Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Commitment and Insanity



Hello and welcome.  Sorry it's been a bit since my last post.  I've been dealing with some health issues again.  Today I'd like to share a card I made for the Bugaboo Stamps Make Us Smile challenge.  Since I needed a smile myself, I decided to make an early anniversary card for my husband.  Since I know he doesn't follow my blog, it's safe posting here.

For my card I decided to use the Stella and Gus Commitment and Insanity image.  After downloading the image file, I split the saying up and put the commitment part in the top left corner and the insanity part in the bottom right using photoshop.  Once I had the image printed and colored using both prismacolor and copic markers, I suddenly decided to cut the insanity part away from my combined image.  I then stippled basic grey dye ink around the image and separated insanity before layering.  Once I had my card made, I also stippled basic grey around the card before adding my layered saying and image.  The only embellishments I used were some baby brads, and prima flowers with ice stickles for the center.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Bugaboo Digital Stamps Stella and Gus Commitment and Insanity, Stampin Up! Itty Bitty Backgrounds (retired)
Ink: Stampin Up Basic Grey
Card Stock: Stampin Up
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Photoshop, Stipple Brush, Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Brads, Glue Dots, Prima Flowers, Ice Stickles

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Yes!!!!


Just one more day folks.  One more day even though I hurt so bad I want to cry.  Just one more day.


So.....are you ready for some football???!!!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

R U Ready? Plus More NBUS


Second post from me today.  If you're looking for my Summer's Last Hurrah post, please scroll down one.

Hello and again welcome.  Tonight I'd like to share a card I made using another retired image from Simply B Stamps.   Since this Thursday is the official start of  football here in the United States, I decided to use Jude's Longest Yard and is a digital stamp I haven't had the chance to use yet.  Once I printed the image out onto white card stock and colored using both prismacolor and copic markers, I stippled some Tim Holtz tumbled glass, brushed corduroy distress inks along with some garden green dye ink from Stampin Up!  Since I didn't have any silver card stock in my stash (Raiders fan here), I then layered it onto some black and basic grey card stock before adding silver brads.  My saying was made using a retired MFT Stamps alphabet set on to some scrap black/grey card stock.

Challenges entered:
Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes - SAR09022018 Boys Of Fall
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1835 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode PAM09012018 - Special Occasion/Non-Birthday

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!


Stamps: SBS Jude's Longest Yard, MFT Wendy Alphabet
Ink: Memento Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Brushed Corduroy, Stampin Up Garden Green, Basic Grey
Card Stock: Stampin Up
Accessories: Printer, Computer, Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Stipple Brushes, Brads, Glue Dots, White Gel Pen

Summer's Last Hurrah


Hello and welcome.  I'm still trying to focus on something other than my elevated pain levels, so today I'd like to share with you a card I made for a few challenges using the retired Summer Pin Up digi from Simply B Stamps.

After printing my image onto white card stock and coloring using both prismacolor and copic markers, I stippled some Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink and Adirondack caramel ink around the image before layering onto scrap card stock.  I then stamped the saying in memento black and added some silver brads.  For my card, I added some scrap wave designer paper before adding two die cut wave borders sponged with buckaroo blue ink.  I then adhered my layered image over the sponged waves.  The final embellishments were a Jolee's beach umbrella die cut sticker from my never before used stuff stash (NBUS) and a few waterfall dew drops.

Challenges entered:
Crazy For Challenges - C4C450 Technique (Sponging, Stippling, Die Cut)
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1835 - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash #370 - Crazy For Coloring
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #334

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!

Stamps: Simply B Stamps Summer Pin Up (retired), MFP Stamp Shop Sayings Galore (retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Adirondack Caramel, Stampin Up Buckaroo Blue
Card Stock: White, Scraps, Scrap Designer Paper
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Jolee's Beach Umbrella Sticker Die Cut, Dew Drops, Glue Dots, Brads, Stipple Brushes, MFT Waves Die, Sponge

Friday, August 31, 2018

Artful Soul

Ok, post #4 today.  Last one today...I promise.  If you're looking for my other challenges, please scroll down.  Thank you

Again...welcome.  Now I'd like to share with you a quick and simple card using Impression Obsession stamps.  For this challenge, I lightly stamped Watercolor Butterflies WP846 on to a card before adding a stripe of scrap white card stock then stamping my saying from Artful Soul C20394 in memento tuxedo black. 


Challenge entered:
Impression Obsession - Pop Up Your Words
Outlawz Festive Fridays - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend!


Stamps: IO Watercolor Butterflies WP846, IO Artful Soul C20394
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: Stampin Up

Hello Weekend!!!


Welcome!  Yay it's Friday!!!  This is my third post of the day.  For all other challenge entries, please scroll down.  Thank you.

Since I was hurting pretty bad again last night, I tried to focus on something else like coloring.  I'd like to share with you two cards I made using retired images from Simply B Stamps.

The first card was made for a friends mom who's recovering from a car accident.  I colored the image using both prismacolor and copic markers before stippling Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the edges; layering then adding black button brads.  I then made the card background by rolling a retired Stampin Up Dot to Dot wheel in real red dye ink.  After stamping the saying onto scrap paper using memento tuxedo black ink, I punched it out using my largest Stampin Up whale punch.  The only other embellishments added were some prima flowers and bling from my stash.


My second card was made using Betty's retired Be Silly image.  After coloring it using both prismacolor and copic markers, I stippled some Stampin Up basic grey ink around the edges before layering on scrap card stock from my Lola card.  The only embellishments added were red brads and some red bling to make a "choker" necklace.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.


Stamps: SimplyB Ladybug Lola, Be Silly
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Stampin Up Basic Grey, Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Card Stock: Stampin Up, Scraps
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Brads, Stipple Brushes, SU Oval Punch, /Glue Dots, Primas, Bling



Window Friendship


Hello and welcome.  Post #2 today.  If you're looking for my Bugaboo Ladybug card, please scroll down one post.

Today I'd like to share with you a card I made for a couple more challenges.  Since I was in a lot of pain today and was trying to keep my mind off the pain, I figured coloring would be a bit relaxing.  I've been wanting to use this Stamps Happen stamp that's been in my stash for years, so I finally inked the baby up.  After stamping the image in memento tuxedo black ink onto white card stock, I then colored it using both prismacolor and copic markers before stippling some Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the edges. After adding some blue button brads, I pulled out some mulberry paper scraps, layered them and then trimmed the edges off using an old fiskars seagull decorative scissors. Once the card was assembled, I stamped the saying from a long retired Stampin Up set.

Challenges entered:
Splitcoaststampers MMTPT527 - A Blast From The Past
Show Us Your Pussycats #33 - Furrything Goes
Outlawz Festive Friday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!


Stamps: SU Wonderful Words, Stamps Happen Kitty In Window
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: Stampin Up!, Mulberry Paper Scraps
Accessories: Stipple Brush, Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Brads, Fiskars Seagull Scissors