Monday, February 8, 2016

Kisses of Snowflakes

Hello!  I was thinking about the snow at home and Valentine's when I created this card  using this month's free stamp by From the Heart Stamps for their digital stamp of the month challenge. This is a progressive challenge, meaning you need to play along to receive the next image for free, so be sure to read the rules so that you don’t miss out on any freebies.  I used the image from Snowman and Cocoa and a sentiment from another of their stamps.  I printed the image and colored with Copics  and added some stickles and Lip "sequins" from my stash.   I thought the sentiment went nicely with my theme.   And the card could be used as a Valentine??
From The Heart Blog: Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge
Shopping Our Stash Weekly: Challenge 237 is Dreaming of Something Warm.  My warmth is hot cocoa!

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Love on a Tag

Hello!   Today is a cool day in Florida.  A good day to catch up on some posting.  I made this Tag with a heart for a few challenges.  I used a small Cuttlebug Embossing Folder with Memento Rose Bud ink to emboss in color on white CS and trimmed to fit on my Kraft Tag that I shaped with a die.  Easy enough.  I added a Pink and White Gingham ribbon and a Pearl Heart saved from a card that I received last Valentine.
Tag You're It! : Challenge #40 by Jen.  Inspired by her theme Love and the use of Kraft and the shape of her tag.
Happy Little Stampers:  February CAS Challenge use Embossing Folder Stamping. Used Cuttlebug EF
Double D Challenges: Theme is Pretty Pink Hearts

     I am not sure where I got the 2" x 3" embossing folder used on the tag.....must have been a gift with purchase.
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Love You With All My Heart

Hello!  I have made several cards and must get them posted before time runs out on the challenges.  I made this one using this very cute happy snowman created by From the Heart Stamps and also used the sketch from their current sketch challenge. which has a twist to use hearts.   I color the image with Copics and added some stickles and Glossy Accents.  Used White and Pink CS and Heart Pattern from MME.  Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls used on card base.  Added some cut out hearts and sequins to finish.
I {heart} card sketches with a tWiSt # 137: Shown below. Used Hearts.
Sparkle and Shine Challenge #23:  The mailbox and letters in the inspiration photo reminded me of the image that I used.
Mod Squad Challenge:  Use hearts and/or flowers.  I used hearts.
Cards In Envy:  From the Heart Card Challenge.  Love/Valentine. My card is A2 size and is from the heart.
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge #411   In the Pink.
Simon Wednesday Challenge:  Simon Says Have a Heart


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Happy in Black,White, Red

Hello!  I have a simple card made with Pattern Paper that I stamped Repeat Impressions Happy and Birthday stamps in black ink.  I attached this to a Black CS and attached a red heart leftover from punching a border.   This fits the current WIW Color challenge at The House That Stamps Built .
Other challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything with Pattern Paper

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Splash of Love

Hello!  My post is coming from my temporary studio called the Nook where I will be carding and posting for a few weeks.  It is located in sunny Captiva Island.....when I look out the window, I see the pool surrounded by tropical vegetation and I card to the sounds of Florida birds with the occasional cry of an Osprey.

Today's card is made with Gina K stamps from A Year of Flowers 2 by Melanie is splashed with a lot of love.  Other supplies:  Water Color Paper, GKD Green and Pink CS, Circle Dies, Memento Lady Bug, Rose Bud inks, Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio, Pink Glaze Pen

Challenges :
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday Challenge Make a Splash
Mod Squad Challenge:  Use Hearts and/or Love

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Safe Travels


Hello!!  Guess I have traveling on my mind since we traveled about 1200 miles this past week.   When I saw the Challenge #39 at Tag You're It!,  I thought of this trailer stamp from an old set by Flourishes.   I stamped it on white CS with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.   I matted it on Green CS and wrote the words Safe Travels.  Added a bit of twine  to complete the tag.  This will be for a gift for someone leaving on a trip.   Must hurry before the challenge closes.  By for now.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Blowing Kisses

Hello!  Just a quick post to show a card made with a digital stamp by From the Heart using their Sketch Inspiration #136 with the twist of Vintage shown below.  I have used some vintage looking patterns and some distressing with inks and distressing on the edges of the layer.  The image is Blowing Kisses with a sentiment from the same set. I colored the image with Copics and did some distressing with Distress Inks.  Pattern Papers are from stash.

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Masculine Birthday

Hello!  What could be more masculine than a card with a Duck???  I stamped this Repeat Impressions Duck stamp with Memento Toffee Crunch ink and colored with Copics  to look like a Male Mallard duck.  After cutting the image with an Oval Die I inked the edge.   I used bright Green card base with embossed layers of Kraft and a layer of Pattern Paper from DCWV Safari Chic pad.  The sentiment is  part of  a Repeat Impressions verse.

The House That Stamps Built: What If Wednesday? Sketch #J2716
Mod Squad Challenge:  Challenge is Masculine Birthday
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #118 Theme is Masculine

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Blue Bird

Hello!  Back with some more blues!  Playing again with a sketch and some blue elements to create this CAS card.  I used stamps from Gina K Designs Stippled Nature set and her Blue and White CS and Blue Check Pattern paper from Poolside pad. The sketch is from Sketch Saturday.
Other Supplies: Cuttlebug Gingham EF, Su inks, White Pen.
Challenge links:
Stamp TV: Release Party Challenge-Singing the Blues
Sketch Saturday: Sketch #396

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

Candy for My Valentine

Hello!  It is interesting how some ideas for card challenges come so quickly and others take a lot of thought.   When I saw the Retro Rubber Challenge sketch shown below, I immediately thought of a stamp from Flourishes that dates back to 2012.  It was a stamp of a Heart Shape box of candy ....I guess it was the double heart in the sketch that brought it to mind.  I stamped the sentiment and box on white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics and Glaze pens. I added some Glossy Accents to the Candy to give some dimension.  I used Clear Snap Red and Gold Foils for the strips on the right side which I adhered with Scor-tape.  Added some gold sequins for even more sparkle.  The card base is Gold Metallic CS.

Retro Rubber Challenge #30: Getting Sketchy with stamps from 2012.
Crafty Sentiments: Theme is Valentine
Addicted to Stamps and More: Make Your Mark-used Copics and Glaze Pens
613 Avenue Create: Challenge #160 Anything Goes

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