Sunday, January 31, 2016

You Warm My Heart_ Side Step Card

This is a Side Step Card (instructions found at Split Coast  Stampers).  The graphic is pencilled "Gentleman George" by  Art by Miran available in her Esty Store  The "My favorite place to be is inside one of your HUGS" label is created by Paulette at Create with TLC  That graphic and the You Warm My Heart cup and saucer were in Paulette's January 2016 Club Collection. The little postcard is from a resized pyramage set from Instant Cardmaking Downloads (from a LONG time ago) White cardstock is burnished with  Gathered  Twigs Distress ink and mattes are brown cardstock from my stash.

Wisteria Sprite_Aurora Wings

This is the precious Wisteria Sprite by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff (Aurora Wings).  Colored in Prismacolor pencils and touched with pink and diamond Stickles.

The inside shares the symbolic meaning of the  Wisteria and special thoughts wishes

Creative expansion
Releasing burdens
The duality of love
Victory over hardship

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Inside your Hugs

This adorable Vintage etching of the Valentine Puppy was created by Paulette at TLC Creations.   I am currently a member of her Monthly Digi Club, and this graphic and the sentiment was in collection for this month.  The papers are from SU Stacked with Love designer paper series, and the basic cardstock is embossed with the SU Lattice embossing folder.   The holographic heart is a die punch from silver holographic paper.  

Below is a "latch card" where the Hugs sentiment holds the card closed

This one is SLIGHTLY pastelled with Prismacolor Pencils.  
Same paper pad and hearts from negative punches of the Cascading Hearts die

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hello You---Thanks

I made this for a special friend who gave me a most special teddy bear!  Thank you Betsy, I just love her, and hope you like this card.   The card is made with Rich Razzleberry paper (SU) and Pacific Point, plus designer paper and scraps all from SU.  The flowers are various punches accented with rhinestones, and the inset die-work is from SU's  "Hello You" die set.  The technique is insetting.  I have the SU "Painted Petals" stampset that would have perfectly matched this paper (BUT---I forgot I had it as I was making the card!   LOL

This card uses the same Hello You dieset to create "Thank you" , and SU  DP, cardstock. and ribbons  The diecut is embossed with clear fine detail embossing powder.   Teeny Tiny  Wishes "thank you" is stamped in Versamark on the Crushed curry cardstock artipiece in the center.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Good-bye to a Kappa Sister

This is a card I made for a Sorority sister who is moving from Mesquite soon.  

The stamp is part of the "Irises"  (CL04530) stampset by Just Right Stamps.  The Prismacolor penciled stamp is cut out with Just  Right Custom Dies, Vintage Labels 4 (JB040300). The Pacific Point blue mat is diecut with  Spellbinders S5-59  Gold Labels 4.  This is mounted on designer vellum from the SU Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack over a pale blue paper. Corners are shaped with the Crop-a-Dile Stub and Deco punch. The key charm tied with light blue organza is one of the Blue Moon Beads "lost and Found" collection of metal charms. 

Good Luck Yeji!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Sky's the Limit

This card was inspired by Sandi MacIver in her Sky-is-the-Limit UTube  Sponging Technique Video.
For this card I used the SU Sale-a-Bration Sky's the Limit stampset, and created the clouds and masks from the cloud stamp that is in the SU stampset Balloon Celebration.  They are sponged with Memento Summer Sky. The paper is SU Pacific Point and the Happy Birthday pop-up is die-cut from the Curved Happy Birthday by Memory Box (#99285). Inside sentiment stamped is "The Sky is the Limit" and the card is designed for an 11 year old grand-nephew.  Thank you Sandi, again for the wonderful tutorial and technique spotlight this week.

These one uses the Brush stroke stamp from SU Works of Art stampset and hearts from Embosslits  and from the Cascading hearts die.

This one uses white embossing powder, and masked sponging, adhered to a piece of a map and black matting embossed with arrows EF (SU).  Inside has a map mat for the inside sentiment.
Stampset is SU's Sky's the Limit (as above)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Romanza ---Aurora Wings, Mitsy Sato-Wiuff

This gorgeous butterfly Goddess was drawn by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff who called her the Romanza Figure.  She is colored in Prismacolor pencils, and finished with Stickles, Wink of  Stella,  Gellyroll Clear Star pen, and Posco white paint dots.  I will have this piece framed and give it to a very special butterfly lover for her birthday.  The piece is about 7"x 9" and will be framed about 8 x 10.

When I studied the Monarch Butterfly to learn its delicate coloring, I found out that one of this butterfly's favorite flowers is the Bee Balm  which blooms scarlet to bright red.  They will also seek out milkweed where they will lay their eggs, and those blossoms are white to purple (and vary.) 


This sympathy card uses a flourish die  that was given to me and silk ribbon flowers.  The sympathy stamp is from SU Thoughts and Prayers, and the  edge lattice is from the Distressed Windham set (Designer Craft Dies 30041) Paper is Bermuda Bay (SU) 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Go SVC Mountaineers

Good Luck to the Southern Vermont College Mountaineers Baseball Team as they get ready to open their 2016 season.  We are supporting our Grandson, Pitcher Ryan, as the team works to raise the funds to take them to games in March in Arizona.

                                                           Good Luck--Go Mountaineers!

This card is created with SU Star dies, designer paper and star border punch some embossed with SU gold embossing powder.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Botanical Tea_ File Folder Tag Album

I used papers in the  Graphic 45 Botanical Tea collection, with accent papers coordinating by SU.  Edge die stack is   Spellbinder's S5-180, accented with pearls, Wink of Stella and burnished with blue and pink inks.  Butterflies are Les Papillons 2 by  Spellbinders (S4-390).  All edges burnished with Distress inks, and matted designer paper on all the folds. The chipboard tag is from the Botanical Tea Collection by Graphic 45.

There are four inside pages:  Below are the back two.   The "thinking of you edge" is from  is an Impresson Obsession die (DIE 235-M)available at  Simon Says Stamps. The gilded rose is a watercolor project and is a Gina K. Designs stamp.  The Butterfly on the left is part of the Les Papillion set, used on the front, and cut of the same color paper as the top matte but brushed heavily with white Wink of Stella.  Both mattes are embossed with Intricate Swirls by Paper Studio. Tags are from the Graphic 45 collection. The corner design is a Fiskars corner punch.

These are the front two pages.  These are not quite complete.  Watercolor and distress ink roses are embossed with gold SU EP, line detail is a sticker, the  Mava stamp embossed in Glacier Ice  EP reads:  "Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as Art." (Maya Angelou.)   This cutout is accented with Wink of Stella and 3d Crystal Glaze edged butterflies from the SU embosslits Butterfly set.  Again the tags and backing are from the Graphic 45 Botanical Tea paper stamp and die collection.

My friend and I will be teaching this technique, suggested by AJ Otto at Splitcoast Stampers in her Accordion File Folder tutorial in our next meeting of the Sun City Papers 'N Pixels Club.   This is the front of her Accordion  File Folder Tag Album. She used fussycut graphics and papers from various Digital Scrapbooking Kits.  See her amazing paper projects In Reene's Room

Here are some of our Papers 'N Pixels members starting their tag albums at the 1/21 meeting.
They had a blast with this project, and looked forward to putting the finishing touches on them at home.

Here's our Member, Betsy, with the stunning Anniversary gift she made for friends.

Bleeding Heart Sprite

The adorable Bleeding Heart  Sprite was created by  Mitzi Sato-Wiuff and is available at her Aurora Wings Esty Store.  This is an all-occasion card finished in Prismacolor pencils. The matting is SU paper, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Pretty in Pink.  She in the my favorite colors challenge at Mitzi's Facebook group.

Art by Miran January 2016 Progressive Challenge

This is Digi Girl #281 for the  Art by Miran Progressive Challenge on Facebook.  I have colored this image twice with Prismacolor pencils and finished both of them with Wink of Stella and 3D Crystal Glaze, as well as dots with a white Posca paint pen.

This one is matted with Basic Gray SU paper, yellow paper from my stash embossed with Intricate Swirl by The Paper Studio and on Bermuda Bay (SU) cardstock.  The Happy Birthday banner is from the Itty  Bitty Banners (SU) set clear embossed with Bermuda Bay ink.

This one is matted with SU Hello Honey on Night of Navy card base. The art image is diecut with Lil Inker Stitched  Rectangles.  Banner the same as the top one clear embossed Night of Navy ink

This Birthday Betty is matted and popped up onto a cardfront that has been embossed with the Confetti embossing folder by SU, then confetti pencilled  in the projects colors.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Mod Circle Frame

This GREAT die is an exclusive die from Simon Says Stamp called the Mod Circle Frame.  The "white" paper is  SU neutrals, and the colored papers are all SU and  SU designer papers as I create cards with the incredible possibilities this frame offers.  

Or you can use these Mod Circle  Frames alone, (over embossed cardstock)  with a penciled to match graphic!  Possibilities are unending.

Easel card with Tim Holtz crazy birds, and  SU papers.

Happy Wishes

Wishes for the new year are to "Do more of what makes you HAPPY!" That is a SU Stamp from Hello Life that is embossed in Recollections Blue Sparkle Embossing powder.  The basic cardstock is SU Smoky Slate with  a diecut on Night of Navy Blue paper that has been spritzed with Tim Holtz Liquid Pearls.   The Lattice corners are part of the  Distressed Windham  Collage (#30041) available at Simon Says Stamps.  Flowers (from I am Roses) are painted with Night of Navy blue ink, and top a Seam binding Ribbon that has some silver thread loops for accent (SU).  

This card is created over Bermuda Bay paper, cut with another of the corners found in the Distresse Windham Collage dies.The Thank you sentiment is embossed with clear embossing (over Island Indigo ink) and comes from an Alte New stampset.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Blooming Hearts

This card has a Tulip edge-frame embossing folder, and a Sizzix (657561) SU  Real Red heart popped up on the card face.    The Delicate heart cutout is diecut out of glossy photo paper from Stampin Up's Bloomin Hearts Thinlits dies.  The flowers  cut from red, white and vellum, are edged with white Posca pen, with red Gel Glaze, red Wink of Stella and red ink.  Tiny Rhinestones and pearls finish the card.

This "window cutout" card is inspired by Jill Olsen's UTube for her January 20th Watch it Weekly Techniques Class.  We have used the SU Bloomin Heart Thinlit with  SU Red  Glimmer paper and Real Red ink.  The stamp is from Hello Life (SU)

This one has holographic flower cutouts over white glimmer paper, matted with SU glitter paper, an basic black paper. The little hearts are the punches from the Spellbinders Card Creator Cascading Hearts die (S4-457).  Pearls are added to finish the card.

Balloon Celebration

This card is created with SU's new Balloon Celebration punch and stampsets.  The background is red cardstock, and the white holographic paper over the red cardstock is diecut with Spellbinder's Card Creator--"Cascading Hearts.  (S4-457)  One of the balloons and the sentiment oval are punched from a piece of SU's Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum papers.  They were heat embossed with Cherry  Cobbler (SU) EP.

Lady Bug Sprite

This graphic, colored in Prismacolor pencils on coarse watercolor paper is Ladybug Sprite drawn by  Aurora  Wings.  The ladybug paper is created in Photoshop.  and the sentiment Ladybug hugs is from TLC Creations.  The red mat and grosgrain ribbon are "Real Read" (SU) and the basic card is white cardstock.  Edges are inked in Memento Summer Sky (blue).

Monday, January 4, 2016

Birthday Greetings

This card was inspired by  one of Sandi MacIver's Stampin Up  Birthday Blooms projects that you can see on her site: Stamping and Blogging. For my card I used watercolor paper and Chameleon Pens for the flower which is a stamp from Hero Arts "Tea Flowers" stampset.  The same stamp is used all over the background which is  SU Very Vanilla cardstock.  The ovals are cut from Lil Inker's Stitched Mats dies.  Birthday wishes sentiment is from Gina K. Designs "Frame N Flowers" Stamp TV stampset embossed in gold SU EP.
The butterflies are cut from Spellbinders S4-315 Les Papillions 2. They are touched with black (and gold) Wink of Stella.  This is for a special friend's birthday later this month.  Thank you for the inspiration Sandi!