Saturday, July 22, 2017

Quick Quotes Savannah Layout





Using my Cricut Explore  I enjoyed making this wonderful two page layout of a Father and Son trip to Savannah.
To make this banner, I used the Cricut cartridge called Blackletter. By choosing the same color for the Titlewords as well as the top piece of the banner. After hitting CUT, the different mats appear. When the exact mat with the letters appear, hit the "Edit" button, and arrange the letters in order along the banner, centering them, and leaving space between each as well as turning them slightly with the curve of the banner itself. Leave them, and hit DONE. The mat then is inserted and the letters were cut as you see now. I then used them on the addition page. My problem was that the center negative pieces were all kept except for the ones for "S" so it looks slightly wrong.
The papers I used were from Quick Quotes as well as a Black, Burgundy and cream pieces of cardstock.
Hope you enjoy the masculine layouts.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Kennedy Grace Vintage Tea Cup





    I know the Summer Coffee Blog Hop is over but here is a card I made just for the fun of it!! I love using Kennedy Grace Vintage Tea Cup stamp set and can say it is my fav' of all the Kennedy Grace Creations Stamps. I love the roses engraved on this beautiful tea pot and cup and enjoy choosing different colors to go together.
    I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored it with Copic Sketch Markers in Y11, Y13, Y15, 0, YG06,YG11, BG10, BG11, BG13, C1, C3, C5, and a Multiliner in 0.3. I stamped the border and the cup first using my MISTI tool, and then masked the cup and stamped the tea pot. By setting the pair over a bit, there was plenty of room for the sentiment. The Sequins were Sunshine on the Daisies which is so many shapes and in such a pretty yellow and irridescent. I hope you are enjoying your summer and have time to have coloring fun like I do!
   As for the rest of the card, it consists of Graphic 45 Courture Gorgeous pattern paper matched with 2 cardstocks that highlight the Copic colors. And I added a soft yellow seam binding bow.
You can see my post over on Kennedy Grace Creations Blog too.

Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #290-291 Anything goes
Frilly and Funkie: In the good old Summertime Challenge: Vintage tea cup in yellow and turquoise for summer colors


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Melissa Frances Shabby Chic album






Using all Melissa Frances pieces, I put this adorable album together. I love using my Zutter Bind-it-all to connect all the pages and it stands up better that way. It is a MF album which I took apart and rebound after gluing all the papers together like I wanted. This came as a kit and is not my original work but "scraplifted" as I saw fit. Hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Patriotic Kennedy Grace Splendid Roses





Hi, I am featuring this card to celebrate Independence Day over on the Kennedy Grace Blog.  I am using the Kennedy Grace Splendid Roses stamp set because it seemed the perfect way to use the red, white and blue for a totally Patriotic themed card. I loved that the sequin lot is For Our Hero's which is a fabulous mix of sequins in red, white, blue, and silver (best seen in the last picture), and added beads in different sizes as well (best seen in the 3rd picture). How fun and so perfect!!
  The vibrant colors I chose are Copic Sketch Markers in: R22, R27, R29, B18, B21, B24, C1, C3, 0, and a Multiliner 0.3.
  The papers were Recollections blue cardstock, and Jillibean Soup Staples II in Red Salt which is a chevron pattern on one side and red with dots on the other. I chose the chevron! The stamp "God Bless America! is by Motivet Rubber Stamps, CM 052 F.
  I hope you are enjoying your July 4th with your family and friends and take time out to thank our MilitaryVeterans who make it all possible!! Happy Independence Day, America!!


Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp challenge Monday: Red, White and Blue
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Wednesday: Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #166 Summer- My idea of July 4th!!


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Card-Stampin' Up Express Yourself





I have so many ideas and so little time to get them done lately!! Here's my card using Stampin Up stamp set Express Yourself. I added some fun Bo Bunny Beach Ball paper and stripes. Distress Ink in Peacock around some of the edges. Memento Tuxedo black ink to stamp the sentiment and cups. Colored in Copic Sketch Markers: BG70, BG72, YR14, YR15, Y21, R22, R20 C1, C3. Red ribbon from my stash. So loving the bright colors!!!
Challenges:
 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop
Rubber Dance Blog: Summer Holiday


Saturday, June 24, 2017

House Mouse Coffee Card




Stampendous House Mouse Coffee Crazy image was colored using the following Copic Sketch markers: E00, E21, E33, E53, YR24, 0, C1,C3, C5, R00, R20, R22. You can find it HERE as well. Copic Multiliner. Papers are Graphic 45 Couture Georgeous and Scenic Route Polka Dot Turquoise. Stampendous Pop'Cessories Die Set was used with paper piecing the patterned papers on the inside of the card, as well. Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black for stamping the image; Peacock Distress ink; Tsuhineko Radiant Neon inks in Electric Orange and Yellow for background shading while masking the mice. Dies: Waffle Flower "Celebrate" die; Pretty Pink Posh "picket fence" die; A Jillian Vance Design Stitched Dot Rectangle die.
Challenges:
2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop #‎summer2017clh (I'm #325)
House Mouse challenge: HMFMC # 243 Interactive Card
A Gem of a Challenge-#197-Summer Colors
Marker Pop - #123 Summer fun
Addicted to Stamps and More-Their 5th Birthday!!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Authentique Dapper Father's Day layout

Using Authentique Dapper collection, I fussy cut the cute automoble and popped it up for dimension.

                                            Embellished with Ki Memories Red Puffies star.
I used my Cricut Explore to cut out Father's Day with yellow and navy cardstock. Triple matted the pic with more fun papers. So loving my collection of Authentique Dapper projects and how I know my husband is going to love them!! Hope you have enjoyed all of them too!
Here's what the two layouts look like together as well.

Authentique Dapper Father's Day cards




Here are my Father's Day cards using the fabulous Dapper collection by Authentique Paper.
Other supplies include: Cricut Explore using the Martha Stewart Seasons for the Best Dad for each card. The hat and dad in a chair, was done using Cricut Surburbia.
Again, I am entering this in the June Authentique Challenge

Authentique Dapper #1 Daddy layout



I love Authentique Papers masculine line called, Dapper!! I love it so much I made quite a few projects with it.
Supplies:
Authentique Paper Dapper pack; Cricut Explore using Cricut Surburbia cartridge, for "daddy", and Graphically Speaking for the #1' Stars were Ki Memories Puffies Red & Blue; Cardstock is Bazzill in Navy; Yellow is Coordinations Imperial; Lighter blue is Memories.
Challenges:
June's Authentique Paper Challenge: Father's and Sons
                                                            Here's my layouts together, as well.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Sweet Rose Card

Today I am over on Kennedy Grace Creations blog for this beautiful card using the Beautiful Bloom-Sweet Rose stamp set and the sentiment is from their Grace's Little Note stamp set. The sequins are Kennedy Grace Creations Pink Passion. The card is layers of the Spellbinders Mystical Embrace dies. I die cut it twice and then adhered on the top horizontal bar and flourishes above it. It folds perfectly to open and reveal a sentiment. The image is colored using the following Copic Sketch markers: RV19, RV25, RV29, YG11, YG13, Y15, Y08.
Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #150-Flowers

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Graphic 45 Safari cards


These are all made using the Graphic 45 Safari papers. I just let the paper tell me what to do. Some fussy cutting the flowers and then added My Favorite Things Leafy die cuts with cardstocks from my stash. Most are made on black cardstock to match the backgrounds. I also used Tonic Crystal drops in matt English Mustard to add accent drops on some of the cards. Black burlap twine was also added until I ran out. Some elements were popped up as well. Enjoy!
Challenges:  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Masculine
Simon Says: Wednesday challenge: Make it Masculine

Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Cards


                                                                             Inside

                                                                            Inside
                                                                         
These are all made using the Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath The Sea project sheets and then made how I wanted to because I didn't like everything the way they wanted to. The cards are from extra pieces of cardstock not the origninal sizes. Just love these papers and images especially the mermaid.
Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Masculine
Simon Says: Wednesday challenge: Make it Masculine
This card for both of these challenges:
                                                           and here is the inside of the card