Friday, May 26, 2017

Real Stamping

I just wanted to share a few cards I made recently.  These all use a stamp set from Papertrey Ink.  Real stamping this time - no digis!  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Two challenges

The Paper Ala Mode challenge this week is to use the spotlight technique.  This is simply where you pick a portion on the image you want to draw attention to in some way.  We are sponsored by Lemon Shortbread, and I used this cute Halloween Girl and chose to spotlight the Halloween elements in the image.  I first die cut that portion out, then colored it and put it back in it's place with a slight dimension.

I missed posting about the challenge last week because I was at my daughters awaiting the birth of my 2nd grandson Zack.  He was born Monday morning and weighed in at 8.5 pounds!  I am happy to report that both he and mom are doing great.  It was such fun being there.

Anyway, last week's challenge was to make a masculine card.  We were sponsored by Beccy's Place and Dr Digi's House Of Stamps.  I chose a silhouette image from the Splish Splash set at Beccy's Place.

My first card I printed the image and then cut it out with my Scan n Cut.  I water colored the background with color burst paints.  Once everything was dry I glued the image to the card and added some rain drops with some crystal lacquer.

When I saw the negative space left where the image was cut out, I wanted to use it too and I love how it turned out.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Paper Ala Mode is On The Move

The Paper Ala Mode challenge is a fun one this week - make a card with movement.  I always enjoy interactive cards.  I made a sliding pull card using this Chicken image from Toadstool Printables.  The paper for our challenge this week is from Art Wildflower Digi.  We each made a short video showing the movement on our cards too.

Here's the video so you can see how it pulls open.  Special thanks to my husband for demonstrating the card while I filmed.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Name that Letter

The Paper Ala Mode challenge is up and it's a fun challenge this week.  We are supposed to use something, or more than one thing that begins with the first letter of your name.

I used this Floral Heart from Sheepski Designs and made this card.  My "H" is the heart and the holes at the bottom in the border.  I also have the H in happy!

The I filled in for Debbie.  She chose Jo's Daffodils from Sheepski Designs.  Her "D" is the daffodils of course, but I added diamonds in the embossing and I used distress markers to color it with.

  It's also fun to see if you can find how many things everyone used on their cards!  I hope you'll come play with us!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sparkle and Shine

The Paper Ala Mode challenge is about sparkle and shine this week.  We are sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter Stamps and Nikki Burnette.  Here is my card using Lissa Fairy.  I used Wink of Stella on her wings, the butterfly, and on some of the flower petals that are on the flowers die on the edge.  I also added some silver foil to parts of her dress, and I used some little shiny flower shaped pearls to the center on the the flowers on the edge.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Rainbow Shaker

This was fun to make with one of those shaker card kits from Queen and Company.  

Sunday, April 16, 2017

This is not for everyone

Hey everyone.  Let me just say that this post is not for everyone.  If poking fun at political things isn't your cup of tea then please forgive me and don't look any further.  I recently found a set of dies that I thought were really cool.  It is a set of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton dies.  I don't think I've ever before seen dies of political figures.  Anyway, I had to snap them up!  

I then made a series of birthday cards to send to my sister leading up to her birthday.  I timed it so she would receive a card a day in this order

Unfortunately, I don't think my sister saw the humor in my cards.  Oh well - maybe I'll send her a Mother's Day card that says "making your mother's day great again", and then a 4th of July card saying "making your 4th of July great again", and then a Halloween card saying "making your Halloween great again"... or maybe not.