Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It's Cray Cray

Hey friends! I am sharing a post on The Ton blog today! For someone who is out of school and not yet working, I still have a pretty busy life. I am definitely working on changing my blog and trying to make more cards. Hopefully before summer rolls around, I can have a routine on here that we all enjoy. :-) I appreciate everyone and know who my main supporters are. Thank you for everything!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Handmake a Card

I'm on The Ton blog today. Would totally appreciate it if you could stop by! 


Thank you! Don't forget my posts from earlier this week - You Can Do It and Selfies - and last week - Someone Amazing and Love Bugs.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Selfies!

This is my second post today for a very special reason. If you're looking for my Butterfly Reflections Ink post, you can go here. One of my crafty friends is celebrating her one-year anniversary of blogging. Debra is such a sweetheart and always super supportive of me in my craft journey. I decided to celebrate along with her by using some Mama Elephant goodies. I created two cards using Photo Bomb, Smile, and Polaroid Fun


I stamped the larger group image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with random Copic markers. I die-cut the larger polaroid frame to frame around it. I colored white cardstock with a blue Copic marker and die-cut the word "smile." I took a pattern paper and heat embossed the sentiment "love your selfie" on the bottom. Then I rearranged the photo, frame, and word smile over it. I added some scallop borders using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Scalloped Borders and finished it with a touch of a cute floral washi tape. 



For my second card, I stamped and colored two of the smaller group images and die-cut small polaraoid frames. I colored the frames with Copic markers. I also cut the word bubbles and stamped the words "hi" and "smile" on them. I colored them with the same Copic markers to match the frames. I die-cut two pattern papers and rearranged everything as seen below. I actually decided to add a few of the phrases from the Three Amigos set in the background. I added some floral washi tape as a finishing touch.



Here are the two cards together: 


What do you think?? Isn't this such a fun set?? I colored a few more so I know I can make more cards later. :-)


Thanks so much for visiting, and please congratulate my friend Debra on her Blogiversary!!! Have a great week!

You Can Do It

Hello, I'm on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today with this cheerful card. :-)


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Someone Amazing

Hi friends, I am on The Ton blog today! Here's a preview of my card:


Hope you stop by and leave some love :-) I have been feeling really tired this week for some reason. Graduation is on Monday and I already signed up for another training so I keep myself quite busy. Some of the plans I have are to get my crafty things organized and change the way I have my blog set up. There's chaos in my head, and I think some of my cards seem to represent the struggle. Fortunately, I have super sweet crafty friends that continue to be understanding and supportive. I really appreciate it. It helps me get through my doubtful moments. Thank you. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Love Bugs

Hey! I'm on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today using Lawn Fawn products. :-) 


Thanks for stopping by! I have been a little busy getting things done for my program, but don't worry! I've definitely been working behind the scenes! :-) Have a great week. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

True Friend

Good morning! I'm here with two more cards for you.

My first one features Altenew's Hennah Elements again. I loved playing with this set.


I took the second thinnest line from Winnie & Walter's Scenery: Stripes and stamped it in a dark blue dye ink. I stamped it again in VersaMark in the spaces next to the lines and heat embossed those in gold.


I stamped the flowers from Hennah Elements and heat embossed it in gold. I colored in the center petals with Chipped Sapphire distress marker to match the solid blue lines. I die cut the leaves in metallic gold without stamping the coordinating stamp on it. The sentiment was stamped using the same navy blue ink. I arranged the flowers and leaves to the right corner and added droplets of Irresistible Pico Embellisher in Gold. 


I love those stems! What a great color combination, don't you think? I think that's the most white space I've had on a card soooo CAS-success? :-) 


And here's my other card:


I am trying to use my stamps as much as I can. It's so easy to just keep buying stamps, but it makes no sense to only use them once or twice. So I continued to use Hennah Elements and wanted to try an in-laid die-cutting technique that everyone keeps talking about. Yes, I'm pretty late to doing my 'homework.'

First, I used some micropore tape and taped down on two sides of size A2 white cardstock. I used Mama Elephant's Stargazer and Dark Storm pigment inks and blended the colors together. This wasn't really planned -- I ended up picking random colors. I removed the tape when I had the space between the tapes all colored. I used the thinnest line from the Winnie & Walter set and stamped in VersaMark four times under the coloring and heat embossed them in gold.


I rearranged stamps from Hennah Elements to create a hennah pattern on the left side and some dots on the right side. I stamped them in VersaMark and heat embossed in gold. I took the large 'hello' die from Halftone Hello Dies and die cut it from the piece. I die-cut the same hello from white cardstock and added it behind the colored 'hello' to allow it to show more. I glued it down with some Multi Medium Matte and added some Medallion Gold sequins in the upper right side. 


Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven't already done so, please check out my cards from earlier this week: hello, The Ton, and Butterfly Reflections Ink. Have a great week!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Hello, Hello

I have some exciting news to share -- I finally came up with a watermark!! You must be thinking that I'm crazy. Haha. I don't know why I waited this long. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen this sneak peek of a few cards I made recently. When I'm crafting, my desk gets really messy so I figure I should make as many cards as I can before I need to clean up. I really don't like messy desks. I'm going to share two of the cards today.


I love Altenew stamps. I used Hennah Elements and the Halftone Hello die for this card. That fabulous pattern paper? It's from this paper pad. I LOVE IT. 


I stamped the flowers on white cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it in gold. I used distress markers to color in the centers and left the outer petals white. I die-cut the word 'hello' using the larger die from a metallic gold cardstock and also double-sided foam sheets so that I didn't have to struggle with adding tiny foam dots on the back. I added the flowers with foam tape and the word hello over the pattern paper. I added a few drops of Irresistible Pico Embellisher in Gold and Wedding Dress


And here's my second card:


This card was inspired by Yana's post here. She's such a creative lady! I used Whimsical Flowers and Halftone Hello. Like Yana, I stamped the hello in the center so I could stamp the flowers around it. I stamped some of the solid flowers using WPlus9 inks. Then I stamped the outline stamp in VersaMark and heat embossed it in gold (no, seriously, obsessed with gold embossing! I might have to get more shades!)


I don't know if you can see, but I stamped the 'hello' again in VersaMark and heat embossed it in clear to give it a shine. I die-cut the white cardstock using the scalloped outline die from Sunshine Layers and added it to a metallic gold cardstock. The white piece was added with foam tape - again, I love dimension! ;-) 


What do you think?? I'll be back tomorrow with full views of my other two cards! Don't forget to check out my post on The Ton blog today and my post on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog from yesterday! Thanks so much for your sweet comments!! 

Wonderful and More!

Hello! When I craft, I craft A LOT. Haha. I am up on The Ton blog today with three cards! Please stop by and leave me some love! ;-)



I'll be back again this week with more cards. Have a good one, my friends! ♥ 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Sparkle

Yay, I'm finished with classes!!! Now I just wait for events, dinners, celebrations, graduation and post-graduate obligations. :-) I'm up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today with a card that's a little different... I am trying to get out of my comfort zone. Here's a peek:


I'll be sure to craft more now... I've gotta work on a few things in the coming weeks so be patient with me, my friends. Have a great day!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Color My World - BRI CHALLENGE

Hiii friends! I should have posted this earlier but I had a very busy day today! My mom returned from her trip so I'm excited to see her after a month. :-) I have my last test tomorrow, say a little prayer for me!

Now, to the fun stuff. Butterfly Reflections Ink is hosting a sweet challenge in honor of National Scrapbook Day! It's open to all, any kind of papercrafting project, and if you link it up, you can enter for a chance to win $20 gift certificate to her awesome store! She's taken my wallet this past month, seriously! I love everything she carries. :-)

Check out this AMAZING mood board by design team member Amanda:


Isn't it GORGEOUS? Oh those colors, those pictures... the moment I saw macarons, I knew which set to play with! I made TWO cards! 



The first one features Altenew sets Doodle Blooms and Halftone Thanks. I stamped a bunch of flowers in gold dye ink, colored with Copic markers, and then heat embossed over it in gold. The "thanks" was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed in coral embossing powder from Stampin' Up. It's sooo pretty! 



The second card features Avery Elle's Bonjour set. Oh it's just so SWEET! I kinda wish I had macarons in the picture. I actually tried them for the first time last week! They look beautiful, but are too sweet for me to have often! My favorite was pistachio flavored. This one was easy to make as well. I heat embossed the long border pattern in gold [I'm loving my gold embossing powder!] All the macarons were stamped in Hero Arts inks and then the macaron outline was stamped over it in VersaMark and heat embossed in gold. Then I used the dies to cut them out. The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink stamp set... it was also heat embossed in coral. 



I sure hope you play along this weekend! Here's the link to the mood board challenge and there's also a sketch challenge! Have a great weekend!!! I'm going to go spend time with my mom and then study tonight.