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Sketch #31 – Yappy Christmas

Happy Saturday! I’m sharing my second card for BYSHC Sketch Challenge #31. This is a fun sketch, so I hope you join us on Facebook for a chance to win a prize! Check out the BYSHC Blog for more beautiful inspirations from the Design Team.

For this card, I cut out the patterned paper according to the sketch. Then, I used copic markers to color the puppy, and I fussy cut it out. I heat embossed the sentiment from My Favorite Things with Fun Stampers Journey Black Embossing Powder directly on to the paper pad. I glued everything together and added some beautiful embellishments from Spellbinders.

Thank you for spending some of your time with me! I hope you like the card and will join us on Facebook.

  • Supplies:
    • Stamps: Gerda Steiner Designs Carol Puppies, My Favorite Things Happy Pawlidays
    • Paper: Bo Bunny Joyful Christmas, Recollections Christmas Pets
    • Embellishments: Spellbinders Black Smooth Disc

Be Lucky!

Hi crafty friends! Who’s getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day? I went green for this slimeline card. I stamped a shamrock background from Simon Says Stamp with Gina K Designs Jelly Bean Green Ink. I die cut out the background to give it some wonky stitches. I glued it over a green cardstock mat.

I stamped, copic colored, and fussy cut out images from Clearly Besotted Be Lucky Stamp Set. I stamped extra leaf clovers because I wanted to have clovers falling down from the rainbow. I also glued a clover on the rabbit as a bow, which I thought was adorable.

Because you need some gold during St. Patrick’s Day, I heat embossed some gold embossing powder on some scrap white cardstock. Then, I die cut out the letters and glued everything together.

Have a wonderful week. Inky Hugs!

  • Supplies:
    • Stamps: Clearly Besotted Be Lucky, Simon Says Stamps Shamrock Background
    • Dies: Penguin Palace Fairyland Alphabet Dies, Whimsy Stamps Slimeline Card Builder Die

Hey, you.

Hello friends! I’m sharing this adorable card for my third grader pen pal. I originally wanted to make a Valentine’s card with these adorable pandas, but ended up with this fun card instead.

Thank you for stopping by.

  • Supplies:
    • Stamps: Gerda Steiner Designs Lovely Pandas, Lawn Fawn Toucan Do It, Simon Says Stamp Heart Animals
    • Dies: Whimsy Stamps Slimline Card Builder Die
    • Stencils: Simon Says Stamp Clouds For Days
    • Ink: Gina K Designs Sweet Corn, Peach Bellini, Bubblegum Pink, and Wild Lilac

BYSHC Sketch Challenge #30

Happy Friday! I’ve been really busy and swamped with family stuff so I haven’t had time to write blogs for the past couple of months. I’ve been sharing my cards on Instagram though, so check out my Instagram to see what I’ve been up to.

Now on to BYSHC Sketch #30 challenge. This sketch is great for using double sided papers and your scraps. I took a 6″ by 6″ paper and cut it to 4.25″ by 5.5″. I took the leftover 1.75″ scrap by cut it to 1″ by 5.5″. I flipped it over since double sided papers are designed so the front and back side will pair well together. I found a piece of scrap paper with the snow angels in the same paper pack and used that for the card.

I stamped the penguin, colored it with copic markers and die cut it out with GKD Master Layout 1. I took a small scrap of the blue pattern paper and stamped the sentiment on it. I thought the sentiment was perfect with the penguin because it looks like the penguin is opening its’ arms for a hug. What do you think?

I hope this inspires you to join the challenge. Join us on Facebook for a chance to win some goodies and check the Blog for some beautiful cards created by the Design Team. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

  • Supplies:
    • Stamp: Recollections Christmas stamps, Spellbinders Mini Christmas Greetings
    • Dies: Gina K Designs Master Layout 1
    • Paper: Echo Park Winter Magic

Christmas in July 2021 BYSHC Hop ~ Day 1

Happy Friday! Welcome to the first day of BYSHC Christmas in July 2021 Hop. We have some AMAZING sponsors with some amazing prizes. Play with us by making some Christmas/Hanukkah/Holiday cards and linking them up at BYSHC Blog.

For my first card, I used Spellbinders Merry Stitching Snowflake Die with Recollections Glisten & Glow Paper Pad. I added some shine to the card by using gold foil cardstock for my card and snowflake mats and added some rhinestones onto the snowflake.

Check the BYSHC Blog for more beautiful inspirations by the team and I can’t wait to see all the beautiful creations.

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

Sea you Soon

Happy Saturday! This is my last post as Just Us Girls’ Guest Designer for the month of May. This month’s final challenge is a Wild Card Week with Spots and/or Dots.

For this week, I’m playing with Hero Art’s May Monthly Kit. I’m loving this ocean themed set. I used Gina K Designs Sea Glass, Tranquil Teal, and Blue Denim ink to ink blend on a grey cardstock. Then, I used Gina K Designs White Pigment Ink on Funky Fossil Designs Dotty Circle Stencil Background. I also added some water droplets to give it a more watery vibe.

I heat embossed the jellyfish from the May Monthly Kit onto vellum with Recollections Pearl Embossing Powder to give it some shine. I decided to use vellum to give it that see through appearance and added some color by inblending GKD Peach Bellini and Coral Reef to the back of the vellum. I heat embossed the sentiment with Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder.

I would like to thank all the ladies at Just Us Girls for having me this month. It’s been an honor. Check out their wonderful designs for this week and I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Thank you for stopping by!!

Monochromatic colors

Happy Tuesday! I wanted to make a cheerful, bright, monochromatic card and ended up with this. I’m really loving this Daisy background from Unity, so I had to use it again. I started by inking Unity Stamp’s Daisy Days with Gina K Designs Wild Dandelion ink and die cutting it for my background. Next, I stamped Unity Stamp’s Margaret Girl on white cardstock and on my background. I used water color to color in the girl on the white cardstock and fussy cut her out. I used foam stickers to attach her to my background and added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted’s Brushed Sentiments.

Thank you for stopping by!

Daisy Days

Happy Saturday! I’m back with another guest designer card with Just Us Girls and this week is Photo Week. I was inspired by the daisies, and I wanted to use a new stamp that I got from Unity Stamp birthday sale.

I started inking the Unity Stamp Daisy Days’ background stamp with Gina K Designs Amalgam Ink and colored the stigma yellow. I attached a vellum across the image, and attached it to a black cardstock. Next, I added some gold accents to the Happy Birthday sentiment and glued it over the vellum. That’s it for this simple card.

Another angle of the card so you can see the gold a bit more.

I wanted to play with this background some more, so I also made a thank you card.

I inked the background with Inkon3 Fade Out Ink and die cut it out. Next, I inked Picket Fence Studio’s Forgot to Say Thank You Stamp set with Gina K Design’s Prickly Pear Ink and fussy cut it. I ink blended a strip of white cardstock with Prickly Pear Ink and stamped the sentiment with the same ink color. I’m loving this sentiment from Picket Fence Studio’s stamp set.

Come join us at JUGS and see what the Design Team has created to inspire you! I can’t wait to see what you make. Thank you for stopping by!

Hoppy Birthday

Hoppy Birthday to AAA Cards and AAA Birthday! I used Less is More #443 Sketch Challenge for this clean and simple card.

I used Gina K Designs Lucky Clover and Sea Glass to ink the Inkon 3 Pondie Stencil. Then I use watercolor to color the frog from Hero Arts Hoppy Day Stamp Set and fussy cut it out. I attached the frog and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set. That’s all for this card.

Thank you for stopping by!!

JUGS #584 – Color Week

It’s time for another guest designer post with Just Us Girls, and this week is Color Week. The three colors are yellow, blue, and lavender.

I’m not sure why, but I was having a lot of trouble with this color group. In the end, I think I’ve made it work with Concord & 9th’s Blooms Fill-In Stamp Set and Unity Stamp Say it Big Die Set. What do you think?

Join us at JUGS and challenge yourself with these color. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Thank you for stopping by!