Saturday, May 19, 2018

Inspired By All the Little Things

Hello all!

There is a new challenge at Inspired By All the Little Things.

Since I don't have Feathers in my stash I needed to improvise. I was inspired by the GOLD lines and shades of Blue with a pop of Chartreuse. Here is my card for today's challenge.
  • I started out by heat embossing the sentiment, SEEK the LORD, in GOLD onto Canson XL watercolor paper, A2 size. 
  • Then placed a rectangle mask over the entire sentiment to create a frame 
  • Next I pressed clear VersaMark through the WEATHERED WOOD stencil from STAMPlorations, that enabled me to heat embossed GOLD EP for the lines. 
  • Then I quickly inked DISTRESS inks over the top
  • Pressed more clear VersaMark over all exposed areas, added CLEAR EP and heat with the heat gun for the GLASS-like shimmer
  • Adhere to a Chartreuse cardbase
  • Lift the mask and viola! card is finished
Our special guest designer is ERICA A-B from CaCacraft! Be sure to stop by her IG account too:)

Join the fun at Inspired By All the Little Things by creating something inspired by the photo, and be sure to tell us how you were inspired! The linky closes Friday, June 1st at 11 a.m.(pst)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Reminder post at STAMPlorations

Creating Things with Wings at STAMPlorations:))

Using the negative cuts from the large bloom in Bloomtangled #1 Cover Plate Die as my focal point. 
Here is how I created the card:

  • Splashing a bit of Bumbly Bee SHIMMERZ onto a piece of white cardstock and then splattering some Sunset Strip VIBEZ for extra color and texture. 
  • Trim the panel down with the largest Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die. 
  • Let that dry
  • Place the negative petal cuts from the Bloomtangled #1 Cover Plate Die in the center of the yellow splash
  • Stamp a few tiny Butterflies from Trendy Butterflies with inks from TheTon
  • Add some doodles with Pin Pens
  • Stamp the sentiment also from Trendy Butterflies

Link up by May 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Altenew May 2018 Inspiration Challenge

Practicing the 70/20/10 rule of color use taught in the COLOR YOUR DAY class at Altenew Academy, and for the May 2018 Inspiration Challenge.

Yes, I'm wishing BIG with these blue roses from the SWEET ROSE BOUQUET:)) 
How I created the card: 

  • With a touch of masking, I  loosely cutting around the sentiment, WISH BIG, which is ombre inked with GREEN MEADOWS mini cube set. The MISTI really helped with this type of inking.
  • To define the word BIG, I carefully added a shadow on one side with the G715 Artistic Marker. A white Gel pen made the center really pop!
  • The Pink leaves are inked with the Cherry Blossom mini cubes. 
  • Then I easily placed the Rose buds, and inked all the layers with SWEET DREAMS mini cubes.
  • A soft spounged color of  PINK DIAMOND through the Watercolor Stripes stencil created a nice ballance:) and moved the color PINK into the 70% position, with BLUE at 20% and lastly, the green at 10%.
  • A few pink sequins are all the embellishment needed to finish the card with a kiss of bling.

Inspired by the colors from Laura Basson's card at the May 2018 Inspiration Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Layton's Legacy Card Drive & Fundraiser Blog Hop

Joining in on Layton's Legacy Card Drive & Fundraiser Blog Hop coordinated by Layton's mom, Lea LawsonIn honor of Layton and all the those walking through hours, days and months in the NICU, I created a card with a sense of Hope and warmth based on the sweet graphics below.

Using stamps and inks from The Ton for these two cards.
Stamping the mountains was easy with all the layers in the set. Then I masked the peaks and stamped the bright Sun/moon. Using the corner of the ink pads, I pulled color downward from the base of the mountains. and finished by stamping the HUGS in the darkest shade in the mini collection.

STAMPS: Mountains and Bokeh Burst Round
INKS: Citrine Minis, Sky Blue minis, and Minted Minis

How can you help? 

DONATE! - directly to Layton's Legacy YouCaring Fundraiser. (Donations will be used to purchase gift cards for Parents of children in the The University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.)
Here is a graphic of all the SUPER SPONSORS for the fundraiser where every $5 donated gets you an entry into the prize drawing. There are over $2000 in prizes, sponsored by some of the most amazing stamping & papercrafting companies in the industry! 

-Pinkfresh Studio will be donating 10% of their sales for the week.
-CAS-ual Fridays Stamps will be donating 15% of their sales thru May 19th.

-My affiliate linking dollars will be donated thru May 19th.

CREATE! Create cards based on the moodboard and send them to Lea. Link them up HERE
and Please mail them no later than May 31st to:
Lea Lawson

Thank you for taking the time to stop by..check out more info at Lea's Blog 

Love and Many Hugs,


Here is the full Blog Hop List: An InLinkz Link-up

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Inspired By All the Little Things

Hello! I have several cards to share for the 

I was inspired by the Rustic, yet Feminine Colors in the inspiration photo. Playing with sprays from SHIMMERZ PAINTS to create the background and Spellbinders SHAPEABILITIES CORNER FLORAL ETCHED DIES FLOWER GARDEN BY SHARYN SOWELL detailed cutting dies on classic ovals as the main focal point.
This first card has the negative cuts glued back into place for an elegant hint of a flower.
I turned this one into a shaker card by layering some acetate behind the large rose diecut.
And for the final card, I cut the outline only of the FLOWER GARDEN die set, after using the large rose detail die as a stencil. I LOVE how the slight pop of color looks on the white on white layers!
All the sentiments are from the Watercolor Bouquet stamp set from The Ton.
Spritz: Cotton Candy
Vibez: Mango Tango, Pink Moscato, Hermit the Frog, Glorious Day

Our special guest for the month of MAY is the FABULOUS and charming ERICA A-B from CaCacraft! Be sure to stop by her IG account too:)

Join the fun at Inspired By All the Little Things by creating something inspired by the photo, and be sure to tell us how you were inspired! The linky closes Friday, May 18 at 11 a.m.(pst)

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, May 4, 2018

Theme and Sketch Challenge at STAMPlorations

Stamplorations  THINGS with WINGS,  celebrating SPRING with a month long Blog hopCreate a winged-themed project. (no Sketch this month)
Here is mine:) using all dies!
Bloomtangled #1 Cover Plate Die, Flutter Zen 2 Layering Dies , and Beautiful Word Die 

White on White looks lovely and is so quick and easy to create.

PLAY along:
  • Create a project based on the theme, Things With Wings.
  • Link up as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts.
  • Your project photo must be posted in full in your blog post! Please don't link up to our challenge if you're only showing a sneak peek of it (as is the case when you made it as a design team project for another company). In the same vein, please do not link up your project if it's solely to promote another company.
  • You must display the challenge graphic in your post and link back to this post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by May 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.
  • The winner (as voted by the design team) receives a $15 gift certificate.
  • The two (2) top picks (randomly drawn) each receives a $5 gift certificate
  • Comment on this post and on the designers' posts for a chance at winning one of several surprise prizes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

April 2018 Inspiration Challenge at Altenew

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a card for the ALTENEW April 2018 Inspiration Challenge.  I've been participating and enjoying For the LOVE of COLOR class taught by Julia Altermann. Her classes have been very detailed in coloring with Alcohol markers, pencils, watercolor and even coloring on Glitter!

For this card I combined several lessons from the Altenew Academy AECP Level 2 by using the color palette from the inspiration photo above.
Here is my card:

This is an almost One Layer card, utilizing lessons learned in Masking Unleashed and Beyond Basic Backgrounds with a hint of pencil coloring skills learned in For the LOVE of COLOR.

  • I used the Stone Wall Stencil and Shades of Purple Crisp inks sponged over a mask cut with the decorative frame in the New Day Card Kit for the background on an A2 sized White CS
  • Then I stamped a small outline image from Remember This , keeping the frame mask in place, only removing the center cut to create a "window" effect.
  • And here is where I colored with Prisma colored pencils, just a bit on the rose buds
  • I inked the detailed layer of the leaves and stems,VERY LIGHTLY, with Frayed Leaf crisp ink
  • With C002 Artistic marker, I quickly added a shadow at the window 
  • The sentiment is from Story of Us, inked with Jet Black
  • Brought in more green with an arrow from Happy Dreams, inked with Parrot Crisp ink
  • Trimmed the panel down to show a tiny bit of white on an A2 cardbase
  • Heart shaped Enamel Dots were the finishing touch of embellishment

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Hope you liked my card today.  It's Fun and challenging to see how many new skills can be packed into a single project:)

Thanks for stopping by!

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