Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Where in the world is she?

Hello everyone,

I thought I'd drop in and let you all know where I've been lately.

I am in search of my mojo.  I lost it sometime around Christmas 2017 and I have been struggling to get back into card making.  I walk by my craft room everyday and just look and dream about all the wonderful goodies I have and want so desperately to play with. But every time I put my butt in the chair and get all set up, I just sit there and stare at the paper or stamp set that's on my desk.

I have to say that it is frustrating and scary to just go blank.  I do sometimes force myself to place with some ink and do a background in hopes of it jogging my creative juices but again, I just sit there staring at it.

I have still been creative though. When I was younger, my mom taught me how to knit and crochet, so that's what I've been doing to keep my hands happy.  If I can and you want me to, I can share what I'm working here on my blog.  I know this is all cards so I wasn't sure if you'd like something a bit different.

So that's it for why I've been MIA.  I know I'll be back, but for now I'm just taking it one day at a time and spending time with my family.

Thank you for sticking around and being patient with me as I try and figure things out.

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn :)

Friday, January 26, 2018

Two Designers - One Stamp Set for CAS-ual Friday Stamps

Hello everyone,

I am super excited to be joining amazing talented design team member Kimberly (you can see her post here) for a fun collaboration.  Two designers, one stamp set.

We chose the Shenanigans stamp set, which has the best sayings. We chose to do rainbow colours with sequins and I was having so much fun that I made three cards.

So for my first card added a bit of Spun Sugar to the background and then stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onix Black ink.

I used a background die that cut out vertical strips and I used the negative pieces to make the candle sticks.  I then did some ink blending with a combination of Distress Oxide and regular Distress ink to create the rainbow and then did some water splatters for texture.  I used a leaf die to create the fire on top and ink blended those as well with distress ink. I popped them up with foam tape and added the sequins.  I always have the hardest time adding those.  You'd think I was performing surgery.  LoL!!!

For my second, there were leftovers from the candles and they were just too pretty to through out so I added them to a black background.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Then again, did surgery with the sequins.

And for my last card, I had this background sitting on my desk and thought that a more masculine card would work so I stamped the sentiment with Versafine ink and heat embossed it with a black sparkly powder from Ranger. Just because it's a masculine card doesn't mean it can't have a little sparkle so I added a few silver and black gems.

I can't thank Kim enough for thinking of me for this collaboration and to Michelle for being fabulous!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn :)

Monday, December 18, 2017

A Blog Named Hero - Mid-month Inspiration

Hello everyone,

I'm back with our mid-month inspiration with A Blog Named Hero and Simon Says Stamp.

It's a bitter sweet post for me as this is the last for the 2017 term.  Be sure to head over to our blog for the design team post for all the details.

Now, for my card I used the Felicity Snowflake die again because it's awesome.  I used the Simon Says Stamp glitter paper and adhered it to an A2 size card base.

I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on to black card stock. I then cut it out with my trimmer and adhered it with foam tape to the card. And that is my card.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

AAA Cards Challenge #105 - Sparkle

Hello everyone,

We are back with a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this is a favourite - SPARKLE!!!!  

This is a one layer card. I used a Versamark pen and I heat embossed the Dahlia background stamp from The Ton with Ranger gold tinsel embossing powder.  Which is absolutely fabulous!  It sparkles so much.

I then die cut the Joy sentiment from Studio Katia out of red card stock and adhered it to the card.  And that was it!  This would work well to mass produce. 

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Happy Little Stamper with a $20 gift certificate.

I hope you'll head over to our blog and play along.

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!!

Coralynn :)

Sunday, November 26, 2017

AAA Cards Challenge #104 - Christmas

Hello everyone,

We are back with a new challenge over at AAA Card and it's looking a lot like Christmas!  And it's a good thing because that's what our challenge theme is.

For my card, I used a set from Lawn Fawn with a light grey ink I stamped a little pattern from the bottom left corner to the top right. I stamped and coloured the adorable puppy, hat and bone and coloured him in with my copics.  I added some applique to the hat to give it interest.

I cut out a banner from red cardstock and stamped the sentiment in white ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I popped the images and banner on foam tape and called it done. 

Uniko is our wonderful sponsor this challenge and the winner has a choice of an in-stock stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn  :)