Tuesday, April 22, 2014

You Are So Nice

Hi all!  I have a card for a few challenges today:


I used the pretty Hello Fairy image from A Day For Daisies and a sentiment from Word Salad.  I printed the image on Georgia Pacific cardstock with my Epson printer and colored with all pink Copics (except for hair and skin).  I airbrushed the background just a little with the R81 Copic also so it wouldn’t be so stark white.

This is for:

I hope you like it and TFL!

Monday, April 21, 2014

YNS Inspiration Post

Hi all!  It’s time for our monthly inspirational post for Your Next Stamp.  Here’s what I came up with for you today:


The bee is from Smiley Happy Critter Crew Set Three, the sentiment is from Happy Day Sentiments, and I used the sketch from Retro Sketches

Please check out all the inspiration on the YNS Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!  Also, I wanted to let you know that Karen has extended the sale in the YNS Store – you can get 25% off on April 22nd!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Let’s Shell-Ebrate

Hi all!  Hope you’re all having a Happy Easter!  Today I have a card for several challenges:


I used Party Posse and the matching dies and a sketch from The Deconstructed Sketch.  The turtle was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It paper and colored with Copics.  I added a little detail with my new white Signo pen that I showed in one of my haul videos.  The background was cut with the Power Rays die and the little banner was cut with the Fishtail/Banner die set.

This is also for Stampin' for the Weekend – Favorite Stamp (this is probably one of my fave sets – I’ve used it a bunch of times!), Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge – Anything Goes, Time Out Challenges – birthday with a masculine twist, and Simon Says Stamp - Animal Antics.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Bunny

Hi all!  Today I have a card for a few challenges:


I bought this Polka Dot Parade #1 stamp and die set ages ago and just got around to using it for this card.  The sketch is from CAS(E) this Sketch and the color combo is from Color Throwdown.

I made the cloud masks with the Puffy Cloud die set from YNS and the grass was cut with the Grassy Edges die.  You can’t see it, but the tail is popped up on foam tape and has white flocking on it.  To finish it off, I added a sentiment from the same set and some Doodlebug sequins.

This is also for Simon Says Stamp – Happy Easter and/or Sweet Treats and Divas By Design – Easter/Spring.  Hope you like it and TFL!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Small Haul & Metal Leafed Card

Hi all!  I just posted another small haul (from Star Lit Studio) video with a finished card:


And here’s the card using a couple of my haul items:


I hope to be using all my haul items soon so stay tuned!  TFL!

Friday, April 11, 2014

1st Birthday

Hi all!  My cousin is having a party tomorrow to celebrate the first birthday of his son so of course I had to make a card!


I used a really old DCWV stack that I’ve had forever, the Heart Doily die set from YNS, and an old Quickutz die for the number 1.  The sketch is from Unscripted Sketches and the sentiment was done with the Birthday Basics stamp set from PTI.

This is also for Time Out Challenge – birthday with the added twist of a masculine birthday.  I know this card isn’t super macho, but it’s still meant for a male so I hope it counts!  I hope you like it and TFL!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Thanks Ever So Much

Hi all!  Today I have a card for the Mama Elephant Photo Inspiration Challenge.  I was inspired by the colors (white, blue, green and yellow) and the see-through quality of all the bottles:


I cut a shaped card base and a piece of vellum using the biggest die from the Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles.  Next, I stamped flowers and a sentiment from Water Blooms with Versamark and white Hero Arts embossing powder.  I colored the back of the vellum with Copic markers (BG02, Y13, and YG05), making sure to go outside the lines a little so the color would show on the front.  Finally I stitched the vellum panel on and left the threads hanging.  I hope you like it and TFL!