Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Hello Pumpkin

Hello again.  Now I'd like to share a card I made that took me longer to assemble and photograph than it did to color.  Thank you migraines....not! animated-angry-smiley-image-0289

I started out by pulling out some very lonely Die Cuts With A View fall designer paper and then stamped this adorable Pumpkin Spice Kitty from Impression Obsession onto scrap white card stock in memento black ink.  I then colored it using copic markers before stippling pumpkin pie ink around the edges then layering.  Once that was done, I added some pumpkin eyelets then popped up the layer over my designer paper border on a pumpkin pie card base.  I then stamped out my saying from The Cats Pajamas retired Hello Pumpkin set in memento black ink onto scrap pumpkin pie card stock.  After punching it out using a Stampin Up large oval punch, I added it to my card before stamping a miscellaneous Stampin Up leaf stamp from my days as a demo (long ago) in the upper corner.  The only other embellishment used was diamond, and black, ice stickles to highlight parts of the cat image.

Challenges entered:

Splitcoaststampers MMTPT582 - Put A Smile On Their Face
Not Just Cards Challenges - September Anything Goes
Show Us Your Pussycats #46 - Cats Only Challenge
Pixie's Snippets Playground #361 - Anything Goes Use Snippets

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

Stamps: Impression Obsession, The Cats Pajamas, SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock: SU, DCWV
Accessories: SU Oval Punch, Copic Markers, Ice Stikles, Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Stipple Brush, Pop Dots

Some Sarcasm And Sass

Hello and welcome.  I just LOVE this stamp saying from Impression Obsession. The card I'm sharing today is more of a clean and simple design with a few extra touches.

I started out by stamping the eyelashes in Tim Holtz chipped sapphire distress ink then sponged navy dye ink around the edges.  After stamping the Flirty Eyelashes on white card stock, I added the Sarcasm and Sass saying before layering and adding some never before used (NBUS) eyelets from my stash.  I then spritzed some navy ink over and around the images before adding to my eyelash stamped card base.  I then highlighted parts of the eyelashes and saying using Sakura blue and silver gel pens.  My final embellishment is a small navy blue bow.

Challenges entered:
Splitcoaststampers Inspiration IC719 - Decking Out The Dorm
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1937 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More #359 - Clean and Simple
Arty Divas #4 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Monday Greetings Sept 16 to 29 - Greeting With Use Of Distress Ink or Paper

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!

Stamps: Impression Obsession
Ink: Stampin Up Night Of Navy, Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
Card Stock: Stampin Up
Accessories: Pop Dots, Bow, Color Spritzer Tool, Sakura Gel Pens, Sponge, Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Navy Marker, Color Spritzer Tool

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Butterfly Woman

Hello and welcome.  Today I'd like to share a card I made using some never before used stuff (NBUS) I found in my stash.  Thanks to my migraines again, it took me several days to make the card plus get it photographed.

After printing off the Girl Flower Butterfly image from Aurora Wings, and coloring using prismacolor and copic markers, I stippled Tim Holtz wild honey and tumbled glass over and around the image and layered.  For my card, I used a pumpkin pie card base with basic grey butterfly designer paper before adding a dry embossed border sponged with more wild honey ink.  Once my card was done, I added some brushed gold mini brads and popped that up over the dry embossed border.  I then added a punched black butterfly with a bling body, gold clip, and diamond ice stickles to highlight some of the butterflies and rose centers.

Challenges entered:

Aurora Wings Sept. Facebook Challenge - Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1937 - Anything Goes
Arty Divas #4 - Anything Goes
Splitcoaststampers USEIT2019 - Use Your Stuff

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Aurora Wings
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey
Card Stock: Stampin Up, Basic Grey Designer Paper
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Ice Stickles, Bling, Pop Dots, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Floral Screen Embossing Folder, Stipple Brushes, MS Butterfly Punch, Glue Dots, Brads

Friday, September 13, 2019

Lighthouse By The Sea And More NBUS

Hello and welcome. Today I'd like to share with you a card I've made that was inspired by a recent Impression Obsession challenge.  The coloring of the card took me 4 days and another week to photo and upload.  My health is just not working with me much anymore. *sigh*

After stamping the image (New England Lighthouse C1286) in memento black onto white card stock, I colored it using copic markers before layering and adding silver brads.  I love this image so much!!  Once the image was colored, I stippled some Tim Holtz chipped sapphire ink for the sky and then around the edges of the image.  I then pulled out a glittered navy card and silver/navy mesh designer paper I had bought at a stamp convention years ago.  After adding the mesh paper to the card, I then added my layered panel using some scor-tape.  For embellishments I added some silver star stickers from my stash, diamond ice stickles for the waters edge, and some silver cord for the ribbon.

Challenges entered:

Splitcoaststampers USEIT2019 - Use Your Stuff
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1936 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 36 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Festive Friday Sept 6 to 19 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Impression Obsession New England Lighthouse
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire
Card Stock: SU White, Night Of Navy, Basic Grey; Glittered Navy Card and Mesh Designer Paper
Accessories: Copic Markers, Silver Cord, Brads, Scor-Tape, Stipple Brush, Silver Star Stickers, Ice Stickles

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A Kooky And Spooky Teen And More Never Before Schtuff

Hello again. Today I'd like to share a card I've made for a couple of challenges finally using one of the Kooky Teens Digi Bundle (NBUS) from Simply Betty Stamps.  It's also my first Halloween card for this year using non traditional Halloween colors.

After printing off my image and coloring using copic markers, I created an "image background" by dotting several different grey colors around it.  I then stippled basic grey and Tim Holtz faded jeans around the white areas before layering and adding silver brads.  I then took a scrap of black card stock and dry embossed it using a cuttlebug spiderweb embossing folder and big shot to create a border.  Once that was done, I added the border on a background gifted to me by my friend Kelli.  Thank you Kelli!!!!  After adding some silver cord, I popped up my layered image using pop dots over the border.

Challenges entered:

Pammies Inky Pinkies 1936 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Thursday Twist Sept 12 to 25 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Festive Friday Sept 6 to 19 - Anything Goes
Splitcoaststampers USEIT2019 - Use Your Forgotten Stuff

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!

Stamps: SBS Kooky Teen Christian
Ink: SU Basic Grey, Tim Holtz Faded Jeans
Card Stock: SU
Accessories: Copics, Computer, Printer, Stipple Brushes, Brads, Silver Cord, Pop Dots

Sunday, September 8, 2019

A Leaping Lord.....Or A Gnome

Hello again and welcome.  Sorry it's been so long since my last post.  My husbands health is still not the best, and I'm still having issues as well.  Needed to try coloring and making cards again though, so I took a look at the latest Jingle Belles Christmas challenge to see what, if anything, I could do and this never before used (NBUS) little guy from Sheepski Designs came to mind.

After printing him off onto white card stock then coloring using copic markers, I layered onto some scrap card stock plus Graphic 45's 12 Days of Christmas designer paper (thank you Kelli for the RAK).  I then added some brushed copper brads and layered onto my card also using the 12 Days of Christmas designer paper.  I then stippled the entire image panel using several Tim Holtz and Adirondack inks.  After adding some twine, ice stickles on the ornaments, and wooden ornament embellies (again thank you Kelli), my card was done.

Challenges entered:

Jingle Belles Rock - 12 Days Of Christmas
Sheepski Designs Facebook Challenge - Anything Goes
Outlawz Festive Friday Sept 6 to Sept 19 - Christmas
Splitcoaststampers USEIT2019 Challenge - Use Your Stash
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1939 - Anything Goes

I'm happy with how my card turned out since it took a few days due to my migraines and health.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and rest of your weekend.

Stamps: Sheepski Designs Gnome For Christmas
Ink: Adirondack Caramel, Tim Holtz Pine Needles, Old Paper, Tumbled Glass Distress Inks
Card Stock: SU Handsome Hunter, Neenah White, Graphic 45's 12 Days Of Christmas Designer Paper
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Stipple Brushes, Copic Markers, Ice Stickles, Glue Dots, Brads, Small Hole Punch, Wooden Ornaments, Twine

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Well Hello....

.....and welcome.  I'm sure you've seen my last post stating I was taking a break.  My husband had emergency open heart surgery in May and my entire focus has been on that, taking care of him, and the exacerbated migraine/fibromyalgia issues that have arisen.  Not to mention me having a broken foot.

While I will admit I am totally exhausted from taking care of my husband post surgery, I am very grateful he is alive still.  He was having no symptoms of the blockage that was discovered by accident from an unrelated exam.

I am hoping to get back to coloring, stamping and card making soon.  Thank you all for understanding.