Monday, January 30, 2017

Life is Good Layout

Hello Everybody!

With just a couple of days left in January, I decided I had to participate in Stick It Down's single page challenge.  All of the sketches are awesome-but I was really inspired by the single page sketch and all of the DT's examples.

So here is my layout:

Here is what I used: black and white cardstock, Heidi Swapp word stickers, decorative from Paper Studio (hobby lobby), and star stickers with gold foil.  

Let me tell you about those stars.  A million years ago they came out with a foil pen.  And foils that you just put over where ever the pen had written.  For me the pen didn't work great.  My sweet parents bought me a kit of some sort.  I remember I had to have it!  So it came with metallic frames and the pen and foils.  But it also came with stickers-which I didn't realize until I was looking through my metallic stuff.  And thankfully right next to the stickers was the foils.  Press onto the stickers and then you're done.  That's it! :)

Here is the sketch from Stick It Down:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...keep craftin'! :)

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Mid-Month Inspiration

Hello Everybody!

We are halfway through January already!  It's time to show our mid-month inspiration for Creative with Stamps.  Be sure to stop by there to see all of my teammates awesome cards and to see the prizes!

Here is the inspiration photo.  You can use the picture or the colors.

Here is the card I made.  I really liked the red-so I used Rose Red cardstock from Stampin Up.

I used a Tim Holtz thinlit for the cool design and silver sequin stars (inspired by the grey in the picture).  And I used black embossing powder with an old Stampin Up stamp.

If you haven't linked up-we hope that you do!  Be sure to include our graphic:

Until next time my friends...stay warm! :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Happy Birthday Set

Hello Everybody!

I'm so excited to share these 3 cards.  I help make cards for my son's school.  The PTO gives home made cards to the teachers for their Birthdays and for Thank Yous.  How cool is that!  So I contribute cards when I can.

You may be familiar with this technique.  It's a lot of fun.  But I stumbled upon it from this pin.  And so here is the tutorial.  And so I used 2 pieces of copy paper and went across the card panel.  I used two distress colors from ranger and then stamped with the 3 stamps.  Everything is from Tim Holtz.  The sentiments are from Crazy Talk.  I love the casualness of the font.

I am so excited to make different versions of these.  I know it's masking-but I hadn't masking that way.  There are so many possibilities!

So I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Inspiration Destination #119 Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my inspired! :)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

Hello Friends!

Happy New Year!  New month-new year-New Challenge at Creative with Stamps! Let's get started!

Here is this month's inspirational picture:

The snow covered tree, the colors-what a great photo for inspiration!

So this is my card.  I had snow on my mind...

This cute snowman is from Bugaboo Stamps.  I think he is retired-but they have some other great snowmen that I have my eye on!  And if you like Bugaboo they are one of this month's sponsors!  So be sure you link up with us!

I embossed the white panel with a snowflake embossing folder.  I used frost lace stickles over the edges of the white panel.  For the snowman I used pop dots and colored him with Copic markers.  The sequins were left over from a kit so I glued some of those around.  Then I added a little bow because I'm not sure what sentiment should go for this.  And sometimes it's good to have cards that are not committed yet.  :)

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Until next time my friends...have a wonderful new year! :)