Watercolored Macaroons

Today I have watercolored a beautiful scrumptious stack of macaroons, for my Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.  I needed a thank you card for a sweet neighbor that generously bestowed onto us homemade WARM cinnamon rolls!  I thought it only fitting to use this adorable Elizabeth Craft Designs Tea Time stamp and die set.  I LOVE all the images and have used this set often.

ECD Macaroons

ECD Tea Time

I colored the macaroons with my watercolor paints and colored the ‘ribbon’ with the pearlized flesh color… so pretty with the shimmer.

ECD Macaroon Stack

I Die cut the macaroons and popped them up onto a set of die cut stitched rectangles alternating green and pink, my main color palette.

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Love Is All You Need

Greetings fellow paper crafters!  February is when many of us think of LOVE.  Today’s project for Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge is of course, a Valentine card.

I used a large LOVE Die that I received in a very generous prize package from Katscrappiness several years ago.  You must check her shop out, she has a ton of fabulous stuff!  You can find her shop here

Love card ingredients

Love card ingredients

I found this super cool piece of patterned paper in my stash, it’s a pink, black and white marble pattern.  Swoon!  The heart dies are so cute too, I just love how they are all a little different. I apologize, I have no idea who makes them.  I guarantee they are not knock offs as I will not purchase those types, but I have had them for awhile and I store all my dies on magnetic cards.

Love card

Love card

I popped the black ‘negative’ die cut panel up over that fabulous patterned paper, added stickers for the word YOU at the bottom and a little bling.  This was all on top of a white card panel.

One thing I like doing with Dies is using both the positive and negative of Dies to get two cards out of one cut.

Pink Love card

Pink Love Card

 

Side view Pink Love

Side view Pink Love

This one I used the black hearts from the first card and created a shadow.

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Cheers To You!

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Happy New Year to one and all!  This is my first post as Design Team Member for Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies.  This card is also the one I am using for my “Shake it Up” shaker card class at one of our little cardmaking groups in the town I live in.

The Shaker inserts, stamps and dies are all My Favorite Things.  I LOVE these shakers and sentiments!

Cheers to You Shaker Card

The background was created using Newton’s Nook Bubbly stencil and sponging on Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron Distress Inks.  The glasses were shaded lightly with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.  This set is so versatile, you can use the dies just simply for the single dimensional aspect or the shaker aspect.  I used for both on this card.  The Shaker inserts are simple to use, just be sure to use strong adhesive.  The Shaker elements are from Kat Scrappiness, I absolutely LOVE her online shop and her custom mixes of shaker elements.  The tiny ice cube shaker elements are from My Favorite Things.

Here is a second birthday card I created with these die and stamp sets.  This second card I used Studio Katia Birthday Balloons Duo stencils with Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Inks.

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Grateful for Coffee!

Hello again!  I created another card for the Coffee Loving Papercrafters Blog Hop to play along click on that link.

Grateful Card

Grateful Card

I used an old Close To My Heart stamp set for the coffee cup.  The leaves were stamped using JustRite Shabby Chic Autumn Leaves set and colored all the images with alcohol markers.  The sentiment was from Unity Stamps, I absolutely LOVE them!  The papers are Moda Scrap from Elizabeth Craft Design.  I blended Distress Inks in Festive Berries and Squeezed Lemonade overlapping to make a third shade of orange, I used that to stamp the sentiment on and pull in the Autumn colors from the leaves.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and I would love to see what y’all create for the Coffee Hop.

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A Like You A Latte!

Well hello, I am BACK! A whole bunch of “Life Events” happened since my last post, but it’s all good!  Enough about me, I am excited to be participating in the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Fall/Winter Blog Hop AGAIN!

I Like You A Latte

I Like You A Latte

I started by stamping the cup from Perfect Blend by Stampin’ Up and mask itso I could stamp a second cup.  I paper pieced the cup sleaves using some paper scraps in my stash.  I colored white twine using a teal alcohol marker and tied it around the top panel.  The top panel was then adhered to the teal base using foam tape. I topped it off with some Close To My Heart sequins and called it done!

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She Needed A Hero

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Hello everyone, today I made a card for my sister-in-law, who is battling cancer.  I send her cards quite often to lift her spirits.  The card today was also my Design Team submission for Creative With Stamps Challenge.  November’s challenge is “Feathers“.  I have wanted to use this fabulous stamp set I received from Unity Stamps named Her Own Hero.  This sentiment is so wonderful to honor any lady that is fighting any type of personal fight.

She Needed a Hero

I stamped the feather stamp in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I then watercolored the feathers and the background using ZIG Clean Color Brush markers and a water brush.  I spritzed the watercolor panel with Perfect Pearls mixed in water to give the design some sparkle.  I mounted the watercolor paper panel onto a black mat and mounted that onto a white card base.

I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, popped it up with foam tape and added Doodlebug enamel dots and called it done!

 

Please follow the link Here to the Creative With Stamps Challenge blog so you can play along with our challenge, remember you can enter anything with a Feather theme, and we can’t wait to see what you create!

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Eileen 🙂

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice.

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Happy Autumn greetings! Today’s card is for the Creative With Stamps September Challenge, which is PUMPKINS!

I used the Newton’s Nook Falling For You stamp set and Doodlebug’s Friendly Forest patterned paper.

First I stamped the sentiment on watercolor paper with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink and sprinkled it with clear embossing powder, then I heat set it.  I sponged on Fossilized Amber and Picked Raspberry, overlapping them slightly to get an orange color also.  I trimmed the panel and rounded corners on that as well as the patterned mat and card base.  I layered the patterned paper onto a kraft card base and the watercolor panel onto a kraft mat, attached them together.

I stamped multiple pumpkins from this set, colored them with alcohol markers and fussy cut them out. I added foam squares to pop the pumpkins up a bit.

Please follow the link Here to the Creative With Stamps Challenge blog so you can play along with our challenge, remember you can enter anything with a Pumpkin theme, and we can’t wait to see what you create!

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Eileen 🙂

 

Hexagons and Bee Days!

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I am buzzing by to show you my card for the Scrap The Boys Card Challenge.  The August challenge is Geometric, obviously there are so many great options and my head was spinning with various ideas, but the one I went with was Hexagons… specifically, honeycombs.  I wanted to use some of my Honey Bee Stamps products and make a birthday (BEE-day) card for my honey.  😉

I started out with a honeycomb stencil that I received free as a promotion from Honey Bee Stamps with an order I placed a while ago.  I colored texture paste with Wild Honey Distress Ink and spread it over the stencil.  Be sure to clean your stencils right away, or the paste will become difficult if not impossible to remove if it dries.  I let it sit overnight to dry, then I cut out a portion of the honeycomb and popped it up onto a background panel that I embossed using my hexagon embossing folder.

I stamped some bees with the Honey Bee Stamps Busy Bees stamp set and used the coordinating dies, and I colored them in with alcohol markers.  I stamped the sentiment using the Bee-You-Tiful stamp set.  I love the this set, as you can piece together your own sentiments.  I used white embossing powder to make the sentiment POP!  The final touch was to add some dots of Liquid Glass (Close To My Heart’s version of Glossy Accents) here and there.

Please head on over to the Scrap The Boys blog to see all the inspiration and we would love to see your card entered in the challenge too!  Just click here to get there!  I hope you enjoyed today’s card and are inspired to join in on the fun.  Please follow our blog by clicking on the “Follow Me” button and Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram so you don’t miss a thing.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Fore Dad

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Happy Summer greetings!  The August theme for our Creative With Stamps Challenge is Father, so I am posting an easel card that could be used as a birthday or Father’s Day card.  I also tucked a gift card for our local Golf Course inside this card so Dad could enjoy a couple of rounds of golf. 🙂

I used Newton’s Nook Winston’s Tee Time set.  I colored the images with alcohol ink and fussy cut them out.  I do not have the dies, but the images aren’t too difficult to fussy cut.

I used Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts for the grassy border and the cloud border.  I raised the grassy border a bit so the card would sit nicely tucked slightly into the grass.

Please follow the link Here to the Creative With Stamps Challenge blog so you can play along with our challenge, remember you can enter anything with a Father theme, and we can’t wait to see what you create!

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Eileen 🙂

Pickup in Pieces

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Hi All, today I made my card for the July Scrap The Boys Card Challenge.  It is a birthday card for my Son-in-Law and I colored the pickup truck to match his real one!

Pickup in Pieces Birthday Card

This month is a sketch challenge and the prize is posted below.

Here is the sketch, and we would love if you would play along with us!  Just click here to get there!

I used the pickup truck from Honey Bee Stamps, Little Pickup.  I colored it with alcohol markers.  I actually stamped two of them, so when I die cut the circles out of the truck sections I didn’t have to worry about overlap.

I mounted the sections of the truck onto grey cardstock circles that I die cut one size up from the truck sections.  I then mounted that onto CTMH tone on tone cardstock that was cut about 2/3 of the way down to create two sections.  I cut the Happy Birthday using my Elizabeth Craft Design die, cutting it out of two different shades of blue to create a shadow by mounting the lighter layer slightly off-center of the bottom layer.  I added this to a white card base and added distressed silver sequins from Close To My Heart and called it done.

Please head on over to the Scrap The Boys blog to see all the inspiration and we would love to see your card entered in the challenge too!  Just click here to get there!  I hope you enjoyed today’s card and are inspired to join in on the fun.  Please follow our blog by clicking on the “Follow Me” button and Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram so you don’t miss a thing.  Thanks for stopping by!

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