Thursday, February 22, 2024

Mickey and Minnie Birthday Balloon

 A friend requested that I  make a card for her 9 year old granddaughter, Gwen, who loves all things Disney!

I recently purchased some fun Mickey and Minnie stamps, dies and patterned papers, so pulled them right out to create this card.  I colored the mice with Zig Clear Color brushes in Cobalt Blue, Black and Carmine Red.   I added dots to Minny's skirt with a white POSCA pen

The balloon is from the  Magical Memories Die set by Kat Scrappiness, Minnie and Micky are from Mousing Around stamps and die from Unity.  All the die cuts are up on foam dots.  I used my Brother Label Maker for the sentiment.

Instead of making a folded card - I added a die cut easel to the back of the panel so it could be stood up and displayed.  The hearts are from the Mousing Around stamp set, the sentiment is from Sentiment Suite: Birthday from The Greetery.

Linking my card to:
Main Color - Red

1st time using the Micky and Minnie stamps and die.

Stamps: Mousing Around - Hiya Pal - Unity, Sentiment Suite: Birthday - The Greetery.
Ink: Nocturne Versafine Clair, Ruby Red - Altenew
Paper: White, True Black - Papertrey Ink, DP Mousin-Mix Up Paper stack - Unity, Mousing Around Hiya Pal Die - Unity, Magical Memories Die - Kat Scrappiness, small easel die - Sizzix, Alphanumeric die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, White Posca Pen, Brother PTouch Label Maker, Cobalt Blue, Black and Carmine Red - Zig Clear Color Real Brushes.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Lilac and Mint Easter

 I keep wanting to join in with the Color Hues Challenge and today is the day I finally did it!

I thought they were perfect colors for Easter and created this card.

The lilac image is a rub-on from Taperlogy.  I applied it to a panel of hammered white card.   The Decorative Floral Circle is a die from Rubbernecker.  I cut out the center of the floral circle so it would be like a frame.  I used two nesting circle dies to cut a thin circle out of a sheet of double sided sticky foam so I could pop up the frame over the lilac rubon.  I cut the sentiment strip with the circle so it fit inside the frame, also up on foam dots.  I added 7 enamel dots from Altenew.

I'm also linking my card to:
Inspired by the colors in the bottom left photo

Stamps:  Easter Allelulias - Papertrey Ink.
Ink:  Nocturne - Versafine Clair.
Paper:  White, Mint Julip - PTI, Hammered White - Amazon
Accessories:  Lilac rubon - Taperlogy,  Circle dies - Nestability, Decorative Floral Circle Die - Rubbernecker, Twin Stick Foam Sheet, enamel dots - Altenew, foam dots.

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Picket Fence Baseball Field Birthday

 Another card made for a friend for her grandson who plays baseball and is turning 12 - I bet you could tell that by looking at my card!?!

I printed a free image on the internet of the baseball field for the background.  I rubbed a brown inkpad over the die cut fence from Papertrey Ink and layered it over the background with foam strips.  I stamped the die cut bat, ball and mitt  and adhered them over the fence, as well as the die cut letters and sentiment.  I added the die cut numbers above the fence.

Instead of a folding card -  I adhered a die cut easel to the back so it can be stood up on shelf or bureau.

Linking my card to:

Featured Stamper Challenge
inspired by garden fence

inspired by the colors
Clean and layered

Stamps: Sentiment Suite: Birthday - The Greetery, 7th Inning Stretch - PTI (retired)
Paper: white, Dark Chocolate - PTI
Ink: Mocha and Rocky Shore - Altenew
Accessories: baseball field image printed from internet, Picket Fence Die, 7th Inning Stretch dies - PTI (retired), red 01 micron pen, Alphanumeric dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, foam dots and strips, small easel die - Sizzix.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Lia's 9th Birthday

 Several of my friends 'hire' me to create special/personalized cards for their family/friends special days.

I made this card for a recent request for my friends grand daughter Lia's 9th birthday.

I used a newly purchased Cupcake Die from Whimsy Stamps along with a ballerina die from Amazon, letter and number dies from Sizzix.  The background was embossed using Organic Petals 3D Embossing folder from Sizzix.  I added a row of lace to ground the cupcake and personalized it with her name and the number 9.  The cupcake, ballerina and sentiment are up on foam dots.

Instead of a folding card design - I added a die cut easel to the back of the panel so Lia can stand this up on her bureau or shelf!

I'm linking my card to:

first time using the cupcake dies

Inspired by a ballerina at All Paint by Number web site

the dark and light pink colors and the embossed background looks quilted!

Stamps: Sentiment Suite: Birthday - The Greetery
Paper: White - PTI, Hammered White - Amazon, Pale Rose - Bazzill, glitter card - Michaels
Ink: Nocturne - Versafine Clair
Accessories: Cup Cake Die Set - Whimsy Stamps, Ballerina Die - Amazon, Alphanumeric and Alphanumeric Tiny Type Uppers - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Organic Petals 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Sizzix, foam dots, Wedding Lace - Wyla, Small Easel Die - Sizzix.

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Inkspirational #309 - With All My Heart

 Today, I'm posting my DT card for Inkspirational #309 Challenge -  It's a Word Prompt and the word is HEARTS.  

I made a Valentine but it could also be for an Anniversary.

I used stamps and dies from The Greetery for my HEART card today -  using a heart shaped wreath, heart patterned paper and white and black Tuxedo Hearts!

We hope you'll join us and link up your HEART cards over at the Inkspirational Blog!   You'll also find lovely inspiration from the rest of the talented DT.

You have until Feb 23 to join in!

Also linking my card to:

inspired by the white, pinks and reds
ends 2/14

ends 2/18

Clean and Layered, inspired by colors, hearts and houses (door)
ends 2/12

Stamps: Mini Boxwood Heart - The Greetery. 
Paper: White, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink, DP Valentines Day Paper Pad - Recollections (Michaels)
Ink: Pink Pearl, Ruby Red - Altenew
Accessories: Mini Boxwood Heart Die, Elegant Entrance Arches Die, A2 Arches die - The Greetery, Tuxedo Hearts - Honey Bee Stamps, Oval Punch - Stampin Up, Foam dots.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Every Day Should be a Chocolate Day

 Today I'm joining in with the Inspired by Challenge.

I really want to sip on one of these pink hot chocolates!! 

I was inspired by the frothy white and pinks along with the strawberries.  Instead of a drink - mine is a heart shaped frosted cookie!

My card front is a Quick Card Fronts: Chocolate Sweetheart from Whimsy Stamps that I recently purchased.  I love how you can make a WOW card so quickly with them!  

I used a Nestability Heart die that just fit this heart (!) to cut it out and pop it up.  I also added 3 white tuxedo hearts and a sentiment strip also popped up on foam. 

I stamped Happy Valentine's Day inside!

I'm also linking my card to:

First time using the card fronts!

Paper:  white card base - PTI
Accessories:  Quick Card Fronts: Chocolate Sweetheart - Whimsy Stamps, heart die - Nestability,  Tuxedo Hearts - Honey Bee, foam dots.

Friday, February 2, 2024

Jan 2024 Card Chain Challenge Reveal - Bird on a Fence

 Today's the day for the January Card Chain Challenge Reveal -  when we see all the cards sent and received for the challenge in January.   I sent my card to Linda in Minnesota and I received a card from Joanne in Connecticut.

Each month we have the options of using a sketch, colors, themes and/or product/techniques.

I used two of  the theme options - birds and friendship

Here's the card I created for Linda.  The fence and bird are up on foam dots.

Instead of making a card that opens -  I decided to put a small die cut easel on the back of the panel.

You'll find all of the cards exchanged and see who sent to who - over at The Card Chain Challenge.

You can also sign up to send/receive a card for February here.  You have until Feb 6th to sign up!

I'm linking my card to:
This Makes Me Happy - Birds

Paper: White Wood Grain Card - Memory Box, White, Enchanged Evening, True Black, Blueberry Sky - Papertrey Ink, DP Festival of Colors 6"x6" paperpad - Rubbernecker.
Ink: Cocoa Bean - Papertrey Ink
Accessories: Hello Friend Posh Script Die - Memory Box, Featherd Friends 6 Die, Picket Fence Die - Papertrey Ink, foam strips, small easel die - Sizzix.