Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Muse: Christmas Visions Challenge!




Happy Wednesday!  It is the 3rd Wednesday of the month and time for my  MUSE:  Christmas Vision Card Club
Challenge!     

I hope my card inspires you to create a Christmas creation of your own.  I can't wait to see what you create.  Make sure you link up your creations HERE!



For my card I  started with traditional red and white.  I am using Verve's Pinecone Christmas stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment in versamark onto the red and embossed with white embossing powder.  To create some added dimension, I swiped the versamark pad across the red  card stock to create the look of subtle texture.  This step must be done after the embossing or the white embossing powder will stick everywhere.  Next, I stamped the branch and leaves onto the white oval die cut.  Then, I die cut the pine cones from Verve's Cut  Above Poinsettia Pinecone die set, stamped with coordinating pinecone images, and used some foam tape to pop them up for added depth and dimension.  I finished my card with a few of Verve's Holiday Sequin Mix. 


As always thanks so much for stopping by!  

Betty


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Thank You, Congratulations, and Sweet of You!






Happy Saturday!  I am popping in with  few cards to share.  I finally had some time to get crafty.  For my first card, I am playing along with this week's MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge and MFT Color Challenge. 
 


I am using MFT Stamps.  I started with MFT smooth white, fuse green, kraft, ripe raspberry, tickled pink, and black licorice card stocks.  My card base is smooth white.  I die cut the fuse green with Blueprints 13.  I edged the bottom with Stiched Basic Edgers die namics.  I stamped the houndstooth background using versamark for a subtle stamped background.  I die cut the stitchable circle stax.  I die cut the smooth white panel with Vertical Stitched Strips. 





 I die cut the flamingo with smooth white, ripe raspberry, tickled pink, black licorice, and kraft.  I constructed the pink flamingo and added it to the card.  I used some foam mounting tape on the body of the flamingo for some added dimension.  I inked distressed the edges with versamark to add some depth to the flamingo.






Graduation Card!



For my second card, I am playing along with Fusion Card Challenge, The Friday Mashup, and Fab Friday. 






I started with MFT Stamps smooth white, lemon chiffon, and steel gray card stocks.  I die cut the steel gray with Blueprints 13.  I stamped Outline Sentiments in sweet tooth pigment ink.  I layered a smooth white panel die cut with Vertical Stitched Strips.  I layered a Stitched Jumbo Flag Stax.  I inked up sentiments from Watt's Up and Beautiful Baby stamp sets.  I white embossed the "Bright."  I sponged on some daffodil at the bottom then some lemon chiffon to give an ombre "light" effect.  I die cut the chandelier die namics in steel gray three times and glued together for some added dimension and stability.






Sweet Treats card!




My last card is just fun!  The only thing better than a scoop of ice cream are three scoops of ice cream!  I am playing along with Retro Sketch and Just Add Ink color challenge.




I started with MFT smooth white, kraft, and sno cone card stocks.  I die cut the triple scoop cone from Sweet Treats in kraft and stamped with coordinating image from You're the Sweetest stamp set.  I die cut the scoops in smooth white and stamped with coral crush, snow cone, and sour apple inks.  I layered with some foam mounting tape.  I die cut the kraft background with Blueprints 13.  I stamped with Simply Circles background with sweet tooth ink.  I added a sentiment in bottom corner from You're the Sweetest stamp set in hybrid black licorice ink.  I finished with a few sequins and some loose thread.

JAI #262




As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Howdy!


 




Happy Sunday and Happy Mother's Day!   I got some new goodies from MFT Stamps and just had to get inky. I have had a busy few days and finally had a chance to get crafty late this afternoon.  

I am playing along with The Sweet Sunday Sketch and MFT Color Challenge.  I started with MFT smooth white card stock base.  I used Blueprints 15 to die cut a lavender fields layer.  I stamped this layer with Harlequin background in lavender fields ink.  Next, I die cut lemon chiffon panel with Blueprints 24.  I stamped this panel with Linen background in lemon chiffon ink.  I die cut the smooth white panel with Pierced Rectangle Stax.  

I stamped the sentiment from both Green Pastures and You're the Sweetest stamp sets using Hybrid black licorice ink.  I die cut the little girl from Green Pastures die namics and stamped the coordinating image from Green Pastures stamp set.  I colored with copic markers.  I die cut Horizontal Stitched Strips in Wild Wisteria and stamped with Happy Birthday background stamp using Wild Wisteria ink.  I assembled my card using some foam tape for added dimension.  I finished with a few clear sequins. 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Verve Divas Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop!







It's the 5th of the month and time for the Verve Divas to bring you our monthly Diva Inspirations Challenge and Blog Hop! There are two ways to win Verve prizes: comment on the design team's blog hop posts (linked below) to see their take on the inspiration, then go get inky and link up your take on the challenge to be eligible in our prize drawings!




Our May challenge is Let it Bloom!
Florals are always fashionable. Let your creativity bloom 
and use some fabulous florals on your card. Use the inspiration 
graphic as a starting point, or head off in your own direction – 
just show us some blooms!


 
For my card, I started with Simple Stories DIY Boutique paper pad.  I layered some of the pretty patterns together using some foam mounting tape for added dimension.  I stamped Verve's Beautiful Plain Jane stamp in black ink. Next, I die cut the flowers from Verve's Wings and Petals Cut Above Die Set.  I stamped the flowers with the coordinating image from Verve's Petals and Wings stamp set  using some colors from the designer papers.  I layered the flowers using foam mounting tape for added dimension.  I finished my card with a few of Verve Shine Bright Sequin Mix. 


Click here to link up your challenge entries
Challenge deadline: Sunday, May 20.
Prize: $25 gift voucher to the Verve online store!


Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!


1. Julee6. Sarah
2. Amy7. Susan
3. Anya8. Maureen
4. Betty9. Marisa
5.Sankari



As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty

Monday, May 4, 2015

Muse: Christmas Visions Announcement!




Happy Monday!  I am popping in with a wonderful announcement!  I am on the Design Team for the new  MUSE:  Christmas Vision Card Club!



The first challenge begins this  
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 

Check out the 
now for more information and for a 
chance to win 


Hope to see your 
Christmas creations at the Club!


As always thanks so much for stopping by!  

Betty