Saturday, October 3, 2015

World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day!! I don't have any plans for get togethers, or anything today, but I did make a card. How could I not?!!

I ordered some flesh tone Spectrum Noir markers, along with this image from La La Land Crafts, and they came in yesterday, so I had to have a play! This image is called Snowflake Garland Marci. It's my very first La La Land purchase. They have lots of really cute images, so I'm sure I'll be adding to my collection :) Jo Ann Fabrics had an online sale last week, 30% off your total plus free shipping. So what a bargain I got on the markers and stamp!!

Anyway, I used Spectrum Noir, Pro Markers, and Stampin Up Blendabilities to color her in. Even though they are different brands, they all work together perfectly. I'm still in 'training' with coloring hair. May have to watch a few videos to see how others do it.

After coloring, I die cut her out with the SU Oval Framelits, and punched out the sentiment. I stamped the card base with snowflakes from a Bo Bunny set. All set for mailing this Christmas!

Well, I hope you all have a fun Card Making Day! Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Panda Balloons

These pandas are just the cutest!! This is my favorite stamp set, Pandamonium from Mama Elephant! I've been a panda lover since I was very young, and since I stamp, this set was just perfect for me! I've made quite a few cards with this set, but never turned them into balloons :)

I used the same panda stamp on the balloons. I just stamped the top part, punched them out, sponged with ink, then used the feet from the SU! owl builder punch for the tied end.

I put the main panda on some grass colored with Pro Markers, and gave him a little shadow with a darker green. The 'sun' and sentiment come from the Mama Elephant filigree set.

I was inspired by the Mama Elephant Stamp With ME October challenge, which they set as Birthday.

Thanks so much for visiting me!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Donna Downey Stamps by Unity

I love the stamps by Donna Downey from Unity Stamp Company! She has some beautiful kits.

The kit I used here is called Imagine It. It has lovely flourishes, sentiments, and the beautiful tree. I was inspired by the Unity Stamp Co. challenge using these colors:

I have not entered their challenge for about 1 1/2 years while I was a demo. But since my time is up doing that, I am more than happy to join in again. The sentiment comes from the Itty Bitty set Hello My Friend, and is layered with various punch shapes.

Thanks so much for visiting, and let me know you were here by leaving a comment ;)

Supplies Used:
Unity Stamp Co. Imagine It, Hello My Friend stamp sets
Stampin Up ink colors in Lucky Limeade, Raspberry Ripple, Tip Top Taupe, Not Quite Navy
Stampin Up card stock in Very Vanilla and Real Red, Old Olive, Raspberry Ripple
Stampin Up Linen Thread, decorative label, 1 1/2" circle, label bracket punches

Monday, September 28, 2015

Wedding Card

We went to a wedding this Saturday, and this is the card I made for the Bride and Groom.

I punched a bunch of branches from the bird builder punch to create the vine. The punched butterflies are vellum, as well as the sentiment banner which comes from the Occasional Brackets set from My Sentiments Exactly. A piece of vellum was also used as the backing, and I covered the glue dots with larger pearls. A pretty very vanilla satin bow finished it off.

I fancied up the inside as well as the envelope, but didn't take photos of that. Here is a pic of the three of us all ready to go to the wedding. We never get dressed up together, so I had to take a picture :)

Thank you for visiting today!!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Dye Ink Watercolor

I'm sharing the same Joy Clair image that I used on yesterday's card, but with a completely different look.

This image is from the Hugs and Smiles stamp set, and includes the fun font sentiment. There are lots of words in this set to mix and match.

This time I stamped it onto watercolor paper, and used dye inks to color the flowers, and a very light background. Once it was dry, I thought it needed something else, so I added some Elizabeth Crafts micro fine glitter to some of the flowers.

Quick post today, as I've got to get ready for a long day at work. There's a street fair going on here, so we'll be off tonight for some fun.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Punctuation Day!

Apparently, today is National Punctuation Day! Who knew?!! lol Today's ways to use it challenge at Splitcoast Stampers is to use any type of punctuation on your project.

I chose to use my older Sizzix Boxed Brush alphabet sizzlits for a simple Hi! I love the giant exclamation point, and thought it was fitting for the challenge.

The flower image is from my other new Joy Clair stamp set called Hugs and Smiles. I stamped it twice, then heat embossed it in gold. A very simple design, with a touch of whimsy from the font of the letters.

That's all for me today, thanks for visiting!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

You're Amazing

Following along with a sketch today at Splitcoast Stampers.

I broke out my Spellbinders nested birds die that hasn't been used in forever!! The wing comes from the bird builder punch, and fits it pretty good. The clouds are also punched using the build a tree.

I wanted a subtle background, so I used the Flowering Flourishes stamp set, and inked it with Hero Arts white dye ink. This ink takes some getting used to for me!! As it dries, the color becomes more visible. But at first it seems like it won't show up. Of course on darker card stock it would show up a lot more. But it works perfect for that soft look.

The sentiment comes from a Simon Says Stamp set called Flower Friends, I love it's font.

Well, my spirits are back up. Can't be sad for too long, luckily I have a strong will. And even though my laptop isn't working, I'm using my old desktop computer now. It's not quite as fast, but grateful it still works!! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit! Have a creative day!!