Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Coloring Faye- a Watch it Wednesday for Waffle Flower Crafts

Hello!

I hope you are enjoying your week!  I am currently in day 5 of our snow vacation lol!  We got a crazy amount of snow over the weekend- 26 inches all together, which is the most we've had here since moving to the area 10 years ago.   The girls won't be going back to school until next Tuesday!  My hubby and I are back at it today though- him to work and me to school.  I have enjoyed the time at home though.  I crafted- scrapbooked, made cards, cross stitched, and crocheted all weekend.  And I painted my kitchen!  It is looking beautiful now!

One of the cards I made was this cutie for Waffle Flower Crafts:


I used the mini Faye Stamp Set to make this card.  I stamped her out onto the diecut square from the Doily Square Die Set and colored her with Prismacolor colored pencils and Gamsol.  I love how she turned out :)  The bit of paper is from Bella Blvd. and the sequins are from Neat and Tangled.  Here is a closer look:


If you are interested, I created a video for the Waffle Flower blog with this card as well.  Pop over to today's post to see it!

Thank you for popping by today!  I hope you are all enjoying your week!

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Waffle Flower's January Challenge

Hi!  Happy Monday!  I am using this extra day off to play catch up :)  The last few weeks have been a whirlwind!  CHA was busy and fun!  It was so nice to meet people I chat with online in real life.  I recognized almost everyone lol!  After CHA I came back to a full schedule of classes to start- I already have homework!  I think my classes will be pretty fun this semester though!  I also had to have a crafty day pronto thanks to all the inspiration the last week brought.  And of course hang out with the family- the long weekend was perfect for that!

Today I also have a card I made for the current Waffle Flower Challenge:


This month's challenge is stenciling.  I created a stencil using the Tribal Pattern Die.  I diecut it out and sponged ink from the Hero Arts purple ombre ink pad over it.  I also used the Tribal Bear Stamp Set and Die for the stamped sentiment and smaller tribal pattern panel.  The Amazing Word Die Cut is a sneak from the upcoming release!  I can't wait to use more of the awesome new word dies- they will be available in February!

There are still a few days to play along with us at the Waffle Flower Challenge!  Pop over to the blog for more details!

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Grateful For You Card

Hi!

I have been on a Thank You card making kick lately and it's been fun!  I saved one to photograph for my blog before handing them out today :)  Here it is:


So, I used goodies from my stash for this one!  Everything is older except for the new embossing folder- I love these wide stripes!  It's from Heidi Swapp.  The label die is also newer- from the fall anyhow- and by Lawn Fawn.  I used the pretty Blossoming Buds stamp set from Paper Smooches to and stamped the flowers onto a tag cut out of watercolor paper.  I painted them in with my ink pads.  The papers are from an older October Afternoon 8x8 pad called Woodland Park- I still love these designs!


I hope you had a great holiday season!  My girls are excited to be getting back to school tomorrow.  I start next week- after CHA!!  I'll be working with Nina and a few other DT girls in the Waffle Flower Booth!  If you're heading there be sure to stop by and say hi! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
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Monday, December 21, 2015

Love You Sew Much Card

Hello! It's week three of the Waffle Flower Challenge which means I have a card to share with you!  This month's challenge was stamp layering:


And here is my card:


It ended up being a one layer card, too!  I started by stamping the doily from the Circle Doily Stamp Set with white pigment ink onto my card front.  Once it was dry, I blended some pink ink over it.  I love how there is a ghost image of it!  Next, I pulled out the Notions Stamp Set.  I stamped the thread bobbins in some fun colors.  I stamped the sentiment over the top in black and added some stamped hearts around the outside.  I embellished with just a few puffy black heart stickers. Here is a closer look:


I love how this one turned out!  Layering stamps is fun!

The challenge is still going on through this week so I hope if you have a chance, you'll play along with us!  The challenges have been so inspiring this season!  Don't forget to pop over to the Waffle Flower Blog to see what the other ladies created this week!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Stamp Layering With White Ink

Hello!  I am sharing a video about this simple layered stamping technique on the Waffle Flower Crafts blog today!  It is simple and may not have warranted a video but sometimes it's easy to forget just how simple techniques can be!  They don't all need to take a half an hour to do, right? :)


This card features the DT Mix Stamp Set, Holiday Labels-Merry Stamp Set, Doily Circle Stamp Set, and Flower Circle Dies.  I did some layering with white cardstock as well.  I kept the embellishments and layout simple so the stamping would really stand out.
Here is a closer look at the center:


If you are curious about the video, pop over to the Waffle Flower Blog to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A Merry and Bright One-Layer Card

Look at this!  Two posts in two days?  I am loving it!! :)
Today I am sharing a fun card I made this weekend using a christmastime favorite from Waffle Flower Crafts:


This one ended up being only one layer.  I was going to cut out the design and add it to a different card front but loved how simple and bold it looked on the white.  I ended up cutting it down to a square instead!
The stamps are from the Doily Square Stamp Set and the Holiday Labels-Merry Stamp Set.  I started by stamping the center part.  I inked up the stamp with coral ink and then spritzed it with some water.  You can see the water spots in the stamped image- isn't that cool?
I added the green stamped doily next and then stamped the sentiment and label in black.  I added a few black snowflakes, a splatter of coral ink, and a few sequins to finish this one off!


This one was super quick to create but super fun!  I am loving the stamp layering technique- it's the Waffle Flower Challenge this month and it's been inspiring my cards! :)  Pop over to the Waffle Flower Blog for more info on the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Poinsettia Card

Hello!

Guess what!  I made it through my first semester back at school!!  I am finishing up my final essays and tests this week but the classes are done and I'm feeling pretty good about it!  Yay!!  I am so excited to have a month off and have already started some new projects.  I even pulled out my stamps to play just for fun!  It has been since August since that happened- not that design team work isn't fun lol!  I am so thankful to have that to force me to get crafty every so often. :)

Today I thought I'd share a card I made using a new stamp set I picked up from Stampin' Up! this season:


This set is called Reason for the Season.  It has this pretty 3-step flower and some great sentiments.  I paired it with my favorite new tag die by Neat and Tangled and some paper from My Mind's Eye.  I embellished with a few sequins, some washi tape, a bit of twine and gold thread.  A little bit of sparkle made this one really pretty!


I am so happy to have a few more minutes to my day now!  I will try to share like crazy while I can lol! :)  Hope you are all doing well!  Thanks for popping to to look today!

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