Home Sweet Home!

My friend has finished remodeling a new house and I wanted to create something special for her new place.  I created a mixed media board using patterned paper,  paper embellishments, stencils, embossing paste, background paper.  The final touches were adding a word banner and a welcome home heart.  I think she will like it.

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Gingham Heart!

I love this stamp from Memory Box one of my favorites.  I embossed the heart using white embossing powder, added a die cut accent and a glittery heart.  Gray accent paper finishes the card layout.  Part of my Valentine collection of cards.   Love it!

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Hugs and Kisses!

When I checked in to the Monday Challenge for Simon Says Stamp I was happy as the feature was Valentine’s Day and the color red.  Here are some of my creations. I made a simple shaker card CASEd from a Pinterest post.  I bag in a box for a craft class I am teaching at Scrapbook Cove this weekend and one of my favorites- a Memory Box gingham embossed heart with an accent vine.  One more final element are glittery hearts!  I guess I had a red and gray color scheme happening.

Best Friends!

My daughter has two Boston Terriers and one is brown and white and the other is black and white.  I made this Valentine’s Day card to send to her to share with the pups.  I used a Simon Says Stamp set that I used on another project and was able to repurpose it for this card, too.  I added the bow tie and the scarf.  I cut out a frame, added a word tag,  twine and a sparkly heart to complete the layout. I think the pups and my daughter will like it!  I know that I do.


Shabby Chic Flowers

A cute plain photo holder embellished with mixed media accents for the always playing with paper #57 challenge. I used  specialty tissue paper, distress inks, stencils, embossing paste and fabric flowers.  Looks so much better than the plain $1.00 original. 


Orange Poppies

I made this card for the #alwaysplayingwithpaperchallenge #156.  The color challenge was to use white, teal, orange and navy colors.  I used a Penny Black cling stamp and colored the poppies  using Copic markers.  A circle die cut and scallop die cut were used.  Accent orange, teal, navy blue papers were used.  I added a twine accent bundle and a word sentiment.  Love the bright color combo.   I have a special friend who will enjoy this card.


Sky’s the Limit One Layer Card

Another challenge is for the one layer simplicity challenge “Sky’s The Limit” .  I used the Lawn Fawn stamp set using the paper airplane. I stamped the paper airplane and the dotted action stamp in archival black ink.  I use a light wash of distress ink to paint the paper airplane.  I added the word sentiment at the bottom and a tiny inked heart. Flying by to say hi!  #OLS22 challenge

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Sparkle and Shine Winter Wishes

I like incorporating leaves and trees in my stamping projects.   I used Paper Smooches tree and snowflakes and tiny bird set.  I blended the background with distress inks, added snowflakes and word accents.  The little red bird has glossy accents and glitter glue to the branches and torn paper “snow”.  A few dot stencil accents and a word sentiment  and using  a muslin gathered fabric accent are added interest. This card is  for the sparkleandshinecardchallengeblogspot.com


Thank You Card!

This card was designed using the color challenge for My Favorite Things weekly challenge.  I used shades of blue and greens from Ranger Inks to paint the background.  I added inked stencil to the paper for added interest.  I cute the paper using MFT stitched die cut. Then I die cut the thank you three times which is also from MFT.  I glued all of the pieces together for a raised look and attached it to a banner die cut. I used another small dot stencil for inked accents. The final steps were to assemble all of the pieces and add glossy accents to the thank you die cut.  Three small sequins were added for accents.


Happy B Day Cards!

I had a few January B day cards to create and I used the #heroarts die cut and words set.  I die cut the happy from card stock or from watercolor paper and recut and stacked them together for a raised word.  Sometimes I used glossy accents or just glitter glue to add the final touch.  I used distress inks for the watercolored background for an overall painted background or masked off a section.  I even die cut some hearts for one of the layouts.  A final touch of sequins, glitter glue and a twine accent and ready for the mail.

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