Sep 20, 2016

A Card For Granny

Granny is turning 100 next month, not my granny but doesn't any granny that turns 100 need a bunch of cards? I think so. My friend Holly in Colorado has put together this card drive for her granny that will be 100 in October, they are throwing her a big party to celebrate and she is going to have lots of cards from lots of people she doesn't even know but that makes it even better. 

Happy Birthday Granny! 

To make my card I used the Birthday Blooms set and colored the floral image red because that is granny's favorite color. 

If you would like to send Granny a card you can ask to join this Facebook Group but you have to hurry because it's almost her birthday.

Sep 19, 2016

Dashing Through The Snow

Happy Monday! 
I can't believe that September is over half way over and it's less than 100 days until Christmas, wow where does time go. You know what this means? I have to get cranking on my holiday card making. I love to send and give Christmas cards so I usually end u making over a 100. Some of them will be multiples and I am blessed to have the MISTI tool in order to make multiples quick and easy. I also use it on just about every card I make, I don't know how I stamped without it. 
To make my card I started with a top folding white card base, a piece of white card stock, stitched die from MTF's Blueprints 15, Perfectly Plaid Winter paper from Lawn Fawn, the Hillside Edge dies and the Holiday Hugs stamp set both from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. 

To create the scene, I used a paper from the Winter Perfectly Plaid paper pack from Lawn Fawn and the Stitched die from the Blueprints 15 set from My Favorite Things for the sky and the Hillside Edhe dies for the snow, to give the snow more dimension I added a little soft blue to the edges. For the trees I also used the Hillside Edge dies and cut the trees out using the plaid paper and added it on top to make them stand out more. I stamped the cute little penguin for the set Holiday Hugs on a scrap piece of white card stock and colored him with Copic markers. After cutting him out with the ScanNcut, which cut off his hat strings and the little marks so you can tell he's sledding, the MISTI worked perfectly for adding both of those back in by stamping the image again on the snow, and then adding my colored image on top.

I am also entering this one in the challenge at 
Addicted to Stamps and More of anything goes


Hi there, and thanks for stopping by! 
 I needed a masculine thanks card and this stamp from Concord & 9th was perfect. 
To make my card I started with a Crumb Cake top folding card base, the MISTI tool and a sheet of watercolor paper.  I used the MISTI stamping tool to stamp the Tree Ring in versamark ink, I always used the MISTI when stamping on watercolor paper because of the texture. Next I embossed it in white and used Zig Clean color real brush pens to color the image, after it was dry, I used the MISTI again to stamp the leaves from the Flourish set across the image. I ran the panel through my machine using the stitched die from My favorite Things Blueprints 15, this has become my go to die for panels. 
To finish my card I added the Thanks wood veneer word. 

Entering this one in the following challenges 


Sep 17, 2016

Addicted To CAS #97

It's tome for a new challenge at Addicted To CAS and our sponsor is create A Smile. I am the host this time and I chose the code word stitched.

This can be hand stitching, sewing machine, faux stitching or just using a stitched die cut as I did with my card.
 To make my card I started with a white top folding card base and a white panel cut down with a stitched die. I stamped the floral image from the Birthday Blooms Stampin Up set, colored it with Copic markers and cut it out with the Scan N Cut. I used the Stitched Hearts die from Lil' Inker Designs to cut out the heart shape on the stitched panel and then replaced it with vellum, next I popped u the floral image and added the greeting. To finish the card I used a white gel pen for the stamen in the middle of the flower.

I hope you will play along with my challenge

Sep 16, 2016

Holiday Hugs

Happy Friday!
We are continuing our Christmas release features and today it is the sets Holiday Hugs and Poinsettias & candles. Buy card features the set Holiday Hugs, I love all things snowman so I just had to get this set. This set also has a cute penguin set, so I'll be back on Monday with a card using him.

To make my card I started with a top folding card base and a white panel. I also cut a piece of the Christmas Perfectly Plaid paper from Lawn Fawn, to go at the bottom of the card front. I stamped the image on both the panel and on a scrap piece of cardstock. I colored it in with Copic markers and then used the Scan N Cut to cut out the image. The greeting I used is from the Snowy Hello set because I wanted a greeting that I could curve to match the border. To get the greeting to curve I used the Mini MISTI stamping tool from My Sweet Petunia.
After stamping the greeting I ran the panel through a snowfall embossing folder.  I added my colored image to the embossed panel and cut it down with a stitched border die from Pretty Pink Posh. To finish my card I added some flock to his hat, some glossy accents to the heart and the star on the tree and some Wink of Stella to his wings (which doesn't show in the photo)

Sep 14, 2016

Altenew"s Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop

My card share tonight is for Altenew's Ultimate Blog Challenge. September is full of birthdays for me, so I am using this challenge to get another card made. 
To make my card I started with a Smoky Slate top folding card base and some of the Winter Perfectly Plaid designer paper from Lawn Fawn. I used Peony Bouquet set from Altenew and the Mini MiSTI. The MISTI makes it so easy to line up two or three step stamps. 
I cut a stitched tag with the Anytime Tag dies from Lil' Inker Designs to make the focal point. I the stamped the first layer of the peony using Bo Peep, the second layer with Lake House and the third layer with Ocean Drive, all from Wplus9, for the leaves I used Hero Arts Lime Green and Green Hills.  The greeting is from the Altenew Birthday Greetings set and I used a Copic marker to color in the word happy. To finish the card I added some sequins for sparkle.

I loved the colors in the Inspiration Photo for Ellen Hutsons Pin-Sights challenge, so they were my inspiration for the colors I used.

I am also entering it in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of 

Sep 12, 2016

Watercolor Christmas

I'm back with a late night post so I could get this entered in a couple challenges 
I love this Scripture Tree stamp from the Christmas release at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, it's so easy to make a quick card with.
To make my card I started with a Coastal Cabana top folding card base and a piece of watercolor paper cut to the exact size of the Mini MISTI. I always use the MISTI tool when using watercolor paper because of the texture it's hard to get a crisp impression. I stamped the image with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder twice to get more dimension. After heating it with the heat tool I placed it back in the Mini Misti and watercolored it using Zig clean color real brush pens, and then spritzed it with water and let the colors blend together. After I was satisfied with the results I cut the watercolor panel down using a stitched die from My Favorite Things. To finish the card I added some sequins for sparkle.

I am entering this one in a couple challenges