Saturday, July 25, 2015

LIM 234 and ATSAM

I've got several cards and a couple of layouts to share with you today.  I believe all 4 of these cards will fit the current challenge over at Less is More  and Addicted to Stamps and More.  The challenge at LIM is in honor of Chrissie's birthday!  Happy Birthday, Chrissie!!

I've had a busy couple of days, but I did manage to make these 4 cards.

For this first card, I inked the card base with just a very light touch of blue distress ink for the background.  The honeycomb piece is from my scraps (it was left over from another card).  The butterfly was cut from a snippet of white paper, then colored with some Copics.  I added some clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly for a little sparkle.  The sentiment is from PTI and is heat embossed in blue.

Any time I use the hexagon cover plate from PTI, I always save the "centers" of the honeycomb to used on something else.  This time, I took some of the pieces and colored them with Copics, then using another "honeycomb" piece from my scraps, I placed the colored hexagons back into the honeycomb to find an arrangement that I liked.  I added dimensional tape to the back of each of the hexagons, and placed them back in the "frames".  After adhering all of the hexagons, I removed the honeycomb frame piece.  The sentiment is from PTI.  I also added a touch of clear Wink of Stella to each of the hexagons.

I used the Penny Black Bashful Flower die for this card.  Each of the different colors in the flower were cut from snippets from my scrap bin.  I embossed the white panel with a PTI embossing plate, then inserted the different pieces of the flower back into the white panel.  To get it to stay in the white panel, I added some wide score tape to the backside of the panel.  The panel is popped up with a piece of fun foam that is slightly smaller than the card panel.  Then sentiment is from Technique Tuesday and is stamped in Versafine Black.  I also added a little Copic coloring to the yellow bloom to give it a little dimension, and then I dotted the flower center using a white signo pen.

For this last card (which is probably my favorite), I was inspired by this card.  The front panel on this card is popped up with fun foam.  I cut the circle from the front panel with a SSS stitched circle die. The bloom is a die from Penny Black (Field of Dreams).  I cut the flowers from a snippet of white from my scrap bin (and WHY do I have some many little "pieces" of white!) I colored the flowers with Copics and adhered them to the card front panel.  For the top bloom, I put a piece of the leftover fun foam behind it so that it would be level with the top panel.  The sentiment is from PTI and was heat embossed in liquid platinum.  I also sponged a bit of red and green distress inks on the card base directly behind where the top bloom would sit.

I wanted to share another layout with you too.  This is a photo of my mother (when she was a baby) sitting on her mothers lap.  I used a lot of old papers for this layout as well as lots of old flowers.  I cut some flowers and leaves from gold vellum to add to the brown blooms.  The two lacy pieces are actually old, old stickers from my stash.  I do believe I could scrapbook/make cards for years without purchasing anything but adhesive!  The metal circles and the bling were also from my stash.  The doily was cut with a Prima die and then cut in half and added to the layout.  I scattered a bit of bling around and added a touch of faux stitching with a black pen.  The title work was created in the Silhouette program and cut out with the Cameo.  I used a clear transparency behind the photo which is also one of those things that has been in my stash forever!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!  Hope you'll come back soon!  Your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time...

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

One Layer Simplicity, LIM, AAA Cards, and ATSAM! Go Me!

I've finished a card that I believe will fit for FOUR....I mean 4 challenges!  I rarely manage to combine more than 2 challenges, so I'm extra surprised that my card will work with FOUR different challenges! The challenges are:  LIM 232, One-Layer Simplicity, AAA Cards, and Addicted to Stamps and here we go....

I'm sure it will come as a BIG surprise to most of you...but this is my only card for this post!

The LIM challenge this week is a one layer card challenge with a theme of masculine.  The One Layer Simplicity Challenge is to add sparkle and shine.  The AAA Card challenge is a starry skies theme.  Addicted to Stamps and More challenge this week is "make your mark".

This is a one layer card. I masked off a rectangle in the center of the card front.  I stamped the image of the father and son (a very old SU stamp) inside the rectangle, then stamped and cut out a mask to cover it so that I could add a bit of inking.  I inked the ground and sky with distress inks.  I colored the image with Copics.  Then sentiment is from PTI and is stamped in black.  I added the stars with some embossing paste over a star stencil.  Before applying the embossing paste, I added a bit of glitter dust to the embossing paste, mixed it in well, then applied it over the stencil.  IRL the stars really twinkle!

Thought I'd also share another couple of layouts with you today too...

Three of my beautiful grandchildren during a visit to my house last year. A very simple layout created with papers from Echo Park.  The hearts, banner, and doily were all cut with the Cameo.  I added a bit of doodling and some bling to the scallops.  There's not a black border on the layout, I added that in photoshop so that the edges of the layout would be visible.

I had a lot of fun with this layout.  These three cuties are three of my grandsons. I believe I also used Echo Park papers for this layout too.  I designed the blue border strip and the title work in my Silhouette program.  Then printed both pieces and cut them with the Cameo. The boy on the tire swing is from the Silhouette store.  I designed the tree in my Silhouette program, cut it from brown card stock, then added lines with Copics to make it look wood grain.  The hill was cut from green paper, then I added a few tuffs of grass with Copics.  The grass border across the bottom was cut with a die.  The leaves on the tree were also cut with a die.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!  Hope you'll come back soon!  Your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time...

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Four Challenges and Some Scrapbooking!

I apologize for the long absence.  I'm still making cards regularly, but I tend to put off taking photos of my cards...then the next thing I know the challenge is over and it's too late for me to post to the challenge.  I guess I'm just lazy a procrastinator!

I have a couple of cards and a couple of layouts to share with you today.  The cards are for four different challenges - Less is MoreAddicted to CAS, Addicted to Stamps and More, and CASology.

I made this first card for a friend who will be moving away.

I used the Penny Black Blooming Garden die to cut the flower from white card stock.  The circle was cut using the largest Simon Says stitched circle die.  The sentiment "wishing" is also a SS die and was cut from red card stock.  I also cut the flower die from the blue circle, then inserted the flower die that was cut from the white card stock into the circle.  I colored the blooms on the flower with Copics. The remainder of the sentiment is from the SS Wishing and Sending stamp set.  I heat embossed that part of the sentiment in white.  I rounded the bottom corners with a 1/4 inch corner chomper.  The circle and flowers are "popped" off the card base with white fun foam.

This next card will also fit all of these challenges.

I used the SS Stitched, Slopes, and Hills die to cut the sloping colors of card stock.  I cut a small blue rectangle for the bottom portion of the card panel, then topped that with a white piece cut with the hill die, then added a red piece cut with the same die.  I adhered these three together, stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it in white. Sentiment is from Avery Elle.  I die cut three stars from silver glitter paper using SS star dies.  I then "popped" the panel onto a white card base.

Here's a couple of layouts I recently finished:

This is a photo of me and my children, grandchildren and my SIL and DIL.  We spent Thanksgiving 2014 at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  We ate Thanksgiving dinner at the Dixie Stampede.  It was a great family vacation.  Title work was cut with the Cameo.

These are photos of my grandson...he was all played out!  He fell across that chair and slept for about and hour and a half and never even moved!  The bear and the title work was cut with the Cameo.  

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!  Hope you'll come back soon!  Your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time...


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