Hello all! Sorry for being MIA for so long. I have started back to school. I know at my age what's the point. I want to expand my world but didn't think this would be so time consuming. I am reading and studying constantly. As a nanny I take the kids to practices like hip hop dancing and hockey. I even study while they practice.
With all the time I have been spending on school I haven't even stepped onto blogger for almost a month! I am also sad to say this will be the last post for a while. For those I regularly have visited I will pop in every chance I get.
For my final post at Love To Scrap I have a cute little Halloween card. Our challenge for this month is "Frightfully Fun". Our sponsors are
The image I was given is a silhouette from Bugaboo called "Halloween Silhouette Scene". I printed it out on white paper and then used several distress inks to color it in. The house was done in Copics though. A little distressing of the edges and mount it on a card. So easy!
I hope you will pop over to the LTSCB and check out all the wonderful inspirations done just for you. You have a month to join in so hope to see you in the challenge.
I am using my own image from Paper Shelter called "Bride". I recently won this from a challenge I enter. Whoot Whoot! I colored her then sparkled her up. All brides should be shiny and glittered up. I have used the paper that came with the image also.
Please stop at LTSCB and check out all the DT inspirations. Then get crafting for a chance to win one of three great prizes!
Our challenge this month is "Kidz Rule". I have chosen "Always" from Pickled Potpourri. It comes with the sentiment as well. I know at first glance the image I chose does not scream kid, however, if you look at the photo there are many there.
My baby sister decided to get married again. This makes number three and three's a charm right! I think she got it right this time. They are perfect for each other. I wanted to make her a wall hanging. There still is a frame to add or use a canvas, I haven't made up my mind yet. In the photo are her gorgeous grandchildren and her new step son. She had them all join her wedding. These kids are so adorable and I love them so much. She really made them so much a part of the wedding. It was just beautiful. I hope they always remember their G-Ma made her wedding party out of grandchildren. She didn't forget her own kids either. They all played parts.
I'm thrilled she is so happy and I'm sure this will last forever.
These are her gorgeous daughters
This is her son with his girlfriend
This is the photo I chose for her wall hanging
I hope you have enjoyed the wedding photos and are inspired to enter our challenge. You still have a couple of weeks to get it done.
A wonderful young man and his beautiful fiance were married this past Saturday in California. They were sealed together for all eternity in the Los Angeles Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
This young man served as an Elder in the area I live. He is just wonderful and I wish him all the happiness in the world.
I made this card very simple since it had to be mailed.
My sister, Rebecca (Becky) has had a birthday (in May) and this is the card I made for her. I wanted it to be fun and I have a few stamps with two older ladies. It took a bit but I decided to go with this one.
The stamps I used are Mable & Vera Cruzn' (J117) and Wild! (C478) from Great Impressions. Becky is a wild child so I had to choose the Wild! stamp. This is colored with Copic markers and the glass areas have Glastique on them to make them shine. I did a fuzzy cut and put it on an embossed circle background.
Becky has influenced me in many techniques and I wanted to show them here. The background I made is done with ColorBurst. Green is Becky's favorite color so this had to be done in green. She also had given me a challenge once to use sequins so they had to be included as well. I also added a green and gold washi tape at the bottom.
I want to remind you there is still a few days to enter our June challenge with this as the prize
Now some sad news. This will be my last post for Great Impressions. I have truly enjoyed the last six months and I just love our team and our leader Ruza. I have even learned to stamp better as I have used mostly digis before. I will miss being part of this team and designing for Great Impressions.
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I have been given this adorable stamp called "Gus Wife's Birthday" from Bugaboo. This is colored with Copic markers and I have used Glastique to shine up the balloons. This was pretty simple as the stamp takes up most of the card.
Please stop by LTSCB to check the other wonderful inspirations for you then don't forget to join the challenge! Hope to see you there.
Hello All and Happy Friday! I'm here sharing another card made for Great Impressions.
I am a huge fan of butterflies so when I saw this stamp I just had to get it. This is called "Delicate Butterflies" (C413). I stamped it all over the card with Versamark and then embossed it with Super Fine Black. The stamp is rather small and I wanted to make sure you could see the definition. I used some distress inks to make them flying in the sky then colored them with Copic markers.
The sentiment is part of a set called "Sweet Sentiments" (E791). It includes "Thinking of You" and "Happy Birthday" along with the "Get Well". I really like the font for this. I die cut the circle of butterflies and then stamped in the center. It looked a little off so I stamped some butterflies there too. I added ribbon and flowers to finish it off.
Masculine is a hard card for me to do. I just have no men in my life. I've been divorced forever and have only daughters. Everyone in my home is female and has been for many many years. So for masculine cards I tend to look at my extended family.
I knew my nephew would be having a birthday soon so I made this for him. He is a welder and just loves his cars and really all things "guy" related. I checked with my niece for his favorite colors and was told black for vehicles but red was his favorite. I wanted to incorporate both even though it is really hard for me to do black and I'm not a fan of red. I have red hair so I can't wear red at all. I hope he enjoys it.
The stamp I started with is "Flaming Truck" (G536). It is colored with Copic markers and then glazed over with Glossy Accents brushed on the truck and Glastique for the windows. I don't have any masculine papers so I made one. The paper behind the truck is just a guy carrying a tool box and holding a wrench.
I made the base red so I wanted something between and chose silver. I embossed this and put it all together. I then stamped the sentiment "Becoming a Classic" (D390) and placed it under the truck. I was going to add gears but they didn't work out. Most masculine cards aren't that embellished so I left it alone.
Hello everyone! I have a new card to share with you and a reminder of our challenge at Great Impressions. Our challenge this month is "Feminine". We have a fabulous prize too.
A great stamp for Father's Day!
For this card I used "Get Well Daisy (E700) and "Daisy Border (G403)". I stamped them with Versamark and then embossed with gold. I thought it would look pretty and a nice change from black. They were then colored with Copics. I did a fussy cut on the sentiment and popped it up. I used the the other stamp on the border and then distressed with blue.
Please stop by the Great Impressions May Challenge and add your creation. I would love to see you in the challenge. You still have a few more days to enter.
I have another birthday card for you today. This one is retro. This card is a reminder of our challenge at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog. We are half-way through the May challenge of "Anything goes". These are the sponsors we have for you:
The image I have is called "Disco Girlfriends" from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I love the dancing! I have colored this with Copic markers, added some Glastique and Stickles then did a fussy cut. The peace sign and sentiments come with this. I took the peace sign, blew it up and then printed it on rainbow butterfly paper. I thought it would be a fun background.
I hope you will be joining us at the LTSCB this month. You still have two weeks to join in. Please do pop over and check out all the other wonderful DT inspirations for you.
I hope all the mothers out there have a wonderful day!
I do not have a card to share with you today due to some unforeseen circumstances in my life. I do want to let everyone know there is a new challenge at Crafting When We Can. The challenge is "Bright and Colorful". I love that and am hoping to get something done for y'all soon.
Pop over to CWWC and check out all the wonderful creations the DT have made for you. Hope to see you in the challenge!
The last day of the work week and I am ready for a weekend. I have for you another birthday card and a reminder. The Great Impressions Blog started a new challenge this past Sunday. We are excited for the month of May. Mother's Day is coming up in a couple of days. It's a month for women and so our challenge is "Feminine". All of my cards this month for Great Impressions have flowers in them. Nothing more feminine right!
Today's card features "Watercolor Flowers" (H255) and "Swirly Happy Birthday" (E367). This is a simple card this time. I thought since this is called Watercolor Flowers I should do a watercolor. First I stamped the image with Versamark and used some fine embossing powder. Then I took some Distress Inks and stamped them on my work matt. A spritz of water and you're ready to go. After they were dry I cut them out. I took a plane white paper and stamped the images again then used another DI and colored the paper. Finally I glued the images down on the paper where I stamped the images. Some butterfly brads and a Swirly Happy Birthday stamp and all that's left is to put it on a base card and you're done. Easy peasy!