Saturday, July 22, 2017

Thinking Of You, Tic Tac Toe #007

I am totally in love with this set in the new Annual catalog, Colorful Seasons. So many things can be done with it, all year long.  I just had to try out the fall leaves.  If you look close you can see that although I die cut them, I only ran it through once and I left all the little pieces in, so you just see where they would have come out.    I tried it both ways, but the leaf was too delicate to stand up to the embossing folder with the pieces out, sure was pretty though.

The card is for the Tic Tac Toe challenge over here.

I did the right side down, diecut, floral, yellow.
Pretty simple card to make, I used the new Layered Leaves folder, ran my hard brayer over the embossing folder on the side I wanted and then run it through the Big Shot.  This is one of the new style 3D folders, they can be a little tricky to run though, so, for my machine, and they are all a little different, I didn't use a bottom clear plate, had one flap out and a clear plate on top. That works well for my machine.

My colors today are: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Soft Suede and Whisper white. The ribbon I used is now retired, sorry.  I don't buy much in that color, I'm usually more of a pink and blue  kinda person.

A beach scene, and Just Add Ink #369

It's really hot here in AZ, so I've been thinking about the beach for quite a while.  I sure miss being 90min away.    This card makes me feel like I can smell the salt air and feel the cool breezes.  Sigh....

So, when JAI came up with THIS,  challenge, I just had to make an ocean card.

The chair is part of the dies that pair with Colorful Seasons.  Fabulous set, it has stamps and dies for all year round.    The ocean and birds are from High Tide, and the umbrella is from Weather together.

Since I grew up along the CA coastline, I can easily picture the ocean and the seagulls flying over head, even inland quite a way.

So, I used Sahara Sand for my base card, then using Whisper White I started by stamping my ocean, bringing it down far enough so my sand would cover it.  I then used my dobber to fill in the ocean color with Marina Mist.
I then used the land stamp for around the lighthouse in High Tide to add some color in Crumb Cake to my 1 1/2" strip of Sahara Sand, then tore the top and layered that to the bottom of my card.
Next I used a dobber and Peekaboo peach for a line of color just above the water, then did the same with So Saffron, then finished off with Marina Mist.
Added in my chair, and umbrella. I cut the curved handle part off the die cut of the umbrella handle so it could stick right into the sand.    The birds were then stamped in with black.

I really hope you enjoy. Here is the challenge.

 Below please find the products I used. Click on any graphic to be taken to my store.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Thanks for being a friend, FMS296

We have a fun little sketch today from FMS, a square one.  It's been a long time since I worked on a square card and this one was so easy.  I recently got my 12x12 incolor paper stack. The designs are awesome, this one being my favorite.  It comes in a stack with all 5 of the new incolors and wow did we get great colors this time.   Normally green is just NOT my favorite color, but I can't keep my hands off this Lemon Lime Twist.

So, here is the sketch, and the link to go and check out the sketch on site and see the fabulous cards the team did this week.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Birthday Delivery, Just Add Ink #366

I have no little ones anymore. My youngest grands have graduated HS this year and the older ones, 2 of whom are married, do not seem to be into having babies. But this set has so many pieces, you can do so much with it. I just thought it would be fun to do the animal march.   The bottom piece here is from the DSP pack.  Surprise tip:  The pieces of DSP have graphics that you can just die cut with the framelits. No coloring involved.   Or of course you can stamp and color your little heart out. I had to fussy but my little squirrel though, isn't he a cutie?

Here is the inside:

The little package is also die cut, but the bunny had to be fussy cut, or the die cut cake would have worked fine.
It's a simple card to make, but a fun one to receive.
So, here is the challenge:
Yup, just add A.  I had a hard time with that, so I used the A for Animals.  My colors are Whisper white and Pacific Point.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thoughts of You, Tic Tac Toe challenge

We have a brand new challenge that started up a bit ago.  It's called Tic Tac Toe, you pick a row to make your card, or you can pick them all.    I combined mine with a new technique thought up by a friend of mine in our Pretty Pals demo group.  She does the most fab watercolor.  You can find the instructions for this on Splitcoast Stampers. I decided to give it a try and used it for this card.

My colors today are: Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
The little rose in the sentiment is embossed in copper, and I used a small part of the retired doily that was sitting on my desk.  The Glitter dots do not look very glittery here, but trust me they really are. I just could not get the light right for them.

So, go here for the challenge:
and here is todays challenge card:    

If you have questions about my card, I have no way to write you unless you give me contact info. So you would have to come back to comments to see my answer, but I am more then happy to answer any questions.

Here are the products I used today.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Crafting Friends Forever, FMS294

I don't usually buy sets that are about crafting because I don't have many to send them too, but I do love this one.  It's called Crafting Forever.  It has some good sentiments that are usable too.

To get this look, I stampined my bottom part of this stamp onto one of the Wood texture pieces of DSP, then cut around it, stamped again on my paper, colored in my brushes and put my wood pot over the top of the stamped one. Super simple.
The blotches are from Swirly Birds.  And, although you can't really see the glitter, the dots are the new Glitter dots, really sparkly in person.

My colors today are: Powder Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.  And I used watercolor paper for my top piece.

My card today is for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  Click here to take a look.
And here is the challenge:

Friday, June 23, 2017

Quirky Critters Hello, Just Add Ink # 365

I have been wanting to try out this set. I fell in love with it right off the bat, but sometimes it's hard to come up with an idea for stamps like this. Flowers are so safe, right?  
I LOVE Quail!  When we moved here to AZ I found lots of them running across my back yard. Mom and Dad take the babies out twice a day to eat.  Mom leads and dad follows watching out for them, and while they are eating dad usually gets up high so he can watch out for them.

Anyway, I used the new Layered Leaves embossing folder here, I filled in some of the leaves on the edges using the same Lemon Lime Twist ink.   I also used Bermuda Bay, Fresh Fig and Whisper white.
To get my branch I cut 2 pieces from the Birds and Blooms thinlit die, one from a scrap piece of CS and one from a left over piece of the Wood texture DSP.     The flowers are from Daisy Delight stamp set, I think those little flowers are so cute.
I stamped my Quail with his sentiment in Fresh Fig, then used my aqua Painter with some alcohol in it and the stamp pad to fill in the color. The Alcohol will keep the dye ink from running and smearing.

As usual, the team at Just Add Ink did a fantastic job, go on over and see what they have done. And, here is the challenge.