Monday, March 31, 2014

Mama Elephant Just Hatched!

I had recently ordered this set from Mama Elephant - Just Hatched!  I am in love with Mama Elephant stamps and dies.    They have some really cute images.     For the background, I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's card here.   I used my Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars die to create a stencil. I stamped some on with ink and then flipped the stencil over and colored embossing paste and then added Iridescent embossing powder from Stampin Up!.    I set it aside to dry for about 30 minutes and then embossed the background.    It is all sparkly but hard to see in the photo.

Stamps: Just Hatched
Ink: Hero Arts Black, SU Pink Pirouette, Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Soft Sky
Paper: SU Soft Sky, Copic, MFT Smooth White
Tools: Mama Elephant Femme Frames, Just Hatched dies, MFT Fishtail Flag Stack,  SSS Falling Stars Die, Embossing Paste, Iridescent SU Embossing Powder, Copics, Signo White Pen

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Wonderful Mistake!

This card started off being something totally different.   I have been playing with my Distress inks and markers this past week making backgrounds.   I love watching Kristina Werner's blog and You Tube channel and got on a kick with the Distress inks.    I was trying to make the background pink, yellow and orange but it just was not working.   I used my markers to put ink on the water color paper and when I added water the marker lines were still showing.   I gave up on it and left it alone for a couple of days and then sprayed it with water again.   I kept adding ink and water and used my heat gun to dry in between.    It still did not look just write so I laid my Simon Says Medium Dot Stencil and blotted water on top.   It added just a subtle effect.   Then I splattered it with some Heidi Swap Gold Color Shine.    I really loved how it turned out.

Here are some close ups to see the gold shine added. 

Stamps:  MFT LJD Pretty Poppies
Paper:  MFT Pink Lemonade, MFT Whip cream, watercolor, MFT Fuse Green 
Ink: Delicata Gold
Tools: Distress Markers, Heidi Swap Gold Color Shine, MFT Blueprints 2, MFT Feathers & Arrows, Vintage button, twine, Mama Elephant Femme Frames

Just goes to show, don't throw away your mistakes.   You may be able to give it a fresh look or use it in a different way!  
Thanks for stopping by!

I am adding a link to the Catered Crop

I have linked this card to Put a bird on it!!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

MFT Color Challenge - I'm All Ears!

Here is a card that I did for this month's Palette Challenge at My Favorite Things.   I left out one of the colors! Whoops!    Thanks for looking!

Stamps: MFT PI I'm All Ears, MFT Plaid Background Builder
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Grape Jelly 
Tools:  MFT Oval Pierced Stax and Oval Stax 1, Blueprints 13
Paper: MFT Sweet tooth, Sour Apple, Grape Jelly, Grapesicle
Thanks for looking!

My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club - MFTWSC169

Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday!  I have been able to get in some great crafty time this weekend.   I have lot's of cards to share, so please come back and visit.     Here is my entry for this week's My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club with an encouragement card.   I used the Chalkboard Greetings set and created a blackboard label using the MFT Blueprints 13 set.   I ran it thru the Big Shot twice to make it into a banner.     The flower is the Fringed Perennial flower along with Layered Leaves Dienamics.

Stamps:  MFT Chalkboard Greetings
Ink: Versamark
Papers:  MFT Whip Cream, Pink Lemonade, Steel Grey, Silver Glitter, Fuse Green
Tools: Blue Prints 13, Fringed Perennial, Layered Leaves, Peek a boo dots, Hot Glue Gun

Thanks for looking today!  

Friday, March 28, 2014

Love U

Here is a card that I had created for the Splitcoast Stampers Love Fest but I never got around to posting and taking a picture.    I used the My Favorite Things Transformables Heart Full of Love to create my Love message.  

Paper:  PI Kraft, SU Soft Suede, SU Early Expresso, SU Real Red
Stamps:  MFT Woodgrain Background
Tools: MFT Little Lowercase letters, Transformables Heart full of love, Red/White Twine Lawn Fawn, Wink of Stella Clear, Corner Chomper

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lawn Fawn - Happy Trails

I have a weakness for the camper stamp sets.   I think they are so cute.    They are popping up all over the place!  Every time I see one, I want to get it!  I had gotten this stamp set and die set from Lawn Fawn shortly after the release.   Soon afterward My Favorite Things released some new products with a similar theme.   I am hooked!  They are just adorable. I made this card a couple of weeks ago but did not have time to photograph card.  

I started off with some Smooth White Card stock from MFT and used my Distress inks to do the background sky.  I don't have the colors used but Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Broken China is usually my go to colors for sky. I used a little Black Soot at the top to just darken it up.      I used my Simon Says Falling Stars die to create the starry background. (just love this die!!  Waited a long time for it to come back in stock - watched it FOREVER!)   

I created the landscape with more Smooth White Card stock, Distress inks and my Mama Elephant Landscape trio die to make some hills.    I colored images with Copic markers.   They were cut out with the matching dies.   I used a MFT Blueprint 2 for the sentiment strip and added a heart from Blueprints 8.   Added some Wink of Stella glitter pen and call it done!   

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Trot on……

I got really stampy this weekend and created a bunch of cards!!   I used my new Pure Innocence image, Trot On and colored up this cutie with some Copic Markers.  

This card used some new items that I got from the past months release from My Favorite Things to include my PI Trot On image, Blueprints 13,  and the Wood plank background stamp.   I started by coloring my image.    Once I created my image, I built my card around this.   Normally, I start with the papers I want to use and then determine my color scheme but I could not wait to color up this image so that was my inspiration piece. 

Stamps:  MFT Pure Innocence Trot On, Typewriter Text Background, Striped Background, Wood plank Background. 
Paper:  MFT Wild Cherry, Primitive, SU Early Espresso, PI Kraft, Copic
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Tools:  MFT Pierced Circle Stax, Fishtail Flag Stax, Blueprints 13, Brads

Thanks for stopping by today!   Keep checking back this week for more cards!

Roughing it --- Love these new camp related stamps!

When I saw this stamp set and die, I could not wait to get it!   I was not a big camper until a few years ago.  Camping is so much better with a camper than a tent!   I love being outdoors and being around a campfire.      Here are two cards that I created with the new MFT Roughing it stamp set and Happy Camper die.    

My first card, uses the Happy Camper die and Campy Tree lines from MFT.   This card was all dies but I loved building my camper.       On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Roughing it stamp set -- You make me a Happy Camper!    This could easily be a thank you card for someone. 

Paper:   MFT Jelly Bean Green, Whip Cream, Wild Cherry, Steel Grey,  Sweet Tooth, SU Soft Sky, Soft Suede, PI Kraft
Tools:  MFT Happy Camper Die, Flat Bottomed clouds and Campy Tree Lines

For my next card, I decided to create a night sky with some Mister Huey's Color Mist in Opaque White.  Instead of misting the paper, unscrew the cap and use the spray to tap some stars out on the Nightshift blue paper.    Set aside to dry, I zapped it with my heat gun but you can see that it may still be a little wet underneath, I got a small smear on the right side when I was applying some adhesive.  

Stamps:  MFT Roughing It
Paper:  PI Kraft, MFT Whip Cream, Nightshift Blue, Jellybean green, Copic 
Tools:  Copic Markers, ME Creative Cuts Landscape trio

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club - MFTWSC168

I have been traveling so much this past few weeks I have been going thru stamping withdrawals!    So yesterday, I sat down and stamped away and made several cards that I will post this week.   Here is my card for this week's sketch from My Favorite Things.  

I kept the card pretty clean and simple but loved how it turned out.    

Stamps:  SSS Birthday Messages, MFT Wood Plank background
Paper: MFT Whip Cream, Steel Grey, Berrylicious, Jellybean Green
Ink:  Hero Arts India Ink, SU Pool Party 
Tools: MFT Circle 1 & 2 stax, Blueprints 13, Berrylicious button, SU White Twine, MME enamel dots

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Two Cards to Share today!

I have been traveling this past couple of weeks and have not had a lot of stamping time.    I had a few moments this past weekend and did a card for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club and the Color Palette Challenge.  

My first card is for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club.  I received my order this week and the Lily die-namic was this months free item.   I loved the card examples shared during the release.  They look so springy!!    This is using this week's sketch MFTWSC167.

Stamps:   MFT LDJ Cheerful Blessings
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers:   MFT Pink Lemonade, Sweet Tooth, Banana Split, PI Kraft
Tools:  MFT Lily dienamic, MFT Blueprints 13, MFT Pierced Rectangle Stax, Pink Pirouette Satin Ribbon

My next card is for the MFT Color Palette Challenge.   The colors for this month were Kraft, Grapesicle, Berrylicious, and Sour Apple.   I used this past weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for my layout.    I was too late to add it to the challenge site.    For my image, I colored with Copic markers.   I took a Copic Class recently and learned how to color black hair.   This is a really cute image for Easter that I had.   It went perfectly with the color challenge.  Spring is right around the corner!!  The flowers on our trees are starting to bloom.   I am ready to say good bye to Winter!   

Stamps:   MFT One Sweet Chick, Darling Dots, Plaid Background Builder
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Grapesicle, Sweet Tooth Pigment White
Paper: Kraft, Grapesicle, Berrylicious, Grape Jelly, Sour Apple, Sweet Tooth
Tools:  MFT Pierced Circle Stax and Circle Stax 2, SU Brads, Wink of Stella Clear 

Thanks for stopping by!!    I hope to have another card to post on Monday!  
Have a great week!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

My Favorite Things MFTWSC166

Here is my entry this week for the MFTWSC166.   Really short post as I have been out of town.  I used my new MFT PI Sailor Girl.  

Stamps: MFT PI Sailor Girl 
Paper:  MFT Sweet Tooth, SU Soft Sky, PI Kraft, Glitz Uncharted Waters
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools:  MFT Pierced Circle Stax, Making Waves, ME Landscape trio, Charcoal Pencil, Copics

Thanks for looking!!  

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 209 - Stylish Friends

Hope you are having an awesome week!   Loved this week's sketch from Karen Giron at the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.    I saw a really cute card by Karen Motz that used some of my favorite Uptown Girls from Stamping Bella, it made me think of my MFT WBD Stylish Friends.      

The images were colored with Copics and then I added some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter here and there.  It is hard to see in the photo.   The paper is from Basic Grey, True Love.   Love this pack, love all the colors in it.   I used the colors in the pack to pick out colors for the girls.   

Stamps:  MFT WBD Stylish Friends
Paper: SU Soft Suede, SU Early Espresso, Basic Grey True Love, SU Baja Breeze
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: MFT Mini Tabs Foursome, Copics

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Looking for the Rainbow!

I had this Rainbow die from My Favorite Things for a while.    I had picked it up after seeing a card that I really liked with it.  This is the card here.   When I first cut it out, I thought it would be best to use liquid glue but then  I found this tutorial here that shows you how to put adhesive to the back of the rainbow and keep it together.   Makes it super simple to whip them altogether.  With one pass of color with the die, you can make 7 rainbows.  I used two for my cards and save the rest for a rainy day!  

 Stamps:  MFT LJD Cheerful Blessings
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  MFT Sweet Tooth, MFT Card Stock Sampler (Grapesicle, Grape Jelly, Lemon Drop, Wild Cherry, Berrylicious, Sour Apple, Tangy Orange 
Tools:  MFT Rainbow, Flat bottomed clouds, Wink of Stella Clear

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

My Favorite Things Sailor Girl

I got some new items from the recent release from MFT and colored up this little sweetie this past week.  I decided to break out one of my Blueprints and go with one of the sketches suggested for the die set.    She was colored with Copic markers and then I used a charcoal pencil to add some shading.    I tried stamping this image in several different colors of Memento ink but ended up using the one with the Tuxedo Black.   I also liked with brown ink for the image and will save that for another card.  I love this paper pad that I paired with the image.  It is perfect for this little Sailor Girl.   It is called Glitz Uncharted Waters.    

Stamps:  MFT Sailor Girl, MFT Owl Costume (sentiment) 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Paper:  PI Kraft, MFT Sweet Tooth, SU Soft Suede, MFT Nightshift Blue, Glitz Uncharted waters
Tools:  MFT Blueprints 1, White Embossing powder, General Charcoal Pencil

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club 165

I was going for a clean and simple card with this sketch.     I meant to stamp the Steel Grey Background with a stamp but realized after I put the entire card together that I forgot to stamp the background.   Oh well!  It turned out to be real clean and simple that way!    I love this sentiment set from My Favorite Things Stamps, it is by Lisa Johnson and it is called Cheerful Blessings.    

Stamps: MFT LJD Cheerful Blessings
Paper:   MFT Whip Cream, Wild Cherry, Sour Apple, Gumdrop green, Steel Grey
Tools:  MFT Fishtail Flag Stax, Pretty Posies, Lil Inker stitched circles, Hot Fudge Button, Twine, Corner Rounder
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Thanks for looking!