Tuesday, January 27, 2015

You're Loved

It is almost Valentine's Day!  I have to admit I've always wanted to be one of those "cool" people that went all out decorating for each holiday and transforming their living spaces to magazine worthy wonderlands. I have discovered I am not that person! But I do like to craft and even though I have more than enough loverly cards to choose from I can't help but make more!

Today's card has a base from Die Cuts with a View (DCWV).  I won a challenge over at Hiding in My Craft Room last month and received this totally awesome box of goodies from DCWV!  This card comes from their Baby collection but I knew I could transform it :) I used my Cricut to cut out the grey accent from the Artbooking cartridge from Close to My Heart.  I also cut the heart border out of Close to My Heart paper using the same cartridge.  Switching cartridges to the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy I cut out the cute heart and used a Close to My Heart stamp for the sentiment.  Add a little twine and voila!

The colors are a bit unconventional for a Valentine's card but that is just how I roll!  I was inspired by challenges at Hiding in My Craft Room, Simon Wednesday Challenge and CAS(E) this Sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Creating!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Its a Scrappy Saturday!

My brother's birthday is coming up soon so I needed to make a card for him.  I decided to use the sketch challenge at the Unity Stamp Company blog along with the color inspiration.  I had stamped the WooHoo owl image as soon as I got my shipment from Unity and he was just floating around my desk unsure of what to be used for.  I was cleaning off a few things to start crafting and found him and thought he was perfect!  I know I've said it before but if you love cute owl stamps you need to go to Unity Stamp Co!

I decided to play with my Spectrum Noir markers some more.  I am still figuring out how to use them and have them look nice.  I am finding that I am woefully lacking the colors I want to use and wish instead of the brights I had gotten another set first.  Hopefully I can add some soon.  After coloring my image I had to use these cute black vinyl flags I picked up in Target's dollar spot.  Love that dollar spot!  I pulled out my Stampin' Up Whisper White craft ink pad and an older Stampin' Up stamp set for the sentiment.  I love this white ink but it takes forever to dry so you have to be really careful not to smudge it!

After digging through my scrap papers and adding a bit of Close to My Heart shimmer trim my card was done!

I really hope my brother likes it.  Even though it was a "boy" card I just couldn't resist the sparkle!  Thanks for visiting today!  If you want to play along with the challenges I used for inspiration follow the links:

Happy Crafting!