Monday, October 16, 2017

A Bosses' Day Big Thank You!

My staff surprised me for Bosses' Day and I remain speechless.  I am so incredibly honored to work with this group of women.  It is unusual to have a group of women who do work this well together without all that other 'stuff'.  We do have moments of it... we are women... we all have a common goal and do love the company we work for.  These cards are thank you notes I will have give them - once I can find the words to express my gratitude.

Happy Bosses Day!  I am grateful to those fantastic bosses I have had in the past who imparted their wisdom and taught me how I wanted to lead... and I am grateful to those nameless few that showed me exactly what not to do as a boss.

Happy Halloween - Kitty in the Moonlight

Happy Halloween!  This card was so quick and fun to make!  I did have to layered the die stamps so that the cat would remain once I cut the circle out - but that was the hardest part!  I loved blending the distress oxide inks to create that brilliant moon.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

I am entering this card in the Rubbernecker Halloween Challenge.  :)

Happy Fall! What a wonderful time of year...

Happy Fall, Everyone!

I was so excited when I came across this die from Amy Designs!  I die cut is several times and started layering the leaves, pumpkins, and the mushrooms - which I added a few white dots to.... because, I grew up with the Smurfs, and all red mushrooms have white spots!  Because I wanted to join in on the Newton's Nook Fall Challenge, I came across this little Newton, who was originally clinging to a birthday cake, and cut him out so it looked like he was using the frame as a scratching post.... or sniffing the leaves.  :)  I turn the frame into a window - and added a sentiment from Inkadinkado.
I entered this card in the 4 Crafty Chicks Fall Challenge and Newton's Nook Inky Paws Fall Challenge.  Happy Fall!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Happy Halloween! Creative Knockouts Card Challenge #215

Happy Halloween!!!  Welcome back to another Creative Knockouts Card Challenge.

This week we are sponsored by Oddball Art.  You can find these images on Etsy.  The challenge this week was to keep it clean and simple.  I'm not sure I kept it simple - but I am so pleased with the results.

I took the digital image and had some fun placing them in all sorts of directions in a Microsoft Word document.  I printed that on black cardstock with  my laser jet printer and then used my Mini Minc to adhere Rose Gold Deco Foil to the paper.  I just love these shiny little candy corn monsters.  I also printed out one of the candy corn and colored him in with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers.

The sentiment is from an older Little Yellow Bicycle stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by!  Happy Halloween and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #233 Challenge 'Trick or Treat'

Trick or Treat!  Thank you for visiting us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch this week!  I have been in a Fall mode and I'm so excited for the cooler weather to start in Georgia.  It's my third fall here and it can be just glorious!  It's hard to see, but the moon is made with distress oxide inks, which blend so beautifully!  The pumpkin is from Newton's Nook and colored with Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers.
Thank you again for visiting!  Happy Crafting!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

4 Crafty Chicks - Easel Card

I can't take credit for the design... someone on the Newton's Nook Design Team created an easel card and I just had to make one for the 4 Crafty Chicks Easel card challenge.  I took the challenge literally this time!  :)
This is Newton, from the Newton Mischievous set, colored with Spectrum Noir Markers and added to a piece of chalkboard paper.  I even used chalkboard markers to start the alphabet!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Rubbernecker Card Challenge #18 Anything Goes

I felt like making a mess today and playing with metal flake again!  I fell in love with this Rubbernecker Stamp 'Flourish Tree.'  I stamped the image with flitter glu and then added the metal flake.  It makes such a mess but it so worth the final product.  It is hard to capture all of the colors in a single picture.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  The little accent key I bought at a flea market years ago.  When I was looking for what to place in that area, I came across the key and it seemed to be a perfect fit.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Creative Knockouts Challenge - Crafty Sentiment Designs & Lots of Layers!

Welcome back to another Creative Knockouts Card Challenge!  This week is 'Lots of Layers' sponsored by Crafty Sentiment Designs!  This little nugget of fun is 'Flopsy in the Rain'.  
I deconstructed the image, shown below, and created several layers on Flopsy.  I used white and pink flock on Flopsy and then cut out several pieces to color in the umbrella.  I outlined the umbrella with black stickles.  The background is a rain drop stencil that I used translucent embossing paste on and then sprinkled with Elizabeth Crafts cool diamond glitter for a little shine.  

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #231 Challenge 'Autumn'

Happy Fall!!!

This was a fun 'messy' card!  I used the Newton's Nook leaf set, used a sponge to use FlitterGlu on the stamp, and then I added gold leaf flakes.  Once die cut.... and the mess cleaned up... I arranged them down the side and added the autumn stamp sentiment from Impression Obsession to the bottom right side.

The leaves are so shiny and vibrant in person - it is so terribly hard to show that in pictures.

Wish y'all a Happy Fall!

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Cosmic Shimmer HARVEST MOON Gilding Flakes

Newton's Nook Beautiful Leaves

Newton's Nook Beautiful Leaves Die

Flitter Glu

Impression Obsession Seasons of Verse

Friday, September 15, 2017

You are my Sunshine... My Only Sunshine.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.... you make me happy when skies are gray!

I took this photo at volleyball one evening and it was just the perfect image to use to create a card.  One of my Facebook groups created a challenge to take a image of 'weather' and create a card or layout based on that picture.

After using distress inks to create the blue sky background, I used the Altenew rain and shine stamp set and the Neat & Tangled sentiment.  I placed two Lawn Fawn stitched frames on top.

I am also entering this in the Rubbernecker Challenge - smile!

Happy Crafting!

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Altenew Crisp Die Ink

Altenew Rain or Shine

Distress Oxide Inks

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle

Neat & Tangled You are my sunshine

Inky Paws Challenge #55

It's not the happiest of thoughts but sometimes you need to wish someone the very best when their pet passes.  I was in need of that very card.  I used clear embossing paste and the Newton's Nook paw print stencil and layered it so that each layer matched up.  The sentiment is from IO and the puppy and halo is from Newton's Nook.

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Dreamweaver Transluscent Paste

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Impression Obsession Sentiment

Newton's Nook Furr Ever Friends

Newton's Nook Paw Print Stencil

Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Just Because.... an image from Di's Digi Stamps

This is the second time I have ever played with digital images and I have to say - I'm having a TON of fun!!!  This adorable image from Di's Digi Stamps was so much fun to play with.  I printed three of these on my laserjet printer - two on watercolor paper and one on standard 120lbs white paper from Staples.  I used my Spectrum Noir Glitter markers and colored the flowers in.  I blended a red, orange, and yellow and they are stunning in person.  They were then all fussy cut!  On the standard cardstock I colored in the hedgehogs, stems, and the jar.  Once the card was assembled I added glossy accents to the bottom of the jar.  I used the Lawn Fawn stitched borders to surround the image.  The sentiment 'Just Because' is from Crafter's Companion and was part of a die set offered on HSN that I cannot locate to link below!  I had so much fun making this card!  

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

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DisDigiStamps Bloomin Lovely Hedgehogs

Spectrum Noir Markers

Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers

Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders

Ranger Glossy Accents

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #229

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #229!  I had so much fun shopping in August that it was time to start putting all the new toys to use!

I first created a background with distress oxide inks.  They are so smooth and easy to use!  Then I tried out the new Concord & 9th Sprinkles background turnabout stamp.  I embossed two passes in clear and the other two in a clear sparkle.

For the cupcake, I used the Altenew layered cupcake set and their crisp die inks.  I had soooooo much fun making this little guy!  I added a little bit of sparkle to the frosting which is much easier to see in person.

To follow along with the sketch, I added an edge die from Crafter's Companion.

Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch this week!

Happy Crafting!

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Distress Oxide Inks

Altenew Crisp Die Ink

Altenew Layered Cupcake Stamp

Concord & 9th Sprinkles Turnabout

Crafter's Companion Create A Card 9 Piece Die Set

Hero Arts Sparkle Emboss Powder

Ranger Clear Embossing Powder

Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers
Tsukineko Versamark Emboss Ink Pad Watermark