Sunday, September 28, 2014


Happy Sunday, everyone!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  Today I am playing along with this week's Cutting Edge and CAS(E) this Sketch challenges.  Here is what I was working with:

How could I NOT play along with the Cutting Edge's my colors!  :)  Here is the card I made:

I started by masking off a stencil I made a while back using my Silhouette.  Then I used Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry distress inks to fill in the background.  After that was finished, I flicked on some Graphite Glimmer Mist (since I didn't have any black).  I cut out the Winnie and Walter sentiment with my Silhouette twice.  Once with black cardstock and once with black glitter cardstock.  I adhered the two together and to the card using Glossy Accents.  I added the pink cardstock strip and I was done!  I love how it turned out!  Here is a close up of the details:

That is all I have for today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #93

Now that it is officially Fall, I was in the mood to pull out my Sweet Stamp Shop Foxy set and make a cute card with it. I used this week's CAS(E) this Sketch to guide me along.

Here is the sketch:

And here is the card I made:

I used the washi tape from My Mind's Eye's Cut and Paste Charm collection for this card.  I lined a bunch up on a piece of scrap cardstock, then cut out the outside frame with a die.  Then I cut a similar-sized square in the front of the card.  Before I adhered the frame, I put the washi tape border on and the washi pennant on the side (which was backed on cardstock to make it more sturdy).  I then marked on the inside where the open area would be on the card, and got stamping!

I colored the fox using my water pen and the same ink color that I stamped it in.  I masked off the fox and then stamped the grass in two contrasting greens.  I think he turned out so cute!

I put the sentiment in the speech bubble using complementing ink colors, then cut it out and adhered it to the frame.  Then I used some Charm enamel dots to finish everything off.  Don't you just love when something looks exactly like you pictured it in your head?

That is all I have for today.  Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...
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Monday, September 22, 2014

More Peonies...

I love when a new stamp set can just make you want to create, create, create!  I am back with another card that I made using Wplus9's Pretty Peonies set. 

I wanted to use elements from the Fresh Cut Florals set for this card.  Here is what I made:

I added the blue flowers and brownish stick-looking things (yep, that's a technical term), from the Fresh Cut Florals.  For the sentiment, I used my favorite silver embossing powder...because I can't seem to get enough of it.  :)  I layered the top piece on top of a blue cardstock that matches the darker blue ink color that I used on the card.  I love how it just seems to make the pinks pop more.

That is all for today!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Until next time...
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Pretty, More Like GORGEOUS, Peonies

Guys.  I'm in love.  Have you seen Wplus9's new set called Pretty Peonies?  It. Is. Gorgeous!!  I really love their Fresh Cut Florals set, too.  They just make the BEST layering stamps. I recently got some pretty new pink ink pads that I was dying to try out with these stamps. 

I was completely inspired by this card by Joni Andaya:

I loved the grouping of the flowers on one side and the sentiment on the other.  This is what I came up with:

My flowers aren't as full and interesting as Joni's but I still think they turned out SO beautifully.  I stamped the base of the flowers in a very light pink, then second-generation stamped the details with a darker pink color.  (The sentiment is first generation of the same color, to give you an idea of the difference between the first/second generations.) 

I finished the card off with some pink sequins from Avery Elle and some crystal clear sequins from Neat and Tangled.  For my first time playing with this set, I couldn't be more thrilled with the way the card turned out!

That's all for today!  I'll be back soon!

Until then...
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

You Win Some, You Lose Some...

Wow, it's been a bit, huh?  I guess I was in a bit of a creative slump for a while and didn't feel the urge to create anything lately.  Don't worry, though.  I've turned the corner and am back at my table, creating away.  :) 

I thought I would share a couple cards that I made and submitted for publishing that weren't picked up.  I'll be honest, I don't submit my cards too often.  But when I do, I am usually very lucky and get picked up.  (Compared to the many, many layouts that I submitted in the past that weren't picked up.)  I really loved the two cards that I submitted, so I wanted to put them out there "on the computer" as my girls say. 

Here is the first card:

For this card, I created a stencil using my Cameo and acetate paper.  Then I used some embossing paste and mixed it with some Black Soot distress ink.  I had originally wanted it to be a black background, but I was happy with the color that it turned out to be.  I spread the embossing paste all over the card, then sprinkled a bit of glitter over it before I removed the stencil.  I removed the stencil and let it dry, then stamped the simple sentiment and mounted it on a think strip of colored cardstock.  I added three enamel dots to add more visual interest and that was it.  I think it turned out beautifully. 

Here is the second card:

For this card, I created my own overlay with my Cameo and cut it out in cardstock.  Then I used my distress inks in Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers to create the fun color pattern.  I then took a thin paint brush and lightly flicked water onto the overlay.  I knew I was going to make this a shaker card, so when the overlay was dry, I traced the circles onto the card base so I would know where the holes would be, then I stamped the fun confetti background and sentiment into the openings.  I used some acetate and foam tape to make the shaker windows, then added the sequins and adhered the overlay to the top of the card.  I. LOVE. how this turned out.  The sentiment was heat embossed with my delicious silver embossing powder.  It's just a fun, shiny, happy card. 

That's all I have for today!  Thanks for stopping by.  :)  I'll be back tomorrow with a card/stamp set that is sure to keep me out of a creative rut for a while.  :)

Until then...
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