Saturday, April 18, 2015

Clearly Besotted flowers

Thoday's card is a sympathy card which is one we hate to make but always need one. I'm very into yellow these days and so that was my color of choice for this card with the Clearly Besotted stamp set and matching dies. I die cut the shape first and then stamped the image onto it. The green ink is by Close to My Heart and the yellow is by Stampin Up. 

The scalloped square die cut behind the image is a heat embossed Hero Arts stamp that I did a resist technique on it with Ranger's gold distress stain. Then to make it more yellow I applied Dandy yellow and Gold Nugget powdered chalk to the die cut. Powdered chalk is by Stamp N Plus The two square die cuts are by Spellbinders. Both patterned paper pieces are by Studio G and the ribbon by Offray. The sentiment came with the same stamp set as the flowers and I heat embossed it with Versa Mark ink and Ranger's platinum embossing powder. 





Thanks for looking.

http://citycrafter.blogspot.ca/ Inspired by the yellow flowers and the green leaves

Friday, April 17, 2015

Dreamweaver Stencils Shell Wreath

Today has been an awesome day that I thank the Lord for. I am feeling so much better after finally falling asleep at around 6 AM. I woke up with less pain and that is wonderful!

Enough about me onto my card using a beautiful Dreamweaver Stencil called Shell Wreath. I dry embossed the stencil onto white cardstock and inked it with distress inks. Then the rest is of the card is made of paper and sentiment sticker by Quick Quotes and ribbon by Offray.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sassy Studio Designs Alice

Hey everyone! I guess that sentiment when one door closes another one opens is true. This is my first post as a design team member at Sassy Studios Designs. I'm on the Thursday challenge team this month. Our challenge is favorite colors and my favorite color these days is anything with yellow. 

I printed Alice out onto Cryogen cardstock and colored her with Copic markers. Then I die cut her out with a Spellbinders die and inked the inside of the die cut with distress ink. 


The yellow patterned paper is by Echo Park and the blue is unknown. The sentiment is a SRM Sticker and the ribbon is by Stampin Up.



Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Owl Card Trio

Here are the three owl cards that I made using the same image and some of the same products. You can see how I made Hoot Hooray and You're a Hoot and the center card is at the bottom.






Here is the list of supplies used on the middle card: 
On the final card I went a little different by trying to pull out the black in her eyes and legs and the orange in her beak. The scalloped circle die cut is by Spellbinders, patterned paper by Recollections and the black is a pro-type I was privileged enough to play with. The black patterned paper is by Die Cuts With a View. The wood grain patterned paper is by Bella Blvd, ribbon by Michael's, flower die cuts by Studio G and sentiment stamp and die by Stampin Up. It's not my favorite but it is what it is and someone might like it.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Manly Monday and a Giveaway

Welcome back to Manly Monday. Today I have 10 awesome masculine cards for you to check out and I have some incentive for you to leave comments on these blog posts. One spectacular, random comment will receive a prize package from yours truly. Click on the blog title above the clip of their card to be directly right to the masculine card.

So here are the rules.

1. You must follow my blog by either Blogger or on Blog-Lovin'
2. You must say nice things about the person's card
3. Your comment must include that you are from Manly Monday 
Have fun and good luck.












My manly card today uses a Stampin Up stamp set. I made the stamped image at a SU party and then took it home to sit for a year. I think the center circle was punched out with a circle punch but the scallop circle I'm not sure if it was a punch or a die. Sorry. The flags at the bottom were fussy cut and then layered on top of each other. The brown cardstock is by Stampin Up but the blues are by Coredinations. The striped patterned paper is by Deja Views. The ribbon is by Stampin Up. 


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Saturday, April 11, 2015

You're a Hoot

So today's card is similar to my last post using this owl but I wanted to show you how I changed things up and yet how some things are similar. The owl is cut to a slim rectangle shape to fit inside the pink wood grain die cut by Sizzix and then into the scalloped circle die cut by Spellbinders. Then the sentiment is cut out using the Cricut cartridge Straight from the Nest and inside the "o's" I adhered a flower die cut from a set by Studio G. The sentiment cardstock, white cardstock and star patterned paper are all by Recollections and the wood grain patterned paper is by Bella Blvd.




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Friday, April 10, 2015

Celebrate - Hoot Hooray

Today's card has absolutely no stamping in it. Craziness. I know. The owl image is from the web and I cut him to a small rectangle to fit inside this pink die cut {Sizzix} and then into the white circle die cut {Spellbinders}. The sentiment was cut out with the Cricut cartridge Straight from the Nest. The sentiment is actually two Hoots but I left one out due to available space. Then I cut the shadow of the sentiment in white. The cardstock for the sentiment has shimmer to it and is by Recollections, which is same as the white cardstock and the star patterned paper. The celebrate banner is a die cut by Studio G and the pink wood grain patterned paper is by Bella Blvd.




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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Sweet Stamp Shop Grand Reopening


Sweet Stamp Shop is having a Grand Reopening Celebration and I am a guest designer for the event.
I used the


stamp set for my card. I stamped the saying with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with sparkly blue embossing powder by Stamp N Stuff. Then I die cut it out with an X Cut/Do Crafts die and inked the inside with Ranger's distress ink. I also die cut the next largest die to mat behind it. 

The background is a stencil by Dreamweaver Stencils. I ran it through my die cut machine {Cuttlebug} to emboss the pattern onto my white cardstock. I then taped the paper and stencil to my work surface and brought in color with my ink blending tool and distress ink. I matted the background onto the blue cardstock and then onto my card base by Recollections with an 1/8 of an inch gap at the top and bottom. 




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Dreamweaver Stencils Showers

Ever use the expression, "When it rains, it pours"? This does not have to be a bad thing, does it? For the month of April, the Dream Team are featuring "Showers of Showers" as our theme. As usual, we'd love for you to play along. Just link your creation on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice...bonus chances for incorporating Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous in your design. Here's what I'm showering you with this week...
I used the Petals background stencil because they look more like rain drops to me. I dry embossed the pattern and then inked it with Ranger's distress ink and an ink blending tool. The blue die cut is by Dreamweaver Stencils called the Nesting Dies out of Coredinations cardstock. I die cut the umbrella by Marianne Designs and the word baby by Clearly Besotted out of white cardstock {Recollections} and inked them with green distress ink. To finish up my card the ribbon is by May Arts and the rhinestones by Queen and Co.






For a shower of inspiration, please visit the blogs of the "B" team:


An InLinkz Link-up


Challenges:
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/ Anything goes
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://memascrafts.blogspot.com/ AG w twist dies/punches
http://livelaughstamp.blogspot.com/ At least two different colors
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ AG
http://scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.blogspot.com/ AG
http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.com/ AG
http://unstampabelleschallenges.blogspot.com/ Oh Baby
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ April showers
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/ April showers
http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com/ Use a die cut
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/ AG twist AG {Umbrella}
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/ Dies
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com/ AG with twist Dies/punches
http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/ AG
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ AG
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/ AG

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Beautiful Butterfly Card

Today my card uses a butterfly stamp by Deep Red Stamps and is for the challenge at 


The challenge is Anything goes

 I heat embossed it with white embossing powder and colored it in with distress inks and a water pen. The blue cardstock by Recollections is cut into a frame with some Studio Calico patterned paper behind it. The sentiment is a Pebbles sticker and the rhinestones are by Want 2 Scrap.


find the butterfly at:



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Monday, April 6, 2015

Manly Monday Red Truck

Welcome back to Manly Monday. I'm running a little behind due to uninvited guests that came over and wouldn't leave. Lol. I have a great handful of manly cards for you to check out. Click on the blog's name and you will be directed to the card. 









My Manly card today uses a truck stamp by Great Impressions stamps.


I stamped it onto white Recollections cardstock with Hero Arts black ink and colored it in with Stampin Up colored pencils. Then I die cut the image with a Spellbinders circle die and embossed it. While the die cut was still in the die I inked the inside with red distress ink. 

I embossed the grey cardstock with a Sizzix embossing folder but I masked off the circle where the image is to add interest. I inked the embossed area with Colorbox cat eye inks. The sentiment is by Stampendous with Hero Arts black ink. 


Thanks for looking.