Monday, June 27, 2016

Crazy Cats

Okay, I LOVE cats! Our family has 4 of them and I love cat images to stamp. When Tim Holtz released his Crazy Cats stamp and dies, I was online furiously searching how I could get this set fast. This is one of the first cards I made.
I used Black and Whisper cardstock for the first two mats. The patterned paper is from retired Charlotte, then I cut an image with new My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Squares die. I stamped and cut the kitty with my Tim Holtz stamp & die, then coloured it in with Copic Markers. I stamped the sentiment and paw image from, Love My Cat stamp set.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Stamp: Love My Cat
Paper: retired Charlotte
Cardstock: Black; Whisper; White Daisy
Ink: Black
Other: Tim Holtz Crazy Cats; MFT Stamps Wonky Stitched Squares


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Coffee.....Right Meow!

Happy Father's Day!

Okay, on to business. I love cats and when they are intermingled with coffee, it is a total win! I created this card after purchasing this sweet set from, Your Next Stamp, called Coffee.....Right Meow! I am linking this card up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop.
I started with Black cardstock, then added some Peacock cardstock from our Paper Fundamentals. I added a strip of retired patterned Crystal Blue from Lucy. I tied it up with some Slate Baker's Twine, then added a mat that had been created with our Scallop Border Punch.

I cut this word bubble from Artiste, then stamped the sentiments included in this set: No Coffee; No Workie; No Talkie in Whisper ink. I cut the word "Coffee" from YNS fancy die cut in Black cardstock. I coloured the sweet kitty with our Shin Han Alcohol Markers, then put this card together.

All supplies are Close To My Heart, unless noted.
Paper: Paper Fundamentals; Lucy
Cardstock: Black; White Daisy
Ink: Whisper; Black Journaling Pen; Shin Han Alcohol Markers
Embellishments: Slate Baker's Twine
Other: Your Next Stamp - Coffee.....Right Meow! with coordinating dies and Fancy Coffee die

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I am Tickled Pink!

It seems everyone has pink flamingo images out these days. I am actually really tickled with ours, as this sweet bird can be used so many different ways. Even the wing can be used on its own. Plus, what goes better with our Tickled Pink flamingo than our Calyspo paper....oh my!
I started with a Black background then added this diagonal striped patterned paper from Calypso. I used my Scallop Punch to make the borders with Lagoon cardstock, then added them to another Black cardstock mat. I stamped the flamingos with Pixie; Cotton Candy and Hollyhock ink. I used a mask to cover each one after stamping the first with Hollyhock ink. I outlined the main flamingo with my Black Journaling pen.

I added Stardust Glitz to the wing on the Hollyhock bird, then stamped with sentiment with Black ink, also. I added Black and White striped sequins from the Calypso Sequins pack. I also added a dot of Stardust Glitz to the centre of each sequin.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Tickled Pink with coordinating dies
Paper: Calypso
Cardstock: Black; Lagoon; White Daisy
Ink: Pixie; Cotton Candy; Hollyhock; Black Journaling Pen
Embellishments: Calypso Sequins; Stardust Glitz
Tools: Scallop Border Punch

Thursday, June 2, 2016

A Bunch of Love

Wow, it is June! I just need to sit with that for a minute.............
Okay, now  lots of things come to mind that I need to get done! 
I'm going to create this post first, then I hear my rhubarb, raspberries and strawberries calling, along with many other things.
A Bunch of Love is a wonderful and versatile new stamp set with coordinating dies, from our Seasonal Expressions.
I started with pretty patterned paper from Penelope on a Black mat. The border is more patterned paper from the pack and some Aqua Shimmer Trim. I cut this shape with Art Philosophy in White Daisy and Black cardstock.

The die cut image I coloured in with a waterbrush and Thistle; Pear; and Crystal Blue ink. I did stamp with Memento black ink first, so the image would not run once wet.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: A Bunch of Love with coordinating dies
Paper: Penelope
Ink: Thistle; Crystal Blue; Pear; Memento Black
Tools: Waterbrush; Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge



Monday, May 30, 2016

Some kind of AWESOME!

I was away last week on an Oregon excursion. The beach just north of Yachats remains amazingly spectacular! Also, the shopping in Portland remains mighty fine, too. Especially when it is for craft tools! So, with this being the second last day you can order this amazing Happy Times paper pack, here is another card I made to swap at our recent Spring Up event.
This paper really does not need much of anything to make a fabulous card. I added Fern cardstock, then stamped with Beyond Awesome, which in of itself is awesome! I added some zip strip ribbons and Gold Sequins and this card was done.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Paper: May Happy Times
Stamp: Beyond Awesome
Ink: Black; Black Journaling pen
Cardstock: White Daisy; Fern
Happy Times


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