Saturday, July 30, 2016

Birthday Wishes

Well these cards were intended for a sketch challenge, but I'm about a week late posting it. Oh well! I always try to make birthday cards to have on hand, but they never seem to stay in the drawer for more than a couple weeks. Here are the materials I used:

Friday, July 29, 2016

Is it Winter Yet?

I can't believe that I didn't know there is a Taylored Expressions challenge blog! I am excited to start participating in the Share Joy Challenge blog, especially because they encourage to actually send your card to someone :) It is so fun to make the cards, but they often end up in a drawer until I need it. But why not send a "just because" card? This is the challenge inspiration (I chose to use just the sketch):
Here are the materials I used:

  • Summer Grumplings stamp and die cut sets by Taylored Expressions
  • Soak Up the Sun paper pack by Carta Bella
  • glossy accents
  • copics- C5, C7, W0, R81, YR16
  • memento ink- tuxedo black
  • coordinating twine

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thanks for Being My Anchor

This card is for the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #281. I like to get thank you notes out as quickly as I can so it is nice to have some on hand when needed. This challenge was for the following sketch and an optional "Anchor's Away" theme. 
Here are the materials I used:
  • Dockside Stamp set by Wplus9
  • Ahoy There paper pack by Carta Bella
  • anchor washi tape
  • memento ink- paris dusk

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Life is Sweeter Outside

I love this card! This one was a little bit of trial and error to get it looking like my vision for it. My husband and I have been doing a lot of outdoor adventures lately and our anniversary is coming up so this makes the perfect card for him. Here are the materials I used:

Friday, July 15, 2016

So Smooth!!

I love these little cards! I just learned how to use post-it stickies to cover part of an image so you can put multiple stamps together. It's the perfect technique to use to fill the cute blender with some fruits! Here are the materials I used:
  • So Smooth stamp and die set by Lawn Fawn
  • Small Stitched Circle dies by Lawn Fawn
  • Soak Up the Sun paper pack by Carta Bella
  • copics- Y15, Y17, G03, G07, R24, R27, R29, B000, B01, B04, B06, W0, W2, N5, N7, C2, C4, RV11, RV14, RV17
  • memento ink- tuxedo black

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Birthday Girls!

You can never have too many birthday cards on hand! Here are the materials I used:
  • Stitched Oval die cuts by My Favorite Things
  • Stitched Circle die cuts by My Favorite Things
  • Bunch of Balloons paper by Jillibean soup
  • Yellow and Pink Salt paper by Jillibean Soup
  • white sequins 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Mermaid Life

I have spent the last couple weeks working on Christmas gifts with the new Taylored Expressions 2017 calendar cards. Christmas already?! Yes! They are a lot of work, but they got wonderful reviews from family and friends last year so when my mom brought them home for me, I got right to work. Today I took a break from that to make a card for the Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge #278. The sketch had an optional theme of blue and white. The new mermaid stamp went perfectly with that theme. Here are the materials I used:
  • Splash stamp by Impression Obsession
  • Life is Good stamp set by Lawn Fawn
  • Stitched Square diecut by My Favorite Things
  • paper: Seaside collection: Journey and Oceanic sheets by Authentique 
  • copics- B00, B12, B14, E00, E01, E19, YR24, YR27, Y17, R02, R11, R14, R20
  • memento ink- tuxedo black and paris dusk