Back again with a card to share with you! Because… that’s what I do. Wink!
Just a “for fun” card!
Created this goofy little scene with the new Let’s Flamingle stamps and dies from My Favorite Things. They just came out. (Thank you, sweet friend, who shared them with me.)
Flamingos have a special place in my heart. Many plastic flamingos have graced my yard over the years. They humor me greatly. 😉
I thought it would be fun to create a goofy scene with them so I die-cut, stamped and colored several drink glasses for my scene. I even added some “salt” to them with glitter glue.
I initially had planned to have all the glasses surround one of the ‘mingos, but I made a last minute decision that one should serve as a hat too. Because… it made me chuckle. Hopefully it does for you too!
By the way, you might be wondering about the background behind the flamingos. I created that sky with the help of MFT’s Cloud stencil. It’s such a fantastic tool for making scene cards. I’d totally recommend getting one to anyone who likes to make stamped scenes.
Anyway, that is all I have for you. Thanks for taking the time to check out my card today.
Back again once more for the Birthday Card Challenge with my pal, Ashley.
Totally have run out of steam here so today’s card is a simple one.
Dug into my stash of My Favorite Things stamps and dies (and papers) to put this guy together.
Like I said, it’s a simple one.
The sentiment is from their Big Birthday Wishes stamp set, which is pretty recent. The dies are from a couple or so years ago and might be retired…. or might not be… or might be. But I think that’s part of the cool thing about MFT’s product line. Things from throughout the years go together. Many of their products are timeless. I appreciate that a lot.
Besides the MFT goodness, I did add a few extra details with some floss (simple) and some white Nuvo Crystal Drops. Simple as well. This card has a little dimension to it, but it’s still super mailable. I like that.
Alright. That’s a wrap. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog for her latest take on the challenge.
See you again soon.
Back again for one more take on the Valentine Challenge with my pal, Ashley!
So meet today’s card.
A super sweet friend sent me the Pure Innocence Blowing Kissses stamp set and die from My Favorite Things to play with. (Thank you so stinking much, super sweet friend!!!!) I couldn’t resist pulling it out and using this weekend while crafting with friends during a Super Bowl/Scrapper Bowl party. 😉
I created that background on the kraft card with the help of a “retired” stencil (also from MFT). I just placed it on card at an angle and then sponged a little ink on top. I often like to ink up a whole card front when using a stencil but wanted to live dangerously (so to speak) and only do part of this one. I think it turned out pretty nice. I also sponged a little ink (lightly) onto the card for the girl to stand on. The shadow that inking creates is always good for grounding an image.
Keeping in line with the “kisses” sentiment, I used some heart dies to act like kisses for my card. I also added a few dots with white Nuvo Crystal Drops to the design. I sure like the dimension they always add to a card without adding any real bulk.
Alright! That’s it for today. Be sure to hop on by Ashley’s blog-a-roo to see her latest take on the challenge.
I’m back with another card to share with you!
Meet today’s card.
Created this guy with the new Breakfast Puns stamp set. My friend, Mendi, just released it along with a bunch of other new products for Sunny Studio Stamps. She was so kind to hook me with up a few of her new products early for my birthday last month. (Thank you, Mendi!)
I couldn’t resist making a quick card with this little coffee cup. Happy face + coffee = can’t go wrong in my world.
Cut the banners and rectangle with a couple dies from My Favorite Things. And the patterned papers are just from my scrap box. Really trying to use my scraps, rather than hoard them, get frustrated to have so many and then recycle them so I can start fresh…. wink. Can you relate?
Added a few extra dots to the card with some red enamel dots (from Simple Stories) and my trusty bottle of white Nuvo Crystal Drops. Those white dots are kinda of light, but they are there. You are going to have to trust me!
Alright! That’s it for today. I’ll be back again later, gators! Thanks, as always, for stopping by!
Back again with another take on the 2017 Christmas Card Challenge with my buddy, Ashley!
I wanted to do something different today…. and well, yeah. 😉
Unicorns & Christmas? Yep. Different. And this was the result.
Always fun to push yourself to do something different when making cards. Let’s be real here for a minute: Do I love these cards? I like them. I don’t love them but it was fun to do something different. I’ve not seen a Christmas unicorn before so I decided to give it a go. I’m glad I did and that’s why I am sharing. 🙂
The unicorn and rainbow are from the Mama Elephant Unicorn stamp and die set that Hampton Art produced and is available at Jo-Ann Stores. Not sure where else, but that’s where I found it. (It’s based on Mama Elephant’s fabulous Unicorns & Rainbows stamp set.) The words are a mash up of sentiments from My Favorite Things’ Toasty Greetings and Magical Unicorns sets. I did some masking to basically make the custom sentiment. The star stamp is also from MFT.
I once again created a background for my scene with the help of MFT’s Cloud stencil. Gosh, how fun that thing is!
Not much more to say today so I’ll be taking off.
Be back again tomorrow. In the meantime, be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her latest take on this year’s challenge.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by! It’s ALWAYS a treat!
Another day. Another card based on this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with my friend, Ashley!
Meet today’s card.
I once again had fun playing with some Mama Elephant stamps. The reindeer is from their Reindeer Games stamp set. It’s just adorable.
To make the lead reindeer different (basically, like Rudolph and all), I colored his nose in with red ink and added a teeny tiny touch of glitter glue on top. I stung them together with the help of some good old twine.
The words and the stamped stars are from Holly Jolly by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson. Such a fun stamp set.
Created the background for this card once again with the help of the Cloud stencil from My Favorite Things. Such a great tool to use for creating cute and quick backgrounds. Take the stencil. Sponge on a little ink. Move the stencil. Sponge a little more ink. Repeat these steps over and over until you’ve added color to an entire panel of cardstock.
Super fun… and super cool looking.
Alright! That’s it for today. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see what she’s cooked up for today.
Another day. Another crack at this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with Ashley!
Just continued having some stamp-tastic fun by making this card.
I went Lawn Fawn stamp crazy… or cray cray, as some would say. 😉 I used all these stamp sets: Winter Alpaca; Happy Trails; Toboggan Together and Snow Cool. I also used the coordinating dies for all them, other than Snow Cool. Just used the sentiment and snowy pattern (at the top of the card) for that one.
The little hills in the background were cut with a die from My Favorite Things.
To make the snow pop, I once again whipped out some Nuvo Crystal Drops and added a few few dots to the snow. I think like how it just added a little bit of texture, as well as a bit of dimension too. Kinda fun!
Alright, so this is day 4 of the challenge.
Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her take on this time. I’ll be back again Monday with another card based on the challenge.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by. I appreciate your kind words.
Another day. Another crack at the Halloween Card Challenge with my pal, Ashley.
Just having some fun this time by mixing together some different products I had on hand. The words and stars are from the Frightfully Fun Halloween stamp set from My Favorite Things, while the cute critter and accessories are from the Meowlloween set from Mama Elephant.
I wanted to do something I haven’t done in awhile so I stamped the images on kraft cardstock and then colored them in with colored pencils. Once I did that, I whipped out my old friend, Gamsol, to blend the colors together.
I also used some black and white Nuvo Crystal Drops to do a little embellishing. Love that stuff because it looks like enamel dots, only it’s not. Love that.
Alright, that is what I have. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see what’s she has for you today. And I’ll be back again soon. Thanks for stopping by.
Another day of Halloween Card Challenge fun with Ashley. If you are just tuning in, we’ve been challenging each other to make a card a week… FOR FUN! Yeah, fun!
This week’s card is … well… this week’s card.
Made this guy with a small Tim Holtz Halloween stamp set I picked at Michaels the other day on impulse (not going to sugar coat it) for a whopping $5 on sale. Woot. Not my norm with style these days, but sometimes you gotta mix it up. You get me? 😉
I misplaced my Old Paper Distress ink and was too dang lazy to look for it so I used a light khaki ink to stamp the pumpkin once onto watercolor paper. I grabbed my trusty Clean Color pens and added some color. Spread the color with water so… you know… I seem all artsy like. I let the color dry and then stamped on top with a nice coat of black ink.
You know, I think it turned out OK. Oh, you might be wondering about that patterned paper behind it? It’s from My Favorite Things. They have a kick booty selection of 6×6 paper pads. You should check it out.
Alright. That’s what I have for you.
Be sure to stop by Ashley’s blog to see her take on the challenge today.
(Looking for my Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop post? It’s the post right below this one. Scroll down or click here.)
Ashley and I are back at with our Birthday Card Challenge. Our posting days are a bit unpredictable but we are still doing it. So yeah. 😉
This is my take on the challenge today.
It “might” be a stretch for a birthday card but I am running with it.
The adorable bunny and words are from Avery Elle’s Pure Magic stamp set. So cute.
For the bunny’s face, I used a Copic marker to tap dots. Then I used a blender pen to tap even more dots. Then I used another Copic marker (just a shade darker) to tap even more dots. And then (one more time!) I tapped even more dots with the blender pen. If you try this at home, I warn you: Be patient. All that dotting looked kinda of lame and made me question what I had done to the poor bunny until the ink dried and then things looked good.
Wondering about the panel I stamped the bunny on? Cut that bad boy with the Blueprints 21 Die-namics from My Favorite Things. Some of my most favorite, practical dies. (Dearest friends at MFT, please keep making more of them? K, thanks. I love you guys… like a lot. Hugs, kisses and creative wishes, T)
Alright! That’s what I have.
Don’t miss Ashley’s take on the challenge. It will not disappoint. I’m sure.