Friday, June 30, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Take 2

 Sneaking one more in for the Summer Coffee Lovers Hop! I had high hopes of making more, but packing my house has trumped creative time- boo!

I was SO lucky to be the winner of the AMAZING Unity prize during the spring hop, so I HAD to put an image to work! These images are truly beautiful! This is colored with zigs & cut with a Gina Marie die. The pp is old echo park.
Hoping to find some time to check out the wonderful coffee creations this weekend!
Thanks to Amy & the Coffee Loving Cardmaker Crew for keeping us inspired (and caffeinated!)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge 10

Playing along with Where Creativity Meets C9; Challenge 10- Layered!
Here's my take:

I've put my Mother's Day gift to work on this one! The Happy Words stamps & Happy Card Frame set are really fun! I've used the frame with vellum & machine stitched it in place after using my zigs to stamp & then waterbrush the color out. A few seqins finish it off.
I must say that Concord & 9th has rocketed to the top of my favorites list- and their customer service is amazing! Makes this challenge a new favorite too!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop

The Coffee Hop is here! The Coffee Hop is here!
Always so much fun (and dangerous for the wallet!) to see all the coffee inspired fun!
Thank you to Amy & the Coffee Crew for all of the work that goes into these hops!
Here's my first entry:

I've put Altenew's Coffee Love stamps to work- using The Heart Desires Challenge #13 inspiration & my trustee zigs! A Gina Marie Die Scallop Stitched Frame highlights the image.

The Heart Desires is a super sponsor again for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Please join along for fun, creativity, inspiration and tons of prizes!  

To celebrate the Summer hop there is a sale!  Use code 2017SummerCoffeeHop at checkout and receive 15% off your total purchase.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

MFT Camp Create: Bonfire Badge & Day 5

I'm so excited that I was able to participate in the entire camp!
First up is the Bonfire Badge earned by using dry embossing:

Those are rolled roses that I've used to dry emboss! 
I'm normally a bit terrified of purple, but I recently purchased the Distress Oxide in in Wilted Violet to try to overcome!
The Adorable elephant is colored with Zigs, fussy cut & only adhered in the center to allow his ears to pop up a bit. The flowers are stamped on the dry embossed panel.

Last of all is the Glitzy Glitter Challenge- I was surprised this was a challenge for me- I normally really like glitter! I admit to struggling with this & not being in love with the outcome- the patterned paper is fussier than is my normal style. The glitter was achieved with stickles covering the balloon.
I used DI ink & zigs to color the sweet PI image. I always love this cutie!

This has been such a fun excuse to take a break from packing up our house! 
Tomorrow is my girl's last day of school & I'm hoping we can find time to play a bit more in the craft room before it's time to pack it up!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Heart Desires Mid-Challenge Inspiration #13

A reminder of the fabulous board:

Here's my take:

I've put the Concord & 9th Sweet & Cool set to work wit the inspiration colors on Bristol paper. The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black. A few ink spatters & sequins finish this CAS treat off! 
This is such a fun set- super versatile- I was excited to put it to use for the challenge!
Hope to see how you've been inspired! Still lots of time to play :)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Camp Create: Day 3 & 4

Two more creations to share for Camp Create at MFT!

Those Adorable Elephants make me smile every time I see them!
I've colored the elephant with zigs & the butterflies with prisma pencils. 
The fun paper is from Stampin Up- Thanks Danielle!

This my very first try at a slider/magic color card! Toni & Lenae make amazing ones all the time so I thought I'd give it a try! Now I know why people like to make them- so fun!!

 I've put I Knead You stamps to work!
The kitty is colored with zigs & the background is Distress Oxide- Broken China & Cracked Pistachio. I am LOVING them!!
Paper is ancient MME pad- glad I still like it!

One more for a better view of the stars!

Hope to finish up the rest of the camp today! :D

Monday, June 19, 2017

MFT Camp Create 2017: Day 1 & 2

I am playing along with MFT's Camp Create! It is so fun to see all the inspiration packed into the week- much more fun to play along instead of packing my house up to move- so a little procraftination it is! :D
The first day is all about Wonderful Watercolors- here's my take:

I loved the background created in the video & thought it would be fun to give it a try- I love how it turned out! This is my first galaxy & I can certainly understand why people enjoy making them so much :) The cutie dragon (thanks Karen!) is colored with zigs & is finished with some stickles!

Day 2 was Remarkable Resist- Here's my take:

I used the Colors from Color Challenge #71 for this one- a bit of double duty!
Some watercolor over the resist & zigs to color the kitty!

Hoping to get all the challenges done!!! They are making it easy to keep putting off more packing!!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge #13

 We are back with another fabulous challenge at The Heart Desires!

So many ways to be inspired!
Here's my take:

I have to admit, when I found out The Heart Desires was going to be carrying the Flora & Fauna line, I may have squealed! I adore all of the images!
I've used the Flora & Fauna Birthday Set for this card- who could resist that image?
I've used the inspiration for my color choices- zigs with my watercolor detail brush20 & a couple of prismacolor pencils for the red flowers. The image is stamped on Bristol paper with versafine onyx ink (my go-to for zig colroing) but I've used a layer of DCWV paper cut with my Gina Marie Scalloped Circle Frame Die- using the frame as an inlaid piece. 
A few sequins & twine finish it off!
I hope you'll find time to play along with us this month!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

MFT Color Challenge #70

Playing along with MFT's Color Challenge & those sweet adorable elephants!

I used a spellbinder die to create the frame (popping up the scallops) and a LRDS die to create the bottom, but wasn't able to finish in time for the sketch challenge!
The elephant is colored with zigs on bristol paper.