Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Welcome Home

Hi everyone! Today, I have a fun card to enter into the Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search for October using the Bitty Bungalows stamp set and coordinating dies.


I made this card for my sister who just moved into a new home last weekend. It's incredible how the houses in this stamp set so closely resemble our homes in real life. I never noticed it before now!

Our Home

My Sister's New Home

I masked the grassy areas with full-adhesive post-it notes and blended on mowed lawn and tumbled glass distress inks. The housed are popped up with foam tape and I added glossy accents to the window panes.




I also used stamps from the Welcome Wagon set for the inside sentiment.


Thanks for stopping by!!


Challenges Entries:

Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search - October
Paper Smooches September Challenge - Anything Goes


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Spread Kindness

Hi, everyone! We are kicking off a new Anything Goes challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog today. I made a shaker card full of sparkle with the Hello Pet dragon digi.


First I lined the edges of a white card base with green sparkle washi tape. Then, I stenciled the ombre polka dots onto pink cardstock using the MFT Circle Burst stencil with Mama Elephant piggy bank, tutti frutti, and plumberry pigment inks. I die cut this layer with my stitched rectangle die and added a sentiment from the SSS Uplifting Thoughts stamp set.

Monday, September 19, 2016

MFT Card Design Superstar Challenge

Today, I have an adorable shaker card to share with you using my very limited supply of My Favorite Things stamps and dynamics in hopes that I may also be considered for their 2016 Card Design Superstar challenge.


I started by stamping the sketched blooms onto watercolor cardstock using Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, and Picked Raspberry distress inks. Then I die cut that piece with the dynamics stitched cover-up companion - diagonal die. This created the basis for my shaker card.

I got so carried away with those sketched blooms that I forgot to stamp a sentiment on the front before putting the shaker element together. That mistake actually allows this card to be used for any joyful occasion - be it a birthday, an anniversary, or just a happy pick-me-up for someone who needs some encouragement along the way.


I colored the adorable elephant with a couple of balloons from the set with Copics before adding them to the front left corner with foam tape. I am so thankful to have finally purchased the coordinating dynamics for this stamp set. They certainly made cutting out those balloons and flowers such a breeze!


Well, I hope you enjoyed viewing this card as much as I enjoyed making it! I do LOVE my MFT supplies and if I am selected as one of the 2016 Card Design Superstars, I definitely have several new items waiting to be purchased on my wishlist.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 16, 2016

You're Amazing

Hi, everyone! It's Fabby Friday over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and today I am sharing a card using Geekatude.


I kept the sentiment clean and simple, combining two different stamp sets. I even found the courage to cut one of my clear stamps into two pieces. I detached the word "special" from the "I think you're special" sentiment. Jennifer McGuire does this all the time and it did make it easier to ink it up and choose the correct placement.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tiddly Inks Sketch Challenge

Hi, everyone! Today marks the start of a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog using this sketch for inspiration.


I used Georgia the Gymnast which comes with a set of three different images. My daughter's friend loves gymnastics and her birthday party is coming up this weekend so I made this card with her in mind.


I started with a piece of black and white patterned cardstock. It was too bright as is so I decided to blend on picked raspberry and peacock feathers distress ink. Where they blended together formed the nice purple hue.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Skater Boy

Hi, everyone! It's Fabby Friday over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and today I am sharing a card using Sk8tr boy. He's just too cool with his skateboard and backpack flung over his shoulder.


I colored him with Copics and added a stamped sentiment to the card front. Kept it clean and simple. Would you ever know that this card was flawed in any way?