Thursday, June 30, 2016

My Challenge... a layout

Hi!  Today I am popping in to share a layout I've created using a picture of my son and I.  Lately I have not been doing as much journaling on my layouts, but this layout is all about my journaling and I took a creative initiative with how I wrote the journaling partly on my designer paper and then popped some of it up on a journal die cut.  I really love the way this turned out, and the journaling is more like a letter to my son that I think he will enjoy re-reading when he gets older.  So without further adieu I present to you My Challenge...

I am also linking this up to the Clique Kits June Challenge: Anything Goes as well as the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge and in the Crafty Friends Challenge: This or That Butterflies or Birds

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

You, Me, & the Sea...

Hiya!  I'm here today and on the Mint Owl Studio Blog sharing this sweet little distressed card using the new Beach Babes Stamp Set...

To create this card I started by masking off a ripped strip of post it note to separate my sky from my sea... I then used distress inks in the following colors: Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot for the sky.  I then removed the masking and used distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Salty Ocean.  The little boats were stamped and colored on separate card stock before being trimmed and popped up with foam adhesive.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped with Versafine in Onyx Black.  Finally, I finished it all off with some "gold stars" using a gold gel pen.

I am linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge
and in Virginia's View Challenge: All About Colors

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!!

Monday, June 27, 2016

DIY Wedding Favors

Hiya!  I hope you all had a very lovely weekend!  We had a hot one, here in Ohio, but a good one as we are spoiled with my parents having a pool :) . Any who, today I am up on the Blog sharing a fun favor idea that would be perfect for the DIY Bride, or for anyone who is planning a party, take a peek...

There is a full tutorial with step by step pictures up on their blog, hope to see you stop by!

Happy Crafting!

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

CAS-ual FRIDAYS/ Imagine Crafts Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to old and new visitors!  I am so excited to have you stop by my blog today for this amazing hop!!!  Hasn't the inspiration just been amazing?!

Now if you happened to stumble here with my blog then make sure you check out below where the hop starts so you don't miss a thing (or your chance to win the goodies). I am sharing several projects with you today, as I was having so much fun mixing products from these two awesome companies…

To create this set of cards I used the Kaleidacolor ink pads in Baby Powder and Pastel, as well as the Calm and Loving Stamp Set and Lovely Links die set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. The two white cards were made essentially the same way, just one uses the bolder Pastel colors. I then used the hearts that came out from the border dies and used them as embellishments on the cards. For the kraft card I used White pigment ink first and let that dry before going over the hearts with the Baby Powder Kaleidacolor Ink pad. When working with kraft and colored ink layering your card with white ink first will help the colors pop, rather than blend into the card stock.

This next card was created while I was just playing around with the ink pads…

To create this card I had used the Kaleidacolor Pastel Ink pad and swiped it across a clear stamping block I had. I then gave it a little spritz of water and stamped the block onto a white panel. I liked the fun design in created and decided to just go with it! I then stamped and die cut the flower from the Mon Ami Stamp Set and matching die set with Memento ink in Tuxedo Black. I was torn between coloring the flower in with matching colors, but in the end I decided I like the pop of the black and white against all of those bright colors ( I did add some Wink of Stella for a little sparkle though!). I then stamped my sentiment with Versafine Ink in Onyx Black. I trimmed the panel slightly smaller than the card front and added a strip of black and white stripped paper under it.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my projects! To start at the beginning go to the Imagine Crafts Blog.  You can also find the link on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog.

If you are hopping along then you need to stop by the amazing Terre Fry next!!!

Don't forget to leave comments for your chance to win 1 of 2 sets of goodies!!! yay!!! Good luck!

Happy Crafting/Hopping!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Bloom in Adversity...

I'm baaaack! Hi!  I just love stamps with positive or quotes that make you think and the MFT Whimsical Wishes Stamp Set is a good one for that.  I am sharing a card I've created for the MFT Spectacular Shakers Create Camp Challenge...

To create this card I used my MFT star stax die-namics die and some fun patterned paper to create my uplifting shaker card.  I then used some ribbon to finish it off.  And with that I have done all of the MFT Camp Create Challenges!!!! YAY!!!

I am also linking this up to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Patterned paper and Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Add some Shine

Thank you for stopping by again and happy Crafting!

Forget Your Mistakes...

Hello and Happy Friday!!!! Woo hoo!!!!  It has been another busy week in our household as baseball is still going on, it's tournament time.  But that's ok, I know one day I will have quiet days when school starts again.  Any who, today I am sharing two more cards for a few challenges.  This first one is a rainbow delight based on the Pretty Pink Posh Rainbow Challenge and the MFT Create Camp Delightful Die cutting...

To create this card I used Yana's card from the Pretty Pink Posh Challenge for my inspiration and then I used the MFT edger dies with some distress ink in the colors of the rainbow.  I then used the Whimsical Wishes Stamp set to stamp on some vellum that I turned into a shaker card with some Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins in various sizes and the MFT Mini Scallop Oval Die-namics.

I am also going to link this up to the Simon Says Stamp: Wed. Challenge Add some Shimmer

Happy Crafting and thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Coastal Layout

Hello beautiful and wonderful crafty friends!!!  Today I am here and on the DCWV Blog sharing a layout I've created with the newly released Coastal Stack, available at your local A.C. Moore store.

This stack has gorgeous pearl foil through out it as well as some papers that have a material feel to them like the dark blue background I have on my layout.  It also has a mermaid designed paper just like the shell paper seen above, and you better believe you'll be seeing that baby on a project soon! hehehe!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!