Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April Showers- Spring Flowers

Over at Simon Says Stamps, they have a Wednesday Challenge. This week it is April Shower - Spring Flowers challenge. The designers are featuring Memory Box dies, so I thought I would play along. This is the first time that I have joined in on a Simon Says challenge. My card is very simple but, I think I will make a whole box of these for gift giving. It has been trendy to do only partial cutting with the dies, so I chose Memory Box Caserta Bloom die. I did a partial cutting of the flower sprig, scored some lines underneath my flowers and at the bottom of my card. I used "thanks" from Flirty Flowers by Unity. I also have an embossed piece of blue paper with sporadic diamond shapes.I cut another sprig of flowers and used one for the lower embellishment. Inside, I used the rest of the blue sprig. Then I just added a few blings to the flower centers.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Delight in the Beauty of the Day

 Edited June 2015
Thanks to Great Impressions for choosing my card.

Wow, I am here for the second time today. I have been playing all day, in my craft room. I found that if I enter challenges, I get some "one of a kind" cards made. I figured that I may use this challenge to get my Mothers Day card made. I have a few Great Impressions stamps, so I decided to dive right in and take the April challenge.You can find the Great Impressions challenge HERE.

My main paper was watercolor paper. To make the background, I spritzed my watercolor paper and let the water soak in for a few minutes. Meanwhile, I inked my embossing folder with some yellow , pink and green, then I embossed with the wet paper. This watercolor paper has a blue-grey tint. Then I watercolored Lizzy and fussy cut her out. I used black embossing on the vellum. So, that's my card. Thanks for stopping by...


Relax with The Cat's Pajamas challenge


Hi Everyone.. Well, I spied a fun challenge at TCP's and thought it would be fun to ink up a few stamps. I have had this one set for a while and just love all the elements in the set. So, here is my card for the challenge.

This set is called What a Blast. See, isn't it darling. The paper I used was from Ki called Growing Garden. I used My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 5 and a piece from BP12 for my layout. I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for my coloring. Oh, and I almost forgot my tiny grass and flowers. I pulled those from a Valentine Heart set that has little bitty pieces to add to hearts, etc.
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