Monday, April 22, 2013

Warmest of Wishes

Hi ya'll! :)  I wanted to pop in this evening and share with you my submission for the latest CAS-ual Friday Challenge.  It is all about Birthdays ( in particular - Michele's birthday! HB Michele!)

This card is also going up for my second submission for the PDCC because of the color scheme.

Here is my card:

I stamped my card using this set by Paper Smooches.  I just love, love this pattern!!  I stamped it in Dandelion and Gray Flannel Memento Ink.  Then I die cut one of the Apothecary labels from the exclusive die set from Simon Says Stamp, and I then I colored my label my using this ink, and let it dry a bit before stamping my sentiment from this set also from Simon Says Stamp.  I stamped that in Versa Fine black ink.  To finish off my card I added this "always" wood chip piece that I just LOVE!  

See you soon!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

PDCC Challenge #178

Kari here with you again - sorry I've been a little bit silent on my blog, but I am back this afternoon to share with you my submission for the latest PDC Challenge.  I just love these colors in this challenge.  So bright and cheery, and it made me want to play along!

For my card, I broke out THIS set from The Stamps of Life.  I really hadn't used it yet, and I've had it for a while.  I thought it would be fun to play with it on this challenge.  I stamped my crayons in Dandelion Memento Ink, Gray Flannel Memento Ink, and Neon Pink Hero Arts Ink, and I used this set from Paper Smooches, and this set from Mama Elephant to create my sentiment that I stamped using Tuxedo Black ink. I found some pattern paper from this 6x6 pad to create my notebook paper, and used this punch by EK Success.  I also was able to use some of my new washi from Freckled Fawn.  I added my stamped panel to gray card base and to finish it off I rounded the corners, and added a cute little paperclip to my notebook page.  Cute. Simple. Hope you like it!!

See you soon!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge # 56: Inspiration

Happy Monday to you all!!  Today we are kicking off another Lawnscaping Challenge, and I am happy to be once again with the team as a Guest Designer!  It is so fun to be on both sides of this awesome challenge blog!

This week it is all about inspiration - whether its a supply, a certain crafter that you like and aspire to, or maybe even a site that you go to often that gives you inspiration.

Well, for my card that I am featuring today for this challenge - I am all about being inspired by a certain crafter, and her name is Cristina, or most of us know her as Yainea!!  I am honored to say she is one of my dear crafty friends, but she is also someone I am inspired by because her talent is out of this world.  I first took notice of her talent when she made this card for a previous Lawnscaping Challenge/Distressing and of course it was the winner of that challenge.  I loved it for SO many reasons, but without going into a lot of explanation as to why ( because some of it is obvious - I mean - LOOK AT IT - *grin* ) I contacted Yainea directly and told her how much in love I was with her card.  Well, after getting to know one another through email - and sending cards and crafty goodies a few times back and forth - one of the times I received a card from her was a remake of this very card!!  Instead of the sentiment being "Home" - she put "Friends".  I see this card everyday, because it is displayed in my craft room.  So - with ALL of that said - here is my card for this week's challenge, and its dedicated to YOU, Yainea! Hope you like it and don't mind that I "snatched up" some of your idea!

It's not very often I don't put a sentiment on my cards - but this one I wanted my scene to speak for itself!  If I give this card to anyone, I might add one later, but for now I am leaving it as it is.  Hope you all like it!!  I think it turned out really nice - and one of my favorite parts of this card is how my sunset came out!!

Be sure to go play in this week's challenge!! Thank you again Laurel for asking me to fill in for you this  month and to the other awesome ladies of the DT ( which has Yainea ) thank you for embracing me. I mean it from the bottom of my (crafty) heart! I really appreciate the opportunity so much!!


Sunday, April 7, 2013

A Quick Hello

It is a beautiful Sunday where I am, and I just wanted to pop in and share a card with you I made last night.  Have you ever had the feeling that your mojo isn't there - but if you do something simple, or use a product that you've bought and haven't used yet, it would get your juices flowing??  Well, last night I knew I wanted to make something, but didn't want to start a big project.  So, I decided to use my newest dies I bought from PaperTrey Ink's latest release called - Quick Stitch Sentiments.  Having some stitching on any project just kicks it up a notch, and for me, I don't sew really - so these dies are perfect for me.  It makes it look like I know what I am doing when it comes to stitching or sewing - but really just remembering some of the things my grandmother taught me back when I was little.

I used some variegated floss from We R Memory Keepers and this floss has an ombre' look to it - very in right now!!  I used some pattern papers from this paper pack from Lawn Fawn.  This sentiment also comes from PaperTrey Ink from this set.  I adhered my panel with foam adhesive to a Kraft Card base, and to finish this simple card off - I added a butterfly dimensional sticker from The Paper Studio that I had in my stash.

Hope you like this card - and it inspires you in some way!  Have a nice rest of the weekend!!

Monday, April 1, 2013

LSC # 55 Embossing

Hello to you all crafty peeps! Today I am excited as I am sharing my card today as a Guest Designer at the Lawnscaping Challenge.  I received an offer I couldn't and wouldn't turn down from the lovely Laurel.  A lot of her time is being spent with her new precious bundle of joy, and she asked if I'd like to fill in as a designer.  This challenge is all about embossing whether its heat or dry.  I wanted to do something a bit different than the regular embossing.

I first stamped my white card base with the small heart border from this Lawn Fawn set.  I stamped it in both  Hero Arts Neon Inks in Pink, and Blue.  I added some variegated floss from We R Memory Keepers in the blue/purple hue because when you mix both of the neon blue and pink inks you will get a purple color.

Then, for my embossing part of the challenge - I took a scrap piece of white card stock and heat embossed 4 layers of silver embossing powder, and on the 4th layer while it was still warm, I took my heart thank stamp from this set, and pressed my stamp into the warm embossing powder and held it there until it cooled to create a "faux metal" embellishment.  I love doing this technique - it is so fun - and its so "soothing" watching that silver embossing powder melt!  I "fussy" cut out my heart and adhered it to my card base with foam adhesive.  To finish off my card - I wanted to use my Studio Calico Chevron wood veneers, so I colored 3 of them with my Neon Inks, and adhered them onto my card with some Glossy Accents.  

Hope you all find this card inspiring!!  Be sure to go play along at Lawnscaping!  
Have a great day!!