Sunday, February 25, 2018

Stamp TV - Two challenges

I am sharing this card with you today and making a quick post.  I made this card with my practically brand new kit from Gina K Designs called Hearts and Flowers.  Her new kit is out and I realized that I had not even inked up the last one.
Here is my card
 I stamped and die cut the vase of flowers and also the YOU from Gina's dies called You.
 After coloring the flowers and using the swiss dot embossing folder on the top part of the card, I added score lines.  The You is die cut twice and then I applied Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to it.  It shows well in the photo.  I quickly added a matching envelope to this card.  It was easy as I just stamped the vase of flowers around the edge.
I will be entering this card in two of the challenges at Stamp TV.

MMC22018! And the Envelope Please!  Make an envelope

Release Party Challenge  Use a die on your card.

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your comments and read every one. 


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Dies R Us - Lighthouse Scene

Hello card makers!  Barbara Campbell back today with another beach inspired card for you.  If you saw my card last week, you may have noticed that I cut some dies and I didn't use.  Well, here they are for you now.
This is another layered die from Elizabeth Craft.  See the solid layer and the outline?  I actually colored it after gluing it together.  That way I could do some shading to make the lighthouse look curved.
                               Elizabeth Craft Designs - LighthouseElizabeth Craft Lighthouse

I used some water colors on the sky and the water, using the brush to make the waves.  Next, I tore another piece of the sand beach and also used the watercolors for some texture.
Take a close look at the rock near the lighthouse, they are mushroom tops colored and shaded.  I think they make a great rock.  Then I just added the Shoreline Cattails and the sentiment to complete the scene. The sentiment is from Power Poppy Good thinking.  

 Here are the other dies that I used on this card. 

Have some fun with your stamps and dies, I hope that I have inspired you today.

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Double D Challenge - Woodland Creatures

Time for another Double D Challenge and this time the theme is Woodland creatures.
Are these not the cutes critters that you have ever seen?
I went right to a stamp that I have had for a very long time, but never put on paper.
This was the right time. 
This little fox was a free stamp from Art Impressions.  So glad that I had him.  He is colored with Spectrum Noir markers.
Other ingredients are White heavy base card stock from Gina K, Die-namics Sun Ray die ( made a stencil with it), Memory Box, Alpine Trees and Distress Oxides ink in Spice Marmalade and Fossilized Amber. The sentiment is from MFT stamp called Sunflower Sweetheart.

This is the terrific prize!

Thanks for stopping by, You are going to want to enter this challenge, not just for the fun, but look at the great prize. 
Thanks for your comments, I sure do enjoy them. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Coffe or Tea

 Boy, this month is going fast and it is time for another fabulous challenge at Seize the Birthday.      

This time we do have a topping and you can try it if you would like.  
 Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!
If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

  Our "Toppings" option this time is...
                                                              "Coffee or Tea"

                                                             Here is my card for you. 

Ingredients:   Kraft and red card stock from Gina K Design
                      Stamp is Penny Black, Micey Day  colored with my colored pencils.
                      Red ribbon from my stash. 
                      Stitched and scalloped circle dies.  
Please visit the rest of the wonderful Design Team at Seize the Birthday. We'd love for you to play along, too!  Thanks for stopping and leaving a comment. 


MFT Event 3

The Crafty Biathlon tests your ability to adapt to obstacles and excel in multiple challenges simultaneously. Below you’ll find two columns – one representing a technique and the other, a type of card. Your challenge is to select one option from each column and combine into one fabulous card!

     I selected the Inlaid Die Cutting and the Z fold card. 

 Supplies used:
MFT Hi die, a freebie
MFT Tropical Flower stamp and die
MFT Painted Prints 6x6 designer paper Citrus
MFT Words of Inspiration stamp

This has been a fun challenge and I would encourage you to give this Olympic event a try.  You can find them here.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy as much as I enjoy your comments.

Dies R Us- Sea Shells

It's Barbara Campbell with you today showing a card inspired by the beautiful beaches here in Florida. I am having a lot of fun with these layering dies.  Yes, that is what I said.  I know that you have all heard of layering stamps..... well these are layering dies.  Here, let me show you by card. 

I got the dies for this card a while ago and was not sure what I would be making.   So I just die cut them all from white water color paper.  I'm sure that I would be water coloring them.  
 After I selected the ones that I would use on my card, I saved the others for another time.  You will see them soon. 
Coloring them was fun. 
 I left the top layer white in some cases and colored the crab and star fish. 

I scored a piece of cardstock at half inches to look like wood and used distress ink to color it.  Then tore the edge and swiped more ink on the edge.  I got some  rugged looking wood.  That went on a white base card and I arranges my sea shells on the front.  I added some twine and a little tag and then the sentiment from Power Poppy Natural Beauties and Good Thinking. 

Don't forget the inside.  Some scoreing on the left side and bottom and one more sea shell.  

Here are the dies that I used.
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Shells Small

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Shells Large 
Impression Obsession - Dies - Foliage

You will have as much fun this these dies as I did, I guarantee it. 
Come join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

MFT Olympics - Event 2

Freestyle means that you can make any card.  Here is mine. 
 I simply used White card stock base and a layer of gray.  I embossed the gray with the Die-namics
ForeWay Chevron Cover.
The cute deer and hearts are from Die-Namics Deer Love.  Rhinestone eyes from my stash.
 Ok, get ready for more!
Thanks so much for stopping, and thanks for your comments.

MFT 2018 Creative Olympics - Event 1

I will be trying to keep up with the Olympics at My Favorite Things this week  So be aware of a bunch of card postings.  Lol
Here is Event 1 - Create one card that has at least three stamp sets.
Here goes.

MFT Watercolor Wash  design paper
MFT Bear Hugs
MFT Feline Better
MFT New Best Friend
Die-Namics Sttched Round Rectangel Frame

Thanks for stopping, I hope that you enjoy.  Get ready for Event 2
Love your comments

February Power & Spark: Love to Sparkle!

I am going to make this quick as I made three cards today and I want to get them all posted.  This stamp set is one that I have had for awhile and this is the first time that I have used it.  I can see lots of different uses for it. The color scheme that I used is from Hues to Use.  I will be posting this card to that as well.

 For the Power and Spark challenge, we needed to add Love or Sparkle.  I have a layer of silver which is actually a 6X6 washi tape.
For the Hues to Use, here are the colors. 

Here are the supplies:
6x6 washi tape metallics 
Power Poppy Stamp Natural Beauties and matching die. 
Penny Black Antique Frame die. 
Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you enjoy and are inspired.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Double D - Sequins - Exciting News!

I am so super excited to be the newest member of the Double D Challenge.  I love their mood boards and the challenges that they inspire.  When they asked me, I didn't need a second to say YES!
Now I am working with some very talented ladies on this team. Some new and some friends that I consider my BFFs!  Thank you so much.

Now on to the first challenge for me as a Design Team member.     Here is the mood board. 


I just got a new stamp set form Gina K and it was perfect for this challenge.  It is called Emmy and Riley and they are Flamingos.  How amazing is that!  You can put sequins on anything. 
Here is my card. 
I masked off and stamped several of the flamingos to represent the team mates 
that I will be working with.  The sentiment reflecks how I feel about joining their challenge.  
I colored the birds and then cut my sequins in half so that they would fit on just one bird.  That's me! 
Here is the prize! 
Thanks for Stopping by, I will be looking for your creations on this challenge.  I love the comments that you leave, they really make my day. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Candles

It is Thursday and that means it is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday.  

 Our "Topping" option this time around is...

 Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!
If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!
Here is my example for you.  Candles are a great option for a birthday card. 
 I made this birthday card for a friend that makes beautiful flower cards.  So I tried to add flowers to this card to impress her.  I hope that she finds this interesting.  
You will be surprised at the dies that I used to create this card. The candles are the post box post from Die-namics, Mailbox.  The flames are really leaves from the Lily set.  See how you can make your dies go farther?  The three panels in the background were heat embossed with white using the Circle Doodle stamp and water colored with Metalic inks.  All of these were placed on a base of Turquoise Sea from Gina K.  The flowers on the bottom are Stampin Up Botanical Builder.  The sentiment is Simon Says It's Your Birthday. 

Please leave a nice comment for our Surprise guest for January and February, Kristie Goulet

 See what the design team has done for your inspiration