Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

This has been day three of posting. I am attempting to post MORE this year, which means taking more time to create. This is a win-win for me!!

I created a card for Paper Smooches January "Anything Goes" challenge. Unfortunately everything on my card was not Paper Smooches but the main focal point-the pineapple-is a Paper Smooches die.

I started off this card by die cutting patterned paper scraps in tan and green using Paper Smooches "Pineapple 2" die. I then paper pieced them together. I added some google eyes and a scrap of red for the smile.

I layered an A2 sized card where I had used Ranger Distress Ink to blend in a background and over a kraft die cut that was literally lying on my desk. I die cut the hello sentiment out of yellow card stock and then added some sequins on the card. Easy Peasy!!

Again, I am linking this up to Paper Smooches January "Anything Goes" challenge.

That is all from me today!! I thank you for stopping by!! Have a FABULOUS day!!

Paper-Paper Scraps, My Colors Cardstock-White, Paper Studio Kraft, Bazzill Basics African Daisy, Bazzill Black Tie
Dies-Paper Smooches Pineapple 2, MFT Mini Stitched Scalloped Square, WPlus9 Basic Greetings
Ink-Ranger Distress Ink "Abandoned Coral" and "Squeezed Lemonade"


Monday, January 15, 2018

Sip Sip Hooray!!

Happy Monday everyone!!

I am popping in quick to show you another card that I created this weekend. I used another Inky Antic stamp set-"Wine Time #2"-for my card. Again, I had colored these images in a while ago and am just using them on a card. Does anyone else do this?

I used the "As You See it Challenge #167" as my inspiration for this card. Instead of using the word balloon on the rectangle, I used it above. I thought is was the perfect way to get my sentiment on the card.

I thought that all these whites matched until I started editing my photo. I have so many different white papers that sometimes I mess up!! I still like the card anyway.

I also created an inside to adhere to the card. I have been trying to do this more. I don't adhere it, though, until I use it.

I thank you for taking the time to stop by!! Have a FABULOUS day!!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

A Few Challenges with the Mess on my Desk

Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you are all enjoyed your weekend.

Today I am here with a couple cards I created using the mess on my desk and some scraps.

First I created a card for Freshly Made Sketches #319  using the "Lounging Wine Lady" from Inky Antics. I have to admit, I am kind of obsessed with wine stamps and had to add this one to my collection. The funny thing is that I really DO NOT love wine. I prefer margaritas IF I drink, which is not all that often.

I had previously colored in the wine lady with Copic markers while I was watching TV with my husband. I pulled her out and then layered her over a patterned paper scrap and a piece of MFT Sno Cone card stock that I had cut in half and folded to make a 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" card.

Here is the sketch I used as my inspiration:

When I looked at the sentiments on the stamp set, I decided to use this one because I could use a strip for the last line.

My next card I created a birthday card using the "Spring Chicken" stamp set by Art Impressions. Once again, I had colored in the chickens months ago and did nothing. When I saw the sketch for TGIF Challenge #142, I knew that I had to use this. I am also entering this into Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes.


I decided to flip the sketch so that the white panel would be on the bottom.

I adhered orange patterned paper over the background of the card and used a Lawn Fawn "Stitched Scalloped Border" die to cut the blue, scalloped border.

I then die cut my chicken panel with the Lawn Fawn "Stitched Journaling Card" die and adhered it over the scalloped border to the card front.

My last step was to add the stamped sentiment and then use a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen, as well as some Glossy Accents and glitter glue to spruce some of the little elements up.

Well that is all from me today. I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!


Monday, January 8, 2018

Monday with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Happy Monday!! It has been brutally cold here in the Northeast and we are coming off a four day weekend due to extreme snow. I am looking forward to spring!!

Today I am on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog. I created the card below using some of the new stamps that were released from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps last week.

I stamped a piece of patterned paper using the previously released "Peace, Love & Coffee" using red and brown dye ink.  I then die cut it and adhered it to the top of an 4" by 5 1/2," top folding card base.

I used "Coffee Cup Fri-dies" to die cut a red coffee cut out of red card stock and stamped a sentiment in brown using "Coffee Talk." I adhered it to the front of the card with the handle hanging off.

I adhered a sentiment that I had die cut 3 times and glued together for some dimension over the sentiment. I covered the beans and the die cut sentiment with a clear glitter pen.

The last step was to tie a piece of red twine at the top.

Since I had stamped a full piece of patterned paper, I created a similar version of the first card, switching up the sentiment and the twine.

That is all for today. If you want to shop at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, use my code NORASENTME to get 15% off your total order.

Thank you for stopping by!! Have a FABULOUS day!!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sympathy Sunday and a Twofer with the Mess on my Desk

Hello everyone!! I hope you are all having a fabulous Sunday.

Since I had a four day weekend due to snow, (I work in a school) I worked on some cards.

During Christmas vacation, I had an opportunity to clean up my craft desk a little bit. One thing that I tend to do is color stamped images with Copic markers in front of the television and then never use them. I have decided in 2018 that I am going to try to create at least one card a week with these images.

Today I created TWO cards using Altenew "Beautiful Day" flowers.

For my first card, I stamped the background and added a lace die cut from Neat and Tangled that I had never used before.

I popped the flower over over the front using foam adhesive. I like how this came out but I do not like the color the Stickles I used on the flower center dried.

(Supplies-Stamps: Altenew "Beautiful Day," My Favorite Things "Clearly Sentimental" and "Bold Diagonal Stripes Background" Dies: Altenew "Beautiful Day Dies," Neat and Tangled "Doily Envelope," My Favorite Things "Blueprints 13" Paper: White Cardstock, Stampin Up! "Gable Green," Bazzill "Pollen," MFT Eggplant, Bazzill Vellum Ink: Memento dye ink "Tuxedo Black," Hero Arts "Soft Purple" OtherSizzix Big Shot Machine, Ranger Ink Multi-Matte, 3L Scrapbook 3D Adhesive Foam Squares, Scotch Dot Adhesive)

For my second card, I used Match this Sketch #209 sketch to create my card.

Instead of stamping my background, I used a piece of gray patterned paper.

The sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink. I used My Favorite Things "Clearly Sentimental" and a flower from the "Beautiful Day" stamp set for inside of the card.

(Supplies-Stamps: Altenew "Beautiful Day," My Favorite Things "Clearly Sentimental" Dies: Altenew "Beautiful Day Dies," " My Favorite Things "Blueprints 13" PaperWhite Cardstock, Stampin Up! "Gable Green," MFT Wild Wisteria  Ink: Memento dye ink "Tuxedo Black," Hero Arts "Soft PurpleOtherSizzix Big Shot Machine, Ranger Ink Multi-Matte, 3L Scrapbook 3D Adhesive Foam Squares, Scotch Dot Adhesive, Copic Markers, Nuvo Crystal Drops “White,”)

That is all from me today. I hope you all have a fabulous week!!