Welcome Baby

Hope you all had a great weekend.

Today I am sharing you my second card I created for my new niece.

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SUPPLIES  Stamps: Up and Away (ME), Salutations (PS) Dies: Up and Away (ME); Landscape Trio (ME); Mini Hearts (SSS) Color:  Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Dye Ink (HA), Copic Markers Other: Vellum Paper; Maggie Holmes Patterned Paper (American Crafts)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Up and Away (ME), Salutations (PS) Dies: Up and Away (ME); Landscape Trio (ME); Mini Hearts (SSS) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Dye Ink (HA), Copic Markers Other: Vellum Paper; Maggie Holmes Patterned Paper (American Crafts)

Time was ticking when I made this card and I had no inspiration until I saw Nichol’s card.  I’ll be honest, I wanted to use the bunny from Mama Elephant’s Up and Away and her card was exactly what I was looking for.  The layout is pretty much the same but I used the vellum as clouds rather than cardstock.  Thank’s to Nichol’s inspiration I completed the card right on time and was very happy with the outcome.

 

 

Hooray

Happy Friday!

We welcomed a new niece into our family this week.  I thought a nice way to start my brother-in-law’s family was to give them a ton of children’s books that my son and daughter helped select and baby clothes (how can you not help that?!).

I created 2 cards for both gifts.  Today, I will share the first card (actually the 2nd card I made).

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SUPPLIES Stamps: Jumbo Love (30-209) Dies: Hooray (51-038); Pinked (Avery Elle) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT) Other: Wink of Stella Clear (Zig); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Patterned Paper

 

I was running out of time to be honest to create cards and decided to make it simple.  I love the images from Jumbo Love (30-209) and used the image of the little elephant and balloon.  I stamped and colored this cute little guy with Prismacolor Pencils. The image was fussy cut and set aside.  I die cut my card panel using the frame from Avery Elle’s Pinked die set.  I stamped the image again on the card panel and placed my cut image over the stamped image with foam tape.  The panel was added to the card base.  The sentiment is a die cut from the Hooray set (51-038).

Until next time!

 

 

Hello

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Today I’m sharing my final card from last week’s showcase of Penny Black’s Cute and Adorable stamps fro the release, Bring on the Happy.

We just got a puppy back in late December.  She’s almost 5 months.  This is the first time we’ve had a dog in the house so it’s been quite a learning experience.  I thought Man’s Best Friend (30-120) was a perfect set to use for my final card.  All the images in this set make me smile.

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SUPPLIES Stamps: Man's Best Friend (30-120); Critter Time (30-234) Dies: Doodles (51-128) Stencils:  Honeycomb (25-012) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Pitt Artist Pen (Faber Castell); Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT) Other: Green Cardstock

SUPPLIES Stamps: Man’s Best Friend (30-120); Critter Time (30-234) Dies: Doodles (51-128) Stencils: Honeycomb (25-012) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Pitt Artist Pen (Faber Castell); Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT) Other: Green Cardstock

I have a step-by-step guide on the Penny Black blog on how I made this card.  To view it, click here.

Hope you all have a great week!

So Sweet

Greetings!

Hope the weekend is off to a good start.

I’m hoping the rain stops for a while.  It’s a soggy mess where I live.

Today I’m sharing my second card profiled in this week’s Cute and Adorable blog showcase.

I am pleasantly surprised how much I love Margaret Sherry’s krazy kat series.  This card uses the Together  (40-366) cling stamp which is just so cute!

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SUPPLIES Stamps:  Together (40-266); Sprinkles and Smiles (30-297) Dies: Shades (51-055) Patterned Paper: Painted Blooms (80-009) Color:  Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT); Black); Black Onyx Versafine Ink (Tsukineko); Pumice Stone Distress Ink (Ranger) Other: Gray Cardstock (Bazzill)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Together (40-266); Sprinkles and Smiles (30-297) Dies: Shades (51-055) Patterned Paper: Painted Blooms (80-009) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT); Black); Black Onyx Versafine Ink (Tsukineko); Pumice Stone Distress Ink (Ranger) Other: Gray Cardstock (Bazzill)

I showcased this image using Penny Black’s patterned paper collection, Painted Blooms (80-009).  The sentiment is from Sprinkles and Smiles (30-297).

For more complete instructions, click on here from the Penny Black blog.

 

 

 

Smile

Hello,

This week Penny Black has been profiling the Cute and Adorable stamps from the latest release, Bring on the Happy.  I have three cards that were showcased on the blog.  Here is one of them.

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SUPPLIES Stamps:  Woodland Friends (30-287); So Lucky (30-292) Dies: Hooray (51-038) Stencils:  Dotlets (25-007) Color:  Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT); Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Ranger); Greenhills, Field Grass Midtone Ink (Hero Arts) Other: Translucent Embossing Paste (Dreamweavers); Black Enamel Accents (Ranger); Corner Rounder (WRMK); Red Cardstock

SUPPLIES Stamps: Woodland Friends (30-287); So Lucky (30-292) Dies: Hooray (51-038) Stencils: Dotlets (25-007) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT); Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Ranger); Greenhills, Field Grass Midtone Ink (Hero Arts) Other: Translucent Embossing Paste (Dreamweavers); Black Enamel Accents (Ranger); Corner Rounder (WRMK); Red Cardstock

I love the Woodland Friends (30-287) clear set particularly the fox and the hedgehog image.  I thought I’d make a scene using the fox.  I also the grass image from the So Lucky (30-292) mini clear set.  I also created a subtle background on the cardbase using the Dotlets Stencil and translucent embossing pace.  Finally, I finished it off with the Smile from the Hooray (51-038) die set.

For step by step instructions, visit this link here on the Penny Black blog.

 

 

bam!

Greetings!

My daughter’s birthday was a few weeks ago.  We’ve got a teenager in the house!

I always try to make a fun card for her to include in her presents.  Shaker cards were all the rage last year, that I decided to try it myself.  Quite honestly, I found it more difficult to center it properly.  But I managed to adhere the acetate correctly with the rest of the card!

Here it is:

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SUPPLIES  Stamps: Super Duo (SSS/ME), It's Your Dies (HA), Kapow (TT) Dies: Crusader Kids (SSS), Stitched Circles (SSS) Color:  Prismacolor Pencils, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink (Ranger), Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukinkeo), Red Royal Midtone (HA), Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger), Confetti Glitter (Martha Stewart)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Super Duo (SSS/ME), It’s Your Day (HA), Kapow (TT) Dies: Crusader Kids (SSS), Stitched Circles (SSS) Color: Prismacolor Pencils, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink (Ranger), Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukinkeo), Red Royal Midtone (HA), Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT) Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger), Confetti Glitter (Martha Stewart)

It was super fun to make.  I love this collaboration set by Simon Says Stamp and Mama Elephant.  The sentiments were both from Technique Tuesday and Hero Arts.  And I just love the stitched die sets from Simon Says Stamp.  The stitching just adds something to the card and I love it!

Until next time!

Hugs

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope you all are having a great day.

I have another card to show you that I made a few days ago.

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SUPPLIES  Stamps:  Wishes & Hugs (30-222) Dies: Hugs & Kisses (51-099); Rectangle Frams (MFT); Stitched Slopes & Hills (SSS); Finished Frames (AE) Color: Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent); Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT) Other: Patterned Paper (American Crafts)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Wishes & Hugs (30-222) Dies: Hugs & Kisses (51-099); Rectangle Frams (MFT); Stitched Slopes & Hills (SSS); Finished Frames (AE) Color: Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent); Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT) Other: Patterned Paper (American Crafts and Basic Grey), Arcyrlic Paper (Strathmore)

Thought I’d use a few products I haven’t been able to utilize as well as use the new banners Hugs & Kisses (51-099) from the Penny Black Valentine’s release.

Enjoy the long weekend!