Monday, November 9, 2015

Merry Christmas Ornament!

Mojo Monday 423

This is one festive sketch and I wanted to take full advantage to use one of my favorite Verve "Ornament Christmas sets. The designer paper is by Anna Griffin and the embossed background is by lifestyle Crafts  embossing  folder and die cut panel using Spellbinders majestic Marvelous Squares. The Ornament was stamped onto a red holiday gift box and heat embossed with gold powder. Then set onto a vellum square with the decorative swirl stamp from the set w-08-042.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Heartfelt Birthday FMS211

Freshly Made Sketches #211 

What a fresh and pretty sketch by Karren. I've used impression obsession hollyhock dies that are watercolored, Elizabeth 'Bunch of Flowers 4' with tips and centers watercolored with distress inks and Elizabeth 'Happy Birthday' die. SB heart and TCW stencil for burst.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Foxy Fall

It's starting already here... the changing of the leaves! I'm so not ready for winter but who can resist all the wonderful colors of autumn. So I've stamped the WPlus9 leaves in distress inks fired brick, wild honey, vintage photo and crushed olive. The cute little fox and sentiment are by lawn fawn, and where colored with copics in E09 burnt sienna and E33 sand and fussy cut.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Dare to Get Dirty 2015

Dare To Get Dirty is a week of fun, challenges, and prizes for our Fan Club members at Splitcoaststampers! So much of our site content is free, but there are some special 'perks' and members-only content for paid members. Dare To Get Dirty is our annual "thank you!" to the members of our Fan Club. This year we have 40 challenges for the week! We're having tons of fun behind the scenes, hosting the challenges and encouraging our member participants to see what it's like to get a little Dirty!

here are a few samples I've made for some of the challenges...

please add any questions in comments.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Gratitude: SCS Sketch Challenge #550

Today at Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge #550 we were to choose a Sketch from the past and I chose SC539. 
wanted to use some dies that I just purchased from my favorite stamp and scrap store that closed the doors last week. The only upside is that I might be able to save some money.

The bubble circles in the background represent the panel strip from the sketch. Everything else is just thrown in for decoration. I die cut the rose with Tim Holtz tattered pinecone Bigz die and punched the flowers from yellow mulberry paper, stained the edges with distress inks in fired brick and abandoned coral and a spritz of water.

Supplies used: Lil' Inker stitched circle, memory box Pierson Corner and Leaves dies, Elizabeth 1028-Circles die, Martha Stewart hydrangea punch, Magenta stencil and TH textured paste.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Reclaimed Wood Wedding TCC35

 The Yin and Yang of the dark weathered wood and the beautiful delicate flowers and tulle was everything needed to create my Classy and Elegant wedding/anniversary card. (I have not decided yet which it will be). I used Heidi Swapp's Woodgrain Stamp Block to stamp gray card stock in black ink. The panels/boards are 1and 1/4" wide by 5 and 1/8" long. They are mounted and popped up onto a gray panel and then onto a pale gray card base. I tied the tulle around the panel first before mounting onto card base. The roses are die cut with a Sizzix 3-D rose and Tim Holts tattered pine cone dies. The foliage includes; punch bunch fern, impression obsession hollyhock tops and  memory box 'fresh foliage dies. The pearls embellishment is from the wedding section at Michaels Craft Store. 

I look forward to seeing how you are inspired for The Card Concept 35!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mother's Day Bouquet - TCC34

Products Used: Tim Holtz 'Doily' die by Sizzix, Elizabeth 'Curvy' leaves die, ek daisy punch, Sizzlits Flowers die (blue flowers), Marvy and Punch Bunch daisy punches, peacock and buttercup liquid pearls, Verve sentiment, K&Co. designer paper.

What a pretty package all tied up with ribbon and string! The Card Concept has a delightful inspirational photo this week and you must check it out! The combination of colors with some kind of stripe was inspiring for my Classy & Elegant card for Mother's Day.  I hope you will join us and let us see how you are inspired too!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Baby Girl TCC33

The Card Concept #33

Products used: Momenta tree branch, Spellbinders/Hero Arts stamp & die-cut set, taylored expression banner, Lil' Inker stitched anytime tag die, vellum, Verve sentiment, Lifestyle crafts embossing folder. 

What bold and fabulous tones of gray and pink with today's inspiration photo at The Card Concept! I kept with the theme and am welcoming a little baby girl.  Come on by The Card Concept and get inspired too!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Enjoy Golfing today!

Mojo Monday 392

Love the sketch this week at  Mojo Monday 392! I'm taking a short break from flowers this week (or just today) for a more masculine card. (Not that women don't enjoy golf) but this is for my husband's friend/golfing partner's birthday. And yes, he does enjoy golf very much. The golf card and bag are from memory box, and the sentiment is from Verve's "Small Packages" set vs-0224. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter Cherry Blossoms Blessings TCC32

There are so many possibilities with the beautiful inspiration photo at The Card Concept this week! Easter is near so I wanted to show the cracked egg in a different way. I used Spellbinder s Ric Rac Scalloped Border die to display the blessings inside the egg and to say that spring is here! (for some of us). I die cut out of watercolor paper the Sizzlits Cherry Blossom branch and flowers and colored with Distress Inks, markers and stains in the colors in the inspiration photo.
We hope you will join us and add your creation to the gallery at The Card Concept!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Happy Easter AAA#36

Easter Colors with a touch of Glitter

Easter colors are sweet and fun and bring hope for new beginnings. I want to be in a field filled with flowers right now but that's not happening. So, I've used a small flower stamp and sentiment from Verve's 'Egg-stra Special' set today. I stamped the flower in Hero Arts 'cup o' joe ink and stamped the image (as you can see) many times. I then colored them with copic markers in the soft colors. I added  turquoise stickles to the centers on the panel and filled in the background with a light green copic marker. The bunny is an impression obsession stamp.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Birthday CAKE TCC31

Who can resist Chocolate birthday cakes and cup cakes with pink buttercream frosting? Not I! For my elegant and classy card I wanted to share a delicious treat (at least on paper) I can't bake. It's free style this week at The Card Concept. Create any kind of card you want to. I was in need of a birthday card. Please stop by to see what the design team is cookin' up!
Products used: Hampton Art "Vintologie" Birthday cake stamp, Impression Obsession frames and tiny spiral floral dies, eks candle punch, stickles, liquid pearls, JustRite sentiment stamp

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Thanks a Bunch AAA #35

Bare Naked (very CAS and one layer)

One layer, bare minimum - yikes! Here goes; I used three stamps; WPlus9 Spring Blooms' leaves and berries and Verve's Framed Lilies sentiment. It took three minutes.

Now, let's see your super clean and simple one layer card in the gallery at AAA Cards!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Thinking of You TCC30

Thinking of You

So sweet and lovely the vase of flowers are in The Card Concept inspiration photo! For Classy and Elegant this week I chose some feminine papers by Anna Griffin with the soft pretty colors of the photo. Mine are an antique wall paper look and the inspiration is fresh and new. The flower is punched from the same bg paper and sponged on the edges with SU Raspberry Ripple ink.

Be inspired by the lovely photo and check out what the design team has to inspire as well!

Products used: Simon Says 'small folded banner', Spellbinders classic rectangles small die, WPlus9 sentiment, Sizzix Animal print embossing folder, Marvy flower punches, Cheery Lyn Tropical Flourish die, Distress Inks 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Rain AAA#34


This week at AAA Cards we want to do a rain dance to bring on Spring and warmer weather and flowers! For my card I used a stencil and Distress Stain in tumbled glass to create the look of a down pour. The Magenta wood stamp "Tall Solid Flowers" was inked up with DI peeled paint, spiced marmalade and wild honey and spritzed with water. I added dots/rain drops along the stems with Stickles "waterfall". 
Come join us and upload your CAS rain/watercolor to the gallery at AAA Cards!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Lily of the Valley

Tall & Skinny
Products used: Distress Inks, Lil' Inker stitched circle die, taylored expression banner die, Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangle die, aqua brush

It's Tall and Skinny Day at Mojo Monday and I wanted to finally use my Framed Florals from Verve. I stamp the lilies onto watercolor paper in distress ink forest moss and peeled paint and watercolored in some watered down DI seedless preserves. The designer papers are from memory box 'gossamer' 6x6 paper collection. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Birthday Blossoms and Bird

Cherry Blossoms and Robin

For the Splitcoaststamps Inspiration Challenge this week the hostess selected an Inchies Board on Pinterest. I was inspired by this  Robin and Roses needle work. I used heavy weight watercolor paper and die cut the memory box 'nestle bird' four times and glued the stack and watercolored with distress markers. I die cut the Sizzlits 'branch and cherry blossoms' once and watercolored also. I glued an old book page to card stock and die cut with Lil' Inker Anytime Tag three times to glue and stack. The blossoms and printed background were colored with Distress Stains in spun sugar and tumble glass. After watercoloring the blossoms I spritzed with water and pressed in the centers with a stylus and let dry.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Feel Better Soon TCC29

Get Well Soon

What bright, bold and beautiful colors in The Card Concept 29 inspiration photo today! Why not use as many as you can to brighten someone's day and bring on wellness. For my Elegant and Classy card today I've keep it clean so that the bright tulips stand out.

 Join us and play along at The Card Concept. Make someone's day.

Products used: memory box tulips and stems dies and corner bow die, Lil' Inker "Cover up Swirls" die plate and stitched circle die, Verve sentiment stamped onto vellum and heat embossed.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hello Orange Birdie!

Orange You Glad You're CAS?

I LOVE ORANGE! It makes me happy with most of my senses. I wear the color, eat and drink the fruit and it's my happy color for summer. I've never seen an orange bird but that didn't stop me from stamping with versamark and heat embossing in white on the orange recycled glossy paper.

Stop by AAA Cards and show us some ORANGE!

Products used: memory box Bird stamp and dies, WPlus9 sentiment, WPlus9 leaves from the "Spring Blooms" stamp and die set, Sizzix die cut vellum leaves.

I am also entering this card in The Paper Players and Happy Little Stampers challenges.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Romance TCC28

 For Classy & Elegant this week - Bird & Cage and Soft Flora are my ingredients. I painted a wood cage with Annie Sloan chalk paint, added corrugated cardboard to back and arrangement on front and some repurposed raffia. The roses and leaves were touched up with a white marker for a little shabby chicness. I hope you will join us and create with the wonderful inspiration at The Card Concept!

Products used: Elizabeth 'curvy leaves', memory box 'nestled bird', impression obsession 'spiral flowers' die, Lifestyle Crafts 'Whimsy' embossing folder, Spellbinder "marvelous squares' die.