Saturday, July 13, 2019

Washi Tape Series 03: Borders & A Butterfly


Well, hello my friends! I am so sorry that I haven't been as faithful as I had hoped here this summer. I have been involved in a lot of projects to help manage my anxiety, and I can honestly say this summer has been one of the best I've had in a long time! But I've missed you all, so I had to pop in today to share another card for my Washi Tape Series. Oh, I have quite a few more to share, so please don't give up on me yet! Take a peek at today's offering...


So, this card is frustrating to me because the washi tapes are GOLD, but I could not get a good angle to photograph the shine! Oh, well. ;)

These fun washi's are ones that I normally don't use as much because I never know what to DO with them. Borders and sentiments. Yes, I know I could use them the way I usually use washi, but I really wanted these to be showcased differently, so I chose to use them literally. As borders and a sentiment!


Both of these washi tapes are from Doodle Bug Designs, the butterfly punches are from EK Success, the glitter and liquid pearls are from Ranger, and the cardstock is from The Stamps of Life. I cannot remember where the glitter paper came from...sorry! I do adore this fun card, and it has already been re-homed. ;) I would love to hear your thoughts on this card in the comments below!


I'm entering this card into these fabulous challenges~






Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends! I appreciate your kind words and visits, even though I may not be around as much as I used to be! I hope you take some time today to create--and link up with these fabulous challenge! Until next time, HUGS and happy crafting!


Monday, July 1, 2019

TRCC #7: Blue Breezes


Hello, friends, and happy July! I hope you're looking forward to a new month--I know I am! Thank you so much to everyone who played along last month at The Rainbow Card Challenge for our first rainbow prompt! All the creations were AMAZING! And now, here is this month's prompt...


Now, we really just want to see creations with an abundance of blue. You don't have to necessarily go with the "breezy" theme or use the photos as your guide. Mostly monochrome, if you understand my meaning. For all the details about the "rules" (there are very few), you can see the challenge post! This post is about the card I made, so take a peek...


This card was made for newest nephew--Levi! He arrived in May, and I decided he needed to know "owl" about how much he was loved! ;) I used patterned paper from My Mind's Eye, an owl stamp set from my stash (I don't know the name, sorry!), cardstock from The Stamps of Life, punches and ink from Stampin' Up!, and liquid pearls from Ranger to complete this card. The owl is indeed paper pieced!



I think this card is absolutely darling, and I hope you like it, too! I would LOVE for you to let me know your thoughts in the comments below!


Please come and join us this month at The Rainbow Card Challenge! I LOVE seeing what everyone creates! If you're looking for even more inspiration, you should take a peek at what the other amazingly talented gals on the design team have created, too!
Jacqueline | Cohenna | Em | Judy | Lee Ann | Sue

Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends! I will be back again with a one week reminder AND  a freebie panel, so don't forget to stop by again towards the end of the month! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Crafter's Castle Mixed Media Mania CAS Version

Hi, friends! I am super excited to be a participant in this month's Crafter's Castle challenge and YouTube tutorial parade! There are links below to the design team’s HOP videos, and I hope you visit each of them!.

Here's my video:



And my finished card:


I got all of the supplies for this CAS mixed media card from Create For Less! I used a stencil, stamps, and a variety of inks to create the layered flower. I added some glitter and rhinestones for texture and shine, too. For a full list of supplies, please scroll to the bottom of this post!


Thank you for HOPPING along with us!

DT Line-Up:
Janie: https://youtu.be/JwFBrA9Krug
Jeanie:
Tasha:
Mike: https://youtu.be/0O9Kmi4LmAM
Monica:
Mynn: https://youtu.be/HpWT0ATfH3U


Please visit Create For Less to grab some amazingly priced goodies to craft with, and visit the Crafter’sCastle Blog and enter this month’s challenge for your chance to win a $100 gift card to the shop! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!


Monday, June 10, 2019

Layered Floral Birthday Card


Hi, friends! I am loving being on summer break so I can craft and share more! How's your summer (or winter, if you live below the equator) going? I hope it's going well! Today I have a floral birthday card to share with you today that uses *NEW* to me products and some things from my stash. Take a peek!


This card was made using the Garden Picks 3D dies from Altenew, a sentiment from the Avery Elle Magnolia stamp set, cardstock and ink from The Stamps of Life, patterned paper from Stampin' Up!, bling from my stash, and a black thin tip Sharpie for the faux stitching.


I was so pleased with how this card turned out, and the recipient also loved it! I hope you like it, too! I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


I'm entering this card into these fabulous challenges~





Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you take some time to create something--you deserve it! If so, I hope you are able to play along with some of these challenges! I'll be back again soon! Until then, HUGS and happy crafting, friends!


Saturday, June 8, 2019

Washi Tape Series: 02 Monochromatic Thank You


Hi, friends! I'm back with another card that uses some of my washi stash! This card uses the same general layout as the first card I shared, but the card orientation is different. Take a peek!


I went for a monochrome purple for this card. Both washi tapes are from my stash, the stamps, paper, and black ink are from The Stamps of Life, the ombre ink is from Hero Arts, and the bling is from Doodlebug Design.


I totally adore purple, and this is one of my favorite cards made this year! What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


I'm entering this card into these fabulous challenges~






Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends! I hope you take some time to craft today, and, if you have time, to join the fun with these fabulous challenges! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!


Saturday, June 1, 2019

Crafters Castle Mixed Media Mania Video Hop

Hi, friends! I am super excited to be a participant in this month's Crafter's Castle challenge and YouTube hop! Our sponsor this month is Create For Less, and if you keep reading, you'll find out the AMAZING prize you could win! The hop starts today, Saturday June 1st, and goes through Friday June 7, 2019, giving you plenty of time to watch all 6 design team members’ videos. There are links below to the design team’s HOP videos.

Here's my video:


And my finished card:

And now, here are the details on how to enter and what the prize is!
·         WATCH ALL 6 design team members’ entire Hop videos.
·         SUBSCRIBE to ALL 6 design team members.....and be sure we can SEE that you have subscribed.
·         Leave a COMMENT on ALL 6 hop videos....not just any comment....comment on something specific you saw in the video. Also, if you are a new subbie let me us know. And it would be fun to know where you’re from.
·         And if you like what you saw PLEASE give a THUMBS up. Thank you!

Once you have done all of these things send an e-mail to 4crafterscastle@gmail.com telling Janie that you have done ALL of the requirements, and put Hop Entry in the subject line.



The Grand Prize winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to spend at Create For Less!!! And no that isn’t a typo....it really is a $100 gift certificate! The Grand Prize winner will be announced approximately 1 week after the hop ends.

Thank you for HOPPING along with us!

DT Line-Up:


Please visit our wonderful sponsor, Create For Less, and visit the Crafter’sCastle Blog and enter this month’s challenge! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!



Products used:
Paper Accents Neutral Cardstock Pack https://www.createforless.com/Paper-A... Tim Holtz Wildflowers Stamps https://www.createforless.com/TimHolt... Avery Elle Magnolia Stamps https://www.createforless.com/Avery-E... Bo Bunny It Is Written Stamps https://www.createforless.com/Bo-Bunn... Bo Bunny Wall to Wall Textures Stamps https://www.createforless.com/Bo-Bunn... PA Essentials Scallop Stencil https://www.createforless.com/PA-Esse... Stephanie Barnard Ink Artichoke https://www.createforless.com/ColorBo... Stephanie Barnard Ink Sky https://www.createforless.com/ColorBo... Stephanie Barnard Ink Blueberry https://www.createforless.com/ColorBo... Stephanie Barnard Ink Banana https://www.createforless.com/ColorBo... Stephanie Barnard Ink Spearmint https://www.createforless.com/ColorBo... EK Success Large Butterfly Punch https://www.createforless.com/EK-Succ... Tombow Mono Liquid Glue Aqua https://www.createforless.com/Tombow-... Tombow Mono Dots Adhesive https://www.createforless.com/Tombow-... Scotch Mounting Foam https://www.createforless.com/Scotch-... Versamark Pad https://www.createforless.com/Tsukine... Nuvo Glitter Noir Embossing Powder https://www.createforless.com/Nuvo-Gl... Darice Iridescent Rhinestones https://www.createforless.com/Darice-...

TCRR #6: Neon Rainbow!!!


Hello, friends, and happy JUNE! I hope you're looking forward to a new month--I know I am! Thank you so much to everyone who played along last month at The Rainbow Card Challenge! We've been up and running for six months, so we are celebrating with a RAINBOW MONTH! Without further ado, here is this month's prompt...



Now, we usually go for monochrome, but this month we want to see NEON RAINBOW! Show us your best neon products--we are ready for them this summer! For all the details about the "rules" (there are very few), you can see the challenge post! This post is about the TWO cards I made, so take a peek...




I decided to use a technique I "discovered" a while ago. I'm sure it's been out there for a really long time, and I'm not sure what it's called, but I'm calling it "Shadow Sentiment Double Take". 


I used washi tape from Doodlebug Design to create a rainbow panel, then used a sentiment die from The Stamps of Life to create the sentiment portions. The first card has some glitter paper clouds and black enamel dots added, then was framed with black cardstock. The CAS version has a stamped sentiment from Paper Smooches and a few rhinestones.



So, what do you think? Is this something you would try?! I think these cards turned out SO CUTE, and I hope you like it, too! I would LOVE for you to let me know your thoughts in the comments below!


Please come and join us this month at The Rainbow Card Challenge! I LOVE seeing what everyone creates! If you're looking for even more inspiration, you should take a peek at what the other amazingly talented gals on the design team have created, too!


Jacqueline | Cohenna | Em | Judy | Lee Ann | Sue

Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends! I will be back again with another challenge soon! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!