Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge | Tic Tac Toe

Hello everyone, I'm joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, and the theme this week is Tic Tac Toe! Super fun to figure out which designs you will select! So I chose Stamp, card board, and washi!

here's the board..

And here is my tag I created!


My card board I used is an upcycle piece of card board from the back of a tablet. I stamped the tag with a hounds took pattern in a butter scotch ink, and used distress inks on the sides and all over the tag.
I used the Tim Holtz stamp set Possibilities. And the white strip on my tag is cotton fabric washi tape, which was great to stamp on! I did a little doodling, used Tim Holtz idea-ology label letters, and a date stamp. I went over the stamped images and label letters with MFT glitter glaze sheer sparkle, I really love that glaze! Finally I added bits and bobs from stash and that completed my tag.



Thanks for stopping by!
Lori



Sunday, June 26, 2016

CASolgy Cue Challenge #203 | Congratulations

Hello everyone, I'm coming in at the last moment for this challenge! This weeks theme at Casology Cue Card Challenge is Congratulations.





For this card I used the Pretty Pink Posh dies to create a frame for my card.  My stamp image is from Brutus Monroe, and the congratulations came from another stamp set. I colored the bouquet with copic markers. I really love the green frame around this card. 

I hope you like it too!
Lori




Monday, June 20, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge | Use Patterned Paper

Hi crafty friends, I'm entering this mixed media tag today in the SSS Monday Challenge!
I was able to pull out all sorts of fun stuff to make for this challenge. The patterned paper is the backdrop of the tag.









This tag was so much fun to make, and hey I know I need to use my patterned paper. The paper I used is from Cricut, I've have it for years. It reminded me of the ocean, so I went with that theme. I added bubbles over the entire tag, colored my mermaid with copics and started picking out things from my stash to use. I added stickles to the mermaid, and the love wood veneer. The sides of the tag were ink with Memento black ink and then I used my distressing tool to rough up the edges.

List of what I used:
Hand made tag from cardstock
Cricut patterned paper
Copics
Mermaid digi from The Greeting Farm
Vintage key
Twine and ribbon
Ephemera
Deep Red Stamps
Star stick pins
Memento Ink
Faber Castell Pitt Markers
Distress Ink from Ranger
Prima chalk Inks

That was a lot of stuff!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you like my tag!

Also I have a giveaway on my Instagram, I'm trying to reach my 500 follower milestone!

Thank You,
Lori




Saturday, June 18, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Animal Magic

Today I'm entering this card in the SSS Wednesday Challenge, the theme is Animal Magic, so all animals are welcome!

here's my card
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 I chose the Butterfly as my animal, I thought it would be so pretty on Vellum used for the top panel.
Sorry my lighting is terrible.

The background I used the stamp set Spring Garden from The Joy Collection by Brutus Monroe.
The flowers in this stamp set just made the prettiest background, I love creating my own backgrounds! And this set made it a breeze. The sentiment is also from the Spring Garden stamp set. I added my stamped Vellum on top with double sided scor-tape, added twine, and a mini pop dot behind the bow to keep it in place. The butterfly stamp is from Amuse Studio.

And that's my card for this challenge, I hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!
Lori


















Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Coffee Chick | Share Your Designs Challenge #22

Hello, today I'm sharing the Coffee Chick digi stamp from Gerda Steiner Degins! This is such a cute image! I made several copies to make more cards with this stamp later on.


The card base is 5 x 7 cardstock I purchase from Michael's on clearance. The plaid paper is from My Favorite Things 6 x 6 packs. The top panel I printed the digi and colored it all in with copics. I used the colorless blender an added dots all over the panel, drew in the speech bubble and added the sentiment from V's Sweet Design. Also I inked the edges in black memento ink, and added a button and twine for embellishments.

That's my card for this challenge, I hope you like it!
Lori




Tuesday, June 14, 2016

{Clean and Simple } CASology #202 – Masculine | Father's Day Deer Card

Hello everyone, today is my first time participating in the CASology Cue Card Challenge! Yay, so knowing guys do not like things too flashly, I was inspired today to create a Father's Day card for my husband from me. The reason I say that is he married into a ready made family. I have four children, and when we met two were still living at home. So he took on the role as a dad without skipping a beat! So inside the card I wrote him a little letter thanking him for all he has done as still does as a dad, and now as a grandfather!




Week 202 - Masculine




Here is my card, he loves to hunt and be outdoors, so this worked out great.
I used Kraft cardstock for the card base, watercolor paper for the top panel. I stamped the deer heed with Brushed Corduroy distress ink and added a mist of water, this gave the deer a water color look without actually painting, solid stamps are perfect for this technique. I made similar cards like this last Christmas. The top panel is pop up with dimensionals, and I also added a plastic paper clip for a little something extra. This card was so super simple to make, and very enjoyable!



Thanks so much for stopping by,
Lori

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

GSD 21st Share Your Design Challenge | Heavy Friends Stamp Set

Hi everyone! 
It's been a little while since I've posted. So today I want to jump back in with a card for the Share Your Design Challenge.

So here is my card from the Heavy Friends stamp set.



I created my card first by using my Gelly Plate with a few different colors of paint and textures on scrap cardstock. After the paint dried I cut them with different dies that I have. This particular die is the Frame die and the Twine and Bow die from PPP. I love this mixed media look. I used the positive from the die to create the grass and sky by blending in some distress inks. I stamped the rhino on linen cardstock and blended grey pigment ink on to him, this cardstock has awesome texture!
I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with the little bird and added a Skittles dew drop on the bow, a little felt flower and sequins from my stash.

And that completes my card for today! I hope you like it!
Lori