Sunday, December 11, 2016

FBW is Coming Back!


I am so excited that Danni is bringing back her Flutter By Wednesday challenges!  In the past I have participated in many of the weekly challenges using butterfly stamps, butterfly punches, butterfly dies, butterfly papers, and butterfly embellishments.  Danni has put out a call for new design team members so I made this card as my entry.  



The sketch is from this week's Freshly Made Sketches 266 and the colors are from this inspiration piece I found on Pinterest.  I embossed the textured grey card stock with a butterfly folder then distressed it with sandpaper.  I die cut the butterflies from DP.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes - SU
Paper:  Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Going Grey, DP
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Accessories:  Butterfly Embossing Folder, Embosilit, Butterfly Die, Scallop Circle Punch, Stick on Gems, Fine Sanding Block


Saturday, December 10, 2016

A Cup of Winter Cheer




Brrrr!  In my part of the world winter is upon us.  Cold temperatures, getting dark before 5 pm, frost on my windshield all make me want to stay inside and hibernate until spring.  The things I like about winter are cooking meals in my crock pot, wearing fuzzy warm socks, and avoiding the cold by staying inside to play in my craft room.  On this cold and frosty day I made this card for the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop
Winter 2016 Blog Hop
The quarterly Coffee Lovers Bloghop represent two of my favorite things:  coffee and card making!  For this card I used the Coffee Helps stamp set from Verve.  I used one of the sentiments stamped in white pigment ink to make the background on Crumbcake paper.  The sentiment on the front was embossed with gold embossing powder then outlined with a sparkly gold gel pen.  Wink of Stella was used on both the cup and mug for shimmer, and I used Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the whipped cream.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Coffee Helps - Verve
Paper:  WW, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Ink:  WW Craft, Baked Brown Sugar, Versamark
Accessories:  Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Gel Pen, Heat Tool, Ribbon, Gem, Chameleon and Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Wink of Stella, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Verve Dies, Framelits



Monday, December 5, 2016

A Little Something for Baby Girl


As I am going through pictures of cards I made I found this one that hasn't been posted yet.  This is a card I made earlier this year for a baby shower.  This cute card was so quick and easy it is my on my need-to-make-a-card-fast list.  I used a coordinating die from the SU Something for Baby set and used the negative over DP.  I attached a Prima flower with a gold brad and the card was done and then mounted it on coordinating card stock and the card was done.

Recipe:
Stamps:  All Year Cheer II - SU
Paper: Blush Blossom, Crisp Cantaloupe, DP
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories:  Framelits, Prima Flower, Brad