Sunday, May 6, 2018

MY GREATEST ADVENTURE

I want to share with you my spotlight card for May over at Kitty Bee Designs. The cute little panda image is called "Smile for the Camera" and can be found in the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy shop.

Each month, each member of the design team selects the image they'd like to work with. With traveling and photography being two of my favorite things.... I didn't think twice that this was what I wanted for my image!  Here's a list of what I used to make my card.

SU - Not Quite Navy card stock
Recollections - DP
MFT - Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX die-namics
Copics - various colors

This image would also be perfect to use on a vacation scrapbook page, don't you think?

Until next time...

Sunday, April 22, 2018

WREATH BUILDER

I've been working with one of the most sought after things in the stamping world at the moment.... Gina K Designs Wreath Builder! It is sooooo addictive and every color combination I used with it was a success.
Here are 3 of the cards I made using the Wreath Builder. Each card measured a 4.5" x 4.5" square. I will list below the card stock and ink colors I used on the cards. I really had fun making these cards and I'm really happy with how they all turned out.

Gina K Designs - Dusty Rose, Wild Lilac, and Tomato Soup card stock
Gina K Designs - Dusty Rose, Innocent Pink, Jelly Bean Green, Wild Lilac, Lovely Lavender, Turquoise Sea, Tomato Soup, Peach Bellini, and Lemon Drop ink
MFT - Pierced Circle STAX Die-namics
Nuvo Crystal Drops
SU Jewel Rhinestones
Gina K Designs - Sentiment - Doodle Sayings
Stampendous - Sentiment

Until next time...

Sunday, April 15, 2018

TEACUPS

I've never been a big tea drinker, but I LOVE teacups! Maybe that's why this teacup die is one of my favorites. I've made this card before but not using these fun colors.
Which one is your favorite?


The beautiful card stock colors are all by Gina K Designs. They have such beautiful colors and many have matching envelopes you can get to go along with your cards. Here are the products used to make these cards.

Gina K Designs - Bubblegum Pink, Wild Lilac, Turquoise Sea, Black card stock
MFT - DP - Dots & Stripes Neutrals
Poppystamps - Teacup Stack die
MFT - Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame dies
Gina K Designs - Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Sentiment - V.I.P.'s

Until next time...

Friday, April 6, 2018

A HAPPY HELLO

This is a perfect image for making a spring card! The card is being made for a new stamping friend who is also anxiously looking forward to some good weather now that spring is here.
This beautiful image is called Jam Jars by All Dressed Up. Using a white card base, I added DP by MFT from the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Pastels collection. The pretty peach card stock around the image panel is also by MFT and called Peach Bellini. MFT Die-namics used were Horizontal Stitched Strips, Pierced Rectangle STAX and Pierced Circles STAX. Prismacolor pencils were used for coloring the image and Hero Arts makes the little greeting. To finish off my card, I made a bow using a piece of matching 3/8" ribbon.

Until next time...

Monday, March 26, 2018

THANKS

I'm here today to show you my very first ECLIPSE CARD. These are really popular right now and I really wanted to try to make one. There are LOTS of tutorial videos out there on how to make them.
I really like the looks of the eclipse. The most popular are ones made using letters of the alphabet like mine. But I've also seen some really nice cards where the eclipse was done with shapes instead. I plan on trying that out too.
Here's a quick run down of what I used to make my card...

SU - Very Vanilla, Ruby Red, Taken with Teal, Kiwi Kiss card stock
My Minds Eye - DP from the Dolled Up collection
MFT - Big Thanks Die-namic
MFT - Upsy Daisy Die-namic
1/2" Grosgrain ribbon

Until next time...

Monday, March 5, 2018

A TREE FOR ALL SEASONS

Every so often I like to find an older or retired stamp set that hasn't seen ink in quite awhile and ink it up. There are so many great sets that have been retired over the years that I always enjoy using them again. This set is called A Tree for all Seasons by Stampin' UP! I love how the first image is a tree in the spring, then that same tree in summer, fall, and winter.

Here are the other products that were used to make this card.
Spellbinders - Classic Squares dies
MFT -  Blueprints 3 Die-namics
MFT - Stitched Square Scallop Edge Frames
SU Garden Green card stock
MFT - DP - Proper Pinstripes
Various Copic Markers

Until next time...

Monday, February 19, 2018

THANKS

I needed a thank you card and this is what I came up with tonight. Doesn't it look great with its matching envelope?

It didn't take very many supplies, but here is what I used to make my thank you card. Look at all the MFT supplies....can you tell they're one of my favorite companies?

MFT - Orange Fizz card stock
MFT - Jellybean Green card stock
My Minds Eye - DP from the Dolled UP collection
MFT - Many Thanks Die-namics
MFT - Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-namics
Enamel Dots

Until next time...

Friday, February 9, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIN!

Happy birthday today to my son, Vincent. This is the birthday card I made for him using an adorable image called Bass Kit from Kitty Bee Designs. I really like how it turned out and it didn't take many different items to make it.

SU - Musical Score Background Stamp
MFT - All Occasion Sentiments Stamp Set
SU - Real Red & Basic Black card stock
Me & My Big Ideas - Music Embellishment
Copics - Various colors
SU - Dimensionals

I hope you have a great birthday. Enjoy your special day!

Until next time...

Sunday, February 4, 2018

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

I have another Valentine card that I wanted to show you. It was made for my February spotlight over at Kitty Bee Designs using a cute little image called Panda Cupid Couple.

I used lots of bright red glimmer paper made by Stampin' UP! Here are the other products I also used to make my Valentine.

SU - Real Red card stock
Recollections - DP from the Be Mine collection
MFT - Blueprints Tag Builder 3 Die-namics
MFT - Blueprints 3 Die-namics
MFT - Pierced Rectangle STAX Die-namics
Copics
Spica - Twinkling Like the Stars Red marker
Red jewel for the flower center
Making Memories Sticky Squares to lift the image up on the card

Until next time...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

I couldn't wait to work on this card. I had gone to Michael's a couple of days ago and decided to buy some washi tape and try my hand at making a card with it. I normally use patterned design paper so this was really a different approach to getting some background pattern on my card.
I decided to make a Valentine card that I needed as a swap card in one of the card groups I belong to. I thought the washi tape added a nice pattern for my background. It's always fun trying something new when making cards!
Here are the products used to make my Valentine.

MFT - Blueprints #29 Die-namics
SU - Cute Converse stamp set
Spellbinders - Classic Hearts Dies
SU - Silver Glimmer Paper
SU - Pink Passion & Basic Black card stock
Washi Tape - assorted
Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots embossing folder
Silver Cord Ribbon
Miscellaneous circle punches

Until next time...