Sunday, February 17, 2019

Concord & 9th Stitched Turnabout...Obsessed!

Hello, friends! I wanted to stop by to share two cards I made using the Concord & 9th "Stitched Turnabout" stamp set. As soon as I saw the cards shared by the design team in the new release, I knew I had to have it and I ordered it right away.

I CASE'd this card (featured at the shop as a sample for this stamp set) for my first card. 
(Sorry, I can't find credits for the design team member who made it!)  


Here is my take (using a stitched border embossing folder to add to the theme):



My next card is one layer (my favorite kind). I just have to say, using ink cube sets that are already color-coordinated makes using these turnabout stamps SO EASY!  They take the guess work out of whether or not the colors will compliment each other.  For example, I used the Hero Arts Color Layering Ink Pads "Jane's Blush" for the outer stamping (and Spun Sugar distress ink for the soft pink inside).  These colors go so well together!




I have already started playing with other ink cube sets and the "Stitched Turnabout" set...I have stamped panels all over my craft desk, waiting to be make into cards! I also went ahead and bought the coordinating "Quilted Heart" dies, so I'll likely play with them a bit, too.

I'll be sure to post more cards with this set in the near future...I find myself thinking about it as I drive home from work and I just want to keep inking it up!! (Yep, I think that is the definition of an obsession...and I'm OK with that!)

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Take good care,
Judy

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Cards for Little Hearts - Second Round!



Hello, friends!  I'm back to share my next batch of cards sent in to Christina Hor for the January heart-themed card collection at Cards for Little Hearts.


I am so happy that I was able to send in a total of 27 cards for distribution to the children and teens in the hospital due to congenital heart disease. I hope they bring lots of smiles!

My first card uses two sweet sets by Lawn Fawn (How You Bean? and the Conversation Heart Add-On).  I will be entering this card into the current "Lots of Love" Challenge #45 at Lawn Fawnatics.


Here is my card...also using the Lawn Fawn heart-shaped Tiny Tag.  I also used an old Hero Arts background stamp after masking this cute jar.  


Another card I'm entering in Challenge #45 at Lawn Fawnatics uses the Outside In Stitched Heart Stackable die paired with some pretty Lawn Fawn papers.  This is such a quick and easy card to make!


The next card uses the smallest die cut hearts from the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Heart Stackable die along with some cute pink patterned papers and a Paper Smooches sentiment. Another easy card!



This card uses the largest Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Heart Stackable die also die cut with a Simon Says Stamp Big Hugs wafer die using gold foil paper. Love the shine!




My next card uses a sweet Unity Love To Go coffee cup paired with a Paper Smooches sentiment.  I added Wink of Stella to the pink heart for some shine (unfortunately can't see in photo).



The next two cards use a paper-pieced Memory Box "Heart Ensemble" die. The first card also features a Lawn Fawn heart tag and sentiment.


Here is another version using a WPlus9 sentiment.



The next two cards use the same Impression Obsession Floral Lace Heart die; the first card uses red glitter paper on a white card, while the second uses white glitter paper on a teal card.  Both cards feature Hero Arts sentiments.







My final four cards all use a mix of patterned papers die cut with the My Favorite Things Blueprints 20 Dienamics dies. I am entering them in the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Have A Heart where My Favorite Things products are being featured.

My first card features a Verve sentiment.

               


My next card features a WPlus9 sentiment.

                 


The next two cards use sentiments from Simon Says Stamp.

                     

                     

Phew! That was a lot of cards! Bravo to those of you who stuck around through that whole post! I hope you know how much I appreciate your visits. 

Have a fantastic day!
Judy

Monday, January 14, 2019

Cards for Little Hearts - Heart-Themed Cards

Hello, friends, and Happy New Year!

Yes, I realize it has been quite a while since my last post. It seems to me that life just keeps getting busier, just when I think it can't be possible!

The holidays are notoriously busy in our household, with Christmas concerts, celebrations (my birthday, Christmas Eve, Christmas, my daughter's birthday, New Year's Eve), church services, decorating, shopping, cleaning, visiting, etc.  This year it was different because my two oldest children came home from college after their first semester and didn't return to school until January 13th. It was great having everyone home again...everything was bustling around here!

Now everyone has returned to school and work, the decorations are put away, and the old routine has resumed.

I was happy to be able to spend time throughout the weekend making a batch of cards for the current Cards for Little Hearts card drive. They are currently collecting heart-themed cards to be distributed during February, which is "heart month."



While I seem to be moving away from making cards for challenges and blogging the way I used to, I am finding great satisfaction in making cards for this particular cause.  Heart disease has impacted my extended family, and it makes me happy to know that my cards might bring smiles to children who are in the hospital due to congenital heart disease.

Note that the heart-themed cards for February distribution should have general sentiments, not specific to Valentine's Day.  Details about the card drive can be found at their website HERE.  It would be fantastic if you sent in a card or two. The card drive goes on all year, but collection for heart-themed month is going on now!

Now for some of my cards.  Warning: picture-heavy post ahead!

I found that my Lawn Fawn critter stamps come in very handy for cards for kids...the images are so cute!

These cards used Lawn Fawn critters paired with Hero Arts sentiments.







The next few cards are made with all Lawn Fawn stamps.  I'm going to enter four of them into the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #44: Happy Little Critters!  I hope all these happy critters bring smiles to the kids who receive them!












The next few cards use other products, including 
Hero Arts, D.O.T.S and Neat & Tangled.



(I love the sparkle that some glitter on the flowers adds to this card!)


(Hard to see, but this sentiment is embossed with ultra fine clear embossing powder.)

Congratulations, you made it through a very long post...one way or another! 

I do appreciate your visits and I hope you will check out the Cards for Little Hearts ongoing card drive...it is a great way to enjoy your stamps and supplies while bringing smiles to children and teens suffering from congenital heart disease.

Happy January, my friends!
Take good care,
Judy
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Supplies Used:
STAMPS:
Hero Arts "Truly Appreciated"
Hero Arts "Magical Background"
Lawn Fawn "Party Koala"
Lawn Fawn "Stinkin' Cute"
Lawn Fawn "A Little Sparkle"
Lawn Fawn "RAWR"
Lawn Fawn "Wheelie Like You"
D.O.T.S "Sm Flower Bunch"
Neat & Tangled "My Favorite"
Simon Says Stamp "Falling Snow"
Impression Obsession "Wooden Plank"
Impression Obsession "Gingham"
DIES:
Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables
Mama Elephant Index Card Creative Cuts
My Favorite Things Blueprints 20
WPlus9 Sunshine Layers
EMBOSSING FOLDERS:
Sizzix/Stampin' Up "Framed Tulip"
OTHER:
sequins, glitter cardstock, red glitter tape, ultra fine glitter

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2018

Hello, friends!  I'm here today with a card for the 2018 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! (Haven't missed one yet, can't start now!)


For my card, I stamped several Avery Elle "Cool Beans" coffee cups and fussy cut in order to paper-piece them. I added some MFT die cut snowflakes to embellish them, topping each with a white gel dot.  I stamped a gingham pattern on my card base, then adhered the coffee cups to a patterned paper square framed in black.  Finally, I die cut the STAMPlorations sentiment and adhered with glue.

Sorry for the poor lighting...I leave for work in the dark and get home in the dark! :(
If I'm able to get a shot in the daylight, I'll come back and add it!


Edited to add picture from daylight!

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Avery Elle (Cool Beans), Impression Obsession (Gingham) 
  • Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), red dye ink
  • Dies: STAMPlorations (Warm Winter Wishes), Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Squares), 
  • My Favorite Things (Layered Snowflakes)
  • Papers: Lawn Fawn (Knit Picky 6x6 paper pad), silver glitter paper
  • Other: white gel dots, glue


I'm also adding this card in the current challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #321 where Anything Goes!



Thanks, as always, for stopping by.
Happy Hopping!
Judy

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Merry Santa

Hello, friends! I'm stopping in quickly to share a card I made for several challenges:

(1)  Inspirational Challenge #175: Designer's Choice - Anything Christmas



(2) Inspired By...Christmas Linens -- I was definitely inspired by the Santa images!



(3) CAS on Friday Challenge #147 - Make a Christmas Card



(4) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
I had a good time inking up and coloring this festive My Favorite Things Santa image paired with a great sentiment from Honey Bee.  I kept it clean and simple by keeping white space and minimal embellishments around my one main image.


Supplies:
Stamps: MFT (Jingle All the Way), Honey Bee (Fa La La)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), distress inks (Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood), Copic markers
Dies: MFT (Wonky Stitched Rectangles)
Other: Hero Arts snowflake sequins, Stickles, ultra fine glitter



I really appreciate your visit during such a busy time of year!
Thanks, as always, for stopping by!
Judy