Sunday, October 4, 2015

Peace on Earth

Hi Friends,

I'm sharing a Christmas card today using
a stencil, distress inks and a sentiment

My color palette is a bit on the non traditional
side with some shades of teal and pink.  First, I masked
out the center for my sentiment.  Next, I sponged
my colors on the stencil starting with a very light pink
around the edges and moving in with two shades of green.
Finally, I stamped my sentiment in brown.
Check out all the supplies I used below.

I like that this card is totally flat, so easy to mail,
and that it came together quickly.

I've entered my card into a few challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - #264 Clean and Simple
Papertake Weekly - Take your Pick (Distress Inks)

It's been a busy weekend here with
Homecoming, so today I am
in my comfy pj bottoms
getting all set to watch the Packer game
with my sweet boy.

Have a fabulous week friends!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

I'm excited to be joining in all the caffeine fun
at the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop today!

At first glance you may wonder where the coffee
is on my card, well let me explain...
The "DP" on my card is from a recycled
Starbucks coffee cup.  They have a new Fall
cup design on their cups this year that I thought
would make a fabulous Fall card.  

So I just carefully fussy cut around the cup
and then die cut a circle through the Starbucks
emblem.  You can still see a little of the green
emblem peeking through around the circle.
My sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
and is partially heat embossed.  For a limited time
you can pick up this set and matching dies
for a Sweet Perks Club deal!

I'm also entering my card into these challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge:  #145 Autumn
Simply Create Too:  #95 Autumn Splendor
Little Red Wagon:  #308 Happy Fall Y'all!

Thanks for taking a peek!
I hope to be checking out as many blogs as
I can for a dose of coffee inspired goodness!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Water Misted Parisian Tag

Good Morning Friends,

Today I am sharing a quick and easy tag
using the Parisian Postcard stamp set

I began with a pre-made manila shipping tag
and various dye inks.  I inked up the flower
stamp in shades of purple and an olive green.
Next, I spritzed a squirt or two of water directly
onto the stamp and stamped my image.  I did this
several times around the tag.  I used a lighter 
purple where I wanted to stamp my tower, so the 
tower wouldn't get lost in the process.  
I let the tag dry. 
Then I inked up the tower with grey ink 
and spritzed the stamp and stamped.  Next,
I stamped my sentiment in the grey without 
spritzing with water.  I finished off my tag with a
 few of my melted pony beads
and a pretty purple and silver ribbon.
I love the water color effect and the vintage feel!

I'm entering my tag into these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - No Designer Paper
Craft Your Passion - #280 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything but a Card
Crafting from the Heart - #78 Anything Goes

Not Shown:  Shipping Tag,  Ribbon from Michael's