Wednesday, April 26, 2017

SSS Floral All Occasion Cards

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
I stamped these cards and then painted them while on vacation.
I had seen the card created by Heather Hoffman some time ago.  I love the color combo!
The stamps are from Simon Says Stamp.

White Rabbit Belated BD

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Numbers
The Theme for our Paper Crafters' Club next month is Fast.

This White Rabbit Stamp has been in my stash for a long long time.  The company that made is is called Stamping Ground.  I stamped him in Memento and colored him with Copics.  Some Glossy Accent, Spica Gold pen and Wink of Stella highlight his accessories.

I made the background with letters from Lawn Fawn and Simon Says ink on kraft paper.

Inside I have a stamp of Alice (in Wonderland).  The Queen of Hearts is on the envelope.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Floral Hello II

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Flowers

The materials for this card are the same as the last post.  I just enjoyed painting these so much I wanted to use different colors.

Hello Floral

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Flowers
I love this Mama Elephant stamp the incorporates a sentiment with flowers.
It's so versatile I will use these cards for Birthday and Mother's Day.  They would also be cheerful Get Well cards.
I was in the mood to water color.  I white heat embossed the image on water color paper
using the Misti because it's a large stamp and I wanted to be able to stamp it more than once.
I used Wink of Stella on the Hello just to make it stand out a little more.
Oops!  That top ribbon is crooked!  Why do I not see those things until I photograph and post them?

Friday, April 21, 2017


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Floral

The woman in this Unity stamp reminds me very much of my daughter.
When I want a floral stamp I go to Altenew.  This stamp was perfect because it wasn't too frilly.

The card base is Neenah kraft.  Flowers are stamped on Neenah white with Memento and colored with Copics.

What I love most about card making is being able to create a card that truly fits the person who will receive it.   A fru fru girly card would not be appropriate for my daughter.  To her kids she is "Mama".  Altenew alphabet stamps made it possible to put that on her card.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Underwater double slider BD Card

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Water
Saturday my Paper Crafters Club had a Funshop.  Karen did a fabulous job teaching us two interactive cards.  This is a double slider, one I had never seen before.
My card front is entirely Lawn Fawn.  I just pulled out every Copic category I had an colored my little heart out.  Balloons on the left are from Simon Says.  Fish on the right is from G Rated.
The water is colored with Color Burst.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Smoothie Birthday Card

I have a question.  What is that fruit stamp that is off to the right of this card?  It's shaped like a pear but I've never seen a pear peeled in that way.  Any ideas?

What fun I've had creating this card from Lawn Fawn's So Smooth stamp set!  I saw a card made by Tina Tavlovic and just had to CASE it.   Working with all of the Lawn Fawn elements is such an adventure.  I never realize what all is in the Lawn Fawn sets until I actually use them.  Then I am just amazed at all of the possibilities!

I did this on water color paper.  Water colors were used for all of the juice.  Everything but the blueberries are stamped on Neenah with Memento, colored with Copics then fussy cut.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Altenew Floral Hugs

                                                     Happy 3rd Birthday, Altenew!
I've used all Altenew products on this card.  Their inks and layered stamps make me look like an artist.  This is the first time I've used a Kraft background with Altenew's pretty flowers.  I really like it with the white ink splatters.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Altenew Anniversary

This is Altenew's 3rd Anniversary.  Each day this week they have a blog hop of many great cards made with their awesome stamps.  I was inspired to make this anniversary card.  The inks are all Altenew's fabulous stamp pads.  The love die is from Hero Arts.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Thank You, Altenew

                                                          Thank you, Altenew!
What a great surprise to find in my mailbox!  Altenew sent me this personalized stamp to use on the back of my projects.  I just love it!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hoppy Easter

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Hip Hop

This was inspired by Kamila Routsis.  After seeing her card I decided to use Distress Oxide ink for the background then sprinkle it with water.  The critters are from Gerda Stiener.   All are stamped with Memento and colored with Copics.  I love the interactive gate.  Another bunny (Mama Elephant) painting an egg is hidden behind the gate.

Easter Bunny Pocket Card

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Hippy Hop

My third pocket card to use as samples for my demon tomorrow at Paper Crafters Club.
I just can't get enough of these darling bunnies from Gerda Steiner.  They are stamped in <Momento and colored with Copics.  They work perfectly on the edges of the pockets on this card.  The Plush Carrot die is from Simon Says Stamp.  Sentiment from Gerda Steiner is white heat embossed.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Birthday Pocket Card with Balloons

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Happy Birthday

Pocket Card using Stampin Up pattern papers, gold paper and die cuts.

Happy Birthday Pocket Card

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Happy Birthday

Two new stamp sets I could not wait to get inked!  The macaroons are from The Ton and the tea pot is from Catherine Scanlon Designs.  The macaroons are colored with Altenew ink pads and the tea pot is stamped with Memento Ink and colored with Copics.  Sentiments are from paper Smooches.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Artwork by Bo

My granddaughter just turned 7.  We started sharing a love of paper crafting as soon as she could hold a crayon.  She's making cards for her first grade classmates.  Lawn Fawn stamps are her favorite.
She carefully selects the critters and colors she knows each friend likes.  I love that she draws her own branches and backgrounds, especially the clouds.  She's much more creative than her nana.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

3 Year Old BD Card

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Make a Rainbow

I can't believe our Grandson is turning 3 already!!!  He has brought us 3 years of joy with his hugs and belly laugh.  He talks nonstop, loves his books and plays with great imagination.
This card uses the darling Gerda Steiner Designs set called Party Animals.  I have lots of animal stamps but had to buy this one.  These guys have personality.

I die cut the number 3 with my Cricut.  The circles are cut with Spellbinders dies.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

I Love You to the Stars and Back

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
Initially this was my least favorite Color Burst background yet it made up into my mosts favorite card!
All elements including the white heat embossed sentiment are from Lawn Fawn.
The rocket rides the circle around the astronaut.

This is a perfect card for my grandchildren!

I've got to add that I felt the need to study up a bit on the planets and their order from the sun.
My granddaughter is likely to suggest some planet should be a different color or in a different order.
I'm going to learn a lot from her!!!

(This is a CASE with some changes from a card posted by Nicole Spahr.)

Boy Space Card

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Another Color Burst background from the class with Ken Oliver.
The Lawn Fawn elements were stamped with Memento and colored with Copic Markers.

This card involves a lot of stamping, coloring and die cutting.  But it was the most fun I've had making a card for a while.

I'm waiting to put a sentiment on it because I'm not sure of who will receive it or what the occasion will be.

Sweet Friend

                                       Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Color Burst's greatest value to me is it's use as a background.   Blue has always been my favorite color so blue backgrounds really appeal to me.  I made this background in Ken Oliver's class.
I had this Altenew floral in mind when I created the background.  The flowers are stamped in Momento and colored with Copic markers.
This card is made with Ken Oliver's water color paper.  It makes the brilliant color of Color Burst stand out because it is such a white white.
The sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo and stamped in Versafine.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far Away . . .

Anything Goes
Simon Says Challenge
I had the pleasure of attending two Color Burst classes today taught by the "inventor" himself, Ken Oliver.  Ken is now an Indiana Hoosier . . .  as I am.  I enjoyed his teaching and stories of his beautiful new home town in Indiana.

This "Galaxy Background" class used Ken's watercolor paper and Color Burst along with a little white acrylic paint.  The sentiment I added is from Neat and Tangled.