Sunday, May 1, 2016

House of Cards May Challenge: Clear Papers

Hi everyone! Happy May Day!! Where is the sun, where is the warm springy weather, and where are my spring flowers! Instead we still have April showers.

The challenge this month at House of Cards is using clear papers such as vellum or acetate.

This is a very timely challenge because the Online Card Classes are featuring a class just on these papers called "Clear and Sheer". If you are having any trouble with this challenge be sure to check out this  awesome class.

My card is made to inspire to chase away the clouds and encourage the sun to return.

I embossed my acetate with a cloud embossing folder and added the strip of die cut flowers. The clouds match up to the cloud embossed base card also.

I did not put a sentiment on it yet, cos' I am not sure how I will use this card. I am thinking t might make a nice sympathy card.

This card looks really cool with some lamp light. You get these really cool shadows.

How fun huh. For another inspiration card, check this blog posting, where I practiced what I learned in the Clear and Sheer class.

Let's see what you can show us! Come and join in the fun this month at The House of Cards!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Woohoo!! Play Time!!!

School is over, well at least this challenging and stressful  class is over. I handed in my final research paper last night.

To celebrate, I binged on the new online card class "Clean and Sheer". Kristina  and Jennifer and others were sharing tips and techniques for working with vellum or acetate.

Jennifer's videos on embossing with vellum and acetate was way cool, so that is what I tried my hand at.

I did many of the elements she shared with us, but on the inside I die cut and embossed the balloon with the same Cuttlebug happy birthday folder and attached it inside so it matched up with the outside. Jennifer showed us how to add color to the embossed vellum/acetate images, but I decided to color the embossed balloon and let it show through subtlety.

There were some very cool techniques other than these that you must check out.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Male Room Challenge #34 Shakespeare

Today's challenge at The Male Room is "Shakespeare". Get your thinking caps on.

I am not saying anything about my card accept that I had to go and buy this adorable stamp set to make it.

I hope you get my tongue in cheek play on Shakespeare! Please join us at the Male Room and Shakespeare with us!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Laurels at Laura's Loft

Hey everyone! Try saying Laurel's at Laura's Loft five times fast!! Today's card features an oldie but goodie set from Laura's Loft. Avery Elle's Laurels is a real versatile stamp set. It can be used for all seasons and holidays. This version is my "April showers bring May flowers" version.


For a quick and easy card, just CASE my design and you can have a ton of fun with this awesome stamp set.

So hurry over to Laura's Loft and snag this great stamp set for 30% off. See Laura's big sale!
Everything is 30% off everything until May 7 at MN.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Fairy Friends at Laura's Loft

Hi everyone! So glad to be doing some creating. I have spent the last 4 days working on a HUGE research project for school. It makes me crazy. So I have to take some time for myself and stamp.

I made this cute card using Lawn Fawn's "Fairy Friends"that I got at Laura's Loft. I used this technique that I call "all over stamping". If you know what it is really called, let me know.

 I do know is that Yoonsun Hur is the queen of this type of stamping.

Be sure to head over Laura's Loft and pick up Fairy Friends for 30% off.  Laura is having a store wide sale! 30% off everything until May 7 at MN.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Chirpy Chirp Chirp at Laura's Loft

This time "chirpy chirp chirp translates to meet me at Laura's Loft! You want to head over there as fast as your wings will fly! Laura is having a store wide sale! 30% off everything until May 7 at MN.

You can get such cute sets as the Lawn Fawn set Chirpy Chirp chirp that I used today on this quick OL CAS card.  don't even think this set is just for Easter. There is so much you can do with it!

Stay tune for more inspiration from the inspirational compadres at Laura's Loft!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Male Room Challenge # 33 Triple Stamping

Happy Sunday everyone. I am looking at a bright sunny day after a very weird day of fat snow yesterday. It snowed all day long and it just coated the ground. we had thick fat snow that looked like feathers floating.

Last weekend I spent in the Pocono mountains in Pennsylvania with a few girlfriends. We went for the Allentown Heirloom Rubber Stamp Convention but it really was just to spend quality time together stamping.

The weekend was the perfect opportunity for me to catch up on challenges. Today at the Male Room the new challenge is "triple stamping" I have to admit, I had no idea what this was until I googled it and saw it and thought "oh yeah I've seen that." You can google it and see a million videos or tutorials. Here is one from Split Coast.

So since I was in the road trip mood from traveling to the "No's", I went for a travel theme card.

The only problem with this card is the don't carry too much baggage. We are talking bringing stamping supplies- between 2 of us, the whole trunk was filled, leaving the back seat for clothes and food. Needless to say we pretty much spend the weekend in our jamis.

I can't wait to see what you all come up with this cool technique challenge at The Male Room!