Saturday, August 20, 2016

Penguin Pop-Up Card

Yesterday my neighbor and I went to the Creating Keepsakes Convention that stopped in Tulsa, Oklahoma and took a Penguin Pop-Up Card class taught by Lickety Split Scrapbooks. We made this card in class and in the kit there are directions for three more cards. This is my first attempt at this type of card and it was a lot of fun, especially when everything came pre-cut and ready to assemble. The hardest part will be waiting to give this card to my niece on her birthday next April.

It seems the vendor part of the convention is getting smaller every year. I'm happy to say I stuck to my budget and still had money left over when I walked out the door. Don't worry, I'll find a place to spend it!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Casual Just for You Card

Each of us have our own interpretation of how casual is defined on our card creations. To me it's simply having one main focal area with minimal embellishments. When it comes to patterned paper... I say use it! This Casual Just for You Card is a good example of my casual definition.

Update: Okay, I now know that CAS means clean and simple. Ha! I should have looked this acronym up. So, for those of us who love patterned paper and struggle to leave enough "white space" we can just call our cards casual.

All supplies for this card are by Stampin' Up! The Bella & Friends image was stamped using Memento black ink and colored with ink pads and a blender pen. On either side of the turtle and Bella I added some flowers from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set. The patterned paper is from the Affectionately Yours dsp, Cardstock colors used include: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight. Two retired items were used to add detail... the Sizzix butterfly embosslit and the decorative scalloped edgelit. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and come back again soon.

This Casual Just for You Card is entered into the following challenges:

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Brentwood Cupcake Card

Have you fallen in love with the adorable owl named Brentwood? Well, I have! He is designed by Jessica Lynn Original and she has digital images and clear photopolymer stamps available featuring Mr. Brentwood. This card features the Birthday Digital Brentwood Owl image. He was colored using Copic markers and then die cut using a stitched square die by Lil' Inkers. Since I love using cupcake liners when I bake cupcakes, I did a little paper piecing with a small floral pattern. The layout on this card just evolved as I played around with paper, but I think it turned out pretty cool. The Birthday Wishes sentiment is a die cut by Impression Obsession called Birthday Top Edgers. That's it!

This Brentwood Cupcake Card is entered into the following challenges:
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Get Whale Soon Card

Hello and happy Tuesday! It's amazing how fast two weeks goes bye but it has and that means it's team B's turn to host the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. Our theme this week is the ever so popular Anything Goes. It does have to be something new, no links to a previous post but other than that... it's anything goes. Our sponsor this week is the Cutting Cafe and the design team have used the Under the Sea printable stamp set to create our inspiration. The set includes 11 different images and 18 sentiments in pdf format. With all the choices I decided to use the cute whale image for a more masculine "Get Whale Soon" card. We would love for you to join us this week! Click here to check out the design team inspiration and all the challenge details. You have until mid-day next Monday, August 22nd to link your creation. Hope to see you in the gallery! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This card is entered into the following challenges:

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Military Brentwood Owl Cards

Happy Saturday! Today is the launch of a new stamp set at Jessica Lynn Originals called Military Brentwood Owl. The full set will be launched live tonight at 8 p.m. (central time) on the Jessica Lynn Original Facebook page. You will definitely want to join in the fun!!! There will be a giveaway, coupon codes for free digital images and shipping along with a scavenger hunt. During the live event we will be making a card with the new Military Brentwood Owl stamp set. This is going to be a fun event and I hope you will join us.

To create my cards I decided I wanted to use papers that would be widely available to everyone, so I went to my local Hobby Lobby store and found papers in the open stock section. Once the images were stamped I colored them with Copic markers and then die cut them with stitched dies. The embellishments were kept to a minimum just the way I like it and these cards were done.


The second card is entered into the following challenges:
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Military Brentwood Launch on Saturday

Hello crafty friends! If you're a fan of Brentwood the adorable owl by Jessica Lynn Original then you will want to put 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 13th on your schedule for the live launch of the new Military Brentwood Owl stamp set.

All day on Saturday the design team will be posting our sneak peek inspiration for you. It will start at 10 a.m. (central time) and throughout the day until the live Facebook launch starting at 8 p.m. You can find all the details on the blog, click here.

Link to Jessica Lynn Original Facebook page CLICK HERE.

There will be a giveaway, a scavenger hunt, plus during the live event we will be making a card using the new stamp set. I hope you will set your reminder alarm to join us on Saturday.  

Best Birds Thoughts for You Card

If you asked me what my favorite stamp set is from the current Stampin' Up! catalog, I would tell you it's Best Birds. I truly adore this set mostly because I adore birds but also because there are so many uses for this set. It comes with some great sentiments and can be used for many different occasions. Have I convinced you of how much I love the Best Birds stamp set yet?

To create this card I combined three challenges and they include:
All supplies on this Best Birds Thoughts for You Card are by Stampin' Up! with the exception of Copic markers used to color the bird and branch. Some supplies are new and some are retired and here is the list:
  • Paper: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Pacific Point and Basic Black cardstock, along with the retired Pretty Petals designer series paper.
  • Stamps: Best Birds
  • Inks & Coloring: Memento black and Classic Stampin' pad in Mint Macaroon. Retired Calypso Coral Blendabilities markers and Copic markers: W1, W3, W5, E31, E50, E57, G99, Y23, YG61 and YR21.
  • Other Stuff: Big Shot, Birds & Blooms Thinlit dies, decorative edgelit die and Stampin' dimensionals.  
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