Monday, July 25, 2016

A Best Friend is a ...

Good morning! I'm proud to announce that I was invited to join the Rubbernecker Stamps Design Team, and today I am sharing my first card as a Designer.


These lovely girls are Best Friends (727-01), and I had a great time playing with them. It has been a while since I picked up my Copic Markers so I decided to combine coloring and paper-piecing for these lovely girls.


Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink I stamped Best Friends on white cardstock and on DP. Copic Markers were used to color the skin, hair and the purple part of one of the outfits (as shown above). I did a LOT of fussy cutting for this one, ran the clothes thru my Xyron Sticker Maker, and paper-pieced the clothes back on the Best Friends.


I stamped the freehand circle from the Freehand Border Phrase Set 900 over one of the Best Friends image previous stamped, cut it out with my Nestabilities Circle Die, did a bit more paper-piecing with the Best Friends image, and layered it on the background I created.


A sentiment was needed to finish off my card and I chose Destiny (504-04). This sentiment is one of many available at Rubbernecker Stamps that are a perfect match for the Best Friends image.

Challenges entered ...
 - ABC Challenge ~ "L" Lot of Layers
 - Sisters of Craft July Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Please take a moment to hop on over to the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog to meet the rest of the Designers.

Until next time ... Enjoy!









Products not listed above:
 - Cardstock: CCS Flavours Gourmet Smoked Sea Salt, MME Dolled Up DP
 - Other: Tombow Mono Liquid Glue, 3D Foam Squares and Tape

Monday, July 18, 2016

Good friends ...

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a friendship card featuring the beautiful Good Friends Sentiment from Great Impressions Stamps


The Good Friends Sentiment was stamped on Watercolor Paper with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink which I colored with Marvey Markers, pallet, water and a paintbrush. Once done, the panel was cut out with my MFT pierced rectangular die. I also used the die on some red and green scraps. All of the panels where crisscrossed and layered on white cardstock. I added black rhinestones to each corner, and then created faux piercing in between the rhinestones.

If you haven't heard of Great Impressions Stamps make sure you hop on over to the Store to check them out. There are so many AWESOME stamps to play with, and all of the Accessories you need to create your projects with!!! 







Products not listed above: 
 - Papertry Ink White cardstock, Want2Scrap Bling      

Monday, July 11, 2016

Thank you ...

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a Thank you card featuring the beautiful Rose Trio and Being You Sentiment from Great Impressions Stamps


I love roses, and couldn't resist creating a card that features the beautiful Rose Trio. I stamped the Rose Trio twice on Watercolor Paper with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink, then colored the roses with my Marvey Markers, pallet, water and paintbrush. I then added the Being You Sentiment and applied color around the sentiment and roses with distress ink, with the final step I added dots around the flowers, and added my panel to a cream card.

If you haven't heard of Great Impressions Stamps make sure you hop on over to the Store to check them out. There are so many AWESOME stamps to play with, and all of the Accessories you need to create your projects with!!! 







Products not listed above: 
 - Cardstock: Papertry Vintage Cream, Strathmore Watercolor Paper


     

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Black and White Lighthouses ...


Good morning. I hope everyone had a Safe, Fun and Happy time celebrating our Independence Day in the US. 

I was a Spotlight Designer over at Crafty By Designs Challenge Blog in May, and was invited to be a Guest Designer for an upcoming Challenge, and this is my week. 

The Challenge runs from July 6th - July 12th, and the "Theme" is Black and White. 

This is one of my favorite challenges. 


I pulled out my Guiding Lights stamp and coordinating dies from Papertry Ink for today's card. Using the dies I cut out the lighthouses and stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock. I then cut the white cardstock on an angle for the panel and layered it on my black cardbase. Next I stamped the sentiment and seagulls, and popped the lighthouse on with 3D Foam Squares. Final step was to add a SRM Sticker border under the sentiment.

I had fun creating my card for the Black & White Challenge. Make sure you head on over to Crafty By Designs Challenge Blog for all of the Challenge detail.

Until next time ... Enjoy!







Products not listed above: 
 - Cardstock: CutCardStock Royal Linen Eclipse Black and Basis White

Monday, July 4, 2016

Relax .. Unwind ...

~ Happy 4th of July to all of my US Followers ~


Good morning! Today I'm sharing a FUN card featuring the adorable Beachy Penguins and State of Mind Sentiment from Great Impressions Stamps.


These Beachy Penguins are so adorable I couldn't resist playing with them. I stamped the penguins a couple of times on white cardstock and DP to do a little paper-piecing. The rest was colored with Copic Markers, and Distress Ink was used to create the sky and color in the sand. Circle Nestabilities dies were used to frame the main image of the penguins prior to paper-piecing. Next I popped the cut-out panel onto my background with 3D Foam Tape. After adding the State of Mind Sentiment on the bottom I created the sandy texture with Distress Ink and a dauber. The final step was to add 3D Crystal Lacquer to the glasses.

If you haven't heard of Great Impressions Stamps make sure you hop on over to the Store to check them out. There are so many AWESOME stamps to play with, and all of the Accessories you need to create your projects with!!! I hope you'll check out our Monthly Challenge, and if you use Great Impressions Stamps make sure you also link up to our Customer Gallery.

Until next time ... Enjoy!







Products not listed above: 
 - Cardstock: Papertry Vintage Cream,  AMS Blueberry - Blueberry Petite Polka Dots - Cobolt Blue,  SugarPea DP
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Antique Linen & Tea Dye


     

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Great Impressions Challenge ~ Hello Summer ...


Good morning! It's time for a New Monthly Challenge over at the Great Impressions Blog. This months Challenge is Anything Goes, and there is an awesome Great Impressions Stamps Prize for the Winner (shown above).

Since we are celebrating the 4th of July here in the US this weekend, I created a Patriotic card featuring the Dog Wearing Sunglasses and Hello Summer Sentiment.


I stamped the Dog Wearing Sunglasses with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, masked him off, and then used my Copic Air Brush System to create the starbursts in the background along with the grass below him. Once done, I added the Hello Summer Sentiment below the grass. I then colored the spots of the dog and his sunglasses with my Copic Markers, and added more of the green underneath the dog. It doesn't really look like grass, but I love the look.

I pulled out some very tiny star rhinestones from my stash, colored them with a Copic R46 Marker, and then adhered them to the dog's sunglasses. The final step was to add some rhinestones to the center of the starbursts.

If you haven't heard of Great Impressions Stamps make sure you hop on over to the Store to check them out. There are so many AWESOME stamps to play with, and all of the Accessories you need to create your projects with!!! I hope you'll check out our Monthly Challenge, and if you use Great Impressions Stamps make sure you also link up to our Customer Gallery.







Products not listed above: 
 - Cardstock: Papertry Ink White 
 - Ink: Copic Markers B26 & R46 (starbursts), YG17 (grass), Y26 & Y28 (glasses), W4 & W6 (dog spots)




     

Friday, July 1, 2016

When Life Gives you Lemons ...

Good afternoon! It's the first of the month, and time for a New Challenge over at the House of Cards
This month we have a Theme/Color Challenge for you ... use Fruit/Drink images and/or the Colors in our Inspiration Photo to create your project this month.




I went with Fruit for my project ... 


I created my own slice of lemon using Nestabilities Circle Dies with white and yellow cardstock, and 1/4" strips of MFT Lemon Drop cardstock with a brad in the center.

My sentiment is from a very old stamp set which I stamped on Vellum paper with StazOn Jet Black Ink, and I then used clear glue to adhere it over my lemon.

Here is a side view ...


Make sure you hop on over to the House of Cards Challenge Blog for all of the details for entering our Monthly Challenge. I can't wait to see what inspires you this month!

Until Next time ... Enjoy!