Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cuddly Koalas~My Favorite Things

Hey everyone!  I have two cards to share using the super cute stamp and die set from MFT, Cuddly Koalas.  I had so much fun playing with this set...I couldn't stop!  For my first card, I kept it simple and colored the sweet images with Copic Markers, then popped on a card panel.  For the the card panel, I had just blended a bit of pigment ink and splattered with Gansai Tambi watercolors.

For my next card, I wanted to make the Koalas climb up the tree.  So I made a slider card, which is pretty easy when you have the dies to work with.  First I made the sunset background, by blending pigment inks.  I think I would have liked this better if I had used distress inks...but I'm out of watercolor paper, lol!  Then I splattered some white and gold specks with Gansai Tambi watercolors.  Then I used the slider die to create a track for the Koalas to slide on.  I colored all the images with Copic markers, and used Copic markers around the border of the tree to hide the white border the die left.  I used glossy accents and a white gel pen to add detail to all of my Koalas.

Supplies used:
MFT Cuddly Koalas:  https://goo.gl/vai2nQ
MFT Cuddly Koalas dies: https://goo.gl/q03Xz3
Lawn Fawn Slider Dies: https://goo.gl/KZbNxy
MFT Slider Channel Builder: http://www.mftstamps.com/die-namics-slider-channel-builder
MFT Single Stitched Line Retangle Frame die:  https://goo.gl/yWzKqm

Thanks for joining me!

My Favorite Things~Sweet Forest Friends

Hey everyone!  I wanted to share a recent card I made using the Sweet Forest Friends stamp and die set from My Favorite Things.  This was a sweet and simple card to make, so I made it into a shaker card.  I colored all the images with Copic markers, then placed them on the outside of the card.  I hope you like it!

Supplies Used:

My Favorite Things Sweet Forest Friends: https://goo.gl/R9qLhx
My Favorite Things Sweet Forest Friends dies: https://goo.gl/mJcnWd
Essential Cover-Up Horizontal die: http://www.mftstamps.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Essential+Cover-Up+Horizontal

Lawn Fawn~Be a Little Shellfish

Hey everyone!  I have a new interactive card to share today, using a few stamp sets from Lawn Fawn.  To make this card I first cut a window in my card using the stitched circle dies.  Then I stamped and colored all my images with Copic markers, adding dots and detail where I thought looked cute.  I added some clear glaze to the inside of the oyster shell, and it looks so cool!  I then used cracked pistachio, and salty ocean distress inks to make the inside of my shaker card.  I cut circled out of two layers of fun foam, and then attached them to the back of the card panel.  I attached the fish to the inside panel, and glued the starfish to the inside of the window.  I added sequins and seed beads to the inside of the shaker, and assembled the shaker card.  I left a portion without adhesive so the acetate handle for the octopus would fit and slide around.  I then glued all the remaining images to the front panel, using foam tape for the oyster.  For the octopus, I just attached it to some left of packaging acetate...and it's almost like a popsicle stick holding it, and so fun to make him swim around everywhere.

Supplies used:

Lawn Fawn Year Six:  https://goo.gl/nkHgZl
Lawn Fawn Octopi my Heart: https://goo.gl/RsTZxB
Lawn Fawn So Jelly: https://goo.gl/QWL5r1
Lawn Fawn Fintastic Friends: https://goo.gl/rqosZL
Lawn Fawn Fintastic Friends dies: https://goo.gl/V74d25
Large Stitched Circle Stackables dies: https://goo.gl/d06aUR
Large Dotted Retangle Stackables dies: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/large-dotted-rectangle-stackables

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Photo Inspiration

Hey Everyone!  This month the Blog Hops with Heart are using a photo for inspiration.  If you came from Amie's Blog, you are in the right place.  We are using this beautiful rustic photo from Funky Junk Interiors as our inspiration.

I used the photo for inspiration, and adapted it to my style which is not very rustic, lol!  I actually made two cards to share for this blog hop.  For my first card, I tried really hard to use only CTMH products.  I've been looking at the CTMH stamp and Thin Cut set (Sugar Rush Cardmaking Bundle) as I've been feeling a bit guilty for not using it yet.  So, I decided to use the dies to make flowers for my card.  I went through my stash of CTMH sample packs, and found rustic papers from old CTMH paper packs.  I mounted them all on some new woodgrain CTMH paper that is gorgeous.  Then I caved and pulled out dies to cut the hearts from a Neat and Tangled.  The sentiment stamp is from Wplus9.  This was a super easy card, thanks to the Thin Cuts and lots of foam tape.  Here is the first card I made:

For my second card, I used the super cute stamp and die set Otterly Love, from My Favorite Things.  I combined it with the So Jelly stamp set from Lawn Fawn, and some hearts cut from Lawn Fawn dies as well.  I colored all the images with Copics, and made it into a shaker card.  The woodgrain background is paper from CTMH.

Next on the hop is Becca's Blog, you won't want to miss her take on this photo!

Thanks for joining me!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Anniversary Blog Hop~Spring Flowers

Hey everyone! The Blog Hops with Heart celebrated our first anniversary in January...but we are celebrating a bit late!  This month everyone has an anything goes project to share!  If you came from Jayma's Blog, you are in the right place.  I've been searching my craft room for flowers, as I seem to long for spring every January 2nd...

I recently picked up a few new stamp sets from Altenew, and used Wild Hibiscus for my card today.  I did a bit of stamping, masking and watercoloring which is my favorite technique lately.  It is so simple using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens (I call them Ziggies) and the CTMH shimmer brush.  I added some stickles and few sequins.  The sentiment is That is All stamp and die set from Wplus9.  Here is my card:

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Thanks for joining our hop!  I hope you found a ton of inspiration!  If you started here by chance, the hop runs in a circle.  So hop on over to Amie's Blog, so you can see everyone's amazing project from the beginning of the hop!

Thanks for joining me!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Blog Hop with Hearts

Hey everyone!  Welcome to this month's blog hop.  If you came from Amie's Blog, you are in the right place.  This month we are featuring hearts!  My birthday is the day before Valentine's Day...so of course I love hearts!  My family just returned from visiting Monterey, CA for Whale Fest...and we had the best time!  Spending time at the coast with my family makes my heart happy, and was just what I needed to get some crafty mojo back!

For my card, I started by coloring the sweet images from CTMH Easter Bunny.  I chose a pastel pink sheet of paper from Sugar Rush, I thought the No-Line Coloring technique would compliment the colors.  I stamped the card with Memento Desert Sand ink, and used Copic markers to color the bunny.  I wanted to make her have a cute fuzzy tail, and decided a spinner card would be fun...So, I did a bit of masking to make the bunny's backside.  Then I attempted to make her a tail out of the White and Gold Twine.  I used Lawn Fawn Stitched Heart dies, to cut a window out of the card base.  Then I added a die cut heart from Whimsy Fundamentals for the back panel.  To finish it off, I added a few tiny hearts cut from the Mama Elephant Confetti, which were cut from Whimsy Fundamentals and retired gold and white paper (Happy Times).  I stamped out the sentiment with gold pigment ink, and VersaFine pigment ink.   This was a super fun card to make!

When the card opens, the bunny spins!  Here is a quick video showing the card in action:


Next you will want to hop on over Jayma's Blog!  Be sure to visit each of the fabulous blogs on the hop, you are sure to be inspired!

Thanks for joining me!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Sparkling New Year Hop


Hey everyone!  I hope you had a fun New Year!  This month the Blog Hops with Heart team are sharing all things that sparkle!  If you came from Becca's Blog, you are in the right place!

I LOVE to add a little sparkle on my projects.  My favorite go to's are usually glitter paper, perfect pearls, sequins, Wink of Stella, and lately my favorite is the CTMH Shimmer Brush.

This time a year, I really struggle creating much of anything.  We have snow here in Reno, and it's cold and gray.  The gray days usually seem to take away my crafty mojo, so I need extra color and sparkle!  (I really need spring the 1st of January...but the color and sparkle help, lol!)  I decided to make a new dashboard for my planner, combining some old and new CTMH products.  Last summer, I discovered the CTMH Shimmer Brush is the most amazing combination with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers (which I call Ziggies).  They blend beautifully, and add a clear sparkle without changing the colors.  I use it like a sparkling waterbrush, with ink pads and my Ziggies.

I used an old (and much loved) stamp of the month set, Paper Garden.  I colored the stamps with my Ziggies and the Shimmer Brush.  Stamped them out, and then blended the colors a bit more with the shimmer brush.  After it was dry, I stamped the sentiment with Black pigment ink and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  The new stamp set is Journaling Prompts.  I also added the Hello sentiment from the Some Kinda Wonderful Compliments for even more sparkle.  So, to be honest...I'm not too thrilled with my creation.  I think I will keep playing with it, but as of now this is what I came up with.  I find if I start playing, my mojo usually comes back eventually!  ;)

Now you are off to see what the super talented Wendy has made!  I hope you enjoy the hop, and get tons of sparkly inspiration!

Thanks for joining me!