Thursday, May 28, 2015

Girls Need Options & Giveaway

This card was sent to my daughter at school with a box of clothing "options".

Front sentiment:  A girl need options.

I caved and asked for Copic markers for Mother's Day.
I resisted for so long because of the price. Yikes!!!
This is my very first card using them.

Link Ups:

Unity Stamp Co. {be inspired} Sketch Challenge 28 (I flipped it.) Also Friends With Flair.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown #246 Anything Goes

I have a bag of 6 single stamps which are new but duplicates of mine from Unity.  If you want these:
1. Include "I want the stamps" in your comment.
2. Extra entry FOLLOW ME and comment again.
I ship free things within the U.S. only because of shipping costs.
A winner will be announced on this blog June 15, 2015. ENDED.

Supplies include:  Unity Stamp Co. July 2014 KOM Beautiful Inside and Out and A Girl Needs Options. My Favorite Things Blueprints 23 and 15 dies, BasicGrey paper.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Birthday Flowers Wreath

Celebrating Spring and Summer with this floral wreath birthday card.

Front sentiment:  Happy birthday to you.

I painted with watercolor pencils for this one then added die-cut trims, an embossed sentiment and gems.

Link Ups:

Unity Stamp Co. {be inspired} Color Challenge 28 and Friends With Flair

Little Red Wagon Challenge #290 Dies

Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge - May Anything Goes

Supplies include:  Unity Stamp Co. Bunches of Love, rhinestones, embossing powder and My Favorite Things dies.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Struggle Is Part Of The Story

Here is an encouragement card.

Front Sentiment:  The struggle is part of the story.

I love this stack of books and encouraging sentiment to offer support.
I gave it a rustic look, like an old school library with brick and text print.
This could be used for school, graduation, thank you, teacher, student or continuing professional education course work.
I love how true the sentiment is.

Link Ups:

Unity Stamp Co. Friends With Flair

DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #156 Graduation

Supplies include:  Unity Stamp Co. Stuggle Is Part Of It, Giving It All Meaning and Artistic Brick; My Favorite Things Blueprints 15; Lil' Inker Designs die; ribbon and cardstock. Also

Thursday, May 14, 2015

My Anchor Embossed Card

Here is a nautical card in gold, black and white.

I wanted to use this anchor and incorporate bold stripes with it.
I think this would work for a man or woman, Father's or Mother's Day and any love occasion.

Link Ups: 

Lil' Inker Designs May Monthly Meetup Challenge

Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge - May Anything Goes

Fusion Card Challenge: French Twist (both photo & sketch)

Supplies include:  Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Mats Circles, On The Diagonal, Vintage Ink Stamps and Dies.  Vellum paper, gold sequins, Pretty Pink Posh yellow sequins, brads and embossing powder.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Tea Party Shaker Card

Another shaker card.
This time for my niece's vintage birthday tea party invitations.

Front sentiment:  It's a little party.

I mixed metallic sequins and star iridescent glitter confetti to accent the adorable tea kettle and cups.
Of course, it sparkles much more in person.

Link Ups:

Craft Stamper May Challenge: Take A Stamp Anything Goes

Unity Friends With Flair

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Let's Get Sentimental

Supplies include: Unity Stamp Co A Little Party Itty Bitty stamps, metallic sequins, Lil' Inker Designs stitched oval dies, ivory lace, Paper Trey Ink clear cardstock. Also

Friday, May 1, 2015

Pretty Poppies in Bloom

Welcome Spring!!!

Here is a colorful poppy card with a simple "hi" sentiment.

I adore these great big poppy flowers.
One of the flowers pops up a bit.
I really like the colors together in pink, turquoise, black, white and silver.

This card was designed with inspiration from a couple of challenges and the colors in my cosmetic bag by Lancome Paris.

Link Ups:

Unity Stamp Co. {be inspired} Sketch Challenge 27 and Friends With Flair

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - May Flowers (Because April showers have brought pretty flowers to my garden.)

Supplies include:
Unity Stamp Co. Donna Downey Donna Poppies, My Creative Time dies, pink vellum, rhinestones, glitter cardstock and cording.