Friday, July 29, 2016

You're Fintastic Trio

Hello everyone,

It is a beautiful sunny day here today! A perfect day to do some midday coloring to get out of the heat for a little while. I saw this adorable Lawn Fawn card the other day by Elise using the Lawn Fawn Fintastic Friends stamp set. I had no thinking power today so I basically copied her design with very little variation. When all was said and done I ended up with 3 super cute cards. Thanks for the idea Elise!

First up here is Elise's card:

After stamping and die cutting these sweet images, I colored them in a rainbow of sweet colors using my copic markers. I used my colorless blender to give some of those sweet fish some tone on tone polka dots. The bubbles were stamped in a variety of inks from Simon Says Stamp, Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts. On the first card I used the Lawn Fawn Rectangle stitched die to cut out my panel. At the end all fish were of course colored with my clear Wink of Stella marker to give them a pretty shimmer. 

Now for my 3 cards:

Inside of cards:
Close Up of those cutie pie fish! Tried to get some of that sparkle to show!

Just can't get enough of those cutie pie rainbow fish!

Thanks for stopping in today!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

MFT Funky Flowers

Hi there,

I am doing a quick post today to share a retirement card for a dear colleague featuring the MFT Funky Flowers. There are so many amazing examples out there using this stamp set and I can't wait to play with it some more. I was inspired by a number of those cards and used a blend of those ideas to come up with my card. I also used the Hero Arts Pinstripe background stamp and a Mama Elephant stamp set called Make a Wish for the greeting on the outside of the card. On the inside of the card I used the Sending and Wishing stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I used copic markers to color in the flowers and leaves.

Here is the inside. I made it into a tri-fold so there was room for all of our staff to sign.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenge:

Simon Says Stamp - anything goes

Have a blessed day,

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Fantastic Dad!

Hello everyone,

I'm popping in to wish my dad a Happy Father's Day and share the card I made for him. I used Lawn Fawn and Simon Says stamp products for the die cutting and stamping. I love the Lawn Fawn Puns Galore Stamps and Matching dies and finally got to use this set. I combined that with stitched rectangles and frames for the card front. On the inside I actually used a Simon Says Stamp Set called Mothers Day Zingers. These sayings really make me laugh.

I would like to enter my card in the Paper Player's Challenge. It is a CAS Celebration challenge to celebrate their 300th!

That's all for today!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hero Arts / Simon Says Stamp Prayers

Hello Blogging Friends,

I had to make a sympathy card for a dear friend a couple of days ago and decided to make several using a stamp set from my stash. I am just loving the Hero Arts & Simon Says Prayers stamp set. I got this in September when it was first released and am finally having a chance to use it. As well I have been playing with Altenew's Vintage Flowers stamp set of late. I am feeling more comfortable with the layering. Over the last few days I experimented with a few different colors (inks are from SSS, Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts). The rectangle dies are also from Lawn Fawn. I took a group photo so you can see the shimmer of the wink of Stella that I used to highlight the Roses. It sure is hard to capture that in a picture.

I would like to enter the purple card into the following challenge:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart is the theme

I would like to enter the remainder of the cards into:

Addicted to Stamps - Clean and Simple challenge
Addicted to CAS - Bloom Challenge

Thanks for stopping in,

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Layered Stamped Flowers - Altenew

I have had this amazing set called Vintage Flowers from Altenew for awhile now and have not had the time to sit and play. Well yesterday I needed a special birthday card and decided to give it a whirl. While I was at it, I used my MISTI to do 4 cards since the stamping was a lot of work. I used a combination of Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn inks to stamp these beauties.

The stamping was a lot of work, but for a first try at lining up all those layers, I am pretty happy with the results.

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenge:

Addicted to Stamps - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by!