Thursday, September 13, 2018

52 Christmas Card Throwdown Color Challenge: Lime Green and Hot Pink

Hello everyone, it's hard to believe it is September already, and I continue to be busy making Christmas cards for this holiday season, which I've probably been doing since! One great way to get some of them done is joining in on the fun at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

 This week's challenge is to make cards using the colors lime green and hot pink. I always loved the pink and green color combination, and I was happily up for the challenge.

I just received my Simply Celebrate Winter stamp set by Lawn Fawn. I colored these little snowmen with Copic markers in green and pink, fussy cut them out ( haven't purchased the matching dies yet ) and attached them to a piece of lime green card stock that I stamped with the sentiment that is included in the set, and embossed with a dot embossing folder that I had on hand. I added a pink mat, and adhered that to a piece of white card stock that I stamped with some snow clusters in pink and green to continue with the green and pink theme. I added strips of the same green card stock and then adhered it all to a white card base. I wanted to add a little more to it, so I added some die cut snowflakes that I had in my extra die cuts stash and added rhinestones to the middles.

I had so much fun making this card, and was so pleased with how it came out, that I'm sure I'll be making more of them.

Friday, August 24, 2018

My Favorite Things Summer School: Ombre

This is the last day of this MFT Summer school for this session, and the assignment this time is to create something using the ombre techneque.

I started my card by heat embossing images using white embossing powder and some stamps that I had in my stash, then created the ombre effect using three different Distress Oxide colors, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, and Candied Apple.  I didn't add a sentiment to it because I'm not sure what I want to use it for yet. I know my techneque needs a little more practice, and it all looks a little smoother in person, without as much blotchiness, but I like the way it turned out, and that is what these challenges are all about, to learn a little something.

I hope you enjoyed checking out my creations for this challenge as much as I enjoyed creating them. I'll see you when I post my next project.

MY Favorite Things Summer School Session 2: Rainbows

Hi there, it's time for another assignment at the MFT Summer Camp. This one is to create a project using a rainbow pattern.

For my card, I used a panel that was from a project that I did a while back. I had made a larger rainbow panel using strips of colored card stock glued to a white piece of card stock, then cut that one up into different sized pieces for what I needed. I had some of these pieces left, so I thought I would use one of them for this project.

To start with, I used a die with stars on it from Memory Box, I can't remember what it was called because I don't have the packaging, but even individual star dies would do. I used the die on a blue piece of card stock, then adhered the rainbow panel under the cut out portion. I added a Happy Birthday cut out that I made from another die I had on hand, and added that to the panel. You might not see it on the screen, but I added some clear Wink of Stella on the Happy Birthday to add some sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you for the next assignment.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

My Favorite Things Summer School: Visual Triangle

For today's assignment at this MFT Summer School session, we are to create a project using a visual triangle.

I chose to make my visual triangle as a cluster, using three images from the Ink on 3 Magic Dragons stamp set. I colored them with Copic markers and placed them on a stamped background using the gem stamps from the same stamp set. I just love this little guy.

I hope you enjoyed checking out my project, and I'll see you for the next assignment.

My Favorite Things Summer School : Focal Point

Today's assignment at the MFT Summer School is focal point, focusing on the main element of the project. Here is my project.


I really liked the technique that Karolyn used on her project, masking the area behind where her subjects would be and inking only inside the mask stencil. I didn't have the masking sheets that she used in the video, so I decided to try clear contact paper, and it seemed to work just fine. The images I used are from a Hampton Arts by Mama Elephant stamp set. For some reason I can't find the name on the packaging.but it is a stamp and die set with unicorns, rainbow, and a castle and such. I cut the images out with the dies provided, colored them with Copic markers, and layered them on the inked part using foam tape on the unicorn for dimension. I used the greeting stamp that came with the set.

Thank you for stopping by, and I'll see you for the next assignment.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

My Favorite Things Summer School Session 2: Monocromatic

Hello, for the assignment for the first day of this session is to make a project that is monochromatic, The color I chose is blue.

I decided to use a star background die that I had and used a centement out of one of the stamp sets I had in my stash, and inked it with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink. I inked the background of the my sentiment panel with the same ink that I used for my background, but it's hard to see in the pictures. I added some of the stars from the cutouts from the die, and added them to the panel. You can't see it in the picture, but I put Wink of Stella on the white stars, and on the cutouts that I added to my sentiment. Now on to the next day's assignment...:-)

Thursday, July 5, 2018

My Favorite Things Summer School: White Space

Ok, I know, I'm a little out of order on this one. I missed the assignment that was on Sunday, and thought it started with Monday, and didn't realize until today that I missed it, so, here is assignment that I missed.

This assignment was to use white space on our project. I chose to use images from the MFT's Magical Dragons for my creation, which I colored with Copic markers. I embossed the white background with a cloud embossing folder, and made the hills using the Stitched Hillside Borders dies from Lawn Fawn, and embossed them with a dot embossing folder to add some texture. I didn't have a banner die to fit the sentiment like I wanted, so I cut a strip from white card stock, then made a fishtail with scissors, stamped the sentiment which is from the same stamp set, inked the edges, then adhered it to my card.

My Favorite Things Summer School: Symmetry

This is the last day of this session, and today's assignment is to create a card using the symmetry concept.

The images I chose where from a Recollections stamp set. I thought these feathers would be perfect for what I wanted to do, and even the sentiment was from the same set.   I really had  a good time doing all the assignments, although, I did miss the first one some how, so now I'll have a bit of makeup work to do. Sounds a bit like real!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

MFT Summer School: Complementary Colors

Good afternoon, it's another day, and another homework assignment from MFT. Today's assignment is to use complementary colors in our project.

I decided to use some tiny background stamps that I had from Hero Arts, stamped in blue and orange. For my sentiment, I cut rectangles in white and blue from the My Favorite Things Inside and Out rectangle die set and stamped my greeting, which is from a Recollections stamp set, in orange on the white rectangle, then adhered them on the background piece. I may decide later to add something else to the card, maybe a little bling, but not sure what I want to add to it, but for now, this is what I have.

See you tomorrow with the next homework assignment...:-)

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

My Favorite Things Summer School : Repetition

Good afternoon, here I am with another homework assignment from MFT. Today's assignment is to use repetition on our creation, and here is my submission for today.

I used the MFT stamp set, Beary Special Birthday. For the repetition part of it, I chose to repeat the word " Surprise" which is one of the stamps in the set, stamped in different colors. I decided to use the same colors for the frosting on the cake and candles in the same colors as the greeting, and of course, I had to make it a chocolate!

Monday, July 2, 2018

My Favorite Things Summer School 2018: Primary Colors

It's time for summer school at MFT and today's assignment for this first session is to use only primary colors. Here is what I created for this assignment.

For my card I used various stamps from the Lawn Fawn, You're Clawsome, stamp set. I colored my little characters in primary colors using copic markers, and I used one of the dies from the MFT Inside and Out rectangles for my greeting. I had a lot of fun coloring these cute little characters, and can't wait to see what tomorrow's assignment will be. I never thought summer school could be so much fun!

Friday, June 22, 2018

52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Wreath Theme

Hello again, here I am with another challenge, this time for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. This challenge them is wreaths.

And here is my card for this challenge.

This card was made using the same wreath die set as my previos post, but I did not add the peppermings, and I used a Dazzle snowflake and border to hang the snowflake from the wreath. I also added strips of burgundy card stock that was embossed with a swiss dot embossing folder, and I used a striped embossing folder on the white background piece.

I really liked the way this card turned out, and I'm sure I will be making more of them to add to my stash for this Christmas coming up.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #295

Hi everyone! Wow, it's hard to believe it's already June. I just realized I haven't posted since January, I sure didn't realize it had been that long. Hopefully I'll get back on the ball and post more often, and participate in more challenges.

For this post I have created a card for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge. For this challenge we where to use this picture for inspiration.

Here is the card that I made using the peppermints in the photo for inspiration.

The wreath was made using the Lawn Fawn Large Wreath die set, and for the peppermint candies, I used a circle die from one die set and the peppermint swirl from another, not sure where the die sets where from, but I did cut the peppermint swirl down to fit the white circle to make a smaller candy. After assembling my candies, I embossed them with sparkly clear embossing powder to give them a little extra sparkle. I made my banner from a My Favorite Things Stitched Sentiment Strips die, stamped a sentiment from my stash, then folded the ends to create a banner. To finish off my wreath, I added some red and gold Nuvo Chrystal Drops. I cut the scalloped background piece from a piece of satiny gold card stock, and used one of the pattered papers from The Paper Studio's Plaid Tidings paper pad.

I hope you enjoy this card, it was a lot of fun to make.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

2017 Christmas Projects

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and a very Happy New Year. It's the beginning of the new year and it's time for me to do a little catch up with posting some of my Christmas projects for this past Christmas. Although I didn't take pictures of everything I made, ( bad me...:-( ) I did take pictures of some of them, and here they are.

First off, here are a sample of some of the Christmas cards that I made throughout the year for family, friends and coworkers. I gave out most of my favorites before I took pictures of them, ( again, bad me) but here are a few that I really liked for you to enjoy.

When making my cards, I like to use a variety of different styles and techniques as you can see. These cards here are mostly made using stamping and embossing techniques, although I did make a lot that I colored with my Copics that I didn't take pictures of ....sigh!

Next up are a couple of projects that I worked on that where inspired by projects from One Very Happy Bird at Happy Birds Glitter Nest.

You can find Happy Bird's video tutorial for this pot holder project here.

You'll find Happy Bird's video tutorial for these snowmen here.

You will see that my projects may be a little different from hers both from not having the same exact supplies as she had, and time constraints, but I'm still happy with the results. I love her projects, they are so much fun, and most of the supplies used can be found at your local dollar store to make them. So go check out her youtube channel for lots of inspiring ideas.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out some of my Christmas projects for 2017, and I hope you all have a wonderful new year to come.