Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day and Twofer Challenge

Happy Valentines Day!! I hope you are all enjoying this Hallmark holiday.

I was presented with the nicest Valentine from Charlotte with some candy and my husband brought me home some beautiful flowers. I know that many do not celebrate this day but we always do. Just kind of fun. Charlotte-who is a senior in HS-celebrated it by giving her friends Valentines. The kids at work were running around with pink and red gift bags.

Today I am posting my Valentine's that I created for the Twofer Challenge #2, which is hearts.

I used the Simon Says Stamp "Stacked Hearts" die for the repeated product, with some Doodlebug "So Punny" die cuts for my cards.

I started by using Brusho "Rose Red" on watercolor paper. When it dried, I die cut it using the "Stacked Hearts" die.

I layered the hearts over some Kraft polka dot paper that I had die cut. I then adhered the Kraft over a red A2 card base. Then I popped some of the hearts inside the die cuts.

I then adhered the olives and the sentiment die cuts over the front. I used a bit of glossy accents to the pimento part of the olive and some google eyes.

For my second card, I used the stacked hearts but used white paper.

I actually cut the die cut apart and placed it on my card. I then added back some of the white hearts and also some of the hearts from the red die cut.

I added the die cuts to the card front and added some google eyes.

My last touch was to cover the red hearts in clear sparkle pen and glossy accents.

I am entering these into the Twofer challenge,  AAA cards CAS #108 "All You Need is Love" challenge, and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add a Die Cut.


I thank you for stopping by!!! Have a wonderful night!!

(Some affiliate links are used when possible at no extra cost to you)
Card #1
Paper-PaperTrey Ink “Pure Poppy,” PaperTrey Ink Kraft Basic Patterned paper, Strathmore 9 x 12 Watercolor Paper Pad
Dies-Simon Says Stamp Stacked Hearts,” Gina Marie Designs Double Stitched Rectangle
Other-Rose Red,” Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Glossy Accents,” Doodlebug Design So Punny “Chit Chat” Cardstock Pieces, Doodlebug Design So Punny “Odds and Ends, 3L Scrapbook 3D Adhesive Foam Squares, Ranger Ink Multi-Matte, Scotch Dot Adhesive

Card #2
Paper-PaperTrey Ink “Hawaiian Shores,”Neenah Solar White, Strathmore 9 x 12 Watercolor Paper Pad
Dies-Simon Says Stamp Stacked Hearts,”
Other-Rose Red,” Big Shot Machine, Glossy Accents,” Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Marker, Doodlebug Design So Punny “Chit Chat” Cardstock Pieces, Doodlebug Design So Punny “Odds and Ends, 3L Scrapbook 3D Adhesive Foam Squares, Ranger Ink Multi-Matte, Scotch Dot Adhesive

Monday, February 12, 2018

A Bunch of Challenges and a Monday

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all are having a great start to your week.

I spent all of Saturday in my craft room making Valentines for people. I also packed up two care packages-one for my neighbor and one for my nephew-to send for Valentine's Day BUT they will probably not get them in time. I meant to have them packed by Saturday to bring to the post office but as usual, I am LATE!!! Is anyone else like this?

Today I am posting a couple cards for some challenges.

First up, I created a card for Freshly Made Sketches #323. It is NOT my favorite card I created this weekend but figured I would post it anyway.

I used Doodlebug Designs "So Punny" paper and a My Favorite Things "Love" Die-namic to make the card front.

Here is the sketch:

I layered up the sentiment with black and white to give it a "shadow" to cover a boo boo I made. 

The stupid black paper frayed when I die cut it and I needed something to hide it. 

I am also going to enter this into the "Inspired By" Challenge which is "Got Mail" this week. The paper has tiny pieces of mail all over it!!

The next card is just as simple as this card is and I created it for my father and step mom. I used the negative part of the love sentiment as my jumping off point.

I dug though some of my OLD patterned papers to make the heart. I actually dug them out for a different card but wound up not making it.

The letter die is from Lawn Fawn and I covered it with clear Sparkle Marker and Glossy Accents.

I am entering this card into the AAA Card blog which has a "Love" theme this week.

While I made these cards this weekend I listened to a lot of podcasts. They are my new "thing" to listen to while I craft. I listened to this "Dirty John" podcast about how this con man became enmeshed with the California family. Totally FASCINATING story!!! I linked it to a place where you can get it from but I actually listened to it via iTunes. 

That is all from me today. I hope you all have a FABULOUS day!!

(affiliate links, used when possible at no extra cost to you)
Paper-Doodlebug Design Company "So Punny" 6"x6" paper pad, Core’dinations “White," Bazzill “Black,”Bazzill “Dark Kraft,” PaperTrey Ink “Pure Poppy,”
Dies-MFT "Huge Love" die-namics, Die-namics Stitched Heart Stax, Lawn Fawn "Coles ABC's"

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sunday with CAS-ual Fridays

Happy Sunday!!

Today I am on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog. I created a card for Valentine's Day.

I decided to make a background with two stamp sets and do some doodling. I actually have been DYING to do this for a while with some stamps but have not gotten around to it.

I created a background for this card using CAS-ual Fridays using stamps from "Peace and Comfort" and "Peace, Love and Coffee." I stamped the wonky circle in pink and the heart in red.

Then I outlined the hearts with black and doodled over the top. Then I stamped a smaller heart from "Peace, Love and Coffee" in white areas around the pink.

My sentiment was stamped using "Puffy Heart Love" onto red cardstock and heat embossed in white. I die cut the sentiment into a heart shape.

I adhered the heart to foam and then adhered it to the card for some dimension.

My last step was to adhere some clear sequins into the center of the large heart and then topped them with some Stickles.

I really like how this card came out. I will definitely be trying this technique out again.

If you feel like giving yourself a little Valentine gift, hop on over to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and use my code NORASENTME to get 15% off your total order.

I thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches #322

Happy Sunday!! The day is very gray here today and perfect for hanging out in my craft room!!

I am excited for tonights "This is Us" show after the Super Bowl. Anybody else love this how?

Today I am sharing a card that I created for Freshly Made Sketches #322.

I used Altenew's Fantasy Floral die and the last flower I created last week. I layered it over a frame I created using an MFT die.

The sentiment is from Altenew's "Beautiful Quotes" set.

I added some clear sequins and clear sparkle marker over the flower.

Again, I am entering this for Freshly Made Sketches #322.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a FABULOUS day!1

Paper-PaperTrey Ink "Royal Velvet," Royal Velvet Patterned Paper (retired), Core’dinations “White,Green Room” Cardstock
Ink-Memento "Tuxedo Black,” Ranger “Shaded Lilac” Distress Ink, Ranger “Seedless Preserves“ Distress Ink
Dies-Altenew "Fantasy Floral," Die-namics Inside and Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangles
Tools-Sequins, Ranger Ink Multi-Matte,3L Scrapbook 3D Adhesive Foam Squares, Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Marker

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Try Stampin' On Tuesday: Challenge 355-Sketch and the 30 Day Coloring Challenge with The Daily Marker

Happy Saturday everyone!! I hope everyone is having a fabulous and HEALTHY week!!

Chris was home for three days with some virus. He had a flu test but was not the flu. I never caught it, thank goodness, but laid low anyways. Sometimes that is the best thing!!

I am playing along today with two challenges. I have been coloring for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge at The Daily Marker. I also am joining Try Stampin' On Tuesday: Challenge #355, which is a sketch, but had the optional theme of love.

Here is the card I created:

Here is the sketch:

I used Stamping Bella Snapshots "I Heart You" stamp for both the image and the sentiment.

I colored in the polaroid with Copic markers. I was a bit heavy handed in the blue on the polaroid frame BUT you live and you learn. I also played with a new paper that I bought and would highly recommend for alcohol markers. I bought some Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock and so far like it better then the Neenah that I usually use. (And no, I do not get any money for this opinion. Just have been trying out different papers lately to see what I like best!!)

The background was created with smooshing some Stampin Up! ink onto watercolor paper.

The two die cut hearts are covered with sparkle marker but had a hard time photographing that.

Well that is all from me tonight. I will be back tomorrow with another card. Have a great night!!

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Stamps-Stamping Bella Snapshots "I Heart You"
Paper-Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White CardstockCore’dinations “White,Strathmore 9 x 12 Watercolor Paper Pad, Spampin Up! Coastal Cabana (retired), Purple Scrap
Ink-Memento "Tuxedo Black,” Stampin Up! Coastal Cabana
Die-Katharine Cutaways
Other-Prima Pearls, Copic Markers, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Marker, Sizzix Big Shot Machine, 3L Scrapbook 3D Adhesive Foam Squares,