Saturday, February 25, 2017

Fun with Hamlet PigWit

Hamlet PigWit (From the Heart) is ready for Spring and he is not along - I am too!  I actually saw a few crocuses the other day and some daffodils poking up out of the ground.  Yay! 
But just when I thought we were putting winter behind us, it snowed again!  Only enough for everything to be beautiful though,  not the 5 foot drifts of a few weeks ago.

This card is made with the colors listed in the From the Heart weekly challenge.   I did enjoy coloring it with so many Copic colors.
The three flowers and leaves are cut out with a Cuttlebug die.  The circles are Die-namic Circle Stax.

Challenges:
From the Heart - sketch, twist, or colors
Die Cuttin Divas - animals
Simon Wednesday - anything
Dies R Us - think spring
Word Art Wednesday - anything 
                         

Friday, February 24, 2017

Lowering the Left Over Pile

All week I have been using up left overs - scraps of paper, extra digital images, extra stamped pieces,  etc.  And I am happy to report that I have basically cleaned out the pile.  Okay, that isn't quite true - I will never be able to get to the bottom of the patterned paper scraps, but I did reduce the extra image pieces to next to nothing.
Here is the last card I made with a pre-colored digital image by Doodle Pantry.

The oval is cut with Elizabeth Craft Stitched oval.  "Hi" is cut with MFT Hello set. 
Stripes are washi tape.
Sketch is MFT
Challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas - animals
MFT - sketch
Simon Wednesday - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Paper Creators - love is in the air

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Future Birthday Cards

Getting a jump on a few birthday cards for the men in my life.  I will need several in March and April. 

I've been wanting to use this digital image but never could come up with a sentiment. In the back of my mind, I thought of a SU stamp that I had never use.  Here is the whole sentiment:
I only wanted to use the center part of the stamp so with the help of the Misti and masking, I was able to eliminate the cake and the last two lines which will be used inside.
I love this brown Kraft cardstock from the Kraft Outlet.  The printed piece of Kraft is from a 6 x 6 tablet.  Black twill tape is also from the Kraft Outlet.  I really like using score tape to secure ribbon and wide fibers to a card front, wrapping the score tape and the ribbon to the backside of the front panel.  Keeps them secure without buckling.
The circles were cut with MFT Die-namic Circle Dies.  Sentiment was cut with a Spellbinder tag die.
Sketch used:



Challenges:
MFT - sketch
Simon Wednesday - anything 
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Stamploration - theme (retro) or sketch
Crop Stop - anything


Monday, February 20, 2017

Rainbow of Buttons

Button, buttons.  I have so many buttons and hardly ever use them.  I wanted to use the sketch at MFT one more time this week so I decided to use a few buttons with it for a change.

Sketch:
"Hi" is from the Hello set by MFT

Challenges:
MFT sketch 
Tuesday Throwdown - say it with words
Cardz TV - anything
Cute Card Thursday - no patterned paper
All Sorts - anything

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Challenging Sketch

The sketch at MFT this week is really out of my comfort zone so of course, I had to try the challenge.  This is what I came up with:

Here is the sketch:
Fun?  It gave me a chance to use up some more little scrap pieces and also use my new die from Elizabeth Crafts.
If I have a chance, I want to make another card with Washi tape.  That should look good. 
Have a great weekend.

Challenges:
MFT - sketch
Simon Monday - favorite tool (Cuttlebug) 
Work It Wednesday - new product
Tuesday Throwdown - sentiment is main focus
Cardz Tv - anything


Friday, February 17, 2017

Love of Dogwood

Second post today.
Yes, I love the Dogwood tree.  Wish I had one.  This beautiful image was a freebie by Maxam Made Studio (thank you Ginny).  Isn't it beautiful?  I just added a bit of Copics.  Love it.
The background is also a freebie by Stamploration.  Added a bit of green to the centers. 




I used the sketch at Tuesday Morning :
Challenges:
Simon Monday - use favorite tool (Cuttlebug)
Tuesday Morning Sketch 
Simon Wednesday - fantastic florals
Crafty Creations - anything
Dies R Us - think spring
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Cardz TV - anything 
Work It Wednesday - use a new product (new digital image)
Stamploration - Never ending anything goes 


Fun Card with Pieces

What do you do with all the little scrap pieces?  I tend to keep way too many so every once in a while I make up some cards with just scraps.

Cute image by From the Heart that I colored with Copics and I used the sketch at the FTH challenge.

Other Challenges:
Simon Monday - use favorite tool (Cuttlebug)
Crafty Creations - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
7 Kids College Fund - anything goes