Monday, February 1, 2016

HOC: Shaped Cards

Hello Everybody!

It seems like just yesterday we were cheering for a New Year and now look!  January is over!  Time just goes too fast!

But one cool thing about fast moving time is that it is time for another challenge at House of Cards!

This month we are all about shaped cards!  I am super excited to see what everyone creates. :)

I used my Silhouette machine for this challenge.  I made a shell card.


I used Star Dust Stickles to outline the shell cuts on the top of the shell card.


This is what it looked like.  And this is awesome by itself.  But I thought it needed just a little something.


This is the inside of the card.  I wanted to be clever and have it say something like "You're Shelltastic!" but nothing really jumped out at me.  I figured this is one of those cards that it is better if I wait.  



I wanted to add something.  Flowers or ribbons?  I chose these little bitty shells that I have from Hobby Lobby.  I used hot glue to adhere them.  It adds a colorful touch. :)

So warm up your cutting machine or use a shape card that you haven't decorated yet and get to it! 

Be sure to stop by House of Cards to see the amazing cards from the rest of the team! :)

We can't wait to see what you make! :)

Until next time my friends...that's shaping up nicely! ;)

Sunday, January 31, 2016

In the Sky Layout

Hello Everybody!

I had to make this layout because I was so inspired by the sketch over at Let's Scrap.




Here is the sketch.  I used the Silhouette machine to do the globe with the airplane.  And I used regular beige cardstock for that and inked it up with distress inks and the gold and silver Vivo paint.

While we were on a plane going to Bergamo, Italy the flight attendants were selling lottery tickets and perfume!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...Luck be a lady! ;)


Friday, January 22, 2016

Sunshine Inspiration

Hello Everybody!

How is everyone doing on the New Year's Resolutions?  Do you make resolutions?  I have a couple-1. To use more glitter!  and 2. To make more things to blog about!  I looked at the blog posts for last year and the years before.  Last year was a little low so I am going to work toward blogging more.  

So I didn't use glitter but I did use an image from a Day for Daisies digi stamp.  And I used watercolor crayons from Stampin Up that a friend of mine gave me.  Yay!  And it was a lot of fun to watercolor this image.

The sentiment is from Fun Stampers Journey and the polka dots on the reddish strip are from a Stampin Up stamp.  (I'm proud of myself for that.  Otherwise that paper would be plain.)



This card was inspired by the challenge at {Pin}spirational Challenges.  Here is the picture inspiration #157:


The background paper was totally inspired by this picture.  It came from Hobby Lobby.  :)

There is still time to play!  Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...stay warm-brrrr!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Thank You Card

Hello Everybody!

I am so excited to show you my first Thank you card for 2016.  You can never have too many thank you cards to begin with but in the last few weeks I have had some super special people help me out and I must say thank you!  I used to be able to make people cards sort of specialized to that person (or what I think that person might like).  But within the last couple of years time is sparse so just being able to get a person a thank you card is a big deal.

I am happy to say this is sort of customized to one of the super special people.  :)


The background paper is from American Crafts and it had the handwriting on it.  I inked it up with some distress ink (blues and greens from Tim H).  Then I stamped in mowed lawn in the corner using a stamp from Stampers Anonymous.  The Thanks is a Tim H flashcard.  The swirls are a stamp from Heidi Grace that a friend gave to me (thank you!).  And the stars were already blue and green and I used my mini stapler to put the lace one.  Oh!  And I used vintage photo around the edges.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Something New--I made 3 gold pearls above the Thanks using Faber-Castell gold gel liners.  Here is the picture so you can see.  I just bought these because I need one more gold medium--lol ;)


Whew!  This is a bit of a lengthy post.  If you made it this far-thank you!  And hugs! :)  Until next time my friends....stay creative! :)


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Adventure Tag

Hello Everybody!  

How is the New Year going for you?  So far so good here-especially with a little crafty time!  

I created this tag with Dylusions spray and a stamp from Brett Weldele (Stampers Anonymous).  I love this stamp set but didn't know what to do so I just started spraying and stamping and coloring in with Copic markers. :)  


Over at The Male Room the challenge is anything goes as long as it is masculine.  

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...Adventure Awaits! ;)

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Hello My Friends!

Long time no see!  And now it is a New Year!  Happy 2016!  I hope everyone had wonderful Holidays!  I did and enjoyed family and friends and running around like crazy trying to make sure I had everything for that deadline of December 25th!  Ah!  :)  But I made it.  As I am sure you all did too.  :)

Now onto crafty things!  It's a whole new year of monthly challenges from House of Cards!  And this month the challenge is to use Embossing and/or this Color Challenge:


I decided to go with embossing and maybe get a jump start on Valentine's Day!  :)  I used an embossing plate and embossing powder for those hearts!  :)


So be sure to come join us!  Until next time my friends....Happy New Year!  

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Stick It Down December Edition

Hello Everybody!

It's time for a new sketch at Stick It Down!  I am in such a Christmas mood that I had to do a Christmas layout. :)

This picture is from 10 years ago.  We were in the local Christmas parade.  This was the best thing ever!  I love being in a parade!  LOL (It doesn't happen very often.)


I made a triangle template from an image at the Silhouette store and cut it out.  Then I used it like a stencil with transparent paste.


I used my silhouette to cut out the title.


Here is the beautiful sketch that inspired this layout.  I love how it makes this layout feel different from other layouts.  I did cheat though-I used paper that had lines on it to help make the bigger triangle cuts.


This is my last layout as a design team member for Stick It Down as of now.  I know I will still play along because they have fantastic sketches!  So if you are looking for scrapbook pages or card layouts-go check them out! :)

Until next time my friends....Merry Christmas! :)