Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Happy Birthday, Big Sis!


My older sister's birthday is this weekend. She's not a card person but I am so there!  Cuteness overload!

I experimented a bit with the background, finally settling on Worn Lipstick clouds and Cracked Pistachio grass. I was hesitant to use my Copic over the Oxide grass but cleaned the nib right afterwards and it seemed fine.

I'm entering this in Naughty or Nice #42 Colors or On the Move Theme, Simon Says Wednesday Add a Sentiment, Fab N Funky #361 Anything Goes  


I'd also like to remind you of the current The Heart Desires Challenge #15.



The Details: Love Cynthia Beary Happy Day, MFT Mini Cloud Edges stencil, Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick, Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangle Die, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ready, Set, Blow!


I will confess this is my favorite of this year's back-to-school cards!  So bright and happy and dotty. The background is Distress Inks and Oxide, naturally, overlaid with the MFT cover plate.  The pierced clouds are an Avery Elle die set I picked up a while back but first time I've used. Love them! Coloring up the dragon was interesting as I used blues I don't normally reach for. This has definitely made me appreciate those Copic B single digits more for sure.

I'm entering this in Markerpop #127 Back to School, City Crafter #375 No Flowers, Tuesday Throwdown #356 Anything Goes, Shopping Our Stash #316 Chillaxin and Relaxin, Creative with Stamps #17 Boys to Men, Simon Says Wednesday For a Child

The Details:  SugarPea Designs Blow Me Away, MFT Circle Cover Plate die, Avry Elle Pierced Clouds, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Oxides, Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade, Eyelet Outlet and Doodlebug Designs Enamel Shapes, Copics

Monday, August 14, 2017

Rooting for You!


One of my nephews is starting high school--blows my old mind! I'm going to transition to making a different kind of cute card for him.  Sigh.

This one features rootbeer bottles quickly sponged with Distress ink and Copic colored labels. I love this color combo on top of the blue--masculine yet fun and fresh.  Of course, the punny sentiments help with the cute factor--see, I'm sneaking in the cute.  Shhhh!

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday For a Child and Addicted to Stamps and More #254 CAS

The Details:  MFT Soda Pop stamps and dies, SugarPea Designs Starburst Cover Plate, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Copics, Versafine Onyx Black, Lawn Fawn Banner Die, Eyelet Outlet and Illustrated Faith Enamel Shapes

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Pawsome Together


My sister and her husband have been married a coon's age--like 25 years. That's a lot of pawsome together time.  Congrats, you two!

I'm entering this in CAS(E) This Sketch! #234


The Details:  Waffle Flower Pawsome, Distress Oxides, Hero Arts Hearts Cover Plate, Paper Smooches Balloon die, Lawn Fawn Stitched Kite die (string), Lifestyle Crafts Nested Circle die, Doodlebug Design Patriotic Picnic 6x6 paper

Friday, August 11, 2017

I've Seen Your Future . . .


It's back to school time for my niece and nephews so you'll be seeing back-to-school cards from me for a few days. I love having young ones to design for!

My niece is all girlie girl so I went all girlie girl with the card. Lots of designer paper with stars, ruffly curtains and, of course, a fortune-telling penguin.  Duh.  LOL.  The inside says: "This year will be amazing, just like you." So perfect, right?!

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday For a Child, HLS August Anything Goes with Dies

The Details:  Your Next Stamp Waddles Fortune Teller, Echo Park Perfect Princess 6x6 paper, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, LawnThe bu Fawn banner die, Memory Box Lacy Curtains die, Doodlebug Designs enamel heart

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Smooth Operator


My stepson's birthday is coming up and like so many young people, he thinks he's the smoothest operator in town. Um, yeah, no.  LOL.

I'm entering this in Less Is More #340 Tropical Fruits, Seize the Birthday, Lawn Fawnatics #10 Custom Sentiments

The Details:  Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words die and So Smooth, Copics, Ranger Glossy Accents

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

What Uppppppp?


A humorous hello card for my kid sister who is NBA tall--not wNBA, NBA. She's going to get such a kick out of this.

I'm including pics of me back in the day experiencing firsthand the joy of slimy giraffe tongue at a giraffe sanctuary outside Nairobi. Eww!



I'm entering this in CASology #261 Safari, Addicted to Stamps and More #254 CAS, Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #90 M is for Mink (furry creatures)

The Details: Carabelle Funny Face, Simon Says/CZ Design Simple Sentiments, Ranger Detail Fine White Embossing Powder, Versamark, Copics (E20s, E50, E49 for shadow, T for tongue)