Bitty Bears are Back

This is probably a surprise to most of you, but my stamp collection is not very large. I have about 1 shoe box full of stamp sets, including background stamps and coordinating dies. What I am getting at is that I only buy what I really love! So when these Bitty Bears came out last year(?) I knew I needed them! I use them every once in a while, but when I do- I always end up loving the result! Check out the latest card made with my favorite little critters-

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This card is super clean and simple, but that’s what I love! I stamped out 4 bears and colored them with my Copics, my fav is the polar bear! Then I stamped a sentiment and popped up the panel on a gray card base. That was it! Simple, right!

I used the MFT WSC as inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by and heave a great day!

Sketchy Rose

Hey, card making friends! Florals seem to always be trending within the card making industry. But, I am never drawn to buy many flowery images. However, my lovely friend Diane sent me this set from Altenew and I love it! So maybe I should buy some more florals and see what I can do with them?! Check it out-

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I first heat embossed the rose and the stem onto a vellum panel. Then I did some watercoloring on the back of the panel. Since vellum is translucent, you can see the watercolor from the front. I adhered it to a white card base then added a sentiment (from the same stamp set) with some foam squares.

I used the colors from this weeks CTD challenge as inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!!

 

Let’s Get Lit

Hey, everyone! I have a super clean and simple card to share today! It’s almost one layer, but I just couldn’t pull that off.

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I started by doing some light stenciling with a wave stencil from Neat & Tangled and Distress Ink. Then I stamped and heat embossed some drinks and the large sentiment from CZ Design.  Then a subsentiment finished it off.

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I hope you like this card and play along with the Snarky Sisters’ challenge!

 

Boo!

Hi, makers! I have a Halloween card to share today! Earlier I said I was only going to make one Halloween card this year, but when I saw the challenge them over at Newton’s Nook, I had to play along!

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I used the the bear from Sweater Weather for this Halloween card. A stencil and Distress Ink completely the background. And a couple letter dies made up the sentiment. This is a pretty simple card but it packs quite the Halloween punch!

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

CAS Smile

Hi, people! Today I have a clean and simple card that was inspired by the Wednesday Sketch Challenge at the MFT blog. Check it out-

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I started by making some score marks on the bottom section of the card. You can’t really see them in the photo, but trust me they are there!! Then I masked off that section and did some stenciling with the MFT Radiating Rays stencil and 2 shades of purple Distress Ink. My go-to word die, the Smile Dies from MFT, made its way onto the center of the card to complete the CAS design. I am in love with CAS cards and this is one of my favorites. There is texture and dimension but a lot of white space.

Let me know if you played along with the challenge, I love seeing everyone’s interpretation of the sketch!  Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

 

A Halloween Hello

Hi, everyone! I’ve got my first, and probably last, Halloween card of the year to share with you today. I used colors from Color Throwdown and a sketch from MFT as inspiration. Check it out-

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I used MFT’s Witch Way is the Candy stamp set, stitched circles, and some Distress Inks on this card to create a Halloween night. I don’t really dig the sentiments with 2 sizes, so I did some surgery and cut off the big hello from the set and inserted a smaller hello from a different set to create a consistently sized greeting. I hope you can’t notice it’s not meant to be like that! Some simple Copic coloring and paper layering completed the card.

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Thanks for stopping by!

 

LOL

Hi, everyone!! Can we talk about inappropriate cards?! Because they are my favorite. I hesitate to post them, though. Y’all will either love them or hate them. But I love them so that’s enough, right? The theme over at CASology this week is LOL. At first I thought about using an AI old lady- because, they’re hilarious. But then I saw my new stencil from SSS and needed to try it out. So here is what I came up with-

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I ink blended over the stencil using way too many shades of green. Then added splatter, splatter, and more splatter. A heat embossed greeting from Gina Marie Designs was the perfect touch of humor and snark and I am in love with this card.

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I was able to work out my lighting problems in my craft garage today, too! Turns out it wasn’t a lighting problem at all. It was an editing problem! I have always just used Instagram’s editor. But my friend Lauren from @fargofarmhouse on Instagram suggested I use a different app. Snapseed was the solution! Anyways, I hope you like the card and sorry for the long chat. Have a great day!