Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Buttons and Bow Birthday

Hello!  I have a lot of ribbon, buttons, and pattern papers in my stash so I decided to use these items to create this square birthday card.  It seems that I use less ribbon and buttons these days....how about you?
I  cut a Pattern Paper from Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary pad (have been hoarding this paper) with a Cheery Lynn English Tea Party Doily.  I placed this on a square Ivory CS that I embossed with Embossalicious Diesire Splendor EF.  I layered this with more of the Ivory CS that I edged with a Copic Marker BG72. To finish I added Happy Birthday cut with Cheery Lynn dies, a handmade bow of Ivory Grosgrain Ribbon, and some buttons that I thought were perfect for the corners.  Buttons were saved from an old dress.

Cheery Lynn Designs: Challenge #236 Theme is Doilies. Used English Tea Party and Happy Birthday dies.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says It's Hip to be Square.
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Challenge 147 is Buttons and Bows.
Craft-Dee Bow Z Challenge: Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
City Crafter Challenge:  Week 327 Birthday Wishes
Allsorts Challenge: Week 378 Use at least 2 dies

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

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Fall Thanks

Hello! I have another post today...trying to catch up on some challenges after being sick with a cold for several days.   This one is a fall theme made with older Gina K stamps from A Year of Leaves and Signs of Autumn sets.  Using the sketch from Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #62,  I made the background with Memento Peanut Brittle ink on white CS and a Leaf Stem stamp. The focal image of the Maple Leaf was heat embossed with Copper EP and sponged and blended with Distress Inks Wild Honey, Tea Dye, and Fossilized Amber.  This was cut with a circle die and matted on a circle of Copper Metallic CS and attached to a layer of Honey Mustard CS that was heat embossed with Copper EP  using a GKD Thanks stamp.  This was edged with Copper Metallic CS before assembling all on a card base of Honey Mustard CS.
Stamp TV: Release Party Challenge-Make own background with Stamps
Stamp Ink Paper: Sketch Challenge #62
Have a great day!  I love reading your comments. Theresa

Summer Fun

Welcome!  As summer nears an end, my thoughts turn to fun at the beach.  I created this card with a sketch from The House That Stamps Built challenge using Repeat Impressions Sand Castle and Sentiment stamps and Gina K Seashell stamps from Gifts from the Sea.  Scene was stamped with Memento Toffee Crunch and colored with Copic Markers.  The seashells were stamped, colored, and fussy cut and heat embossed with Clear EP for shine and texture. They almost look like real shells.  Cardstocks used are Gina K Soft Sand and Tan Leather, White  and Kraft CS from stash.  Other Inks used are Dessert Sand and Espresso Truffle.

The House That Stamps Built: What If? Wednesday Sketch Challenge #A2416
Double D Challenges: Neutrals.  My sandy colors fit into this challenge.
Allsorts Challenge: Week 378 Use at least 2 dies.  I used an oval and a scalloped oval die.

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

Ribbon Inspired

Hello!  In my card, I have combined some new stamps and some old ribbon that I am using for the first time.  The fern stamp  is from Gina K's Handmade Botanical set and the sentiment is from Gina K's Scripty Sentiments 2.   The unopened ribbon from Michael's was in my stash...not sure where it came from.  I used Memento Bamboo Leaves ink to create the background on white CS.  I added 2 rows of ribbon along with the sentiment stamped in SU Brilliant Blue ink.  This was placed on a mat of SU Brilliant  Blue CS and a mat of Gina K Grass Green CS and then a card base of White CS.  As you see, I matched up the colors from the ribbon in my design.

Stamp TV: Release party challenge - make your own background using stamps.
NBUS Challenge: Never-Before-Used-Schtuff #7- Darnell challenges us to use NBUS - anything goes. Used NBUS Stamps and Ribbon.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: No Designer Paper

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

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Thank You Tag

Hello!  I made this tag for the challenge at Tag You're It!  My tag is inspired by the one created by Michelle Short shown on the right.  I cut my tag using a Spellbinders Die and a corner punch and a hole punch.  I sponged the white CS using Memento Bahama Blue ink and then attached the flower cut with Memory Box Die Darling Poppies from yellow and green CS's and the word Thanks cut with a Cheery Lynn die.  Finished with a yellow twine.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Flowers with Love and Hugs

Hello!  Today I  CASE'd a card by Gloria Lee shown on the right.  I did not use masking as she did but used a die cut heart for the center of the card. I stamped Repeat Impressions Flower Power Background with versamark ink on White CS and heat embossed with Gold EF and colored with various markers.  I stamped the scalloped heart  with Repeat Impressions sentiment and edged with a Gold Metallic Pilot pen  before attaching to a layer of white foam craft and adhered to the card. Used a GKD Green CS for card base.  My card used the same colors with a floral design, the heart in the center, and a similar sentiment.
Happy Little Stampers: Case the Designer Challenge.
Allsorts Challenge: Week 377 Fabulous Florals

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

Monday, August 22, 2016

Sunset at the Lighthouse

Hello!  I am back after being away from Blogland for about a month.  I have returned to post a card for the WHAT IF? Wednesday photo challenge A1716. (shown on right) I used Repeat Impressions stamp for the scene on my card.  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Using masking techniques, I sponged and blended the sky, sea and sun with Memento Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Elderberry, Nautical Blue, and Paris Dusk inks.  The scene was colored with pencils.  I cut the image with Spellbinders die and matted with Orange CS and placed on a background of glittered paper from DCWV Tahiti mat stack and a card base of Turquoise CS.
Crafty Catz: Challenge #334 Anything goes with a Twist of Birthdays
Seize The Birthday: Anything Goes Challenge

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