Monday, July 6, 2015

A Second Helping of Sunshine

 Hello!  Today I'm sharing the second card in a collection of cards that I created using the Papertrey Ink stamp sets Bowl of Sunshine & A Second Helping of Sunshine.
 Like the card I created from yesterday's post, I used some October Afternoon Sidewalks designer paper for my color inspiration.  I used aqua mist, new leaf, simply chartreuse and hawaiian shores ink along with white, aqua mist, simply chartreuse and tropical teal cardstock.


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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hello there, friend!

 Hello there!  I hope all of my American friends had a fun and safe Fourth of July yesterday!
It's been a few week's since I've posted here on my blog, I've been busy getting ready for my daughter's graduation party along with other things that life has thrown in.  I guess that's the way it goes.  I've missed my crafting and stamping time. Yesterday I had a few hours to do just that and created a set of cards using a Papertrey Ink stamp set I ordered and haven't even touched yet (I'm sure I'm not alone in untouched stamp sets).

The first card in the set that I created I used this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge which is to use a past Sweet Sunday sketch, I chose sketch #268.
I used the PTI stamp set A Second Helping of Sunshine along with the coordinating dies to create a vintage looking thinking of you card.  I pulled the colors for my card from an older 8x8 October Afternoon paper pad that I've had and used aqua mist, real red, daffodil delight for my inks.  I used a white card base, then an embossed aqua mist piece with a layer of real red and my designer paper.
In the picture below you can see how I used a Glaze pen to add some shine to the cherries in the bowl and how I created a banner for my sentiment and tucked the end underneath the die cut scale.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope I'll see you tomorrow when I post the next card in the set using the Bowl of Sunshine stamps.


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Sunday, June 21, 2015

More Fintastic Friends

 Hi there!  This is my second post for today so if you're looking for my Sweet Sunday Sketch post, see the post below this.  I've got another Father's Day card that's very similar to my last post from today in that it used the same supplies and colors but I created it using the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge #191.
For my card I used the new Lawn Fawn Fintastic Friends stamp set and dies to create another fun Father's Day card.  I used a hawaiian shores card base with a panel of tropical teal and then my white stamped panel which I stamped the fish tank from the set and added the die cut fish.  The images were  colored using Copic markers with a little white gel pen as a highlight.

Hope you're having a great Father's Day weekend!

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You're Fintastic Dad

 Happy Father's Day to all of the dad's out there!  I hope you're having a relaxing weekend!
It's Sunday and time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  I'm sharing the Father's Day card that I created for my kids to give to their dad who is an awesome father, I couldn't ask for better and my kid's are lucky to have such a great dad.
 I used the fun new Lawn Fawn stamp set and dies, Fintastic Friends (this set is so much fun!) along with the Lawn Fawn Argyle Backdrops for the bottom portion of my card.  This card also made me realize that I need more alphabet stamp sets because I had to go digging to find the one and only set I had which was a Hero Arts Classic Caps set to stamp out the "DAD" for my banner.  I had just received this Fintastic Friends stamp set and dies in the mail and wanted to use it for a Father's Day card especially after seeing the adorable Father's Day shaker card, Heidi Criswell created.

For my card, I started out with a new leaf card base, then a white panel.  I cut a piece of hawaiian shores cardstock on an angle and randomly stamped the same two fish that I used inside my fishbowl with hawaiian shores ink.  Then I placed my hawaiian shores piece that I stamped on top of a tropical teal piece of cardstock and used my stamped piece as a guide to cut the angle of the tropical teal piece.  After stamping the tropical teal piece and adding my banner, I taped both top panels on to the front of my card and stamped my sentiment.  I used my Copic markers to color my fishbowl and die cut fish and added a little bit of white gel pen and some foam tape underneath to pop the fishbowl up.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Hello Sunshine

 Hello!  It's time for the Tag You're It! Challenge #24 and our inspiration for this challenge comes from design team member Anja and her adorable card with tag.
For my tag, I used the Papertrey Ink stamp sets Hello Sunshine and Noted along with the coordinating hello die.  I took my inspiration from Anja's watercolored tag and die cut hello.  I die cut my tag from watercolor paper, added mustard seed distress ink and watercolored a portion of my tag. Once that was try I stamped the sun and rays in summer sun, added my die cut hello, stamped my sunshine sentiment and added some rhinestones and bakers twine.
Sadly this is my last Tag You're It! post as a design team member, I've been on the Tag You're It! design team for two terms and I've enjoyed being a part of such a talented team but have decided to step down. 

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