Saturday, December 12, 2015

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Hey everyone!  I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season so far!  If you came from Becca's Blog, you are in the right place.  This month we are using the beautiful paper pack from Close to my Heart, White Pines.  Each of have projects to share using a fun 12 Days of Christmas theme!

For my card, I knew right away I had to feature the cute little drummer boy from Wplus9 stamp set.  It's one of my new favorite stamp sets, I've used it to make all kinds of cards and tags.  For the 12 Days of Christmas theme, I did attempt to mask him off to make 12 Drummers Drumming...That was a major fail!  It looked more like an army out to get baby Jesus, lol.  So, I took a little creative liberty and just added the number 12, which I die cut.  This card was super quick and easy, I just used some dies and colored my images.  I used my favorite pattern paper from the White Pines B&T, and paired it with some Peacock cardstock.  Here is my card, I hope you like it!

I hope you enjoyed my card!  Next up on the hop is Amy McVey...You won't want to miss her fabulous project!  I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!! 

Supplies used:

Stamps:  Wplus9~Drummer Boy  (ONE stamp set, lol can you believe it?)

Dies:  Paper Smooches~Numbers, My Favorite Things~Stitched Arch, Mama Elephant~Tags a Lot, Snow Capped Mountains, Lawn Fawn~Snowy Backdrops

Paper:  CTMH~Peacock CS, CTMH~White Pines B&T, Neenah Solar White 110#, MFT~Kraft

Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Black Onyx

Markers:  Copic, Wink of Stella (clear and black)

Thanks for joining me!!!

Monday, November 23, 2015

CTMH Sangria~Blog Hops with Heart

Hey everyone!  I am super excited to be joining these very talented ladies, for our very first Blog Hops with Heart!  We are going to be sharing some fabulous projects!  The best part to me is many of us will be sharing our love of Close to my Heart products, combined with other crafty companies we love!  This month we are featuring the beautiful paper pack from Close to my Heart, Sangria.

I have two cards to share today.  For my first card, I did a little faux water coloring to color my image.  I wanted to add shading to the Peonies, so I used Eggplant ink full strength, and then added water to make a much lighter shade.  I did the same for the leaves using Olive ink.  After I had let the image dry a bit, I masked and stamped again with Gold pigment the gold ink would give an outlined effect.  I will list all the supplies at the very end of my post, in case you are curious.

My next card was my favorite, mostly because I adore foxes!  I stamped the cute little fox on my card panel, and colored it with Copics.  Then I die cut the wreath four times, to add some dimension.  I colored the green leaves using the same faux water color technique, in Olive.  Then I used Copics for the red color, to tie in with the Sangria paper.  It was a super quick and easy card, thanks to lots of dies!

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my cards!  Next up on the hop is Amy McVey, you won't want to miss her fabulous card!   I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with love and laughter!

Supplies used:

Card #1~
Stamps:  Avery Elle~Peonies, CTMH~Always Grateful

Dies: Mama Elephant~Sew Fancy, Lawn Fawn~Large Stitched Square Stackables, Avery Elle~Finished Frames

Paper:  CTMH Sangria, CTMH Eggplant CS, Neenah Solar White 110#

Inks:  CTMH Eggplant, CTMH Olive, VersaFine Onyx black, Delicata pigment ink (Golden Glitz)

Card #2~
Stamps: Mama Elephant~Charmed,  Paper Smooches~Chit Chat

Dies:  Mama Elephant~Charmed Creative Cuts, Femme Frames, Avery Elle~Finished Frames

Paper:  CTMH Sangria, Neenah Solor White 110#

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, CTMH Olive

Markers:  Copic, Wink of Stella (clear)

Thanks for joining me!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Lawn Fawn~Snow Day

Hey everyone!  I have a card to share from Lawn Fawn, using the Snow Day stamp set.  This card is different from the norm for I only used one lonely stamp set, lol!  I love this set, and loved it even more once I picked up the matching dies.  So fun!  I made this super quick card and colored the images with Copics, then layered vellum and glitter paper.  I wanted to add some non-traditional colors to this card to make the trees pop.  Here is my last card for today:

Supplies used:

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn~Snow Day

Dies:  Lawn Fawn~Snow Day, Forest Border, Small Stitched Rectangle, Puffy Cloud die, Scalloped Rectangle

Markers:  Copic, Wink of Stella

Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx black, Lawn Fawn~Juice Box, Mermaid, Mama Elephant pigment inks~Tutti Frutti, Piggy Bank, Lemongrass

Paper:  Neenah Solar White 110#, Vellum, Glitter paper (DCWV), Papertrey Ink
Thanks for joining me!

Lawn Fawn~Cozy Christmas with Winter Owl

Hey everyone!  Today I am sharing a few cards I have made this week.  I loved the Winter Owl stamp set from Lawn Fawn, and would be so cute to have the owls snuggled up on a tree branch waiting for Santa.  I had so much fun with the stamp sets, I made it once with all the dies...and again using masking to make a single layer card also.  I hope you like them!

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn~Winter Owl, Cozy Christmas, Deck the Halls

Dies:  Lawn Fawn~Winter Owl, Cozy Christmas, Deck the Halls, Snowy Backdrop, Small Stitched Circle Stackables, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Mama Elephant~Sew Fancy

Markers:  Copic, Wink of Stella

Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Mama Elephant Pigment ink~Mojito, Lemongrass, Avery Elle Pigment ink~Truffle
Thanks for joining me!

Louis Vuitton Card~My Favorite Things

Hey everyone!  I'm excited to share my latest card, a little different...sharing my love for purses.  It has been a serious love for me, since as long as I can remember.  As soon as I saw the stamp set from My Favorite Things, I fell in love.  I'm a sucker for all things French, or travel related really.  But, then I saw the purses~love!  If you saw my latest haul video, then you already know MFT is my newest obsession.  So, here is my card:

Tutorial coming soon!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Mama Elephant~Reindeer Games

Hey everyone!  My last card share for today is using my favorite stamp set from the Mama Elephant release, Reindeer Games.  I made a mask using the cloud die to use for a fluffy snow background.  Then I made a stencil out of masking material to create the cityscape in the background.  Then I masked everything off and made a winter night sky background with distress inks.  I colored the reindeer with Copics and then added some Wink of Stella and Liquid Glass on their cute little noses.  I masked off the sled, to extend it.  I wanted to create a sled with the reindeer dancing on it.  This was such a fun card to make...until I went to use my planned sentiment "It's Time to Jingle" stamp, from the stamp set Jingle Greetings...and I could not find it anywhere!  I set it aside until I was finished blending the distress inks.  Lol, after almost crying over a lost stamp, and offering my kiddos a hefty reward if they found it...I decided to just use an alphabet set to spell out "jingle".  Lesson learned.  ;(

Supplies used:

Stamps:  Mama Elephant~Reindeer Games, Christmas Spirit, and sadly Jolly and Merry, Sketchy Letters

Dies:  Mama Elephant~Sew Fancy, Landscape Trios, Cityscape

Paper:  Neenah Solar White 110#

Inks:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine, Delicata silver

Markers:  Copic, Wink of Stella (Gold, Silver, and Clear)

Thanks for joining me!!!

Lawn Fawn~Cozy Christmas

Hey everyone!  My next card share is featuring the super cute stamps from Lawn Fawn.  I recently picked up Cozy Christmas, and I am absolutely loving it!  Ok, so you probably understand by now...I really love Christmas...and cute little animals, lol!  These were both super simple cards to make, but so much fun!  I colored the images out with Copics and smothered with Wink of Stella where appropriate.  ;)  I used Let's Bokeh paper to make the Christmas tree, and used the Puffy Clouds Die to create the snowy landscape on both cards.  I love all these cute animals so much!  I used my ScanNcut to cut them out...but I seriously need to start collecting these cute dies.  I was beyond happy with the Cozy Christmas Die set.  I cut the Merry Christmas Border Die out three times and glued each layer together to make it pop up a bit.

Supplies used:

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn~Cozy Christmas, Winter Sparrows,  Critters in the Forest, Joy to the Woods

Dies: Lawn Fawn~Cozy Christmas, Puffy cloud dies, Square Stitched Stackables, Merry Christmas Border ; Mama Elephant~Sew Fancy

Paper:  Lawn Fawn~Let's Bokeh, Neenah Solor White 110#

Markers:  Copic, Wink of Stella

Inks: Tim Hotz Distress Inks, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine

Thanks for joining me!!!

Wplus9~Drummer Boy

Hey everyone!  Did I mention I'm currently obsessed with Wplus9 stamps and dies lately???  If you happened to watch my haul video, you already know what's coming...I wanted to jump up and down when I saw the Wplus9 holiday release of the Drummer Boy stamp set!  I totally embarrassed myself going a bit crazy over a stamp set, lol.  I had wanted a stamp set like this for so long, I thought I would have to draw it myself.  Ok, in my defense...I have only been making cards for a little over two years.  But, I do think it is so adorable, and I'm telling all of my crafty friends it's a must have!  My first card I cut out an oval window, so the night sky would show through.  I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.  I used the companion dies to cut the images out and adhered them to the desert landscape.  I popped some of the images up with foam tape.

I had so much fun with this set, I had to keep playing!  So, for my second card I combined Drummer Boy with Wishing You.  I used Distress Inks to create this simple card, and just did a bit of masking.  I masked off a section to highlight where the star would shine down on the town of Bethlehem.  Then I made the sky sparkle with some embossed stars and Perfect Pearls.  I'm so happy I picked up this Drummer Boy set before it sold out.  All I need to be happy now is a star of Bethlehem Star Die!  If anyone has I seen one, please let me know. 

Supplies used:

Stamps:  Wplus9~Drummer Boy, Wishing You

Dies:  Wplus9~Drummer Boy, Landscape Borders, Starry Background; Lawn Fawn~Stitched Oval Stackables, Avery Elle~Finished Frames

Paper:  Canson Watercolor paper 140lb

Inks:  VersaFine Black Onyx, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Memento Tuxedo Black

Markers:  Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, Copics, Wink of Stella

Thanks for joining me!


Hey everyone!  My next cards to share are using the beautiful stamp set from Wplus9, Amaryllis.  I stamped the image had to try out my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I've had them for awhile, but never had time to play with them much.  Then I watched a great video by Sandy Allnock, showing how she dipped the water brush in water first...then colored!  I loved this look and this technique made me fall in love with these markers!  Here are my cards:

Supplies used:

Stamps:  Wplus9~Amaryllis, Christmas Greetings; Simon Says Stamp~Big Scripty Greetings, Holiday; MFT~Music Sheet

Dies:  Mama Elephant~Sew Fancy; Avery Elle~Pierced Rectangle; Wplus9 Love Showers Layers Die<------Love!

Paper:  Canson Watercolor Paper 140lb, CTMH Slate

Markers:  Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, Wink of Stella

Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black

Thanks for joining me!!!

Wplus9~Holiday Hugs

Hey everyone!  I have some cards to share today, they were so much fun to make!  My first card I used the super cute stamps, Holiday Hugs and Winter Pals.  I used pigment inks to create a winter background and stamped some trees.  Then I paper pierced the girls coat and hat, and the Polar Bear's scarf and finished them off with some Wink of Stella.  I also colored and added some shading to the images with Copic markers.  I popped the Polar Bear, sled, and gifts up with foam tape.

Supplies used:

Stamps:  Wplus9~Holiday Hugs, Winter Pals

Dies:  Mama Elephant Stitched Landscape Trio, Avery Elle Finished Frames

Paper:  Neenah Solar White 110#, Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather

Markers:  Copic, Wink of Stella

Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Mama Elephant Eggplant, Fresh Mint

Thanks for joining me!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Wplus9 Autumn Leaves

Hey everyone!  Just popping in to share a card a made using my new Wplus9 stamp set, Autumn Leaves.  I colored the leaves with Copic markers and then stamped again using Gold Delicate pigment ink.

This was a super quick card, as I discovered a new Markerpop Challenge, on their Facebook page! I love Markerpop, as you know if you watch my YouTube videos.  But, I just recently discovered their Facebook page.  So, I had an hour and a half to make my card and post it to my blog, lol.  I do LOVE a challenge, I should enter them more often.

Here is my card:


Card Supplies:

Stamps:  Wplus9 Autumn Leaves, Wplus9 Grateful Greetings

Dies:  Wplus9 Love Shower Layers, Avery Elle Finished Frames Die

Markers:  Wink of Stella, Gold, Copic Markers (YG03/63, Y06/17, YR04/18, R14/24/59)

Inks:    Memento Tuxedo Black, Delicata Gold pigment ink

Paper:  Neenah Solar white CS 110#, Simple Stories (Smarty Pants)

Thanks for joining me!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Lawn Fawn~Into the Woods

Hey everyone!  I just had a super quick card to share using one of my most loved stamp sets from Lawn Fawn, Into the Woods.  This is the stamp set that started my love fest for Lawn Fawn, and one of my all time favorites out of my whole craft room stash.  I recently picked up the Sweater Weather stamp set, and the coordinating dies and thought they would work perfectly together.  I also chose the Lawn Fawn (Large Stitched Square Stackables) for the card base and panel.  This was super quick, I colored it with Copic markers and added some card stock from the Sweater Weather paper pad from Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for joining me!

Wplus9~Pretty Poinsettias

Hey everyone!  Just wanted to share a card I made using the beautiful stamp set, Pretty Poinsettias from Wplus9.  This stamp set was so fun to play with!  I used a mixture of pigment inks from Mama Elephant, and Avery Elle and of course my favorite Gold Delicate pigment ink pad.  The dies for this set are also a must, and made this card come together super quick.  I used Big Scripty Holiday Greetings from Simon Says Stamp for the sentiment.

Thanks for joining me!

Mama Elephant~Playful Pups

Hey everyone!  Just popping in to share my latest card, from Mama Elephant.  I loved the set Playful Pups, and those of you who watched my haul won't be surprised to see what I did, lol!  I combined it with Cozy Christmas and Baaah Humbug from Lawn Fawn.  I also made it into a shaker card.  I think it turned out super cute!  I hope you guys like it, too!

Thanks for joining me!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Paper Smooches~There's Snow One Like You

Hey everyone!  I've been playing all month, enjoying my Paper Smooches goodies!  I have one last card to share today.  I returned to my comfort zone, of clean and simple.  I used one of my very favorite stamp sets, Chilly Chums...Oh, how I love this cute little fox!  I colored the fox using warm grey Copic markers, and added a hat from Hat Dies.  I used some Sweet Lilac pigment ink from Mama Elephant and then created my snow-fest background using the Large Snowflakes Dies.  I offset each snowflake, so some aqua glitter could peek through.  Then I added a thin frame to finish off my card.  This was super easy to make, and so much fun!  Of course, I can't get enough of that cute little fox!

I am playing along with the Anything Goes Paper Smooches Spark Challenge!  You should come play too!

Thanks for joining me!

Paper Smooches~Deer in the forest

Hey everyone!  I have another card to share from Paper Smooches!  For my card I'm sharing today, I used the beautiful A Holy Holiday stamp set.  I stamped the deer in both gold and silver pigment ink, to get a look resembling mercury glass.  Then I masked the deer off and added some masks I made using Birch Trees Dies~Love them!  I masked off the trees and blended some pigment inks to create a winter background.  Then I removed one layer of the birch tree dies to add some black soot ink lightly, to make the birch trees background.  I added the sentiment from A Blessed Christmas and added a small frame popped up a bit.  I love how this turned out, so elegant...without being fussy! 

I am playing along with the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge!  You should come play too!

Thanks for joining me!

Paper Smooches~Love from our home to yours

Hey everyone!  I've been playing with my Paper Smooches stash, and having sooo much fun!  For today's card, I wanted to make the cute Fox and Penguin (Chilly Chums) peeking through a window.  So I used the Polaroid Dies to make a quick window.  I colored my animals with Copics and had to used the Hats Dies, too cute for words!  I used Bitty Bungalows for the sentiment, and added Holly Dies for a pop of color.  The shocker is, I used patterned paper!  Even though I really prefer clean and simple, I broke out of my little safe zone of white, lol!  The woodgrain paper was perfect, I think!

I am playing along with the Sparks Challenge, from Paper Smooches!  You should play along too!

Thanks for joining me!