Sunday, July 17, 2016

A Week at Camp Create

Camp Create was a week-long bonanza of fun over at the My Favorite Things blog. Each day last week they showcased a different technique and invited us "campers" to play along. I learned a few new techniques during my week at camp. So here you go... enjoy!

Day 1 was "Fantastic Foiling" - I have a Minc machine, but opted to used some foil paper for my background instead.

Day 2 was "Coloring on Kraft" - and I had never done that before! So this was a great new technique that I learned.

Day 3 was "Inlaid Made Easy" - and this is another technique I had never done. I will definitely be using this again.

Day 4 was "Magnificent Masking" - this is a fun way to use your background dies!

Day 5 was "Background Bonanza" - and I absolutely loved the coloring that Francine did on her card. She is a true talent!!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Under the wire!

I was inspired to get a card in the for the last SugarPea challenge, the Mix It Up #5, so here it is. This set is called Quackers, and it has a matching die set. So cute!

To do this card, I diecut the ducks out, and then placed them on a sheet of acetate that I had sandwiched between two layers of a framed drop-pennant. I also stamped the ducks on the acetate with Stazon before I glued them on so the little rings of water showed up. (I apologize for the photo - does not show the colors and acetate off well :-(   )

More SugarPea fun

I am so enjoying using my new SugarPea stamps, especially the set that this stamp came in. It's called Talk is Chic and I got it for free with my last purchase! SugarPea has a great incentive program that earns you free stamps,  so check them out!

This card goes into their week 2 challenge - Mix it Up #2

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Practicing my Copic coloring

I had so much fun making my coffee card, I decided to continue practicing my Copic coloring to make a card for the SugarPea Designs Weekly Challenge #4.

I took a Copic class a long time ago, and am quite out of practice. So any chance to use them now is welcome. The stamp set I used is by SugarPea and it's called Hot Diggity Dog.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Coffee... how I love thee!

I saw a challenge for coffee lovers a bit ago, and although I missed the deadline for that one, I decided to make a coffee-themed card for the SugarPea designs MixItUp Challenge #3 for June.

I used SugarPea's Caffeine Addict stamp set and also their Coffee Words diecut. I couldn't agree with this sentiment any more... as a matter of fact, it's time for a cuppa right now :-)