Thursday, October 1, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Challenge Fifteen

Happy 1st of October!!! This means that it is time for another challenge on the Sparkle & Shine challenge blog. For this challenge the sponsor is Pretty Pink Posh. All you need to do is make a card using the inspiration photo and enter it in the provided link at the bottom of this post HERE and you will be eligible to win the $25 gift certificate for Pretty Pink Posh (lots of great sequins and dies!).

Here is the card that I made, it's a little bright and vibrant!!!


This card came about because I had received some new Color Burst pigment powders and was messing around with them. I loved the way they all blended together! The leaves are actually the remnants from the card that I made for the last challenge at Sparkle & Shine!


I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder first and then applied the pigments over the top. My favorite part is the little speckles down at the bottom.

Here is the inspiration photo that is being used for this one right?!

Head on over to the Sparkle & Shine blog and join in on the fun! Don't forget, there is this up for grabs...

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Challenge Time

Hey everyone, it's the 15th which means time for another challenge at the Sparkle & Shine Challenge blog. The photo inspiration for this one is all about green...

For this challenge we are sponsored by the amazing Winnie & Walter! Their shop contains amazing stamp sets, matching dies and digital images! The winner of our challenge with received a $25 gift card to their online store!

Here is the card that I was inspired to make...


I started with a panel of watercolor paper and outlined the edge with some Scor Tape. Prior to peeling off the release paper and adding the glitter, I used Brusho water color powders to create the marbled green background. After it was all dried and the glitter applied I ran the panel through my die cutting machine multiple times with a leaf die to create a negative space. I then cut the leaves out of two different colors of cardstock and inlaid the pieces into the card front. Heat embossed the sentiment and embellished with some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.


We would love for you to come and join us in the challenge. Click HERE to be taken to the Sparkle & Shine blog where you can upload your project with the provided link.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Challenge

Welcome to the first of the month. This means that it is time for the new challenge over on the Sparkle & Shine challenge blog. This one is being sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh! Come play along and you could win a $25 gift certificate to Pretty Pink Posh!

This challenges prompt is the following photo...using tags!

And here is my take on the challenge...


I used an "old" sheet of Dear Lizzy Paper that is covered with strips of crepe paper as the base of my tags. Then I took a piece of watercolor paper and added a watercolor wash in two different color schemes to it. After it was dry I then die cut the Hello tags out of the paper. Adhered these to my tags and then embellished them each a little differently with some of my favorite colored sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.


Dies: Hello Circle- Fresh Cut August 2015 (Technique Tuesday)
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh

Make sure to join us for the challenge...just click HERE to link up your project!


Monday, August 31, 2015


Just quickly sharing two cards that I was able to complete for Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire. Life is always too busy to be able to create as much for this as I want, and a flooded basement wasn't in my plans.

I made cards for the first two challenges. This first one is a wedding card, all white with a little bit of gold accent.

I started by running the front panel of my card through my die cutter with an impression plate. Then I simply layered on Delicate Details and Stacked Sentiments die cuts. Heat embossed my sentiment in gold and added a few clear sequins for a fancy touch. :)

This next card was made for the Patterns challenge. 


For this one I started with a panel of watercolor paper that I put a wash on using Distress Inks.
I then die cut the happy from two different colored rectangles of cardstock and used one half of each rectangle. The flowers were die cut from some the watercolored panel and then stamped.


Wedding Card
Dies: Delicate Details, Stacked Sentiments (PTI)
Impression Plate: Polka Dot Basics II (PTI)
Stamps: Stacked Sentiments (PTI)

Happy Card
Dies: Fall Florals, One Liners Happy Dies (PTI)
Stamps: Scribbled Sentiments, Fall Florals (PTI)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #137 and AAA Card Challenge

Hey all! I have a fun little card to share with you today. This one is based off of the latest sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch and also inspired by AAA cards challenge #46 (Masquerade). I had a lot of fun pulling this one together and used a lot of my favorite techniques.


I started the panel by using a Heidi Swapp mask and some Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink. Then I die cut the flowers from some watercolor paper and painted them in with more Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, and Mustard Seed). After they were done drying I adhered them to the corner of the panel. I stood back and looked at and things were just kind of blah...enter me and my black liner pen. First I added the marks to the petals, then to the flower centers. Lastly I went a bit cray cray and outlined all of the masking.


As you can see my inner crazy couldn't just stop with all of the line work...I had to go and add tiny jewels to all of the centers!

Here is the CAS(E) sketch and AAA prompt that inspired this cars...

Stamps: Bloomers, Stacked Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Bloomers (Papertrey Ink)
Inks: Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio (Ranger Distress Inks)
Mask: Heidi Swapp

Thanks for stopping by!


Runway Inspired

Hello all. I'm sitting here relishing in the quietness of this last morning of summer for my kids. They're all still asleep today, tomorrow at this time things will be hopping. For the first time ever I am not ready for school to start. With four kids I am usually counting down the days and this year it has snuck up on me. I'm not a fan of this starting school before Labor Day schedule...really wanting the old schedule back.

Today I have a card to share with you that was made for the latest challenge over on the Runway Inspired site. I've been purging some older scrapbook kits that I have had laying around and am trying to use some of the items that I find I am still drawn to. For the base of this card I cut down a sheet of ruffled crepe paper from the Dear Lizzy line. The ruffles were too far apart for me to get all three colors on the card base so I cut them into separate strips and placed them closer together, fortunately the ruffles hide all of this.


The flower stamps are from Altenew's new Golden Garden set. I started by stamping them all on watercolor paper. Then painted them in using Zig Clean Color markers. Lastly I fussy cut them all out and adhered them onto the card front. The missing you sentiment is a stamp from Altenew's Label Love stamp set. Topped it all off with a couple of sparkly jewels.


This photo was the inspiration for this card...there is still time for you to add your project just click HERE to join.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Color Me...striking

Hi everyone. I have a quick card to share with you today. This one was made for the latest color combination over on the Colour Me blog. I put my new Altenew stamp set called Wild Hibiscus to use for this one.


I started with a piece of watercolor paper and then heat embossed and masked the hibiscus and leaves with white embossing powder.  I then colored in the images using my Zig Clean Color Markers.


To add a little bit more visual interest I cut a pierced square out of the image and popped it up a bit with some foam tape. The sentiment is from another Altenew set called Label Love. To apply the glitter around the edges of the sentiment I simply applied a border of Scor Tape.

Click HERE to be taken to the Colour Me site and join in on the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!