Sunday, October 22, 2017

My Card for Love Notes 21

Hello Blogging Friends,


Today I am going to share with you a card I made for my Love Notes 21 exchange.  If you have never heard about Love Notes Postcards Project you can go here to read all about it.


Here is my card:



Ingredients:

Our Daily Bread Designs Be A Sunflower stamp set
Our Daily Bread Designs Sunflower die
Bo Bunny Farmers Market 6 x 6 pad
Watercolor paper
White card stock
Black ink
Brown ink
Copic markers

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of Bo Bunny Farmers Market paper, inked the edges with brown ink and added that to the base of the card. I took a piece of watercolor paper, some black ink and the Our Daily Bread Be A Sunflower stamp and stamped the sunflower on the paper and then colored it in with Copic markers. I cut out the sunflower with the Our Daily Bread Designs Sunflower die and added that to the card.

I would like to enter this card in the Addicted to Stamps Challenge #155 ~ Anything Goes with Flowers.


Stop by the Addicted to Stamps Challenge #155 ~ Anything Goes with Flowers to see what their Design Team have created!  


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Calling All Sistahs October Encouragement Challenge

**This is one of 2 posts I have today.  If you are looking for the Scrapy Land Challenge #76 please go here.**


Hello Blogging Buddies,


Today is the start of the October CAS-ual Fridays  Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge!


Everyone could use a little encouragement from time to time.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a stash of cards you could send to a friend or loved one who could use a bright spot in their day?  Our challenge is here to help you with that.  On the 18th of each month we will start a new challenge with a new inspiration photo.


The rules are simple:


1.  Make an encouragement card inspired by the photo or colors or both.
2. Link up here by 12am EST on the 13th
3.  Share with your friends and followers so we can get the word out about our challenge.

One person will win a $25 gift code to use on anything in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store.  All products are welcome, but if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps or dies on your card, Michele will DOUBLE your prize.


Are you ready to see where this month's inspriation will take you?


Here is the Inspiration Photo:





Here is my card for this challenge:




Ingredients:

White card stock
Assorted paper from my stash
Black ink
Picked Raspberry distress ink

For this A2 card I started with White card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of patterned paper, inked the edges with black ink and added that to the card.  I took some pink paper, black ink and the the CAS-ual Friday Word Ribbon and stamped that onto the pink paper.  I then took the CAS-ual Fridays Ruffled Ribbon die and cut that out and I also cut out black paper to make a shadow behind the pink ribbon and I added that to the card.  I took one of the sentiments from the CAS-ual Fridays Word Ribbon stamp set and some black ink and stamped that in the bottom right hand of the card. I took some Picked Raspberry distress ink and inked the edges all around the card.


Be sure to stop by the CAS-ual Fridays store to see all the wonderful stamp sets there are to make cards of encouragement with!!  If you decide that there are one or two stamp sets that you just have to have then use this code encourage17 to get 15% off stamps and dies!!  Thank you Michele, for letting me pass this on to my followers.


Don't forget to stop by the Encouragement Squad post to see all the lovely creations that the Design Team have made.



Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!!  There will be a prize of a $25 Gift Card to use at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, that will be doubled if your use CAS-ual Fridays products for your card!!


I hope I have inspired you!!


I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:


DL.ART 5th ANNUAL LINKY PINKY PARTY




Thanks for stopping by!!

Lori

Scrapy Land Challenge #76

**This is one of 2 posts I have today.  If you are looking for the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge please go here.**




Hello Blogging Friends,


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


Scrapy Land Challenge #76 ~ Anything Goes PLUS use any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells. 


We now have TWO WINNERS for each challenge.  One will be a random winner and the other is chosen by the Design Team.  Each winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to Scrapy Land.


Scrapy Land carries over 55 brands of dies, so chances are you have a few of the brands in your stash.  You can see all the brands carried under the Products category.


Here is my card for Scrapy Land Challenge #76:




Ingredients:

Die-Versions Whispers Skeleton die (out of stock)
Die-Versions Wee Petites Fall dies (out of stock)
Die-Versions Sweet Petites Owl Family die (out of stock)
Poppystamps Weeping Willow Branch die
Kraft card stock
Assorted paper from my stash
Black ink
Gold Gem Dots

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of dark blue paper, inked the edges with black ink and added that to the card.  I took some black paper and the Die-Versions Whispers Creepy Gate die and cut out the gate and added that to the card.  I took some green paper paper and the Poppystamps Weeping Willow Branch die and and cut out the branch and added that to the card. I took the Die-Versions Sweet Petites Owl Family die and some black paper and cut that out and added it to the card.  I took some white paper and the Die-Versions Whispers Skeleton die and cut out the skeleton and I wrapped his one arm around the gate to make it look like he is hanging onto it.  I took some orange paper and the Die-Versions Wee Petites Fall dies and cut out the pumpkins and place them under the skeletons feet! I added some gold gem dots for eyes on the birds on the gate.


Be sure to stop by the Scrapy Land Challenge #76 post to see what the Design Team have created for this challenge!!


Now it is your turn to create something for the Scrapy Land Challenge #76!!


Please remember to:
  • include at least one brand of die that Scrapy Land sells
  • include a link to the Scrapy Land Challenge #76 on your blog post
  • listing the brands of dies used on your project would be extremely helpful

You have until October 29th to join in on the Scrapy Land Challenge #76 fun and have a chance of winning a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Joy Clair Be A Flamingo and Out of this World

**This is one of 2 posts I have today.  If you are looking for the Calling All Sistahs October Reminder post then please go here.**



Hello Blogging Friends,


Today it is my turn on the Joy Clair Blog and I am sharing my post here too.  I have two cards that I made with 2 of Joy Clair stamps sets.

  

These are the stamps sets that I will be using:


Be A Flamingo stamp set:



and 


Out of this World stamp set:



Here is my first card:




For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of paper from the Lemoncraft 6  x 6 paper pack and added that to the card base.  I took some watercolor paper and some Memento Black ink and stamped the flamingo from the Joy Clair Be A Flamingo stamp set onto the paper.  I colored it in with Copic markers and then I cut it out using the Gina Marie Designs Big and Little Pierced Chain Rectangle die. I decided wither I wanted to place the sentiment and stamped that with black ink.  I then took a piece of coral paper and mounted the flamingo onto the paper and then cut it out with the next size up rectangle die.  I then took some DL.ART Pink Hue crinkle ribbon from the Mermaid's Tale First Edition bundle and made a bow and attached that to the top left hand corner of the card.

Here is a closer look at this card:




I made my next card with the Joy Clair Out of this World stamp set:



For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  To make my background look like outer space I used some distress inks to make the background.  I got out my distress inks, my blending tool, watercolor paper and my craft mat.


I took my Picked Raspberry distress ink, blending tool and watercolor paper and rubbed some ink onto the paper.


Then  I took the Blueprint Sketch distress ink and my blending tool and rubbed on some of the blue ink being sure to overlap it into the pink area.


I took the Seedless Grape distress ink and the blending took and rubbed that onto the rest of the paper.


Then I took some Black Soot distress ink and my blending tool and blended the black ink all around the edges and lightly over the whole thing to make it look like the night sky.


When that was done I spritzed my paper with some water and then sprinkled coarse salt over the paper and let it dry.


I love the way the salt makes the ink look when it dries!  Really adds to the background!



After it was dry, I wiped the salt off the paper and here is how it looked:


After the background was done I took another piece of watercolor paper and my black ink and stamped the earth, moon and spacedships from the Joy Clair Out of this World stamp set onto the paper and then colored them in with Copic markers and then fussy cut them all out and arranged them on the card.  I took the sentiment and stamped that with Versamark and then heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.

Here is a closer look at my card:




I hope I have inspired you to create something fun today!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori





Calling All Sistahs October Reminder

**This is one of 2 posts I have today.  If you are looking for the Joy Clair Be A Flamingo and Out of this World post please go here.**




Hello Bosom Buddies!!


It is the 17th of the month and that means that I am here with the CAS-ual Fridays Encouragement Squad to remind you to do your monthly self breast exam and schedule your mammogram if you haven't had one yet this year!!  Please stop by the Calling All Sistahs October Reminder post to see what the Encouragement Squad have made this month!!



Be sure to check out all the Calling All Sistahs collection of stamps and dies designed shortly after Michele, the owner of CAS-ual Fridays, was diagnosed  with Breast Cancer in 2015.  She designed them with the purpose of donating 50% profits to breast cancer awareness programs and to provide you with awesome stamps to remind and encourage your friends!


Here is my card:



Ingredients:

White card stock
Pink patterned paper
Watercolor paper
Black paper
Black ink
Copic Markers 

For this A2 card I started with White card stock for the base of the card.  I took some pink patterned paper, inked the edges with black ink and attached that to the card base.  I took the CAS-ual Fridays Mon Ami stamp set, some watercolor paper and some black ink and stamped the flower onto the paper.  I colored the flower with Copic markes and then mounted the flower onto some black paper and then I added that to the card.  I took the sentiment from the CAS-ual Fridays Calling All Sistahs stamp set, some black ink and some white paper and stamped the sentiment and then I mounted that onto to some black paper and added that to the card.  I took some more black ink and stamped the leaf shape underneath the flower.  I have been wanting to get the Mon Ami stamp set for sometime now and I am so glad I finally purchased it, it is so very pretty!!

Be sure to stop by the CAS-ual Friday Blog to see what the other Girl Friday's from the Encouragement Squad have created for our October Sistahs Reminder!


Then why not stop by the CAS-ual Fridays store to see all the wonderful stamp sets there are to make cards of encouragement with!!  If you decide that there are one or two stamp sets that you just have to have then use this code encourage17 to get 15% off stamps and dies!!  Thank you Michele, for letting me pass this on to my followers.


Tomorrow will be the start of a new Encouragement Challenge and we would love to have you participate!  You might even be the winner of the prize!!


I am entering this card in the following Challenges:


DL.ART 5th ANNUAL LINKY PINKY PARTY

and 


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Thursday, October 12, 2017

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #214 ~ FALL COLORS

Hello Blogging Friends,


Today is the start of a new challenge on the DL.ART CHALLENGE BLOG ~


DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #214 ~ FALL COLORS


Here is my card:




Ingredients:

Copic markers
White card stock
Watercolor paper
Black ink

I started with white card stock for the base of my card.  I took the red patterned paper, inked the edges with black ink and added that to the base of the card.  I took some watercolor paper and black ink and the Serendipity Stamps Quilted Pumpkin stamp and stamped that on the paper and then colored it in with Copic markers.  I then cut it out with the Gina Marie Designs Big and Little Pierced Chain Hexagon die and added that to the card.  I took the DL.ART Yellow Crinkle Ribbon and made a bow and attached that to the card.  Lastly I took the sentiment from the Joy Clair Hello Autumn stamp set  and some black ink and stamped the sentiment onto the card.

Be sure to stop by the DL.ART THANKFUL THIURSDAY CHALLENGE #214 ~ FALL COLORS to see what the Design Team have created for this challenge!


Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Scrapbook Pages from my Weekend Crop

Hello Blogging Friends,


Today I am going to share with you some of the scrapbook pages that I made this weekend at the Scrapbooking Crop!


Here is a two page layout from the day we went to the wolf farm!




And another page from the wolf farm!







I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of my scrapbook pages that I made this past weekend!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori