Thursday, July 13, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics: Challenge #8 Summertime Fun!

I'm so excited to share my card for the Lawn Fawnatics challenge #8 Summertime Fun.  I love Lawn Fawn so much that I would say fifty percent of my stamps are Lawn Fawn and seventy-five percent of my dies are Lawn Fawn.  I created this card using Mermaid for You! The sand was traced out using Stitched Hillside Borders but I cut the sand with scissors since its sand paper so I wanted to protect my dies.  The color for the images was done using my Spectrum Noirs.  I water colored the ocean and cut it out using the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables.  I finished the card with the Scalloped Rectangle Stackables.  Below is a close up of my favorite part of the card.  I hope this card has inspired you to use your Lawn Fawn products to make your next card.

Newton's Nook Designs: Inky Paws Challenge #50 Color Challenge


This is my entry for the Newton's Nook Designs: Inky Paws Challenge #50 Color Challenge, create a project using fruity colors: white, melon, grape and strawberry. My inspiration for this card is my idea of a sunrise in Italy.  I water colored the sunrise and water. I colored the image using my Spectrum Noirs.  I hope you enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this card it was made using the Newton's Nook Designs stamp Newton Dreams of Italy!


Below is a close up of my favorite part of the card, I hope you enjoy!

 

Friday, June 30, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs: Inky Paws Challenge #49 Sketch Challenge

It's been awhile since I've played in the Inky Paws Challenges, I've created cards using the themes but haven't posted in awhile.  So I was excited to complete the challenge, even though this week as been a little difficult since I've been sick as my boyfriends says it couldn't have been at a better time since I already had a week off and was having a staycation but I hate being sick on my time off.  I did get sick after seeing Cars 3 since there was a sick child in the theater who was the only other family in the theater and I was sick before but oh well I guess since now I'm dealing with the summer head cold, hopefully its over soon.

I hope you enjoy this card it was made using the Newton's Nook Designs stamp Newton Loves Cake!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs: Inky Paws Challenge #45 Use a Doily


This is my entry for the Newton's Nook Designs: Inky Paws Challenge #45 Use a Doily.  I'm not really a doily person but I knew the perfect Newton set to use would be A Cozy Day In.  My inspiration for this card is my Aunt since she loves books and animals.  I colored the image using my Spectrum Noirs.  I looked through my stash of patterned card-stock to find paper that looked like a painted wall, window frame and wood flooring.  I added color to the doily rug and curtains using Distress Ink.  The sky blue shining through the window is also Distress Ink and the window wouldn't be complete without glass so I added some plastic packaging. I hope you enjoy and are inspired to look at doilies in a new way.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Jess Crafts Digitals: Cowboy Cat


With Father's Day fast approaching, I'm working on a card I plan to give to my Step-Father-In-Law.  First I sized the images to my desire dimensions.  Next I printed the digital out using my printer, then I used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut out the cowboy kitty.  My Spectrum Noirs were used to add color to the digital image.  I grabbed some pattern paper and finished the card off by adding a barb wire fence and the "Howdy" die from Gina Marie Designs.

You can  purchase the Cowboy Cat from Jess Crafts Digitals by clicking here, you can find out more about Jess Craft Digitals by clicking here.


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Craftin Desert Divas: Hello Little One


Craftin Desert Divas is having their first coloring contest for the digital stamp "Hello Little One".  My baby cousin is expecting his first baby this month, so I made this card for when the baby arrives.  First I sized the images to my desired dimensions.  Next I printed the digital out using my printer, then I used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut out the baby giraffe digital stamp from Craftin Desert Divas.  My Spectrum Noirs were used to add color to the digital image.  I grabbed some pattern paper and finished the card off by adding some twine for the string.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics: Challenge #1 Happy Birthday


I'm so excited to share my card for the very first Lawn Fawnatics challenge, I've been a fan of theirs since I started card-making which was probably about four years ago.  I love Lawn Fawn so much that I would say fifty percent of my stamps are Lawn Fawn and seventy-five percent of my dies are Lawn Fawn.  I created this card using a older set called Life is Good (both the stamps and lawn cuts), the sentiment of "Relax" was created using an alphabet set called Violet's ABCs and the last part of the sentiment "It's Your Birthday" came from a new set called Jump for Joy.  Next I cut out the ocean waves using the Ocean Wave Borders and the sand was traced out using Stitched Hillside Borders but I cut the sand with scissors since its sand paper so I wanted to protect my dies.  The color for the images was done using my Spectrum Noirs.  I finished the card using the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables.  I hope this card has inspired you to use a combination of your Lawn Fawn products to make your next card.  

Friday, March 31, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs: Newton Loves Coffee


My final card for the 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, I'm also linking this up to the current Inky Paws Challenge #43
 
 

Craftin Desert Divas: Bunny Latte


With the 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop going on, I'm working on another coffee card.  First I sized the images to my desired dimensions.  Next I printed the digital out using my printer, then I used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut out the bunny latte digital stamp from Craftin Desert Divas.  My Spectrum Noirs were used to add color to the digital image.  I grabbed some pattern paper and finished the card off by adding some sequins.


Jess Crafts Digitals: Coffee Serving Waiter


I'm back for Jess Crafts Digitals; you can find out more about Jess Craft Digitals by clicking here.

With the 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, I'm working on a coffee card.  First I sized the images to my desire dimensions.  Next I printed the digital out using my printer, then I used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut out the robot.  My Spectrum Noirs were used to add color to the digital image.  I grabbed some pattern paper and finished the card off by adding gems.

You can  purchase the Coffee Serving Waiter from Jess Crafts Digitals by clicking here, they were released today, Friday March 31, 2017 for a special sale price of $1 for release weekend only.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Jess Crafts Digitals: Delightful Dinos Bronty


Hi Everyone!  I just love these Delightful Dinos Bronty Stamp from Jess Crafts Digitals, they are perfect for anniversary cards.  If you aren't familiar with Jess Crafts Digitals you can find out more by clicking here.

To create this card you cut a 8.5" x 11.5" paper in half and score at 2.125" on the left and right (I just flipped the paper to make it easier then trying to determine another measurement).  I sized the digital images to my desired dimensions.  Next I printed the digital out using my printer, then I used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut out the images.  My Spectrum Noirs were used to add color to the digital image.  Then you die cut half of a heart on the left panel and then on the right panel. Next I used a Darcie embossing folder to create the "XOXO" pattern, afterward I die cut a heart out of white paper.  I used Tumbled Glass distress ink to create the sky on the heart panel and Bundled Sage distress ink to create the grass and die cut it out of Lawn Fawn's grassy border die and adhered it to the heart panel.  Finally I adhered the digital images to the heart panel.

You can purchase the Delightful Dinos Bronty Stamp from Jess Crafts Digitals by clicking here.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Jess Crafts Digitals: St. Patrick's Day Kitty

I'm back for Jess Crafts Digitals; you can find out more about Jess Craft Digitals by clicking here.

With St. Patrick's Day quickly approaching, I'm working on a St. Patrick's day card.  First I sized the images to my desire dimensions.  Next I printed the digital out using my printer, then I used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut out the kitty and pot of gold.  My Spectrum Noirs were used to add color to the digital image.  To create the sky I used Mermaid Lagoon distress ink, the grass was created by using a combination of Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron distress inks.  I used Lawn Fawn's rainbow die to create the rainbow and color was added using Spectrum Noirs.  The grass was cut using Lawn Fawn's grassy border and the stitched details were done using Lawn Fawn's small stitched rectangle stackables.  I finished it off by adding Spectrum Noir Sparkle overlay to the rainbow, clouds, gold, the hat and scarf.  

 You can  purchase the St. Patrick's Day kitty from Jess Crafts Digitals by clicking here, they were released today, Friday February 24, 2017 for a special sale price of $1 for release weekend only.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Jess Crafts Digitals: Penguin Coffee Cup




Happy Valentine's Eve!  I'm back for Jess Crafts Digitals; you can find out more about Jess Craft Digitals by clicking here.

I'm not sure what it is about Valentine's day but I always find myself making a card last minute.  I love this stamp from Jess Crafts Digitals it originally was released in December but I think its perfect for Valentine's day especially with the heart in his hands.

First I sized the images to my desired dimensions. Next I printed the digital out using my printer, then I used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut out the image.  My Spectrum Noirs were used to add color to the digital image as well as the hearts.  Then I chose the yellow glitter paper and wood grain paper from my collection of papers I've gathered throughout the years.  I finished it off by adding Spectrum Noir Sparkle overlay on the penguins belly.   

You can purchase the Penguin Coffee Cup from Jess Crafts Digitals by clicking here

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Gerda Steiner Designs: Kitten with Heart for Valentine's Day - Digital Stamp


To create this card you cut a 8.5 x 11.5 paper in half and score at 2 1/8" on the left and right (I just flipped the paper to make it easier then trying to determine another measurement).  I sized the digital image to my desired dimensions. Next I printed the digital out using my printer, then I used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut out the image.  My Spectrum Noirs were used to add color to the digital image.  Then you die cut half of a heart on the left panel and then on the right panel.  Next I used a Darcie embossing folder to create the "XOXO" pattern, afterwards I die cut a heart out of white paper and adhered the digital image.  To keep the card closed I cut some sticker package down and adorned it with Valentine washi tape.  I hope you enjoy.  Happy Valentine's Day!!!  

Craftin Desert Divas: February Monthly Challenge


I was inspired by the Craftin Desert Divas mood board above to create the following cards.  To create this card you cut a 8.5 x 11.5 paper in half and score at 2 1/8" on the left and right (I just flipped the paper to make it easier then trying to determine another measurement).  I sized the digital images to my desired dimensions. Next I printed the digitals out using my printer, then I used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut out the images.  My Spectrum Noirs were used to add color to the digital images.  Then you die cut half of a heart on the left panel and then on the right panel.  Next I used a Darcie embossing folder to create the "XOXO" pattern, afterwards I die cut a heart out of white paper and adhered the digital images and finished it with enamel hearts or Spectrum Noir overlay depending on the image and card.  To keep the card closed I cut some sticker packages down and adorned them with Valentine washi tape.  I hope you enjoy.  Happy Valentine's Day!!! 




Friday, January 27, 2017

Jess Crafts Digitals: Whale Stamp


I'm back for Jess Crafts Digitals; you can find out more about Jess Craft Digitals by clicking here

With Valentine's day quickly approaching, I'm working on another Valentine's day card.  First I sized the images to my desired dimensions and reversed one of the whales to make them a couple.  Next I printed the digital out using my printer, then I used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut out the images.  My Spectrum Noirs were used to add color to the digital image.  The ocean background using Ranger Posh Impressions Rainbow Inks, Luminous Metallics in the following colors: Violet, Blue and Teal. I placed chunky sequins and beads in the center of the card for the shaker aspect of the card. I finished it off by finding the paper for the shaker card border in my paper bin and cutting it using scalloped rectangle stackables and adhering to my card using foam tape.  

You can purchase the Whale Stamps from Jess Crafts Digitals by clicking here, they were released today, Friday January 27, 2017 for a special sale price of $1 for release day only.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs + Neat & Tangled


Newton's Nook Designs current Inky Paws Challenge is Use a Heart and the Neat & Tangled challenge blog called Little Tangles and the theme is Anything Goes.  I used Newton's Nook Designs stamp set called Beautiful Wings and Neat & Tangled stamp set Floral Heart.  I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color the images.  The sequins are from Neat & Tangled collection Bubble Gum mix.  My design inspiration for this card came from Daria from Neat & Tangled.



Saturday, January 21, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs: Coffe Swap


For the New Year I decided to step outside my comfort zone and join a coffee swap card exchange.  I'm not really a coffee drinker (except for holiday flavors) but I have this adorable Newton's Nook Designs stamp: Newton Loves Coffee.  The funny thing about this swap is the first person I got was my sister and she absolutely loves rainbows, so how could I not color the "Meow" and cups rainbow colors.  I color the Newton to look like my Logan which I do believe is her favorite of my babies, since he's easy going and will let you pick him up just about anyway as long as you are giving him attention. I used my Spectrum Noir markers to add color to the adorable die cut "Meow" and the stamps.  I chose patterned paper that I add in my paper bin. I hope you enjoyed this design. Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Gerda Steiner Designs: Critter Swap 2017


For my first critter swap for 2017 I used this free Gerda Steiner Designs image.  First I printed the digital out using my normal printer, then I used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut out the image.  The Brother Scan n Cut didn't cut all the small inside details of the image so I used my hobby knife to give it a clean finish. My Spectrum Noirs were used to add color to the digital image.  "Have a Mice" was created using cole's ABCs lawn cuts by Lawn Fawn .  I finished it off by finding the paper background in my paper bin and cutting it using large stitched rectangle stackables by Lawn Fawn. I hope you enjoyed this card.  Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Jess Crafts Digitals: Valentine Elephants


Happy New Year!!! I hope everyone is having a happy and healthy New Year.  This is my first blog post for my very first design team, Jess Crafts Digitals; you can find out more about Jess Craft Digitals by clicking here.

In the craft world we are already working on Valentine cards. My first Valentine's day card for 2017 is a shaker card, it also happens to be my first shaker card.  To cut out the elephants and the background I used my Brother's Scan and Cut machine.  I colored the elephants using my Spectrum Noir markers, the male elephant is a few shades darker than the female. I used 3M foam tape to make the layers for the shaker card and acetate sheets for the shaker window.

You can purchase the Valentine Elephants for Jess Crafts Digitals by clicking here, they were first released this past Friday on January 6, 2017.