Friday, March 22, 2019

Woodland Spring Lamb Card

Happy Friday! My parents raise sheep and right now is lambing season. They currently have 20 babies with a few more mothers still expecting. It's always fun to see the babies this time of year.

This Woodland Spring Lamb Card has the same layout as the last card I made but I used different colors and patterned paper. Then I used the Woodland Spring Lamb image by Newton's Nook instead of the rabbit. The floral paper is from the Spring Things paper pad by Doodlebug Designs (2016) and was die cut with the Frames and Flags die set by Newton's Nook. Copic markers were used to color the images and then the coordinating dies were used. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the first weekend of Spring.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Sweet Spring Hello Card

Hello! Later today is the "official" start to Spring and our backyard cottontails have been pretty active. The other morning we saw five cottontail rabbits chasing each other in the backyard. Don't be fooled by these cute critters, they have a violent tendency to protect their territory. We caught two fighting on our back porch a couple of nights ago and when the sun came up I noticed bloody paw prints on the porch. I'm hoping the bunny wasn't too injured. 😢 They are cute but they are feisty!

This Sweet Spring Hello Card was made using two different Newton's Nook stamp sets. The rabbit with flowers is from the Woodland Spring stamp set and the other rabbit is from the Bitty Bunnies stamp set. Copic markers were used to color the images and the coordinating dies were used. To create the layers I used the Frames & Flags die set by Newton's Nook. A fancy piece of purple gingham adds some pattern to the card and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the first day of Spring.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Caring Thoughts Card - TMS #495

Hello and happy Tuesday! Today is the start of a new sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch was designed by Melissa Craig and it really is lovely. It took me awhile to decide which floral stamp set to use, but I finally decided on Fab Flowers by Lawn Fawn. We can't wait to see how you use this weeks sketch. You have until Sunday at 8 pm EST to link your creation. Click HERE for all the challenge details and wonderful design team inspiration.

Normally I love mixing patterned papers, but I couldn't come up with the right mix until I decided on the Wood Textures paper by Stampin' Up!. The paper has different shades that worked well with the sketch and it lets the flowers be the main focus. I really like how it turned out. The Caring Thoughts sentiment is retired by Stampin' Up! and it was just sitting on my craft desk waiting to be used. It's nice when things work out like that. Well, thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

On My Mind Card with Butterflies

Good day! It's been super windy today, so I didn't run errands like usual on my day off. Instead I made this On My Mind Card with Butterflies. The layout is from the sketch at Try Stampin' On Tuesday challenge. I really wanted to use green but didn't need another St. Patrick's Day Card. So, I found this pretty butterfly paper and thought it worked well with the Butterfly Gala stamp set by Stampin' Up!. To color the butterflies I used Stampin' Blends markers in Mint Macaroon and Shaded Spruce. A little black lace was added and that's it. Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for stopping by.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Pot of Gold Card - TMS #494


Happy Tuesday! The weeks keep flying by and it's time for a new sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This week we have a terrific sketch by Debbie Foster and it features an angled focal area which I love. I needed a St. Patrick's Day card to send to my parents and the focal area was perfect for the Newton's Pot of Gold stamp by Newton's Nook. Copic markers were used to color the image and then some gold Nuvo drops added to the coins. We would love for you to join us this week! You have until Sunday at 8 pm EST to link your creation. Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Rainy Day Card

It's been really cold and rainy the last few days which always makes me want to stay home. So, today I played in my craft room and made this Rainy Day Card using the Newton's Rainy Day stamp set by Newton's Nook. The Monday challenge at Simon Says is Whatever The Weather, so I thought this image was perfect. Copic markers were used to color the image and then it was die cut using the coordinating die. The layout is from the current Inky Paws sketch challenge and I used plaid paper by Doodlebug Designs to play along at Cupcake Inspirations. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Bee-lieve in You Card - TMS #493

Happy Tuesday! This weeks challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches features a new sketch designed by Melissa Craig. I had a lot of fun making this Bee-lieve in You Card using a stamp by Unity Stamps. Now it's your turn to use this weeks sketch and join the challenge. You have until Sunday at 8 pm EST to link your creation. Click HERE for all the design team inspiration and challenge details.

While cleaning the other day I found a loose piece of yellow gingham paper and after deciding to use the Bee Supportive stamp by Unity it seemed perfect for this card. The kraft bee paper is from the Spring Fling 6x6 paper pad by Pebbles (2015) and everything was matted to a piece of Basic Black cardstock. Using this weeks sketch for the layout made making this card super easy. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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