Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Chick Stack & a new challenge!

Hi friends!  Happy day to you!  

I have TWO fun cards for you today for TPD Wendesday!

First is a card featuring one of the brand new sets being released this month from TPD, For Peep's Sake!

This set is so stinking adorable.  I love the bunny ear accessories for the chicks!  This was pretty easy to make, I stamped the legs directly on the green and colored them orange.  Then I stamped and paper pieced the chicks and used dimensionals to mount them.  Then I stamped the bunny ears on white and colored them with a little shading and added them to the to chic in my Chick Stack!

Next is a card for the new Two Paper Diva's Challenge!  Woot Woot!  I know all you challenge junkies are gonna come play with us!  Before I share the card, let me share the fabulous sketch. 


I had to use Best Fishes again, I love this set!  So cute and so versatile!  As you noticed I couldn't get away from blue and orange, it is just so perfect for these fishes.   YOUR TURN!

OK, head on over to TPD to see all the DT cards and today AND come join the challenge!

Thanks for stopping!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fusion- Paper Hearts

Hmmmm, what day is it?  I can't seem to keep them straight in my head this week.  Oh, but I know what day it is, that is why you are here, it is Fusion time!

I love this inspiration, the paper hearts are fun (and wait until you see what the DT did with them!!!!! AWESOME!).  But more than that, I loved the stacked stars in the sketch.  While I didn't adhere to it 100%, I still came close. 

I like to think of today's card as my effort to promote diversity and inclusion (yes, my HR side is coming out).  I noticed that I always color my people as white people and while that is all fine and good, I wanted to branch out a little.  But I'll be honest, I was a little scared, afraid I would get the colors right or something, but I think it turned out OK.  What do you think?

So this card features Avery Elle's new Pixie Dust Stamp Set.  Too cute to not own when you have a sweet kiddo.  I had fun using punches to make my various circles.  I didn't think it out too well and had to cut the middle one out by hand due to spacing, but it turned out totally fine.  Next I traced the circles on white so I could plan where to stamp.  I used the two fairies and clouds for the middle.  I colored with my Copics and added glitter to the fairy wings. I was quite pleased with the paper, which was a brand new Sheet from Bo-Bunny, perfect for this occasion.  I stamped the banner stamp form Paper Smooches on my SU! Plum cardstock and cut it out and mounted across the middle circle. 

So.... that's all today, thank you for stopping and like I said, you don't want to miss all the ladies creations with this inspiration over at FUSION!

Happy (almost) Friday! :)

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

TPD- Best Fishes!

Hello and happy HUMP Day to you!  You know from my Sunday post that the weekend's are my fave so I am happy for the week to be halfway over.  BUT, I do love sharing my Two Paper's Divas creations on Wednesday!

The card I have for you this week features one of the January releases for TPD. 

Loving this fun set called Best Fishes!  So very cute and so versatile!  You can expect me to be using this set a lot, I guarantee!

For this creation I started with my background and worked my way forward.  I stamped the sentiment in the corner and then added some embossing paste with this Balzar Designs stencil.  I like this effect, because it kinda looks like fish scales. Then I knew I wanted to add this oval for the fishes to sit on.  I stamped my fishes on white and the colored them with my Copics.  I love how they are opposite colors and so bright and fun!  I also stamped the bubbles.  I used my fussy cut scissors to cut them all out (including the bubbles!) and mounted them with dimensionals.  I added some Glossy Accents over the bubbles for that shimmery touch. Ta-dah!  This makes a great guy card!

OK, now head on over to Two Paper Divas blog because it is Design Team Wednesday and there is a lot of fun for the taking!

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Shake your maracas!

Yep, get em' out and shake em!  RIGHT NOW!  Because it is Kate's Birthday!  Some of the Pacific Northwest Stamping Gals are having a blog hop for her.  

Kate is such a unique person.  She is so vibrant, both in her personality and in with her creations.  Her excitement and spirit are contagious!  Being able to know her is an absolute pleasure. So with that, HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATE!  

Now let's get this party started!  But don't worry, it's "nacho typical party!" ;)  Case in point:

This card includes a journal card from Fancy Pants (totally reminds me of a Mexican blanket!), up  against some nice tangerine paper from SU!.  It also features stamps from Sweet Stamp Shop (retired sets).  I stamped and cut my images and added some stickles on the rim of the glass for some margarita salt, mounted them on this large circle and included this sentiment  I used the upper alphabet set to stamp "Fiesta" and colored it in so it was solid.  My favorite part is the home pinata like banner across the top, which I made with some tissue paper and secured it with washi across the top.  The sea green really stands out from the orange and black!  I added a few more circles with little accents, including one Freckled Fawn enamel shape.  

Now, please go on over the the other ladies blogs to see what they've made for Kate.  If you didn't start from the beginning you can go back to the top of the list as all the blogs are listed below. 

Katie (you are here!)

Last but not least, please visit Kate and wish her the happiest of birthdays!


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Stamps- 119

What is your favorite day of the week?  Me, I have two and they are Saturday and Sunday.  I know it was probably hard for you to guess that! ;)  Both have special appeal because of the weekend and not being at work.  Sunday get's a little extra pizzazz though, because it it is Sunday Stamps challenge day!  So let's get right to that pizzazz shall we... Here is this week's challenge:

To me, this picture says fall, but there are so many choices with this color pallette.  I went for something different and entirely outside my comfort zone. 

I used watercolor paper t create the background.  I used a combo of spritzers and ink refill bottles.  I didn't have the craft color, so I went with something that turned out a little more yellow.  I stamped and embossed the image from Crafters Companion on velum.  I added color to a few areas and used gold SmoochGlitz to color the rest of the wings.  The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.  I added one little red pearl as an accent (Freckled Fawn).  I used dimensionals to mount on my Chocolate Chip paper and then brushed my Tsukienko Delacata Gold around the edges.  

Do I like it?  I haven't decided...  It is still out of my comfort zone and the dark colors aren't my usual, so I'll mull on it for a while.  Meanwhile, the other ladies created a fun variety of things so different from my own you have to go see them, just head on over to Sunday Stamps.  Then I hope you get inspired enough to join us. :)

Thanks for visiting!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

TPD- Hydrangea's

TPD Wednesday is here!  

I have a fun card for you today.  This featured Two Paper Divas Seed Packet Flowers.  I love this set, because you can use it for so many things!

I had a ton of fun using my copics to color these beauties.  I fussy cut each one out.  The bright pink CS (SU!) and the DP (Heidi Swapp) make fur a fun backdrop.  I really love the script on the DP, it is perfect for encouragement, congratulations, birthday or so many things!  I loved adding the lace ribbon and the tag with the enamel heart (Freckled Fawn). 

I gave this one to one of my co-workers.  She was moving on to a new job and it seemed like the perfect card. 

Now, if you head on over to Two Paper Divas, you can see this card and many others my fabulous DT pals made. 

Thanks for stopping!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Wine A Little- with Fusion

Hello Fusion Fans!  Are you excited for another fun filled Fusion Challenge?

Well then, let's get to it!
I have to admit, this challenge threw me for a loop for a while, I just couldn't think what to do.  My first attempt was OK, but I didn't really like it.  This is my second attempt and it was downright easy because the DP did most of the work!  

I found this Canvas Corp paper/canvas pack at my local craft store, I picked it up because there was beer paper and...well... my husband likes beer.  So when it finally dawned on me to use this paper, it was like "lightbulb!"  I started with my SU! black CS and then used my Crumb Cake and my Lawn Fawn circle dies to cut my circle.  I cut out the wine glass and the strip of paper across the bottom for the sentiment.  When both were mounted or glued I came back, it needed one final touch.  Hmmm, what goes with wine...cork (two lightbulbs in one day is pretty amazing! lol!), so I located these cork stars from Freckled Fawn and wahlah!  Aside from cutting this bad boy could have taken me about 5 minutes.

Since this challenge stumped me so, I am off to the main blog to see what the DT made.  I encourage you to play along and share what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping!

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