Wednesday, July 19, 2017

CAS Butterfly Card


I saw this card by Karolyn Loncon on Pinterest and thought it would make for a quick and easy card.  I love the colors Karolyn used, along with the gold foil butterfly, so the only thing I changed was the greeting.

Items used:  Frantic Stamper Monarch Butterfly, Frantic Stamper Stitched Petal Squares, Sue Wilson Stitched Flags

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday (shimmer paper and foiled cardstock used)
Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Peachy Thank You


I can never have enough Thank You cards.  Today's card was made using paper from the Subtle Plaid pad by My Favorite Things.

I cut the Cosmos flowers out of the same paper as the background and layered them with a piece of foam tape for dimension.  I've had this Cosmos punch by Martha Stewart for years but never used it until recently.  It makes such pretty and easy flowers.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:




Products Used:  My Favorite Things Subtle Plaid 6x6 Paper pack, Martha Stewart Cosmos Punch, Penny Black Sentiment Collection, Sue Wilson Mosaic Leaves, Simon Says Stamp Apricot ink,  Lawn Fawn Small Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, enamel dots from Michaels

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann




Simon Says Stamp: Get in Shape


Monday's challenge at Simon Says Stamp is "Get in Shape".  You can create something 3D or with 3D elements or use a fitness theme.  I chose to make my embellishments 3D which is something I rarely ever do for shipping reasons.

I used the following products:  Tutti Designs Hugs, Altenew Painted Flowers, Peacock Feathers Distress ink, Shabby Shutters Distress ink, ribbon, button and sequins from my stash


Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Impression Obsession Challenge: Summer Colors




With the camera flash mimicking the shine of the sun (above)


Without the flash, giving it more of a night time feel (above)

The current challenge at Impression Obsession Stamps is to use Summer Colors.  I knew right away that I wanted to use the IO Stamps Sunburst Background die.  I cut the die with orangish foiled cardstock and layered it on top of a background that I made using distress inks and glossy photo paper:


I then cut a sandy hill using the IO Stamps Hill Landscape Layers and adhered some Shore Birds in black since the sun is setting and they would be dark IRL.

Products Used:  Impression Obsession Stamps Sunburst Background, IO Stamps Hill Landscape Layers,  IO Stamps Shore Birds

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Friday, July 14, 2017

Your Next Stamp Challenge #68


The current challenge at Your Next Stamp is to use the colors on the inspiration board and / or follow the layout:

                                                                                     
I decided to use both on my card.

Products Used:  Wood background paper from Michaels, Doodlebug gingham paper, Authentique dotted paper, Diemond Dies Fluttering Butterflies, Frantic Stamper Pinprick Circles, Sue Wilson Stitched Flags, Ellen Hutson Warm Fuzzies stamp set

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Plaid Flowers


The Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp is Use Plaid.

I just got this plaid paper from Lawn Fawn and had been wanting to make some flowers with it so today's challenge was perfect.

Items Used:  Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper, Doodlebug (purple) paper, Penny Black Sentiment Collection stamp set,  Impression Obsession Puppy set, Martha Stewart Cosmos punch, MS Frond punch, Frantic Stamper Stitched Ovals,  enamel dots from JoAnn Fabric

I'm also entering this in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by ~ Ann

Green and Teal Hugs Tag


This is one of those projects that came together with leftover parts that never made it on other cards.  I swiped a tag through some watered down distress inks, dried it then painted on some Martha Stewart glitter paint through a stencil I made using a sunburst die.  

After the paint dried,  I distressed around the edges of the tag with sand paper and applied some more distress inks.  If you use sandpaper on a card and then apply distress inks, the ink shows a lot more as it soaks into the exposed layer of cardstock.


Products Used:  Frantic Stamper Sunburst Card Panel (as a stencil), FS Pinprick Circles, Technique Tuesday Say it Hugs, Sue Wilson Mosaic Leaves, Cheery Lynn Shasta Daisy, variety of green and teal distress inks, Martha Stewart Teal glitter paint, various ribbons

Thank you for stopping by ~ Ann


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Golden Butterflies


The Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp is "Distress It".  I used Antique Linen distress inks around the edge of my card front and also used Shaded Lilac distress ink on the scalloped dotted oval.

After I swiped the oval through the watered down distress inks on my craft sheet, I let it dry then rubbed on some gold gilding wax.

The butterflies were made using a combination of the large butterfly and small butterfly that come in the same set.  I cut the small butterflies on some lilac glitter paper and then cut the larger butterfly with gold paper.  I paper pieced the gold bits from the large butterfly into the wings of the smaller butterfly.

Products Used:  Diemond Dies Butterflies, Elizabeth Craft Designs Scallop Dotted Oval, Paper Studio Butterflies EF, distress inks, sequins, gold gilding wax

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann


Sunday, July 9, 2017

I am the Featured Stamper at SplitcoastStampers



When I was checking my emails today, I received this from Ardyth at Splitcoast- Stampers:

Just wanted to let you know that you've been chosen as Featured Stamper this week! Congratulations!


The post has just gone live. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy seeing how everyone is inspired by your amazing work!


Search on keyword FS544 to see all the entries!


This means that viewers who want to play along will take a card from my gallery to use as inspiration for their cards.  This is an unexpected personal reward for me.  There are some HUGE card maker names playing along with this challenge.

If you want to play along, you can see the cards in my gallery here:


When uploading your card to your SplitcoastStampers gallery, be sure to enter code FS544.

Thank you SplitcoastStampers for recognizing my work!