Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mini Coffee + Perk Up

Happy Sunday, my friends! =) Here is one more card that I made using the super fun and trendy Mini Coffee Die Set from Top Dog Dies.


I paired it with patterned paper this time. This is a great way to use up some scraps! =)


The patterned paper is from October Afternoon's Public Library 8x8 paper pad.


And the sentiment is from My Favorite Things' coffee lover must have Perk Up set.

That's all for now. Don't forget to check out some fun dies over at Top Dog Dies! =)

Have a fabulous day and thanks so much for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White, kraft) Papertrey Ink
clear stamp: (Perk Up) My Favorite Things
patterned paper: (Public Library) October Afternoon
hybrid ink: (Chocolate Brown) My Favorite Things
accent: (paper doily)
fiber: (sewing thread) Coats
dies: (Mini Coffee Die Set) Top Dog Dies
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 3 3/8" x 5 1/8"

Friday, May 1, 2015

Lulu Loves Poppies

Happy Friday, my friends! =) I am sharing a card for this week's Bellarific Friday Challenge.


Here is the color palette that we were suppose to use.

The greens are used sparingly, but they are there! =) The Bella team is also using Stamp of the Month for this challenge.


Lulu Loves Poppies is the stamp of the Month for May! She is just darling! I colored her on Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White cardstock with Copic makers then fussy cut her out for my card.


The patterned paper is from Crate Paper's Kiss Kiss 6x6 Paper Pad and the Scripty Love die for sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

That's all I have for now. Don't forget to find out what the Bella team and participants created for this challenge and see the next challenge theme over at Stamping Bella Blog!

Have beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White, white) Papertrey Ink
rubber stamp: (Lulu Loves Poppies) Stamping Bella
patterned paper: (Kiss Kiss) Crate Paper
accents: (enamel dots) My Mind's Eye, (paper doily) Bo Bunny
sticker: (mint floral Japanese washi tape) MARK'S
die: (Scripty Love) Lawn Fawn
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R20
dress: R39, R37, R17, R14, R43, Y38, Y18, Y08, Y13
poppies:Y38, Y18, Y08, YG97, YG95, YR18, YR68, YR04, YR02
card size: 3 1/2" x 5 1/8"

Thursday, April 30, 2015

CAS(E) This Sketch #121

This is my second post of the day. Please click here or scroll down to see my post for Light It Up Blue for Autism Mini Hop! Thanks! =)

Hello~hello~~ It's me again and this time I am here for a new challenge over at CAS(E) This Sketch! First is the sketch.


Here is my take on the sketch.


I stayed pretty true to the sketch this time! =)


The adorable mushrooms and snail from My Favorite Things' You Gnome Me set are die cut and stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink then colored with Copic markers.


The patterned paper is from American Crafts Project Life Inspire Edition 6x6 paper pad and the speech bubble is from I Knead You set and the sentiment comes with the You Gnome Me set.

That's all for now. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created for this week's sketch and see all the challenge details over at CAS(E) This Sketch! Hope you can play along with us this week! =)

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink, (vellum) My Favorite Things
clear stamps: (You Gnome Me, I Knead You) My Favorite things
patterned paper: (Project Life Inspire Edition) American Crafts
dye ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries
hybrid ink: (Chocolate Brown) My Favorite Things
accents: (enamel dots) My Favorite Things
sticker: (cream/blue Japanese washi tape) MRAK'S
dies: (You Gnome Me, I Knead You, Tread Tags STAX) My Favorite Things
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
mushrooms: E44, E43, E42, R37, R17, R14, R43
Mr. Snail: E11, E01, E00, E0000, R20, E89, E87, E84
speech bubble: E33, E31, E30, E0000
card size: 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Light It Up Blue For Autism Mini Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to a Light It Up mini hop as we celebrate the last day of Autism Awareness month! We wanted to hop one more time to remind everyone that Autism Awareness is important every day of the year! You can find and read more about Autism at Autism Speaks. Even thought this is a smaller hop, there are still a couple of awesome prizes! =)


We are keeping the blue theme for this hop. =)


The adorable Dala Horse dies are from Neat & Tangled. I cut him out using patterned paper from American Crafts' Project Life Inspire Edition 6x6 paper pad.


The background as well as the sentiment are from Dala Horse stamp set also from Neat & Tangled.

That's all I have. This mini hop is sponsored by Lawn Fawn, one lucky commenter will receive a Lawn Fawn stamp set of their choice. The fabulous (also the organizer of this hop) Veronica Zalis is also offering a $20 gift certificate to the stamp company of YOUR choice to one lucky winner! So be sure to leave comments as you hop along to increase your chance of winning! You have until Monday, May 4th 12pm to enter for a chance to win!

Here is the full hopping list and hope you have fun hopping! =)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (white, vellum) Papertrey Ink
clear stamp: (Dala Horse) Neat & Tangled
patterned paper: (Project Life Inspire Edition) American Crafts
hybrid inks: (Summer Splash, Tropical Teal) My Favorite Things
fiber: (white sawing thread) Coats
dies: (Dala Horst) Neat & Tangled
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 3 5/8" x 5 1/2"

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #226

Happy Hump Day, my friends! =) It's Wednesday and you know there is a new challenge up over at MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog! First is the sketch.


Here is a peek of my card.


I rotated the sketch 90 degrees counterclockwise and simplified it a bit. I definitely had fun making this one, but you'll have to go to MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog to see it in full! Hope you can join us this week! =)

Have a happy day and thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (white, kraft) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: (You Gnome Me) My Favorite Things
patterned paper: (Lemon Lush) Studio Calico
hybrid ink: (Black Licorice) My Favorite Things
accents: (enamel dots) My Favorite Things
dies: (You Gnome Me, Television) My Favorite Things
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R20
beard: C1, C00, 0
outfit: Y38, Y18, Y08, Y06, V17, V15, V12, R37, R17, R14
snail: E15, E13, E11, E01, E00, R22, B04, B02, B01, B00
card size: 5 3/8" x 3 5/8"

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop


Hi and welcome to the Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! =) I will be sharing projects made using some of the new stamps and dies.


I was lucky to get to play with the beautiful Mondo Magnolia stamp set. I absolutely adore the large magnolia flower and oh Julie's brush script sentiments are to die for! =)


The magnolias are stamped on PTI's Rustic White cardstock with Antique Linen Distress Ink then colored with Copic markers. I was trying to capture the textures on the petals and thought that I did okay! =)


I kept the design really simple since the gorgeous magnolias speak for themselves.


For my second card, I used the matching Mondo Magnolia die set along with the stamp set and cut the smaller flowers in the center out and layered them with vellum also cut using the same die.


The flowers are also stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink to get the no-line coloring look. You could probably tell that I am obsessed with the technique at the moment. =)


I used a piece of yummy paper from Bazzill's Specialty Kraft with Gold Foil 6x6 paper pad and gold embroidery thread to help me with the design of the card. And the sentiment comes with the Mondo Magnolia set and it's covered with Clear Wink of Stella for a subtle shimmer.


That's all I have and guess what? I get to give a Mondo Magnolia stamp set away to a lucky winner!!! =) Please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this beautiful and versatile set!

All the fun begins in the CLASSroom and there is a Grand Giveaway! To enter, make sure to leave a comment there and at every stop along the hop by May 5th! Winners will be announced May 8th. Here is the complete hopping list:

You are here! --- Alice Wertz --- You are here!
Carissa Wiley

Have fun hopping and good luck! Oh, and don't forget to check out all the new stamps and dies over at Ellen Hutson! =)

Thanks for stoping by!

supplies:
have a beautiful day card:

cardstock: (Raspberry) My Favorite Things, (True Black, Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: (Mondo Magnolia) Ellen Hustson
dye ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries
hybrid ink: (Black Licorice) My Favorite Things
accent: (black enamel dot) My Mind's Eye
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used: Y18, Y08, Y06, RV66, RV55, RV63, RV52, 0
card size: 5 1/4" x 3 3/4"

Hello card:

cardstock: (Rustic White, vellum) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: (Mondo Magnolia) Ellen Hutson
patterned paper: (kraft/gold) Bazzill
dye ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries
hybrid ink: (Kraft) My Favorite Things
fiber: (gold embroidery thread) DMC
accents: (white sequins) Avery Elle
die: (Mondo Magnolia) Ellen Hutson
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used: Y18, Y08, Y13, R21, R20, R11, R00, R0000, 0
card size: 3 5/8" x 5 3/8"

Monday, April 27, 2015

Critters in the Jungle + Vintage Mat

Hello, all! =) Have you seen the announcement of the new My Favorite Things 2015 Creative Team lineup? I am so lucky, excited and honored to be amongst some of the best out there! Please see the announcement here and hope you can hop over and give the new members some love! =)

Now back to regular programing. =) Here is a card that I made using a versatile die from Top Dog Dies and it also fits the monthly challenge theme over at Inspiration Journal.


The challenge theme for April is Anything Goes. And yes, more ink smooshed background! =)


Mr. Monkey is from Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Jungle set. He is stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink on a piece of watercolor paper cut using Vintage A2 Mat Die. I then colored the image with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor.


The background is created by smooshing Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers and the sentiment comes with the Critters in the Jungle set.

That's all for now. There are still a couple of days left to enter the Anything Goes challenge for a chance to win $50 to use in the Inspiration Emporium Store! You can also use discount code wonderland at check out when you shop in the Inspiration Emporium Store to receive 10% off your entire order! =)


Have a sweet day and thanks so much for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: (kraft) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
clear stamps: (Critters in the Jungle) Lawn Fawn
dye inks: (Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo) Ranger Industries
color medium: (Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor) ZIG
accents: (white, green sequins) Avery Elle
die: (Vintage A2 Mat Die) Top Dog Dies
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 3 1/2" x 5 3/8"

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Drafts Challenge

Happy Sunday, my friends! =) A new challenge is up over at Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog!


Here is the new Designer Draft.


Here is my take on the sketch.


I rotated the sketch 90 degrees counterclockwise for my card. =)


The adorable aliens are from We Adore You set and colored with Copic makers. I fuzzy cut them out, but there is a matching die set if you are not a fan of fussy cutting. I added Glossy Accents to their eyes for a little texture.


The background is created by smooshing together Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral and Squeezed Lemonade distress inks. The strip for sentiment is created by smooshing together Black Soot and Squeezed Lemonade. The word love is from Love & Cherish die set and the sentiment stamp comes with the We Adore You set.

That's it for now. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created for this challenge by clicking on the links below.


  • Alice ---- That's me! =)



  • Karin



  • Jenny



  • Lisa



  • Savannah


  • You have until May 2nd 11:59pm PST to enter for a chance to win. For all the challenge details, please visit Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenges Blog! I can't wait to see what you create! =)

    Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (white, kraft) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
    clear stamps: (We Adore You) Paper Smooches
    dye inks: (Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade, Black Soot) Ranger Industries
    hybrid ink: (Black Licorice) My Favorite Things
    accent; (enamel dot) My Mind's Eye, (Glossy Accents) Ranger Industries
    dies: (Borders 1, Love & Cherish) Paper Smooches
    tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
    other: (foam tape) 3M
    Copics used:
    Mr. Green: YG67, YG17, YG25, YG03, R22, BV29, BV25
    Mr. Teal: BG49, BG57, BG45, BG53, R22
    Mr. Yellow: Y38, Y18, Y08, R22
    card size: 5" x 3 3/8"

    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    Coffee + Perk Up

    Happy Weekend, all! =) I was invited by the kind people over at Top Dog Dies to create a couple of cards using some of their fabulous dies.


    Hope I am not turning you off with more ink smooshing! I just love how it looks random and yet I still have some control over it. =)


    Distress inks used on the coffee cup cut using Coffee Die Set are Mowed Lawn, Rusty Hinge, Abandoned Coral, Ripe Persimmon, Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves. Some bronze splattered was added using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor to add a little texture.


    The background is created by smooshing together Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade and Mowed Lawn. I used watercolor to stamp the sentiment from MFT's Perk Up set to get the watercolor look. The patterned paper is from Studio Calico's Lemon Lush 6x6 paper pad.

    That's all I have for now. Don't forget to go to Top Dog Dies Blog to see more of my projects and check out the Top Dog Dies Store! =)

    Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (kraft) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
    clear stamp: (Perk Up) My Favorite Things
    patterned paper: (Lemon Lush) Studio Calico
    dye inks: (Mowed Lawn, Rusty Hinge, Abandoned Coral, Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserve, Peacock, Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Chipped Sapphire) Ranger Industries
    color medium: (Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor) ZIG
    fiber: (gold thread) DMC
    sticker: (gold dots Japanese washi tape) MARK'S
    die: (Coffee Die Set) Top Dog Dies
    tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
    other: (foam tape) 3M
    card size: 3 1/2" x 5 3/8"

    Friday, April 24, 2015

    Uptown Girl Posh Has a Present

    Happy Friday, my friends! =) I am sharing my card for this week's Bellarific Friday challenge.


    Here is the sketch that we were suppose to follow.


    I simplified it a little. =)


    I used the beautiful Uptwon Girl Posh Has a Present for my card. She is stamped with Antique Linen distress ink, colored with Copic markers then trimmed to fit in the Polaroid frame.


    The patterned paper is from American Crafts Project Life Inspire Edition 6x6 paper pad and the sentiment comes with the Uptown Girl Posh image.

    That's all I have for now. Don't forget to visit Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other design team members and participants created for this challenge and find out the challenge theme for next week! =)

    Have a sweet day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
    rubber stamps: (Uptown Girl Posh Has a Present) Stamping Bella
    patterned paper: (Project Life Inspire Edition) American Crafts
    dye ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries
    hybrid ink: (Black Licorice) My Favorite Things
    fiber: (hemp cord) Hemptique, (lace trim)
    accents: (pink button) Papertrey Ink, (enamel dots) My Favorite Things, (mini clothespin)
    die: (Polaroid) Paper Smooches
    tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
    other: (foam tape) 3M
    Copics used:
    skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R20
    hair: E47, E44, E43
    dress: R22, R21, R20, R00
    presents: BG23, BG11, BG10, Y18, Y08, Y06, YG25, YG02, YG01, R22, R21, R20, R00
    card size: 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

    Thursday, April 23, 2015

    CAS(E)T This Sketch #120

    This is my second post of the day. Please click here or scroll down to see my post for My Favorite Things Color Challenge #20. Thanks! =)

    Hello, my friends! =) There is a new sketch up over at CAS(E) This Sketch and here it is.


    Here is my take on the sketch.


    Ahh... More ink smooshing! =) It's such a fun and addicting technique!


    The ice cream cone is created by smooshing Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo. The yummy strawberry and vanilla swirl ice cream is the combination of Picked Raspberry and a tiny bit of Squeezed Lemonade.


    The background is a mixture of Black Soot, Peacock Feathers, Rusty Hinge and Squeezed Lemonade. The dies are from My Favorite Things Sweet Treats die set and the sentiment is from You're the Sweetest set.

    That's all I have for now. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created for this week's sketch and see the challenge details at CAS(E) This Sketch! Hope you can join us this week! =)

    Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!


    supplies:
    cardstock: (kraft) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
    clear stamp: (You're the Sweetest) My Favorite Things
    dye inks: (Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Black Soot, Peacock Feathers, Vintage Photo) Ranger Industries
    fiber: (sewing thread)
    accents: (white sequins) Avery Elle, (gold heart confetti)
    dies: (Sweet Treats) My Favorite Things
    tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
    other: (foam tape) 3M
    card size: 3 3/8" x 5 1/4"

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