Monday, June 29, 2020

In Full Bloom

Hello everyone!!

I am just popping in with a couple of cards I created this weekend for some challenges.

My first card is for this weeks CASE this Sketch Challenge #378. While this card did not come out as I had planned, I am still entering this into the challenge anyway.

Here is the sketch that inspired my card:

The flower is the Peeking Daisy die and sentiment is Tiny Words, both from Simon Says Stamp.

The paper is from Lawn Fawn (gingham) and Prima (yellow flowers). I colored the flower in with Copic Markers.

I added some glossy accents to the middle of the flower and some gold sequins around the sentiment to finish the card off. Lately, I am in bling mode!!

My second card was inspired by The Fusion Card Challenge. I was inspired by both the image (the blue colors and flowers) and the sketch. However, I did flip the sketch to make it a portrait card.

I decided to pull out some of my pattern paper 6" by 6" paper pads to embellish my cards. I combined Dress My Crafts Hydrangea Lawns paper (background) with some Pinkfresh Studio Joyful Day stripes.

I then added flower pot with flowers that I die cut using Lawn Fawn's Little Flowers dies. I have had these flower dies FOR YEARS but have never used. They have been sitting on my desk to play with and this card was the perfect card to use them on.

The sentiment is from Altenew's Paint a Flower: Rose stamp set. I heat embossed it in white.

I do not usually make my backgrounds this bold but I LOVE this paper!! Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers, even if I cannot get them to flower in my yard no matter how many times I watch videos on how to care for them.

I am also going to submit this card to Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.
Well, that is all from me today. I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches, Color Throwdown and Cards for Challenges

Hello everyone. Just popping in with some cards for some challenges.

My first card was inspired by the Color Throwdown #599.

It is kind of an unconventional birthday card in that I had to add a heart on the beer bottle to get the pink color in!! Here is the color badge that inspired this card:

I used Waffle Flower Crafts Home Brew Combo set for the beer and the bottle, The Greetery's Pinwheel Party Stencils and Dies, Honey Bee Stamps Confetti Background Stencil, and a sentiment from Simon Says Stamps Birthday Palooza.

If any of these products looks familiar, they were extras that were on my desk from my card making activities from last weekend!!!

Don't you love when you have extras to use for a card? I am liking how this came out and it took no time because I had it all on my desk!!

My second card I was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #441-FMS441-and Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes.


Again, I used stuff from my stash that was already stamped.

I doctored up the stamping on both the birds and the leaves with some Copic markers.

The birds and sentiment are Papertrey Ink's Brushed Birds stamps and dies.

The leaf is Altnew's Leaf Canopy stamp and die set.

This is actually my favorite card that I created this weekend!! I just love these bird stamps!!!

In other news....
Not been a great weekend here in our household. My poor dog is really sick and I am thinking we are going to have to put him down either tomorrow or Tuesday. His heart is not doing well and the additional meds we got from the vet this past Thursday are not working. I have spent most of the day taking all my time snuggling with him.

That is all from me today. I will be back tomorrow with two more cards I created for some challenges. I thank you for taking the time to stop by.

Have a great night.

Monday, June 22, 2020

A Couple of Cards using New Supplies

Hi everyone!! I hope you are all having a great Monday morning.

I am planning on cleaning out a wardrobe in my bedroom today so that I can get rid of it. I am trying to clean out at least one closet/room a day while I am off for the summer. My craft room is LAST on the list though!!

I need to clean out the computer room upstairs first because my husband said I could move my craft room to this room because it bigger! I am so excited because I get to PAINT it too! Unfortunately, that is the catch all room and it holds more stuff than I even want to think about. I tried to clean out a corner yesterday and had to stop as it overwhelmed me.

Today I have a couple of cards for some challenges. I love challenges to jump start my creativity!! I also always try to comment on the DT's of these challenge blogs when I join because I think it is the right thing to do. I know people don't have a ton of time but I figure if I have the time to post a card, I need to leave some love for them. What do you think?

My first card I was inspired by this week's Freshly Made Sketches #440.

Here is the FMS440 Sketch that inspired this card:

I used my new Pinwheel Party Stencil and Die from The Greetery to create the fun colored pinwheels on my card. I used Distress Ink that would match the pattern paper I chose to use.

The die cut alphabet is Pink Fresh Studio's Adore Alphabet the label die is Papertrey Ink.

This is not my favorite card but I don't hate it. I really struggled with the sketch, though I am not sure why. I was determined to do it, though!!

For my second card, I made a birthday card. I should have looked at some color challenges BUT I wanted to keep the card CAS so I chose to use basically red and white.

I had so much fun using the Birthday Palooza Stamp and Die set from Simon Says Stamp to create the candle border and the sentiment. I bought this set after the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 after seeing some really stunning cards using this set.

The streamers are The Greetery's Twisted Crepe Dies. These are SO FUN and I can so see me using these on a TON of different cards.

I am going to enter this into Seize the Birthday Challenge-Anything GoesWWD276-Anything Goes with a Twist and the NBUS Challenge, as this is the first time I have used these products.

That is all from me today. I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. I am always happy when people see what I create. 

Have a FABULOUS day!!

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Happy Father's Day!!

Happy Father's Day everyone!! 

It is officially summer here in CT and the hot weather is upon us. The humidity is low, something that I am thankful for. It will be a low key day here as Charlotte is at work and Chris doesn't really like to make a big deal out of things like birthdays or Father's Day. (Unlike me who wants to be treated like a QUEEN!)

Just popping in with a "live" post today as I had some time yesterday to whip up some quick cards for some challenges.

My first card is a birthday card for the Paper Craft Crew Challenges. It is late, which is a bummer. I thought I had time but decided to watch a movie with Chris last night instead of posting. Oh well.

This was inspired the Paper Craft Crew Sketch #381, the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC276 Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist and Seize the Birthday Challenge-Anything Goes.


I decided to use my new Home Brew Combo stamp and die set by Waffle Flower Crafts to create my card. I was originally making this for my nephew but remembered as I was finished that I he does not drink beer!!! However, I have a ton of people I can send my card to.

I colored in the beer glasses with Copic Markers and did some ink blending with Distress Inks on the beer bottle (Mowed Lawn) and the icon (Mustard Seed and Wild Honey).

I also flicked some Walnut Stain in the background but the icon covered up most of it.

I die cut the stars from silver mirrored cardstock using the Fun-Fetti Fri-dies from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

I am not great at making masculine cards so I am so happy how this turned out!!!

For my second card, I used the Waffle Flower Home Brew Combo stamp and die set, as well as the Be a Panda die set to make my husband a father's day card. My husband LOVES pandas so I had to use it. My daughter gave this to him for Father's Day and wrote the SWEETEST note inside!!

Yes, my panda is holding a beer!! My husband LOVES craft beer and likes to try all different kinds so this was perfect for him!!

The speech bubble is a retired die from Simon Says Stamp.

The background was a scrap from My Mind's Eye that is probably about ten years old!!!

I even decorated the inside a bit. Can you tell that I just LOVE this set? I rarely buy from Waffle Flower but when I do, I LOVE what I create!!

That is all from me today. I thank you for taking the time to stop by. I hope everyone has a FABULOUS day!!!

Try to stay cool!!

A CAS-ual Friday Post

Happy Sunday everyone!! Today I am over on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog with TWO cards I created with one panel. Below is a sneak peek of one of the cards!!

To see how I created this, hop on over to my post to see a step by step!!

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

Monday, June 15, 2020

Make a Wish

Hello everyone!! Just popping in with a card I created for some challenges. I actually created most of it last night but die cut the panel today and added it to a card front.

My inspiration for this card was this weeks CASE this Sketch #376 and the Inspired by Challenge photo. I was inspired by the colors in the photo. The orange blanket, the little tufts of color-it just made me happy!!

I used an old stamp from Papertrey Ink, Cupcake Collections, for my image and sentiment. 

I originally was trying to make this a one layer card to enter into AAA Card Challenge BUT when I took the tape off the stencil I used, it ripped the side a tiny bit and I had to alter my design. Hate when that happens!!

I did go overboard on the Stickles frosting but that is fine. I like the sparkle.

 Well that will be it from me today. I thank you for taking the time to stop by! Have a