Monday, March 27, 2017

Mojo Monday

Hello everyone! There's a new Mojo Monday Challenge on board and this is another fun sketch by Julee!  I knew right away I wanted to feature a Verve Plain Jane verse as the focal point, then paired it with a trio of potted plants from Verve's Potter's Clay stamp set with matching dies.  Papers are from SU's Moonlight paper stack.  I also used Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon and White cardstock.  Other dies used include Lacy Scallop Frame by Reverse Confetti and Stitched rectangle border by Lil' Inker Designs.  I sponged the edges of the pots with Lost Lagoon ink.  The sentiment was stamped with WPlus9's Silver Lining ink.

We'd love to see how you interpret this challenge!  You'll want to post your creation on the Mojo Monday blog.  If you need more inspiration, check out the design team's creations below: 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Baby "Girl" Blog Hop

Lesley and Corey Croghan are expecting a stork delivery in April and some crafty friends are celebrating their baby girl with a "girlie" crafty blog hop!  Lesley is well known in the paper crafting world as the coordinator of several popular challenges and I'm happy to be part of the team at Inspired By All The Little Things - which, by the way, has a new challenge posted today (scroll on down to see that post). This hop is being hosted by Lori Turner and you can see all the entries by checking out her blog HERE.  Here is my card created for the sweet bundle of joy that will soon make her debut...

Stamps and dies are all by My Favorite Things.  The baby sentiment was die cut three times and glued together to give it more dimension.  I used Black Enamel Accents to the flower centers. Here's what else I used... 

STAMPS: Beautiful Baby (MFT), Mini Modern Blooms (MFT).
PAPER: Blush and Mint (Recollections).
INK: Piggy Bank and Lime Green by Reverse Confetti; Little Piggy by WPlus9; Old Olive by SU.
DIES: Baby's Bib, Oh Baby, Mini Modern Blooms Die-Namics by MFT.

Check out all the other creations linked up on Lori's blog HERE

Inspired By All The Little Things

Good Saturday everyone! Rabbits are a sure sign of spring and the new Inspired By All The Little Things Challenge has one for us in the new inspiration photo. I just wasn't ready to go with dark, neutral colors, so my take on the photo was simply to go with a rabbit theme in general.  I used stamps and dies by Lil' Inker Designs.  The egg stamp was white embossed then colored with distress ink markers and spritzed with water to give the image a more blended, watercolor look.  

Here's what I used:
STAMPS: Easter Hodge Podge (LID).
PAPER: Splendid Sunshine (Echo Park), Neenah Solar White.
INK: Versamark.
MISCELLANEOUS: Perky Posies, Bunnies and Bows, Quilted cover plate and Easter Hodge Podge dies by Lil' Inker Designs; Stitched Basic Edges Die-Namics by MFT; Enamel dots.

Would love to have you join us and hope to see you in the gallery!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Good Friday everyone! Hope you've had your cuppa joe by now and are hopping along on the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  As you probably know, this hop has loads of wonderful sponsors who have prizes up for grabs if you join in!  You have until next Friday to get your card or project completed.  Here is my take using a new (to me) stamp set and dies by Verve.

My papers are freebies that Julee tucked in with my last Verve order (along with some ribbon).  The cup was paper pieced and the floral embellishments are by Recollections. 
STAMPS: Coffee (Verve).
DIES: Cuppa Joe and Coffee Word by Verve; Stitched rectangle die by Lil' Inker Designs.

I'm also joining in with the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.

Thanks so much to Amy Tsuruta who heads up these blog hops for us coffee lovers!  You can link up your creation by going HERE.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Vintage Flowers

Hope you're having a terrific Thursday! I'm joining in three challenges with this card: Altenew's March Inspiration Challenge, CAS(E) This Sketch and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to use more than one die or punch!  I discovered a quick and easy way to do a background color wash by scribbling distress ink markers on watercolor cardstock, spritzing several times with water, then gently blending with a brush.  I used Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin and Festive
Berries markers.  The 3 step stamping on the flowers was done using SU inks: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Real Red.  I then fussy cut and popped the flowers with foam tape.  Dies are by Memory Box - Hello Script, Small Mariana Vine Outline, Large Marianna Vine Background.

Thanks for stopping I'm heading out to do some shopping!  :-)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Color Throwdown

Hello and welcome to another Color Throwdown Challenge! Jodi is our hostess this week and was inspired by this home decor photo to use orange, turquoise and yellow. Though the picture has a nautical theme, I couldn't resist inking up this adorable new lamb set (All About Ewe) that was just released this month by Reverse Confetti!  I thought it would pair up well with the whimsical florals in RC's Petals 'n Posies set.

I'll get right to my list of what I used...
STAMPS: All About Ewe, Petals 'n Posies - Reverse Confetti.
PAPER: Iced Aqua (Reverse Confetti); X-Press It Blending Card; White (PTI).
INK: Tangerine, Lime Green (Reverse Confetti); Daffodil Delight (SU); Memento Tuxedo Black.
DIES:Tall Striped Panel, All About Ewe, Petals 'n Posies, Lacy Circles - Reverse Confetti.
COPICS: C00, C1, C3, RV10, BG11, BG32, YR04, YG23, YG25.

Congratulations to our guest star stamper this week - Tara Chaussee of Secret Bees Studio!

For more details on how to play along, head over to the Color Throwdown Blog and you'll find the information on the right sidebar!  You can also visit the rest of the design team's creations for more inspiration by clicking on the links below:

Monday, March 20, 2017

Mojo Monday

Happy First Day of Spring everyone! Are you ready to kick start your mojo with Julee's new sketch for the Mojo Monday Challenge? It's another great one and I met the challenge by creating a spring card with some happy colors!

I paper pieced the flowers and highlighted with Copics (YG23, YR68), then added clear Wink of Stella to give it a subtle shimmer.  Here's my enabler's list:

STAMPS: Happy Place and New Beginnings by Verve.
PAPER: Sunkissed by Doodlebug Design; Lime Green by Reverse Confetti.
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black.
DIES: Happy Doodles (Verve); Lacy Scallop Circles and Stitched Flag Trio (Reverse Confetti); Stitched Scallop Border (Lil' Inker Designs).

We'd love to see how you interpret this challenge!  You'll want to post your creation on the Mojo Monday blog.  If you need more inspiration, check out the design team's creations below: