Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sincere Sympathy

Welcome! The challenge at Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday is make a sympathy card.  I used GKD floral image from Hello Friend and sentiment from Stippled Nature to create this card.  Added a die cut from GKD and dots of Cherry Red Nuvo Drops. Used Memento inks.
Other Challenges:
Make My Monday Challenge: #38 Black, White and a spot of Red
Die Cuttin Divas:  Challenge #302 Anything Goes.  Border Die cut in Black CS.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Love From the Heart



Welcome!  I was inspired to make this card after watching a Jennifer McGuire video about Distress Ink resist embossing.  I made this card with some old Flourishes stamps From the Heart and Cherry Blossoms (Marcella Hawley).  I stamped the Cherry Blossoms with Versamark and embossed with clear EP on white CS (not the usual Glossy) and sponged with several Distress Inks. I Case'd her "lopsided" (her words) design using white CS cut at an angle and stamped the sentiments with Distress Inks. I even added some Nuvo drops like she did. My addition was die cutting a heart in this layer and adding a smaller die cut heart. I used a Pink Card base to finish.
Challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge: Show Your Love. 
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Anything Goes.
Crafty Sentiments Challenge: Dies, Dies and More Dies
Addicted to Stamps and More: #226 Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #400 Love/Valentines/Anniversary






Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Friday, January 27, 2017

Black and White


Hello!  My card today is for a Sketch challenge and a Black and White color challenge.  I stamped a GKD Butterfly stamp on Black CS with Versamark and White EP. I cut with a die and attached to a White Mat cut with a die which I added piercing to before removing the die. Check out how to add piercing on Heather's post at The House That Stamps Built. Finished card with White card base, a layer of MME Dotted Pattern Paper, strip of Black CS, white ribbon, and a sentiment from Repeat Impressions.

Challenges:
Double D Challenges: Black and White Only
The House That Stamps Built: Challenge J2517 Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: January Anything with Patterned Paper
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says Spread Your Wings


Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Snow on the Way


Hello! More snow on the way?, I think.  Playing with an old snowman stamp from Heartfelt Creations and added in assorted snowflake stamps....some old and new ones. The sentiment was a freebie in a magazine that I received Christmas.  Used Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark, Copics, Wow Silver EP, Nuvo Crystal Cherry Red and White,  White CS and a GKD Blue CS.
Challenges:
Retro Rubber Challenge: #54 Use snow on your card. The Snowman stamp is from Heartfelt Creations Snowmen Melt Your Heart set that I have had since 2013 or earlier.
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says use something with wings.
Addicted to Stamps Challenge:  #140 Baby It's Cold Outside.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Anything Goes


Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

CAS with Flower


Hello!  Just doing a quick post of a CAS card made for some challenges.  The stamps used are from Gina K Designs and colored with Copics. Used cardstocks from stash and Memento inks.

Challenges:
CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge: #207 Sketch shown below.
The Paper Players: PP328 A Clean-and-Simple Challenge from Jaydee with a Flower.



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Monday, January 23, 2017

Cabin in the Winter Woods


Hello!  We have had a brief reprieve from cold weather....can you believe it was in the 60's in Ohio this weekend?   But we should have more cold like I'm capturing in this card.  I stamped Repeat Impressions Cabin stamp on white CS with Memento Rich Cocoa.  I then used masking and stamped the trees with GKD stamp from Northwoods 2( just received this with my purchase using the GC that I just won) using Memento ink London Fog.  Sponged some Memento Gray Flannel ink on sky and added some Perfect Pearls to create a wintry looking sky.   Finished with a Get Well sentiment from GKD Scripty Sayings 2 in Rich Cocoa ink. And also added some Liquid Pearls for snow. Used Wine mat and Gray Card Base.

Challenges:
NBUS Challenge: #9 - Used just received new Trees Stamp from GKD and a never before used GKD Sentiment.  Love Darnell's Never Before Used Schtuff challenges.
Mod Squad Challenges: Get Well Soon Please
The House That Stamps Built: Inspiration Palette Challenge J1817 Shown Below.
House of Cards: Group 3 January Challenge -Add a building/color palette. Did Both. Color palette is same as THTSB Challenge.  Not sure of the protocol when 2 challenges have the same inspiration, but I am taking it as a 2 for 1.  Anyone know if that is allowed?
AAA Cards: CAS Game #82 Winter Chills

 
The House that Stamps Built and House of Cards

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Winter Bouquet


Welcome!  My card features Power Poppy digital stamp Winter Pick Me Up colored with Copics,   I cut with a Spellbinders Die and attached to a frame of Bronze Metallic CS cut with Spellbinders Divine Elegance die. This was adhered to a card base of Yellow CS and finished with Gold Rhinestones and a Power Poppy sentiment embossed with Gold EP. This will be great for a winter birthday.  My DH suggested the bronze frame when he saw my working on the layout with a metal die,

Challenges:
Power Poppy Power & Spark Challenge: Use Winter Blooms
Mod Squad Challenge: Sequins, Rhinestones, Glitter- Bling is the challenge.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Winter Birthday









Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Bearing Flowers

Hello! This sweet card uses a Penny Johnson stamp Bear Flowers.  I stamped the image on Kraft CS with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with pencils and odorless mineral spirits(OMS).  I added a GKD sentiment using the same ink.  I simply framed with a Pink CS mat and then placed on a textured Green card base.  I found this forgotten unused stamp in my studio when searching for something else.  This will be another card for my Mother who is 97 years young Friday.

NBUS Challenge: #8 Use Never Before Used Schtuff.  Darnell wants us to use Colored Pencils with Kraft.
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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Happy Card



Hello! My card today features Power Poppy Hollyberries digital stamp that I printed and colored with Copics on white cardstock.  I edged the image with a Red Copic marker and placed on a panel of Pattern Paper (Crate Paper Peppermint pad)  embossed with CB EF Swiss Dots. I placed this on a Fresh Asparagus card base and added a Power Poppy sentiment from Dahlia set.  This card could be used for Christmas but also for a happy occasion such as a birthday.  I added 7 Red Rhinestones for some sparkle and texture.

Challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge: The challenge is Bling.  My choice of bling is rhinestones.





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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Happy 97 Years Young





Hello!  Today I have the longest/widest card that I have ever made.  I created this birthday card for my Mother who will be 97 years young on the 20th...... a candle for each year!  I was inspired by a card that I saw at Fab 'n' Funky challenges made by Ginny. See her card on her blog My5Bratz Creations here. 
I must admit I took a short cut and printed my card using Photoshop and Print Shop  instead of cutting the candles like Ginny.  I used Cheery Lynn Dies for the Happy Birthday and cut the number 97 with my Cameo. After assembling the card, I added some sparkle to each candle with Clearstar pen and Red Glitter Stickles.

Challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges:  #333 Birthday with a Number. Thanks for the inspiration, Ginny!
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenges: Stickle Me Elmo! Use Stickles or a similar product.  Used Clear Star Pen and Red Glitter Stickles on candle flames, all 97!
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Winter Birthday. I may be "stretching" this card to fit a Winter Birthday challenge but the birthday is in the winter and all those candles warm things up.
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes for Birthday






Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa