Thursday, August 11, 2016

Mojo Monday #460 on Thursday

Howdy All!
I have for you today a birthday card that I created for my nephew, who is turning 3. I used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.

Here is my card:

And here is the sketch:

Here is my supply list:

STAMPS:  No Bones About It
PAPER:  Cucumber Crush, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Cherry On Top dsp stack (retired)
INK:  Tip Top Taupe, Cucumber Crush, 
THE REST:  Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay markers, Banner Triple Punch, Linen Thread

This was a fun sketch to play with. I am trying to use up some of my favorite retired dsp, slowly, but surely! 
Welp, that's all for now. Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by! See you again soon.


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #243

Howdy All!
Received my Stampin' Up! pre-order in the mail and I wanted to use something from it right away! I started with the Cookie-Cutter Halloween stamp set! So cute! I also used the sketch from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge #243.

Here are my cards (I made two):

And here is the HSS243 sketch:

This little scarecrow is just so darling!

And he is so fun to color!

Here is my Supply List:

STAMPS: Cookie-Cutter Halloween, For All Things (retired)
PAPER:  Crumb Cake, Hello Honey (retired), Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Happy Haunting dsp (retired)
INKS & MARKERS:  2014-2016 in color markers (retired), Pear Pizzazz marker, Tuxedo Black Memento
THE REST:  Cookie-Cutter Builder Punch, Layering Circles Thinlits, Chevron Embossing Folder (retired), Burlap Ribbon (retired)

Well, that's all for now! Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by. See you again real soon!


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Mojo Monday #459 on Wednesday

Howdy All!
I have for you today a card I made for my niece's birthday. I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch for my layout.

Here is my card:

And here is the Mojo Monday Sketch:

My Supply List:

STAMPS:  Baby Bear, Cottage Greetings, Best Birds
PAPER:  Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Cherry On Top dsp (retired)
INK: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay
THE REST:  Banner Triple Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Birds & Blooms Thinlits dies

I had to do a little bit of fussy cutting, but it was worth it.

That's it for now. Short and sweet. Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by. See you again soon.


Saturday, July 30, 2016

A Week With Best Birds and Birds & Blooms Post 8

Howdy All!
Today will be my last post for my 'A Week With Best Birds and Birds & Blooms' series. For this last post I have a set of cute tags and a little box to keep them in.

I used the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape and grabbed my color inspiration from that. I created this little box to hold them with the Gift Bag Punch Board, starting with a 10"x5" piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock.

This would make a cute Hostess gift or to keep for yourself.

Here is my Supply List:

Stamps: Best Birds
Ink and Paper Colors: Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Cucumber Crush, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake
The Rest: Birds & Blooms Thinlits dies, Affectionately Yours Washi Tape, Gift Bag Punch Board, Linen Thread, Whisper White and Night of Navy Solid Baker's Twine, Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder 5/8" Mini Striped Ribbon, 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Layering Circle Framelits, Scalloped Tag Topper

Well, That's it for today, and that's it for my Week of Best Birds and Birds & Blooms dies Bundle. I had lots of fun concentrating on just one stamp set and I really like my projects. This was a very versatile bundle to work with.

Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by and I will see you again soon.


Friday, July 29, 2016

A week With Best Birds and Birds & Blooms Post 7

Howdy All!
I am still playing around with the Stampin' Up! Best Birds stamp set and Birds & Blooms die bundle. I am having so much fun watercoloring the adorable birds, branch and flowers. For this first card I stamped all of my images with the Basic Black Archival ink onto Shimmery White cardstock. I water colored the images using an aqua painter. I could not get a good photo, but the shimmer shines through the color and is so pretty! If you click on the 2nd photo and zoom in, you can kind of see the shimmer.

Anywho, it's a pretty basic layout, which is my go to style. I really like a clean, crisp card! Oh, and I just love that gold metallic thread. It is so delicate and pretty! Such a great accent! My colors are Blishing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Pool Party and Crushed curry.

My second card also has a simple, clean and crisp layout. Instead of coloring this little guy in, I decide to sponge a background for him. I just cut out a circle from the Layering Circle Framelits and placed it where I wanted it and then sponged around it in Soft Sky ink. It is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink. My colors used are Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi and Very Vanilla. I used the Woodgrain Embossing folder to add some extra texture and of course some Linen Thread. Another great masculine card.

Well, that's all for now. I have one more project to show you in my next post. Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by and I hope to see you again soon.


Thursday, July 28, 2016

A Week With Best Birds and Birds & Blooms Post 6

Howdy All!
Wow! I can't believe I am on my 6th post featuring this awesome bundle. After looking at all the cards I have made so far, I decided I needed to see if I could create a kids card. I really wanted to see how versatile this bundle could be.  I have used this card idea for many years and I thought the birds and branch were perfect for coloring. You can buy crayons super cheap right now and make up several cards that are ready to go. This could even go to someone who is an adult and just enjoys coloring, right? I decided not to stamp a sentiment on the front and will instead add it to the inside when I know to whom it is going and for what occasion.

I thought I would have a second attempt at a kids card by using some primary colors. I found this fun layout at Pals Paper Arts, sketch #310.

I stamped the background using the cute little flower stamp and layered all of those circles using the Layering Circle Framelits.

One thing that I like about using these colors is that the card works well for boys or girls!

Here are my supply list:
Card 1:
Stamps: Best Birds
Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Tuxedo Black Momento
The Rest: Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine, 1/8" circle Punch, 3 different colored Crayons

Card 2:
Stamps: Best Birds
Paper and Ink Colors: Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Whisper White
The Rest: Layering Circle Framelits, Birds & Blooms Thinlits

Whew, that's all that I have for you for now! Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by and I hope to see you again soon!


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A Week With Best Birds and Birds & Blooms Post 5

Howdy All!
I am going to keep it moving with my week long challenge. While the Stampin' Up! annual catalog proves to be an incredible source for ideas and inspiration, I often find myself looking for something new and different. This is when I will turn to one or more of the many paper crafting challenge blogs. I have a list of about 2 dozen such blogs that I will visit on a weekly basis. I even have entered cards for consideration as a 'winner.' The ones I like to participate in most are the Sketch Challenges and the Color Challenges. But you can find challenges that include inspiration photos, specific themes or the inclusion of a certain tool or embellishment. Just look at my sidebar to the right to see some of my favorite blogs.
A couple of weeks ago I created this card to enter in the HSS Sketch Challenge #241 and was one of their Artist Picks! They even gave me a badge to display on my blog to show I was a winner. Check it out here and here.

You can see my Blog post here that gives the details for my card.

This next card I created for a Color Challenge over at the Colour Q Blog. As often happens with me, I will get the card finished and then forget to blog about it and upload and enter it into the challenge. lol.

The colors I used that were for the challenge were Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Old Olive, Pool Party and Whisper White.

I really like how it turned out, and even though I didn't get it entered into the challenge it will get sent to somebody special who will appreciate my effort!

Well, that's all I have for now. Thanks a bunch for stoppin' by and I hope to see you back again soon!