Category Archives: Love

My Nutty Valentine

  • Stamps –
    • Art Impressions “Nuts About You”
    • Lawn Fawn “How You Bean? Conversation Heart Add-on”
  • Dies –
    • Lawn Fawn “Outside in Stitched Heart Stackables” and “How You Bean? Conversation Heart Add-on”
    • Avery Elle “Pierced Mat Die”
    • Mama Elephant “Heart Border”
  • Patterned paper – Pink & Main “My Heart” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This was a fun Valentine to make, combining supplies from a several different companies. The squirrel is surrounded by candy conversation hearts, although his acorn seems to be his favored treat! I colored the squirrel with Copic markers to start things off. Then I die-cut the hearts, coloring and stamping the conversation hearts. I die cut the base shapes and arranged all of the pieces to make this Valentine for my son. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Challenges:

Art Impressions Challenge #225 – Sweet Treats

Unicorn Challenge #29 – Love/Valentines

Die Cuttin’ Diva’s Challenge #356 – Valentine’s Day

 

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A Love Deeper Than Chocolate

  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas – “Just Let it Happen”
  • Dies –
    • The Cat’s Pajamas – “Scalloped Duo Dies”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities – “Blossom Three”
  • Patterned paper – Pink & Main “My Heart” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Not-a-Hide paper
  • Ribbon

It is hard not to like this cat–especially as it ties into the chocolates. I colored the kitty with Copic markers and layered it up with some dies. I added some happy patterned paper on the card base for added cheer. Happy Valentine’s Day! Thanks for visiting today.

Challenges:

Papercraft Challenges Challenge #5 – Sweet for My Sweet

SUYP Cats Only Challenge #27 – Furrything Goes/Love

TCP Tuesday Challenge #343 – Feature Animals

 

 

 


You rule!

  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Elphie Selfie” and “Wild for You” sets
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn “Elphie Selfie” set
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Happy Day”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling
  • Distress ink – Stormy Sky (for edging)
  • Ribbon

I created this card for a challenge a small group of cardmaking friends had recently to “put a bird on it.”  You know, when in doubt, put a bird on it. So it was fun to put this together and color the animals and their accessories with Copic markers and stack them. I’m trying to use up some of my patterned paper in my stash (not so successfully because there is a lot of it, but its all so pretty!). I liked this simple card sketch from Sketch Saturday challenge blog, and it was a perfect design for this card. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge: Sketch Saturday Challenge #497


Fly Softly

Supplies:

  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Feelin’ Cupidy”
  • Dies –
    • Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts “Outside in Stitched Scalloped Square Stackables”
    • WPlus9 “Stackers Hearts”
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Red Mirror cardstock – Paper Accents

The Valentine season is approaching and who better to provide helpful advice, but the TCP bunny! I colored him with Copics, fussy cut him, then placed him on the die-cut layers with dimensional adhesive. I drew a dash-dot-dash line around the square layers and popped the sentiment on top. Thanks for stopping by.


Foxy Best Kid Ever

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  • Stamps – Hero Arts “OWH Stamp & Cut The Fox Says” and “OWH Lil Hoot” sets
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Two” and Simon Says Stamp “Frames”
  • Patterned papers – BoBunny “Trail Mix Collection” and Glitz “Dapper Dan” 6 X 6″ paper pads
  • Sequins – “Doodlebug Designs, Inc.
  • Cardstock – BoBunny

Here is another kid’s card for my last Operation Write Home box. The Hero Arts foxes are colored with Copic markers. I added a few sequins to provide a little visual interest–just a very simple card. Thanks for stopping by.


Sent with Love Bunnies

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  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Snow Day” and Simon Says Stamp “Square Sayings”
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn “Snow Day” and Simon Says Stamp “Tri Square”
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Chalk Studio” 6 X 6″ pad
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Border punch – Martha Stewart “Embossed Zig Zag Edger”
  • Embossing powder – White and Clear
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Prismacolors

I colored two little Lawn Fawn bunnies from a favorite stamp set with colored pencil for this card. I am participating in The Daily Marker’s 30-Day Coloring Challenge, during which we are to spend at least 10 minutes a day coloring for fun and relaxation. Today is the first day of Kathy’s challenge and I colored these little love bunnies during my lunch hour! I heat embossed them last night to make short works of it. Then I put down some base color and colored over the base with white colored pencil. It is a nice effect on the Kraft cardstock. I decided to use Kraft cardstock because it was part of the Simon Says Stamp/Lawn Fawn Flickr Card Challenge going on right now. We are to use Kraft, Lawn Fawn products or Simon Says Stamp products. So everything tied together nicely for this card. Thanks for visiting today.


Online Card Classes Clean & Simple 4 – Day 4: Love

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  • Dies – Memory Box – “Sofia Heart” and “Mini Heart Collection”
  • Simon Says Stamp – “Large Hearts Set” and “Stitched Rectangles”
  • Penny Black – “Love & Joy”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling and Neenah Solar White
  • Sequins – Doodlebug
  • Vellum

I am in the midst of the Online Card Classes Clean & Simple 4 class. During the lessons on Day 4, I was inspired by Yana Smakula and her Faux Embossing technique.  I used a number of different heart dies I have in my stash to create a fun, white-on-white background. I then attached the Love die cut on a small piece of vellum cut with the stitched rectangle die. You can still see the texture of the heart background through the vellum. I added some pearly and shiny white sequins to the background to accent the bling seen in the sentiment for a subtile and classy look. Thanks for visiting.