Monday, July 21, 2014

My Card For Danny ~ CTD301 & JAI223

Little Danny Nickerson is battling brain cancer.  He is about to turn 6years old.  His wish for his birthday was to receive lots of cards.  I made this for him and will be mailing it off today.  Here's a link to the news story about Danny....maybe you could mail him a card too!  His address is:
Danny Nickerson
P.O. Box 212
Foxboro, MA 02035

I used a couple different challenges to create this card.  The color challenge from Color Throwdown 301 and the sketch from Just Add Ink 223.

Since Danny is only turning 6, I wanted to use a fun, animal image.  I stamped on DSP and used the paper piecing technique, plus popped some of the images and sentiment up to add some fun.  I'm sure he'll love each and every card he receives.  I'm sure his family would appreciate prayers too!

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Life in the Forest, Hardwood, So Happy For You
Ink: Crumb Cake, Memento Black, Tangelo Twist
Paper: Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, White, Crumb Cake; Moonlight, Fresh Prints, & Sweater Weather DSP
Accessories: Circle Thinlets die, sponge

Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Casual Colored Flower Shop ~ CQC250 & SSSC227

I stamped the flowers in Stazon ink and then colored them in randomly with my regular markers.  After I punched them out with the Pansy Punch, I curled the petals down to give them dimension.  

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Flower Shop, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Stazon Black, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral
Paper: White, Black, Calypso Coral, Day and Night DSP
Accessories: Glimmer brads, Decorative Label punch, Pansy punch, Decorative Dots EF

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Puffed Blended Bloom ~ FMS145

I made this card for Freshly Made Sketches 145.
Don't you just LOVE Pinterest???!!!  I sure do!  Especially when it makes it so easy to find and share cards and new (or new to me) stamping techniques.  This card uses a puffed up technique that doesn't really have a name, I guess.  I found this fun little tutorial by Deb Valder on YouTube via Pinterest.  You outline your image with a stylus and then glue a little bit of cotton ball to the back of the image.  When you glue your image to your card you get a raised or puffed up effect.  It's something new and neat to try!  

I tried to taking some photos to showcase the technique, but I think it's hard to see.

This one might be a little better.
Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Blended Bloom
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Hello Honey, Bella Bloom & Fresh Prints DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Coastal Cabana & Daffodil Delight Blendabilites markers
Accessories: Sequin trim, Hello Honey and Coastal Cabana ribbon, Sweet Stitches Designer button, Bermuda Bay bakers twine, Windows framelits

Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Paper Crafters Sampler July Issue ~ Elements of Summer

What images run through you mind when you think of summer? Does it remind you it's family vacation time, picnics or camping? Do you think of those sweet summer outdoor parties or the over-abundant blooms everywhere?
This month the design team has created projects based on what reminds them most of summer. Projects include a 3D summer basket bucket list, a 3D camping project and lots of beautiful floral images and a mouth-watering picnic idea.

Here's a sneak peek of my project.....

Hop on over to PCS and check out all the cool projects the other ladies have made!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rustic Sympathy ~ Seize the Sketch 23 & CCMC308

Hello everyone!  Today's post combines Seize the Sketch Challenge 23 & Create With Connie and Mary 308.

I tweaked my colors somewhat and used Hello Honey instead of Crushed Curry.  I colored in the {Bloom With Hope} flower and leaves with the new Blendabilites markers.  I used the Cherry Cobbler set and Old Olive, as well as Daffodil Delight for the center of the flower.  I held the flower up to a piece of  Real Red cardstock and it goes perfectly!  My picture seems to be photographing on the pink side.  I assure you that the flower really is red!  I stamped and colored the flower twice and cut one a bit smaller than the other.  I rolled up the edges and layered them together.  I love the way this 3-D!  
The markers are so easy to color with....they blend so smoothly and are effortless to use!  I have to be honest and say that I wasn't really interested in them when I first saw them, but figured I'd better try some out in case any of my customers inquired.  I wondered really how different could they be from the regular markers.  They are drastically different! Well, now I'm hooked!  
Now lets talk about the {Bloom With Hope} set.  From the moment I saw it I knew it had to be mine.  What a great set with so many different kinds of beautiful flowers!  I love they way they look a little doodled.  The sympathy saying that goes along with it is wonderful and the font is gorgeous.  I know I'll be turning to this set time and time again! 
 Combining {Bloom with Hope} and {Hardwood} makes it look a little rustic.  I like that.  

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Bloom with Hope, Hardwood
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight & Old Olive Blendabilities markers, Soft Suede, Black Memento
Paper: Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, White
Accessories: Hello Honey ribbon, Corner Rounder punch, Paper Doily, gold brads, Oval die

Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Nautical and Nice ~ Card Concept #12 & The Challenge #9

Today's card come to you by way of The Card Concept #12, which used a nautical theme, and The Challenge #9 sketch.
I had so much fun mixing patterns and prints here.  My original inspiration was a clean and simple picture, and that was my do a clean and simple card...but I guess it's just not me!  This is what I ended up with and I would guess it's clean and layering (according to The Card Concept). 
I just got my Kinda Eclectic stamp set in the mail and was anxious to use it.  I thought the sun/starburst image would look kinda neat behind the anchor, and I think I was right.  I like it!  And, the polka dot image is sure to be a favorite of mine.  I think it looks fabulous combined with the chevron image from Work of Art.  

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic, Banner Blast, The Open Sea, Work of Art
Ink: Hello Honey, Real Red, Midnight Muse
Paper: White, Real Red, Midnight Muse DSP, Moonlight DSP pack
Accessories: Banner punch, Baked Brown Sugar bakers twine, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, Large Polka Dot EF

Thanks for taking a peek!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Can't Thank You Enough ~ CQC245

This card is for Colour Q Challenge 245 using Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit, Pacific Point and White.
I needed to make a stack of thank you cards for a friend and this was one of the cards I came up with.  I also used the sketch from Saturday Sketchbook 122.  I missed the deadline for uploading to that site tho....shoot!  Oh well, I like the way this turned out and it was easy to mass produce!

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Work Of Art, Gorgeous Grunge, Chalk Talk
Ink: Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit, Pacific Point
Paper: White, Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit
Accessories:  Itty Bitty punch pack, Honeycomb EF, Calypso Coral bakers twine, rhinestone, dimensionals

Thanks for taking a peek!