Showing posts with label Paper Smooches. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paper Smooches. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Raccoon on a Log

I made another card for the February CAS Mix Up Challenge
For this card I used stamps, corrugated paper, stenciling and a die cut.
I just got this cute Little Bits Raccoon die from Taylored Expressions and thought it would make a great masculine Valentine for my husband, Kent.
I stood him on a corrugated 'log' under the tree I made with Wendy Vecchi's Layered Tree Stencil and WV Archival Inks.  I made the log using the Key Tag punch from SU.  I cut the tag in half to give it a flat top.  I used a piece of corrugated paper that I've had in my stash for years and never opened!
I added a rhinestone heart to the racoon and stamped my sentiment from Love Struck by Paper Smooches over the tree.  
This little guy just cracks me up!  I layered him on the log with foam dots.  I sponged around the edges of the raccoon and of the log with Ranger Distress Ground Espresso Ink.
I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
House of Cards - Love Theme
my card is Clean and Layered
Inspired by leaves and hearts in the photo

Stamps:  Love Struck - Paper Smooches
Paper:  white, Fine Linen, Soft Stone, True Black - PTI, Basic Grey and Sahara Sand - SU, Corrugated Paper.
Ink:  True Black - PTI,  Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch and Leaf Green, Ranger Distress Ground Espresso.
Accessories: Key Tag Punch - SU, Tombow Glue, Layered Tree Stencil - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous, foam dots, rhinestone heart - Michaels.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January Mixed Media Card Challenge - Theme: New

To see my Fusion Challenge post - please scroll down or click here.

Welcome to a 2015!  And the first Mixed Media Card Challenge of  the new year!  Here is the challenge for January.
And here is my interpretation of the challenge.  I even got some tissue in there -  can you spot it??!
I used my new Brusho Crystal Colors for the 'fireworks' background.  They are colored crystals and there are many ways to use them -  I sprinkled Ultra Marine, Yellow, Brilliant Red and Emerald Green onto my white card stock and then spritzed them with water and dried it with my heat tool - and POOF! they became fireworks!  Here's the first close up of the tissue - as a flag on the top of a building.  I describe it more below.
Then I sponged around all the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink to cover up all the white - and then masked off the center part and spritzed water over the black ink to create water spots.  I didn't want to get any more water on the Brusho colors as it would  water them down and blend all the colors together.  The more water you use on them - the more they blend.
I embossed the City Scape die cut with Frantage Aged Silver Embossing powder and layered them onto the card with foam tape.   And here is where I used the tissue paper -  I made tiny flags by die cutting some folded white tissue paper with the Fringe Border die from Memory Box.  Then I shook the same colors of Brusho Crystals I used on the card, over the fringe, spritzed with water just once, dried it with my heat tool and cut two small pieces off (with 3 'fringe' each)  I glued these little pieces onto the tops of two of the buildings as flags blowing in the wind.  I adhered 2 crystal rhinestones on the edge of each flag.
I used Idea-ology Label Letters for the sentiment.
I will use this either for a New Year's card - or a Birthday Card.

You have until 1/25 to link up your Mixed Media Card -  you will find all the details, some wonderful inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and the link over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog.  I can't wait to see what you create for the theme NEW - Optional Element: Tissue!
Mixed Media defined as using texture, dimension and techniques.

and to Darnell's NBUS challenge -  I've had the cityscape die for a year or so and this is the first time I've used it! (and it's just the 2nd time I've used the Brusho Crystals!)

Paper:  White, True Black - PTI, white tissue paper from stash
Ini:  Ranger Distress Black Soot, Versamark
Accessories:  Brusho Crystal Colors - Ultra Marine, Yellow, Brilliant Red, Emerald Green; Dies - City Scape - Paper Smooches, Fringe Border - Memory Box, Mini Mister - Ranger, Label Letters- Ideaology, Frantage Aged Silver Embossing Powder - Stampendous.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Watercolor and Carnival Birthdays

Finally had some free time to do some stamping just for fun!  I have a pile of this weeks' challenges printed out on my work table and I got a couple covered with these cards!

I did a little water coloring on this card. For the background, I colored on my acrylic block with Ranger Distress Markers, spritzed the block with water and then stamped it on the card stock.  I die cut the piece with my new Love Note die from Reverse Confetti.  I inked the Funky Flower stamps with the same Ranger Distress Markers I used for the background - spritzed the stamps with water and stamped them over the background.  I added enamel dots to the centers and stamped the sentiment from Birthday Buddies by Paper Smooches in black.
My colors were chosen for the Colour Q challenge
 and I water colored for Virginia's View Challenge
And the Paper Smooches challenge - Anything Goes
My 2nd card is a clean and simple birthday card using the Circus Spectacular stamp set from MFT, a chevron embossing folder and stitched mat circle die.
  I used a circus theme for the Cas-ology Cue Card - Carnival
My son, Josh,  and his partner, April are coming to dinner Saturday night and after church on Sunday two friends and I are having a St. Patrick's Day sale and then a card stamping workshop at church - so I've got a busy weekend!   
I'll be back on Monday at 7 pm EST - at the Waltzingmouse Pajama Party - and on Tuesday - I'll be posting a new spring template from Creations by AR - hope to see you then!

Watercolor Birthday
Stamps:  Funky Flowers - Waltzingmouse, Birthday Buddies - Paper Smooches
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers -  Pumice Stone, Pine Needles, Peeled Paint, foam dots, Love Note die - Reverse Confetti, enamel dots - My Minds Eye

Circus Birthday
Stamps:  Circus Spectacular - MFT
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black and Sienna
Accessories:  Charles Embossing Folder - Provo Craft, stitched Mat Circle die - Lil' Inker Designs, foam tape.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Perfect Sketch

I don't know what it was about this sketch -  but it quite tickled my creative fancy and I made 5 cards using different colors and washi tapes and sentiments!  

My friends Elizabeth, Jeannine and I are running a card stamping workshop at our church on Sunday.  Everyone gets to make 3 cards for $10.00.    We each design one of the cards.  Since it's a February workshop - we planned to make Valentines - so I created this one - using patterned paper and two washi tapes.  Stamps and arrow die are from Love Struck from Paper Smooches.
But some of the people signed up said they won't need 3 Valentines - so we will each offer birthday alternatives. This happy birthday sentiment is from Cornish Heritage Farms (retired).  I stamped it on a sentiment strip die from MFT.
See how different a design looks by just changing the colors?  More masculine above - more feminine below!
Then - a woman at church asked me if I could make her 2 thank you cards that would say Happy Valentine's Day inside.    I designed this one for the man she wants to send one to.  She wanted it masculine and not lovey dovey.  I used 3 washi tapes, a Stitched Mat Rectangle from Lil' Inker Designs and sentiment from Fancy Phrases by Waltzingmouse.
and I designed this one for the woman she wants to send one to - stamp from Paper Smooches Love Struck.
And now I'm sure you are wondering where I found this great sketch that inspired me so much!  I found it at Stamplorations Challenge #5
 
I'm also entering the Heart Felt Gratitude card in the Addicted to CAS Code word Love challenge

I'm entering the Love Struck card in the Paper Smooches Anything Goes challenge

We're in for another snow storm here in Massachusetts today -  6"-10" possible - I'll be shoveling and snow blowing when I get home from work for sure!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Love Struck

We had our Valentine Sale at church this past Sunday -  a great success - we sold $140.00 worth of cards, treat boxes and Valentine chocolate lollipops!   Elizabeth, Jeannine and I were quite pleased.  I'm taking a few of the left overs to work to try and sell to co-workers this week (!)

But I'm still making Valentines -  because I just got some new goodies in the mail.  Today I'm using my new Paper Smooches stamp and die set -  Love Struck.
 I die cut the circles with my new Stitched Mats Circles from Lil' Inker Designs.  I die cut the red circle with the Snowfall die from Memory Box to look like places the arrows hit and missed!  I only thought of it when I was looking for a red scrap big enough to cut the circle and I found this piece that I had cut the Snowfall on but hadn't used -  and I thought "A ha"! that would look like a target full of holes from the arrows! - so there you go - that's how creativity strikes!

I made it a round card for the CAS on Sunday challenge
I used red and teal for the Dynamic Duos challenge
I loosely used the Just Us Girls Sketch

Stamps:  Love Struck - Paper Smooches
Paper:  white, pure poppy - PTI, Pacific Point - SU
Ink:  Ranger Distress Festive Berries, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  foam dots, Snowfall die - Memory Box, Stitched Mats Circles - Lil'Inker Designs, 1 1/4" circle punch - Ek Success, Arrow dies Love Struck Icons - Paper Smooches, Corner Rounder - Zutter


Friday, May 24, 2013

Happy Red White and Blue

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all my blogging friends in the US -  I would like to take a moment to thank all the ladies and men who have or who are presently serving in the military services - my son, Josh, included who served in the US Army right out of High School.   He's been out for about 12 years now but  here he is when he was stationed in South Korea for a year right out of boot camp.


So - on to my card for today -  which I made for 3 challenges out here in blog land:
I used this weeks Cas(e) this Sketch.
The Free 4 All challenge on Split Coast was to 'Repeat' something on your card at least twice
Cas-ual Fridays challenge is to use Red, White and Blue (my circles and Birthday are blue ink in case you can't detect that in the pic!)

I stamped the line circles stamp, masked the top half and sponged the red on the bottom.

I took today off to get my car serviced and inspected, go to a doctor's appt, and plant flowers at my parents and grandparents graves for Memorial Day - so I have a 4 day weekend (although rain is predicted for all of it here in MA!!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps:  Happy and Birthday from Paper Smooches/Birthday Buddies, circle/line from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps/Woot Woot.
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Memento Nautical Blue and Lady Bug, Ranger Distress Barn Door.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Barkday Bookmark

I made a bookmark for Tammie's Who Let the Dogs Out HYCCT challenge on Split Coast - to use a dog image (cancer patients and their families often have a 'ruff' day)

This is also for the SCS Queen for the Day, who is Glowbug - I cased her In the Garden bookmark.  I used a different stamp on the bookmark, brown instead of blue, and I added the dog stamp and birthday sentiment.

The dog and sentiment are from Paper Smooches.  The bookmark stamp and die are from Our Daily Bread Designs.

And finally this is also for the Cas-ual Friday challenge - to use Kraft.

My picture shows two bookmarks - one slipped on a page and the other taken off the page so you can see the full size. I kept it all flat so it wouldn't be bulky when in use!

Stamps: Bookmark birds - Our Daily Bread Designs, Dog and Happy Bark Day from Birthday Buddies - Paper Smooches
Paper: Kraft - Gina K Designs
Ink: Archival Coffee
Accessories: Scor Tape, Copic - E37, Circle Punch - SU, Bookmark die - Our Daily Bread Designs

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Happy Bark-Day!

My fellow Waltzingmouse DT member - Carly -was the Featured Stamper over on Split Coast this week - whoo hoo!!!


She has the most wonderful CAS design cards in her beautiful gallery!  I finally settled on CASEing her Puppy Friend card.

I used a different puppy and made it a birthday card and I used red instead of blue as the highlight colorl.

My dotted background stamp is from Off Beat Backgrounds by Waltzingmouse and my puppy and sentiment are from Birthday Buddies by Paper Smooches

Thanks for stopping by today!!
Stamps: Dotted Background from Off Beat Background Set - Waltzingmouse, Dog and sentiment from Birthday Buddies - Paper Smooches

Paper: Kraft - Gina K Designs, white - PTI
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Desert Sand
Accessories: Ribbon -PTI, foam tape, Copics: E31, E34, E35, R05, R20

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy Bird-Day!

I was the host for the color challenge over on Split Coast this week - my color choices were Marina Mist, Certainly Celery and Baja Breeze - I didn't have all of the SU colors - so I used some Bazzill papers - two shades of blue and a green and a pretty Cosmo Cricket patterned paper called Social Club.

My dessert option this week was to have a bird on your creation.  I used my Tim Holtz Alteration bird cage and bird die and a banner die from Taylored Expressions for the sentiment.

I used this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges sketch for my card design and my fun sentiment is from PaperSmooches - Birthday Buddies set.

Hope you can stop by tomorrow -  for the 1st four days of April - the Waltzingmouse Design Team is having the April Stamp of Approval Parade (SOAP!) of the March WMS Release - come join the fun!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Birthday Buddies
Paper: White - PTI, blue & green Bazzill, DP Cosmo Cricket Social Club Mini Deck
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: zutter corner rounder, Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Caged Bird, Banner Die - Taylored Expressions, foam tape, Rhinestones - Kaiser, Timy Gems - Taylored Expressions