Thursday, June 21, 2018

Fusion Card Challenge - Snappy Birthday!

Hi and thanks for stopping by! I hope you're having a great day! Lots going on here - summer is in full swing ! I hope you're making the most of the warm weather. It took me years to realize that I need to appreciate the warm weather while it's here. It will be gone before I know it!

A new challenge begins today at Fusion Card Challenge. This one was a bit tricky for me... the colorful painted crates loaded with books didn't really speak to me. I decided to look at it in a different way - as a color challenge.


If the photo isn't speaking to you that's ok.. just work with the sketch. But honestly.. I thought the sketch was a little tricky this time too LOL! I'm not doing a good job convincing you to play am I?
My underwater scene takes advantage of the colors in the photo.. AND I followed the sketch too. The crabs from Reverse Confetti
Aren't these little guys adorable? I stamped them in orange and red and gave them fun google eyes. They're attached with adhesive foam tape to give them some dimension.

The watercolor background was made with the distress ink refills (Blueprint and Peacock Feathers). I just put a little drop on my glass craft sheet, add water and paint with them. 
This one is for my DH - I call him my little crab because he's grumpy! I know this card will make him smile. 

I sure hope you can join us! Feeling stuck? That's ok - the design team has lots of samples to give you a little help.



Click here to join us at Fusion Card Challenge and link up your own work of art!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Seaside
Dies | Reverse Confetti Seaside 


Seaside
Seaside

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Seaside CC
Seaside CC

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Poppystamps Blog Blitz Begins! Watercolor Heron

Monday, June 18, 2018

A Blog Named Hero - Summertime Fun!

I'm posting on A Blog Named Hero today! Our latest monthly challenge started on the 15th and this is the theme this time! 
There's lots of different ways to interpret this challenge. I don't think Summer would be complete without a trip to the beach. I live in the Chicago area and am so lucky to be able to visit the Indiana Dunes whenever I please! There's nothing like splashing in the waves to cool you down on a hot summer day!
I love the Color Layering dies from Hero Arts and am always reaching for them. For this card I mixed two sets together. The Seahorse needed some seaweed to cling on to so I added some from the Color Layering Goldfish set. 
The coordinating die cut set makes creating a scene a breeze. I arranged my die cut images on a YUPO panel that I colored with alcohol inks. Nothing compares to the bright bold color! 
The sentiment from the Color Layering Seahorses is stamped on a simple flag. 
I added seashells and starfish to the ocean floor. I think the more details you add the more realistic the scene.
I hope you will join me at A Blog Named Hero! I can't wait to see your vision of the challenge and how you enjoy Summertime Fun!




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse, Goldfish
Dies | Color Layering Seahorse, Goldfish


Color Layering Seahorse
Color Layering Seahorse

HERO | SBK
Color Layering Seahorse Die
Color Layering Seahorse Die

HERO | SBK
Color Layering Goldfish
Color Layering Goldfish

HERO | SBK
Color Layering Goldfish Die
Color Layering Goldfish Die

HERO | SBK

Simple Stories - Hello Summer!

Were you just born for a beautiful Summer day? If you dream of the sun in your face and your toes in the sand then you’ll love the new Simple Stories Hello Summer Collection!
The collection features bright colors and pretty tropical prints! Of course there’s loads of embellishments too! The Bits and Pieces die cuts and 6x12 Chipboard Sticker sheet are perfectly coordinated and ready to work with. There’s even coordinating Washi tape! 
The Collection kit includes sheets of journaling cards in different sizes perfect for documenting or using as a focal points on cards like mine.   A sticker sheet is also included in the collection kit - it's got lots of images and sentiment strips!
I adhered the die cut Bits and Pieces with adhesive foam tape to add some dimension. I love the florals and fruit - it's so fresh and fun! 
I used a circle die to cut the rainbow stripe paper.  You could use a hole punch too for the same look. 
It looks like it's going to be a beautiful day! Go ahead and spread some sunshine!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Simple Stories Hello Summer Collection Kit, 6x12 Chipboard, Bits & Pieces, Washi



Hello Summer Collection Kit
Hello Summer Collection Kit

SS | SBK
Hello Summer Combo Sticker
Hello Summer Combo Sticker

SS | SBK
Hello Summer 6x12 Chipboard
Hello Summer 6x12 Chipboard

SS | SBK
Hello Summer Bits & Pieces
Hello Summer Bits & Pieces

SS | SBK
Hello Summer Washi
Hello Summer Washi

SS | SBK

Monday Blues? More Cowbell!

I know.. it's Monday right? The weekend's over and it's back to the daily grind!! Sometimes we all need a little pick me up to put that spring back in your step! 
The CAS-ual Fridays More Cowbell stamp set always makes me smile!
I cut the Cowbell Fri Die from aqua card stock. I added distress ink around the edges to give it more color and depth and then added a strip of washi along the bottom for an added detail.

Fun Fetti Fri Dies are beautiful embellishments - holes and circles filled with half back pearls. The 4 Petal Fri Die flowers in yellow are a beautiful contrast to the blue bell. 

Have a great day, keep smiling and take some time to do what you love today!
Hugs!



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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pattern Paper | 
Stamps | CAS-ual Fridays More Cowbell
Dies | CAS-ual Fridays Cowbell, 4 Petals, Fun Fetti


More Cowbell
More Cowbell

CAS
Cowbell Fri Dies
Cowbell Fri Dies

CAS
4 Petals Fri Die
4 Petals Fri Die

CAS
Fun-Feti Fri Dies
Fun-Feti Fri Dies

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