Monday, April 24, 2017

Cupcake Inspirations

The challenge at Cupcake Inspirations this week is animals. Aren't these just the cutest cupcakes?!!


Today I created some Christmas gift tags instead of a card. Every year when I'm wrapping up gifts for the grands, I wish I had made some special tags for their gifts so this year I'm working ahead on some!  Here are two of my tags so far.


I used my Cricut machine to cut out the red tags and the white backing. The adorable penguin image is from Stampendous. After coloring them with Copics, I used the matching die to cut them out. I found some tiny die cut hearts left over in my stash and glued them onto the penguins. The penguins are attached to the tag with some Wobbles. I really like the playful look the wobbles create. Merry Christmas was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink. A punch white snowflake with a red rhinestone and some ribbon and baker's twine complete the look.

Hope you can join in the fun at Cupcake Inspirations! Thanks for stopping by,

blessings,
shelia

Sympathy

DRS Designs recently released some beautiful sympathy greetings, so you will be seeing quite a few sympathy cards here on the blog. I know sympathy cards are not anyone's favorite to create, but they are needed and appreciated by those who have lost special people. I like to have some on hand and these new greetings have inspired me to do just that. 


I started with some water color paper and added some Tim Holtz distress inks using the smacking acetate technique. While that dried, I die cut the half circle and rectangle pieces using a SB Elegant Arch die. I used the outline part of those dies to die cut the water color paper to go behind. The Thoughts of you greeting was stamped onto the peachy pink panel with VersaMark ink, heat embossed with detail white EP and then dry embossed with a Darice butterfly EF. The bottom layer of the butterfly was die cut with a SB die using the same water color paper. The top layer was die cut from vellum and glued onto the bottom butterfly just down the center of the butterfly's body. I added some milky white half pearls to the butterfly and the stained glass looking die cuts.

I used this week's sketch challenge at Split Coast Stampers to create this card. It's a great sketch, isn't it. I really enjoy sketch challenges and I'm pleased with how this turned out.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Merry Christmas!

This week DRS Designs is sponsoring the Christmas Challenge at CRAFT Challenges. Since I love making Christmas cards I thought I'd play along. I try to create 4 or 5 Christmas cards each month, but I've not kept up with that goal. So this is the perfect opportunity for me to get refocused. Here's my card.


I started by stamping the trio of trees with Memento green ink, stamping off on scratch paper for the trees in the background. A Sakura Gelly Roll pen was used to add some sparkle to the trees. SB dies were used to cut out the frame which is glued onto the tree panel. The sleigh and deer are SU dies. I used gold baker's twine for the reins for the deer. The Merry Christmas greeting was stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder before die cutting with a SB banner die. The banner, sleigh and deer are all attached with foam adhesive for some dimension.

I hope you can join in the fun at CRAFT Challenges this week. I'd love to see what kind of Christmas card you create. Plus you could be the winner of the prize from DRS Designs.

Thanks for stopping by,

shelia

Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Monday! My card today features a new Mother's Day greeting. I really like the font on this greeting and that the happy is small while Mother's Day is big. I paired it with the Violet Tea Cup.


The Tea Cup was stamped with Memento Black ink onto white CS, colored with Copics and die cut with a SB square. I used a larger square die to cut out the gold square behind the main image. The purple CS has a bit of texture already, so I just stamped the greeting with Versafine Black Onyx ink and added some Nuvo Clear Crystal Drops for added interest.

My mom will like this card with the pretty flowers.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Easter

Hi Everyone. With Easter fast approaching, I thought I'd share a card that celebrates what Easter is all about, Christ's death and resurrection.


I started with a kraft card base and stamped the woodgrain background image with TH Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. Next I stamped the Christ is Risen Cross onto white CS with Memento Black ink, colored it with Copics, die cut and layered it onto the die cut green panel. The Celebrate Easter greeting was stamped onto kraft CS that was also stamped with the woodgrain background, die cut and attached with foam adhesive.  A Sakura Gelly Roll pen was used to add some shimmer to the flowers.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter as you celebrate Christ.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, April 3, 2017

Blessings

Happy Monday Everyone. Trust you all had a great weekend. I have a simple card to share with you today. Every so often I like to create a card using mostly dies. Today's card is one of those.

I started by sponging TH Distress Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans inks onto 3/4 of my card front. While the ink was drying I die cut my flowers, stems and butterfly. The new Blessings greeting was stamped in the corner with Versafine Black Onyx ink.



The smaller flowers are popped up with foam adhesive and white half pearls were added to the centers. I really like the way this turned out.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Monday, March 27, 2017

the Beauty of Springtime

Hi everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. My life has been crazy busy lately and I am so thankful to be able to stop and get creative in the craft room. It really helps me to relax and refocus when I'm stamping, coloring and creating cards. Wonder what I used to do before I became addicted to stamping?! Seems like a life time ago.  Anyway, my card today features two new stamps from DRS Designs: the Sneaky Bunny and Springtime Easter Greeting.


I started by stamping the Sneaky Bunny image onto white CS with Memento Black ink. Once the image was colored with Copics, the Springtime Easter Greeting was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink. Some baker's twine and a yellow button was added to the white panel before gluing it onto the yellow card base. The purple frame was die cut with a Spellbinder's die. To add a bit of shimmer some clear Wink of Stella was added to the bunny's ears and the centers of the flowers. Don't you love how this little bunny is nestled in the middle of the flower pot!

Thanks for stopping by today and please stop by our on line store and check out all the new images! You can find the new images here.

blessings,
shelia