Thursday, September 3, 2015

You make me Smile

Hi all!  Here's a card I made using the newly release TAWS set called Big Time.  I seriously love the oversized words in the set - perfect for so many techniques!  For this card, I had cut out 3 different sized circle out of a piece of acetate, then I used the acetate as a mask, sponging ink from the outer edge towards the center.  I saw Francine do this technique a while back and knew I'd try it someday.  It's pretty simple but makes a big impact.  The word 'Smile' is embossed with black EP.  I used some black striped DP behind the main layer, then added some sequins from Butterfly Reflections Ink.

Thanks for stopping by!  Swing by the TAWS Blog for more inspiration!

Monday, August 31, 2015

TAWS New Release Blog Hop - Birthday wishes

Hi all!  Welcome to the September TAWS New Release Blog Hop!!!  We're so excited for this release and there's LOTS to see, so let's get to it!

My card today features the Flap Happy set!  I adore the birds in this set!  There are lots of them and they're all just too cute!  I colored up 5 of them (see, I said there were lots!) and fussy cut them.  I placed them on a wire which the big guy is weighing down, lol!  See that little one on the left looking at him like "hey man, what do you think you're doing??!", ha!  I popped them up over a watercolored background I created using distress inks.  I cut out and popped up the center of the watercoloring for extra interest.  The sentiment is from the new It's My Party stamp set.

Next up on the hop is Archana so be sure to hop over to her blog HERE.  Don't forget to comment on the TAWS Blog for your chance to win ALL 3 sets!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Hello, Sunshine

Hi all!  Here's a card I made for the latest MFT sketch challenge, MFTWSC243.  I miss the plumeria tree we had in the front of our house in Hawaii!  Seems soooooo long ago!  I created the background by stamping one of the images from BB Polynesian Paradise, then colored everything in with my Zig pens.  I used one of my square STAX to cut the inside of the black frame and the large square from Blueprints 12 to cut out the main part, which allowed me to make this a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch square card.  I stamped the simply circles BG onto the lemon drop card base, then inked the edges with lemon drop ink.  I used the stitched strip from Blueprints 1 (which is my go-to for sentiment strips, it seems) to cut out the primitive white card stock then added my sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you've been commenting over on the TAWS Blog and checking out all the Sneak Peeks!  Our blog hop is tomorrow!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Let's Party - TAWS Sneak Peek Day 2!

Hi all!  It's Sneak Peek time over on the TAWS Blog - wahoo!!!  This is such a fabulous release, so let's get to it!  Today we are featuring the sentiment set called Big Time.  Love, LOVE this set!  So, you may have seen Francine's videos (here)on sponging using acetate.  Well, I decided to try it with squares!  I took a piece of acetate and cut out a square using dies.  I then penciled on a straight line as a guide.  After that, I just eye-balled where I placed my square and sponged from the outer edges in.  It was fairly easy and rather therapeutic. :)  Once that was done, I embossed 'Party' slightly off center, then added 'Let's' right above it.  A few sequins and voila!

There is more to see over on the TAWS Blog!  Check back every day for more peeks of different sets each day and then we have our big Blog Hop on Monday!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Hi all!  Angel here with a clean and simple card using the TAWS Penguins on Parade set, along with a sentiment I created with the Express Yourself set.  {yes, I totally love that set!}  I colored the penguin and his hat with my Zig Clean Color pens, then fussy cut him.  I popped him up on foam adhesive and added some clear sequins for extra detail.  I used the current Color Throwdown challenge - CT357.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hop over to the TAWS Blog for more inspiration and guess what?!?  Tomorrow starts our September release sneak peeks!!!!  Wahoo!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Warm wishes & sunny smiles

Hi all!  Here's a card I made for the MFTWSC242.  I colored the Blissful Blooms with Copics, then fussy cut (don't have the matching die-namics yet).  The chevron background was created with the large chevron stripes stencil except that when I sponged them with grout gray, I only sponged from the top of the stencil rather than fill in the entire stripe.  I used my oval STAX to cut out the center then sponged lemon drop ink onto the edges of banana split card stock.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Everything

Hi all!  Here's another card using the FREE when you spend $40 TAWS set called Unique Peek.  I totally love this flower!  I stamped it in pink lemonade onto pink lemonade card stock, then used a pink Copic marker to lightly color in parts of the petals. I kept it clean and simple and added a single button and some silver and white twine.  The sketch is the CTS137.

Thanks for stopping by!  Seriously!  I really, really do appreciate it!

Hop on over to the TAWS Blog for more inspiration!