Monday, August 22, 2016

CASE-ing with Power Poppy

Power Poppy's blog challenge this month is to find a card and CASE it.  I found the perfect one!

Here is my version:

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You can see that I used the same images and layout, but when it came to the patterned paper, I did change that up.  Also, I do not have brown alcohol markers yet, so I had to use a mixture of flesh tones and greens to get the brown I need.

Supplies: Power Poppy Sunny Harvest stamp set, Memento Jet Black ink, Spectrum Noir markers, My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Mabel 6x6 paper pad, adhesive pearls from my stash, Fiskars scalloped edge punch.

I would love to participate in the following challenge:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Pretty Flip Flops

Hello!  Today I have a Clean and Simple summery card to share!

This was easy to put together. The ribbon is actually my Just for Fun ribbon stamp. I stamped it in purple dye ink, colored over with alcohol markers and then added little dots everywhere with my white gel pen.

Supplies: Flip flops unknown, Just For Fun Rubber stamps Ribbons and Rick-Rack, Hero Arts sentiment, Memento Black ink, Gina K Designs Wild Lilac ink, Spectrum noir alcohol markers, Gina K Sending Love patterned paper, Gina K Lovely Lavender cardstock, white gel pen, heart gems

I would love to participate in the following challenges:
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - Sand in our Toes
CAS This Sketch #186
SimonSaysStamp Monday Challenge - Summer Fun

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

An Irish Blessing card

Hello and I hope you are having a good weekend.  Our family just got back from hiking a trail.  It was a bit harder than expected, but we feel *mostly* invigorated.  And since it is International Geocaching day, we found a geocache while we were out.  

I have had a productive week making cards, so I already had one ready to share today.  I just LOVE this Irish Blessing!

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This was super simple to make.  I used a couple dies and a sketch and some older patterned paper.  I have to say, I am getting so much satisfaction using up some of my patterned paper stash!

Supplies:  Our Daily Bread Designs Sheltering Angel stamp, Versafine Black Ink, Our Daily Bread Designs Angel Wings dies, Spellbinders Lacey Circles dies, DCWV Citrus mat stack.

I would love to participate in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday Sketch #461
ModSquad Challenge - The Die's the Thing

Friday, August 19, 2016

Bees with Shimmer

Hello and happy Friday!  I am looking forward to a weekend that is not quite as hot as it has been.  We hope to visit a park and do some easy hiking.  

I had so much fun making the card I am sharing today!  I used a little bit of shimmer.

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I stamped the honeycomb with Versafine black pigment ink and then used Shimmer embossing powder.  You can see the shine in just the right light.  

I also colored the bees with water-based markers, and then added a touch of Sakura Stardust gel pen to the wings.  They look super sweet!

Supplies: Our Daily Bread Designs Honeycomb mini and Home Sweet Home stamps, Butterfly and Bugs stamp and die set, Versafine Onyx Black, Recollections Sparkle embossing powder, My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart - Be Amazing paper pad, EK Success corner punch

I would love to participate in the following challenge:
Thanks so much for stopping by! I am so appreciative of your visit and your kind comments.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Reach for the Stars! - Encouragement Card

Thanks for coming by today! I have an encouragement card suitable for a young person today. I think it could be for back to school, or for a first game of the season, or anytime you wanted to help them feel confident.

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Easy stamping on this card, I did need to use generation stamping for some of the colors, but I let the sentiment take center stage.  I found bits and pieces of papers in my scrap box.

Supplies:  Our Daily Bread Designs Reach for the Stars and Shine On stamps sets, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Gina K Applemint ink, Hero Arts shadow inks in Soft Pool, Red Royal (second generation) and Orange Soda (second generation), Cuttlebug Swiss dots.

I would love to participate in the following challenge:

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Back to School Encouragement card

It is back to school time, or nearly, in most parts of the USA.   This brings up many happy memories of freshly sharpened pencils, but is also a time of great angst and worry for many kids. School is much more stressful for my kids than it was for me, so I thought this sentiment would work well to encourage kids going off to school.

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Supplies: Gina K Designs Art from the Heart and You're My Favorite stamp sets, Memento ink, Alcohol markers, My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart paper pad

I would love to participate in the following challenge:
Cards In Envy - Hip to be Square

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunflower "Thankful for You" card

Thank you for stopping by!  I have this clean and simple cards to share today that uses one of my favorite sentiments.  I really like this pretty font.

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I followed a sketch for this card, pretty much to the t.  I used alcohol markers to color my image, matted the image and then popped that up with foam adhesive.  

Supplies:  Gina K Thankful for you stamp set, Memento black ink, Spectrum Noir markers, Gina K Grass green? cardstock, Gina K Sending Love patterned paper pack.

Hope you have a  great day!