Friday, October 19, 2018

Party Time Card

We've got a Mini Crop going on over at Creative Inspiration and my challenge is to try a different background on your layout or card. I'm always searching for new techniques and found this fun and fairly easy one by Jennifer McGuire Ink that she calls Rotating Stencils.
Here's the Youtube link:

Here's my card

I pulled out 6 different colors of my Distress Oxides and a piece of white cardstock. The stencil I used was Balzer Designs Mini Burst by TCW. I laid the stencil down and rubbed some ink over a portion and then turned the stencil slightly and rubbed the next color of ink overlapping on some of the 1st color and just continued around the cardstock with the different ink colors. I then did the same thing using some Bo Bunny Stencil Paste in whisper to add some dimension and shine. The photo doesn't do this card justice. It's much prettier in least in my opinion.

I hope you'll join us over at Creative Inspiration and check out our Mini Crop challenges and play along with us.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Thanksgiving Card

I'm here today with my first post for Dies R Us. I am so excited to be on this amazing team. So let's get to my first project.

Fall is my favorite time of year so I had to start with a fall card using some Lawn Fawn Dies and Paper along with several Distress Oxide inks.

I started by taking a white piece of cardstock and 6 different colors of my Distress Oxide Inks and applied the inks in a random pattern overlapping them to get some beautiful fall colors. I then used that piece of cardstock to cut out the leaves for the wreath.

For the base of the wreath I used a spring sprig die from Lawn Fawn and cut that out of brown cardstock even though it doesn't show in the final result.

I then assembled the wreath with all the leaves and added a twine bow at the bottom and some orange stickles around the wreath to give it some bling. I used an old Sizzix Thinlets Mixed Media die to cut out a piece of orange cardstock and added a piece of Lawn Fawn Watercolor paper behind it. I then assembled the card on a kraft card base and since I had a few leaves left over I tucked them into the bottom left corner. I added the stamped and embossed sentiment and it was done.

Supplies Used:

Lawn Fawn - Stitched Leaves Dies

Lawn Fawn - Spring Sprig Dies

Lawn Fawn - Paper Pad - 6

Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Spiced Marmalade
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Fossilized Amber

Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Peeled Paint
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Fired Brick
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Lucky Clover
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Vintage Photo
Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Thankful and Happy

We've got our weekly sketch up over at the Sketches in Thyme Blog and today is my day to reveal my take on the sketch. I just love all the layers in this sketch!

Here's the sketch

All of the layered papers and the title sticker were leftover scraps from an old Lori Whitlock Echo Park collection called Reflections Fall. The doilies were originally white and I inked them up with some spiced marmalade Distress Oxide Ink. The flowers were from my large stash of flowers and the scarecrow was also from my stash. 

I hope you'll stop by the Sketches in Thyme Blog see the rest of the DT's reveal for this sketch. A new reveal will be posted daily.  Hope to see you there and please play along with us!

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

So Proud

We've got a DT sketch reveal going on today over at Creative Inspiration. Please stop by and see all the different takes on our layout sketch and our card sketch.

Here's my take on the layout sketch

Here's the sketch

I love this sketch and really had fun putting it all together. I couldn't find any photos that I could cut into circles so I went with ovals instead. Once I got that figured out I used my Cricut to cut the oval frames and the title. Then just dug through my stash and found the flowers which were white so I spritzed them with some mist. Added the ribbons and used my Cuttlebug to cut the leaves and the base of the flower in the bottom right corner. I added some mist droplets and some Dew Drops to finish it off. 

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Thank you card

Happy World Cardmaking Day! We've got a mini crop going on at Creative Inspiration with all sorts of fun challenges and even a couple of games. Check it out and play along with us. My challenge for the crop is to make a card using some stamps.

Aren't these two little guys so cute! I fell in love with this stamp from Newton's Nook Puppy Pals set and thought the sentiment was perfect. I stamped everything using some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it all in using my Spectrum Noir markers. Added some heart punches and some sequins and it was done. Clean and simple!

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Birthday Wishes Card

We've got a DT sketch reveal challenge going on today over at Creative Inspiration. I chose to do the card sketch.

And here's the sketch

I had to turn the sketch to fit the balloons with their tails. I die cut the balloons using some MFT dies and colored them in with Spectrum Noir markers. I thought the birthday candle paper was perfect with the balloons and just added the embossed sentiment. 

I hope you'll stop by Creative Inspiration and play along with us. We also have a layout sketch reveal going on today.  Hope to see you there!

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Saturday, September 15, 2018


I've got an inspiration challenge up at Creative Inspiration today. Fall is my favorite time of the year even though we don't have a fall here in Florida. I miss it so much! Anyway, here's my layout.

Here's the inspiration photo.

I hope you'll join us at Creative Inspiration and play along with us!

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1st Day of Kindergarten

We've got our weekly sketch up over at the Sketches in Thyme Blog and today is my day to reveal my take on the sketch.

Here's the sketch

This sketch has so many possibilities but I decided to stay pretty true to the sketch. I also got to use up a lot of scraps that I've had for quite a while. 

I hope you'll stop by Sketches in Thyme and play along with us!

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Anna and Elsa

I've got a stash challenge up at Creative Inspiration today. My challenge is to use some sequins, chipboard, diecuts and scraps on your project.

This is a pretty simple page but it felt good to use up some of my stash. I have a ton of chipboard
so I inked up the circles using white ink and then brushed some pink ink over them also. The snowflakes are leftover from a border punch. The title was cut from some scrap glitter paper and it's hard to see but there are white sequins all over the page.....I have sequins coming out my ears. lol

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Dies R Us Design Team

I am so excited to be trying out for the Dies R Us Design Team! I love working with dies and they have a huge amount of dies, from many different companies, on their website. You should check it out and see for yourself!

Here are my 3 cards I submitted for consideration. 

 My first one is a clean and simple card. I started by inking up a piece of cardstock with 3 different colors of Distress Oxides and then sprinkled some water on it to get a mottled effect. I then cut the leaves out of a white piece of cardstock using an MFT die and I also used a stitched die from Gina Marie for the edges. I then backed that with the inked piece and popped it up on a white card. I stamped and embossed the sentiment and then added a few flower sequins.

For the second card I got a little messy.  I again inked up a piece of cardstock with some Distress Oxide inks and then die cut the heart using the Sizzix Sizzlets Scribbles and Splat die. The sentiment was also cut from a set of dies. I used some watercolor paint on the background and then flicked some Tattered Angels and Dylusions mists around. Then I glued everything down using the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect and added some shiny sequins to give it a little sparkle. 

For my last card I decided to go masculine.  I started with a muted blue and green piece I found in my scraps and then stamped and die cut the motorcycle and flames using a Sizzix stamp and die set. The sentiment banner was cut using the Lawn Fawn Bannertastic stamp and die set.

So please keep you fingers crossed for me! I really hope I make this team. It'll give me a good excuse to buy more dies cause you can never have too many, as far as I'm concerned. lol

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