Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge 9

Hello my friends!  Today I'm playing along with The Heart Desires Challenge for the first time.  I fell in love with this month's inspiration board when I saw it!

Delightful colors and images, aren't they!  This post actually has a lot of firsts.  First time playing with this challenge, first time using Newton's Nook Designs NEWTON LOVES COFFEE stamp set, and my first time attempting to no line color a critter image.

I've done a bit of no line coloring with floral images, and let me tell ya, that's a lot easier than animals lol!  I'm sure it's like anything though, practice makes perfect.  What I do love about this card is the layering of patterned papers.  I used Studio Calico Snippets Collection and Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid 6X6 paper pads.  The adorable kitty and sentiment are from Newton's Nook Designs NEWTON LOVES COFFEE stamp set.  I bought this stamp set ages ago but this is my first time using it.  I used distress inks to stamp the kitty and then watercolor it. 

Have you tried no line watercolor?  Any tips for me?  I know you can do it with Copic markers too, I might try that next :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Essentials by Ellen January Pin-Sights Challenge

Hello, I'm so happy you stopped by today!  I made a card for the January Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge today using some of the new products I bought from their last release! 

I was inspired by the shades of gray, the snow, and the cozy winter images and textures.

I used STITCHES COVER PLATE on my card background, and added a strip of silver glitter washi tape along one side.  I stamped the snowflakes from SEASON TO SPARKLE on white card stock and embossed with white embossing powder.  You can't see the white on white in my photo, but it's quite lovely in person.  I stamped the dear from SEASON TO SPARKLE on gray card stock and embossed in white.  

The card was finished with a few silver sequins.  I'm very pleased with this, and even more pleased to have a head start on next year's holiday card making!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Hogs & Kisses

Happy Monday!  I'm here today with another sweet and simple Valentine that I made using products from REVERSE CONFETTI, and a sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!

I used one of the adorable little pigs from CURED as the focal image for my card.  I colored the pig with Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers, and die cut it using CURED Confetti Cuts.

I used HEART STENCIL and PIGGY BANK Dye Ink, along with my ink blending tool, to color a piece of white card stock, and then I cut the edge with a scalloped edge scissors to add a bit of interest.  The sentiment is from CURED.  I added a couple of pink enamel hearts and some pink twine to finish the card.  So so cute!

Thanks for stopping by today, have a fabulous week!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

You Are So Very Loved

Hello there!  I'm here today with a card that I made for the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge using an array of products from REVERSE CONFETTI!

REVERSE CONFETTI has so many wonderful Valentine products to choose from, and I used some of them on my card today!

I first cut a scalloped circle from patterned paper using CIRCLES 'N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts and TRUE LOVE 6X6 Paper Pad, and placed it on a CLOUD WHITE Card Stock base.  I used the 4 new card stock colors for January, PIGGY BANK, FLAMINGO, ROSE, and SALSA, to die cut various hearts.

The hearts were die cut with STAMPED NOTE Confetti Cuts, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts, HEART BANNERS Confetti Cuts, and XOXO HEARTS Confetti Cuts.  The sentiment is from CRAZY ABOUT YOU.

How about you, are you having fun making Valentine cards?  Be sure to check out all of the great products REVERSE CONFETTI carries for your Valentine card making!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Happy Heart Day

Hello there!  I'm sharing a Valentine card with you today that I made using the Reverse Confetti January SFYTT!

I started my card with some patterned paper from the TRUE LOVE 6X6 Paper Pad.  Next I die cut a piece of CLOUD WHITE Card Stock using HAPPY PRETTY PANELS Confetti Cuts.  I stamped the words "heart day" from WHOLE LOTTA HAPPY on black card stock and embossed in white. 

I used HEART BANNERS Confetti Cuts and ROSE Card Stock to die cut the cute heart banner.  I strung the hearts on some black twine and used some tiny clothespins to attach it to the "HAPPY" panel.  The two little hearts at the top of the card were taken from the centers of the heart banner.

If you haven't played along yet with our January SFYTT challenge there's still time!  The winner will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of 'Fetti Fave!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Thinking of You

Hello!  I'm playing along with Freshly Made Sketches today!  I always love their simple sketches, and love when I have the time to play along.

I was inspired by a card I saw on Dawn McVey's blog where she used a new stamp set that's being released this month by PTI.  I wanted to try the technique she used, and I thought that the leaves from PTI's Leave It Be would be a great substitution.  I'm also determined this year to USE the things I have instead of always feeling like I need to buy new things.  I'm sure you can all relate!

I colored the leaves from the Leave It Be stamp set using various shades of green and blue Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers (coloring directly onto the stamps), and then spritzed them with water and stamped on some Canson watercolor paper.  I die cut the leaves with the matching dies.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Artful Flowers.  This green and blue color combo with a bit of Kraft is one of my favorites!

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

Thursday, January 12, 2017


Hello there, friends!  I'm up on the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog today with a clean, masculine Valentine card idea!  I hope you'll hop over there and check out my card.  Here's a peek.