Fluttering By

Big Thanks!

August 31, 2018
Trying to hang on to last bit of summer with my colors today! 

I began by stamping the fun butterflies from the Right At Home, Fluttering By, stamp set all over the front of my card panel. This is a great set because you can really customize each butterfly with all the different layers and options.
Next, I used the Big Thanks die from MFT Stamps to cut out the word "Thanks" on my card front. I then cut out the word Thanks four or five more times (on white card stock) and stacked them up and glued them together to give my word some depth.
I cut my card front with the MFT Blueprints #13 stitched edge die and mounted it on MFT Stamps Snow Cone card stock. The last step was placing all the letters back into the card front. Stacking the letters sure does give the card some added dimension.
Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Right At Home, Fluttering By
Dies: MFT Stamps, Big Thanks and Blueprints #13
Paper: Cardstock MFT Stamps and Papertrey Ink
Ink: MFT Stamps and Papertrey Ink

Thanks for Fluttering By,
Dana


Birthday Wishes

Huge Birthday Wishes

August 29, 2018

I bought the Wild Birthday Stamp Set from Avery Elle Stamps a long time ago...and I forgot about it! So when I saw it in my basket of stamps I knew I needed to use it right away. I posted a card with it a few weeks ago on Instagram and now I have this one to share too.
I used the Horizontal Stripes Die from Avery Elle as my card background. 
I then inlaid a Rainbow pattern with the Bright and Cheery paper from Sunny Studio back into the die. I hope you like Rainbows, I tend to use them a lot!
Next,  I colored my cute little Rhino and the little extras with Copic Markers and made my scene. 
Supplies: Stamps: Wild Birthday by Avery Elle Stamps
Dies: Wild Birthday and Horizontal Stripes by Avery Elle
Paper: Sunny Studio Polka-Dot Parade
Other: Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by,
Dana



Out Of This World

Fusion Card Challenge

August 27, 2018

Happy Monday Friends! I hope your week is off to a great start!!

Today, I have a card for the Fusion Card Challenge. Here is the graphic for the challenge: 
I used both the sketch and the theme for my card today. I started my card by making my galaxy sky with Distress Oxide Ink. Once I had everything blended I used the MFT Stamps Stitched Circle Stax to cut out my circle. Next, I used the MFT Stamps Stitched Cloud Edges die for my bottom clouds. I then used my paper trimmer and trimmed off the edge of my circle to follow the sketch.


Then, I began my stamping. I used the Lawn Fawn Out Of This World stamp and die set. I colored my images with Copic markers. I added some banners behind my sentiment for some color and then I attached everything to my card front with some foam adhesive for some dimension. I attached my card panel to a Dark Indigo A2 Card. 


Supplies:
Stamp Set: Lawn Fawn- Out Of This World
Dies: Lawn Fawn- Out Of This World, MFT Stamps- Stitched Cloud Edges and Stitched Circle Stax
Paper: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Distress Oxide Ink (Vilted Violet and Faded Jeans) and Distress Ink (Black)
Other: Copic Markers

Enjoy Your Day,
Dana


Exciting News!!

Drive By Crafts

August 26, 2018

I am so Excited and Honored to share some Fun news today!! I will be on the Design Team for Drive By Crafts for the next three months. Yes, you read that right!! I still can’t believe it!!  


Please go check out their online shop, the owner is Wonderful and works so hard to carry the latest products. And I know from experience their shipping is very fast too!!

Have a Wonderful Sunday!
Thanks for stopping by,
Dana

Make It Monday

Papertrey Ink: Layering Patterns Over Images

August 25, 2018

Happy Weekend! I hope you are doing something fun today and enjoying the end of August!! Today is my Husband's Birthday (Happy Birthday Ric) and we are moving our daughter into her college dorm. 
I have a card for the Make it Monday Challenge at Papertrey Ink today. Dawn McVey has a great video where she demonstrates how to layer a background stamp over your stamped image.


I began my card by stamping flowers from the Papertrey Ink stamp set, Bold Blossoms. I kept my flowers in the bottom corner and used some of my favorite bright colors of ink. Next, I used the Cover Up: Hexagon stamp set to stamp over my flowers. I then used the Tipped Tops dies to cut out my card panel. I used the bigger die to cut a boarder out of Pale Peony cardstock. 


Next, I added my sentiment directly onto my card panel and added a few cute bees to finish my panel.  I attached my card panels to an A2 card. 
Will you be making a card for the PTI Make it Monday challenge this week? They also have Stamp-A-Faire happening this weekend with lots of Fun demonstrations and inspiration. I am out of town this weekend but I definitely will be watching and following along. Hoping when I get back home I will be able to complete a few of the challenges.


Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Papertrey Ink- Bold Blossoms, Cover Up: Hexagons & MFT Stamps- Bees
Dies: Papertrey Ink- Tipped Tops
Paper: Papertrey Ink- Cardstock
Ink: Papertrey Ink

Happy Saturday,
Dana

Summer School: Day 5

MFT Stamps: Ombré

September 23, 2018

Today is my final post for MFT Stamps Summer School. I was able to complete all the challenges!! Good Luck to everyone that entered! My card today is for the Ombré challenge.

I used the MFT Stamps set All Smiles. I had started out by stamping the word Smile in Ombré colors (shades of aqua) but my card looked kind of "flat'. So I went ahead and used the word die to cut the word Smile out in shades of aqua.  Next, I stamped my sentiment (you make my heart) onto black cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I attached this with some foam adhesive to my card front. My card panel was cut with the Blueprints #27 scalloped edge die before it was attached to an A2 card.


Thanks Again MFT Stamps for all the Fun Summer School Challenges!

Supplies:
Stamp Set: MFT Stamps- All Smiles
Dies: MFT Stamps- All Smiles and Blueprints #27
Paper: MFT Stamps Cardstock
Ink: VersaMark
Other: White Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by,
Dana

Summer School: Day 4

MFT Stamps: All About Rainbows

August 22, 2018

Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going well!! Today I am sharing my card for the MFT Stamps Summer School (Day 4). Today's challenge was to incorporate a Rainbow in your card. Rainbow cards make me Happy, so this challenge was perfect!

I began my card by using the MFT Stamps, Abstract Art, stamp set. I chose one of the paint swipes and began stamping across the top of my card panel.  I started in the center so I could make sure my colors fit all the way across. Next, I used the MFT Stamps, All About You, set. I stamped the word YOU in the center in Black ink. I used my MISTI so I could stamp over the word a few times and get a dark impression. I then used VersaMark ink and clear embossing powder so my word had some shine and really stood out.  I finished stamping my sentiment and cut down my card front. I mounted my card front on some black patterned paper (Close To My Heart) and tied some Baker's Twine at the top.


Will you be making a Rainbow card for the Summer School Challenge at MFT Stamps?

Supplies:
Stamp Set: MFT Stamps- Abstract Art and All About You
Paper: MFT Stamps Cardstock and Close To My Heart Patterned Paper
Ink: MFT Stamps and VersaMark
Other: Black Baker's Twine, Clear Embossing Powder

Thanks for Stopping By,
Dana









Summer School: Day 3

MFT Stamps: Visual Triangle

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Hello! I am back today with another Session (Day 3) of MFT Stamps Summer School. Today's lesson was titled Visual Triangle.
I created a Halloween card and used Bats for my Visual Triangle. I began my card by making my night sky. I applied Distress Oxide Ink directly onto my glass mat. I spritzed the ink with water and layed my paper directly onto the wet ink. I kept moving my paper around and spritzing with water until I got the desired colors. 
I love how easy it is to work on the Glass Mat by Tim Holtz (Tonic Studios). You can put your ink directly onto the glass, and it wipes clean with no effort! Once I was finished I did add a little bit of Distress Ink in Black to darken my background up a bit. While this was drying I splattered some black ink onto my card panel. 
Next, I did all my stamping and die cutting. I cut a black frame and popped it up with foam adhesive over the inked background. I stamped my sentiment and added a few other colored strips behind it so it would stand out.  I then attached my Jack O' Lantern and Bats (along with the rest of my elements) to the card front. Everything was attached with foam adhesive to add some depth.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets: MFT Stamps- Spooky Sweets
Dies: MFT Stamps- Spooky Sweets and Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Frames
Paper: MFT Stamps
Ink: Distress Oxide Ink, Distress Ink, MFT Stamps
Other: Black Reinker (for splatters)

Thanks for stopping by,
Dana

MFT Stamps Summer School

My kind of Summer School...

Monday, August 20, 2018

Summer School is in Session at MFT Stamps! The last few days the MFT Stamps Blog has had a lot of Fun challenges. My card today is for the Focal Point Challenge: 

I started my card by making a stencil with the MFT Stamps Mod Rectangle die. I layed my stencil (the negative piece from my die cut) over my card front and used Broken China Distress Oxide Ink to ink blend my background.  Next, I stamped my images, colored them with Copic markers and then used my dies to cut them out.  I stamped my sentiment on a white banner and cut the edge to fit. I popped my images and sentiment up with Foam Adhesive. Once everything was assembled I added a few Enamel Dots from Simple Stories to finish off my card design.

Supplies:
Stamp Set: MFT Stamps- Cooler With You
Dies: MFT Stamps- Cooler With You and Stitched Mod Rectangle Stax
Paper: MFT Stamps- Cardstock
Ink: Distress Oxide
Other: Copic Markers, Simple Stories- Enamel Dots

I hope your week is off to a Great start,
Dana

Monster-Sized Birthday Wishes

MFT Stamps Sketch & Color Throwdown Challenge

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Hello! I hope you are having a Wonderful weekend. Our oldest daughter is home for a few days and our youngest is getting ready to leave for college...when did they grow-up? I will enjoy and savor these next few days.

I am sharing a card today that was so fun to create!!
These little Monsters from MFT Stamps are just the cutest!! I love how they are able to peek out of my die cut circles.  I followed the sketch from MFT Stamps and also used the colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge. Here are the graphics in case you would like to play along:

Aqua, peach and light grey are not "typical colors" that I would choose, but I like how they work together for my card.
My card is also fairly flat, so perfect for mailing.

Supplies:
Stamp Set: MFT Stamps, Monster Love
Dies: MFT Stamps, Monster Love, Blueprints #13, Stitched Circle Stax
Paper: MFT Stamps and Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Ink: MFT Stamps, Gina K Designs, and Papertrey Ink

Enjoy You Day,
Dana

Hello Friend!

Technique Tuesday

August 17, 2018

I was so excited, the other day, when I won a stamp and die set from Technique Tuesday. Teresa Kline (2klines) on Instagram posted the contest and I won!! Yeah me! 
I choose this Gorgeous Strawberry stamp and die set.
I stamped the strawberries with Memento black ink and then heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder. Next, I went to work with my Zig Clean Color Watercolor Pens. 
Once everything was watercolored and dried I was able to put my cards together. I used some foam adhesive to pop my image up.
I ended up making two cards...one just wasn't enough!!
Thanks Again Teresa and Technique Tuesday!! This was my first time using a stamp set from Technique Tuesday, but it definitely won't be my last!

Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Technique Tuesday, Strawberry
Dies: Technique Tuesday, Strawberry and Papertrey Ink, Embroidered Frames
Paper: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Memento
Other: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens

Happy Friday,
Dana






Autumn Blessings

Create Along With Us

August 15, 2018
It is release week at Papertrey Ink! During their release they always have a fun challenge called “Create Along With Us.” For this challenge you get to use a Design team members project for your inspiration. The hard part is trying to decide which card to choose...
I chose a card from Kelly Lunceford's Blog for my inspiration. Her card was Gorgeous!

For my card, I used lots of ink and supplies from Papertrey Ink.
I used the Rustic Wreath Die, along with the Autumn Pumpkins and Autumn Acorns Stamp and Die Set for my card.
I believe the Autumn Acorn set is retired from PTI, but it is definitely one of my favorite and most used fall stamp sets.
Will you be Shopping at Patertrey Ink tonight? I know I am working on my list...

Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Papertrey Ink, Autumn Pumpkins and Autumn Acorns
Dies: Papertrey Ink, Rustic Wreath, Autumn Pumpkins, Autumn Acorns, Noted A2 Scalloped
Paper: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Papertrey Ink
Other: DMC Floss

Autumn Blessings,
Dana





Candy Corn!

August 13, 2018

Too Early for Halloween?

Are you a fan of Candy Corn? I like it mixed with peanuts...salty and sweet, my favorite! I shared this card last week on Instagram for the Case This Sketch challenge. 
I was So Happy to see my card was chosen as one of the Favorites! So I wanted to take the time and share it on my blog (I hope those of you that follow me on Instagram don't mind).
I love products from Lawn Fawn. They are always so Happy, and the size is perfect for my coloring ability. 
I used the How You Bean? set along with the Candy Corn additions set. I really enjoy it when stamp companies have add-on sets for a set you already have. Lawn Fawn has a star, and heart (Valentine's Day) additions set in this series. 
I began by stamping my images with Memento Ink and coloring them Copic Markers.  I added Nuvo Glitter Gloss to my Candy Corn, though it was hard to get it to show up in my photo. Once I got everything die cut I decided I also wanted to add the cute little spider and web to the corner of my card. 
I followed the sketch from Case This Sketch when putting my card together. The patterned paper is from Doodlebug Design.
I think my card will be perfect for Halloween!

Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Lawn Fawn How You Bean? and Candy Corn Add-On
Dies: Lawn Fawn Cute Cobweb, How You Bean? and Candy Corn Add-On
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Doodlebug Design
Ink: Memento 
Other: Copic Markers, Nuvo Glitter Gloss pen

Thanks for Stopping by,
Dana