Narwhal and a Rainbow

The Sisterhood Of Crafters – Kids Cards

I have had this Picture Book Jumping Whale die from SSS on my desk for quite awhile so I figured it was time to put it to use. So our granddaughter has been talking about narwhals which may be the new unicorn to her age group so I decided to create this little ‘miss you’ card for her. My rainbow was created using a Lawn Fawn die and the colors are backwards but I after cutting the die with colored cardstock these were the leftover pieces. (and still have 4 more rainbows in random order to create) My clouds are My Favorite Things Die-namics die cut from glitter paper and I also used Corcord & 9th’s double cut alphabet dies cut from SSS rainbow paper. My go to cloud stencil created the soft background. So rainbows, narwhals, glittery fun are definitely a Brooke card. No stamps used on this card today just a lot of love.

Feather Napkin

Just Us Girls Word Week #530

I wasn’t sure if I would be able to fit any challenges in this week since I just completed my Easter and Spring cards and they are heading for the mailbox tomorrow. But I did complete the challenge for the Feathers Word Week from Just Us Girls Challenge. So feathers are not really my thing but I received a beautiful card from Johanna using the corner fold card and a napkin recently and Golda also posted a card on her blog with a napkin. My Easter napkins actually had a feather on it so this is what I created and the third time was the charm ( lots of scraps for me to play with after this project). GKD cardstock and patterned paper and the sentiment is from The Northwoods by Theresa Momber. Inside of the fold, I stamped a feather from GKD’s Vintage Chic stamp set. I found a message for the inside that reads “Feathers are reminders that Angels are always near”. This card is going to a cousin who lost her husband a few months ago.

Easter Buckle Fold

MIUCB#36
Buckle Card Open

Playing along with a new to me challenge the Mix It Up Challenge Blog which is a monthly Anything Goes with an optional twist. This month’s twist is a Fancy Fold card. I found this buckle fold card on Lisa Curcio’s Blog. The stamps I used for my card are a combination of CC Designs Easter Funnies and SU’s Miracle of Spring and Heaven Blessed stamp sets. Patterned paper is from GKD.

Thanks for looking. Stay Safe!

Bunny Blessings

ModSquadChallenge – Spring has Sprung
GKD April Monthly Mix Challenge

This the season of spring and challenge themes, too. So my card will fit both the Gina K Designs April Monthly Mix Challenge hosted by Mindy Eggen and the ModSquad Challenge Spring has Sprung challenge hosted by Judy with GKD as the challenge sponsor. Yes I know there is that SSS Oval of Flowers stencil again sponged in a yellow ink and some shine added to it by my Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen. The bunnies and sentiment are from GKD stamp set Basket Blessings illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger. The dots under the bunnies is a die from Impression Obsession.

Banners and Dies

DRU Challenge #142
Double D Challenge – Banners

I’m spending the day in my stamping space, working on challenges and attempting to finish Easter cards. I’m not quite sure how cohesive this card is but the more I look at it; I do believe it is growing on me. So the first challenge is the Dies R Us Challenge #142 – Anything Goes Using Any Brand of Die DRU Sells. For this challenge I pulled out my Impression Obsession Die 264-ZZ. For such a detailed die, this cuts beautifully. I layered this die 3 times and then backed it with some glitter paper. (I ran out of white which was my preferred choice so used silver) I also used a Tim Holtz Sizzix Celebrate word die that was cut out on some rainbow patterned paper from SSS.

The Double “D” Challenge is a Banner Challenge. To meet the challenge guidelines I decided on my Pretty Pink Posh Layered Party set of stencils using the Banner stencil. The banners were first rainbow sponged and the second layer of banners were created by using Nuvo Moonstone glimmer paste.

Double D Challenges Mood Board

Bunny Whimsy

As You See It Challenge #222

The As You See It Challenge is a recipe which needs to include Flowers, Die cut or Punch, Ribbon or Twine, Something Shiny and Patterned Paper. My rule of the day is to read all of the instructions and check them off before gluing to card front. My card includes a Sweet n Sassy Benjamin Bunny with a flower pot (check), butterflies punch and mat under sentiment – shiny gold cardstock and punch (check, check), patterned paper….where is the patterned paper? I originally found some really really cute ribbon with carrots on it and made that my panel, taped everything down and realized NO patterned paper. Disassembled card front carefully except for the upper corner with received another shiny butterfly. Added my flower patterned paper from GKD’s Bold & Blooming paper pack and re-assembled my card. (check). The ribbon is now the bow on bunny (check) . I do think I completed the recipe for whimsy. The butterfly punches are Martha Stewart, Key Lime cardstock, patterned paper and ribbon are all GKD. The gold mirror paper was a find at my Michael’s and the egg embossing folder is from Darice.

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Rainbow Hopes

GKD Monthly Mix Challenge

Playing along with the March monthly Mix Challenge at Gina K Designs hosted by Rema to include some kind of rainbow on your project. I pulled out an older GKD stamp set “Hope is Faith” in red rubber which seemed pretty appropriate during this time. My rainbow was created with GKD inks except for the yellow. Cardstock and sequins also GKD. Emboss resist technique used for my stamping in versamark and clear embossing powder.

Thanks for looking and a fun challenge, Rema.

Purple Flowers

The Purple Players Challenge 483

Cutting it close to meet the deadline for the Claire’s Sketch Challenge at The Paper Players. Today’s card uses a sentiment from SU Miracle of Spring, SSS Oval Flowers Stencil, Pink & Main’s Easter Egg Stencil, Spellbinder’s Scalloped and Classic Oval Dies, GKD’s Wild Lilac ink, cardstock and patterned paper. Also used Nuvo Glimmer paste for the egg stencil which is difficult to see and Aqua Shimmer glitter gloss pen for the oval flowers.

I’m currently working on some Easter cards and maybe some fun girlfriend cards, too. Have a great day! Stay Safe!!

Spring Tulips

Double D Challenges: Welcome SPRING

Spring has sprung so it’s time to get working on those spring and Easter cards. With the Double D Challenge of Welcome Spring and their inspiring Mood Board, I felt motivated enough to move away from the news and create. My card uses some new to me products from SSS including the Brutus Monroe Burst stencil, SSS’s Layered Tulips stencil and an oldie stamp set sentiment from GKD’s Spring Blessings set. The tulip stencil is a four piece layering stencil which is quite a challenge for me in itself. My stems are dark because someone pulled dark sage instead of fresh asparagus ink….yikes….oh well….they are healthy stems. I also added a little bit of light blue to the background so it wasn’t so white. I think I’ll add clouds on my next attempt using my go to cloud stencil by our Bonnie.