Saturday, April 29, 2017

ONE LAYER LADIES

Art Impressions, one of my favorite stamp companies, are having a One Layered Ladies Challenge.  I love all of the Girlfriend stamps-they make fun humorous cards. For this challenge I used Pedal Pushers.  The expression is from the Got Style set.  I stamped the image with Tim Holtz Archive Ink then I watercolored the image using Marvy markers. I made the background by stamping the tiny flower from the Garden Wagon set.  I inked up the stamp with some of the Marvy Markers I used to color the image.  Then I stamped around the lovely biker girls.  I made this for one of my old neighbors.  We meet for coffee every Saturday.  This was a fun challenge-And it was a challenge for me-I love layers.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #203

Hello, It is time for the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge.  This time it is a "Mothers Day" Challenge-you can always substitute a Thank You card.  Diana has so many pretty ribbon colors in her shop that are perfect for Mothers Day cards.  I am using one of my favorites St. Tropez Gold from the Tropical Summer Bundle.  Diana gives my readers 10% discount-just use the code K34510 at check out.
I began this project by heat embossing the floral images by using Versamark ink and Paper Source Embossing Powder.  Efflorescent is the name of the Penny Black stamp. Then I watercolored the image using Marvy Markers.  The papers are Anna Griffin, the sentiment is My Creative Time.  The beautiful ribbon is ST.TROPEZ GOLD

Saturday, April 22, 2017

MAKE IT MINI #2

I am so excited that my new ART IMPRESSIONS-WELCOME LITTLE ONE MTF It is one of the new Mini Trifold designs.  I decided to make a mini tag.  I colored the crib with a gold Cricut pen.  I paper pieced the canopy using Paper studio paper.  I cut the layers using the dies in the stamp set.. The images are water colored with Marvy Markers.  I tied some Pure Love and Sweet Love ribbon from the DL.ART Shop.

CHALLENGE-ART IMPRESSIONS-MAKE IT MINI

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

MAKE IT MINI

Art Impressions are having a "Make it Mini" Challenge.  They have released 5 new mini Tri-fold sets.  I have ordered the darling baby one.  I hope to receive it in time to submit a project for my second entry in the challenge.  I made 2-3"X 3" cards using the Mini Front and Back Cat and Dog set.  These cards turned out so cute. I stamped the images on Canson Watercolor paper, then I colored them with a a brush and Marvy Markers.  I made a 3"X3" card base out of white Neena cardstock.  Then I added a solid layer using Spellbinder dies.  Then I cut a square of DCWV patterned paper (The Pets Stack) using a MCT Square Die  The circle dies are also My Creative Time.

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CHALLENGE-ART IMPRESSIONS-MAKE IT MINI

Saturday, April 15, 2017

PUPPY IN A POCKET

I bought the cutest Heartfelt Creations stamp set called Your Paw-fect.  It has 2 adorable stamps one is of a puppy in a crate, the other is a puppy in a pocket.  When I saw the current Mojo Monday Sketch I knew this stamp would be perfect.  DCWV has the perfect paper-"The Denim Stack"  The gorgeous ribbon is Burnt Leaf from the Fall bundle by DL.ART.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #202-"APRIL SHOWERS"

Hello, there has been a lot of rain around and Diana has the perfect challenge-"April Showers."  The new Challenge over at http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/ is April Showers.  Show us your project that features rain, umbrellas, puddles, faucet, tubs etc.  I immediately thought of a Baby shower card.  My friends daughter is expecting a little boy any day now.  I decided to make a shaker card-I thought the falling sequins looked like rain.  For this project I used Baby Blue from the baby bundle.  I also used blue and brown Basic Twine which I anchored with a beautiful gold floral button from the Elegant Button Collection..  Diana gives my readers a 10% discount just use the code K34510 at check out.
This project was quite a challenge-first attached the image upside down.  Then I tried to use tinsel inside the shaker and it stuck to the clear plastic.  I almost gave up.  I began by stamping the Joy Clair image on watercolor paper.  I paper pieced the umbrella, using Echo Park papers.  I watercolored the rest of cute picture.  I cut the frame for the shaker out of designer paper by Paper Studio, then 2 layers of fun foam.  I used My Creative Time Stitched Rectangle and Stitched Circle dies.  Then I mounted the shaker piece onto a piece of Echo Park Paper.  I added some pretty Baby Blue ribbon and bow made from brown and blue Basic Twine.
Hop on over to DL.ART for inspiration.  Of course you can always substitute a Thank You card.  I can not wait to see your projects.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

BUNNY ON A CUP

The inspiration for this card came from a mug that was given to my by my friend Alda.  I began the project by cutting the cup out out with the Cricut Savory cartridge.  Then I decorated the cup with some Authentique Life Cards that I fussy cut.  Then I adhered the mug to some adorable Echo Park bunny paper.  I made the tea bag label with a MCT die and stamp.  I attached the teabag to the cup using DL.ART Basic Twine. I added a fun ruffle of Primrose ribbon by  DL.ART. Diana is sponsoring the Easter Challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut.
CHALLENGES
FCCB-Easter
Die Cuttin' Divas-Easter

Monday, April 10, 2017

CRANE THANK YOU CARD

My dear friend Casey gave me this beautiful paper pieced art for my birthday. The piece is from Nicaragua, it is created with pieces of colored corn husks.  Casey wrote me a beautiful letter.  To thank my close friend for this amazingly thoughtful gift, I recreated the painting with bits of paper.
inspiration-Nicaraguan corn husk piece

I began my project by making the patchwork piece.  Then I cut the crane using the Cricut Pagoda cartridge.  Then I rect the crane in pink, cut it up and pieced it on the bird.  I used Mojo Monday sketch 490.  I finished the piece off with a beautiful bow using Vanilla Cream from the Creamy Dreamy Bundle by DL.ART.  This creamy ribbon is gorgeous.  Diana gives my readers a 10% disount-just use the code K34510 at check out

Thursday, April 6, 2017

ORCHID THANK YOU NOTE

This year I really personalized my birthday thank you cards.  My friend Dawna gave me a beautiful orchid.  I used my cricut explore to cut the flower out of water color paper.  Then I dampened the paper and added Marvy Marker with a paintbrush.   The papers and sentiment are Anna Griffin.  I used a Spellbinders die for the lattice.  The beautiful Rose ribbon is from the Vintage Vineyard Bundle by DL.ART

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

NECKLACE THANK YOU CARD

My friend Helen gave me a beautiful necklace for my birthday.  She also gave me a grogeous Papyrus card.  The green and gold leopard paper was lining the envelope.  The gold pearl paper is from Paper SOurce.  The teal paper is DCWV.  I used a lacy gold border sticker by Elizabeth Crafts  To that I added blue sticky pearls by Want 2 Scrap.  The center gem is by Paper Studio



Monday, April 3, 2017

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, YOU DON'T HAVE TO WEAR A CONE

I love dog stamps.  So when I saw the adorable "Doggy Kisses" stamp set at the Scrapbook Expo, i knew I would have so much fun with them.  I colored up a bunch of these using water color markers and a brush.  The papers are Nikki Sivils. The center die is by Sizzix, the edge on is Spellbinders.  The beautiful ribbon is St. Tropez Gold from the Tropical Bundle by DL.ART.  I love this collection.
The latest Challenge at ART IMPRESSIONS is "Get Well"

Saturday, April 1, 2017

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY ANYTHING GOES APRIL LINKY CHALLENGE

GOOD MORNING.  Happy April Fools Day.  Today is the beginning of the DL.ART Thankful Thursday April Linky Challenge.  Diana has a lot of new laces and ribbons in her DL.ART Shop.  My readers get a 10% discount-just use the code K34510 at checkout.
One of our my friends is celebrating her 60th birthday.  She loves glam.  So I made this purse gift card holder to put a Sephora card in.  I used the the cricut cartridge "To You From Me"  I cut it a little small.  next time I would cut it at 7".  I played around with the pieces to make a pocket for the gift card.  I used DCWV "Foiled Elegance" papers.  Then I added some beautiful black-irredescent-lace-1-3-8-wide from the DL.ART Store.  The inside sentiment is from My Creative time.  I used Paper Sources red embossing powder.