Saturday, March 28, 2015

Inktense Pencils and Bird Crazy

I had some fun playing with my Inktense pencils.   I have just a basic set, however, the colors are so vibrant and easy to watercolor with.   I have not used these pencils in a long time but Kristina Werner used them recently and I pulled mine out to have some fun. 

I have several cards to share.    The first one was a birthday card using the inktense pencils and some distress inks for the background. 

Stamps: Tim Holtz Bird Crazy, Lawn Fawn Flirty Frames, Paper Smooches Slang Gang
Ink: Ranger Archival Black, Distress Inks
Paper: Watercolor, PI Kraft
Tools: Inktense Pencils, Uniball Signo White, Heidi Swap Gold and Turquoise

And another….. This one uses the Ellen Hutson Wish Big Sentiments and balloon.  I also used some Stampin Up Island blue paper.  Can't remember the name! 

and lastly….. here is a case that I did of Kristina Werner's Card that was absolutely adorable! 

 I am entering the top card in Daily Marker Card Challenge and the Simon Says Anything goes Wednesday Challenge. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Easter!

Happy weekend!   Easter is getting close so I wanted to use my MFT Birdie Brown Somebunny stamp set.    I used the MFT Sketch 221 and Color Challenge as well for my card layout and color scheme.  For the color challenge, I had to substitute some colors that I did not have Tangy Orange and Berrylicious, so I used Orange Soda and Blu Raspberry.   Hope you don't mind!   Same color family!

I started by making some background paper with the bunnies from the stamp set.   I loaded up four of them on my stamp press and then started stamping the pattern out with Blu Raspberry Hybrid Ink.   
Next I colored in the bunny with a Copic BG10 marker and added just a little shading with BG13. 
I used a blueprint circle die to create the spotlight on my card.   

Stamps:  MFT Birdie Brown Somebunny, MFT Mason Jar labels, Distress diamonds (retired)
Ink: MFT Hybrid Blu Raspberry, Versamark, MFT Hybrid Lemon Drop, MFT Hybrid Black Licorice
Papers: PI Kraft, MFT Orange Soda, Lemon Drop, Blu Raspberry, Neenah 110 lb
Tools: MFT Blueprints 15 & 20, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, SSS Small Hearts, Copic Markers

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Quick Thank you card

Here is a card that I made really quick this weekend to send to out.   When you have dies, they make the card making pretty darn easy to whip up a quick card.  I die cut several thanks and stacked them up. The bottom picture shows the dimension that it creates but still really flat for mailing.   This card took about 25 minutes to make from start to finish.   That is quick for me!   Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:   Mama Elephant Zenith Borders
Inks: Hero Arts Soft Pale Tomato, Tide Pool, SU Crumb Cake
Paper:  MFT Smooth White, MFT Blu Raspberry, Silver Glitter Paper
Tools: MFT many thanks die, Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Sunday, March 22, 2015

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Spring Flowers!

I am so looking forward to longer days with sunlight and warmer temperatures.   I love Spring!  I was flipping thru my dies and came across the MFT Fresh Cut Flowers.    So I decided to create a Spring Bouquet of bright flowers!   I used my Copic markers to color the flowers.    For the sentiment I created a pink and yellow one but ended up choosing the pink - it was happier and brighter!    

Stamps:   MFT Wood Plank Background
Ink: SSS Smoke
Paper: MFT Smooth White, Neenah Solar White, MFT Steel Grey
Tools: MFT Blueprints 20, Vertical Stitched Strips, Many Thanks, Fresh Cut Flowers, Pico Embellisher Clear,  White Gel Pen, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Clear, Copics

Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mama Elephant Three Amigos

I just love this stamp set from Mama Elephant.   I made another birthday card participating in the #dailymarker30day challenge.

Stamps: ME Three Amigos & Happy Everything
Ink: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice
Paper: PI Kraft, MFT Pink Lemonade, SU Basic Black
Tools: ME Sew Fancy, ME Happy, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Little B Heart Dies, Glossy Accents, Clear Wink of Stella

Sunday, March 15, 2015

My Favorite Things Card Challenge - MFTWSC219 & 30 Day Color Challenge

Have you ever started making a card and it was just not going the way you planned?  Sometimes you have to step away and come back to it to take a second look.    That is what happened with me and this card.   It just wasn't going the way I had planned.   I stepped away for a couple of hours and thought I would just start over but then when I came back, it wasn't half bad!  

Stamps:   MFT Birdie Brown Let's Hang Out, You Make My Tail Wag, You Have My Heart, Diagongal Stripe Background
Ink: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Hybrid Red Hot, Hybrid Kraft
Paper: MFT Steel Grey, Red Hot, Smooth White, Copic Xpress, PI Kraft
Tools:  MFT Fishtail Flag Stax, WRM Corner Chomper, MME Enamel Dots, MFT Let's Hang Out die, MFT You Make My Tail Wag die, SSS Small Circle Stencil, Copics 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Unforgettable Birthday Card

Happy Saturday!   I created this card for my sister's birthday with the cute WPlus9 Unforgettable set.  I also was taking part in the #dailymarker30day challenge.    I used my Copic Markers to color in these sweet elephants.    To finish off the card, I used the Pico Embellisher in Clear to add some shine to the ballon and used some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.    This is a very flat card and would be easy to mail.

Stamps:  WPlus9 Unforgettable
Ink: My Favortie Things Hybrid Black Licorice
Paper:  Copic Xpress, MFT Pink Lemonade, SU Basic Black
Tools: Pico Embellisher Clear, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Copics

I am entering this card into the 30Day Color Challenge, Simon Says Stamp Things that Fly (for the ballon)


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge - Dots and Stripes & Kathy Raccosin Color Challenge

Here is my second camping card from the weekend…..  I am ready for warmer weather!!!   This is my first time participating on the Lawnscaping challenge.  

Here is my card:

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Happy Trails, MFT Roughing It, MFT Linen Background
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Sour Apple Dye Ink, Tumbled Glass 
Papers: MFT Smooth white, Real Red, Sour Apple, LF Peace Love Joy, PI Kraft
tools: MFT Blueprints 20, Oval Stax, Snow Drift Die, Fishtail Flag Stax, SSS Hearts, Copics

Thanks for looking!

I was a Honorable Gnome on the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

30 day Color Challenge

Here are some heroes that I colored up this week for the 30 day Color Challenge from The Daily Marker!  Come join in! 

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge MFTWSC218

Hey everyone!  What a beautiful day today!  Spring is right around the corner and I am done with the cold!   I am ready for warmer days and beautiful sunshine!   I was in the camping theme this weekend!   I made two cards with Camper sets that I have…..  feeling like doing some camping!    This is my first card to share.

Happy Camper!

Stamps:  MFT DC Roughing It, Linen Background, Diagonal Background
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Steel Grey Dye Ink and Berrylicious Dye Ink 
Papers:  MFT Smooth White, Sno Cone, Steel Grey, Wild Cherry, Copic Xpress it
Tools:  MFT Circle Stax 2, Banner Stax, Blueprints 15, Copics

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Three Amigo's with Mama Elephant

This is a new set by Mama Elephant and it is absolute adorable!   I had some fun coloring this up this weekend and made two cards.    Both cards were water colored on Tim Holtz watercolor paper and then colored with Distress Inks.

Stamps:  Mama Elephant Three Amigos, Carnival Cupcakes, Zenith Borders
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Distress Inks, Versamark, MFT Grout Grey Dye Ink
Paper: MFT Smooth White, TH watercolor
Tools: MFT Rounded Stitched rectangle Stax, WOW Platinum EP, Wink of Stella, matching dies for Carinival Cupcakes, Wink of Stella Clear, Sakura White Gel

The party hats were added from the Carnival Cupcake Set from Mama Elephant.   

The second card I did add a ballon from the Mama Elephant Party Kit stamp set and covered it with Glossy Accents.  I used Mama Elephant Apple pigment ink and used the Sew Fancy die set to cut the main panel.   I am entering both cards in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes Challenge! 

Thanks for stopping by!  

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Well Hello! My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Here is my card this week for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge for this past week.

I created a simple Hello card using MFT dies, no stamping on this card!   I used several MFT dies for this weeks card.   The recently released In and Out Stitched Rectangle was used to create the card base out of MFT Whip Cream card stock.   An oldie but a goodie - MFT Fishtail Flag Stax along with the Lisa Johnson Designs Happy Hello's.    The pattern paper is from Basic Grey Highline pack.  I used my sewing machine to attach the flags and topped it off with some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.  

Supplies used for this card: 
Paper:  MFT Whip Cream, PI Kraft, SU Basic Black, Basic Grey Highline 
Tools: Sewing machine,  MFT LJD Happy Hellos, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, MFT in and out stitched rectangle stax

This picture shows the dimension added by layering three hello's on top of each other.  

Thanks for joining me today!  

This card was Spotted on the MFT Challenge Blog!