Sunday, July 21, 2013

You're so cool!

Hello blogland! I am here with a "quick" card (that took me longer than I thought) for the CASology cool challenge! Cool is the theme and it was perfect for me to pull this adorable penguin out of my stash that has been waiting to be used. I believe it is a Totally Stampalicious stamp. I was also trying out the SSS heavy weight card stock - LOVE! The sentiment stamps are from MFT (inside) and CASual Friday stamps. The designer papers are echo park and lawn fawn. Copic markers were used to color in the penguin. And of course I had to add glossy accents for some shine! :)

Other Challenges I would like to enter:

Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes

Thanks for visiting today! And may you stay COOL!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Shaker Card for Camp

Hi there! I'm back with a post for Summer Card Camp 2. The inspiration was from Week 2, Day 3 where one of the guest artists, Kelly Marie Alvarez from Lawn Fawn created this amazing shaker card. I have always wanted to try one of these. The most difficult part for me this week, despite the amazing inspiration and projects, was to get into the groove with the colour combo challenge. These are not typically colors I would work with, which is why this class is so awesome . . . it is really pushing me outside of my comfort zone. Hope you enjoy my card . . . I will definitely be making more of these as it was so fun to make! **For some reason I had a hard time photographing this card - lighting was never quite right. I took a few pics of the front so you could see the different shaker pieces :).

Inside of Card - starfish has cute glossy accents and colored with copic marker

Digi Stamps: CC Designs
Stamps: Paper Smooches (greeting), Gina K (clouds), Inkadinkadoo (starfish)
Dies: Spellbinders, SSS (for little bits)
Ink: Memento, Versamark, Distress Ink (sky background)
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, X-Press It
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Markers: colics; Wink of Stella
Other: shells from beach in Jamaica (for real!); sequins, micro beads, acetate from packaging and glossy accents

Challenges I would like to enter:

C C Designs - Summer Dreaming - this cutie is dreaming about those waves she's going to hit :)
Simon Says Stamp - By the Sea
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Life's A Beach
Creative Corner Challenges - Let It Sparkle
Digitally Sweet Challenges - Sunshine and Summertime
Make It Monday - anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge - anything goes
Color Throwdown - see combo below

Update: Woohoo, my card was chosen at Tuesday Throwdown!

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Another Bee-Day?

Still trying to clean the scraps up off my table from all my bee and hexagon cards and couldn't resist putting another one together.

I will be back later to update the supply list, but if you are really interested you can look at these two previous posts and the supplies are pretty much the same. Happy Bee Day and You're the Buzz.

Challenges for this card:

Make It Monday #149 - anything goes
613 Avenue Create - anything goes / optional birthday
2 Sisters Challenge - make it sparkle (check out those cute sparkly bees)
Word Play Saturday Challenge - Birthdays (July is my bday month too!)

Have a BEE-u-ti-ful day (sorry I couldn't resist),

Sunshines and Smiles

Hello again . . . I am back today with another catch up card from last week for Week 1, Day 2 of Summer Card Camp 2. I was inspired to try watercolor stripes by Shari Carroll. She is a fabulous artist. I had to substitute distress inks for gelatos (as I only have 4 and they weren't the right colours); however, I am very happy with how this turned out using the same technique. I used a heavy water color paper with the heavy texture side up. **The hearts in the picture look really intense orange and red, however, they are actually a deeper shade of pink and a slightly less intense orange.

I will be back with a full supply list later . . . my goal was to get both cards I made today posted, so I can get back to work.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes
Anything Goes Challenge - anything goes
Created with Love - anything goes
Make It Monday #149 - anything goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - summer colours

Thanks so much for stopping in,

Monday, July 15, 2013

Hello - Polka Dots!

Hi there! I am back again to take another crack at the 10 minute card challenge from Summer Card Camp 2 (Week 1 Day 4). I was really thinking I had it this time . . . but alas . . . a couple of glitches with getting the backing off of foam tape, set me back again. However, I am not giving up, I will try one more time.

Maybe next time . . . 


Cardstock: MFT
Pattern Paper: Simple Stories
Dies: MFT (Happy Hellos), Cricut (Artiste), Lawn Fawn (Heart Dies)
Stamps: Technique Tuesday (Incredible); SSS (You)
Other: White gel pen, glossy accents (on the 2 hearts)

Challenges I would like to enter:

Cas-ual Fridays

Make It Monday #149 anything goes

I appreciate you stopping by,

Hello Friend!

Hello everyone! I am back with a post for Summer Card Camp 2. This is still from last week's classes. I am behind, but the rainy day today should help with some catching up. On this particular day (Day 4) we were challenged to do a card in under 10 minutes. Wow! My heart goes through my chest just at the thought. I also based my card on one of the guest artist's Jennifer Rzasa. She did an amazing job and I loved her card. Here is my effort and I was a little over the time, but I never thought I would get this close, so am pleased with the result. I think I will have to try a few more of these!

A closer look at the fun dimension!

So close! :)
**If the hello die cut had been one word - I would have made it, but to pop it up with all those little cut foam pieces took some extra time! :)


Cardstock: MFT
Dies: MFT (Happy Hellos); Cricut ( CTMH - Artiste)
Ink: Hero Arts; MFT
Stamps: MFT (Border It - Mod Borders); Paper Smooches (Chit Chat); Lawn Fawn (Bee Mine)

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

One Stop Craft Challenge - summer colours
Make It Monday - anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
Outlawz - Paper a la Mode - use your favorite tool

Thanks for stopping in,

Friday, July 12, 2013

You're the buzz . . .

Not sure exactly what you're the buzz means . . . but it sounds cute - right? Anyhoo, can't get enough of these hexagons and that cute little bee. I had some pieces left over from last weeks cards, so don't be surprised if you see a few more hexagon cards with little bees on them!

A view to see the multi dimensional layers of the card

Paper: MFT
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp (SSS); Paper Smooches; There She Goes
Dies: SSS
Other: Glossy Accents

Challenges I would like to enter:

Outlawz - Paper a la Mode - summer
Creative Corner Challenge - anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Totally Paper Crafts - all of a flutter
Charisma Cardz - no designer paper
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes

Have a fantabulous Friday,

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Just "Bee"cause

Hi there. . . my postings for the next couple of weeks will be for the Summer Card Camp 2 class that I am taking. We are on day 4 and there is so much inspiration. I had high hopes for a card a day, but I think I will be lucky to do two - three a week. Anyhoo, this first card is a pretty close CASE to one that was done by Kristina Werner on Day 1. We have 3 sketches to work from and a color theme for the week. I am so loving this bright color theme and am really hoping to get in as many cards as I can.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Hello (Owl)

My last post of the day! :) I decided to combine Mojo Monday's sketch for their 300th sketch celebration along with the color combo from Pre-Class Challenge 1 for Summer Card Camp 2.

Angled view so you can see complimentary inside and dimension.
Close up so you can see dimension and glossy accents!
Inside of Card

Supplies Used:

Cardstock: MFT
Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Lawn Fawn, Jane's Doodles
Dies: Spellbinders, MFT, Paper Smooches
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Button, Twine: MFT
Markers: copic
Ink: Memento, MFT
Other: glossy accents, white gel pen
Fishtail banner: own design

Challenges I would like to enter:

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge - see above sketch
Summer Card Camp 2 - pre-class challenge (color challenge - use 4 out of 5)
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
365 cards Day 185 - overlapping elements
4 Crafty Chicks - dry embossing

UPDATE: Yay! How wonderful - I was chosen as Top 3 at 4 Crafty Chicks! Woohoo! Thanks so much for this exciting honour!

Thanks for visiting!

Happy Bee Day!

Ooooooh I'm loving this hexagon die from SSS (Simon Says Stamp). I have been playing around with it all morning. I decided to enter the pre-class challenge 1 for Summer Card Camp 2. This challenge was to use 4 out of 5 of the colors in a color challenge. I have to admit I don't usually go for the color challenges because I am such a "pink" girl. That is why I am excited about this camp as I am hoping it will really push me out of my comfort zone.

Color Combo
Card Front

Multi Dimensional - used a combo of pop dots and different layers of thick card stock

Inside of Card

Close up of cute little bee on the inside
UPDATE:  How exciting! Just found out I was featured on Inspire Me Fridays this week! Woohoo!

Supplies Used:

Cardstock: MFT
Dies and Stamps: SSS (Simon Says Stamp); spellbinders
Ink: Memento
Markers: Copic
Other: Glossy Accents

Challenges I would like to enter:

One Stop Craft Challenge - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - always anything goes
Blogger's Challenge - create your own background
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
Polka Doodle - Make your own background
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes

Thanks for checking in! Enjoy your day,