Wednesday, February 21, 2018

My January Paper Pumpkin Valentines

Today's post is all about what I did with the January Paper Pumpkin kit to make my hubby's Valentines this year. Since he was traveling out of state on business over the holiday of love, I made him 2 for each night that he was away.

I added some die cuts and additional stamping to make them my own, but otherwise pretty much stuck to the basic card as designed and using the supplies from the kit. I really loved all the rosy gold metallic accents in this kit!!

Until next time~

Monday, February 19, 2018

Have a Duckie Birthday

Today's post is doing double duty for my design teams @ both Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and Craftin' Desert Divas

I used the Birthday Surprise digi stamp set and the Simply Said stamp set. The faint plaid watercolor background was done using a print made from the Sorted Shapes 2 Stencil and the dots were also done with that same stencil.

However, the inside sentiment is a retired one from Stampin' Up!

I colored the images with colored pencils and accented the glasses with glitter gel pen and Wink of Stella. The lavender background was dry embossed with an embossing folder and then rubbed with lilac ink. The sequins came from the Pastel Paradise pack.

Until next time~

Friday, February 16, 2018

How to Make a Foxy Planner for February

Today's project with ScraPerfect is my planner spread for next week.

I printed out digi stamps on sticker paper and used patterned paper that's been in my stash for many years.

Of course, the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap is perfect for any paper project and so I used it to glue down all the paper that I punched and diecut out.

I then colored all the images up with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, accented them with Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen, stamped daily "to-do"s and blended pink ink around the edges.

Turned out pretty cute, eh? Since February is the month to celebrate LOVE, I figured I could get by using that as my theme for another week in my planner!

That's it for me today ~happy crafting with ScraPerfect!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today's card is the second of two that I designed for the February card making class at the library and it will be entered @ Use Your Stuff for "Love is All Around", @ Unicorn Challenge for "Love/Valentines", @ Try It On Tuesday for "Love is in the Air", @ Stinkin' Inkers for "Love is in the Air", @ Deep Ocean for "Love is All Around" and Die Cuttin' Divas for "Valentine's Day".

This card features a fun and simple Z-fold with patterned papers from my stash and a long ago retired stamp set from Stampin' Up!

The coloring was done with water based markers, faux stitching details done with a black pen and shimmer added with a clear Wink of Stella pen. The inside sentiment was stamped on a scalloped circle die cut from Itsy Bitsy.

Until next time ~ Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 12, 2018

You Are Ribbiting!

Today's adorable card is one of 2 that we will be making at my local library class this week and will be entered @ Creative Knockouts for " Birthday Wishes", @ heARTful Stamping for "Anything Goes + a Stamp" and @ 2 Crafty Critter Crazies for "Anything Goes with a Critter". 

The background was super simple and done with ink blending through a stencil. The stamps on the front of the card are from CTMH and colored with pencils. The inside sentiment is retired from TAC.

Using a square punch and a corner rounder punch on only 2 of the sides makes it super easy to make the focal pieces to stamp the frogs on. I also sponged some black ink around the edges to help them pop. The sentiment banner was added with foam tape but everything else is glued down flat to the card front.

 Sweet and simple, that's it from me until next time~

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Happy Birthday Honey

We are celebrating my hubby's birthday today, so I decided to do it Craftin' Desert Divas style, lol. This Birthday Surprise digi stamp set has so many cute images and I especially love the cake with the number candles because it gives you the chance to personalize your card.

The inside sentiment came from an old retired red rubber stamp set from TAC.

All the images were colored with watercolor pencils and  the sentiment is from the Birthday Sentiments digi stamp set. The sequins are from the Shimmer Sequins pack

That's it for me today, cuz we have a busy day planned...until next time~

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Looking Sharp! - Make a Punny Card For Your Sweetie

Today's design team post for Itsy Bitsy will make a cute Valentine card for someone special! I started out with a piece of white cardstock and the Honeycomb stencil. I first blended Green, Royal Blue and Lavender Pearl Pigment inks together through the stencil.

Then, leaving the stencil in place, I spread Acrylic Matte Medium over top of the ink using a palette knife. I gently removed the stencil and washed it off while setting aside the panel to dry.

I then got to work on the rest of my card, stamping the cacti images from the Llama Birthday stamp set in Black Chalk Ink on pieces of white that I cut into squares and rounded 2 of the corners on. I also blended some of each of the pearl pigment colors over the cacti once the chalk ink was set. This not only looks great, it saves you time from having to hand color in each of the images.

I popped the cacti and the Looking Sharp banner up on the card front using mini Foam Dots for added dimension.

Inside the card, I die cut an oval using the Cross Stitched Ovals thin cut die set, brushed some ink along the edges and stamped on it -building up the sentiment from the set one word at a time. I also brushed a little bit of ink on the aloe-vera plant image to help tie everything together.

The texture is subtle but really eye catching on this card front so I let it take center stage!

Well, my time here on the Itsy Bitsy design team is quickly coming to a close...but I've learned alot, made some great friends and had a ton of fun during my term with this great company. I am so glad they gave me this opportunity to be even a tiny part of the crafty goodness that they bring into this world! 
Until next time, happy crafting with Itsy Bisty!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

You Got Mail

Today's design team card was made using the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and a digi image from Craftin' Desert Divas for their February Release Event.

The image was colored using my Chameleon colored pencils and cut with a circle punch. The red vellum was trimmed with scalloped edge scissors for the layer behind the focal point.

Inside I used 2 more circle punches and a digi sentiment.

The pink glitter washi tape I cut in half using my paper trimmer and adhered to each side. The wrapped thread is just a white and silver crochet thread.

That's it for me today -until next time~