Sunday, April 26, 2015

You Make Me So Very Happy

To listen to some music, go to end of post and click on video.
Hello!  Thursday I had a "Playdate" with my friend Rita and we "played" with Distress Inks and these stamps from Power Poppy Geraniums Set.  We also played with MISTI...had to show off my new "Toy".    I am sharing my finished card today....wish I had made a picture of Rita's coloring on watercolor paper with the same colors.  After stamping on White CS with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored with a water brush using Barn Door and Peeled Paint.  Taking a risk, I added splatters to the card...always afraid I will mess up trying this. I trimmed the image using a corner punch on 3 corners and then placed off center on Ombre  Pattern Paper from MME.  I used a Martha Stewart  scallop dot border punch on the lower edge and attached to a white Card Base.
This card and "playing" with Rita make me so very happy!

Power Poppy Challenge: Pop of Pastels
Alphabet Challenge Blog: E is for eye catching edges
CAS-ology: Week 143  Ombre....used ombre pattern paper
Addicted to Stamps and More: Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Clean and Simple

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

To Play - You've Made Me So Very Happy, click the video:

Ombre Butterflies

Hello!  My card has a  group of butterflies cut from Ombre Pattern Paper from MMF with a Memory Box die.  Did you know that a group of butterflies is  also called a "swarm," "rabble," "kaleidoscope," or "flutter of butterflies?  I like the sound of flutter and used the Sentiment from Paper and Such which says "Fluttering by to say Hi.....". Card Base is Ivory CS and layer of Stripe is form MME Market Street pad. Used SU Creamy Caramel ink.

CAS-ology: Week 143 Ombre
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Clean and Simple

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Love With a Hug

Hello! Yesterday I was playing with one of my favorite Repeat Impressions stamps, Bear Hug, and created a card for their Sketch Challenge for What If? Wednesday #A2215 shown below.
I colored the image stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa using Copics and paper pieced the hair bow with a scrap. 

Other Supplies:
Repeat Impressions Sentiment stamp, Ivory and Coral CS's,  SU Coral ink, Copics E30,E31, E35, MME Pattern Paper from Market Street Pad, Nestabilities Dies, Black Brads, Darice EF Flower Frenzy.

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

Friday, April 24, 2015

Bouquet of Tulips

Hello!  My card today is made with Repeat Impressions Stamp A Vase of Tulips, a printed ribbon, some ombre pattern paper in greens, and lustrous Oyster Peal CS.  The coloring of the image is with Copics.  I made the size a bit larger to fully show the lovely image on a Scallop Oval frame and spaced the ribbon. 
Repeat Impressions Stamp, Nesties Oval Dies, White and Oyster Pearl CS, MME Pattern Paper Market St pad, Ribbon from very old stash, Copics for Tulips and Vase, Liquid Pearls Opal White for Tulips, Glossy Accents for Vase

The Shabby Tea Room: Week  250 Welcome Spring. I was inspired by the white tulips and kept my design clean and simple.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Clean and Simple
CASology: Week 14 Ombre....paper is ombre pattern
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge:  Bouquet
The ABC Challenge: H is for Happy Birthday

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Spring Flowers

Hello!  I just love the colors in the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge this week but seldom use them.  The tiny flowers on the cupcake reminded me of  a PSX hydrangea stamp that I love and have had forever.  I colored small yellow pearls and added to the center of the flower that I stamped and colored in Copics.  I only used a small part of the image to fit the sketch that I used.

PSX Stamp, Papers and Such Sentiment, Memento Rich Cocoa and Grape Jelly, White CS, Bazzill Green and Lilac  CS, Purple scraps, Unknown Butterfly Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Borders, Annabelle Pearls and Teardrop Pearls, Nesties Square dies.

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge: #306 Colors Pistachio, Amethyst, Grape...think my colors are close enough.
Sketch Saturday: #357 see on right. Fun sketch to work with.
Sweet Stamps Blog: Theme is Pearls. I have Pearls on the Butterflies and Flower centers.

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Up, Up Away

Second Post today:
Welcome to my studio!!!  Away we go with another hot air balloon card.  I used Repeat Impressions Hot Air Balloon stamp on Fancy Pants pattern paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and fussy cut the balloon.  I embossed clouds on white cardstock with Darice EF and sponged the design with Summer Sky ink. Stamped the RI Sentiment with Nautical Blue ink and assembled the card on a navy card base.

Less is More: Week 220 Theme Up, Up and Away

Tuesday Throwdown: #241 Up in the air.

Craft Your Passion Challenge: Always Anything Goes

As You Like It Challenge: Use favorite embossing technique. I used dry embossing because it is so easy to give texture and design to a card.

Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Clean and Simple

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Note Card with Music

I am back with another Black and White creation for Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #258. I used stamps from MFP stamp set Just A  Note with Versafine Onyx Black ink on white CS and attached to a Black card base.  This makes a great note card....may  have to do a set for a gift.  I had to try a couple inks before I was happy with the results with Versafine ink.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day

 Hello! Today is Earth Day and my card sort of has a feel of things that grow.  I made this card with 2 challenges in mind.  For the Just Us Girls Color Week challenge I used beige, brown and green...very earthy colors. I designed my card with the sketch on the right in mind.

Supplies: Impression Obsession Wood grain Stamp, Annabelle Sentiment Stamp, Memento Rich Cocoa and Cottage Ivy inks, Distress Ink Tea Dye,  Darice EF Wood grain, Ivory and Green CS.
Cheery Lynn Flourishes Die, Spellbinders Tag die

Challenge Links:
Just Us Girls Challenge: Color week #289
CAS(E) this Sketch: #119 Skeych

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Scene in Black and White

Welcome to my studio! This card was made for the Challenge 258  at Speedy Fox and Friends for this week's  theme of Black and White.  Easy enough?  I used MFP stamps from Welcome Poppies and Big City sets with Memento Black Tuxedo ink and White and Black CS.  Using my new MISTI tool made this a snap to make!  I finished with just a touch of embossing in the right corner with a Cuttlebug Embossing Border Folder.

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Fancy Old Fashion Ornament

Today's Christmas card is made with pre-colored Doodle Pantry Ornament digital image, but I did add some gold color with a Copic and some shine with Clear Star Pen. I use Pilot Gold Marker to edge the image. Ivory Card Base is layered with Gold Metallic CS,  Stripe Pattern Paper and then the image with a printed digital sentiment also Doodle Pantry.
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: Theme is Christmas Ornaments
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Christmas
Doodle Pantry Challenge: Anything goes with digital images
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge:  Something beginning with F. Used Festive Fancy Ornament?

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