Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Holiday Flamingo

Hi everyone!

It's my last week guesting with the My Favorite Things Challenge and Inspiration team. What an awesome month! (A big thank you, Susan!) The new sketch is up, which you can see HERE.

I've been wanting to use my flamingos for a winter card:

Winter Flamingo

I die-cut the Flamingo die in white cardstock and blended a couple of shades of pink. I love the versatility of these dies....they look good in cardstock. watercolors, Copics, inks, etc. Next, I made a teeny scarf from a scrap of felt. After I had her scarf on, I laughed every time I looked at her. :)

In the sketch, there are several circle elements. I used the Jumbo Dot Cover-Up die to emboss the background panel. The hearts are also from the Flamingo die set:

Winter Flamingo

The sentiment is from the Santa's Elves set--I had to go with pink ink. ;) For the snow, I used the negatives out of the Snowdrifts die and added coarse glitter. Isn't it pretty?  Here's a close-up:

Winter Flamingo

I love flamingos. :)

Well, that's it for me. I hope you'll swing by the Challenge and Inspiration blog to see what the fab team has made!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Stay Cool

Hi everyone! Yeah for hump day. :) I'm still traveling (for work), and I'll be in my fifth hotel room tomorrow-gah! I'm looking forward to being home at the end of the week.

It's time for another My Favorite Things Challenge! You can see this week's sketch HERE. Lots of cool ways to use this sketch...

Here's what I made:

Stay Cool

I can't take credit for the awesome ICEE (Slurpee) idea. My friend Miriam said the Cool Cup die from My Favorite Things was like a Slurpee. I technically went with an ICEE since it was easier to mask. ;)  I die-cut the Cool Cup parts and blended them with inks. For the lid, I used acetate.

The sentiment was made by stamping and clear embossing the "Stay Cool" sentiment from the Stay Cool set. Next, I foiled over the clear embossing using a technique I saw on one of Jennifer McGuire's videos (brilliant!). The sentiment was distressed, so the imperfect foiling worked. ;) Here's a close-up:

Stay Cool

For the rest of the sketch, I die-cut the new Stitched Arch STAX out of patterned paper. I was going to add a vellum heart, but I thought the negative scrap was cooler.

I hope you'll get a chance to play along with this week's MFT challenge! You can link up your projects HERE.

Have a great day! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Stay Cool
Cardstock: Wild Cherry, Kraft
Other: Gold Deco Foil; gold heart from Freckled Fawn October Kit

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Happiest of Holidays

Hi everyone! I hope you're having a great week. I'm in D.C. for work, and I'm really looking forward to seeing some local crafty friends at the end of the week. :)

I'm guesting with the My Favorite Things Challenge and Inspiration team again. Yeah! It's a sketch challenge this week, and you can see the sketch HERE.

Here's my take on the sketch:

Happiest of Holidays

Isn't the elf adorable?? I love him and had to use him. I colored the little guy from the My Favorite Things Santa's Elves set with Copics. For the bell, I added a little Wink of Stella over the coloring (yes, I know; it's hard to see).

Happiest of Holidays

The elf was tucked behind the two die-cut panels. On the bottom layer, I stamped the awesome Sweater Stitched Background stamp and then die-cut the panel with Cross-Stitch Square STAX. On top, I die-cut patterned paper using the Zig Zag Stitch Square STAX.

Below the elf, I wanted to make it look like the elf was dropping the jingle bell into the stocking. I stamped the stockings using the same Santa's Elves set, and then colored and paper pieced them.

Happiest of Holidays

Be sure to stop by the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog. I hope you have a chance to play along!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Stamps: (Santa’s Elves, Sweater Stitch Background) My Favorite Things
Ink: (Field Day Hybrid Ink) My Favorite Things; (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko

Paper: (Wild Cherry Cardstock) My Favorite Things; (Ellen's Essential Linen) Ellen Hutson; (stripe polka dot papers) Studio Calico kits
Other: Clear Wink of Stella pen; Copic markers

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hello, Love

Hi everyone!

Hi Love Set

This week, Maya Road and Ruby Rock-It are having a blog swap! 

For the hop, I made a gift wrap with a box, tag, and card. First, I made a gift box:

Hi Love Set

Then, I made a card to go with the gift:

Hi Love Set

Lastly, I created a simple tag for the gift box:

Hi Love Set

The supply list, details, and more pictures are over on the Maya Road blog

As part of the blog swap, there's a giveaway. :) Check out the details HERE. To enter, leave on comment on the Maya Road blog HERE and each day of the hop this week. Also, be sure to check out the Ruby Rock-It post

Thanks for swinging by. Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Be Jolly

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going well.

I'm positively thrilled to be guesting with the My Favorite Things' Card Challenges team this month. Woo hoo! This week's challenge is a sketch, which you can find on the Challenge Team blog.

I flipped the sketch to make this card:

Be Jolly

I used the new Trim the Tree die to die-cut the tree from an "oops" watercoloring project. :) On the die-cut, I stamped the garland from the Trim the Tree stamp set in Gold and added a die-cut star from the same stamp and die set.

Next to the tree, I added one of the presents from the Trim the Tree set. The yellow really pops!

Be Jolly

I used the new Radial Stitched Circle STAX and blended Sno Cone ink to add some blue. It's hard to see, but I stamped (and stamped off) snowflakes from the Trim the Tree set in the same light blue. I added a little glitter to the edge of the circle die-cut.

In the background, I embossed the Four Way Chevron die--love that die!

Be Jolly

I hope you have a chance to play along with this week's challenge. You can see the sketch and details HERE. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: (Trim the Tree) My Favorite Things
Dies: (Radial Stitched Circle STAX, Trim the Tree, Blueprints 13, Four-Way Chevron Cover-up) My Favorite Things
Ink: (Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, Lemon Drop Hybrid Ink, Sno Cone Premium Dye Ink) My Favorite Things; Delicata Gold Ink; (Black Velvet Color Shine) Heidi Swapp
Cord: (white) Hemptique
Sequin: (4mm Clear) Pretty Pink Posh

Saturday, October 3, 2015

WCMD with My Favorite Things

Hi everyone! Happy World Card Making Day! I love this day. If you're a card maker, I hope you're getting a chance to make some cards today! :)

This month, I'm guesting with the My Favorite Things Challenge Team!! I'm so excited! This month's release is so wicked cool--I had a few squeals when I opened my package. ha ha

To celebrate WCMD, the MFT Challenge blog inspiration all day long, and I'm joining the fun. Yeah!! The theme is Christmas, old and new, and here's what I made:

Magic of the Season

Do you see the new stamps? The stamped images on the sweaters and the sentiment are from the new Winter Wonderland set. This set is adorable with fab scene-building winter images and awesome sentiments. I love this sentiment in particular and had to use it! This set will be released October 6th. 

For my "old," I cut the Comfy Sweaters out of white cardstock and stamped the Winter Wonderland images. I Copic-colored the sweaters. Here's a close-up:

Magic of the Season

For the background, I made my own stripe by inking Grout Grey through the All Lined Up stencil. After creating the panel, I die-cut it with the Inside Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangles. These dies are cool (and addictive!). I finished off the card with a Field Day card base die-cut using the Blueprints 13

Be sure to check out the MFT Challenge Blog--lots of awesome stuff!

Have a great day. Thanks for stopping by!

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