Wednesday, November 25, 2015

{FTH} Laughing Snowmen + Sketch #128

Good morning!
Are you ready for tomorrow??  I am!!  I get to spend it with some really amazing people in my life and give thanks for all their love and support. Although the drive will be long and cold, I have an amazing co-pilot to keep me company. 

So today, I wanted to share my card for this weeks sketch challenge over at From the Heart Stamps.
I love how simple the sketch is, which made me gravitate towards Imke's cardmaking style.   I love backing all my patterned paper on neutral cardstock, but that is not the way Imke does it!!  :)   Despite stepping out of my comfort zone a little... I really like the results.

Here is this weeks' sketch and twist challenge.  Just click on the image to be taken to the post, so you can link up your project. 
I know this is a busy time for lots of us, but I hope you can join us. 

I would like to take part in the following challenges this week: 


Saturday, November 21, 2015

{SS} Holiday Gift box

Good mornin sweeties! 
I am so delighted to share my "ANY"thing but a card project with you today. 
So I just received my new We R Memory Gift Box Punch Board and I am in LOVE!!!
I love making gift boxes for little trinkets that my boys make, to give to the grandparents, godparents, aunties..etc.  I currently don't have the desk space that I use to have, so this little tool was a perfect buy for me!!  

For my project today, I started with kraft cardstock and I used Holly Branch all over the cardstock, using Sand Castle SweetStamps Ink.  The color looks sort of dark, but it really isn't.  It's a really soft and subtle brown...perfect for no line coloring. 
Next was the fun part for me.  I colored all the leaves on this sheet of 8x8 kraft cardstock.
I only used 2 Copic markers: YG17 and YG23
I used YG17 for my darkest and applied only to the base of the leaves, while YG23 was my all over color.  Then I went back with a white pen and added dot detailing.  I lost the vein detail in the leaves, so I needed to add a little something extra. 
Once that was all down I scored the lines, folded, glued and assembled this beautiful box. 
The completed box measures: 3.25 x 3.25 x 1.75
So it's small but perfect. 

Hope you will come by and join us.  
We currently have two challenges running: 

Here is my supply list:

Until next time. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

{S.S} For Everything there is a Season

Good morning-
Happy Saturday!!  Any fun plans this weekend?
We are attending a birthday party and jewelry party this afternoon.
For November and December, I believe we have parties/functions every weekend.
Looking forward to A busy..busy couple of months. 

 For my card today, I used my distress inks:
Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door and Vintage Photo

I used Trees and Leaves 2 Step stamp set.
I worked on the leaves portion first, before I applied the trunk.
I just love how this came out and the simplicity of the entire card.

Don't forget, our SweetStamps challenge is all month long, click the links for all the rules and details.  

Thanks for stopping by today!!  See you soon.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
JUGS #319
Brown Sugar #172
Outlawz Nov. 10th Color Challenge
Outlawz Nov. 8th CAS Challenge 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

{SS} Winter Blues

Good morning-
Coming by, to share a little Wintery inspiration with you.   Christmas is right around the corner and I am already in panic mode!!  I have a list of recipients I typically send cards to and I am nowhere at my quota this year!!  Yikes!! 

 For my card today, I pulled out the following distress ink pads:
Chipped Sapphire and Broken China.
Keeping it simple, so you can see the 2 colors more clearly.
To add a little more something, I  colors Winka Stella Clear to color directly onto Tiny Snowflake Border and stamped onto the background. The shimmer is really subtle, but I think I like.   :)
The Snowflake was embossed with Bahama Aqua and then I embossed again adding a little bit of Ultra Thick White Enamel Powder.
 You can see the cracks in the white enamel, allowed some blue to show through, which looks beautiful in person.

Don't forget, our SweetStamps challenge is all month long, click the links for all the rules and details.  

Thanks for stopping by today!!  See you soon.

Friday, November 6, 2015

{FTH} November Blog Hop :)

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. 

We have a CAS and Over the Top theme this month.

Our designers are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects.

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store. And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store!

If you have arrived from Brenda's blog, you are in the right place, if not why don’t click the link above and start from the beginning, so you don't miss anything. 

Here is my project, using Hello Snowman

For my CAS card, I created a water colored background using Distress inks. 
I used a small acrylic block and applied my colors onto it, spritzed a few times and then pressed onto my watercolor paper.  Once dried, I trimmed and applied some glittered stickles using a  star background stencil.  (Hard to tell in the picture) 

For my over the top card, I added lots of layers.
I had to dust off some of my beloved dies for this project.

Paper: BoBunny Powder Mountain
Medium: Copic 

Other: Loose Glitter and Stickles

Now head over to Cammy's blog and see what she has created.

Thanks for hopping with us today.

 The hop will end on Monday, November 9th at 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday, November 11th.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

{SweetStamps} Miss You

It is time for a brand new "Anything Goes" Challenge month over at SweetStamps
I used a lot of fun SweetStamps products on my card today, but it is still minimalistic and classy.
I kept my colors subtle since I was the dragonfly to stand out against the busy background.

I hope you will join us this week, as will as check out the daily inspiration that is provided from the rest of the team!

Here is a list of the products that I used on my card and can be found at the SwetStamps SHOP.

Monday, October 26, 2015

{SS} Just for Ewe!

Good morning! 
Are you ready for Halloween??  OMG, I am... The boys are all geared up and ready to go.  I just hope they make it to Halloween.  They just can't resist putting them on everyday!!  At least we will get our money's worth, right!? 

Well today i am sharing a little of inspiration for the SweetStamps Anything Goes Challenge, which will be ending at the end of the week. 
You can check out this weeks' inspiration, HERE!
I am using Lambkins Duo (U645), which I stamped in Memento and colored with Copic.
I did some fussy cutting around the lamb, as well as some of the flowers. 
I masked the top portion of the card off and used distress ink: Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn to create the look.  Just to add a little something extra, I added the Grassy Hill under the feet of the lamb,  which an after thought!!  :)

Here are the items used on today's project: