Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #199

Welcome back to the next Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #199.

I usually struggle with a box type challenge but this card was a definite surprise when it was completed.  The flower is a memory box die.  I used distress inks on water color paper then die cut the flower out.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

I hope you enjoy this challenge as much as I did!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!  

I need a few cards for Valentine's Day and this was my first!  Complete don't just in time for the Rubberneckers second card challenge and the 4 Crafty Chicks card challenge.

I used one of the Rubbernecker's stamp sets, but instead of using the flowers, I replaced it with hearts.  It is a super cute simple card and I hope the recipient will enjoy it!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sometimes you just need a get well card.  And in this case, I needed a masculine one.  I hope this simplistic little arrangement brings a smile to our friend.  I used Memory Box dies, and the Heartfelt Creations aster daisy dies, along with a rectangle stitched border die.

Rubbernecker Stamps and Watercoloring!

Rubbernecker just came up with the 1st ever card challenge.  I've been having so much with their stamps lately, that I wanted to take a few minutes to join the fun!  The first challenge was a Birthday Card challenge.

I used their stamp and colored it with Distress Inks.  I took three colors, stamped the solid image, spritzed it with some water, and stamped my image on water color paper.  I heat set it and then stamped the detailed image with black versa mark ink.  I then used my water brush and added some extra color to the areas I missed... and the areas I wanted more yellow.  I added the mason jar and blended some distress ink to create a watery color.  Once that was dry, I covered the jar in glassy accents to make it look like a real glass jar.  The flowers were then blinded out... using Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens.

As I was finishing up, I noticed that another favorite group on mine add a watercolor challenge, so I will also be submitting this to my crafty friends at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Happy Birthday - and congratulations Rubbernecker Stamps!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #197

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #197.

I really took some latitude with this challenge and decided I didn't want to make flowers.  :)

I needed a pick me up card for a coworker, who happens to be my coffee buddy, and started to see if coffee cups could form a wreath!  I think it's adorable!

The sentiment, coffee ring, and coffee beans are from Altanew and the coffee cups are from Newton's Nook.  I don't usually think outside the box THIS much, but I certainly had fun with it!

I will also be entering this card into the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge which just also happened to be coffee themed!  I just love it when a player n comes together.... and I can sit down, blog, and enjoy a cup of coffee on the AFC/NFC Championship weekend!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Atlantic Heats Sketch Challenge #195

  Welcome to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #195. Thank you for stopping by!

For the first time, I use the Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamp sets.  They are the flowers and leaves on the inside of the hearts.  I stamped all over a sheet of paper and then die cut two hearts from it.  They are so adorable!  I have a couple of sets and will certainly start incorporating them into my card making and scrapbooking.  

I hope you will join us for this Sketch!  It's hard to believe Valentine's Day is a month away!

By Peg

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

It's Technique Tuesday: We R Memory Keepers Stamp Positioner Tutorial

This is for my mommy!!!!  For Christmas, I got her the We R Memory Keepers stamp positioning tool.  I didn't have enough time to give her a proper tutorial, so I decided, it should be a Technique Tuesday video!  The funniest part about this video is that I keep calling the 'G' stamp a positioned instead of a guide.  I have no idea why... and watching it back, I just keep giggling!
Happy crafting!