Monday, March 31, 2014

New Ventures going on here :)

Hey Everyone!! 

Hope you guys are having a great day! I just got some exciting news this weekend and am just now able to share with you all.   

I'm am now part of the Butterfly Reflections Ink Design Team.  

If your not familiar with Butterfly Reflections Ink, its a new online store.  Vanessa is the owner and a sweetheart! She has got a great variety of products! 

You can check out her store HERE.  

I'm so excited to be creating for this team and will be back soon with some projects using products featured in the Butterfly Reflections Ink store.  

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge - Week #5

Hello Everyone!  Hope that you've having a great weekend!

 Today its Week #5 for the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge.  And that means its an Anything Goes week :)

In the card making community, there has been a lot of watercoloring going on.  And I honestly LOVE the look of watercolor, and you can obtain the look so easily with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink (whether its with ink pads or markers).

I paired up Scripty Sayings with my watercolor background to create a simply and classy "Thanks" card.  Here is the card I created:

Black enamel dots and twine finished off this card. 

Hope you guys enjoyed this card!  Be sure to check out the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog to see the rest of the teams amazing projects and to enter in on the challenge! 

**I won't be as active on the blog this week, as I'm working on 60 baby shower invites for a family member.  I have tons to do and will be focusing on that for the rest of the week.

See you back here soon!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Avery Elle Challenge #3

Hey Guys....are you sick of me yet?!? 

I'm back again today with a card that I'm entering for the Avery Elle Challenge #3.  

For this week's challenge, its all about Ombre or Gradient effect.  

I just recently got the "Circle It" Stamp set and decided this was a great time to use it.  Paired it up with some ZING embossing powder and this is how it turned out: 

I really love how Bright and Fun the embossing powders are and they worked great with the stamp set!  

Be sure to head over to the Avery Elle Challenge blog to play along with this challenge!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Scrappy Moms March Release - Day #3

Hey Everyone!  Hope your week has been going well :)

I'm sorry if I've been on posting overload.....I actually like having posts up pretty regularly, looks like I need to carve out some more creating time ;)

I'm here with another card project for you guys but this time I'm showcasing the  Terrific Teachers stamp set.  This is going to get so much use for school teachers in the very far out future....I'm not rushing Kirie growing up quite yet :)

In case you missed it, here is what the stamp set looks like:

Here is the card I created: 

The background of my card is used with a stencil called "Repeated Hearts" and some Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I then created the "pocket" for my mints by scoring some kraft card stock to fit the mints just right.  Added twin and some wink of stella clear on my sentiment and hearts and this card is complete. 

I really hope that you guys have enjoyed the release!  You can purchase the new products at the Scrappy Moms Store.  

See you back here soon! 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Online Card Classes - Clean & Simple 3 - Post #2

Hey Everyone!  I'm back again to show you more of my card creations for the Online Card Classes - Clean & Simple 3.

Today i'll show you the creations I made for Day 5 & 7.  If your confused on why i'm skipping days, the class is set up to show a new technique on 1 day and then on the following day, they show new creations using the same techniques taught the day before.

For Day 5 its all about Background in the Foreground.  I was completely drooling over Laura Bassen's card when creating the masked background.  She show cased her 'signature' plaid background and I'm so glad she created a video show casing this because i'm in love with her plaid cards.

So I tried to come close to her amazing design and this is what I created:

I really love how this card turned out.  I'll be using this technique more often, for sure!  I also used some Imagine Crafts Shimmer Spritz...totally forgot that Distress Ink reacts with water and I got a few splatters in the bottom left but I was totally ok with the look.  It adds such a nice shimmer to it.  

Ok, so now onto Day 7.  It was all about Creative Coloring and it was totally up my alley, as I love to color.  Kristina Werner always amazes me.  SO i'm using the card she created as inspiration for the card that I created.  

Its so simple but yet so perfect! I added some black lines around the card as the plain white card was just too plain for my liking and I think it was the perfect touch to this card.  

So that's it for now for my show casing cards created for the Clean and Simple 3 class.  Check back in soon for more creates for Scrappy Moms March Release and more cards for Online Card Class. 

See you soon! 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Online Card Class - Clean and Simple 3

Hey Everyone!!

Tonight I'm working on my 'homework' for the Online Card Class - Clean and Simple.  I'm so incredibly behind on class but I'm trying to catch up before the wrap up day of class.  YIKES!

So for day 1 of class, I'm using the technique of Faux Layered Die Cuts.  Here is the project that I created using this new technique.

I used Glossy Accents over my ink splatters and I think it really makes the splatters look wet and real :) 

For Day 3, we learned some new techniques that were totally inspiring!  LOVE these classes and I think i'm hooked for life.  Jennifer McGuire's technique of Masking was just mind blowing!  So I just had to use the technique to create the card. Here is my interpretation: 

I used the Masking technique with the Kelly Purkey Teardrop Stencil.  Just LOVE how this one turned out!  

Hope you guys enjoyed these cards for the class!  I'll be showcasing more for class soon! 

Scrappy Moms March Release - Day #2

Hey Everyone!  Happy is really gloomy and rainy here in Florida so what better day then to create :)

I'm here for Day #2 of the Scrappy Moms Stamps March Release.  If you missed my last post, here are the new adorable stamps that were released this month!

So today, I'm here to showcase For Peeps Sake Stamp Set.  I'm just LOVING this stamp set and its just so perfect for Easter :)  

So here is the card that I created for today: 

I managed to snag Easter Anya during a flash sale that The Greeting Farm.  I colored her with my copics and think she is just darling! Add in sequins, pattern paper from Everyday Eclectic from Echo Park, and this VERY fitting sentiment by Scrappy Moms and this is my card :)

Be sure to check back soon.  I've been working like crazy on my homework for my online card class and will be showcasing the cards with you!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge - March Week #4

Hello Everyone and Happy Sunday!!   Its my week on Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge and this week its a Designer Draft.

Here is the Designer Draft that we are using for inspiration: 

I recently got the Cuteasaurus Stamp set and have been itching to use it but needed the right card for it.  And for this Draft, I was totally envisioning using this stamp set.  And I totally did not notice till just now that I used the same colors that are on the card of the sketch! LOL  So here is the card that I created: 

I colored the adorable dinosaurs with my copics and decided to pop up certain parts of them.  On the blue dino, I colored and popped up the head AND on the green dino, I popped up her orange bumps. The foot prints are stamped in VersaMark ink....I just wanted them to show up slightly.  I really love how they turned out! You can get a closer look at the pictures below:

And that is it for my project!  I hope that you guys enjoyed this card.  I really had a TON of fun creating this card ((I actually got to create this card with Savannah, our design team coordinator, as she lives about 5 minutes down the street from me!! It was so much fun being able to craft with a friend!))  Be sure to check out the other design team members projects by heading over to the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog or clicking on their name below!  Also, be sure to join in on the fun for this challenge for your chance to win some store credit toward your next Paper Smooches Order!

I'll see you back here soon!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Scrappy Moms March Release - Day #1

Happy Friday Everyone!  Hope its been a fantastic day for you all and you have great plans for the weekend.

Today is the day for Scrappy Moms Stamps March Release.  Mel and Tammy have released 2 brand new stamp sets and some new magnets to use on your project!  I cannot wait to try out these new magnets on future projects.

So want to see the new stamp sets released?!  Take a look down below:

Perfect for Easter...which is quickly approaching!!

Great for those end of year gifts for teachers!

And these magnetic disks will make great closures for your projects! 

I really wanted to use my Distress Markers so I decided to create the card below.  I think the rainbow of colors will bring a smile to anyone's face. 

I love the look of watercoloring and how it gives a totally different affect/look than coloring with copics.

Hope you guys have enjoyed this card!  Be sure to check out the other designers projects by clicking on their name in the right side bar!

I'll be posting more projects soon for this release, so be sure to check back soon :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Scrappy Mom's Terrific Tuesday Challenge - All that Glitter

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Hope you guys are having a great start to your week!  I've been enjoying the last few days with my best friend of 14 years :)  She came down and spent a few days with us and Kirie and its been absolutely fantastic.

Anyways...the reason you all are here.  Scrappy Mom's Terrific Tuesday Challenge.  If you haven't joined us before, please join in on the fun!  We'd love to have you guys play along :)  TTC, as we call it for short, happens on the first and third Tuesday of every month.  Be sure to check out the Scrappy Moms Blog to see the design teams fabulous projects for this challenge and to enter in the challenge for your chance to win a Scrappy Moms stamp set of your choice!!

For this weeks challenge its titled All that Glitter.  I absolutely LOVE the look of glitter ((I don't use it often because of the mess that it normally create but I still love the look of glitter.   So this challenge was a great reason for me to break out some of glitter.

Here is the card that I created below:

I really wanted to create the look of Sun Rays but didn't have a die to use (I didn't even think to use my silhouette to find a cut).  So I decided to free-hand the rays.  Are they perfect?...good gracious no!  But I love how they turned out.  My 'blue sky' is created using a variation of Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  To complete the card, I used this perfectly fitting sentiment from Scrappy Moms "Spring Fling" stamp set.

Hope you guys enjoyed!  Be sure to head over to the Scrappy Mom's Blog and join in on the fun.

See you back here soon :)
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