Monday, May 29, 2017

Thank you ...

Good morning! Happy Memorial Day to all of our fellow Americans. I created a Thank You card to share today in honor of the men/women who gave their lives in service to our country. Thank you for your sacrifices and keeping us safe. The stamps used are from Great Impression Stamps.



Today's card features the Cowboy Boots with Flowers (G528). The image was stamped on Kraft cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. A variety of  Faber-Castel Art Grip Pencils, Pastell Pitt Pencils, Silver Pen and a White Gelly Roll Pen were used to color the image. I put lines of White Opal Liquid Pearls around the image, and layered it on red cardstock. Using Vintage Cream cardstock I applied distress ink around the edges and added it to my card. I only used a portion of the Being You Sentiment (D509) which I cut out with a stitched rectangle die, applied distress ink around the edges, and used 3D Foam Squares to add it to my card.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Have a Happy Go Lucky ...

Good afternoon! Today I have a birthday card to share with you featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.


The Ethel and the Group (562-10) is so cool, and I had an amazing time creating this FUN scene. I stamped the Ethel and the Group twice, coloring them with my Copic Markers. After coloring the two characters in the background, I drew in a floor/stage, used distress ink to color the floor and then added the star background with a stencil and distress ink. After coloring the two men in the foreground, I fussy cut them out and using a variety of adhesive to pop them up. The frame is largest die in the MFT Rectangle Scallop Frame Die Set. Using 1/8" Scor-Tape I added the curtains on each side of the stage, then used 3D Foam Tape to layer it over Ethel and the Group, and added it to my cardbase.


I thought about leaving the card as is, but decided to add the Zippidy Do Dah Sentiment (724-07) that coordinates with the image on the front. I cut the sentiment out with the RN Small Frame Die Set (9500) that I picked up at a recent show, and used the same color as the start to go around the sentiment. The final step was to add Glossy accents to the gangs glasses, and Orchid Liquid Pearls for Ethel's earring.

Challenges entered ...
 - 4 Craft Chicks Challenge #352 ~ Father's Day
 - C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #417 ~ Father's Day/Male
 - The Male Room Challenge #61 ~ Die Cuts

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

You're the Best ...

Good afternoon. I have a fun masculine card to share with you today featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.


My husband is an avid golfer, and I couldn't resist picking up Ralph Golfing (78-04 ). Ralph was colored with my trusting Copic Markers, fussy cut out and placed on the side.

I created a fairway and greens for Ralph using green cardstock and distress inks. The ground Ralph is walking on was created with the MFT Snow Drifts Die, Kraft cardstock, and distress inks. The flag was made from a toothpick that I colored silver with a pen, added the flag I cut out from the MFT Mini Pennants Die, and used Glossy Accents to add it to my background. A big white pearl was added next to the flag to represent a golf ball. With the background complete and added to my card, a variety of 3D Foam Squares were used to add Ralph to the scene. The final step was to add my sentiment from the Sentiment from Best Friends, Etc. Stamp Set (3032).

I love these clear stamp sentiments because you can make them go with the curve of your design.

Challenges entered ...
 - Cards und More Challenge #185 ~ Father's Day
 - Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge #301 ~ Masculine
 - The Male Room Challenge #61 ~ Die Cuts

The Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #10 ~ Father's Day went live yesterday. Hop on over to see what the designers created, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Monday, May 22, 2017

You are in my thoughts ...

Good morning! Today's card features Great Impression Stamps. I love the sweet image and truly enjoyed creating this CAS card.


I stamped the Little Girl in Springtime (F466) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and used Copic Markers to color her. A White Gelly Roll Pen was used in the center of the flowers, and for the band on the hat. Distress Ink was applied to create ground cover and sky. I chose the Thoughts Sentiment (B176) to go with this lovely girl. I then create the border around the image using a 0.35 Copic Multi-Liner.

Challenges entered ...
 - Addicted to CAS Challenge #111 ~ Code Word: Pink
 - Aud Sentiments Challenge #170 ~ Anything Goes + Sentiment
 - Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #36 ~ Anything Goes
 - Crafting w/an Attitude Challenge #27 ~ Anything Goes
 - Star In My Pocket Challenge ~ Make it for Mom/Special Lady

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Happy Birthday ...

Good morning! Today's card featuring Great Impression Stamps was inspired by the Less is More Challenge # 328 ~ One Layers: Spots and Stripes.


I stamped the Dump Truck (E636) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Using a 0.8 Copic Multi-Liner I drew in a road for the truck to drive on. Copic Markers were used to color in the truck, along with a Silber 1.5 PITT Faber Castell Artist Pen for the fender and grill. I then added the Happy Birthday Sentiment (C340) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and applied distress ink above and below the road to represent dirt. Glossy Accents was added to the windows of the truck to make them shiny, and White Opal Liquid Pearls was used for the headlights.

Challenges entered ...
 - Less is More Challenge # 328 ~ One Layers: Spots and Stripes
 - Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #350 ~ Kids and Teenage Birthdays

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Birthday Wishes ...

Good afternoon, and Happy Mother's Day to all! I hope you have a marvelous day celebrating with your friends and family!

Today I have a birthday card to share with you featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.


I recently picked up the Mason Jar Set (727-11) and the coordinating Dies (727-11D) at the Scrapbook Expo in Milwaukee Wisconsin. The reason I love this set is you can use just about any floral stamp sets to create a lovely scene. I chose the Create a Garden Set 3 (3002) and the coordinating Barrel Garden Die Set (3002D), along with the Leaves Stamp Set (3023). I added the birthday sentiment from the Best Friends, Etc. Stamps (3032) along the bottom, used a ruler and black pen to create the frame around my design, and then added the enamel dots in the corner.

Of course, I messed up a bit as you can see. The jars are not lined up properly. 😦 That's what I get for have more than one thing on my mind while creating, and then not having enough time to recreate my design.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Friendship is ...

Good afternoon. I have a friendship card to share with you today featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.


I recently picked up the Neat & Tangle Hoop Die, and new it was perfect for the lovely Create a Garden Set 3 (3002). Using the friendship sentiment from the set I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink in the center of a piece of vintage cream cardstock I cut out with a circle die. I cut out the Hoop Die from DCWV Metallics Silver paper, and placed it over the circle panel. I then used one of the flowers from the set and stamped it around the sentiment with Memento Rose Bud Ink. White dots were placed in the center of the flowers with a White Gelly Roll Pen.

Next up was to create the panel for behind my Hoop. Using a Heidi Swapp Stencil I sponged the circles with Rose Bud Ink onto a piece of vintage cream cardstock, and around the edges. I also added a bit of Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The decorated hoop was centered and layered onto the background with 3D Foam Tape, and then I added pink twine thru the hoop and locked it behind my stenciled background. This was then layered onto my Vintage Cream cardbase with 3D Foam Tape.

Here's a closer look at the hoop ...


Challenges entered ...
 - Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #241 ~ Anything Goes
 - Always FUN Challenge #5 ~ For a Female or Mom
 - Cards und More Challenge #184 ~ Cards for Women
 - Crafting When We Can Challenge #142 ~ CAS
 - Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ It's a Frame Up
 - Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Going Dotty
 - The Craft Addicts Challenge #36 ~ ATG/Add a Sentiment

The Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #9 ~ Friendship went live yesterday. Hop on over to see what the designers created, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Congratulations Graduate ...

Good morning! I have two nieces that graduated from college yesterday and made these graduation cards with the Diploma (D309) and Congratulations Graduate Sentiment (E325). The cards are 3-1/2" x 6-1/4" in size, and each have a section to place their graduation money inside. 😃


I pulled the colors from their Graduation Notice and made each card a little different, because they are different ladies. No coloring was required for these cards. I paper-pieced the stars and sponged on some Seedless Preserves Distress Ink on the cards with a tissue.


I also made coordinating envelopes to go with the cards.



Until next time ... Enjoy!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

For My Mother ...

Good morning! It's the first Sunday of the month and that means it's time for a New Monthly Challenge over at the Great Impressions Blog. This month is a Theme Challenge: Feminine, and as always we have an amazing Prize for the Winner.


I pulled out the Daisy Flourish (E702) and My Mother Sentiment (D350) for today's card. I stamped the Daisy Flourish and the ends of the stamp around the bottom of the card, with the sentiment off to the right on my panel. Copic Markers were used to color the image, and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink from Tim Holtz was applied around the image. I stamped an extra daisy, colored it with my Copic Markers, fussy cut it out and popped it on my panel. The panel was then added to my cardbase with 3D Foam Tape. The design of my card was inspired by the CTS #220 (shown below).


Challenges entered ...
 - CTS #220 (shown below)
 - Aud Sentiments Challenge #179 ~ Flowers + A Sentiment
 - Crafty Calendar May Challenge ~ Flowers
 - Crafty Gals Challenge #121 ~ CAS
 - DLART TTC#203 ~ Mother's Day
 - JUGS Challenge #392, Word Week ~ Mother

I hope you'll stop by and check out our Great Impressions Challenge, and play along for a chance to WIN some awesome PRIZES. 

Until next time ... Enjoy!




 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Long to Be ...

Good morning again! I fell in love with this image, and it truly shows how I feel when my husband goes out of town on business. That being said, this card will be tucked into his luggage for his next trip.


I stamped the Forever stamp with Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink on watercolor paper. Marvy LePlumme II Markers were applied to my pallet, and I proceeded to color the image with a paintbrush and water.  Once my panel was dry I cut the image out with my Nestabilities Large Oval Die, and layered it on another oval I cut from Kraft cardstock.

I pulled out some Rustic Cream cardstock and applied Tim Holtz Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges, and layered it on my Kraft card. The Long to Be Sentiment was stamped with the same Jet Black Archival Ink as the image, and I added the image with 3D Foam Tape centered above the sentiment. I added some enamel dots to the corners to finish off my card.


Challenges entered:
 - Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #239 ~ CAS
 - Mod Squad Challenge ~ Love Theme
 - Crafty Catz Challenge #368 ~ ATG or CAS w/no DP
 - Crafting When We Can Challenge 143 ~ CAS

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Card Folio ...

Good morning! It's the start of a new month, and that means we have a NEW Challenge over at the Scor-Pal Blog.



For today's project I recreated a Cardfolio based on this Scor-Pal Tutorial. I don't really have a Favorite Color Combination, but I do love working with blues so that is the direction I went with for my Cardfolio.


Artisan Linen Navy Blue cardstock was used for the base of my Cardfolio, along with Design Paper we received from DCWV for the exterior and interior of my folio.


I changed the Cardfolio a bit by adding Basic Grey Large Magnets to close the folio with cardstock vs ribbon. When it came time to choose what to have on the closure I pulled out some images I colored a couple years ago, and finally chose the beautiful Ballet Star Dancer by Aurora Wings.


Make sure you stop by and check out the inspiration provided by the Designers for our Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #37 ~ Favorite Color Combination. While you are there, consider hitting the "Follow" Button to stay up-to-date on everything Scor-Pal!

Until next time ... Enjoy!