Sunday, November 18, 2018

"Pumpkin" Cross Stitch Card

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share a card I made using cross-stiching.  I saw inspired by Jennifer McGuire's cross stitch videos a while back, and was finally able to give it a try!   I went with a simple pumpkin design for my first go around.  Although it took some time, it was definitely therapeutic. 

Here is my card and a close up of the stitching and sparkly cardstock...







I used the Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock for my card base.  The cross stitch die is by Paper Smooches.  I die cut the cross stitch patter twice, and then colored in the holes that I would be threading through.  This was my template and it's one I can use over and over again. Afer I finished cross stiching the pumpkin, I taped down the ends with the scotch tape.  
I used Paper Smooches Leaves Dies and the "thanks" die by Your Next Stamp.  I layered my finished card stock onto some glitter cardstock before adhering it to my base card stock. 


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I'm entering this card into the following challenges as well:

Monday, October 29, 2018

Little Lion "Congrats" card

Hi Everyone!

This is my 2nd card using the turnabout stamp!  I used different colors for this one.  
I completed this card from the Let It Shine Lesson 1 - Glitter

Here is my card...





I created the background using the Triangle Turnabout Stamp from Concord & 9th.  I used a combination of Distress Oxide Inks and Lawn Fawn Pigment inks for the background.  The stamped lion image is from Imaginese, and was a free stamp I received from Doodlebugswa.com a while back. I remember coloring the image right away using my zig markers...the image has sat on my desk ever since!  I used silver glitter paper for the "Congrats" sentiment die, which is from Pink and Main. 


I used the color inspiration from The Color Throwdown -  CTD516 


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I'm entering this card into the following challenges as well:

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Baby "Welcome" Card

Hi Everyone!

Good to be back again!  I took some time this weekend to organize my craft area, and found my craft mojo in the process!  I churned out some cards, and look forward to sharing them this week!

Back in the Spring, I was accepted into Altenew Academy's Altenew Educator Certification Program. I wasn't able to dive right in this past summer, but time is finally on my side!  I'm a big fan of EVERYTHING Altenew, and so this is all very exciting for me.  I'm looking forward to taking the classes and creating my projects!

I became an aunt to two baby boys this past summer, so I have been itching to create a few baby themed cards...I used one of may favorite stamp sets from Your Next Stamp for this one.  I completed this card from the Let It Shine Lesson 3 - Embellishments class. 

Here is my card...





I created the background using the Triangle Turnabout Stamp from Concord & 9th.  I am really loving this stamp , and left it right in my Misti so that I can create some more backgrounds this week.  I used Distress Oxide Inks and Lawn Fawn ink for the background.  The stamped image and sentiment are from the "Woodland Cuties" set from Your Next Stamp.  I topped off the card with clear "Sunshine Mix" Sequins from Simon Says Stamp. I also gave the raccoon some googly eyes!


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Friday, February 16, 2018

"Love" - Selfie Card

Hi Everyone!

So happy to be back even if it's for a little bit.  I haven't been actively posting as I've been spending a lot of time with my girls.  

I cleaned up my desk last night, so here's to hoping I get some cards done before it becomes messy again! 

I received a Valentine's Day card request from a friend yesterday, and put this together last night.  It's similar to one I created in the past.  LOVE this adorable "selfie" couple stamp for Love Cynthia.  

Here is my card...




I created the background using distress inks and a stencil from MFT.  The stamped image is from Love Cynthia, and was colored in using copics.  The "love" sentiment die is from Your Next Stamp.  I topped off the cell phone and heart shaped hair pin with glossy accents. 

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I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge:  Add A Die Cut


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Boss Lady "Happy Birthday" Card

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I wanted to share a card I made for Etsy.   This was a first, and I absolutely love the "boss lady" energy this card gives out!  I went with the heels for this one and will have to try a handbag next time.  I gave the heels the Louboutin look with the red bottoms.

Here is my card...





I stamped the heels stamps from Sweet Stamp Shop's "Stay Classy" set, and colored it with copic markers.  

I used a Lawn Fawn "Stitched Hillside Border" die for the curved edge on the gold and layered a black card stock on top of it.   I die cut the the Paper Smooches "happy birthday" die in gold.

The sentiment was printed out and I placed everything onto a white base.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Large Peony - Birthday Card

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I wanted to share a card I made using the Large Peony Stamp from The Ton Stamps.  The Ton has gorgeous floral sets!  

Here is my card...


I stamped the Large Peony stamp and leaves onto vellum using versamark and then heat embossed it using rose gold embossing powder from The Ton. 

I colored the flower using copic markers and then cut the peony and leaves out.  I adhered them to a piece of shimmer cardstock.  This was then adhered to a black piece of cardstock which was embossed using a We R Memory Keepers embossing folder. 

The piece was then attached to a base card and topped off with a "happy" sentiment diecut from Hero Arts, and a printed "birthday" sentiment.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Magical Dragons - "Birthday" Card

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I wanted to share a card I made using the adorable Magical Dragons Stamp Set from My Favorite Things, and my new Distress Oxide Inks...yep I got them...got them all!  I made this card for the current My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch challenge - sketch 340.  



Here is my card...

I created the background using distress oxide inks which I sprayed with water.  T water was fused with some silver perfect pearls, so it's sparkling!  I colored the dragons with my kuretake zig markers, and went over the green with a green spica glitter pen.

I die cut clouds using "stitched cloud" dies from MFT,  adhered them to silver paper, and then cut out the clouds/paper layers using a circle die.  I trimmed off the bottom of the circle to finish it off.

The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from MFT's "Up in the Air" stamp set.  

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
My Favorite Thinks - Wednesday Sketch Challenge 340