Monday, August 18, 2014

MDSM78... Map it Out!

This week at MDS Monday.. Our hostess Tami created a great sketch and we're using Maps! Use a Map anywhere on your page.. You can take a photo of one, use a Digital Download, the sky's the limit! 


I have these great photos from when my Husband was stationed on the USS Carl Vinson while it was in the shipyard in VA.. Just after they took it out of the shipyard it had to go out for some certifications before it changed homeports to San Diego.. What was great about being on an Aircraft Carrier is the sent us pictures when they were out. I used a map of the VA coast line from the internet and changed it to Black and White and lower the Opacity. 


Head over to the MDS Monday challenge Blog and see what the other Ladies created with the sketch.. We hope you will join us. The challenge is open until Saturday @ 12pm EST. 

MDS Suplies used:
Background
     Color = 219,236,244

Embellishments
    Brads/Gold - brad
    _Designer Kits/Tickets & Tags - embellishments/Tickets & Tags - label 10
    _Designer Kits/Tickets & Tags - embellishments/Tickets & Tags - label 11
    Gold & Silver Baker's Twine - embellishments/Gold & Silver Baker's Twine - gold_loop

Stamps
    Inspired Elements/Inspired Elements - circle arrow, Color = REAL RED 199,44,58

Punches
    Basics/1.25 Square Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Travel Log - designer series paper/Travel Log - 3
    Extras/Star Punch, Fill Color = CRUSHED CURRY 254,197,45
    Basics/1.25 Square Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Modern Medley - designer series paper/Modern Medley - 1
    Basics/1.25 Square Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/High Tide - designer series paper/High Tide - 1
    Basics/1.25 Square Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Travel Log - designer series paper/Travel Log - 1

Sunday, August 17, 2014

FMS#149 & Mama Elephant!

Happy Sunday... I hope you all had a great weekend! Today I have a fun card using the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge and a fun set from Mama Elephant called Up & Away.


 I started with the focal image panel. I created a background on a piece of Watercolor paper using some Salty Ocean distress ink.. Once that was dry I stamped the balloons and sentiment on the panel using some Ranger Archival black ink. Then I stamped the bunny & balloons onto another piece of watercolor paper and colored them in with Distress inks. Once they were dry I cut the bunny out and just the Balloons and adhered them to the main panel. 


It needed a bit of sparkle so I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the Balloons and then a few Sparkling clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh! 


Thanks for stopping by today... Head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and see what others created with this fun sketch.. The challenge ends Monday @ 12pm PST. 


Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, August 15, 2014

DCC Birthday Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Die Cut Crazy Birthday Blog Hop. The Die Cut Crazy Contributors have created some amazing birthday projects to inspire your own die cut creativity to make any birthday special. 


 If you just joined the Birthday Hop at my site, be sure and go back to the Die Cut Crazy blog for the hop kick off, then hop along the list to each of our designers. You won't want to miss any of the special birthday projects in this hop for sure.   

I'm sharing two Birthday projects with you today.. up first is the project that's featured in this month's issue of Die Cut Crazy Magazine which is available now as a PDF or on Apple Devices. 


I created this fun Birthday card using the Close to my heart set Robot Family Occasions. Isn't that robot Cuuuttteee?? For more details on this card you'll need to check out this month's issue of the magazine! 


Up next is a very pretty card I created with Stampin' Up!'s Blended Bloom. My card base is Crumb Cake card stock. I added a layer of retired DSP in Costal Cabana that was matted with a piece of Whisper White card stock. I used the current sketch at Deconstructed Sketches for my layout! 



Then I added a piece of Whisper White card stock that I embossed with the Chevron folder. I stamped the Flower image onto a piece of Whisper White card stock using some Memento Black ink and colored it with some Copic Markers. I then fussy cut it out and added it to the card front over a Crumb Cake Banner that I created. 


It's hard to see in the photo but I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the flower center. For the sentiment I stamped the Happy Birthday from the SU photopolymer set Endless Birthday wishes in Crumb Cake onto a piece of Whisper White card stock and punched it out with the Curly label punch and added it behind the main panel. This is a fun Sketch.. and you could change the sentiment up to fit any occasion. 

Thanks for stopping by the Blog Hop to join us.. The Hop will run from Friday August 15th at 4:00 AM CST and end Monday August 18th 11:59 PM CST.  And we have some Blog Candy for you!!!                     
Die Cut Crazy Magazine is giving away a 3 month subscription to one lucky winner announced on Tuesday, August 19th on the DCC blog and the DCC Facebook Group.  To enter to win, the you will need to leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop and LIKE the DCC Facebook page . After you've Liked the FB page be sure to leave a comment on the DCC blog saying that you did all that. A winner will be selected from that post. 

Thanks for stopping by. Next up in the Die Cut Crazy Birthday Blog Hop is Mary . To make sure you don't miss any of the birthday projects, here is the list of all our blog hop designers:

Stampin' Celebration #85!

It's a busy day here on my Blog..lol Seems everything is happening on Friday! This is my second post so be sure to scroll down for the Friday Mashup post incase you missed it! 

Today at Stampin' Celebration! We have a sketch challenge created by our DT member Anita! 


I decided to go ahead and create a Digital page with MDS.. This is a really fun Sketch, I flipped it because the photo I choose was looking into the page and it came out great! My son Austin who many of you know is Autistic and Non Verbal.. seems like he is always deep in thought. I have a ton of photos like this one.. I often wonder just what he is thinking about! 


Be sure to head over to the Stampin' Celebration! challenge blog and see what the other Design Team members created with this fun sketch! We hope you will join us, the challenge is open until Aug 29th @ 11pm EST. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

MDS Supplies used:

Background
     Color = CRUMB CAKE 179,161,131

Embellishments
    Staple & Stitching/Chocolate - Simple Stitches line 2
    Staple & Stitching/Chocolate - Simple Stitches line 2
    Staple & Stitching/Chocolate - Simple Stitches line 2
    Brads/Basic Black - brad
    Brads/Chocolate Chip - brad
    Brads/Whisper White - brad
    Brads/Whisper White - brad
    Brads/Basic Black - brad

Stamps
    Vintage Overlays/Vintage Overlays - texture 5, Color = EARLY ESPRESSO 80,57,49
    _Designer Kits/Lemonade Stand/Lemonade Stand - just thinkin' about ya
    _Designer Kits/Lemonade Stand/Lemonade Stand - just thinkin' about ya, Color = 0,0,0

Punches
    Extras/Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/Sweet Details - designer series paper/Sweet Details - 8
    Extras/Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/Sweet Details - designer series paper/Sweet Details - 7
    Extras/Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/Sweet Details - designer series paper/Sweet Details - 4
    Extras/Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/Sweet Details - designer series paper/Sweet Details - 4
    Extras/Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/Sweet Details - designer series paper/Sweet Details - 6
    Extras/Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/Sweet Details - designer series paper/Sweet Details - 12
    Extras/Flag Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/Sweet Details - designer series paper/Sweet Details - 2

Friday Mashup... We're going back to school!

Today I have 3 post for you... so be sure to check back later for more fun projects!!! It's Friday and time for a new Friday Mashup Challenge this week our hostess is Cindy and she's taking us back to school. We're Mashin' Up! A School themed project with "your" school's colors.


I decided to not Mash it Up! this week and just go with a School themed project. I'm getting a head start on cards for the Teachers..lol I started with a Crumb Cake card base and then I added a piece of Whisper White card stock that I embossed with the Large Polka Dots embossing folder. Then I added a strip of pattern paper from the DCWV Edumacation pack. 


Then I stamped the Chalkboard image from Lawn Fawn called "A good apple" onto a piece of white card stock and colored it with Copic Markers and cut it out.. I also cut out the apple & piece of chalk after I colored them. I cut out jus the center piece of the chalkboard from a piece of Basic Black card stock and heat embossed the sentiment from the same set onto it in White. Then I rubbed a little White ink around the edges for the chalk board look and adhered it to the center of the chalk board image. 


I matted the chalk board image onto another piece of pattern paper from the same stack and then I added it to the front of the card. I added the apple and piece of chalk along the bottom of the chalk board image. To finish it off I added some epoxy bubbles from CTMH. 


This came out really cute!! Be sure to head over to the Friday Mashup blog and see what the other Design team members created for you this week.. We hope you will link up and join us! The challenge is open until Wednesday @ 6pm EST. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

TTS23 .. Banner Inspiration!


Happy Thursday.. time for a new challenge at 'Tis the Season. We hope you are joining us so you can get a start on your Christmas cards. It will be here before we know it! Such a scary thought..lol This week we're on a Inspiration challenge. 


I went for the Inspiration photo and used most of the same elements in my project. I started with a Whisper White card base and then I added some stars to it with the SSS Falling Stars Stencil and some embossing paste. After I added the stars I covered them in some Iridescent Ice embossing powder and set it aside to dry.. Once it dried I heat embossed it. 


I created the tags with the Banners Framelits & the ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers Stamp Set from SU. I stamped the letters in Night of Navy ink. I attached the White panel to a Night of Navy card base and then I added some twine and my banners over the twine with dimensionals. 


I added a mini clothespin with some Gold Sequins and a piece of Night of Navy stitched grosgrain attached. I stamped Very Merry from Endless Season wishes in Night of Navy on a piece of White and trimmed it out and adhered it to the clothespin. I really like the look of the White & Navy together. 

Be sure to head over to the 'Tis the Season blog and see what the other Design Team members created. We hope you will join us! The challenge is open for 2 weeks! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, August 11, 2014

A Monstrous Birthday with Tiddly Inks.

Two post in a day.. I'm on a roll today!!! I recently purchased a few Digital images from Tiddly Inks and I've been experimenting with sizing them and coloring. My favorite image by far are these Monsters.. They are soooo cute!!! and I love that that are digital because I can make them as big or small as I want! 

Tiddly Inks is also having a DT Call.. If you are a fan of Digital images & Tiddly Inks.. Be sure to hop over to their blog and show them your favorite image too! 


I started by printing the Monstrous Party image out onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80# card stock and then I let it dry for about an hour to make sure it wouldn't smear with the Copics. 


I colored the monsters first and then I ran into a huge boo boo with that red balloon.. It reminded me of my days doing nail and that darn red nail polish. It's a mess if you get it out of the line..lol So after I tried to fix it several times and made it worse I decided to cut out the 3 Monsters I had already colored and paper piece them. Which worked out much better. 


I started with a new piece and trimmed it to size. I recolored that ballon being very careful and then I created the background with Copics B00 & BG10.. This is a great combo for a background and I used some of the Colorless Blender. I wanted the floor to look like wood so I used Copics: E23, E37 & E33. The balloon is colored with R14, R17 & R46 and I added some clear wink of stella to it. 


The Monsters are colored with: RV55, RV66, RV63,Y17, Y13, Y15, B12, B18, B14 & C1. After I cut out the Monsters I outlined the edges with the black 100 marker and then using some Tombow Mono adhesive I added it over the image and moved it into place.. I actually really like how it looks with that small amount of dimension. 

To finish up the card.. I created a Bazill Marshmallow card base and then I added some patter papers from the DCWV Edumacation Stack. I stamped Happy Birthday from the SSS Birthday Messages set onto a piece of SU Daffodil Delight card stock. I couldn't leave it alone so I had to add some Pretty Pink Posh Sequins..lol 


I'm also entering this into the MarkerPop challenge this week which the theme is "Anything Goes" this is a great place to get your Copic Markers to color your Tiddly Inks Images. Thanks for stopping by, I'll see you back Wednesday sometime with a new project!. 
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