Tuesday, November 20, 2018

If Kisses were Snowflakes....

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For this creation I cut my white and blue paper with a scalloped edge die to create this point and layered them together.  I put this base behind with the SU! cardstock and the Doodlebug Designs Inc. Snowflake DP.  I took this fun new stamp from Trinity and stamped and embossed half of the sentiment with this bright blue embossing power.  I then added some sequins and snowflakes from this exclusive confetti mix.  I put all my pieces together and added the twine, button and final snowflake.

Isn't this so beautiful!  I love the sentiment and the way the confetti catches the light. You can see how the different angles make them look different colors.

The full sentiment, "If kisses were snowflakes, I'd send you a blizzard.  The inside houses the part that says "I'd send you a Blizzard" embossed in the same turquoise.

Have fun shopping and Happy Thanksgiving!

Entering this into Simon Says Stamp Monday- Let it Snow

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Season's Greetings

I am hoping to get 65-80 holiday cards done before Mid November and I am making decent progress, I have about 35 done.  Here is one of the cards I just made: 

For this card I started by stamping and coloring the image.  I love the old wood paneled wagon and the reason I bought this stamp.  Yep, that is a wood stamp, I still use those occasionally!  I knew this would look great against this Carta Bella DP so I cut that down to 4 X 5.25.  Once I knew those two layers were in play, I decided to cut this circle from SugarPea Designs to place between the image and the plaid paper.  Lastly, I figured black paper and a black sentiment would really make this pop, so I pulled out this SU! cardstock and created the base and cut the sentiment, which is a die from X-cuts.  

I think this is a fun, old fashioned looking holiday card.  I created this to play along with the current challenge at The Card Concept, being inspired by the plaid and car with a tree pillows. 

I'd say it is a mixture of clean and layered and shabby chic... but maybe I am wrong... lol, style do you think it is? 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Black Eyed Susan

I have been busy making fall and winter cards, so today I am going to share a card that is a spring/summer card.  

Isn't she sweet!  I love these Stamping Bella images and I got this one a while back but hadn't yet used it.  I stamped it and colored it with my Copics and cut it out with my Scan 'n Cut.  I wanted the flower to look like a Black Eyed Susan and colored the fairly to match.  After completing that, I set it aside and pulled out some blue SU! cardstock for my base.  I put this layer of We R Memory Keepers acetate over the top, I love these polka dots!  I affixed my image over the layers.  I stamped the sentiment from a Hero Arts set and tacked it on the edge with a staple.  

Entering this into:  Inkspirational Challenge

Thanks for visiting, hope you like this and have a great day!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Bird Day

My daughter had another birthday last week.  I have asked her to not grow up anymore but she simply won't listen, so despite her disobeying (WINK) I decided to make her this birthday card. 

This card features one of the new stamp sets from Trinity Stamps, Rhino Bird Day.   It is such a sweet set.  I stamped the images individually with the exception of the birds that I stamped together.  Then I cut them out.  I pulled out this bright and fun paper from Doodlebug Designs Inc. and modeled the colors to fit the paper. I die cut this cover plate so the bright paper would show through and then I cut some layers of color behind the image.  I placed my images on the layout using dimensionals to layer them. I used a fine gold thread for the balloons.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment on black, so it would stand out.  Here is another angle. 

My sweet girl liked it, it made her smile.  Here is a shot of her with her besties at the rollerskating rink.  She is the one in the middle.  💖💖💖💖

Thank for visiting today! 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Mice Friends

Hello.  Another week almost finished and another week closer to Thanksgiving.  I have another fun fall card today using the sketch from Freshly made Sketches (sketch at the bottom).   Here is my card. 

I made this card using Craftin' Desert Divas Harvest Wishes stamp set.  They are the sweetest little mice.  I colored them using my Copics and cut them out using my Scan n' Cut.  I added highlights using my white gel pens.  I then pulled out this Lawn Fawn DP and cut it with my Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Die.  I cut the middle out using my Lawn Fawn die and placed my sweet mouse inside.  I stamped the sentiment on the blue and and popped it up in front.  Here is a close up. 

Here is the sketch I worked from. 

That is all, thanks for your visit today!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Fall Breeze and Autumn Leaves

It has been so blustery here in the PNW the last few days.  Hard rain and leaves falling everywhere.  Time to sit inside, read a book and surf Pinterest.  The other day I was doing just that and I came across a quote about art and seasons that resonated with me. 

Winter is an etching, 
Spring a watercolor, 
Summer an oil painting and
Autumn a mosaic of them all. 
~Starley Horowitz

Beautiful isn't it?  It didn't inspire me to make this card, but it inspired me to share it with you today. 

I made this card with this Lawn Fawn Jump for Joy set in mind.  This set is so cute and not inked up nearly enough by me.  I stamped and colored my images with my Copics.  Although I adore these critters, I think I adore the rake equally as much, lol, it is just cute!  Anyway, I cut them out and set them aside.  Next I worked up this background using my Ranger distress inks and an Echo Park leaf stencil.  I love the way it looks, the mosaic of all the seasons....  I came back in and stamped my tree branches and sentiment.  I had stamped some leaves on a separate sheet and used distress inks on those, then cut them out and popped them up on the page. Finally, I put my 4 X 5.25 inch later on top of my base. 

Here is a close up of the cutie critters (and rake- wink):

Well I hoe you enjoyed this post, I truly enjoyed making it!

Entering this into: 

Simon Say's Monday Challenge- create your own background
CAS on Friday

Friday, November 2, 2018

Trinity New Release blog hop!

Friends, Welcome to the  Trinity Winter Release Blog Hop!!!!

We have so much excitement in store for you today AND Monday.  Yep, that's right, a two day hop, awesome products, amazing DT work and coveted prizes!  So hang on for this fun ride and enjoy day one!  

 Here goes!

This first card shares a magical wizard holiday celebration!  I imagine these friends exchanging gifts and enjoying one another's company with some butter beer.  So much fun!  I stamped and die cut these characters from the new Magical Wizards and Wizard Friends sets.  I stamped them, die cut them colored them with my Copics and set them in this snowy scene.  I used the tree from the Joyeux Noel to help set the scene along with this snowy DP.  Inside I used the Magical Sentiment stamp and die to say, "wishing you a magical Christmas."

My second card you may have seen on instagram, it is just a little 2.5 X 2.5 note-card, so cute!

This one was so simple to make, I simply stamped and cut this sweet wizard, her accent items and her little Pigmy Puff friend.  After coloring them all, I put this small bit of DP on the card base and placed my items.  I highlighted them with this Freckled Fawn Frame and added Trinity Sequins to give it a little extra pop.  Admittedly, the envelope is my favorite of the two, it is so simple, but so cute.  A tiny bit of color and glossy accents on the seal and done.  The back side of the envelope is fun too, lookie see...Muggle Mail- lol!

Next up is my card using the Winter Botanicals set:

My goal for this card was to make a wreath with the flowers.  I die cut this circle and used the shape to set my flowers.  I created masks using stamped images on post-it notes and proceeded to stamp what I needed. Once I had the shape I added in my extra leaf and berry accents.  I colored this image using my Prismacolor pencils, they are not perfect and even, but the color is soft and fun to blend.  I wanted a little more pop in my red so I came back in with my Zigs and didn't add water.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment and popped it up in the middle.  Then I pulled out paper for the base and distressed the edges with my fingernail.  I added the blue strip after using the poinsettia embossing folder, my thought was that the embossing would emphasize the wreath.  The last bit of excitement includes adding this gold thread, which you can see below.  

OK, hopefully you have enjoyed these peaks.  If you want to snatch up these stamps right now, just head on over to the Trinity Stamps What's New page to snatch them up!  

Meanwhile, here is the hop line up: 

PRIZES: Remember to comment along the way to win one of FIVE prizes.  Each prize pack is a $25+ value!  Winners will be announced on the Trinity Blog here

Thanks for stopping here and have a great day!