Sunday, March 26, 2017

Welcome Spring Card With MarkerPOP!

Hello and welcome!

 I am so excited to share with you that MarkerPOP asked me to be their Guest Designer today! MarkerPOP's blog is always filled with so many wonderful ideas and techniques with a very talented Design Team. So it is a real honor to chosen to work with them. The MarkerPOP shop is also loaded with all the popular products many of them at discount prices. You can check them out here.

Here is my Guest Designer card that was inspired by MarkerPOP's challenge #117:

Most of the products I used for this fun springy card can be found in the MarkerPOP store. The cute bird (colored with Zig Clean Color markers and Wink Of Stella glitter), branch and "welcome" are from Winnie & Walter's So Tweet stamp set. The "spring" is a Winnie & Walter's diecut (The Big, the Bold, and the Seasons). The sequins are Pretty Pink Posh clear 3mm & 6mm. The stitched circle is the Die-namics Starry Circle (I love the outside stitching detail).

Take a moment to check out my card and the fun new challenge over at MarkerPOP. Who knows you might even win a prize! (and their "mystery boxes" are filled with LOTS of fabulous goodies).

This page is entered in:
  • The "Layer It Up" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp
Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Girl Talk Card

Hello and Welcome!

I have a wonderful girlfriend who is a big fan of my work. So I wanted to make her a fun card and meet for coffee soon to hear about her recent trip. This is the card:

I love working on dark cardstock and trying different coloring techniques. Today I used Papertrey Inks' Flower Fusion & Heart-2-Heart stamps with Versamark ink and Zing & Ranger embossing powders. I love how all the colors POP!

This card was inspired by the following challenges:
               Spring Hop 2017

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Friday, March 24, 2017

A Night To Remember

Hello and Welcome!

Wanting to expose our trumpet-playing son to a great concert featuring his instrument, we got tickets to the Herb Alpert performance. (You may remember Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass from the 1960s.) This concert was AMAZING and I can't encourage you enough to goggle "Herb Alpert" to learn more about this fascinating, talented man. Anyway, here is a layout from that magical night:

This page is based on a sketch at Scrap Our Stash were I am being featured today. You can check out their fun challenge and maybe win a prize here. I was excited to use this large record paper (which has been in my stash forever) and the new Authentique musical patten papers. I also broke out my Memory Box musical notes and Ellentina trumpet diecuts. To tie the page together, Heidi Swapp's tinsel Color Shine was splattered around the page.

This page is entered in:
  • The "Layer It Up" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, March 17, 2017

Whimsical Windsong

Top O' the morning to you and wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

After being cooped up in the house for far too long, we decided it was time to get outside, explore and have some fun as a family. So it was off to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum! This is a photo of our favorite place there:

This fun place deserved fun paper and I was so excited to get my hands on Quick Quotes' Windsong WS104 as it was just begging to be colored. And what better way to color it than with Powder Puff Chalking Inks. Using Fantastix coloring tools, you can use turn your ink pads into markers! Just touch these sticks into your ink and color away. I used Buttercup, Terra Cotta, Sunset, Fuchsia, Seafoam & Rose Petal inks to add touches of color around the page and customize it.

So many Quick Quotes paper collections work together - I love that! The photo is layered with Windsong WS101 and both sides of Chiffon 101. For the title and journaling block, I used Sheer Joy Strip SJ600. All of the papers were edged with Seafoam and Latte Powder Puff Chalking Inks. For embellishing details, I added Quick Quotes Unique Rustic Patina Metal Embellishment flowers. These metal flowers were perfect for a page about a metal sculpture. I added Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins for a magical sparkle, and Liquid Pearls for depth and color.

Quick Quotes Products:
Windsong Paper Pack *New*
Chiffon 101
Sheer Joy Strip
Metal Embellishment flowers
Powder Puff Chalking Inks: Buttercup, Fuchsia, Sunset, Seafoam & Latte
2017 PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Rose Petal & Terra Cotta *New*

Other Products:
Liquid Pearls
Martha Stewart dragonfly & boarder punches
mesh tape

This layout is also entered in:
  • The "Bit O' Green" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by today and check out all the fun new products at the Quick Quotes Online Store,

Monday, March 13, 2017

Bird House

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Papertrey Ink has this fun challenge today of making a cute 3D bird house. Nichole Heady came up with a template you can print at home (see link below). Here is my creation:

The handmade flowers are Papertrey's Delightful Dahlias stamp which I stamped on pattern paper, fussy cut, layered and added black enamel paint. The adorable bird is Winnie & Walter's So Tweet stamp, which was colored with Zig Clean Color markers & fussy cut. (W& W just started a fun new color challenge today, you can find the link below.) I also stenciled the woodgrain background, as the original house was white. A Taylored Expressions embossing folder was used to add texture to the roof.

Entered in:
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Hello Spring Card

Hello and Welcome!

And Happy Spring! Ok, it's snowing here, but it's spring in my craft room. I love that about crafting, the outside world can be all crazy and cold, and you can be celebrating or creating whatever you want. It's magical. Speaking of magical, I made this super fun St. Patrick's Day card featuring one of my favorite stamps by Paper Smooches - Jerome the Gnome! Today he is pretending to be a Leprechaun.

I colored Paper Smooches Jerome with Zig Clean Color markers, then fussy cut. The "Hello" sentiment is a diecut by Ellen Hutson and layered with DCWV gold glitter paper along with Amy Tan's pattern paper. The grass is a diecut by Your Next Stamp and decorated with Ranger's liquid enamels.

This card is entered in:

Happy St. Patrick's Day,

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Fun Ride Card

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Loving Ferris wheels, I couldn't resist getting this wonderful stamp from Altenew. I got this stamp to use on scrapbook pages, but it makes a fabulous card too:

I wanted to show the movement and excitement of riding a Ferris wheel, so colorful paint strokes and swirling sequins were used. The glittery frame was added to give the feel of the mid-way. The three layered diecut sentiment coated in Glossy Accents just fits with the fun. Lastly, I added a gold brad in the center of the Ferris wheel to draw the eye and ground the stamp.

This card was inspired by the fun, colorful challenge going on this month at Altenew:

This card is entered in: