Friday, September 30, 2016

Guest Designer - Tag You're It #57

Hello and welcome!!

I'm thrilled and honored to be the Guest Designer for Tag You're It Challenge #57.

 For this challenge, the inspiration is an awesome tag created by Richard Breaks.

This is the inspiration tag:

My inspiration from Richard's tag was to make a coffee theme tag using brown tones.

Here's my tag...

I created a gift card holder on the back of my tag...

To make my tag:
1. I die cut a tag from white cardstock. Stamped the polka dots using brown ink.
2. Die cut the mug from patterned cardstock and adhered to a scalloped circle.
3. Die cut The word 'thanks' three times, two from pink cardstock and one from brown cardstock.
4. Heat embossed "A LATTE'  and the words 'TO' and 'FROM' using white embossing powder.

For more inspiration from the Design Team head over to Tag You're It Challenge blog, and I hope you'll play along, too! You could be our next Guest Designer!
Thanks so much for having me as a guest, I'm having so much fun!!

Have a great day and thanks so much for visiting!

  • Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah) / Latte, Milk Chocolate, Razzle Berry (My Favorite Things) / Hello Sunshine paper pad (Doodlebug Design)
  • Dies: Nested Terrific Tag ( BoBunny) / Warm & Fuzzy, Thanks, Homespun Stitch Lines (MFT Die-namics) / Circle Stackables, Scalloped Circle Stackables (Lawn Fawn) / Tag Collection (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • Stamps: Sally's ABCs (Lawn Fawn) / Small Dot (Rubbernecker)
  • Ink pads: Tree Branch (Archivak Ink-Ranger) / VersaMark (Tsukineko)
  • Embossing powder: Opaque Bright White (Wow!)
  • Hemp cord: pink, brown (Hemptique)
  • Brass eyelet (We R Memory Keepers)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Birthday Wishes Tag

Hello and welcome!!

Today I'm sharing a cute tag that I made to play along with Tag You're It #56.
The inspiration tag for this challenge features gradient colors, gold, and a big bold sentiment. So I was inspired by those elements to create my tag.

For my tag... I stamped three chevron using three different tones of teal to give the gradient look.
I heat gold embossed the sentiment and then stamped three cute hearts using the same teal ink colors.

Here's my tag...

This is the inspiration tag:

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

  • Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah) / Teal glitter cardstock (DCWV)
  • Dies: Tag Collection (Sizzix-Tim Holtz)
  • Stamps: Big, Bold & Party (Winnie & Walter) / Horizontal Chevrons (Rubbernecker) / Birthday Wishes & Balloons (My Favorite Things)
  • Ink pads: Teal Zeal (Memento) / Emerald Isle (Dye Ink -Ranger) / Garden Patina (Archival Ink-Ranger) / VersaMark (Tsukineko)
  • Embossing powder: Princess Gold ( Ranger)
  • Twine: Caribbean (The Twinery)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Fall 2016!

Hello and welcome!!

Fall is here, yay!! I'm so excited because it's my favorite season. I love how the weather gets a little cooler, and how the trees change colors into reds, golden yellows and oranges. It's just beautiful!

So today I want to share a card to welcome the Autumn. I focused on those beautiful leaves and colors typical of the season. I hope you like it!

First, I made a card base from kraft cardstock. Die cut the bottom front using a scallop edge die. For the inside, I added a piece of patterned paper.

I heat embossed some gold splatters and the sentiment  to the front of the card.

For the leaves,  I sponged some distress inks on white cardstock, creating the typical fall colors. Die cut and adhered them to the card. As a final touch, I tie a hemp cord with a bow.

¡Hola! Hoy inicia el otoño y estoy muy feliz, porque es mi estación favorita del año.
Me encanta cómo el clima se torna un poco más fresco, y cómo las hojas de los árboles se empiezan a teñir de rojos, amarillos y anaranjados. ¡Es simplemente precioso!

Por eso, hoy les quiero compartir una tarjeta para darle la bienvenida al otoño. Me enfoqué en las hojas y esos hermosos tonos típicos de la época. ¡Espero les guste!


Here's my card...

A close-up so you can see the gold splatters...

A peek of the inside... 
My card was inspired by the following challenges:

*The beautiful photo inspiration from Time Out Challenge #66:

*The beautiful color combo from YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #48:

Have a great day and thank you so much for visiting!

  • Cardstock: Desert Storm (Neenah) / Hello Sunshine paper pad (Doodlebug Design)
  • Dies: Leaves Die Set (Impression Obsession) / Stitched Scallop Edges (My Favorite Things)
  • Stamps: Plant Some Kindness (Your Next Stamp) / Ink Splatters ( Paper Parachute)
  • Ink pads: Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door (Distress Ink) / VersaMark (Tsukineko)
  • Embossing powder: Princess Gold (Ranger)
  • Hemp cord (Hemptique)

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Hoppy Birthday!!

Hello and welcome!!I have a cute and fresh card to share with you today.

First,  I stamped  the cute image  and colored it with Spectrum Noir and Copic markers.
Then, I used distress ink and a sponge dauber to create the sky.

I die cut the image panel using a stitched rectangle die and attached it to a burlap paper panel. Then adhered it to my card base.

I'm sharing this card at Lili of the Valley September Challenge, the theme for this month is: Animals

Here's my card...

  • Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah) / Burlap Paper (DCWV)
  • Die: Stitched Rounded Rectangles (My Favorite Things)
  • Stamps: Spring Bunny with Daffs (Lili of the Valley) / Sticky Note (Your Next Stamp)
  • Ink pads: Rich Cocoa (Memento) / Jet Black (Ranger Archival Ink) / Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Ink)
  • Markers: CT1, CT4, GB5 (Spectrum Noir) / E00, E11, E50, E53, E55, E57 (Copic) / New Sprout (Memento Dual Marker)

Have a great day and thank you so much for visiting!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Beautiful Blooms Tag

Hello and welcome!!

I just added to my stamp collection the Beautiful Blooms stamp set from My Favorite Things. It was on my wish list for a looong time, and since it was on sale... I couldn't resist!! :)

When I saw the inspiration tag made by Melissa Bickford for Tag You're It #55 I knew right away I had to use my Beautiful Blooms, yay!!

My tag was inspired by the floral theme, the bold die cut sentiment and the polka dots from Melissa's Tag.

Here's the inspiration tag:

  • Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah) / Black Textured Cardstock (The Ppaer Studio) / Hello Sunshine paper pad (Doodlebug Design)
  • Stamps: Beautiful Blooms (My Favorite Things)
  • Dies: Nested Terrific Tags (BoBunny) / Painted Hello (Simon Says Stamp)
  • Ink pads: Rose Bud, Dandelion, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves (Memento) / Leaf Green (Ranger Archival Ink)
  • Twine: Pink Sorbet (The Twinery)
  • Green eyelet

Have a great day and thank you so much for visiting!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Coloring on Kraft

Hello and welcome! Today I'm sharing a single layer card, which was inspired by Spectrum Noir Monthly Challenge, for this month the theme is: Use Kraft.

I colored the images using Spectrum Noir colored pencils, 001 (white) and 015 (yellow). I really like the effect of colored pencils on kraft cardstock.

Here's my card...

If you want to see another card I made using Spectrum Noir markers on Kraft click here!

Hope you can play along with the challenge!

  • Cardstock: Desert Storm & Solar White (Neenah) 
  • Stamp sets: Bee Sentiments (Elizabeth Craft Designs) / Greetings SC0586 (Hampton Art)
  • Die (inside): Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables (Lawn Fawn)
  • Colored pencils: 001 & 015 (Spectrum Noir)
  • Ink pad: Jet Black (Ranger Archival Ink)
  • Twine: Caribbean (The Twinery)
  • Clear rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!