Friday, September 4, 2015

Peace, Love, Joy {Flutter By Hop}

My blogging friend Danni is celebrating her birthday by reviving her Flutter By challenge with a one time blog hop (each project must include a butterfly or fairy). For a chance to win one of two gift certificates please post a comment on each of the blogs along the way. You have until Monday, September 7 to comment; winners of the two gift certificates will be announced on September 8.

If you arrived here from Kristie's blog you are in the right place. If not then start at the beginning with Danni's blog. Also, the full hop list is at the bottom of this post.


My card features a digital stamp from Sugar Nellie, Gift Wrapping. I cut out the image with Spellbinders Nestabilities and then colored with Copic Markers, adding Ranger Stickles on the wings and the ground. After preparing the background with patterned papers from a Carta Bella pad, I attached the image panel with craft foam. The sentiment from a retired MFT set was stamped with Hollyhock ink. Buttons and stitched snowflakes finished it up.

And since I used a Sugar Nellie stamp, I am also submitting this for the September (#128) Anything Goes Sugar Bowl Challenge.

Products: Sugar Nellie digital stamp, MFT sentiment stamp, Carta Bella dp, PTI cs and buttons, Ranger Stickles, Lawn Fawn dies, MFT die, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E0000, E000, E11, R20; Hair-YR30, YR31, YR33; Clothing/Gift Wrap-W00, E81, B0000, B000, B01, R30, R32, R35, R37, YG0000, YG01, YG03; Squirrel-E30, E31, E33, E35; Snow-C00, C1; Shadows-BG70, BG0000, BG000

Here is the hop list:

Danni
Peggie
Harriet
Sheri
Shirley
Kristie
Nancy (that's me)
Margie
Jan
Marji
Denise
Netta
Lynette
Brenda
Ashley

Now head on over to Margie's blog to contine on the hop.

Happy Birthday Danni!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Just for You {Purple Onion Designs}

Today's project feature stamps from Purple Onion Designs


I cut a tag from Neenah cardstock using a WPlus9 die, then partially stamped the trees from the 2 Forests set. Twinkle, the raccoon was stamped onto Copics X-Press It cardstock. After all images were colored with Copic markers, the fussy cut out raccoon was attached to the tag with foam tape. I cut another tag from the same patterned paper as the border on the card background and attached the two together with Hemptique cord. The sentiment from the Hopscotch Sentiments set was stamped directly onto the textured cardstock background.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Doodlebug dp, Neenah, Bazzill and PTI cs, Hemptique Cord, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, WPlus9 die, Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Raccoon-W00, W1, W2, W5, N7, R11; Grass-YG0000, YG91, YG93, YG95; Trees-YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97; Sky-W00, E81, B0000, B000, B01

Check out the Purple Onion Designs blog for more inspiration. I hope you have a great weekend.




Tuesday, September 1, 2015

God is Love

It's hard to believe it's September already. The summer has just flown by for me. How about you?

Today's card is for the Paper Smooches Sparks "Anything Goes" challenge.


I combined two tags cut from plain white cardstock and watercolor cardstock using the largest tag die in the Paper Smooches Gift Tags 2 set. I used the watercolor smooshing with acetate technique on the watercolor tag. I cut the largest flower die in the Roses set on the top tag which allowed the ink on the bottom tag to show through. I combined the two to create a shaker tag filling it with pink and white iridescent sequins. The sentiment from the Spiritual Sample set was stamped with Hibiscus Burst ink onto the smallest tag from the same Gift Tags 2 set using and was attached to the shaker with baker's twine. I used the same smooshing technique on the background piece with the same Hibiscus ink. After attaching the completed shaker to the background I added a sequin and rainstone.

Products: Paper Smooches stamp and dies, Ranger Watercolor and Strathmore cs, PTI cs and Rainstones, PTI ink


I'm off to physical therapy once again. Thanks for stopping by.



Monday, August 31, 2015

Peace, Joy, Love {Merry Monday #170)





Make a card with holly on it.

I am guest designing for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge blog today. This week's challenge is to use holly on a project which worked out perfectly for me as I had just purchased some new holly leaf dies. 



I used the Papertrey Ink Phrase Play #8 die to cut from red and white cardstock and then layered them onto newsprint patterned paper I attached the frame piece to a patterned paper background from the same pad using craft foam. I cut the holly leaves and berries using the new Memory Box Stitched Holly Leaves dies and then attached them to the frame piece with foam tape, replacing the star on the die cut. The small sentiments from the Papertrey Ink Sparkle and Shine Mini set were stamped with with black ink and I added a few red jewels to highlight them. All the patterned paper came from the Pink Paislee Merry & Bright pad from last year. 

Products: Papertrey Ink stamps, cs and die, Pink Paislee dp, Kaisercraft rhinestones, Memory Box dies, Simon Says ink

Be sure to stop by the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge blog to see all the fabulous Design Team cards as well as information on how to enter the challenge.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Bloom in Faith

I have another yet another faith based card today using stamps from the Illustrated Faith Bloom set.


I cut a rectangle from vellum using a Lil Inker Designs stitched mat and then stamped the flower image and the sentiments using Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I layered it onto patterned paper and then matted it with a wonky layer in dark blue to ground it. After adding a sun cut with another Lil Inker Designs die, I anchored the piece with a button and added an enamel dot to the flower center.

Products: Illustrated faith stamps, American Crafts dp, Bazill vellum and cs, PTI cs and button, Doodlebug enamel dot, Lil Inker Designs die, Versamark ink


Have a fabulous weekend.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

What's Buzzin? and a sale {Purple Onion Designs}


You have until tomorrow (Friday) to take advantage of the  Purple Onion Designs anniversary sale. The discounted prices will appear as soon as you add the items to your cart.


Today's card features images by Stephanie Ackerman including the Heart Flower, the bee from the Love Bugs set and the sentiment from the new Love Bugs Sentiments set. All were stamped onto Neenah cardstock cut with a Lil Inker Designs Stitched mat. I colored the bee and the flower stalk with Copic Markers and paper pieced the flower, attaching the flower center with foam tape. The completed image panel was attached to a patterned paper background with craft foam. A couple of enamel dots were the only embellishments.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Simple Stories dp, PTI cs, Lil Inker Designs die, Copic Markers
Copics: Flower-YG61, YG63, YG67; Bee-C3, C5, W00, E81, R22, R24, Y0000, Y11, Y13; Shadows-BG70, BG0000, BG000 

As always, please check out the Purple Onion Designs blog for more inspiration.



Monday, August 24, 2015

Cute as a Bug and a Sale {Purple Onion Designs}


It's the 12th Anniversary of  Purple Onion Designs and you have until Friday, August 23 to take advantage of the celebration sale.



Using the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Film Strip Die to cut from both white Neenah cardstock and then again from Limeade Ice cardstock. I stamped the various bugs from the Purple Onion Designs Love Bugs set onto the squares, coloring them with Copic markers. I attached the finished piece onto a cardstock mat with craft foam, slipping a patterned paper tag in between. The sentiment from the Love Bug Sentiments set was stamped directly onto the card base. Matching buttons finished it up for a whimsical card for a child.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, My Mind's Eye dp, Neenah, DCWV cs, PTI cs and buttons, Pretty Pink Posh die, Verve die, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, E81, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG05, YG0000, YG01, YG13

Please check out the Purple Onion Designs blog for more inspiration.