Wednesday, February 15, 2017

With Gratitude - (CTD430)

Hello there!  Are you ready for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge?  I hope so because we have another great color palette to play with.
For my card, I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Spring Woods along with the Winter Woods: Cover Plate to create a thank you card.  I don't know about you but I'm ready for spring.  To create my card, I die cut a piece of chocolate chip cardstock using the Winter Woods cover plate, then used some ocean tides ink and blended it onto a piece of white cardstock cut the size of my brown Winter Woods die cut piece and glued it to the back.  Next I die cut and stamped my bird and branches and stamped my sentiment onto a white banner.  I used ocean tides, spring moss, kraft, chocolate chip and hawaiian shores ink.  I ended up cutting one of the flowering branches apart and used the pieces along the bottom of my card tucking the ends of the branches under the edge of the brown die cut Winter Woods piece.  After adhering everything down, I added my bird with foam tape and used a wink of stella glitter pen on the center of the flowers.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Donna Mikasa - February Guest Designer


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Thursday, February 9, 2017

You Are Loved - Where Creativity Meets C9

Hi there!  It's time for this month's Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge!  Our theme for this month is totally appropriate for February, it's Love.  So if you're looking for a fun challenge, grab your Concord & 9th stamps and play along.
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 For my card, I used the Concord & 9th stamp set, You Are Enough and did some watercoloring.  This stamp set works beautifully with watercolor in my opinion.  The loopy flower that comes in this set looks great stamped with solid petals as well but watercoloring it is my favorite.  So I stamped the long stem flower and two piece sentiment in black palette ink on watercolor paper and used my watercolors to add color.  I had trimmed down my watercolor paper so that I could add a strip of pink passion (SU) cardstock down the side.  To finish off my card, I added some iridescent sequins and some gold Stickles to the center of the flower.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Mugs and Kisses - (CTD428)

Happy February 1st!  I'm hostess for this week over at the Color Throwdown Challenge and the color palette I chose is red, pink and chocolate brown.  Hopefully these colors inspire you to create something with love or Valentine's in mind or something with a warm and cozy feel to it.
Before I get to my card, I'd like to welcome this month's Color Throwdown guest designer, Donna Mikasa!
For my card, I used the My Favorite Things stamp set, Hug in a Mug along with the coordinating Hot Cocoa Cups Die-namics.  I started out with a white card base, then used a stitched rectangle die to die cut some red striped designer paper and added a horizontal strip of chocolate brown cardstock with a white scalloped edge.  Next I added with foam tape a white die cut circle with a red mat and my stamped sentiment banner.  After that I die cut my fun cocoa cups and glued all of the pieces together and added them to my die cut circle.  These Hot Cocoa Cups are so fun and I've seen so many cute cards and projects created with them I just had to have them.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Donna Mikasa - February Guest Designer


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My Favorite Things HUG IN A MUG Clear Stamps LLD48
 

My Favorite Things HOT COCOA CUPS Die-Namics MFT803
 

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Tag You're It!

Hello, crafty friends!  Today I'm excited and honored to be the Tag You're It! Featured Artist for this week!  If you've never played along with the Tag You're It! Challenge, I highly recommend you give it a try.  It's a fun opportunity to create a gift tag, bookmark or any project that includes a tag.
For my project, I created a winter/Valentine's themed bookmark which I'm going to wrap up with some goodies for the ladies in my bookclub.  I used the My Favorite Things stamp set, Hug in a Mug along with the coordinating Hot Cocoa Cups Die-namics.  I started out by using the Papertrey Ink bookmark die which I cut from white cardstock.  Next I cut a piece of pure poppy cardstock and stamped it with the little heart stamp that comes in the Hug in a Mug set and adhered it to the top portion of my bookmark along with a piece of striped pure poppy designer paper with a white scalloped edge.  I used the My Favorite Things Let it Snowflake Die-namics to cut out a large snowflake and attached that along with my die cut mug.  Tucked underneath the edge of my mug, I added a die cut banner using the Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namics which I stamped with part of my sentiment.  The sentiment actually is one stamp which I masked off so that I could stamp the top half in black ink and the bottom half in red ink.  As a finishing touch, I added red ribbon with a glittery snowflake button and red bakers twine.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you'll take the time to pop over to the Tag You're It! Challenge and play along.


My Favorite Things HUG IN A MUG Clear Stamps LLD48


My Favorite Things HOT COCOA CUPS Die-Namics MFT803
 

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