Saturday, January 21, 2017

Be Mine Card

It's me AGAIN.  I know.  Crazy!  I am using all that mojo at once this month.  For this card I used a sketch from my notes, but did follow a couple of themed challenges.  I am entering this card in the Happy Little Stampers "Anything with Dies" challenge for January.  You can find it here.

And also the Heart to Heart Challenge of "Cold hands, Warm heart".  I have fun watercolor looking heart balloons to warm your heart.  The link is found here.

Heart 2 Heart Challenges

 To make this card, I started by stamping the image from CTMH "True Love" (D1711) onto a circle that was die cut from white daisy cardstock.  I then colored the little fella in with CTMH Shinhan markers and Copic markers.  I also stamped the little Valentine message ( CTMH #C1193) on with CTMH black ink.  I then inked up a piece of white daisy cardstock with Raspberry CTMH ink.  I used a Ranger ink round wood handle applicator for good coverage.  I then spritzed water onto the ink and quickly mopped it up with a paper towel to give it the splattered look.  I then die cut the smallest Classic Heart Thin Cuts dies from CTMH out of this inked up watercolored paper.  I used paper from the new CTMH "Sugar Rush" collection.  I adhered all the papers, circle and then popped up the "heart" balloons with foam.  I then drew in the balloon strings from the balloons to the circle.  And that's it.  This is a fun little stamp set to color.  Thanks for stopping by.


Sprinkled with Love Card

Happy weekend everyone!  I am just cranking the cards out.  I tend to go in spurts when my mojo is really working.  The card I made was inspired by several blog challenges.  I tend to use challenges to get my creative juices flowing.  I used the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Challenge blog #195 which is found here. 
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I also followed the "love" theme from Between the Folds #38A challenge which is found here.
And lastly I am entering the Happy Little Stampers "Anything with Dies" challenge for January which is found here.

Now as for the card, I pretty much followed the sketch.  I used the new paper collection from CTMH called "Suger Rush".  I love the fun colors and patterns.  I also used the Sugar Rush Cardmaking stamp and thin cuts die set.  LOVE these new stamps with matching dies that CTMH has been coming out with lately.  The dies match up perfectly with the stamps. I just stamped, die cut, and layered. Yay!  I used CTMH inks in Blossom, Canary, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Sea Glass, and Chocolate.  I added a little punched heart from Recollections, but everything else is CTMH.  Just some layering and popping up of the yellow donut.  Stamped the the little hearts and greeting.  Done!

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Love Reverse Stencil card

Hello, it's me again!  So happy to have had a snowday yesterday from work.  I actually had time to do some card making.  Better than therapy!  I am combining several challenges for this card.  I got the idea from the Papertrey Ink blog, but didn't enter that challenge since I didn't have any PTI products that would work for this theme.  I did however use the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge Blog found here.  

I also used my brand new CTMH Cricut Cartridge called "Flower Market".  I made the "love" piece from this cartridge. I am entering the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #292 which is to use something new which as I previously mentioned was this Cricut cartridge.   Here is the link to that challenge.  The last challenge that I am entering is the "Between The Folds" Challenge #38A which is use a "love" theme.  That challenge is found here. 

As for my card details, I actually made a single layer card with just the "love" glued on.  I started by die cutting the large basic heart die from CTMH from Eclipse masking paper. (All products are from CTMH unless noted.) I then placed the mask onto my card.  I then used small flower cluster from  stamp set C1670 and first stamped it with Sweet Leaf ink all around the heart.  I then followed with the rose end of same stamp in Blossom ink, first generations and then second generation all around the heart.  Next, I used the leaves and stem from Stamp set S1609 to add some more detail in with Champagne ink and more Sweet Leaf ink.  Once I felt there was enough stamping I removed the heart mask.  LOVE this technique!  I added the Cricut cut "Love" from the Flower Market cartridge(cut at 3 1/2 in.) the heart at an angle.  I felt the card still needed a little something so I added the ribbon border stamp (set C1479) in second generation Blossom ink.  I also added the XOXO (S1701) in full strength Blossom ink above the ribbon stamp.  I finally added some Clear Shimmer brush accents to the roses.  And there you have it.  I will definitely use this idea again!  Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, January 16, 2017

Happy Birthday card, wrestling style!

Happy New Year!  I can't believe how fast 2016 flew by.  Crazy, isn't it?  Today I had the day off from work for MLK/Patriot's Day.  I planned to get a whole bunch of cards made, but only managed to finish one.  My nephew's birthday is thursday and I HAVE to get this in the mail TOMORROW!  Thank goodness I already sent him is present since the card most likely will be late.  Darn!  Anyway, I needed some inspiration today so I checked out some blog challenges.  I already had the theme in mind which is wrestling.  I have some stickers to use and just found a sketch that I thought might work.  I used the MOJO Monday sketch #480 found here here.  

I also decided to join in with the "Seize the Birthday" challenge blog found here.  It is their "welcome back" for a new year post.  The theme is a birthday card "anything goes".  YAY!  I think a wrestling birthday card is in that category!

Now for the details.  I basically followed the sketch pretty close.  I used some reddish speckled cardstock from my stash (no idea who the manufacturer is) and also some white, black, slate and black chevron patterned cardstock from CTMH.  The stickers I used are from The Paper Studio Stick-a-bilities.  They are labeled "Wrestling Cardstock".  I die cut circles using MFT Blueprints #18 dies. The greeting is from MSE (My Sentiments Exactly) called "Innies & Outies".  I stamped it on the white circle with Slate ink from CTMH.  The also added some gem stars from my stash.  And there you have it.  I sure hope he likes it.  Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Winter Wonderland: Atlantic Hearts Sketch #189 and Christmas Cards All Year 'Round December

Hi!  It's me again.  Twice in one day!  That's what happens during a snow storm.  YAY!  We just found out that we have a snowday tomorrow, too.  Working at a school has it's perks sometimes.

Anyway, for this card I knew I wanted to use the Atlantic Hearts sketch for challenge #189 found here:  Atlantic Hearts #189
And I also wanted to enter it into the Christmas Cards All Year 'Round December Challenge.  Here is the link to that one:  Christmas Cards All Year 'Round December

I had an idea in my head and just had to find the right paper for it.  I knew that this paper from "Swan Lake" CTMH was just what I needed for the background.  I then stamped the sweet images from the CTMH stamp set called "Snow Shadows".  I stamped the main images with Slate CTMH ink, but added the dotty snow with Whisper CTMH ink.  I matted the images on Slate CTMH cardstock.  I then added a ribbon from my stash and metallic stickers I found in my Christmas supplies.  The greeting is cut from a zip strip off one of the pages from the CTMH "Oh Deer" papers.  And that's it.  Nice and easy.  
Thanks for popping over.


Merry Christmas: Mojo Monday #477 and AAA CAS challenge #79

Happy snowy day from Michigan!
We are in the midst of a winter storm here so I got busy crafting.  I am down to the wire with making cards so most of what I am doing now are CAS style.  This card was super easy.  I decided to follow the sketch from the current Mojo Monday sketch challenge #477.  Here is the sketch and the link:
I also am entering it in the AAA challenge #79 which is just a CAS Christmas card.  Here is the link to that challenge:  AAA #79

To make this card I started with a navy blue card base.  I cut a piece of patterned paper from an old 6x6 paper pad I have called "the merry days of Christmas" by My Mind's Eye.  I then cut a piece of silver textured cardstock from my stash and attached as shown.  The image is cut from a 12x12 cardstock paper from the "Christmas Wonderland Journaling Cards" by Carta Bella.  Love this paper!!!  Anyway, I popped the image piece up with dimensional adhesive by SU!.  I then attached a felt snowflake with silver thread tied on it.  For a little added bling, I used my Wink of Stella clear pen to add sparkle to the snow on the image on the church and the ground.  And that's it!  Quick and easy.  Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Jingle All the Way: CAS(E) This Sketch! #200 and BTF#36a Oh Deer!

Happy Hump Day to you all!
I decided to get myself up and work on some cards.  I've been under the weather for 4 days now with a nasty flu bug.  I just needed to feel productive somehow.  I used the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge for my layout inspiration and then I knew that I wanted to use my "Oh Deer!" paper from CTMH.  That meant that I can also enter this card in the Between The Folds Challenge 36a which is to use the "Oh Deer!"  paper collection (CTMH).  Since it is a CAS challenge I just used paper from the collection for the background.  The stars in the paper are gold, silver and white.  I pulled out the gold and silver with the focal point.  I used silver shimmer trim for the banners hanging down.  The gold shimmer paper I used as a mat is also CTMH.  I stamped the jingle bells(CTMH) with Gold Delicata ink.  The greeting(CTMH) is stamped in Juniper ink from CTMH.  I then tied a bow in some white and gold twine attaching it to the top of the bells.  And there you have it.  Clean and Simple.
Here is the link to the challenges:   CAS(E) This Sketch #200   and   BTF #36a Oh Deer! .

Thanks for stopping by.