4.30.2017

Pink Lemonade:


Happy Sunday all!!

Today I am sharing my second card using Zigs.  Why did I not get them sooner!?!  (although it could be the hefty price tag!)

I clear heat embossed my peonies, coloured with Zigs, and fussy cut the flowers as I don't own the matching dies.




Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Altenew Peony Bouquet
Simon Says Stamp Best Mom Ever
Die cuts:  My Favorite Things Blueprints 13
My Favorite Things Blueprints 20
Frosting: 
Wow Embossing Powder Clear GlossTim Holtz WaterbrushCanson XL Watercolor paperTsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Real Brushes



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Freshly Made Sketches






















The Card Concept





















AAA Cards






















Enjoy your weekend - cheers all!


The Paper Players 342:



Happy Sunday!  I hope you have been getting lots of lovely spring time sun in your parts!  We finally don't have any snow in our 7 day forecast so yeah, yeah, yeah!  It is hard to believe that April is over!

This week at The Paper Players, Jaydee has a tic tac toe challenge for us to play with!





I chose circle, sequins, and pink.  The possibilities are endless!

I created a ink blended background as I was in a slump and needed something I knew I create.  Sometimes it can be hard to pick yourself back up when you lose a little mojo so I was happy how my starry splooshy background came to life.

With that being said I apologize for the fuzzy photo.  I don't know if it was the gloss/glare of the heat embossed "amazing" that was messing up my camera, but it is what it is =)


Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  My Favorite Things Amazing

Die cuts:  
My Favorite Things Blueprints 20, My Favorite Things Blueprints 2
Frosting:  American Crafts Zing! Opaque White embossing powderTsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Stampin' Up! cardstock, Stampin' Up! inks



Please be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the team at The Paper Players, leave some love, and play along!!

Cheers all!




4.29.2017

Pretty in Pink:


Happy Saturday all - the best day of the week if you ask me!!

On Thursday I received a (very) early birthday gift from my husband.  A 60 pack of Zigs!!  Now I know they have been around for a couple of years but I just got on the wagon.  I am always behind it seems!





So I did a couple of practice runs (the paper makes a HUGE HUGE difference), and sat down and started working on this.  Not only does the paper make a difference, it also matters which side is used when using cold press paper.  I had no idea and learnt that the hard way =)



Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Clearly Besotted Fresh Flowers

Die cuts:  My Favorite Things Blueprints 13
Frosting: 
Wow Embossing Powder Clear GlossTim Holtz WaterbrushCanson XL Watercolor paper (140lbs)Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Real Brush


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:



CASology





















Simon Says Stamp (anything goes!)


















Have a great day - cheers all!!






4.24.2017

Merry Monday 245:


Happy Monday all!  I hope the weekend was good to you! 


This week at Merry Monday, Lori would like us to create a Christmas card using kraft cardstock:




Green and kraft - such a pretty colour combination.  Not only was this a simple card to assemble, it was a quick idea that popped into my head too.  Don't you love it when things just come together!?! 


Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Magical Christmas 

Die cuts:  Simon Says Stamp Magical Christmas,
 My Favorite Things Blueprints 20, My Favorite Things Vertical Stitched Strips
Frosting:  Stampin' Up! cardstockTsukineko Versafine Onyx Black




You know the drill...
As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations


 




Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!






4.23.2017

Bright Flowers:


Hi all!  Another dreary rainy day out there but at least it's not snowing like they forecasted!  I know I keep mentioning it, but I am SO ready for summer.  Bring on the sunshine, boating, and fishing!  

Today I tried watercolouring painting.  I really need to practice as I usually have the paint so caked on that it starts to flake off :(   I should probably watch some YouTube videos to see what the trick is!

Oh well - I call that texture *haha*



Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Altenew Peony Bouquet
Avery Elle So Happy
Die cuts:  My Favorite Things Blueprints 13
Frosting: 
Wow Embossing Powder Clear GlossTim Holtz WaterbrushCanson XL Watercolor paperTsukineko Versafine Onyx BlackArtist's Loft Necessities Watercolour Pan



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:



Freshly Made Sketches




















Color Throwdown





















The Paper Players 341:


Happy Sunday!  It has been a rather chilly weekend with snow in the forecast, but I was out gardening regardless.  I see my lilies are starting to peek through the surface which is so exciting as I love to watch perennials grow!

This week at The Paper Players, Sandy's SKETCH challenge is this little beauty:





I thought this sketch would be great to showcase my little vellum butterfly which I layered in three and did a bit of purple ombre inking.  I also carried the ombre inking theme into my background as well.


Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Skipping Stones Design Beautiful Botanicals

Die cuts:  Simon Says Stamp ButterfliesReverse Confetti Tall Stripe Panel
Reverse Confetti Class Act, My Favorite Things Blueprints 2
Frosting: Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Stampin' Up! cardstock, Stampin' Up! inks



Please be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the team at The Paper Players, leave some love, and play along!!

Cheers all!


4.17.2017

Merry Monday 244:


Happy Monday all!  I hope the weekend was good to you! 

This week at Merry Monday, Linda would like us to create a Christmas card with a WREATH:



I went searching through my stash and came out with this clean and simple wreath from SugarPea Designs.



Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  SugarPea Designs Funky Wreath - All Seasons, My Favorite Things Hand Lettered Holiday

Die cuts:  Reverse Confetti North Pole Wishes
My Favorite Things Blueprints 20
Frosting:  Stampin' Up! inks, Stampin' Up! cardstockTsukineko Versafine Onyx Black



You know the drill...
As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations


 




Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!




4.16.2017

Roses:


Hi all!  Happy Sunday!  

I had pulled out this stamp set not long ago to use the sentiment, and saw all of these beautiful roses and knew I had to ink some of them up before I forget about them (again!).

I of course stuck with my pink theme.  Love me some pink!!!  I clear hot embossed, did a bit of ombre blending,  and added a bit of water splooshing.


Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Best Mom Ever

Die cuts:  My Favorite Things Blueprints 13
My Favorite Things Blueprints 20  

Frosting:  Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Wow Embossing Powder Clear Gloss, Stampin' Up! cardstock, Stampin' Up! inks



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Less Is More













TGIF Challenges





















Happy Easter all!  Thanks for stopping by - cheers!!





The Paper Players 340:

Happy Sunday and a happy Easter to all that celebrate!

This week at The Paper Players, LeAnne's CAS challenge is ON THE GO:









I knew exactly what I was going to use, an older (pretty sure retired) Reverse Confetti set that I have yet to ink up!



Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Reverse Confetti Here We Go (retired), Simon Says Stamp Really Big Thanks

Die cuts:  Reverse Confetti Here We Go, CC Designs Clouds (retired)

Frosting: Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Stampin' Up! cardstock, Stampin' Up! inks



Please be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the team at The Paper Players, leave some love, and play along!!

Cheers all!



4.15.2017

Gold Feather:


Happy Saturday all!  Another dreary and cold day out there.  Another great day to be inside!

I used a sentiment background technique and an ombre background technique.  My embossing got a smidge messy on me (enter sad face here) but I think it still turned out well enough =)



Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Best Mom Ever

Die cuts:  
Spellbinders Feathers, My Favorite Things Blueprints 13, My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts

Frosting: Wow Embossing Powder Clear Gloss, Stampin' Up! cardstock, Stampin' Up! inks



I would like to enter my card into the following challenge:


Freshly Made Sketches






Enjoy your day!






4.14.2017

Pink Bouquet:


Happy Friday!  Happy Good Friday!  Well here we are half way through the month already!

It is a miserably cold, dreary, windy, and wet day out there, in fact the whole weekend is supposed to be this way.  Guess where I will be?  Yes, my craft room.  My sanctuary.

Why not make a bright happy card full of pink!

I banner masked, stamped and clear heat embossed these pretty flowers.  I then used an ombre background blending technique in reds and pretty pinks (my favourite!).  I LOVE this flower stamp, I have another beautiful one from MFT but have some how lost it.  Who loses a 6 x 6 stamp??


Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  My Favorite Things Etched Flower Background, Simon Says Stamp Best Mom Ever

Die cuts:  My Favorite Things Blueprints 13, My Favorite Things Blueprints 20
Frosting: 
Wow Embossing Powder Clear Gloss, Stampin' Up! cardstock, Stampin' Up! inks



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Fusion
(I used both)
























Inkspirational Challenges
























Cheers all - as always thank you for the visit!!