Sunday, 30 September 2018

Color My Heart Challenge - Color Dare

Hi Friends,
Aren't these the cutest flowers you've ever seen?  I just love them.


This card is entered into the following challenges...

Stamp Supplies:  Rubber Dance (www.rubberdance.com)

Saturday, 29 September 2018

It's National Coffee Day! - FotoBella

Calling all coffee lovers!  Grab a cup, sit back, and relax.  I can just smell the aroma now!  I hope you like my card in tribute to National Coffee Day! Check out the FotoBella Blog.
Visit the FotoBella Blog HERE to learn more.
 
This card is submitted into the following challenges:
A Closer Look:
 
 

FotoBella Supplies: 

Other Supplies:
  • card base (5x7")
  • foam tape
  • liquid adhesive
  • doilie
  • paper rose
 

More Than Words Challenge

Hello,
Today I am sharing my layout for the More Than Words Challenge Blog.  The theme for inspiration was "sunshine & yellow." My little niece is such a miracle and she does bring sunshine and happiness to all she meets.  I guess that is the job of a newborn!

Find out all the rules to participate in the challenge HERE.



Friday, 28 September 2018

More Than Words Challenge

Hello,
Today I am sharing my layout for the More Than Words Challenge Blog.  The theme for inspiration was "sunshine & yellow." Here is my little niece doing her cute little arm stretches!  Her daddy is just so smitten with her.  She is definitely the sunshine in her daddy's eyes.  This layout is also submitted to the Scrap the Girls September Sketch Challenge.

Find out all the rules to participate in the More Than Words Challenge HERE.
Scrap The Girls Challenge
Find out more HERE.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

STAMPtember Challenge

Hi Crafty Friends,
Here is an easel style card with some beautiful botanical stamps to create the meadow.  The top layer of the card neatly tucks in behind the birthday greeting and stands to display perfectly.

This card is submitted for the following challenges...

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

STAMPtember Challenge

Hey There,
I'm not usually a CAS card maker but even without any 3D embellishments, I love how this card turned out.
This card is submitted for the following challenges...

Monday, 24 September 2018

STAMPtember Challenge


This card is submitted for the following challenges...
STAMPtember Challenge (Tim Holtz)
CAS on Friday (black white copper)
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge (monochrome)

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Wish Upon a Star Wall Art - Fotobella

Today I'm sharing my last project for September on the FotoBella Blog.  This month I was featuring the Graphic 45 - Imagine Kit.  My project is a 12x12 wall art full of whimsical charm and overflowing with dreamy qualities.

Presenting a sneak peek of.......When You Wish Upon a Star Wall Art!
To see more please visit FotoBella. HERE
 
FYI: The canvas was an upcycled Halloween wall decoration that contained a string of 6 mini LED lights. So...be on the look in the after-holiday clearance aisle of your local value shop and see what item you can give a makeover.

Supplies:
Graphic 45 Imagine 12x12 Patterns and Solids Pad
Graphic 45 Imagine 12x12 Paper Pack 16 sheets
Graphic 45 Imagine Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Imagine Stickers
Graphic 45 Imagine Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Imagine Vintage Charms Hand Selected by FotoBella
Graphic 45 Imagine Coordinating Fibers and Embellishments Selected by FotoBella
All of these supplies can be found at www.fotobella.com

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Mechanical Bird Card - Blank Page Muse

Welcome to my bright and colorful semi-steampunk card. I love the look of gears and the mechanical bird image by Blank Page Muse but I'm not always a fan of the dark and dreary colors that are typical of steampunk.  "Keep on Moving" seems like a good title for it.
This card is submitted into these challenges...
Art Impressions Challenge (Circle Elements)
Blank Page Muse Stamps:
Birds & Clocks Rubber Stamp Set
Cogs & Gears Steampunk Background Rubber Stamp
Metal Screw profile view Art Rubber Stamp

Supplies:
  • Black ink pad
  • Distress Ink Pads (lime, cranberry, purple)
  • Spray bottle
  • Clear mounting block
  • Silver ink
  • Black marker
  • Brads
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Friday, 21 September 2018

Party Time! - Ladybug Bags

So my niece just celebrated her 1st Birthday, you know what that means...it's time to PARTY & decorate. Four months ago my sister told me she chose a ladybug themed party and I was bestowed the title of Chief Decorator.

Here is the gift bag all the little kiddos went home with containing a book, a toy, & snack.  I folded down the top of the sack and punched 2 holes in the center.  Then I cut a bit of black cardstock and secured them together with white curly ribbon. Therefore, they were safe for little ones. The final finishing touch was simply tying on a thank you tag and curling the ribbons. They looked adorable sitting on the table by the door and were so convenient to hand out when the guests left. Even better they served a dual purpose: a party decoration and a thank you gift for guests.  Success!
My little kids gift bag is submitted in the challenges at...
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge - It's a Wrap
Just Add Ink - "Letter K"

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Adventure Begins Layout - FotoBella Reveal

Here is the big reveal of my first project for the FotoBella Design Team.  I used the Imagine Kit by Graphic 45 because of the beautiful pastel colors of soft rose blush, creamy yellows, and subtle shades of blue.  In the spirit of adventure and discovering the new lands of motherhood, I included many vintage hot air balloons.  To add texture to the layout, I included a worn metal charm, and soft touches of ribbons tied into faux bows.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Crafts Dreamy Guest Designer Sneak Peek

Hello,
Tomorrow will be an exciting day because I am the Guest Designer on the Crafts Dreamy Blog.  I was invited to share a project for their challenge site for their September Challenge. This month we were to be inspired by a lovely mood board. Come back tomorrow for the big reveal.  Here is a sneak peek of my project. You can learn more by visiting the Crafts Dreamy Blog for their September Challenge.
Crafts Dreamy Challenge Blog HERE

Other Supplies: www.FotoBella.com

Graphic 45 Imagine 12x12 Patterns and Solids Pad
Liquid Pearls Dimensional Paints
Prima Flowers
leaf trim

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Dream Layout - FotoBella Design Team

Here is my second project this month featuring the Graphic 45 Imagine Kit.  The vintage designs are whimsical & uplifting and suitable for all sorts of layouts.  Specifically, I love how the charms were perfectly matched to coordinate and once I started using them, I just couldn't stop myself. Here is a look at my supplies!


A Sneak Peek: Dream Layout
If you would like to see more of this layout,
you can see the full tutorial HERE.

Supplies:
Graphic 45 Imagine 12x12 Patterns and Solids Pad
Graphic 45 Imagine 12x12 Paper Pack 16 sheets
Graphic 45 Imagine Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Imagine Stickers
Graphic 45 Imagine Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Imagine Vintage Charms Hand Selected by FotoBella
Graphic 45 Imagine Coordinating Fibers and Embellishments Selected by FotoBella
Graphic 45 Imagine I Want It All Bundle

Other Supplies:
foam tape
liquid adhesive
tulle net
chipboard alphabet
gear embellishments


FotoBella BlogAll of these supplies can be found at www.fotobella.com

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Dandelion Wishes Card - Quick Ideas


My "Quick Idea" is over on the Blank Page Muse Blog today.  I created a simple blended background and stamped in black to create a meadow silhouette.  The metal brad dragonfly embellishment added that little something special to a basic flat card. Here is my card Dandelion Wishes.
My card is submitted to the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations "B
" - Blowing Breezes Blending Backgrounds Brad
That's Crafty September Challenge  -  Forever Autumn
Try It On Tuesday - Slap It On
The Artistic Stamper - Going Round & Round


 

Blank Page Muse Stamps:   Dandelion Wishes & Butterflies

Other Supplies:

Saturday, 8 September 2018

So Let the Adventure Begin Layout - Fotobella Design Team

Hi Friends,
Today is my first post for the FotoBella Design Team.  I chose the Graphic 45 Imagine Kit because of the beautiful pastel colors of soft rose blush, creamy yellows, and glowing shades of blue. Visit the FotoBella Blog and stop by HERE to see the complete layout.
 

So Let the Adventure Begin
This sweet little photo of my sister and niece was just begging to be scrapped but the original colors were less than idea and clashed so I printed it in black & whiteI surrounded them with vintage hot air balloons  To bring texture and interest to the layout, I added a small gems, a simple metal charm, and touches of ribbons tied into faux bows.

 Stop by the FotoBella Blog to learn more about my layout.  HERE

A Closer Look:

Supplies:
Graphic 45 Imagine 12x12 Patterns and Solids Pad
Graphic 45 Imagine 12x12 Paper Pack 16 sheets
Graphic 45 Imagine Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Imagine Stickers
Graphic 45 Imagine Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Imagine Vintage Charms Hand Selected by FotoBella
Graphic 45 Imagine Coordinating Fibers and Embellishments Selected by FotoBella


All of these lovely supplies can be found at www.fotobella.com

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Eye of the Beholder Card

At Blank Page Muse, this month's challenge theme is "Color Layering"  My layers include stamping the definition in permanent black ink.  Then I used embossing ink with clear embossing powder to create the splattered pattern in the background. To learn more, you can find the whole tutorial HERE. I hope you enjoy it!

Monday, 3 September 2018

That's Crafty Challenge

Hello Gals,
First, I embossed the lilac card base with an irregular wave pattern.  Then I stamped a horse, painted its mane with watercolors, and fussy cut.  Finally, I realized that it would be much more fun to ride a unicorn so I transformed the horse into a magical unicorn.  Oh, I had an even better thought... a carousel of unicorns!

Here is my card for the That's Crafty Challenge. The theme is "Animal Magic"  All the rules to participate in the challenge can be found HERE. Also, this card is entered in the...
Try It Tuesday Challenge "Take a Ride". 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "Stamp On It"
The Artistic Stamper September Challenge
"Round & Round"
Crafts Dreamy Challenge inspired from the lavendar mood board below.