Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tiddly Inks: Tingo Challenge

Hi, everyone! Today we are kicking off a new challenge over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog - for this one we want you to use a Tiddly Inks image or stamp with any three words (including diagonals) in a line from the following Tingo grid:
I used the new Nice 2 C U caterpillars for a card I will be sending to a co-worker who is just recently recovering from surgery. For the backdrop, I die cut a circle and blended on festive berries, ripe persimmon, and mustard seed distress inks for a pop of color - almost reminds me of a sunset.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Graceful and Grateful Graduates

Hi, everyone! Thank goodness it's Fabby Friday over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog - the design team and I are featuring some of Christy's newest images in hopes of providing you with some crafty inspiration this weekend.

I used the new Graceful Graduates and Grateful Graduates images for these set of cards. The chalkboard pattern is actually a digital paper that is included with the School Boy image, sized to 4" x 4" and printed on my laser printer.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Camp Create with Glitzy Glitter

Hi, everyone! Have you heard about MFT's Camp Create going on this week? It's a great opportunity to break out your craft supplies and try some new techniques. You can earn a series of badges and prizes by entering daily challenges. 

Today, I am sharing a card I made for the Day #1 Glitzy Glitter challenge. I "glitterized" the little flag from Blueprints #26 using the technique from the camp video with Glitter Ritz stardust microfine glitter and 2-inch wide scor-tape. Then I stamped the "for you" sentiment in Versafine onyx black ink.

I also used the happy word die from Blueprints #26, die cut four times and layered for added dimension. The stacked hearts layer was a scrap I had leftover from a previous card.

For the inside sentiment, I masked two different stamps to create this unique saying since I had very few happy anniversary sayings:

The "wishing you all the best on your" was from the Papertrey Ink April Birthday Classics stamp set and "anniversary" was masked from the Verve On Occasion stamp set.

Here's another closeup:

 I hope you also have time this week to participate in camp. Thanks for stopping by!!



My Favorite Things BLUEPRINTS 26 Die-Namics MFT723 STACKED HEARTS Wafer Die SSSD111540 DieCember Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad FESTIVE BERRIES Ranger TDP39969 Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad RIPE PERSIMMON Ranger TDP40118 Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad MUSTARD SEED Ranger TDP40040 Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad EVERGREEN BOUGH Ranger TDP39945 Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN Ranger TDP40132 Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad SEEDLESS PRESERVES Ranger TDP40156 Scor-Tape 2 Inch Crafting Tape

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Tiddly Inks: One for the Boys!

Hi, everyone! Today we are kicking off a new challenge over at Tiddly Inks - this one is For the Boys. I am featuring The Conductor digital image this week. I made this card for my nephew's third birthday. He loves trains!!

I pulled out some fun patterned paper this week -- doesn't that blue stripe bring out the conductor's hat? I love it! The strip of red polka dot was first cut with my stitched rectangle die and then trimmed with my paper cutter. I thought it matched perfectly with the little red caboose. The sentiment is a computer generated font.

A few strands of black and white twine finish off the card.

If you're looking for more inspiration, checkout the other projects made by the design team this week. Don't forget to link up your own project so you have a chance to win a store credit at the Tiddly Inks shop.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Challenge Entries:

Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge #22: One for the Boys
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Really Reasonable Ribbon #142: Masculine

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Guest Designer for Inkspirational Challenges: Text


Hi, everyone! Today, I am so excited to announce that I have been invited as a guest designer on the Inkspirational Challenges blog for their newest challenge.  Wow! What an honor!!

My project is inspired by the code word - text - and I really pushed my comfort zone with this one! I made an attempt to color this adorable Teacher Helper digital image from Tiddly Inks as vintage black and white. This is a first for me! If you know me or have followed my blog for long, I love color and bright colors at that, but I do enjoy the way this project turned out. I also believe this particular image tied in well with this challenge - she is holding textbooks after all!

I went for an old school feel, so after I colored the image with Copics, I blended on gathered twigs distress ink along the edges and ever so slightly across the image. That crisp white cardstock had to go! But boy was that hard to do, after I took so much care in coloring up the image.

Copics: W00/1/3/5

The background layer is stamped multiple times with a handwritten rubber cling stamp from my stash using gathered twigs distress ink, with more ink blending along the edges. It is secured directly onto a dark chocolate card base.

I die cut the sentiment three times, secured them together for added dimension and adhered it to the banner before dosing it with a coat of glossy accents. The banner is attached with foam tape to give the card more dimension. A touch of glossy accents added to the lenses finishes off the card.

Thanks again for giving me an opportunity to showcase as a guest designer on this challenge. I am blown away to have been selected and look forward to seeing how you are inspired by the text word prompt. Link up your project here.