Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

Melonheadz Friends new challenge -- Summer!

Happy new challenge day with the Melonheadz Friends Design Team! For today's card I used the Gone Fishing digi set. This little girl looks like Grace, who loves going fishing with grampa when she stays with us in the summer so I had to use this sweet image. Also, the fishing pole is included in the set.

I clear embossed fishing Grace, her fishing pole, and catch of the day and used foam tape to adhere her to the card. Also, I used Copic markers to color the images.

Here you can see the dimension and texture created by the foam tape and embossing powder. To come and play with us for this fun summer challenge, click the Melonheadz Friends link above.

Products Used:
Melonheadz, Gone Fishing (linked above)
Peachy Keen Stamps, Camping Pine(sign post)
Paper Smooches, Briny Blue (fish and "fintastic")
Paper Smooches, Surf and Turf (background fish and bubbles)
My Creative Time, Rectangle Frames dies, Chunky Jar Accessories dies, and Have Fun in the Sun stamps
Clear embossing powder, foam tape, Copic markers

Sunday, June 21, 2015

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #23

Ohhh, I love the color combo for this week's challenge at My Favorite Things. (I think I say that every week....but it's true! LOL) Here's my card, using the new Penguins in Paradise stamp set and these scrumptious colors. These vacationing penguins are just too cute!!

My Favorite Things, Inside and Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle STAX
Copic markers, clear embossing, Quickutz self-adhesive cardstock (yellow frame)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Happy 61st Father's Day to my dad!

For my dad. :) I love a nautical theme and combined a few different companies' products to create my card. The actual card design itself is pinterest inspired.

The cute anchor is by Paper Smooches, from the Nauticool stamps and coordinating die sets. I used two of the fun circle dies by My Creative Time to create the life preserver, and the sentiment and flags are also by My Creative Time.

The woodgrain background stamp, jute twine, brads, and foam tape give the design extra dimension.

Product List:
My Creative Time, Grainy Wood Background stamp
My Creative Time, 3x4 Journaling card die
My Creative Time, 4x4 Journaling card and more arrow die (for flags)
My Creative Time, Fun Circles nesting dies
My Creative Time, Lost at Sea stamp set
Paper Smooches, Nauticool Stamps and coordinating icon dies
K&Co. Americana 12x12 paper pad
Hero Arts navy ink pad, mini brads, jute twine, foam tape, glue dots

Monday, June 08, 2015

Melonheadz Bright Colors Challenge!

Today's challenge is up and ready to go. This week we are using BRIGHT COLORS! Click on the Melonheadz Friends Blog and see what beauty-ness my teamies are sharing with you today. And join us for this fun challenge and you could win super digi awesomeness from Melonheadz Illustrating!

Here's my card for the Bright Colors challenge. :) This one is for Olivia, who is going into 9th grade. She was chosen~ by faculty members! ~to be a Student Ambassador for incoming 8th graders next year!!! We are so proud of her! You are quite awesome, Miss Olivia Montoya!!!

I cut the cutie girl from the Kidlettes3 set four times and layered portions of the cuts to create dimension. I also added stickles and did some shading with copic markers. Hope you will join us and link up your BRIGHT COLORS Challenge project for a chance to win!

Products Used:
Melonheadz, Kidlettes3 digi set
My Favorite Things, cross-stitched edge circles and rectangles dies
My Creative Time, stitched stars dies
Technique Tuesday, Ali Edwards "Awesome" stamp {no longer available}
Foam tape, stickles, copic markers

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

My card for the Paper Smooches Anything Goes challenge. Super cute "we adore you" monsters for one of the grandgirls' birthday. Happy 11th birthday, Courtney!

I stamped the image first on the white mat piece for the front of the card, then three times on pattern paper and cut out each of the individual monsters. The sentiment, and the hearts too, come from the Paper Smooches Uplifters sentiments stamps.

My Favorite Things Color Challenge 22

Yummy color combination for this week's color challenge on the MFT card challenges blog! I just got my birthday package in the mail (thank you, hubby!!) and have to use the new watercolor flowers stamps and dies to create my card for this challenge. I LOVE those guys!!! These layered images are so much fun to stamp. I used the dies to mask off the larger flowers that I wanted to be in the front. The simple sentiment comes from an older stamp set from My Favorite Things called Just My Type. Here's my creation:

In addition to the watercolor flowers, I used the cross stitched rectangles dies and popped it off the page with foam tape.

Add a few sequins and a black twine bow and called it done. :) 

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Watercolor Flowers stamps and dies (each sold separately)
My Favorite Things, Cross stitched rectangle dies
My Favorite Things, Wild Wisteria hybrid ink pad
My Favorite Things, Black Licorice hybrid ink pad
My Favorite Things, Just My Type stamp set
Distress inks, Dusty Concord, Ripe Persimmon, Shaded Lilac, Peeled Paint
Hero Arts inks, Soft Cantaloupe, Orange Soda
Memento inks, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves
Foam tape, black twine, sequins

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Birthday party SKETCH CHALLENGE!!!

Happy Saturday! Thanks for letting me sleep in. wink emoticon How about a crafty challenge??? I will have choose a winner. You will have until midnight tomorrow Pacific time to complete the challenge, using this sketch, by Pagemaps. Link up your completed challenge (see sidebar) (if you don't have a blog, you can link through flikr or other site such as that) OR on the facebook fan page here

Here's my version. I used the sketch to make a father's day card. The gold foil background is done with the My Favorite Things circle/dots background stamp, heat embossing, and gold foil from Thermoweb. I love that stuff! 

Foam tape, various dies and stamps complete my card. Love this simple design. This sketch can be used for any occasion! 

Thursday, June 04, 2015


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