Sunday, December 9, 2018

AAA Cards #130 - Three of something

Hi everyone! A new challenge at AAA Cards is looking for 'Three of Something'. This challenge's timeline is a little longer for the holidays and will be going through 5 January.


I have another holiday card for this challenge and used a really beautiful layering stamp to make three ornaments.

I stamped the bell in the middle first and then added the colored ornaments on either side for a one layer card. The sentiment was added underneath and then a couple of sequins to finish it off. 

Stamps: Sunny Studios - Holiday Style; Honey Bee - Sending you sentiments
Inks: Ranger - Classic cherry, Lawn Fawn - Lobster, Manatee, Hippo, Freshly cut grass;
Hero Arts - Green Hills, Soft Granite

Our sponsor for this challenge is Uniko who is giving the winner an in stock stamp set of their choice. If you have the opportunity, check out the rest of the design team. They have some beautiful inspiration for this challenge :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

AAA Cards #129 - Mostly White

Hi everyone! It is a new challenge over at AAA Cards challenges and the theme is Mostly White.

My card was made thinking about a snowy Christmas.

I die cut the snowflakes and glued glitter onto them (the picture doesn't show the sparkle). I stamped the sentiment on the card and embossed it with silver embossing powder. Then I added the snowflakes around them. Between the silver on the sentiment and the glitter it really does shine :)

Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Layered Wreath
Dies: MFT - Let it Snowflake too
Embossing powder - Hero Arts Silver
Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Warm Diamond

Out sponsor this challenge is STAMPlorations and Shery has upped the value for this challenge to $20 GC. Hope you can join us :)

Thanks so much for visiting!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

AAA Cards #128 - On the Move

Hi everyone. It is time for a new challenge at AAA Cards. The theme this fortnight is On the Move.


For my card, I thought of on the move as movement from the wind.

To start, I stamped the three dandelions with versamark except for the one on the right. Then I stamps the single dandelion that has seeds blowing next to the first two. I embossed them with white ep. After the ep was dried, I used a zig clean color marker to color all the nooks in the dandelion and along the stems to give them a shadow. I also used a the zig to draw the faint outline of the ground (hard to see in the picture). Then I stamped the sentiment and added a few clear enamel dots around it. 

Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Dandelion Wishes
Inks: Versamark, MFT - Extreme Black;Zig Clean color marker - Shadow Mauve
Embellishments: Hero Arts - white EP; Nuvo drops -  Morning Dew

Our sponsor this challenge is Happy Little Stampers. They are giving away a great stamp set to the winner. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

AAA Cards #127 - Kindness

Happy Sunday :) I am excited to be back with a challenge for AAA Cards. There is a great theme for this challenge - kindness. World Kindness Day is on November 13, 2018.


 And here is my kindness card.

I used a background stamp and stamped it off the edge of the card. Then I colored it in with copics. I stamped the sentiment towards the bottom and added a couple of sequins around it. This week we are sponsored by STAMPlorations and the winner is going to be a random win. 

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Uplifting Thoughts, Mod Flower Background
Inks: MFT - Black Licorice; Copics
Embellishments: Doodles Paper Playground - Fairy dust

 Thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Butterfly hugs - Remembering Melissa

Hello everyone. Today's post is a tribute to one of my AAA team mates who passed far too early, Melissa Lane. I never got to meet Melissa in real life but she was always so nice and supportive of everyone in her comments across all the blogs and also in our conversations on the AAA Cards blog team page.  

This is from today's AAA Cards post:

Today AAA Cards is joining in with STAMPlorations to celebrate and acknowledge the artistic and creative talents of Melissa Lane.

Last October 2, Melissa ( passed away. She was a talented cardmaker/crafter/artist, a mother of 4, wife, and servant of Jesus. Melissa loved to garden and she loved photography. Her favourite colour was red, and she loved butterflies -- so much so that many of the cards and other projects she made had butterflies in them.

She was a valuable part of the STAMPlorations Mixed Media team and AAA Cards CAS team.

If you knew Melissa when she was alive -- maybe you were on the same design team(s) or you were bloggy friends -- however you knew her, we'd like to invite you to join us in celebrating her life by creating a butterfly card in her memory.

You may blog about the card you make as a tribute to her or not, but either way, you can add your card to Melissa's Butterfly Gallery (an InLinkz linky) that will be found on the STAMPlorations tribute post. The linky will be open until October 31.

And should you wish Melissa's family to have your card, you can mail it to the address below. Shery Russ (STAMPlorations owner and Melissa's friend) will collect the butterfly cards, put them in a box, and mail them to Melissa's family.

Mail your butterfly cards to:

Shery Russ
20147 Road 192
Strathmore, CA 93267

***Important: Stamp or draw a butterfly on the envelope so that it doesn't get opened accidentally. Make sure the envelope is sealed tight and/or the edges are reinforced with tape.***

Finally, here is a message from Melissa's husband, Chris. He posted this as a comment on Melissa's blog but he gave Shery permission to pass it on in any way that it can reach a wider audience.

"Hello everyone. This is Chris, Melissa’s husband. I have been blessed by the outpouring of so many people. I know it is difficult to mourn from long distance. If you’d like join the community going through this together, please go to our farm Facebook page @Mainepromisedlandfarm. Gardening and planting flowers were Melissa’s other creative passions and she had worked hard to get our farm to where it is today in just a short period of time. Please read along as my family and I walk through this trial and be able to encourage us as we encourage you with what God is doing to get us through. Blessings, grace and Peace.

Thank you so much for visiting today. Make sure to hug those close to you as often as you can.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

AAA Cards #126 - Moonlight

Hello. I am happy to be back with a new challenge at AAA Cards. The theme for this challenge is moonlight.


Here is my take on the challenge.

I used a background I made from alcohol inks in purple, blue and silver to die cut the little boy sitting in a crescent moon. I adhered it to the front of an A2 card and drew in the fishing pole. Then I stamped the sentiment and used versamark ink to stamp a few star clusters around the moon.

Stamps and dies: Hero Arts - MMH kit Aug 2017
Inks: Alcohol inks (I made this background awhile ago and didn't write down the colors); Versamark 

Our sponsor this week is Uniko who is giving away an in stock stamp set of your choice. Hope you can play along with us and thanks for visiting. 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Elf on the shelf - Sparkles Challenge #93

Hi again :) It is the first of the month and time to think about your holiday cards. This month Sparkles Christmas challenges is looking for cards for kids. For my card, I thought of the tradition of Elf on the Shelf.

I stamped the elf and then masked him off to stamp the shelf. I colored the scene in with copics and then used a rectangle die cut (my original stamping was off center and crooked, lol). I added the sentiment underneath and layered it on patterned paper.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Little elves; Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Inks: MFT - Black licorice; Copics

The holiday season is coming up soon! Hope you can join us with your holiday cards :)

Thanks for visiting!!