Thursday, September 3, 2015

Spread Your Wings & Strut Your Stuff

Hi all!  It's back to school day here!  It's hotter than blazes and thankfully, I think both kiddos have teachers with air conditioning in their classrooms.  I'm very much looking forward to a cold front to come through soon!

Today I have a fun card I made earlier this summer and didn't share.
When MFT released the Bold Paisley stencil, I immediately thought of peacock feathers.  So I pulled out Right on Target and the feather dies. I watercolored with Grape Jelly, Grapesicle and Blu Raspberry on watercolor paper and then cut out my feathers.  I cut additional feathers from Grapesicle card stock.  My sentiment is stamped in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder on Blu Raspberry.  A big ampersand combined them into one uplifting mantra!

Challenge Submissions
Crafty Gals Corner -- #35 Embossing

Spread Your Wings & Strut Your Stuff: MFT Blu Raspberry, Grapesicle (card & ink), Right on Target stamps, Ampersands, Feathers & Arrows, Horizontal Stitched Strips, Blueprints 13, Bold Paisley stencil; sequins, watercolor paper.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

To My Favorite Student

Hi all!  It's Back to School week here for us {kids start on Thursday} and it is looking to be a brutally HOT start to the school year.  I'm thinking cool thoughts and going with another adorable snowman from From the Heart Stamps.

 Isn't this little guy cute?  I colored him up, using fun mostly primary colors.  Since I'm going to stick this in a backpack or lunch box on Thursday, I wanted to keep it on the smaller side, so this is a 4.25" square card.  I cut him out with MFT's Tag Builder Blueprints 3.  I wanted the sentiment to pop a bit more than just on white card stock, so I printed it on some bright green card and cut it with a small Pierced Traditional Tag STAX die.  To provide even dimension to the tag, I cut a piece of green fun foam with the same die and put that on the back.  Love using the fun foam now for larger sections of dimensional coverage!  Finally, I added some googly eyes and Glossy Accents to his glasses and some rhinestone buttons.  Super cute!!

Challenge Submissions
Lacy Sunshine Challenge -- Back to School
A Gem of a Challenge -- Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

To My Favorite Student: From the Heart Back to School Snowman, MFT Tag Builders Blueprints 3, Pierced Traditional Tags STAX, Kraft card stock; Doodlebug Take Note paper; Glossy Accents, googly eyes, Copics, rhinestones

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Seriously Awesome....Best News Ever

Hi again!  I'm back with another super fun card.  Earlier this year, I had picked up the Seriously word die from Lil' Inker Designs.  With their most recent sale, I decided to pick up the Awesome word die and the Seriously Awesome stamp set.  It makes for some seriously fun cards!

I cut my words from adhesive-backed glitter fun foam.  It definitely gives the words a bit more spring to them so it takes a bit to get them back into readable shape.  I wanted to create a simple shaker and used MFT Blueprints 14 to cut my window.  I stamped "Best News Ever!" in Razzle Berry and a pair of arrows in Gumdrop Green.  Then I backed my window with acetate and a double layer of foam tape.  I added in a fun mix of pink and green sequins and adhered another piece of acetate before putting it down on my card base.  Finally, I placed my words onto the window.

Challenge Submissions
Ruby's Rainbow -- Die cuts & Punches

Seriously Awesome...Best News Ever: Lil Inker Designs Awesome word die, Seriously word die, Seriously Awesome stamps; MFT Blueprints 13, Blueprints 14, Razzle Berry and Gumdrop Green inks; PTI Stampers Select card stock and glitter fun foam.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Merry Little Snow Girl

Hi all!  I've been sneaking in as much crafty time as I can.   Today's card features this absolutely adorable Snow Girl image from From The Heart.  I think I was drawn to her because I'm approaching the time when I'm ready for cooler weather! LOL!
Before printing my image, I added the sentiment under her little snow mound.  Love the mix of capital and lowercase letters!  She's colored with Copics in a fun and vibrant color combo of lime green and deep turquoise.  For my card layout, I used the current sketch from I {Heart} Sketches, opting to create a large square card to accommodate a nice big image.  I cut her out with Stitched Circle STAX and used three additional circles to cut out the accenting pieces.  Since I had already merged my sentiment under the image, I opted to just add in some homemade enamel dots on the sentiment circle.  Every girl needs some sparkle, even Snow Girls, so I added in some Stickles on her snow mound, hat and under the sentiment.  Finally, I added some rhinestones for her buttons.

Challenge Submissions
I {Heart} Sketches -- #116
A Snowflake's Promise -- Winter or Christmas Themed
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge -- Snowflakes & Sparkle

Merry Little Snow Girl: From The Heart Snow Girl, MFT Grout Gray & Limelight, Gina K Turquoise Sea, Kaisercraft Christmas Carnival, MFT Stitched Circle STAX, Stickles, ribbon, enamel dots, Copics

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Monday, August 24, 2015

MFTWSC242 Hello, Friend

Hi all!  Before I left in July, I had posted on SCS in the "in search of" forum for the MFT Ring Me stamps and dies.  I remember when they were retiring this set and I debated it, but decided not to get it.  Well, did I ever regret that.  I LOVE that little telephone!  So I posted on SCS and hoped that maybe, just maybe, someone would have the set.  Not long before I left, I received a private message from a lady, saying she had the set and she'd be happy to send it to me.  I was ecstatic and asked how much she'd like for it.  Now, just to prove how awesome our crafting community is, she said she would send it to me as a RAK, just happy to send it to someone who'd love it.  I was floored!  I've met some truly wonderful people through this hobby and had wonderful support (both for a fundraiser for JDRF in honor of my daughter and when I was undergoing cancer treatments).   This is just another example of how fantastic this community is.  So this card will be heading out to this kind lady who made me so happy with this set!

I used this week's MFTWSC sketch -- my first in quite some time!  I've got a thing going currently for Blue Raspberry and love the pop against the black.
I popped my telephone up quite a bit, as well as the dial.  I added glossy accents to the numbers to give them a special touch.  I had intended to use some wire to create the cord, but I was having issues with it.  Since I was matting this on a black oval, I opted to leave off the cord all together.

Challenge Submissions
Card Challenges -- MFTWSC242
Crafting from the Heart -- aNything Goes

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