Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pumpkin Treats


Life has been busy and fall is upon us.  I used the new Gerda Steiner Sweet Tooth Mouse digi for a tag.  I created a pumpkin top in PAINT and printed it out along with the mouse, colored them and fussy cut the mouse and the top of the pumpkin.  I die cut the bottom of the pumpkin with MFT Stitched Traditional Tag Stax.  I die cut another tag using kraft card stock for the main tag. The mouse is popped up over the pumpkin. The sentiment is computer generated.

Stamps: Gerda Steiner Sweet Tooth Mouse Digi and Computer created Pumpkin using the PAINT program.
Supplies: My Favorite Things Stitched Traditional Tag Stax die, 1/4 circle punch, ribbon, foam tape, Copic Markers: YR04, 07, 09, 15, 16, R20, 46, 59, G40, 43, 46, E31, 33, 35, 37, 93, 95, C00, 03, 1, 5, Papertrey Ink white and kraft card stock.
Techniques: fussy cutting

CHALLENGE:
Gerda Steiner Monthly Progressive Challenge
Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog Challenge: Clean and Simple 

Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Happy Feet Monster


My favorite color is ORANGE so when I came across the orange and purple challenge at Art Impressions I started looking at my Art impressions images that I could use for both colors.  My Feet set worked perfectly.   I wanted to create a fun birthday card so I used the sentiments from the Art Impressions Birthday Wishes set with my monster.  I stamped and colored a monster and one of the extra feet images. I fussy cut both images out. I cut the front of the card a little smaller  than the back and glued in my polka dot stripes on each side. 

I die cut the feet which is a little bigger than the feet themselves out of the card front.  I stamped my sentiments with my Misti and adhered the monster while lining up the placement of the feet. I attached an Action Wobble to the feet so they would pop through the front of the card. 

My Monster now celebrates by wiggling his feet.

Stamps: Art Impressions My Feet and Birthday Wishes stamp sets
Supplies: Art Impressions My Feet die, Action Wobble, Doodlebug Designs dot-grid-daisy-stripe rainbow petite prints 6x6 dp, Neenah white card stock, Memento black ink, Copic Markers: V01, 04, 06, 09, R14, 17, 56, Y32, 35, 38, C2, 3, 5, YR04, 07, 09, Misti

CHALLENGES:

Art Impressions: Orange and Purple 


Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fairy Princess


I love making cards for kids so the challenge at Lawn Fawn this time was right up my alley. I looked through my Lawn fawn stamps and decided to use the zebra from the Critters on the Savanna set to create a unicorn. I inked up the zebra then took my finger and removed the ink from the front ear and part of the mane. After stamping it, I  used a Copic liner to draw in the horn and finish the area. I masked off the unicorn and stamped in the fairy like she was riding on his back.  I stamped another fairy to place her face in front of the mane. I colored my image with Copics and fussy cut it out. I die cut two cloud borders, one from a piece of copy paper to sponge in the sunshine and one from Neenah card stock for my card front. I cut the sentiment apart from the Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends set and used my Misti to line it up straight. I thought my little fairy needed to be a princess so I stamped the crown for the Lawn Fawn Mermaid for You set and colored it with a gold gel pen and fussy cut it out as well. I added Gold gel pen to the unicorn's horn and Wink of Stella to the fairy's wings.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn's Mermaid for You, Fairy Friends, and Critters on the Savanna stamp sets.
Supplies: Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders Dies, Wink of Stella, Gold gel pen, foam tape, Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade Distress and Memento black inks, Neenah white card stock, Copic Markers: C00, 0, 03, 5, 6, Y11, 13, 21, YR12, 4, 21,  23, R14, 17, 20, 81, 83, 85, V12, 15, E00, 11, BG01, 10, 11, 13, YG21, 23, B01, 02, and a black liner.
Technique: masking and fussy cuttimg

CHALLENGE
Lawn Fawn Fawnatics:   Cards for Kids  
Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Good Coffee Bookmark


I started out wanting to make a card but ended up with a bookmark. I was inspired by the back wall of the inspiration challenge at Sugarpea Designs blog challenge and created the circle. I took a sentiment from the Caffeine Addict set and curved it around to fit onto my circle. I cut 2 COFFEE's from the Coffee Words Die set and adhered them together.  I scored some lines into the circle to resemble shiplap.  I die cut my coffee cup from the Coffee to Go Cup Die set and stamped the good... from part of a sentiment from the Espresso Yourself set.  I couldn't make a card work so I decided to die cut a bookmark, stamp some coffee beans from the Espresso Yourself, punch a hole in the top and finish it with some ribbon.

Stamps: SugarPea Designs Espresso Yourself and Caffeine Addict Stamps sets.
Supplies: SugarPea Designs Coffee to Go Cup and Coffee Words SugarCut Dies, My Favorite Things Stitched Circle and Bookmark Duo Die-nanics, Simon Says Stamps Barely Beige and Memento black inks, Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores, kraft, and Neenah white card stock, 1/4 inch hole punch, ribbon, Scoreboard

CHALLENGES:
SugarPea Designs: Mix it Up Challenge #34 


Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog:  Add a Sentiment  


Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Turning ONE


I finally got my second Neat & Tangled stamp set a couple of weeks ago and wanted to use it for this month's birthday challenge. I stamped, colored, and fussy cut my dinosaurs.  I used a stylus on the back of my images. By taking the stylus to the back of an image over a soft mouse pad, it creates a little extra dimension and rounds it out.  I added a small piece of foam tape to the center of the rounded area to keep it popped up.  I cut the baby dino's legs apart so I can  have him sitting on the mother's back.  I die cut my sentiment letters out of Doodlebug dp and layered 3 extra white die cut letters underneath for dimension. I took a matching Copic marker to the edge of the white letters and glued the dp onto the top.

Stamps: Neat & Tangled Prehistoric stamp set, Stampendous balloon chick (I just used the balloon)
Supplies: Oval die (not sure which one, found the card front in my stash already cut), Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABC lowercase alphabet dies, foam tape, stylus, mouse pad, Doodlebug dot-grid-daisy-stripe-rainbow petite prints 6x6 paper pad, Neenah white card stock, Memento black ink, Copic Markers: YG03, 05, 06, 09, B04, 06, Y13, 18, YR02, 04, 07.

CHALLENGES:
Neat & Tangled: Little Tangles Challenge 83 Birthday 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Monday, August 14, 2017

Purple Wishes


I used one digital stamp and one clear stamp set for the Power Poppy's Mix and Match challenge. I created my background using two of the Cuppa Buttercups flowers. I colored them with Copic Markers and die cut a butterfly from each corner. I layered two addition white butterflies under each butterfly to pop them up just a bit. I stamped my sentiment from the Natural Beauties clear stamp set using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform.

Stamps: Power Poppy Cuppa Buttercups digital stamp set and Natural Beauties clear stamp set
Supplies: My Favorite Things Solid Flutter of Butterflies Die-namics,  Papertrey Ink Amethyst Allure and white card stock, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Memento black ink, Copic Markers: V01, 04, 06, 09, Y11, 13, 15, 18, G40, 43, 46.

CHALLENGE:
Power Poppy: August Mix and Match

Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Monday, August 7, 2017

Absolutely Awesome


I love alphabet dies and I love a rainbow of color. I stamped and die cut my letters using the Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs. The letters were colored using Copic Markers.  I stamped the smaller sentiments using my Misti and popped up each die cut letter using foam tape. To finish it off I added a few sequins.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn So Much to Say and Quinn's ABCs
Supplies: Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs alphabet dies, foam tape, Misti, sequins, Papertey ink Hawaiian Shores and Neenah white card stock, Copic Markers: R22, 24, 27, 29, RV02, 04, 06, YR04, 07, 09, 15, Y13, 15, 17, 19, YG03, 05, 07, G03, 05, 07, BG11, 13, 45, 49, B02, 04, 06, BV02, 04, 08, V12, 15, 17, 09

CHALLENGES: 

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 10 – Custom Sentiments   

  Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Monster-ous Wishes


Today's one layer card uses the Gerda Steiner progressive Birthday Monster digital stamp. I printed, colored and fussy cut him out. The background is sponged and splattered with Tim Holtz squeezed lemonade Distress ink. The splatter was created by adding distress ink to my craft mat and spritzing with some water. I dipped the toothbrush into it and ran my finger across the bristles over my card front. The light splatter blends in and makes the sentiment pop against the brighter white on the bottom. The Birthday Monster is popped up using an Action Wobble.

Stamps: Gerda Steiner Birthday Monster Progressive Digi, Your Next Stamp Silly Monster sentiment
Supplies: Ranger Sponger and Tim Holtz  Squeezed Lemonade Distress and Memento black ink, My Favorite Things Sun Ray stencils, water, toothbrush for the light splatter, Action Wobble, Misti, Copic Markers: B14, 16, YR04, 07, 09, V04, 06, 09, Y11, 15, R43, 46, YG03, 05, 06, 07, 09E49, 55, 57, 59.
Techniques: Fussy Cutting, Interactive, Stenciling, Splatter

CHALLENGES:
Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge: I Didn't Eat it (Yet)! Birthday Monster Digital Stamp

Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog:   Splatter it showcasing Ranger Products 


Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Jack O' Lantern Sketch


I used the Reverse Confetti Halloween Confetti Cuts to make a jack o" lantern for the Reverse Confetti sketch.  I die cut one orange and one white circle. I die cut the jack o' lantern face from the orange circle. I colored the white circle yellow in the center and orange around the outside. I also added a layer of stickles over the yellow. The orange face is popped up over the stickled circle. I die cut three layers for each letter of EEK.

Stamps: None
Supplies: Reverse Confetti Cuts Halloween Bits, My Favorite Things Little Lowercase Letter alphabet and We-buys Stitched Circle Dies, K & Company jen yanok Designer Mat pad dp, Neenah white card stock, Papertrey Ink black and orange zest card stock, Bo Bunny cottage green bead board dp, stickles, Copic Markers: YR09, Y15, foam tape, Tim Holtz mini sponger and Distress Spiced Marmalade ink for sponging pumpkin circle.

CHALLENGES:
Reverse Confetti:   Sketch for you to Try  #51
Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge Blog:  Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Monday, July 31, 2017

MFT Roar


I love the challenge of combining a sketch and a color challenge since I usually struggle with the restrictions of both.  I stamped, colored and die cut my animals. I made an extra lion head and elephant ear to pop up. The elephant ear is in place of the banner for the sketch.  I watercolored a piece of cardstock but scribbling my colors onto a block, spritzing on some water and placing a weight onto the block. I left the weight onto the block for a couple of minutes to get the desired color. After drying,  I die cut a frame using two of the Wonky Stitched Die-namics.


With the markers I water colored several pieces for the boarder of the sketch and finally decided to use a water colored chevron piece with all four of the MFT colors.   I die cut my letters using the MFT By the Letter Die-namics. I added an extra water colored chevron to the inside.

Stamps: My Favorite Things Wild Things and LLD Jumbo Mod Borders
Supplies: My Favorite Things Wild Things, By the Letters, and Wonky Stitched Oval Stax Die-namics, Neenah white,  watercolor, and PTI Tropical Teal cardstock, Copic Markers: W00, 1, 3, CC00, 0, 1, YR21, 23, 24, 27, E11, 33, 35, 37, 93, 95, Memento Black ink, Stampin Up Going gray, Marvy LePlume II No.3 Blue, No.101 Tropical, and No.15 Olive Green markers, Misti, Hero Arts Water mister, Acrylic block.

CHALLENGES:
My Favorite Things Sketch   MFTWSC343 


My Favorite Things Color #74


Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Blue Winter Sparrows


I finally got around to creating a snow globe with my Ready, Set, Snow set from Lawn Fawn.

This is the inside of the front of the card.
I used the shaker add-ons snow dome die to create a window through my front layer, fun foam and card base front. I adhered acetate on each side of the fun foam with glitter in between.

Inside of the card
I stamped and colored my little birds with Copic Markers, die cut them with their matching dies and added Wink of Stella to their winter accessories. I stamped the tree branch on the inside and adhered the birds onto the branch.

Front of the card
 I die cut two snow globes from the add-on set and colored one with a Copic Marker. I stamped a scrap piece of card stock with the Woodgrain backdrop and die cut with the globe from the Ready, Set, Snow matching dies. It was colored with Copic Markers.  I trimmed the wood grain piece to fit onto one of the globes.  I stamped, colored, and die cut the globe sentiment then adhered it to the wood grain piece.  I adhered the colored snow globe to the front and the plain white globe on the inside for the birds.  The wood grain label was popped up onto the front globe with foam tape.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Ready, Set, Snow (globe sentiment), Winter Sparrows (birds, branch, and inside sentiment, and Woodgrain Backdrops
Supplies: Lawn Fawn Ready, Set, Snow matching Dies and Add-on Dies, Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows matching Dies, foam fun, acetate, glitter, scor-tape, Tombo glue, Neenah White card stock, Tim Holtz stamp platform, Memento black and Rich Cocoa ink, Copic Markers: R43, 46, Y35, 38, BG45, 49, 10, 11, 13, YG63, 67, E21, 23, 25, 27, 51, 53, 55, Wink of Stella

CHALLENGE:

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 9 – Color Inspiration Board!  

Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Get Your Sparkle On


A quick CAS card today inspired by the Pin-Sights Challenge at Ellen Hutson's Classroom.  I used the bottom right photo combining polka dots, stripes and the colors using Essential by Ellen stamp set called Spread the Sparkle by Julie Ebersole.  I stamped and colored my sequins. I took an extra strip of card stock and made stripes using the same Copic Markers I used on the sequins.  I added Stickles to the sequins in two layers and added Wink of Stella to the stripes. I cut the striped strip in two and adhered one to each side of my card base. I popped up the stamped panel using some foam tape. Photo was taken when stickles was still wet, I just couldn't wait....  :)

Stamps: Essential by Ellen: Spread the sparkle
Supplies: foam tape, Neenah white card stock, Stickles, Wink of Stella, Copic Markers: Y13, 15, 17, YG03, 05, R12, 14, 17, 81, 83, 85, BG53, 57.

CHALLENGE:

Ellen Hutson's Classroom July Pin-Sights Challenge 




Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Welcome Baby Ellie


I die cut my angled top white panel and MFT dp with the Stitched Basic Edges Die-namics. I stamped the sentiment with my Misti.  I also stamped the elephants with my Misti to get a better impression with a solid stamp. I reinked the elephants about 3 times until I was happy.  I die cut the elephants out using the matching Die-namics. I colored in the elephant ears to match the MFT color challenge. I stamped the little star randomly with a similar teal color and went over each star with the Copic Marker that matched the baby's ear. I added Wink of Stella to the stars and the ears. The angled top panel and the elephants are popped up with foam tape.

Stamps: My Favorite Things LJD Beautiful Baby (elephants, sentiment, and star)
Supplies: My Favorite Things Stitched Basic Edges and Beautiful Baby Die-namics , My Favorite Things Painted Prints Citrus 6x6 paper pack, Wink of Stella, Foam tape, Memento black  and Stampin Up Going Gray and Bermuda Bay ink, Neenah white card stock, Misti, Copic Markers YR61, 65, BG45, 49.

CHALLENGES:
My Favorite Thing Sketch Challenge  MFTWSC342 


My Favorite Things Color Challenge 73


Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog: We're Seeing Stars showcasing My Favorite Things Products.
Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Star Gaze



I wanted to try the no line coloring again so I stamped my bunny with barely beige ink and colored it with Copic markers. I did the same thing to the inside of the card as well. I stamped my sentiment over the bunny and die cut it out with a rectangle die. I used the Lawn Fawn plaid dp for my corners and attached everything to my card front with foam tape.

Stamps: Reverse Confetti: Count your Rainbows sentiment and Lawn Fawn Upon a Star bunny and stars.
Supplies: Spellbinders rectangle dies, foam tape, Memento black and Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige ink, Copic Markers: E40, 41, 42, 43, G20, Y11, 13, 15, C0, 00, R00, liner, Lawn Fawn perfectly plaid rainbow 6x6 paper pack, Neenah white and Stampin Up pool party card stock

CHALLENGE:
Reverse Confetti Sketch #50 
Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge Blog: Use Plaid and Lawn Fawn Products 

Thanks for stopping by, Irene

So Excited


 I love the freedom to create that perfect sentiment when making hand made cards. If I don't have the right stamp is it easy enough to create one on the computer and print it onto the card front.  Though most of the time I don't think about it until after my card front is colored.  I do find it easier to pick a sentiment and then find the perfect image.   It is just something I don't seem to practice... lol.   This time though I thought about the sentiment before I stamped my image.

 I stamped my Art Impressions image onto my piece of grid plastic using my Misti.  I created my sentiment in my Printmaster program and printed it out. I placed the grid over it and figure which way I needed to move the two sentiment boxes and reprinted it. It took three tries to line up the sentiment boxes where I wanted them in relationship to the image.

I taped my card front to my copy paper and printed out my sentiment.   Anytime I want to print an image or sentiment onto a sheet of card stock that is smaller than a letter size I will usually try to use this method. It helps to make sure the printing is exactly where I want it and it helps to make sure the paper feeds through the printer with less issues due to the thickness of the card stock.  I usually just use regular tape after removing some of the tackiness so it will be easier to peel off after printing. I find it works most of the time.

 After printing my sentiment I placed my card front into my Misti and stamped my image. I colored her with Copic Markers. I drew in the checkerboard floor, added glossy accents to Lillie's glasses and necklace, and sequins to the card for a little extra bling.

Stamps: Art Impressions Lillie
Supplies: sequins, Glossy Accents, Copic Markers: 100, YR04, 07, 09, 15, R37, RV10, 32, B12, 14, 16, E000, 00, 11, black liner, Neenah white card stock, Gold gel pen,
Memento black ink.
Technique: Checkerboard Floor

CHALLENGE:
Art Impressions:  Challenge 212 Bling, Glitter or Glossy WEEK 2!

Thanks for stopping by, Irene