Thursday, December 14, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #251

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #251 designed by Donna Mikasa:


Here's my card:



I stamped the flowers from Altenew's Floral Fantasy on my background
using Altenew inks.
I also stamped them onto their coordinating diecuts.
I created the panel using a Pretty Pink Posh Stitched die.


I stamped the sentiment in versamark (using PTI's Spring Woods)
and heat embossed it in white.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, December 21st to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Tag You're It #79 -- Guest Featured Artist

A couple of months ago, I was asked by my talented friend, Carol,
if I would be interested in being the Guest Featured Artist for the Tag You're It Challenge.
Some of you might remember that I was a member of the TYI Design Team a couple of years ago.
As this challenge holds a special place in my heart, I immediately accepted Carol's invitation.

And I'm extra glad I did, because it turns out that Tag You're It #79 will be their last challenge.
So I hope you'll play along while you still have the chance.


I bought some super pretty wrapping paper from Chapter's earlier this fall (click here, here & here),
so I decided to make a tag to coordinate with these lovely colours.


I started by diecutting my MFT snowflake from white cardstock and pressed the tips of
it into my versamark pad, so I could emboss them in gold.
I adhered it to a tag I created using PTI aqua mist cardstock and Tag Sale #5.


I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Fillable Frames #10) in versamark and heat
embossed it in white on a strip of black cardstock.

Please visit Tag You're It #79 to see what the other designers were inspired to create
based on my tag, and to play along, if you'd like.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #76

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #76:

I was inspired by the blush, blue and gold colours on the dark background.
I decided to use my Wplus9 Southern Summer Florals 2 stamp set to make my card:


I stamped my flowers onto their coordinating diecuts in Altenew
Blush, Rough, Warm Sunshine and Caribbean Sky inks and layered them over a piece of 
grey cardstock that I stamped using my Concord & 9th Barnboard background stamp.
I clustered them together on my card front.


 I stamped my sentiment (from Simon Says Stamp's Big Scripty Sentiments) in versamark 
and heat embossed it in white.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, December 15th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!
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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- A Good Read -- Take Two

I have another card to share that I made using the current
goodhousekeeping.com

Here's my card, using MFT's Our Story:


I started by stamping the stack of books (with a mask) and sentiment from Our Story onto my 
watercolour paper in versafine onyx black ink and heat embossing them in clear.
I coloured them in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.



I trimmed out the side of my panel and layered it over a piece of Bazzill cardstock,
on which I stamped more books repeatedly, again using the mask.

Remember, there's still time to play along with this
 Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

CAS(E) This Sketch #250

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #250 designed by me:


I thought I had made a card for this sketch already,
but couldn't find it, so I quickly whipped up another one this week.
Here's my card:


Since I was in a hurry, I stamped the Adore You from Altenew images in Altenew Jet Black
and then, using my MISTI, rotated my card 180˚.
Then, I repeated this two more times, using leaves from Altenew's Floral Fantasy 
in Altenew Bamboo and Olive ink.
The Bamboo turned out too bright, so I stamped it a second time with 
some Altenew grey ink over top (again, the MISTI is a wonderful tool!)


I diecut the MFT thanks die from black cardstock.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, December 14th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #75

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #75:

I was inspired by the figure skates and the colours in the photo.
I decided to use my Papertrey Ink Winter Village stamp set to make my card,


I stamped my images onto their coordinating diecuts in Altenew
Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue, Starlight, Evening Grey & Morning Frost.
I diecut a large circle from a piece of Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain cardstock
and backed it with a piece of white cardstock, onto which I blended Sea Breeze ink
to make a skyline.
(Note: for my ice, I stamped it off first in Sea Breeze, before stamping it onto my diecut
for the lightest colour of blue.)


 I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Winter Village) in versamark ink
onto a strip of cardstock, onto which I blended Starlight ink,
and diecut using my Get A Handle On It die.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, December 8th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!
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Friday, December 01, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- A Good Read

Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge Blog for all the challenge info and deadline.

Here's my card, using my Neat and Tangled Beary Merry stamps and MFT's Our Story:


I started by stamping the stack of books and sentiment from Our Story onto my 
watercolour paper in versafine onyx black ink and heat embossing them in clear.
Then, using a mask to cover the books, I stamped the bear over top with the same techniques.
I coloured them in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.



I diecut the panel using my Mama Elephant Femme Frames scalloped edge die
and layered it over a piece of Bazzill cardstock.

Make sure you visit each of the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge
 designers' blogs for more inspiration!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Altenew November Inspiration Challenge

Today, I have a card to share for the the 


I decided to use my Altenew Floral Fantasy stamp set.


I started by stamping my flowers in Altenew Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, 
Honey Drizzle, Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Autumn Blaze and Firebrick inks
onto their coordinating diecuts.
I stamped the leaves directly onto my background panel using Honey Drizzle.


I stamped my sentiment (from MFT's Handwritten Happiness) in Dark Chocolate ink.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #74

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #74:

This decoration would fit perfectly into my home!
Here's what I was inspired to create:


Onto a piece of Reverse Confetti Grey cardstock, 
I stamped my sentiment (from MFT Stamps) in versamark and heat embossed it in gold.
Then, I stamped over it with my Concord & 9th Barnwood stamp.


 I stamped the boughs (from PTI's Bells & Boughs) in Altenew Jet Black ink.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, December 1st to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #249 -- Retro CTS #104

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #249 designed by me:


Here's my card:



With the retro sketch idea, I decided to incorporate two of my old favourite techniques:
stitching and patterned paper.
I diecut some Crate Paper patterned paper with my Reverse Confetti double scalloped die
and adhered it over a piece of Bazzill cardstock. 
I stitched them in place with my sewing machine.


I diecut the Simon Says Stamp wishing die from dark grey cardstock twice,
and layered it together before adhering it to my card.
I stamped the sentiment (from SSS's Sending stamp set) in versamark onto a strip
of the same cardstock and heat embossed it in white.

Here's the card I made for the sketch, the first time around:


Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, December 7th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #73

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #73:

Isn't this just the sweetest scene?
I decided to use my Papertrey Ink Winter Village and City Scene stamp sets to make my card:


I used some masking to stamp my trees (PTI Mint Julep and New Leaf), houses (Altenew Blush, Mountain Mist and Sand Dunes) and buildings (Altenew Blush, Coral Berry, Mountain Mist, Lagoon, Rocky Shores and Sand Dunes).
I stamped the sentiment (from Reverse Confetti) in Lagoon.


I diecut my Papertrey Ink Shaker Shapes: Rectangle from aqua mist cardstock.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, November 24th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Create Along With Us: November 2017

Today, I have a tag to share that I made for



We have our parent teacher conferences this morning and, as is our custom,
we made some butter crunch to give to the teachers we visit.
I was totally inspired by this gorgeous card from Betsy to make my tags to accompany my treats.


Isn't it beautiful?
Here's one of my tags:


I started by  diecutting my tag using Tag Sale #7 from Rustic White cardstock.
I made a stencil by diecutting the rectangle from the die set from clear cardstock
and blended Green Parakeet and Hawaiian Shores ink onto my tag.
Leaving the stencil in place, I stamped the snowflakes from the stamp
set that accompanies the Shaker Shapes: Snowglobe dies, in Tropical Teal and New Leaf.


I stamped the sentiment (from Fillable Frames #10) in Tropical Teal 
and added a MFT snowflake die, which was also diecut from Rustic White cardstock.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #248

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #248 designed by Chrissy Larson:


Here's my card:


I stamped my flower and leaves from Altenew's Wild Hibiscus stamp set and coloured them in 
using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers & a water brush.
I diecut them and adhered them to my card, over a panel of navy blue cardstock.


I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Winter Woods) in versamark
and heat embossed it in white.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, November 30th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Acorns

The LEAD of the Acorns Challenge will be invited as a 
Guest Designer in a future challenge!
Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge Blog for all the challenge info and deadline.

Here's my card, using my Reverse Confetti Happy Harvest stamps and dies:


I diecut my Happy Harvest dies from some Simple Stories patterned paper and cardstock.
On the cardstock diecut, I stamped the sentiment in versamark and heat embossed it in white.
I layered them over another strip of patterned paper.


A trio of buttons and twine finishes it off.

Make sure you visit each of the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge
 designers' blogs for more inspiration!


Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #72

I'm a little late, but today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #72:

I was inspired by the white on grey, as well as the lights,
which made me think of stars.
Here's my card:


I trimmed some Teresa Collins patterned paper to use as my background.
I diecut my Papertrey Ink Shaker Shapes: Stars die from white cardstock and 
blended Altenew Evening Grey onto the bottom of the scalloped frame.
I stamped the sentiment (from Simon Says Stamps Big Scripty Sentiments)
onto the diecuts, as well as the background and layered them together.


To finish it off, I added some Papertrey Ink wooden stars, some
of which I coloured using one of my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers.
 I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Winter Woods) in Altenew Jet Black ink.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Friday, November 17th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!