Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cutting Edge Blog Hop


I'm participating in the Cutting Edge Blog Hop hosted by Pretty Pink Posh! They are so kind that they are letting me participate even though I don't have any of their dies, yet!


I used the Tri Square Craft Die in a little bit different way than it is laid out. Normally the squares are all in a line but I wanted the windows for the bears to look far apart.  My son just moved out on his own and I wish he weren't so far away!


I popped the bears' heads up a little so they would look a little 3 dimensional.

Supplies Used:
Tri Square Craft Die ~Simon Says Stamp
Circle Friends Stamp Set ~Simon Says Stamp
Die Inks ~Hero Arts
Patterned Paper ~My Mind's Eye
Red Cardstock ~Bazzill

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Arden's Card

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I have a friend named Arden. Even though she is only six years old, she has been making cards for quite some time with construction paper and markers.  I thought this challenge would be perfect for her.  Since it is a Simon Says Stamp Challenge, I brought over some Simon Says Stamps, inks, cardstock and colored pencils for her to try out.


  She had a design in mind before I even arrived.  She traced and cut out half a butterfly so that when the recipient opens it,


a whole butterfly is revealed!

She really liked using the different colored ink cubes and the various stamps to make the card come to life.  Keeping to the summer color scheme was part of her design as well.  She will be giving this card to her parents who were on a "Staycation".

Supplies Arden used:
Cardstock ~ Neenah
Thinking of You Stamp Set ~ Simon Says Stamp
Watt's Up Stamp Set ~ Simon Says Stamp
Pale Tomato Ink ~ Hero Arts
Tide Pool Ink ~ Hero Arts
Cornflower Ink ~ Hero Arts
Colored Pencils ~ Faber-Castell
Hole Punch  Construction Paper

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I Dig You


I took Sandy Allnock's Copic Background Class.  Here is my first attempt at the technique.  I think I need to get a few lighter colors to make it a little more wispy.


I remembered to stamp the inside with a coordinating stamp for a little extra fun.

I thought this girl looked like me enjoying summer so I entered it in the
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: A Mid-Summer's Challenge

Supplies Used:
May Arts Ribbon  Copic Markers  Hero Arts ink  There She Goes Stamps  DCWV paper

Monday, July 21, 2014

OWH Sketch #234

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Every week Operation Write Home has a new Sketch Challenge.  I really like that they include the measurements.  You can follow it exactly or use it as an inspiration.


Here is my version.  I tried to follow the sketch and measurements exactly.  Using paper from the same 6 x 6 pad makes it easier to find coordinating colors and patterns.


Because there were so many layers, {8 + the card base!!}
I did not pop anything up.
Do you like to use sketches for your cards/layouts?


Supplies Used:
Flirty Frames Stamp Set ~Paper Smooches
Jewel Cardstock ~DCWV
Patterned Paper ~My Mind's Eye
Embossing Folder ~Cuttlebug
Charcoal Ink ~Hero Arts

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Scarf Challenge


I made these cards for an Operation Write Home challenge.  Fun to have guidelines sometimes. Have been enjoying coloring these Paper Smooches frames lately so this challenge fit in nicely!


We were to make a card with tone on tone yellow and pink.  I embossed patterns that were similar to the stamped image.

If you decide to join in on this challenge, let me know!  I'd love to see what you create!


Supplies Used:
Flirty Frames Stamp Set & Dies ~ Paper Smooches
Musical Flourish Embossing Folder ~ Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Baby's Breath Embossing Folder ~ Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Mildred Now and Then Enamel Dots ~ My Mind's Eye
Onyx Black VersaFine Pigment Ink ~ Tsukineko
R24  R43  R46  Y19 ~ Copic Sketch Markers
Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper ~ We R Memory Keepers
Colored Cardstock ~ DCWV
White Cardstock ~ Neenah

Monday, July 14, 2014

Thick & Thin Challenge Winners!





 Thanks to everyone who looked at all the blog posts, commented and linked their own cards for the challenges!

Congratulations to Kristie Marcotte and Irene {pwhalersfan} !!!

You are the winners of the Thick & Thin May Arts Ribbon!!!
{As soon as I get your address, I'll get you your goodies!}
You can reach me at byannette at rocketmail dot com

Monday, July 7, 2014

4th of July VCMP Challenges

 Here are some cards I made for the Operation Write Home VCMP

#1 His & Hers