Monday, March 18, 2019

Dogwood Flower Stamp Set


Made a variety of cards using the Dogwood Flower stamp from Ink on 3. I picked this set up because it caught my eye when I was at the Simon Says Create on Friday.  I thought you can never have enough flowers.  I heat embossed the stamp with Simon Says White Embossing Powder.  I took a variety of distress inks and colored in the flower.  I stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment from Stampin' Up and the others are from Fun Stampers Journey.  A quick and easy card to have on hand for those occasions that pop up on us.


 
Until next time, have a blessed day!!!

Tess

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Happy Birthday

Today's card I am using the Piece of Cake stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps. We always know someone who is having a birthday and it's always good to have a card on hand. Not sure of anyone else but growing up my favorite cake was chocolate.  Now that I am getting older, I tend to lean to the white cake.  I have been practicing with the copic markers again.  It's a learning curb but I do enjoy using them.


Until next time, have a blessed day!!

Tess
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Thinking of Ewe

Hi friends!!!! I hope you are enjoying your Wednesday.  I have been enjoying my week thus far.  It is Spring Break for me and I love it.  I have had some extra time to create in the Studio and spend time with the pups.  I just wish my son was on Spring Break as well.  

Is anyone going to be at the Simon Says Create 2019 in Columbus Ohio this Friday??? I didn't buy a ticket but my two besties and I will be there for the shopping and hopefully for the make and takes. If you are going to be there, please leave me a comment.  I would love to meet up with fellow crafters.

So for today's card, I will be using the stamp set from Clearly Besotted Stamps called Ewe are Awesome.  I was shopping for a really cute sheep stamp and this set was the one I really fell in love with.  This company is based in the UK but the dies are made in the United States.  They are a small business ran out of the home. 

 I used Memento Ink for stamping the images and on the sheep I used a variety of copic markers.  The die is from FSJ the window pop. I cut out using co ordinations 110# of white cardstock and the same cardstock for the base. I then used the cloud stencil from MFT to create a sky background with Distress ink salty ocean.  The mini clouds and dies are from the Magical Unicorn die-namics from MFT. I used stickles to give the clouds and sky a little dimension. On the front of the card I used the cloud from Mama Elephant called Cloud Nine creative cuts.  The sheep on the front of the card is on a little action wobble spring. Last but not least the Pull here is from Lawn Fawn Push Here stamp set.




When the tab is pulled, it opens up to show the inside of the flap.  I just love the sheep peeping up from the bottom of the card.  I think he's my favorite out of the set.

I hope you enjoyed visiting the blog today!!!

Until next time, have a blessed day!!!!

Tess
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Magical Unicorns

I'm here today to share with you a card using the magical unicorns. I know I always say that I had fun creating these cards but it's true I did indeed had fun making them.  The stamp set and die-namics  is Magical Unicorns from MFT and I colored them with copics and a variety of watercolor pencils. The pattern paper is Spring Fling petite paper pack and Perfectly Paid Chill petite paper pack from Lawn Fawn. The two different clouds are from the creative cuts called Cloud Nine from Mama Elephant. I used some stickles on the mini clouds and stars and on the wing of the unicorn.  



Inside of the card:


I hope you enjoyed visiting the blog today.  Can't wait to show you my next project using some really cute sheep.

As always, Until next time have a blessed day!!!

Tess
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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Fun Fold Card

For today's card, I have created a Fun Fold.  If you every wonder where I get these folds, just get on pinterest and search for fun folds and it will bring up some really awesome folds.  These cards are special to me in one way or another.  I love love the colors on this card. Bubble Gum card base with a little River Stone from Fun Stampers Journey. The flower is stamped in Bubble Gum ink and the Stems/leaves are stamped in Limeade Splash. This stamp set is from Spring Botanicals. Thinking of you is stamped in Black Licorice and the stamp set is called inside and out


I used the same ink colors and stamps on the inside. The Just because is from the stamp set called Everyday Script by FSJ . 



As always, I hope you enjoyed today's post.  Hope to see you visit again soon.

Until next time, have a blessed day.

Tess
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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Non Traditional Easter Card


Hi everyone, I sure hope you are having a wonderful day.  For today's card, I made a Non Traditional Easter Card.  I went as simple as I could on this card because it didn't need a lot added to it. I did use the same colors that I used on the Double Dutch fold.  This stamp set is just so cute with the one rabbit blowing kisses to the other Rabbit friend.  I used copic markers to color the images. As in the blog post before, I have used some of the same dies.  The clouds are from Pretty Pink Posh called Rainy Days. The stitched blue background is from Mama Elephant called Cloud Nine Creative cuts. The rabbit stamp set is Happy Hoppy from Gerda Steiner Designs.





The Sentiment Happy Easter for the inside is from a retired set from Stamps of Life.

I hope you enjoyed stopping by today.  Hope to see you back soon,
Until Next time, have a blessed day!!!


Tess
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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Double Dutch Card


For today's card, I have made a double dutch fold.  It's a fun and different type of card to make.  We did this one for a swap on card conga.  I decided to use the Hog Heaven stamp and die-namics from MFT.  One of my favorite sets to use.  I enjoy coloring the pigs for this card.

I used copic markers to color the images.  The grass is a die from MFT called Grassy Edges Die-namics. Using a really pretty green card stock from FSJ called Kiwi Slice. The sky background is  Beach Ball. The clouds are Rainy Days from Pretty Pink Posh.



When the card is opened up, this is the inside.



I put an action wobble spring on the flying pig on the front of the card.  When you flick him, he wobbles.  I thought it was fitting for this card.



I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today.  I hope to see you back here for my next project.

Until next time, have a blessed day!!!

Tess 
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

When Pigs Fly.....


Good morning everyone!!! I sure hope you are having a wonderful start to your Tuesday.  The sun is shining here in Ohio. It may be a little cold but at least it isn't raining.  I love the cooler weather but I think I am ready for Spring. I want to see the leaves on the trees and flowers blooming.  I just want to see some pretty colors outside.

Okay on to today's card.  This card was a little challenging for me to create using the Wiper Surprise Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant.  I had to watch a video a few times to get the understanding of how it worked.  I will have to watch that video again when I make another one because understanding how it works is just so confusing to me.  The stamp set that I used is Hog Heaven from MFT with the matching die-namics .  The grass is from MFT as well which is called Grassy Edges die-namics. I used Lawn Fawn Stitched Cloud Backdrop.  The White Clouds are from Rainy Days die set by Pretty Pink Posh. I colored the pigs with copic markers and I have to say I really, really like how they turned out.  The sequins was in my stash and I would say they are probably from Pretty Pink Posh as well.

This is the before Photo: 




 ....and this is the after.  See my cute flying pig pops up.  Had so much fun creating. 


I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today.  I can't wait to show you my next project using these cute pigs.

Until next time, have a blessed day!!!!


Tess 
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Dictionary Background Card

For today's card, I used a page from a dictionary.  I think the dictionary I used was one my husband had for many years.  The pages started to turn a yellow color.  Like I have said before, if you like to make cards and do not know what to do with all of them, you should join Card Conga on Facebook.  There are different swaps that happen twice a month.  It's a good way to get your work out there and make new friends.

I decided on my card to use a cake stamped image to color.  I wanted the page to have the word cake on it as well.  I used Bubble Gum ink and distressed the outside of the dictionary page. I think it adds a little pop to the page. I used a variety of Spectrum Noir markers to color the cake. The clay hearts are from Honey Bee Stamps.  I wanted to add a little dimension to the page. I used Chocolate Chip card stock for the base of the card. Bubble Gum card stock to attach the dictionary page to.  I took the Bubble Gum ink and shaded in the work cake on the page.  I think over all the card turned out simple but cute.


I used for the inside of the card Bubble Gum Cardstock with the stamp Happy birthday in Black Licorice with more of the mini clay hearts from Honey Bee Stamps.


I hope you have enjoyed visiting today's post.  I hope to see you here again soon.

Until next time, have a blessed day!!!

Tess 
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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Two Cards Birthday and A Spinner Card All In One and A Photo Bomber

When you work at a University, we employ a lot of students.  Of course we have to celebrate their birthdays with a card if nothing else.  Good way to get your work out there as well.  Never know who may need a card at the last minute. We do have a couple of Birthdays to celebrate this Month.  I made two cards and I had to watch videos on how to put these together. 

For the first card is the washing machine from Lawn Fawn Loads of Fun Stamp and Die set and the Reveal Wheel  .  If you turn the wheel on the left hand side, the clothes inside the washer will go round and around.



Inside of card is stamped with a birthday stamp from Stampin' Up.  Not sure if it's available any longer.  Some bubbles from the Loads of Fun stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn.


For the second card, is the Photo Bomb card that I made from watching a video. I will list both videos on how to make both cards at the bottom of this post. The Dog's Woof stamp and the creative cuts are from Mama Elephant. They have some of the cutest stamp sets. The Polaroid frame is Lawn Fawn and the Celebrate die is Simon Says Stamps

I tried to use the same colors for the background but I have to say it didn't turn out exactly life hers.  I am happy with the outcome of this card.  I am going to try it again soon with another stamp set I have.



Here is the little photo bomber.  I swear this card is just too adorable.
 



As promised, here are the videos on how to make the interactive cards.



 Hope you enjoyed today's visit. 

As always, until next time have a blessed day!!!

Tess 
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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Letter T Card


Good morning everyone, I sure hope your week is going good.  I have been very blessed for a wonderful week.  If I could stay home and craft all the time and keep my housework up, then I would be one happy lady.  Not sure about all of you but when I get home from work, I am not in the mood to do much of anything.  I will be honest the lazy bug hits me.  I will do what I have to but that's it.  Now I love to crochet so I can do that while sitting in front of the TV. 

 I signed up for 4 swaps this week and I have 3 of those 4 done.  It rarely happens with me anymore.  I usually procrastinate and am rushing to finish my swaps but I have been really excited about these swaps.  Plus I have cards to post on my blog for you to see.

On to my card.  I had a lot of fun making this card because of the cute tea set. I can see so many uses for this adorable set.


Inside of card:



Supplies Used:

Stamps: Cup of Tea (FSJ)
Paper: Watermelon Fusion (FSJ), Turbo Teal (FSJ), Black Licorice (FSJ), White (Coordination's)
Inks:Black Licorice (FSJ), Watermelon Fusion (FSJ) and Haystack (FSJ)
Dies:Cup of Tea (FSJ) and Borders Basic (FSJ)

I hope you enjoyed stopping by today.

Until next time, have a blessed day!!!

Tess
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Split Panel Card 


 Today I want to share with you my Split Panel Card that I did for a swap this month.  I'm just loving how this card turned out.  The colors the stamps everything was exactly how I envisioned it. 

If you are interested in swapping with other paper crafters who love to swap cards, please join Card Conga on Facebook.  So many talented and nice people you will ever meet and I'm in the group so come and swap with me.

The photos are not the best.  It was taken in the evening.  I hope you enjoy looking at them. 
 
 

Here's a closer up of the stamped images:

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Spring Botanicals (FSJ), Inside and Out (FSJ)
Inks: Watermelon Fusion, Lemon Grass, Bubble Gum and Black Licorice (FSJ)
Paper: White Coordinations, Watermelon Fusion (FSJ)
Dies: Spring Botanicals (FSJ)

Hope you enjoyed my split panel card today.

Until next time, have a blessed day!!!!!

Tess
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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Sketch Card SC226 Swap

 
 Today's card is another swap I signed up to do with two ladies on Card Conga.  If you are interested in joining this group, you should head over to their Facebook page.  Wonderful ladies in that group and you will definitely make everlasting friendships.

Do you ever watch YouTube videos of Nicole Spohr?  If not, you really have to check out her channel.  I get so many wonderful ideas from her and a few others who I follow.  The mouse in this card is where I saw it used for the first time.  The dies cuts a little opening for you to tuck little items under his arm.  On mine I tucked a little heart and a letter.  Looks like he is holding them.  So so Cute!!!!!

Here's a close up of the card.  I used copics on the mouse.  I'm in no way good at coloring but he will have to do.  I wish I could blend really well with markers.  Maybe someday I will get better after tons of practice.




I will have everything listed below in the supplies section of this post of all the goodies I used to make these two cards.
 


I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today.  If you have any questions regarding these cards, please let me know.  I am only a message away.

Supplies: 


Stamps: Mae the Mouse (Honey Bee Stamps), Pattern Hearts (Reverse Confetti)
Dies: Mae the Mouse (Honey Bee Stamps), Pattern Hearts (Reverse Confetti)
Paper: Cardbase is Stampin' Up Can't remember the exact color, Core'dinations (Pat Catan's),
From Cupid 6x6 (Reverse Confetti
Inks: Black Licorice (FSJ), Cranberry Bliss (FSJ), HollyHock (SimonSaysStamp)
Accessories: Copic Markers, Hug Me and Kiss Me Clay Hearts (Honey Bee Stamps)

Until next time, have a blessed day!!!

Tess
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