Thursday, October 19, 2017

Stamplorations CAS Card Challenge - Mid Month Inspiration

Hello everyone! I am so happy to be back as a guest designer for the Stamplorations CAS Card Challenge.
As usual, you need to make a CAS card, the optional color twist for this month is orange.

Remember:
  • You can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • You can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks

Here's what I made
I colored the pumpkin with Distress Inks. The Stamps are from the Holiday Expressions: Thankful for Autumn - Shery Russ Designs

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #17 - Mid Challenge Inspiration

Hello everyone! Welcome to the mid-challenge inspiration for The Heart Desires Challenge #17.
I tried some sketching on my card, I can't say that it is very good but it'll do. I drew the spooky house and the tombstones, the bats are also hand-drawn and hand-cut. I created the background with Distress Oxide Inks. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.
Here's this month's inspiration image.
As you can see, I was inspired by the colors and the bats.
Hop on over to The Heart Desires Blog so see what my team-mates have created.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Reverse Confetti October Blog Hop!

Today is the day!  It is the Reverse Confetti October Blog Hop!  

You should have arrived here from the awesome Susan Liles's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Reverse Confetti blog!

I made a couple of Christmas Tree Shaker Ornaments.  Be warned, get your sunglasses if you don't want to be blinded by these super shimmery and glittery shaker ornaments! 
Well....I did warn you!

I used bright glitter foam to create these, the cute bear and Christmas tree are from the Christmas Bear set from the September release.
The Fa-la-la die is also from the September release.





Remember to hop over to the Reverse Confetti Blog to see all the fabulous inspiration and to leave comments on my other teammates blogs!   
                                                                      Amy Kolling

Handmade Diwali Cards - 2017

Hello evryone, happy World Card Making Day!! Diwali is just around the corner, so I'm celebrating the occasion by sharing a few Diwali cards.
I made a set of 4 Diwali cards with matching envelopes.
The mandalas are from Waffle Flower Crafts Lacy Flower Stamp set which I've gold heat embossed. The backgrounds are made with Distress oxide ink. The alphabet dies are from Altenew and the 'happy' word dies is from mft stamps



Thank you so much for stopping by today, have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Stamplorations October CAS Card Challenge

Hello everyone! I am so happy to be back as a guest designer for the Stamplorations CAS Card Challenge.
As usual, you need to make a CAS card, the optional color twist for this month is orange.

Remember:
  • You can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • You can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks

Here's what I made

I've used the  beautiful Heartfelt Rose - Shery Russ Designs  stamp set and the Fond Expressions 2 - Shery Russ Designs on my card.
Hop on over to the Stamplorations blog to see what my teammates have created!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #17

Hello, everyone, happy October! It's fall already and I am enjoying the beautiful weather here in California. Having stayed in tropical climates all my life this is my first ever autumn and I am super excited!
Now over to this month's The Heart Desires Blog Challenge
This month's graphic is all about Halloween, I just love the layers of the cake. I created some layers with patterned paper on my card.
The cute little pirate is from the Ahoy Matey set from Lawn Fawn.
Hop on over to the Heart Desires Blog to check out what my teamies have created.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #16 - Mid Month Inspiration

Hey there, I'm back with the mid month inspiration for The Heart Desires Challenge #16
And here's this month's graphic

When you post your entries, feel free to tag us on social media!
#thdchallenge, #theheartdesiresstore

I just love the colors on this one! Watercolors are the medium of choice for me these days, I can't seem to get enough of them, the background is watercolored and so are the fall leaves and the fox and the owl.
This card took forever to make, somehow I loved how the elements looked individually but I could not put them together! After a lot of fussing, I finally settled on this look.
Hop on over to The Heart Desires Blog to see what my teammates have created!

Reverse Confetti: Nuts about You

Hello everyone, today I am sharing another card I made with Reverse's Confetti's September release.
I can't get enough of these cute critters from the 'Nuts About You' set. I stamped the images randomly on watercolor paper and colored them with Gansai Tambi watercolors.
I then added trimmed some strips from the wonky striped panel and added that as a frame on the watercolored panel and added the sentiment to finish the card.

The new release is available here.



Saturday, September 16, 2017

Reverse Confetti September SFYTT

It's mid-September and time for some inspiration for the September Sketch For You to Try. Here's this month's sketch.
It's almost fall, so I decided to make a fall themed card.

The background is from this month's newly released "Every little bit" patterned paper pad and the stamps and dies are also from this month's release.
Don't forget to hop on over to the Reverse Confetti blog to check awesome inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

The new release is available here.






Monday, September 11, 2017

DIY Easy Thumbprint Cards

Hello, everyone! Today I am sharing something different, something fun, something that does not need any fancy craft supplies.
I'm sharing a couple of thumbprint cards, these are super quick and easy to make. They are a fun activity to do with your child. They are best made by little fingers, but since my little person was at school I landed up doing this on my own, and I had so much fun!!!

Here's what you need to make these:

  • White cardstock or chart paper
  • Sketch markers
  • Inkpads in 2-3 colors, acrylic paint will also do.
The steps are self-explanatory. 
Begin by drawing 2 straight lines with a green marker.
Ink up the tip of one of your fingers with a color of your choice and stamp twice at the top of the green line.
Continue stamping on the 2 sides of the green stem ensuring that you ink up after stamping each time.
You can begin with the tip of your fingers and move on to stamping with more finger area for bigger petal sizes.
Stamp as many flower stems as you want.
You can finish it off with a bumble bee. Stamp in yellow with your thumb and add details with a black marker.
 To finish the card, trim the white cardstock panel to fit your cardstock base. To create a blue cardstock base, I used the same blue ink and rubbed it along the edges of the white card stock base and stuck the stamped panel with double sided foam tape.

Here's another easy floral thumbprint card idea. I think you got the idea, the steps are self-explanatory.
 I followed the same process as the first one to finish the card. You can also add a sentiment if you like.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. The possibilities are endless!