Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Christmas Tree Copy


Good morning. Beautiful, sunshiny day here in the midwest.  Feeling sad for those that are struggling with weather issues. Praying that God will protect those families that need some extra care right now and that they may receive the help they need. 
Papertrey Ink is having another release week and I am loving all the fun Christmas products they have.  Their challenge this week is to take one of the designers cards an sort of copy it. Here is my card made with Tree Trimming Trio set.
And here is Nicole's card made with the new Christmas tree set, Very Merry.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.


Friday, September 8, 2017

With Sympathy

Hello and let the weekend festivities begin!
I was working off of the Sugar Peas card challenge with this photo and sketch.

I started with an A2 size white card base and stamped the first doily in a soft pink like the second story of the building. Then used a coral color for the first story and finally die cut the greeting from PTI in an evergreen to match the doors. Added a few clear Nuvo drops. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.
The doily stamps I think are from Inkadinkado.

Apple for the Teacher

Hey there! Super quick Apple card here today for several challenges. I started with a white A2 card from Papertrey Ink. Stampeding with the Tag It #6 set also from PTI. Added a little Wink of Stella on the apples and stars to finish it off. 
 Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

I would also like to enter it in the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge #296 small image repeat.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Butterfly Fly Away...


Hello and happy Thursday to you!

Todays card was for several challenges. I started with Less is More colorway of royal blue and lime green.
  I did a watercolor wash with reinkers on Strathmore watercolor paper. Then punched a bunch of vellum butterflys and made a circles swirl for the Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge.

And last but not least I wanted to enter this card in the AAA Cards Creatures Great and Small Challenge.

The greeting is 3 stacked die cuts glued together with Wink of Stella on them. It is really hard to see but it gave it a pretty shimmer. 
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Bitty Blessings

Hey all! Hoping your last week of August is going well. I needed a little stamp time tonight. This is a simple kraft and white baby, square card.
One of the other challenges was to add a real object. The safety pin was my real item. I stamped and heat embossed the PTI greeting. Here are the challenges I would like to enter.



The Less is More #343 use a real object challenge. Well hope the rest of your week goes smoothly.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sail Away with Me

Weekends were made for stamping, right??
This card was a quickie with 3 different stamp sets. Bitty Blessings (PTI), Thank You for Being My Friend (Hero Arts) and a stitched set (unknown).

Greeting and sailboat are stamped in navy ink.  Waves are in Soft Sky ink and bottom of boat is colored with colored pencil. I also popped the die cut boat up with foam tape and covered with Wink of Stella. We spend quite a bit of time on the lake in the summer. Soaking in the sun for those winter months. Lol.





Summer Fun challenge.


Thanks for stopping by, Sue.



Little Things

Good morning,  The cool mornings are starting to make it feel like fall. I have even seen a few trees with the leaves changing. All this inspired my card this morning. You all have seen those leaves that are so bright and beautiful they are hard to believe they are real.  I didn't do as good of job as God does but I tried.
Using Distress Inks on a white panel I stamped a set from SU called Lovely Leaves. I inked the leaf stamp with 3 colors then misted it with water before stamping. I also stamped one on vellum to cut out. The greeting is from Hero Arts set called Thank You for Being My Friend. I die cut the banner and stamped the sentiment in Palette black ink. Mounted this all on a A2 orange card base. The banner is popped up with foam tape.

Time Out autumn challenge.
SSS Wednesday add a sentiment challenge.
The Fusion challenge dictated my colors and layout. I also wanted to enter it in the Addicted to CAS and CAS-ual Friday's friend challenges.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Friday, August 18, 2017

As Prickly As I Could Get

Laugh Out Loud. I looked all through my stamps and an arrow was as close to prickly as I could get. If you had ever felt the tip of broad head arrow you will understand. The "prickly is the challenge word for the CAS-ology challenge this week. This card also is just one layer for the Addictied to CAS #117 challenge.
I used the My Favorite Things color challenge as my palette.

I used PTI white cardstock and Essentials by Ellen "Love You So" stamp set. 

To create the target for my sentiment I used the back of the Sketched Shapes stamps from PTI masking between layers. I also used the sketch from MFT as the layout for my card. 
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.



Navy Silhouette

So another Christmas card in the books.  I started with Freshly Made Sketches challenge sketch.
Then added the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes Christmas challenge to create the CAS card.
I cut out my white panel with the sketch shape and placed my Essentials by Ellen dies on hanging the edges over the bottom edge of the white panel. Then die cut them. Marking the position of the bottom of the panel on navy cardstock I heat embossed the PTI greeting in white detail powder.  The hardest part was glueing the window and door cuts back in place. They are tiny. I did add a little Wink of Stella to the stars but you can not really see it. 

Thanks for dropping by, Sue.

Watercolor Bloom

Hello and happy Friday to you! Hoping your week went well. Mine was a little bumpy but God was with me. This card was inspired by a photo challenge at Addicted to Stamps.
The photo reminded me of a stamp I had from PTI called Year of Flowers: Mum and the greeting is from Year of Psalms: March. 
I started with Strathmore watercolor paper and heat embossed the images in white detail powder. Next I watercolor the images using Distress Inks. I also heat embossed the greeting in white detail powder on cardstock weight vellum. Trimmed and sewed the vellum to watercolor panel. Trimmed the panel down to 4" by 5.25" and mounted it on an aqua A2 card base. I also wanted to enter this in Unikos #42 flower challenge, Word Art Wednesday, Simon Says Stamp Add a Sentiment and Happy Little Stamps bloom challenge.



Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sailboat Wishes

Hello, I wanted to make a quick card to play along with the Papertrey Ink "create with us" challenge. 

We were to pick an inspiration card a model our card after it. So here is my inspiration. 
And here is my card.
I also wanted to play with a few other challenges that included one layer, colors, for a child, vehicles, and nautical. 
The color inspiration came from the Suger Peas photo. I used the shades of aqua, navy and tan from the wood in the pic. I also used stripes to draw the eye in like the pillow in the photo.


Thanks for stopping by, Sue.


Christmas Tree Copy

Good morning. Beautiful, sunshiny day here in the midwest.  Feeling sad for those that are struggling with weather issues. Praying that...