Friday, May 20, 2016

Right MEOW!

When I saw these cat with coffee stamps from Your Next Stamp, I had to have them.....right MEOW! I paired them up with Urban from our Annual Inspirations.
I coloured this funny cat, from, Coffee...Right Meow, with my Shin Han Alcohol Markers, then die cut him with YNS coordinating dies. I cut a tag with Art Philosophy, then stamped the sentiments with Black ink, then added the kitty. I added some Grey Enamel Gems and Baker's Twine. The base is Urban patterned paper on a Peacock cardstock mat.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Paper: Urban
Cardstock: Peacock; White Daisy
Ink: Black; Shin Han Alcohol markers
Embellishments: Grey Enamel Gems; Slate Baker's Twine
Tools: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
Other: Your Next Stamp Coffee...Right Meow stamp & coordinating dies

Monday, May 16, 2016

Happy Times Swap Cards

On April 30th, I was fortunate to attend Close To My Heart's Spring Up event in Richmond, with 6 of my team members. We did a team card swap and I decided to make all of my cards using gorgeous Happy Times paper, with Beyond Awesome. Yes, I do think my team members are "Beyond Awesome"!
 I LOVE Happy Times paper. The variety of colours and beauty of the flowers make each card different, even from one piece of patterned paper. I also love that 2 of the patterned papers and zip strips have gold foil, just to pump up the fabulousness! I used Fern cardstock to matte everything, then added zip strips from the pack, also.

Both cards got Gold Sequins, and the bottom card got frames added with my Black Journaling Pen. The sentiment was stamped with Black ink and I cut out and sponged around the "You are" arrow.
You can get this GORGEOUS patterned paper only during May, for National Scrapbook Month.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Paper: Happy Times
Stamp: Beyond Awesome
Cardstock: Fern; White Daisy
Ink: Black; Black Journaling Pen
Embellishments: Gold Sequins

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Pink and Gold

Oh how I LOVE our Happy Times National Scrapbook Month promotional paper package and stamp set. I feel like you can never go wrong with pink and gold.
I added this Gold foil polka dotted zip strip between this lovely Gold foil and Pink ombre patterned paper from Happy Times. It was all framed by Black cardstock. I stamped the flowers with Pixie and Fern ink and added the sentiment with Black ink. The centre piece was mounted on Black and Fern cardstock and I added a frame with my Black Journaling Pen.
Happy Times
All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Paper: Happy Times
Stamp: Happy Times
Ink: Fern; Pixie; Black
Cardstock: Black Fern; White Daisy
Embellishments: Stardust Glitz
Tools: Scallop Punch

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Bloom flowers, bloom......

I am so fortunate to live in beautiful Victoria, BC where we have flowers in bloom almost all year round. While some places are just coming out of their winter season, we have already seen a huge show of blooms. In fact, our March 3-9 flower count results were: 25,864,976,064 blooms!!!
So, I love to stamp flowers and our NEW Happy Times stamp and paper pack for May, makes me very happy!
For this card I used the ombre patterned paper on a Black cardstock mat. I cut up some of the gold foil strips from another patterned paper in the pack and layed them out in different dimensions. I stamped these sweet poppies with Sunset and Canary ink. With our clear stamps, it is easy to stamp with one colour, then restamp with another colour over top to get a mixed colour. The smaller flowers I stamped with Canary ink. I added a dot of Stardust Glitz to the base of each Canary flower. 

I stamped the sentiment in Black ink and added a flourish image from a favourite retired set. I also added lines with my Black Journaling pen.
Happy Times
All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Paper: Happy Times May 2016 
Stamp: Happy Times; retired flourish
Ink: Canary; Sunset; Black; Black Journaling pen
Embellishments: Stardust Glitz

Monday, May 2, 2016

Happy Times

HAPPY TIMES is a stunning paper pack only available during May for FREE* since it is National Scrapbooking Month. Everything about this paper pack is STUNNING! It has gold foil, amazing colours and spectacular patterns.
I started with a Black mat on a Colonial White card base. I added this beautiful ombre pattern for both the large piece and border. I stamped the sentiment with 2 images from, Beyond Awesome. This stamp set has 6 AWESOME sentiments, plus 4 more words to use.

Then I used NEW Ornate Blossoms Stamp and Thin Cuts for the large die cut image. I stamped the image a second time on some scrap paper and fussy cut out the flower. I used Pixie ink and my water brush to add some colour, as well as, my Shin Han Alcohol Marker. I added a Gold Gem to the centre of the flower. The gold foil ribbon in the top left is part of a zip strip. Then I added some scribbling with my Black Journaling pen.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Ornate Blossoms; Beyond Awesome
Thin Cuts: Ornate Blossoms
Paper: Happy Times May Constant Campaign
Cardstock: ColonialWhite; Black
Ink: Black; Pixie; Shin Han Alcohol Marker; Black Journaling Pen
Embellishments: Gold Gems

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Work it Wednesday

I have been away from my blog while I learn the ways of my new computer and get my taxes done. I wanted to post this card for Work It Wednesday, at Simon Says Stamp's blog. I have also been working on Mother's Day cards to sell at Township Coffee.
I started by stamping some Canary cardstock with an image from Botanical Backgrounds in Black ink. I mounted that on some Black cardstock. I stamped the sentiment with Cotton Candy and Black ink from retired set, Say It In Style on Colonial White cardstock. I added some Gold Foil Tape to the top and bottom of the sentiment piece.

I cut Pixie; Canary; and retired Garden Green cardstock with my Helleborus dies by Sizzix Susan's Garden. I coloured the flower petals with my Shin Han and Copic Markers, then shaped them with my tool kit. I rolled the stamen, then dipped it with Susan's Garden Yellow pollen. I worked the leaves with the tool kit, then put all of the pieces together and added it to my card.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Stamps: Botanical Backgrounds; Say It In Style
Cardstock: Colonial White; Canary; Pixie; Garden Green
Ink: Black; Cotton Candy; Shin Han Alcohol Markers
Embellishments: Gold Foil Tape
Other: Sizzix Susan's Garden Helleborus Dies & Tool Kit; Susan's Garden Yellow Pollen

Friday, April 15, 2016

Just BE!

I love this card and the message........just BE! That is what I intend to do for the next while and let life stresses melt away...........
This card was simple to pull together. I cut the pocket shape and sentiment with Artiste and Artistry from Slate and Black cardstock, respectively. The patterned paper is from Charlotte and the small flower next to the sentiment was cut from the patterned paper. I added a wee bit of Stardust Glitz to the centre. I used my Black journaling pen to finish things off with some lines.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Paper: Charlotte
Cardstock: Slate; White Daisy; Black
Embellishments: Stardust Glitz; Black Journaling Pen
Tools: Artiste & Artistry Cricut cartridges