Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sugar Pea Sugar Sketch #51

This card is for Sugar Pea's Sugar Sketch #51. Fun sketch this week!

I used my Sugar Pea stamp and dies! Love this weather set! So many fun things to do with it!!

Die cuts are from Lil Inkers, My Favorite things and Sugar Pea Designs. 

Pretty hard not to love that umbrella die cut!!!

See you next time!! Barb

Freshly Made Sketches # 234

Back again with a new card to share. This one is for Freshly Made Sketches # 234,

For this card I used a Stamp of the week from Unity Stamp Company. I love Unity's cute penguin stamps!!

Fun little Father's day card! I enhanced the penguins and the words with a black glaze pen. I love the dad penguin's glasses.

Thanks for stopping today! Have a great day!  Barb

Tag You're it Challenge # 46

Hello ! Today I am playing along with Tag You're it Challenge #46.  I was lucky enough to be chosen as a favorite for the last challenge! Pretty exciting!

Here is today's tag inspiration:

My inspiration from this adorable tag was to use a cutesie image and a background of some sort. I love the cute little gnome! I am going to have to get some added to my collection. 
I found a chicken wire stencil in my stash and decided to see what I could do with it!

I used some distress ink on the stencil to make the background. I then masked the stamp to only stamped the words onto the tag. I colored the chicken with colored pencils and then cut it out.
I enhanced the words with a gel pen to make them stand out more. Tag die is from Simon says stamp.

Thanks for visiting today! I hope you will visit again!


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Inspired by all the little things #12

I'm back with one more challenge card. I actually made this card as a special order for a friend of mine. I think it goes pretty well with this challenge!

Beautiful photo to use as inspiration!
Here is my card:

The stamp is from Magenta. I made the background using distress inks.
Image is watercolored. 
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Sugar Pea Sugar Sketch #50

Back again with a card for Sugar Pea's sketch challenge #50! Another cute sketch - perfect for my newest set from Sugar Pea - What ever the weather! Perfect for a perfectly rainy day here.

This time I used the umbrella and cloud dies. So very cute!  I love this set!

Here is a close up view:

Added a little glitter glue to the clouds t make them show up better on the white squares.
Square dies are from Nestablilties and the large rectangle is Lil Inker Designs.
Thanks for stopping today!


Freshly Made Sketch 233

Greetings on this gloomy Sunday here in Minnesota. Great day to spend in my stamp room! Today's card is for Freshly Made Sketches # 233.

Great sketch this week! Thought I would use some of my newest toys from Sugar Pea Designs.

I used two different sets for this card. The hello die is from the Chatterbox Journal set and the sun is from the Whatever the weather set. Rounded rectangle die is from Lil Inker Designs.

I added a little glitter glue to the sun for extra sparkle. The middle of the sun is popped up with Sugar Puff foam.   Thanks for stopping today! Comments are always appreciated!
See you next time!


Monday, April 18, 2016

Tag you're it challenge #45

Today's card is for Tag your it challenge #45! My inspiration from this sample tag are: wings and the colors!

I pulled out a Memory Box butterfly die cut I  have had for a long time! Perfect for what I had in mind!

To create this card I first cut a panel from watercolor paper using a silly stitched die cut from Lil Inker Designs. I then took some distress inks and splattered the panel until I got the color combo I wanted. I then cut the solid butterfly out of the same paper and added color with the same inks. Then I added ink to another piece and then cut the open butterfly from it.

 I cut the butterfly body from black paper and added glossy accents to the body. The tag is cut out of watercolor paper, using Simon Says Stamp dress up a tag die set. Of course pretty sequins for sparkle.

Here are the Distress colors I used:

And that's it! Remember to dream everyday! Great words to live by! Thanks for stopping!
See you next time!  - Barb

Birthday cards!

Todays cards are birthday cards I made for two of my co workers who share a birthday today! The first card is for Dayle. She love horses so I colored the pony image to loosely resemble her pony! It's her 29th birthday, so I couldn't resist using my new number die cuts!

This adorable stamp is from Whipper Snapper. The number die cuts are from Sugar Pea Designs. Silly Stitched dies are from Lil Inker Designs. Image is colored with colored pencil. Sequins for sparkle.

Next is Linda's card. For this card I used the adorable Fairy set from Lawn Fawn.

I cut the tag (Simon Says Stamp) out of watercolor paper then stamped the images. I watercolored and used a little Wink of Stella marker. Silly stitched dies give a little texture.

Some pretty sequins from Pretty Pink Posh add some sparkle!
Thanks for visiting today!
See you next time!


Sunday, April 17, 2016

You have a pizza my heart! Sugar Pea Designs Sketch #49

I made this card for Sugar Pea Designs sketch challenge # 49. I don't have very many of Sugar Pea's stamps so I dug out an old set I had in my collection.  Here is the sketch:

I have really fallen in love with this company! The have so many fun sketch challenges, I have to buy some more of their stamps! lol

Here is my card for the challenge:

I used the set Pizza my heart. I stamped the image in Picked Raspberry Distress ink. The Pizza slices I colored directly onto the stamp with Tombow markers and stamped them. Background paper is some I have had in my stash for a while - not sure who's paper it is.

Stitched circle dies are My Favorite Things, frame die is Lil Inker Designs Stitched mats. I don't know which company the the little flags are from. Sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh. I almost tossed this card in the garbage- lol. I am my own worst critic. Glad I didn't - it kind of grew on my and now I don't think it's that bad.

Thanks of visiting today! Have a good day - Barb

Case this sketch # 168

Here is my entry for Case This Sketch challenge # 168.

For my card I used die cuts from Lil Inker Designs. Word bubbles and Stitched Mats. The word stamps are also from Lil Inker Designs.

I had this yearning to use kraft paper today. I really like how it goes with the olive color!
Sequins give just the right amount of bling to this card. They are quickly becoming my favorite embelishment!

Sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh. Thanks for checking out my blog today! I'd love it if you left me a comment! See you next time!


Freshly Made Sketches # 232

Back with another card - the one is for Freshly Made Sketches #232.

I used my Home die cut from Sugar Pea Designs, Stitched mats from Lil Inker Designs and fishtail flags from My Favorite Things. I love the house themed pattern paper from Bella Boulevard.

Close up view:

Thanks for stopping by today!


Casology 193

Today's card is for Casology #193. The cue card this week is PINK. SQEAL!!! I LOVE PINK. My favorite color!! I had fun with this one!

Here is my card:

I used Die cuts from Pretty Pink Posh, Simon Says Stamp and Lil Inker Designs.

Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Not sure what I ever did without sequins in my card making life. LOL
Thanks for visiting today!


Sunday, April 10, 2016

CAS(E) this sketch #167

One more card today! This is for CAS(E) this sketch #167.  I really like this sketch - very clean and easy to use!

My card:

Stamps are from Unity Stamps. I love this Stinking Cute set! It just too cute! I used distress inks and an old Hero Art shadow stamp for the stripes. Lil Inker Designs Die cuts - Silly stitched dies - one of my favorite sets!

I colored the poop with my Wink of Stella markers.

Some nice bright Distress inks! Thanks for visiting today!


Casology week 192

Back again with another card. This one is for Casology's challenge - cue card SPROUT.

Ok, well, as we patiently await spring here in Minnesota, I decided to use a stamp from Unity Stamps. This one is from last month's Kit of the Month.

I colored the mushrooms with colored pencil and blended with gambol blending fluid. I added the spots with a white gel pen. Die cuts are from Lil Inker Designs.

A few sequins and some Washi tape completes the card. Clean and simple!

Thanks for visiting today! Leave a comment if you feel so inclined!


Sugar Pea Designs Sketch 48

Hello and happy Sunday! Today I am playing along with Sugar Pea Designs I got this adorable "home' die cut and could not wait to use it! I think it looks perfect on this sketch!

Here is my card:

The paper is from Bella Boulevard, die cuts from Sugar Pea Designs and Lil Inker Designs.

Here is the sketch:
Close up view:

I added a little gel pen in the windows and the heart. The HOME word is popped up with foam tape.
Thanks for visiting today!


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Scrap & Stamp Arts May/June 2016

I had a card published in the May/June Scrap & Stamp Arts magazine! Whoo  hoo!!!

My card featured stamps from Lawn Fawn. Super cute breakfast set!

The stitched rectangle dies are from Lil Inker Designs.

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