Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine's Day Event with Lost Coast Design

Hello Everyone!
The Lost Coast Design and Carmen's Veranda Valentine's Day Event is in full swing on the Portal to Creativity Blog. Head over to check out all the other great projects made by the Design Team.  And there is also a chance to win a prize by commenting and letting  us know what you like about the stamps.  Fun, fun, fun!!

I have four projects for you today that have a Valentines theme.
****I used the same stamp on three of the cards and varied the ink and CS colors.

****For the fourth card, I used a wide border stamp to make a background.

 Here we go with the fist set of projects: Lily Love Three Ways

Materials:
Stamp: Lily of the Valley Background from Carmen's Veranda


Ink: Ginger Adirondack and Black Soot Distress ink
CS: Gray and Rust
Sheer Brown Ribbon

  • The stamp was partially inked with the Ginger pad and then I filled in the other areas with  the black pad.  And, then stamped on gray CS.  
  • I added a spritz of Glimmer Mist too.







Ink: Oregano Adirondack and Barn Door Distress Marker
CS: Red, green, and white

  • Stamped with Oregano ink on green CS.  
  • Ink the square heart section on the stamp with the Distress maker and stamp on white CS; cut out.
  • Added some sparkle with a Wink of Stella marker






Ink: Stream and Ginger Adirondack
CS: Pink and light teal
Teal ribbon

  • Partially ink the stamp with the Ginger ink  pad and come back with the Stream pad to completely cover the stamp; stamp on pale pink CS
  • Color the leaves with a green Copic marker
  • Cut a small slit in bottom of card and insert ribbon.  Tie ribbon in bow.




Fourth Project: Love Borders

Stamps: Grunge Border 2" and License Plate Alphabet both from Lost Coast Designs
Ink: Lake Mist Adirondack; Gray Flannel Memento
CS: Taupe, pink, grayish green
Gray satin ribbon




  • Make a card from pink CS and sponge Lake Mist ink on edges
  • With Lake Mist ink, stamp the Grunge Border 2" twice on gray/green CS and once on pink; cut to size---I made sure I included the heart on the pink piece.  
  • Add a layer of taupe CS to the border pieces





  • Stamp the letters on the pink and gray/green CS with Gray Flannel ink; cut out and add to card



Please head over to the Portal to Creativity Blog and check out the other projects!!  Thanks for stopping by!!!
Karen

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Simple Valentine with Punched Heart

Hello Dreamers!
I am back with one more Valentine's Day Card!  This is a fun card and quite quick to make.





Make a red card base.  On white CS, use a punch and punch out the heart.  I used a Martha Stewart All Over the Page punch on this project.




I added a sentiment and two border stamps to complete the design.  Very easy to complete if you are making multiples.  I made three or four of these to send out to family and friends.




****Challenges:
Amusing Challenge: hearts
Odd Squad: hearts
Ruby's Rainbow: anything goes

I will be back tomorrow with my projects for the Lost Coast Designs Valentine Event.  You can check out the projects made by the other designers on the Portal to Creativity blog.  There are some awesome projects posted!!  
See you tomorrow!  Love ya
Karen

Masculine Valentine's Day Card

Hi Everyone,
Today, I wanted to share this masculine Valentine.  I used this heart stamp on another card ( see it here) done in red and white.  This time, I used all brown papers and ink.  I added some element type stamps on the edges and some distress ink.







Challenges for Masculine Valentine
Mod Squad: hearts
Crafting Musketeers: monochromatic
Cardz 4 Guys: Valentine or love


I will be back later today with another Valentine!!  See you then.
Karen

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dry Embossed Valentine

Hello Everyone!
Back today to share more Valentine Love.  Today's card is one of the designs I made for the Cards From the Heart Card Drive.  There were over 4000 cards sent in for the drive!  Winter Sims organized the drive and has the cards on the way to hospitalized children.  Yea Winter!
Okay, here we go with this cute dry embossed card.


I started with a red card base and dry embossed white CS with a Darice folder. The raised edges were highlighted with Distress inks.  The large sentiment is from the Valentines Spoon set by Simon Says Stamps and stamped with red ink.




On the inside, I added a cute sentiment from Stampin' Up.


********Challenges for my Dry Embossed Valentine:
Cards in Envy: cards from the heart
Crafting from the Heart: anything goes
The Paper Girls: love/Valentine
Little Red Wagon: Valentine's day

I will be back tomorrow with more Valentine Love.  I will post a Valentine card every day until the 14th.  That should make you feel loved??!!!   LOL   See you tomorrow!
Karen

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Valentine's Day Card with Framed Heart

Hi All!
Wow, we have some snow today!  The winter has been extremely mild here in Michigan.  And, haven't had hardly any snow.  I looked out this morning to see about an inch.  Seems to be melting already though.

More Valentine's Day Cards to share!!  The cards were made for the "Cards From the Heart" Card Drive.  As you can see, I made a stack of this design.



I started with a white folded card.  I die  cut the rectangle frame by laying to rectangle dies on the paper and cutting.  The heart is also die cut from decorative paper.


I cut a  narrow  banner from DP and punched a hole in the top.  Ribbon was tied trough the hole.  All these layers were then topped with the die cut heart stamped with a cute sentiment.


I think this design is nice and cheerful for the hospitalized children.


*****Challenges for My Valentine's day Cards;
Cards in Envy: hearts/Valentine
Crafty Card Makers: Love
Dream Valley: Valentine's Day
*********************
Stick around all this week.  I have Valentine's Day Cards each day until the 14th.  See you tomorrow!  Love ya
Karen

Monday, February 8, 2016

Queen of Everything with Lost Coast Designs

Hi Dreamers!
Happy Monday.  Hope you are having great Monday.  Please do not detect any sarcasm in my statement.   I am having a nice day blogging.  Lots going on this month in Dreamland.  This week starts the Valentine's Event with Carmen's Veranda and Lost Coast Designs stamp. Dates for the event are Feb 8 - 14, 2016.
The design team will be featuring projects with a Love, heart, or Valentine theme.  Viewers can write a review saying why they like the stamps for a chance to win a prize.  More Details later.

I will be posting my projects for the event on Feb 12.  


But, today, I have a fun project for you suitable for any day.  LOL  I call it "Queen of Everything"



Materials List:
Stamps: Misc. Words; Grunge Border 2 InchPrincess of Everything; Fern Background all from Lost Coast Designs
Ink: Tuxedo Black and Gray Flannel Memento; Mushroom and Lake Mist Adirondack
CS: Glossy White; light sage green; pink; reddish wine


 Make It:

  • Make a card from very light sage green CS
  • With Mushroom ink stamp the Fern background onto red/wine CS; add to card front
  • With Lake Mist ink, stamp the Grunge Border on pink CS; add to card front


  • With Tuxedo Black ink stamp Princess  on glossy white CS.  Note: using a black dye ink and Glossy CS gives the best image when working with photo stamps
  • Fussy cut the image and add to the card
  • Stamp Queen on the sage green CS with Gray Flannel ink; cut out and add to card over the word princess (Princess is the sentiment on the stamp, but I thought she deserved to be Queen.)




Very Regal!!  Isn't she sweet?  This could be used for a Valentine too.  Okay, I will see you next time with more of the Valentine's I made; Lost Coast Design's Valentine Event and three projects for Technique Junkies.  See you soon.  Love ya
Karen

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Valentine's Day Owl

Hello Everyone!
Are you making any Valentine's this year??  I made a few more for friends and family.  (Remember, I also made 55 for the Cards from the Heart card drive.)  I used a super cute digi from Michelle Perkett to create this fun card.


I made a card base from pink CS and added dry embossed layer of red CS.   I printed the digi on white CS and colored with Copics.



The digi was cut with a die and layered with a pink paper doily.   I added a red bow and a cute sentiment.  And, a tiny punched heart.


Isn't this a fun card??  I am sending this to a friend who loves birds.

Challenges for my Owl Valentine's Day card:
Simon's Wednesday: hearts
Pink Gem: love is in the air
Crafty Calendar:love is in the air
Fantasy Stampers:love is in the air
Suzy Bee's: anything goes with a twist: love
Sweet Stampin: Valentines



I will be sharing a few more Valentine's Day cards until the 14th.  And, Lost Coast Designs is having a Special event this month starting on the 8th.  So check back for that. Hope you are having a great day.  Hooray for the weekend.
Karen