Saturday, August 29, 2015

Butterfly Reflections, Ink feature

Happy Saturday, crafty friends! I'm up today on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog today with two cards and I hope you'll pop over there to see how I made them. 

Enjoy your weekend! Thanks for stopping in. :) 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Cardmaking and cupcakes

I had the chance to wander through my favourite crafty store the other day and picked up this Heidi Swapp wood veneer.  I knew I could alter it to make it into a little home decor piece. 

A little gold embossing powder was all it took to jazz it up. I'm super happy with it and it's already hanging on the wall of my studio. Side note- the favourite crafty store I mentioned above? It's the Paper Pickle and it's AMAZING. Cardmaking and scrapbooking supplies all packaged in the loveliest store you've ever seen. Do you know what else they have in that store? Wait for it...CUPCAKES. Shut the front door it's a crafty store AND bakery all in one. Bliss. 

Thanks for stopping in! 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

CAS-ual Fridays goodbye

I'm up today on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog with my final feature as a Girl Friday. My one year term was super fun and flew by so quickly. I adored working with Michele, and the rest of the AMAZING design team. Those ladies seriously rock! 

I did some fun ink blending on a piece of white cardstock to create the look of a sunset over the ocean. Then I stamped and embossed the sun from Sunbeams in gold. I went over top of it with a clear Wink of Stella glitter marker so it's extra sparkly in real life (it weirdly looks almost dirty/messy on screen...I promise it's not). The sentiment was stamped in black underneath, then the entire panel was adhered with foam tape on a white card base. 

Here are a few of my favourite creations from my time on the CFS team...

Thanks for sticking with me this past year and enjoying in my CAS-ual Fridays creations. :) I have lots of fun stuff on the horizon...stay tuned! 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Fun Fridays

Happy Friday! I have a few cards to share today that I've posted on my Instagram account, but not here. Are you on Instagram? Feel free to follow me there @marciesharp

I LOVE how the soft, watercoloured background turned out on this get well card. It's muted, yet cheerful. 

I couldn't quite put my watercolours away yet, and made another background that was a little more vibrant and fun.  That gold embossed doily and scripty sentiment? LOVE. 

And finally, a quick card pulled together with a stitched circle die cut and GORGEOUS sentiment die. I die cut the sentiment from white, then heat embossed it gold to match the patterned paper. It took me under 10 minutes to whip this one up. 

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a fantastic weekend! 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches 200th Celebration!

The CAS-ual Fridays Stamps design team is helping the Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog celebrate their 200th sketch today! 

Isn't that a fun sketch?! Love it! 

I interpreted the line across as a place to focus my design. I stamped the smaller flower from Mon Ami repeatedly across the card and coloured them in with Copic markers. The sentiment was stamped below, with shading added with a grey Copic. A few sequins were adhered and done! Easy peasy. 

Why don't you pop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and play along for a chance to win great prizes! Thanks for stopping in! Have a GREAT day. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Beary Special Birthday Wishes

I'm up today on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog today with this fun birthday shaker card. I hope you'll pop over there and check out how I made it! 

I used the Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die-namics, Birthday Bears stamp set and co-ordinating Die-namics for my card, as well as Grape Jelly and Limelight inks (all products by My Favorite Things). 

I'm playing along with the MFT Summer School lesson- Color Temperatures. I *always* try to be a good student, and this kind of homework is just plain fun. :)  Blue, purple and green give a 'cool' temperature look to my card, keeping it a bit more reserved than if I had used hot pink, orange and yellow (that was my other choice!). I even coloured up my bear and cake in the same scheme. 

Have you played along with Summer School? There are still a few more days to join in! 

Monday, August 17, 2015

All Things Embellished

It's hot and sweaty here in southwestern Ontario and I'm staying cool inside, creating away in my crafty corner! The days are being counted until school starts again...I for one, love my kiddos being home but will enjoy being back to routine and having more time for creating. They both enjoy school and are looking forward to seeing their friends on a daily basis. It's win/win for everyone. 

I'm playing along in my friend Virginia's challenge today, which is All Things Embellished. Virginia and I only live about 2.5 hours away from each other so I'm hoping someday we get the chance to meet. :) 

For this elegant sympathy card, I used a line of adhesive-backed pearls to highlight where the Scripty Sayings sentiment was stamped. After inking a wood veneer butterfly, I covered it with Spica glitter to give it some sparkle.  This was a quick card to put together but packs a pretty punch. 

Just for fun, here are a few of my favourite embellished cards that I've made in the past: 

Thanks for stopping in today! Have a good one. :)