Friday, June 23, 2017

Tag You're It Challenge - Week 4

I am guest designing for the Tag You're It challenge this month. Today's tag was suppose to be for week 3 but I screwed up the dates and didn't get it in on time.

This is the sweet tag created by Lindsey Larsen for the challenge inspiration.

I was inspired by the background cutout as well as the word die. I used the Reverse Confetti Topped Off Tag and Scalloped Tag Layer  to cut from kraft and tropical teal card stock and layered together. I cut the Sand Dollar from water color card stock, edged with antique linen distress ink and attached to the tag with a layer of craft foam. The word was cut once from paper cork and twice from white card stock using a die from the Papertrey Ink Super Swoosh set. I topped off the tag with a tab also cut from the paper cork using a die from the Reverse Confetti Hang Ups set.

Products: Reverse Confetti dies, Bazzill,. Ranger and PTI cs, The Twinery twine, PTI die, Ranger Distress ink

Now head on over to the Tag You're It Challenge blog to see the amazing inspiration from the design team as well as how to join in on this fun challenge.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Faith Can Move Mountains

I used the June Sketch for You to Try for the layout on today's card.

I cut a circle from light blue card stock using a die from the Reverse Confetti Lacy Scallop Circles set and then stamped one of the sentiments from The Lord's Strength set using dark chocolate ink. I then stamped the mountains from the Bearing Gifts set onto Neenah cs and cut out with the matching Bearing Gifts die set. After coloring with Copic markers,  I tucked a "sun" behind the image and attached to the circle with dimensional dots. I prepared the background with three strips of patterned paper and then attached the sentiment/image panel with a layer of craft foam for a masculine faith based card.

Products: Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, My Mind's Eye dp, PTI and Recollectons cs, The Cats's Pajamas die, Simon Says and MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: YG61, YG63, YG67, W00, E81

Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


I couldn't resist making a project for the Ellen Hutson June Pin-Sights challenge as the colors and the florals are right up my alley.

I started out with some messy water coloring with hibiscus burst and summer sunrise ink onto a Ranger water color rectangle cut with a My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched die. Summer sunrise did not turn out as orang-y as  wanted to be but I still like it. After the panel dried, I then stamped the dots image from the Essentials by Ellen Wonky Backdrops using Versamark ink and white heat embossed for a bit of subtle interest. Next I stamped and cut leaves, stems and a flower from the Bohemian Garden stamp set and then cut out with the matching Bohemian Garden dies. After water coloring the main flower and leaves, I added White Opal Liquid Pearls to the flower center. I popped up the main floral bunch and then slipped in a couple of sketched and water colored flowers using dies from the Wild Garden die set. I used the Brushstroke Hello die to cut out the sentiment from a couple of layers of plain white card stock and then lastly from card stock water colored with hibiscus burst ink. I layered them all together and then attached to the card front.

Products: Essentals by Ellen stamps and dies, Ranger water color cs, Ranger Liquid Pearls, MFT die, PTI inks

Have a blessed Tuesday. See you back here soon.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Waving Hello

I did not know I needed the Reverse Confetti Scalloped Tag Layer  until Jen's recent sale. Funny how that works. I just got in a few days ago and I have already used it twice during the weekend including today's card for the Color Throwdown #447 challenge.

I used an image from The Cat's Pajamas Watercolor Basics set to stamp directly onto the card front in blueberry sky and green parakeet ink. After cutting the tag from hawaiian shores card stock I attached it directly to the card front also. I stamped up the sweet whale from the Reverse Confetti Seaside set using blueberry sky ink and cut him out with the matching die. I cut the MFT Fancy Flourish from green parakeet card stock and wrapped it around the whale to represent seaweed and attached to the tag with dimensional dots. After stamping the sentiment onto a kraft piece cut with a die from the Stitched Flat Trio set, I slipped it slightly underneath the whale.

Products: Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, The Cat's Pajamas stamp, PTI and Bazzill cs, MFT die, PTI ink

 I hope  your week is off to a great start. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Congratulations (Wedding)

We attended a lovely wedding this past weekend for one of my husband's golf buddies. Today's card is the one I made for the couple.

I cut the church from patterned paper and the windows from white card stock using the Papertrey Ink Petite Places: Church die set. I used a die from the Simon Says Small Heart Doily set for a cut out in the linen card front and then cut again from pale blue card stock, placing it inside the cut out. I stamped the sentiment from the Petite Places: Church mini stamp set in smoke ink and attached the mini church to the card front using foam tape. And yes, it is super simple because I always seem to wait until the last minute to make a wedding card. But hey, I guess simple is my style anyway! Sorry for the dark-ish photo but I took it in the afternoon and that never seems to work.

Products: Papertrey Ink stamps and dies, PTI and Recollections cs, Simon Says die and ink

Have a great weekend!

Monday, June 12, 2017

{The Cat's Pajamas} TCP Tuesday #336

Have you heard? The TCP Tuesday challenge now runs for an entire month which gives you plenty of time to join in on the fun. The theme is Sand, Sea and Sky for a chance to win a $50 voucher. 

I definitely went wth a sea and a bit of sky for my card. I started out by cutting the "sea" from patterned paper using the new Beaches CutUps.  I then stamped and colored up the bunny from the Aye, Aye Captain set. After fussy cutting out, including some slits around the oar, I slipped the image slightly underneath the sea. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card base using hawaiian shores ink. I cut out the frame from orange card stock using the County Fair CutUps. I cut out the lower banner and the grass portion and attached to the card cutting a space for the sentiment to show through. Patterned paper banner pieces and sun from the same die set and a small cloud cut with the Stitched Fly CutUps fnished it up. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Doodlebug dp, PTI and Bazzill cs, PTI and Memento ink, Copic markers
Copics: Boat-W00, E81, B21, B23, B26, YR01, YR14, YR04; Bunny-E50, E51, E53, C00, C1, Y11, Y13, Y15, BG000. BG01, BG04

Here are the details you need to know:

  1. Every Release Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button by, 11:55 EDT the day before the next challenge.
  3. You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
  4. On the day after the challenge ends, the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50

Saturday, June 10, 2017

New Stacey Yacula "Happy Trails" Collection {Purple Onion Designs}

I have another card featuring images from the new Stacey Yacula Happy Trails collection at Purple Onion Designs.

Using a cloud stencil, stormy sky distress ink and a mini blending tool, I created cloud banks onto an oval shape, then stamped the sentiment from the Little Church set using midnight muse ink. After coloring the Lighthouse image, I fussy cut it out and attached to the oval with foam tape. I prepared the card background with a Cuttlebug border embossing folder and then attached the image piece using another layer of foam tape. A couple of enamel dots finished it up.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, MFT Stencil and die, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Memento, Stampin Up and Ranger ink, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, E81, R20, R22, R24, R27, YR30, YR31, B21, B23

You have one more day to take advantage of the the special pricing of a flat $120 for the entire Happy Trails collection and $15 for the Once Upon a Time mini collection. This represents more than a 30% savings if you purchased individually.