Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sweet Sunday.....Best Friends are the Best Gift


Happy Sunday Peeps!!


Here is the sweet sketch Karen has for us this week:



I pulled out my new MFT Pure Innocence stamp called "Big Bear Hugs".
I have always been a big fan of the Pure Innocence line and this one is super cute!!

I went with my purple color theme again, (Sorry about that, I will put it away soon, I promise.)
I stamped the image with black memento ink onto some white card stock and colored it with my copic markers. I then die cut the circle with the pierced circle die-namics.
The square is made up of Concord Crush card stock matted with white. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with some white embossing powder.


The base of the card is white card stock and then a layer of Concord Crush. I used a circle stencil
and some white craft ink to make the BG. I added a strip of DSP across the top and then mounted the main image piece to the base with foam tape. The circle is mounted to the square with foam tape as well.
I die cut the small banners with white card stock and tucked them in behind the square panel.
I finished off with a few sequins and a couple of small stars.



So let's see what the rest of the girls did with this sweet sketch:


Thanks for stopping by today

Vicki


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Spring Tulips


Happy Saturday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a couple of cards I made using the Spring Tulips stamp set by MFT.
I started out to use the Color Challenge this week on the MFT Card Challenge Blog.

The colors to use were:


I don't have the exact colors and was going to use close to what I have. I then just got carried away while coloring my tulips and used a couple of colors not included in the challenge, so do I link it up over there or not? :/
I do like how the colors looked when coloring on the Kraft card stock. I stamped and masked and stamped again getting three sets of tulips using my black memento ink. I then colored with my copic markers.


The base of the card is Crumb Cake and the a layer of basic black and then the main panel is more crumb cake card stock.
I used one of the sentiments in the Spring Tulip set for my card. I stamped with ersmark and then embossed with white embossing powder.

I then stamped a few more tulips onto some white card stock and colored them again with my copic markers.


By this time into my coloring I had totally forgot the color challenge colors and was just coloring some pretty tulips.
I completely colored in the BG as well. Another embossed sentiment  and a few sequins to complete this card.


So which is your favorite? 
Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki





Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Paper Players.....Wishing You a Happy Birthday


Happy Tuesday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using 
the sketch challenge this week on The Paper Players Blog.


This was a fun little sketch to work with.
I had an idea for this card when I saw the sketch but it sure took a long time to get it to come together.
I really just had the basic idea, the tulips to the side of the circle and the sentiment across the bottom.
This is another new set I got from MFT called Spring Tulips.
Love it, it has solid and line images both for the tulips and some really pretty sentiments. 
I had the idea for a red and crumb cake combo, and that is on here but really the white is more prominent I think.


I created the BG by cutting a "stencil" with the retired lattice die from Stampin Up.I laid it down and sponged over it with some Soft Sky ink. It is really pretty and looks so much better than I was able to capture in my pics.
My center element is made up with a doily and the round DSP is from a retired pack.
I stamped the tulips with memento ink and colored with my copic markers. I then cut it all out and added it to the circle with some dimensionals.
The sentiment is stamped onto some red card stock with black craft ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I just hand cut the "v" in the banner and added it just tucking it under the tulips.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki




Monday, February 23, 2015

Crazy 4 Challenges......Pawsitvley Awesome


Happy Monday Peeps!!

The challenge this week on the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog was a sketch challenge and I was anxious to play along.


I ordered this stamp from MFT awhile back and just got it, unfortunately it was traveling around the US for about two weeks before it finally arrived at my door on Friday. I had to use it right away!
It is another adorable Birdie Brown set called "You have my heart".
I have been on a bit of a purple kick with my last few cards, once I got out the Concord Crush I could not stop using it.
Anyway I stamped one of the sweet little images from the set onto some white card stock using some Memento Black ink and colored with my copic markers.



The base of the card is Concord Crush and then a layer of white. I again used some DSP from the retired in color pack.
The sentiment is from the same set and is stamped with black ink.
I used my Sizzix Sizzlet Fashionable Heart die to make the two little hearts and then I added three sequins at the top for that element in the sketch.

Well, that is all from me today, thanks for stopping by!

Vicki

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sweet Sunday.........Welcome Baby





Happy Sunday Peeps!!


Here is the sweet sketch Karen has for us this week:


I was a little stumped with this sketch, I know.......but the more I thought about it I finally came up with this simple little baby card.
I have had this cute little MS elephant punch a couple of years, I got it to make some baby shower invites for a customer and had not used it since.
I thought those little elephants would be cute marching up the angle on the sketch.
I decided to go gender neutral and pulled out some purples. I used the retired Concord Crush, an absolute favorite color of mine, and Wisteria Wonder.


The DSP on here is from a retired in color pack, from when Concord was an in color.

I did not use the small circle element from the sketch on my card but the rest is there.

I added some Wisteria bakers twine around the bottom and then tied abow.
The sentiment is from the retired Short and Sweet stamp set. 


So let's see what the rest of the girls did with this sweet sketch:

Sarah-Jane Kale-off this week
Tracy Clemente-off this week

Thanks for stopping by today

Vicki

Saturday, February 21, 2015

MFT....SOMEBUNNY


Happy Saturday Peeps!
Today I am sharing a card I made using the sketch challenge this week on the MFT Challenge Blog.



I am in LOVE with this awesome stamp set!
 SOMEBUNNY fromMFT is a Birdie Brown Set. I love all her sets.

I have made a shaker card using this set I will show you later next week.
I think this bunny shown from the back is my favorite in the set and it looks perfect with the little wagon of flowers. 
I die cut the circle and then stamped the bunny and wagon using Memento Black ink. I then colored with my copic markers. I added all the tiny little hearts all around. They are punched from a SU border punch.


The DSP I used are both from retired SU packs. I hand cut my wave and added it over the dotted BG.
I rounded the top corners using the corner rounder on my envelope punch board.
The sentiment is stamped with Memento Black ink and was super easy to line up since there was already lines on the DSP.
I finished this up with a few iridescent sequins and few small rhinestones in the flower centers.
I am sure you willbe seeing more of this card in the future, it will be sweet for Easter.  I am thinking some tags for Easter goodies!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

FMS.....I'm All Ears


Happy Wednesday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches.


I wanted to use this cute little Pure Innocence stamp 
called I'm All Ears that I was gifted by my sweet friend Karen Giron.
 I have had it for quite some time and have never inked it, so it was about time.
I stamped it onto some white card stock with black memento ink and colored with my copic markers. I paper pieced the dress and bow.


The base of the card is some retired Concord Crush card stock. 
I followed that with some whisper white and then a layer of Wisteria Wonder. 
The DSP is from a retired in color pad. 
I fussy cut out the little girl and mounted her onto the circle frame with some foam tape.
The sentiment is from the same PI set. I finished it up with some iridescent sequins.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Vicki