Monday, August 10, 2020

Creek Bank Creations Christmas Village Card




Using Wendy Vecchi's Gold embossing paste on another project.

I loved using Creek Bank Creations Edges Village Die set to make this fabulous card using my favorite tools (plural): my Platinum 6 die cutting machine, and stencils! The cardstocks were the tricky part to figure out which one for each image and I had leftovers with all of them. The end result was Bazzill Tungsten for the train; Stampin Up silver for the middle village part; and World Wind Gold foil for the tree village die part; the background cardstock was Bazzill Admiral but any navy or dark blue would suffice. With each die piece I chose how much space was going to be below the die and then, assembled accordingly. The design of this card was all because of a sample of a card from Creek Bank Creations booth that I visited at Stampfest Summer her in Orlando. She used white ink with CBC Swish Star stencil. I knew Wendy Vecchi's Gold metallic embossing paste would really be stunning too. The Creek Bank Creations stencil was easy to use and am impressed with the thickness of it. Made cleaning up easier since I had to scrub the paste off vigorously! I made two of these because I wanted to use some of  my extra die cuts. I made these while at Scraptique Retreat this weekend, and these cards really impressed the ladies there! 
Tip: Use the Spellbinders Tool-in-one tool every time to get the small pieces.






Challenges:

 



Thursday, July 30, 2020

Pinkfresh Studio Full Bloom Card

Here's another Pinkfresh Studio Full Bloom Stamp and matching Pinkfresh Studio Full Bloom die paired with their Ornate Oval frame die this time done in white. This is done as an A-2 card 5 1/2' by 4 1/4". I added two strips of black eyelet ribbon along one side to make a more feminine card. Love how it all turned out!! 
Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday-Anything Goes


Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes #450-451


Monday, July 20, 2020

Pinkfresh Slimline Fancy Frame Card


Here's my newest Pinkfresh Studio Full Bloom Stamp and matching Pinkfresh Studio Full Bloom die paired with their Ornate Oval frame die. I had the idea to make a slimline card and started with a piece of Neenah Bright White cardstock cut to 8 3/4" x 7" and blended Distress Oxide with a blender brush after folding it over using my We R Memory Keepers small score board. 

Challenges I am entering:




Saturday, July 18, 2020

Hugs House Mouse Card



With the House Mouse challenge of stitching, I tried my hand at running twine through the Spellbinder's Hemstitch oval die. I found this lovely pattern paper from Simple Stories that features quilting, and added the Hugs die doubled and off-set as to show a shadow. The image is the House Mouse Teddy Friend and the two of them look so dear! We all need a lot of hugs now a days but no one is seeing each other much less hugging one another, so this will go to someone that needs to feel one none-the-less. I added a bit of trim from my huge stash with red tape to tack it down. Hope you feel a big "hug" too from me to you!

Challenges:

HMFMC #320 Always Anything Goes Option of Stitching



July's Virginia Lu's Show & Share: Tried Stitching on this card

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-For a child
Word Art Wednesday- #448-449
DL.ART July Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's July patterned paper challenge

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Fancy Pants Beach Layout




Fancy Pants papers I have had in my stash from years ago were used in this layout. After participating in a Virtual Crop that had a sketch, I pulled them out to do this fast layout of a few pics of a Girlfriends' weekend retreat of scrapbooking. You can see we spent time in the Jacuzzi and eating out!! It was in Daytona Beach, FL and we had a blast, of course!! I followed the sketch and added the flowers as asked. I kinda liked it after done, and hope I'll take more shots of the ocean which was beautiful the whole time we were there!! LOL!! Funny how I seem to forget to take pics of gorgeous natural beauty while I'm enjoying taking it in!!!! Living in the moment I guess!!
Papers are from Fancy Pants Designs from 2004-2009 sometime. Prima Marketing flowers from a bag. Nuvo drops in English Mustard, and Blue, and some blue bling.

Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Weeks #444 - #445 - Anything Goes #190

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes #289
June's "Show & Share" #76

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Stampendous House Mouse Birthday Kitty Shaker card

Using the Stampendous Birthday Kitty stamp I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad onto Neenah White 120 pound cardstock. I then colored with the following Copic Sketch markers: B01, B01, B04, Kitty: C0, C01, C05, Mouse: E00, E21, E33, E35, Cake: Y00, Y23, RV00, RV02. Other supplies: Kennedy Grace sequins Unicorn and Frozen. EK Success powder tool. Spellbinders Circles dies, Platinum 6 machine. Amy Tangerine Sketchbook pattern papers. Creek Bank Creations thick acetate.

Challenges:
HMFMC #319 Always Anything Goes or Option of Celebrate!

Simon Says stamp Wednesday Challenge: Summer Fun-Birthday fun

STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Challenge: Stamps & Confetti-"confetti" in the shaker following the Theme and Photo Prompt

Weeks #444 - #445 - Anything Goes

Virginia Lu's June Show and Share