Monday, June 12, 2017

You're The Best

Today I'm sharing a Father's Day card I made for my Dad using the layout from CAS(E) This Sketch 225.

Here's the sketch:


And here's my creation:


Hope he likes it!!!

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Supplies:
Stamps: You're The Best (The Stamp Market)
Ink: Deep Lagoon Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Basics White 6x6 Paper Pad (Basic Grey), Cedar Lane 6x6 Paper Pad (Pink Paislee), Coffee Break 6x6 Paper Pad (Prima Marketing)
Dies: Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts)
Other: Stapler
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Glue Dots 

Monday, May 29, 2017

With Sympathy

Today I'm sharing another sympathy card. This time around I used the layout from CAS(E) This Sketch 223.

Here's the sketch:


And here's my take:


LOVE LOVE LOVE that woodgrain stamp in the background!!! It's the Mini Scenery: Multigrain stamp from Winnie & Walter! Big HUGS and THANKS to Shay for all of the W&W goodies she so generously gave to us at our April 2017 craft retreat!!! SO AWESOME!!! And the icing on the cake was that we got to meet and hang out with Shay in person! She is soooo super sweet and totally fun!!! We had such a great time together!

And I can't seem to get enough of those MFT Beautiful Butterflies! I think I've stamped them out in just about every color of the rainbow now! HA!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Mini Scenery Multigrain (Winnie & Walter), Beautiful Butterflies (MFT), Botanical Silhouettes (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Soft Granite (Hero Arts), Buttercream/Warm Sunshine/Jet Black (Altenew), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Beautiful Butterflies Die-namics (MFT), Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Glue Dots 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

With Sympathy

My uncle passed away unexpectedly last Thursday morning, so I've been spending some time in my craft studio making sympathy cards for my family.

I made two cards using sketch 289 at Freshly Made Sketches.
Here's the sketch:

And here's my take:


When I saw the samples created by the FMS DT, I was really inspired by Kim's card and thought to myself---I have some flower dies that are very similar to that. Hmmmm...and the mojo was set into motion. The adorable die-cut flowers on my cards are from Bloomers 4 by Taylored Expressions. Aren't they sweet?!?! A BIG THANK YOU to Taylor for giving this die set to those of us who attended the April 2017 Stamping Away Retreat in Kansas!!! And HUGS to Kim for the creative inspiration!


Thanks for visiting today!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Brushed Blossom Stamp Set (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Smokey Gray Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White, Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Green Parakeet (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Cedar Lane 6x6 Paper Pad (Pink Paislee)
Dies: Bloomers 4 (Taylored Expressions), Double Pierced Square Dies (Avery Elle), leaf from Bigger Blooms Dies (Papertrey Ink)
Adhesive: Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Glue Dots 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

More Butterflies...

Today I'm sharing a thank you card I created using the layout from CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge 221 and featuring the Mini Thank You Stamp Set from Studio Katia!

Here's the sketch:


And here's my take:


The sentiment and butterfly are both from the Mini Thank You Stamp Set by Studio Katia. Isn't it GORGEOUS?!?!!! My crafty friends and I were gifted this set at a retreat in April, and I absolutely LOVE IT!!! Thank you so much, Studio Katia!!!

I embossed the sentiment and butterfly in gold and then added a tiny bit of color to the butterfly with Copic Sketch Markers. I also embossed a few dots on and around the focal panel as a finishing touch.

Because of all of the gold shimmer (on the paper and with the embossing) this was a very tricky card to photograph. Here's another look to show off the shine:


I'll be snail mailing this to some friends who hosted a wonderful Indian dinner to celebrate the end of the university school year!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Mini Thank You (Studio Katia), Dual Dots (Endless Creations)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder: Queen's Gold (Ranger)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Specialty Paper: Gold (purchased at Michaels)
Patterned Paper: Specialty Gold/Red Roses (Hot Off The Press)
Copic Sketch Markers: RV09, Y32, 0, W0, W2
Dies: Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts)
Tools: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal) 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Butterfly Thank You

Today I'm sharing another card I made with those fabulous Genevieve Butterfly Dies from Birch Press Design! I also used the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 287:



I added some stitching details to jazz  up my CAS design using Stitched Butterflies (Lil' Inker Designs) and Dots and Dashes (Paper Smooches). Here's a closer look:

 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hope you're having a fantastic weekend!!!

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Supplies:
Stamps: You Give Me Butterflies (MFT Stamps)
Ink: Smokey Gray Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White and Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink), Sunflower (Lawn Fawn)
Patterned Paper: Hello Sunshine 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Genevieve Butterfly Layers B and C (Birch Press Design), Stitched Butterflies (Lil' Inker Designs), Dots and Dashes (Paper Smooches), Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT Stamps)
Adhesive: Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)  

Saturday, May 13, 2017

You Are Too Kind

Happy Saturday! Today I'm sharing a card I created using the most recent sketch over at the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.

Here's the sketch:





And here's my take:


Don't you just LOVE that beautiful layered die-cut butterfly?!?! It's the Genevieve Butterfly (layers B and C) from Birch Press Design, which was gifted to us at a recent craft retreat! A HUGE THANK YOU to Birch Press Design for their kindness and generosity!!!


There are three layers in the Genevieve Butterfly Collection---you can use all three or use them individually or mix and match combinations of the layers. So much fun! You will definitely be seeing more creations with this die set on my blog very soon!

Thanks for visiting!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Laurels (Avery Elle)
Ink: Smokey Gray Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White, Mint Julep, Melon Berry, Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink)
Vellum: White (DeNami Design)
Patterned Paper: Cedar Lane 6x6 Paper Pad (Pink Paislee)
Dies: Genevieve Butterfly Layers B and C (Birch Press Design), Wonky Stitches (Avery Elle), Silly Stitched Squares Dies (Lil' Inker Designs), Tag Me (Reverse Confetti), Double-Ended Banner (Papertrey Ink)
Baker's Twine: White (Stampin' Up)
Enamel Dots: On Trend "Party" Enamel Shapes (My Mind's Eye)
Adhesive: Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Foam Adhesive Squares (Recollections)
 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

It's Happy Hour Somewhere

Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made for my brother-in-law who loves all things summertime---especially happy hours hanging out by the pool!


A BIG THANKS to my fabulous crafty friend, Jill, who let me borrow these super fun Paper Smooches Pineapple 1 and 2 Dies at our recent crafty retreat!!! I was so excited to put those die-cut pieces to work! And BIG HUGS to Nichol for the packet of SSS Shape Sprinkles---so handy for adding a cute finishing touch!

I stamped a sentiment inside that says "celebrate" (also from Paper Smooches, so the font coordinates with the sentiment on the front).

 
I'm going to enter this into the most recent challenge over at Addicted To Stamps And More: "Anything Goes."


Thanks for stopping by today!
Hope you're having a great week!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Get Outta Town (Paper Smooches), inside sentiment "celebrate" from Best Buds (Paper Smooches)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White, True Black, Lemon Tart, New Leaf, Green Parakeet, Bright Buttercup (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: The Everyday Collection 6x6 Inch Paper Pad (Avery Elle), Hello Sunshine 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Pineapple 1 Dies, Pineapple 2 Dies (Paper Smooches), Burst Die (Avery Elle), Tag Me (Reverse Confetti)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura)
Embellishment: Shape Sprinkles By Doodlebug Design (Simon Says Stamp)