Sunday, April 23, 2017

Cards in Envy Motherly Love Challenge


Our Cards in Envy challenge for you this round is to showcase motherly love. I immediately thought of the otter stamps that are all the rage--sooooo cute!

I created the water by using a waves coverplate die as a mask, moving it from place to place and using a couple of different shades of Distress Ink for interest.  The otter mama and baby are stamped on the background then the hugs diecut is raised for interest.  White on white details up top finish off the card.

The Details: MFT Hugs die and Otterly Love You, Queen and Company Waves die used as mask, Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass, PTI clouds die, Impression Obsession bird die, Copics

Happy Birthday, Miss Laura!


Happy birthday to my crafty friend, Laura Norris! We're having a celebratory hop in her honor so feel free to hop along for a bit of inspiration. You should have gotten here from Kimberly and are on your way to Tonya.  Enjoy!

For my card I made a cute little scene using some Avery Elle coordinating sets. They thought of everything when they made these. Seriously, everything. Notice the sidewalk/stoop? That's a flower box upside down. Or are the flower boxes upside down sidewalks? The mind boggles.

The Details:  Avery Elle Hanging Banners, Hanging Banner dies, and Happy Home diesDoodlebug Design Kitten Smitten 6x6 paper, VersaFine Onyx Black, MFT Tiny Check 6x6 paper, Ranger Multi Medium MatteImpression Obsession Cat die, Copics, Teresa Collins enamel dot, Sookwang (Scor) tape, PTI kraft cardstock, PopTone Sno Cone cardstock

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Stamplorations CAS #16 Mid-Challenge Reminder


You still have time to join in at Stamplorations CAS with the optional color twist of any pastel color.

I love working with Brushos and other products of that ilk. They're like magic--you never know what you're going to get and it's always fabulous. I had a scrap leftover of a piece I had worked up with Lindy's Magicals (think brushos with shimmer) which were the perfect colors for this month's challenge. I diecut the smile and decided to leave the bird plain. Meep, meep!


Use the code STAMPGIRLTONI to get 20% off all regular- and sale-priced stamps, stencils and dies! This code cannot be combined with any other discount codes. Happy crafting!

The Details:  Stamplorations Birds of Paradise and Cutplorations Smile, Memento Tuxedo Black, Lindy's Magicals

Colorful Birthday Wishes


A fun and colorful birthday card today.  Thought about trying to Copic color the chameleon in plaid then came to my senses and paper-pieced instead.  LOL. His googly eye is so IT!

I'm entering this in Seize the Birthday without topping, Less is More #324 Spring Walk

The Details:  Your Next Stamp One in a Chameleon, Lawn Fawn Rainbow Plaid 6x6 paper and Quinn's ABCs dies, Waffle Flower Greenery dies, Avery Elle Pixie Dust, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Cards in Envy Pretty Pastels


We're using pretty pastels at Cards in Envy this fortnight. Come join in the fun!

I first randomly cut out the bunnies from my card front then embossed it with a basket weave that reminds me of Easter. I covered the back of the card front with Scor-Tape then burnished white glitter into the rabbits to give the plaid a little blingy bling bling. The plaid makes the bunnies all so cute and unique! I chose a very simple sentiment underscored by gold heart washi. Really hard to see the gold in the photo, I know. It's wonderfully shiny in real life.

The Details:  Altenew Bunny Love sentiment, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid 6x6 designer paper, We R Memory Keepers Woven Next Level Embossing Folder, Impression Obsession Rabbit dies, Doodlebug Design Lily White Glitter, VersaFine Onyx Black


Friday, April 14, 2017

Birthday Insanity


A quick entry for CAS(E) This Sketch #217. Troll hair, people. Troll hair!


I'm also entering this in Seize the Birthday without optional two designer paper topping,

The Details: Your Next Stamp Insanely Happy, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron

Thursday, April 13, 2017

March Away, Bunny Girl


I was a bit bummed that I didn't get to use this set in time for Easter. Totally due to poor planning on my part because, guess what, Easter is this weekend not next and my other cards had to go in the mail. Good thing for stash cards!

So, I decided to make this an any occasion/birthday card instead by masking out the eggs and adding birthday accessories like presents, balloons and a puppy. So cute! And that sentiment with the scene--so perfect. And totally perfect for The Heart Desires Challenge 11!


I'm entering this in Color Throwdown #438, Addicted to Stamps and More #237 Make Your Mark, HLS April 2017 Anything Goes with Dies, Simon Says Wednesday Spring Colors


The Details:  Lawn Fawn Bicycle Built for You, Little Picket Fence Border and Road Border dies, Neat and Tangled Cottontail Cuties, MFT Strike Up the Band and Santa's Elves, MFT Tiny Check 6x6 Paper, Ranger Watercolor Paper, Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade and Worn Lipstick, VersaFine Onyx Black, Stampendous Detail Fine Black Embossing Powder, Bazzill Fig Swirl cardstock, Copics (0, R11-14, Y11-17, YG11-17, E00, 02, 11, 21-23, N1, C4, 5, 8)