Sunday, January 31, 2016

CYCI#105 - Color Challenge - Blacks, Reds, White, Neutral

Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks CYCI challenge.  This week we have an awesome color challenge, I just love black, white, red and kraft together, don't you?!  What a perfect week to work on some valentines!

This week I'm featuring these dies I got from the SugarPea Designs new release, I absolutely love them!  Great quality and such a  fun product to work with.  Pics below are linked right to the shop if you'd like to check them out.

In addition, I used the cross stitched circle by MFT and once again the Femme Frames by MamaElephant.  Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment to let me know you were here!

I've also entered the following challenges:

Sunday, January 24, 2016

CYCI#104 Sketch Challenge - Play Along!

I've been wanting to play with this super cute Happy Home set by SunnyStudioStamps for so long, I just love anything with houses!  So glad I was able to use it for this sketch challenge!

I also used the Femme Frame Dies by Mama Elephant.

Stitched Heart Banner by Lil'Inkers

I cut my own cloud pattern out of cardstock and sponged in the sky, added some tiny hearts and heat embossed the sentiment in white using SSS ink.

Thanks for joining me, I hope you'll play along with us!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

CYCI#103 - Black and White Challenge

Hello everyone, welcome to a new week over at CYCI#103 color challenge Black and White!  It also happens to be the 3 year anniversary for CYCI, so I hope you'll join in  and link up all your gorgeous black and white creations!

Now, if you look through my blog history, you won't see many (or any) black and white cards.  I'm a big fan of color.  However, while I was making this card, I actually started really having fun with it.  I wanted to feature this very elegant "Sympathy" die by Gina Marie Designs and as it turns out, black and white worked perfectly.  These trees with a little glitter in them by Stampin Up worked perfectly as my scene.

I also used a background stripe stamp for bottom layer and Hero Arts Chalkboard background stamp on layer behind oval. Doodlebug Black pearls too!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Gina Marie Designs Pine Needle Die + Unity Stamp Company

Here it is January and I'm already making Christmas cards for next year!  Truth is, I wanted to play around with the pine needle die by Gina Marie Designs, and this super gorgeous ball jar stamp by Unity Stamp Company just seemed like the perfect image to go with it!

I used Red Hot CS by MFT, Gold CS by MFT and some pattern paper by Echo Park as the base.  I cut the patterned paper out using a stitched rectangle by Gina Marie Designs and then lightly hit the edges with a little distress ink.

I stamped the ball jar from the Unity Oct 2013 set and the JOY stamp is from their Oct 2013 SMAK kit!  I copic colored the jar and heat embossed the JOY stamp in gold and popped it up.  

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OSAT Blog Hop - No Rules New Year

Hello everyone and welcome to OSAT Blog Hop - No Rules New Year!  You should have arrived here from the blog of Maria Willis, I'm sure you enjoyed her beautiful projects this month!

So now onto what I've made to show you!  I'm featuring a die set by Gina Marie Designs for both my card and matching tag.  This heron with cattails die set is absolutely gorgeous! I had so much fun inking up the sky, sun and water using my distress inks.  The sentiment and banner is from Simon Says Stamp.

It's a good idea when cutting out these fun little shapes, to cut extra and make matching tags.  I whipped up the matching tag in under 5 minutes, you can't beat that!

Here's a link to Gina's shop!

Thanks for stopping by, click on the "next" button here to advance to Melissa Davies blog!!  

Other challenges I've entered:

Sunday, January 10, 2016

CYCI #102 - Sketch Challenge - Be Inspired!

Hello everyone and welcome to Can You Case It #102 Sketch Challenge!  Ok, I'm going to admit I absolutely love sketch challenges, especially when my crafty mojo is taking a nap.  I think I've been a little slow coming back from an awesome holiday vacation!  So who's with me?  Let's get into our studio spaces and create!!!

I actually colored up this gorgeous image while I was visiting my cousin Linda up in Wisconsin over the holidays.  We had so much fun, we spend all our time talking, laughing and crafting in the short time we have together.  I wish we lived closer!

Here's the ingredient list for my card:

Image is by #IndigoBlu and it's called Poppy Heart (the large 4x5 size, not the dinkie sized one)  

Background Stamp is by #ImpressionObsession called French Text (I'm in love with this stamp)

Stiched Heart Dies by #GinaMarieDesigns - if you don't own this die set need to grab it for your Valentines Day cards!!  Isn't this the most beautifully shaped heart die out there??  And an amazing deal at$10 every day! Shop for Heart Dies and More - Click Here

Ok, your turn to make something beautiful!!!  Thanks for stopping by, 

I've also entered the following challenges:

Sunday, January 3, 2016

CYCI#101 - Be Inspired Challenge - Unity Maria Girl

CYCI 101st Challenge - Winter Colors

Hi everyone, I'm super excited to be starting 2016 on the Design Team over at CanYouCaseIt!  I am looking forward to working with this talented group of paper crafters and having you join me in the weekly challenges!

I just had to color up this gorgeous image by Unity!  Maria Girl was the first stamp I thought of when I saw the gorgeous winter colors in this challenge!

Gina K Patterned Paper - Cold Snap
Heidi Swapp - Star Dies

I hope you'll play along with this week's challenge, I cannot wait to see what you create!

Other challenges I've entered: