Thursday, December 11, 2014

Peaceful holidays

Hey! Popping in for a quick card share. This one features some cool looking retro snowflakes, which will also make some great flowers come spring time!

I used CAS(E) sketch #102 for this one...

I started off by painting a piece of watercolor paper. The frame opening was backed with some iridescent glitter.

Here is the sketch that was the starting point for this one! 

Thanks for stopping in and taking a peek.


Stamps and Dies: Freshly Fallen from Papertrey Ink


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Trio of tags

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I have a trio of Christmas tags to share with you. These were made for the latest Simon Says Stamp blog challenge...bling it on. I used some very subtle bling on my tags, little red sequins. Turns out they make great substitutes for noses, earmuffs and pom poms on top of hats!

All three images were stamped onto white cardstock using Versafine ink and then colored in with Copic markers. 

Added a little glitter to the snowman using Stickles.

You can't see it in these photos but all of the stars and the white on the penguin are sparkly to thanks to a Wink of Stella pen.


Papertrey Ink- Pom Pom Pals


Papertrey Ink: Tag Sale #4, #8
Canned, Monthly Moments Journal Card #1, Journal Card Borders

Thanks for popping in!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sleigh Bells Ring wreath

     Yay! The holidays are here and that makes me so happy. You know what else makes me happy? The new Sleigh Bells Ring collection! So much fun! When I saw it I immediately knew that I wanted to make a new wreath with it. You know, some new swag for our front door.

Supplies: Sleigh Bells Ring- “Reindeer” Paper, “Christmas Tartan” Paper, “Christmas Confetti” Paper, “Red Reindeers” Paper, Mixed Bag, Bows, Decorative Brads, Flair, 6x6 Decorative Paper Pad

This was super easy to make. I started with 14 6x6” squares of paper. I used one of the Martha Stewart decorative edge punches and punched the corner and two sides of each square.
Then I rolled them all up and then glued them around an 8” circle of chipboard. From there I just embellished.

For the hanger I attached a large grosgrain ribbon and used one of the big paper bows from the collection. Love those things, can’t wait to use them on some packages!

Happy Holidays to you all. Would love to see what you create with Sleigh Bells Ring.


Monday, December 1, 2014

A bright happy thank you

Happy December everyone! This week I was in the mood to pull out the Copics and do some coloring. Pretty much stuck with the bright rainbow scheme that I have been feeling lately.

This card was inspired by the latest CAS(E) this sketch...

As you can see above I heat embossed the stamped image in gold, colored it in with Copics and then topped bits of it off with a Wink of Stella glitter pen.

Papertrey Ink- Fancy That, Basket of Blessings


Friday, November 28, 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Ours was pretty mellow...a kiddo with a blown out knee, another that came down with a fever with some other crud, and a hubby who had to work.

Today I have a card to share with you that was inspired by the latest challenge over at Runway Ispired Challenges...

This was the inspiration photo from Hervè Lèger by Max Azria for spring 2015.

If you pull up the above photo larger you will see that the lines on the dress are all little gold studs. To incorporate that look I used little hexagon gold sequins lined up behind the negative 'you' letters.
Yeah, a little time consuming, but I really like how it looks.

The flower motif was heat embossed with gold on watercolor paper and then painted in with Distress Inks. I also used the same Distress Inks for the letters in the word 'thanks'.

Thanks for taking a peek!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Let it snow

It's time for another Papertrey Ink blog hop. This month the focus was on glitter and snowflakes. Two things that are right up my ally!!!! Love them both. I also seem to be stuck in a rainbow mode. Was going to go with the traditional white, but then I decided to go a different route than what most of you will take.

I started with the stitched snowflake die and then stitched each arm of the snowflake using a different color of the rainbow. 

Behind the snowflake I used ScorTape to add a background of rainbow striped glitter.


Papertrey Ink-
Dies: Stitched Snowflake
Stamp Set: Two Feet Deep

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Saturday, November 22, 2014


Hey all, popping in with a quick post for the latest Make It Monday over at Papertrey Ink. This week the challenge was all about using your dies to emboss an image onto your paper and then coloring in the images.

My cards started with the Cover Plates Heart Die and then the images were painted in with Distress Inks.

The sentiment was cut using the die from Wonderful Words: Hello. I adhered a strip of ScorTape to the top of a piece of True Black cardstock before cutting out the word. Once cut I took off the release paper and sprinkled it with glitter. Popped the word up on the card front with foam tape.


Papertrey Ink:

Dies: Cover Plate Heart, Wonderful Words: Hello

Stamps: Framed Out #11, Wonderful Words: Hello


Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Grass, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves

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