Sunday, June 28, 2015

A Butterfly-Hello Card

The deadline for entering cards in the Memory Box Butterfly Challenge #1 is fast approaching and  this  "Butterfly-Hello" card  is just going to fly in under the wire to qualify for the challenge.

This card used one of my last pieces of gelato  painted  background papers .
I cut out the Memory Box "hello" die from black card stock and the background paper and layered them to look like the hello was shadowed.
The last piece of ribbon from  my Mother's Day gift was also used on this card.

I am entering this in the Memory Box Butterfly Challenge #1


Have a great day
Ta Ta For Now,

Friday, June 26, 2015

It's A Rudolph Day Card

This is the Christmas card that I made for The June Rudolph Days Card Challenge .

My Christmas cards are usually made about the second week in December so I'm getting a head start on things and perhaps eliminating some holiday stress.

 I thought the yellow lilies peeking out around the card would be a good ""Christmas in June"" backdrop for my photo.

The embossing folder is (retired) from Stampin Up
The stamp is "Sassy Salutations"  from Stampin Up
Ink is SU Mossy Green
The die is a NBUS  Memory Box"Poinsettia Bloom Trio"
Used Stickles "Crystal" and Liquid Pearls "Buttercup" to highlight the flower.

 I'm entering this card in
The Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #181 - 182 (Because the flower was made from snippets of white card stock from my stash)
The June Rudolph Days Challenge

Have a great day,
Ta Ta For Now

Monday, June 22, 2015

Another Memory Box Butterfly Challenge Entry

Today's card uses more of the Gelatos background papers that I shared last week.

The paper used for the  base of the card was a gift from a friend. The paper doily was a left over from a card that was made last month. The black and green glossy papers were snippets from my scraps.

I used two Memory Box dies to make this card. The "Hello Script" die was cut from the Gelatos colored watercolor paper and three more cuts were made from card stock. These  layers were glued together  and then placed back in the negative space on the paper.

The Memory Box "Willoughby Butterfly Wings" die was used to cut the butterfly from the watercolor paper. Instead of removing the butterfly from the paper, I placed a large piece of packing tape on the back side of the butterfly so the tiny pieces would all stay in place and  wouldn't fall out.  I trimmed the paper down so a portion of the butterfly wings were above the Gelatos colored strip of paper. 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge # 181 & 182
The Memory Box Challenge #1
 Challenge icons

Thanks for visiting my blog today and special Thanks for any comments that you leave.
Have a terrific day!
Ta Ta For Now,

Saturday, June 20, 2015

I Won A Prize Package

I have some really great news to share today. 
Last month I entered three cards in the "Mynn's Birthday Bash Giveaway" and one of my cards won!
WOW! Look at all the great stuff that came  in the prize  package!!!

I can't wait to take some time and play with the stamps, paper, and embellishments that were included in this giveaway. Thanks so much Mynn.

I have two new followers to my blog that I'd like to introduce.
First off is Wanda whose blog is Wanderful Creations and  Scrappy Mo whose blog is  Scraps Of Life by Scrappymo . Please visit their blogs, you'll find lots of card making inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Ta Ta For Now,

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

My First Card Using Gelatos

This is the first time I've used Gelatos. I think I love Gelatos!

I know that I viewed a tutorial on a blog recently giving instructions on how to make a background using Gelatos. Do you think I can find the blog so I can share it with you? No, and believe me I have spent hours looking for it. If it was your blog and your tutorial, please let me know and I will give you credit.

Well, here are the instructions in case you want to try to make a background like this.

Use Gelatos to color on the raised portion of the embossing folder.
Lightly spray with water. Use your fingers to blend the colors.

 Place  watercolor paper in the embossing folder.
With your fingers lightly press the paper between the two sides of  the folder. You won't be running it through the Cuttlebug.
Dry with a heat gun.

Depending on how much water was used you might find that the colors will run, like the one on the right.

I'm entering this card  in the Pixies Snippets Playground Challenge #181 and 182

 I used snippets of ribbon that were saved from the bouquet of flowers that I received for Mothers Day. The butterflies were snippets of white card stock that were stamped with Wild Honey distress ink.  I used black, purple and white layers of card stock behind the card base.

 My card today is for the new "Memory Box Challenge #1"
 The theme for this challenge is "Butterflies".
A Memory Box "Butterfly" Die must be used on the card.
 I've used two Memory Box butterfly dies and the flower spray is also a Memory Box die.

 Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.
Ta Ta For Now,

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Masculine Card With A Bokeh Background

  This is another one of the unfinished card fronts that I found while cleaning out my craft closet.
 The image was stamped with Versamark and embossed  with white embossing powder.
 The background was already sponged with distress inks so I decided to use circle stencils and white ink to  make it into a Bokeh Background.
To finish the card:
I used purple card stock  for the next layer.
 I sponged the base layer using the same blue and purple distress inks so it would look the same as  the stamped layer.
 I used an Elizabeth Craft die and a snippet of purple card stock  for the sentiment.

 I'm entering this card in the Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #180.

The sun is shining today so I'm going to spend the afternoon reclining in a lawn chair and either napping or reading a book.  I hope you have a great day too!

Ta Ta For Now,

Monday, June 1, 2015

A Butterfly On A Bokeh Background

While cleaning out my craft closet this weekend I found  many digi images that were all colored and fussy cut and ready to be made into cards. I need to put some of these to good use. The little butterfly on todays card  is one of about a dozen butterflies  that were just hiding out in my craft closet.

  The background for this card is one that I made using the  Bokeh Technique.
The frame for the sentiment is one that I cut on my Cricut using the Fancy Frames cartridge.
The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Hero Arts.
The digital print butterfly is also from Hero Arts.

I'm entering this card in the following card challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges #107
Sister Act Card Challenge #108

I have a new follower that I'd like to introduce. Her name is Kate and she blogs at    Manualidades por mi
I hope you'll take the time to visit her blog and perhaps become one of her new followers.

Have a great day,
Ta Ta For Now,