TMS #672

Oh boy! These days of summer are fading fast everyone. Soon it is going to be fall and my son will be going back to school. He’s less than thrilled, let me tell you!

Ok, here’s this week’s sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

This has a fun prompt for the background doesn’t it?

I’m sure a lot of you may feel the urge to do embossing for that background, or maybe a background die of some sort? I went for some stenciling. Using the Joseph’s Coat technique I created this fun background with a Stampin Up leafy stencil. I was trying to use some fall-ish colors for this card.

The sentiment is from Craft Addicts Too and I just got it in last week. The sequins are from my stash as is the ribbon.

Head on over to our blog to play along in this week’s sketch. While you are there, check out the amazing projects from the rest of the DT.

A new (favorite) technique !

For day 2 of the Spring Card Class 2022 with Kristina and Jennifer, I learned a new technique called Joseph’s Coat which is pretty cool. It when you create an inked up card panel, and then stencil over it in black ink. How cool is this!!

I created my rainbow background panel using inks from Your Next Stamp, Lawn Fawn and The Stamp Market. The star stencil I used was distressed stars from Plaid Crafts which I used with black Memento Ink. I heat embossed a sentiment from Stampin Up for the focal point and then just a few clear enamel dots.

This card was based on the Cathy Zielske example for the class. I’m pretty sure I’m going to chalk this up as a new favorite because it is just so easy and makes such an impact on your project. I love the effect!

Thanks for stopping by.

Entered into these challenges:

Alphabet Challenge: E is for embossing

Creative Inspiration: Masculine

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: Anything Goes

Seize the Birthday: Favorite Technique

Simon Says Stamp: STAMPTEMBER!

Well, it took some time but my wonderful stamp set from Simon Says Stamp arrived. I was graciously given a stamp set as part of their annual Stamptember event! Every day this month, they have a wonderful collaboration with a stamping company to bring you some amazing exclusive sets! There’s prizes, inspiration and shopping codes. Let’s also not forget about the golden bone…..a very special prize given to 4 lucky people who order during this event!

I was given the Raindrops 6×8 stamp set.

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This is a gorgeous set with lots of beautiful sentiments and a wide variety of raindrops that you can mix and match to make your own backgrounds or to add as embellishments to your projects.

I have 2 cards for you today.

For this card, I stamped three of the larger raindrops and two of the smaller ones randomly on a sheet. I then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I went over it in a rainbow of colors of ink to simulate a rainbow. I added the sentiment and a little vellum cloud. I also added some cute little iridescent rainbow pearls that are from Studio Katia.

For my second card, I paired one of the sentiments with a Gina K die set that I have in my stash. I created the background using some distress inks & water and then smooching that onto some Brea Reese cardstock. Again I added the raindrop pearls to finish this card.

I love how these turned out and I am especially thankful to Simon Says Stamp for allowing me to play along in their event this year. Make sure you stop by their blog each day so that you don’t miss out on the amazing collaborations that they have and also check out the store and pick up your exclusive products today! Once they are gone, they are gone so don’t wait!

Dragonfly Dreams: Add some Sparkle

Hey there all! I can’t believe we are already into May. The time has definitely got away from me. Have you been to the Dragonfly Dreams blog yet today?

Our May challenge is up, which is a fun one! Add Sparkle…there are so many things that you can use to sparkle and shine up your projects.

We are being sponsored this month by Digi Doodle Studios!

Yay DDS! The winner of the Challenge will receive 3 Digi Stamps only (digi stamp sets, paper, or sentiments not included) of their choosing. Thanks so much for being a great sponsor this month! If you head on over to the blog you can read all about this month’s challenge and our wonderful sponsor. You can also see the amazing projects the DT has created with some of the Digi Doodle images.

I was lucky enough to get this cutie called Pepper Belle Flora and she can be found here in the store!

For me, I went with some glitter paper that I don’t use near enough and of course some glitter Nuevo drops! You can’t see it, but for an extra layer, I also did the wings in some Wink of Stella. I colored her with my copics and my DP is from Lawn Fawn (yes, I’m still trying to work through this rainbow pack and it’s almost done! LOL). The sentiment is from the little jar on my desk of pre stamped/embossed sentiments so I’m not sure where this one is from.

I hope you like the card and I do hope that you will play along with us!

TMS #603

Here we go again! Another great sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches and another rainbow card from me!

I still had a couple of rainbows on my desk that I wanted to use up, so I added them to this card!

I used some Lawn Fawn Rainbow plaid paper to go with and the sentiment I do believe is Stampin Up. I added the hearts and clouds that came with the rainbow set. Another bright and cheery card to send to a friend.

Be sure to head over to the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for you this week with this awesome sketch and be sure to play along!

TMS #602

Here we are again…another Tuesday and another sketch up at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I love this square card sketch that Melissa has for us this week!

I decided to pull out that cute rainbow stamp/die set that we received from SCT for the Online Card Class and paired it with some paper from the May 2019 Sampler from SCT. It’s from Lawn Fawn. I also added in some Nuevo Drops and the sentiment I stamped in my new YNS Blueberry Breeze Ink!

I hope you will come on over to the blog and see the amazing creations the DT has for you this week!

Brighten Your Day

Cathy Z’s YouTube class tonight was using our exclusive stamp/die set with fun rainbows and clouds. I can’t believe I don’t own a rainbow set already!

My card is a bit of a variation on the one Cathy did but I love how it turned out. I again used some of the paper from the Heidi Swapp paper pack and ran it through a Darice cloud embossing folder. It was fun to cut out the pieces of the rainbow. The hearts came with the set as well which are a lovely little accent.

Confetti

Hello my darlings!  It’s my challenge up on the Use Your Stuff blog today.  It’s all about weather!  We are looking to see what your weather related projects are this week, it could be a layout or card about weather, some weather embellishments, like clouds, raindrops, sunshine or yes, even snow.

Today I am using a stamp & sentiment from Kraftin Kimmie called  Look for Rainbows.  I have had this for a bit and finally cracked it open.  It’s such a cute little stamp!  I colored her with my copics and then I used some fun cloud DP from Little Yellow Bicycle called The Escape.  A titch of cord and some bling to finish it off.  I also gave the umbrella a kiss of Wink of Stella.

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I hope you will play along with us on the blog today! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

 

World Cardmaking Day!

Happy WCMD everyone!

 

This weekend I am playing along with some challenges set up by My Favorite Things!

This is their first challenge:

Challenge 1: ROYGBIV

Let’s kick the day off with COLOR. Your first challenge of the day is to create a card featuring the rainbow — either a literal rainbow or, by simply integrating the colors of the rainbow into your design in any way you see fit.

I really had to think about how I was going to do this one.  So I decided on stamping! I pulled out my Pun Intended set by Stamping UP, because I thought the camera would be perfect to stamp in rainbow colors.

The great thing about this challenge is that you don’t have to use My Favorite Things products to play along (which is good because I don’t own any but would sure like to win one of their gift certificates to the store that they are giving to random challenge participants!).

So without further adieu, here is my card! I really like how it turned out!  I just added a view of the violet sequins to pair up with the orange on this card.

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Don’t forget to play along for your chance to win!

 

Rainbows

Happy Friday everyone! The ending of another week..woohooo!!  We have a new challenge at Creative Corner Challenges.  It’s all about Rainbows.  You can have an actual rainbow, rainbow colors or however you wish to interpret it as long as we can see how the rainbow is represented in your project.

Here’s the fun card I made this week.

 

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I inked teh background just using some Tim Holtz  Faded Denim distress ink and a cloud die cut.  The rainbow is from the Simply Charmed cricut cartridge.  The sentiment is MFT.

Make you stop by the blog and check out the other DT inspiration for you this week and to join in our challenge.

 

Entered into these challenges:

the elephant challenge: spring colors

moving along with the times: inspired by a song or film (somewhere over the rainbow)

the squirrel and the fox: inspired by a song or film (somewhere over the rainbow)

7 kids college fund: anything goes

2 sisters challenge blog: anything goes