Thursday, May 26, 2022

Crafty Thanks

Hello there! Playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. This time around Simon Says: Anything Goes :)

Two of my neighbor girlfriends recently co-hosted a crafty night here in the mountainhood. It was so much fun and those of us who attended decided to pitch in and give each hostess a gift card as a thank you for all of the time and energy they put into the event :) The Art From The Heart Background Stamp from Taylored Expressions was perfect for creating a couple of thank you cards to go along with those gift cards:


I made one in aqua and one in green (their favorite colors):

I didn't take many photos during the crafty night, but here's a look at some of the decorated notepads we made using pieces that our hostess, Clare, cut out with her Cricut machine. There were pieces to make pandas, sloths, penguins, and foxes. So super cute!!!
 


Thanks for visiting!

Have a fabulous day!!!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Art From The Heart Background (Taylored Expressions)

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)

Copic Sketch Markers: RV13, RV14, YR16, Y13, Y15, YG05, YG07, BG10, BG11, BG13, V15, V17, W1, E23, E25, N3

Aqua Shimmer Pen: Glitter Gloss (Nuvo)

Dies: Wonky Stitches (Avery Elle), Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT), Thanks (Taylored Expressions)

Cardstock: White and Hawaiian Shores (Papertrey Ink), Granny Apple Green (Stampin' Up), Black (Recollections)

Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow)

Embellishments: Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up) 



Sunday, May 8, 2022

Love You

Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful moms out there!

Today I'm playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. This time around Simon Says: "Feminine."

I made this card for my mom for Mother's Day :) It's my first ever hot foiled card, and I'm so excited about how it turned out!!!
 

 

Thanks so much for visiting!

Have a fabulous day!!!

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Supplies:

Stamps: sentiment from Penned Pretty (Taylored Expressions)

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Black Jack (Catherine Pooler)

Distress Oxide Ink: Scattered Straw, Carved Pumpkin, Barn Door, Crackling Campfire (Ranger)

Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah), Black (Recollections), Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink)

Hot Foil Plate: Butterflies (Pinkfresh Studio)

Foil: Gold (Spellbinders)

Dies: Butterflies (Pinkfresh Studio), Basic Set (Mama Elephant), trail from Stitched Butterflies (Lil' Inker)

Other: Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker (for splatters) (Stampin' Up)

Embellishments: Gold Glitter Enamel Dots (Stampin' Up)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Foam Adhesive (Scrapbook.com) 

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Ombre Mountain Scene


 

Today I'm playing along with the April Challenge from Stay Crafty With A Blog Named Hero: "Blend It Up."

I love creating background panels with ink blending and stencils!

Here's my card:


I made this card for my neighbor friend who's a total mountain girl and loves all things purple :) I delivered it to her mailbox a couple of days ago for her birthday and she was over the moon for it! YAY!!! That makes my heart so happy :)

Thanks for visiting!!!

Have an amazing day!

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Supplies:

Stamps: birds from Layered Landscape (Neat and Tangled), sentiment from Glamper Greetings (Stampin' Up)

Stencil: Mountain Scene Builder (Erin Lee Creative)

Distress Oxide Ink: Wilted Violet (Ranger)

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Cardstock: Basic White (Stampin' Up), Black (Recollections), True Black (Papertrey Ink)

Specialty Cardstock: Bristol Smooth (Strathmore)

Dies: Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker), Everyday Sentiment Banners (Lawn Fawn)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Black Foam Tape (Gina K)

 



 

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Sending You Sunshine

Popping in today to share another card I made using the super fun "Scrappy Strip Technique." This one is for the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: "Rain Or Shine."

 

I love the bright and happy colors in these patterned papers! I'll be mailing this off to my grandma. She recently took a pretty bad fall. Luckily she didn't break any bones, but she's got lots of bumps and bruises. Hoping this will help to cheer her up :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hope you're week is off to a great start!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Sending You Sunshine (DeNami Design)

Ink: Deep Lagoon Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: Basic White and Bumblebee (Stampin' Up)

Designer Series Paper: Sunshine and Rainbows 6x6 (Stampin' Up)

Dies: Spring Showers (Lawn Fawn)

Adhesive: Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Foam Adhesive (Scrapbook.com), 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn)


 

Friday, April 22, 2022

Baby Congrats

Happy Friday! Today I'm playing along with Freshly Made Sketches :)

Here's the sketch:


And here's my card:

 

I was inspired by Dena Rekow of The Creativity Cave and by Kylie and Bruno Bertucci to try out the "Scrappy Strip Technique." You can find their videos demonstrating this technique HERE and HERE, respectively.

I cut loads of angled strips of patterned paper from the Sunshine and Rainbows 6x6 Designer Series Paper Collection (Stampin' Up) and then went to town mixing and matching the different patterned strips. I'll be posting more of this style of cards soon :) They're super fun to create!

I hope you like my card for today and will give this technique a try!

Thanks for visiting!

Enjoy your weekend!!!

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Supplies:

Cardstock: Basic White and So Saffron (Stampin' Up)

Designer Series Paper: Sunshine and Rainbows 6x6 (Stampin' Up)

Dies: Hello Rainbow (Simon Says Stamp), "congrats" from Zipper Panel by Julie (Essentials By Ellen)

Adhesive: Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Foam Adhesive (Scrapbook.com)

Other: Stick It Adhesive Sheets

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Peek-A-Boo Slider Card


 

Happy Tuesday! Today I'm playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. This time around Simon Says: Interactive. Fun!

I recently watched Rachel Tessman of Stamp Your Art Out make some peek-a-boo slider cards as alternative projects using the supplies in the March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit. I was so inspired I just HAD to try it out! You can find her video and more details on how to create peek-a-boo slider cards in her blog post HERE.

And without further delay, here's my very first peek-a-boo slider card. (This is what it looks like when it's closed.)


 Then...as you start to open it up...


...and when it's fully open...

Oh my goodness! I had such a great time making this!!! It's like magic :) And it was super duper simple to do! I will definitely be making more peek-a-boo sliders soon :)

Here's one more look:


Also wanted to share a couple of other non-interactive cards I made using the supplies from the March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit. I really enjoy using the supplies in the kit, adding some of my own supplies, and putting my own spin on the layouts. Loads of fun!

 

Thanks for visiting!

It's going to be a beautiful day here in CO, so Pepper and I are heading out for a hike!

Have a fantastic week!!!

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Supplies:

Stamps: March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit (Stampin' Up), sentiment from A Touch Of Ink (Stampin' Up), birds from Color Layering Mountains At The Lake (Hero Arts)

Ink: Cove Blue (Catherine Pooler), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Dies: A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Other: March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit (Stampin' Up)

Cardstock: Smoky Slate (Stampin' Up)

Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow) 



 

 

Monday, April 11, 2022

Relax And Enjoy

Today I'm playing along with two challenges: Just Add Ink and Freshly Made Sketches.


 

My card features some brand new goodies from my very first order from Simply Graphic!!! I absolutely LOVE their products!!!


I did flip the sketch around, but hopefully that's okay :)

This will be the perfect card for my SIL. Her birthday isn't until June, but woohoo for being ahead of schedule for once. Ha! (Now if I can just make sure I get it mailed in a timely fashion...)


Thanks for stopping by!

Have a lovely day!!!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Au Fond De La Piscine (Simply Graphic), sentiment from Color Layering Mountains At The Lake (Hero Arts)

Ink: Cove Blue (Catherine Pooler), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Dies: Les Nageuses (Simply Graphic), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Cardstock: Basic White, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up); White (Papertrey Ink)

Adhesive: Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Foam Mounting Squares (X-Press It)

Embellishments: 4mm Clear Droplets (Pretty Pink Posh)



 

Friday, April 8, 2022

Hope It's Your Best. Day. Ever.

 

Hello there! Today I'm playing along with the current challenge over at The Male Room. My card features a new-to-me stamp set and coordinating punch as well as one of my favorite embossing folders (Note: Supplies are listed at the end of this post.)

Keeping it short and sweet today :)

Thanks so much for visiting!

Have a fantastic weekend!!!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Let's Set Sail (Stampin' Up)

Ink: Cranberry and Peacock (Concord and 9th); Aquatini and Tiara and Icing On The Cake (Catherine Pooler); Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: Basic White (Stampin' Up), Black (Recollections)

Glitter Pen: Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer Pen (Nuvo)

Embossing Folder: Pinewood Planks (Stampin' Up)

Punch: Sailboat Builder (Stampin' Up), 5/8" Circle Punch (Recollections)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Stampin' Dimensionals (Stampin' Up)

 
 

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

You're A Good Egg

 

Hello there! Today I'm playing along with "Word Week" at Just Us Girls. I created some little Easter treats to give to our neighbor friends.

These treat holders were inspired by Angie over at chic'n scratch. You can find her tutorial for making them HERE :)

I don't always make Easter cards or gifties, so I don't have very many Easter-themed products at all. But this sentiment from Good Egg (by Brandi for Essentials By Ellen) worked perfectly with these chicks decorating their Easter eggs (not to mention the fact that I put an assortment of Dove chocolate eggs in the holders *YAY*).
 

While I was at it...I made another version as well:


 And here's a side view to show how the chocolates fit in there:

 

I made 3 of each design and can't wait to deliver them! I hope they make our neighbor friends smile :)

Thanks for visiting!

Have a wonderful week!!!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Lil' Painters (Mama Elephant), sentiments from Good Egg (by Brandi for Essentials By Ellen) and Critter Card Puns (Paper Smooches)

Ink: Amalgam (Gina K), Limoncello/Orange Twist/Fiesta Blue/Sweet Sixteen/Lime Rickey/Twilight/Party Dress/Sand Castle/It's A Girl (Catherine Pooler)

Blender Pen: N00 (Tombow)

Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink), Lawn Fawndamentals cardstock in Sherbet (Lawn Fawn)

Patterned Paper: Spring Fling 6x6 (Lawn Fawn), Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6 (Lawn Fawn)

Dies: Lil' Painters (Mama Elephant), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower), Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT), Dots and Dashes (Paper Smooches)

Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Stampin' Dimensionals (Stampin' Up)

Ribbon: White (DeNami Design)

Baker's Twine: Shore and Orchid (The Twinery)
 


Thursday, March 31, 2022

You're On My Mind

Popping in for a second time today with a card using this super fun sketch over at The Paper Players Challenge:

My card features the gorgeous Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up and a sentiment from Fresh Air by The Greetery (LOVE that font!). I added some faux stitching to the edges of the card base with a Stitched Rectangle die from Lil' Inker. I also added a few Brushed Brass Butterflies (Stampin' Up) as fun little details---they have a lovely shimmer and shine in person :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a fabulous day!!!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Fresh Air (The Greetery)

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: Basic White and Soft Succulent (Stampin' Up)

DSP: Flowering Fields 12x12 (Stampin' Up)

Dies: Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker)

Embellishments: Brushed Brass Butterflies (Stampin' Up)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It)


 

Hoppy Easter


 

Today I'm playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. This time around Simon Says: Anything Goes!

I don't always make/send Easter cards, but I decided to create a few this year to send to family. This one is for our 9 year old niece.

I used the Bunny Card Dies from Paper Smooches (which had been sitting in my stash and had never been used before....GASP!) and adorned her with a polka dotty bow die-cut with the Perfect Bow Die from Simon Says Stamp. I think she turned out so super cute!!!
 

 

The "Hoppy Easter" sentiment is from a coordinating stamp set (also from Paper Smooches) called Critter Card Puns. LOVE the font!!! On the inside of the card I stamped another sentiment from this set which says, "You are somebunny special."

I had such a great time making this card and hope our little niece likes it!

Have a fabulous last day of March!

Thanks for visiting!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Critter Card Puns (Paper Smooches)

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), It's A Girl (Catherine Pooler)

Cardstock: White (Neenah), True Black and Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink)

Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid Spring 6x6 (Lawn Fawn), Watercolor Wishes 6x6 (Lawn Fawn), Let's Polka 6x6 (Lawn Fawn)

Dies: Bunny Card Dies (Paper Smooches), Perfect Bow Die (Simon Says Stamp), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Adhesive: Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal) 

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Live In The Moment

 

Today I'm playing along with Festive Friday Challenge 105 - World Party Day! I chose celebratory sentiment, sparkle (gold embossing), layers and bright colors from the inspiration list :)

Here's my card:

Our nephew who's a US Marine Corps pilot in San Diego has a birthday coming up at the end of this month, so this card will be heading his way :) The aviator sunglasses with the reflected beach scene are a perfect fit and I added the embossed bricks with splatters in the background to give it an urban touch as well (because let's face it...San Diego is an insanely busy and popular city on the west coast...if you know, you know *wink*).

Hope you're having a brilliant week!

Thanks so much for visiting!!!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Spectacular Adventures (Altenew), Splatter (DeNami Design)

Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Embossing Powder: Queen's Gold (Ranger)

Distress Oxide Ink: Squeezed Lemonade and Carved Pumpkin (Ranger)

Cardstock: White (Neenah), Black (Recollections), Orange Zest (Papertrey Ink)

Embossing Folder: Bricked (Tim Holtz and Ellison)

Dies: A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It) 

 

 
 

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Happy Everything

Hello there! Today I'm playing along with Simon Says: Bit O'Green Challenge. The only green we're seeing here in the mountainhood these days are our fabulous pine trees, so I think this qualifies (*wink*):

 

I fell head-over-heels in love with the Reflections Stamp Set from The Greetery the moment I saw it but just recently got my crafty little hands on it! It's so gorgeous and reminds me of so many of our hiking adventures---a high mountain lake is definitely one of our happy places!

Thanks for visiting!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Reflections (The Greetery), birds from Color Layering Mountains at the Lake (Hero Arts)

Cardstock: White (Neenah)

Ink: Volcano Lake, Frayed Leaf, Grass Field, Hazelnut, Shadow Creek, Mountain Pine (Altenew); Icing On The Cake (Catherine Pooler); Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Distress Oxide Ink: Tumbled Glass (Ranger)

Dies: A2 Layers (Waffle Flower), Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker)

Adhesive: Double-Side Tape (X-Press It)

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Just For You

Happy Sunday! Today I'm playing along with this sketch over at TGIF Challenges:

I have a long wish list of stamps and dies that I want to purchase from a new-to-me company called Simply Graphic :) My super sweet crafty friend, Lisa Elton, recently posted a beautiful card using some of their products and then she was so over-the-top kind and generous and sent me an assortment of die-cuts so I could see the amazing quality of these products in person and try them out on some projects of my own :) Oh my!!! I am absolutely IN LOVE and will be placing an order tomorrow!!! Woohoo!!! Thank you so much, Lisa!!!

I used the sketch above and a bunch of Simply Graphic die-cuts to create two cards. 

These dies are so unique and I love all of the details!!!
 

And here's a look at version 2...

 

I think these cards would be perfect for a number of different occasions...birthday, anniversary, thank you, etc.

Which version do you like best?

I had so much fun putting these together and can't wait to place an order with Simply Graphic!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!!!

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 Supplies:

"Just For You" (version 1)

Stamps: sentiment from Beautiful Bow (Avery Elle)

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: White and Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink), Green and Kraft (DeNami Design), Certainly Celery and Rose Red (Stampin' Up)

Patterned Paper: Black and White Stripes 6x6 Paper Pack (MFT), Cambridge Court 6x6 Designer Paper Pad (My Mind's Eye)

Dies: tag from Gift Bag and Tags (The Stamp Market), all other dies from Simply Graphic

Twine: Jute (Papertrey Ink)

Adhesive: Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Stampin' Dimensionals (Stampin' Up), mini glue dot

 "Just For You" (version 2)

Stamps: sentiment from Beautiful Bow (Avery Elle)

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: White and Kraft and Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink), Green (DeNami Design), Certainly Celery and Rose Red (Stampin' Up)

Patterned Paper: Black and White Stripes 6x6 Paper Pack (MFT), Garden Party Paper Pad (Pebbles)

Dies: tag from Gift Bag and Tags (The Stamp Market), all other dies from Simply Graphic

Adhesive: Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It)