Well, it was my turn for snacks for football this week. I had to be crafty enough to make my heart happy but not too much because it would not be appreciated and mostly thrown away. Come on guys, it's for 8 year olds. Here's what the snack bags looked like.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
I made a mini notecard today. Tiny and simple, I like this guy today. I used the SSS Sept. kit for the sentiment and paper. The glasses and heart speech bubble is from My Mind's Eye, I believe it's called Snapshots. I just heat embossed with black embossing powder and when it dried I pooled a bit of the Ranger Glossy Accents for the lenses. I colored in the heart with a red Copic marker, clear Wink of Stella and finished it off with the Glossy Accents as well. The dots on the card base are from Simon Says Stamp's Favorite Flowers stamp set, I just stamped around the card base with SSS Smoke ink. The twine is from Lawn Fawn and I popped the whole thing up with foam adhesive. So, there it is. It's an improvement from yesterday's mess. Thanks for the visit.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Hello, I'm here to share 2 cards...one I like and one I don't care for at all. I decided to post both in hopes that the ugly one might create a spark in what you like about it, what you would change, I don't know, I just felt like sharing the ugly little guy. I'll post him last. Here is the first one.
Oh my gosh, I hate this guy so much. I can't believe I'm posting it. I truly hope you can pull some inspiration from it. Think of all the ways you could have made him a happy card. Just monotone and sad. The background paper is from SSS and the rest is from Studio Calico. I used Tsukineko Galaxy Gold Dew Drop for the hello sentiment, that's the only part of the card that I do like. Go make happy cards. Thanks for popping by.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Here's a bonus card for today because I love this stamp set so much! I rushed it a bit today so if you're going to try to make this little guy, here are 2 tips...slow down and 2, use a ruler. I used the To Thine Own Shelf stamp set from Simon Says Stamp along with their amazing inks. The inks used were Audrey Blue, Sea Glass, Fog and Smoke. I used the On the Strip 2 stamp set from Neat & Tangled for the plaid background. The You Brighten My Day sentiment is from the Watts Up stamp set from SSS. Those awesome sequins are the assorted Moonshine from SSS as well. The ribbon was from Target, my hubby picked it up for me hoping to add some inspiration to my card making. Pretty simple, thanks for popping by.
Just squint and turn your head a bit, the card gets cuter that way. ;)
Hi, sorry it's been a while since I've posted. Here's a card that I made with the September Simon Says Stamp card kit. I love this kit, it is so much fun to use!
I used the patterned paper that came with the set but slid a piece of vellum over the top so it would be more muted in color. I stamped all of the images with some Stazon Jet Black ink. I adhered the Freckled Fawn wood veneers with a little Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I die cut the dot border with the Paper Smooches Dots & Dashes die for a little interest and popped the whole vellum piece up with a bit of Kool Tak clear foam adhesive. Pretty simple, I can't wait to give this one away, I know just who to give it to. Thanks for visiting today!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I didn't get a chance to make a card today so I'll share my Simon Says Stamp haul with you today.
So, Las Vegas does pay out sometimes! I was able to bring back a little bit of dough from Vegas and decided to treat myself with a big order from SSS. I finally ordered my inks...the entire set! They are gorgeous and bright, I'm so happy to have them. I picked up some adhesives, stamp cleaner, ink pad storage, even some happy moonshine sequins. I can't wait to get inky. Thanks for stopping by and sharing in this haul with me.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Hello, here's another happy simple card for you.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Hello there, happy Monday. I made a card with the same sentiment and speech bubble a few days ago so you can see what supplies were used. I just didn't want to let the cutout go to waste and I love the sentiment so much I decided to make another similar card.
I used the Paper Smooches Stitched dies for the card base. I used Studio Calico's Platinum Status sequins and Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins as well. I popped the speech bubble up with a little Kool Tak clear foam adhesive. Clean and simple. Thanks for visiting!
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Here's a bonus Sunday card! I made this for my brother in law because I thought he needed more unicorns in his life. Here she is...
Here's a happy and simple card for you on this gorgeous Sunday.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Hello and happy Saturday! Here's a quick cutie I put together for today.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Here's a Friday card to share with you today. I keep hoarding paper from my monthly kits for the right occasion and then it hit me. I'm going to get new paper EVERY month! That's what it's there for, silly! Use it! I used the paper from Simon Says Stamp's July kit for the background and tag. The button and sentiments are from Studio Calico Sandlot kit. That awesome little shopping bag that I cut from craft cardstock is the Shopping Bag die from Paper Smooches. The stitched tag die is from Paper Smooches as well. Enjoy your Friday!
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Here's a look at today's simple card.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Ahhh, hump day! I'm sharing a pretty, all occasion card today. I felt like today should be a big rubber stamp kinda day. Here she is.
She is from Hero Arts. I quick Copic colored her skin to bring her to life, masked her off with some Post It tape and brought in a bit of color with some Dried Marigold and Wild Honey Distress Inks. I gave her little dress some shimmer with my Wink of Stella black brush marker. I stamped the paper behind her with the Carte Postale stamp from Stampendous and once again in black as the background stamp. Ribbon is from Graphic 45, brad is from My Mind's Eye. That's it for now.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Happy Tuesday! Two cards for today. The first attempt was what happens when I try to make cards with the kids around. In a word...cheesy.
Crazy mess, right? Here's the finished card. I used the stamp set from the Studio Calico Sandlot kit, the Hello die and sequins are from them as well. I heat embossed the silver circles and stamped the rings with Studio Calico's Color Theory Emerald City ink. I die cut the silver paper and the vellum with Sizzix circle nesting dies. I adhered the vellum circles with my sticker maker. Simple. Next...
Here is another card made with the Sandlot kit. I heat embossed the gum ball machine with silver embossing powder and stamped the sentiment with Stazon Jet Black on vellum. I added the white enamel dot for some interest and added my dollar store sequins for fun. The background stencil is from Heidi Swapp, I used Tumbled glass Distress ink and a mini ink blending tool to get it there.
And...that's it for today.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Happy Monday! I made this quick shaker card with the Stinkin' Cute stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and gave him a quick coloring with some Copics. I touched up his little tummy and tail with a little Wink of Stella clear brush marker for some interest. I die cut the circle, added the window and threw in some inexpensive sequins I found at the dollar store. I stamped the hellos with Stazon Jet Black ink on some scrap vellum and adhered it by tracing over the back side of the hellos with my Zig 2 way glue. Simple and easy. Enjoy.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Extra Sunday card!
Happy Sunday! Yay to my first blog post, this is so exciting! I've just finished up making cards for Kristina Werner's August mail call. I made one for last month which got shuffled in with the ones that did not get a mention. I'm determined to get a mention this month so I'm sending two to better my chances of a nod. I'm sending it out tomorrow and now I have to wait until the end of the month to find out if my humble little cards made the cut. Here's a look at the cards...
Here's everything. I ended up embellishing the envelopes a bit because I love those happy details. I hope she likes them. I hope you like them too. :)