Sunday, February 17, 2019

Cupcake Birthday Card

Hello! I have a quick post to share my latest card. My birthday stash is still really low, so I seized an opportunity to make this Cupcake Birthday Card using the Inky Paws challenge colors to use: white, gray, black and pink. Color challenges help push me out of my comfort zone. Pink is one of those colors I don't gravitate to and I don't use it that often. Both of my nieces like pink so I decided to think of them when making this card. When celebrating birthdays I think cupcakes are fun, so I used the cupcake image from the Newton Loves Cake stamp set. The image was colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut. Some diamond Stickles was added to the cupcake icing for some sparkle. The gray patterned paper is from Stampin' Up! and the pink was a piece of scrap that was still fairly large. To add some detail I stamped the heart banner by Crate Paper with Berry Burst ink by Stampin' Up!. The happy birthday sentiment from the Newton Loves Cake stamp set was stamped with Memento black ink and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Happy Valentine's Day and welcome to a Valentine's Day Blog Hop! You won't find any red or pink on this post because the card I'm sharing is for my hubby. I used purple and blue as the main colors. A pair of darling bunnies from Crafter's Companion called Perfect Couple were used for the focal image and they were colored with Copic markers. This stamp set was bought many years ago with the intention of making my hubby a card, so I finally did. We have cottontail bunnies in our yard and we love to watch them. I didn't add any embellishments just some plaid and polka dot papers for detail. Simple but sweet.

Thanks for stopping by! I am giving away a Foxy Valentine stamp by Unity Stamps, so make sure to comment on my blog. Your invited to follow me if you want, but it's not a requirement. The winner will be randomly selected on Friday, Feb. 22nd from the comments on this post. Wishing you a wonderful day and enjoy the hop!

Challenges entered: Creative Knockouts (Love is in the Air), Shopping Our Stash (Make Your Mark), The Cutie Pie (One for the Boys) and Watercooler Wednesday (All About Occasions).

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tiny Miracles Card - TMS #490

Happy Tuesday! Are you ready to play along with another Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge? This week we are featuring Lori's favorite sketch from 2018 and she selected sketch #442 from last February. Click HERE to see the original post. You have until Sunday at 8 pm EST to link your creation. Click HERE for all the design team inspiration and challenge details. I hope to see your card in the gallery!

This Tiny Miracles Card features a butterfly and sentiment by Unity Stamps called New Fluttering Miracles. The stamp set was sitting out on my craft desk and I thought the size of the butterfly worked well with the focal area in the sketch. Copic markers were used to color the image and it was die cut with an Alterations square die by Tim Holtz. The floral patterned paper has gold foil leaves and nice pretty colors. It's from the Amy Tangerine Sunshine & Good Times 6x6 paper pad by American Crafts (2017). Highland Heather cardstock by Stampin' Up! was used to mat the floral paper and die cut scallop detail. The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of scrap blue paper and a small gold twine bow added to finish off the card. That's it! I'm hoping you have time to play along with this weeks sketch. Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges entered: Animal Friends (Butterflies), A Place To Start (Inspirational Die or Stamp) and Stamping Sensations (All Things Bright and BEAUtiful).


Monday, February 11, 2019

Get Ready for a Blog Hop

Do you love blog hops? Then save the date for a Valentine's Day Blog Hop on Thursday, February 14th, 2019. It will start at 9 am EST. Check back on Valentine's Day for the hop list and join the fun.  💕

Saturday, February 9, 2019

I Heart You Card

Hello! I hope you've been staying warm in your craft room. It's been really cold this week and I'm ready for a few warmer days. Cold weather doesn't usually bother me but this cold snap has a little bite to it. It's evident my joints are not as young as they used to be. 😢

This afternoon I made this I Heart You Card for my youngest niece. The bear image is by Bugaboo Stamps and it was colored with Copic markers. Unfortunately the cardstock I use when printing digital images doesn't blend as well. If you have a suggestion for a good white 65# cardstock that works well with Copic markers, please share in the comments. The patterned papers are from the Crush paper pad by We R Memory Keepers. A few heart sequins were added for sparkle and that's it. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day. ❤

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Fairy Birthday Card - TMS #489

Good day and happy Tuesday! Today at Tuesday Morning Sketches we have LJ's favorite sketch from 2018 and she picked sketch #480 from last November. You can see the original post HERE. This sketch really is perfectly made to use scraps. When using paper from a 6x6 paper pad I always have strips leftover from cutting background paper. It didn't take me long to find three pieces that coordinated from the same paper pad. All the design team inspiration and challenge details can be found HERE. You have until Sunday at 8 pm EST to link your creation. I hope to see your card in the gallery!

The last time I used this sketch I made a card for Thanksgiving. This time I wanted something with hints of Spring. After deciding on the Brentwood Owl Fairy image by Jessica Lynn Original I searched for the right papers in my stash. The three strips used came from the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful paper pad by American Crafts (2017). The papers were adhered to a piece of Soft Sky cardstock by Stampin' Up!. Copic markers were used to color the image and the image was fussy-cut and adhered flat to a die cut circle. The birthday sentiment comes with the stamp set and I cut the stamp between the words so it would fit inside the circle. A gold metallic twine bow finishes off the card and that's it.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Valentine Card with Elephant

Hello! This afternoon I realized there is only ten days left until Valentine's Day. That means I need to finish my cards so I can get them mailed on time. My nephew is three and currently his favorite animal is the elephant. That prompted me to make this Valentine Card with Elephant featuring the Edward Valentine image by Bugaboo Stamps. Copic markers were used to color the image using warm gray for the elephant. Papers were selected to coordinate with the colors used in the image. Instead of stamping a sentiment I used a XOXO die cut by Impression Obsession. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day. ❤

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