Sunday, February 7, 2016

Muse #151 + FMS #222 + Simon Says Have a Heart

I am trying to quickly post this card as the Super Bowl has started and I'm missing the commercials! I have no emotional investment in the game this year and just hope it is a good, even match.

This card combines the Muse #151 challenge to be inspired by a song with the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #222 and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog: Have a Heart.

After creating a heart mask, the square panel is inked with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and then the sentiment stamped over it. Part of a heart border is layered with part of a branch die cut, giving my bird somewhere to land.

    Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

If you do have a favorite team in the Super Bowl, I hope they win!!

Thanks for stopping by,


Friday, February 5, 2016

Craft Hoarders Anonymous February 2016 Blog Hop

Welcome to the 
Craft Hoarders Anonymous February 2016 Blog Hop!

You should be coming here from Debbie Seyer's blog, A Peek Into My Stamping Room. If you get lost along the way, or want to start at the beginning of the Hop, head over to Gloria Stengel's Scraps of Life blog for a full list of participants.

My project this month was inspired by a few Valentine challenges, including the pretty felt heart  sachets in the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge February 1 - Sachet. Felt is one of the crafting supplies I tend hoard, so I pulled out the pink and red felt and created a card and pillow box set.

The card started with the PTI heart dies layered on a heart embossed panel layered on a scalloped edge panel.  A simple twine & button embellishment hold the Avery Elle sentiment in place.

The pillow box was super fun to make and will be filled with candy & an iTunes gift card. After the box was die cut, it was embossed with the same heart folder used on the card. The tag was made next, combining the MFT circle tag with a PTI felt heart tag and a PTI sentiment. While trying to decide how else to embellish the box I was playing around with scraps of felt to make little dimensional hearts.

Two strips of felt were stitched together at one end, then the opposite sides stitched together at the other end to form these simple hearts. 

In the end, three hearts were strung, alternating with mini pompoms, and finally the tag to finish off the pillow box.

I am linking this Valentine gift set to the Curtain Call Challenge: Sachet, The Card Concept #48: Sweethearts  in the Clean & Layered category and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog: Have a Heart.

     Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

It's time to head over and see what wonderful creation Tracey Sabella has waiting for you on her blog, Garden of Grace. Remember, you can always head to Gloria Stengel's Scraps of Life for the full hop list.

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

CASology #183: Glitter

Welcome to Week 183 at the CASology challenge !

Glitter is a fabulous way to add a festive touch to any card and there are so many sources of glitter. Whether you pull out the glitter paper, or add a subtle coat of Wink of Stella or a bold line of Stickles, remember to keep your design Clean and Simple!

I decided to add a simple line of fine glitter to the die cut part of my sentiment on this birthday card.

After layering the PTI Wet Paint celebrate die cut, a little Tombo glue was smoothed along the bottom half of the word. Fine glitter was poured over the word, pressed in and left to dry while I finished the stamped part of the sentiment with Momento Espresso Truffle ink on a small flag banner.

The sentiment banner was assembled and adhered to the card base, wrapping around to the inside of the card.

Check out the variety of ways the rest of the Design Team was inspired by the word GLITTER.

You have until Monday at noon (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog and a chance to win a prize from this week's sponsor, DeNami Design.

Thanks for stopping by,