Monday, April 17, 2017

Up on the THD blog today

I am up on the THD blog today!

I do hope you will come visit me! 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday Funday!

Happy Easter to all that celebrate!  I hope you are having a marvelous weekend. 

I have always been intimidated by interactive cards because the are complicated.  I am getting more comfortable with them.  One big reason is that Crafter's Companion is coming out with some super fun dies for interactive cards.  For example, below you'll find the Create-a-Card Shutter Die.   

Isn't it the cutest thing ever?!  The paper, those bears and all the fun interaction!  The best part is that it was sooo easy!

To start I used the CC die and cardstock, I lined them up using the outside dies and the magnetic plate.  Then I taped the frame down and cut the and the score lines were all set.

 Then I used the other dies on the DP.  This DP is older from October afternoon.

Once cut I adhered all the bits to my paper.  

Then I went about coloring my bears from MFT.  I used the Spectrum Noir Markers GB8, GB10, PP5.

After coloring and cutting out my bears.   I added a sentiment die (Waffle Flower) and some balloon dies (Lil Inker) and the number 9 (ProvoCraft).

Here is the finished product again, just how I wanted it.

The BIG NEWS is that you are going to want to join the HSN on May 9th to see these fun Pop-out card dies debut!  There are several different ones and they are so fun, so don't forget to join in!

Thanks for the visit!


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sketch Saturday- Magical

Howdy friends!  Are you excited Saturday is here?  I sure am!!!  There is always fun to be had when Sketch Saturday is here. 

This week our sponsor is Star Stampz.   Here is what I have made for this week's challenge. 

This sweet card is made using MFT stamps and Copics.  I love the soft colors with the black.  Instead of using the banner at te bottom as in the sketch I decided to add ribbon.  The journal card is from Lawn Fawn.   

I hope you'll head on over to Sketch Saturday to check out the DT's magic and play along. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Good News!

Hello!  Not sure if I have shared the good news here but I have joined the Crafter's Companion Design Team!  Super excited to be part of this amazing team and able to use these amazing products!

So today I am here to "christen the ship" if you take my meaning.  This will be my first official CC post. Woohoo!  Now here is my first project: 

You might be wondering drew me to CC?  Well among other things, I can tell you I LOVE the Sheena stamps they carry!  This card features one of the first Sheena stamps I ever purchased called Butterfly Effect.  It is soooo cool. I coupled this with the following (all CC unless otherwise noted):

Kraft Cardstock
Sara Davies Rustic Cottage DP 
Sara Davies Rustic Cottage Die & Stamp set (tag & sentiment)
Gemini Die Pack 3 (detailed edge)
Spectrum Noir markers CG1, CG2, DG4, PP1, PP3, PP5
twine (LYB)

I am pretty happy with how this turned out.  Seems like a great card for a friend fighting cancer, the reminder to be hopeful.  I hope you like it too.  

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Entering this into: 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

THD Challenge #11

Hey there!  We are having some fun over at The Heart Desires blog getting ready for all things spring.

Really, what do you say to those fab colors and images?!  Well let me tell you what the DT has been saying... or let me show you because they made some AMAZING cards!   But first, here is my creation.

This card is so bright and cheery!  Who doesn't love this paper?!  I dare you to find them!  This is from Doodlebug's spring collection.  The stamp set is Neat & Tangled's Cotton Tail Cuties.   I colored with my Copics and used this oval die from MFT. 

OK, enough stalling, go check out the DT and then come play!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Japanese Garden

Hi there!  Just a quick post today showing this card I made.  

I was in love with the Koi stamps and dies from Hero Arts form the moment I saw them, so I knew I had to have them.  I haven't gotten the stamps yet, but I will.  

This is the first card I made using the die.  I wanted it to have a Japanese feel.  Enter this older DP from BasicGrey...perfect.  I colored the Koi with my Zig watercolor markers.  The sentiment is from Concord & 9th, such a lovely set.  The pearls from Simon Says Stamp was the last touch to add a bit of lightness to the creation. 

When I asked my husband what I should say in my blog post he said I should ask you if you like my card.... so.... do you? 

Entering this into: 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Doing the Coffee Hop

Are you buzzing with all this caffeine yet?  I can only imagine with all those fab card for the Coffee Lover's Hop! 

I have a fun one for you.  I really enjoyed making this sweet card with these sweet colors. 

I picked up these Greeting Farm stamps from Drive by Crafts.  They are cute!  I used a Lawn Fawn DP, a Doodlebug doily, Glossy Accents and some sprinkles from PTI.  

Hope you keep hoping and have fun! Thanks for the visit!