Monday, March 28, 2016

April 15th--Relay for Life

Our Sun City Cancer Survivors will have a team in the local American Cancer Society Relay for Life event on April 15th.  Before that we will have a small table for donations to our team at our local grocery store.  We'll have pledges, donations, luminarias and these cards available to donors.  It has been a lot of fun to create these little cancer-awareness bras, With the MFT Support Hope Dies, and I will use My Favorite Things "Support Hope" stampset---for the inside sentiments--personalized for each donor.  The little bra is a  Die-namics exclusive design from My  Favorite Things stamps. 

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Botanical General

This general purpose card was so much fun to make.  I did it with Botanical Garden DP from SU, the perfect square windows from Simon Says Stamp (Tri-Square), and embossed and punched Petite Petals blossoms, (SU) Rhinestones and Ribbons finish up this top fold card. The U Make me smile sentiment is punched from SU A Round Array set.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

By The Tide Birthday

This birthday card was created using basic gray cardstock, neutral textured cardsstock, and Timeless Textures stamps. (Tip Top Taupe and Crumb Cake).  The Fishes are stamped with memento black on a tri color watercolor washed paper, diecut, and placed over an under an acrylic window. Sentiment is from Teeny Tiny  Wishes stampset. All  SU.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Fairytale Thank YOu

I made this card for my BF to thank her for my awesome crafting birthday presents.  It is created with marble gold paper, cut with Spellbinders Bordeabilities, then shaped with black glimmer paper  Fairytale Flower  Border by Memory Box (98473)  The Black glimmer paper Collette Butterfly  Branch butterflies are topped with gold flowers and pearls from the Thank You Sticker Sentiments (Popups etc)  

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Inking with Stella

The technique on this card is brushing through ink with a Wink of Stella Clear pen then watercoloring a flower from the "Maya" stamp set by Impression Obsession. (CL559).  The Birthday sentiment is from an Impression Obsession diecut DIE235-M.  This is mounted on Tangelo  Twist (SU) paper embossed with  a Taylored Expressions "Weathered" EF  (TEEF31)  the butterfly is from Butterfly Branch dieset from Memory Box.  Stickles, ribbon and border/edge stickers finish this card.

See how crazily different the very same flower can be worked in Wisteria Wonder, wink of stella and soft colors.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Becka's Flipping Fabulous

This is a gift card holder made out of a Glassine Craft Bag (SU).  It has pockets and folds that hold a sentiment tag and a gift card (pulled by the rhinestone tabs to show).  The DP is from my stash, and the light colors are burnished with Distress Ink (China Blue)  The Glitter border is a sticker from Pop Ups Etctra and the other flowers with rhinestone centers are just punched from SU paper scraps.  Organza ribbon is the lightest yellow/beige that I had, and I chose to leave the oranges from the palette out of this delicate gift card holder.

Celebrate your Day

The first time I colored this Celebrate your Day graphic by Miran was August 23rd.  This time she holds a vellum stamped balloon, and is walking on the hearts on a breeze a Simon Says Die created in partnership with Memory Box. Punched twice, with red hearts inlaid.  The EF on Pacific Point (SU) paper is a Tim HoltzTexture Fades EF (66108).  

Slatted Baskets

A great tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers by Betty  Traciak for adorable slatted baskets made some little boxes to hold embellishments, die cuts, and paper punched items for the upcoming Papers N Pixels workshop this Friday.  See that The SCS project here:  They won't have handles until after the workshop, but I may keep them as  adorable boxes for die cuts and punched flowers!

Happy Birthday Traci

This card is for my VBF on her birthday today.  Happy  Birthday, Traci!

 I used the SU Number of Years framelits for the "6s" and  inside stamped sentiment:  "The number of years the world has been a better place because you're in it."  The background paper is created in Photoshop of all the number sixes I could find or create.  The butterflies are the  Collete Butterfly Branch butterflies, (99387) by Memory Box cut from gold glitter paper.  The tags are cut from SU Tangelo twist "Lots of Labels" and the flowers are from I Am with punched and diecut leaves. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Becka B's Flippin Fabulous March Challenge

This card is created for the Becka B Challenge called "Flippin Fabulous"  The challenge is to use the color palette of quite bright "sunset" colors and create a project that includes flaps/ folds/ pockets, etc.  This card uses the Circle Flip-its Dies by Sizzix (659171) .  The flowers are punched from the colored cardstock of the palette (SU colors that are the same). Ribbons, pearls, colored rhinestones and the   Textured Impressions Embossing folder burnished with Tangelo Twist ink finished the card. The Get Well sentiment stamp is from SU Delightful. The butterfly is SU Les Papillons 2.  (And added after I took the other photos of this card.  


Sunday, March 13, 2016

March Progressive---Art by Miran Challenge

This little Sweet Sally is stepping into her new world for the Art  By Miran Facebook Challenge. She's colored in  Prismacolor pencilsand finished with a stamp #1 (from A Round array (SU)). The flowers are from I Am Roses.  This card will be to congratulate DGD for her outstanding third quarter at school.

Gardenia And Pearl Goddess Mitzi Sato Wiuff

This is created for the Aurora Wings Favorite Seasons Challenge #24    She is colored in Prismacolor pencils with Ranger's liquid pearls, stickles and Gelly Roll accents.  The embossing folder is Spellbinders Embossabilities (E3D-005) on the Hello Honey paper.  The  Old Olive Bow, holographic border lines (stickers) and a copper  Good Luck sentiment round this one out.  She is  SO pretty, and So different with the orientation that Mitzi desired.  It is a 5x7 card. She suggests summer to me, and I love summer (by the beach!)

Rite of Spring_ Mitzi Sato Wiuff

My Favorite Season---well, why not Spring!  I love all the seasons, and particularly love this Goddess Rite of Spring that Mitzi Drew.  She is  colored in Prismacolor Pencils, finished with pearls, Wink of Stella, White Posca pen dots and Stickles.  She is tied in an ice-blue organza ribbon, and mounted on pink blushing bride and Island Indigo papers with pierced and distressed edges.  The pink is edged with holographic lines (from Pop ups etc). She was created for the Aurora  Wings Challenge Blog (Challenge #24_ favorite Seasons)  This is a 5x7 card.  When I create the sentiment for this card it will be white embossed sentiment stamped on vellum and rectangularly cut in the upper right area of the art piece. 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Happy Birthday, Clar!

Wishing my dear friend, and crafting buddy, Clar the Happiest Birthday Ever. We hope the year ahead is filled with the most fun, and best of health and happiness.

This card was created with Botanical Blooms designer paper, vellum and cardstock cut with SU Lots of Labels. I used some stamps by Gina K Designs, the Les Papillons butterfly by  Spellbinders, and various inks, including Delicata on the butterfly, rhinestones and ribbons.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Flowers and Balloons

Here are three cards---my fun play for today.  The flowers are punched from vellum and whisper white, stamped  with Hero Arts White pigment ink (would be better embossed). The stampset is "Flower Shop" (SU).  They are brushed with ink on reverse of vellum, or colored with Chameleon watercolor pens (Card #2).  The butterflies are vellum with clear Stickle detail, a Martha Stewart stamp/punch set.

The Balloons are created with glitter Washi tape (SU), gold thread, a snowfall EF on the center white matte, and gold and silver dp.  They are  VERY glittery, but do not photograph well.  The sentiments for Anniversary and for Happy Birthday are from Pop Ups  Etc.  

The technique on the Anniversary card is sponged and stenciled backgrounds on ovals cut from Spellbinders Stitched ovals.  The Leaf Flourish is Cheery Lynn Right Flourish (B117).  The tiny hearts are negative punches from an all over background heart die.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

A Kraft Bag Gift Card Holder

This gift card holder is created following a tutorial found at Splitcoast Stampers, and using many of the papers and products Beverly Gerard did. The designer paper is SU and the (natural paper) tag tucked into the back pocket has the sentiment "Do more of what makes you happy" stamped on it (a  SU stamp.)  Mc  Gill punched tags and flowers and Gina K stamped and punched leaves finish off this quick and pretty gift card holder.  This will be the next project for our Papers and Pixels  Club on March 18th,  and will be taught then by one of our member Stampin Up Demonstrators.

This are 2 gift cards holder  Clar made

Example created with Glassine Bags by Kathy Legan, SU Demonstrator 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Heart Sign_ Miran

I made this card for a special friend's birthday.  This graphic called Heart  Sign was colored in Prismacolor Pencils, hearts were filled with Crystal 3d glaze.  The artpiece was die pierced with Spellbinders pierced mats, and is mounted on Mint Macaroon and Watermelon Wonder paper.  There are some tiny holographic stickers on this card as well and the Happy Birthday drop down is Impression Obsession DIE 235-M.

The Pineapple Sprite--Mitzi Sato Wiuff

Aurora wings has another precious sprite--the Pineapple Sprite, done here in Prismacolor Pencils and mounted on Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Botanical Garden DP Stampin Up papers.  I created her for the  Aurora Wings Sprite Delight 3 Challenge  Each hexagonal rind section is striped with gold stickles.  

For centuries the Pineapple has been recognized as a traditional expression hospitality and welcome throughout the world. This fruit symbolizes warmth, welcome, friendship and hospitality, and in the Southern US, you will see the pineapple everywhere.    
The fruit holds the strong antioxident, Vitamin C.  It is a Bromelian thought to combat the formation of certain cancer cells.   It is very acidic, so if you are cutting up very much pineapple, you should wear gloves.  Try placing fresh pineapple spears in a bath of Creme de Menthe!  Oh--La-La 
The principal pollinator of the pineapple's beautiful flower is a hummingbird.  Seed formation needs pollination, but the presence of seeds harms the quality of the fruit. In Hawaii where pineapple is grown on an agricultural scale, importation of hummers is prohibited for this reason.