Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Masculine VW Bug Card

The optional twist this time for Twisted Thursday on the Outlawz, is "masculine". I used this fun car image from our sponsor  LeAnn's World 101, called Beattle Bug!
I created a side step easel card. The fun car papers and ephemera are from Echo Park. The "bug" was colored with Copics and Prismacolor colored pencils with a bit of clear gel pen on the headlights. It was popped to the front of the card.

I especially enjoyed doing this as I have more than one lovely memory of times spent with family and friends in the past that had yellow VW's!

Thanks for visiting. I do enjoy reading your comments!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Sending Happy Thoughts

Time for Double Trouble Challenge Blog #29! Brown Bag-It! Using Kraft, adding strawberries, and using a sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday gives us some great ideas to work with.
The digital strawberry, from Jane's Doodles - no longer available, was colored with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens, colored pencils, and Karina Wink pens. They are popped as the final layer. I could hardly believe my luck when I found the strawberry ribbon in my stash to weave through the white die cut! The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps, Tiny Words.
Sketch from Try Stanpin' On Tuesday




Thanks for your visit. I hope you'll join in with both groups!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Best Buds

Flowers is the prompt for this month's challenge for Paper Smooches. The biggest problem was selecting my favorite floral set from Paper Smooches! I finally chose Best Buds, since I wanted to make a birthday card for a special friend.
I colored the images with Copics then cut out with the matching dies. The sentiment came with the set and was set with some clear embossing powder.  These were popped over the background with foam tape.

The scallop frames were die cut using Honey Bee Stamps dies. The background paper comes from an Altenew paper pack, Reflection.

Finally, I added a paper flower from my stash, some gel pen, and a few Nuvo Drops.






Thanks for the visit. Hope you'll pull out some of your pretty Paper Smooches floral stamps and join us!

Friday, May 10, 2019

May 10 Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Today is the last day of the fabulousSpring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!
The background coffee paper is from a digital paper pack Good Coffee and Happy Vibes from Graciella Design. The tiny pot is from my stash, as is the paper coffee pot. (I wish I knew where it came from so I could give credit, so if you know, please let me know.) The flowers, with some Nuvo drops in the centers, and other papers were edged with Distress Inks. The Mandala Die is from Altenew and cut from Kraft.

What fun this has been seeing everyone's wonderful creations and reading all the sweet things you have said about my cards here, on Instagram, and on Facebook. Thanks to Amy for all her hard work, and thanks to all the wonderful sponsors!


Thursday, May 9, 2019

May 9th Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

For the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop, today I used:
Coffee Words Cup from Bugaboo. Check box from My Favorite Things, Perk Up.

Thanks for all the comments you have been leaving along this fun hop. I truly appreciate each one!

Beattle Bug 2

The optional twist this time for Twisted Thursday on the Outlawz, is "Hip to Be Square- Use 3 Squares".  So, these "squares" have a bit of perspective and stretch, LOL! That's my story and I'm sticking to it! (Actually, I was creating several cards at the same time and mixed up my "twists". But, since Twisted Thursday is always an anything goes, I figured it applied to my cards as well.... and that's my story too!)

I again used this fun car image from our sponsor  LeAnn's World 101, called Beattle Bug!
I used some watercolors (Prang) in a rainbow fashion on watercolor paper. Then, I cut out the fun frame with removable inserts by Whimsy, Wonky Window. The  car papers are from Echo Park. The "bug" was colored with Copics with a bit of clear gel pen on the headlights. It was popped to the front of the card. I created the sentiment on the computer as well as the stop sign, also popped.

Thanks for visiting. I do enjoy reading your comments!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

May 8th Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

For the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop, today I used:
watercolors on a page from a Dover Coloring Book, Keep Calm and Drink Tea, mounted on Gina K paper with some twine and Nuvo drops.

Thanks for stopping by!