I'm just popping in quick to show you a card I made with water coloring. I'm entering this card over at Simon Says. The challenge theme is Anything Goes. I'm also entering this card over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the theme is spring blooms.
I think if I keep practicing I might be happy with my water color results!:-) I do have to say that I love Penny Black images for water coloring. I water colored the first layer and let it dry. And, I went back for the second medium layer and then for the final darker color allowing each to dry. It seemed to help a lot to get the varying shades. It took awhile to water color, but it was worth it. The water colors I used are the Gansai water colors...love them!
A closer view...
Ok, that's all for now. Please come back tomorrow for my Paper Sweeties Easter card!
Take care and have a wonderful day!
Just a reminder for the Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge! Just one more day left to enter. You can be inspiration by the colors, photo, or whatever you desire! The winner of the challenge will receive a $20 gift certificate and will be the guest designer for the following month! Make any project and join in on the fun!
Today, I'd like to share with you an Easter treat project I made for the guys in my family that love Reece's, malted milk balls, and Butterfinger candies...mmm! I made up these treat bags and made a little tag using Paper Sweeties products. And, here is one of the treat bags...
TGIF! I hope you all are doing well! I thought I'd pop in on this Friday afternoon to show you what I worked on last night. I won a card making class from Audrey Pettitdeveloped by PageMapsU. They give you detailed instructions on cards by many talented designers. So, the above card I made, which is similar to Audrey's. And, here is Audrey's fabulous card...
I think this card would be great for a masculine birthday. It would work for feminine or masculine, I think. But, since it's made I'm going to use it for a masculine birthday. For I know if you are like me, masculine cards can be a struggle. Anyways, I had fun making this card. All the instructions and great details from many wonderful awesome designers. It's week two of this card making class and I'm already behind!:-) But, it was tons of fun! I just love Audrey's style with all the detail and layering! Thanks so much, Audrey, for the inspiration! And, thank you for dropping by and visiting here today! Take care and have a great weekend!
Paper: Making Memories, MME, BoBunny, Simples Stories
Stamps: PTI, Paper Sweeties, SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tea Dye(Tim Holtz)
Punch: Fiskars, EK
Dies: Paper Sweeties(balloons)-Sweet Cuts-Party Time
Has spring sprung where you are? It surely hasn't sprung here yet! It looks gorgeous with blue skies and sun shining, but the temps have been way below normal. It's been in the 30's. The normal temps for this time is 50's. But, a kind word from a friend can really make one feel warm inside, don't you think? I received a phone call from a friend this morning. What a sweetheart she is, so this card is going out to her. And, here is my card...
I'm entering this card over at Simon Says. The theme is spring. I do love daffodils and can't wait to see them when they bloom. The stamp set that I used is from from PTI. I colored the image with copics. The sentiment was stamped on vellum and adhered with sewing around the border. I added a tiny bow for added interest. An easy card, but I really enjoyed coloring this beautiful daffodil. Thanks so much for viewing my card today! Take care and have a wonderful day!
Happy Spring to you! Spring brought to us some snow flurries this morning...grrr!:-) But, just a little. And, at least no more subzero temps for awhile...yeah!
Anyways, I'm working on more Easter cards and wanted to enter these two cards over at Curtain Call. I've been neglecting this adorable stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy with the cutest little critters. So, I inked them up and colored them with copics. And, here are my cards...
Here is a closer view of the little bunny...
And, close up of the chick, and sheep...
The sentiment on the first card is from Paper Sweeties. All other stamps are from Sweet 'n Sassy. And, the dots and twine are from Doodlebug. Thanks for dropping by! Have a great day!
This is my second post for the day! Please scroll down to see my card for Seize the Birthday Challenge. Also, just a reminder that the Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge is still going on until the end of the month!
Just popping in quick to share with you a card I made for the challenge over at Sieze The Birthday! The theme is to make the sentiment the focal point. And, here is my card...
For my card, I started with an aqua card base and paired it with black and white. I water colored the next two panels. Polka dot washi tape was added. Glitter was placed on the stars and a little more water color along with some doodling around the borders. Dots and ribbon for the final touch. And, there you have it. Just trying to experiment more with water color. I still have lots of learning to do with it. I'm not sure if it's my thing or not...lol!:-) But, I do like the soft look of water color.
Thanks for dropping by today! Take care and have a great one!
How are you? You wearin' a wee little bit of green today are ya?:-) Wishing you all a Happy St. Patrick's Day! My hubby is Irish, so we are wearing the green! And, I wanted to make the above card to help celebrate! Are you going to put a pot of stew on or have some potatoes with your dinner this evening? I will be making a pot of cabbage and beef soup to make my Irish hubby happy! We won't be going out for any green beer, but I know the celebration has already started in many places!:-) Whatever you do, I hope you have a fun and safe St. Patrick's Day!
Welcome to Release Rewind for Paper Sweeties! Today we combine *new* with previous released stamp sets/dies! I can't wait to see some spring flowers and hop around in some beautiful green grass. Hurry spring!:-)
For my card, I colored Abigail with copics and cut her out with the Sweet Cuts-Abigail. Her outfit is from the stamp set I Pick You. The frog and flowers are from the same set. The wagon is from the set Sweeties Wagon. The banner and wagon has coordinating dies from the set Sweet Cuts-Sweeties Wagon. The alphas on the banner are from the stamp set Alphas-Upper Case. The sky was done by using Broken China and Tumbled Glass Tim Holtz distress inks. And, I used Fired Brick distress ink for the banner. For the grass, I placed a strip of washi tape and make blades of grass with copic marker. Paper Sweeties twine(Strawberry) to finish off the card.
You'll want to follow along with the blog list below to see what wonderful projects my teammates created!
Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Party! Today is the day to purchase those *new* stamps from the shop! You will want to have fun shopping to pick up some pretty flower and tag stamps/dies as I have showcased here with the above card!
For my card, I started with a white card base and stamped several flowers from the stamp set I Pick You along the top and bottom and colored them with copics. Sequins Cookie Dough were added to the centers of the flowers. The tags are from the stamp set Stitched Tags#1 and die cut with Sweet Cuts-Stitched Tags #1. Seam binding ribbon(Gold) was added to the tags and tied with white pearl cotton. The tiny flowers stamped on the tag and sentiment are from the set I Pick You. The bow is from Stitched Tags #1.
Please follow the blog list below for more awesome inspiration from my teammates...
I'd like to welcome you to Paper Sweeties Release Countdown! The above card today highlights I Pick You and Stitched Tags #1 with coordinating die Sweet Cuts-Stitched Tags #1. You will want to purchase these wonderful sets for your spring, birthday, baby, anniversary....any... project! The sets will be available on 3-15-15!
For my tags, I started with a pink base to layer the stitched tags on. The flowers, butterflies, and basket are from I Pick You stamp set and were colored with copics. The birthday sentiment is from my go to stamp set Occasions. If you are a follower of my blog, you know that I do not make many tags. And, usually I'm not happy with my tags, but I think they turned out well. I just LOVE these delicate pretty stamps Debbie designed this month and I think they fit perfect on any tag!
Ready for more inspiration? Sure you are, so please follow along with the list below to see what my fellow teammates created...
For my card, I started with a white card base and adhered Heidi Swapp papers for the top and bottom border. A doily was placed and a large punch circle over the doily. The tags were stamped with Bashful Blue ink from SU. Cute butterflies were stamped in a circle with pearls added. And tiny flowers stamped in the corners of the tag underneath. The final stamping was the sentiment and flower along the bottom of the card. Paper Sweeties ribbon-Cotton Candy,Vintage Winter White and trim from SU to finish off the card.
Please hop along to see what fantastic creations my fellow teammates created and have fun!
Paper: PTI, Heidi Swapp Stamps: Paper Sweeties: I Pick You Stitched Tags #1 Ink: SU: Regal Rose Bashful Blue Ribbon: Paper Sweeties: Cotton Candy Vintage Winter White Pearls, Large Circle Punch: SU Dies: Paper Sweeties: Sweet Cuts-Stitched Tags #1 Doily, Pearl Cotton: Jo-Ann Fabric Flower Trim: SU Blue Flower: Prima
Hope all is well your way! We are finally getting some warmer weather. The snow is melting and the sun is shining. Spring is just around the corner!:-)
I'd like to share with you today a card I made for my son. I decided to ink up the little leprechaun stamp from Inkadinkadoo and color him with copics. The background was sprayed with Heidi Swapp gold color shine. A gold circle was punched using paper and punch from SU. And, the stars and sentiment is also from Heidi Swapp. I'm entering this card over at Simply Create Too. Well, that's all for me today. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Take care!
Welcome back! This is day three of the 300th challenge over at Cupcake Inspiration! Paper Sweeties and approximately twenty businesses are participating and sponsoring the 300th challenge. And, the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from Paper Sweeties! Wow! What a huge celebration, so you will surely want to join in on all the fun and festivities! The theme today is "Confetti". Looks like some yummy sprinkles on those sweet cupcakes...mmmm!
I decided to make a shaker card and use some colorful sequins(Tuti Fruiti) from Paper Sweeties. And, here is my card...
Are you starting any St. Patrick's Day projects? I noted this fun inspiration challenge over at Curtain Call! So, I got out the green and went to work on this mason jar that I had for Christmas. It didn't get spruced up for Christmas, but it is now for St. Pat's Day! And, here is the mason jar filled with Russell Stover mints...yummm!
First, I crocheted the shamrock. I added a glittery shamrock for the center and added flowers. Pearl cotton tied in a bow for the stem. The burlap ribbon was stamped with tiny shamrocks from PTI and adhered to the jar. Here is a peek of the lid...
Authentique paper was used for the background. I stamped the stitched scallop circle from Paper Sweeties and die cut it. The bow from Paper Sweeties was stamped and die cut, also. The alphas from Paper Sweeties were stamped in light green and dark green ink from SU. And, a few more stamped shamrocks and a green gem to finish off the jar. One more view of my project...
My husband loves mints, so this is his St. Pat's gift! Just remember...don't forget to wear some green on St. Patrick's Day!:-) Take care and thanks so much for taking a peek at my project today!
How are you on this fine Tuesday? This is my second post for the day, so please scroll down to see my previous post. I'm crafting here in the craft room today for I didn't want to go out into the snow/sleet/rain mix. It gave me a chance to play and get out my neglected washi tape! I'm entering my card over at City Crafter Challenge. And, here is my card.
For my card, I used the washi tape for the background. The cupcake, sentiments, and sequins are from Paper Sweeties along with the coordinating die cuts. The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the twine from Doodlebug. I colored the little flower with copics to finish off the card. Thanks so much for viewing my card today! Have a wonderful day...take care!
I'm back again with the second of three inspiration challenges over at Cupcake Inspiration celebrating their 300th challenge! There will be one more on March 3rd, so stay tuned! Look at those yummy cupcakes with the fun banner! Mmmm...those cupcakes are making me hungry!
Paper Sweeties will be joining approximately 20 businesses participating in and sponsoring the 300th challenge. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from Paper Sweeties! You will want to go over and join in on all the fun and festivities! Such pretty colors for the color inspiration today, don't you think? And, here is my card...
Have you been waiting for spring? I sure have and hoping warm spring weather comes soon! This is my third post for today, so please scroll down to see my Dies R Us project and Cupcake Inspirations card for their 300th Challenge!
I 'll see your fabulous project over at the challenge...have fun! Thank you for visiting today!
Paper: PTI, We R Memory Keepers Stamps: Paper Sweeties: Sophie Live Love Grow-outfit, flower pots, water can Home Tweet Home-flower in Sophie's hair Welcome Spring-sentiments Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black, SU: Calypso Coral Punch: Scallop Circle-Fiskars Dies: Paper Sweeties: Sweet Cuts- Be Happy-circle Sweet Cuts-Sophie Sweet Cuts-Home Tweet Home-flower in Sophie's hair Sweet Cuts-Thanks Snow Much-grass Sequins: Paper Sweeties: Bubblegum, Cookie Dough Copics
I'd like to share with you today a card I made for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge! Paper Sweeties is sponsoring the challenge along with approximately twenty other businesses...how fun!!! And, the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from Paper Sweeties! It is Cupcake Inspiration's 300th Challenge, so they are ready for a huge party!!!
The theme for today's challenge is sparkle! And, here is my card...
For my card, I started with a green card base and paired it with pink and Melissa Frances paper. A row of cupcakes was stamped for the top and bottom border using the stamp set Sending Sweet Thoughts. The cupcake was stamped using the same stamp set and die cut with Sweet Cuts-Sending Sweet Thoughts. I added liquid pearls, stickles, and glitter glaze from MFT to the cupcake and candles for sparkle and shine! The candles were made by cutting the band that's around the cupcake and using one of the leaves for the flame. Ribbon(Vintage Winter White), button, and twine to finish off the card.
So, friends, go on over to join in on the fun! I hope to see your project over at the challenge! Take care!
Paper: MFT, Melissa Frances
Stamp: Paper Sweeties: Sending Sweet Thoughts
Ink: SU-Always Artichoke
Stickles, Liquid Pearls(Bisque)-Tim Holtz
Ribbon: Paper Sweeties: Vintage Winter White
Punch: SU-Lg. Circle
Dies: Paper Sweeties: Sweet Cuts-Sending Sweet Thoughts
Today, I'd like to share with you a card I made for Dies R Us Challenge! The theme this month for Team A is "Monochromatic". I decided to go with the color white for my card.
Ok, friends, get out those lovely dies and make a project with the theme, monochromatic. You have until February 13th to enter. The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Dies R Usstore! I'd love to see your project in the challenge!
For my card, I started with a white card base and embossed it. I added dimension and interest by stitching along the top and bottom of the card. I layered various die cuts and added pearls to the butterfly. The sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy was stamped in gold ink. Flowers and ribbon to finish off the card. Please see the list below to purchase the dies at the Dies R Us Store....