Monday, June 26, 2017

Summer Fun ...

Good morning! Today is my last post as a Designer for Great Impressions Stamps. I've had an amazing time being on the Design Team for the past 2-yrs, as a Designer and then the Design Team Coordinator. I've worked with many amazing designers while on the Design Team. Shouting out a BIG Thank You to all of the Designers and the awesome Owner Deone.

Mabel & Vera Beachin' (J118) was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, and colored with my Copic Markers. I also used a White Gelly Roll Pen for the swimsuits. Once colored I pulled out my Tim Holtz Distress Inks and created the sand, water, and sky with a dauber. I then added the Hello Summer Sentiment (C366).

Challenges entered ...
 - Addicted to Stamps Challenge #151 ~ Summer/Beaches 
 - Cute Card Thursday Challenge #483 ~ Seaside/Beach 
 - DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #207 ~ Summer Fun 
 - Simply Create Too Challenge #128 ~ Summer Fun

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Thinking Happy Thoughts ...

Good afternoon! Today I have a butterfly card to share featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.

Butterflies are so lovely to look at so today's card features one of the butterflies from the Butterflies 1 Stamp Set (3025). I stamped the butterflies going up the side of my panel, and colored them in with my Copic Markers. I masked off a section with post-it notes, and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink to add the blue around the butterflies. Next I fussy cut around the butterflies and layered the panel on navy blue cardstock,and fussy cut around the butterflies again. This combined panel was added to my cardbase, and I add the Happy Thoughts Sentiment (565-11) to the left of the bottom butterfly. To finish off my card I added some navy blue enamel dots.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Birthday Wishes ...

Good afternoon. I'm sharing a birthday card today featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.

I pulled out some of my RN Watercolor Paper and stamped the Wildflowers in the Wind (713) using a variety of Gelatos and Distress Ink, and of course water. To add color to the background I took a tissue, added color from my palette and dabbed it all around the image. Once dry I cut the panel down and layered it on two different shades of purple cardstock, and then onto my cardbase. I then used Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink to add the Birthday Wishes Sentiment from the Best Friends, Etc. Sentiment Set (3032). To finish off my card I added 3 purple gems around the flowers.

Challenges entered ...
 - AAA Cards CAS Game #91 ~ 3rd Birthday Bash
 - Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Wk 22 ~ Anything Goes
 - Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge ~ Anything Goes
 - The Paper Players Theme Challenge #347 ~ Birthday

The Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #11 ~ Summer Time went live yesterday. Hop on over to see what the designers created, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Sailing Away ...

Good morning! I created a masculine card to share with you today featuring Sail Away (E418) from Great Impressions Stamps.

Using Marvey LePlumme II Markers I colored the image with three (3) different colors and stamped it on my panel. I then colored the image again with the same markers, and made each sail a little different. A combination of Distress Inks and Gelatos were used to create the sea and sky, and then applied Copic Opaque White with a brush to create the whitecaps. I then framed the scene with a Scalloped Frame Die, and layered it on my blue card. No sentiment was used, but you can always add it to the inside for any occasion.

Challenges entered ...

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Happy Father's Day ...

Good morning! It's the first Sunday of the month and that means it's time for a New Monthly Challenge over at the Great Impressions Blog. This month our Theme Challenge is Masculine, and as always we have an amazing Prize for the Winner.

I created a CAS card featuring the Bar-B-Que Time (E497) with the Father's Day Sentiment (C380). Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink I stamped both the image and sentiment on my panel. I masked off the area above the sentiment with post-it notes, used a dauber to create grass with Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, and then added some Tumbled Glass around the image for the sky. I went over the swirls with a Silver PITT Artist Pen from Faber-Castell, then matted my panel and added it to my card base.

Challenges entered ...
 - Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #244 ~ Clean & Simple 
 - Art Impressions Challenge #209 ~ White Space 
 - Brown Sugar Challenge #253 ~ Celebrations 
 - DLART Thankful Thursday Challenge #205 ~ Boys/Men
 - STAMPlorations June Challenge ~ CAS 

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Welcome Baby Girl ...

Good morning! It's the start of a new month, and that means we have a NEW Challenge over at the Scor-Pal Blog.

The lady who cuts my daughter's hair is pregnant and expecting a baby girl later this month. Here is the Baby Girl Mini Album I created for her based on this Tutorial that I found

I didn't have white 12" x 12" cardstock so I used black, and then used Neenah Classic Natural White cardstock in between the black cardstock and the Bundle of Joy DP by Echo Park. I used 1/4" Scor-Tape, 1/2" Scor-Tape, and Scor-Tape 6' x 6" Sheets for the front and back cover.

I colored my White Seam Binding Ribbon with a Pink Gelato since I made a Baby Girl Album. I also applied Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink around all of my pages.

Here are more pictures of the album opened.

NOTE: While following the tutorial I found an error. If you want your Mini Album to open like an accordion the following section needs to be adjusted ... For the 3 pieces that are 12" x 3-3/4" it says to score at 5-3/4" from one end and 1/2" from the other end. You need to score 1/4" from the other end vs. 1/2".

Make sure you stop by and check out the inspiration provided by the Designers for our Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #38 ~ Ribbon/Lace/Trim. While you are there, consider hitting the "Follow" Button to stay up-to-date on everything Scor-Pal!

Until next time ... Enjoy!