Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Leafy Watercolor Card and Video

Happy Wednesday!  School is kicking my butt this week- I am taking two math courses and a science course over the summer semester and they have started out with a bang!  Lots of homework... I think I should be all caught up for this weekend though!  We have nothing on our to do list so I am making plans to relax, craft a little, and maybe plant some flowers :)

Today I'm popping on to share the card I made for this week's Waffle Flower Craft's Watch It Wednesday Series.  I paired the Leafy Stamp Set with the cute little Faye Stamp Set for this one:

I show how I did the fun stamped watercolor background in the video :)  Pop over to the Waffle Flower Crafts Blog to watch!

Speaking of videos, I had an idea to film something a little different recently too!  I made a vlog- it's more of a chat really- about what I've been working on with my crafts this week.  I am going to give it a try and film every week or so to show my progress on projects, new things I'm working on, shopping trips, favorite tips and tricks and lots more!  Please subscribe to my YouTube channel if it sounds like something you're interested in!

I better start working on finishing my homework for this week so I can enjoy the upcoming weekend!  I am already looking forward to it!  Thanks for stopping by today!
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Monday, May 16, 2016

With Love- a card for the Waffle Flower Challenge

Boy did the weekend go by fast!  I can't believe it's already Monday again.  That means it's time to share what I made for May's Waffle Flower Challenge!  Pop over to the challenge post to check out the inspiration photo.  I used the colors and the floral prints as inspiration for my card:

The stamped flowers are from the In Every Way Stamp Set.  I paired them with the With Love Word Die.  I used black ink and black cardstock with them to really make them bold looking on the light blue card base.

This month's inspiration was really fun!  The colors aren't something I would usually put together but I really like how this card turned out!

There is still time to play along!  Pop over to May's challenge post to check out the inspiration and submit your card!
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Monday, May 2, 2016

A Bicycle for Two Card

Hello!  Hope your Monday is going well!  I've been running around getting things on my to do list done :)  I only have one thing left and I can't do it until later!  Yay!  Since I had a little free time I thought I'd pop on and share a card I made recently with some cute Stampin' Up! goodies!

I picked up the fun Pedal Pusher Stamp Set during Sale-a-bration this year!  I love bike stamps and this one with an adorable basket had to be mine!  I stamped it out on watercolor paper and used my inkpads to watercolor it in.  The sentiment is from another favorite- the Endless Thanks Stamp Set.  These work so well together!

I was so happy to pick this one up!  Yay for free stamp sets! :)

Hope you have a great day!
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

On My List Today...


I made it through my final projects for the semester!  Yay!  Now to catch up on everything else around the house :)  First on my list...

Laundry!  Hee Hee!  Coloring laundry and adding cute sequins would be way more fun :)  This stamp set from Lawn Fawn is seriously cute!  I colored this with watercolors and then created a fun shaker element to the washing machine.  I added bits of pattern paper to ground it and stamped the sentiment below.  Can you see the tiny bubbles in the background?

I do have laundry to do today but I am spending a fair share of the day crafting too!  Yay for crafty time!!  I am so glad to have a break from school :)
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Inlaid Diecutting With Vellum Card


Hope your Wednesday is off to a good start!  I thought I'd pop on before my day starts to share a card I made for Waffle Flower Crafts Watch It Wednesday Series.  I used the new Flower Circles Inverted Die to create an inlaid diecut card with vellum:

Because the background was so detailed, I tried to keep everything else simple and bold.  I used a pretty coral color for the sentiment.  I used the Amazing Word Die to cut out the first part and a stamp from the In Every Way Stamp Set for the second part.  I added a couple of sequins for some sparkle as well!

If you'd like to see the video on how I made this, pop over to the Waffle Flower Blog today!  Hope you're doing well!

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Thinking of You Card

Hi!  Today I have a fun card inspired by this month's Waffle Flower Challenge!  I loved the colors in the inspirational photo and the fact that the flowers were coming out of the umbrella- so cute!  I planted my flowers in a teacup to mimic the look:

The background was stamped with the beautiful Lacy Flower Stamp Set.  I used the largest image with white ink.  Next, I added a bit of white spatter over the top of it.  I let it dry and then embossed it with a wide stripe embossing folder.

The focal panel was cut using the Lacy Layers Die.  I stamped the sentiment from the Lacy Flower Stamp Set along the bottom.  I added a bit of washi to act as my foundation for my focal image.  The focal image was created using the Warm Wishes Stamp Set and the A Bunch Stamp Set.  I colored them with Copic markers and fussy cut around the image.  I added it to the card with a foam dot for dimension.

The challenge will be going on for a few more days!  Pop over to the Waffle Flower Blog to check out the inspiration for this month!  It's a cute one and if you play along, you'll have a chance to win some free goodies! :)
Thanks for stopping by today!
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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Need A Hug Card


Hope you are doing well!  I have been bad about posting lately- sorry!  The last week of semester is coming up and everything is coming due!  I am looking forward to a little break before summer semester starts- hopefully I can share all the cute cards I've been making!

I thought I'd pop on and share one I made this week just for fun! :)  We are kitty people and I have been wanting to make a kitty-on-a-monkey's-head card since Nina came up with these adorable designs!

This monkey is from the Willy & Friends Stamp Set.  I paired him with the kitty from the Welcome Spring Stamp Set.  For this look, I stamped the kitty first and masked it before stamping the monkey.  I did a quick Copic coloring job and fussy cut around the image.  The sentiment is also from the Willy & Friends Stamp Set.  Isn't it perfect for this?  Hee Hee!

I've been using my favorite old patterned papers, twines, and sequins lately!  They might be oldies but they sure are goodies!

I'm glad I got to pop and share today!  I took a bunch of pictures of cards I've been making so be ready for post overload when I finish up with my school work this week!

Enjoy your weekend!!
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