Saturday, January 31, 2015

Love: Jan CCC

Just a very quick post for my card the I did for the Jan CCC....

I used the the sketch and theme this time around for my card. I also challenged myself to use patterned paper since I have tons! :-) 

Have a great weekend! 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Love you a Latte

Hello again with a very short post to share a card I made for the Lawnscaping Challenge.

I stamped multiple images from the Love you a Latte Lawn Fawn set and heat embossed them. I then colored the background with Worn Lipstick Festive Berries and Peacock Feathers. I used a Tim Holtz Stencil  and Fired Brick to make the coffee rings on the backgound. Stamped and colored the panel with copics. Then attached it to some vellum to add a faint border, so I wouldn't hide much of the background. Added a few sequins and called it done. 

Thanks again for stopping by! I better go get my errands done! ;-)

With all my heart

Good Morning!!! I'm about to run out the door to get some errands done while the boys are at school, but I wanted to get some cards posted to challenges before I left. Just in case! This first card is getting linked to SSS Wed challenge and Lawnscaping.

I did end covering a lot of the background, but wanted to make sure there was plenty white space around the heart.

I heat embossed the background with chevron and used distress inks to color it. I then used the same distress inks to color the heart from a Heidi Swapp stencil and used the stamp that came with it for the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Lawn Fawn- Chevron backdrops
Heidi Swapp- Heart stencil and sentiment
Distress Inks- Worn lipstick, Festive Berries and Fired Brick
Sequins- mix of Lawn Fawn and Darice

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Second and possibly the last post today. I love how this card turned out. Looks so clean and simple. 

Using a stencil I colored in the heart with distress inks. I'm pretty proud how well the blending turned out. For the XOXO border die (which just came in the mail yesterday!) I cut it out 3 times and layered them together. I love that you can see the dimension in the picture and how the letters look like craft foam on the card. (Or at least I think so).

I will add this card to:
I think it qualifies... or at least hope it does!
Thanks for stopping by! As always have a great day!!!

Heidi Swapp- Heart stencil
Distress Inks- Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries and Fired Brick
Simon Says Stamp- XOXO Border Die

Happy Birthday

Today while I was skyping with a friend in NC I made a few cards... instead of just sitting one the computer chatting! Which is was usually happens (at least for me). She tends to get cards made everytime! 
I made this card with a specific person in mind, since his birthday is right around the corner. Using a die that I picked up early last year, but have never actually used. I feel so bad when I do that, but usually get around to using it. ;-)

I got a new phone so I'm trying it's camera, it's already looking a little better than my old one. I generally get to lazy or in a hurry to get my real camera out for card photos. Anywho...

I taped off the top and bottom of the card so that I could color my "sky" with distress inks. Then I ran the die through my cuttlebug 3 times and glued the layers together for some dimension on the card. I love this look! I also did the same technique on another card that will be sharing in another post.

I will be adding this card to 2 challenges: 

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day!!!

Distress Inks- Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon
My Favorite Things- Black Licorice hybrid ink and Solid Skyline die
Stamps- Close To My Heart and TPC Studio 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Warm Winter Wishes

Hello again everyone! 
Today's card is getting added to the Lawnscaping challenge:
Love the cool colors and snowy scenes... and I love snowflakes.

I was happy to make a card with snowflakes and the color blue! Two of my favorite things. ;-) Here is what I came up with...

Thanks for stopping by.

Close to my Heart- Sentiment and the larger snowflakes
Lawn Fawn- Smaller snowflakes
Distress Ink- Tumbled Ink
Recollections- cardstock, silver embossing powder, gems
Martha Stewart- vellum

Friday, January 9, 2015

Love always wins

 Hello everyone and Happy New Year. I've been a little side tracked lately and not making many cards and posting them to any challenges. Hopefully I can get back on track now that things are calming down and the boys are back to school! (Well when it's not -10 outside)  On to my first card of the new year and I'm starting off with Valentine's, it'll be here before I know it. 

Today's card is going to added to the challenge over at the Muse challenge blog, as well as the Simon Says Stamp Monday blog and Wednesday blog .

The muse:

My card:

I was happy to use my new Stitched circles dies from Simon Says Stamp and since I haven't cut them apart yet I used them as they came. :-)  Hope everyone is have a wonderful start to the new year and staying warm!

Thanks for stopping by!


Simon Says Stamp- Stitched circle dies
Lawn Fawn- Wish you were here (arrow stamp and die, heart dies)
Recollections- Cardstock, heart bling
Technique Tuesday- sentiment