Monday, February 29, 2016

Spring Thank You

Hello!  Thinking of spring flowers as I created this card with a Flower Stamp from GKD A Year of Flowers 2 by Melanie and a sentiment from GKD Stippled Nature using a sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #162.  Other supplies:  GKD Ivory CS, Distress Ink Abandoned  Coral, Memento Rose Bud Ink, Glaze Pen, MME Pattern Papers, Foam Tape 
Stamp TV: STV16MON9 Mix It Up Monday Spring Fever-use at least 3 bright and sunny colors. 
CAS Colours & Sketches: #162 Sketch shown below. 
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Anything Goes

Have a great day!
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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Thinking of You

Welcome!  In making this card,  I played with the Tuesday Morning Sketch # 340 shown below and some pattern papers from My Mind's Eye.  Inspired by the colors of the flowers, I used DI Abandoned Coral to stamp the singular flower on ivory CS and colored it with Memento Rose Bud ink and added highlights with Glaze Pens.  The floral stamp is GKD from A Year of Flowers 2
and the sentiment is GKD from Stippled Nature.  I added 2 rows of "Stitching" by paper piercing and colored with a glaze pen.  I used Ivory CS for the card base and Coral CS for the layering mats.
Tuesday Morning Sketches:  #340 by Jessi
Stamp TV:  Release Party Challenge - Make a card
using at least 2 different patterned papers.                                    
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 I love reading your comments. Theresa

Wishing You a Lifetime....

Morning! I am here with a card for the What If Wednesday? Sketch #F2416 challenge at The House That Stamps Built  using Repeat Impressions Butterfly stamp and a portion of one of their sentiment stamps.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Yellow Marker.  I  embossed the diagonal section of black with an Anna Griffin border embossing folder for some texture.  Added 3 white enamel dots to finish.  Papers used were white, yellow, and black card stocks

Other Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes

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

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Spring Pink Tulips

Another cloudy morn in Florida, so I am posting a card for the Mix It Up Monday Challenge at Stamp TV.  We are to make a Spring Look with no Black used on our creation.   As Pink and Green are my favorite spring colors and tulips are one of my favorite spring flowers, I combined them in my card using Gina K Design tulip stamp from Melanie's A Year of Flowers 2 and a sentiment from Stippled Nature.
 Other supplies:  Memento Green and Pink inks, Pink and Green Pencils, White and Pink CS,  Yellow Glaze Pen, Cuttlebug EF Gingham,  snippet of a ribbon from a tag on a clothing purchase.

Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #182 Make Your Mark....used pencils and glaze pen.
Allsorts Challenge: Week 351 Birthday Wishes
Cards in Envy: Ticked Pink Challenge.  My card is A2 size.

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

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Beautiful Days

Hello!  I have not been doing much card making as I have to have some cloudy weather before I stay inside.  We have had some beautiful days for the last few days, but we did have a little rain this morning so I have been inside and made this card for the challenge at The House That Cards Built for the WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge F1716 shown below.   I used a Scalloped Heart Die to make a mask and sponged with DI Fossilized Amber, Memento Rose Bud and Gray Flannel Inks on a panel of Water color paper and then placed on a layer of Yellow CS and a card base of Gray CS.  The Repeat Impressions sentiment was stamped with the gray ink.

Other Challenges:
Crafty Catz: Challenge #312 is CAS...No DP, No Fuss
Winter Wonderland: Challenge is CAS

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

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Improvising Card

Hello! Just a quick post to share a card that I was trying to improvise for a resist emboss challenge.   As I have no embossing powder or heat gun with me in my remote "studio",  I played with a glaze pen to try to create the look of emboss resist technique on this card.  But then I only have colored glaze pens and no clear one that I wanted to use.  So it did not turn out as I hoped but the results were a pretty card.  Supplies used:  GKD Stippled Nature set, DI Fossilized Amber and Stormy Sky, White CS, Shiny Yellow Card Stock, MME Stripe Pattern Paper, Yellow Glaze Pen.  The Yellow card base is much better in real life...shiny and brighter.  I decided this did not substitute for the technique but I like the card.

Tuesday Throwdown: #281 Layer It Up
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Use Pattern paper on your project

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

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Embossed Doily

Morning!  Stamp TV is going to have a prize for one person at the end of this year that has participated in all MIUM challenges and the prize package is a $100 GC for Gina K Designs but you must play in all the Mix It Up Monday Challenges.  This week's challenge STV16MON7 is to use the technique Emboss Resist which is usually to use clear embossing powder.  Unfortunately in my remote Florida studio I do not have any clear embossing powder or heat gun,  so I am improvising for my emboss resist entry.   I do have with me a previously done embossed doily using GKD Nana's Needlework stamp  but embossed with White EP on Blue CS.  I used Memento Rose Bud ink to sponge the design which look more lavender on the CS.   I finished with a sentiment from Stippled Nature set in the same ink.  I hope my modified form of the techniques fits the challenge.

Addicted to Stamps: #181 Anything Goes

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

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Happy Birthday with Love and Hearts

Hello!  I have been too busy to make cards but am trying to catch up on some challenges.   I made this card with hearts as a Birthday Card since I do not need any more Valentines until next year.
I used a Pattern Paper From MME Lost & Found Pad with a Kraft card base and stamped the Repeat Impressions Vertical Birthday Greetings with Memento Lady Bug ink on the side.  To give some dimension, I popped up 3 Red Hearts cut with Spellbinders Scallop Heart die.  I like the arrangement of the hearts that I used.

The House That Stamps Built: DCC10 challenge Use Some Hearts.
Winter Wonderland: Have a Heart
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Use pattern paper
Fusion Card Challenge: Paper Hearts-Use Photo Inspiration , Sketch or Both. Shown on right. I used cut out hearts and the sketch.

Hope all my friends in snow areas are keeping safe and warm.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Thursday, February 11, 2016

For You

Hello!  My card today is for Kendra's  Mix Up Monday Challenge at Stamp TV to use the color  Kraft.   I embossed a layer of Kraft CS with Cuttlebug EF Gingham and attached to a Black card base.  To this I added some pre-cut die shapes that I received in a gift pack from Gina K Designs.  That Included the black border, black scallop oval and the white oval.  I stamped the rose image and sentiment using GKD A Year for Flowers 2 set with Memento inks.  A simple designs and easy to complete.

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

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!

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

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.
Thanks for stopping by.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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.

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