Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Happy Birthday!

A big shout out to CASology for celebrating their 5th Anniversary!  How awesome is that?!  Make sure you check out their special Anniversary post, it's the start of an amazing blog hop.  There is tons of inspiration...hop, link up and maybe you'll be a lucky winner!

The Cue Card for this special challenge is Balloon:

This is a total mix 'n match card:

Let's start at the bottom and work our way up.  My notecard is ala Memory Box.  I'm a lazy girl and super appreciate the ease of just grabbing a ready made note card.  My layered white die cut panel is Waltzing Mouse scalloped rectangle.  The frap cup is by SugarPea Designs - Coffee To Go Cup -Sugarcut.  I smooshed the cup panel in Twisted Citron Distress Oxide that was on an acrylic block and spritzed with water.

TIP:  Vellum fans, I used the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Adhesive Dots.

I used the Avery Elle Balloon Elle-ments.  The sentiment is from a retired Verve Stamps Plain Jane collection.  It has been stamped with Reverse Confetti Magenta Dye Ink and I used the Reverse Confetti Buttercup cardstock + ink, Avocado cardstock and cloud white cardstock.

I managed to tie a bow on the frap cup using Natural Twine.

The colors I used were inspired by Color Throwdown:

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Reverse Confetti: You're the Berry Best!

We're having another warm summer in the pacific northwest although as I type this post up it is overcast...I LOVE days like today.  I'm definitely a fair weather girl, that's why I've always loved the pacific northwest but the summers are getting warmer around here (sigh).

One of the things I love about the summer is all the delicious fruit.  I'm a professed fruitarian.  As I work on moving towards being dairy free, I do love treats that are healthy and lactose free.

The new Reverse Confetti Berry Sweet is such a CUTE set!  I used the confetti cuts on felt I had in my stash.  The sentiment is from the Berry Sweet stamp set.  

It seems that I'm on an aqua kick, can't get enough of that color.  My card uses the Reverse Confetti Iced Aqua and RC Aqua.

 I was inspired by Sketch Saturday:

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Heart Desires featuring Doodlebug Design - Cream & Sugar

Hello and Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend!  I'm up on The Heart Desires blog and I'm sharing a total of 4 cards!  Here's a sneak peek at two of them:

I love quick cards and nothing makes things quicker than using a paper collection.  Today I'm featuring the Doodlebug Design Cream & Sugar collection.

I started with the Cream & Sugar 6x6 paper pad.  I added some of their Cardstock Stickers and finished it off with a sentiment from the Flora & Fauna Texture stamp set.  Don't you love the Donuts Mini Doodle-pops?!

Something else that helps inspire me are challenges.  Make sure you check out the current The Heart Desires Challenge:

I was able to use a bunch of the colors...super easy.  

These cards were also inspired by the current Fusion Card Challenge (sketch):

Something else that inspires me is a SALE:

Okay, I have 2 additional cards up on The Heart Desires blog for you to check out!

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Hero Arts: have a beautiful day

One of my all time favorite Hero Arts floral sets is CL949 You're so Lovely.

I combined the images with the following Distress Oxide colors:

Peacock Feather  •  Abandoned Coral  •  Twisted Citron 

I thought I was being so careful when I used the Black Soot and my saturated paintbrush for the splatters...hmm, there were splatters all over my workspace..ugh.  I was even working inside a box.

The background is smooshed with the Abandoned Coral on an acrylic block spritzed with water.  Do you see the smidge of Pool Mix Layering Paper?

My card was inspired by The Paper Players:

Here's to an awesome week!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Stampin' Up: Coffee Cafe Hi

One of my FAVorite Coffee Collections is the Stampin' Up Coffee Cafe stamp set + Coffee Break Designer paper.  They really outdid themselves with that...I super love it.

This has minimal stamping, just the Hi.  I fussy cut the images from one of the sheets of Designer Paper...they're so much fun, aren't they?

 I was thoroughly inspired by the TGIF Challenges:

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Heart Desires featuring Flora & Fauna...congratulations

So the summer is literally flying by and I have so much NBUS that it is embarrassing.  I have been looking at a bunch of new Flora & Fauna that I picked up from The Heart Desires.  The perfect time to whip up two 'New Home' cards!

I did a feminine and masculine version!   First up is the masculine version:

Starting with a black note card, I layered a vellum panel and then an oval text panel.  The Flora & Fauna glass dome was cut twice, once in black for the pedestal and another time in white.  Although it doesn't look like it, the house from the Flora & Fauna Glass Dome stamp set has been stamped, colored and fussy cut.  I used the Flora & Fauna Texture stamp set with Distress Oxide Inks for a funky sunset.  

The sentiment is from an Altenew set that I had in my stash.  I hit the corner of the card with some star washi tape.

Next up is my feminine version:

Who doesn't love nautical?  I'm so glad that the trend is still going strong.  I layered some Authentique paper from my stash along with a vellum panel and the same Altenew sentiment.  The Flora & Fauna glass dome was cut twice, once in black for the pedestal and another time in white. I used the Hero Arts Wave Stencil in Broken China Distress Oxide.  The mermaid is from the Flora & Fauna Under the Sea stamp set.  I've stamped and colored her with Zig Clean Color Markers.

My card was inspired by Muse/Kim Heggins: