Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Penny and Petunia in Thistle

Hello everyone!  Short post tonight.  I have another Penny and Petunia card to share with you.  This one I colored with distress markers for a more water-colored look.  Simon Says Stamp is having a make your own background challenge this week, so that is what I did. 

This is a standard A2 horizontal side-fold card.  It's basically the same layout as my previous Petunia card.  For the patterned paper in the background, I used some good old White Daisy and ran it through the Bigkick with a Sizzix embossing folder called Flower Power.  I then used a dauber and some Thistle ink from CTMH and lightly rubbed over the flowers to make them look like patterned paper.  Sadly I didn't write down the names of the distress markers I used to color the stamp.  The sentiment is the one that comes with this stamp set.  I just think it's so sweet.   

I'll enter this little card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

That's all for me tonight.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Maisy and Madeline

Hello everyone! Another quick post with another Stampingbella stamp.  I adore their sweet images.  This is Maisy and Madeline have some tea.

This is a standard A2 horizontal fold card.  I colored it with Copics on Xpressit paper.  The patterned paper is from my scrap stack, but I do believe it was a K Co. paper pack from long ago.  I just loved the soft muted colors.  I used my Memory Box stitched circle layers dies to cut my cuties out and frame them. The stitched border on the pattern paper is Pretty Pink Posh.  I threw on some sequins and called it done.  The image was so cute, I didn't think it needed anything else. 

I will be entering this one in a couple of challenges, which I will list below. Thanks for stopping by!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add a Die Cut
Stampingbella Sistahood Facebook Challenge - Spring is in the Air

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Wedding Cake

Hello everyone!  Just a quick post today to share a card I made for the daughter of a dear friend of mine, who is getting married.  It's a very simple card.  I fashioned it after a card I saw on Pinterest.  Sadly, there was no watermark, so I am unable to give credit.

I think if I had this to do over again, I would have added some sort of sentiment in the top left, but I still thought it turned out cute.  The stamp is a Doodlebug Design stamp that has the accompanying die set.   I colored it with Copics and mounted it on the front with 3d foam tape.  The flash barely catches the hearts in the background.  They are a stamp from CTMH called Cascading Backgrounds.  I stamped them and then heat embossed them with white powder.  It gives just a little added interest, much like the Wink of Stella on the cake frosting.   I still have some scraps from the Vintage Bliss paper pack, so I threw a little border of that in there, too.  Voila!

This week on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, the challenge is It Must Be Love.  I thought getting married certainly must qualify :) 

Thanks for stopping by.  I'll try to list all the supplies down below.


Paper -Ninah (80lb Solar White); SSS (Grey cardstock); Simple Stories (Vintage Bliss)
Stamps - Doodlebug Designs (Mr. & Mrs.); CTMH (Cascading Backgrounds)
Inks - Memento (Tuxedo Black); Versamark
Copics - BG10, 11, 15; R20, 21, 22; C0, 1
Dies - Pretty Pink Posh (Stitched Borders); Doodlebug Designs (Mr. & Mrs.)
Other - various adhesives, Wink of Stella, Ranger (Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder -White)

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Petunia and Penny

Hello everyone! Back again to share another card with you all.  This is another Stampingbella image called Petunia and Penny Take a Break.  I just think this image is adorable, too.  The sentiment, that comes with this image says, "I like you a LOTTLE, it's like a little, but A LOT."  How sweet is that? However, I used the sentiment that came with the other Petunia card from last week and I put it on the inside.   I feel like the sentiments on both sets are completely interchangeable. 

This is a standard A2 top fold card.  I used the other half of the SSS cardstock I used for the other Petunia card.  I'm still using the Simple Stories paper pack, Vintage Bliss.  I just love this paper pack.  I colored this image with all the same colors as the last one, so it would be sure to match, too.  I colored up more of these images, so you will probably see more of this paper pack.  I'll be sure to share when I get them all together. 

I'll try to list as many of the supplies as I can, along with any challenges I may enter, below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Layer it Up

Stamps - Stampingbella (Petunia and Penny Take a Break)(Especially for you Petunia)
Papers - Simon Says Stamp (cardstock); Xpress-it; Simple Stories (Vintage Bliss)
Dies - CTMH (Thin Cuts Ribbon Border); Pretty Pink Posh(Stitched Borders 1) Spellbinders (A2 Bracket Borders One)
Inks - Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Copics - E02, 11, 12, R11, 20, 22, G43, 46, YG61, Y13, 15, B0000 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Petunia.....always there for me

Hello everyone!  It's been a while since I have had a post, but I hope to have more time this year to craft and share.   That is one of my new year's resolutions.    Like so many of us, I have a huge supply of stamps and papers that I haven't had a chance to do anything with.  I plan to change that this year, as well.

I dug out some Stampingbella stamps that I have had for a while, but never used.  I love Petunia and her little friends.  They are such sweet stamps and I love the sentiments.   I was in a coloring mood, so I stamped several of these images and colored them.  This was the first of those that I made into a card. 

This is a standard A2 size horizontal side-fold card.   I found a 6x6 paper pad that I have had for a while from Simple Stories called Vintage Bliss. That's what I decided to use for my Petunia cards.  I thought the colors were perfect and a little country, just like Petunia. 

I'll try to list all the supplies below along with any challenges.

I hope to be back soon to share more craftiness with you all.  Thanks for stopping by!

Simon Wednesday Challenge - Add a Sentiment

Stamps - Stampingbella (especially for you, Petunia)
Papers - Simon Says Stamp (cardstock); Xpress-it; Simple Stories (Vintage Bliss)
Dies - CTMH (heart)
Punches - CTMH (scalloped border punch); We Are Memory Keepers (Crop-a- dile corner punch)
Inks - Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Copics - E02, 11, 12, R11, 20, 22, G43, 46, YG61, Y13, 15, 18, YR04, W0, 3, B0000

Friday, September 2, 2016

Moonlight Mermaid Silvia

Hello everyone!  I am happy to share with you today a card I  made for a guest designer spot on the ArtbyMiRan challenge blog.  I was asked to be guest designer after entering my Maria Mariposa birthday card a couple of weeks ago.   I just love Mi Ran's sweet images.  They are so fun to color.   Mermaids seem to be a common theme these days, so I didn't want to be left out!

This card is made with Moonlight Mermaid Silvia.  I did make a few changes with the image.   I flipped it to face the other direction and I took out some of the background.  I just thought she was so pretty and looked so thoughtful.    I colored the image with Copics first and then went to choose my papers.  Of course, I didn't have anything, out of the gazillion pieces of paper that I have at my disposal, that I thought worked with my colored image.  So, I made my own.  I used a piece of CTMH White Daisy and worked it over with my distress inks.  Using my mini mister, I gave it some water splatters.  I had the same problem with finding embellishments that I did finding paper.  So, again, I made my own.  I free hand cut the blades of seaweed.  The pieces of coral are really a die cut from the Spellbinders set called, Ferns.  The starfish are a small Marvy star punch.  I used my Copics to make them  look a little more like starfish.  The clam shell is from a retired CTMH stamp set from the Footloose Workshop.  I stamped it with Blush ink and then I used my Prismacolor pencils to create the shading.

The sentiment is from a Stampendous stamp set called, Love Always.  I thought this sentiment was quite fitting.  The first half of it is on the outside, and the other half is on the inside.  Which meant  I really needed to jazz up the inside a bit, too.

In my efforts to do just that, I used the same distress inks as I did on the outside of the card.   I created the sand using my Copics and then masked it off to blend in my distress inks.  I had some leftovers that I didn't use on the front of the card, so I incorporated them into this underwater scene on the inside.   Or, at least, that's what I was going for. I hope it doesn't look like I have flying fish :) I guess worse things have happened.

Another big thanks to the ArtbyMiRan design team for choosing me as a guest designer.  If you haven't stopped by the challenge site, please, do.  There is always tons of fabulous art and inspiration there.  I will be entering this card into a few challenges which I will list below along with the supplies I used to make this card.

That's it for me today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes 
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes #101 
Not Just Cards - Anything goes #35

Digital Image:  ArtbyMiRan - Moonlight Mermaid Silvia
Stamps:  Stampendous - Love Always; CTMH - Footloose Workshop (retired)
Paper:  CTMH- White Daisy; Colorbok - blue glitter paper; Copic Xpressit
Inks:   Distress Inks-  Mermaid Lagoon, Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral; CTMH - Sky, Blush;     Versamark- Onyx Black
Copics:  B000, 01, 02, 04; E000, 00 04, 11, 30, 31, 33, 42, 43; R20; RV02, 13, 14, 29; W0, 3, 6; Y21;  YG00, 13
Dies:  Spellbinders - Ferns; WRMK - Nesting Circles
Other:  CTMH - baker's twine; glue dots, various adhesives, 3d foam tape, SSS- sequins; Wink of Stella - clear; Ranger - round blender

Sunday, August 14, 2016

SG Sparkle and Shine Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone!  I'm still plugging away at my list of layouts I need to get done.  I'm also still working on challenges from the last Scrapbook Generation crop event.  This layout was patterned after the free Sparkle and Shine sketch from Debbie Sanders.   The original sketch incorporated stars and stripes.  My layout has flowers and dots, but the placement is all the same.  I'm getting better at following instructions..lol.

I used the Florence paper pack from CTMH. I really loved the colors in this pack.  I didn't get any of the complements, nor did I get the coordinating stamp set, which made embellishing a little bit of a challenge.  I try to mimic whatever my patterns are for my embellishments.  This paper happens to be a floral print, so flowers it was. 

All of the flowers were cut on the Cricut from various CTMH cartridges (I work in CCR so it's hard to keep track).  I pieced several different petals together to create some of the flowers.  I used my white Signo ball pen to add some dots and lines to some of the petals, so they would look something like the ones from the patterned paper.  I used a hole punch to create the center dot of my flowers an then coated them with Glossy Accents.  The title was cut on the Silhouette using the "Girls are Weird" font.  I promise, I know how to spell.  The name of the salon where we took the pictures is All2Gether...lol.  I have yet to figure out how make those little tilted banners work for typed lines, so I used a distress marker and wrote the date by hand,  the best I could, to look like the font from the title. 

There's a few more challenges from the July scrap event that I still want to enter.  They end on August 24th.   I still have Florence paper all over my desk, so chances are, that's what will be in the next layout as well..lol. 

That's it for me tonight.  Thanks for stopping by!


Paper - CTMH - Florence paper pack, Pacifica, Ruby, Poppy, White Daisy, Flaxen, Blush
Dies - SSS - Tilted Banners
Font - Girls are Weird
Other - Cricut, Sihlouette, various adhesives, Glossy accents, White Signo Ball gel pen, Faded Jeans Distress Marker