Saturday, August 19, 2017

Good Coffee Bookmark


I started out wanting to make a card but ended up with a bookmark. I was inspired by the back wall of the inspiration challenge at Sugarpea Designs blog challenge and created the circle. I took a sentiment from the Caffeine Addict set and curved it around to fit onto my circle. I cut 2 COFFEE's from the Coffee Words Die set and adhered them together.  I scored some lines into the circle to resemble shiplap.  I die cut my coffee cup from the Coffee to Go Cup Die set and stamped the good... from part of a sentiment from the Espresso Yourself set.  I couldn't make a card work so I decided to die cut a bookmark, stamp some coffee beans from the Espresso Yourself, punch a hole in the top and finish it with some ribbon.

Stamps: SugarPea Designs Espresso Yourself and Caffeine Addict Stamps sets.
Supplies: SugarPea Designs Coffee to Go Cup and Coffee Words SugarCut Dies, My Favorite Things Stitched Circle and Bookmark Duo Die-nanics, Simon Says Stamps Barely Beige and Memento black inks, Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores, kraft, and Neenah white card stock, 1/4 inch hole punch, ribbon, Scoreboard

CHALLENGES:
SugarPea Designs: Mix it Up Challenge #34 


Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog:  Add a Sentiment  


Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Turning ONE


I finally got my second Neat & Tangled stamp set a couple of weeks ago and wanted to use it for this month's birthday challenge. I stamped, colored, and fussy cut my dinosaurs.  I used a stylus on the back of my images. By taking the stylus to the back of an image over a soft mouse pad, it creates a little extra dimension and rounds it out.  I added a small piece of foam tape to the center of the rounded area to keep it popped up.  I cut the baby dino's legs apart so I can  have him sitting on the mother's back.  I die cut my sentiment letters out of Doodlebug dp and layered 3 extra white die cut letters underneath for dimension. I took a matching Copic marker to the edge of the white letters and glued the dp onto the top.

Stamps: Neat & Tangled Prehistoric stamp set, Stampendous balloon chick (I just used the balloon)
Supplies: Oval die (not sure which one, found the card front in my stash already cut), Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABC lowercase alphabet dies, foam tape, stylus, mouse pad, Doodlebug dot-grid-daisy-stripe-rainbow petite prints 6x6 paper pad, Neenah white card stock, Memento black ink, Copic Markers: YG03, 05, 06, 09, B04, 06, Y13, 18, YR02, 04, 07.

CHALLENGES:
Neat & Tangled: Little Tangles Challenge 83 Birthday 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Monday, August 14, 2017

Purple Wishes


I used one digital stamp and one clear stamp set for the Power Poppy's Mix and Match challenge. I created my background using two of the Cuppa Buttercups flowers. I colored them with Copic Markers and die cut a butterfly from each corner. I layered two addition white butterflies under each butterfly to pop them up just a bit. I stamped my sentiment from the Natural Beauties clear stamp set using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform.

Stamps: Power Poppy Cuppa Buttercups digital stamp set and Natural Beauties clear stamp set
Supplies: My Favorite Things Solid Flutter of Butterflies Die-namics,  Papertrey Ink Amethyst Allure and white card stock, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Memento black ink, Copic Markers: V01, 04, 06, 09, Y11, 13, 15, 18, G40, 43, 46.

CHALLENGE:
Power Poppy: August Mix and Match

Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Monday, August 7, 2017

Absolutely Awesome


I love alphabet dies and I love a rainbow of color. I stamped and die cut my letters using the Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs. The letters were colored using Copic Markers.  I stamped the smaller sentiments using my Misti and popped up each die cut letter using foam tape. To finish it off I added a few sequins.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn So Much to Say and Quinn's ABCs
Supplies: Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs alphabet dies, foam tape, Misti, sequins, Papertey ink Hawaiian Shores and Neenah white card stock, Copic Markers: R22, 24, 27, 29, RV02, 04, 06, YR04, 07, 09, 15, Y13, 15, 17, 19, YG03, 05, 07, G03, 05, 07, BG11, 13, 45, 49, B02, 04, 06, BV02, 04, 08, V12, 15, 17, 09

CHALLENGES: 

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 10 – Custom Sentiments   

  Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Monster-ous Wishes


Today's one layer card uses the Gerda Steiner progressive Birthday Monster digital stamp. I printed, colored and fussy cut him out. The background is sponged and splattered with Tim Holtz squeezed lemonade Distress ink. The splatter was created by adding distress ink to my craft mat and spritzing with some water. I dipped the toothbrush into it and ran my finger across the bristles over my card front. The light splatter blends in and makes the sentiment pop against the brighter white on the bottom. The Birthday Monster is popped up using an Action Wobble.

Stamps: Gerda Steiner Birthday Monster Progressive Digi, Your Next Stamp Silly Monster sentiment
Supplies: Ranger Sponger and Tim Holtz  Squeezed Lemonade Distress and Memento black ink, My Favorite Things Sun Ray stencils, water, toothbrush for the light splatter, Action Wobble, Misti, Copic Markers: B14, 16, YR04, 07, 09, V04, 06, 09, Y11, 15, R43, 46, YG03, 05, 06, 07, 09E49, 55, 57, 59.
Techniques: Fussy Cutting, Interactive, Stenciling, Splatter

CHALLENGES:
Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge: I Didn't Eat it (Yet)! Birthday Monster Digital Stamp

Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog:   Splatter it showcasing Ranger Products 


Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Jack O' Lantern Sketch


I used the Reverse Confetti Halloween Confetti Cuts to make a jack o" lantern for the Reverse Confetti sketch.  I die cut one orange and one white circle. I die cut the jack o' lantern face from the orange circle. I colored the white circle yellow in the center and orange around the outside. I also added a layer of stickles over the yellow. The orange face is popped up over the stickled circle. I die cut three layers for each letter of EEK.

Stamps: None
Supplies: Reverse Confetti Cuts Halloween Bits, My Favorite Things Little Lowercase Letter alphabet and We-buys Stitched Circle Dies, K & Company jen yanok Designer Mat pad dp, Neenah white card stock, Papertrey Ink black and orange zest card stock, Bo Bunny cottage green bead board dp, stickles, Copic Markers: YR09, Y15, foam tape, Tim Holtz mini sponger and Distress Spiced Marmalade ink for sponging pumpkin circle.

CHALLENGES:
Reverse Confetti:   Sketch for you to Try  #51
Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge Blog:  Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by, Irene