Wednesday, August 20, 2014

May Today Be Sweet...

Well Happy Wednesday!

It amazes me how I miss crafting when I am away from home....  It's just such a part of who I am, and that's a good thing!  So I am back from visiting my grandchildren in Washington..  It was an awesome visit, and my best girlfriend came up to visit also...  I'll share our activities on my next blog.

Today I am participating in Make it Monday #177 - Using Cover Plate Negatives.  Click on the Make it Monday link and you will see the video and sample cards on the Capture the Moment blog.

I'm using a die that is actually a coverplate and usually covers the 4.25 x 5.50 card.  I've used some of the negative pieces, which are the yellow rectangles, here's my card:

The colors I'm using are Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake with the bowl white embossed.

This was a pretty quick card!  I used the kitchen fresh Bowl of Sunshine Stamp Set.  Love the lemons and the Corning Ware looking bowls. 

I sprinkled a few yellow sequins on the card, the sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

With the embossed bowl, the sequins, the white brads and the daffodil delight rectangles, I've added some texture to the card.  There's also a yellow "twine" bow on the bowl.

I hope you enjoy this lemon fresh card today, and that your TODAY is sweet!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and enjoy the rest of your week!  
Try to create something everyday, it's kind of therapeutic!!


Monday, August 11, 2014

Ballet Days.....

Hi and Happy Monday to you!!

I'm participating in the Capture the Moment Make it Monday #176 - Backgrounds with Embossing Paste.  If you click on the Capture the Moment link above, you can see the beautiful samples and the  instruction video.  Learn a new technique for backgrounds!

I didn't color my background but I DID sprinkle tons of glitter on the paste!   It's really sparkly!  This technique of using embossing paste really adds some texture to your designs!
Here is my card:

I think I am in love with all of my stamps..   This little ballerina is from Papertrey Ink and it's the Ballerina Beauty Mini Stamp Set.

How cute is she?  I need to make more of these cards in different colors, my grand daughter would love her in purple!

The flower stamp is from the same set, they are colored with a blush pink marker and glued and glittered!  You either love it or you hate it, but I am a glitter lover!!  And the Dance and Twirl Birthday Girl greeting?!?!?!  Cuteness overload!

She has a glittered skirt, and three rhinestones as added embellishment!

You can see a little bit more sparkle here in this photo, I just loved this technique AND this adorable stamp set!

Thank you for stopping by today, I'll be up visiting my grandkids for a week, so I probably won't post for a week, but will be back later next week!

Have a great week!


Friday, August 8, 2014

Make it Monday (on Friday!)

Well Hello There!!

My how time flies!  It's been six months since I've posted a card to stamp. craft. pin.!  I'm back for a spell!!

I love creating and I try to be creative every day!  I'm going to start blogging my cards again AND I will be adding some goodies to my etsy shop - Schalk's Card Schoppe! 

This week I created a card for Capture the Moment's Make it Monday,  Creating Card Borders Using
Non-Border Dies......oh, well I fussy cut my border, I didn't use a die, but it still works!!

You can see the video here (from Capture the Moment):  Make it Monday #175.

Here is the card on the video, it's so cute, I love the apple border:

And here is the card I made:

The Designer Series Paper is Lullaby by Stampin' Up!.  The butterfly and the greeting is also from 
Stampin' Up!, it's from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set (one of my favorite new sets).

For this card I stamped the flowers on the Designer Series Paper and cut them out to create the floral edge.  I then stamped and cut out more flowers and layered them with leaves from the same Papertrey Ink stamp set.  I stamped the butterfly on DSP and used the butterfly punch to set that butterfly free!!

"A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way" is from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set, it is stamped in Hello Honey.  The other colors used are Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White and Crisp Cantaloupe - all from Stampin' Up!  I didn't think this card was going to make it after I cut the flower border, but the more layers of leaves and flowers I added, the more I liked it!
I hope you enjoy my Make it Monday card!  
Thank you for stopping by today!!  Have a fabulous weekend!!