Friday, August 10, 2018

House Mouse Birthday Card

Coloring these little House Mouse images makes me so happy!! They seem to have a great life, don't they?
For this image called Eat Cake and Nap too: E00. E21, E33. E37, E50. E53, BG10,BG11, BG13. R24,R27,R29. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black with my MISTI. I matched these colors with the Echo Park Party Time 6x6 papers. This is a more masculine and colorful card than my frilly ones. I used my Spellbinders Pierced ovals die as well as the Celebration set that had the balloon dies with my Platinum 6 die cutting machine.  The pierced oval represents the stitching I was to do for the House Mouse challenge. And the balloon twine is to represent the threads. Twine by Divine Twine. Sequins to show the frivolity of the celebration were from Kennedy Grace Creation called Chantilly.
Challenges I am entering:
House Mouse HMFMC #272 Anything Goes/Option Stitching (Real or Faux)
Word Art Wednesday #346-347
Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge #60

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Pals Card

Using the Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Pals stamp set, I stamped two trees and two critters onto Neenah Bright White cardstock and colored them with my Copic Sketch markers. I then took regular thin copy paper and cut a template for the clouds and the humps for the hills. Using the Ranger Distress Oxides in Mermaid Lagoon, and Evergreen Bough for the sky and grass, respectively. Blending the colors onto another piece of folded Neenah White Cardstock was so easy and quick. I just played till I liked the result.  If you notice, I made the hill have a shadow by darkening it on the one edge. I fussy cut out the critters and placed them as seen. Using the Pretty Pink Posh Hummingbird Thanks sentiment and my MISTI, I stamped right onto the card itself.
Challenges I am entering it in:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Distress It
Word Art Wednesday: #346-347
Three Amigos Blog Challenge Time Warp: Jan 2018 Anything Goes

2 Crafty Critter Crazies

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Christmas House Mouse card

I pulled out one of my newest Stampendous House Mouse stamp called, Wreath Rolling stamp (HMP52) from House Mouse Designs.  The little mouse just screamed to play so I thought I would put him onto an action card.

To recreate this card:
Stamp the Wreath Rolling stamp onto Neenah Bright White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.   Using my Copic markers, I began coloring it, and then fussy cut the whole wreath out. Die cut a rectangle piece of holiday patterned paper. Choose a matching cardstock and cut it the same width by 2 inches. Align the two pieces  at the bottom and adhere it in the lower corners. Using washi tape, tape the Creek Creations slide die downso as to keep it in place and so that the die will be cutting through the holiday patterned paper and the small cardstock piece. I personally don't like the rectangle shape so I clipped it so that it looked like a small hill. Before going any further, adhere the two pieces permanently. Take the Creek Bank Creations "slide guides" which are the pieces that allow the image to "roll over the hill" There are two pieces for each guide, a male and female. Place small glue Dodz on the back on 2 males, and 2 female pieces. Adhere each male piece to a 1 inch punched circles. Place ONE of the female guides with the Glue Dot onto the image and then "pop" it into the coordinating Male guide. I chose to snap the left ones together first. Now figure out where the second and final guide would look the best, and snap it into place adhering the last guide into place on the image. Once everything is "clicked" into place you will have the card front all finished. Now, place foam squares around the edges as well as directly in the center of the card front while leaving space for the guides to slide by.
    I made a fancy border die cut out of white cardstock, and added ribbon with a touch of gold to a cardstock card base. I centered the card front to the card base and slide the cute House Mouse along to "loosen" it up the first time. And that is how it is done!
Other details: added brown ink to the edges of the pattern paper and then yellow stickles to the details as well.
Neenah Bright White Cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Wreath Rolling stamp (HMP52) from House Mouse Designs
Copic Markers: R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, E00, E21, E33, E37, E50, YG21, YG63, YG67.
Creek Bank Creations Slide Die with 2 CBC slide guides as well.
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die cutting machine
Jillian Vance pierced Rectangle die
Basic Grey Jovial Nipping pattern paper
Bazzill Green cardstock
Core'dinations kraft with red embossed dots cardstock for the cardbase
Fiskars Razor edge easy action scissors
Fiskars Trimmer
Bone folder
EK Success 1 inch circle punch
Martha Stewart Border punch-decorative
3-D Foam Mounting Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives
Dodz Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L 
Double sided adhesive for the ribbon by Scrapbook adhesive by 3L
Ranger Yellow Stickles
Ranger Distress Ink in Walnut for the edges of the pattern paper
Red and gold ribbon
Challenges I am entering it in:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Christmas in July-I'm #78
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes-I'm #56
House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge #271
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #344-345

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Stampendous Flossing is a Must! Card

I am in love with this sweet image that someone in the past has given me. I don't have the stamp but could use my Copic Sketch markers with the image due to the heavy cardstock it was stamped on. Here's what I used to make the card:
Stampendous Flossy Easter image
Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper
My Minds Eye 6x6 papers
Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cut machine
Spellbinders Tallulah die
Spellbinders Tool 'n One
Jillian Vance Pierced Rectangles
Copic Sketch Markers: Y11, Y13, Y15, B0000, B000, B02, YG11, YG13, R00 R20, RV21, E18, E21, E33, E37, E53, YR24.
3-D Foam Mounting Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives
Tombow Mono Liquid Glue
Darice Rhinestones on the frame

To recreate this card:
Stamp the image onto a #110 lb piece of Neenah Bright White cardstock
Use Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Misti stamping tool makes it easier to get a crisp image
Begin to color the image using the Copic markers.
Die cut the image with the Pierced Rectangles
Die cut a fancy frame like this Spellbinders Tallulah die, and use the Spellbinders Tool 'n One to get all the dots out.
Choose a matching cardstock for the card base, frame and then patterned paper to coordinate with the color combo.
Add to the card as seen using adhesives to glue down and pop up respectively.
Add a seam binding bow, tied with triple loops.
Challenges I am joining:
House Mouse & Friends Anything Goes/Summer-I couldn't find my summer stamp so used this one
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Add a little sparkle- Added Rhinestones on the die cut corners#206
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Use a die cut-my Spellbinders die#275
Word Art Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes #344-345
Love to Scrap Challenge #111 Blog-Anything Goes
Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge #56

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Crate Paper Anniversary Album

Using the fabulous Crate Paper Confetti collection by Maggie Holmes (@MaggieHDesign), I put together a gift album for my husband to celebrate our anniversary. He loves my albums to be in his office and look at our life blessed by God! It has been 38 loving years with this wonderful man!!! Crazy, fun and a wonderful ride! I even put our pic of us on a ride at Disney just because I thought it was symbolic of what life brings you! Truly a blessing to ride this life as I know it with him by my side! Thank you Jesus!
Album details: Confetti Collection by Crate Paper chipboard stickers, all double sided papers, Celebrate Phrases Thickers, and more stickers. A loved how they all looked with the Prima Marketing album designed by Donna Downey. I received these older items from someone else and was grateful to have, since it matched the theme of what I was needing. Hope you enjoy the pages I have included. There is more but I thought this was photo heavy as it was!!! Enjoy!
Frilly and Funkie Be Happy-Birds inside pages and a very happy album!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Happy 23rd Birthday Julie Nutting Card


Am way ahead of someone's birthday, but the gift has already been given and am going to send this on to her anyway!!! LOVE lavishing gifts and especially since she is making kind of expensive purchases. Well anyway, am so excited that this is @KathyRac's month of #thedailymarker30day challenge and I am posting every day on my Instagram account. Go here under @jordanbev5 and please follow me. If you aren't on yet...I highly recommend that you get an IG account of your own due to the flood of inspiration at your fingertips and so much faster to post and read and even watch short videos!! But please make sure to tell me YOUR account so I can follow you and see your pictures too!
 The background paper is in black and white with words for Birthday cheer, like Hip Hip Hooray and Happy Birthday from Echo Park's Party Time in a 6x6 pad. The bottom sheet of multicolored candles is also from the same. The beautiful frilly frame is designed by Becca Feeken from Amazing Paper Grace's Chantilly Paper Lace Collection called Tallulah Frill from Spellbinders. Isn't it so pretty!!! I die cut it out of Lemon Yellow Bazzill Cardstock with my Platinum 6 machine. I hand cut the papers to size and then began arranging all the pieces. To help the numbers stand out, I die cut an oval from Spellbinders Pierced Ovals in the smallest size and then added the "23" from Thickers red foil set.
  The little girl is from Prima Marketing Inc, Julie Nutting stamp set appropriately called, Party Girl! I colored her with Sketch Copic Markers: R00, R20, R22, E000, E21, YR24, YR31, Y17, Y21. I fussy cut her out and added dimensional glue to the back to pop her up. The oval was also popped up as well. I still needed something more and grabbed some May Arts silk ribbon in lemon yellow. LOVE ribbons and have this in two shades of yellow!!! I really love seam binding and silk to add a soft billowy bow to a card don't you?
 A sentiment was added inside to finish it off and viola', a beautiful girly card to send out! I must say, I think I send her all Julie Nutting dolls for her birthdays because it seems so appropriate! The frillier the better too!!
Word Art Challenge #338-339
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Frame It
D.L.Art Challenge for June
Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge #50

Frilly and Funkie: Letter Perfect Challenge-#23 and background Happy Birthday words.

Happy Little Stampers June Challenge: Anything Goes with Dies-Used Spellbinders' Dies:  Tallulah  and Pierced Ovals

Monday, June 18, 2018

House Mouse Bunny Buffet Card

So loved coloring this little scene! Took me awhile but it was a delight! Am challenging myself to make more time to color to play along with @kathyrac on her #thedailymarkerchallenge30day and am having so much fun!!
Here are supplies and details:
The Stamp is called Bunny Buffet. I am planning on using this card for the House Mouse Challenge because the image was so adorable. I thought I would use it since it was Anything Goes as well.
Using Copic Sketch markers: E53, E33, E21, E18, E00,(Amanda mouse), W1, W3,(bunny), R00, R20, (cheeks), YG11, YG13, YG17, (grass),C1, C3,(fence) BV00, BV02, V15, (flowers), Y11, (flower centers), B000 (blue sky seen through the fence).
Jillian Vance Pierced Frames die for the purple "frame" around the image. Cardstock was from my stash. Butterflies and flower are Want2Scrap which has fabulous things to play with!!
Here are the challenges:
House Mouse Challenge Birthday or Anything Goes HMFMC #268
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Frame It
Word Art Wednesday #338-339

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Concord & 9th Company Happy 4th Card


I created this card for a challenge for a card I had already wanted to make so it sounded like a Win Win. Here's the site:  Marker Pop Challenge on Facebook
Using Concord & 9th Happy Day stamp set, I Copic colored the cake as if it were a Red Velvet cake with blue bonnet flowers, and small white flowers. I played the game with the inspiration photo and made the banners with fabric ribbon that has sticky on the back. I took the red cord and crisscrossed it across.
  The papers are Authentique Papers Honor collection. The red sparkly paper is Doodlebug papers.

  On the coloring, I not only used Copics, I added white acrylic paint to add dots to the flower centers, plate and the small flowers at the top. Also, Smooch in White paint was used for all the icing to show a distinct difference.  The "cake" was colored with R24, R27, R29 and then used alcohol smooched with a terry cloth. The flowers were colored with Copic Sketch in B28, B26,B24, B21 markers.
The red dots beside the sentiment are Nuvo Crystal Red Berry drops.
Also participating in the #thedailymarker30day on Instagram
Word Art Wednesday #338-339
D.L.Art Challenge for June
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Frame It
Cardz TV: Cardz TV Challenge #52

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Aall & Create Feather Card 2

Had to use that Aall & Create Stamp set #11 one more time for the #thedailymarker30day coloring challenge for Day 13. And then I turned it into a little notebook using the Webster's Pages polka dot personal notebook after splashing some Gansai yellow gold onto the violet colors. The background was done with blending the Ranger Ink Distress Oxides in Blueprint and Lemonade until I liked the shading. Super black ink was achieved with Tsukinedo Memento Tuxedo Black ink, of course since I used my Copics in BV00, BV02, BV04. Distress Micro Glaze was added to ensure no damage to the piece because it will be in use and may get wet. I then spread a splatter of ZIG Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors in yellow gold ink over the top to add shine.The outside die cut was Reverse Confetti's Lacey Scallop Frame Die with a deep color that matched the Blueprint ink. My Platinum 6 was used so as to make it slightly smaller in width to fit the front nicely.
  After gluing all the layers onto the notebook, I decided to add some soft black seam binding adding Gansai gold since it was still on my desk.  Hope you enjoy my inspiration today!

Challenges I am entering:
#thedailymarker30day Coloring Challenge
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon Says Anything But a Card

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Aall and Create #11 Card

#thedailymarker30day @kathyrac hosting this is so fun and I am loving discovering great images like this one by Aall and Create called #11. Designed by Fiona Paltridge. (the image is no longer available at Simon Says Stamp but others are here.) I used my Copic Sketch markers: B0000, B11, B23, R20, R24, R29 after stamping with Memento Tuxedo black ink on my Misti. I blended with Ranger Mermaid Lagoon, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxides on the background. After making it into a card with yellow Bazzill cardstock, I then added Tonic Nuvo Crystal drops in Red Berry, and Ebony Black, even added it to the image like the heart and some of the stripes. I wanted it to add some dimension and interest. This is so fun to color!!!
Simon Says Monday Challenge: All things Bright and Beautiful
Word Art Wednesday #338-339