There's a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog. We are looking for cards that feature Halloween Costumes. I dug out my Tim Holtz Crazy Birds and dressed them up for Halloween.
Have you ever bought a stamp set just for the sentiment? This sentiment just cracks me up. The set had the shoes too! Jump on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out the rest of the Design Teams costumes! Then link up your costume card for a chance at bragging rights.
I'm entering this in the Retro Rubber Challenge Boo! Both the sentiment stamp (SU Tee Hee Hee) and the Crazy Birds are over a year old.
This card for the Online Card Classes Merry Making Class was about paint resist. I used a metallic paint in the background. I love the way the metallic acrylic paint shines through all the distress ink and the stamping. So pretty!
I added a little snow pen to the top of the joy sentiment and some snow ornaments on the trees.
The Fall Season is upon us! The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is for Autumn cards with leaves on them. This is my favorite The Aspen trees are turning gold in the mountains. The air is crisp and the skies are brilliant blue. Here's my Autumn card.
It's a little hard to see but the leaves are die cut from metallic gold cardstock. Head on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out what the rest of the design team came up with. Then link up your Autumn cards with us.
I finally had a chance to get out my Club Stamp Lagoon kit and make some cards. I came up with different versions from the suggestions in the kit. I'll add these to the linky party for Lagoon.
On this card I used the Quad Print and cut slits in the seaweed. The fish are stamped, cut out and inserted in the slits to make it look like they are swimming in and out of the seaweed. The fish are coated with Wink of Stella for some shine.
On this card I used the Quad Print. I stamped the mermaid tail on contrasting paper and then used sequins to accent the bubbles. The mermaid tail is coated with Wink of Stealla for some shine.
The challenge on the Cards in Envy blog starts today and we are asking for simple, plain cards (Easy as 1, 2, 3). That was a real challenge for me.
I did a stencil background (using distress ink and perfect pearls over the ink) and two die cuts. That is as simple as I get (LOL)! I really wanted to start working on Christmas Cards. Yes, we have about 2 months before it is time to mail out Christmas Cards.
Come check out what the rest of the design team did on the Cards in Envy blog. Then link up your simple cards with us.
Happy Labor Day to you. Hope you are enjoying the last days of the summer. There is a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog. We want to see your Celebration or Congratulation cards. I have been going through my stash and getting out some of my old Club Scrap kits. The Constellation kit has some beautiful shiny paper that is great for celebration cards.
The inside of the card says "Congratulations." Hop on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out what the rest of the design team members came up with. Then link up your celebration or congratulations cards with us!
The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is titled "Penny for your thoughts." Show us your cards with thought or speech bubbles on them. Here's a belated birthday card I made.
It was fun coloring this funny animals. Hope it gives my friend a laugh! Come on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out what the other design team members came up with. Then link up your cards with thought or speech bubbles on the blog.
Because this kit is one of my absolute favorites I also ordered the Club Scrap Deluxe kit so I can make some scrapbook pages! If you never ordered from Club Scrap before I would highly recommend this kit as your starter - you won't be disappointed. (No I don't get any free products from them - I just LOVE their kits!)
Next week I will be attending the Club Scrap Retreat in Oshkosh Wisconsin! I can't wait. Here's a picture of me from the last year's retreat with the world famous Tricia Morris (Club Scrap owner)!
The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog has two color options. Creat a card with baby blue colors OR a pretty pink colored card. It can be "baby" cards but it doesn't have to be -- any occasion works. I decided to choose pink and a baby card.
Over the 4th of July weekend we visited my brother and his wife. My SIL loves to scrapbook and make cards. I used some of her stash to make this card. The die cuts were so adorable, they are from Crafter's Companion Little Angel Signature Collection by Sara Davies. So stinkin' cute! So glad my SIL had those pink pearls to finish it off!
Check out what the other design team members came up with on the Cards in Envy blog and then link up your pink or blue cards!
I just finished up all my Club Stamp Pattern Play cards from the kit and I decided that the little gift cards Tricia had us making with the kit would be perfect for some small plain white gift bags I have. Then I decided to decorate the bags with the great "splash" stamp in the kit.
I am late adding this to the blog hop but the linky does stay open for 30 days. If you have a Pattern Play project to show link up on the Pattern Play Blog Hop page.
The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is for White on White cards. Cards should have a white background and white elements NO other color (but black or colored stamped sentiments are OK). I decided it was time to get cracking on Christmas Cards.
I used StampinUp Whisper White against StampinUp Shimmer White paper. Come check out what the rest of the Design Team came up with. Then link up your White on White creation on the Cards in Envy blog.
The new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog is for "manly" cards (for any occasion). This is the card I made for my Son-in-Law's birthday. It's a combination of Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars. Perfect for the nerds in my life!
The background and sentiment are from Neat and Tangled Stamps overlayed with Perfect Pearls and splatters. I got the Cricut images in last months mystery box. The inside reads "You were born." and Happy Birthday.
Come check out what the rest of the design team's manly cards look like on the Cards in Envy blog. Then link up your manly cards with us.
Today is the Club Scrap Adirondacks Blog Hop. I subscribe to the Club Stamp kit every month. But I also get an add on of the Club Scrap Embellishment Pack. I do this because it is a great way to stretch your Club Stamp kit and the extra embellishments in the kit (always some fabulous ribbons and charms) can enhance your Club Stamp cards even more. Here are three examples from the Adirondacks Club Stamp kit along with some great embellishments from the Adirondack pack.
Club Stamp card with Deer Charm and Kraft twine from embellishment pack.
Club Stamp card using cut-a-parts and ribbons from the embellishment pack.
Club Stamp card using cut-a-parts from the embellishment pack.
Check out what the design team came up with on the Club Scrap blog. Link up your Adirondack creations on the blog too.
Time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy blog. This time we are looking for cards using your favorite color combo (two or three colors, any occasion). My favorite color combo is the good old "Red, White and Blue." (Would you expect anything different from a retired Colonel?)
In honor of Memorial Day coming up here's my card.
Come on over to the Cards in Envy blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team's favorite colors are. Then link up your card with us.
It is time for another challenge on the Cards in Envy Blog. This time we want to see cards that show Motherly Love (it doesn't have to be a Mother's Day card - just something showing motherly love).
You might notice a trend on my last few Cards in Envy blog posts. I am finally breaking out some of my "precious" Graphic 45 papers. The sentiment is stamped in VersaMark and embossed with Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder. So pretty. Here's a closeup.
Check out what the rest of the design team came up with on the Cards in Envy blog and then link up your motherly love card with us.
There's a blog hop going on over on the Club Scrap Blog. I'l be adding this Cherry Blossom card I created to the Linky at the end of the blog hop.
I am sorry the colors are not right. What looks like dark blue is really a soft purple and looks great with the pink flowers. Hop on over to the Club Scrap blog to see what the design team members have created with their Cherry Blossom kits.
There is a special story behind my love of Japanese art and images. In 1945 my father joined the Army (as soon as he was out of High School) and was stationed in Japan during the occupation after the end of World War II. He traveled the whole country as the driver for the Chief of Chaplains. As kids growing up we were acculturated into Japanese food and art through my father. We were eating in Japanese restaurants (on the floor as tradition) long before they ever became popular. Our house was decorated with beautiful Japanese woodblock prints that my father brought back with him from Japan. I love the arts of Ikebana and Bonsai. I try to attend the Japanese Festival of Dolls every year at one of our local Methodist churches (they have displays of Ikebana, Bonsai and gorgeous dolls). So it is with great joy that I get to create some special Cherry Blossom cards for the Club Scrap Greetings to Go kit and honor my Father's love of all things Japanese.
Come visit the Club Scrap blog to see the entire collection of cards I created.
Time for another challenge over on the Cards in Envy blog. This time we are looking for cards that have only pastel colors. Once again I decided to dig into my Graphic 45 stash for this cute Easter card. Don't worry - I have plenty more stash and it's time to start using it!
The sentiment is Stampin'Up! So pull out your springtime pastel papers and ink and link up with us over on the Cards in Envy blog. Check out what the other Design Team members came up with too.
It's time for a new challenge on the Cards in Envy challenge blog. This time we want to see Black and White cards with a "smidge" of color. (Card should be mostly black and white). Here's what I came up with.
The Die-Namics striped die is a NBUS. I dug out an old Cricut/Cuttlebug die for the Thank You and flower.
With February being a short month I did not get my Club Stamp Succulents kit until yesterday. So I am late posting to the Blog Hop and Linky Party. Actually the linky party is open all month so I guess I am not late posting to it!
This is the first card I created with the kit. It's done with just a simple masking technique.
That large "thanks" stamp really packs a punch! I used a combination of Distress ink in Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce and Aged Mahogany. Check out what the design team has created for the blog hop and then join in on the linky party.
There's a new challenge over on the Cards in Envy blog. It is a color challenge based on the old "Roses are Red, Violets are Blue" poem. Red and blue are required but white is always OK on our color challenges. Here's my card.
I thought a western theme would work great with the red and blue color challenge. I had this great October Afternoon DP sitting around and it worked perfect for the challenge. The star border is from Die-Namics and the sentiment is from Amuse Studio "Southern Sass."
Come check out what the rest of the design team came up with and then post your red and blue cards on our linky on the Cards in Envy blog.
The latest challenge over on the Cards in Envy blog is to show us your Valentine Cards. Cards should say "be mine' or "Happy Valentine's Day." I decided on a masculine Valentine's Day card.
I used the Hero Arts (OWH) "Dude" stamp set for the bacon and "more than bacon" sentiment. The original sentiment was "I like you more than bacon." I definitely wanted to say "I love you." Since I use Evernote to catalog my stamps it was easy enough to type in "I love you" and see all the different versions of that sentiment I had. I settled on CTMH Wild Thing stamp set and was able to get exactly what I was looking for as a sentiment. I was thrilled to find a piece of DP in my stash that had wavy lines similar to the stripes in bacon. Perfect for the background.
Come check out the rest of the Design Team's cards over on the Cards in Envy blog. Then link up your Valentine cards with us!
My January Club Stamp kit "Color Me Happy" has arrived. There was Yupo Paper in the kit to play with. I had Yupo paper but had not done anything with it yet until today. I watched a Tim Holtz video where he demonstrated the Yupo paper with alcohol inks. He showed a technique where you stamp with archival ink over the alcohol ink background and immediately wipe the ink off to create a resist on the background. Here is how mine turned out.
I have more Yupo paper to play with. I'm loving this technique and how the alcohol inks work on this paper. I'm linking this card up with the Club Scrap blog hop linky. Come check out the great ideas from the design team. I am also linking it up to Darnell's NBUS Challenge #9.
The new challenge over on the Cards in Envy Blog is for cards made with pink and gray colors. This color scheme was perfect for the Club Scrap French Flea Market kit (March 2016).
I used Ranger Tattered Rose Distress ink to color the background paper and around the stamped thank you design. Come check out what the other design team members came up with for this color challenge. Then link up your pink and gray card on the Cards in Envy blog.
Happy New Year and Welcome to the new challenge at Cards in Envy. We are looking for cards with snow, snowmen or snowflakes but be sure to add a bird to your card. I almost feel like this is a cheat card because no stamping was involved. I ran the card through a snowflake embossing folder and used this beautiful image and sentiment from the Graphic 45 "Time to Flourish" paper pack, added a few red stickles to sparkle it up and done!
Come check out what the rest of the design team came up with for their snowbird cards on the Cards in Envy blog. Your cards can be any size or shape but not lumpy bumpy cards - they need to fit in a mailing envelope. Here's a great Irish quote for the New Year.
"In the New Year may your right hand be stretched out in friendship but never in want."