Thursday, January 19, 2017

Make It Monday #272: Masked Heart Wreaths

Well, the third time is the one that worked.  I started out with a pink card base.  I used the another stamp for the flowers and leaves.  Did not like that.  Switched to different stamp and also a white card stock.  Bingo!  Got one.
I used a really cool EF from Memory Keepers, a Christmas gift.  It looks quilted and really adds texture to this card. The stamps that I used for the flowers and leaves are from PTI Graden Gate.  They worked so well for this technique.  I did color some of the panels inside the heart with a C1 copic marker.  Rather hard to see in my picture.  I then used the technique used by Melissa to make the heart wreath.

 This panel is adhered to a pink base and I added the die from Simon Says Stamps, Heart Smile.  They were cut form white and pink card stock and off set.  Last, I added a few pink sequins to the front.  On the inside, I will probably add.... IS YOURS.
This will be entered the  Make it Monday Challenge this week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. They always brighten my day.

Seize The Birthday - Dashes and Doodling

It's time for another Challenge at Seize the Birthday! 

    We have a fun Topping this month.  I knew exactly what stamp set I would use. 

Our toppings are Dashes and Doodling

Of course if you are not a toppings kind of person,  just make it a birthday card.

I stamped this and then set out to doodle on it anywhere I could.  I wonder if you can tell where I added doodles?

Supplies:  Gina K Designs Card Stock in White base and layering weight.
Distress inks in Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry.
Doodle Time stamp from Stampin Up.  Black diamond stickles, Heidi Swapp, Color Shine Primrose

Thanks for stopping by for a closer look.  
Don't forget, we have a Special Party Guest too.  Her name is Rahmat Goose and you will find her designs here.   Check out what all of the other designers have done Seize the Birthday Challenge

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Winter Wishes - Paperwhites

I could not help myself.  I have wanted to stamp and color this set for a long time and it just did not come up.  Until today and this challenge.  Can you guess what stamp set I am talking about?
It is the beautiful Glistening Paperwhites by Marcella of Power Poppy.  I remember, when it was first introduced, that one of Marcella's designers posted a tutorial about how to color white. That was where I went to see how to do this one. It was Christine Okken and I found it HERE 
She shows several different ways to color white.  Luckily I had some of the colors that she used.  BV000, BV02 and G40 ( I used G43)

I am still into using frames for my background and I did that too on this card.  Here is what I used.
Poppy stamps die Festival Tags, Ocean Mist Card stock Gina K, Striped velum paper PTI,
There were two sentiments that I could have used on that set. This really extends my Christmas

I will be adding this to the challenge this month at Power and Poppy called Winter Blooms.

Thanks for your comments that brighten my day. 


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Make It Monday #271- 2016 A La Carte

As we venture into a new year, Papertrey Ink has given us 34 videos from 2016.  We can do anything that we may have missed and now have another chance to accomplish it.  Or, you can do as I did. I went to one challenge that I really had fun with and wanted to do again.  Amy Sheffer showed us how to build a background with frames.  I just wanted to do another card with this technique and I think that I will be using it again.  Maybe in a challenge soon.  LOl

Here is my card that I will enter in the Make It Monday #271 Challenge

The supplies: 
PTI cardstock, Soft Stone
MFT die, Stitched round rectangles
PTI stamp and matching dies, Peonies on Parade
PTI stamp, Happy for You
BG copic markers and Distressed ink in Evergreen Bough
Rhinestones from my stash

Once again this year, I will be needing lots of encouragement cards to send. 

Thank you for your comments.  I love that they brighten my day!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Mod Squad Challenge for January

As we start out a new fun filled year of challenges for you, we also have a new web site.  It was as scary to me at first, but I hope I can still inspire you with my cards.
My Challenge at the Mod Squad this week is to use Sequins, Rhinestones or Glitter.  Really anything that sparkles.   

When you are reading this, I should have left the  cold and snow in Wisconsin and am now in sunny Florida. but I was inspired by the gorgeous Chickadee in Barberry digital stamp by Marcella from Power Poppy. 
This is a great setting with the snow on the branches of the tree.

Here is the card that I did for this challenge
Isn't this chickadee sweet? He is  colored with copics and I added some glitter and glossy accents on the berries, and a red foil Hello. 
This is a better view so that you can see the texture and glossy berries.
Lets see what you can do for this challenge.  You always come up with some great ideas and you inspire me!  Thanks for coming by for a closer look and for brightening my day with your comments.