Friday, September 24, 2021

2021 Card Design Superstar: Clean & Simple Genius

 Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a card I made for the MFT 2021 Card Design Superstar: Clean and Simple Genius.


I used the SY Always Bring a Smile stamp set.  I used the Petite Clouds die for the clouds.  The image was colored with Copics and  colored pencils.  Thanks for stopping by!


Hugs and smiles,

Janice

Thursday, September 23, 2021

2021 MFT Card Design Superstar Contest

 Hello friends,

Today I am entering the annual MFT Card Design Superstar Contest.  I was so surprised to see the last post to my blog was for this very contest, only last year.  I used 3 stamp sets for the images I used to create my card.  This card is for the Coloring Virtuoso category.




I used the adorable crows from the Loveable Leopards set.  I used a Pure Innocence Ll'l Pumpkin, and a sentiment from Picture Perfect Party Animals.  To make the fence I used the die-namics to cut and trace the fence.  I used Copics and color pencils to color the scene.  The clouds were cut, free-hand.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Good luck to all the other participants!

Hugs and smiles,

Janice

Sunday, September 20, 2020

2020 Card Design Superstar: Coloring Virtuoso

Hello friends!  I haven't posted to my blog in such a long time because facebook hasn't been allowing me to link my cards to it.  We will see if this works.  Today I am sharing a card I made for the My Favorite Things Design Contest.  I am entering this card into the Coloring Virtuoso category.  I had a hard time choosing between Clean and Simple and Coloring Virtuoso.  This is my idea of Clean and Simple, but I think it might not qualify, so I went with Coloring Viruoso.



I used a Birdie Brown stamp set called Birthday Buds.  I just love that little mouse and the adorable elephant.  I use an old Fishtail Flags Stax die for the white colored layer.  The other two layers were cut with scissors.  I used MFT petite plaid for the birthday hats and background paper panel.  Hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by.


Hugs and smiles,

Janice



Tuesday, May 5, 2020

2's-DAY Tuesday May 5

Hello friends.  Today I have 2 cards to share using the same stamp set.  This set is Polka Dot Pals Imogen.  You can check out the store here to see what stamps are available for purchase.  If it is not available in the store you can always ask Kelly to order it for you.  She has really great customer service!


The first card I stamped with memento Angel Pink for some no-line coloring with copics and color pencil.  My friend Barbara is the illustrator of the Polka Dot Pals.  She is an amazing artist.  She encourages people to use her stamps in creative ways, like adding facial features or patterns.  As you can see I added an eye in place of just the black dot on the original image.

                                                                                                                                                                     My second card has the same image stamped with black memento ink.  I used a copic multiliner black pen to add some details to the card.  Kind of like a zentagle style.

                                                                                                                                                                             I hope you feel inspired to use your stamps in different ways.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Hugs and smiles, 

Janice                                                                                           

Thursday, April 30, 2020

New Digital Stamp from 7 Kids

Hello friends!  Today I have a card to share made with a new digital stamp from 7 Kids Craft Store.  This is Mum and Baby Fairy


This image was printed onto Neenah Kraft cardstock and colored with color pencils.  Then it was fussy cut and placed onto a card.  You can check out the new release stamps here!   As always I appreciate your visits!  Have a great day!

Hugs and smile,

Janice

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Unicorns and Glitter

Hello friends!  Today I don't have 2 cards to share from the same set.  I do have a sweet card to share using a set I purchased from 7 Kids Craft Store.  This is My Favorite Things, Unicorns and Glitter.


This was a fun stamp to color.  I used the smaller star stamps to stamp a background paper.  She was colored with copics and color pencils.  The rainbow and sentiment were stamped  and cut out and placed with pop dots.  7 Kids Craft Store has a wide selection of clearance that you can check out here.  We will be having another Instagram Hop on May 2.  I will post the details soon.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Janice

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

2's-Day Tuesday April 21

Hello friends!  Have you seen the new stamp line at 7 Kids Craft Store?  They are the cutest kitties.  Today I have 2 cards to share using the same stamp set, Kitten Gems



For this card I paper pieced the cat and the mouse.  The floor is a piece of woodgrain patterned paper.  The wall was colored with copic marker and I used a white jelly roll pen for the 3 dot pattern.

For this card I paper-pieced the background to look like a living room.  I stamped the mouse on some white cardstock and only used his head peaking out of a mouse hole in the wall.  Pretty kitty keeps a watchful eye on that mouse as she sits upon her rug.  7 Kids Craft Store has a special bundle price if you buy all 3 sets, for a limited time.  It's a great bargain and they are so cute.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Janice

Saturday, April 18, 2020

7 Kids Craft Store has a new line of stamps!

Hello friends!  7 Kids Craft Store is having an instagram hop to showcase a brand new line of stamps under the 7 Kids Crafts brand.  There are 3 sets.  I like to call them Kelly's Kitties, but each set has their own name.  One is Kitten Frills, Kitten Gems, and Purrfect Friends.  Kelly has a live video she shared a few hours ago.  You can see her live here.  Here are my cards.  Kelly has a sweet deal!  Buy all 3 sets for a bundled price of $38.77.




Please join the instagram hop to see what the other designers have created.  You have until April 22 for a chance to win a $20.00 gift card to the 7 Kids Store.  Just leave a comment on each designers instagram posts featuring these adorable new stamps.  A winner will be chosen at random.  Good luck and enjoy the hop!  You can start the hop here at 3pm Eastern time.

Hugs and smiles,

Janice

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

2's-Day Tuesday April 14

Hello everyone!  Today I have 2 cards to share made with a Penny Black stamp called Lolly. purchased from 7 Kids Craft Store.   It is such a cute stamp.  My sister in law's name is Lolly.  That is not her real name.  Her name is Stephanie.  My husband couldn't say Stephanie when they were little, so he named her Lolly.  My FIL called her Jolly Lolly ever since.  I didn't know her as a baby, but she was adorable.  She has a very infectious laugh!  Missing that laugh across the miles!

So here are my cards.
This card was colored with watercolor and colored pencils.


For this card, I stamped the lollipop 8 times and colored them with mostly fluorescent copic markers and cut them out.  I stamped and colored her sweet face with copics and cut it out.  I spaced the lollipops on a circle and put her face in the middle.  I think this card is colorful and cheerful and makes a cute birthday card.  Two different ways to use one stamp.  Hope you like them.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Janice

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

2's-Day Tuesday April 7

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing 2 cards I made with the stamp set Polka Dot Pals Harley.  You may purchase Whimsy Stamps at 7 Kids Craft Store. Barbara Sproatmeyer and Jennifer Dove challenged each other with Creative Color Placement, a technique they created along with Zoe I believe.  Sometimes I would join in on their challenges.  Barbara used Pdp Harley to create The Swedish Chef and Jennifer used it to create Animal.  They are so gifted with their talents.  Barbara also went on later to create The Count.  So here are my cards.  I made Miss Piggy and Summer Penguin.  They are Muppet Babies.

Nowhere near their caliber but I had fun and I challenged myself.  I will share several photos to show how I did these.

Sorry this is difficult to see.  I used a very light pink ink to stamp pdp Harley.
This is the start of her face.
This shows the progression.
Sorry for the long post.  Hope you find it interesting!  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Janice

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