Happy New Home

Hi everyone! Another Happy Monday to you – hope your week will be off to a good start! A new challenge is live over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #123 – Anything Goes! Our sponsor this month is DRS Designs, so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize!

I created a ‘new home’ card and used the simply adorable Single Birdhouse stamp for my project. Many of you know that my husband and I sold our home in early May and have been living in our fifth wheel waiting to close on another home 95 miles northwest of where we were living. The sale of that home went without a hitch. However, nothing has been on schedule with the purchase of the new home and we are now approaching three months since we went under contract. My heart was really in this card because we are yearning so badly to get into the new home, lol! But there is light at the end of the tunnel… looks like we may finally be closing soon!


I chose a couple coordinating papers for the background and colored the image with matching alcohol markers. I attempted to make it look a little weathered. ;)


I adhered the left and right panels to foam for a little dimension, leaving the birdhouse image flat on the card base. I bridged the sentiment onto the panels across the bottom of the image, and added some tiny clear rhinestones to the flowers on the left-hand panel.


I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the paper used on the front. The front and inside sentiments are from my digital stash.


One more look… so happy with how this turned out! I love that image! ;)


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, DCWV Cafe Mediterranean matstack
Stamps: DRS Designs Single Birdhouse stamp, Polkadoodles Winnie Celebrations 2 Sentiments
Ink: Studio 71 alcohol markers- BG4, BG7, BG8, BG10, BG12, Y3, Y7, YR4, YR15, N2, N5, R12, E11
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Fasteners, Darice clear rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an anything goes project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! And be sure to visit DRS Designs to check out all the amazing stamps and goodies! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Happy New Home

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday and Happy New Year! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for our January It’s New To Me challenge! We’d love to see your project celebrating a new job, new baby, wedding, retirement, graduation, etc.! I created a new home card using the Hero Arts House Stamp & Cut (matching stamps and dies).


I stamped all the pieces, cut them with the coordinating dies and then colored them with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, keeping the color scheme pretty basic. I used a grass border die across the bottom. The sun and the sentiment are heat embossed.


I left the inside blank to write a custom message.


One more look… I think this turned out pretty cute!


Happy to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #83 – Anything Goes
The Artistic Stampers Creative Team Blog: January Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White, Stampin’ Up Garden Green and Soft Sky cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts House Stamp & Cut
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin’ Up Crushed Curry ink, Spectrum Noir- Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker, IG3, BT1, BT2, BT4, LY3, CT3, EB2, EB6, OR2, BP1; Versamark; Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts House Stamp & Cut, Precious Marieke Grass Border, My Favorite Things Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and will link up a project with us this month celebrating something new! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,