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

Monday, April 4, 2016

Zoe banner "Thanks"

I love Zoe and I am always trying to keep up with having a stash of cards on hand. This was a card inspired by Pinterest.
I used a Black mat, then stamped this patterned paper with the squiggly image from Jumping Geometrics, in Slate ink. I cut pieces of the other amazing patterns to make these ribbons. I attached them to the background, then used Liquid Glass to add the Slate Baker's Twine over top of them. I cut the "thanks" from Black cardstock, then added the stamped heart, also.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Paper: Zoe
Cardstock: Black and White Daisy
Ink: Black; Slate
Embellishment: Slate Baker's Twine

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Baby, I'm Worth It!

Here is a look at some of the wonderful new goodies in your kit when you sign up to join my Island Stamp 'N Scrap Team in  April. In addition to everything you get in your wonderful kit, during April you can take advantage of our "Baby I'm Worth It" campaign to earn every more FREE rewards. Click on the "Baby I'm Worth It" link, to the right and find out more.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Spring Snow!?

Yes, I said Spring snow, that is! Thousands and thousands of cherry blossoms are falling to the ground as I type this.......our only snow for Winter 2015-2016. We only had pink snow last Winter, also. I love the white, cold, fluffy stuff.....I like how it sounds when you walk on it; I like how it tastes; and I love how you can wad it up and throw it at someone! Pink snow, while pretty, just doesn't have the same options!
Okay, now on with the card.
This is the last card created for my Springtime Wishes class. I started with Sorbet cardstock and added the lovely Whisper arrow patterned paper. I love this paper......and another patterned paper, both from Charlotte. I added Coral Shimmer Trim along with drawing a border with my Black Journaling Pen.

I stamped the circles in Black ink several times, from a favourite set, Doodled Designs. The sentiment is from Springtime Wishes, as are the flowers. I used my watercolour brush to colour both flower and leaves with Sorbet; Pixie; Pear and Fern inks. I added a wee bit of  Silver Glitz to the centre of the flower.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Doodled Designs; Springtime Wishes w/coordinating Dies
Paper: Charlotte
Cardstock: Sorbet; Whisper; White Daisy
Ink: Black; Sorbet; Pixie; Fern; Pear; Black Journaling Pen
Embellishments: Silver Glitz

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A Spring Happy Birthday

Here is another card created for my recent Springtime Wishes card class. For this card, I created more of a bouquet style of flower grouping.
This card started with a Slate cardstock mat, then I added this gorgeous patterned paper from Charlotte. Then I created a border using Sorbet cardstock; 2 different pieces of Charlotte patterned paper; and some Slate cardstock. 

For the flowers and leaves, I used my waterbrush again to colour them in with Pixie; Sorbet; Pear; Fern; and Champagne ink. I even added some Alcohol marker to the centre of the largest flower. After arranging and tucking everything in, I added Gold Sequins to the centre of the 2 flowers.

I stamped the sentiment from, Your Own Kind of Wonderful, then added some White with Gold Ribbon. Finally, I added a line around it all with my Black Journaling pen.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Springtime Wishes w/coordinating Dies; Your Own Kind of Wonderful
Paper: Charlotte
Ink: Pixie; Champagne; Sorbet; Pear; Fern; Black; Shin Han Alcohol Marker
Cardstock: Slate; Sorbet; White Daisy
Embellishments: Gold Sequins; White with Gold Ribbon