Thursday, January 18, 2018

Colorful, Inky Thanks Card

Hello and Welcome to a new year of inspiration and fun!

At this time of the year I really need thank you notes, and the beautiful Quick Quotes Club Q kits this month are perfect for creating elegant cards and pages. Here is one of my cards:


I love the beautiful pattern papers and pretty snowflake embellishments of the January Club Q.

To add a pop of color, I started by blending a wintery mix of PowderPuff inks (Evergreen, Lipstick, Baja Blue, Plum, Aqua, Green Leaf) on white cardstock and die cutting letters from them. I also splattered the letters with white paint.

 

From the ribbon and snowflakes to the pattern papers, most of the items on this card came with the Club Q kit. I did add the metal snowflake brads, PowderPuff Chalking inks and die cut letters from my stash. The great thing about this design is that you can easily change the sentiment by die cutting "happy" or "congrats" to make cards for different occasions.

 

Quick Quotes Products:
January Club Q 
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Evergreen, Lipstick, Baja Blue, Plum, Aqua, Green Leaf 

Other:
Altenew's Inline Alpha Die
Mr. Huey White spray mist
metal snowflake brads
heart border punch

Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Adorable Penguin Pair

Hello and Welcome!

I just received some fun, new goodies from Papertrey Ink and had to take them out for a spin.


Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday video was just the push I needed to create this card. I used Versamark ink and a TCW snowflake stencil on dark blue cardstock, and heat embossed with Ranger's Snowflake Embossing Tinsel. It is hard to see in the photo, but the card is all glittery. The snowy panel was die cut with Simon Says Stamp's Stitched Rectangle.

The fun frame is Papertrey Inks Scene It-Celebration die and is popped up. The heat embossed penguins are from PI's Winter Penguin set and the sentiment is from PI's Delightful Dahlias. To finish off the card, I added red baker's twine with a pom-pom.

This card is entered in:


Thanks for stopping by and stay warm,
-june

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Watercolor Floral with Altenew

Hello and Welcome!

I wanted to play with my "new to me" Altenew Inline Alpha die set and create a pretty floral background using the beautiful color combination of Altenew's card challenge.


I started by blending ink on white cardstock and die cutting the letters. The "happy" letters were also die cut from black cardstock two times and adhered to add depth and shadow.


The beautiful flowers and leaves from Altenew's Wild Hibiscus were stamped on Bristol paper. With it being so dreary outside, it is such a joy to watercolor them with bright, cheerful hues.  To finish off the card, the sentiment was heat embossed and sparkly sequins were added.

 

This card is entered in:
              
Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Kitty Helper Layout

Hello and Welcome!

It is so fun reliving some of the great memories from Christmas. Here are some shots of our cat, Snazzy, "helping" me wrap gifts.


I used a variety of older Christmas papers and embellishments. The photos were printed using my Canon Selphy photo printer. This layout came together really fast using Brenda's and Rochelle's sketch and inspiration.

This layout is entered in:
                             

Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Starry Santa card

Hello and Welcome!

I love playing with all my fun Christmas products. So even though Christmas is over, I decided to keep making cards and get a jump start on next year! Here is a fun Santa card:


I love the My Favorite Things Starry Circle diecut, as it makes a great background. And this fun-loving Santa from MFT's Jingle All The Way stamp set is one of my favorites. I colored him with Zig watercolor markers. The sentiment is from MFT's Trim A Tree stamp set.

This card is entered in:
  • The "Star Power" Blueprints Challenge at MFT Card Challenges
  • The "Party!" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp
  • The "Party Time!" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Happy holidays,
-june

White Christmas card

Hello and Welcome!

We deliver homemade goodies with handmade cards to all our neighbors each Christmas Eve. Here is one of the cards I created to go with our treats.


I used CAS-ual Fri-die's nested Stars & Buble Clouds die cuts. The sentiment is from CAS-ual Friday's Pinecones stamp set and is embossed with WOW's silver embossing powder. A Sizzix snow embossing folder was used for the background. I love how pretty this card turned out and how fast it came together.

This card is entered in:
               
  • The "Star Power" Blueprints Challenge at MFT Card Challenges
  • The "Party!" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp
  • The "Party Time!" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp


Happy holidays,
-june

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Happy Holidays!

Hello, Welcome and Merry Christmas Eve! Thanks for stopping over to celebrate with me!

Our family's Christmas kick-off is our annual trip to the Albert and Santa show. We have been doing this for 14 years now - and it is just as magical!



Here are a few detailed shots of the page.









This page, made with Quick Quotes Serenade papers, is based on a sketch from Scrap Our Stash. I am up on their site today.



This layout follows their sketch pretty closely, except I replaced the background triangle with a circle to soften the lines. For their word challenge, I used:
P - poinsettia flowers
E - enamel element
A - accents in gold
C - chipboard title
E - ephemera


This layout is also entered in:
  • Challenge YOUrself #48 "Favorite Quote" - my favorite quote is "Have a holly jolly Christmas!"
              
  • The "Party!" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp
  • The "Party Time!" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp


Thanks for joining me for today and hope you have the happiest of holidays!
-june