Monday, August 30, 2021

MFT Sketch 556

I have to admit, I wasn't at all jazzed by this week's sketch. It struck me as 'meh' and I couldn't come up with any ideas to even enter the challenge. This morning I was determined to make it work, because, well I hate missing the sketch challenges. LOL Still looking at the sketch, my mind went to my 'maybe later' box of images colored for previous projects that didn't make it onto the finished product. PURE INSPIRATION!

My idea came together in a matter of minutes and I'm happy with the final result! Hope you like it too. 

If you're like me, you have a box of goodies like this. If you don't have one, I highly recommend getting a pencil box (this time of year is prime pickings for usually 50¢ each during back to school) and keeping all the pieces you don't use right away. This is also a huge help when it comes to last minute birthday, party, or sympathy cards, not to mention Christmas cards. (TIP: You can make almost any image into a Christmas card by adding a santa hat, antlers, or a red nose.)
I have no copic color list for this one as all the images are from my 'maybe later' box. Sorry!

My Favorite Things, Sketch 556

Product List:
My Favorite Things, You Keep Me Afloat stamps and dies
My Favorite Things, Scallop Stripe stamp
My Favorite Things, Smooth White cardstock
My Creative Time, You word die
Copic, Xpress it blending card
Copic, sketch markers
Circle dies, white embossing powder, xacto knife, Bazzill cardstock

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Honey Bee Stamps, Challenge #79

Challenge #79 is a tic-tac-toe challenge. I haven't done one of these in a long time! My three in a row are stamps, die cuts, and colored inks. I used distress inks to watercolor my images for this one, and this cute stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps called Let's Get Crafty. 

The sentiment is Ellen Hutson. I combined two sets - All About You and Pure Magic, both designs by Julie Ebersole.
Distress colors used for my watercoloring

Challenge #79, Honey Bee Stamps ends Sep 1. Join their facebook group and play along!

Product List:
Honey Bee Stamps, Let's Get Crafty
Ellen Hutson, Pure Magic sentiments (color my world)
Ellen Hutson, All About You sentiment set (you)
My Favorite Things, Raindrops ST45 stencil *retired
My Favorite Things, Smooth white cardstock
Distress Ink cubes; Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Antique Linen
Canson watercolor paper, water brush, eye dropper, blending brushes, glossy accents

Monday, August 23, 2021

MFT Box Card Challenge, Halloween

Seems likes it's been forever since I made a box card. Here's my version for the Halloween Box Card Challenge at My Favorite Things. I combined several stamp sets (see product list below for details). Fall and Halloween projects are such fun to create. Hope you like it. 

side view
side view
folded view
for The Daily Marker 30 day challenge
Copic colors - by the time I finished the card, I also used YG93, for the leaves, which didn't make it into the pic. 
Product List:
My Favorite Things, Grave Situation (grave stones) *retired
My Favorite Things, Autumn Blessings (pumpkin)
My Favorite Things, SY Piles of Fun (leaves) *retired
My Favorite Things, BB Squirrel (stump)
My Favorite Things, BB Witch Way is the Candy (moon)
My Favorite Things, BB Party Like a Pirate (skull)
My Favorite Things, Smooth White cardstock
My Favorite Things, Outside the Box, Level Up dies
My Favorite Things, Outside the Box, Clouds dies (dirt mounds)
My Creative Time, Too Cute to Spook (mummy, sign post, sentiment, bats, spiders) *retired
Fancy Pants Designs, Howl 6x6 paper pad
Copic, Xpress it blending card
Copic, Sketch Markers

Saturday, August 21, 2021

MFT Sketch 555

I've combined the sketch and slimline challenges this time, so we have a fall theme today. I really like how it turned out. The colors are pretty good together, I think.

I like to make "clusters" of images. I put them together before adding foam tape and adhering the whole bunch at once to the card.
Copic colors used
My favorite paper pad for fall colors. An oldie called Gathering by Authentique.
My Favorite Things Sketch challenge 555, slimline challenge Feeling Fall

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Autumn Blessings
My Favorite Things, BB Fall Friends (acorn)
My Favorite Things, BB Squirrel (acorn)
My Favorite Things, Smooth White cardstock
My Favorite Things, Fishtail Flags STAX *retired
Authentique 6x6 paper pad, Gathering
Copic, Xpress it blending card
Copic, Sketch markers
Simon Says Stamp, mini slimline card dies
Circle dies, black embossing powder

Monday, August 16, 2021

Summer isn't over yet!

Totally loving the Summer of Stamping release by Ellen Hutson. I've got a couple more cards for you today inspired by EH designers, Lisa Spangler and Julie Ebersole. Hope you approve! :)

Product List:
Ellen Hutson, Aloha
Ellen Hutson, It's a Jungle
Ellen Hutson, Pattern Play
Ellen Hutson, Organic Elements
My Favorite Things, Stitched dome dies *retired
My Favorite Things, Smooth White cardstock
My Favorite Things, dye inks: Orange Fizz (*retired), Summer Splash, Sour Apple
Honey Bee Stamps, Stick With Me (flower pot) RETIRING
Copic, Xpress it blending card
Copic, Sketch markers
Foam tape 

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Couple of summer cards

I know it's technically still summer, but it is winding down a bit with school starting soon, and in some areas, already begun. Before it's over though, I wanted to crank out a few more summer cards before diving into  fall and Christmas designs. Ellen Hutson's Summer of Stamping produced some really cute stamp sets. Along with the adorable Julie Ebersole designs which I still can't get enough of, I also picked up the Summer Circles set by Pretty Pink Posh made exclusively for Ellen Hutson. I used a couple of the images here along with sentiments from the Good Day set. (Links below.) Simple, and super fun!

Product List:
Ellen Hutson, Summer Circles by Pretty Pink Posh
Ellen Hutson, Good Day 
Ellen Hutson, Pattern Play
My Favorite Things, Blueberry ink *retired
My Favorite Things, Orange Fizz ink *retired
Copic, Xpress it blending card
Copic, Sketch markers

Saturday, August 14, 2021

MFT Color Challenge 171

It's time for another fabulous color combination from My Favorite Things. At first I wasn't all that thrilled with this combo, but then my card came together and I really like it! What do you think?

This adorable convertible and sweet Miss Single Lady is by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson. I'm falling more and more in love with her super cute, no-nonsense simple designs. The images I used here are from the Good Day stamp set. For the background, I also added an extra touch using the rows of x-s from the Pattern Play set, also from Ellen Hutson. 
I LOVE this sentiment set from My Favorite Things called I Love You More. The fonts are super cute and there are six large sentiments in the set. Check it out (link below). 
Also, my love for foam tape never wanes! I love making layered "stickers" which is also a reason for my love of dies. I'm a die girl all the way, man. (Do you think I've used the word LOVE enough in this post?! LOL) Lots of love is never a bad thing. :)
Copic colors for this card. 
My Favorite Things Color Challenge 171
Product List:
My Favorite Things, I Love You More sentiment set
My Favorite Things, Smooth White cardstock 
Distress Ink, Antique Linen (background color)
Ellen Hutson, Good Day stamps and dies
Ellen Hutson, Pattern Play stamps
Copic, Xpress it blending card
Copic, Sketch Markers
Foam tape

Friday, August 13, 2021

MFT Sketch 554

Having a hard time getting past crafty slump since I got back from San Diego, but this week's sketch helped me out. Hope you like! 

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Piles of Fun stamps and dies *retired
My Favorite Things, Autumn Blessings stamps and dies 
My Favorite Things, Positively Peppy Pennants dies *retired
My Favorite Things, Smooth White cardstock
My Favorite Things, A2 Rectangle STAX 2 *retired
Doodlebug, Pumpkin Spice 6x6 paper pad
Copic, Xpress it blending card
Copic, Sketch markers