Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Sympathy card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Good morning. welcome to my inspiration for this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I used materials from several different manufacturers.  My idea began with the Heartfelt Creations leafy branches.  I stamped, embossed, cut and inked these pieces. After all that I shaped them with my fingers.  I think the effort is worth it.  I hope this card makes someone feel special, whomever may receive it in the future.



Here's the sketch:


I liked the soft colors in the Quick Quotes Spring Showers collection. I stamped and embossed my sentiment then die cut for the center piece.



A side view showing the dimension from shaping.






Another close up view of my leaves.



Ingredients:
Quick Quotes Spring Showers paper collection
 Heartfelt Creations Open Leaf stamps and classic leaf die
Anna Griffin Chocolate ink with clear embossing powder
Spellbinders Labels Thirty-eight
Hero Arts Caring Thoughts F1030 sentiment stamp
Versamark ink and Recollections Pesto Pearl embossing powder
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalkng inks:  Cactus and Green with Envy

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:





Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by

Alicia

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Birthday with Paper Craft Crew sketch

My son's birthday is coming up and while I wanted to create something more personal, I had most of these items in my stash of card pieces and scrap paper.  It kind of all just fell together with the sketch inspiration.  I think it is still very him...blue and green. 



Here's the sketch I used from Paper Craft Crew:



I had the embossed card in my stash just waiting for enhancement.  I had created the distress background long ago when I first purchased Distress inks...these were my first colors!  Can you imagine how many colors I have now?  At least I can answer, not ALL of them, but most.  I also have a lot of the Distress Oxide colors...I would own more but that is a disappointing story for another post.  



I found scraps of the shimmer pear and blue weave papers then stamped the sentiment to match the balloons already stamped and die cut.  I inked up all the edges and highlighted the embossed base.


Ingredients:
Stampin Up Balloon Celebration and Balloon Punch (purchased 2/8/16)
Birthday Sentiment SU Designer Tee Sale-a-bration (2/2017) with Modern Label punch
Distress inks: Broken China, Twisted Citron, and Faded Jeans
misc card stock and papers
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking ink Cactus and Blue Moon
Tim Holtz Notebook embossing folder
gems


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:



I choose Textured Embossing/Birthday/Blue and my Happy Birthday sentiment is from 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Aloha Pineapple card with Quick Quotes

TGIF!  Let's get this party started with another pineapple card    If you missed the first one, HERE it is.  On this card, I used the same Quick Quotes papers and less embellishments so that it would be more flat and hence mail-able.  I also tried a paper band closure. 


I did use a few gems on this card but only on the outside so the fold would be as flat as possible.



I chose this Stamplorations Aloha as the sentiment.  In keeping with the soft pastels of the Quick Quotes papers, I used a Distress embossing powder.



The back fully extended.  I cut a dozen leaf sections to cover both the front and back sides of the card.  I also fully decorated the back with the matching oval dies.I split the two side panels down the center for an easier fold.



Ingredients:
Sizzix Jen Long Fold a long Pineapple die
Quick Quotes Sonata and Spring Showers papers
Quick. Quotes Powderpuff chalking inks:  Green with Envy, Desert Sun, Humuhuma-nukunuku-apua'a (a very special Hawaiian inspired color)
Stamplorations Aloha sentiment
Versamark ink
Tim Holtz Distress embossing powder Antique Linen
gems

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:




Thanks so much for reading today, I hope you have a great weekend!

Alicia

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Time for another sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.  We are still playing along with DoubleTtrouble challenge: 21Flowers and bzzzzzz but with a new sketch this week.



Here's the Sketch:


Here are some close ups of my flowers.  I spent a great deal of time stamping, embossing, cutting and coloring the Heartfelt Creations flower and dragonflies.


I added glass beads to the center of the flowers.


Ingredients:
Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur stamps and dies
Anna Griffin Chocolate ink with clear embossing powder
Judikins glass beads~gold
Heartfelt Creations Enchanted Dragonflies stamps and dies
Colorbox gold ink with Ranger metallic gold embossing powder
Spellbinders Broken Maze Seth Apter The Altered Page die
wrapping paper
Spellbinders Petite Labels one D-lites
Fleur stamp
Neenah white paper
Tim Holtz Distress Cor'dinations paper
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking inks:  MahoganyCapri BlueKokomoClay and Violet

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
https://doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com/2019/02/challenge-21-flowers-bzzzzzz-and.html until 2/17





Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week and Double Trouble challenge for one more week!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Monday, February 11, 2019

CTMH Artfully Sent cards for Bitten By the Bug 2 Challenge

The latest challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 is Valentine's Hearts.  I used Close to My Heart's Artfully Sent to create a couple of cards.  I just fell in love with the scrolled hearts on both cards.



Ingredients:
Close to My Heart Cricut cart:  Artfully Sent
Close to My Heart Holiday Tags sentiment stamp
Creative Memories embossed card stock
Martha Stewart printed paper
Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral ink
Stampin Up punch
Quick Quotes Rose Petal Powderpuff chalking ink
card stock

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/02/challenge-97.html until 2/17





Ingredients:
Close to My Heart Cricut cart:  Artfully Sent
DCWV card stock
Recollections printed paper
Frantic Stamper Accessory Words #3 dies
white shimmer paper
Quick Quotes Caribbean Blue Powderpuff chalking ink

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

http://2sistersontheblog.blogspot.com/2019/02/challenge-24.html until 3/1

Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to join us for the next two weeks at Bitten By the Bug 2.

Alicia

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Pawprints on my heart blog hop

Thank you for joining us for the
Paw Prints on my Heart Blog Hop!



This is a blog hop featuring projects showcasing the love we have for our fur babies!


You should have arrived from Holli's blog but if not
Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this Special hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have two awesome sponsors for this hop!!


Alicia O'Bryant with Golden Goddess Designs is giving away this super adorable Woodland Animals die set! 




AND

AudRey Mysterio with Orquide' Art is giving away this beautiful Mixed Media Tag she created.


What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 2/13/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


Here's my puppy love for today.  I used the following steps to create this card:

  • Begin with an A2 base and cut one 1.25" off the right edge  
  • Cut DCWV pet themed paper to 4.25" square and mount on the front of card
  • Stamp paws along edge of outside edge of interior of card
  • Die cut oval 
  • Stamp sentiment
  • Stamp, emboss and die cut dog image
  • Color dog image with alcohol markers
  • Adhere oval and dog
  • Finish with bling



From this angle you can see the shorter card front clearly.



Ingredients:
Tim Holtz Dog Talk stamps and die
Colorbox Black ink with Judikins Black detail embossing powder
Alcohol markers
Tim Holtz Cordinations paper
Tutti Stitched Nesting Oval die
Too much fun sentiment stamp
Tim Holtz Distress Broken China ink
TPC Studio Paws and Claws paw stamp
Stampin Up Close to Cocoa ink
DCWV paper
gems
yellow card stock

Be sure to hop over to Julia's blog next.


Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.



Julia- createteachrepeat.blogspot.com

Jearise- lorbysworld.blogspot.com

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

All things grow with love...Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to this week's inspiration for the latest Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.  The next two weeks we are collaborating with Double Trouble challenge.  Their challenge is to use flowers and secondly to add something that goes bzzzzzzz.  I have followed all three challenges with my card below.


Here's the sketch this week:


I started with some American Craft flowers but a couple of layers clashed.  I disassembled them and layered with punched flowers from coordinating Quick Quotes papers.  I also layered a punched flower under the bee brad.  The perfect little buzzzzzz for my flowers.




Ingredients:
Quick Quotes Farmhouse papers and chipboard
Quick Quotes Warm Grey powderpuff chalking inks
Creative Memories Border Maker system
EK Success flower punch
Maggie Holmes Crate Paper Flea Market flowers (altered)
bee brad from my stash (possibly K & Co)
bling

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:





Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week and Double Trouble challenge for the next two weeks...next week continue to play with the second  Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thanks for stopping by 

Alicia

Follow your heart...Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch

Hello and welcome to this week's inspiration for the latest Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.  I created a card with the next holiday in mind.  I began with a couple of  die cut hearts and added a wood heart and bling.


Here's the sketch:


I used a border maker for the fancy edge of the very old Creative Memories printed paper.  I used Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking inks to color my wooden heart.  I used the same ink to highlight the embossing on the Sue Wilson die cut and the Tim Holtz die cut.  I topped off the card with a few bling.



Here's a close up of my velvet sentiment.  It screams Valentine's!



Ingredients:
Sue Wilson Shadow Box Wedding dies
Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Love Struck
Marvy Uchida border punch
Creative Memories paper
wood heart and bling
Quick Quotes Berry Jam Powderpuff chalking ink
vellum, velvet, card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:













Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week!
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
Thank you for stopping by today!

Alicia