Sunday, June 25, 2017

Can You Case It #162, A Sketch Challenge

Welcome back to my blog!  Have I got an adorable card to share today?!  Here is the inspiration:

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And here is my card:


Adorable, right??  Told ya!  I just love this owl stamp (Impression Obsession).  I colored him with water colored pencils (Prima).  The sentiment stamp is from the set, sometimes I wonder (Unity Stamp Co.).  Ripped blue pattern paper and paper strip are Webster's Pages.  I believe cork background paper is Simple Stories.  Sentiment was stamped in ink from Stampin' Up and owl was stamped in Ranger ink.

Thanks for visiting!

Until next time,
Dawn

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Can You Case It #161, A Color Challenge

Hey there!  So glad you can spend a few minutes visiting my blog.  This week we are having a fabulous color challenge on the Can You Case It Facebook page.  Image may contain: text
Here is my card:




Products used:
Butterfly and sentiment stamps (Unity Stamp Co.)
Ink splatters stamp (Unity Stamp Co.)
Inks (Tim Holtz)
Pattern paper (Webster's Pages)

I so hope you play with us.  Check back every week.

Until next time,
Dawn

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Can You Case It #160, A Color Challenge

Have I got a dapper card to share for this two week challenge?!  But first, check out the color combo for this challenge.

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Here is my card with a very dapper dude:





 I purchased this dog stamp in April at the Adventures in Stamping Convention in Akron, Ohio.  I love this stamp set; there are some other amazing dogs in this set.  The artist behind this Woofpack stamp set is Brett Weldele (Stampers Anonymous).  Other items used to create this card are pattern paper (Crate Paper, My Minds Eye); paper die cuts (Fancy Pants); metal embellishments and washi tape (Prima); film strip ribbon (Tim Holtz); oil pastels (Prima); and a gelato (Faber Castell).

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you play along with us on Facebook.  I can't wait to see your creations.

Until next time,
Keep crafting in peace and love,
Dawn

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Can You Case It #159, A Sketch Challenge

Hello!  I have been off the crafting grid for a couple of weeks, but now I am back.  It was so great getting back in my studio.  Today, I finished a guest book I have been working on and I created this card for the Can You Case It Challenge.
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Here is my card:



This card features stamps from the Hello New Life stamp set (Unity Stamp Co.).  This set is absolutely gorgeous.  I colored the flowers with water soluble oil pastels (Prima Marketing Inc.).  The mason jar is a metal sticker (Jolee's).  Pattern paper is Webster's Pages.

I really love how this card turned out.  Come join us on Facebook.  I can't wait to see your art.

Keep crafting in love and peace,
Dawn



Saturday, May 27, 2017

Enjoy Mixed Media Canvas Album

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing a mixed media canvas album (Prima) that I altered.  I really, really love how it turned out.  The cover features loads of shabby chic goodness.








 It's graduation season so I thought this would make for a great guest book.  It could also serve as a Sweet 16 guest book, a Quinceanera guest book, or an art journal,  This book is filled with 50 sheets of various papers (heavy weight white card stock, heavy weight cream card stock, and heavy weight pattern paper).  There are also two envelopes included inside, metal clips and metal hangers with banners.

The cover features various inks (Prima Marketing Inc.), floral stems (Prima), a mini cloche (Prima), light bulb (Prima), metal watering can (Prima), a metal garden sink (Prima), a wood clock (Prima), a resin butterfly (Melissa Frances), and die cut paper (Heidi Swapp).

This item is available for purchase in my ETSY shop, lovepaperetc.etsy.com.  It is ready to ship.

Thanks for visiting.

Until next time,
Dawn




Sunday, May 7, 2017

Can You Case It #156, Ombre Challenge

Welcome back friends to our weekly challenge!  I have to admit, this challenge was somewhat of a struggle for me.  It took me several takes to get this ombre background.  It's way late and now I'm thinking I didn't follow the guidelines for this challenge (LOL).  It's been one of those weeks.  Here is the inspiration:
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Here is my card:



The background was created with a stencil (Art Anthology) and Stampin' Up inks.  Colored pencils were used on the guy stamp (Dina Wakley).  Sentiment is from June 2014 Kit of the Month (Unity Stamp Co.).  I also used die cut paper (Heidi Swapp) and a strip of pattern paper (Authentique).  Film strip is Tim Holtz and screws are Prima.

I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope this challenge inspires you to create.  Please come back again next week for another challenge.

Until next time,
Dawn

Savvy 7-May 2017-Blog Hop-May Flowers

Welcome to this month's blog hop!  I am really excited about this one because I absolutely love flowers.  It is finally spring and everything is blooming.  The flower I used on this card is absolutely gorgeous.





The flower and butterflies are from the March 2016 SMAK Kit called breathe it all in love it all out (Unity Stamp Co.).  The sentiment is also Unity.  It comes from the set, include yourself in beauty.  In creating this card, I inked white card stock with various inks (Tim Holtz and Stampin' Up).  I then stamped flower and butterflies.  I used Prima water colors around the flower and in the center.  A colored pencil was used to fill in the tiny flowers inside the large flower.  The sentiment was stamped last.

[inlinkz_linkup id=712610 mode=1] Thank you for hopping with us; make sure you come back the first Sunday of each month.

Until next time,
Dawn


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Can You Case It #155, A Sketch Challenge

Welcome back friends!  We are having a sketch challenge this week at Can You Case It:

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Here is my card:




For this card I used some products I just purchased today at Adventures in Stamping in Akron, Ohio: Distress Oxide Inks (Tim Holtz) and this stamp called Best Gift (Technique Junkies).  This stamp caught my eye because of the beautiful sentiment and the layout which is perfect for this sketch.  I really love my new Distress Oxides.  If you haven't checked them out yet, I highly recommend you do...they are amazing.

Until next time,
Dawn

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Can You Case It #154, A Color Challenge

Welcome back friends!  Can You Case It is having a color challenge for the next two weeks.  This awesome color mix was selected by Rose:


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Here is my card:



I love this paper collection by Pink Paislee.  It's perfect for scrapping those camping trip and road trip memories.  Everything you see here is Pink Paislee except die cut paper (Heidi Swapp) and hammered nailhead (Tim Holtz).

Since this is a two week challenge, you have plenty of time to join us.  I look forward to seeing your creations.

Until next time,
Keep crafting in peace and love,
Dawn

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Can You Case It #153, A Sketch Challenge

Hello my friends!  So glad you are here and hope you are inspired to participate in this week's challenge.  Check out this great sketch by Pam:

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Here is my card inspired by this sketch:




 For this card I used a throwback stamp from Unity Stamp Co.  This stamp, friends holding hands, is from the April 2009 Kit of the Month, fresh beginnings.  This stamp is so sweet..  The sentiment stamp is from a Unity grab bag, your heart and my heart.  Other supplies used are a torn page from a vintage book, pattern paper (Webster's Pages), a canvas ATC, heavy gesso (Prima), water colors (Prima), enamel dots (My Minds Eye), chipboard clock (Pink Paislee), and ink (Stampin' Up and Tim Holtz).

Make sure you stop by next week for even more inspiration.

Until next time,
Dawn

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Can You Case It #152, A Color Challenge

Hello Friends! Welcome back to the CYCI challenge! Here is an amazing color combo presented by our very own, Amber:Image may contain: texthttp://canyoucaseit.com/?p=3663

With this springy combo of colors I decided to make an Easter card with little Buttercup (Unity Stamp Co.):









 Isn't she the cutest lil' bunny ever?  I have had her for a couple of years and this is my first time inking her up.  I colored her with Copics and Prima water color pencils.  The sentiment is also from the Buttercup set (Unity Stamp Co.).  Other supplies used are:  felt cloud (Basic Grey); pattern paper (Webster's Pages); chipboard flower (Crate Paper); and die cut paper (Heidi Swapp).  The mini wood flower I received as a freebie from Unity.

I really appreciate you taking the time to visit.  Please come again next week for a sketch challenge.

Until next time,
Dawn





Savvy 7-April 2017-Blog Hop-Birthdays

Happy Birthday!  No it's not my birthday, but it just may be your birthday.  And it just so happens that birthdays are the theme for this month's blog hop at thesavvy7.blogspot.com.  Come join us and celebrate...whether it's your birthday or not.

For my card I chose Maggie Girl (It's Your Birthday) from Unity Stamp Co.  I believe this set was one of the first Unity sets I ever purchased. And can you believe this is my first time inking her up?  What took so long, considering I have been a Unity addict for the past, I don't know, 5+ years?  I know what took so long; I forgot I had her considering I shop a whole lot faster than I create.  This shopping faster than creating popped up recently in my Facebook feed.  Boy, can I relate?!

Anywhoo, let's get to my card:









I colored Maggie with Derwent and Prima water color pencils.  I added a bunch of pattern paper pieces from Crate Paper.  I also used die cut paper and an acetate word from Heidi Swapp.  I really like how this card turned out.

Well, friends, I have to go, but please check out the rest of the team and I hope you leave our little hop inspired.

Until next time,
Dawn

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Can You Case It #151, A Sketch Challenge

Hey everyone!  This week at Can You Case It we are having a sketch challenge.  Check it out right here:


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Here is my card:





For this card, I used a crafting tool I have not used in some time, an embossing folder.  This was also the first time I ever used this particular embossing folder.  It is called poppy (Provo Craft).  Sentiment stamp is from butterfly endearment (Unity Stamp Co.).  Glass jar on a pedestal is from Salvage District (Prima).  Inks used are Stampin' Up, Tim Holtz, and Derwent and Prima water color pencils.

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Your comments always make my heart sing.  Be sure to swing by next week-end for a color challenge.

Until next time...keep crafting in peace and love,
Dawn

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Can You Case It #150, A Color Challenge

Welcome back to this week's challenge at Can You Case It?!  Check out this fabulous, earthy, color combo picked by our DTM, Kevin.  These colors work great together, particularly for those masculine cards.



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Here is my card:






A co-worker recently lost her dad.  I don't make too many masculine sympathy cards.  I thought these colors were perfect for his sympathy card.  Also, this is my first time stamping on a book page.  I've been wanting to do this for some time.  I love it.  Will use this technique a lot.  The book page is from a vintage book I purchased for $1.00 at a book sale at my local library.  The book was published in 1924.  Amazing, right?

Supplies used:  large stamp is called tangled leaf background (Donna Downey Studios and Unity Stamp Co.); sentiment stamp is from the February 2015 Sentiment Kit, beautiful life, blessed memories (Unity Stamp Co.); copper brad (Making Memories); blue ink (Stampin' Up); green ink (Smooch); copper metallic rub on ink (Craf-T Products, Inc.); and string (Stampin' Up).

Thanks for visiting my blog and make sure you join us for this challenge on Facebook/Can You Case It Challenge Group.

Until next time, stay crafty my friends,
Dawn

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Can You Case It #149, Sketch by Rose

Welcome back friends!  So grateful to have you visiting my blog.  Guess what???  Can You Case It is now back weekly, along with sketch challenges.  I am so psyched about the return of sketch challenges.  I mean, "Who doesn't love a great sketch?"  Check out this one by Rose:













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And here is my card:




I received this stamp as a free gift from Unity Stamp Co.  Isn't she gorgeous?  She is colored with Prima water color pencils and Faber Castell colored pencils.  Other products used are pattern paper (Webster's Pages), a partial doily (Recollections), and a mini wood camera I inked.

Thanks for looking!  Make sure you visit the Can You Case It Facebook page for more inspiration and to participate in our weekly challenges.  I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations.

Until next week,
Dawn