Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mama Elephant Photo Inspiration Challenge

Mama Elephant has quickly become one of my favorite stamp companies, and I always enjoy their challenges!  I recently got a bunch of new ME stamps and dies and I am really loving this month's inspiration photo!

I always love making cards that a different from the normal A2 size.  Having a different size or shape canvas can really open up a bunch of new possibilities!  This card is 3.5" x 5.5".  I used one of my favorite ME sets, Up and Away, along with a sentiment from Many Thanks.  The cloud die cut is from their Landscape Trio, and I added a scattering of die cut Confetti.

Thank you

That's all for now!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Mama Elephant Up and Away, Many Thanks
Dies: Mama Elephant Landscape Trio, Confetti 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: PTI White, Hawaiian Shores. Limeade Ice
Patterned Paper: PTI Aqua Mist & Limeade Ice Pattern Packs
Other: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Wink of Stella Clear, Foam Tape

Monday, April 7, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #79 - Try a new technique!

Hello there!  Happy Monday!
It's time for another Lawnscaping Challenge, and Challenge #79 is to try a new technique!

This challenge is sponsored by none other than Simon Says Stamp!

Simon Says Stamp Store Blinkie photo SSS_09_2103_zpsc2c6b992.gif

For my card today, I wanted to try inlaid diecutting.  I had never tried this before, but it is so fun and easy (though a bit time consuming with lots of passes through your diecut machine).  I love that it creates a flat card, but one with lots of texture and interest.  I used the Puffy Stars Stackables dies, and the Lucky Stars stamp set as well as papers from the Let's Polka 6x6 paper pad (my favorite Lawn Fawn papers ever!)  I finished things off with a bit of the Lime twine.

Inlaid Die Cutting

That's it for me today... hope you have enjoyed my card.  Be sure to check out the Lawnscaping blog for more challenge details and lots of inspiration from the rest of the design team! :)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Featured on the CSS App today!

Hey there!  I can a fun critter project featured on the CSS App today!

Click this link or the preview image below to be taken to the full version.

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PTI March Blog Hop - High Gloss

Hi there!  So sorry it's been quiet here... My boys and husband were all on break last week, and we stayed pretty busy!  I jumped at the chance to get back in my craft room yesterday though, and made a card for the PTI March Blog Hop.

I embossed Circle Scribbles on some Raspberry Fizz cardstock using clear embossing powder.  The paint brushes from Friendship Jar Fillers are stamped on the new Journal Card 2 diecut.  I splattered some watered down Picked Raspberry Distress Ink on the panel, and added some gloss to the paint brushes using Glossy Accents. 

Art from the Heart

Here you can see a better picture of the gloss both on the background and the paint brushes.

Art from the Heart

I can't wait to see what others created for this fun challenge! :)
That's all for now... thanks for stopping by!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Circle Scribbles, Friendship Jar Fillers
Paper: White, Raspberry Fizz
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Picked Raspberry Distress, Tea Dye Duo
Dies: Journal Card 2
Other: Copic Markers, Copic Multiliner, Glossy Accents, Foam Squares

Monday, March 17, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #78 - Clean and Simple

Hello there!  Happy St. Patrick's Day!  The Lawnscaping girls are celebrating with a new challenge!

Challenge #78 is a Clean and Simple Challenge!
It is sponsored by the fabulous Lawn Fawn gang!

I struggle with CAS.  I always want to add more.  More layers, more bling, more stuff.  These sorts of challenges really ARE a challenge for me!

I used the Science of Love Stamp set for this mini card. The images are colored with Copic markers, and I added a hand drawn border with a Copic Multiliner.  I added a tiny bit of bling with my Wink of Stella clear pen.

Great Chemistry

Be sure to check out the blog for more inspiration from the design team, and to grab all of the challenge details!  I hope you'll join us for your chance at a fabulous prize!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

PTI Make-it-Monday #155 - Confetti

Hi there!

I absolutely LOVE this week's Make It Monday Challenge over at Papertrey Ink.  Danielle shared an adorable project, and I could wait to dig through my die stash to see what I could make confetti out of! :)

I used a bunch of different PTI Star dies and several shades of aqua and purple card stock.

So fun!

I stuck a bunch of the stars to a piece of clear packing tape and came up with this:

Star Confetti

I am hoping to have some more time to experiment with confetti making before the challenge closes... I know I will be using this idea in the future for fun gift packaging! :)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Star Gazer Additions
Paper: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, Royal Velvet, Hawaiian Shores PP , Aqua Mist PP, Royal Velvet PP
Dies: Tipped Tops, Seeing Stars, Star Gazer Die collection
Other: Clear packing tape, Foam Tape

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Happy For You {Papertrey Ink}

Good Morning!  How is it Wednesday already?!

Today, I have a card to share with you using PTI's Doodlie Do (again!).  I just got my PTI order which contained the matching dies, so of course, I had to use them right away!  I also used the new Scribbled Circles stamp set to stamp the lines on the Limitless Layers diecut.  I can't wait to play with that set some more... so fun, and a great compliment to Doodlie Do!

Happy For You

That's all for now... Thanks for stopping by! :)