Friday, February 3, 2017

Make a Wish

Today I have a birthday card to share. I always seem to run out of them so quickly!

Sorry for the poor lighting, but it's never sunny in Central New York. Plus it's been snowing all day. I'm ready to get my sandals back on.

I've used two Uniko stamp sets for this card. The balloons are from Balloon Bash and the sentiment is from Pure Florals: Cosmos. The wonderful owner, Beverly Brown, sent me the Cosmos set as a complimentary gift and I love it. Thanks so much, Bev!

I stamped the balloons in various Ranger Dye Inks. Some of them are masked, but as you can see, I'm still learning to mask. I wanted to get this card into some challenges before they close, so I just went with it as it is.

I'm adding this card to Less is More #313 - Balloons and Addicted to CAS #103 - Wish.  I'm also playing at Seize the Birthday, without the toppings this time.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thank you!

Hi! I'm dropping in today with another CAS card for a couple of challenges. This one came together in just a few minutes.

I love the ATS stamps from Fun Stampers Journey! The ATS sets include an image and a sentiment and have a very low price point. They are perfect for making a CAS card!

This is the image from the Lovely Day ATS inked in Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink on Whip Cream card stock. I simply colored the flowers with markers. The sentiment is from the Summer Garden stamp set. If you saw my post from yesterday, these are from the same sets I used on that card. I've added a strip of polka dot pp from my stash to balance my image.

I'm adding this to Just Us Girls - Photo Week #378 and Inkspirational: Challenge 127 - polka dots.

Thanks for stopping by. Please visit my website here to purchase any of the Fun Stampers Journey products. Have a great day! Enjoy!


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Have a Lovely Day

Hello. Last night I watched Jennifer McGuire's fabulous video on ombre stamping here and knew I had to try it! Here's my first attempt -

Hopefully you can see the ombre inking in this photo. I used all Fun Stampers Journey products to make this card.  FSJ ink is a blend of pigment and dye ink, so I wasn't sure if the technique would work. I was pleased with how well it did.

First I white heat embossed one of the florals from the Summer Garden stamp set.Then I began blending  Watermelon Fusion ink at the bottom; quite heavily at first with a foam blending tool and softening the color as I went towards the top. The sentiment from Lovely Day was created the same way.

I matted the panel with Watercolor Fusion cardstock and then adhered it to a Whip Cream card base. The sentiment piece was popped up with Journey Foam Squares.

I would like to enter this at Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark.

You can purchase any of the products I used today on my website here. Lots and lots to look at!

I hope everyone is having a lovely day! Enjoy!


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Thanks So Much

Hello. Today I'm sharing a card I've made with some of my new Fun Stampers Journey products. I will be using these as my thank you cards for my Fun Stampers Journey and Nerium customers.

The sentiment is an ATS stamp set, Thanks Much, AT-0213, and was inked with Beach Breeze Ink, IP-0047. I love the font on that set. I've used the smallest of the flowers in the Journey Blooms stamp set, SS-0048. They were stamped with Candy Apple, IP-0017, and Citrus Cooler, IP-0048, inks.

I adhered the panel to Beach Breeze card stock, CS-0001, and added it to a card base made from Whip Cream card stock, CS-0040. This flat card will easily go through the mail.

I'm entering this into The Paper Players CAS Flowers challenge, as well as the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.


Thanks for visiting. I hope your day is fabulous and you have some crafty time. Enjoy!


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Flower Challenge

Hello! I hope everyone is well. Today I have a card for a challenge new to me -The Flower Challenge #4 - Blue & Yellow.

For this card I've used another stamp I purchased and hadn't gotten to play with yet, The Ton - Happiest of Peonies. Peonies are one of my favorite flowers. I white heat embossed the image on watercolor paper and then used my Zig markers with a water brush to color. As you can see I'm still learning to use my markers and need lots of practice.

I die cut the watercolor panel with a stitched rectangle die, adhered it to my card base and added some candy dots to embellish.

I am also entering this into NBUS Challenge #9, without the optional theme this time. I have a mountain of new stamps to make time to play with, so I hope to make another card this week using the theme.

Thanks for stopping in. I hope everyone is having a lovely week. Enjoy!


Monday, January 23, 2017

You Rock!

Hello! I'm back with a CAS card I made while playing with some fun products from Fun Stampers Journey. I am so glad I signed up as a Journey Coach. This company and it's products are outstanding and so much fun!

Aren't these rainbow hearts pretty? They were inked with various colors of Fun Stampers Journey True Color Fusion Inks. Love them! I wanted to split the inked panel. but I can't say I really like how it turned out. 

The hearts are from the Be Amazing stamp set, SS-0269, and the sentiment is part of Rock Notes, SS-0211. My card stock is also from FSJ, Whip Cream, CS-0040. Click on my link on the left sidebar to view all of our current products.

I'm entering this into Addicted to Stamps and More, which has a photo inspiration as their first challenge of the year. The theme over at CAS on Sunday is Hearts, so I'm entering there, also.

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Thanks for visiting and spending some time with me today. Enjoy!


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Butterfly Birthday

Hello. I have a new card to share today. I've depleted my supply of birthday cards, so I need to get some made.

My butterfly and the strips were made from a leftover  Color Burst piece I had in my stash. (Actually, I cleaned up a very messy pile on my table and unearthed the leftover piece along with a lot of others!) This is the first butterfly I have die cut with the Concord & 9th Floral & Flutter die that I purchased a few months ago. Isn't it lovely? I added it with glue dots along the body so the wings are not adhered. 

I've used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches so I'm entering my card there. Also, I'm entering it at CASology where the cue card is Cut, as well as Inkspirational where the word prompt is Flutter. I'm also playing at Seize the Birthday, without the toppings this time, and at The Playground with my snippets of Color Burst paper.

Thank you for stopping in to see my lovely debut butterfly made with this fabulous die. Have a wonderful week. Enjoy!