Tuesday, August 22, 2017

LIFE IS BETTER IN FLIP FLOPS

I just love wearing flip flops and just couldn't resist this sentiment! My card was made for a stamping friend, Lorraine. I wanted it to be a bright, cheerful, fun card.

The following products were used to make my card...

Impression Obsession - Hello Summer stamp set
Gina K Design - Sweet Corn card stock
SU - So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Luck Limeade, Ballet Blue, card stock
DCWV - The Glitter Stack DP
MFT - Stitched Square Scallop Edge Frames die-namics
Taylored Expressions - Flip Flops die
Spellbinders - Classic Circles & Classic Scallops dies
MFT - Chevron Stripes die-namics
Enamel Dots

This is what the inside of the card looks like. I always design the inside of my cards too. It makes the card sturdier and gives them a more finished look.  :)


Until next time...

Friday, August 18, 2017

CELEBRATE YOUR SPECIAL DAY

Hello everyone!  This is my card that was made for the challenge over at Kitty Bee Designs and made as a birthday card for my daughter-in-law, Kattaleeya.
The digital image is called Strawberry Hat Kid, by Lemon Shortbread, who hosted the challenge. Here are the other items used to make my 5"x5" card.

MFT - In & Out Stitched Rounded Square STAX
MFT - Gerbera Daisy Die-namics
SU - Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Ruby Red, Cool Caribbean card stock
Colorbok - Light Bright Connection DP
SU - Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp set
Technique Tuesday - Find Beauty stamp set
SU - dimensionals
Prismacolor Pencils
Gamsol
Various Copics
Wink of Stella Clear

I hope Kat liked her birthday card.

Until next time...

Sunday, August 6, 2017

BASKET OF LOVE

This is the first card I've made as a new design team member for Kitty Bee Designs.  The adorable little image by Kitty Bee Designs is called Basket of Love and you can get it here.
This image reminds me of harvesting all of the veggies from the garden. 


The other products used to make this card were...

MFT - Pierced Circle STAX Die-namics
MFT - Blueprints 3 Die-namics
Impression Obsession - Hello Die
Gina K Designs - Honey Mustard Card stock
Gina K Designs - Grass Green Card stock
DP - Crate Paper and My Minds Eye (Reunion collection)
Copics - various used for coloring
Wink of Stella for a beautiful shimmer on the bunny's hat
White enamel dot - made using Nuvo Crystal Drops (white gloss)

Until next time...

Thursday, July 27, 2017

THINKING OF YOU

Over at Cardcamp we have a Happy Mail swap each month. This month I am sending my card out to Jennie.

It was a rainy day here today, so instead of tending to the gardens, I stayed inside and made my card. I hope Jennie likes it!  Here are the supplies I used.

MFT - Stitched Scallop Basic Edges
MFT - Large Desert  Bouquet Stamp Set
MFT - Fall Florals Stamp Set
Technique Tuesday - Find Beauty Stamp Set
MFT - DP - Proper Pinstripes & Pastels
Gina K - Jelly Bean Green, Honey Mustard, Wild Dandelion, Peach Bellini, Innocent Pink, Sweet Mango inks
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Embellishments

Until next time...

Monday, July 17, 2017

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

This week at Cardcamp it was my turn to pick the challenge using the letter "C". It happened to be perfect for me as I also needed to mail a card to my swap partner in another card group of a snowman, for a "Frosty the Snowman" swap. So for my letter "C" I picked "Christmas in July". It was great being able to use this card for both the challenge and swap!


I loved this snowman and think he's perfect for my Frosty card. Here are the products I used to make it...

Stampin' UP! - Snow Much Fun stamp set
MFT - Zig Zag Stitched Oval STAX Die-namics
Spellbinders - Holiday word dies
Stampin' UP! - Garden Green card stock
Hot Off the Press (Christmas Brights) DP
K&Company (Visions of Christmas) DP
Stampin' UP! - Creamy Caramel ink
Copics - Various markers
Sponge dauber used to soften the bright white center oval card stock

Until next time...

Sunday, July 9, 2017

HELLO THERE

In one of my card groups, Cardcamp, we have a swap each month called "Happy Mail". The group owner assigns us another member who we need to make and send a card to by the middle of the month. This month I need to make a card for Nancy. This is the card I made for her. I really am pleased with how this bright and cheerful card came out...I hope Nancy will like it too!
I really think this image by Fun Stampers Journey called Rain Tweet, is just adorable. I made this little chick some fancy boots and an umbrella using DP from the Lucky Prints collection made by MFT. Here's a list of the rest of the supplies used to make my card.

Various Copic markers for coloring
SU - Daffodil Delight card stock
MFT - Sour Apple card stock
MFT - Plaid Patterns DP
MFT - Upsy Daisy Die-namic
MFT - Blueprints 14
MFT - Blueprints 29
MFT - Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX
MFT - Polar Bear Pals stamp set (the greeting)

Until next time...

Monday, June 26, 2017

KITTY BEE DESIGNS

I have been asked to be on the design team for Kitty Bee Designs! I have accepted my new challenge and will start designing for them beginning in the month of August.
I've never been on a design team before and look forward to being part of the team and designing cards for them using their cute images.

Until next time..... 

Friday, June 23, 2017

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

I bought this die several months ago and had never done anything with it. This month over at CardCamp we were paired up and supposed to make an " anything goes" swap card. I decided to finally use my teacups die.
Using a white base, I added some SU Certainly Celery, Basic Black, and white card stock layers on top. Here are the other products that I used to complete my teacup card.
MFT - DP Dots & Stripes Neutrals Collection
MFT -  Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame Die-namics
Poppy Stamps - Teacup Stack Die
VIP's - Sentiment Stamp
2 White enamel dots
There you have it..... a finished teacups card!  I am sending it to my stamping friend, Paula.  I really like how it turned out, I hope she likes it too.

Until next time...

Sunday, June 18, 2017

HAPPY FATHERS DAY!

Here's the fathers day card I made for Steven this year. He loves to golf and I thought this image of Gordon Golfer by Art Impressions was perfect for his card.
Here are the other things that were used to make his card...
SU- Wild Wasabi card stock
SU- Night of Navy card stock
SU- Yo Yo Yellow card stock
Designer paper was in my stash bin. Unknown who the manufacturer is
MFT- Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX Die-namics
MFT-Fishtail Flag Frames Die-namics
Copics- various colors
Foam Squares to raise the image up on the card

I also used 3 yellow dots on the card that were made using Nuvo Crystal drops. I used the Dandelion Yellow gloss and I love how they came out. I really like using enamel dots on my cards so being able to make them using Nuvo drops is a great find.  Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there...

Until next time...

Sunday, June 4, 2017

We sometimes forget some of the retired stamp sets we have. They get moved to the back of the closet and the new stuff is what we play with. This card was made with a great stamp set called In Full Bloom by Stampin' UP! that has been retired for a few years now. An oldie but goodie!
Here are the other products that I used to make my card...
MFT - Elf Green Dye Ink
SU - Regal Rose Ink
SU - Crushed Curry Ink
MFT - Watercolor Wash DP
SU - Rose Red Card stock
SU - Garden Green Card stock
Hero Arts Sentiments Stamp Set
Wink of Stella - for the large flower
Blender

Until next time...