Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Otter Be My Valentine Card

Recently I saw this Otter Valentine stamp by Unity Stamps and knew I had to buy it to make my hubby's Valentine card. We love to visit the river otters at the Tulsa Zoo and I knew this stamp would make the perfect card. He definitely loved it!!!

To make this card I first colored the image with Copic markers and then it was die cut with a stitched square die by Lil' Inkers. Then I selected the patterned papers which ended up being all retired papers by Stampin' Up! After stamping the sentiment I stamped a small heart from a Newton's Nook stamp set to fill in some white space. To finish off the card I added my favorite embellishment... twine and then adhered the image and sentiment with dimensionals. That's it!

This Otter Be My Valentine Card is entered into the following challenges:

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hello My Friend Card

Hello my friends! I've been enjoying a few weeks with minimal computer usage, so I haven't been blogging. However, I have been crafting and will share some of my recent creations soon. Today is the start of a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and the theme is Say it with Words. Our sponsor is Winnie & Walter and they generously provided a spending allowance for the design team to select our merchandise. It was really hard to pick but keeping the theme in mind, I got the Hello Cutaway & The Big, the bold, and the Happy stamp set. We would love for you to join us! Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. You have until mid-day Monday, February 20th to link your creation. I hope to see your link in the gallery!

It was difficult to get a good photo of this card! There really is a lot of shimmer and shine. The background was made using mixed media paper along with glimmer mists in Lime Light and Sunlight by Tattered Angels. I had some problems with the Sunlight spray bottle getting clogged but I like the splotchy look it created. Once everything was dry I added a strip of Wild Wasabi chevron paper by Stampin' Up! and matted the panel to black cardstock. The hello was die cut using a Big Shot and adhered flat to the card. My Friend was stamped onto white cardstock and punched for the banner detail. The last addition was three gold sequins and that's it!

This Hello My Friend Card is entered into the following challenges:
Thank for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January Giveaway Winner


Howdy! It's a lovely day here in Oklahoma, the sun is shining and the wind is calm. The perfect ending to the month of January. I want to thank my three followers who entered my January Giveaway.
The lucky winner is Berni C.! I'll be in touch soon to request your mailing address. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Love Notes at Tuesday Throwdown

Hello and happy Tuesday! Valentine's Day will be here in a couple of weeks and to help inspire you our challenge theme at Tuesday Throwdown this week is Love Notes. Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter and I'm using the I Love You, Baby! image that was generously provided to the design team. As always, we would love for you to play along with our challenge this week. CLICK HERE for all the details and design team inspiration. I hope to see your creation in the gallery!

The digital image comes with coordinating paper, but I decided to do some digging in my paper stash. I knew I had music notes in the perfect color to go with the image and since the frog is playing music, and the theme is Love Notes... it was worth the dig. The sentiment is by Impression Obsession and was stamped using black Memento ink. Five small punched hearts were added for detail and topped with sequins for sparkle. That's it!

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Brentwood Owl Valentine Cards


Hello! This past weekend Jessica Lynn Original created this cute new digital Brentwood Owl image called Wholelotta Love and I just adore it! I've used it to make several cards for the Cards from the Heart Card Drive. It's been a lot of fun playing around with different colors and patterned papers. There is still some time if you can make a few cards for the card drive, check out all the details HERE. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Elephant Love Card


Happy Tuesday! It's time again for the start of a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and this week our theme is Favorite Medium. This one was hard to narrow down, I like a lot of different mediums. So, I went with what I use the most... Copic markers. Bugaboo Digi Stamps is our wonderful sponsor this week and I'm using the Elephant Love digi. We would love for you to make a project with your favorite medium and share it with us. CLICK HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. Can't wait to see your creation in the gallery! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Elephant Love Card Supplies:
  • Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black and Real Red cardstock by Stampin' Up! along with black chevron paper by The Paper Studio.
  • Stamps: Elephant Love digi by Bugaboo and XOXO sentiment by Stampabilities.
  • Ink & Coloring: Copic Markers and Black Memento ink.
  • Other Stuff: Coastal Cabana thick baker's twine by Stampin' Up!, Avery Elle pierced oval and scalloped frame dies, circle punch and stampin' dimensionals.

Monday, January 16, 2017

January Follower Giveaway


Hello crafty friends! Starting today through January 29th, I have a link-up open for a giveaway. The prize is a Sizzix embossing folder and For You die by Impression Obsession. There are only three things you need to do:
  1. Be a follower or become a follower of my blog.
  2. Link your latest card creation.
  3. Mention the giveaway on your blog post.
That's it! The winner will be announced on January 31st, 2017. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.