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Hi! With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought I would create a clean and simple card just for that! I used Waffle Flower Craft's Tribal Bear Stamp Set along with Holiday Words Die for this card:
I cut out a bunch of the mini bags and toppers to begin with. Some were cut from cardstock and others from patterned paper. I added a couple of patterns and accessories from the Little Gifts Stamp Set. The mini tag also comes from there! Once they were all stamped, I placed them on top of a panel cut from the Lacy Layers 2 Die. I added a sentiment from the Bowtiful Stamp Set as well.
I chose a fun, bright pink cardbase for this one. I used the little swirl and dot stamps from the Peace on Earth Stamp Set to create a birthday-worthy background. Stamping it with Versamark gave it a tone on tone look.
I hope you'll join us for our challenge this month! The inspiration colors are so fun this time around! Pop over to the challenge post on the Waffle Flower Blog for more information!
Who's counting down the days until Christmas? I have to admit- I am already excited about the holidays being here! I was happy for back to school and Halloween stuff is out everywhere now! Just a few more weeks and we will be seeing Christmas everywhere!
I love bright and cheerful Christmas cards! For my Watch It Wednesday post on the Waffle Flower Crafts blog this week, I thought I would try to create a card using Christmas lights as my inspiration. Here is how it turned out:
The sentiment is from the new Peace on Earth Stamp Set. I love the scripty font :) Here, I heat embossed it using white powder. I added that panel to a layer from the Pinking Layers Die and added it to my bright pink card base. I added a bit of twine and some adorable jingle bells that I found in my stash.
Thanks for stopping by today! It's been awhile since I've blogged and I keep meaning to get back into it. With school and everything, it's been a little harder than I thought to find time! Hopefully I will be back soon with some cards I made for the Waffle Flower release :)
Hello! The August challenge at Waffle Flower Crafts is just about to wrap up! Pop over to the blog for details and to play along! I loved the soft colors in this month's inspiration photo and went with some pretty grays and blues for this card:
Hello! Hope your Wednesday is going well! I am spending my day with my family at the beach. That might have been what inspired today's card! There is also a video of how to make it up on the Waffle Flower Crafts Blog and Youtube Channel for this week's Watch It Wednesday segment :) I used the lovely Faye from the Little Mermaids Stamp Set to create this card:
Happy Wednesday! I though I'd pop on early this morning and share a card I made for this week's Watch It Wednesday series for Waffle Flower Crafts! You'll have to pop over to the Waffle Flower Blog to check out the video but here is a look at the card I made:
It's been a few weeks since my last post, hasn't it! Things have just started to slow down a bit :) I had an unexpected trip to Washington come up and finals for my summer courses come up. Oh how I am glad they are over! Now I can relax and enjoy the rest of the summer...
For this month's Waffle Flower Designs Challenge card, I went with the sharks! The colors were bright and colorful and boy I wish I knew how to photograph neons better! This photo doesn't do it justice...
Summer means fun times and around here it can get a little goofy! These sharks were so fun to stamp and cut out! I made the card extra long to fit all of them on there together. And of course, left shark is doing her own thing lol!
Hope your summer has been fun so far! If you have time, be sure to join the challenge at Waffle Flower Crafts this month! You can also pop by the Waffle Flower Blog to see what the rest of the team is sharing today!
Hello! Today I'm sharing a fun card I made for this month's Waffle Flower Challenge. I loved the colors and the flowers shown in the inspirational photo- so pretty! They inspired me to create this:
These little snails from the Snail Mail Stamp Set are so cute! I imagined them in a little oasis of flowers in a garden somewhere in the shade- doesn't that sound like a happy place? :) I stamped these pretty flowers from the A Bunch Stamp Set to go along with the adorable snails. Everything has been painted with water and residual ink from my ink pads. When everything was dry, I used the matching A Bunch Die and Snail Mail Die to cut everything out. The sentiment came from the fun, new Balloon Messages Stamp Set.
After everything was cut out, I layered it on to the pink card base. I used some foam adhesive dots to add dimension here and there. I love how it turned out!
I used neon cardstock so in real life it's really bright and fun against the black background. To a video of how it was created, pop over to the Waffle Flower Crafts Blog :) While you're there, check out the catalog contest that is going on featuring these dies as well!
As I was editing the video I had this card sitting next to me at the desk and my daughter asked me why I made a card that said ih! lol! It was upside down... Goofy girl :)
Hello! Hope your day is going well! I just finished up my homework and have a few extra minutes until I head off to school! I'm enjoying the sunshine on my back porch :) Today is pretty great!
I wanted to share a card I created a little while ago. It features the adorable bird stamps by W Plus 9. I just love these stamps! They remind me of one of my favorite artists, Charley Harper :) I love his work and had to have these stamps as soon as they came out! Here is what I made with them:
I stamped and watercolored this little scene on Stampin' Up!'s shimmer paper. It is a nice thick cardstock and watercolor works well on it. I love that the whole thing shimmers- it's subtle but so pretty!
This stamp set is sure to get some more use soon! I think it is the cutest :)
How is everything with you? Is your month as crazy as mine has been? :) I am trying to keep up with it all but sadly my poor blog has been last in line for attention... sorry!
I had a tiny bit of time this morning and have been wanting to share the cards I made for the Waffle Flower Crafts Summer Release. This one is simple but turned out to be one of my favorites:
Anchors are perfect for this time of year and I pulled out the new Life Anchor Stamp Set to play with first. I made this one with my hubby in mind- it was our 15th anniversary last week :) I stamped out the anchors with Stampin' Up! Basic Black ink onto the smooth side of some watercolor paper. I used watercolors to paint them in and let them dry. After they were dry, I ran them through the diecut machine with the matching Life Anchor Die to cut them out. I added some gray twine to each of them, finishing with a knot near the anchor. My white cardbase has been embossed using a wide stripe embossing folder. I adhered my anchors using foam adhesive and then stamped my sentiments. I cut a small slit in the top of the card to slide the twine through. I adhered it inside the card.
I have been creating a bunch of fun things! Hopefully I will find time in the next few days to share everything :)
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 :)
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!
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!
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! :)
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 :)
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!