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,
-june

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

Thanks for stopping by,
-june

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,
-june

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
sequins


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,
-june

Monday, March 13, 2017

Bird House

Hello and Welcome!

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:
Thanks for stopping by,
-june

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,
-june

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Fun Ride Card



Hello and Welcome!

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:

-june

Friday, March 10, 2017

Building A Team Page

Hello and welcome!

These tic/tac/toe challenges are so fun. They allow me the freedom to create any way I want and push me to up my game by including elements I might not have otherwise. Plus I use up more stuff from the stash - win-win! For this month's challenge, I used the center column: Striped paper, Gold & a Flair.


I recently purchased Carta Bella's Space Academy collection and it goes perfect with the many photos of my son & his robotics team. (Last night the team won regionals, and will be going to the World competition, so you may be seeing a few more pages with the robotics theme! Go Talon!)


Designer Tip: To highlight my son in this group, I added a speech bubble by him.

The journaling spaceship was handcut from DCWV metallic papers.



 This page was also inspired by the Colorful Creations color combination and is entered in their March challenge (http://anothercolorfulcreation.blogspot.com/2017/03/march-1st-challenge-color-combo-wtwist.html) - I used ink to edge my papers and to write the journaling.

Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you create with this challenge!
-june

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Playing with Powder Puff Chalking Inks

Hello and welcome.

We have friends getting married, so it is time for a little romance. Quick Quotes new line, Windsong has just the right tones. Check it out:



Continuing my love affair with Powder Puff Chalking Inks, I brought out the warm colors of Fuchsia, Rose Petal, Orange Slice, Buttercup, Sunset and Leaf Green.

 


Stamping watercolor paper with Versamark and Winnie & Walter's Rose Garden stamp, I heat embossed the design with Ranger's Princess Gold embossing powder. Then, I smeared all the Powder Puff Inks on an acrylic block and with a little water on a brush, I dipped it into the inks and started painting the flowers.


Designer tip: Add several layers of  layers of ink on top of each other, letting each layer dry in between. This will intensify your colors and add depth.


The pretty frame was cut from Quick Quotes Windsong WS100 with a frame die, then matted on Windsong WS101. All the paper edges were chalked with Peach Tree and Rose Petal Powder Puff Inks. The banner sentiment was fussy cut from Quick Quotes Adventure Awaits Strip AD600 and popped up with 3L Foam Squares. To finish off this card, I added a fun metal brad, puffy heart sticker, cheese cloth, Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins and Verve Stamp's leaf diecuts.

 


Quick Quotes Products:
Windsong Paper Pack *New!*
Adventure Awaits Strip *New!* - forthcoming
Powder Puff Chalking Inks: Fuchsia, Orange Slice, Buttercup, Sunset, Leaf Green, Peach Tree and Rose Petal (new 2017)


Other Products:
 stamp: Winnie & Walter Bed Of Roses
 diecuts: Cheerylyn (frame), Verve Stamps (leaves)
 embossing powder: Ranger's Princess Gold
 cheesecloth
 Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins

 This card is entered in:
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Make Your Own Background (http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8398)

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: For A Special Lady (http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8398)

Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Monday, March 6, 2017

Thanks Card

Hello and welcome!

Winnie & Walter is having a  3rd Birthday Bash with all kind of inspirational fun over at their blog (see link below). My goal was to get cards into all ten of their creative challenges and with this card I did  it!!! Check it out:


 For this card I used Winnie & Walter's Leaf Effects Creative Screen and blended Quick Quotes Leaf Green & Limade inks. The pretty flower design is Winnie & Walter's Bed Of Roses stamp which was heat embossed with white embossing powder, then blended with Quick Quotes Fuchsia, Lipstick, Buttercup & Orange Slice inks. The scalloped black frame was made with W&W's Noelle Cutaway. The cute bird is a stamp from W&W's So Tweet colored with Zig Clean Color markers. The "thanks" is also a W&W cutaway.

This card is entered in:

 
-june

Springy Spring Card

Hello and welcome!

Winnie & Walter is having a fabulous 3rd Birthday Bash with lots of fun and inspiration over at their site (check it out with the link below). Here is another entry for their creative challenges:

This card was created with Winnie & Walter's Bed Of Roses stamp which is heat embossed with white embossing powder and colored with Zig Clean Color markers. The sentiment is Winnie & Walter's The Big, the Bold and Seasons Cutaway.


I decided to run with the spring and "off the page" themes and added these springy flowers.

This card is entered in:

-june

Welcome Spring Card

Hello and welcome!

I love to do ink smooching! Here I layered Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feather Distress Inks for one of the many fun challenges over at Winnie & Walter's 3rd Birthday Bash celebration. There is all kinds of creativity, inspiration and prizes over at Winnie & Walter this month. (see the links below).



For this card I used Winnie & Walter's In Bloom: Anna's Flora stamp set for the sunflower which is colored with Zig Clean Color markers. I also used Winnie & Walter's The Big, The Bold, and The Seasons stamp set for the sentiment, which is heat embossed.

The leaves of the fussy cut sunflower are "off the page," and I also added springs.

This card is entered in:
  • Winnie & Walter's 3rd Birthday Bash
 

-june

So Tweet Card #2

Hello and welcome!

Winnie and Walter is celebrating their 3rd Birthday Bash with ten challenges and lots of other inspirational fun! I love their products, so this is going to be so fun. Here is one of my entries for their creative challenges:



I used Winnie & Walter's So Tweet stamp set and Noelle Cutaways. This card is based on a sketch by My Favorite Things.


This card is entered in:

               MFT Sketch Challenge 322 #mftstamps
Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Wishes Card

Hello and welcome!

I am loving this new stamp call Bed of Roses by Winnie & Walter. It can be used both in the foreground or background. Today I wanted to show it off with beautiful Zig Clear Colors and Princess Gold embossing powder (Ranger). What do you think?


The pink scalloped background was diecut with Winnie & Walter's Noelle Cutaways and the sentiment was diecut from Winnie & Walter's The Big, The Bold and The Party Cutaway.  I layered all of this on DCWV gold embossed vellum. To finish off this card I added 3 pink sequins and a ribbon bow.

This card is entered in:

 

Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Saturday, March 4, 2017

So Tweet Card

Hello and Welcome!

I recently got Winnie & Walter's So Tweet stamp set and just had to use those adorable chicks. What do you think?

 

I blended Quick Quote's Powder Puff Chalking Inks in Green Leaf, Sunset and Buttercup for the background. These inks go on so smoothly and effortlessly. Then, using Zig Clean Color markers, I colored and fussy cut the Winnie & Walter trio of chicks. To finish off this card, I added sequins.

This card is entered in:
  • Winnie & Walter's 3rd Birthday Bash
 
  • The "Based On A Book" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp (from Three Little Birds by Cedella Marley)

Thanks for stopping by,
-june