Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mama Elephant & Me Challenge


Hi there!  Today I have a card to share with you for the Mama Elephant & Me Challenge.  This month's challenge is Watercoloring and Birthdays.  I am loving watercolors lately, and I just got the adorable new Carnival Cupcakes and Carnival Toppers and couldn't wait to play along! 

I wanted a soft pastel watercolor wash for behind my images, so I took some Distress Inks on an acrylic block and lots of water and brushed on light stripes of color and let them dry.  Then I cut out the panel using the Femme Frames die set.  I stamped, colored, and fussy cut the images, added some Wink of Stella pen and glossy accents to the cherry, and adhered it to my card base.  This card is being mailed, so I had to keep it more flat than I normally like, but I think it turned out cute.  I can't wait to play with these images some more! :)

ME Challenge

That's it for now... thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies:
Stamps: Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes, Carnival Toppers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord
Paper: PTI White, Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Dies: Mama Elephant Femme Frames
Other: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Wink of Stella Clear Pen, Glossy Accents, Pop dots

Monday, August 18, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #88 - Texture Anyone?

Hello there!!
WAHOO!  It's Monday!  Why am I excited that it's Monday you ask?  Because today is the first day of school in our neck of the woods, AND it's time for another Lawnscaping Challenge!!



Challenge #88 is all about texture!  We are sponsored this week by the super fabulous Lawn Fawn!


For my card this week, I pulled out a few sets that haven't seen ink in awhile... You've Got Mail and Flying By.  To add texture to my card, I started off by running a white card base through my cuttlebug with a Tim Holtz embossing folder, then I sponged over it with a few different shades of distress ink.

Sending Love

We hope you'll join us for a chance to win an awesome prize!  Be sure to check out the blog for lots more inspiration from the design team and for all of the challenge rules!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn You've Got Mail, Flying By
Paper: PTI White, Lawn Fawn Into the Woods 6x6 pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Fired Brick, Barn Door, Vintage Photo
Other: Copic Markers, Pop Dots

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Cat's Meow Halloween {Papertrey Ink}

Hello there!!

I know it's only August, but in a effort to prove to myself that I don't need any more halloween stamps, I pulled out my favorites and wanted to get some cards made.  I make very little for halloween usually, and I figure if I can have my projects finished before I stare at new halloween releases long enough, I won't cave and order them. LOL!

If you've followed my blog for awhile, it's no secret that Papertrey Ink's Tremendous Treats series is one of my favorites.  The scale of the images is perfect to go with the Cat's Meow set, and they are both such cute and whimsical sets that they compliment each other so well!

The spider in the Tremendous Treats set was a little too big, so I pulled out my Tiny Treats Halloween set and they were the perfect size.  And of course, I couldn't make a halloween card without the Spider Web dies! :)


Cat's Meow Halloween

That's it for today... Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Tremendous Treats Halloween, Tiny Treats Halloween, Cat's Meoe
Ink: Memento TuxedoBlack
Paper: White,Orange Zest, Plum Pudding, True Black, Royal Velvet Pattern Pack
Dies: Spider Web Trio, Double Ended Banner
Other: Copic Markers, Popdots, Copic Multiliner, Wink of Stella Glitter Pen

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sorry I was Crabby {Jane's Doodles}

Hello there!  Just popping in with a quick card!  I was perusing the Jane's Doodles store after seeing lots of cute pins on Pinterest, and saw on their blog that they were offering a free digi and sponsoring a challenge.  I think the little crab is adorable!  I paired the digi with a sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Life is Good stamp set. :)

Jane's Doodles Digi

That's it for me today... hope you're having a good one!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies:
Stamps: Jane's Doodles Digi, Lawn Fawn Life is Good
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo
Other: Copic Markers, Copic Multiliner, Google Eyes, Popdots

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Just ME Prints Beach Girl Digi Blog Hop!

Hi there!  I'm super excited to be participating in my good friend Elena's blog hop!  Elena has been sharing her super cute doodles on her blog for awhile now, and has decided to offer up a free digi for everyone to use!  You can find her little Beach Girl available to download from her blog.

I resized the image in photo editing software, and sized it so that it was a similar scale to Lawn Fawn's Life is Good Stamp set.  I wanted to build a little scene with the Beach Girl, and make it appear that the flag she is holding is meant to top her newly built sandcastle. :)


Beach Girl

There are a bunch of other girls joining in on the hop too!  I can't wait to see what they have created using this adorable image!  Here is the full list:



Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies:
Stamps: Beach Girl digi from Just ME Prints, Lawn Fawn Life is Good
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Tumbled Glass
Paper: PTI White, Pure Poppy
Dies: Mama Elephant Femme Frames
Other: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

You're My Universe {Paper Smooches}

Hi there!  It's been awhile since I pulled out my watercolor brushes... There is something so relaxing about watercolor to me.  I kind of just splash paint or ink on the paper and impatiently wait to see what it will look like when it dries.  For my card today, I used Distress Inks to make a galactic background for my little astronaut. :)

I used the Paper Smooches Space Cadet stamp set... Another set that hasn't seen ink in awhile... I just love it!  So fun digging through your stash and playing with goodies that need more attention.


You're my Universe

I will be entering this card in the current SPARKS Challenge - Anything goes!



Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches Space Cadet
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans
Paper: Distress Watercolor Paper, PTI True Black
Dies: Mama Elephant Femme Frames, Landscape Trio
Other: Copic Markers, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Foam Tape

Monday, August 4, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #87 - Back to School


Hi there!  It's time for another Lawnscaping Challenge!  Challenge #87 is all about Back to School! (Can you believe it's almost that time again?!  Where did summer go?!)

This challenge is sponsored by the super fabulous Simon Says Stamp!



For my card today, I used the Science of Love Stamp set, along with Milo's ABCs and the Louie's ABCs dies which I am in LOVE with!!  I can't seem to stop using these alphabet dies... I just adore them!

First Day of School

I started with a piece of black patterned paper from the Peace Love Joy 6x6 pad, then I die cut the letters for "school" from post-it notes using Louie's ABCs.  I positioned them on the patterned paper where I wanted them and sponged over them with white ink to mimic the look of chalk dust on a black board.  Super easy and such a fun look!

I hope you'll join us for a chance to win a great prize!  Be sure to visit the Lawnscaping blog for all of the challenge details and for more inspiration from the design team! :) 

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Science of Love, Milo's ABCs, Critters Ever After
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Fresh Snow
Paper: Lawn Fawn Into the Woods 6x6, Peace Love Joy 6x6
Other: Lawn Fawn Peppermint Twine, Copic Markers, Popdots