Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Valentine Buddies

Last but not least is my third card for the day. This one is made using Mama Elephant Stamps! Lots of coloring in this one, along with sequins. I made this to enter to Mama Elephant Valentines Day Card Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by! I am off to snuggle my little baby! 

Sweet Birthday

Hi there! This is my second card created last night. I am combining three challenges this time. I am using Your Next Stamp Color Challenge with Paper Smooches Anything goes challenge and Little Tangles Bling Bling Challenge.

This card was made using Paper Smooches Hullabaloo stamp set. Color coordination from Your Next Stamp and added some "bling" for Little tangles challenge. I absolutely loove this card. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Blue Birthday

Happy Tuesday! Last night during Monday Night Football I took advantage of all the little ones hanging out with daddy. I was very productive and was able to make 3 cards I absolutely loved.

This first one is using the Altenew Persian Motifs. This card was the most time consuming one, as I colored with alcohol markers. Then heat embossed the "happy birthday" sentiment from PaperWing Productions in Pewter from American Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by! 


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Love is in the air

Hi! Happy Tuesday, its a beautiful day here in Wyoming that I cannot sit around and craft today, With that in mind. I am only playing with paper smooches anything goes challenge.

This card is created with the"group hugs" stamp set. and Papertrey ink inks and card stock..

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wish Big,

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. Today I am playing along with PaperTrey Ink Make It Monday.
I am obsessed with their cardstock and ink, I decided to give their challenge a try.

The challenge? Use a glittered frame.


Then I decided I really wanted to try My Favorite Things

To top it off I got to the sentiment from Paper Smooches "Group Hugs". So I can play along with their "anything goes".

Card Recipe:
Sweet Blush & Classic Kraft Card stock from Papertrey Ink
Flowers "Sweet Dahlia" from Papertrey Ink
Wish Big Sentiment from Papersmooches
Pearls from Eyelet Outlet
Embossing powder in blush and brown sugar from American Crafts

Thanks for stopping by!


BIG holiday wishes

Happy Wednesday! Half the week is gone and I get to play on a few challenges today. I love this time of year, decorating, eating, baking, eating, caroling, eating. :)

Today I made a holiday card using Simon Says December 2013 Stamp set. Paper is from Papertrey Ink, with patterned paper from DCWV.

With it being the holiday season, I get to play along on a few challenges.

First up, its Craftspot, my first time playing here! Their challenge is to make the sentiment the focal point.


Second, is Paper Wing productions. I won last month's challenge so I might as well try again. Their challenge is to use the colors red and green.


Then of course, Simon Says Wednesday challenge for a Holiday Card.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sparkle & Shine

Happy Tuesday. Finally I am all caught up on my post guest cleaning and can get some challenges done without feeling too guilty. Today I am playing with Lawnscaping Challenge "white on white".

This sweet stamp set is from the December 2014 Simon Says Kit. 

I am also playing along with Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog

The die cut is from PaperTrey's new release , then added some velum with a few pearls.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, November 30, 2014

All Yule need

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. This evening I created a new card using simple yet elegant colors with Paper Smooches All Yule Need stamp set.

Here is another picture:

The tree and "christmas" is embossed with silver embossing powder, and the wishes is in gold.

Thanks for stopping by!


Naughty OR nice?

Happy Sunday! I am sneaking from Sunday night football to play along in a few challenges this evening. Eyelet Outlet and Newton's nook designs have a fun challenge and I combined them.

I am using Eyelet Outlet pinterest color combo

and Newton's Design 

and here is my take on it:

The enamel dots are from Eyelet Outlet, and the stamp set is Newton's Curious Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by! Go Broncos! :)


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Rock N' Roll Flowers

Hello! Welcome!! After making a large Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, turkey for breakfast and turkey gumbo for dinner I am taking a break and showing you a card I made using the "rock n' roll" technique. 
The stamp set is from Simon Says June 2013 kit. 

There are a few blogs with "anything goes" challenges I will be submitting this to :)

Thanks for stopping by, and hope you are enjoying all the turkey/ham leftovers.


Submitting to :





Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Playing with Friends

These last couple months have been interesting. With a possible move from Wyoming to Pittsburgh, new baby, new job, and selling our home, it sure has been difficult around here. However, I been blessed to have an awesome friend Heather Hoffman  has been through it with me and I cannot thank her enough.

Yesterday Heather and family moved back to Washington, and we got to enjoy their company for a few days. Heather made this awesome card with the Mama Elephant stamp set. Hope this card wins, as she is on the road, and I can email her her gift certificate! :)

The challenge is Holiday cards/tags:

and here is the card:

Talented isn't she!  Love her to pieces and sure miss her!

2 in 1

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. Yesterday was a super productive day with My Favorite Things Stamp. I got to play two of their challenges and created a lovely card.

The Sketch & Color Pallete Challenge  provided by MFT : http://www.mftstamps.com/blog/category/wednesday-stamp-club/

and here is my take on it. 

I very much enjoyed playing along with this challenge and cant't wait for the new one!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Introducing Camille.

Hello there! It has been a quick 3 months! Little Cami was born the last week of August. She is now 3 months and we are settling in nicely.  I took of sometime to enjoy her and get back in the swing of things. So without further ado here she is:

So, now that everything is "back to normal" I am playing with Paper Smooches SPARKS sketch challenge. 

In this card, I used the cake and "celebrate sentiment from their Birthday Sampler stamp set. Die cut a few arrows and voila! My favorite challenges are sketches. 

Thanks for joining me today!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Hero Arts Silver Lining Card Using Water Color Technique

Thanks for joining me, today I am demonstrating a new technique using water colors and heat embossing. With Memorial day weekend upon us I am using Hero Arts Operation Write Home stamp set in "You Are A Rainbow".  25% of the profits from the sale of the Operation Write Home stamp sets are donated to the organization Operation Write Home. OWH sends blank handmade greeting cards to our nations armed forces.
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So let's get started.
1. Make your card base from card stock. 5.50 x 4.25 inches.
2. Trim water color paper to 5.25 x 4.00 inches.
3. Round corners of water color paper.
4. Using a wet brush, moisten the water color sheet prior to coloring.
5. Dab colors in a circle motion.
6. Once water coloring is complete, proceed to dry with heat embossing gun.
7. Stamp Hero Arts image with Versa Mark watermark stamp pad.
8. Place embossing powder over the stamped image and shake off excess.
9. Emboss with heat gun.
10. Once embossing is dry and cool, place embellishment of gems for the "silver lining".
11. Glue to the card base.
12. Enjoy.
Pretty easy, and the effect is gorgeous. Here is a set by step video:

Products used:
Hero Arts Operation Write Home clear stamp set in "You're a rainbow"
Versa Mark Watermark stamp pad
Water color paper and solid color card stock
Silver embossing powder
Embossing heat gun
paper trimmer
corner rounder

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial day weekend. Thanks and Happy Scrappin'!


Tim Holtz Distress Ink Birthday Card

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Tim Holtz's Distress Ink is the all the rave right now, and I can see why! Cut@Home is carrying the small distress ink cubes, which is perfect for me who has limited crafting space. Today I showing you a card using 4 of these wonderful inks, stamping and heat embossing Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning stamps.
Let's get started:
1. Stamp the larger image in this case the flower from Majestic Morning Bouquet in Versamark, and then embossed it with the pink  embossing powder.
2. Blend distress inks onto my background using Peeled Paint, Ever green Bough, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar.
3. Stamp the black flowers with Archival ink, as was the sentiment.
4. Mount the whole thing on to a lilac card stock, then adhere to card front.
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The colors on this project are beautiful and the blending process is quite soothing.
Here is my step-by-step video on this card:

Supplies used :

Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Peeled Paint, Ever green Bough, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar.
Ranger Archival Ink
Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning stamps in Bouquet and Accents.
Card stock

Thanks and Happy Scrappin'!

Friend's Wedding/Bridal Card

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Wedding season is here and what a better way to use our Silhouette Cameo than for all those wedding cards. Today I am dusting off the cameo and getting to work using a card that can be bought directly from the Silhouette Studio. Combining this cutting file with a beautiful and easy water color background, the effect gives this card an elegant feel.
The color was inspired by the bride's color scheme of teal and pink. This card can also be easily given for a bridal shower too!
Let's get started.
1. Purchase & download"Wedding Dress Card" by Angela Angelova from the Silhouette Studio.
screen shot of Silhouette Studio
screen shot of Silhouette Studio
2.  Place card stock on cutting mat and press "start"
8x11 sheet of card stock
3. After the machine is done cutting remove card from mat and remove all extra trimmings.
Ready to be trimmed.
4. Trim water color paper to fit the back of the card. In this case my card was 5 in. X 5 in.
5. Water color card using 2-3 colors and let dry (Or dry with heat embosser)
6. Glue water colored paper behind the card using foam adhesives.
7. Place Want 2 Scrap bling on flowers.
8. Place American Crafts ribbon and tie a bow on the top of the card.

Beautiful and classy! This is one of my favorite cards so far, and cannot wait to give this to the bride.
Products used for this card:
Silhouette Cameo
Cutting file "Wedding Dress Card" by Angela Angelova
Want 2 Scrap Bling
Water color paper
Water colors
1 8x11 sheet of card stock
American Crafts Primo Ribbon
Foam adhesive

Thanks and Happy Scrappin'!

I am submitting this card to: