Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Starry Night Challenge

Playing along with the Monday Challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. This week was the theme "Starry Night," so I chose to make a winter night scene using Sizzix products.

I got the snowman dies and stamps from SSS, and the stitched hills were from Lawn Fawn.

Made the background using a Sizzix "Primitive Star" as a stencil, and Distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet, and Seedless Preserves. Cut some mini stars from the leftover background pieces. Had to finish it off with some white glittery snow!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Make it Monday:Patterned Frames

This week's Make it Monday Challenge at Papertrey Ink is to use patterned paper and dies to make a fancy frame. I chose last year's Mix & Mat die set featuring the snow and evergreen frame along with paper from the Wonderland Make it Market kit.

Added a scene inside with Winter Village and a sentiment from Holiday Button Bits, and the corners are decorated with a bow and greenery from Tinsel & Tags

So fun to make scenes with images from Betsy Veldman's sets!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Cups Sketch

I love the vertical sentiment panel this week at Freshly Made Sketches! This sketch was a fabulous one created by Cecile Ribon.

 I used Lawn Fawn's Thanks a Latte and Milo's Alphabet sets to make a card for my Starbucks-loving daughter Claire, who turns 13 on the 14th!

Stamped, die-cut and paper-pieced the cups with paper from Echo Park.


Added some hearts and Nuvo Drops, then stamped ❤ U A Latte on vellum and heat-embossed with white powder.

Adding this card to the Simon Says Stamp Blog World Card-Making Day Challenge, it's been a fun long weekend of stamping here!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Scarecrow Throwdown

At the Color Throwdown Challenge, this week there are some fresh fun colors,
 navy blue, green, and lime...

I chose to use the colors to make a nontraditional fall card with PTI's Autumn Scarecrow set.

I paper-pieced the scarecrow's outfit, and also the pumpkins with some woodgrain paper 

Added cloud and Tiny Tag die cuts with a sentiment from the set that I masked and stamped separately. A few Nuvo Drops in white and lime, and that's my card for fall, y'all! 😊

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Jellyfish Wishes

It's World Card Making Day! So glad I got to make a birthday card for my great-nephew Owen. He was 12 this week, and we're celebrating my daughter's early 13th birthday with him today.

Owen loves all things nature and ocean, so my Salt Air collection from Papertrey Ink was perfect to use.

I did a little shaker card for him, with the jellyfish in his underwater scene getting the spotlight treatment 😊.

I stamped Text and Texture: Ocean in 2 shades of blue, then cut a circle out of it. Underneath is the jellyfish and scenery from Salt Air:Fauna, Salt Air: Flora, and a plant cut with the Reef Builder die set. Also used the Sand Swatch mini stamp set along the bottom. The sentiment is from Sentiment Staples: Birthday in 2 tones of ink. A clear acrylic sheet over the top with some glitter, sequins, and Wink of Stella pen details underneath the sea!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Fall Butterfly Throwdown

This week's colors at the Color Throwdown were tricky (the green was throwing me!), but had so much fun playing around!

I chose to use PTI's "Butterfly Blooms" and "Leaf Prints" sets to celebrate the change to fall.

The sentiment is from the Waltzingmouse set "Peace and Plenty." I used my Zig markers to watercolor the butterfly, then added Wink of Stella glitter pen and lots of Nuvo drops. Stamped the leaves in the colors of the week, then used Stampin Up's "Linen Background" over the top. Some sparkly sequins for a little glimmer of summer!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Papertrey Ink Stamp-A-Faire Challenge

This summer has just flown by without any time to stamp like I had originally thought!  But had to squeeze in one PTI Stamp-A-Faire Challenge. I chose Dawn's Planting Your Garden challenge to make a card with 8 colors, die cuts, and a stencil.

Got out her Farmer's Market Florals stamp set and dies, a sentiment from Kindness Counts, and the Sunburst Stencil Collection.

I chose shades of the rainbow: red, hot pink, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet, and then  a sentiment in black.

Added some details with Nuvo Drops and a Wink of Stella pen on the
A bright, colorful card that made me think of Dawn herself! 😊