Sunday, April 12, 2020

Flowers for Spring

Although my roses haven't even started to come up yet, this retired rose stamp on my shelf caught my eye, and I decided to play with it for a few challenges today. Here is my card...

 To make this card, I was inspired by the CAS color challenge to use Petal Pink, Mint Macaron, and Highland Heather from Stampin' Up. As you can see, my card base is Highland Heather, and I used all three colors to fill in my flowers. The dsp framing the image is from the Garden Lane paper pack. To make my image pop, I stamped the image twice, and cut out the inside of the flowers to layer them up. I tried curling the petals and adding some pretty purple bling to the center. The coloring was so relaxing! Thanks for looking!

If you haven't checked out the challenge from Craft Stamper this month which is Anything Goes, you should! Lots of ideas and a prize!

I also made it a Birthday card to match the Seize the Birthday challenge this week. I think it will be perfect for  my mom whose birthday is coming up!

Have a great Easter!

Friday, April 10, 2020

Spring Birds

Hello everyone! Even though we had a dusting of snow around here yesterday, I was inspired by a few challenges to create a card that says "Spring is here." Check it out...

To make this card, I relied on my Stampin Up Bird Ballad paper along with the Free as a Bird Stamp set and Detailed Band dies. For my color choices, I was inspired by the Color Throwdown challenge this week to use orange, green, yellow, pink as you see from their picture here:
For my design, I relied on this sketch from Stamping Pals. Once I picked my paper Bird Ballad from Stampin' Up, the card came together pretty quickly. I liked the idea of moving the birds down lower on the card to match the sketch.
Another challenge that got my creativity going was from the Tic Tac Toe Card Challenge because I had to think about what other elements I could use. I chose to line up the pink, yellow, and orange colors, but I also added some sparkle and flowers to my design.
Overall, this was a very fun card to make...hope you enjoyed it and are having a great spring day!

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Back on Your Feet Card

Hello everyone! I'm going to be honest...there have been days when I've felt like this little guy from this cute animal set called Back on Your Feet by Stampin' Up. Hasn't everyone?! :)

It seems perfect for a few challenges today. The Paper Players are hosting a theme challenge "A Day at the Zoo", My Inkie Fingers is hosting a challenge called Make it Pop!,and Sunday Stamps has a sketch challenge "split in two." Here is my card using the cute little sloth image. I popped him up with some leaves and had fun coloring him in. The DSP is from Stampin Up's Dinoroar and Mosaic paper packs. Thanks for looking!
Thanks for checking out my blog today! Stay safe and healthy!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Magical Unicorn Birthday

Happy April! Grateful that today the sun is shining and it is warm outside. I'm also grateful for my niece who will be having a birthday soon. She is the inspiration behind my card today as well as the SUO challenge sketch seen here...
Here is my take on the sketch after channeling by 1980s self and thinking of a card that my niece might like!
 I have to say that it was really fun to break out my new Leave a Little Sparkle unicorn set and pair that with the SAB Lilypad Impressions paper. The sentiment is from the Magical Mermaid set. Here is a closer look.

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm also linking up to these challenges:
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes

Sunday, March 29, 2020

A Garden Ready for Spring

Even though it snowed here yesterday, I feel like spring is just around the corner, and I cannot wait! Today, I went for a few walks and listened to the birds calling to each other, unaware of the strange new world we find ourselves in. I tried to capture the feeling of spring for the SUO challenge and the Sunday Stamps Challenge with my card today using the Grace's Garden stamp set by Stampin' Up. It is such a beautiful set!
I haven't been able to get my hands on the dies yet, so I made an opening of my own for the gate to frame using two of my circle punches.The flowered paper is from the Best Dressed 6x6 paper stack and the Garden Lane DSP, and the sentiment is from an old hostess set called "Very Vintage".

The little bird was my last touch...looks like he is waiting to say hello to anyone who pops through the gate!
Thanks for stopping by!

Also created for the Spring Florals Challenge here!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Artistic Dragonfly Large Side-Step Card with Video

I have yet another card using the Awesomely Artistic set by Stampin' Up today. I was recently in a challenge where I had to use one new set from the catalog to create 3 new projects, and this is number 2! You can see the first one here!

Lots of new items from the catalog were used to make this lovely card. To show you how I did it, I created a short video and included a project list below:

I was inspired by these challenges:

Monday, July 13, 2015

2 Step Layer Center Fold Card Video Tutorial!

As promised, here is the video tutorial for the card you see here. It is my first attempt at making a video, but it works! Enjoy!
Check back tomorrow to see a new dragonfly card with a stair-step fold. Thanks!