Thursday, September 21, 2017

Z-fold hugs....

Hi again!!  Two days with double posts!?  But check this out!  My first Z-fold card!  I've never tried one of these before, but there's the MFT Stamps card design contest closing today, so I thought I'd try my hand and see what comes!

 Some of the supplies I used are the Lots of Hugs stamp set, Wild Greenery and Scribble Roses dies, as well as Homespun Stitch lines and Stitched Scalloped edge dies.

I filled in the Hugs stamp with Prima water color pencils and used a water brush for nice blending, then covered the letters with Glossy Accents for that mmmMMM!
I'm entering this card in the Innovation Mastery category of the MFT 2017 Card Design contest.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I scream, you scream...

Hello, hi!  Also sort of goodbye.  To summer in Canada anyway.  We're packing things up and getting ready to head south.
I'm up on the Jane's Doodles blog today with this card.  One last bowl of ice-cream seemed an appropriate send off to summer!  The card sets I used are Cool (the cutest collection of summer treat images out there) and Anemone for the birthday sentiment.
I also used my new MFT's stitched window cut out die to frame the fussy cut image after I colored it. I used Kuretake Zigs to color with on Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Baby blue....

Hi folks, I'm back for the second time today!  When does that ever happen??  Scroll on down for the Love is in the Details post.

I'm submitting this first card in the 2017 MFT Stamps Card Design Contest and this particular card falls under the Clean and Simple category.
All the supplies used are MFT (obvs), specifically the Wavy Coloring Book background stamp and the Happy Greetings Die-Namics dies.  I also used sentiment stamps from the Because You... and Big Birthday Sentiments sets.

Because this was just such a yummy color combo and effect, I had to make another one.  This one with a more all-over design to really show off that background stamp.

Thanks for stopping by....again!  Have a chocolate eclair of a day!

Critter cards....

Hi, hello!  I'm up on the Love is in the Details blog today with these cards to share.  Be sure to click on over there to learn more about them!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The summer of the DIY projects...

So one summer, back about two years ago, it all piled up.  Our cottage reno was finished to the point where we could move our furniture back in and our daughter bought her first house.  These two events required a flurry of Pinterest-pinning and thrifting and purchasing-of-old-things-with-plans-to-restore-them and the end result was my hands were toast.  Along the way though, we made some cool stuff.  So I decided to scrap book a layout to document a few of those projects.  This layout is posted today at Love is in the Details and you should head over there to see more details and read about some of my thought processes in the scrapbooking of this layout.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

It's beginning to look...

a lot like fall in these parts!  It seems like the leaves turn color overnight!  So that, along with a new shipment of stamp sets from Jane's Doodles, which included a set of lovely fall leaves with a Thanksgiving theme, made me want to make some fall cards!
I began by stamping a sheet of watercolor paper with an indistinct text stamp and heat embossed with clear ink.  Then I stamped the leaves all over and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.  Next, I randomly and loosely painted fall colors on and around the leaves letting the water do the magic with blending the colors.
Once the paper was dry, I cut it in half diagonally and created these cards with the painted paper and some matching patterned paper.

I also stamped each of the leaves on a variety of colored card stocks, enhanced them with some similar colors of Copic markers and cut them out.  They make lovely little embellishments for cards or scrapbook layouts and I know I'll be using them a lot!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #238...

Hi, hello, me again!

If you know me at all you know my personal life motto is "anything worth doing is worth OVERdoing".  So when Chrissy sent me a sketch to use for a Guest Designer gig over at CAS(E) this Sketch, I went full on and made 3(!) cards.  I still can't decide which one I like best, so I'll post them all here and let you decide!

This is the sketch I used, and the one you can be inspired by if you'd like to join their fun challenge this week.

Here are the cards I made for this week's challenge.

For this first card, I used the stamp set called Spring Flowers from Simon Says Stamp, and the sentiment from Endless Creations.

For the next card, I used the same leaf stamps but embossed with silver embossing powder, an effect I really love, but its hard to show in a photo.  The sentiment for this card is from Papertrey Ink.

 Finally, I created this last card with a leafy stamp from the Penny Black Delicate Flowers set and a Clearly Besotted - A Little Sentimental sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!