Sunday, March 4, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Birthday Card (Set of 6)

Do you make crafty New Year's Resolutions?  My 2018 resolution is to "Use It Up."  Are you ROTFLOL?  I am actually doing quite well so far...even though I probably have enough patterned paper for two lifetimes.  So far I have not purchased any new patterned papers, but that does not apply to Simon Says Stamp card stock nor steel dies; especially steel dies :)

My supplies for this card are:
Simon Says Stamp Lake Shores ink, Simon Says Stamp Ring Wreath die, Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes stamp set, and the following Simon Says Stamp MME puffy stickers:

 (Simon Says Stamp September 2016 card kit)
And yes, I used the entire pack of puffy stickers to create these 6 cards.  I am very happy with these fun birthday cards.

I hope you will join me in this fun challenge.  Happy Sunday!

Inchies Christmas Cards

I created two INCHIES cards for the current challenge at Jingle Belles' "Have Yourself a Merry LITTLE Christmas"; i.e. use inchies, twinchies, or other small shapes on your card.
I stamped in Stampin' Up! Real Red ink using a My Pink Stamper Biggie Christmas sentiment.  The patterned papers came from a discontinued card kit.This challenge was the perfect opportunity to use my My Favorite Things Blueprints 20 dies that I purchased with my Christmas money:

Happy Sunday!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Coloring We Will Go & Text Me

 I have two cards to share today; both are for Jingle Belles.  The card above includes a Carta Bella tag and decorative paper.  The two stamps used are "Snowman & Riley" and a Hanna Stamps sentiment.  The green base card stock is Bazzill cut from a My Favorite Things Blueprints die.  The ribbon is by Stampin' Up!  I colored with the following copic markers B41, E19, E21, E33, and R59.  I am entering this in the current "A Coloring We Will Go" challenge at Jingle Belles.

Below is the card I created for the "Text Me" challenge (the My Mind's Eye papers have subtle text in them.  I added a red glitter snowflake from the sale aisle at Michael's; the chipboard reindeer is by Carta Bella.  I made this card two weeks ago, knew I had plenty of time to post it, then promptly forgot to post it ;0
Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

We Three Kings (multiples of 3) Challenge at Jingle Belles

The current challenge at Jingle Belles is to have three of a kind on your card; three trees, three stockings, etc.  Just like their previous challenge, my card came together in about 30 minutes...I hope this bodes well for the remainder of 2018; I can stare at supplies for hours and not have anything come together.  This was easy-peasy.

I used an MFT Die-namics to cut the three circles and edge from both the holly paper and white foam and adhered them together.  I cut the base layers from coordinating 6x6 papers, and then placed the flair buttons in the circles.  Done.  I think I may be using this die quite often in the future :)

Happy Saturday!

die:  MFT Die-namics "Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Window and Edge"
paper:  Pebbles "Home For Christmas" 6x6
adhesive flair buttons:  Echo Park "Christmas Cheer" by Lori Whitlock

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Patterned Paper challenge

The current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is "Use Patterned Paper."  They are showcasing Doodlebug products, and you know I love me some Doodlebug!  My die cut hearts are Doodlebug "Sweet Cakes" papers and the glittery chevron is Doodlebug Sugar Coated card stock.

My die is "Heart Parade" by Simon Says Stamp and my sentiment is an SRM sticker.  The black card stock is also by Simon Says Stamp.

These papers and die make my heart happy.  Thank you for stopping by :)

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Look What Santa Brought Me Challenge at Jingle Belles and SSS

The My Favorite Things Die-namics "Winter Wreath" has been on my wish list for months, but it never came back in stock at Santa found it at  I die cut it four times from Ponderosa Pine linen card stock (XPEDX).  It cuts beautifully even without the precision plate! 

My card practically designed itself; I knew I wanted to use my new wreath die for this first Jingle Belles challenge of 2018 and for the "Something New" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp, and I created this card from start to finish in about 30 minutes.

The sentiment is a die by Avery Elle and I cut it and the MFT Winter Wreath bow from gold glitter sticker paper.  My "berries" are adhesive sequins by Jillibean Soup.  I cut my two base layers using MFT Die-namics Blueprints 20; the base layer is red linen (XPEDX) and I embossed the white card stock layer with Tim Holtz "Bricked."

Happy 2018!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

100% Hero Arts - Thank You Very Much!

This summer I went old school with a no layer card...just stamps and ink on a 110lb white card stock base.  I created 24 cards in a good 8 hours, using only Hero Arts inks and Hero Arts Poly CLEAR stamps.

inks:  charcoal (sentiment); the five inks (two greens and three reds) are all from a "my monthly HERO creativity in a box" kit from October 2015.

stamp sets:  "Thanks a Bunch" and "Layering For You Flowers"