Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hugs and Prayers Coming Your Way

I bought this Prayers die and stamp set from Simon Says Stamp when I heard about the Lasting Hearts Card Drive and fundraiser.  Click on the link to see how you can help mothers who have lost a child to miscarriage. I started this card with a pretty pink dp die cut with Memory Box's Starlit Breeze. I wanted to use hearts instead of the stars in that die, so I punched (with a Martha Stewart edge punch) and sponged a bunch of hearts. I die cut the "prayers" die (from Simon Says Stamp) in the same pink dp and also from white fun foam to raise it. The stamp is part of the same lovely set.

I am entering this card in the "Have a Heart" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and the monochromatic challenge at Fussy and Fancy.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Easter or Spring Cards 4 Kids at Send a Smile 4 Kids

It’s Saturday and time for another fun challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This time our challenge is Easter or Spring Cards 4 Kids! Create and link any spring card appropriate for a child, and you could win one of our great prizes.

We have two very generous sponsors for this challenge: A Day for Daisies is giving their winner a $12 gift certificate! And Dies R Us’s winner gets a $15 gift certificate! TEAM S.A.S will also be choosing their favorite cards for our top three and the winners will receive a blog badge and an opportunity to be a guest design team member on a future challenge.

My Spring card features a sweet digital stamp called Three Little Peeps by A Day for Daisies. I paper pieced each chick and their hats with different pastel scraps of dp. I stamped "Happy Spring" (Repeat Impression's stamps) in green ink on a lime green card base.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Southern Girls and Wonderful Wednesdays.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Mixed Media Design and Happy Dance!

It's Crackerbox Palace Friday and today I am sharing a Mixed Media style card I made with Crackerbox Palace stamps. I don’t often design cards in this style, but I was inspired by the new Just Mixed Media! Issue of Just Cards I received this week. The magazine is packed full of beautifully photographed mixed media wall art, tags, atcs, journals and cards. I have a four cards in the issue including a Happy card on the cover (a first for me.)

I started the card above by heat embossing with white embossing powder a few fun stamped images from Crackerbox Palace. Then I sprinkled on orange, green and purple Color Burst powders and spritzed with silver iridescent Glimmer Mist. I added some black Viva Modelling Paste through a TCW stencil. When that was dry, I sponged on some black distress ink through another TCW stencil and around all the edges. I also did some doodling in the petals of the center flower with a thin black marker. I attached the completed card front to a black A2 card base. 

I am entering this card in the anything goes challenges at Jo’s Scrap Shack and Crafting from the Heart, and the "text" challenge at Craft Stamper Magazine.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hearts and Dies Love Card

It is the time of year when we see hearts all over and "Have a Heart" is the theme this week at one of my favorite challenges at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I used a hearts embossing folder from Darice and the Faux Textured Metal technique I learned about here to make this Love card. I masked off the sides of the front piece with temporary tape, then applied Pickled Raspberry and Fired Brick Distress Ink in the center. I brushed the colored rectangle with Iridescent Gold Pearlex Powder. Then I removed the mask and embossed the whole piece with the hearts embossing folder. I die cut Love from a die by Cherry Lynn. The Penny Black rose was die cut from two sided sticky paper and I colored it with ultra fine red and green glitter.

I am also entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land (I used Penny Black and Cherry Lynn dies.)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Valentine for the Color Challenge at Repeat Impressions

The first Wednesday of each month at Repeat Impression’s blog, The House that Stamps Built, is a color challenge. We give you the color inspiration, and you can make a card using those colors to possibly win a great prize of Repeat Impressions rubber! Here is the color palette chosen this month:

In addition to these colors, I used a sketch that was the challenge at my local stamp club to inspire me for this card. I started with a black A2 cardbase. I stamped Repeat Impression's heart window and cute bear with a heart and cut them out. I embossed the white strip with a hearts embossing folder. I cut diagonal strips of white and red and stamped RI's hearts background and “Happy Valentine’s Day”.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at 613 Avenue Create and Crafting from the Heart.

**Don’t Forget: for a 10% discount on any size order at Repeat Impressions, make a note of my discount code (rr10kh), click on the blog badge on the side of my blog and go to the website here to shop and save!**

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Dream BIG!

When I got a chance to look through the newest Fun Stampers Journey catalog recently, my favorite stamp set was this super cute baby dinosaur and his inspiring message. I love how he is in a big dinosaur footprint and dreaming of being big and strong. Great message for kids or anyone! I stamped the dino print stamp with brown ink on a kraft piece, then colored the grass green. I also stamped it on green patterned paper and paper pieced the baby dinosaur. I tore a hole in a plaid dp piece as if he is breaking through. Then I stamped the inspiring "Dream BIG" on another dp piece and attached. CAS and great encouragement for anyone.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Addicted to Stamps and the Amusing Challenge. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

ABC with Dies Candy Matchbox Gift

I have been having fun designing projects for an article I am writing on ABC with D- Anything But Cards with Dies. This is a matchbox candy holder and it features dies from my favorite die cut companies - Die-Versions and Tonic Studios. I die cut Die-Version's Diamonds Background out of designer paper by Stampin' Up and attached that to an acetate piece scored to make a cover for the matchbox bottom. I die cut Tonic Studio's beautiful Juliet Butterfly and punched a smaller butterfly with a Martha Stewart punch. I also die cut and attached the "Make a Wish" from Die-Versions. If the recipient is wishing for candy, they will be happy when they open their gift:

I covered the Hershey's Nuggets with wider blue and butterfly washi tape. I also used the washi tape to hold the acetate closed in the back. I added a couple gems to complete the ABC project.

I am entering this project in the Anything Goes challenges at Speedy Fox and Friends and at  613 Avenue Create. (From my stash, I used old SU dp and the Martha Stewart punch that I have had forever.)