Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tag Card

Hello!

This will be a quick post!  I've already shown the butterfly tag here, but wanted to add it to a card format and make it an entry for the Mojo Monday #408 Sketch Challenge.  The tag is pretty tall so I thought it would fit in nicely to this tall and skinny card sketch.  My card is 3.5x5.5 inches.


The details for the tag are on my other post (linked above).


How easy it was to add the tag to this sketch!  I used the light teal paper from Beachside 6x6 paper pad as the first layer and die-cut the edges of the white layer with Stitched Borders by Lawn Fawn.
Wa-La!

And in my eyes, the message takes the place of the circle on the sketch...Agree?


Please come again!
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Butterfly Tag

Hi and welcome!

Oh My!  My internet has been down for the last 3 days....finally, it is fixed and I'm back with a challenge from Tag You're It! #26.  The inspiration tag has a pretty little blue butterfly...I was inspired to use a butterfly with two shades of a teal-ish blue.


I used three butterfly dies from Simon Says Stamp....the Paulina, Devonshire and Leanna butterflies....cut from papers in the Beachside 6x6 paper pad (Lawn Fawn).

The tags themselves are die-cut from Stitched Traditional Tags STAX by MFT.


The beautiful message is from Signature Greetings 2 (PTI) and Hello Life (SU) provided the heart "stream".

Ink colors are Soft Pool (Hero Arts) and Peacock (Lawn Fawn).

I'm sure I'll soon be incorporating this tag into a card very soon!  It would probably look best on a tall, skinny card, don't you think?


See you again soon!
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Thank You Flowers

Hi and Happy Sunday!

Today I have a card for the Our Daily Bread Challenge #247...a floral inspiration challenge.  I was excited to use my new Window Dies bundle from ODBD that includes dies for a window, shutters and a flower box (even if I didn't use all of them!).

I chose a vivid pink for the window background (do you think anyone would have wallpaper like that?)...Oh well, I thought it was a pretty pink and I used a similar color of ink, Ripe Raspberry (MFT), for the message.


The first two layers are from Blueprints 20 (MFT) and the flower box is scored similar to the one in the inspiration photo. 

I wondered if I was ever going to be able to use the Spring Flowers puffy stickers from Doodlebug, but they seemed perfect for the window!  

My MISTI helped me stamp and safely re-stamp the message from Sweet Rose (Clearly Besotted).


This is such a cheerful card..it makes me happy!

Thanks for the visit!

ETA:  This card could not be submitted to ODBD due to my loss of the internet for 3 days during the posting period!
Friday, July 24, 2015

A Wish For Peace

Greetings to all of you!

Actually...Christmas Greetings in July!  Do you make your own Christmas cards?  If you do...you probably start early, don't you?  Me, too!  Otherwise, I would never finish them!  Of course, I'm not one of those who sends out 300 cards, either...plus I really do love all the family photograph cards that are so popular with young families. 

Anyway....on to the card and the challenges...all three of them!  I joined into the Penny Black Monthly Challenge to use a Penny Black sentiment, Crazy for Challenges Sketch #295, and the Merry Monday #167 (use hearts).  Whew!

















The stamp set used for these challenges is called A Wish for Peace by Penny Black and the glimmer hearts are cut from a set of heart dies by SSS...Mini Hearts.


The red polka dot paper is from a 6x6 pad called Home for Christmas by Pebbles and the scalloped border is a die-cut....Stitched Borders 1 (Pretty Pink Posh).


Thanks so much for looking!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Go Out With Joy

Hello there!  Hope your week is going well!

Here is a beautiful and inspiring scripture verse from the Word Art Wednesday Challenge...I just love the different fonts they use for the verses....they're so beautiful!  Actually, this challenge is always "Anything Goes"...you don't have to use the verse, but you must keep it family-friendly!

For the design of the card, I took my cue from the last part of the verse about the trees "clapping their hands"....I looked around for a tree in my stamps and found one in the set Let's Hang Out (MFT).  I fussy-cut the tree from "wood-ish" paper and plucked a die-cut owl on one of the branches.

I added two Beetle Black Sprinkles over the wheels of the flower cart and dotted the owl's eyes with a Black Glaze Sakura pen for emphasis.




The designer papers came from a retired SU paper pad called Adventure Bound and added glitter to the owl's wings and the flowers...both are die-cut and popped up.

The die-cut owl is from Things with Wings, one of MFT's new sets.... and the flower cart die-cut is from Somebunny...also an MFT stamp and die set.


Here are the Copics....


Thanks for visiting!
Monday, July 20, 2015

Uptown Girl

Hi Friends!

Today's card and my entry for Seize the Birthday "Anything Goes" is in honor of one of my granddaughters' birthday....she will be a junior in high school this coming school year and is becoming quite the young lady....so I thought the stamp set Uptown Girl Brittany (Stamping Bella) would suit her!

Her favorite color is blue-ish Teal so I hope she likes the color (Copics) of Brittany's dress...I think she will.
The card is highlighted by grey polka dots from the 6x6 paper pad...Let's Polka by Lawn Fawn and is embellished with Birthday Girl Sprinkles (Doodlebug).


Here is a closer shot of glitter (Wink of Stella) on the cake, her hair ornament....(also on the ruffle hem of her dress)...always difficult to appreciate in a photo...


Here are the Copics I used....


Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Joy Wreath

Hi everyone!

My card today was created for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown...they have a July color challenge going on...using Kraft with favorite Christmas colors.


I have a new Penny Black stamp set that I was excited to use....love their stamps!  The name of this one is A Wish for Peace (now there is an understatement!).  My only consolation in these troubled times lies in my personal faith in a very great God.

My favorite Christmas colors will probably always be red and green!  I do like the "other" colors, but those two just warm my heart.

Desert Storm is my "go-to" Kraft paper and I combined it with a Classic Cream card stock.  


Those are Doodlebug puffy embellishments called Holly Berries on the card's perimeter.....cute, huh?  Of course, the stamped red berries were embellished with Wink of Stella glitter!  The wreath was colored with Copics...


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