Saturday, March 24, 2018

Mermaid Birthday Card

Good morning.

I have been playing along with card challenges for the past couple of days. But today, I wanted to share with you a "just for fun" card.

One of my friend's has a sweet little girl whose birthday is coming up soon. I thought this card would be just right for her. My daughter loves it, so hopefully the birthday princess will, too.

I was inspired by a card created by Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin' Hoot

I used some hoarded white glitter cardstock, and I used a circle die to cut out the shape in the middle of this piece. To keep the die from slipping, I used a piece of washi tape to hold it in place. I seriously love our irridescent flower sequins from the Make Waves collection. I bought another pack (I'm such a hoarder!). And I used a birthday sentiment from "Short and Sweet" stamp set. I've overlooked this set many times in the book, but sometimes your project only has room for something small, and I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to having a sentiment on the front of the card. If it doesn't have one, I consider it unfinished. 

This little mermaid set is a keeper. Don't think I will be parting with it any time soon. I wish it did have a thin cut shape, though. It was tricky to fussy cut, but worth it in the end.

Hope you like. 


Friday, March 23, 2018

TMS #445 Magic Card

This card is a collaboration of products from the current Seasonal Expressions book. I used the Gimme Some Sugar paper, the Make Waves Scrapbook stamp set, and the (now retired) Bloom and Grow stamp set.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

1) Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #445
2) Heart 2 Heart Challenges "Going Green" Challenge

Hope you like. It's been fun to stamp and fussy cut, and of course, I always love to color.

Happy Crafting.


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Color Dare #284 Birthday Card

I am back with my 2nd post of the day.

I just couldn't resist the current Color Dare challenge #284. I never have enough masculine birthday cards. How about you?

I'm not having luck today with my photo's. Guessing it's the time of day. This is the first time that stamp set has seen ink. And speaking of which, if you don't already know this little trick, the Black Memento ink is super fab for stamping and coloring in with alcohol markers. No heat set required!

I combined the color challenge with a current online crop sketch challenge. Hope you like.


CTD485 Birthday Card

Spring break has officially begun in our household. The kids had a half-day of school today. I'm excited to sleep in for the next week! Wahoo. (Well, maybe.) With that in mind, I decided this afternoon that I would play in my craft room for a bit. 

Trying to rebuild my stash. Here's the first card I came up with. 

The sunlight washed out my photo, just a bit. I used bashful pink, White Daisy and Black for my colors. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

1) Color Throwdown #CTD485 Challenge
2) Sketch 'N Scrap Challenge #118

Thanks for stopping by today.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

H2H Cover Challenge Card

I love just about everything Close To My Heart. And the Seasonal Expressions 1 was no exception...well, maybe. I love EVERYTHING in this book. :)

In all my years with CTMH, I don't think I've seen as much social media posting with a paper pack as Chelsea Gardens. It proved to be very popular...selling out of dots and gems and thin cuts in a record breaking number of days/months. Crazy!

So, I will jump on that wagon train. Here's another card I created with this beautiful paper collection.

I love that floral pattern with all of the soft greens. I have been playing around with my ShinHan markers and blending up a storm. I learned a trick with the leaves. Kind of color in a bit "sloppy", not perfect. Then go back with the blender marker. It will shade in and leave you some spots that look lighter than others. This technique doesn't work for every item you color, but the leaves and flowers are perfect for practicing. 

I am entering this into Heart 2 Heart Challenges: Seasonal Expressions 1 Cover Challenge . You have until the end of March to play along.

Happy crafting!


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #361 Card

Good morning.

I wanted to share another card I created using the Chelsea Gardens collection.

The Die Cuttin Divas Challenge blog has a great challenge up this week featuring "Flowers". Perfect for this card. Love our stamp and thin cuts combo's! Makes creating cards fun and fast. I actually cut a bunch of die shapes out, and then stamped them and put them in my craft tray on the desk. Then, I grabbed out papers and sketches and made a bunch of card designs in a quick amount of time.

You have a week to play along, if you like. Happy creating!


Monday, March 19, 2018

Chelsea Gardens Just For You Card

I thought I'd share a quick card I made using the Chelsea Gardens paper collection. The sentiment piece was created using the PML card found in the paper packet. I trimmed it down to size and stamped the sentiment from the Chelsea Gardens cardmaking stamp set. Cute, right?

It went together in just minutes.

Have a blessed day.