Wednesday, March 30, 2016

If I could wrap LOVE & Amaryllis Flower

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday to all!
Today's post is going to be a short one, as I wanted to share my card designed for today's Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge. I try to join in on these at least 2 times a week, it helps to get some cards done for the year.
I loved working with today's sketch, as its a little different. I wanted to add some flowers, so I used the Spellbinders dies for these. They are done by distressing, and then using the glass Technique, and you can find that in my Tutorials. For the centers on these, I did add some red Glitter Glass. Always love using these, and it gives a little bit of a different look.
The Design paper is Bazzill, and so are the card stock pieces. I added sewing to each layer on my card, love how it embellishes the layers.
Tag- is spellbinders, and I cut it 2 times. Once in white, and the other in black. My sentiment is from "I Brake For Stamps" LOVE all the selection you can choose from. If you would like to SAVE 10% be sure to used SAVE10CHERYL at checkout.
Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and so are the leaves.
Dies- Spellbinders
Stamps-I Brake For Stamps
Paper- Bazzill
Ribbon/leaves- Really Reasonable Ribbon
Brads- American Crafts
Sewing/Glitter Glass
StampinUp! ink
Embossing Powder /Glue Pad/Memento Black ink
Splitcoaststampers /Sketch
Melonheadz Friends/Throw on the flowers
Craft-Dee Bowz/anything goes with a handmade bow(I did 2)
Come and Get it challenges/In the Garden
Really Reasonable Ribbon#137/Welcome Spring with Ribbon or Trim(I used Gingham Black)
Update on my Amaryllis flower

I have never seen this bloom before so it was super exciting taking photo's of it daily. I thought it would have 1 bloom(one flower) but it has 4 in each stem. Currently the other stem is working on opening all for, so I will have 8 flowers on this. I am not sure how long they will stay, but I am enjoying the beauty of these! I've had this for 2 years, and this is the 1st year its bloomed for me....hehehehe ok just had to share!
Thank you for looking and have a lovely day!
hugs to all,

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Hippity Hoppity Easter is today!!!Happy Easter!

Hello everyone and Happy Easter to all!! Today's card was created for this past Friday's F4A challenge "Bunny Hop" on Splitcoaststampers & for my Daughter Breanna for Easter. My kids are all grown, and I felt I needed to make a card this year. Normally I do a candy box, or basket, but this year I think a card and chocolate is good :) hehehehe
The bunny I chose for this challenge is from Alota Rubber stamps. Lately you've been seeing me use more and more of those stamps, well to be honest, I have Binders full of these stamps, and some drawers too. I figured they should be used, and not sitting. Its been so nice to get back into stamping, as before I was mainly focused on dies, well now I can combine and use a little of both :) NICE!
The Sentiment is from ODBD(Our Daily Bread Design) and is stamped in Memento black ink on the cut out stitched circle that is a CottageCutz die. Now the heart one behind is Spellbinders, and its cut in Yellow Bazzill Bling Card Stock. Oooo I LOVE this card stock!!! Its absolutely Beautiful!!!
For the patch of flowers, I used these plastic type flowers, I bought at the warehouse sale a few years back. I did stock up on them. And for beneath the flowers I punched out green Bazzill bling card stock using Martha Stewarts branch punch.. The Yellow brads are also from the warehouse sale, as I think back then I bought 20 for 10.00 but if you spent 20, you saved 5.00 off, so I would buy 40 for 15.00, and that is a DEAL!! Also the one year Ibought a HUGE box of embellishments and stickers for like 24.00 out the door. it was amazing!!! Ok back to my card....heheheheheh
The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and the paper is My Creations Inc. I had this paper for years just sitting in stacks of sheets of 12 x 12 design papers. I am so HAPPY I found it!!

I did add some stickles to my bunny. I love the glittery look it gives.

Hope you all are enjoying your Easter with Family & Friends!!
hugs to all,

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Alota Easter Wishes

Hello everyone and Happy Saturday to all!!
Todays card was created for Thursdays "Way to Use it" Challenge on Splitcoaststampers! Love playing in their challenges .
 For my card I used 1 of my MANY Alota Rubber Stamps! OMgosh I forgot how many I had.....LOL hundreds I tell ya, and  These SWEET Easter chicks are absolutely DARLING!

Todays challenge is to use book pages or print. well I went with the print, as 99% of my books are packed away in the attic, and I would never want to take pages from a book, I could from a Magazine, but never one of my books. Maybe I need a sweet cheap book to keep in the craft room for using pages...hehehe

My image was stamped in memento black ink, and colored with copic markers, I then cut it out using a circle die, and then backed that with a scalloped one. I airbrushed the sky, and the grass.

Next I used Pink Paislee dp for the print. its the one you ink up, spritz, or do whatever you like with. I airbrushed the edged in pink copics. My Easter dp is leftover from my stash, and thought it would work perfect. I hope i can find more of this in my stash somewhere...hehehe
I used Ribbon, Candy Dots, Button, and Twine to complete my card for today! 
Thank you for looking and have a wonderful day!
hugs to all,

Friday, March 25, 2016

Blushing Cherry Blossoms

Hello everyone & Happy Friday to all!
Today's card is using the SWEET I Brake For Stamps Cherry Blossom with Dream stamp from I Brake For Stamps. This card was designed using this weeks colors from Splitcoaststampers color challenge & CheeryLynn Challenge(anything Goes), LOVE these colors, and LOVE these flowers! You can find all sorts of BEAUTIFUL flower stamps at the I Brake For Stamps Store :) you might want to grab a cup of coffee/tea/or even water, as there are many beautiful ones to see. Have fun!!
Card Instructions:
Card Base- white card stock cut at 6" x 12" and then folded at the 6" mark, and scored, so now you have a 6" x 6" card base.
Card Layers- Bottom panel is 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" for the plum card stock ,then the pink design paper layer on top of that panel measures 5" x 5". then add sewing. Next middle panel is 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" for the mint blue layer, then plum measures 4 1/2" x 4 1/2", and then the Pink dp layer on top of that measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4", add sewing. Top panel is 4 3/4" x 3" for plum card stock, then mint blue is 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" , then the pink dp measures 4" x 2 1/2". add sewing to all panels.
Image Layer- Cherry Blossom with Dream was stamped in memento black ink on white 110lb card stock and then colord with copics, and airbrushed with copics as well. For the floers I airbrushed using RV11 and the centers were colored with RV34. The butterfly was colored with the same copic colors and then BG000 & B00 I then used a circle stitched die to cut out the part of the image I wanted to have fit. Lastly airbrushing the background with the B00 & then added a half backed pearl to the center of each flower. that layer was placed on a Be Mine die cut I used.
Embellishments- Ribbon, Velvet brad, gems, half backed pearls, die cuts, doily, sewing
SCS Color Challenge
CheeryLynn /Anything Goes #225 I used a doily from CheeryLynn designs(its my favorite!)
Really Reasonable Ribbon/Welcome Spring with ribbon theme.
This IBFS Cherry Blossom with Dream is 1 of my MANY FAV's! I love the little blossoms, and the butterfly, so many ways to use this stamp! I think I have been on a flower kick lately as I am super excited for spring to arrive. I have buds on my Orchids that I keep in my kitchen, and then my other flower that my mom gave me has some BIG buds that are starting to open up, cant wait to see it, as I have had this Amaryllis plant for 2 years, and this will be my first year seeing it bloom, EXCITING!!! :)
HERE IS A PHOTO of my Amaryllis flower starting to bloom for the 1st time, I JUST HAD TO SHARE/once it fully blooms I will have to share that too!hehehe
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Thank you for looking and have a super wonderful weekend & Happy Easter to all!
hugs ,

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Rustic Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone, and Happy Thursday to all! The weather here has been so crazy for the last few weeks,we get hot, then snow, its nuts I tell ya! I can't wait for the weather to at least be back in the high 60's or even 70's hehehehe. Anyways onto my card for today.
So I created this card for I Brake For Stamps , SCS Sketch Challenge and my son's 23rd Birthday that is coming in April :) It's hard to believe all my kids have grown up, and 2 have moved out. I really don't feel old enough for all that to happen. Life surely does change, and I have to say while I miss them being little , I am now enjoying this part of my life with my dear hubby! :) I have so many wonderful memories of them all being young, and all the time we spent with our kids, taking them to the park daily in the summer, and swimming, playing games on game night, and just enjoying being around them, those memories I will cherish forever!

My card was by far the quickest most simple card I think I have created I seriously cut my white card stock 6" x 12, then folded in the center at  6".
Next comes the layers-the black card stock cut at 5 1/2" x 5 1/2", and then I stamped my IBFS image of the Bull Elk in memento black ink and stamped on white card stock, colored him up in copics(E31,E33,E23,E57,E29) and then airbrushed the sky.(B41,B00), & the grass was colored using (G94 & G95. I cut this piece down to 5 1/4" x 3 1/2", Next I cut the 2 other panels of dp to fit on the black layer, and then added my white gel dots. Super fast & Easy!!
I added some Ribbon, Button, Birthday Tag, and some twine to complete my card for today.
 Supplies Used:
I Brake For Stamps /Bull Elk
Bazzill design paper/Timeless
American Crafts /White and Black card stock
Ribbon /button,twine/from my stash
White Gel pen
ATG glue gun
Pebbles /Tag
Thank you for looking and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

I Brake for Victorian Boots & LOVE!

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday to all!
Today I wanted to share my  card I created for SplitCoastStampers challenge using the BEAUTIFUL  I Brake For Stamps "Victorian Boot"! I also used the beautiful Phrase "Bouquet of Love" , and stamped just the Love for you part on my card. LOVE that about stamping, you can always pick the words if you don't have enough room to stamp all. 

My Card Instructions:

Card Base-
Cut White card stock 5 3/4" x 11 1/2" and score at 5 3/4" so you can fold in half. Next I cut my blue'ish colored card stock at 5 1/2" x 5 1/2 " and the dp on that at 5 1/4" x 5 1/4".
Card Layers-I then cut a 5 x 5 piece of white card stock to create the frame, using Martha Stewart punch around the page. It will change the size depending on what design you pick, however I always measure the center piece and then cut my dp to fit. so for this punch I did cut my PINK heart Design Paper at 4" x 4". Next I cut another white card stock at 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" and then a piece of the blue ' ish colored card stock at 3" x 3" to fit behind the white top frame. All layers were sewn with the sewing machine and pink thread.
My image was stamped in memento black ink, and then colored with copics. I colored the boot in E37, and then used E29 for the laces. for the flowers I used -RV11,RV34,BG000,B00, & V09 is the  violet. I then added some Eucalyptus colored stickles, and some clear stickles to my image, & then fussy cut my boot and flowers. Lastly I added a vintage feather behind it, and popped it off the main top layer.
Bouquet of Love - I colored the words "Love for You" with Chromatix black pen, and then stamped on the top layer of my card.
Embellishments-Gems, flower brad, vintage ribbon, and a vintage feather
Supplies Used:
White and Blue card stock/Left over AC design Paper & Pebbles dp
Copics for coloring/Stickles for embellishing
Gems, Brad, Vintage Feather, Vintage Ribbon,sewing, Martha Stewart punch around the page
I absolutely LOVE this Victorian boot and coloring it was very easy. It reminds me more and more of spring, and I really cant wait for the flowers to bloom. I do have some tulip's that are coming up right now, and cant wait to see those. They are located in my front yard! Here in Utah, winter months are dull, except when the snow it on the ground, tree's and mountains. In California I was used to everything being green in the winters....heheheeh

Splitcoaststampers color challenge/CC575 Mint Macaron, blushing brider, & Blackberry Blish
Craft-Dee Bowz/Anything goes w a handmade bow
Really Reasonable Ribbon/Welcome Spring & ribbon
Cards and More/#154 use ribbon
Crazy Challenge/flowers
 Deals of the WEEK can be found Here at the I Brake For Stamps store!
Thank you for looking and hope you enjoyed my post today!
hugs to all,

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Birthday Blessings Telescope card w/hidden message & Video Tutorial

Hello everyone, and Happy Tuesday to all! today's card was designed for a couple of challenges, one of those being Our Daily Bread Designs, and the other is Really Reasonable Ribbon. I wanted to make another one of these super fun folds, and this one has a hidden message inside. I have a Video Tutorial below for you to view and see how easy these are to put together. Hope you enjoy!!

Happy Birthday Mom /Telescope card w/hidden spot for journaling (VIDEO TUTORIAL)
Card Base-Spellbinders /CottageCutz all different sizes find what sizes you like to layer best, as you can go larger or smaller with this card base. Then its all about layer up with Design paper & Card Stock layers. Brads for holding together and cropadile to punch holes
Rose was done-Embossing Powder /glue pad/heat gun(large Rose)

Rose- Was stamped 2 times in memento black ink, on white card stock. I then colored both images with copics RV21, RV02, RV11, RV34, I left 1 image and then cut the other one up so I could layer it and make my rose 3-D. I used the glue pad to dab each piece into, and then dipped into clear embossing powder, repeat that several times until you get the desired look you like. Normally I can dip about 3 times. I then use hot glue, and glue each peace on top of my flat image.

Birthday Blessings Tag- was just stamped in memento black ink, on white card stock, and then cut down to size that would fit my card. I layered with some leftover border pieces I was going to throw out, but decided to use it up, behind my sentiment. I then glued it to a piece of Lace. Next I added the floral piece, its from CottageCutz and was left over from the fancy oval. I colored it with RV34,RV21,RV02 , and for the greenery I used YG03 & YG95, and then added some pearls . Butterflies were stamped in memento black ink, an then colored with copics RV34,RV02,RV21, then I added some of the glossy accents to them and set aside to dry, after they dried I added pearls.

Envelope- was made using the Envelope punch board from We R Memory Keepers. I used the Card size  4 1/2" x 4 1/2" to create my envelope as shown here. when the envelope is all folded up it ends up measuring 4 3/4" x 4 3/4"that way there is plenty of room for a 3-D card to fit inside. This one can be mailed out with USPS, but I will be giving it in person.I did add some Lace, and a die cut piece from the scrapping cottage.

Design Paper-ODBD blushing rose collection, cardstock bazzill, su
Stamps-ODBD Blossom for rose, ODBD Happy Birthday set(butterflies, happy birthday, birthday blessings, and may you be blessed)ODBD Mom set-(mom)
Copics RV21,RV02,RV11,R20,RV34YG03,YG95
Glossy Accents for the butterflies
Embellishments-Brads,lace, cropadile, ATG , Helmar 450,WOC Leaves , Really Reasonable Ribbon lace WOC leaves(found at Really Reasonable Ribbon) Ribbon I used is Satin also from RRR
Extra's - CottageCutz  circle frames, stitched circles dies, Be Mine die,spellbinders frames, We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board, brads, glue.

ODBD- Our Daily Bread DesignsODBDSLC272 Anniversary Challenge/use lace and scripture
ReallyReasonableRibbon/#137Spring & Ribbon
Video Tutorial on Telescope Card w/Hidden are for writing!
I really enjoyed creating my card for today. I hope you enjoyed my post, and thank you for stopping by!
hugs to all,

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Graphic 45 DT Audition 2016

 Hello everyone,
its time again where Graphic 45 is having their DT call, and I am super excited to be applying!  I absolutely LOVE working with their design paper, as its all beautiful&unique! We are to share a few things we have made. I have 2 things I made this week, & a Video Tutorial to share today. I also have  a couple of past items I wanted to share as well.
My 1st project is this DARLING Baby Invite
 it could also be made into a Baby Announcement as well! I thought that would be super cute! Love this Baby 2 Bride Collection! I also have a video tutorial on this as well. It will show how to make this invite using a toilet paper Roll, YES a toilet paper roll, what better way to use those up. :)
Video Tutorial
(using a toilet paper roll & Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride)

2nd is Botanical Easel Card Calendar /Notebook
I Made for my mom to give to her Co-Worker for her birthday. I used Botanical Tea on this one. Love how it turned out. Super easy to make!!! 

3rd is Baby Boy Mini Album pages 
 I will be sharing that soon with a walk through video.

4th is Cats & Dogs Mini Album.

Thank you for stopping by and viewing my Audition today! I hope you have a super awesome Weekend!
hugs to all,

Friday, March 18, 2016

Sweet Avie Pop-Up Box Card & Envelope

Hello everyone and Happy Friday to all!!
I wanted to share today a Pop-Up Box card using I Brake For Stamps DARLING Loveable Avie , Wrap Love, and Dogwood Blossom. I have wanted to make one of these cards forever, and today I got to as I entered this into SplitCoastStampers Free 4 all challenge called "Going to Pot" we were to make a Pop up box, tea box ,star gift box, or basket of some sort. Of course I chose this one :) hehehehe
I absolutely LOVE coloring Loveable Avie, she is so sweet and looks so cute in this card. Also love that darling bunny she is holding!!! She can be found here under Chelsea Le Designs at the I Brake For Stamps store, along with soo many other DARLING stamps! You will want them ALL...hehehe
Card Insructions:
Card base is the Pop Up Box Card, instructions are on the SCS site. I used Pink card stock, and then a pattern paper design. Super simple to glue it all down.
Loveable Avie- was stamped in memento black ink, an then colored with copics RV02,RV11 for her dress, headband, and legwarmers(socks), next her hair was done in E57& E29, her face in R)), and R20 for cheeks. I used stickles on her dress along the bottom
Dogwood Blossom- was colored with copics and then with stickles. I then cut the 2 out, and the leaves. LOVE this flower!!!
Wrap Love- I wanted to stamp the LOVE so I used a black marker and colored it, and then stamped it on my oval.
Supplies Used:
I Brake for Stamps/Loveable Avie , Dogwood Blossom , Wrap Love
Dp & Cardstock is AC
Copics for coloring
Die cuts for the trees, and branches, and oval.
Stickles and half backed pearls

Envelope will need to measures 5 3/4" x 7 " or use the 6 x 7 on the envelop scoreboard to mail, otherwise put in Tulle and add a bow to give in person
Splitcoaststampers /gone to Pot!
Moving Along with the Times/16.In the Garden theme
Star Stamp Challenge/Think Spring
Crafty Creations /#311Spring Fever
Creative Moments/Spring has sprung
The Sisterhood of Crafters/use dies or punches
Click on my badge above to take you to the I Brake For Stamps Store! It will take you to the 50% area, and there are lots of wonderful stamps to choose from!! Enjoy!!
Thank you for looking and hope you enjoyed my post for today!
hugs to all.