Sunday, June 26, 2016

Pilin' on the Places We'll Go

The theme this fortnight at Pile It On is "It Moves Me" (Cars, Trucks, Planes, etc.) We're sponsored by Bugaboo and I used their wonderful Cat in Hat - Youer than You digi stamp along with this Dr Seuss quote art from TLC Creations.


The vehicles are cut from wood tape using a Taylored Expressions die set, and colored with fluorescent Copic markers. I heat-embossed the sentiment onto the truck with neon green powder. I colored the image with my Copics, but the main sentiment & road background were printed. I created the road myself in InDesign & cut it with circle dies. I used a bright, double-sided paper for the background. The yellow ribbon is from my stash...I had just the right amount left!

Inspiration/Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Patterned Paper (2nd entry)
Crafty Sentiment Designs: Kids
Deep Ocean Challenge: Metal or Wood (wood tape)
Die Cut Divas: Anything Goes
Ike's World #66: Be Independent
Stella Says Sketch Challenge: Sketch #410


Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting! Hope you'll join us at Pile It On,



Friday, June 24, 2016

Focus on the Sentiment at Crafting with Dragonflies

This fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies we want to see your Cards with the Sentiment as the main focus.I made this bright & whimsical card featuring this "Positive Attitude Greeting" from DRS Designs:




Inspiration/Challenges:
LESSology Challenge #59: Neon-inspired+ upcycled item (medical tape, rubber tourniquet, tinfoil)
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch #357





Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us at Crafting with Dragonflies,

A little Creamer for your coffee

I had so much fun making my coffee-hued card for the Summer Coffee Loving Cardmakers Link-up that I decided to make another with brighter colors. I made a notch swing card to make the most of the front-and-back stamp.



I created the shaker with my WRMK Fuse tool & Fusaeable paper, and filled both sides with sequins & microbeads. The cat is inspired by Creamer, a stray in our neighborhood who was adopted by Marian House II across the street & now has gone home with one of the residents. I sure do miss that cat, it always let me pet it.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Coffee Loving Cardmakers: Summer + Coffee (2nd entry)
Just Us Girls #348: Mustard, Hot Pink, Turquoise
Show Us Your Pussies: Anything Goes with a Cat
Twofers Challenge #22: Tea, Coffee or Me?


Thank you for visiting!


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Cavalcade of brown!

Happy Summer! A new season means a new Blog Hop & Link-up with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers and I always enjoy playing along & seeing all the gorgeous projects folks come up with.


I admit to having a pretty severe coffee-in-the-morning habit. And in the afternoon. And possibly the evening...! I used a Verve Stamps sentiment, character stamps from my stash, and an YNS die to make this hopefully humorous message. I stamped with QQ chalk ink directly onto a white cardstock embossed with a TE folder. I sponged the same ink onto the white "coffee" die cut. I used distress ink to stamp the coffee-themed rubber stamp onto a coffee cup sleeve.

The teapot & cups (Elizabeth Craft Designs) were backed with an adhesive sheet before cutting, to make them easier to adhere, and die-cut in my BigShot. All of the papers, except for the card base & coffee cup sleeve, are from a CTMH collection. They were just perfect! The delicate cups were cut from one double-sided paper. I finished the card with a bit of baker's twine.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Coffee Loving Cardmakers: Summer + Coffee
Heart2Heart: Ties that Bind + CTMH products (3 CTMH papers)


Thank you for visiting,




Sunday, June 19, 2016

Shaky & Stenciled City

I ran across the fun challenges at My Favorite Things, so I pulled out my great brick wall stencil from MFT to make this cityscape shaker card:


I used a city stamp from Mark's Finest Papers, page protector pieces, my Fuse tool & a Fuse paper to create the shaker portion. I filled the city & border shakers with blue MS microbeads & confetti from Recollections.

I cut up a piece of watercolor cardstock to create all the panels. I only used 3 inks: QuickQuotes Coral, Memento Sprout, and Hampton Art Royal Blue. I cut a mask with a circle die to create the sun element.



Inspiration/Challenges:
MFT Card Challenge: Color Challenge #47
MFT Card Challenge: Sketch #285





Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting!