Friday, May 12, 2017

Hog Dog.....

Happy Friday!

Today is a new Sketch challenge over at Cardz TV.  

The challenge is anything goes...but you know I LOVE Mary's sketches....

I was inspired by sketch 17.



First let me apologize for the lighting in the pictures.  I was trying to capture all the texture on the card.



I used CardzTV Lucky Dog Stamp set for this cute little card.

I stamped the images and used my Scan n Cut.   I then restamped with Versmark ink and heat embossed with clear powder, added glossy accents to the dog's nose and eyes.




Thursday, May 4, 2017

Happy Birthday Layout

Happy Thursday!!

It's my day over at Miss Kate Cuttables Blog.

I made a layout for my daughter's lifebook.   She turned 11 this April and her birth mother was able to visit too.


You can find my inspiration here

I used  Christmas CountdownBannerBalloonsHappy Birthday,  and Birthday Girl files for my layout.



For the background, I used a piece of watercolor paper and sprayed it with WPlus9 color sprays (Bloomsberry, Sweet Gelato, Lake House, Sweet Nectar, and Shimmer Mist) and Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Gold).  


For the papers I used a mix of Samantha Walker paper pad and 12x12 sheets for the patterns, and MFT natural brown cardstock for the photo frames.  I accented the shapes with Wink of Stella,  Stickles, and Glossy Accents.  




For a bit of interest, I added foam tape to the balloons along with twine for the strings and banner.




The pieces of 'tape' were created using a straight cut and some shapped scissors.  Also, the photo frames were created by layering rectangles.  

Note**
I don't add pictures to my layouts when posting online....mostly out of habit for her safety.  With that said..some of the frames are not fully tacted down so that I can insert photos easily.  


Friday, April 7, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Friday!

It's time for a new Cardz TV Sketch challenge.

The challeng theme is Mother's Day.

I used Sketch 3 as my inspiration.


I used my Cricut Explore, a gold gel pen, and My Favorite Things Whipped Cream Card Stock to create the focal image.  




I layered my panel on DCWV Gold Foil card stock.  The base panel I ran through my machine wih an embossing folder.   For the rectangle on the bottom right, I substituted pearls.  


To create the space between the panels in the sketch, I used a thin piece of gold foil card stock.  


The inside of the card was embellished with another thin piece of foil card stock and a sentiment from Cardz TV Mini Messages stamp set




Thursday, April 6, 2017

Happy Easter

Happy Thursday!

Can you believe that Easter is already less than 2 weeks away. :-O   I have totally lost the first part of 2017.  Getting old appears to be the culprit.  HA

Anyway...It's my day over at Miss Kate Cuttables Blog.

And since Easter is sneeking upon me...and hopefully so I don't feel alone....and a few others...  I created an Easter card with a special little girl in mind.



I used Miss Kates' Easter Title file.  I cut the file out with my Cricut Explore and My Favorite Things Card Stock.  My favorite combo for cutting SVG's.


I layered the file and used foam tape for putting in the front of the card base.  This file screamed Stickles...so I added some.  ;-)




I wanted the focus to be on the title...so I added a bit of accent with a white gel pen.



Friday, March 24, 2017

Hunny Bunny....

Happy Friday!

Today is a new Sketch challenge over at Cardz TV.  

The challenge is to create an Easter Card with any Cardz TV sketch as your inspiration.

I have used Sketch 18, and CardzTV Easter Punnies and Happy Days Stamp sets.


I purchased the Simon Says Stamp Peeps card kit last Spring.  I knew I had to use it on this card!


The bunnies are die cut from Simon Says Card Stock and then heat embossed with Judkins Sparkle Embossing powder.  I added some bunny tails.  :-)

For the inside I added another bunny and the sentiment.  


Monday, March 13, 2017

You're my Pot of Gold


The challenge theme is cards.

For my challenge creation, I made a shaker card.  


I used Miss Kate's Pot of Gold with Rainbow file.  I used my Cricut Explore to create the shaker for the pot and gold.  The gold is Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins..

To give the panel a bit of color..I  used my Copic Airbrush system.  

The sentiment is from CardzTV stamps.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Oh Happy Day!

Happy Friday!

It's time for a new Cardz TV Sketch challenge.

The challeng theme is Spring.

I used Sketch 6 as my inspiration.


I created my card using Cardz TV Going in Circles Stamp set, my Cricut Explore, and Cricut Design Space.


I used MFT card stock and a Carta Bella paper pad.  



I added some Wink of Stella to the tulips.