Thursday, July 02, 2015

Little Pink Houses

Good Morning,  how is everyone enjoying their summer?  We have had a slow start weather wise but  my kids are determined everyday to wear summer clothes even though it is only 69 degrees outside.   We are still having fun and doing most of our regular summer activities.  

Today I'm over on the Memory Box Blog with a fun summer card using the Circle Forest Scene 30043 using pink for the little houses.  The sky in the background is just inked with torn paper and ink then the clouds.  To add the greeting I used  some of the Open Studio stamps Smile CL5152 and Hello CL5150.  I love how all of these Open Studio stamp sets work together to build phrases.   Tip:  To get solid ink coverage on your clear mount stamps rub them with a white eraser before using them.  You can see I should have been a bit more patient and rubbed just a little more on the N and the J in enjoy. 
Hope your having a great day and getting ready for a Wonderful Safe Holiday weekend!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Be sure to check out the new July Memory Box Challenge Here.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Playful Dolphins

Good Morning Happy Thursday!  Today I am mom to an official 15 year old!  EEEEK when did that happen?   I swear she was just 3 years old and her sister was a baby.  Time flies while your running around that is for sure! 

I'm bringing you a fun ocean card on the Memory Box Blog today.  First I created the background with Distress Inks then added the Diving Dolphins 99134 and Sketchy Circles 99149 to create their splashes.  The Dolphin is water color paper colored with Distress Ink and shimmered.  The Breezy Waves 99164 finish off the scene along with some strategic Stickles and sequin usage.  The gingham patterned paper is Memory Box as well.  I've added a little twine at the top of the card to add a bit more nautical. 

Hope everyone is having an Amazing Summer!  Thanks so much for stopping by!   Be sure to check back daily for tons more amazing inspiration.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Underwater Shimmer

Good Morning.  It's warm and sunny here today for the first time in?  Well consistently sunny no threat of a thunderstorm later.  The skys are blue and clear finally.  We've been working on summer projects for awhile now.  Here is one I did with a new Memory Box die Oceana Corner.  I cut it out of Watercolor Paper  and colored and shimmered it.  

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by hope your having a Wonderful Day!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Bearly 4th Of July

 It is "Bearly" time for 4th of July but it's coming up QUICK so here is a fun 4th card.  

The Stripes are done with a Memory Box stencil(Texture Shine) and Distress Ink.  All of the stamps are LawnFawn.  The Bear is from the new Party Animal set and colored with Copic.  The other sets used are Hats Off To You, So Much to Say, Critters Ever After, Teeny Tiny Backdrops, and the Puffy Star Stackables die set.
 I used a bit of Glaze on the words and the stars in his hat.  Also I added just a smidgen of glitter on his hat.  He is after all a dancing bear and this is a special occasion.  There are a few sequins as well. 
 I'm entering this for the following challenges
 Lawnscaping Challenge #108 Stars and Stripes
Cut It U Challenge #73 Stars and Stripes
MarkerPOP Challenge #71 4th of July

Hope your having a great Monday thanks for stopping by!  

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Fathers Day to all the Dad's out there today but especially to my wonderful Husband Dave!  He truly is the BEST!
 I made this card for him for today!
Uses lots of Wendy Vecchi stamps as well as stencils and a Tim Holtz stencil with Archival and Distress Inks as well as some of Wendy's embossing powder on the hearts.  The greeting is cut using the Silhouette and the patterned paper is October Afternoon.  I am entering this in the Make ART Challenge for June as well as A Vintage Journey - Celebrations Challenge, My Sheri Crafts Challenge #1894CC #251 Fathers DaySimply Create Too Challenge #88, Creative Moments Challenge #70, Mod Squad Happy Fathers Day, Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #75 , Scrap-Creations- Going Grey Fathers Day and Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #24.

Hope everyone has a GREAT Fathers Day!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

You Make Me Smile

 Good Morning I'm over at the Memory Box Blog Today!  Summer has begun and we are in full swing summer activities.   As are the little foxes on our card today.  I've colored Samuel Fox CS2032C and Patient Benjamin Fox CS2035C with Copic Markers and added the background by airbrushing over  the positive and negative of the Solid Arch Background 98992 this is one of my favorites for doing hills.  The first part of the greeting is stamped with the Open Studio Stamp set Smile CL5152 which works with A Lovely Smile die 30012 and is how we have the block letters for SMILE.  The little butterflies come from Butterfly Delights 98130
I love how the cute little foxes turned out.  They pop off the page with the airbrushing.  Hope you like it.

Have a wonderful day and don't forget the Memory Box Butterfly challenge all of the details can be found HERE so you can join in and win some Awesome Prizes.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Pure Imagination - Last Intern Card

This was the last card created for the Choir Intern that chose the sone Pure Imagination.  Emily had a solo during this song.  I had to glitter all of the candy because well candy must be glittered so it looks like sugar lots and lots of sugar.  The dies and papers are all Memory Box the rub ons are Doodlebug.  

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Gwendolyn Bluebird

Good Morning I'm over on the Memory Box Blog today with a Copic Colored Card

Only 1 more day of school for my little one!  Can you tell we are counting down around here?  It's our last couple of days in grade school and we are sad and excited all at the same time.  We needed a little reminder to not forget to smile.  So here we go.

I stamped the Gwendolyn Bird CS2036E with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copics turning her into a Blue Bird.   Then it was masked off and I stamped the Windswept CS2202J with Memento Bamboo Leaves followed with airbrushing the background green. This is layered onto a round piece of Mango Distressed Dots and a Stitched Scalloped Circles 30047.  This entire piece was layered onto Bluebird Distressed Dots which is stamped with the greeting "don't forget to" is from the Smile clear stamp set CL5152 and the Smile die cut is from A Lovely Smile 30012 which coordinates with the stamp set (can I tell you these coordinating stamps and dies are AMAZING!). 
I hope your having a lovely week!  Be sure to check back for more Wonderful Ideas using Memory Box Stamps and Dies.  Don't forget there is a new June Monthly Challenge going this month the theme is Butterflies, you can win some cool products just by sharing your Fun Projects.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, June 08, 2015

Mini Suitcase with a Travel Album

Here is a fun Mini Album/Box I have created.  I was so excited that Emily went to NY in February to sing at Carnegie Hall all I could think about was doing a travel album.   It was her first time away from home without us.  But I would have loved seeing her sing at such an amazing venue.  She felt very grown up going on her own though, well there were chaperone's of course, I'm not crazy!  Plus I stalked them online the entire time they were there.    

The paper from Simple Stories Say Cheese was perfect for this. 

This is just a sampling of some of the pages.  I used some wood cameras and tags.  Plus I love making pockets. 
The doilies are from Doodlebug.
The entire album fits into this little suitcase box!  PERFECT!
Plush there is lots of room to add more pages and or tons of pictures and memorbilia.
Hope you like my littel project!  I had a blast creating it.  I'm beginning work on the big ablums with pictures from Carnegie Hall.  Can't wait to share.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Bright Fluttering Butterflies

Good Thursday Morning, I'm over on the Memory Box Blog today.  It is finally beautiful here!  The rain has stopped at least for the past couple of days and the Sun has been shining!  It's finally time to think about summer.  Finals are finishing up this week for the kids and school will be out soon!  Those darn snow days caused some make up days but we can see the end now.

I've been coloring with my Copics a lot lately and I have a card to share.  I adore this stamp Fluttering CS2210G.  I've water colored it awhile back but the entire time I thought it would be cool with Copics.   So here goes.  I've also used the stamp set Smile CL512 that goes with the Open Studio die set A Lovely Smile 30012.  
 The butterflies are of course colored with the markers the background is airbrushed.  I did use the Merry Go Round stencil 88602 with the airbrush as well to add a bit more movement and color.  The papers are Memory Box except the Neenah Solar White that is colored.  I love how bright and Happy it turned out!  It so makes me Smile!  I hope it makes you Smile too!
Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a Wonderful day!