Monday, April 28, 2014

Was a pretty hectic week at work last week and I did not get the opportunity to craft much. But finally found a few free minutes and here is the end result.
Another Fun Challenge Card using Gingham. Purple, one of my many favorite colors.

Going Gingham Challenge!!



Have a wonderful week everyone!!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014



I will be entering this card in the "Spring Color Challenge" this week.
Since I will be missing time with my Family for Easter this year, I dedicate this card to them. 
I Miss and Love you All...Deb, Sue, Will, Bill, Chaz, Roger, Ashley and Poppo!!!
(dont have to much fun on the veranda without me...HA)


5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Card Base is Basic Blue from Colorbox
I used Classic White CardStock for my background and I ran it through my Cuttle Bug using a "Swiss Dots" embossing folder and then used my Distress Inks in "Broken Glass" to color the background to match the blue feel of the card theme.
I stamped and cut the Flowers and Vinery from my Sizzix Flower stamp and die set in Pink, Violet, Purple, Bronze, Copper and Olive Green and then mounted them on my background with Pop Dots to give some dimension.
I used some 5/8" Dark Blue Ribbon behind the sentiment for some added richness.
I stamped the sentiment on 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" white cardstock in Bahama Blue Ink from Memento Inks.
 Adding three glittery Brads on the side gave it just a little bling!!
On the inside of the card I adhered  a 5 1/4" x 4" white card stock and added a Peach and Orange Flower from the Same Stamp an Die set I used on the front of the card.

I hope you enjoy this card and may you all have a Very Blessed Easter!



Saturday, April 12, 2014

Another great challenge to make your own designer background.
Using distress inks and a masking technique made this one a lot of fun to make.

Sizzix Flower Stamp and Die set.
Ranger Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.
Colorbox Bright White Card Stock.
Core'dinations Premium Card Stock
Bakers Twine and pink, blue and green.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy this card.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

I was so inspired at the thought of making your own designer paper that I made another card with a different style from a YouTube video I had watched a while back, I can't recall who the author was and I think it was called Triple Layer stamping. Once again I used my distress inks to blend colors in shades of pink, blue and green on white card stock to give it a softer look and I used a deeper teal color to stamp the sentiment although in this picture it looks a bit green. I matted each layer on a sky blue card stock to tie in the color of the stamp I used for the flower.


I like this style quite a bit so I might have to make a few more in other colors for my Siblings Birthdays that are coming up soon!
I hope you enjoy this card and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Well, today was a great day to play with my Adirondak Alcohol Inks for the Mod Squad Challenge "Lets DIY".  I even used some quilling for this card. I thought this would make a perfect Graduation Card!
Love it when I can combine multiple techniques and achieve something so unique!!!


Adirondak Alcohol Inks in Eggplant & Lettuce on glossy paper for my Designer Paper Background.
(amazing what a little ink and blowing through a straw can create)
Fiskars Decorative Edge punch for the Sentiment Framing and lower border and I used the same Colorbox Light Purple Cardstock.
5 1/2" X 4 1/4 " base  in Light Purple from Colorbox Spring Pastels Collection
Offray 5/8" White Ribbon to tie in the lower border.
Fiskars Clear Stamp Set " All Year Greetings" for the sentiment.
Quilled Flower made from Paplin Paper in Deep Purple, Raspberry, Bright Yellow and Willow.
And finally some Pop Dots for behind the sentiment to give it some added dimension.

I had a great time making this card and I hope you enjoy it as well..
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