Tuesday, February 20, 2018

ATSM- #280 Photo

Today is the start of a new challenge over at ATSM blog and it's a photo inspiration. 

I just loved all the butterflies and springy colors. So that is what I chose to use for inspiration on my card this week. I used distress inks to blend the colors on a scrap piece of square card stock, that I adhered onto my cardbase. The butterfly was die cut twice and glued together at the body. I fully adhered the bottom butterfly to my inked panel and curled the top butterfly slightly, so the wings pop up a little.

To finish the card I stamped the sentiment below the panel and added some chunky glitter above and below the butterfly. 

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Distress ink- tattered rose, squeezed lemonade and bundled sage
VersaFine- onyx black
Stampin' up- butterfly thinlet dies and Feather Together (sentiment)

Monday, February 19, 2018

Thrilled for you

I had some time to sit around and play for a bit this morning, I decided to work on a card inspired some MFT challenges. Luckily got them done in time to link them up too! Usually I end up being a little to late to link up by the time I get a card done. I need to work on my timing! ;-)

I used the color combo ( Pinks are not a go to color for me but loved them with the gray and black)

and the sketch from the MFT challenges.

I used an older stamp set to stamp some leaves across the front of my card in black ink. Then colored them in using some copics to coordinate with the colors. I stamped the sentiment and used a banner from a blue prints die set to cut it down. 

I finished the card by popping the sentiment strip on with some foam tape and added some irredescent glitter for some sparkle. 

Thanks for stopping by and havea great day!

irridescent glitter

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

counterfeit kit- je t'aime

Here is my project for the challenge over at CKC Love of Paris. To go along with the theme I was inspired to use my Joy Clair Love Languages stamp.
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 I used je t'aime which is French for I love you and picture of me and my husband at a friends wedding.

A few close ups at the details and embellishments...

Hope you join us at the blog or on facebook and play along with the challenge with your kits for Feb!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Love Grows Here and Refuel My Soul

I have another post today for the Joy Clair blog and I'm sharing two projects.

I made a card using Gnome is where the heart is for my first project.

Linking up to:

For my second card I used Refuel my Soul to create an art journal
Please visit the Joy Clair blog for all of the details!

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Valentines Day!

ETA: Linking to Die cut Diva's - Love is in the air challenge

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Dream Big

Today over at the Joy Clair blog we are having a special post in honor of Mardi Gras. Below is the photo inspiration we used to make our projects.

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For my card I used an older set from Joy Clair called Dream Big and I was inspired by the colors. I also thought the beads and feathers were a nice fit for the theme. 

I stamped the dream catcher, feather and some beads with black ink. I then drew on the strings with a pen before adding the other beads using distress inks. I added some Wink of Stella to the feathers and the dream catcher. 

To finish the card I added some stripped washi to the side of the cardbase and stamped my sentiment. Then adhered the panel to the cardbase.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

MFT- Black Hybrid ink
distress oxide- Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber and Wilted Violet

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

ATSM- #278 holiday

Today I'm sharing three mini cards I  made for my boys for Valentine's Day. I thought the little critters from Joy Clairs new Best Buds set would be perfect for my boys!

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 Aren't these little critters the cutest?! I selected the bunnies, hamsters and turtles to make my three cards. I stamped colored the critters on some card stock with copics.

Stamped my larger sentiments in red ink and the smaller in black, so that they are slightly overlapping.

Than layered all of my pattern paper and image panels on to mini card bases. To finish of the critters I added some black gel pen on the eyes so they stood out a little better.

Head over to the ATSM blog to see other inpiration for the Holiday challenge and play along! Feel free to head over to the Joy Clair store (affiliate link) to see what other stamps they have. They have tons of cute ones and you get a digi cut file with purchase! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies: (affiliation links included at no cost to you)
pattern paper
Momento ink- Lady Bug and Tuxedo Black

Monday, February 5, 2018

I just called to say I love you...

Here is a quick peek at my cards for Joy Clair today. Head over to the blog to check them out and see how I made them!

First card uses Call on the Lord, Love Languages and Stiff alpha

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Thursday, February 1, 2018

You & Me w/ Joy Clair

I'm here with my second post of the day to share my card for the Feb challenge over at Joy Clair blog.  We are drawing our inspiration for the picture below for the month of love, or as always with a Joy Clair challenge you may chose to do Anything Goes.
(If you are here to see the post for Counterfeit Kit click here.)

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I was inspired by the heart cut out of the wood and the love banner. So I started with running some kraft cardstock through my Big Kick with a wood grain back ground die first, then ran it through a second time with a heart die for my cut out. I used one of the strips from Valentine Background builder for a sentiment on the wood grain panel by heat embossing it.

I used some scrap paper from another project for the background of my heart and stamped part of another strip from the same background stamp to peek through the die cut. I glued the scrap piece to the cardbase and used foam adhesive to adhere the woodgrain panel to the card.

Join us this month for the challenge and to continue seeing inspiration with the newest release! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Link up- Die Cut Diva's (Love is in the Air)

Supplies: (Joy Clair links are affiliate links)
Lawn Fawn- Stitched woodgrain back drop
Kraft cardstock
Embossing powder

CKC guest spot FEB

Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Today I'm posting as the February guest designer over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. This months inspiration kit is the Weekend in Paris kit by Noel Mignon.

Inspiration photos...

Weekend In Paris Daily Diary Kit (2 in stock)


Here is a look at my kit. Some of the things that caught my eye where the colors, doilies,lace ribbon,  that hot air balloon paper and the black and white striped bows. I used a black and white striped washi instead of bows, its just laying flat in my photo so you can't see it very well.

Here is a look at my papers for the kit, since you can't see them very well under my embellishments.

I hope you join this month and make your own Weekend in Paris kit. Before to continue on the hop to see the rest of the inspired kits from the team and come back to see me on the 12th to see a layout.

Guest Designer- Monica -- You are here

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!