Saturday, July 25, 2015

Back in Action!

Hello hello!  We are back on the rock after a fabulous vacation in Vermont and New Hampshire.  We rented a gorgeous house out in the woods that was so peaceful - it was tough to leave it.  Sadly reality was calling and it's back to regular life now.  

I actually managed to get some cards made today. Usually it take me ages to get back into the card making groove when I've been away from it for a while but today felt pretty good.  First up is a card for the Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes challenge.  This came together fairly quickly as it's just simple paper piecing.  I love that laughing moon - he just makes me happy.  :)

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Cosmos) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Gems:  Recollections

Next up is a card for the AEIHeartU Sparkle challenge and the Simon Says Sparkle and Shine challenge.  I used the little balloon die from AE's Icon Fill in the Blank and the sentiment is from Storybook.  I also made a version with blue balloons.  Gotta cover all the bases and I know my little card stand at the animal hospital is in desperate need of restocking so I need to make as many cards as possible this weekend.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Pink glitter) DCWV, (Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Storybook) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Clear Super Fine Detail) Ranger
Die:  (Icon Fill in the Blank) Avery Elle

Last but not least is a card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and the Seize the Birthday Anything Goes challenge.  I used a little strip of this adorable Jillibean Soup paper on the side and paper pieced the Amy Tangerine camera which I love and is one of the few stamps that has gotten more than one inking. The sentiment is a combo of Mama Elephant stamps.  That's it for tonight.  I'll post the rest of the cards tomorrow! 

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) PaperTrey Ink, (Riding Hood Red, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Sightseeing Stew 6x6) Jillibean Soup
Stamps:  (Camera from Aspire) Amy Tangerine, (Smile from Flashy Letters, Sentiment from Say What) Mama Elephant
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko,


Joyce said...

Welcome home and back to crafting. Love the trio you posted today. Very fun.

lostinpaper said...

You have come back with a bang Jen, these are fabulous! Glad to hear you had a great holiday!

~amy~ said...

awesome cards...glad you had a great vacation!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

vacations are so good for the soul - glad you had a wonderful one. I love your trio f cards, especially the first one. I just love that set and love what you did with it on that card. Very sweet baby cards too, and love the birthday card - especially that side panel. Have a great day Jen.

Lisa Petrella said...

Welcome back! Glad to hear you had a great vacation!!! Your cards are fantastic (as always)!!! So happy and fun!!!

Karren said...

Fabulous collection of cards! The camera card is so cool - love the colors and the patterned paper is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Kim S said...

It had to have been hard to come back to real life - but making these fabulous cards had to have eased the transition!!! That smiling moon really catches the eye. And I love your use of the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches - the patterned strip is so fun with the big "smile"! Thank you for joining us!

Nancy said...

A wonderful array of card! The birthday camera and matching paper is so fun! Thanks for taking the time to join us over at Seize the Birthday we sure do appreciate it!

Jean said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks for joining us at the AEI♥U Challenge!

Teresa Kline said...

hello Jen! these are all super sweet cards, fabulous designs! So glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! I am having one last giveaway this week on my blog to celebrate my birthday, stop by and comment for your chance at winning!

sparkle & shine *~*

Lindsey said...

Glad you had a great vacay! Fun fact: I taught American History in a Vermont high school as part of my teacher training. _That_ went well. :D Obviously you brought the cardmaking muse back home with you, these are all so great! And it's good to know you still get to sell cards at the animal hospital. :)