Thursday, August 25, 2016

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #187 ~ "TAGS"

Hello Blogging Buddies,

Today is the start of a new challenge on the DL.ART Blog 

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #187 ~ "TAGS"

Here is my Tag for this challenge:


Ingredients:

Various paper from my stash
Brown ink
Brads
Heart charm
Ranger Ink Craft Tag


For this tag I started with a size 8 Kraft tag and I added the peach Core'dinations paper after distressing it with some sandpaper.  I then cut out the patterned paper using the Penny Black Border Edgers die and then I added that to the tag.  Then I cut out the Die-Versions Curly Words hugs die with black paper and added that to the tag. Then I inked the edges of the tag with brown ink. I cut out the postage stamp with distress scissors, inked the edges with brown ink and added that to the tag.  Next I placed the two brads on the bottom corners of the tag.  I took some Tea Stained Crinkle Ribbon from the Coffee House Bundle #3 and put the heart charm on it and then tied it to the tag and made a bow at the top!

Please be sure to check out all the other great creations made by the Design Team here.

Don't forget to stop by the DL.ART SHOP too!  There are LOTS of new things in the store now!!  Oh, and don't forget that Diana gives my blog followers a 10% discount when ordering from DL.ART Store by using the code:  LK456 Happy Shopping!!



Now it is your turn to make a tag for the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #187!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Retarte Challenge #84

Hello Blogging Buddies,

Today is the start of the Retarte Challenge (or Challenge Yourself) #84 on the Stampartpapel Blog.


The sponsor for this challenge is Doodle Pantry and I used the Carousel Seahorse image for my card.



Ingredients:

Doodle Pantry Carousel Seahorse image
Copic markers
Various paper from my stash

For this A2 card I started by printing out the Doodle Pantry Carousel Seahorse image onto watercolor paper and then colored in the image with Copic markers.  I then cut out the image using the Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Mats: Rectangle die, I inked the edges with blue ink and then mounted that onto a piece of watercolor paper that I watercolored and then spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mist Biscotti. I mounted this onto some green card stock.  I cut out some green paper with the Waffle Flower Yippie die and added it to the card.  I absolutely love the look on the seahorses face!

Be sure to stop by the Stampartpapel Blog to see the other great creations made by the Design Team!

Now it is your turn to create something for the Retarte Challenge #84!

I hope I have inspired you to create something fun today!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori



Monday, August 22, 2016

Ritzy Mum

Hello Blogging Buddies,

Today I would like to share a card with you that I made for Technique Tuesdays Random Act of Cardness.  I will be sending this card out to one of my dear friends!


Ingredients:

Watercolor pencils
Black ink
Various papers from you stash

For this A2 card I used my new Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society ~ August 2016 stamp and die set called Ritzy Mum.  I stamped the Ritzy Mum stamp on watercolor paper with black ink and then I colored it in with watercolor pencils.  I then cut it out with the coordinating die and added that to a piece of paper.  I cut that out with the Gina Marie Designs Pierced Fancy Nested Labels die, inked the edges with black ink and then added that to my card base.  My card base is white card stock with another piece of patterned paper that was added to the base after inking the edges with black ink.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Ritzy Mum stamp set in black ink onto a scrap of paper and then cut it out with the matching die and added it to the card.  I love the way this turned out and I really love the Technique Tuesdays Greenhouse Society stamp and die sets.

Why not come join in on the fun with Technique Tuesdsay Random Act of Cardness by making a card and sending out to a loved one or friend!  Everyone loves receiving snail mail!

I hope I have inspired you to create something fun today!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Craft Rocket Challenge #22 ~ Things with Wings


Hello Blogging Buddies,

Today is the start of a new challenge on the Craft Rocket Challenge Blog

Craft Rocket Challenge #22 ~ Things with Wings


Here is my card for this challenge:


Ingredients:

Sweet & Sassy Treasured Die
Black ink
Black embossing powder
Versamark
Copic markers
Various paper from my stash
Kraft card stock

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock and then I added the black paper to the card. I stamped the Sweet & Sassy Treasured butterfly stamp with black ink onto watercolor paper.  I colored the image with Copic markers and then cut it out with the Sweet & Sassy Treasured die.  I cut out the Lawn Fawn Large stitched oval die and stamped the Skipping Stones Design Dandelion Dreams sentiment with Versamark and then heat embossed it with black embossing powder and then I added the oval to the card.  Next I placed the butterfly and flower in the center of the oval.

Be sure to check out all the wonderful creations by the Craft Rocket Design Team!

Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Scrapy Land Challenge #48

**This is one of two posts I have posted today, if you are looking for the Calling All Sistahs post please go here.


Hello Blogging Buddies,

Today is the start of a new challenge on the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog:

Scrapy Land Challenge #48 ~ Use an Image (digi or rubber) PLUS use any brand of low profile or steel ruled die Scrapy Land sells.

Scrapy Land has over 40 brands of dies.  You can see them all here.   Please link your project back to this Scrapy Land Challenge Blog.  It would also be extremely helpful if you would list the brands of dies used in your project.
Close To My Heart Fall Favorites stamp set
Tim Holtz Mini Fasteners
Copic markers
Black ink
Brown ink
Various paper from my stash

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of yellow paper, inked the edges and added that to the base.  Next I took some brown paper and cut it out with the Dee's Distinctivley Die Lattice 1 die and added that to the the card.  Next I stamped the scarecrow from the CTMH Fall Favorites stamp set with black ink onto some white paper and colored the image with Copic markers.  Then I cut it out using the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Ovals die, then I inked the edges with brown ink and placed it on top of the card.  I then stamped the corn maze on some more of the yellow paper, inked the edges with brown ink and attached it to the card using Tim Holtz mini fasteners.

Please be sure to stop by the Scrapy Land Blog to see all the wonderful creations made by the Design Team.

Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!

The challenge closes on Sunday, September 4 and the winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to the Scrapy Land store.

I hope I have inspired you to create something fun today!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori



Calling All Sistahs August Blog Hop

**This is one of two posts I have posted today, if you are looking for the Scrapy Land Challenge #48 please go here.



Hello Sistahs!!


Well it is Augusts 17th and that means the start of another new Calling All Sistahs blog hop and this month we are doing the hop with a TWIST!  The TWIST is the theme for this month is Remind a Sistah Hop!!  Our goal is to make a card to remind one of our Sistahs to "check herself" and to actually mail it out to a Sistah to remind her!


Here is my card for the Calling All Sistahs August Blog Hop:


Ingredients:

Victorian Velvet distress ink
Black ink 
Various papers from my stash

For this 5 x 7 inch card I started with white card stock for the base of the card and then I added some pink gingham paper after inking the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink.  Next I stamped the sentiments from the CAS-UAL Fridays Calling All Sistahs stamp set with black ink onto white paper.  I cut out the different sayings with the Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Mats; Square and Rectangle, inked each of the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink and added them to the card.  I then cut out the Die-versions Whispers Pretty Wings die and the My Creative Time Mini Butterfly dies in pink paper and added them to the card.

You can read all about how Calling All Sistahs got started right here.


Now it is your turn to do your self check and to remind a Sistah to check herself too!

You should have come here from Vicki Dutcher's blog.


Please be sure to stop by the CAS-UAL FRIDAY Blog to see all the wonderful cards that were created for this Remind A Sistah Hop!!

Here is the complete list of blogs on this hop:


Why not join the Calling All Sistahs Facebook group here.

Or maybe next month join in on the Calling All Sistahs blog hop!

**Make sure to comment on all the blogs in the Blog Hop to get a chance to win a  $15 Gift Certificate, CAS-UAL FRIDAYS will be giving away 3 Gift Certificates to people who comment on all the blogs on the hop!**  
 Comments close on August 19th at midnight EST.

So now it is your turn to Remind a Sistah to do her monthly checks and her yearly mammogram!

Your next stop is at:

Lydia Evans Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lori





Thursday, August 11, 2016

Guest Designer at Joy Clair

**This is one of two posts I have today, if you are looking for the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #186 please go here.**

Hello Blogging Buddies,

Today I have the honor of being a guest designer on the Joy Clair Blog.  For my projects I decided to use the Hugs and Smiles stamp set.  

Here are my cards:


I made two cards with the beautiful floral stamp and I colored them differently.  

For this card:


I stamped the flowers with VersaMark onto a piece of Tim Holtz 4.25 x 5.5 Distress Watercolor card stock, then heat embossed it with black embossing powder. Then I colored the flowers with watercolor pencils.  Next I took my Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two and cut the edge and then I inked the edges with Picked Raspberry distress ink.  Next I used white card stock for the base of my A2 card and added a piece of patterned paper to the base and then I added the flowers to the corner of the card and then took the hugs & kisses stamps from the same set and stamped them with black ink onto the card.

For this card:


I used the Tim Holtz 4.25 x 5.5 Distress Watercolor card stock again and I stamped the flowers in each corner with VersaMark and then heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  Then I took my distress inks, Milled Lavender, Seedless Grape, Picked Raspberry, Victorian Velvet, Tumbled Glass and Broken China and colored in the flowers by rubbing the ink over the flowers with a dauber, then I inked the background with Tumbled Glass distress ink.  Then I cut the card stock in half using the Spellbinder Scalloped Borders Two and then I inked the cut edge with Broken China Distress ink.  I trimmed off a tiny bit of the edge and attached it to the card base leaving the white showing in the middle of the card.  You could also turn the card sideways and use it like this:


I can't decide which way I like it better!  How do you like this card better?

I hope I have inspired you to create something pretty today.

Be sure to stop by the Joy Clair Blog often for more creative ideas on how to use their gorgeous stamps!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori