Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hero Arts March 2017 My Monthly Hero - you're somebunny special

One of the best things I've ever done was to subscribe to Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit!  It is such a fabulous value!  March has been a crazy busy month and today I finally made a super quick and easy card with this month's My Monthly Hero Kit!  It is super adorable!

The kit even included the adorable dies that created the fence and the garden.  The little garden die has little slits to tuck the vegetables down into it.  I used Black Versamfine ink to stamp my images onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I used Zig Clean Color Markers and an aqua painter to color in the images.  I loved that the bunnies only needed a hint of light pink in the ears and checks.  I also used the Hero Arts Cloud Infinity Dies that were an Add on for an early kit!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Under The Sea.. Just Because!

What a fun project I get to share with you tonight!  I had some more time to play around with the Fun Stamper's Journey "Under The Sea" stamp set and I LOVE it!  The seahorse is just adorable.  Here's a card that I thought I'd share with you!  

This one was super fun!  Here are the products I used for today's card:

Zig Clean Color Markers
Aqua Painters
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Neenah Crest Solar White 80# cardstock
Broken China Distress Ink
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
Ink Blending Tool
Pink Pirouette Stampin' Up! Cardstock
 Gold Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Pretty Pink Posh Dew Drops
Misc Wood Grain Scrapbook Paper
Textured Brown Card Base

PCC 236 Shaker Card You're Nauti-Cool!

Hello!  Hope you're having a fabulous week!  I was beginning to think I would never get this post up!  There were some wicked storms that came through earlier today and the power was flickering off and on.  All three of our dogs were hiding in my craft room while I was finishing up my card.  My big 105 lb baby... Monty, is still in there.  He's my be a huge dog but he's a baby when there's a storm and wants near his Momma! lol

Of course, since it is Wednesday, it's time for another Paper Craft Crew and this week we have another fun sketch. 

I can tell you that pretty much anytime we have a sketch with a circle in the middle of it, it will end up either a shaker card or nautical themed card.  Well this time I ended up combining them!  lol

I just received the fun new Fun Stamper's Journey Stamp Set "Under The Sea" so I had to make a shaker card with an under the water scene!  I stamped and colored all of the images from this fabulous stamp set so look out.. there will be more cards.  These images were heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and colored with Kuretake Zig Clean Color Markers and an aqua brush.  My background for the under water scene was a piece of Neenah Crest Solar White 80# cardstock that had Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink blended onto it.  I spritzed it with water once done so get some pitting in the color and add some interest.  It looks super cool up close.  The sentiment You're Nauti-Cool is from the Avery Elle "Knotty" Stamp Set.  It has some awesome nautical sentiments that I love to use.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SIP #91 - Andrea's Birthday - Prismacolor Pencils!

Hello!  It's Spring!  Yay!  I hope it is beginning to feel like it where you live!  I was so happy to have some beautiful weather this past weekend!  Did I tell you about winning a fabulous prize?  I entered a card in a challenge over at Stamp Junkies Facebook Group a few weeks back.  The prize was donated by Gina of Gina K Designs and it was a 150 pc set of Prismacolor Pencils!  Well.. I got lucky and won it!  Woo Hoo!  So today I decided for the new Stamp, Ink, Paper Birthday Card Challenge to use my fabulous new pencils. Oh and this challenge is in honor of my sweet friend Andrea Tracy-Tucker so make sure you tell her Happy Birthday! 

I have two different cards to share because I had played around with coloring two different images to get the feel for these pencils.  Here's my first card!

My first card uses the Unity Stamp Co. "Damn.. you're old" stamp set.  I wanted to color in the cake because I thought a larger image would give me a chance to get used to the pencils and try some shading.  I hope I did ok.. I'm sure I'll get better as I play around with them more!

Here's card #2..

This second card uses the Lawn Fawn Stamp set "Hang In There".  I just adore this sloth!  Again.. I'm new at the pencils but I think it turned out fairly good.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I wish you'd let me know which card you like the best!  Blessings, Tina 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

PCC235 Sketch Challenge with Lawn Fawn Out of This World Slider

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  Hope your week is going great!  I've had three of my Knoxville granddaughters in town the last few days so that is always a good time!  Today, I'm back over with the Paper Craft Crew with another card for a fun sketch!

Today's card was soooo much fun to make!  I finally broke out my new Lawn Fawn Set called "Out of This World" and made a slider card with it!  

I mean the sentiment "today the world revolves around you" really calls for a slider, right?  I mean  how else can the world revolve around you. lol  I had a blast making this.  There are so many possibilites with all of the pieces and parts to this stamp set.  I was a little limited to what I could add since I wanted to stay fairly true to the sketch.  I'm sure I'll be trying some different styles with this adorable stamp set.  

Here's the inside.. I kept it pretty simple except for adding a bit of the ink blending and water spritzing to the upper right corner for some interest.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings!  Tina

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SIP Challenge #90 - Shaker Card - Elphie Selfie Again!

Hello!  I know I talk about the weather a lot but what in the world.. it was crazy this past week.  It was in the high 60's most of the week and then Saturday we ended up with a little more than an inch of snow.  By Sunday, it was sunny, the snow melted and it was about 50 degrees!  I'm hoping that is the end of the white stuff.  It's pretty but I've seen enough of it.  Looking at the 5 day forecast, it looks like we'll have a few morning cold evenings but up to at least high 40's or 50's during the day.  I'm so ready for Spring!   Since today is Tuesday, it is of course time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge!  This week is a Shaker Card challenge!  I love shakers so this was right up my alley!

So I know I'm wearing you out on my Lawn Fawn Plaid but here I go again with the Perfectly Plaid paper stack and the adorable Elphie Selfie Stamp and Die Sets!  

This time I picked up on the orange in the plaid and used that for my card front.  My dies for the window and the scallop card front are from Mama Elephant and are called "All Prettied Up".  

Here's a list of the products Used:

Neenah 110# Crest Solar White Card Stock
Stampin' Up! Pumpkin Pie Card Stock
Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Markers
Mama Elephant All Prettied Up Creative Cuts Dies
Stampin' Up! Foam Strips
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins and Seed Beads
Clear Acetate Window Sheet 
Versamark Ink
Stampin' Up! Pumpkin Pie Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Embossing Buddy
Stampin' Up! Fast Fuse Adhesive
Green Seam Binding

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Thursday, March 9, 2017

OSAT Blog Hop - Birthday Bash!

Hello!  I hope you are having a fabulous week.  It seems like March has come in like a Lion pretty much all over the country from what I can tell.  We've had some beautiful weather to start out with but plenty of rain and thankfully not much wind damage around my neck of the woods! I hope things have been going well for you where ever you live.  It is so sad to turn on the news and another hear of tornadoes throughout the country.  It seems the Midwest has been hit especially hard lately!

  Since today is already the second Thursday in March, that means it's time for One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop!  This month's theme is Birthday Bash and we have lots of inspiration for you along the way!  If you've already been hopping, you should have landed here from Jennifer's fabulous blog!  If you are starting with me, make sure you hop all the way through and don't miss any of the awesomeness that we have in store for you!  Who doesn't love birthdays??!!

I have recently purchased a few new stamp and dies set but one kit in particular was really calling my name for this blog hop, the fabulous Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit by My Favorite Things!  Here's what I came up with... I hope you like it as much as I do!

Aren't these butterflies absolutely gorgeous!  It has an awesome sentiment set in the kit as well.  For my card and project I paired the butterflies with the gorgeous Perfectly Plaid paper stack from Lawn Fawn.  If you love plaids, this is the paper stack for you.  The colors just really scream Spring to me!

My card base is an 11" x 4 1/4" piece of  110# Neenah Crest Solar White that was scored at 5 1/2" for a top folding note card.  My top layer was a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of 80# Neenah Crest Solar White.  I used my Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool and Broken China Distress Ink to make a beautiful blue sky.  I stamped my sentiment with Versafine Black Ink and heat set it.  I added a strip of Plaid patterned Paper from the Perfectly Plaid Paper Stack and used a die from the  Mama Elephant Borderline Trio Set  to cut a decorative curved edge.  I adhered it to my front and ran a piece of Natural Thread around it and tied it in a bow.  I used more of the 80# Neenah Crest Solar White and various Distress Inks to blend in some areas to stamp the butterflies with Versafine Black Ink.  After dry, I cut them out with the coordinating dies.  

The inside was super simple with a stamped sentiment from my stash and another blended butterfly.

I used a Sizzix Bigz Pillow Box Die to cut my Pillow Box out of more of the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Paper Stack.  The band across the box is from My Favorite Things and was a freebie label die  when I ordered the Beautiful Butterflies Kit and I'm not sure if it is available any longer as I believe they now have a new freebie.  Of course I added more Natural Thread as well as another blended butterfly to finish off the pretty treat box.  

Thanks for stopping by!  To continue on to Super Stamp Girl, Crystal Komara's amazing blog, just click the next button!  Crystal always has some wonderful projects to share!

Just in case you lose your way, below is the entire list of Bloggers on the Hop!
  1. Lori Mueller
  2. Melissa Davies 
  3. Marisa Gunn
  4. Jennifer Hill -
  5. Tina Rackley Riddle - That's me!
  6. Crystal Komara
  7. Kelly Acheson
  8. Lisa Altman 
  9. Sue Plote
  10. Rick Adkins
  11. Jeanna Bohanon
  12. Maria Willis
  13. Renee Ondrajka
  14. Pam Staples
  15. Andrea Tracy-Tucker
  16. Justin Krieger