Monday, July 17, 2017

Tropical Card Series - Hello Love

So this card was basically the inspiration for this Series.  I received this Watercolor Flamingo in the Simon Says Stamp card kit along with a set of water based crayola markers.  I had a great time water coloring her with those markers and my waterbrush.  I think she turned out amazing!   For a little extra something I added so m very small rhinestones to look like water bubbles and I went over the Hello Love in Glaze Pen.  

The Card Series is moving along at a pretty good clip now.  Only 2 more projects to go!  How exciting!  Thank you so much for hanging in there with me!  I can't wait to share the last project!  See you in a couple of days!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Tropical Card Series - Adventure Shaker Card

So today I have a fun shaker card.  It started with a bit of watercolor background I created using all of the various blues I had.  I thought it looked very oceany.  So I stamped a palm tree with a bit of island.  I water colored the tree with my new Daniel Smith watercolors.  There is a little shaker building pic on my Instagram.
For the frame I used some Spellbinders dies and acetate.  The frame was cut from white cardstock which I stamped with a Leaf from the same set as the Palm Tree, retired Stampin Up - Do the Hula.  The leaves are stamped with Distress Ink Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint.
I created a foam tape shaker box and added some Seashore Micro Beads and a few blue and green sequins.  I did get a bit carried away with the Seashore Beads.  Eeeep you can no longer see my little Island I painted a lovely sandy color.   Oh well it's still cute.  The word Adventure is cut from my newest super deal the Tim Holtz Adventure Thinlets.  I got these at Hobby Lobby last week for $7 that's almost 60% off YAY!!!  I love a bargain I end up using right away!   The blue twine or Caribbean is from the Twinery.  I ordered a bunch of solids with some friends awhile ago it's about time I used some.  The card base is a dark Kraft.

WOW this was a wordy post....  Sorry about that.  Thank you so much for coming by to visit.  I really appreciate it!  Hope your having a Wonderful Week!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tropical Card Series - Flamigos Birthday and Thank You

I had a short break over the Holiday week.   So I thought we would start this week with a very summery theme Tropical Cards.  I'm starting with a very quick and easy card using my Silhouette and some Greeting Dies from Tim Holtz and Sizzix. 
These cards came together quick after I found the correct paper for the Flamingos.  I ended up finding it in a new pad I bought from Michaels.  The greetings are cut with the Tim Holtz Dies out of Gold Mirror Card.  The black dots are from my scraps as is the green paper.
This is going to come to a big finish which I'm excited about!  Hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday last week and Summer is going well! Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Monday, June 26, 2017

America The Beautiful - Stars and Stripes Card Series

It's that time the last card in this series but not least at all.  The girl is a free digital stamp by Whimsie Doodles Stamps.  I love these stamps illustrated by Melyssa Connolly they are so adorable!   I love this little girl.  She is waiting for the 4th of July Parade don't you think.  I loved coloring her with Copic Markers and got on a bit of a coloring kick with the previous card in this series.  The Copic colors used are in the photo below.

For this card I have die cut the patterned paper (Pebbles Let Freedom Ring series) with the Lifestyle Crafts Banner die set.  The girl I fussy cut and positioned onto the John Adams paper so that I can have her holding one of the sparklers which I have Stickled.  I've just drawn a line with my Copic Multiliner and  a ruler.  The America the Beautiful banner is cut from the Samuel Adams paper and popped up on the card.  I've also added a bit of twine at the top.  I almost forgot the red stars are from the USA in the last card.

So now we've reached the end of this series.  The next series of cards will be Tropical Summer cards Fun Fun Fun I can't wait for you to see what all of the fun cards and a special surprise!  Can't wait Can't wait Can't wait......  Ok enough for now hope your having a Wonderful Start to your week.  Hugs! 

Friday, June 23, 2017

USA Bug - Stars and Stripes Card Series

Hello All! We're on to the 4th card in this series.  I couldn't resist this little guy and Copic Coloring him or her depending on how you see it.  Lately a little bit at a time I've been unmounting my favorite Stampin Up Stamps from the past.  This little guy is from the Love Bug set.  When I was painting the Aileen's Tack it Over & Over on this set I saw it and thought it would be perfect for the 4th of July.  Such cute little sections to color all different shades of Red & Blue leaving a bit of white. You can see the colors used below.


The bunting edge was cut with a Border from a Crafter's Companion Create a Card set.  It's done in 2 colors and the layered bug on top.  The entire piece is set on top of a blue piece of cardstock that was embossed with an Anna Griffin folder Striped Stars.  The USA comes from a set of Lifestyle Craft Patriotic Dies.

The entire card makes me a bit Happy, not that it's the best but it turned out the way I saw it in my head which is rare.  Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out this series of cards!  I can't thank you enough!  Hope you have a GREAT WEEKEND!  Hugs!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ahoy On Your Birthday - Stars and Stripes Card Series

We're more than half way done with this FUN card series.  Today I'm using Anna Griffin letterpress folders, dies and clear stamps to extend the nautical one more time!

I've inked up Anna's Anchor Letterpress plate with Archival Ink and run a piece of white cardstock through the Cuttlebug with to create the letterpress look.  For the anchor clear stamp I stamped it in Staz On on Strathmore Mixed Media cardstock which is the whitest paper I have that works with my Zig Clean Color Pens which is how I colored the anchor.  It is die cute with Labels 4 from Spellbinders.  The greeting OnYour Birthday are all Anna Griffin Dies as is the Striped Stars embossed strip under the anchor.
I really adore how this card turned out.  Thank you so much for stopping by today hope you are enjoying your June!  

Monday, June 19, 2017

You Brighten My Day - Stars and Stripes Card Series

Yay back on track.  The kids are finishing up the first semester of Summer School then going off to their respective jobs helping me out at work!  (DOUBLE Yay my office is going to get rid of most of the boxes while they are there!!!)  Our latest card series is underway and getting me excited for the upcoming 4th of July festivities!   I really wish we had a beach here but I will have to dream of lighthouses and beaches until I can get back to Florida.

Today's card will suffice as a manifestation of my dream.....  I love this little Lighthouse on the beach from Lawnfawn and I've colored it with Zig Clean Color Markers on Strathmore Cold Press watercolor paper.   The lighthouse of course comes with it's own stripes so I have added some stars in the night sky using my water brush to remove some of the color and putting a rhinestone in the middle of the washed out dot and a little yellow put back in so that the rhinestone looks as if it glows.  I love this technique wouldn't it e wonderful for a wedding or shower card so it looks like diamonds are glowing?  Or little street lamps, or lights on a Christmas tree.  The possibilities are endless.....

Thank you so much for stopping by today and getting a little Beachy stars and stripes.  Have a Wonderful remainder of your week!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Shoot For The Stars - Stars and Stripes Card Series

Good Morning.   I have been working on getting this series started since Monday.  But you know how you get into that cycle of being tired and not having enough time to get everything done in a day. Then can't fall asleep at night thinking about all of the things you haven't completed, which just adds to the vicious cycle of not getting enough things done while being exhausted all day.  That's about how it was coming out of May and recovering from my Spring cold.  Now we are all back to our regular selves I hope to get back on track.

This series will be a somewhat Patriotic one to there will be 5 cards with Stars and Stripes hopefully they will jump start you to make your own Patriotic Inspired card for upcoming events in your life or maybe you will find a technique you just have to try or revisit.

Today's card uses a clear stamp set from My Favorite Things Stamps.  I've heat embossed the greeting in Gold and stamped the stars all around in shades of red and blue.  Everything is layered onto blue cardstock and a red card.  I have of course used a ton of Stickles on the stars and some striped ribbon to add the stripe part of our series!

Hope you enjoy it and your having a wonderful start to your Summer.  Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Thank You Sea Shells - Navy and Gold Series

We made it to the 5th card in the color series.  YAY I have been excited to use some new products and techniques throughout this series of cards.  This card is no exception all new products mostly Anna Griffin again.  The Anna Griffin Sea Shells are stamped on a scalloped die cut piece of white paper with Adirondack ink.   I love the super crisp image this ink gave these stamps and was pleasantly surprised how well these clear polymer stamps worked.  The Thank You is also from a new Anna Griffin set of greetings that came with die cuts.  The small oval was cut with that set and the larger gold was cut with a Lifestyle Crafts oval die.  I added some navy grosgrain ribbon behind the words and popped up the entire scalloped piece onto gold mirrorcard.
I am so happy with the way that this card series turned out I'm already working on another one or two!  YAY!  Look for a Patriotic Series starting later this week.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to visit my blog!  It is so appreciated!  Have a Wonderful WEEK!

Thursday, June 08, 2017

I Thank My Lucky Stars For You - 19 years - Navy and Gold Series

Today is the Mr. and I's 19th Wedding Anniversary!  It's hard to believe it seems like yesterday we got married.  I Thank My Lucky Stars every single day!
For this card I heat embossed gold Stars on Navy and used some more of my amazing printed cardstock from Club Scrap that I have been hoarding for about 15 years.  The stamped phrase is from Lawn Fawn stamps.

We will celebrate in style maybe in the back yard at our new outdoor dining table with some grilled steaks?  Woo Hoo!  Weather please be kind...

Thank you so much for stopping by today I Thank My Lucky Stars for your friendship as well!