Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Using an old Stampin Up image I made this fun card for a special friend. I had fun doing it and it started out with a scrap. That mauve mist piece had the oval cut out of it for a different project and I wanted to use the negative piece to create “something” and this is what happened.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
A big ol’ sponge stamp that I picked up as part of a Good Will package. I love this acorn and this is the first chance I have had to use it. Perfect for this card with die cut leaves from Sweet N Sassy.
I am entering this into Simon’s Wednesday challenge to make your own background. I used inkadinkadoo swirl stamps to make a back ground on the main layer.
Also entering into MFT Sketch Challenge 193. The little banner piece is one of their fish tail dies and the wonky piece is from blueprints 16.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Wow, summer was busy and I neglected my blog. I am up to stamp 294 & 295 now and no where near through them all. Keep pushing, it’s still fun.
I made this for Simon Says Stamptember Monday challenge. It is a Kelly Purkey Simon Exclusive stamp. I hand lettered the Are You Cured and then grabbed a sentiment stamp from MFP since I didn’t have a Simon Get Well sentiment. I love the fun of this Sizzle On Stamp set.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Sometimes I like to find different ways to use very obvious things. Images turned upside down, partial stamped images, stack the sentiments vertical instead of horizontal. This time I used soccer ball dies to make ornaments and I love the effect. The sports dies were a gift from My Favorite Things for ordering sixty dollars all at one time. I wouldn’t have chosen them, as I have no kids in sports, but I have found myself using the parts in different ways. This card is created for the MFT Color Challenge you can find HERE. The colors screamed Halloween but I could not make myself come up with anything creative. I really have no idea how this popped into my head. Oh yes, it was because Simon Says is having an Anything Goes challenge and they are featuring Memory Box dies and I only have this one Frostyville die and some clouds by Memory Box.
I have combined the two challenges and this is what happened. SQUEAL! I love it. The little tag is also and MFT die from blueprints 4.
I added Wink of Stella to the centers of the ornaments to jazz them up a bit and added a sentiment from Mark’s Finest Papers. Talk about combining companies. Well that keeps the creative juices flowing, right?
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
A very elegant way to dress up your stamps is called Stamp ETching. You can see the tutorial on it HERE. I have been wanting to play a bit more in the Splitcoast Stampers challenges and this one was chosen by a Team of four of us working together. Using neutrals we chose to use this technique for a CAS (Clean and Simple) format.
I love the way it turned out but I doubt it will be a technique I would use often. You must have an open line stamp to do this technique.
Monday, August 25, 2014
For MFT Sketch Challeng #190 I had fun making this though I have never made any sort of western themed card before. Well, maybe once. The process was fun and I love their images. Every thing but the plaid paper is MFT. I love that company.
With all the fairs around in our small rural towns I thought this was the perfect card for this time of year. The little tag with the HB (happy birthday) seemed a bit like "branding" and western shirts come in plaids lots of time. yeah, i get like that.
Monday, August 18, 2014
This card was made for the SCS Technique Challenge on SCS. Using a stencil you stamp your image over the stencil and then lightly sponge color over the stencil to leave the stencil shape in white. It was okay. I likely wouldn’t do it again. I thought it was a lot of work for the result. I like the result just wouldn’t put that much time into it again. I made the main image a Gina K Designs image in SU Handsome Hunter. The banner sentiment is a Simon Says Exclusive Stamp and I am entering this into their Wednesday Challenge Summer. At this time of the year all our flowers are at their peak. I thought an bold image would be a good summer card. I used a piece of Coredinations in a summery green to keep it more in the summer palette and not so fallish, not yet, please! Thanks again Michelle for the die cut I used for the main panel. The buttons are MFT dies.
Playing in Simon’s Wednesday challenge and also SCS CAS Monday challenge. Simon’s challenge is Summer and SCS CAS is Stencil. So this was a simple card to make and the perfect Washi tape on hand. Loved that it tied all the colors together. I dotted around bun bun to make him look as if he is quilted onto the card.