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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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sisters Layout

Can you believe it is already the last day of March?  With everything going on, this year has flown by so far!  I have been focusing on my schoolwork mainly but it is nice to switch gears and pull out my crafty stuff!  A few days ago, I was just in the mood to scrapbook!  I pulled out a cute photo of my girls and played around with the new Chunky Chevron Die by Waffle Flower Crafts:

The photo was from the 4th of July a couple of years ago so I went with mostly red, white, and blue for my colors.  I picked a pattern paper and a few stickers from Bella Blvd. to add as well!  I cut a bunch of chevrons out using the Chunky Chevron Die and layered them on white cardstock.  When you want a longer chevron piece, there is a tab that you can connect to make it all line up nicely!

I also added some stamping to the layout.  I wanted to add stars to look like splatter to the background so I used a light blue ink with the stars stamp from the Bowtiful Stamp Set.  The words are from the Bowtiful Additions Stamp Set.

Cuties!  I'm glad I got this photo added to my album!  You can also see the details in the chevrons in these closeups.

At the bottom, I added some more words- these ones are also from the Bowtiful and Bowtiful Additions Stamp Sets.

I hope the scrapbooking bug hits me again soon!  I love adding layouts to my album :)
Thank you for stopping by today!
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Monday, March 21, 2016

Welcome Spring Card- inspired by the Waffle Flower Challenge!

Happy Monday!  Today I'm playing along with this month's Waffle Flower Challenge.   We are focusing on watercolor this month and it has been so fun!  Here is my card:

This month's challenge is to use a watercoloring technique.  I grabbed the sweet Welcome Spring Stamp Set to use- I thought it would be perfect for watercoloring!  I stamped the grass out first, using two colors of green for depth.  Next, I stamped the tulip with Staz On black ink.  I watercolored the green using the darker green I stamped the grass with and used a pretty pink for the flower.  I used the lighter green ink to go over the grass with watercolor too.  I stamped the sentiment and then cut the panel so that the flower looked like it was hanging over the edge.

I used white cardstock to create my cardbase and then stamped the butterflies on the top portion.  I added some yellow watercolor in the same spots as well.  I splattered the watercolor all over the front of the card base and then added my focal panel with a bit of yellow cardstock and patterned paper to set it off.

The Waffle Flower Challenge runs through Friday of this week so if you have time and love watercolor, play along!  These new spring sets are just perfect for it!
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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Springtime Watercolor Card


It's feeling like springtime here- how about where you are?  I've been wanting to play with pretty flower stamps and all things Easter!  Today I have an Easter card to share using a quick and simple watercoloring technique:

I used the cute Egg Hunt Stamp Set from Waffle Flower Crafts for this one.  Instead of painting in the background, I used a sponge applicator to add ink and then deleted it from the portions I wanted to paint a different color.  I created a video on this technique- Waffle Flower Crafts is featuring it today too!

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