Layered Hydrangea

I’ve been keeping myself busy lately with all sorts of last minute projects.  I decided on a whim that I needed to do this Ellen Hutson Pin Sights challenge.  First off…let me start off by saying that Ellen Hutson is one of my FAVORITE places to buy crafting supplies from. Shipping is always quick and I make a loyal order once a month because they reward loyal customers with 10% off!  Anyway, I still don’t know much about the challenge (how often it goes and when), but I wanted to give this one a try.  This months challenge is inspired by this photo:

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I’m pretty literal with these types of things….so I chose colors close to this swatch to make my card using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

EH PS Challenge - Hydrangea 1

There are only so many ways to stamp this image (at least that’s how my brain works with this set) – so this is the third card I’ve made with this layout.  This time, I stamped a few extra petals so I can layer them on top for some interest.

EH PS Challenge - Hydrangea 3

I embossed the image in black and then water colored everything using the colors in the swatch with a pentel waterbrush.

EH PS Challenge - Hydrangea

The other water color pieces were placed on top to give the flower a 3D look.  I added some silver glitter stickles to the centers and die cut the sentiment to finish off the card. Just a quick and fun card I wanted to share…(fussy cutting watercolor isn’t so fun).

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Zig Colors:  027 Dark Pink, 022 Carmine Red, 202 Peach Pink, 048 Emerald Green, 064 Oatmeal, 901 Gray Tint


EH Mondo Hydrangea
EH Mondo Hydrangea

EH Many Thanks Dies
EH Many Thanks Dies
MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI EH | SSS | MSP

Melon Mambo Cardstock
Melon Mambo Cardstock
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad EH | SSS | JOANN
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black EH | SSS
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine SSS | AMZN

SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Zig Clean Color Real Brush EH | SSS | AMZN

Pental Aquash Water Brush Set
Pental Aquash Water Brush Set
Ranger Stickles - Silver Glitter Glue
Ranger Stickles – Silver Glitter Glue EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS

Absorber
Absorber

SSS Friends Die
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
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First Day of School 2017

PHEW!  It’s been a CRAZY week!

So many last minute things that I did for the kids and others that I had not intended on doing – but it’s been fun because I had lots of craft time!  Here’s a picture of the kids at the bus stop:

First Day of School Shirts

I know I’ve said in the past that I don’t want to share personal photos – but the main reason I’m sharing this is to show off these cute t-shirts that I designed for the school this year – it was such an honor.  I’m learning more and more everyday how to digitize my work.  I even made their signs digitally this year.  There photos and a hyperlapsed video on Instagram if you’d like to take a look.  Find me by searching “craftincaly.”

First Day of School Bracelets 3

I also handlettered this card for a neighbor as a gift to her daughter.  I think it’s the sweetest gift ever!

Teacher Chalkboard

And finally – I made this card for a neighbor who is returning to work after taking a year off to have her baby.  TEACHERS ARE AMAZING PEOPLE and deserve all the support 🙂

Hope you all had a terrific week!  Until next time…

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Copic colors used:  E17, E34, E25, Y28 E07, E41, R20, R17, R29, W0, W2, T9, B23, G03, G05, YR31, Y06, YR23

Not pictured below:  Craft-colored cardstock

ME Page Huggers
ME Page Huggers

EH | SSS |ME

ME Words Defined
ME Words Defined

EH | SSS |ME

MFT Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames
MFT Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames

EH | SSS | MFT

LF Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
LF Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables

EH | SSS | LF


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag

EH | SSS | SU


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
HA White Embossing Powder

HA White Embossing Powder

SSS | EH

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN

Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS


Basic Black Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Sakura White Gelly Roll
Sakura White Gelly Roll

Sakura Black Gelly Roll

Sakura Black Gelly Roll

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


SU Stampin' Dimensionals
SU Stampin’ Dimensionals

SU Stampin' Dimensionals
SU Stampin’ Dimensionals

3.5

Absorber
Absorber

EK Success Retractable Knife
EK Success Retractable Knife

EK Success Self-Healing Mat
EK Success Self-Healing Mat

SSS Friends Die
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI

EH | SSS | MSP

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Bee-YOU-Tiful

Hello, Friends!

Seems like it’s been forever – but it’s mostly because I’ve waited three weeks to share this card!  I made it for a neighbor and long story short – she finally got it today and I can finally share.  Happy anniversary, Stephanie!  She’s got the sweetest husband who commissions me frequently for cards – seems like I’ve made more cards for her this year than anyone!

BeeYouTiFul 1

I love bees!  I have a tiny bee in a random stamp set but I’ve never seen stamps devoted to bees – so when Honey Bee Stamps released this one, I was super excited.  Pretty Pink Posh has a great one too – the set is smaller and so the price is a little better for anyone who is interested. 🙂

BeeYouTiFul

I dry embossed some honeycombs on the front panel and cut a window out.  Then I lightly sponged the top with some yellow to give the embossing some color.

BeeYouTiFul 3

I stamped and colored the images with my Copic markers then cut them out. Initially, I wanted to make a shaker card, but decided that this window looks beautiful and didn’t need more.  I REALLY love this card!  Details/supplies will be listed below.

I’ve spent a lot of time in the past few weeks practicing lettering and created a logo and bookmarks for my neighborhood book club.  We had our first meeting last week and I really think I’m going to enjoy it!  I always want to do too much but this will give me the opportunity to do something fun outside my house.  I thought I would share the logo and bookmarks with you:

Between The Covers Bookclub Logo

Nothing too fancy – I just printed them on 65lb cardstock and laminated them :).

I also made baby shower for my soon-to-arrive nephew.  I didn’t have much time so I kept it simple:

Gordon Baby Shower 1

That’s all I have for now!  My boys are starting school on Wednesday and I have a lettering project that I did for a neighbor that I will share next time.  Thanks for sticking it out with me!  Have a great week!

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Distress Ink Colors used:  salty ocean, wild honey,

Not shown below:  honey comb embossing folder by the paper studio

HB Busy Bees
HB Busy Bees

EH | SSS | HB

HB Bee-You-Tiful Sentiments
HB Bee-You-Tiful Sentiments

EH | SSS | HB

MFT Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window
MFT Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window

EH | SSS | MFT

Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

EH | SSS | AMZN


Sakura Gelly Roll
Sakura Gelly Roll

SU Stampin' Dimensionals
SU Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue

EH | SSS

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS


Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors
Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors
MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI

EH | SSS | MSP


Absorber
Absorber