Saturday, June 28, 2014

HM Patriotic Stars

I created this for my friend's niece who has a birthday on July 4th.  I brushed Wink of Stella over the yellow stars and the white Star Border on the side is a die cut from Simon Says Stamp (it's one of the dies I purchased with my gift-card from the Wednesday challenge).

House Mouse Patriotic Wrap stamp
Simon Says Stamp Stars Parade die
Memory Box Happy die
Quickutz Lemonade Alphabet die
Spellbinders Classic Circles Large die
Spellbinders Star Circles die
Clear Rhinestones, Copics, Wink of Stella Clear, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Challenges Entered
Open-minded Crafting Patriotic Colors*
House mouse Use dies
Pumpkin Spice Red, White & Blue
My Sheri Crafts A star is born
Craftin Desert Divas Red, White & Blue

Wedding Flowers

Good Morning!  I made this for a co-worker's wedding.  This Cheery Lynn flower die is new for me.  Aren't they sweet?  The die makes these great little dimensional flowers and they are so easy to roll with a quilling tool.   Thanks for stopping by!

Magenta Stamp
Taylored Expressions Quatrefoil 
Spellbinders Radient Rectangles
Cheery Lynn Cuties 3
Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers
Ribbon, Distress Ink, Memento Ink

Challenge Entered
Cheery Lynn Weddings

Thursday, June 26, 2014

KKS Anne Girl

Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite children's books and I had to have this Kraftin' Kimmie stamp.   I've owned this stamp for a while now I think but it's my first time using it.

My 17 month old grabbed my Copics (boy, he's quick!) and colored over the image so I ended up having to cut her out as well as paper piece her carpet bag.  Maybe he did me a favor?  :)  Thanks for stopping by!

Kraftin' Kimmie Anne of Green Gables Stamp
La-La Land Rose Set
La-La Land Banner
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large & Small
EK Success Fleur de Lis Punch
Cheery Lynn Tiny Fanciful Flourish
Cheery Lynn Cuties 3
Poppystamps Gentle Leaf
Button, Twine, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copics

Challenges Entered
Kraftin Kimmie Anything Goes*
Clear it out Challenge Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream*
Scrapbook Stamp Society Anything Goes/Swirls
Graph It Anything goes/Alcohol markers (Copics)
Crafting from the heart Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge Girls
Sketch and Stash Sketch
Loves Rubber Stamps Handmade Flowers
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper June Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Magnolia Robin Hood

Magnolia Edwin Stamp
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 34
Corner Rounder Punch
Cheery Lynn Pair of Ferns
Cheery Lynn Ship's Compass
Copics, TH Distress Ink, Stickles, Flat-back Pearl, Rhinestones, Judikins Color Dusters

Challenges Entered
Marvelous Magnolia Use Punches
Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes

Monday, June 23, 2014

Sweet Baby

I designed this card for a friend who had a baby girl last week.  The centers of the flowers are tiny pink rhinestones and she has a larger one on her belly.  I used a Wink of Stella brush to fill in her wings.  It may be difficult to see here but in person this card shimmers.    

Sweet Pea Stamps Twinkle Toes Flutter
Spellbinders Nestabilities Picot Edge Circles
Spellbinders Lacey Ovals
Impression Obsession butterflies die 046-A
Memory Box Ribbon Candy Border
Poppystamps Arched Poppies
Tattered Lace Sentiments 2014
Rhinestones, Glitter, Wink of Stella Brush

Challenges Entered
Classy Cards n Such Sweet Baby #38
Docerela Creations Anything Goes
Card Mania Baby
613 Avenue Pink
Pink Gem Child/baby
Kraftin Kimmie Krafty Krop #4 Shimmery
Cutie Pie Challenge Girls
Creative Card Crew Fairy Day

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

IO Dear Deer

I am submitting this card to the latest IO challenge.  The shaker circle die is one of my go-to favorites and I've been using it on so much lately.

There's more dimension than appears in the photo.  I used a lot of foam tape to pop up some of the trees, the deer, the circle frame and the patterned paper layer.  Thanks for stopping by!

Impression Obsession DIE 001-Z Shaker Circle
Impression Obsession DIE 080-N Deer
Impression Obsession DIE 084-V Trees
Impression Obsession DIE 068-A Clouds (for sky)
Distress Ink, Copics
Ribbon, Leaf button, designer paper

Challenges Entered
Impression Obsession Masculine
That Craft Place Men
Male Room Father's Day
Try it on Tuesday One for the boys

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

CBD Challenge Birthday Mermaid

Hello!  I designed this for the Birthday Challenge going on at Crafting By Designs this week.  Hope you can come and join us in this fun challenge!

Memory Box - Coral
Memory Box - Bistro Label
La-La Land - Lotus Flower
La-La Land - Rolled Rose Set
Impression Obsession - Spiral Flowers Set
Spellbinders - Leaves
Spellbinders - Rose Creations
Spellbinders - Lacey Ovals
Spellbinders - Classic Ovals
Sweet Pea Stamps - Mermaid
Cuttlebug - Embossing Folder
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink, Embossing Ink
Copic Markers
Judikins Color Dusters, Glimmer Mist, Rhinestones, Flower bead, Stickles, Embossing Powder & Glitter

Challenges Entered
Sweet Pea Stampers Inspiration Photo
PDE Linky Party #12 Beach/Ocean
One Sweet Challenge Hit the Beach
Love to Create Make it for the kids
TTCRD Anything Goes
Pennys Challenges Anything Goes

Sunday, June 8, 2014

CBD Sweet Mermaid

I made this for the Crafting By Designs Challenge.  There's always something going on there (weekly & monthly challenges!) come and join in the fun!

Sweet Pea Stamp, Rhinestones, Pearls, Ribbon, Glitter, Stickles, Copics, TH Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Challenges Entered
Sweet Pea Stampers Inspiration Photo
My Time to Craft No Design Papers
Send a Smile 4 Kids Girls
One Sweet Challenge Hit the Beach

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

HM Indulgence

This is my DT card for Crafting by Design's "Anything Goes" Challenge.  Hope you'll come on over and join us this month for a chance to win some great prizes!

House Mouse - Donut Bliss
Stampa Rosa - Indulge Yourself
La-La Land - Rolled Rose Set
La-La Land - Rolled Rose
Spellbinders - Floral Corner 1
Spellbinders - Labels 8
Poppystamps - Banner
Patterned paper, Rhinestones, Pearls, Ribbon, Copics, TH Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Challenges Entered
HMFMC Challenge Lots of Layers*
Lil Red Wagon Food*
Penny's Paper-Crafty Bears or Mice*
Just Inspirational Handmade Flowers

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Dies R Us Best Dad

Hello!  This is the inspiration card I designed for the new "One for the Boys/Father's Day" Challenge at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  Hope you can dust off those dies and join us for some fun!  You have until June 13th to submit a project and you could win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store or a Top 3 Badge.  I'm constantly amazed by the store - they've added a ton of dies from new companies and have free shipping over $35 in the USA and $50 internationally.  If something is out of stock, click "Put me on the Waitlist" and you'll be emailed when it's back in stock.  


My oldest son was born on Father's Day just a few hours after my husband's birthday.  Father's day and my husband's birthday are often one and the same so this card may end up being a combined card.  My husband loves to BBQ which works out nicely because I love to eat what he makes.  :)

This was a fun to design.  I cut a piece of cardstock and then scored it to get the fancy fold.  I wanted to use my Studio G stamps (which I'd bought a long time ago with the intention of making my husband a card) and my Memory Box Grill Masters die but I wasn't sure after folding this card how it was all going to come together.  The patterned paper is from a kitchen themed mat stack I found at Joann's. 

The Dad banner was cut freehand.  The letters are from a great little alphabet set from Impression Obsession.  They are a perfect size for card making.  I wanted the flag to look like an award.  You can only see the word "Best" when the card is open.

The white edge is the "extra" from a Cheery Lynn lollipop die.  It's such a great flower die and I've been using it over and over but I thought the remnants looked interesting too.  Most of my border dies were too feminine for this.  I liked how it added texture and dimension. 

Thanks for looking and Happy early Father's Day to all those Dad's out there!

Challenges Entered
Bearly Mine Designs One for the Boys
Ladybug Crafts Something for the Boys/Use dies
Country View Challenges  Only Men Allowed
CMC Copics Father's Day/Boy Stuff
My Sheri Crafts Anything Masculine
Sweet Stampin Father's Day/Special Man/Boy