Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Glad to be joining the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!
As an avid coffee drinker (hot or cold) I was excited to play along!
Grab a cup of java, join the fun, link up and be eligible for some great prizes!

 Made two coffee themed cards.
Both feature "Be a Barista" stamp set by Reverse Confetti.
I added Glossy Accents to the liquid on both.

On this one, I used the plain liquid stamp (top left on stamp set)
at the bottom of the cup for a shadow.  I masked the cup. 
Those are my homemade enamel dots made from melted perle beads.

Thanks for hopping along. 
Have a great day continuing your journey through the awesome cards.

PS14: Halloween card

Back with  the new Poppy Sketches Challenge #14.
We are featuring Halloween stamps by Starving Artists, but you can use
whatever you want. 
I played a bit with the sketch and ended up making three cards.
As you can tell, I was a but partial towards the cute mummy!

Here are the stamps featured by the Design Team:

I did generational stamping with the tree stamp on the last card.

Thanks for stopping by!
can't wait to see what YOU create using the sketch!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

SSS: Anything Goes

Sharing a card I made from my new Stampendous stamp.
On THIS card I only the butterfly.  On this one, I am featuring the whole stamp.
I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge.

I embossed the whole image with Ranger Black Sparkle Powder
and then colored with Copics and Spectrum Noir markers.

MME, Stampendous and Simon Says Stamp (die & sentiment)

Check out the HUGE Coffee Lover's Blog Hop coming
on September 29 at the
Link up any coffee themed creation for a chance to win one of thirteen prizes! 
Thanks for visiting,

Monday, September 15, 2014

Poppy Sketch #13

It is time for a new sketch challenge at Poppy Sketches.
This challenge is sponsored by Stampendous.

I used this butterfly stamp

Butterfly Pattern Rubber Stamp

Fall Tendril Rubber Stamp

I stamped the tendril with Memento London Fog. 
I embossed the butterfly image 3 times with Ranger black Sparkle embossing powder.
I cut each one out and colored with Copics to fit the color palette as best I could.
My "pink" Copics are the RVs and a bit more purple-y.
The yellow one is raised with foam. 

The sparkle embossing powder looks AMAZING with this stamp.  
I made another card featuring the whole stamp I will post soon. 
Can't wait to see what you create with the challenge!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

JB: Christmas "tweet"

My cyber friend Amy created a sketch for the 
Jingle Belle challenge and I wanted to play along.  

I flipped Amy's sketch to put the sentiment up and the main image low, but then the card took its own direction.  The little birdie was getting lost on the black paper so I used the stitched journaling die to give it a place and just kept going.... 

Lawn Fawn "Chit Chat" stamps and dies, "Stitched Journaling" die, papers
Hero Arts: sentiment
Stampendous: Frontage stuff (first time using it)

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, September 7, 2014

CTS91: Baby Cards w/ Echo Park

Needed to make a bunch of baby cards for church. 
I saw the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge and used it to jump start the process.

 The patterned papers and cardstock stickers are all by Echo Park.
Some cards have Stickles, Glossy Accents, gems and/or homemade enamel dots.  
and LOTS and LOTS of dimensional foam!!

 Here are some others I made while I had the papers out:

Thanks for visiting,

Monday, September 1, 2014

Poppy Sketch #12: gift bag

Back again with the latest challenge from Poppy Sketches.  

This challenge was sponsored by  iralamijashop which features handmade digital images. 

As I looked at the sketch my eye was drawn toward the top of the sketch and
I visualized a fold.  So, I decided to decorate a plain bag.  Got it all girlie 
to use as a gift bag down the road.
I used the sponsor's digital image and created a tag. 
 The rectangular shape is represented in the back die cut.
The line is shown in washi tape.

The lighter flowers were embossed in white and then I painted them with a barn door distress ink/water/perfect pearl mixture.  
The top flower was colored with Copics for more pop.

Dies: Lawn Fawn's "Tag, You're It", "Scallop Circles"and "Stitched Journaling Card"
Stamps: Hero Arts
Misc: wood veneer, pearls, sequins, rhinestones 

Can't wait to see how you were inspired by the sketch!