20 Apr 2015

Think Happy Thoughts!

Good Morning!  I have a Reverse Confetti sketch challenge card to show you today….

I am loving RC's Quick Card Panels - such a fast start to your creation.  I was able to stamp my sentiment - from Color Me Happy - directly onto the panel with good old dye ink.  Initially, this was a concern of mine - I was thinking I would have to use Staz-On ink and was slightly afraid that the ink would smudge - worry over - no smudging, no Staz-On and it stamps beautifully!

I layered the panel on top of a Geometric Confetti Cut die - I die cut brown, black and kraft card stock and put together an interesting layer by adhering it to a white piece of card stock.  I trimmed around the Geometric "rectangle" and had another panel to layer yay!

I stamped, coloured and die cut one of the sweet little lion's from Leaping Lions and popped him up onto the Quick Card Panel.

I layered everything together and tied it with some twine and a button to create my horizontal aspect of the sketch.

10 Apr 2015

Hello Bluebird

Hey there - a little spring card today - I am so sick of this chilly weather, and I just got back from 5 months in Florida!  Winter or even a little shade of it is not for me BAH.

This week's Color Throwdown and "Just Us Girls" Challenge gave me a chance to pull out this sweet stamp set, The Tweet Life, from Reverse Confetti and to me, it celebrates SPRING!

I've been taking a colourful class with Laura Bassen over at Craftsy, and she had - and has - some great techniques!  I wanted to double partial die cut (she also showed this in a Papertrey Ink Make it Monday video) and this little birdie gave me the perfect opportunity to do so.

I copic coloured the little birdie blue, and stamped his polka dot tummy with Orange Zest die ink.  Then I partial die cut following the tips from Laura.  I stamped the sentiment from The Tweet Life in black ink.

On my card base I sponged Simply Chartruese ink and then adhered the die cut tree and leaves.
I shaded in the cute little tree and leaves and then popped up my front panel.

Pop on over to these challenges and try them out - you will be glad you did!!

7 Apr 2015

Thinking of You

Good Morning - another Make it Monday was in the works last night!  I decided to combine my creation with this week's Clean and Simple at Splitcoaststampers…..Make it Masculine!

This week at Papertrey Ink,  Laurie has a tutorial on Ombre stamping - but with a twist!   Check out the video - I enjoyed this type of ombre stamping - very cool!

I decided to use the Shutterbug Special Stamp set for the technique, being as it is a large - mostly solid image.

My inks were Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores and Tropical Teal - I also gave it a little spritz after inking up the image - just to soften it up - my own little addition hehe.

I thought that this particular sentiment from We Go Together was fitting with the Shutterbug image.

5 Apr 2015

Happy Easter and some Quick Easter Bags!

Yes, I am last minute-ing again - per usual!  and we on our way to our family Easter today.  I needed some Easter bags for the kids and I was so happy to be able to quickly put something together.

The Spring Fling Quick Card panels from Reverse Confetti do lend a fabulous hand to creating a few quick Easter treat bags this morning!

I used the Spring Quick Panels as my inspiration for my colours and just layered away!

I used the Double Banner Garland Confetti Cuts along with the Circle 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts to decorate my kraft bags.

I stamped one of the sentiment circles from Roundabout Additions and popped it up onto the Circle die cut, and then as a quick addition, I added the heart stamp from the same stamp set! So pretty and colourful!

The bunny was cut from felt and adhered to the front of the bag and they are ready to go.  I was so lucky to find some matching tissue paper to make it all come together!

And…..we are off!  My broccoli casserole is made and peas and mushrooms are ready to travel - woohoo!

4 Apr 2015

Blessed Beyond Measure

Oh yes I am…..and a lucky girl too (using the term girl very loosely…haha)

I decided to try this week's Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge by Laura Bassen - she is dang funny, I might add, and a delight to listen to.

It is Double Partial die-cutting - and it took a bit of tongue chawing for me to achieve this card - but I think it turned out rather pretty.

Sorry about the shadows - it was early morning when I photographed.

I pretty much copied the same way that Laura created her card - with her beautiful sponging background and all (my wrists are sore now yiiiee)

Following the video directions, I die cut the word blessed, from the Counting My Blessings Die Collection- all but the bottom of the die to create the single die cut, and then die cut again, using the Mega Mat Stack 5 Die.

I sponged my white cardstock base using Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores and Limeade Ice inks.  I popped up my card front and added some flowers and bling!

Oh why not try it - it's only paper!!
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