Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Unicorns and Coffee

Hello All,

I hope all is well with everyone and I must say it has been a while since my last post. Like most of us Summer has been very busy! Camp Creativity at Michaels kept me very busy along with my own camp I created for tweens and teens. I had about four kiddos and it has been so fun! I have been crafting but just not blogging. I hope when this fall starts all that will change. More good news to share I am honored to be the guest designer at Retro Rubber Challenge! Their theme is probably one of my faves, Anything goes! So without further ado, here is my card for today, enjoy!


This card is mostly digital but there are some stamps that are on the older side! For instance, The banner of words on the bottom is an older Fiskers stamp from a set I do not remember. Also, the 'here's to you' is an older SU stamp that I purchased from Ebay about two years ago. The rest of the card is digital. I used 'the grounding' techiniqe for my unicorn coffee images. I think it turned out beautifully.

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Retro Rubber Challenge Blog
Theme: Anything Goes





Desert Divas are the creators of these beautiful unicorn cups. Their digis are one of the best in the biz. Check them out I think you will like them.
This is a detail shot of the banner sentiment are from my older stamp set from Fiskers. All I did was pop the stamp on the MISTI and stamped it across the bottom of the card..
Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. Also, I want to thank my hosts, Retro Rubber Challenge for this gracious honor! Thank you I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way.





Thursday, May 16, 2019

Gracias

Hola Readers,

For today I will be playing along with Color My Heart Color Challenge, The Paper Players and CAS(E) this Sketch. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

This was made by using old paper that happen to be in my stash. I cut them into varing strips in different widths and glued them down in a stripey manner.  I wanted to mimic the photo offered by Color My Hear Color challenge. Those stripes are gorgeous. 

I used fringe scissors to cut the bottom of the card to look like the end of a rug. Then in my stash, I found the yellow fringey yarn and thought it would be perfect for this card.
With all the busyness I wanted the sentiment of the design to pop but not too much. I thought vellum was my best option. The sentiment is the focal point, but you can also see the color of the card show through.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way.

Mopping Up the Table...

Hello Everyone,

For today I will be playing along with Color My Heart Color Challenge, AAA CardsCASology and CAS(E) this Sketch. Here is my card for today, enjoy!


Look at all the color. I just love it! The captivating swirl came from wiping up the floor at Michaels. After every event employees have to clean but that doesn't mean you can't still be creative.  Tons of paint all over the table and thought I would mop it up with some black cardstock. Beautiful.

I colored the word 'thanks' using Copic Ciao markers. I meant to match the colors below to the swirly acrylic paint details.


Color My Heart Color Challenge: Color Dare #341
CAS(E) this Sketch: CTS#321
CASology: Week 343- Color
AAA Cards: CAS Game #140- Up to 1/3 + optional twist bright colours

  

Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Symphony of the Sea

Hello All,
For today I am playing along with Addicted to Stamps and More and Tuesday Throwdown. Here is my card today, enjoy!!


The photo inspiration was so compelling I am staying up way late to submit this card. The sentiment went together with the dreamy background. I had this background around for quite a while. I just tuned it up by sprinkling some Brusho's and then spraying water on the paper. The acrylic paint resisted the Brusho color. Now it has depth, color, and shine.

Speaking of shine, this shot was done to show the shiny blue aquamarine color. Pictures don't do it justice because it is so pretty in the light. Also the stamp frames in all the images beautifully. The staff, however, is 'out of the lines' which I think works very well. 
When I embossed this beautiful image I regrettably noticed the image lost its detailed flavor but still had hints of the sea. So I stamped the image again on kraft paper and cut out the conch shell. I also stamped another shell in the same color for balance.
The music staff brings this entire card together. I used three layers to add a bit of dimension. Now the sentiment and theme of the card are crystal clear. To finish it off I embellished the card using three gemstones, again for balance. 
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Now it is time for bed. Good night, sleep tight and we will see you later. In the meantime happy crafting.

Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way.





Monday, May 13, 2019

You!

Hello Everyone,

I hope all of you had a fantastic weekend! For me, it was some work and then Sunday was a day full of crafting. The challenge I used Freshly Made Sketches, CASology, AAA Cards, and Color My Heart Color Dare. I haven't made a birthday card in a while. So here we are! Enjoy!




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Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way.




Galoshes Galore

Hello All,

For today I am playing along with The Card Concept. Spring has sprung, that is for sure. Trees are bright green, lilacs are out. It looks so hopeful outside. That is why I created this card after a brutal Winter, Spring is here to offer hope for a nice Summer. At least that is what I want to believe. Here is my card today, enjoy!!


I made these boots about three years ago. I keep little bits-and-pieces that I didn't use right away. All I did to them was to wash the tips and strap with a bit more orange. This way, it coordinates better with the flowers.
Above: The wood grain background is designer paper but I thought it needed a bit of distressing. So I sponged along the edges and some in the middle to create a more outside look. Below/Left: The die cut flowers were colored with Zig markers and an aqua brush. Then tucking them inside the boots only on the bottom. This way the top can flare out for more dimension. Bottom/Right: These boots are sandwiched with a bit of cotton. I learned this technique by Vicky D and thought it was genius.


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The Card Concept: #114 -Galoshes Galore


Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Horses, Roses, and No Hats

Hello All,

For today I am playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments and Double D Challenges. Here is my card today, enjoy!!

I have a card ready for its sentiment, right? Well not really... How do I put a sentiment that is based on the Kentucky Derby? I looked at everything I owned for a long time. Good luck, no, not right. Thanks, a complete no! Congratulations, um, it would work but for some reason, it just didn't work. Then I stumbled upon 'Best Wishes'! Perfect.  It would be perfect for all sorts of occasions!

The horses are a combination of stamped and digital images. The largest horse was stamped, scanned and printed. The stamps I owned weren't big enough to get the effect I wanted. Scanning it allowed me to enlarge the horse to the desired size.
The roses were stamped on red CS and then colored using Prismacolor pencils. I tried to create depth and realism with the roses. I used roses because the derby is nickname is 'the running of the roses'. 
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Thank you so much for stopping by and do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way.

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