Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Scraptastic "Summer Nights" Wrap-up

Hey there, blog friends!!  Happy Wednesday to you!  I hope that your week is going well so far!  Since I was gone for most of July, I never really had a chance to share all of my Scraptastic Kit Club projects for the month, so I figured I would do a quick wrap-up today. 

I used the Summer Nights kit & add-on this month, which was full of Simple Stories product that I just loved!  Lots of woodgrain & rainbows included....perfect for summer themed cards.  For all of my cards today, I've also added glittery gold peeking out from diecut windows.  Check them out!
The Scraptastic kits are always chalk full of amazing stickers & embellishments that let you create to your hearts content.  For all of my cards I literally just started layering things....larger items first, and then adding smaller things here & there until I felt the cards were finished.  I LOVE creating this way...it is my favorite process because it is so unplanned & free!!

Card Challenges:
-The Shabby Tea Room #230 - inspiration photo
-Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - sparkle

Thanks for checking out my cards today....sorry for such a short post.  I've gotta run for now!! 

Until later,
~L.

Friday, August 1, 2014

ME & Me August Challenge

Happy 1st day of August, blog friends!  {Seriously...can you believe it is already August. My head just exploded.}  A new month also means a new ME & Me challenge, and as you can see...this month we are using watercolor & a birthday theme!

This is only my second attempt at using the watercoloring technique.  The first time I did it I used Tim Holtz distress inks & a spray bottle.  This time I actually used watercolors & a brush...and I am really happy with how it turned out!  Be easy on me though....I am not a painter, nor do I actually know anything about watercolor!  :)

I combined the watercoloring with the Mama Elephant "Make A Wish" stamp set, and just a couple of pretty accents.  I didn't want to take away from the two main elements of our challenge. Here is the card that I created!
Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from white cardstock.
2. Cut watercolor paper slightly smaller, then paint it.
3. Once dry, stamp the sentiment over top of the painted area.
4. Punch a half circle to the lower left side, then wrap gold thread strung with gold stars around it.
5. Adhere the painted piece to the card front.
6. Accent the upper left corner with a gold star, sequin & gold enamel dot to finish.



Card Challenges:
-Studio Calico Sunday Sketch
-The Card Concept #15 - color challenge
-SSS Work It Wednesday July 2014 - blue
-SSS Wednesday - anything goes

Here are the rules for playing along with us in this month's challenge:

  • Your entry must use at least one Mama Elephant stamp
  • Your entry must be based on the challenge/inspiration source provided
  • Your entry must link back to this blog post along with the graphic image
  • Winner gets featured and a stamp set of choice
  • Deadline is August
  • Link up using the Inlinkz on the bottom of the August challenge post
  • Have fun, stamp, stamp, stamp!!!
Be sure to check out what the rest of the challenge team has created for this month's challenge as well!

 Thanks so much for checking out my post today...I hope that you liked my card today!  Have an awesome start to your August!

Until later,
~L.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs July Release Day 3

Hey there, everyone!  Welcome to another day of the July release for Lil' Inker Designs!!  I hope you've enjoyed my cards so far!

For today's card I went super clean & simple and created this one layer card using one of the newest stamp sets.  I also created this using the CAS-ual Fridays challenge #134.  I chose the elements of sequins/white/dots from the bingo card!

I used the new Fancy Feathers stamps set, and masked off the word sorry to create the sentiment.  I combined the stamps with just some gold mist, gold sequins & enamel dots.
There is also a coordinating Fancy Feathers die set for the stamps...I didn't use it for this card, but will definitely be doing so in the near future!  My card was really easy to whip together, and can easily slip into an envelope to send out to someone either as a sympathy or apology card.

Do you want a chance to win 1 of 3 $15 gift certificates to Lil Inker?  Well, today is a blog hop...and all you have to do is hop along and leave a comment on each designer's post!  Winners will be picked from all of the comments!  Here is the link list:



That is everything I have for you today!

Until later,
~L.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs July Release Day 2

Hey there, everyone!!  Welcome to the second day of the Lil' Inker Designs July release!!  Thank you for all of the sweet comments on my card from day 1...I truly appreciate it!

For today's card I combined a word die, stamped sentiment & alpha stickers to create a super sweet "missing you" sentiment.  I also created this for The Cuttinge Edge challenge #5....check it out!



I used the new Seriously Awesome stamp set & Seriously word die, and combined them with Glitz Design "Felicity" & "Brightside" collections.

Do you want a chance to win 1 of 3 $15 gift certificates to Lil Inker?  Well, today is a blog hop...and all you have to do is hop along and leave a comment on each designer's post!  Winners will be picked from all of the comments!  Here is the link list:


That is everything I have for you today!

Until later,
~L.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs July Release Day 1

Hey there, everyone!  First off....please pardon my delay in getting this post up.  It's just been one of those days (months rather), and I was having some Blogger issues as well.  Sorry about that!

Today is the start of the July release for Lil' Inker Designs, and we have lots of amazing new stamps & dies in store for you!!  Here is my card for today:

I used the new Dance in the Rain stamp set, and Cut It Out Clouds & Accessories die set from the latest Lil' Inker Designs release:

Aren't those SO cute!  I paired them with some My Mind's Eye papers & enamel dots....and they were the perfect fit!

Do you want a chance to win 1 of 3 $15 gift certificates to Lil Inker?  Well, today is a blog hop...and all you have to do is hop along and leave a comment on each designer's post!  Winners will be picked from all of the comments!  Here is the link list:


That is everything I have for you today!

Until later,
~L.