Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Brentwood Owl Valentine Cards

Hello! This past weekend Jessica Lynn Original created this cute new digital Brentwood Owl image called Wholelotta Love and I just adore it! I've used it to make several cards for the Cards from the Heart Card Drive. It's been a lot of fun playing around with different colors and patterned papers. There is still some time if you can make a few cards for the card drive, check out all the details HERE. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Elephant Love Card

Happy Tuesday! It's time again for the start of a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and this week our theme is Favorite Medium. This one was hard to narrow down, I like a lot of different mediums. So, I went with what I use the most... Copic markers. Bugaboo Digi Stamps is our wonderful sponsor this week and I'm using the Elephant Love digi. We would love for you to make a project with your favorite medium and share it with us. CLICK HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. Can't wait to see your creation in the gallery! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Elephant Love Card Supplies:
  • Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black and Real Red cardstock by Stampin' Up! along with black chevron paper by The Paper Studio.
  • Stamps: Elephant Love digi by Bugaboo and XOXO sentiment by Stampabilities.
  • Ink & Coloring: Copic Markers and Black Memento ink.
  • Other Stuff: Coastal Cabana thick baker's twine by Stampin' Up!, Avery Elle pierced oval and scalloped frame dies, circle punch and stampin' dimensionals.

Monday, January 16, 2017

January Follower Giveaway

Hello crafty friends! Starting today through January 29th, I have a link-up open for a giveaway. The prize is a Sizzix embossing folder and For You die by Impression Obsession. There are only three things you need to do:
  1. Be a follower or become a follower of my blog.
  2. Link your latest card creation.
  3. Mention the giveaway on your blog post.
That's it! The winner will be announced on January 31st, 2017. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Valentine Card for Kids

This morning I woke up to a thin layer of ice on the trees in my yard. The roads are slick which makes for a good morning to stay indoors and cuddle up with a nice cup of coffee. Our weather forecast for the next week looks good, we just have to get past the cold today and rain tomorrow.

My goal this weekend is to finish my Valentine Cards for the Cards from the Heart Card Drive. I usually make 12-18 cards. This card has black scribble heart paper by The Paper Studio with some scrap red by Stampin' Up! The dog stamp is by Recollections (several years ago) and I colored it with Copic markers. To finish it off I added the XOXO sentiment by Stampabilities. If you have time I definitely encourage you to make a few cards for the card drive. It's for a great cause! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This Valentine Card for Kids is entered into the following challenges:

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Valentine Card Drive

Hello and happy Thursday! For the last several years I have made Valentine's cards for a Card Drive called Cards from the Heart. If you have some time and enjoy making Valentine's cards for kids I encourage you to make cards for the drive. Please be aware there are very specific rules, CLICK HERE for all the details. The cards need to be made for any age or gender which can be a little tricky, so I went with a cute dog which I colored with Copic markers. The layout is simple and three punched hearts were the only embellishments. To speed things along I usually make three or four of the same design. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will make some cards for the card drive!!!

This Handmade Valentine Card is entered into the following challenges:

Friday, January 6, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams Card

There is a thin blanket of snow on the ground which makes for a great day to stay inside and make cards. I've been playing with the new stamp set by Stampin' Up! called Dragonfly Dreams and coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits. The patterned paper is from the new Cupcakes and Carousels paper stack. Colors on this card include: Whisper White, So Saffron and Calypso Coral with Memento black ink on sentiment. Some clear Wink of Stella was added to the dragonfly wings and three retired Crisp Cantaloupe sequins were added for sparkle. Pretty simple but I really like how it turned out. The hardest part was gluing the tiny white cardstock pieces into the die cut design. I was trying to be really careful with the glue and a huge drop came out, luckily it's not noticeable. It never fails when I try to be careful that's when something weird happens. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!!!

This Dragonfly Dreams Card is entered into the following challenges:

New Home Congrats Card

Good day! I'm happy to announce I've joined the Simply Create Too Design Team and today is the beginning of a new challenge. Our theme is New Beginnings and since I'm a Realtor I made a New Home Congrats Card. Other possible themes include New Baby, Weddings, etc. We would love for you to join this challenge! You have until January 27th to link your creations and all the challenge details and design team inspiration can be found HERE. I hope to see your card in the gallery!

Several years back I bought this house stamp by Unity Stamps from a local scrapbook store. It coordinates with a collection of paper by Bella BLVD which I also bought at the time. The paper I've used is from the THANKful collection from 2012 and it's paired with Early Espresso cardstock by Stampin' Up!. I like blues and browns together and by keeping the background subtle the image really pops. The layout for this card is simple and the image was colored with Copic markers. Three sequins accent the die cut congrats sentiment by Impression Obsession and some twine finished it off. That's it! I'm so glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

This New Home Congrats Card is entered into the following challenges: