December 18, 2014

Love You to The Moon

Hello!!

Well, its FINALLY the end of the semester!!! Whoohooo!!! To celebrate i did some card making!!! (which i'm probably going to be doing a lot over the next month) I started my making a card using The Alley Way Stamps new stamp set More Than Words.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I used my silhouette to cut out two small owls and a tree branch. I cut a circle from vellum, then covered the front with versamark ink, then with a paint brush added white perfect pearls to the circle. The perfect pearls gives the circle a cool metallic shine to it.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I stamped the sentiment in versamark ink, then embossed it in white. I add the circle (or moon) to the card base, then added the branch and owl to the card with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I also had some tiny hearts that i colored them read then added them to the moon. Originally i had 3 (you know rule of 3 and everything) but i thought oh i'll use a little glue on the other side of the moon, it will dry clear, right?!...... but of course it didn;t so i had to add another heart!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - More Than Words
Cut Files: Silhouette - Owl Night by Sophie Gallo
Perfect Pearls
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts

December 16, 2014

Not a Creature

Hiya!!

Today i have a Christmas card to share!! I am always tiring to use up embellishments (all 1 billion of them!! hehehe!) I pulled out some wood veneer stars and started to play around with them, and that's when i made a Christmas tree out of them!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I colored the wood with a green copic marker, then arranged them on a white card base. I used liquid adhesive so i could adjust the pieces. For the star i picked a tiny star, used a distress marker to color it yellow and then added some yellow glitter glue.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i stamped the sentiment 'Not a Creature Was Stirring' from the new With Wondering Awe set,  underneath the tree, it kind of makes the trunk of the tree (to me at least!).

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Then i stamped the cute little mouse, colored him with copics and then cut him out. I also stamped, colored and cut out a tiny present from the Bee Unique set. I added the mouse and present to the tree and wa-la a easy Christmas card!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - With Wondering Awe, Bee Unique
Wood Veneer: Michael's
Glitter Glue: Stickles
Copic Markers

 

December 12, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi!!
If you are looking for my TAWS Be Inspired Challenge card, click here.

Im popping in super duper quick!! I made a card for the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop but i thought i wouldn;t have time to edit photos and do up a post, well i'm waiting for Fedex to show up instead of getting errands done so i figured i can play along and take a break from precalculus review!
So here it is! I started by die cutting a few hearts from some pink pattern paper and inlaying some hearts cut from different pattern papers.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp
Next i stamped the cup from Simon Says Stamps What's Brewing set on some pattern paper. I also stamped the sentiment 'You Mocha Me Crazy!' I stamped three times so it would be nice and bold and easy to read on the pattern paper.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp
I also stamped the steam and the heart and circle then cut them out. I added the circle to my cup by cutting a slit were the liquid meets the cup.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp

Along the bottom of my card base i added a strip of pattern paper to ground my cup. Then i added the cup and steam with foam dots and last added a few sequins!

Thanks for stopping by!! PS I actually don't like coffee or tea but i do love hot cider and hot chocolate!! :D

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Simon Says Stamps - What's Brewing
Dies: Little B - Hearts
Sequins: Neat & Tangled (one of the mixes)
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey - Aurora

Thank You Enough

Hiya!!

I'm popping in super fast!!! This week and next i'm all about finals and i thought i had everything ready, but realized yesterday i didn;t have a card for The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired  Challenge! So a sentiment and dies and wa-la a card!!


Its super easy, i had an idea of what i wanted to do, but first i had to make i had a sentiment that would go with it! I pulled out the new More Than Words TAWS stamp set and decided to go with 'I Can't Thank You Enough'
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Next i pulled out a watercolor panel and 2 pink watercolor crayons. I just scribbled randomly on my panel and then added some water to color the panel. I set that aside and then die cut some snowflakes from white card stock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Then i added some gold glitter washi tape to a strip of card stock and cut it in half. I decided to add the sentiment at the bottom left, splitting the sentiment up into three lines. I added the strip of washi tape in between the sentiment.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Last i adhered the snowflakes directly to the panel and added some gold and white sequins. Then i just added the panel to a white card base! Super easy when you are in a time crunch!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I hope you will play along with us at the Be Inspired Challenge!! I can;t wait to see your card!! Also TODAY is the last day to save 20% at the TAWS store! So get shopping!! :)


Have a great day!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - More Than Words
Watercolor Crayons: Caran dAche - NeocolorII - Carmin, Rose
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Melody, Rylynn, Alexis, Abby
Sequins: Neat & Tangled - Pixie Dust Mix, Sweetheart Mix
Washi Tape: Sandylion


December 9, 2014

Sow How You Been?

Hello!!

I'm popping in real quick to share a card with you! Today's card features The Alley Way Stamps Oinker's mini set! Its free this month with a $90 purchase, in fact you also get mini Starburst set free!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started by stamping the big and small pigs in brown ink. I used distress markers to color them up, then i cut them out. I backed a card base with some wood plank pattern paper.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I pulled out some other patterns from the same paper pad and i die cut several tiny flowers. I also cut a strip of a light pattern. I stamped the sentiment 'Sow How You Been?' on the strip then added it to my card with foam dots.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Next i just added the pigs and arranged the flowers to other side of the pigs. I kept it simple because this would be a nice card to mail out and i didn;t want it too bulky!!

Don't forget you have a a few more days left to get 20% off your purchase!!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Oinkers
Pattern Paper: Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss
Die: A Muse Studio - Tiny Flower
Distress Markers


December 4, 2014

Bigger the Wish

Hello!

I hope everyone is having a great week! I'm popping in today to share a birthday card! GASP! I know its NOT a Christmas card!! Kind of took a little break away from the Christmas cards!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I decided to play with The Alley Way Stamps new More Then Words stamp set! I really liked the one sentiment 'The More Candles the Bigger the Wish.' There are a couple older TAWS sets with candles that would go great with the sentiment.


I stamped the candles from Tag Alongs and Wish Big on different pattern papers. I cut out just the stems of the candles. Next i stamped the candles on white card stock. I colored the flames with distress markers, cut them out and then added the pattern paper stems.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I placed the candles on my white card base but i thought it still needed something. I pulled out the tiny dot cluster from With Wondering Awe and with a light grey ink i stamped a background on my card base.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Last i added the candles with foam dots and then stamped the sentiment below the candles. Oh and i rounded the corners as a final touch!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Tag Along's, Wish Big, More Then Words, With Wondering Awe
Distress Markers
Pattern Paper: Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Soft Stone. Versafine - Black


December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Blog Hop



Hello,

I'm participating in the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Blog Hop, a special send off to everyone at the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine! If you are here from the fabulously talented Jennifer Rzasa you are in the right spot! If you are just stopping by my blog you can start at the beginning at Jennifer McGuire's blog.

I've started this post a couple of times but nothing seams to express my feelings in a way that i like, it always sounds better in my head then on the computer screen. It also really hit me yesterday, i was looking at the new January 2015 issue and was pleasantly surprised to see a card (along with few other awesome designers) i submitted to Stamping Royalty was highlighted by the editors. I had a great big smile on my face and that awesome feeling of seeing your work in a magazine. Then it hit me..... This will be the last time i'll see my card in the PC&S magazine, and i got really sad!

I was thinking of all the wonderful inspiration, techniques, tips, product, hints and friendships that have come out of my involvement with PC&S and well i am really sad, mad and disappointed to see it go! I know and understand why, but well i just don't have to words to describe the impact the magazine, designers, editors have had in my life. So i'm going to leave it there before i start crying and instead to everyone at PC&S THANK YOU!!!

I'm not going to go into the details of my card! Its a long hop, and well its pretty self explanatory, a little bit of stamps, die cutting, ink, scissors and paper!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts



Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts


Your next stop in the hop is the wonderfully talented Amy Kolling!!


Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Waffle Flower Crafts - 100% Love, Feather More
Die: Waffle Flower Crafts - Tiny Word Bubbly
Ink: Memento Luxe - Dandelion, Teal Zeal, Sweet Plum, Nautical Blue, Pistachio, Love Letter, Morocco, Grey Flannel. Versafine - Black