Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Birthday Blog Hop for Asha

Hello, and welcome to weekly challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and our SURPRISE Birthday Blog Hop for the lovely Asha! We are collaborating with the MHKDesigns blog this week for a fun blog hop for Asha's birthday. Our theme this week at Tuesday Throwdown is "Distressing."  You will notice my card is on the mild side of distressed.  I roughed up the edges and did a little inking but that's about it. There are many crafters who make  beautiful distressed creations but for some reason I have a hard time messing up that paper. We hope you will join us this week and play along in our challenge. You have until mid-day on Monday, June 27th to link your creation. 

Now onto the blog hop, you should have arrived here from the blog of Shawna Standish.  If not, start at the MHKDesigns blog to complete the hop and for more chances to WIN!  We are celebrating a very special lady today, and we're doing so by creating beachy birthday cards to wish her many happy returns!

My Birthday Card is more tropical than beachy. The digital Butterfly Wisdom set is from MHKDesigns. I printed the set onto Very Vanilla and Mint Macaroon cardstock and fussy-cut the one butterfly to add a pop of color into the butterfly collage. All other supplies are by Stampin' Up!

Thank you so much for joining in our hop to say "Happy Birthday" to a dear friend!  Your next stop on the hop is Bridget Collins blog! 

Hop list:
Rocky Crafter                      
>Andrea Whisman< You're Here!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Chevron Cup Coffee Card

There are already over 180 card entries at the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and it's only day 2. This Chevron Cup Coffee Card is my second entry. I've used a stamp set by Your Next Stamp called Coffee Break. It was one of the stamps sets I found during the last hop that made my list. The layout is from Tuesday Morning Sketches #356 and all patterned paper are from the Sunshowers collection by Heidi Grace Designs. Instead of coloring the image I decided to paper piece it to add the chevron to the cup. The image was stamped three times, once on the white backround cardstock, second onto the chevron paper and third onto Crumb Cake cardstock. I did use Copic markers to color the nose and ear. The polka dot area was stamped using the Kinda Eclectic stamp set and Lost Lagoon ink by Stampin' Up! Three rhinestone flower stickers by Jolee's were added for the final touch. That's it!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Brentwood Owl Coffee Card for Blog Hop

Hello! Today is the start of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and if you've never joined in... it's a lot of fun! It's a great place to find new products plus there are numerous sponsors with great giveaways. My card features a new Brentwood Owl digital image by Jessica Lynn Original and for a limited time you can download it for free (click here). So, download the image now and play along with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

To create my card, the image was die cut using a stitched square die by Lil' Inkers and then I colored it with Copic markers. Trying to keep the colors in some summer hues, I used Bermuda Bay cardstock and plaid paper by Lawn Fawn. A strip of green paper was stamped using the Timeless Textures stamp set by Stampin' Up! and adhered to the plaid paper. Some Bermuda Bay twine was added along with three sequins. I'm also entering this card into the Alphabet Challenge to use "H" for Hand Colored Image.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your creation in the blog hop. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Father's Day Card with Bicycle

It's been a crazy humid day here in Oklahoma, which made for a good excuse to stay indoors My niece is visiting for a couple of days and she requested to use my supplies to make her dad a Father's Day Card. He likes to ride bicycles and rides in competitions, so it only made sense to make a card using a bike. However, this required a trip to the craft store because the only bike stamps in my stash are girly. We didn't have much luck at the store in the stamp department and luckily found some 3-D stickers that worked perfectly. She used watercolor paper and watercolored the background to look like a sky and road. The road was stamped using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set by Stampin' Up! and Staz On black ink. Two small die cut clouds were cut using an Impression Obsession die. The Father's Day sentiment is by Hero Arts and the stickers were added. It turned out great!

 My niece Hailey, who is twelve, would like to enter her card into the following challenges:

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Ladybug on Flowers Flannel Baby Blanket

If you ask me the saying "cute as a bug" has to be referring to ladybugs. I think they are super cute and when I found this flannel fabric with ladybugs sitting on flowers, I knew I had to make a blanket and a few burp cloths. The finished size of this ladybug blanket is 38" x 35" and it's listed in my Etsy shop. You can also find the matching burp cloths listed here.

A lot of my sewing projects are custom orders for family and friends but I also enjoy just picking fabric because I like it and making it into something. I prefer natural fabrics and love working with flannel and soft comfy fabrics. If you want something custom made feel free to contact me with your request through Etsy.

Kitty with Cupcakes Birthday Card

Hello! It's been a nice lazy Sunday at my house today. The hubby decided to take a nap, so I seized the alone time and made this Kitty with Cupcakes Birthday Card. I've used some of my favorite summer colors which include: light blue, lime green and coral pink. The layout is from this weeks challenge at Sketch Saturday. I used a new digital image from Di's Digi Stamps. It's called Cat and Mouse Cupcake Tower and it came pre-colored which saved some time. The background patterned paper is by Bella BLVD from the Family Frenzy collection and the sentiment by TPC Studios was stamped directly onto the paper using Memento black ink. For the side flares I used plaid paper by Lawn Fawn. Some lime green twine was added along with three sequins and this card was done.

This Kitty with Cupcakes Birthday Card is entered into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Falling Flowers Card

It's always fun playing with new supplies*! The hardest part is deciding what to play with first. After looking at all my options I selected the Serene Scenery paper pad, Falling Flowers stamp set and coordinating May Flower Framelits. Before I assembled my card I decided to stamp the focal area using the Timeless Textures stamp set and added the sentiment from the Watercolor Wishes stamp set. The colors include: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Island Indigo.

*All supplies are by Stampin' Up!

The layout for this card was inspired by the CAS(E) this Sketch #176. I did move the sentiment but the other elements stayed the same. It's been a while since I've made a floral card and I really like several of the new flower themed stamp sets in the new catalog. The sentiment on this Falling Flowers Card is one of my favorites and can be used for many situations. Well, that's pretty much it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This card is entered into the following challenges: