Thursday, January 19, 2017

Is it wine'o clock?

I made this card using the "life is Grape" stamps set from Your Next stamp and sketch 55 which can be found here. This stamp is tough to color, but I like how it came out this time. I used Memento Tuxedo black ink, markers, Kreaxions heart punch, Paper House paper, Tim Holtz key, and twinery twine.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Card Season

Card season in my family comes right after the winter holidays. In the first 6 weeks of the year, we have 4 birthdays, one anniversary, and Valentine's Day. That's a lot for a small family. I enjoy making cards this time of year because any theme or color scheme is appropriate. Here are my first 2 cards.


This card is made from the Challenge #111 color scheme at Markerpop.  Stamps are from Kaiserkraft and Fiskars, and the flower is colored with Copic markers. I'm not sure if I am going to use this card for a birthday or anniversary. 


For this card, I used sketch #55 from Your Next Stamp. The ice creams are a YNS stamp colored with Copic markers, Papers are from Basic Grey.

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Gift Tag

I found this gift tag tutorial at Your Next Stamp and I realized it was the perfect approach to a tag for this bottle of wine. We bought the bottle last night and need the tag by tomorrow, so this tutorial was perfectly timed. Unfortunately, I didn't have a YNS stamp and die set that was large enough, so I had to use a different brand. Here's the front of the tag tied onto the wine bottle with twine.


 Here's the back of the tag. I used the only Happy Hanukkah stamp that would fit in the space even though it is not my favorite stamp. I inked the edges of the bag to give it a more finished look. This is my entry to the YNS color challenge #54.

Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays!

Supply List:
Kaisercraft Rose Stamp
Memento ink Rich Cocoa
Powderpuff Ink Mocha Mama
Copic markers BG000, BG01, BG53, BG93, YG61, and colorless blender
Twinery Cappuccino 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wine label Card

I was staring at this label on the wine bottle at dinner the other night, so I brought the bottle home and soaked the label off. To make this card, I scanned the label, printed it out and distressed the edges, and created this card around it. I enhanced the design on the label with my copics.



This is my entry to the #109 color challenge at Markerpop. I've included all 5 colors.  The wineglass and grape  stamps are from Heartfelt creations and the greetings are from Your Next Stamp. Images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo black and colored with copics in E50, E51, YR30, YG61, BG93,R59, and 0. Background papers are from Paper House. 

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bike Journey

While in the Netherlands, my husband and older son took a long bike ride to this castle. 36 km each way with a huge headwind on the return. My son had never ridden anywhere near this far before and it was more about the journey than the castle.



I used this sketch from Stuck?! Papers and inks are from Quick Quotes, stamps from Unity.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Bike Utrecht

As I mentioned in a previous post, my husband went on Sabbatical to Utrecht Netherlands. He and our older son went first. On their first day, they bought used bicycles to get around. The upper photo shows them riding on our street and the lower photos show where they locked the bikes behind the apartment.

This is my entry to the November Tear-it-up challenge at Quick Quotes. I tore the bottom of the chevron paper. Most of the product on this layout is from the Quick Quotes Baggage Claim collection and edges are inked with their wonderful Powderpuff inks in coal miner and sunset. I used sketch #166 from sketch-n-scrap.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Destination: Utrecht

My husband took a Sabbatical in Utrecht, Netherlands. He left with our older son and then the other 2 of us followed a couple weeks later. This page shows them heading into the airport when I dropped them off and then in front of the apartment on their first day.



I used sketch #117 from sketch-n-scrap.  Papers are Basic Grey Carte postale and Graphic 45 Come Away with Me.

Thanks for looking!