Friday, March 24, 2017

Welcome Spring

Yipeee!  It's day 1 of the spring and the Coffee Lover's Blog Hope starts today.  I just love the hops and their weeks worth of creativity and inspiration.  (Sometimes I go to bed thinking I am going to dream about coffee cards and I always wake up craving and needing a big cup of java for sure!)  Here is their graphic with all the info, the link is below.

Here is my card:

I used a base for my card of white cardstock.  My adorable papers are from Doodlebug Designs and the cute carrot clip is from Doodlebug Easter Cute Clips (love these so cute).  And the fun sequins are from Recollections.

I hope you have a great time hopping around today and this week, and thank you so much for any and all of your kind comments you leave me on my blog.

Coffee Lovers Spring Hop 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Cup of Roses

I have a sweet card to share with you for the CAS Challenge at Stamplorations.  They are wanting to see something using Sky Blue.  Here is a picture of their graphic.

And their Anything Goes Challenge:

Here is my card:

I spritzed a white panel with Heidi Swaps "Ocean" spray.  I colored the cup and roses digi with colored pencils.  For the cup I used sky blue and for the roses I used my Koh-I-Noor Tri Colored Pencil which is light blue, yellow and purple.  These pencils gives a lovely striation of colors and they are so fun to use.  I then fussy cut the image, added 1/2 of a heart doily and mounted them to the spritzed card panel.

I am so glad you stopped by and hope you have a lovely week.

Stamplorations March CAS Challenge
Stamplorations - Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Sunflower Garden Party

It looks like spring is almost here and I just love seeing all the flowers start to bloom.
Stamplorations is having  a fun Cutplorations Challenge for March called "Garden Party".  Here is their graphic.

And the Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge:

Here is my creation:

I decided to make a page in my Mixed Media Album using part of a page from Stamplorations Coloring Book.  I water colored one of the Sunflower pages with Distress Inks.  I sprayed my page with Heidi Swapp light blue "Ocean" spray, then randomly added some gesso, I then laid down my panel from Stamplorations Coloring Book (sunflower page).  I added the "happy" die from Heidi Swapp.  I used my mixed media black pen and added a lined frame around the coloring book panel, aned also added a black line inside the happy die cut to help it stand out more.  I then added one last layer to my page with some gold Gelato spray.  

I always enjoy working in my mixed media album, it's so fun to just be creative.

The link for the Stamplorations Challenge is below:
Stamplorations Cutplorations March Challenge / Garden Party
Stamplorations Never Ending Challenge - Anything Goes

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Shamrocks and Violets

I'm here today with a little post.  Spring will be here soon, and I just love seeing shamrocks and violets in my yard.  They are so sweet.  Which brings me to my card.  Power Poppy is having their March Challenge and it is called "Let's Go Green".  Here is a pic of their graphic.

Here is my card:

I used the digi image "Wish You Luck" from Power Poppy.  I colored it with Distress Inks, added some Stickles to the middle of the clover and violets for a little sparkle.  Then mounted it onto some fun polka dotted paper, and some shades of green cardstock, then finished it off with some different ribbons, twine and fibers, I added some cute tinsel and a pear pin to the bow.

I'm so glad you stopped by and hope you have a wonderful day.

Link is below:
Power Poppy - March 2017 Let's Go Green

Monday, February 13, 2017

Hugs and Smiles Valentine

I hope your doing well.
Joy Clair has a fabulous challenge for the month of February and it involves a color palette.  The link is below and here is a pic.

Don't those raspberries look delicious.  I just love them.  And here is a pic of my card.

Here is a close up of the sentiment.

I heat embossed the sketchy florals from the Hugs and Smiles stamp set on to a piece of white cardstock, then I used Fired Brick and Bard Door Distress Inks and sponged the colors onto the cardstock.  I then stamped the sentiment onto some gray cardstock and added that.  Then the whole panel was layered onto some gray and red cardstock.    I was so happy with how this turned out.   The image really shines through those beautiful reds.

This is going to be my husband's Valentine Card.  I think he will love it.  We like to watch funny movies together and his laughter is so loud and funny.  Always cracks me up.

I am so glad you stopped by and hope you have a lovely week.

Joy Clair February Shades of Red Challenge

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Rosie Posie

Papertrey Ink has asked what our favorite card we have ever made with their products and for me that was easy.  It was one I made using Rosie Posie.

Here is my card:

My card was inspired by Danielle's Make It Monday Challenge at Papertrey Ink several years ago.  

Thank you for stopping by, link below:

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future and welcoming the 2017 Design Team

Valentine Tag

Happy Saturday!  Stamplorations is having a Valentine Tag Party right now and it has been fun seeing all the fun things the DT has been making.  So I decided to link up to their linky and play along.  The link is below.

Here is my tag and card.

I used a tag from Recollections and spritzed some Victorian Velvet Distress Ink onto it.  Then added some Gold Gelato over the top.  Spritzed it with water to get the muddled look.  Then used a black Micron Pen to add the hearts.  The glittered love foam sentiment and heart ribbon was from my stash.  I then layered the tag onto some gray cardstock.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a lovely day.

Stamplorations Love TagPlorations