Saturday, November 30, 2019

Thankful Card

Hello. Welcome to my blog. Thank you for stopping by. 

Today I made another card for a few Challenge Blogs. 

To make my card frame I used Craft Cardstock to cut a die with a Gina Marie Designs wonky rectangle die.  I used a Shaker Card pouch from Brutus Monroe. I filled the pouch with gold glitter, gold sequins, a few yellow gems and gold glitter balls. I lined the back of the rectangle die with foam tape to give the shape some dimension and stuck the shaker pouch to the tape, thus creating the window of the shaker card.

Using Versa Fine Claire Ink in "Summertime" (orange), I stamped and die cut the work "Thankful" using a Stamp and Die from May May Made It. I used double sided tape to adhere the sentiment to the bottom of the shaker window. I added a 3D butterfly to the top right corner. I used Brutus Monroe glitter card stock in Copper to cut an oak leaf die then added that leaf to the top left corner of the shaker window. Finally, I adhered the shaker window to a cream colored card base. 

Using the Brutus Monroe shaker pouch really saved alot of time for me.  This is only the third shaker card I have ever made but I am starting to like them more and more. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today and please subscribe/follow me on social media. When I reach 500 viewers in my You Tube channel I am giving away loads of prizes!  

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Have a hopeful day!

This card is for the following Challenges:

Monday, November 25, 2019

Mod Squad Challenge | Thanks & snow flakes

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by my Blog.  Today's card is all about snow flakes ad thanks. I created this card for the Mod Squad Challenge card making contest.  The Mod Squad Challenge is a weekly blog that offers great prizes (electronic gift cards to stamp companies).  This week the sponsor is Stamplorations and the cards must include the sentiment "Thanks" or "Thankful."

I created my card using a cut and emboss folder. The folder features a tree with a window. I used white cardstock to cut and emboss. Then I built my shaker window with acetate. I filled the shaker window with iridescent glitter bits/snow. I decorated the card panel with die cut snow flakes in various shades of blue, including glitter blue card stock. Then I adhered the panel to a navy blue card base, thus creating the dark blue background that helps the iridescent "snow" in the shaker window to pop.  Then I die cut the word "Thanks" out silver mirror card stock. 

I am super pleased with how this quick card came together. It's so pretty and sparkly!

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Upcycled Christmas Card | #WFC Week 3

Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog. Today I am part of the Winter Fun Collab hop on You Tube. This is actually week three of the hop. Each week was a different project. Week One was Christmas Cards, Week Two was shaker cards.  This week is freestyle. This means anything goes. I created two cards out of one recycled card from last year.

Here are the two cards that I made:

 This is the card before :

I used a circle die to cut out the main image. I also cut out about 15 circles the same size. I glued them together and adhered the imagine on top. This created the dimension for the first card. 

 On the left is the first card - the one that features the bird perched on a pine branch. I used a Brutus Monroe background die called Flourish cut out of white glitter card stock.  I adhered the die to green card stock cut using permanent double-sided adhesive. I selected a sentiment from the Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp set and I heat embossed it using Brutus Monroe Alabaster Embossing Powder. I trimmed the sentiment and adhered it to the top of the card.
The second card is on the right. I used the layering Evergreen Trees from the Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Trees stamp set. I used Versafine Claire ink in Rainforest and Verdant to stamp the trees onto white glitter stock. I then placed the recycled card on top of that. It matched well because the card has snow, glitter and evergreens. I used the same Merry Christmas sentiment that I used in my first card. 

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Monday, November 18, 2019

ChristmasTree Farm(Transportation 11.18.19 ModSquadChallenge)

Hello again my friends! I am back with another entry into the Mod Squad Challenge.  The theme this week is "Transportation" and I made this cute card of a Christmas Tree Farm scene. 

If you are not familiar with the Mod Squad Challenge here's the link:
Each week they host card making challenges with great prizes!  This week the host of the challenge is the famous You Tube crafter Nancy Stamps!  Nancy's card featured a blue pick up truck.  Nancy is giving away a $25 gift certificate to Kitchen Sink Stamps!

Here's my card recipe and some close ups of the card elements:
1. Unity Stamp "Christmas Tree Farm" from the Oct.18 KOM Club "All Winter Long." I used VersaFine Claire Nocturne ink to stamp the image. I then heat embossed the image with Brutus Monroe Raven embossing powder. The paper I used to stamp on is the new Brutus Monroe White Washed colored card stock.

2. I colored the vehicle in with the following colors Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigments: Red, Green, Frosted Cranberry, Iced Holly, Tinsel Blue, Shimmering Gingerbread and for gray I used surface spray in sidewalk.

3. Next I used the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Evergreen stamp set to stamp out several different trees at varying heights onto a piece of Brutus Monroe White wash cardstock. I stamped them using VersaFine Claire Rain forest Ink. I then heat embossed the trees with Brutus Monroe fine embossing powder in the color Wicked. 

4. I used a Marvy Snow Marker to add some snow to the Evergreen trees. 

5. I stamped a bird from the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps "Birds 2" set. 

6. I fussy cut the vehicle and used foam tape to adhere it to the Evergreen panel.  

7. I die cut the sentiment "Christmas Blessings" using Brutus Monroe Glitter Cardstock.  The die cut is from HSN. 

8. Finally, I adhered the sentiment to a piece of black card stock (I used a stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamps) and then I adhered all everything to a piece of 6"x 6" Brutus Monroe Specialty Paper in Buffalo Plaid. 

I really enjoyed making this card and staging the photo for my Instagram Page. 

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Createful Heart Design | Country Girls Christmas | November 2019

Hello, thank you for stopping by my blog. This is my third month as a member of the Design Team for  Createful Heart Design, a digital stamp and digital paper company. The owners of Createful Heart Design, Mary, and her husband Mark draw all the digital stamps by hand and Mary designs the digital papers on her computer. It is exciting to be a part of this design team and I hope that you will check out their online store.  Here is a link to the online shop:

For November, I used the "Country Girls" Digital Stamp to create my project :

Country Girls Digital Stamp (set of 2)
My card is 5.5"x 5.5" I used alcohol markers to color the image. I printed the image of the Country Girl on my ink jet printer and fussy cut the image after I colored it. For her coat and hat I used a Red Berry Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen. I just imaged this girl in her red winter coat and hat but I wanted the red to be bright and sparkle. The Spectrum Noir Red Berry Sparkle Pen worked out perfectly! I used a plaid background paper to line my card base. I also used two glitter holly berry accents and two larger poinsettia flowers to help make the card more appealing. I used cream colored card stock to accent the Country Girl and make her stand out from the plaid background. In the foreground you can see a die cut sentiment "Peace Love and Joy" using green card stock. That sentiment came from a holiday set featured on HSN last December. 

Here are some additional photos of my card:

Don't forget to visit the Createful Heart Design Blog for more inspirational ideas and to enter the monthly challenge: where you can enter for a chance to win a free digital stamps. 


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Friday, November 8, 2019

Thanks A Latte | 2019WinterCoffeeHo

Hello!  Today I am sharing a card that I made for the 2019 Winter Coffee Lovers Hop:

This is my second card created for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I used a Sizzix Impresslits Embossing Folder to create this card.  The Pattern Paper with the Pumpkin Spice Latte is from Brutus Monroe. This is the first time I made a card with this Impresslit and I am happy with the outcome. I enjoyed making the "cardboard belly band" and the cream colored lid.  Hope you have some Pumpkin Spice Latte soon!  Have a hopeful day and thank you for visiting my blog.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Brew-tiful coffee lovers card | #fallwinter2019clh

I am excited to submit this card to the 2019 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  There are over 80 sponsors participating.  Some of these "Super Sponsors" are having sales right now due to the Hop.  Here a link to the Hop, where you can see all the Super Sponsor and how much each one is sponsoring:

Here is a picture of the Hop:

Here is my card (#1) for the hop:
This card was made using a card stock packet that I purchased at a large big box store. I love the sentiments and the foiled image of the different styles of coffee pots.  The background paper has coffee and tea cups, muffins and croissants. 
I just love the colors! 
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Have  Hopeful day!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Big Sentiment | ModSquadChallenge

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am so excited to share this beautiful sentiment card that I submitted to the Mod Squad Challenge. What?? You've never heard of the Mod Squad Challenge??  You need to check it out! Each week there is a new stamp company that sponsors the challenge. They offer awesome prizes from great stamp companies! This time the winner will receive a gift from Gina K Designs! I have placed in top three a few times with cards that I have submitted. I even won once!  It's so much fun to join in the Mod Squad Challenge and I can't encourage you enough to give it a whirl!  Here's the link:

For my card, I used a large Sheena sentiment die "Dream." The die also has a background/shadow that really helps the sentiment stand out. But first, I created the background panel using an embossing folder from Brutus Monroe. I used Brutus Monroe Surface Inks in a rainbow of colors to blend a colorful background. Isn't the background incredible? I love the boldness of the colorful background and the huge sentiment die. I also added some sequins in turquoise and purple. I picked a turquoise card stock for the final pop of color.

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Happy Holidays with Colorful Life Designs Stencils

Hello and Thank You for visiting my blog. Today I am featuring a series of three cards that I made for the Happy Holidays with Colorful Life Stencils Hop. I appreciate being a part of this hop. I received three stencils from Colorful Life: 

I have a video on my You Tube channel with more information on the cards that I made:

These are the three cards that I made. 

This card was made with the Snowflake Net Stencil
Card Ingredients:
  • Snowflake Net Stencil
  • Brutus Monroe Glitter Glaze
  • LDRS Sentiments "Bright Christmas"
  • Tonic Mirrored Card Stock for die cut words
  • Brutus Monroe Midnight Card Stock

Big Swirl Stencil

Card Ingredients:
    • Big Swirl Stencil
    • Darice Snow flakes die
    • Brutus Monroe Embossing Powder: Sterling
    • Brutus Monroe Glitter Card Stock
    • My Favorite Things-Joyous Christmas Sentiments Stamp
    • Distress Oxide Inks - Broken China, Stormy Sky and Salty Ocean
    • Artdeco Creations Ultimate Crafts Diecut'N Bond Double-Sided Tape 4.72"X82'-Clear
    • Martha Stewart Crafts Fine Glitter, Crystal

This elegant card was made with the Big Damask Stencil 

Card Ingredients:
  • Large Damask Stencil
  • Pan pastel: Chromium Oxide Green 
  • Hero Arts: Wonder and Magic of Christmas Stamps and Dies
  • Versafine Claire Inks
  • Hero Arts Merry Christmas Messages Stamp Set
  • Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder
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