Tuesday, January 18, 2022

DCWV Let's Rock card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

It's 2022, Let's Rock!  I am always in need of a good music card. This week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge was perfect.  I have several stacks of this DCWV Glam Rock paper but this sketch was perfect for all my scraps.  I just fussy cut the tag and snipped some strips.


Here's the sketch from  Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:


I did add the perfect die cut sentiment from Frantic Stamper.


Another view of the "set list" tag.


Ingredients:
DCWV Glam Rock  papers
Frantic Stamper Dance Sing Rock dies

Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for the next week.


Thank you for reading today.

Alicia




 

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Graphic 45 Amazing Slimline for Atlantic Hearts Sektch Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog today.  I have created a card using Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge's latest sketch.  I used some new to me papers, I recently picked up at Tuesday Morning.  I acquired a 6x6 paper pack, the April and the solid Fashion Forward papers.


Here is this week's sketch:


I used some the back of the April paper for the background.  I used pieces from the other side to decorate.  I cut the "You are Colorful" strip and the ladies from the front.



Here I added the die cut from the solid papers.



Ingredients:
Graphic 45 Fashion Forward papers
Stamplorations Cutplorations Amazing die

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:






Play along for the next week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia

Monday, January 3, 2022

Dreaming Tree German Bus Box for Bitten by the Bug 2 and Double Trouble Colab

Welcome to my inspiration for the last Bitten by the Bug 2's Layer up!  While Double Trouble Challenge has some twist you can find the details from the above link. I went with lots of layers but left out the cozy and cuddly.  I used a variety of materials to create another Dreaming Tree German Bus.  


This one was a commission piece for a coworkers daughter.  Her daughter's room is butterflies. 


Each part of the box begins with twelve pieces.  I used glue, time and patience to adhere each layer to create the box.


Then, I layered this box up with a sturdy card stock first.  Second a beautiful glossy embossed butterfly paper.  Third some metallic silver details and acetate windows.  Finally, gems to accent.


The back side.


As I said this box is sturdy and has a few layers in the bottom including decorative butterfly paper.


Ingredients:
 g.c.d./Melody Ross~Artsy.Urban butterfly paper
DCWV card stock
metallic paper
acetate
gems

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:








Please join us at Bitten by the Bug 2 and Double Trouble Challenge for the next two weeks.

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Creative Memories Divine Power Palette layout with Sketches in Thyme

Hello, this is my latest sketch inspiration for Sketches in Thyme. Merry Christmas to my mom!  So glad I am with her this year!


Here is the sketch:




Ingredients:
Creative Memories Divine Power Palette papers, paper flowers, enameled stickers and sticker letters
Spellbinders Scored and Pierced Rectangle dies
gold card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:


Don't forget to play along with Sketches in Thyme until the end of the month.

Thank you for stopping by

Alicia

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Stampin Up Mosaic Madness and Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge

It's beginning to look a lot like...and here is another card.  This is my inspiration for the latest Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I am still using the Carta Bella 6x6 Have a Merry Christmas paper pad.  I used a variety of punches some stamped and some printed paper.


Here is the sketch:


A close up of the mosaic assortment.  I die cut the sentiment from the same paper pad.


A side view.


Ingredients:
Stampin Up Mosaic Madness stamp set and punch
Stampin Up Cranberry Crisp and Gumball Green ink
Carta Bella 6x6 Have a Merry Christmas paper
Karen Burniston merry die

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:















Play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge until Sunday

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia

Monday, December 20, 2021

Happy Halloween! Any Holiday at Bitten by the Bug 2

Hello and welcome to the latest Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge:  Any Holiday!  I know a lot of folks may still have some Christmas cards to post, some may be working ahead on 2022 holidays and some like me may have some leftover 2021 projects.  


I copied the spider and web elements and cut them multiple times to add to the front of the card and more.  Frankly, I don't know where the "elements" were positioned on the original card.  I sprinkled them all around.  I just loved the webs in the iridescent paper.


My husband thought I should have layered paper behind the sentiment to make is stand out more.  I liked keeping the colors simple.


Ingredients:
Close to my Heart Artfully Sent Happy Halloween Pop Up Card
Stampin Up Goulish Goodies sentiment stamp on front
Colorbox Black pigment ink and Judikins Clear Detail embossing powder
Stampin Up Pretty Label punch
shimmer and iridescent papers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:




You can play along at Bitten by the Bug 2 for the next two weeks.

Thanks for stopping by
Alicia

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Karen Burniston Tiny Gnomes - Happy Birthday Mom

Hello and welcome to my blog today.  It is the birthday of the most special woman in the world to me...my mother.  I am so very fortunate to have her and since trolls are her thing...



I took out my Karen Burniston Tiny Gnome dies for the first time...oh my the rabbit hole I entered.  I have pieces and parts of gnomes in all the colors!  You will see more of these little guys soon.


A close up of the gnomes.  I usually review Karen's assembly videos as I am creating with a new set for the first time.  Here I used her suggestion of inking the hair dies.  I used Tim Holtz Distress markers for the job.


Ingredients:
Karen Burniston Tiny Gnome dies
Basic Grey Sweet Threads 6x6 papers
Tutti Stitched Nesting Oval die
Frantic Stamper Accessory Words #3:  kissesdie
Kiwi Lane template Sentiments 1A
Tim Holtz Distress markers:  Vintage Photo and Wild Honey

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:








Thanks for stopping by and Happy Birthday Mom!

Alicia

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Carta Bella Merry & Bright for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Welcome to my take on the latest Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I had the hardest time deciding on a shape for the design along the left side.  I tried a few different ones before going with the Stampin Up punch.  The paper was easy, I chose a 6x6 Carta Bella paper pad called Have a Merry Christmas.


Here is this week's sketch:


I free handed the white stitching with a gel pen.  I used the same paper pad to die cut and create the poinsettia.  I added a brad and sequin to the center.


Ingredients:
Carta Bella 6x6 Have a Merry Christmas
Spellbinders Nesting Poinsettia dies
Spellbinders Petite label one dies
Stampin Up All Year Cheer stamp
Stampin Up Tailored Tag punch
brad and sequin
white gel pen

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:










Play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge until Sunday.

Thanks for stopping by today

Alicia



Monday, December 6, 2021

Cricut Ornament Card Peaceful Wishes for Bitten by the Bug 2

Hello and welcome to the latest Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge: Christmas or Hanukkah Ornaments.  I went with a unique combination of pink, white and gold for my ornament.  I used the same papers for the rest of the card.  I stamped and embossed my sentiment in gold.


I did use a different gold, this paper is embossed foil saving me a step in adding interest to the card.  I manually die cut the circle the ornament is layered on.  I used pop dots underneath the circle to clear the bulky ribbon.


The real star is the embellished ribbon.  I really don't know how to describe it.  It's on a spool but more metallic than fiber ribbon.


Ingredients:
Cricut ornament image
Stampin Up Peaceful Wishes stamp
Colorbox Gold pigment ink
Tutti Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circle die
Judikins Egyptian Gold embossing powder
misc papers from my stash: foil, shimmer and embossed
gold embellished ribbon
chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:








Don't forget to play along with Bitten by the Bug 2's Ornament challenge until December 20.

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia

Thursday, November 25, 2021

a thousand thanks...Stampin Up and Mind's Eye

Happy Thanksgiving!  Today I am using up some paper and found the most precious cork flowers in my stash that match.  I added golden gems to perfectly compliment the paper collection making a sweet thank you card. If you are a regular reader, you know how much I love to begin with a sketch.


Here's the one I leaned on from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I turned it and instead of a full circle I used the three cork flowers to create the illusion of a circle around the sentiment.


Ingredients:
My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Bluebell 6x6 papers
Stampin Up Lots of Thanks set
Graphic 45 Colorbox Bon Voyage Blue ink
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking inks
Cork flowers
gems

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:







Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a thank filled day.

Alicia