Tuesday, December 29, 2015

CAS Birthday

Even though we currently are in a cold snap, my husband and I made it out to the tennis courts late this morning.  He kept me running which in the end did warming me up :)  Thanks husband for braving the cold with me!!!

I have a few January birthdays so I'm making a few cards.  Gotta keep it clean and simple since I'm still making a few New Year's cards!

Here's what I came up with...

This is a one layer top folding card.  I simply stamped the presents across the card and colored them with Copic markers.  I then stamped the sentiments and added a bit of Wink of Stella to the ribbons and that was it!

Truly clean and simple!

  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110lbs
  • Stamplorations Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamps:  Birthday Sentiments
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Wink of Stella

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Merry Bear

Wow...it has been a busy week!  Hope everyone had a great Christmas, we certainly did.  As usual, my family spoiled me...in fact, we are all so lucky to be enjoying the holidays with our health and happiness!

Since today is quite cold out...brrrr...I was able to spend sometime in the studio :)  I cranked out a few cards, and I've decided to enter one into a few challenges.  There are two challenges that caught my eye...

First, Freshly Made Sketches #21 - love this design.

And also, CASology #178---Merry.

I started by stamping out my image and coloring him with Copic Markers.  I then added some snowflakes with molding paste.

I stamped some colorful snowflakes onto the card base. I then used some foam tape to pop up the middle card section and adhered the sentiment.

A festive card with non-traditional Christmas colors---and quite easy to make.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Serendipity Blog Hop #2

I've been honored to be the guest designer over at Serendipity Stamps!  It has been fun playing with their stamps.

Since Christmas is just days away, I have one more Christmas Tag!  I also needed to make a birthday tag for a friend of mine who has a birthday shortly after Christmas.  Because there is so much to do and just a few days left before the holidays, I decided to use one stamp set in two different ways...

Just a quick swap of the sentiments and color let me use the same stamp set for two different celebrations.  I love when I can use Christmas Stamps all year around!

Check out what the rest of the team has put together!

Monday, December 14, 2015

It's Snowing...

Okay, not here...but somewhere!!!  In fact after our little rain storm yesterday, it is sunny out today which allowed me to play some tennis with my friend Kay---always a pleasure to practice with her!

I'm still trying to finish up a few Christmas cards.  I'm using a cute little stamp from My Favorite Things.  I'm going to enter into the MFT Color Challenge.  I tried to match the copic colors I have on hand with the challenge.

I'm also entering this card over at Addicted to CAS Challenge blog #78. There's still time to enter the challenge there if you have a moment!

Here's what I came up with...

I simply stamped and heat embossed the image and sentiment. I colored the image with Copic markers.  Then I added a bit of snow using embossing paste.

As a final touch, I stamped a few snowflakes on each side of my card base and popped up my image with foam tape.  I really like how it came out and will be making a few more of these cards to wrap up my Christmas cards for the year :)

  • Neenah Solar White Card Stock
  • My Favorite Things Stamp
  • Simon Says Stencil:  Falling Snow
  • Versacolor Pigment Ink:  Lime
  • Versamark Onyx Black Ink
  • Avery Elle Pigment Ink:  Aquamarine
  • Memento Ink:  Bahama Blue
  • Embossing Paste
  • Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Colorful Snowman

It's a rainy day today and our tennis match was cancelled...we came in second place with an 8-2 season.  Playoffs will happen in January, so hopefully, we'll continue to move forward.

Since I'm not playing tennis today, I have some time for some quick holiday cards.  I've been a little slow in posting my Christmas cards, as I'm still making some and it is getting so close to Christmas. I'm now at the point, where I am forced into Clean and Simple Cards...which frankly is my favorite anyways!

I was in the mood for some coloring...

This is a super simple card.  I just stamped this image and heat embossed it with some clear embossing powder....then went to work on coloring.

I popped up the image on foam tape and applied it to a grey cardstock---I wanted a neutral framing since there are so many colors on the card.

I stamped the sentiment on the top right and there you have a quick, cheerful Christmas card.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop.  

I'm so excited to participate in this fun event. I'm still finishing up many of my holiday tags and I'm have fun using the beautiful Serendipity Stamps.  

For these two tags, I wanted to highlight the beautiful sentiment stamp.  It is so beautiful and elegant that you can use it simply as the main focal point as I did with the tag on the left.  I simply heat embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder and added a bit of patterned paper at the very top and added a few sequins.

I also decided to try the sentiment on watercolor paper--using gold embossing powder.  I then stamped the poinsettia with gold embossing powder and used distress ink to watercolor the images.  

Two very elegant tags!

Check out what the rest of the team has put together...

Friday, December 4, 2015

Happy Pie Day

Happy Friday!  The dampness outside has kept me close to home today.  I wrapped a few Christmas presents---yes, early and did a bit of yard work.  I had an opportunity to finish up this card that I started a few days ago, but haven't been able to finish until now.  I'm stepping away from Christmas today as I was inspired by the current CASology challenge.

Here's more about the challenge....though since my family is more scientifically minded and not as motivated by sweets, pie always had a different meaning around here.  I remember alway making a "pie" on March 14 for my son to take to school to enjoy in math class....been several years since I did that but I still think about it.

Here's my take on the challenge...

I stamped my mad scientist on card stock and colored him with Copic markers.  I added a bit of  light yellow around him to give him a little bit of a "glow" (it's hard to see in this photo).

I then die cut the white card stock with my cloud die and adhered it to dark grey cardstock.  I then stamped and heat embossed my sentiment.

As a final touch, I popped the white part of the card stock on foam tape and called it a day!

Actually a pretty simple card...one that my family can appreciate :)

  • Neenah Solar Whie Card Stock
  • Bazzill Card Stock:  Rock Candy
  • The Alley Way Stamps:  Bubbling Over
  • Copic Markers
  • Lawn Fawn:  Cloud Dies
  • Copic Markers
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder

Tag You're It Challenge #36

Wow another week gone by...and another week closer to Christmas.  I have a few more cards and tags to make before the holidays arrive!  And, of course, can't let up on my tennis so my husband and I are headed out to the courts this am!

Just in time for the holidays is this holiday inspired tag from Joyce Mehrberg over at Tag You're It Challenge #36.  I just love making cards and tag with houses and this one is no exception.  I was inspired by many of the images in this tag...the Santa silhouette over the moon, the houses in the foreground...all of these images this just captures Christmas for me.

Here is my take on the inspiration tag.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with...

I started off by using distressed ink for the night sky.  I blended two different blues and a purple to get this rich color.  I then cut my moon from a pale yellow cardstock and used distress ink to provide some shading.  I colored some white cardstock with a few different colors of distressed ink for the houses and trees.

I then stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.  As a final touch, I stamped and heat embossed my Santa and his reindeer!

Can't wait to see what you come up with!  Please join us for this fun challenge!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Holy Cow

What a crisp and cool day!  I lost my tennis match today, but learned a lot in the process and actually enjoyed the match!  What a great challenge!

I am, once again, inspired by the Addicted to CAS Challenge with the code word "Dimension".  It is just up my alley and I have enjoyed making a few cards that fit the bill.  I entered one on my last post and am going to enter another card.  I'm stepping away from Christmas for a moment with this one.

Here's my take on the challenge.  Let me know what you think.

I stamped the cow on the card and heat embossed it.  I like to heat embossed when coloring an image especially ones with very thin lines, as it helps to keep the color from bleeding out side the lines.  I then colored the image with Copic Markers. I then cut my sentiments with my block letter dies.  To finish up the card I popped everything up with foam tape and adhered it to the card stock.

  • Neenah Solar White Card Stock
  • My Favorite Things Stamps:  Barnyard Buddies
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
  • Bazzill Lime Crush Card Stock
  • Lawn Fawn Dies:  Finley's ABC's

Friday, November 27, 2015

Merry "CAS" Christmas

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  We had a nice time...lots of great food and fun company! Today is freezing, but the sun is shining.  My husband and I made it to the courts for some tennis practice.  Great practice with lots of hard hitting and, now, I am set for my match on Sunday! Thanks husband for the workout!

I finished a card today for the Addicted to CAS Challenge. I'm also throwing my hat in for the design team. Wish me luck!

This is a great challenge...CAS and dimension. Love this idea, to add a bit of dimension while still maintaining the idea of a clean and simple card.

Here's my take on the challenge. Let me know what you think!

I started off by stamping the Santa onto my card stock and heat embossed him.  I love to heat emboss my images as it makes the image pop and helps keep the color from bleeding outside the image. I then colored him with copic markers.  I then stamped my sentiment on a separate piece of card stock and die cut the letters and adhered it to my Santa panel with some foam tape.

I used my trees die to trim down the white panel and added a bit of foam tape to the panel.  I then added a few snow flakes to the blue panel (which I quickly created with distressed ink) with some molding paste---just for some added dimension.

And there you have it!

  • Neenah Solar White Card Stock
  • My Favorite Things Stamps:  Jingle All The Way
  • Lawn Fawn Stamps:  Owen's ABC's
  • Lawn Fawn Dies:  Forest Border Die
  • Simon Says Stamps Stencil:  Falling Snow
  • Copic Markers
  • Versafine Ink:  Satin Red, Onyx Black
  • Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

You're Special

Wow...it is freezing outside.  My tennis match for this afternoon was just cancelled, so my husband has offered to go hit with me for awhile---yeah!  However, before I go, I wanted to sneak in this post.

I'm participating in a challenge over at CAS(E) this sketch, #150.  I just love these clean and simple challenges.  I've decided to step away from Christmas for a moment and came up with a bright and happy card, using some of my favorite colors.

Here's my take on the sketch...let me know what you think!

I started by cutting down some cardstock, then stamping my little creatures.  For the one in the middle, I drew a few dots to make him a bit...special!  I then colored all of them with Copic markers.  Stamped the sentiment and and stamped a few little circles below the sentiment for a little extra color.

As a final touch I added Wink of Stella to the dots on the green creature (though you can't see it well in the photograph!)

This can be a simple one layer card, or you can attach it to some colored cardstock---which I did here.

  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  • Bazzill Card Stock:  Juicy Pear
  • Alley Way Stamps:  Meltdown
  • Paper Smooches:  Sentiments
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Monday, November 23, 2015

Cool Days

Nice cool day for a brisk hike with my friend Hatsumi!  I then had to do a bit of shopping for the upcoming Thanksgiving meal that we are hosting.  Then a quick bite for lunch.  I have a few minutes to post my newest card before a meeting with Martina.  After that, a tennis match with Margo!

I love color challenges and MFT Color Challenge is particularily fun---they always have great combinations.

And here is my card...

I just love this polar bear!

I started by stamping the polar bear, then masking him before I stamped the iceberg.  I then stamped the sign on a separate piece of paper.

Once everything was stamped and heat embossed, I colored the images with Copic markers.

I stamped my snowflakes and used white embossing powder to make them pop on the grey cardstock (this the the darkest grey paper I had in my collection).

As a finishing touch, I popped the white panel on foam tape and done!

  • Bazzill Card Stock:  Rock Candy
  • Neenah Solar White Card Stock
  • My Favorite Things:  Cool Days
  • Hero Arts Embossing Powder:  White and Clear 
  • Copic Markers
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versamark Ink

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Happy Birthday Gracie!

A beautiful day today.  Started off with a little tennis, while I made it to the playoffs, I lost the match! Oh well, least I made it this far!  Thanks husband for your coaching and support!


I always love particating in the Your Next Stamp Color Challenge, and this one is no exception. Here are the colors for the current challenge #27.

I needed a card for my long time friend Grace who has a birthday coming up. She loves dogs, so this one is perfect for her!  I focused on 3 colors:  green, light brown and white.

Let me know what you think...

This is a clean and simple design.  I started by stamping the image on white card stock, heat embossing the image, then coloring with Copic makers.

I stamped the sentiment and used my wavey border to cut the cardstock.  I used the paw print stamps to stamp on the green panel.  I heat embossed the paw's with clear embossing powder to get a nice tone-on-tone look.

I popped up the while panel with some foam tape and that finished up the card!

  • Neenah Solar White Card Stock
  • Bazzill Card Stock:  Lime Crush
  • Your Next Stamp:  I Ruff You
  • Lawn Fawn:  Chit Chat
  • Copic Markers
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Merry Santa

I'm heading off for a few days and wanted to get this post out before I head out.

I'm excited to be entering this card into my favorite type of challenge...clean and simple, one layer card.  This challenge is being held over at Less Is More.

"Less is More"I've had this card idea in my head for awhile and am excited to try it out...though it is a bit of a risk for this challenge.  While it looks like there is a lot going on, I think it would still qualify as a clean and simple card, due to the limited colors and clean lines....however, we shall see :)

For this card, I simply stamped the Santa at the bottom and heat embossed him.  I then stamped the various sentiments around him.  While lots of words, still a white space (clean and simple, yes?)

Anywho, after the stamping I colored the Santa image with copics.  Actually, quite a quick card!

Here's a bit of a close-up!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Birthday Challenge

It is pouring rain here today so all outdoor activities are at a standstill, which for me is challenging! The good news is we need the rain and the forecast for tomorrow seems to be better! And this gives me a bit more creative time.

I've decided to enter into the Seize the Birthday Challenge! I have several friends with birthdays coming up so this is perfect timing.  

Here's what I came up with...

This is a bit of a different style for me. I usually like to stamp images and color them or paper piece them.  

For this card, everything is stamped on directly--no coloring!

I heat embossed the image and stamped these pretty flowers around it. I even decorated the envelop with the same colors and flowers (but forgot to take the picture before giving it to the postal carrier)!

A super fun, and fast, card to make!

  • Neenah Solar White Card Stock
  • Stamps:  Mama Elephant, Simon Says Stamps
  • Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder
  • Versacolor Pigment Ink

Friday, November 6, 2015

Tag Your It Challenge #34

Today we have a new challenge over at Tag You're It.

I'm excited to be able to provide the inspiration for this challenge.  As I was creating this tag, I was thinking of the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, which for me translates into family.  At the same time, I not quite ready to give up the bright colors of summer.  Thus, I just combined the two!!

Because this is a busy time of year, I opted for a clean and simple tag.  I simply stamped the imaged and colored them with copic markers.  A quick and easy way to create a festive tag!
I can't wait to see what you come up with, head on over and add your link...

Thanks for participating!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Lawn Fawn Challenge - Love and Hope

Today is my rest day since I've had a very busy week with tennis---though I do have another match this evening, but it's doubles, so not much rest needed.

Anywho, since I have a bit of time today, I thought I would enter into this Lawnscaping Challenge No.117.

Here's my take on the challenge...what do you think?

I really like this cute set from Lawn Fawn.  So fun...and frankly allows for us to make cards quickly, which is especially needed during this busy time of the year!

I simply cut the card stock with the Stitched Rectangle and stamped the images.  I die cut the "love" sentiment colored it with copic markers and highlighted it with Distressed Ink.  I cut the love into the card stock to inlay the die which gives the card a nice finished look!

As a final touch, I added glossy accents to the glasses!

  • Neenah Solar White Card Stock
  • Lawn Fawn Dies:  Stitched Rectangle, Scripty Love
  • Lawn Fawn Stamps:  Science of Love, Feathered Friends
  • Copic Markers
  • Distressed Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Glossy Accents
  • Copic Markers

Monday, November 2, 2015

Hearts - CASology Challenge #170

It is pouring rain this morning...haven't heard that sound in a long time!! Thus, my tennis practice is cancelled.  Now I have a bit of time to enter into another challenge.

This weeks' challenge at CASology is Hearts---combine that with Clean and Simple and I'm there!

I focused on a classic clean and simple...a single image along with a sentiment.

Here's my take on the challenge...

I started off by die cutting my card stock using Lawn Fawn rectangles.  Since this is such a simple design, I wanted to add a little something to highlight the simple image and sentiment, so I used a smaller stitched rectangle inside the larger die cut and just inlaid the smaller rectangle.  This provides some extra focus on the sentiment but still maintaining the clean and simple theme.

Lastly, I added just a touch of Wink of Stella to the hearts to give it a bit of shimmer! 

A clean and simple card, indeed!

  • Neenah Solar White Card Stock
  • Lawn Fawn Dies:  Stitched Rectangles
  • Paper Smooches Stamps:  Lots of Love
  • The Alley Way Stamps:  Sentiment
  • Copic Markers
  • Clear Wink of Stella

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Pure Joy - MFT Color Challenge #32

Happy Daylight Savings time...love the extra hour of sleep!  Just in time to rest up after a night of Halloween activities and in time for my tennis match this afternoon...wish me luck!

I stumbled across the My Favorite Things Color Challenge #32.  This is my favorite type of challenge as I'm enjoying coloring with Copic Markers...and love to watercolor as well.  This is the first time I'm participating in this challenge, and thought I would use a new MFT Stamp (well, it is new to me!)

The color requirements are these...

This card was super fun to make.  I started by cutting this white card stock with my stitched rectangle die.  I heat embossed the image, then colored it with the Copic colors as required by the challenge.

I stamped the sentiment and applied embossing paste (another favorite technique) snowflakes!

  • Neenah Solar White Card Stock
  • Bazzill Card Stock:  Waxed Lips
  • Lawn Fawn Dies:  Stitched Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things Stamp:  Warmest Wishes & Joyous Christmas Sentiments
  • Simon Says Stamps Stencil
  • Versamark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
  • Liquitex Flexible Molding Paste
  • Copic Markers

Friday, October 30, 2015

Trick or Treat Tags

Wow, what a beautiful day!  We are lucky to still be enjoying a bit of summer on the eve of November.  Had a busy morning at the tennis club a bit of hitting with Grace then some intense training with the husband!  Fun, Fun!

If you haven't yet made a tag for the most current challenge at Tag You're It, there's still time!  Here's the inspiration tag from Kara Lynn.  I was inspired by the theme of Halloween...and while I'm not big on Halloween, other than carving pumpkins, I just love the Halloween themed stamp sets---they are so cute!

I had so much fun with this challenge, that I ended up making several.  Let me know what you think!

For this first tag, I started off with some black card stock, then stamped a few of the critters from Lawn Fawn.  I colored them with copic markers.  I heat embossed the "Trick or Treat" sentiment on the moon and highlighted the edges with some distressed ink.  I then decided to add a few white heat embossed stars to finish up the tag!

A few days after the first tag, I received a new stamp set from Simon Says Stamps and wanted to make a few more tags for some cookie bags for some friends.  Here's a few quick and easy Halloween tags!

  • Bazzill Card Stock:  Marshmallow, Black, Easter Grass, Grapefruit Bliss, Candy Corn
  • Distressed Ink
  • Lawn Fawn:  Spooktacular Set
  • Simon Says Stamps:  Not So Spooky
  • Lawn Fawn:  Tag Die
  • My Favorite Things:  Tag Dies

Monday, October 26, 2015

Merry - FMS Challenge #209

I've been wanting to submit a card for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #209 this entire week, but I was busy getting other cards done for some family members and it has been quite a busy week with other commitments.

I ended up redoing this card several times, as at first I was intent on making it a shaker card, as it really calls out for that type of card.  But in the end, I was not happy with the outcome.  So I scrapped that card, and ending up making this one.  What do you think?

This is a clean and simple card.  I used my embossing folder for the main panel and popped it on foam tape.  I die cut the sentiment from a red paper that matches the Lawn Fawn paper underneath.

A silver star on top completes the card!

  • Bazzill Card Stock:  Marshmallow and Wax Lips
  • Lawn Fawn Patterned Paper
  • WPlus9:  Merry Sentiment
  • My Favorite Things: Tree Die Cut

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Not So Spooky

Today was a housecleaning day, since I had a tennis match early yesterday morning.  Once that was done, a bit of football watching with the husband---and letting my body rest a bit from an active week last week and another active week coming up.

I never was much of a Halloween person, but am having so much fun making Halloween cards that I decided to play along with the Addicted to CAS Spooky Theme.

Here's my take on the challenge....let me know what you think!

This card was super fun to make because I love these little monsters.  I simply stamped them and masked them off so it looks like one is behind the other. I then colored them with copic markers and stamped the sentiment.  I popped up the card on some foam tape as a final touch!

A nice "clean and simple" card!

  • Bazzill Marshmallow Card Stock
  • Your Next Stamp:  Silly Monsters
  • Patterned Paper
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers

Friday, October 23, 2015


I have another post for today.  I had to finish this up today since tomorrow is a busy day!

I'm submitting this Halloween Card to Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge.  Let me know what you think of this one...

I have been wanting to use these fun little guys from the Space Cadet's stamp set.  I stamped them on white card stock and used some masking to get them all on the card.  I colored them with copic markers.

While difficult to see in this photo, I cut the black card stock and added some halloween candies for a tone-on-tone look, but difficult to photograph.

I used the inlaid die technique for the BOO and made a little banner for the Happy Halloween!  A fun card to make!

  • Bazzill Card Stock:  Black, Marshmallow, Easter Grass
  • Paper Smooches Stamps:  Space Cadet
  • Simon Says Stamps:  Not So Spooky
  • Lawn Fawn Die:  Quinn's ABC's
  • Copic Markers
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versamark Ink

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

CASE Challenge #145

Wow, just got back from tennis practice with my husband...it was hard, but fun.  He was hitting so hard...but we had a ton of great rally's!  I should be prepared for my match tomorrow!  Thanks husband for your coaching!

There is a challenge over at CAS(E) This Sketch that is just up my alley! I've been on a kick lately with having my focal image on top of sentiments.

Here's my take on the sketch...what do you think?

For this card, I simply stamped the image and heat embossed it---then colored it with copic markers.  I then stamped the words on white card stock and added a few purple splatters (my first time for splatters).

I then added foam tape to the image and popped it on the card.

Really quite simple :)

  • Bazzill Marshmallow Card Stock
  • Your Next Stamp:  Silly Monsters
  • Lawn Fawn Stamp:  Spooktacular
  • Versamark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers
  • Distressed Ink:  Picked Raspberry

Monday, October 19, 2015

Fall Die Cuts

Today is a busy day...I'm meeting my friend Kay for some singles practice early this morning, then off to meet Terry for a lunch meeting.  After lunch, I will warm up Miharu for her tennis team---today is challenge day for her team and she wants to be in the line up!  Good luck Miharu!

I purchased a new die from Paper Smooches recently and have been wanting to use it!!  My friend Grace needs a sympathy card and I thought the die would work well with this type of card, so here is my card.

For this card, I die cut the leaves on the white card stock, cut down to 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  I then used distress ink to color the background piece.  I used yellow, green and red to bring in the colors of fall.  Then simply pieced together the card.  As a final touch, I used gold embossing powder on my sentiment.
  • Bazzill Cardstock:  Marshmallow
  • Distressed Ink:  Scattered Straw, Forest Moss, Fired Brick
  • Paper Smooches Die:  Loopy Leaf
  • Paper Smooches Stamps:  Salutations
  • Versamark Ink
  • Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Happy Birthday Brandon

Today is catch up day!  Yesterday was my wedding anniversary and my wonderful hubby, took me out to a yummy dinner...that was after our fun visit to the local Octoberfest Celebration.  I'm thrilled the American's celebrate this festivity late and it coincided with our anniversary!  What a fun day! Thank you husband.

Last Wednesday was my son's birthday and I wanted to make a card with a dog, since we both love dogs! His favorite color is blue so I tried to incorporate that as well.  Here's my card....

I've been loving the technique of stamping words behind the main image and decided to do so again here!

I made the patterned paper with clear embossing powder, colored the main image.  I cut the balloon with a die and stamped some stars on it to give it a bit of interest.

After coloring the dog, I popped it up on foam tape to give it and the balloon some dimension.

  • Bazzill Cardstock:  Marshmallow, Whirlypop, Candy Corn, Candy Buttons
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versamark Onyx Black
  • Paper Smooches Stamps:  Chubby Chum, Sentiment Sampler
  • Simon Says Stamps:  Balloon Dies

Friday, October 16, 2015

Tag You're It Challenge #32 Reminder

Busy day today, so I have to get this post up early.  I have two morning tennis practices--one doubles with the ladies and a singles practice with the husband.  I'm looking forward to a bit of warm up before my always tough practice with the husband!  He keeps me on my toes!

I created another tag for the current Tag You're It Challenge #32.  I enjoyed the inspiration tag from Kelly, that I just had to make another.  This one is similar to my last tag, but I used the polar bear stamps instead.  Still a nice winter tag!

Thanks Kelly for the inspiration!!  Hope you all join in so we can see what you come up with.

I used the same technique as the last tag...started by shading the tag with distressed inks.  Then added a few snowflakes which I heat embossed!

I then cut out the polar bear and sign and colored them in with copic markers. A final touch of adding a bit of enamel accents to the eyes to make them pop and a little form tap to give the polar bear a bit of dimension.

  • Bazzill Card Stock:  Marshmallow
  • Distressed Ink: Broken China, Chipped Sapphire
  • My Favorite Things Stamps and Dies:  Cool Days
  • Copic Markers
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Black Enamel Accents
  • Versamark Ink
  • Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Sapphire Ink