Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Teacher Thank You Cards with Maya Road

Hi!! I am up on the Maya Road Design Team Blog today. I am sharing a couple of teacher thank you cards I created with Maya Road embellishments and dies.  You can stop by and take a look HERE. You will also find all the links to the Maya Road Products I used to create my projects.


Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Flamingo

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog!  It is time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Flamingo. 

I hope you get a chance to play along. The LEAD of this challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge.


Here's my take on the challenge using some summer dies from Taylored Expressions


After cutting and matting a circle in the middle of the card front I pulled together summer dies to build my scene. The hills and water are cut with the Build a Scene - Rolling Hills. I used a die included in the  On the Line Beach Cutting Plate to add the palm tree. Then I used the Little Bits Sun & Clouds, Flamingo, and Adirondack Chair to finish off the scene.


The sentiment is from the Fresh Floral Stamp Set. 

Flamingo Designers


Friday, August 12, 2016

Wishing You a Day That Blooms with Happiness

Hi and thanks for stopping by my blog today! I have a pretty card to share that I created for the Essentials by Ellen Guest Artists Pin-Sights Challenge!  The challenge is to use Essentials by Ellen products together with one favorite manufacturer that Ellen carries in the store. 



I started by stamping a variety of flowers in white pigment ink and and embossing with white embossing powder. Then I watercolored the flower with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors. Next I stamped the mason jar from the Taylored Expressions Mason Jar Stamp Set and then used one of the stem stamps from the Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps Bohemian Garden to stamp the stems in the jar. I added a little color to the jar with Copics. I die cut the jar with the TE Mason Jar Die. I also cut a jar from vellum and layered it over the stamped jar. 


The sentiment is from the TE Mixed Blooms Stamp Set. The final touch is a few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh

Have a good weekend! Thanks for taking look!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Haunted Happy Halloween

Hi and thanks for stopping by today! I am popping in with a Halloween card I created with some new products from Taylored Expressions


I started by creating the background for the card. I cut a piece of watercolor paper and then embossing the panel with the new Fright Night Flight Embossing Folder. The background is sponged with distress inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet, and Black Soot and splattered with a little gold paint. 


Next I cut the scene with the Haunted Cutting Plate from Oreo Card Stock. Behind the windows in the house I added gold card stock. The sentiment is from the new Boo to You Stamp Set, stamped in Delicata Golden Glitz Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. I finished off the card with a few gold sequins. 

Here are the products I used to create the card: