Monday, January 14, 2019

Joyeux Noel



Last post today, I promise.  I'd like to share a card I made using a gorgeous stamp set I received as a RAK from Flourishes.  After stamping my image in memento tuxedo black ink, I colored it using both prismacolor and copic markers before layering.  I then stippled some broken china distress and yellow dye inks over and around the colored image.  I then grabbed a piece of leftover wrapping paper I had saved from a few years back, and adhered it to my card to use as designer paper before adding a stamped green border.  Then I highlighted parts of the angel image using some Sakura glaze pens.  My final touches were white paper poinsettia flowers, gold ice stickles, brads, and a small gold bow.

Challenges entered:

Jingle Belles - No Time Like The Presents
Outlawz Festive Friday FF011119 - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!


Stamps: Flourishes
Ink: Memento Black, Stampin Up Yoyo Yellow, Tim Holtz Broken China
Card Stock: Stampin Up
Accessories: Wrapping Paper, Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Paper Flowers, Gold Ice Stickles, Dimensionals, Gold Bow, Sakura Glaze Pens, Stipple Brushes

Chocolate Enriched


Hello and welcome.  I'm still trying to stay occupied so I don't focus on losing our dog Bella; aka my baby girl, so I'd like to share a card I made for a few challenges.  Since I've been needing giggles lately, I thought I would finally get around to using this never before used (NBUS) Mildred Chocolate Enriched image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps

After printing her out onto white card stock, I colored her using prismacolor markers then stippled some ballet blue ink around the edges before layering onto scrap card stock.  I then stamped some candy pieces from a long retired Stampin Up set, onto a scrap of close to cocoa card stock in matching ink.  I then used the same stamp in ballet blue ink to create the background on my card.  I pulled out a snippet of blue fiber to tie around the creased edge of the card then added my layered image panel.  The only other embellishments used are some brushed brass mini brads and some never before used (more NBUS) Jolee's chocolate stickers from my stash.  I finally highlighted parts of the image using some Sakura glaze pens.

Challenges entered:

Pixies Crafty Workshop - challenge #343
Outlawz Festive Friday FF011119 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: SU For The Love Of Chocolate, Bugaboo Digital Stamps Mildred Chocolate Enriched
Ink: SU Ballet Blue, Close To Cocoa
Card Stock: SU
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Sakura Glaze Pens, Blue Fiber, Brads, Glue Dots, Stipple Brush,  Jolee's Stickers

29 and Recycling!



Hello and welcome.  Today I'm sharing a card I made for my brother's birthday using a hilarious Stella 29 Again image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps. You cannot go wrong with Stella, especially when you need a giggle.

I started out by printing my image at 3.25 x 5 inches since I've been dealing with migraines ...... again.  Once printed, I colored it up using both prismacolor and copic markers before stippling some yellow and pacific pointe inks over and around it before layering.  Since I wanted the card to fit flat in a normal A2 envelope, I punched out four small holes to use as faux brads and adhered them using a Martha Stewart glue pen.  My only other embellishment was using a couple of Sakura glaze pens to highlight parts of the image.

I'd also like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cards In Envy - It's All About The Numbers

Pammies Inky Pinkies 1902 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Festive Friday FF011119 - Birthday

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!

Stamps
: Bugaboo
Ink: Stampin Up Yo Yo Yellow, Pacific Pointe
Card Stock: Stampin Up
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Stipple Brushes, Small Hole Punch, Martha Stewart Glue Pen, Sakura Glaze Pens

Monday, January 7, 2019

Oh Baby Girl!!!


Well it's official - 2019 you really suck already!!!!  It's been almost one week since my baby girl died in my arms from a massive seizure New Year's Day.  What a crappy way to start the new year.  I'm sure there are those out there that will, or do say, she's only a dog but she WAS my baby girl.


I really, really do miss her.  :(

Saturday, December 22, 2018

For Unto Us A Child Is Born


Hello and welcome.  With everyone so busy this Christmas season shopping, decorating, traveling, etc, it's easy to lose sight of the reason for the season.  So with that in mind, I'd like to share a card I've made for a few challenges.

I started out by stamping my saying For Unto Us E14756, from Impression Obsession, in memento black onto white glossy card stock.  Once the ink was dry, I then stippled some Tim Holtz concord grape distress ink, along with Stampin Up garden green and real red, over the entire panel before taking a cotton ball and wiping the excess ink off then layering.  I then repeatedly stamped the same saying in memento rhubarb stalk onto the front of my card before stippling some real red ink around the edges.  I then used some scrap card stock with my Impression Obsession pine sprig cluster die (Die097-M) and my big shot to create my floral sprays.  I did lightly stipple creamy caramel and close to cocoa inks over, and around, the pine cones before adhering the spray using Ranger crystal accents.  My final embellishments was some gold cord from my stash.

Challenges entered:

Impression Obsession - Holiday Greetings
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1850 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Festive Friday 122118 - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and a very Merry Christmas!!!!

#impressionobsession #christmas

Stamps: Impression Obsession For Unto Us
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk, Stampin Up Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Garden Green, Close To Cocoa, Tim Holtz Concord Grape
Card Stock: Stampin Up
Accessories: IO Pine Sprig Cluster, Big Shot, Stipple Brushes, Glue Dots, Gold Cord, Marvy Uchida Southwest Corner Punch, Ranger Crystal Effects, Cotton Ball,

Friday, December 21, 2018

Kneeling Santa


Hello and welcome.  Sharing today a last minute Christmas card I've made for a few challenges using the retired Reason For The Season, although you can still get just the Santa image here from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I've had this set for years and have never used it until now.  Can you say BIG mistake??

After stamping my image in memento black and coloring using copic markers, I stippled some Tim Holtz scattered straw and old paper distress inks to "age" it a bit before layering and adding brushed gold mini brads.  I decided to do the same for the card front saying.  I then repeatedly stamped another saying from the set in memento rhubarb stalk ink to create my background before stippling Stampin Up real red ink around the edges.  The only additional embellishments used is a small red bow, gold cord, and some Making Memories paper poinsettias from my stash.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Pammies Inky Pinkies #1850 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards December 2018 - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland End Of Year - Anything Goes
Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes SAR12162018 - Away In A Manger
Outlawz Festive Friday FF122118 - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!!

Stamps: ODBD Reason For The Season
Ink: Tim Holtz Scattered Straw, Forest Moss, Old Paper, Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Stampin Up Real Red
Card Stock: Stampin Up
Accessories: Copic Markers, Stipple Brushes, Gold Cord, Brads, Glue Dots, Making Memories Paper Poinsettias, Glue Dots


Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Bearing Gifts 2018 and Some More Never Before/Rarely Used Stuff (NBUS/RBUS)



Hello and welcome!!!  As we finish the final countdown until Christmas, I'm rushing to finish Christmas cards I'm sending out.  (Note to self: start making them in January - again.  **sigh**)

Today I'd like to share a card made using one of my all time favorite stamps period.  It's an old retired one from Stampendous (2004) called Wise Siamese.  After stamping the image in memento black ink then coloring with copic markers, I sponged some Tim Holtz faded jeans distress ink and Stampin Up sahara sand around the edges before layering.  I then took a scrap of Stampin Up not quite navy card stock to use as a border and embossed it using my big shot and a cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder before sponging navy ink over the embossing to help highlight the border.  I then popped up the layered panel over my embossed border on a card made using some rarely used (RBUS) Stampin Up sahara sand and some new (NBUS) Recollections designer paper my daughter bought me.  The only embellishments I used were some rarely used (RBUS) Stampin Up not quite navy brads, ice stickles  Wise Siamese crowns/collars, and a small navy bow sticker.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Pammies Inky Pinkies 1850 - Anything Goes
Show Us Your Pussycats 37 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Monday Greetings GCC121718 - Merry Christmas
Outlawz Festive Friday 121418 - Christmas
Not Just Cards - December
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and a fabulous Christmas.


Stamps: Stampendous Wise Siamese 
Ink: Tim Holtz Faded Jeans, Stampin Up Night Of Navy, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy
Card Stock: Stampin Up, Recollections Designer Paper
Accessories: Copic Markers, Brads, Glue Dots, Big Shot, Sponges, Bow Sticker, Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder, Diamond Ice Stickles