Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sending Paw Prints Challenge #3 ~ Pet themed Thank you with Hearts

Hello Blogging Friends,


Today I am sharing a card that I made for the Sending Paw Prints Challenge #3 ~ Pet Themed Thank you Hearts


 The theme is to make a blank Thank-You handmade card with a Heart on it.

Here is my card:



Ingredients

Spellbinders Pawing Around Die
Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks die
Doodlebug Puppy Love paper
White card stock
Brown paper
Black paper
Washi tape
Brown ink

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card. I took a piece of blue paw paper from the Doodlebug Puppy Love 6 x 6 paper pack, I inked the edges with brown ink and added that to the card. I took some brown paper and the Spellbinders Pawing Around die and cut the dog in the heart, I inked the edges with brown ink and added that to the card.  I took the Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks die and more brown paper and cut out the thanks and added that to the card.  I took some black paper and cut out the paw die from the Spellbinder Pawing Around die set and added that to the card.  I took some white and black stripe washi tape and added that to the top of the card.

Please be sure to check out all the other creations made for the Sending Paw Prints Challenge #3.


Why not make a Thank You card for an animal shelter??  Animal shelters are dear to my heart, I have gotten several of my wonderful dogs from a shelter over the years!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Friday, February 17, 2017

With Love from a Sistah Blog Hop



Hello Bosom Buddies and Sistahs!!


Well today is the 17th of the month and you know what that means ~ I am here to remind you that it is time to check yourself!!


And it is time for the


 Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop ~


The theme for this month's challenge "With Love From A Sistah"


You should have gotten here from Jeanne Jachna's blog


If not you can always start over on the CAS-ual Friday Stamps Blog


Here is my card:



Ingredients:

Victorian Velvet distress ink
Black ink
Assorted paper from my stash


For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took the patterned paper, inked the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink and added that to the card.  I took the CTMH largest heart die and cut it out twice in two different colors of pink.  I took the light pink inside of the heart and stamped the sentiment from the Cas-ual Friday Hope Ribbon stamp set with black ink and then I attached it to the card.  I took the dark pink outer heart and put that around the light pink heart.  Then I took the dark pink heart and stamped Sistah from the Cas-ual Friday Calling All Sistahs stamp set with black ink and then I added that to the card, slightly overlapping the other heart.  Then I took the light pink outer heart and put that around the dark pink heart.  Then I took the DL.ART Vintage Vineyard Crinkle Ribbon, the  Rose' pink ribbon and wrapped it around the card and I made a bow for the top of the card.

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


Please be sure to check out all the wonderful cards that have been made for the With Love from a Sistah Blog Hop and be sure to comment on all the blogs between now and 12am EST on February, 19th because two random commenters will win  gift certificates to the CAS-ual Frisdays store.


Your next stop is Kelly Griglione's Blog


Here is the entire list of the With Love from  a Sistah Blog Hop:



Ceal Prichett


Now remember to check your self and schedule your yearly mammogram!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Joy Clair Happy Camper


Hello Blogging Friends,


Today I have a card to share with you that I made with the newly released Joy Clair Happy Camper stamp set.



For this card I stamped the trailer onto a piece of scrap paper and fussy cut it out so that I could used it as a mask to put the trees behind the trailer. After I finished fussy cutting the trailer out, I taped it onto the watercolor paper where I wanted it to be.



Then I position the sentiment Happy Camper and the tree stamp where I want them on the card.



I position everything on my Misti and stamped the sentiment Happy Camper with black ink and I stamped the tree three times with Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage and Mowed Lawn distress ink.




 I colored in the sentiment with my brown distress markers and colored in the trees with my water brush and the distress inks. Then I stamped the trailer onto the paper and colored that with Copic markers.  After the trailer was colored in I decided that I wanted to make it look like it was just starting to get dark for the evening.  So I took my Stormy Sky distress ink and a dauber and swirled the ink around the trailer, trees and the sentiment.  Next I took my Gathered Twigs distress ink and a dauber and rubbed that on the bottom to look like dirt.
 



It almost looks like a storm is coming!  I think if I was to make this again, I would use the water brush and the distress inks to color the background like I did with the trees.


Thanks for stopping by!


Lori

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mardi Gras Showcasing Event

**This is one 2 posts I have today, if you are looking for the:
 Scrapy Land Challenge #60  ~  Please go here.**

Hello Blogging Friends,


Today we are celebrating an early Mardi Gras Party at Joy Clair!!  I have never actually been to a Mardi Gras Party but they sure do look fun!  I love the bright colors of gold, green and purple for Mardi Gras!!  The Joy Clair Mardi Gras stamp set is awesome with so many possibilities!


 Be sure to go to the Joy Clair Blog to check out what all the other Design Team Members have created!  The other ladies are so darn talented!!


I have 3 cards to share with you today and a picture tutorial for the last card!



Here is my first card:



Ingredients:

Various paper from my stash
Versa mark
Black embossing powder 
Copic marker

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card. I took the patterned paper and inked the edges with black in and attached it to the card.  I took the three mask dies and stamped them with Versamark and then heat embossed them with black embossing powder.  On the top mask I colored it with a purple copic marker and I colored in all the eye holes with a gray Copic marker.  I then took one of the Elizabeth Ribbons 1 dies and cut it out with gold, purple and greed paper and attached them to the card.

Here is my second card:



Ingredients:

Joy Clair Mardi Gras stamp set
Joy Clair Be Brave stamp set ~ the small feather
Tonic Rococo Saxophone Solo die
Assorted paper from my stash
Green and Purple ink
Versa mark
Purple, gold. white and charred gold embossing powder
Copic markers
Sequins

For this 5 inch by 7 inch card I started with dark purple card stock for the base of the card.  I then took some Core'dinations dotted purple paper, distressed the edges and then inked the edges with green ink and attached it to the card. I stamped the 3 masks with Versamark and then heat embossed one with gold embossing powder, one with purple embossing powder and then one with charred gold embossing powder.  I colored the feather mask with a green and purple Copic marker. I stamped the small feather from the Joy Clair Be Brave stamp set with Versamark and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder and then colored them with some purple ink. I attached the feathers to the mask with the handle and then attached that to the card with the other masks.  Then I took the Tonic Rococo Saxophone Solo die and cut him out with black shimmer paper, green Core'dinations texture paper, some gold paper for the sax and some white paper for his face and hands and colored them with skin tone copic marker.  I pieced the Sax Player together and placed him on the card.  I stamped the sentiment from the Mardi Gras stamp set onto some white paper, colored it with green ink and then cut it out and placed that on the card.  I took some gold, green and purple sequins and placed them on the masks and on the right top corner.  I just love jazz music and would love to get to hear it on Mardi Gras!!

Here is my 3rd card with a photo tutorial:



For this card I got a piece of watercolor paper and some distress inks:  Mustard Seed, Dusty Concord and Mowed Grass Distress ink and my ink blender and started adding color to the watercolor paper






I stamped the feathered mask with black ink onto some watercolor paper.


I colored the mask with yellow, green and purple water color pencils.



After the mask was completely colored, I took a tiny paint brush and just a little bit of water and ran it over the coloring to blend and smooth out the color.


Next I stamped the string of beads from the Mardi Gras stamp set with Versamark and then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.


Then I cut out the mask with a die that I have and colored in the white background with the yellow watercolor pencil, I inked the edges with the Dusty Concord distress ink and then attached it to the card.


I then attached this to a A2 Kraft card stock blank card.


That is it for me!  I now want to go straight to New Orleans!!  How about you??  


So tell me which one of the Mardi Gras cards is your favorite?


Make sure you stop by the Joy Clair Blog for our fun Mardi Gras Party!!


AND


"Let the Good Times Roll"!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lori



Scrapy Land Challenge #60 ~ Texture


**This is 1 of 2 posts I have today, if you are looking for the:
Mardi Gras Showcasing Event please go here.**

Hello Blogging Friends,


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


Scrapy Land Challenge #60 


The theme for this challenge is Add Texture PLUS use any brand of low profile or steel ruled die that Scrapy Land sells.


Here is my card:




Ingredients:

Prima Doily die
Poppystamps Heart Streamer die
Die-Versions Curly Words love die
Lemoncraft paper
Kraft card stock
Assorted papers from my stash
Pink & White Bakers Twine
Heart and Key charm
Victorian Velvet distress ink

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of Lemoncraft paper, inked the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink and then added that to the card. I cut out the Prima Doily die with some off white paper and added that to the card.  I cut out the Die-Versions Curly Words love die with the pink paper and added that to the doily.  I cut out the Poppystamps Heart Streamer die with two different pink papers and inlaid the center heart with the darker pink. I wrapped the Pink and White Bakers Twine around the card several times and tied on the heart and key charm.

Be sure to stop by the Scrapy Land Challenge to see all the wonderful creations that the Design Team have made.


Now it is your turn to make something for the Scrapy Land Challenge #60 ~ Texture!!


Please remember to:

~Include one or more die brands that Scrapy Land sells
~follow the current theme
~include a link to this challenge in your post


 This challenge closes on February 26.  The Winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to the Scrapy Land store.



Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Joy Clair You are All I See Valentine!!


Hello Blogging Friends!!


Happy Valentine's Day!!


Today I used 2 Joy Clair stamp sets to make my fun and silly Valentine!!



Ingredients:

Assorted papers from my stash
Kraft card stock
Black ink
Red ink
Antique Linen distress ink
Copic marker R82

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I took the heart paper and cut out the middle using the Lil' Inker Designs Dual Stitched Heart & Kisses die and then added it to the base of the card.  I took some dusty pink paper and stamped the sentiment from the Joy Clair Dino Love stamp set with black ink and then cut it out using the same heart die.  I inked the edges of the cut out heart with red ink and then attached it to the center of the card.  I took some white watercolor paper and stamped the sentiment from the Joy Clair Love Quotes stamp set with black ink.  I then cut that out with the same heart die.  I colored the inside of the hearts with Copic marker R83 and then draw a smile with a black marker.  I then took some Antique Linen distress ink and inked around the heart, I inked the edges with the red ink and then added it to the card.  I think this is a fun and silly Valentine for a child!  What do you think?

Both of these Joy Clair stamp sets are on sale through today at the Joy Clair Valentine's Day Sale!


Happy Valentine's Day to You!  Be sure to stop back to my blog on Wednesday for the Joy Clair Mardi Gras Party!!


The Joy Clair Design Team is going to Let the Good Times Roll!!  And you are invited to join us!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Monday, February 13, 2017

Joy Clair Tree of Love Valentine


Hello Blogging Friends,


Well just one more day until Valentine's Day!  Are you ready?  Do you have your cards made?  Here is a Valentine's Day card that I made using the Joy Clair "Tree of Love" stamp set.  I just love the heart in the middle of the tree and then the one down in the roots!


Here is my card:



Ingredients:

Watercolor pencils
Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberries distress ink
Kraft card stock
Heart paper
Watercolor paper

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I took some red heart paper and added it to the card.  I took a piece of water color paper and inked the tree with black ink and stamped it on the card.  I also stamped the birds on the swing and the sentiment with black ink.  I colored the tree and birds with watercolor pencils.  I stamped the hearts in the tree with the distress inks, I used my corner rounder on the corners of the card, inked the edges with Picked Raspberries distress ink and then attached it to the card.

This particular stamp set ~ Joy Clair "Tree of Life" happens to be on sale right now in the Joy Clair store.


Happy Valentine's Day to You!  Be sure to stop back to my blog on Wednesday for the Joy Clair Mardi Gras Party!!


The Joy Clair Design Team is going to Let the Good Times Roll!!  And you are invited to join us!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori