Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Christmas in July!


Hi, Friends!

It has been a busy week with posting projects, but I couldn't let this challenge go by without entering it before I leave on vacation.  Lori  is hosting a Visions of Sugarplums Challenge in July....how fun!!!  And, so I decided to join the challenge on her blog here...Lori Hairston (Chouxchoux Paper Art).

I already had the background panel done yesterday while I was playing with Glitz glitter gel from Gina K.  It's a very messy process, but well worth the results. 


I first started with the panel  onto water color paper by using a Gina K stencil.  I applied the gold glitter gel and let it dry overnight.  I added drops of the gel here and there for interest.   It was my first attempt with the glitter gel and more practice is needed, but I love it!  It gives great dimension  and a lovely shine!  The angels and banner are from Pretty Pink Posh.  They were water colored using zig markers.  Wink of Stella was added to the angels and banner.  Gold elastic string was added for the final touch.


Another view of the card...


My first Christmas card done...yeah!  And, many more to go, lol!  Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Take care!

Hugs!






Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties July 16, 2019-Release Rewind!





Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Rewind!  Today is the day that we highlight the newly released stamp sets along with previously released stamp sets for our projects.  The new stamp sets this month are Ahoy Matey and Beach Therapy  And, coordinating die set Sweet Cuts-Beach Therapy.  Today, I am sharing two cards highlighting both sets along with a few previously released sets.  Jake is having a great day in his pirate outfit and Madison is in her mermaid outfit!  The two of them have a treasured friendship!



For my card, I started with a brown card base and paired it with black.  The sky was made using distress ink broken china.  The ship and waves(embossed in white) are from the new set Beach Therapy.  The pirate outfit and sentiment are from the new set Ahoy Matey.  Madison's mermaid outfit and starfish are from the set that was released last month Mermaid Wishes.  The sun is from the set Island Time.  The die cut waves were made using the set Sweet Cuts-Let's go to the Beach.  Nuvo Drops(gold) were applied to the starfish, sword, and treasure chest.  Nuvo Drops(morning dew) was applied to the waves, sun, and mermaid outfit.  Black twine to finish the card.

A view of the inside of the card...


How fun is that pirate starfish, so cute?!!

Next up, is my card with an underwater scene...


For my card, I started with a white card base and paired it with blue and lime green paper.  The background for the water was made using the "smoosh" technique on glossy paper with distress oxide inks of salty ocean, broken china, cracked pistachio, and twisted citron.  The jelly fish are from the new set Beach Therapy.  The colors used for the jellyfish and mermaid tail are wilted violet, picked raspberry, and seedless perserves.  The sand  and starfish were made using vintage photo distress oxide ink.  Nuvo Drops(gold) were applied to the treasure chest and centers of the starfish.  The mermaid tail and starfish are from Mermaid Wishes, which was released last month.  

 Project Supplies:




Ahoy Matey


Beach Therapy

Mermaid Wishes




It was great fun making a pirate/mermaid scenery card.  Also, the underwater scene card revealed unexpected results with great color!  I hope you take a peek at the list below of my talented teammates to view more inspiration! 
I hope you enjoyed viewing the projects
for this month's release!
Happy Shopping!

Thanks so much for dropping by today!
And, have a great day!
Hugs!








Monday, July 15, 2019

Paper Sweeties July 15, 2019-Release Party!





Welcome to Paper Sweeties Release Party!  Today is the day to purchase the two new stamp/die sets, Ahoy Matey and Beach Therapy!

Today, I am highlighting Beach Therapy.  I just love the lighthouse image!  I created a set of note cards for my sis for her birthday.






For my card, I started with a white card base and used broken china distress ink for the sky.  The lighthouse was water colored with zig markers.  Nuvo Drops(Morning Dew) was applied to the windows, starfish, and sand.  The star fish is from the set Mermaid Wishes, which was released last month.  The scalloped frame is from the set Sweet Cuts Oval Scallop Frames.

A view of the inside of the card...


The sun is from the set Island Time and the sentiment is from the set Let's go to the Beach.  The waves are from the new set Beach Therapy.


I water colored a second version of the same lighthouse image.  The sky was made using Spiced Marmarlade, Spun Sugar, and Seedless Preserves distress inks.




A view of the four cards...




Project Supplies:



Beach Therapy


Mermaid Wishes




I had lots of fun making these note cards with the lighthouse for my sis!  I hope you take a peek at the list below of my talented teammates to view more inspiration! 

Thanks so much for dropping by today!
Happy Shopping!
Have a great day, hugs!









Dies R Us Challenge-July 15, 2019 (Birthday)




Hi, Friends!

Welcome to the Dies R Us Challenge once again for July!  The theme is Birthday!

I have some Sue Wilson birthday die fun today since I recently purchased  the Frames and Tags-Birthday Party die.  It makes for the perfect birthday frame for my shaker card!





For my card, I started with a white card base and added a blue panel.  A Lawn Fawn zig zag panel was die cut using MFT paper.  I applied Nuvo Crystal Drops(Morning Dew) along with glitter for the Sue Wilson birthday die cut for more added fun!  White gel pen for interest on the balloons, gifts, sentiment, and cake.  SU red ribbon and dots for the final touch.

Another view of the card...




 All dies that were used for my card with links are listed below.  I hope you create a project using dies and join us for the challenge!





 There are so many choices at Dies R Us store!  Hope you check out the store for  amazing selection of dies, stamps, papers, inks, etc.!  I'd love to see your project in the challenge...happy creating!

Would you like more inspiration?  Check out some amazing creations from my talented teammates!   
   

    Design Team

Kathy
Maria—that’s me!
Diane
Laurie
Sherri



Thanks so much for taking time to visit here today!  Have a great day!
Hugs!