Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wish List Wednesday

Happy Hump Day everyone!! It seems like a Tuesday to me since we had Monday off but I am glad it isn't. One day closer to the weekend!!

Since I do not want my blog to be so quiet, I thought I would post a few things that I have been drooling over lately. I am holding off buying right this moment but know that it will only be a matter of time!!

First, from Mama Elephant I have "Little Dog Agenda" and "Sticky Notes." Aren't they adorable?

You know I made some cards using the cats from my Mama Elephant's "Little Cat Agenda," and I would LOVE to pair them with both of these fun stamp sets!!

I also want the new stencils from Simon Says Stamp! I have seen some really cool techniques that I want to try with them!! (click on the images below to go directly to the SSS store)

I adore the "Twisted Stitch Borders" from Simon Says Stamp! but they are on backorder right now. Good thing as my pocket book is empty!!
I also want the new Clearly Besotted "Raise a Glass II" stamps. As you know, I am kind of obsessed with the Simon Says Stamps "Time for Wine" set (as seen by my projects on these blog posts) and think that the "Raise a Glass II" would fit right in!!

Last but not least, I am dying to get my hands on these fun "Rainbow Sparkle Jewels" by Lucy's Cards. Do I need one more embellishment? No but these would be so much FUN!!

Is there anything you are dying to play with? Would love to hear from you!! I always enjoy knowing what other people wish for-whether is is scrap supplies or not!!

I thank you for stopping by and have a FABULOUS Wednesday!!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Hello to Everyone and a Couple of Cards

It could echo here on my blog. May has been a very busy month and though I have been crafting a lot, my blog is the thing that has been suffering. Missed all of you!!

Though I have NOT been posting, I have been buying. Isn't that how it always is? I have had a couple of personal days over the last two weeks and I have had a chance to pamper myself. Friday I had a facial and colored my hair.

I was only just going to color my grays but my hair dresser had other plans. She tipped my hair in a blonder color, blew it dry straight and curled the ends. Made me feel like a million bucks!! If only I could do this myself but alas, I am hair challenged.

Today I am sharing two cards that I created using Mama Elephant's "Little Cat Agenda." I created these cards a couple weeks ago but never had a chance to photograph them.

My first card I combined Lawn Fawn's "Love Letters" envelope with a little cat from "Little Cat Agenda."

I colored my images in with Copic Markers, then combined them with a scrap of patterned paper and a Doodlebug Design "Paper Frills." (Anyone remember these? I have almost every color and decided to pull one out to use!!)

The little hearts were die cut using a CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Fun Fetti Fri-Dies" and covered in glossy accents. (I apologize for the dark photographs. It has been cloudy for days and I cannot get the lighting right!!)

My next card I combined the little cats with some Simon Says Stamps "Talk Bubbles" dies, PaperTrey Ink Sentiments and a Pretty Pink Posh "Stitched Film Strip" die to create my card.

I started off the card by die cutting and then doing a bit of ink blending on the Pretty Pink Posh "Stitched Film Strip" die cut. I layered this over a piece of Lawn Fawn "Dew Drop Line" patterned paper that was adhered to an A2, top folding card.

I nested the cats into the film strip and added some Stickles and Glossy Accents over some of the details on the stamped images.

I finished off the card by adding the Simon Says Stamps "Talk Bubbles" with the PaperTrey Ink sentiments.

I thank you for stopping by today. Have a fabulous night!!


Monday, May 15, 2017

Time Out Challenges #83, Happy Little Stampers May Challenge: Anything Goes with Dies and a Card for As You See It Challenge #149

Happy Monday!! Just popping in with two cards that I created this weekend for three challenges.

I made this first card for a co-worker who had surgery last week.

The inspiration for this card was Hannelie's card from Time Out Challenges #83. I mimicked her blending that she did on her card and used black and white flowers like she did.

I am also playing with Happy Little Stampers May: Anything Goes With Dies.

I used a dies by PaperTrey Ink for the frame and the stamped flowers.

A little simpler then my usual style but I like how it came out. I also used some scraps up, like the frame, that I had die cut to make sure the die worked. Am I crazy for doing that?

I will be sending this card out with some magazines and a GC for iTunes as a little pick me up.

My second card I created for "As You See It Challenge #149." I flipped the sketch below for my card.

And here is my creation:

The three elements are the hedgehog, the tree stump and the mushroom together. I know this is a bit of a stretch but it is "as you see it!"

I used used Distress Ink in two colors for the blended background. Instead of a banner, I used a die cut word covered in clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle and Glossy Accents.

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a fabulous day!!


Card #1


Card #2