Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Off to College

Happy Wednesday!

I wanted to pop on here, since I've been so quiet lately.  We're getting our little girl ready to head to college tomorrow.  It's been a long month with coordinating her tuition payments, schedule, books, and personal belongings for her dorm room.   But one of the things what was on my list was to upgrade the decal on her car.  Her car came with the car lot name decal on the hatch.  And for the longest time, I wanted to replace it with what she has named her car.  



I LOVE how it turned out. 

I cut two layers (a grey shadow and a teal base) out with my Cricut Explore in a system font I liked.  It was easy peasy.  

Just a few more details to wrap up today, and then off to College in the AM.  



Monday, August 8, 2016

Miss Kate's August Challenge

It's time for a new challenge over on the Miss Kate's Facebook Group.

August's Challenge is "Baby."

The requirements for the challenge is to follow the theme of the month and use a Miss Kate Cuttables' file in your creation, including any/all freebies you have.

The challenge will run from the 2nd Tuesday through the 4th Tuesday of each month.  Winners will be announced, in the group, Friday of challenge end week.

I created a card using Miss Kate's Boy & Girl Owl file.
  

This little owl was so fun to work with.  He is so sweet.  



I cut the layers out of My Favorite Things card stock and my Cricut Explore.  



I highlighted a few layers with a Spectrum Noir Glitter brush.  

I popped him up on foam tape on a Miss Kate's Nestled Scallop Square and shadow.  


I added some texture by running the square through an embossing folder.  


The 'ribbon' is from Miss Kate's Scrap Your Heart Out file.  

The sentiment from the Cardz TV Heavenly stamp set.  


I stamped Congratulations from Cardz TV Bigger Everyday Sayings stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  



Thursday, August 4, 2016

Happy Birthday with Miss Kate Cuttables

Happy Thursday!

It's my day to post over at Miss Kate Cuttables' Blog.  
 (You can get today's freebie at the store HERE.) 

And now my creation:

I created a masculine birthday card using Miss Kate's Metal Frame file.  I cut the file from MFT card stock with my Cricut Explore.  

I foiled the stars with Zig two way glue and deco foil.  



I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Ink, and highlighted it with a clear Spectrum Noir glitter brush pen.


To finish the inside, I used the negative from the die cut to foil a star on the bottom right corner.  



The cutting file I used can be found HERE on the Miss Kate Cuttables site.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Camp Create with MFT

Happy Wednesday!

Have you seen MFT's Camp Create series?  These are a great series of techniques that MFT' showcases.  They are great tutorials.  And I love being inspired by them.

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This post is a bit long because I want to show you all my creations before life gets in the way.  *wink*

Day two of Camp Create is Coloring on Kraft.  Coloring on Kraft is one of my favorite techniques, especially for Christmas gift tags.
 For my card I used a stamp set (retired).  I am not going to be political in my post, but I do want to say that I have the best Police Dept.  Our little city's officers are fantastic in every way.  I thought this would be a perfect card for my kids to sign to send off to the Police Dept.

Day 3 of Camp Create was Inlaid Made Easy.
 Blueprints 26 is perfect for this technique.  I kept my card simple.  I cut the pieces from Neenah Solar White and patterned paper from Glitz Dapper Dan paper pad.  The balloon string was drawn with a gray Copic multiliner.
 

 Day 4 - Magnificent Masking.  I had the most fun with this one.  *smile*
 Isn't it awesome?  EEK!!!  I just LOVE it.  We are planning a small trip to Florida and Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter.  The kids are so excited..and of course, so am I.  *wink*
 I used MFT's London Mouse stamp set to create my scene.
 For the flying car, I masked the top of the cab and used a Copic multiliner to complete the line.
I colored the scene with Copics and highlighted with a white Signo gel pen.   



And the final day was Background Bonanza.
 For this card, I used MFT's Harvest Mouse stamp set, Canson XL watercolor paper, and Gansaii Tambi watercolors to create the background.
 The sentiment was white heat embossed on Kraft (like the card base) and adhered with foam tape for some dimension.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

MFT Camp Create - Foiling

Happy Tuesday!

I want to share a card with you that I created for the MFT Camp Create series. 

http://www.mftstamps.com/blog/camp-create-2016-6/

This card is inspired by the Fantastic Foiling post.  


I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how this card came together.  

The technique spotlighted is foiling.  I do not have a minc machine or toner sheets.  So I used an old fashioned way of foiling...double sided tape and die cuts.  


I used an older MFT die set, Fall Foliage.  I cut the leaves out of Neenah card stock with double sided tape adhered to it.  To foil, I just burnished the silver DecoFoil to each leaf.  

For the panel, I clear heat embossed a small stamp from the Fall Foliage Stamp set.on to a Neenah card panel  Then, I ink blended Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Gathered Twigs, Frayed Burlap, and Fossiled Amber Distress Ink.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black Ink.  


After the panel dried, I adhered the foiled leaves to the corners.  I used MFT Blueprints 21 to size the panel to my card front.  When I die cut the panel, I had an unexpected result.  Since I have an older Fiskars Fuse machine with a black shim mat, I added a piece of white card stock on top the panel and die so that the mat did not leave any unwanted color or marks.  As a result, the die cuts that were not covered by the die look frosted.  It looks fantastic!  


I added the panel to a Whip Cream card base and added a few Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins. 




Monday, July 11, 2016

Miss Kate Cuttables July Facebook Challenge

Happy Tuesday!!

It's time for a new challenge over on the Miss Kate's Facebook Group.

July's Challenge is "Summertime."

The requirements for the challenge is to follow the theme of the month and use a Miss Kate Cuttables' file in your creation, including any/all freebies you have.

The challenge will run from the 2nd Tuesday through the 4th Tuesday of each month.  Winners will be announced, in the group, Friday of challenge end week.

Here's what I created...





For my cards I used Miss Kate Cuttables' Smiling Sun and Pretty Sun cutting files.  
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I used a cloud from Smiling Sun for a stencil and inked the card bases with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.   


The suns were cut using my Cricut Explore and MFT card stock.  



 For this sun, I hide the face cut and added a stamped Peachy Keen Face highlighted with a gel pen.  


The sentiments are from CardzTV Summer Fun Stamp Set

I am entering my cards to the following challenges...




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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Happy Birthday Pop-Up Card

Happy Thursday!!

It's my day to post over at Miss Kate Cuttables' blog.  

I created this great pop-up card.  (I think it's great.)  *smile* 



The front panel was created with Snow Cone cardstock.  I stamped the panel with the WPlus9's Whole Lotta' Happy Stamp Set in Verasfine Sepia ink.   I heat embossed the sentiment with clear glittered embossing powder.  


The inside of the card is a pop-up camera.  I created the pop-up mechanism myself...and attached the camera from Miss Kate Cuttables' Say Cheese file.  

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I cut the camera with my Cricut Explore and MFT card stock.  


I stamped the main panel with a background stamp and kraft ink.  I added glossy accents to a few places and Wink of Stella to the camera lens.  


I added an instant picture to the card.  When I send this to the person it's intended for, I will print a picture and adhere it to the frame.