Thursday, May 13, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge - Playful Pup

Hi friends! I hope you're having a great day! If you're looking for a new challenge you'll find another winner at Fusion Card Challenge . You'll love this challenge because there are three ways to play.. you can play along with the sketch, be inspired by the photo, or FUSE them together and play with BOTH!

So how cute is this? What a sweet pup with a pretty bouquet of flowers and a thank you! Being a dog mom, I love the little pup and the sweet gesture. You can spin the photo into dogs, flowers, or even the colors of the flowers. If you're not inspired by what you see in the photo.. then you're welcome to play along with the sketch. If you're feeling really clever you can FUSE them together.

My card started with Pretty Pink Posh Peonies in shades the same colors as the ones in the inspiration photo. I like to color the petals in different shades of the same color family vs. blending the colors together. It's simpler and it adds more contrast.
I arranged the peonies on a Distress Oxide panel in shades of yellow and orange. I tucked a few Playful Puppies among the florals and added a sentiment from the Simple Sentiments Stamp Set.
Most of the images on my card are adhered with adhesive foam tape to add some dimension - a few of the leaves are flat on the card base. I added a few jewels to add some sparkle and shine.
It's time to stick your neck out!! LOL!!! Because now it's your turn! Maybe you need a little more inspiration? Check out designs from the rest of the team. Just click on their names below to jump to their blogs.


I hope I see you at Fusion Card Challenge! I cant wait to see what you make!





Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Playful Puppies, Peonies, Simple Sentiments
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Playful Puppies, Peonies
Jewels | Pretty Pink Posh Watermelon


Playful Puppies
Playful Puppies

PPP | SSS
Playful Puppies DIes
Playful Puppies Dies

PPP | SSS
Peonies
Peonies

PPP | SSS
Peonies Die
Peonies Die

PPP | SSS
Simple Sentiments
Simple Sentiments

PPP | SSS
Watermelon Jewels
Watermelon Jewels

PPP | SSS
Crystal Katana
Crystal Katana

PPP | SSS

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Hope Your Birthday Is Magical!


Hi Friends! I hope you're having a magical day! I'm smitten with the new Enchanted Garden
set! It's absolutely magical! You'll find sweet girls with fairy wings and all the accessories you need to create cards with scenes.
These happy figures almost demanded a bright cheery rainbow background! This one was easy to create with Distress Oxide Ink. I used smaller size cosmetic brushes to add more layers of color.
I always arrange the images on a piece of plastic the size of my card front. This helps me decide where to place the images, and where the sentiment will be stamped before I commit and adhere them in place.
Because the plastic is clear it's easy to pick up the entire arrangement and lay it over different color distress ink backgrounds before choosing the perfect one.

These cute little fairies are a sweet escape and sure to put a little twinkle in your eye! They add a little magic wherever they go!  I'm linking my card to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where they're looking for "Things With Wings" These fairies seem perfect!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Enchanted Garden
Dies | Reverse Confetti Enchanted Garden

RC = Reverse Confetti
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Enchanted Garden
Enchanted Garden

RC | SSS
Enchanted Garden CC
Enchanted Garden CC

RC | SSS

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Blossoming Slimline Birthday

Hi Friends! Thanks for stopping by! Do you love slimline cards? You'll love the latest additions from Spellbinders. Whenever I think of Spellbinders I sort of get the warm fuzzies. I think they were the very first die set I ever purchased way back when and I still love they're style and quality today.
This is the Blossoming Slimline die. I started by cutting it out from white cardstock and then added Elizabeth Crafts double sided adhesive to the back. Next I adhered the panel to an aqua colored panel.
The tape adhered to the back of the die cut leaves all the die cut openings sticky. Next I die cut the panel with colored cardstock and inlayed the pieces into the sticky openings. I started with the aqua pieces because they are the majority and fill most of the space.
Yes this is a time consuming method, but it's so worth it after you see your smooth clean card in bright bold colors - it's like a mosaic or stained glass - just stunning.
The die includes four dies so you can cut just the shapes you want. I used them all! I topped the striped center label with a sentiment strip - it's hard to see in a photograph but it's actually gold foil.
I'm linking this card to AAA Birthday where they're looking for Birthday Cards! OBVIOUSLY!! LOL!!! I hope you find some time to play along- and have a great day!




Finished Size: 3.75 x 8.5"
Glimmer Hot Foil Sentiment | Spellbinders More Sentiments
Dies | Spellbinders Blossoming Slimline

SPB = Spellbinders
SCB = Scrapbook Dot Com
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Blossoming Slimline
Blossoming Slimline

SPB | SCB | SSS
More Sentiments
More Sentiments

SPB | SCB | SSS
Glimmer Foil Polished Brass
Glimmer Foil Polished Brass

SPB | SCB | SSS
Glimmer Hot Foil System
Glimmer Hot Foil System

SPB | SCB | SSS
Tool 'n One
Tool 'n One

SPB | SCB | SSS

Monday, May 10, 2021

Thanks Mom For All You Do

Hi friends! I hope you had a great Mother's Day Weekend! The weather was a little chilly here but that didn't stop us from cooking outside. I tried a new recipe - some Spinach Artichoke dip that was a big hit. I like having everyone vote on recipies - keep it or loose it. This one is a keeper.
I didn't get a chance to see my Mom this weekend - I plan to visit her this week with a stuffed pizza! A little splurge.
My card starts with a background of Distress Ink in Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar. I topped the panel with a Lattice Cover Die.
I stamped, die cut and colored the MOM letters and then placed them back in the die cut. I used a piece of repositionable tape to hold them in place, added adhesive foam tape to their backs and adhered them to the card base.
I'm linking this card to the Cut It Up Challenge where this time they're looking for card for MOM that include a die cut. I hope this satisfies! :P




Finished Size 4.25x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Mom
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Mom, Lattice Background
Jewels | Pretty Pink Posh Amethyst


PPP = Pretty Pink Posh
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Mom
Mom

PPP | SSS
Mom
Mom

PPP | SSS
Lattice Background
Lattice Background

PPP | SSS
Crystal Katana
Crystal Katana

PPP | SSS
Amethyst Jewels
Amethyst Jewels

PPP | SSS

Sunday, May 9, 2021

My Creative Scrapbook May 2021 Main Kit


Hi friends! Thanks for stopping by! Have I got a treat for you!!! Today I'm sharing four cards I made with the My Creative Scrapbook May 2021 Main Kit. This is a monthly subscription service for papercrafters. My Creative Scrapbook does all the hard work.. the assemble all the pieces, perfectly coordinated and delivered to your front door! Every month they have several kits to choose from.. their Main Kit, LE - Limited Edition, Creative Kit and Album Kit - so you can choose what's right for you.

Here's a peek at this month's kit! It's a feast for the eyes in rainbow colors and papers by my paper mixing and matching hero Paige Evans "Wonders" Collection. The kit includes beautiful 12" papers, a coordinating 12" sheet of Chipboard, packages of die cut images and a stamp set too!
I made NINE cards this month so I'm splitting my posts showing just three at a time. This set included lots of pieces great for layering like the labels and mandala I used on the above card. Little tabs are perfect for personalizing with your own handwritten sentiment.
I love the beautiful birds and florals in this set that are easy to incorporate into scenes that are garden fresh.
If you look close you'll see gold foil accents added throughout the collection. The frame on the above is chipboard and has a gold design. The floral wreath below has gold foil accents on the leaves.
And YES there are pretty butterflies too! There are a few in colors that coordinate with the collection, pink, orange and lavender. The only thing I added to this kit was the card bases, solid cardstock mats, adhesive and enamel dots.
The best part about this kit is that the selection of product has been done for me. I dont have to leave the house and hope the store I visit has all the coordinating elements. It simplifies the process with a delivered package ready for me to make! I sure hope you'll give My Creative Scrapbook a try! I think you'll be glad you did.

And .. if you're looking for ideas after you receive the kit.. there's an entire gallery of project ideas on the My Creative Scrapbook website so you'll always be inspired!



All cards finished size 4.25 x 5.5"
My Creative Scrapbook May 2021 Main Kit