Monday, February 28, 2011

Hello ...

REVISED ... 5:17 PM

Hello to my blog friends.  I've been a little busy working on some cards for the PaperCrafts Sketch Submission.  I started over a week ago, and managed to get one card done like immediately.  I was really amazed that my mind went BLANK after I completed my first card.  I pulled out all of my new stamps, cardstock, etc. and just sat there looking at my craft table.  So I put the sketches away, and created some cards for challenges last week. 

On Sunday, I went back to my craft table and tried again.  Ugh, it was very frustrating.  Again, I gave up.  Went down this morning after I got my daughter on the school bus, and I was amazed that ideas started popping in my head.  I was very relieved because I wanted to submit more than one card.  I created a total of five cards, and only submitted the three I thought were my BEST. ;D 

Here is one of the cards I didn't submit.

I like the card and think it turned out nice, but I noticed that it wasn't perfect.  No time to create another card for submitting because my daughter's bus was due to arrive soon.

REVISION ... While going thru my list of challenges I remembered that the Lawnscaping blog has a challenge currently going that calls for Paper Piecing, and this card is perfect for the challenge.  Lawn Fawn's Lunar Lights are the focus of this card.

So tomorrow I get to create some cards for the challenges I like to participate in.

I hope everyone submitting to PaperCraft Sketch Submission got everything uploaded in time.  Have a marvelous day/evening, and I will see you tomorrow.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Many Thanks ...

The current challenge from Lawnscaping (#4) is All About Paper Piecing and goes hand in hand with the Stamp It Techniques challenge at Moxie Fab World.  This is a fun technique if you like fussy cutting, and I tend to do that quite a lot. 

Products used ...
 Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Petite Florals, and sentiment
that I received free with one of my orders
 Paper:  Paper Studio Ivory Notecard
 Ink:  Memento Rose Bud and Cottage Ivy
 Other:  The Twinery Pink Sorbet Twine
 Tools:  Fiskars Fingertip Blade, 3/16" Mini Glue Dots

Here’s to hoping that my design provides you with some inpiration to go forth and try this technique!

Happy Bark-day

Updated 03/03/2011 ... go to end of post for update

Good morning and Happy Friday to all!  Today I will be posting two cards I created yesterday.  The first card was created for the The Paper Players Challenge #35 --- A Sketch

The dog and sentiment are one of the Birthday Buddies from Paper Smoochers.  I paper pierced the hat, and only colored the spots and tail with my E29 copic marker, and the tongue with copic R29.  The PP is from DCWV's The Pets Stack, with the balance being various Bazzill cardstock.  The extra dogs are actually buttons from the Favorite Finding Furry Friends pack.  I cut the button loop off the back, sanded it down and used a 1/2" 3-D Pop Glue Dot to attach it the card.  I cut one glue dot in half and used it for both dogs.  The gems are from Darice.

Here’s to hoping that my interpretation of the sketch provides you with some inspiration to go forth and create!

Thank you for stopping by.

Update ...
   Paper Smooches has a contest going on right now for the chance to become a Guess Designer.   This will be the first entry that I submit for the contest.  Good Luck to all who join in on the contest!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thinking of You ... Part 2

The current challenge from Off the Wall Craftiness (#46) provides you with bright and cheerful colors to work with. 

I had to create another post to link my second card.  To see all the detailed information for this card please go HERE.

Thank you for stoppy by!

Thinking of You ...

This post is a little long, so please be patient as you go forward. 

The current challenge from Off the Wall Craftiness (#46) provides you with bright and cheerful colors to work with.  My original card was created last week using the newly released Spring Silhouettes by Wilson Design, which I won during the recent February Release Blog Hop. 

I originally thought the colors were red, light blue and yellow, and here is the card I created with the butterfly from the Spring Silhouette set, and the DeNami sentiment Happy Birthday stamp.

As I was getting ready to post my card last week I noticed that the colors were actually orange, light blue and orange.  So I created another card using stamps from the Wilson Design Ride Away with Me stamp set. 

Here are the inspiration photos. 

Products used for these cards ...
 - Stamps:  (card #1) Wilson Design Spring Silhouettes, and DeNami Design sentiment
                   (card #2) Wilson Design Ride Away with Me
 - Paper:  Blank White Card, Paper Studio, and scrap (both cards)
 - Ink:  (card #1) Memento Summer Sky and StazOn Blazing Red
            (card #2) Versafine Habenero, Memento Summer Sky, Copic Markers Bg10 Cool Shadow and B95 Light Grayish Cobalt
 - Other:   (card #1) Maraschino Twine from The Twinery
 - Tools:  (card #1) EKS 1" Circle Punch, EKS Photo Label Punch, 1/2" Glue Dots, and Adhesive
                (card #2) Adhesive

After looking at the challenge colors again I believe either card would work, so I will be submitting both of these cards for the current challenge. 

Here’s to hoping that my designs provides you with inspiration to go forth and create.

Thank You ...

I enjoy making Thank You cards because there are so many occasions for which we can send them out.  All of the other TY cards I've made recently were given to my son & his fiance at their Engagement Party.  They really appreciated receiving them, and already used them all.

One of the inspirations for this card is the Crazy 4 Challenge C4C75 which called out for a card using dies, and the colors came from Just Us Girls Color Challenge #72

I did the best I could to match the colors provided by Just Us Girls. 

I'm not a coffee drinker, but I do get Hot Chocolate from Panera Bread once in a while.  I've seen other crafters use the wrap that goes around the coffee cups, and decided to try using it for my card.  I used one of the Provo Craft Slider Die Cuts on the wrap.  It worked out really well, and I'm glad I kept those wraps for crafting.

Products used ...
 - Stamps:  DeNami #92 Small Bouquet, and PF26 Assorted Greeting Stamp Set
 - Paper:  Craft Blank Card, Making Memories (MM) Chloe's Closet, Paper Studio, and Panera Bread Cup Wrap
 - Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Multiliner SP 0.35 Black, G94 & G17, and R22 & R39
 - Other:  Paper Studio Netral Ribbon Pack
 - Tools:  Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Big Scalloped Circles LG Dies, Provo Craft Sliders Die, 3/16" Mini Glue Dots, 1/2" Pop Up Glue Dot, and ATG

Here’s to hoping that my card provides you with some inspiration to go forth and create!

Paper Piecing for Unity & Moxie Fab World

While creating my card for the Unity Hip Hop Sketch Challenge #45 in the Unity Challenges forum of Split Coast Stampers I did some paper piercing.  I was inspired to paper pierce this lovely Bowl of Cherries by the Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World as part of the Stamp It Techniques challenges.

For the paper piecing I stamped the Bowl of Cherries on the base (pink oval), and some Bazzill scraps I had laying around with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used my Fiskars scissors and Fingertip Blade to fussy cut the bowl and cherries separately.  Using my Quickie Glue Pen I layered the bowl over the base stamp, then added the cherries, and used my Copic R39 (garnet) to go over the cherry stems on the base.  I chose solid colors for the bowl and cherries due to the PP used throughout the rest of the design.

Products used ...
 - Stamp:   Unity Itty Bitty Sweet as a Bowl of Cherries set
 - Paper:  Tan Blank Card, 2 different PP from DCWV The Dots, Strips & Plaids Matstack, and Bazzill scraps
 - Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, and Copic Marker R39 (Garnet)
 - Tools:  Creative Memories Cutting System - Oval, Scissors, Fiskars Fingertip Blade, Quickie Glue Pen, and ATG

This was my 3rd attempt with this stamp and design.  I created 3 different cards, and this one stood out the most.  The other color combinations just didn't look right.

Here’s to hoping that my interpretation of the sketch provides you with some inspiration to go forth and create!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

DeNami Fabulous 3 Spotlight

I'm excited to say that the card I created for DeNami's Product Challenge #6, using Twine from the Twinery, was featured in the Fabulous 3 Spotlight today. 

Go HERE to see my original post.

If you're looking for a Color Challenge to participate in, DeNami's Color Challenge #6 is currently open for submissions.

Thank you DeNami for this honor.

Crafter's Digital Art Center

I wanted to share the cards I created for the Crafter's Digital Art Center's February challenges.

The first is Color Challenge (CDACCC17) utilizing the colors pink, green and yellow, and using the Free DigiStamp provided by Sew Many Cards. 
Isn't that frog adorable.  I had a lot of fun coloring her in with my copic markers, and then I fussy cut her with my Fiskars Fingertip Blade.  The cardstock used for this is a Pastel Green Blank Card, paper from the DCWV The Sweet Stack, and Paper Studio's Yellow.  The ribbon is from DeNami Design. 

The second card is for the Sketch Challenge (CDACCSC17) provided by Deedee Anderson of Deedee's Digi's. 
With St. Patrick's Day coming up Deedee also provided the lovely Shamrock DigiStamp to use with the Sketch.

I colored the lovely stamp with my copic markers, and fussy cut it out.  I used the EKS Photo Labels Punch to cut out the sentiment.  Paper from the DCWV The Sweet Stack was used, along with some scrap embossed paper I had laying around, and the card is a blank white card. 

Here is the sketch that Deedee provided for us to work with.
Here’s to hoping that my card(s) provide you with some inspiration to go forth and create!

Thanks for stopping by.

Child's Birthday Card

This lovely birthday card was created for the Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - PWC141

I used the Tin Man DigiStamp from Bugaboo Stamps, which was recently a freebie.  This guy is soo adorable, and perfect for a child's birthday card.

Here is a listing of all the products used to create this card.

Stamps:  Bugaboo Tin Man, Lawn Fawn's Lunar Lights and Hats Off to You
Paper:  Bazzill Nautical Blue Medium, Basic Grey Simon/max-2452, and Paper Studio Craft
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog, Copic Markers C1, C3, C5 & C7, E0000, and R29
Other:  JoAnn Craft Essentials Baby Adhesive Printed Ribbon
Tools:  Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Labels only Die Cut, Scissors for fussing cutting the Tin Man, 3/16" Mini Glue Dots, and Adhesive

I really like working with DigiStamps because I love coloring them.

Here’s to hoping that my design provides you with some inspiration to go forth and create!

Designing with Digi Stamps ...

Today was a good day for designing cards.  I used Digi Stamps for all of my cards today.  My first card was created using one of Bugaboo's free digi stamps and the sketch from InStyle Stamps, ISSSC02.

I am also submitting this lovely card for the current challenge at Catch the Bug, which is to create a Get Well card.

Products used ...
 - Stamps:  Bugaboo Lion Digi Stamp, and Anita's Sentiment
 - Paper:  Bazzill Nautical Blue Medium, BasicGrey Hopscotch Kick the Can/hop-3088, and Bazzill scrap
 - Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black, and Copic Markers Yoo, Y12, E31; E30 & R01; E42 & C3
 - Tools:  Trimmer, Fiskars Fingertip Blade, Zots Small Dots, and Adhesive

Now for the lovely sketch provided by InStyle Stamps.

Here’s to hoping that my take on the sketch provides you with some inspiration to go forth and create! 

Friday, February 18, 2011

Just a note ...

Not a very productive craft day, but I'm happy to say that all has been resolved between my son and I.  While he was here I made a couple more cards that Nick & his fiance Lauren can use. 

I just got this lovely new Espresso Scene stamp from DeNami, and new I wanted to use it for the Crazy 4 Challenge #74 called HEARTS.  I love those little hearts in the mugs.  The same sentiment used above is what you would normally find curved under the large mug.  When inking the stamp I made sure not to ink that portion of the stamp.  Luckily I had the same sentiment as a stand alone. 

I took the HEARTS theme and mixed in the Repeat Impressions F16 CASE Card Challenge.  I really like the CASE card that Ayana provided us to work with this week.

Product used ...
 - Stamps:  DeNami Espresso Scene and Sentiment
 - Paper:  Bazzill Lagoon, Sienna, and I'm going to call mustard color
 - Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and Copic Markers C1, BG10 & G00, and E29
 - Other:  Cappuccino Twine from The Twinery, and Favorite Findings Big Bag Buttons
 - Tools:  Creative Memories Round Corner Punch, Martha Stewart Scallop 3-Dot Punch, Darice Embossing Brush, and Adhesive

Here’s to hoping that my take on the CASE card and HEARTS challenges provide you with some inspiration to go forth and create!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Birthday HOOT!

The current challenge at Catch the Bug is to create a card with a Different Fold.  I decided to go with a birthday card for this challenge.  I wasn't really sure how I was going to go about creating this card.  Took a bit of thinking on my end, but here is what I came up with.
Front of the card.

One side open.

Both sides open.
I just purchased the Spellbinders nestabilities Labels One yesterday, and I wanted to try incorporating the die cuts into my design. So, first I created a card that is 4-1/4" x 4" in peach.  Then I took burgundy cardstock, folded it in half and used the largest die cut to create another card.  I adhered one side of the die cut card to the inside of the peach card I created.  I then used the next size down die to cut out the BIRDGR bday hoot sentiment from Bugaboo, and adhered it to the inside of the die cut card.  I cut another sheet of white paper with the same die and adhered it to the other side of the die cut card for adding that extra little birthday wish.  Next was to color BIRDGR Bday hoot from Bugaboo with my copic markers.  I fussy cut this guy out, and put him on the side.  I then added PP from the DCWV Pet Stack on the left flap, and used my EKS Photo Label punch to punch out another HOOT and placed it on top of the PP.  Final step was to combine the PP with the peach cardstock to create the background for Mr. Owl, and then added a Rhinestone Sticker from Recollections to the top of the party hat.

The BIRDGR Bday hoot and sentiment digi stamps were purchased from Bugaboo Stamps, and you can find them HERE.

So, how do you think my Different Fold turn out?

Here's to hoping that my design provided you with the inspiration needed to go forth and create.

You are some kind of wonderful ...

I would like to thank everyone for their lovely comments about my card for the DeNami Beautiful Buttons Blog Hop that occurred over the weekend.  I really love to hear what you think of my designs.  

Now on to today's post.

The current challenge from Wee Memories is titled Live, Love, Laugh (#43).  Being the month is February it shouts out to create a Valentine Day's card.  The card I created express how I feel for so many people.  I decided to incorporate the theme into Tiffany Johnson's Sketchy Sunday Challenge (TG007).
Close up of sentiment.

Inside of card.
Now here is Tiffany's Sketch ...
While out shopping yesterday I picket up the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One at Archiver's with my 30% discount.  I have been itching to purchase more die cuts to use with my Cuttlebug.  I love that the one purchase gave me 6 different sizes to work with, which can also be used many different ways.

Products used ...
 - Stamps:  Gina K Designs Nina Brackett's Heartily Yours and Showtime Spring Mix (for the butterfly on the inside)
 - Paper:  Bazzill, Making Memories, Paper Studio, and scrap for the mini butterflies
 - Ink:  Memento Danube Blue, Archival Brilliance Moonlight White, Copic Markers G00 & R22
 - Other:  Stampendous Embossing Winter Wonderland Embossing Powder, Favorite Findings Big Bag of Buttons, and Lemondrop Twine from the Twinery
 - Tools:  Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Once, Embossing Gun, EKS Mini Butterfly Punch, 1/2" Glue Dot, 3/16" Mini Glue Dots, and Adhesive

Here’s to hoping that my take on the Live, Love, Laugh challenge and sketch provides you with some inspiration to go forth and create!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Thank you for being my friend ...

Recently Tiffany over at i{heart}art showcased a card that she submitted recently to Paper Crafts Magazine that was rejected.

Tiffany asked us to share a card that was rejected which we are proud of. 

Here's my card that was rejected by Paper Crafts Magazine in January. 

I love how this card turned out for the Color Play and Go-to-Sketch Challenge #1.  Oh well!  Maybe next time.  You can't tell but the banner is not adhered down, and moves when you move the card.

Paper Crafts January Color Play

Paper Craft January 2011 Go-to-Sketch
Products used ...
Stamps:   Lawn Fawn – Bannerific, Hello Friend and Jessie’s ABC’s
Paper:  Bazzill - Iced Cocoa, Watermelon, Lagoon, and Textured Brights – White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, and Copic Multiliner Black Small Brush
Other:  DMC 502 Floss
Tools:  Fiskars Fingertip Blade, Creative Memories Corner Punch,
Tim Holtz Mini Stapler, 3/16” Mini Dots, and Adhesive

Here’s to hoping that my take on the color and sketch challenges provide you with some inspiration to go forth and create!

I'm Lost without You!!!

While creating this card for the Repeat Impressions What if Wednesday Sketch Challenge F911, I was thinking about my son.  We had an argument this past weekend, right before his engagement party, and we still haven't talked.  He hurt my feelings pretty bad by a comment he made.  He said it wasn't intentional but it still hurt.  I will be sending this off in the mail tomorrow with an extra note on the inside.

Inside of card, with room to add more text.
I changed up the sketch just a wee bit.  I tied the brown button on with Cappuccino Twine and put the extra sentiment that goes with this stamp on the inside of the card.  By adding the lovely button I can enter this card into the Extra Challenge DeNami put out during the Beautiful Buttons Blog Hop this past weekend. 

Products used ...
- Stamps:  Stampendous Cling BlockArt Lost and Cling Hang on to You
- Paper:  Archiver's
- Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, and Copic Markers G00, G03 & G94; E30, E31, E42 & E29)
- Other:  The Twinery Cappuccino Twin, and Favorite Findings Big Bag Buttons
- Tools:  Trimmer, Scissors, Adhesive, and double sided tape to hold twine in position on back of card

I could have submitted this card for the DeNami Product Challenge #6, which was to incorporate twine in your creation.  However, I decided not to because I already submitted cards for this challenge.  You can see the cards here and here.

Here’s to hoping that my take on the sketch provides you with some inspiration to go forth and create!

Happy Wishes ... for JUGS #71 & DeNami Product Challenge #6

I learned something new while creating my card for the current Just Us Girls Challenge #71.  When you spotlight an item on a design you are actually using a technique, and that is exactly what the current JUGS challenge calls for.  It's called "Use the spotlighting technique"

I just got my new shipment of Lawn Fawns stamps, and as stated in my last post I also received my order from the Twinery.  I used the Lawn Fawn Lunar Lights set for this card, and as you can see only one of the Lights are hanging, and the others are just in the background.

I first created my own DP by stamping one of the Large Lunar Lights using Memento London Fog, and the I stamped another one onto some scrap DP I had with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and put it on the side.  I needed something to separate the two rows of lunar lights.  I pulled out some ribbon to use, but it didn't look right.  So I pulled out my Twine shipment from the Twinery, and found that the Maraschino Twine matched up nicely with the DP of the extra light.  I wrapped the twine around the card 2X's, tied a knot above where I was going to add the "Spotlight Lunar Light", and left the ends hanging down. I used two 1/2" 3-D Glue Dots to attach my Lunar Light making sure the twine hung out on the bottom.  To finish it off I stamped the "happy wishes" sentiment with Tuxedo Black over two of the lunar lights.

With the addition of Twine on this card, I am submitting another card for the DeNami Product Challenge #6, which is to create a project using Twine from The Twinery.

Products used ...
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Lunar Lights
Paper:  Archiver's Burgandy, Gray and Peach, plus some scrap DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, and London Fog
Other:  The Twinery Maraschino Twine
Tools:  Scissors, 1/2" 3-D Glue Dots, and Adhesive

Here’s to hoping that my design provides you with some inspiration to go forth and create!

DeNami Product Challenge #6 - Twine

The current challenge on DeNami Design Blog is to create an item utilizing Twine from the Twinery's.  I just received my shipment from the Twinery at the end of last week.  I really wasn't sure how I would incorporate the twine into a card with the DeNami stamps I own.  Then this morning as I was getting my daughter ready for school an idea popped into my head, and this is what I came up with.

I used three different colors of Twine to create the strings on the balloons, and the colors matched the colors of the balloons.  I actually like the way this turned out.

Products Used ...
Stamps:  DeNami F115 Brushed Balloon, and G57 Calligraphy Happy Birthday
Paper:  Halcraft Blank Greeting Card, Paper Studio, and miscellaneous scraps
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  The Twinery Twin - Caribbean, Honeydew, and Mandarin
Tools:  Scissors, Fingertip Blade, Small Zots, 1/2" 3-D Glut Dot, and Adhesive

Here’s to hoping that my design provides you with some inspiration to go forth and create!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

DeNami Design Beautiful Buttons Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the DeNami Beautiful Buttons Blog Hop.  There are 30 talented ladies participating in today’s blog hop to inspire you.  You should have arrived at my blog from Ginny if you are following the order of inspiration.  If you missed someone just return to DeNami's Blog and continue from where you left off, or you can start at the beginning if you like.  J   

I chose to use the lovely Mimi w/Birthday Cake, put some hearts in her arms, and wrote “Be Mine” on the top heart.  

Here is a close up of the buttons.


A little bit of information about today’s Beautiful Buttons Blog Hop.
Ø     Starts today at 6:00 a.m., PST, and you have until February 14th (Valentine’s Day) at 11:59 p.m. PST to leave comments on all of the blogs to qualify for one of the prizes.
Ø     The blog hop is being held to inspire you with beautiful creations showcasing the DeNami Design stamps.
Ø     A chance to win one (1) of three mini shopping sprees on the DeNami Design website!  Yes, you read that correctly.  DeNami is giving away three (3) $20.00 gift certificates to their on-line store. 

DeNami is hosting an EXTRA CHALLENGE.  They know that many people love buttons, so they are bringing everyone an additional opportunity to post your beautiful button creations (outside of the blog hop projects). There will be a link widget on the DeNami's blog hop post where you can upload additional button creation(s). They'll choose one winner to be guaranteed a spot in the next blog hop AND they'll get to choose a few stamps of their choice!

Products used …
Ø Stamps:  DeNami K71 Mimi w/B-day Cake and PF43 Hearts Stamp Set
Ø Paper:  Bazzill Classic Magenta, and DCWV The Sweet Stack
Ø Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Rose Bud, Copic Markers (Copic colors:  R00, R20, E70, Y02,  R22, B95 & B97), and Copic Black Multiliner SP 0.35
Ø Other:  JoAnn Craft Essentials Adhesive Ribbon – Love & Wedding, Simplicity Button Bucket –    Pink, and Twinery Pink Sorbet
Ø Tools:  Trimmer, Fiskars Scissors & Fingertip Blade, Needle, 1/2” Glue Dots, and my ATG

The next stop on the blog hop is Katie.  Before you head off remember to leave a comment (to be eligible for a prize). 

Here’s to hoping that my design provided you with some inspiration to go forth and create! 


Friday, February 11, 2011

You're the cat's meow!

With Valentine's Day just around the corner the Lawnscaping Challenge #3 is All About Love!!!.  When creating the Valentine's for my daughter's classmates and teacher(s) last month I forgot to make one for her bus driver.  Yikes!  She gave Katie her Valentine this morning, mini Hershey kisses.  That is when the bell went off in my head! 

So here is my third post, and the Valentine Katie will give to her driver on Monday.

For some reason I had problems getting a clear picture of this card by itself.  So I put the Isabel Blume Basket as another focal point.

Since I had my scraps laying out on my craft table I decided to use some of them.  The base of the card is Bazzill 3" x 6" craft paper.  The red and pink were scraps.  The pink was already punched so I didn't have to do anything with it but layer it on top of the red.  I pulled out my Critter's in the 'Burbs and stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  When I first got the Critter's in the 'Burbs set I stamped a few of those cute cats on white card stock.  I didn't use them all so I colored one up with Copic Markers, fussy cut it, and then attached it with Small Zots.  I added some Hopscotch Element Stickers to finish it off card.

Products used ...
Stamps:  Critter's in the 'Burbs
Paper:  Bazzill, Scraps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, and Copic Markers R29, E30, E31 & E70
Other:  Studio G Hopscotch Element Stickers
Tools:  Adhesive, and Small Zots; the pink scrap
 had been punch with Martha Stewarts Dbl Circle All Around Punch set

Here’s to hoping that my design provides you with some inspiration to go forth and create!

To see my first post from today please go HERE, and my second post is located HERE.  Don't forget to stop by on Sunday for the DeNami Design Beautiful Buttons Blog Hop.

Hello Friend ...

Hello again.  Time for my second card of the day.  This one was created with 99% scraps.  I have a ton of 1/4", 1/2", 1", 2", ovals, etc. left over from making cards.  I always forget they're there.  So the Scrappy Saturday Challenge by Wee Memories reminded me that they may be scraps, but they're not garbage.  The only part of my card that was not "scrap" is the card base.

Inside of card.
The first scrap item I pulled out was the oval frame and corresponding backing in craft.  I then looked for colors to compliment the the colors in the oval frame. I laid them on the card base to see how it looked.  It needed something more.  So I created my own design paper on the card base using one of the flowers from Lawn Fawn's Petite Florals using various shades of green ink from Memento.  I then colored the two rows at the top and bottom with corresponding markers from Copic.  I layered the frame over the oval craft paper, and stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Hello Friend using the darkest green ink from Memento.  Layered the scraps with adhesive, attached the sentiment with 1/2" Glue Dots and walla it was done.  I then stamped another sentiment on the inside of the card, along with another flower with the last green color from the Memento 4-pack.

Products used ...
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn's Petite Florals and Hello Friend
Paper:  White cardstock, and scraps
Ink:  Memento Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart and New Sprout,
and Copic Markers G17 (Forest Green) and G94 (Grayish Olive)
Tools:  Adhesive and 1/2" Glue Dots

Here’s to hoping that my design provides you with some inspiration to go forth and create!

To see my first post from today please go HERE, and don't forget to stop by on Sunday for the DeNami Design Beautiful Buttons Blog Hop.