Friday, July 21, 2017

Happiness Grows Card

I came home from the Scrapbook Expo (in Duluth, Georgia) with the twelve new colors of Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink pads.  Woo hoo!  I used Twisted Citron and Pickled Raspberry along with the older colors of Broken China and Spiced Marmalade to create the background on the stamped tree (plus strip under circle).  I colored the tiny hearts on the tree with alcohol makers.  I also put "dot dabs" of glitter Mod Podge on the tree using a large headed stylus.  This happy rainbow tree is going to be linking up at the following challenges:

Winnie & Walter's Rerun Challenge (use Kindness with Evelyn T. Designs set)

Fab Friday (see sketch below)

Colour Crazy Challenge (Anything Goes)

Daring Cardmarkers (String Theory -- use string, twine, etc.)

Cute Card Thursday (Summer Colors)

Tic Tac Toe Challenge (I chose row of embossing folder, distress ink and diecut)


Stamps -- Winnie & Walter (WW061)

Inks -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black) and Distress Oxides (Twisted Citron, Pickled Raspberry, Broken China and Spiced Marmalade)

Cardstock -- Recollections

Diecuts -- Sizzix (661560)

Hemp Cord -- Hemptique

Sequins -- MultiCraft Imports, Inc.

Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises

Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Floral Celebrate Card

I love floral layering stamps.  Today's card is done with a pretty set from Hampton Art.  I used my stamp positioner to get the floral images lined up (what did we do before this marvelous invention?).  I tried to get this posted when I finished it but was running behind.  Had a girl's night out planned with my youngest daughter to see a movie.  So here I am posting nearly at midnight....picture me with toothpicks keeping my eyes open.  (Wink.)  These pretty posies want to play in the following challenges:

Color Throwdown (Green, Yellow, Red and Aqua)

Paper Play Sketches(see sketch below)

Mod Squad Challenges (Layered Florals)

Creative Knockouts (Sew It Up--sewing real or faux)

Seize The Day Birthday (Splatter)

Tic Tac Toe Challenges (see board below--I chose row diecut, floral, yellow)


Stamps -- Hampton Art (SC0746 Flowers and SC0752 Sentiments)

Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black, Jalapeno, Sea Glass, Banana and Strawberry)

Cardstock -- Recollections

Diecut -- Gina Marie Designs

Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.

Sequins -- MultiCraft Imports (Green) and Pretty Pink Post (Lemon Drops & Aquamarine)

Thread -- DMC (Black)

Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Thinking Of You Card

I'm playing with one of the new sets I got at the Scrapbook Expo this weekend.  I was happy to find it at a very good sale price.  Yay!  Shopping Our Stash has a challenge of "You Light Up My Light" and of course I HAD to join in with this set!  (Wink.)  This light bulb is shining to hook up at the following challenges:

Shopping Our Stash ("You Light Up My Life")

Freshly Made Sketches (see sketch below)

Use Your Stuff (Colour Splash -- Black and White Plus One Color)

Double D Challenges (Pop of Color -- Black and White with One Color)

Cupcake Inspirations (Photo Inspiration)

Crafty Creations (Anything Goes)

Addicted To Stamps and More (Anything Goes)


Stamps (With Dies) -- Jillibean Soup (jb1327)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black) and Ranger (Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron, Pickled Raspberry and Salty Ocean)

Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises

Marker -- Staedtler Triplus Color

Sequins -- MultiCraft Imports, Inc.

Baker's Twine -- The Twinery

Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Let's Go To The Fair Card

I got to attend the Scrapbook Expo in Duluth, Georgia a few days ago.  I went with friends and we had the best time!  We took classes and shopped, shopped, shopped!  I couldn't wait to get in my craft room and play with new inks, stamps and more crafty goodies bought at the Expo.  I came home fired up to get inky and creative!  Marker Pop has a challenge with the theme of "Let's Go To The Fair."  This one had me baffled until I remembered a stamp set by Glitz Design which has a Farris Wheel.  How perfect is that!  I'm linking this card up to the following challenges:

Marker Pop (Let's Go To The Fair)

Tuesday Morning Sketches (see sketch below)

Tuesday Throwdown (Tic Tac Toe -- I did row of flower, sparkle, glitter or bling and wet or dry embossing

Come and Get It Challenge (Two or More Patterned Papers)

Just Us Girls (Color -- Use Pink, Dark Pink and Blue)


Stamp -- Glitz Design

Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black) and Distress Oxide (Broken China)

Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises

Embossing Folder -- Sizzix

Patterned Papers -- American Crafts, My Favorite Things and Pebbles

Cardstock -- Recollections

Self-Adhesive Jewels -- KI Memories

Flower -- Prima Marketing, Inc.

Brad -- My Mind's Eye

Typewriter -- We R Memory Keepers

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sketch Saturday #472 Baby Card

I love a good sketch for creating a card which is why I fell in love with the Sketch Saturday challenge blog. I was happy to be asked to join their design team recently and this is my "first" card as part of the design team. We were asked to use a digital image from this week's sponsor Oddball Art Company.  I chose a cute image of a cloud with hearts hanging from it which just screamed "baby" to me.  Hope you like my first card for Sketch Saturday!


Digital Stamp -- Oddball Art Company (Kawaii Cloud & Hearts)

Coloring Medium for Digital Stamp -- Colored Pencils by Staedtler

Stickers -- Diecuts With A View (clear sentiment) and My Little Shoebox (alphabet)

Embossing Folder -- Sizzix

Twine -- Jillibean Soup

Cardstock -- Recollections

Pop Dots -- All Night Media

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Kindness Card

In between packing to go to the Scrapbook Expo in Duluth, Georgia I found a few minutes to "play" in my craft studio.  I had a new stamp set which wanted to get inky.  (Wink.)  Since I didn't have very long to craft I decided to do a CAS (clean and simple) card.  This card is actually prettier in person since my photograph does not show the "sparkle" in the tree very well.  I took a small artist brush and applied glitter Mod Podge to the colored circles (and along top and bottom edges of card).  It gives it just a touch of sparkle and looks so pretty.  As luck would have it there are some CAS challenges this week so I'm sharing "kindness" at the following challenges:

Winnie & Walter's Rerun Challenge (Use their Kindness by Evelin T Designs set)

Shopping Our Stash (CAS)

Less Is More (CAS which is one layered and on a colored cardstock base.)

AAA Clean and Simple Challenges (One layered and on colored cardstock base.)


Stamps -- Winnie & Walter (Kindness by Evelin T Designs)

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)

Markers -- Staedtler

Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises

Cardstock --Stampin'Up!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Spread Happiness Card

I have a fun quick and easy card for you today featuring stamps by Hampton Art with matching dies.  It is part of their Mama Elephant release.  My cute little creature wants to spread happiness at the following challenges:
Always Fun (Anything Goes)
Stamps Ink Paper Challenge (Tic Tac Toe -- I did row of diecut, embossing and black)
Artistic Inspirations (Anything Goes with Twist of Using Summer Colors)
Color Inspiration Monday (Anything Goes With Hand Colored Image)
Stamps and Matching Dies -- Hampton Art (SC0766 Mama Elephant)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.
Cardstock -- Recollections
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Square Stitched Die -- Gina Marie Designs
Butterfly Punch -- Martha Stewart Crafts
Sequins -- MultiCraft Imports, Inc.
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery