Monday, September 29, 2014

It's that time of the year....

......Christmas is only 2.5 months away and I have gotten an early start on my end-of-year Thank You/Christmas cards. I never do them this early, trust me, this can't be real. I made a few variations of each of these stamps.  Coloring was done with my copic markers:

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Both bird stamps are from Stampendous.  For the first one, I kept it very simple with the focus only on the image.

For the second one, pretty straightforward as well but with a dash of patterned paper and very limited embellishments.  I had previously used a stencil as a background for this card, but it didn't turn out the way I wanted, so I scrapped that idea!!
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Keeping it short and simple today. Got to run. Have a great day everyone!

Supplies:
Stamps: Stampendous (nestled birds).
Sentiment stamps: Hero Arts. Mama Elephant.
Rectangle stitched die frames: Lawn Fawn.
Clear gems.
Cardstock: Neenah.
Patterened Paper: Studio Calico.
Markers: Copic Markers.
Die cutting Tool: Cuttlebug/Provo Craft.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Black.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Wonderful in every way...

This card will be going to a very special person in my life. And, appropriately so, this person is truly 'wonderful in every way'. I am lucky to be surrounded by such caring people in this world! I mixed a bunch of my favorite products onto this card including a die from MFT, a Lawn Fawn rectangle die, and a sentiment from Mama Elephant:

wonderful in every way

I did a lot of die cutting, and coloring with my copic markers, and laying out the pieces of the flowers after I was finished cutting them out.  I also overloaded the card with lots of glossy accents....one of my favorite things to do:


Added a touch of patterned paper on the layering of the card base and added my pearls and some more pinches of glossy accents to complete the card.

Hope your Monday got off to a good start!

Supplies:
Flower and leaf/stem dies: MFT/Die-namics/Lily.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Patterned Paper: Webster's Pages.
Stitched rectangular dies: Lawn Fawn.
Sentiment stamp: Mama Elephant/Everyday Greetings.
Markers: Copics.
Glossy Accents.
Die cutting tool: Cuttlebug/Provo Craft.
Pearls: Queen & Co.
Black Ink: Versafine Onyx Black.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thinking of You Lovely

Hello, my friends! I'm back with a little card today.  It looks like I was on a hiatus from crafting for a bit.  I needed to prioritize some personal things in my life.......and I have certainly missed card making terribly! But I was happy to sit down in the earlier part of my morning and pull out some soft, pastel colors to work with:
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The colors remind me that summer is not quite over yet! I am still enjoying the sunshine that we have over here! I'm so NOT a 'winter' person and hope this weather lasts for awhile! You'll see me cringing when the cold weather hits! ;) Enjoy the card and have a beautiful week. Hope the card brings you some calm and peacefulness to your day!

Supplies:
Sentiment stamps: Mama Elephant.
Patterned Papers: Webster's Pages and American Crafts/Crate Paper.
Flowers: Recollections.
Pearls: Queen & Company.
Floral border punch: Martha Stewart.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
White Doily.
Silhouette stamp: 7 Gypsies.
Butterflies Wooden: Recollections.
Green ink: Memento.
Black Ink: Versafine Onyx Black.
Brown tags: SEI.
'Lovely' Journaling tag: SEI.