September 1, 2014

MFT Sketch 191

I love MFT stamps but have never participated in a challenge so here we go!

Stamp & Win with This Week's Card Sketch 191
Most of these stamps were from the My Favorite Things - Mermaid set. I just love how these smaller images go so well together when creating a scene. The fish is from the Inkadinkado - Cute Fish set. The MFT sentiment is straight but I twisted it to look like a wave. I didn't like how the white paper looked ( I should have cut it the full length of the banner) so I finished it off with a couple of brads. The circle was cut with a Spellbinders die. Glossy accents were added to the bubbles and eye. The pink & yellow papers are from the DCWV Spring & Summer matstack & I used a glitter paper for the base.

If you give this sketch a try, be sure to link it up here by noon on 9/2/14. There is a new sketch challenge every Wednesday.

If you need a little more are the links to previous sketches:
2014 Sketches
I can't wait to check them out! Hope you have a crafty day! 

August 30, 2014

OWH Sketch 237 & ODBD August Star Challenges

OWH Sketch #237 Challenge
This adorable image was created by Sandy Allnock - you can find it here. The sentiment is SP & Co.

For this challenge I chose the Darice Stars embossing folder for the card base. The star mat is from the Cricut Artbooking cartridge and the sentiment is from SP & Co.

July 15, 2014

Operation Write Home - Color Challenge

Sandy Allnock received a beautiful scarf as a token of appreciation from one of our Heroes and challenged us to make a card with these colors.
 I chose a cute little image from MFT that was included in the OWH fundraiser!

If you would like to embark on this challenge, click here! 

July 5, 2014

Operation Write Home ~ VCMP Challenge #3

Challenge #3: Paper piecing for kids

I chose the Mama Elephant In My Heart stamp set for this one.
I know that is supposed to be hair but I thought I would make it appear this little guy was wearing camo just like his mom or dad.

Operation Write Home ~ VCMP Challenge #2

Challenge #2: Thank you card using spray ink backgrounds

I have never used spray inks so I dove right in and now realize....I need to study a bit more! LOL
I only had 2 spray inks so I broke the seal on both and gave it a whirl.

I love the way this one turned out but it was drowning in water. I didn't have time to let it dry over night so I tried dabbing it with a tissue which took pretty much all of the ink off. (see below) I sprayed again and tried the heat tool but that wasn't successful either.
This is really a violet color and I used just a few sprays.  
I am not really liking either of these looks so I put them aside and will use them for cards later. 
Another option for this challenge was to use Gelatos. I happened to have some of those never before used too!  I colored the light and dark blues and tried to blend them with my finger. That wasn't working so I misted a little water and the colors blended quite well.
I used paper that looked like cork for the sand and a grass punch for what I thought would look like sea grass. Truth be known, there was a white strip below the sand that I needed to cover up. The clouds were made with a Fiskars punch.
I added Glossy Accents on the water to help bring it to life but I think that was a bit much for an OWH card. Since I knew I wasn't going to send this to OWH, I used glitter paper for the sun and added a 3D hula girl and flower sticker and finished it off with an SRM sentiment sticker.   
While this isn't my favorite card of all time, I accepted the challenge and tried something new. :-) 

July 4, 2014

Operation Write Home ~ VCMP Challenge #1

Good morning and welcome to the Operation Write Home Virtual Card Making Party!!!! I love these parties because it motivates me to create a ton of quality cards in a short amount of time. Let's get this party started shall we???

Challenge #1: His and Her SKETCH Cards
Use an OWH sketch and create a masculine card and a feminine card!

I chose OWH sketch #77 & the Paper Smooches Circle of Honor stamp set. 

Paper: Embellish by Dena - Little Azalea

Paper: Graphic 45 - Mother Goose

If you would like to join the all starts here! 
Happy Independence Day! 

July 3, 2014

OWH Challenges

The midweek throwdown challenge was to make miss you cards for kids using the Mama Elephant's In My Heart stamp set. I think this qualifies :-) The googly eyes with the nose kind of looks like she is wearing glasses.

 OWH sketch #230 was the inspiration for this card using a cute image from Doodle Pantry.

Another card using the inlaid die technique.

Another Doodle Pantry image ~ I just love how the googly eyes bring the characters to life! 

This was made just for our Heroes....because they are SUPERHEROES!! I will be making more of these for the kiddos too!