Sunday, September 14, 2014

Polka Dot Halloween

Happy Sunday! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend...we are relaxing today and enjoying our Sunday Football Funday.

My card today is a sweet one featuring some Googly Ghouls from Stampin' Up. Aren't they cute?


Out of all the paper I own and hoard, I actually do not have any fun and silly Halloween paper, so I decided to make my own polka dot background.  I used a regular #2 pencil and stamped the eraser end to create my dots. Super easy! Excuse the filter on the picture below...I had originally posted it on Instagram.


The sentiment is from a fun Halloween set by Inkadinkadoo. I used mini Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves and Mowed Lawn. Love those mini inks! I added a faux stitched boarder around each ghoul and some sequins for a little shine.

I'm liking this up with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Make Your Own Background. Enjoy the rest of weekend and thank you for stopping by!


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Campfire Tails

See...told ya I'd be back! Today's card was inspired by this sketch over at Newtons Nook Designs for the Inky Paws Challenge #13. When I first saw the sketch I swear a lightbulb went off in my head, the lights were on and I was sure someone was home.

Inky Paws Challenge #13 - Sketch Challenge - Newton's Nook Designs


Then as I started stamping and piecing the card together, I was like "whoa, is anyone home?!" It just did not turn out the way I envisioned it. Ever have that happen? I'm still sharing it in hopes that you'll take pity on me and that you'll think it's not as bad. =)


 

This super cute bear, fish, bird  and sentiment are all from the Campfire Tails set. I stamped, colored and fussy cut the fishing bear. All the paper are scraps from my really big pile of paper scraps (just can't throw anything away!). I used an array of markers to color everything and a bit of washi tape to hold everything together.
 
I was taking pictures of some Halloween cards, hence the black background. Remember I told you I was working on my photos and editing...it's a work in progress, though I think this one looks good.
 
I just wanted to give a shout out to Amy Tsuruta  at Tsuruta Designs for welcoming me back yesterday! I really did miss creating and blogging, but the break was much needed. I hope to be out and about visiting blogs again. Leave me a link in the comments and I'll be happy to stop by!
 
Have an amazing day!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Heeeeeyyyyy, Remember Me?

HI (waving frantically)!!

Yes I disappeared but I am back...hopefully LOL. Life has been a rollercoaster of fun, challenges and changes and everything but crafty stuff the last few months.

I am happy to say that I'm back. I've been getting crafty and am excited to show you what I've got going on. If your on Instagram (sophienme), you can follow me for sneak peaks, behind the scenes and life.

Before I go, here's a card I made at some point during the summer. The photo and editing are terrible aren't they?! I'm totally working on that!


Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Life...

Hello and happy belated Mother's Day to all my crafty mom friends! I hope your Mother's Day was spent with loved ones. We spent mine with Sophie's great-grandparents who were visiting from Florida. It was very cool to spend time with them.

I haven't been too crafty, just haven't too much time but I do have a card to share that I made a few days ago.

 
This card was super simple to make. I used Amy Tangerine's Sketchbook cardstock which already had a lot of watercolor features/smears and the flower on it. I added the sentiment, dotted "strips" (all from Stampin' Up) and a few more smudges of distress ink. I adhered everything a little crooked and added a few sequins. 
 
 
Thanks for stopping. We have a few fun days coming up...and then, hopefully, I'll be back to crafting!
 
I have a few more to share with you...hope you're all doing well. I'm linking this up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Spring Flowers.
 
 
 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Happy Spring!

My allergies say that spring has finally arrived...anyone else feeling the same?

Here's a great way to use up scraps and bits. I CASE'd this card from a few cards in the PaperCrafts Card Design Handbook. I liked the way it used up my scraps...always have a lot of scraps. I just can't seem to throw anything away.

 
 
I used DCWV Fiesta stack, lots of fun and bright color. Each section is sectioned off with May Arts Jute Twine. A simple sentiment from TPC Studios and some sequins (from JoAnn's) and done.
 
 
 
I have a few more to share with you...hope you're all doing well. I'm linking this up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Spring Flowers.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Happy Birthday for Him Card

Hi and happy almost Wednesday! Oye, our weather is warm and windy this week...record high temps of 90 degrees here, that is hot.

Just a quick share of this man card I made. I used some cardstock from Crate Paper's Storyteller line and a Amy Tangerine stamp made for Studio Calico. 


The stamp doesn't seem to stamp clearly (could be the operator - not the equipment lol) so I had to color it in with black marker. 


Anyone else dread making masculine cards? I like my girly pinks, purples, florals, sequins and bling. Though this card was simple enough to make and quick...gotta love that.


Hope you are having a great week! I'm linking this one up over at Pumpkin Spice blog - Challenge #69 Stamping. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Hello all! Easter is done and Mother's Day is fast approaching. I've tried to get a head start on Mother's Day cards but only have a few made. This is one of them...

 
 
I got the inspiration from a card on Pinterest but can not find the link (sorry original card maker person). I used a floral set from The Craft's Meow (so sad they are out of business!) and stamped, then fussy cut each flower and arranged them to flow over the wood cardstock fence. You can't tell but I did cut the fence to have pointed posts.
 
 
I used some foam dots to pop up some of the flowers for some lift. I also lightly water colored the background blue and then adhered the whole thing to a white card base. The sentiment is from an online company called Clear Dollar Stamps...think they only do digital now.
 
 
I added a few Martha Stewart punched butterflies with little pearl centers and some green hemp cord tied in a bow. This is another one where I stamped the envelope flap to coordinate.
 
Happy Wednesday, thanks for stopping by!