Thursday, August 11, 2016

Can You Case It? #132 | Baby Card

I love to make baby cards, so today I'm sharing a baby card for the CYCI Challenge #132!


Here is my interpretation:

The onesie die cut, sequins, and stars are from Craftin Desert Divas. The cardstock, patterned paper, and baby die are from MFT, the stamped banner is from Maymay Made It, I fussy cut it out and used 3M dimensionals on it and the onesie. For the baby sentiment, I cut it out three times in different colors, I used my Zig glue pen to adhere them together and on the onesie, I used tiny pop dots for the rest of the word. I used some flat back pearls on the onesie where the snaps normally would be on a onesie, cute. I partially decorated the inside of my card as well, I love doing that, but sometimes forget to do that! 

And that's my card for this week's challenge,
Thanks for stopping by!
Lori






Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Can You Case It #131 | Honey Bee

Hello Everyone! Today I'm playing along with the Can You Case It? challenge! It's my first time playing here and I believe this will be a fun place to play. If you would like to play along click below.




Here is my card for the challenge:


I chose one of my new stamp sets from Stampin Up called Shooting Star. It has a great framelit that allows you to made these fun interactive spinner cards, I colored my images in with Zig clean color real brush markers. For my grey I used a PPP bow die and colored underneath the bee hive for shadowing. I added a few sequins. The sentiment says You're my sweet honeybee.
I apologize for my lighting. 

And that is my card for the challenge, I hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by,
Lori


Monday, August 1, 2016

Graciellie Designs New August Release Stamps Blog Hop and a Giveaway

Hello and Welcome to Graciellie Designs August Release Blog Hop and Giveaway!
I am so excited to be a part of this blog hop. Graciellie Designs stamps are so elegant and so beautiful. Click on the link above and visit her shop!
She has released six new stamp sets for August and a coordinating Special Edition Paper Pack.








For a chance to win the giveaway, you must leave a comment on each person's blog along the hop.
The prize will be a new stamp set of your choice and the new Black and White Patterns Digi Paper Pack.

Here is the line up in case you get lost:

Lori ( you are here )

Here is the image I was given to work with:

And here is my card:

I started my card with my base, it's an A2 sized card 4.25 x 5.5 inches on Neenah cardstock 80 lb.
Next I made my background using a background stamp from Amuse Studio. I purposely only inked a portion of it with Vera Mark and then heat set it with gold embossing powder. I love embossing! I went ahead and tied my ribbon on the card, it matched the green flourishes I die cut. I printed out my pumpkin a few days before I colored it. My ink in my printer needs to dry a bit before I use markers on it. I used my copics in shades of orange, purples, and greens. The center of the flower is yellow and a reddish brown for the stem and shading. I cut the pumpkin out with my scissors, which i could have used my print and cut feature on my Cricut Explore, but this was simple to fussy cut. My pumpkin is popped up with 3M dimensional tape and my sentiment is doubled to be over the pumpkin, I also used a small piece of gold glitter cardstock behind the sentiment to tie it all in. I just love Fall, and was happy to get this stamp to work with!

That's my card for the hop! I hope you liked it!
Please hop along with us and see what everyone has created, and don't forget to leave a comment at each stop to have a chance to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by today,
Lori




Friday, July 22, 2016

Brutus Monroe Fall Inspiration Box

Hi everyone I'm on the brutus monroe blog today sharing a card I made using products from the Fall inspiration box!



Come check it out!
Lori


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Brutus Monroe Tall Bloom Stamp Set

Hello crafty friends, how are you liking the new release from Brutus|Monroe? It's so fun!

So today I decided to try something a little different. I looked at the 2x6 stamp sets and thought they would look great as bookmarks. Bookmarks are fun to make and would make great little stocking stuffers at Christmas, or place them in a book as a gift anytime.



How do you like it? I love it, and It was so simple to make. 
I stamped the image on watercolor paper and used Dr. Ph. Hydrus watercolors. I measured black textured cardstock and adhered it to the back. I then ran it through my laminater, hole punched it and added ribbon. Very simple project. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Let me know if you give this a try, can't wait to see!

Lori



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Brutus Monroe Release Week | Stacked Cone

Hello crafty friends! Tomorrow is release day at Brutus Monroe, how exciting! Not only are there four new stamps sets, there are new paper packs as well, and they are beautiful!! Set your clock for tomorrow, you will love the release!

Today I used the Stacked Cone 2x6 stamp set. So many ideas went through my mind, so here's what I have for today.



I made this an A2 sized card using Neenah cardstock. I used the Polka stencil from Brutus Monroe with Posh Pink and Sunkissed inks from the Joy Collection also from B|M. I used my copics in various colors for the ice cream cone, along with wink of stella, fussy cut it out and added a paper bow, and popped it up with dimensionals. I stamp Happy Birthday on white cardstock, added silver glitter cardstock behind the white just where it was peeping out. And I finished it off with a paper button. Sweet card for a Summer birthday! Or anytime really!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Head over to my IG page where I am having a giveaway!
Link provided on right side of this page!

Lori
Brutus Monroe Inspiration Desgin Team Member  



Monday, July 11, 2016

Brutus Monroe Release Week | Tall Bloom

Hello everyone, it's release week at Brutus Monroe! And I'm excited to announce I'm part of the Brutus Monroe family! Yes, I am one of the new Inspiration Team Members, I'm so thrilled to be a part of the team and to be able to share inspiration with the crafting community.
This weeks release is all about the 2x6 stamp sets. There are four New releases this week and will be ready for purchase July 13th, which is Wednesday! I do believe everyone will love this collection, I know I do.

So today I'm using the new 2x6 stamp set called Tall Bloom.





I started off by stamping in Versafine Onyx Black, which is a pigment ink that can be heat embossed. I used clear embossing powder, heat set it and began watercoloring.
I used the Brutus Monroe premium chalk inks in Zest, Phonebook, Terracotta, wagon, Rouge, and Aubergine. Yes, you can watercolor with these inks, they are fantasic. The sentiment reads, To Plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow...-Audrey Hepburn.
The base of my card is 5 x 6 1/2 from Recollections. And I used watercolor paper on top, added sequins, and a twine bow to finish it off.

I hope you've enjoyed my card, and thanks for stopping by!
Lori