Wednesday, February 24, 2016

More Fun with Winnie & Walter

Happy Wednesday (again)!

I'm back (again) with another creation inspired by the Winnie & Walter Birthday Bash.

I know, I know... You're wondering why am I posting this all now?  Well, as Mom/Wife/Housekeeper/Teacher/Etc, who knows what tomorrow will bring and while there is a bit of down time, I thought I'd show you all my creations.  Plus, I am SO excited to show you.  *giggling*

My next creation is a tag for the Gold + WatercolorOver the Edge, and Anything but a Card challenges.  

I enjoy making tags..I do not create enough of them.  

For this tag, I used a piece of 6x6 piece of Canson cold pressed watercolor paper.  I heat embossed some small circles (which now look like polka dots) for a bit of emboss resist.  

I sprayed the watercolor paper with Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover, and Twisted Citron distress sprays.  After applying the sprays, I added a lot of water so the colors could mix and flow.  

I stamped the sentiment from the Big, Bold, and Party stamp set from Winnie & Walter,  and the 'streamers' from a stamp set released in the Stamp of Approval Young at Heart collection in Versamark ink so I could gold heat emboss them.  

Can you tell I LOVE the Big, Bold, and ??? stamp sets? 

I love gold and green together.  Perfect for a March birthday, don't you think?

I cut the piece down to about 3 7/8 x 4 inches, and added a piece of white card stock to the back to hide all the messiness.  The corners were angled with a corner chomper.  A crop-a-dile for a hole and some gold ribbon to finish it off.  


Thanks for sticking around through my rambling and many posts today.  I have one more; and I thought I would add it to the end here, instead of a whole new post.  :-)

This card was inspired by the color challenge.  

These are not colors I typically work with...but they are beautiful!

I created a panel from Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper using Abandoned Coral, Peacock Feathers, and Twisted Citron Distress ink pads.  I smooshed them on my craft mat, spritz with water, and ran the card stock through it.   

Once dry, I used a stencil by Winnie & Walter from the Stamp of Approval Young at Heart collection with a damp paper towel to create a some texture.    

I used the same stencil, my Twisted Citron ink pad, and a blending tool to create the panel for the right side of the card.  To tie in all the colors, a strip of watercolor paper colored with Peacock Feathers Distress ink was added.  

For the sentiment panel, I used a Winnie & Walter cutting file and my Silhouette Cameo to create a mask.  After applying the mask, I ink blended some Abandoned Coral Distress ink, and then spritz with Perfect Pearls Mist.   

The panel was free cut to fit the size I wanted, and adhered with 3M foam tape.  A few clear sequins from Doodlebug were added around the sentiment panel.  

Woo!  That was a lot of fun.  Thank you for hanging in there with me.  

Winnie and Walter Birthday Bash

Happy Wednesday!

I'm back with another creation inspired by the Winnie & Walter Birthday Bash.

My card was inspired by the rainbow and create your own background challenges.  (And after creating the card, I realized I used two stamp sets so it fit perfectly with the Two challenge with Shay.)    


Isn't this card F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S?  I think so, if I do say so myself. *winking* 


This card came together quite easily.  I created the background panel with The Big, Bold, and You stamp set combined with a new stamp set released in the Stamp of Approval Young at Heart Collection.  

The text was stamped in London Fog Memento Ink so the hearts in rainbow colors caught the eye.  I stamped the hearts with Papertrey Ink.  The panel was die cut with the largest of the Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies.  To help the colors pop even more, I matted the panel on Pure Poppy card stock, then placed on a Dove Grey card base.  

This card was created with a special couple in mind that said their vows just last week, so I added a Lori Whitlock die cut.  I cut the image from white card stock 4 times and once from silver card stock.  

To help give the card a bit of fun and to bring the focus to the die cut, I added a small sprinkle of sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  

Winnie & Walter Birthday Bash Attendee

Happy Wednesday!

It's feeling more and more like Spring here in the Midwest?  Still a bit of snow/ice on the ground, but the temperatures are lovely.  I'll take what I can get.  ;-)

I have been spending the last few days crafting some hours away with inspiration from Winnie & Walter's Birthday Bash.  Have you checked out all the inspiration?  

My card was inspired by the Image Inspiration post, with a splash of the Inlaid Die Cut post.  

I was really inspired by the colors and patterns/texture in the image.  

I started out designing my card with Winnie & Walter's Cut File Basics Vol. 1.  (Did you know that it is a free file?)  

I cut the paper with my Silhouette Cameo from  MFT Whipped Cream and Insulation Pink card stock

I LOVE these colors together.  I adhered the panel and inlays on a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock.  To add some texture and interest (like the pillow in the image), I stamped the panel with Versamark and a Damask background stamp, then clear heat embossed the panel.  

I adhered the panel on a black card base created from MFT Black Licorice card stock.  The sentiment flag was cut from the same digital file.  The sentiment (from Winnie & Walter's The Big, Bold, & You stamp set) was heat embossed with Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder.  

To finish off the look, I added some Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins.  
I love how this card turned out.  So feminine and elegant.  

Friday, February 19, 2016

Birthday Card with Cardz TV

Happy Friday!

Today is a new 3D challenge over at Cardz TV.  

The DT challenge is to create a 3D Birthday Card.  

 I created a three tier slider card.

For the measurements for my card, I used Dawn's instructions.  

I used Cardz TV "This & That" and "You're The Man" stamp sets.  

The base layer and the focal panel are both from a DCWV The Guy Paper Stack.  

The mid layer was created using the new SOA Stencil from the Young at Heart collection and Simon Says Stamp Lake Shores Ink.  

All the sentiments were stamped with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  

The silver confetti is from Pretty Pink Posh.  I thought they added just the right touch for this masculine card.  :-)

Be sure to head over to Cardz TV and link up your project.  

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Miss Kate Cuttables Valentine Cards

It's the second Tuesday of the month..and that can only mean a new Facebook group challenge over at Miss Kate Cuttables' group

February's Challenge is "Love."

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.

I created cards to add to my grandchildren/niece's Valentine packages.  

The ages of the kids range from 5 years to just a few weeks old.  So I used the PNGs including with Miss Kate's files to create some printables.  This way, I know the kids cannot pull any small pieces off and ingest them.  ;-)  

I printed on both sides the card stock.  I created 2 A2 size cards per piece of card stock.  

To add some fun to the cards, I added some clear Wink of Stella to each card front.  

The insides were 'decorated' with title files from Miss Kate Cuttables.  

Files used:
Banana card - Valentine Banana, Banana Title 
Owl Card - Girl OwlBe My Valentine Title
Train Card - TrainHappy Valentine's Day Title
Bear with Balloons
Turtles in Love

Monday, February 8, 2016

Thinking of You

Happy Monday!

I have lots to do today with the upcoming doctor appointments this week...but I wanted to share a card with you before I get the rest of my list going.  

My card was inspired by the MFT sketch and color challenges.  

I masked a white card base, and ink blended the center with Lemon Chiffon, Peach Bellini, and Coral Crush dye inks from MFT.  

The image is from a Gorjuss stamp set, stamped in Pure Plum hybrid ink.  

Unfortunately I do not own many all occasion sentiments stamps from I used a WPlus9 stamp set.  

Friday, February 5, 2016

Paint - My Valentine

Happy Friday!

Today is a new 3D challenge over at Cardz TV.  

The DT challenge is to create a 3D treat box or bag for Valentine's Day.  

 I created some gift/treat boxes.  

I made some tags with my Silhouette Cameo.   I stamped the white base with a Simon Says Stamp background stamp.  The heart on the tags were stamped with the new Cardz TV 'Love Ya' Stamp set in Versamark, and embossed with WOW Silver Pearl embossing powder.  

I added the tags to a clear box filled with coloring sheets, a paintbrush, and a homemade watercolor pallet created with a die from Papertrey Ink and Faber Castell Gel Pens.  

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Deepest Sympathy

Happy Thursday!

Today I'm up on Miss Kate Cuttables' blog.  

I created some note cards to have on hand for family and friends.  We know many, including ourselves, that have lost a pet in the last few weeks.  It can be a very difficult thing to accept and process, so I wanted to be able to let them know that we are thinking about them.  

The inspiration for my cards came from Nichole's SSS Sympathy cards.

I cut the paw prints out of SSS Fog and Smoke card stocks, then reverse inlaid them so that there was a bit of color contrast.  

I cut the hearts out of My Favorite Things card stock and a heart die.

 I added clear Wink of Stella to the Smoke paw prints, and glossy accents to the hearts.  


Half of the cards have a stamped sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp & Hero Arts set.  The other half are blank so that I can tailor them to the occasion.  

The cutting file I used can be found HERE on the Miss Kate Cuttables site.

One Of The Family Dog SVG file for scrapbooking dog cut files for scrapbookis dog svg cuts free svgs