'Bossin' 101

Happy last day of May everyone!

Today over on the myStamp BOX blog, the mSB Team has gone embossin' WiLd!   For my creation today I chose to use the mSB "Abundant Blooms", "Funky Circles" and "Repeat After Me" stamp sets...

 Here is my creation...

Circles and Blooms

supplies:  stamps, myStamp BOX;  inks, Ranger, Stampin' Up!, Memento;  flowers, Petaloo;  clear embossing powder, Stampendous!;  washi tape, Bella Blvd.;  pearls, Kaisercraft;  cardstock, Flourishes, Bazzill;  edge punch, Fiskars;  other, large orange brad.

Here's a close up my card front...
Here are the steps to create my image:
  1. Stamp circles using orange and pink inks.
  2. Stamp flowers using Versamark ink. Cover with clear embossing powder & heat emboss.
  3. Blend different ink colours to reveal the embossed flower images.
  4. Decorate with washi tape and stamp with stitches image.
  5. Add pearls and flowers.
Voila!  It's a simple as that! Let's see you try it!

Come on out and check out what my fellow mSB team members have created using embossing... HERE!


Bring Back Beautiful: Zinnia Thanks!

Hello everyone!  Happy Wednesday!

Today I wanted to share the card I created for the Flourishes "Bring Back Beautiful" challenge.  May's BBB challenge was to create using a Mother Nature inspired creation... flowers or fruit!

This week I decided to incorporate Jen's newest sketch from the Deconstructed Sketch: Sketch #53.

Here is my card creation for both challenges...

Zinnia Thanks
I created an easel style card.  You can see a tutorial on how to make this kind of card at Splitcoaststampers, here

stamps: Flourishes
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
patterned papers:  Teresa Collins
inks: Stampin' Up!, Memento, Copic
accessories:  gems, Queen & Co.;  edge punches, Fiskars; other, thread.

Tail-Waggin' Terrific!

TSG Challenges

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I'm sharing a card for the There She Goes challenge for this week.  This week's challenge is a sweet sketch!

~ click the sketch to see the challenge! ~

Here is my card creation for this week's challenge...

Tail-Waggin' Terrific Day

supplies:  stamps, Inky Antics, myStamp BOX;  patterned papers, Simple Stories;   inks, Memento, Copics, Ranger;  die cut shapes, Spellbinders;  cardstock, Bazzill, Papertrey Ink;  other, Glossy Accents, thread, ribbons.

I sadly don't have any There She Goes stamps... yet!... so I used some Inky Antics critters instead.  I used multiple image layers to create a more 3D doggy effect :)

Here is the inside of my card...

Thanks for checking out my card creation today!  Have a great Sunday!


White Stuff Anyone?

I was in the mood to create something Christmas-ey... I know!  It's May but you have understand that we sometimes get snow every month of the year here some years.  We actually had snow 2 days ago!!!

So I thought I'd play along with the gang over at the weekly Christmas Card Challenges blog.  This week's challenge is a sketch... my FAV!

Here's a close up of this week's sketch for you...

And here is my creation using the sketch:


Supplies:  stamps, myStamp BOX, Papertrey Ink;  inks, Ranger, Versamark;  embossing powder, Stampendous!, Hero Arts;  gems, Kaisercraft;  brad, My Mind's Eye;  patterned paper, BasicGrey;  die cut shapes, Spellbinders;  cardstock, Flourishes;  other, ribbon.

Here is a close up of my focal image...

I  created it by die cutting a circle out of white cardstock using my Spellbinder's Classic Circles.  I then stamped my script background and my snowflakes (and faux stitching - "Repeat After Me") from the myStamp BOX "Let It Snow!" stamp set using Versamark ink.  I heat embossed the flakes with a Kaleidoscope powder and then inked up the background to make the flakes POP!

Thanks for checking out my card creation!  Photobucket

Bring on the Cherry Mojo!

The other day I picked up a package of the BasicGrey "Konnichiwa" collection and knew that I had to find something fun to use it on right away.  So when I saw this week's Mojo Monday - Sketch 242 I knew it would be perfect!

Here is the card I created using the Mojo Monday sketch...

Miss You
supplies:  stamps, myStamp BOX;  patterned papers, BasicGrey;  inks, Tsukineko, Ranger, Stampin' Up!, Copic;  pearls, Kaisercraft;  cardstock, Papertrey Ink, Bazzill;  corner rounder, EK Success;  edge punch, Fiskars;  other, thread, Stickles, pen.

Here is a close up of the stamped image I used.  It's the large cherry blossom image from the myStamp BOX set, "Cherry Blossoms".  My sentiment is from the "Small Greetings" myStamp BOX stamp set.  I used the Kaleidacolor Raised Rainbow Dye Inkpad by Tsukineko called "Desert Heat" to get the shades of reds to oranges for my cherry blossom image.  Super cool ink!

Thanks for checking out my card creation!Photobucket

Timeless Tuesday: Floral Delights!

This week's challenge for the Flourishes "Timeless Tuesday" was to use flowers!  Perfect for a Spring type card.

For my card I decided to create a gate fold card using the Flourishes "Magnolias" stamp set since I hadn't used this stamp set yet.

supplies:  stamps, Flourishes;  cream cardstock, Flourishes;  die cut shapes, Spellbinders;  patterned papers, Cosmo Cricket, BasicGrey;  inks, Ranger, Memento, Copic;  ribbon, Celebrate It! by Micheal's;  other, thread.

Here are a few close ups of the card opened up...

Come out and play along this week!  It's an easy challenge!

Sketch Time!

Come on out and check out what I did with this sketch using so fabulous myStamp BOX stamps!  You won't want to miss it! Check it out HERE!


Stamps & Scraps: Gettin' Krafty!

Come on out to the Flourishes blog today to check out my tutorial on how to make your own patterned paper!  Trust me... you won't want to miss this one!

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