Thursday, March 26, 2015

Stretch Your Dies-Day 7 Alphabet Dies

So here we are at the end of this Online Card Class, Stretch Your Dies. It's been great, I just wish it wasn't over yet! :(

I loved every single video and card from day 7 but I loved the simplicity of Jennifer's Celebrate card so I decided to recreate one like that. I used an old Quickutz Alphabet that I had. I alsocut apart a Papertrey Ink Banner Sentiment Stamp and that was about it. I also added a little silver embossed heart too for the dot in the i.
                            Hope everyone had as much fun as I had, see you in class!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

Its the 25th and time for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge. 
The inspiration photo is below. I decided to do something other
than a card for a change.

Here is my creation:
I still love the Hippity Hoppity set that Heather came up with last year
so I stamped and die cut the bunny. I also used the photo finishers die
with "Happy Easter" from Hippity Hoppity. A little misc. trim and some
paper shreds with a few jelly beans and I have a happy little basket!
Enjoy the hop!!

I will also enter this over at Simon Says Stamp for
Work It Wednesday March 2015.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Another card for Stretch Your Dies

       Another card for Day 2 of Stretch Your Dies.I used The Small Sketched Stars from Papertrey
Ink. They were still wired together so I just die cut the grouping twice. Easy Peasy!! The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Friendship Messages. I made the glitter paper behind the stars with fine glitter from Elizabeth Crafts and adhesive paper.

That's all for now! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Stretching Your Dies

I made this card for day 2 of the Online Card Class Stretch Your Dies.

 This is the very first online card class I have ever taken. If you are on the fence, well, let me just say it's awesome!! Great, easy to follow video instruction from a variety of people and lots of extra ideas.
Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner do a fabulous job on these classes! A forum for any questions and all of this is so very inspirational. I want to create the day away. Don't I wish!!!

On with my card! Day 2 was focusing on flower dies(although I used stars).  Here is the card I made after watching Kristina's video.

I first watercolored my paper with Distress ink in Abandoned Coral, Dusty Concord and Peacock Feathers. Cut out my PTI Small Sketched Stars and arranged them how I wanted them on white CS to die cut a sqaure around them. I felt the square needed some more definition and as I inked up the square I also got ink on my card so I had to cut it out of the white. That is why it's mounted on PTI Winter Wisteria CS. The sentiment is from PTI Star Prints.

Hope you all have a great day!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Make It Monday # 205: Confetti Cluster Stamping

Today I decided to play along with a few different challenges. Lizzie Jones shows us a very
cool technique of Confetti Cluster Stamping for this week's Make it Monday.  A great way to use those itty bitty stamps that don't always get the love! So check it out!   Here is what I came up with:

I am also entering the following challenges:

Simon Monday Challenge BlogSimon Wednesday Challenge Blog

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: Lions and Lambs, oh my!
AAA Cards game #35: Bare Naked CAS
The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:Simon Says Things That Fly

I am also taking the Stretch Your Dies Online Card Class  with Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner.  It's awesome so far and only day 1! I decided to use a word die with my card today so I could post in the gallery there also.

Supplies: Papertrey Ink: Limeaid Ice, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Winter Wisteria, Stamoers Select White card stocks, Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Lavender Moon inks. Keep It Simple: Frames die, Monthly Moments:April Die. Birthday Classics: April

 Memento London Fog Ink
W Plus 9: Bubble talk Stamps and die,
My MISTI of course.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Make It Monday #204: Watercolor Smooshing

Today I am sharing with you a card I made using a technique from this week's Make It Monday
that Betsy shared with us.  I love this kind of technique because you never really know what the results will look like exactly.   I decided to go bright, being so sick of this dreary winter and with the sun shining so brightly today it put me in the mood.

                                           Here is what I had after the "smooshing".

                                                          And here is my card:

I am also entering the following challenges:
               Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
        that you can find here.

March Challenge: All Things Embossed

and Virginia's View Challenge that you can find here.

Supplies: PTI Shakers and Sprinkles Frame Die, Tim Holtz Distress ink in Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord and Abandoned Coral, Stampin 'Up! dragonfly stamp, Black Versafine Onyx ink, Ranger Black Sparkle embossing Powder.

Bye for now!!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Lucky to know you!

Tonight I decided to play along with the Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:
Just a Hint of Clover...

Another idea got in my head and I couldn't get it out. Simple but not as easy as I expected.  It took some patience getting those dots back in the clover. You see, I just didn't like the way it looked with
green paper behind it. I wanted it inlaid but couldn't figure out an easy way to do this. Any way,
I finally achieved what I was going after. A little gold embossing and I was done.

I will also enter this into Virginia's View Challenge #13:All Things Embossed.

PTI Supplies: Seasonal Stitching Die, Monthly Moments: March Stamp Set,
 Wonderful Words Additions.
Other Supplies: Green paper scrap and Rubber Stampede Gold Embossing Powder.

Thanks for stopping!

Happy Friday with AAA cards: Watercolor Rain

                 Today I am sharing a card I made for AAA Cards: Game #34 Watercolor Rain

What a great photo!! I got an idea and you know how that goes. You just gotta make it happen
no matter what. I really needed a rain drop stencil, cover plate or stamp. I had none
of those, believe it or not, so I found a small geotag die that I was able to work with to make
a rain drop die cut piece of paper. The graph paper really helped! I just put it on top of my cardstock.
After I finished this, I really wanted a rainbow effect of sorts showing through the raindrops.
 Now, I NEVER, EVER, would have tried this without
my MISTI. It would have been a failed task for sure, but with my MISTI, a piece of cake!!
I used A dotted line from an old Hot Off The Press Stamp Set and kept stamping and changing colors while I shifted my paper about 1/16 of an inch!! Fun, fun, fun!!!!!
I then, clear embossed the entire page instead of trying to just emboss the raindrops.
And here is the final result after adding my clouds, sentiment and blue cardstock.

                          I am also entering Virginia's View Challenge #13 All Things Embossed

March Challenge: All Things Embossed

                                On the angle you can see the embossing a little better.
That's all for now. Have a great weekend!

Supplies:Hero Arts Neon Ink in Pink, Blue, Green and Orange. Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade,
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black, Memento Ink in London Fog.
 PTI: Linen CS in Fresh Snow, Movers and Shakers Sentiments, Cloud Die, Geotag die.
Avery Elle:Finished Frames and of course my MISTI!
Hot Off The Press:Stamped Stitches.