Monday, February 6, 2023

Just A Note


I needed some music themed thank you cards for some friends who recently gave me a very special musical gift. In the process, I used the little heart note from CAS-ual Fridays to try it with this design, and I LOST it. I have looked for it for 2 days. Cleaned up my whole desk (a feat for sure) and it is nowhere to be found. SO I plan B'd and used this Treble Clef, which is fine, but the note was preferred. I am bummed. I do like the way this turned out, but am now obsessed with finding the lost note and I have run out of places to look.

Project Details
Stamps/DiesThe Greetery-Opposites Attract Stmps & Dies
CAS-ual Fridays-Treble Clef Fri Die
Cardstock    80lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Recollections 110 lb. Black Cardstock
SU Real Red
 Ink VersaFine Onyx Black
Versa Mark
Embellishments
Other Cuttlebug Sheet Music Embossing Folder
Gold EP
Spellbinders Platinum Plus
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
Bearly Art Precision Glue
Scor-Pal Score Tape-1"
3M foam tape

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Every Shade Of Happy






Time for a new challenge at Time Out! Challenge #231 starts today and runs through February 15th. It is a special edition Photo Inspiration Challenge where we are challenged to CASE a designer. We invited the marvelous Gina K. of Gina K. Designs to design a card for us to CASE. We are so tremendously excited to her Gina K. as our muse!

We welcome Karen Wlker of Random Reflections and winner of Time Out #228, as our Guest Designer. Karen's blog is filled with beautiful creations and musings. Do treat yourself to a visit. You are sure to be inspired.

My card is made with stamps from Gina K.'s Be The Rainbow Stamp Set incorporating heat embossing and ink blending with Distress Oxide Inks.

Please head on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog to see the wonderful creations that the Design Team came up with to inspire you. Come play with us!

 

Project Details
Stamps/DiesGina K. Designs Be The Rainbow
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
80 lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Ebony Black 100 lb. Essentials By Ellen Cardstock
 Ink VersaMark
VersaFine Onyx Black
Various DO Inks
Embellishments Heart Sequins
Other Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
Bearly Art Precision Glue
Scor-Pal Score Tape-1"
Adhesive backed Fun Foam
Brutus Monroe Alabaster EP
WOW Clear EP
Various ink blending brushes

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

HB2U



                             

Hello! Seize The Birthday Challenge #254 starts today.  It is all birthday all the time, with an optional twist. This time, the twist is candles.


I am so happy to be back as Surprise Party Guest for another great challenge!



For this one, I chose to make a mini slimline card featuring the Spellbinders Birthday Candle Background Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Glimmer Rainbow Confetti Hot Foil. I LOVE the way it came out, but I do not love how difficult it is to photograph this awesome effect and get it right. No matter what I did with the card standing up, I could not get the color to come through. So I took some pictures of the card as I turned it in the light, and you can at least see the colorful foiled effect in the closeup photos. It really looks fabulous IRL.

Please head over to the Seize The Birthday Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. Come play with us and have fun building up your birthday card stash!

Project Details
Stamps/DiesCZ Design Simple Sentiments 2
Pink & Main Sentiment Strip Dies
Pinkfresh Studio Essentials-Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle Die Set Cardstock 110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Neenah Desert Storm 80 lb. Cover Ink VersaMark
Embellishments
Other
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Birthday Candle Background Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Roll-Rainbow Confetti
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12"X12
Scor-Pal Score tape 1"
Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
MISTI Stamping Tool
Bearly Art Precision Glue
White Sticky Foam Sheets


Lots Of Love


It's that time of year... Color Hues #56 and some new schtuff inspired me to make this very simple Valentine. The SSS Triangle Burst EF really needs so little embellishment to Create something absolutely fabulous. I bought some Memory Box dies on sale at Christmas time, so I broke open this Scroll Heart Die. I was unable to capture the colors well in my photo, but the card base and the scroll heart design are pink (SU Melon Mambo), and the background in the circle is (SU Real Red). It is hard to distinguish in the photo.



Project Details
Stamps/DiesMemory Box Scroll Heart Circle Die
Pink & Main Sentiment Strip Dies
Cardstock Hammermill 100# Premium Copy Cover Cardstock
SU Real Red Cardstock
SU Melon Mambo Cardstock
Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock

Ebony Black 100 lb. Essentials By Ellen Cardstock

 Ink VersaFine Onyx Black
Embellishments
Other Simon Says Stamp Triangle Burst Embossing Folder
Altenew Double Sided Adhesive Sheet
Ranger Adhesive Black Foam Roll 1/2" X1/16
Brutus Monroe Alabaster Ultra Fine Embossing Powder
Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
Bearly Art Precision Glue
Scor-Pal Score Tape-1"
Ranger Adhesive Black Foam Roll 1/2" X1/16

Thursday, January 19, 2023

I'm Yours

 



Time for a new challenge at Time Out! Challenge #230 starts today and runs through February 1st. It's an Inspired By Words Challenge where the words are: "The single most important thing I've ever done with my life is to fall in love with you." ~ Beth Pearson - This is Us. That was a tv show so near and dear to my heart. 

We welcome Julia Aston of Create With Me and winner of Time Out Challenge #227 as our Guest Designer.

I am so excited to share that we have a new sponsor - AALL & CreateFrom our Sponsor's Eshop: "Discover AALL & Create’s range of exclusive products, as featured on Create and Craft TV! Our product range is developed by an international team of artists and are designed to be used in many different kinds of artwork and project, including mixed media, scrapbooking, card-making and more. so get them while you can and spread the word!"


I am in love with AALL & Create's products, and have used two in my card. If you are familiar with my work, you will know that this is pretty far out of my comfort zone. I LOVE the way the stamps and stencil I chose that were so generously gifted by our sponsor, made me think outside the box.  My card is a big twist on our words! The series of "Dee" stamps and sentiments is hilarious. Check the spaghetti strap on Dee's dress! I made this with my Valentine in mind, and I giggled a few times as I was making it.


Please head on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog to see the wonderful creations that the Design Team came up with to inspire you. Come play with us!



Project Details
Stamps/DiesAALL & Create Valentine Dee
Tim Holtz Rubber Cling Stamp Heartfelt
Cardstock    80 lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Gina K. Black Onyx Heavy weight Cardstock
Basic Grey Patterned Paper (Retired)
 Ink Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink
Embellishments
Other Wink of Stella (sparkle on heart, dress and eyelids)
Ranger Distress Texture Paste Crackle (embossing)
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Pencils
Altenew Water brush
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
Scor Pal Score Board
ScorPal Score Tape-1"
Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
MISTI Stamping Tool
Bearly Art Precision Glue
White Sticky Foam Sheets
3M Foam Tape

I'm also playing at:

Embossing, Sparkle, Love Sentiment

AALL & Create Stamps & Stencil, Crackle Paste, Distress watercolor Pencils

New TO Challenge, New Sponsor Vendor, New Stamp Set, New Die

Thursday, January 12, 2023

So Glad You Were Born

 



I am super excited to be here today and also for the next three challenges as the Surprise Party Guest at Seize the Birthday! I am so pleased and honored to have been invited!!! Today's Challenge #253 is Anything Goes Birthday as usual with the optional topping of "Winged Things". You can choose to incorporate the topping or not, your card just has to have a birthday theme. I chose to use the topping for my card.


I so love the Hero Arts Dragonfly Fancy Die. I love the size of it and the detail in it, so I made it the  winged star of my creation. I created a panel of strips in shades of purple, including a couple cut from purple glitter card stock. I added a white heat embossed sentiment strip and my card was complete.

Please head on over to the Seize The Birthday Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team and Surprise Party Guest Elizabeth Stewart of Paper Sweetness (Overall winner to Challenge #252) have created for your inspiration. Come play with us and build up the birthday card stash!

I'm also playing at:

Project Details
Stamps/DiesHero Arts Dragonfly Fancy Die
SSS CZ Design Simple Sentiments 02
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Various strips of solid purple card stock
 Ink VersaMark
Embellishments
Other Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Paper Trimmer
ScorPal Score Board
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting and 
Embossing Machine
MISTI Stamping Tool
Bearly Art Precision Glue
3M foam tape
Altenew Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
Brutus Monroe Alabaster White EP
WOW Dual Speed Heat Tool

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Thank You So Much



Paper Players Challenge #662 is has a fun theme where we are challenged to add a tag to our project. I built this Thank You card around a snippet which was the (MFT) tag with a stamped sentiment from SSS So Talkative stamp set. I love the way this came out.

I am also playing at:

Altenew Waffled Diamonds 3D EF

Project Details
Stamps/Dies
Die-namics Tag Builder Blueprints 5
Pinkfresh Studio English Garden Die
Cardstock    110 lb. Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
80 lb. Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
 Ink VersaFine Onyx Black
Embellishments Snippet of ribbon from stash, SU silver elastic cord
Pinkfresh Studio English Garden Washi
Pinkfresh Studio Silver Metallic Pearls
Other Altenew Waffled Diamonds 3D EF
Fun Foam
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
Scor-Pal Score Board
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting  and Embossing Machine
MISTI Stamping Tool
Bearly Art Precision Glue
Sookwang Double Sided Adhesive Tape
3M foam tape.