Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday Challenge...Doodle

Monday at Simon Says Stamp....doodle, doodling....

I used a card from Suzy's doodle prints that I colored with my zig markers....

I put a little instant pack of coffee inside for a special treat....

Happy Monday!

Wednesday Challenge..Texture

Whew, I forgot to post last wednesdays card...the theme was texture....

I made this coffee cup card, and I added nuvo drops for some added "texture"

How fun is that!

The cup stamp is from CTMH and the saying is from Stampinup.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Color Throwdown #488

This week's colors are Green, Yellow and Aqua.


I had just received Hero Arts April kit and it had these fabulous little inks that blend, so I took the teal and yellow and went to town blending a nice yellow, green, aqua background. I grabbed the Flora and Fauna stamp set-under the sea and colored some images, cut them out and popped them on the card, I tore a little piece of paper and colored it to look like sand, I really like how this card turned out. the banner stamp is from the April Hero art kit as well and the little "Time to relax" stamp came from a random set with no name....

Happy Color Throwdown day #488


Monday, April 9, 2018

Mythology/Inspired By A Story Monday Challenge

Simon says stamp challenge is really cool this week...

A card that is inspired by a myth, fable, story.

I love the Aesop's fables, so I went with the "Fox and the grapes" fable.

A very thirsty fox was trying to get to some grapes but he just could not reach them, he finally gave up and said "those grapes were probably sour anyway!
The lesson is : just becuase you don't get what you want does not mean what you wanted was not any good. Don't bad mouth something you can't have.

I used the Fiskars wine stamp set and the fox came from Colorplay stamp set.
I colored the grapes and fox with alcohol markers then I watercolored in the background with blue.

I hope you liked today's card and I hope you learned a nice little lesson about being happy with what you have and not talking bad about what you don't have.




Friday, April 6, 2018

Happy Birthday Simon!

Wednesday challenge, make a birthday card for Simon Says Stamp...

They turned 9!

I played with ink and water and then added the medallion stencil from Simon Says Stamp.
The birthday saying is from their "Best Ever" stamp set.

Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Color Throwdown #487


Nice set of colors! Here is the card I made using InkRoadStamps:

I think it came out pretty cute!
Happy Wednesday everyone!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday challenge...Trio!

Monday's challenge at Simon says stamp is Trio!

Here I have a trio of cats rolling around on a spinner card! How fun is that??

I used Lawn Fawns set Meow you doin'.

Happy Spring! Make something fun today!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Color Throwdown #485

The throwdown #485 is Peach, Black, White.....used the inkroadstamps Chin Up Buttercup....

 Well, I went a little overboard on the nuvo black drops, but maybe the card will be good for someone who has the Chicken Pox!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wednesday challenge...Floral Frenzy

Simon Says Stamp...Wednesday Challenge:
I used AltENew Vintage Flowers, layered in green inks.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Monday Challenge and a Throwdown#484!

Ok I'm going to go ahead and try to do two cards at once here....I made this card for the Spring Challenge for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, but I made it in Tuesday's color throwdown colors, whew!
Hope I made everyone happy!

Eggplant ink for a watercolor background, Penny Black Stamps, some sequins.

Color Throwdown #484 Green, White and Eggplant.

Happy Spring everyone!!!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Color Throwdown #483



Pink, Green and Kraft!


I used MFT Magical Dragons, made a watercolor background for them and placed on kraft card base.

They are so cute!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wednesday...Girl Power!

Here is a sweet card with a girl and an owl by Santoro stamps:

I watercolored the background, then popped her up after coloring with alcohol markers...

Happy Simon Says Stamp Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Weather...Monday Challenge

A little spinner snowman, he rolls around in the snow! Happy end of winter time!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Color Throwdown #482

This week at www.colorthrowdown.blogspot.com the colors are Pink, Kraft, Gray.


Using the Sleeping George stamp from IndigoBlu.com I layered him on some Kraft, Gray and pink paper, I added a colored crown just for fun!


Wednesday Challenge...Anything Goes!

Wednesday, anything goes...I made this card using distress ink and simon says stamp medallion stencil, the cat is from not Carmen Veranda stamps but ( Just found out this a a stamp from the sister company Lost Coast Designs company! )The art saying is an old wood mounted stamp.....

I am adding this to LostCoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com challenge #47 More than two legs.

When I popped the cat up onto the background it looked as though he was at an art gallery standing by a painting, so I dug through all my old quote stamps and came across that saying...I think it is a great card! Hope you like it too!

Monday..in the garden

Monday's challenge is in The Garden...

I chose the CTMH stamp, Joyful wishes, colored with alcohol markers and set with some flower paper, sweet little card!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Color Throwdown #481

We have to use purples, and browns....love this combo.


I found a new challenge site to play along with, The Color Throwdown, you can find them at http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.gr/ I love being challenged and now I will have a theme from Simon Says Stamp and color selection from The Color Throwdown, how fun is that?

Here is my card:
The cat is from Elizabeth craft designs, he is set on purple wood pattern paper, he is a slider card, if you tip him he will scurry over to his cat dish for some yummy treats!
I used my alcohol markers to color him.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday: Background

Made a pattern background of suns for this great saying......

The sun stamp is from: Art-C
The saying is from: stampin'up

Join in the fun at www.SimonSaysStamp.com


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Monday grunge day....

I'm not a grunge type person, I like clean and simple cards, detail but clean details.....

So I made a card as close to grunge as I can...it has wood and feathers.....


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday Use a Die

I love this Die from Mama Elephant, The zipper die!

You can create a zippered pocket or reveal a hidden message, when the person receives their card they pull the zipper and reveal the prize!

I used Pink and Main's stamp set LLAMAS....I adore this set, not only do you get llamas but the cactus's too!

Pull the tab and you get the saying "Unicorn? I'd rather be a llama

Fun fun fun card!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Wednesday: LOVE

Love is in the air....

An easy simple card with lots of love:

Some ribbon, some beautiful background paper, punch some hearts and ink them, pick a great saying and BAM! you have a lovely card for V-Day!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Monday Challenge: LOVE

I made this cool slider card, using Sizzix die and stamp Love.

pretty cool....


Happy Monday!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Wednesday..Art impressions

I love AI, what a great stamp company. They have lots of fun stamps but this one is my favorite!

He looks like my Sammy....big, fat, and lazy. I just had to color him gray to match my big boy!

Sammy:

My Funny Boy!



Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Monday Resist....

Sometimes I resist getting out of bed on Monday......
but I did and here is a cute card for Monday's card challenge:
The mermaid is from Flora & Fauna, under the sea set.
The shark, clam, octopus is from Lawn Fawn little mini sets....
The saying is from ColorPlay domestic goddess set....

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Layers!

Here is a card that was inspired by a card in "CARDS" magazine, but of course when I went back to find it I can't locate it in my stack of magazines...ugh, if I come across it again I will edit this post with the information!!
But it has lots of layering as you have to build each little camera....I just love this card, it will go on my Hall of Fame board in my craft room.....


Monday, January 22, 2018

Tag your it!

Monday challenge.....Tag!
I was having fun with my cat stamp, I came across a technique of rolling the paper back and highlighting an image, how fun is that?
I am getting more aggressive with layering too, the more the merrier, right?
I like how she turned out, and the rolled paper flower makes this tag standout....
Happy Monday!!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday....Sentiment

Here is a fun shaker card with a big sentiment: Hello!

I used Mama Elephant does amigos bunny, and Simon Says Stamp hello die.


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

PaperArtsy is having a challenge..

So the challenge for PaperArtsy.com is ATC....Artist Trading Card....

So here is the one I came up with, using a blingy little fox, a tree diecut, cut from faux leather, and some water colored background paper I made....I hope I can win the challenge, I will get a PaperArtsy apron if I do!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday: Birds of a feather!

Wow, I just made two cards with birds on them over the weekend!
So what a perfect challenge for Monday!

I used Art Impressions bird & psalm stamp:
I layered on washi tape  for the base of the card...gotta use up some scrapbook supplies to make room to buy more!! Hee-hee!! I like the look!

I will save the other bird card for another time, plus my sister reads my blogs and I want some of her swap cards to be a surprise!
Happy Monday everyone!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Wednesday Patterned Paper

I took the die from Tim Holtz Butterfly and made a 3-d butterfly with patterned paper, then added more patterned paper, so this is a great card for this challenge!

Monday winter blues....

It is not winter long enough here to get the blues, I love living in Las Vegas...it is still nice and warm outside, but it does get chilly in the morning and at night....
Here is my winter blues card:
It is a spinner card,
the handsome bear is hanging on fishing line and will spin when the card is opened....
he is made by ColorPlay.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wednesday...Something new.....

I am in a card swap with my sister, I have to make 12 cards by Feb.1 for our swap...we will be meeting up in California for scrapbook weekend in San Diego,
held by Patti at www.scrappin-escapes.com

Oh I can't wait...but at least I have cards to make to keep me busy!

Here is a card using a Hero Arts stamp set, it is brand new to me, so it fits in with SSS Wednesday challenge:
I just love the camel!