Sunday, October 30, 2016

Cas(e) this Sketch 196

Hello and welcome!! Today I am participating in the Cas(e) this Sketch challenge #196.
 I used a set from My Favorite Things. One of MY favorite sets, Lucky Dog!

I stamped the poodle onto patterned paper and cut her out using the matching die cut. I added a bit of colored pencil to enhance the image a bit. In the close up photo you can see I used some dimensional pearls to make her pearl necklace.

Who doesn't love a pink gingham poodle?? lol
I chose a rescue theme for my card - they are collecting cards for an animal shelter not too far from where I live! Cas(e) for a cause - I love this idea! What a nice gesture!

Here is the sketch I followed:

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you will leave a comment so I will know you were here! 
See you next time!


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Casology 219

Hello I am back agin - this time with a card for the Casology challenge. Cue card : SPOOKY. Perfect for fall!

I love Halloween cards!

My card uses a very vintage Penny Black stamp. The stamp is dated 1998! 
Guess I have been stamping for a while! lol

Here is my card:

Spooky ghosts! I created the background by using distress inks on watercolor paper using the direct to paper technique. When I got the color intensity I wanted, I spritzed a bit of water, heat set it and then spritzed a bit of gold shimmer. I painted the moon with Distress inks, and added a bit of clear Wink of Stella to the ghosts.

Thanks for visiting today!
Hope to see you again!


Cas(E) This Sketch 194

One more challenge entry for today. This one is for Cas(E) This sketch #194.

I used a Unity Stamp set for this card. Image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers.
Here is the sketch:

Thanks for visiting today! Have a great day!


Tag You're It Challenge 58

Hello! Welcome - today I am entering the Tag You're It Challenge #58. Here is the inspiration tag:

My inspiration from this tag was to make a fall themed tag with a word on it.

I used my Lawn Fawn stitched leaves and Hello Dies on my tag.

For the tag itself, I used my banner dies from Sizzix. 
Plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn as well.

I brushed on some clear Wink of Stella on the hello to give some sparkle.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by!
See you soon!


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Cas(E) this Sketch #191

I am back again with a  card for Cas(E) this Sketch  #191. This was a fun sketch! Something different!
This is the sketch:

I used a set from Lawn Fawn once again.

Don't whirry - be happy! Good advice, right? lol I used Lawn Fawn papers along with their stamps and dies. Square dies are from Nestabilities. Did a little paper piecing, I love the look!

I really love Lawn Fawn! They have such cute stamps and papers!  Glad you stopped by today -  hope you will leave me a comment! See you soon!


Freshly Made Sketches #255

Hello there! I am back with another card - this time for Freshly Made Sketches #255.

Here is the sketch:

 It'e feeling very much like fall here in Minnesota - so I use my Stitched leaves die from Lawn Fawn again. I just love that die set - you can use it so many ways!

Here is my version of the sketch:

I also used Lawn Fawn's plaid papers, flag dies are from My Favorite things, stamp is from Savvy stamps.

I love those colors!! Perfect for a cool fall day like today!
Thanks for visiting today - I hope you will leave a comment! See you soon.

- Barb

Saturday, September 24, 2016

CASology week 216 - FRAME

Hello and welcome! Todays card is for the CASology challenge. Cue word FRAME.

I haven't played at this challenge for a while so I thought I'd give it a whirl.

My card uses dies from Lawn Fawn.  Stitched circles and Stitched leaves. I also used their pretty fall plaid papers.

Stitched rectangle die is from Mama Elephant. Words are stamped in Hero Arts Ombre ink.

Pretty leaves framed in a circle in a rectangle! Thanks for visiting today! See you next time!


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Just Cards Fall 2016

Happy news! I had four cards published in the Fall Issue of Just Cards! Here they are:

Stamps from Lawn Fawn

Card number 2:

Unity Stamps

Card number 3:

Unity Stamps

Card number 4:

Stamps from Unity Stamps

Just Cards! Fall 2106

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches # 254

Hello I am back again - this time with a card for Freshly Made Sketches # 254.

This is the sketch:

For my card I used a set from Lawn Fawn. I love their whimsical style images. It was fun to take the little owl image and halloween him up! lol

The plaid paper is also Lawn Fawn. Other dies are from Mama Elephant. Circle die is from Nestabilites. Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!


Monday, September 5, 2016

Cas(e) this Sketch # 188

One more card for today. This one is for Cas(e) this Sketch # 188.

My card uses a set from Stampin' Up. 

The die cuts are a set from Mama Elephant. I colored the image with colored pencils. I'm not sure what company the flag die is from. It was sure fun to have a chance to participate in the challenge today! Thanks for stopping - see you next time!


Freshly Made Sketches # 252

I'm back again! Happy to be playing along today with Freshly Made Sketches # 252.  Here is the sketch:

This was a fun sketch to use! For my card I used one of Lawn Fawn's new adorable fall set! Love the little porcupine! I also used some of their beautiful fall plaid papers!

I also used the matching lawn cuts (dies). Lawn Fawn is just one of my favorite stamp companies. Their stamps always stamp so crisply and nice! I colored the porcupine with colored pencils on kraft paper. The stitched border is from Lil Inker Designs.

Thanks for visiting today!
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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Tag You're It Challenge #55

Hello ! Happy Labor Day weekend! Finally had a moment to myself to make a tag. This one is for Tag You're It Challenge #55.
Here is the inspiration tag:

I was inspired to make a double tag. I love double tags -they are so much fun to make. From Melissa's design, I used some washi tape, a word and a rounded top tag.

The tag die is from Pretty Pink Posh, the ghost is a Cuttlebug die and the spooky word is from Lil Inker Designs. I thought the googly eyes added some fun dimension to the tag.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope to see you again.
Enjoy the rest of your day!


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches #251

Better late than never! I am jumping in at the last moment for Freshly Made Sketches #51.

My card uses a cute set from Lawn Fawn. For some reason, I kept thinking of kraft and red color combo today. Here is what I came up with!

I stamped the skunk in brown ink and then colored with colored pencil. I love how color pops on the kraft paper. 
Here is the sketch:

Thanks for dropping by today!
See you next time!


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Tag You're It Challenge 54 - Part 2

Here is my second entry for the Tag You're it Challenge 54.

My second tag uses the same ink and technique. This time I used a resist technique as well. I stamped the flower (Unity Stamps) in white ink and then embossed with clear powder. Then I distressed the tag with Salty Ocean distress ink and spritzed with water. 

Here is the inspiration tag:

Thanks for visiting!

- Barb

Tag You're It Challenge 54

Hello and thanks for stopping by today! I am entering a couple of tags in the Tag You're It Challenge 54.  Here is the lovely inspiration tag:

I used her color and flowers as my inspiration for my tags. Here is the first one:

I started with a white tag - heavily distressed it with Salty Ocean distress ink. I then spritzed with water to create a little softer look. The word stamp is from Stampendous and the flower dies are from Lil Inker Designs. Tag dies are from Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for dropping by today! See you next time!


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Tag You're it Challenge #53

Welcome to my sadly neglected blog! I have been away for a few weeks due to family commitments. Had a little time myself today so I thought I'd enter the Tag You're it Challenge. This weeks inspiration tag is so pretty! Here it is:

So many things to take as inspiration! 

Here is my tag:

I was inspired to make a double, long and skinny embossed tag. The embossing folder is from SU!, birds are a die from Paper Smooches, the tag die is from My Favorite Things - Fishtail Flags, the vine is a Memory Box die. Plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn. Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I think I used all my favorite companies on this one tag. lol

Thanks for visiting today. Hope you will leave a comment! See you next time!


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Tag You're it Challenge #51

I'm back with my tag entry for Tag You're it Challenge #51.  I had a blast being the guest designer for the last challenge!! Here is the beautiful inspiration tag this time:

Pretty tag! I took inspiration from this tag to use a watercolor background, a flower and words on my tag.

Here is my tag:

I dug out my rolled rose die from My Favorite things and made some rolled roses. For the background I did a splatter technique using Distress inks and a little bit of gold paint. 
The word stamp is from Penny Black.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope to see you back here again!


Freshly Made Sketches # 244

Hello! Today I am playing along with Freshly Made Sketches #244.  Another nice sketch this week!

It was fun to pull out my oval dies for this card! I use a stamp and die set from Paper Smooches called Surf and Turf.

The embossing folder I used is from Stamping Up. I did speckled the oval with Distress ink in faded denim and added a splash of gold. A little glossy accents and clear Wink of Stella for a bit of shine.

Thanks for visiting today!
See you soon. 

- Barb

Friday, July 1, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches #243

Hello and happy July! Summer is just flying by us! I am happy to have a few days off for the holiday. Hoping to catch up on some stamping. My card today is for Freshly Made Sketches #243. Super nice sketch this week - so many possibilities!

For my card I used a Lawn Fawn set. Thought it was a good one to use for a summery card!

The pretty plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn as well. I colored the scoop with wink of stella markers and then added a few sequins for sparkle.

I used a bit of Hero Arts Ombre ink to create the shadow around the circle.
Thanks for dropping by today! Have a fabulous day!

Until next time - Barb

Friday, June 24, 2016

Tag You're it! Guest Designer!

Hello! It's a very happy day here! Today I am the Guest Designer for Tag You're It Challenge 50!

I am THRILLED!!!! What a nice honor!

Here is the inspiration tag for this challenge:

Cute, cute tag!!!

My inspiration from this tag was to make a double tag with a fruit theme!
Here is my tag:

I used a tag set from Mama Elephant. 
To color the tag, I did direct to paper using one of my new
 Hero Arts Ombre ink pads. The stamps are from Unity Stamps.

Thanks for stopping today!
I'd love it if you left me a comment!

Until next time - Barb