Saturday, November 18, 2017

Less is More - Challenge

We had a bit of spotty rain this week.  Good thing it happened on my rest day, so I was able to get in lots of tennis and dog walking!

We have another challenge starting today at Less is More.  The team has generously invited me to host this new challenge...so here is my inspiration.  Head on over to see what the team has created for you.  We are looking forward to seeing what you come up with!




I'm finally getting into the Christmas vibe and getting my cards organized.  This is a quick and easy card...where I simply stamped my image, die cut it and colored it with copic markers.  I added a bit of foam tape for dimension and a few stars to give it a bit of sparkle.




Here's a close up of the image.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Addicted to CAS - Bows


We are expecting a bit of a wet weekend...here's to the first rain of the season!


We have another challenge starting over at Addicted to CAS. Our theme for today is Bows!  Just perfect for the Christmas season.  I have a long way to go to finish up Christmas Cards.  But finally feel like I have the time to get rolling!

Here's my take on the challenge...



This is a simple card.  I die cut the card base with this thin border die.  I then stamped my images and colored them with Copic makers.  I added a bit of Wink of Stella on the bright red bow.  I then stamped my sentiment. I then colored my thin border with the same red I used in the bow.  I thought it needed just a little extra, so I added a few silver stars.

Pretty quick and easy Christmas card!








Here's a close up of the card.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Less is More - Fireworks

A bit of rain to start the weekend.  I guess it is good...we don't want to head into a drought...if only, it would rain when I'm not scheduled to play tennis :)

We have a new challenge starting today at Less is More!  Our theme for this color challenge is Fireworks.  I choose to go with red as it is always bright against a dark sky. Check out what the rest of the team came up with...lots of great ideas!  And you have two weeks to play along...we are extending the challenge and extra week!

Here's my take on the challenge...



This is a super simple card.  I stamped the sentiment and the fireworks.

I added a strip of black glitter paper, though difficult to see the sparkle in this photo.  I stamped some fireworks on the red border at the bottom of the card with a embossing ink to create a tone on tone look.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Less is More - Overstamping

I'm taking the day off tennis...a little too much in the last several weeks.  I need to rest these old bones :)

We have another challenge starting today over at Less is More.  Our theme for this week is Overstamping.  Lots of opportunity here...you can use layer stamps or just stamp over other stamped images.  I don't own any layer stamps so I took another route.  Here's my take on the challenge...






This was a quick and easy card.  I simply stamped my main images with Pigment Ink, then stamped the sentiment in black pigment ink.  Super simple!



Here's a close up of the image.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

ATCAS - Leaves




Well, I'm ready for this latest heatwave to be over...it is fall after all!  We have a new challenge starting over at Addicted to CAS!  Our theme for this challenge is Leaves...since it doesn't seem like fall at the moment, let me create the feeling of fall.  Here's my take on the challenge...






To make this card, I started by sponging some distress ink on some paper.  I then die cut this leaf image.  I have been liking the inlaid die technique so I used it here for both the leaves and the sentiment.  I cut the sentiment from a deep brown card stock.  All in all a pretty simple card!



Here's a close up of the card.  The inlaid die really makes it easy to mail.

Looking forward to seeing your design!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Paper Smooches Spotlight #4





I'm excited to be a guest designer at Paper Smooches...such a fun opportunity.  Here is my fourth and final installment of their newest releases!

Thank you Kim for this opportunity to be a member of your team!






For this card, I did some partial die cutting.  I stamped my image and die cut just the top 3/4 and cut the rest by hand to create the little snow mountain.  I then colored my image with Copic markers added the newest boxed sentiment stamp and the bottom and done.  To add a bit of interest to the card, I added a few snow flakes to the grey background with molding paste.  Pretty simple and easy for mass production!



Here's a close up of the card. You can see I added a bit of foam tape to the white card stock to add a bit of dimension!


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Your Next Stamp - October Feature Day

I'm excited to be a guest designer for Your Next Stamp.  Today we are kicking off our October Feature Day.

Our theme is to create something Magical!

You will have an opportunity to wine a stamp set of your choice. Simply head on over to the YNS blog and leave a comment. The deadline to enter your comment is October 24th at midnight EST and the winner will be announced on October 26th!

This little guy is so sweet...this little frog is just waiting to become a prince!





I stamped him and colored him with my copic markers.  I then masked him and added a bit of distressed ink around him to make him pop.  I then added the speech bubble and heat embossed my sentiment.  I thought it needed a bit more magic...so I added my gold stars.  This is a 4x4 card...he seemed perfect for a smaller card!




Here's a close up of the card.

Don't forget to head on over to YNS and enter a comment to win a stamp set of your choice!