Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Love is in the Air!

Hello Everybody!

I was watching a Jennifer McGuire video-and she was paper piecing cards.  And I was inspired!

I used Crate Paper "Hello Love" for all of the paper except the white panel where the hot air balloon and sentiment are stamped.  The hot air balloon is what is paper pieced.  I added some little dots with a puff paint that I bought at Micheal's.  It had 4 colors in a set-all Valentines pink, red, white, and this blue.  

The stamps are from The Alley Way.  Do you still have stamps from them?  This is one of my favorite sets to this day.  

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends-may your day be filled with love! :)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Haunted House (Mansion) Layout

Hello Everybody!

Stick It Down has great inspirational sketches this month (and every month!). This month I loved the 2 page layout and was able to put photos together quickly.

The paper and bat and ghost stickers are from Carta Bella: Haunted.  I added the black drips using black soot distress spray.  The title Haunted House is from Paper Wizard.  I assembled it and it makes a cool 3-D die cut.  I added a little cluster with Tim Holtz things on the title page (page 2).  

Here is the original sketch from Stick It Down:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...there is always room for one more ;)

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Altered Puzzle Piece

Hello Everybody!

I am excited to share with you today an altered puzzle piece that I made for my boss because she has a total appreciation for these things. I usually make her a thank you card but I have been making lots of thank you cards (which is awesome!) but I wanted to make something that wouldn't fit into an envelope.

It's a big puzzle piece like what younger kids play with when they are learning how to put together puzzles.  I painted it with black gesso and tried spraying it with festive berries distress oxide spray-but the spray did not dry very well on the gesso.

Here the puzzle piece is in the stamping platform getting ready for the cool Cathedral stamp from Tim Holtz.  I have to stamp it twice because the first time I forgot to put the anti static powder on.  LOL So I wiped off the first round of powder and versamark and did it again. Which resulted in...

This is becoming one of my favorite stamps!  I used Ranger Titanium Platinum embossing powder *swoon*.

These are from Tim Holtz and I painted white paint on the back of both of them so the color would pop.

This is a Melange art pebble from Prima.  I learned this technique while watching Anna on YouTube making a project using them.  Using the chit chat (TH) sticker you glue it with gel medium onto the pebble and put more gel medium over the whole surface and sprinkle glitter on it.  Let dry-unless you are in a hurry and don't let it dry completely.  The cloudy here is impatience LOL.  Patience will dry clear.

And then there are these dark blue paint bits here and there.  Not a lot.  Its from the Finnabair collection Opal Magic acrylic paint.  It is pink when paint on white and this blue color when painted on black.  It is truly magical.

I added a winter paper doll and glued the wings to her and adhered her to the puzzle piece.  I also added a word coin that I painted to the top.  (Why haven't I painted them before now?)  I used silver and black paint. I also used my crop-a-dile to make a hole in the top so it can be hung on the wall.

Here is the altered puzzle piece against red.  

And here I cut it out of it's original picture.  LOL I couldn't pick the best picture.  

But I totally love how this turned out.  My boss did too :)  So there will definitely be more of these made!

I would also like to submit this into the following challenges:

I went with Layers, Winter (the paper doll wearing a coat) and heat embossing.

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends! :)

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Angel Birthday Card

Hello Everybody!

One of my favorite stamp sets is an angel set from Jane's Doodles.  They are clean and simple and bring joy.  Here is a birthday card I made for a friend of mine who loves angels.

The background is a stencil from Simon Says Stamp and I used Art Anthology Splashed Sorbet which is a glittery clear dimensional paint.  And along with the Jane's Doodles angel I used Taylored Expressions stamp and die cut (sentiment strips).  I got the stamp and die cut for Christmas and I love them!  I colored this little angel with Prismacolor markers (also a Christmas present so I am feeling very loved and creative right now!).

There are so many great challenges going on right now and I would like to submit this angel card to the following:

Rainbow Challenge: #13 Wonderfully White--Use white (monochromatic) on a card.  Also, a DT call so go check it out!

Watercooler Wednesday- Anything goes with a twist: Feminine 

Use Your Stuff: Anything Goes (I have had the stencil for at least 6 months and the art anthology paint for going on 2 years)

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends!

Christmas Thank You Cards With Palm Trees and Flamingos

Hello Everybody!

Happy New Year! I love January because there is this energy of new hope and goals.  And they are achievable because nothing is going on right now LOL.  And then once February comes along and time starts to go faster and the calendar fills up with obligations.  But until then-I am going to enjoy January! :)

So I was able to make some Christmas Thank you cards in the nice quiet after the new year. 

I have used this stamp before-it's from Close to My Heart.  An oldie but a goodie.  I used a paper pad from the Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) for the backgrounds and cardstock.  On this card I used gold ink from Colorbox. And also some cardstock.

This one has Paper Studio background paper.  Close to my Heart stamp and the die cut sentiment is one of my favorites from Queen and Company.

So the next set of stamps have flamingos from Taylored Expressions.  This is the first time I have used stamps from them.  I also got the matching die cuts and that is a wonderful thing!  Most of the time I am a fussy cutter but with their skinny little legs it's nice to have the matching die.

Some pop dots and twine were added to this one.  And that sentiment is a Fiskars stamp (also used above).

Glittery Stickles close up :)

For this card I added a present stamp from Stampin Up.  It's fairly new-I think released last year.  

A big thank you for stopping by!  Until next time! :)

Monday, December 30, 2019

December Projects

Hello Friends! 

I made it to December!  This of course was a crazy month.  I made some Christmas tags but only seemed to photograph 2 sets.

A friend of mine and I hold a Christmas tag party at our church and we teach whoever comes how to make tags.  It's a wonderful evening of crafting and friendship.

So this is using Martha Stewart snowflake stamps and stampin up pastel colors.  I love how you will see a tree all decorated in soft colors.  

This is the ugly sweat tag.  In silhouette I duplicated a sweater file that I had bought from their store and connected the sleeves together so it would open.  And then I showed a could of ways to decorate-but there were infinite possibilities.  I put out sequins, stickers, pompoms, glitter glue, and I can't even remember what else.

So the last crafty thing I took a picture of in December are these four gnomes.  Again Pinterest for the save.  It was actually Pinterest for the idea.  Most of the supplies came from the Dollar Tree.  The beards and yarn came from Hobby Lobby.  And I used my pom pom maker for the little pom pom on the end of their hats.  I sewed them on the ends of their hats.  I used rice in their bottoms and only one gnome has a cone hat.  The rest I used stuffing that I had.  These were super fun to make.  

Thank you for sticking with me!  Cheers to 2020 and more crafts and more fun! :)

November Projects

Hello Friends!

I would like to say I didn't almost forget to post this-but I did!  My day worked out to where I could play with new goodies from Christmas and watch some crafty You Tube videos-so adulting was not on the schedule.  That's right no laundry was washed or dishes put away.  That will all be stuff for tomorrow! LOL!

So I have to tell you that in November there was not a lot of crafty stuff going on.  I had a chest cold in October that progressed to bronchitis.  Ugh!  It was not fun.  And then the first round of meds didn't quite get rid of it so then there was round two.

But I promised my boss that I would make a banner for our new Thanksgiving themed event called Pumpkin Pie Picnic.  And with the help of Pinterest and Hobby Lobby this is what happened:

Here is a close up of on of the letters.  I used my silhouette for the letters and zip dry glue.  Now let me tell you about zip dry glue--it doesn't leave indents on the paper letters that are adhered to glitter paper.  Glossy accents (and I love you!) does.  I don't know how but for this scenario it is definitely the go to glue.  I did a stitch through felt strips and got glued them on for the crust.  It took about two "felt crusts" each.  And the stitch was easy-just time consuming where you go in and out of the material and scrunch it all together at the end.

Here's a closer look at picnic.

There is this card that I made at the end of October or beginning of November.  A friend of ours, David Gremmels, is a now world famous cheese producer.  So I made him a card to celebrate this honor.  His cheese Rogue River Blue won the highest score-and I embossed stars and cut the crown out of gold glitter paper.  The earth is a metallic shimmery paper I had in my stash.

Thank you for stopping by!  I'm better now (lol otherwise I would be sleeping!)  There are a few things for December so I will see you soon! :)