Saturday, May 28, 2016

Quaint Little Happy Birthday

Hello!  Today I am sharing a card I've made with lots of goodies from Butterfly Reflections Ink... I just love that store!  Not only does Vanessa keep it stocked with awesome new goodies, but she also has great customer service and super fast shipping!  Any who take a peek at what I've made...

To create this card I started by diecutting my selected patterned paper from the new My Minds Eye On Trend 2 6 x 6 paper pad with the My Favorite Things Die-namics Inside & Out Stitched Square Stax.  Next I layered them wonky and with foam adhesive for dimension.  I then used the My Favorite Things Die-namics Bold Greenery to place on either side of the frames.  I then used the Mint Owl Studio Scripty Sentiments Stamp Set for my sentiment along with Deep Sea Ink by Lawn Fawn.

I am also linking this up to the AAA Cards Birthday Challenge!  Happy Birthday AAA Cards!  Thank you for all of the inspiration!

Happy Crafting and thanks for stopping by!!!

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Friday, May 27, 2016

May Pintrest Challenge with Essentials by Ellen

Woot woot!  I'm joining another challenge today: Essentials by Ellen May Pinterest Challenge...

And here is what I've created...

I loved the woodgrain background and the bright white heart so I mimicked this with the wood paper and the white embossing powder sentiment from the Fancy Thanks Essentials by Ellen Collection.  I then used the pink and salmon colors with a touch of gold foil.  I used MME On Trend patterned paper and the dies from the Wild Garden die set also a part of the Essentials by Ellen.

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Watercolor Stack Layout

It's Thursday and today I am on the DCWV blog sharing a layout I've created with their new stack called Watercolor, available at your JoAnns Stores and online.  I also used a sketch from the Sketch N Scrap Challenge #104 turned on it's side...

And here is the sketch I used...

I just love the gold foil in this stack and the fun bright colors mixed with the black.  For full details on how this layout came together I'd love to see you visit me on the DCWV blog!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

Hi!  I'm popping in this evening to share my quick one layer take on the May Papertrey Ink Blog Hop...

And here is what I created... please excuse the dark lighting as I wasn't able to photograph this card until after we got home from a late night of karate and shopping...

I used lots of Papertrey Ink goodies to create this card including: Beautiful Butterflies, Beautiful Butterflies Layers, and a mix of their inks corresponding with the inspirational photo.

I am also linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Happy Crafting and thank you so much for visiting!!!

You Nailed It...

Hello, hello!  Happy Wednesday!!!  Is life as crazy for you right now as it is for me?  Whew!  End of the school fun is also a lot of work hehehe!  Any who, today I am here and on the Mint Owl Studio Blog today sharing a super clean and simple card that would be great for any graduate, end of the school year pick me up, or just a way to go occasion...

To create this card I started by die cutting some frames in yellow and orange and adding them at opposite angles.  I then stamped my sentiment spaced apart with black ink from the new Under Construction Stamp Set.  Finally, I stamped and embossed the nail images with silver embossing powder.  Like I said super clean and simple, and sometimes that is all you need.

Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Smile with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Hello!  Today I am sharing a card here and on the CAS-ual Fridays' Blog, woot woot!

To be honest I really wasn't sure where I was going with this card when I first started.  I knew I wanted to color something in and I knew I wanted to play with the leaf image from the Pretty Posies Stamp set, so I just went from there.  I stamped the leaf images in two lines on a white panel and began coloring them in a mix of purples, oranges, greens and yellows.  Next, I went through and trimmed just one of the edges of the leaves for both lines and just played around with where I wanted to place them on my cardbase.  Once I moved one to the top and one to the bottom of the card it hit me as perfect!  I then die cut my Smile, from the Smiling Fri-dies set, several times, once in each of the colors I had used on the leaf images.  I then layered them all up adhering them slightly to the right side so all of the colors would show.  My final touch was playing with the dot for the "i" and I decided to have them floating up like confetti, because that is what made me smile :).

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit me today! And if you need to pick up some goodies from CAS-ual Fridays for yourself I would be tickled if you used my discount code below!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, May 21, 2016


weekend!!! yay!!!!  Today I'm popping in to share a card I've created for the latest Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge.  Now I don't happen to have the rerun stamp set they are featuring (Addie's Garden), but I do have the In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet stamp set and I was so inspired by Shay's gorgeous card that I had to play along...

To create this card I started by masking and stamping my flowers and leaves onto watercolor card stock.  I then used inks and a water brush to add colors to my flowers.  Next I trimmed just along the bottom edge of the stamped images.  I then layered this onto patterned paper, added a strip to go behind my diecut "happy" and ta-da!  I love the simplicity of this card while still playing with patterns and stamped images.

Here is Shay's gorgeous card that inspired mine...

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!