Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #65

Today I am sharing my card for the Inky Paws Challenge hosted by Newton's Nook Designs. I created this card with the purple ribbon for my Grandma who has Alzheimer's. Purple is the color that so that is why Newton's ribbon is purple. I used the falling hearts stencil and brushed the hearts in pink and green. I die cut the hearts collage from tan paper. This challenge was to use pink, green, and brown. I used some sequins in the challenge colors to finish off the card.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Don't go Bacon my Heart...

These fun little puns that are so popular this year for Valentine's day are perfect to make someone's day special. This digi stamp from Craftin Desert Divas is extremely cute and fun!

I started by doing some distress oxide inking for the background, then die cut it using the Fancy Frames set. I cut and colored the digi and added some Dew Drops nuvo and sparkle dust to the egg center and heart for added dimension shine. I popped them up off the card with some foam tape and finished off with some Pumpkin Spice sequins. 


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

3, 2, 1.... Birthday Blast!

Today we are blasting off for a birthday party! I used the Space Cadets digital stamp set and the FUN new die stitched Numbers coming out on 2/9 at Craftin Desert Divas! I had a lot of fun creating this background. I used distress oxide inks and for the "shadows" I used the distress crayons! Now I have had the crayons since they very first came out but I haven't used them much. I really like how they worked on this background.

For the stiched numbers I started with black cardstock and wasn't happy with that, so I pulled out my nuvo mousse and started playing. I really like how they turned out and the picture doesn't do them justice. 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Mouse Work!

Yes, I said Mouse Work...LOL It's the newest digital stamp set coming to Craftin Desert Divas on Friday. I used the new digi set with the new sorted shapes 2 stencil and stitched alphabet dies to make this sweet card. Man, I wish I looked and felt this good while I was cleaning house!!

Be sure to join us at the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery page and under the events tab for the new release event for all the sneak peeks and TONS of inspiration!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Mini Valentine's

Who's ready for that special love day that's coming up? I can tell you that I am not really, but the day is almost here. I decided that I had all the supplies on hand so why not whip up some fun mini valentine's. I had seen some ideas around the groups I am in and that was my inspiration. I used my cricut explore to cut the polaroid frames at 2.5". I cut the card bases at 3"x6" to make square 3"x3" cards. I inked the edges of the frames then used some foam tape to pop the frames up off the card and used the cut out insides to stencil the fun hearts on. The stencil is from Newton's Nook Designs and I used 3 new distress oxide colors and 3 old dioxide colors ( Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Bundled Sage, and Mermaid Lagoon). I glued those back inside the frames. I decided that the edges of the card needed some inking so I did that AFTER the frames were attached, I would NOT suggest that. I would ink first them assemble, lesson learned. I stamped, colored, and used my Cameo 3 to cut out the fun images from Newton's Nook Designs Love Bites stamp set. I added them to the cards and finished them off with some tags. Pretty fun and easy!! And yes, I should have taken pics while doing this but I didn't. I really need to get better at that!

Monday, January 29, 2018

You had me at Meow

Today I am playing with some fun playing with a new love of mine, Newton's Nook Designs. I made this sweet card using the new stamp set from them, Newton's Sweetheart. It is full of fun cats that are in love with sweet sentiments! This one is made for the Inky Paws Challenge #64. It is a fun bi-weekly challenged hosted by the team members of Newton's Nook.

This is my version of it:


Sunday, January 28, 2018

Raccoon Friends

I am in love with these new raccoons from My Favorite Things. This set is called Ravin Raccoons and has several fun critters in it as well as sentiments. I colored this cute one with zig markers and a Wink of Stella glitter pen. I used the new Pretty in Pink sparkle blend from White Rose Crafts LLC. This mix is by Amber of Doodle Paper Playground and it is so fun and cute! I die cut the Friend from a My Favorite Things die. The hello is from Mama Elephant. I used wilted violet distress oxide ink and die cut the card using the Fancy Frame die set from Craftin Desert Divas. I used foam adhesive to make a shaker where I added the Pretty in Pink sequins and finished the card off with dots of Simply White Nuvo Drops.  This is also for The Daily Marker 30 day Color Challenge day #13. #thedailymarker30day

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Bookmark..... yes, not a card!

Hello everyone! I am SUPER excited to share with you something that is NOT a card and also features an awesome new sequin mix that can be found at White Rose Crafts. This new mix is by Amber of Doodles Paper Playground and is called Cotton Candy. I love how fun this mix is and how it is perfect for my new Mini Happy Planner. Now I can find the day of the week I am on easily and have some pretties to look at as well! As for the stamps used on this the one in green is from Close to My Heart. The sentiment and moose are from the Believe in Yourself stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I heat embossed the sentiment in gold on vellum. I made the bookmark itself by using my fuse tool. There are so many videos on youtube on how to do this that I am sure if you search you will find one that will be right for you!

Quacky Birthday

Wow, I don't know about you but for me January is just flying by! I am sharing another fun birthday card using Birthday Surprise digital stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas. I love all the fun birthday critters in this set, and especially the Duck used here. A tip for making stamped animals come to life it to add some Ebony Nuvo Drops to the eyes. That makes for a more 3 dimensional look to your animals!  For the background I used Distress Oxide inks and the Party Time Stencil which I then die cut out with the Fancy Frame Die Set. I added a banner cut using the Party Time Border Dies. These dies make it very easy to jazz up a regular birthday card. The birds with the birthday banner are actually from the Clear Stamp set Sweetest Birthday also from the new January release at Craftin Desert Divas. I hope you enjoy this card and find some inspiration in it to help you create!


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Foxy Birthday!

Hi everyone, stopping in for another birthday card that features the new Birthday Surprise digital stamp set. This time I chose the cupcake fox and colored him with my zig markers. I used the new Party Border dies for the balloons. I cut the balloon order twice, once from white cardstock that I inked with distress oxides for a sky/cloud look. Then I cut it from patterned paper, cut the balloons off and glued them to the white inked cardstock. I used the Happy die set to cut happy out of white cardstock for the shadow and the same patterned paper for the "happy".  I then die cut a tab from the Fancy Frame die set and stamped the birthday sentiment on it. I inked the card base and added an embossed piece of cardstock for the mat. Then I used some foam tape to pop the balloons and put on the finishing touches with some sequins. I hope you enjoy this fun little birthday card!