Friday, June 15, 2018

Summertime Fun!

Happy Fri-Yay Crafty friends! Today is the 15th of the month and that means it's time for a fun new challenge over at A Blog Named Hero

What's better than some Summertime Fun! I am such a summer girl, I look forward to these few months of sun, fun and a vacation in there to boot!

I chose the color palette because these beautiful colors make me think of summer sunsets! I started by white embossing my Sunburst Bold Prints  by Hero Arts (CG732) in white embossing powder and used Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral and Squeezed Lemonade for my background and then sprayed with my Distress Sprayer.

I then stamped my images from the Hero Arts Beach stamp set (CL978) and colored them with my Copics in matching colors to my background. I fussy cut the popsicles (don't have the dies... always get the dies!) I then decided to cut a piece of black card stock into a banner to feature my images. I white embossed my sentiment on the bottom of the banner and placed my popsicles on top with foam tape. I felt it was missing something so I added white detail around the perimeter of the banner (oldie but a goodie learned by Kristina Werner year ago). 

To finish off, I added some Nuvo Crystal drops and some sequins. All of the products used are listed and linked below.

Thanks for taking the time!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Simon Says: Frame It

Happy Wednesday! That means it's time for a new Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

This week Simon Says: Frame It!

The design team is featuring Memory Box products, you don't have to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!

I am having a hard time finding my mojo this week. This is the second card I made for this challenge. Ever have those weeks? I started by die-cutting a rainbow of Memory Box Stitched Circle dies for my project. I then decided to use this Doodle Bug polka dot rainbow pattern paper to die cut my  Memory Box Darla butterfly.

I also die cut the upper left butterfly wing with the biggest of the circle dies to "frame it" in the pink circle. I felt the polka dot paper was a little lost so I decided to back it and offset it with a black butterfly. I took a piece of Tim Holtz woodgrain card stock and placed my circles and biggest butterfly on the panel.

I then die cut the Simon Says Stamp Hello die and some smaller older Memory Box butterflies to scatter on the card. To finish my project I added some Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins in 4 and 6 mm.

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Thanks for taking the time!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Altenew Layering Flower

Happy Tuesday crafty friends! I have been struggling with my crafty mojo! Work and life have been too crazy lately. I thought one of the beautiful Altenew layering flowers might help to jump start my card mojo.

I never use purple, I don't know why but I decided to try and go out of my comfort zone for this one. I used the Altenew Purple Crisp inks with the beautiful Hope stamp set. I find this one is a lot easier to line-up then some of the other layering type sets and I love the big and bold flower.

Once I die cut my flower with the coordinating dies I looked through my stash and decided to use this Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Frame die with Lawn Fawn Black Licorice card stock to frame the flower. I then grabbed some Simon Says Stamp Lavender card stock and embossed it with one of my 3D We R Memory Keepers embossing folders. I glued the black die cut panel on top of the lavender one.

Once that was done I decided to die cut the beautiful Simon Says Stamp Leaves Cluster die out of vellum to add behind my flower and leaves. I then used the Altenew Thanks script die with some silver mat mirror card stock by Tonic.

To finish off the project I added a scattering of Pretty Pink Posh Wisteria Blossom sequins.

Thanks for taking the time all of the products used are linked and lister below!

Friday, June 8, 2018

CFC201 - Boys of Summer!

Happy Friday! That also means it's time for another fun CAS-ual Friday's Challenge! The challenge is all about Boys of Summer!

I was inspired by summery masculine colors and the clean and simple Bold Wishes stamp set by CAS-ual Friday's for my project today. Most of the birthday's in my family are in July and August, this will be perfect for one of my nephews!

I started by making my centre point so that I could first align my sentiment. I then worked on either side of is with my stamp and then the top and bottom. I am always worried when I do a card like this that the alignment will be skewed but this worked out well! I then trimmed my panel to 5.25 x 4, foam mounted it on my Neena card base and added some clear droplets. Clean and very simple, quick card to put together!

Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps!

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Simon Says: Anniversary/Wedding!

Happy Wednesday! That means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

This week the challenge is Anniversary/Wedding and the design team is featuring Impression Obsession products!

I chose the beautiful Impression Obsession Abtract Flowers dies for my project. I just love the shape and design of these dies. I used Tonic Specialty Paper in Rose Platinum and Burnished Rose for the flowers. 

I then decided to use the Lawn Fawn Vanilla Malt card stock for my card base and top panel. I embossed the top panel and glued my flowers. I then used the Impression Obsession Wishes die with Lawn Fawn Black Licorice card stock and fun foam for dimension. I used Rose Gold embossing powder for the Best sentiment which is from an Avery Elle set. I added some Pretty Pink Posh Rose Gold Jewels to the flower centres and some PPP Rose Gold sequins on the card panel.

Once I was finished I added the "diamond ring" that was in my stash, it was silver so I colored over it with a Rose Gold marker to match. Quick and easy project as the only stamping was the smaller sentiment!

All of the products used can be found at Simon Says Stamp all listed and linked below! 

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Simon Says: Anything Goes!

Happy Wednesday crafty friends! That means time for another fun Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! 

Simon Says: Anything Goes! 

The design team is featuring Doodlebug products this week! I mean when you are using Doodlebug products a rainbow is in order!

I chose the Dot Grid Daisy Stripe 6 x 6 paper pack. I took the Daisy pattern in all of the colors and cut small strips of paper.  I then used a piece of Neena 80lbs card stock and started glueing my pieces in rainbow order on the panel.

I die cut the panel using my Wonky Stitched Rectangle die. With all of that color I felt that white would be the best for my die cut sentiment and flowers. So I used my Tonic White Glitter paper and die cut the Altenew Fabulous sentiment and my Concord and 9th flower along with two of the CAS-ual Fridays flower dies. All of the products used are listed and linked below.

I added some Avery Elle sub-sentiments and finished it all off with some Doodlebug Glitter Sprinkles. I used foam tape to place my base panel on the Neena 110lbs card base! Come join in the fun at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for a chance to win a $50.00 gift voucher.

Thanks for taking the time! 

Monday, May 28, 2018

Celebrate with MFT and Doodlebug

Happy Monday crafty friends! I was away for work and back yesterday and I needed to unwind so I pulled out my MFT Bold Blossom stamp set and decided to play!

My inspiration for this project was the gorgeous Dooblebug pattern paper! Polka dots are my absolute favorite and this paper had my little heart go pitter patter. 

I started by stamping my MFT flowers with a mix of Catherine Pooler inks that matched the colors of the pattern paper and die cut them with the coordinating dies. 

I decided that a matching gold sentiment would be so pretty with the gold dots so I die cut the MFT Celebrate from gold Tonic Mirror card stock and some fun foam for dimension. I decided to use one of the MFT scalloped border dies for my panel.

I glued my pattern paper on the card base. I then assembled the flowers and sentiment on the top panel. I placed it on the card base with foam tape for added dimension and I topped everything off with some Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins!

Thanks for taking the time all the products are listed and linked below.

Friday, May 25, 2018


Happy Friday! Time for a new Cas-ual Fridays Challenge and the theme is birthday!

I used the fun new 3 x 4 Celebrate stamp set for my project and the balloons from the Bunny Fri-die set. The inspiration for this project was the confetti I used in the shaker portion. I picked three ink colors and used my Stamp Platform so that I could ink my stamp twice. I love the effect of multiple inks on a sentiment.

The die cut window is by MFT and the glitter paper that I used for the balloons is by Simon Says Stamp (I LOVE this glitter paper so much). To finish off I added some of the same confetti and some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins.

Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps!

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Watercolor Flowers!

Happy Thursday! Kim with you here this morning sharing a fun watercolor card!
I decided to use one of my favorite Hero Arts flowers the Antique Rose Stem.

I stamped it repeatedly on my watercolor card stock with my Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I heat set the flowers each time I stamped to make it easier to see my next stamping section.

I then colored my flowers with my paints, this is such a fun and relaxing project watching them come together as you build layers with the color. I decided on a rainbow, who doesn't love a rainbow and I added a wash of light blue over the background.

I added my Hero Arts Thank You sentiment die cut from woodgrain paper and the sub-sentiment from the Hello Stamp and Cut. I had originally wanted to add black paint splatters but I forgot... So I simply added a few black dots with the dot from the Happy Stamp and Cut.

Thanks for taking the time! Go check out the challenge!