Tuesday, September 12, 2017

My Super Boy & Batty Hero

Please take a moment today to pray for all of the areas impacted by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey. If I had a vote, I would bring hurricane season to an end today... if that was even possible.


When my neighbor had a baby over a week ago, I wanted to celebrate her sons being promoted to big brother status (or again for the oldest son). I found some inspiration on Pinterest using this cute superhero phrase. I couldn't resist combining it with My Batty Hero and My Super Boy for a clean and simple design.



I designed these cards in Silhouette Studio Designer Edition using the digital images with a computer generated sentiment. I simply colored the images with Copics, die cut the white panel with my stitched rectangle dies and matted them on colored card bases.

    

Coordinating super hero emblems are tied with ribbon to a box of candy as a treat.



I am also sharing these cards in #thedailymarker30day coloring challenge. Thanks for stopping by!!

Challenges Entered:

The Daily Marker 30-Day Coloring Challenge



Supplies:

You can find links to the supplies I used on this project below; click on the photo to be taken directly to that product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I truly appreciate your support.

Monday, September 11, 2017

#TheDailyMarker30Day Coloring Challenge


Hi, everyone! Boy did it feel good to get some crafting time in this weekend! When I wasn't coloring, I was glued to the Weather Channel watching the track of Hurricane Irma. This storm brings back memories of when Hurricane Isabel hit Virginia in 2003. I'm so thankful that Irma didn't head our way but my heart goes out to all of those people in the Caribbean, Florida, and Georgia impacted by this storm. Please know that I am sending thoughts and prayers your way, hoping everyone stays safe.


I managed to get a few cards created for Grandparents Day and also this fun birthday card. It was super quick to color. I will be sharing this project in the #thedailymarker30day coloring challenge.


I started out stamping the speech bubbles and little bugs from Small Talk onto a strip of white cardstock. The solid speech bubbles are stamped in wilted violet and cracked pistachio distress oxide inks. These inks are awesome for stamping sentiments and solid images!! The bugs and open speech bubbles were super quick to color with my Copics.


As the design of my card evolved, I decided to cut this strip down using the the MFT stitched cover-up companion die. This made me nervous because I didn't quite know how this card would play out. In the end, I layered this on top of some patterned paper secured to a top folding A2 horizontal card base.

To hide the edges of the stamped panel, I added another die cut on top that is popped up with foam tape. To personalize the card for my daughter's friend, I die cut the Verve Stamps pennant trim four times. The top layer is pink. I wrote out the letters freehand and stamped a few more bugs from the stamp set.


I left two pennant flags blank and added clear rhinestones for some bling. It was a design risk using the stitched cover-up companion die but I think it turned out super cute.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Challenges Entered:

The Daily Marker 30-Day Coloring Challenge
SSS Wednesday Challenge: Stamp It
Happy Little Stampers: September Anything Goes with Dies


Supplies:

You can find links to the supplies I used on this project below; click on the photo to be taken directly to that product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I truly appreciate your support.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tiddly Inks Challenge #205 - Anything Goes!

Hello, friends! A new challenge begins today over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog.

Anything Goes Challenge #205


I made this card using Baby Girl a while ago and it can finally make its debut because my neighbor had her baby girl over Labor Day Weekend. They already had (2) boys so adding a girl to the mix is a dream come true for them.


The pink and purple panel was created using a stencil with white embossing paste that was tinted with worn lipstick distress ink. It almost feels like a fuzzy textured look in person. Worn lipstick and wilted violet distress inks were also blended onto the edges beforehand. This panel along with the sentiment is popped up with foam tape to give the card some dimension.


I used the following Copics to color the image:



To finish off the card, I added a glittery purple flower rhinestone to the headband. It's absolutely adorable in person.


Well, now it's your turn! You have one month to link up your Anything Goes themed projects for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Tiddly Inks shop. While you're at it, don't forget to checkout the other projects my teammates have created for more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges:

Crafty Calendar Sept Challenge: Kids/Babies
(I follow through Bloglovin')

Supplies:

You can find links to the supplies I used on this project below; click on the photo to be taken directly to that product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I truly appreciate your support.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Tiddly Inks: Teachers Change the World

Hi, Tiddly Fans! Are you ready for Fabby Friday?

This week, I am featuring a teacher appreciation card using the new Wryn Proper School Girl digital stamp. These images were just released last week - the "teachers change the world" digi may have been a featured free download during the hop because I couldn't find a link to it in the store.


I merged the two image files in Silhouette Studio Designer Edition before printing them on cardstock. After coloring them with Copics, I trimmed the card down to A2 size and then ran it through my Big Kick to add the stitching. This is a one-layer card secured to a dark purple card base.
 

I wanted the images to be the focal point so I left off any embellishments. To add some visual interest, I gave the world, the ribbon on Wryn's hat and her blue dress a good dose from my Spectrum Noir sheer sparkle shimmer pen. It really looks beautiful when the light hits it! 

The rest of the design team has more Fabby Friday inspiration for you here. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!!

Challenges Entered:

Friday, August 11, 2017

Up, Up & Away...

Hi, everyone!! Today I have a card to share using my very first Mo's Digital Pencil image - airplane. I needed a birthday card for my son's 5-year-old friend who was having a party at the Virginia Air & Space Museum. When I came across this image, I couldn't resist and knew it would be perfect for the birthday boy.


I colored the image with Copics and fussy cut it out using scissors. The circle die cut, airplane image, and sentiment banner are all popped up with foam tape for dimension. The patterned paper backdrop gives the illusion that he's flying through the clouds.

When Lou announced this month's sketch, I thought it might actually work if you turn the sketch on its side. I'm also entering this card in the current SSS Wednesday Challenge: For a Child.


Here is the coordinating inside sentiment:


As a new fan of Mo's Digital Pencil, I really enjoyed designing with this image! For someone who is interested in building my collection, which digis are your go-to favorites? Please leave a comment below if you have time.

It's hard to narrow it down because they are all adorable!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: For a Child
Mo's Digital Pencil Sketch Challenge for August

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Animal Fun - Tiddly Inks Blog Hop

Hey everyone!! Today we have a super duper special Tiddly Inks Blog Hop to showcase some fabulous new animal images that Christy just released today. The design team and guest designers are joining in but we also want our incredible Tiddly Inks fans to participate as well. This unique blog hop is open to the public!

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OR CLICK HERE TO START BLOG HOP FROM THE BEGINNING


I'm also super excited to see my coloring featured in this blog hop banner that Christy created. How fun!

SHOP ALL OF THE NEW IMAGES HERE


This festive cat and dog are ready for the party!! They were the perfect focal point for this fun birthday card. The sentiment is also from the Tiddly Inks newest release.




My second card features this adorable fox. After coloring him with Copics, I found the perfect patterned cardstock to use for a background on this super fun easel card. I re-purposed the negative pieces of some alphabet dies I had used for another thank you card. I popped the letters up with foam tape for added interest.



BLOG HOP DETAILS:


Theme: Fun Animals

Dates: Today, August 10, starts at 8:00 AM CST

How to Participate: If you've already created a new Tiddly Inks project for the hop, link up your project here. If you prefer just to look around, then here are the details.

Visit each designer's blog along the hop and those in the inLinkz list too. The blog hop will start at 8:00 AM CST and you are welcome to visit blogs all day. Leave comments on each blog along the way to be eligible to win prizes.

Then, stop in and chat with us in the Tiddly Inks Facebook Group between 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM CST as one lucky commenter will be randomly selected to receive a $10 gift certificate.

Prizes: There are $25 worth of gift certificates (5 certificates worth $5 each) placed throughout the designers blogs on the hop. These gift certificates will be randomly won by people who leave comments on that blog. You may win more than once by commenting on multiple blogs. In addition, two blogger participants will be selected from the Inlinkz list and announced on August 13 to receive a $10 gift voucher. Not only that but there will be random prizes and freebies throughout the DT blogs, so be sure to comment below and visit each blog on the hop for additional chances to win.

1) WANT TO WIN PRIZES? LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW!
2) START BLOG HOP HERE


Now, get hopping Wryn style and have fun!! I can't wait to read all of your comments!!