Monday, April 10, 2017

Birthday Wishes


Hello! My card today is made with the Emboss Resist technique.  I stamped a flower image from GKD A Year of Flowers 2 three times with Versamark and embossed with Clear EP.  I sponged the images with DI Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold, Fossilized Amber, and  Squeezed Lemonade. I trimmed the panel and layered this with white CS and place on a Shimmering Pink CS and heat embossed a GKD Sentiment from Wild Flowers with Wow Yellow EP. 

Challenges:
Stamp TV: Release Challenge make a floral card using the Emboss Resist Technique.
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge 145 Use stamped image and stamped sentiment
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Happy Birthday

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

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Easter Chick

Hello!  I have another Easter card to share.   I was inspired mostly by the photo from Inspired By All the Little Things Challenge. My chick was made with 2 circle dies cut from Yellow CS, the nose and feet from Orange CS, and a feather.  He was attached to an Oval die cut from Brown CS and embossed for texture with Gingham EF. This was attached to a Shimmering Yellow card base that was stamped with a GKD sentiment from Spring Florals and heat embossed with Zing Chestnut EP.

                                    Challenges:
Inspired By All the Little Things: Challenge #51 I was inspired by the peeps and the yellow, orange, and brown colors.
AAA Cards: CAS Game #87 Shiny Spring.  My peep is springy and the Card Base is Shiny and Shimmery Yellow Pearl.
The House That Stamps Built: Challenge DCC45 Add a die cut.
Crafty Catz: Challenge #365 -Anything Goes with an Optional Twist of Easter





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

Yellow, Mellow Roses


Welcome to my studio! Thanks for coming by.  Today I am sharing a card that I made with Gina K Designs' Old Country Roses set. The Roses were done with 3 multi layer stamps using DI Squeezed Lemonade, Memento Dandelion, and DI Fossilized Amber inks. The multi layer leaves were stamped with Memento New Sprout, SU Always Artichoke, and Memento Cottage Ivy inks.  Used a GKD splatter stamp (Tiny Textures)  with Fossilized Amber and GKD sentiment with Always Artichoke.  Used GKD Grass Green Card Base.

Challenges:
Just Us Girls: Challenge #388 Trend Week Multi-step Stamping
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #145 Stamped Image and Stamped Sentiment
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Mellow Yellow
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #236 is Anything Goes
Stamp, Ink, Paper: Challenge #93 Coming Up Flowers



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

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Easter Card with Printed Cellophane

Hello! Easter will soon be here so I am inspired to make Easter cards. I was thinking of the challenge at Stamp TV when I created this card.  I used a GKD Easter sentiment stamp with Memento Green ink stamped 3 times on white CS, GKD Grass Green CS, and a printed clear cellophane panel that was used for wrapping a pot of flowers.  I also stamped some foliage with GKD Handmade Botanicals stamp with the sentiments. Finished with a pink Washi tape.
Challenges:
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday Challenge-create a “EASTER” card/project…NO FLOWER CARDS. This was a stretch for me since I mostly have Flower stamps from GKD, but I did find an   GKD Easter stamp from a old set called Spring Florals.
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 472 Easter
Alphabet Challenge Blog: B is for Bunny

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

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Bunny Artist


Hello!  I have been MIA for a couple of months but am back to share a card that I have made.  This card was made by printing a digital image Bunny Painting Egg from Craftin Desert Divas and colored with Copics and Glitter pens.  I added some GKD washi tape in neon colors and added to a Turquoise card base.  I wrote the sentiment with an orange Copic trying to make it look as if it was painted with a brush by the bunny.
Challenges to enter:
Double D Challenges: Neon/Brights. See Mood board below.
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 472 Easter
The Paper Players: Challenge PP338 Easter Bunny
Artistic Inspirations: Challenge 176 is anything goes/ Easter theme (optional)
Alphabet Challenge: B is for Bunny







Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
I love reading your comments.
Have a great day!
Theresa


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

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

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

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.





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

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

Scandinavian Feel Card


Hello!  The challenge at Merry Monday is to make a card  using the word "Noel" and/or a Scandinavian feel to your cards.  I found these pattern papers in my stash that I thought had a Scandinavian feel and teamed them with a GKD stamp Noel that I used with a snowflake stamp using Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink.  I finished by adding dots of Red Berry Nuvo Crystal Drops to the snowflakes.

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything with Pattern Papers

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Congratulations


Hello!  My Congratulations card today is made with a Pattern Paper from MME Chalk Studio Pad and stamps from GKD Inside and Out set.  I colored the flower image with Copics and used Versamark with White EP for the words .....wanted a look of a Blackboard.  Placed on a coral CS that I   edged with Perfect Pearls to soften the color....hard to see in the photo.
Challenges:
Double D Challenges:  Theme is Anniversary/Blogaversary/Birthday. Was inspired by the black board, flowers and colors in the mood board below. Congrats on your 1st Anniversary.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: January Challenge








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