Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Hello Everybody!

Happy Easter!  This is a cute little Easter card I made for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Challenge #SNSSC17-Glitter.

The sentiment and bunny are both from Sparkle N Sprinkle and I covered the Sentiment with a the red line glue paper and used Sparkle N Sprinkle's Waterscape Glitter.  I dry embossed the background panel.  This is a 6.5 by 5 inch card.  I used Copic markers to color the sentiment and bunny.

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends--have a wonderful Easter! :)

March Tag-Tim Holtz

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Here is the tag I made for the Monthly Tag Challenge at Tim Holtz's Blog.  Simon Says Stamp Challege is have an Anything Goes Challenge so I am entering this tag in that as well.

There were a lot of differences this go around.  I didn't have the bunny die or the shape die.  I used my Cricut to make the bunny and then I just cut him out of the cardstock (Core'dinations cardstock-Tim H!) :)  Then I distressed it.

I didn't have the silver tinsel either so I used blue distress glitter on a sticky glue sheet.  The banner is from the crest die.  I also don't have Distress Paints (yet!) so the flower is painted with normal acrylic paint.  It isn't shiny at all!  Also, I used the ChitChat words instead a stamp.  Looking at it I think I should have trimmed my ribbon.  Oh well.  Next time ;)

I have one more card to post so see you in a minute! :)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Waving Bunny Card

Hello Again Everybody!

This is my second card for tonight.  This little waving bunny is from Bugaboo Stamps (Easter images at 1/2 off until Easter!)

I am submitting this happy bunny card into the following challenges:

Catch the Bug Challenge: Sketch

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

Easter Card

Hello Everybody!

I am working on my Easter cards and I used the sketch at Unscripted Sketches for this one.  Here is this week's sketch:

Here's my take on the sketch.  I used a digi stamp from Bugaboo and colored her with Copic markers.  I embossed the purple panel with dots.  I couldn't find the pink twine so I used pink floss that changes from light pink to dark pink.  It still turned out nice :)  The tag is from an Easter set by Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Thanks for stopping by!  I have another post and maybe there will be another one-LOL :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Peak-a-boo Bunny

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It's time for me to start making some Easter cards (really I should be finishing them, but you know how that goes!)  So here is my first one:

I made the background using my gelli plate.  It is so addictive to make mono prints on it!  I take different color paints, smooth them out, and use bubble wrap, stencils-whatever I can find to make designs in it.  Then I press down my paper and Voila!  Beautiful paper is made!  I think my favorite is the bubble wrap.

I used the sketch 3.20.13 at Let's Scrap for this week's weekly challenge.

I am also submitting this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Spring/Easter

ABC Challenges: ABC22 Easter Cards

The bunny is a stamp from All Night Media and the sentiment is from Studio G.  The tag is from Girls Paperiere and the film strip with flowers is from Websters-it's fabric ribbon.

Here's a close up.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Flowers Flowers Everywhere!

Hello Everybody!

How are you guys doing?  I'm good here.  It's been forever! (Even a few days feels like forever!)  For the past couple of night I have been working on my project for the Tattered Flower Challenge that Tim Holtz is having.  You can find out all of the details here.

Now I don't know about you, but a challenge like this is like wow!  What awesome thing can I create.  So I rack my brain thinking.  And then time starts slipping at an exponential rate.  So I had to decide on something and I went back to the root of it all-scrapbooking.  That's my favorite thing followed by cards :)  So this is a mini scrapbook that I made out of a piece of grungeboard-6X12.  I folded it in half.

Here is the decorated front.  All of the blooms are from Tim Holtz's Tattered Floral Die.  Scroll on down for a closer look.

Here is  close up of my big bloom.  I used a brad to bind all of the blooms together.  I used a TH paper clip and a jump ring to attach the acrylic charm.  The word photos is from TH's chit chat word stickers (love them!)

So here is how I made the background.  I cut out various sizes out of ugly paper (I don't like sea foam green card stock LOL.)  I painted gesso over it.  Then I did a second coat of gesso and then a coat of acrylic paint-white.  But then I thought there needed to be more flowers.  So I added more flowers and painted it white, with two coats.

So here is the finished background.  I painted other blooms using acrylic paint and gloss gel medium.  This help to make the paint transparent and you can see the text on the petals.  I glued some along the edge of the book (to help hide the staples).  I used burlap and muslin in my big flower.

Here is a picture of the inside with different paper I put inside.  I hope to make something soon with it!

Here is what I used for the petals.  This is one of my favorite books!  There is all sorts of text.  And I have learned somethings about 1997.  What? You ask.  Like all of the Miss America Winners are listed in here going back to 1921 and various facts about employment.  And I discovered a few maps in there so I hope to be using those soon!  This was only 99 cents at Goodwill.  Pretty awesome!

Thank you for stopping by!  And Tim and Mario-if your reading this Thank you for the great challenge! :)

Until next time my friends...I'm gonna read some more Facts of 1997 ;)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Last 2 ATC's

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Here are the last 2 ATC's.  I think I could have made duplicates but I decided to make them all different.  Yes I'm crazy!  LOL!

The Earth is from a Jenny Bowlin stamp and I used this pretty sparkly embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Actually the other 2 stamps are from Jenny Bowlin also and the background is a road map.

The 2nd card has a few die cuts from Girl's Paperie and I used gesso in the middle of the frame so that I could stamp the Tim Holtz saying.  The arrow is painted and then has clear rock candy over it.  That is some awesome crackily fun right there! :)  I finished it up with a couple of eyelets.

I had a lot of fun making all of these different cards.  So now I think I will be making a few scrapbook pages and cards-it's time for a bigger canvas!

Until next time my friends...See you soon! :)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

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Happy Saint Patrick's Day!  Usually I make cards for friends and family, but this year I was super busy.  So I made a few ATC cards to celebrate St. Patty's Day in a crafty way.

The Proud to be Green is on a card where I used Gelatos.  I'm trying use them more.  Roni at Ink Stains showed a cool way to use gelatos and that is what I was trying there.  The beer card is a card background using alcohol inks.  I love alcohol inks! :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...may the luck of the Irish be with you! :)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Some More ATC's

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Here are some more ATC's.  They all have backgrounds made from using a monprint from the gelli plate.  If you haven't seen it-go check it out.  They also have a facebook page where they post way cool backgrounds and projects.  I am still learning about making monoprints.  But I can tell you it is very addictive!

Do you ever have stamps or things that you forget about?  I have some word stamps from Stamp Rite that are old but awesome.  I remember my step mom buying them for me for Christmas and wasn't sure what I was going to do with them.  So as I am looking for stuff for this ACT creative adventure, I ran across them.  Eureka!  Totally awesome.  Embrace, Travels, Timeless, and Discover Adventure are some of the word stamps.  (She bought me 4 sets each contains 8 words).  Now that I have rediscovered them-you will be seeing a lot more of them! :)

Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate your comments to!  Until next time my friends...stay crafty!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wintery ATC's

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Do you still have snow on the ground where you live?  If you do, you have my condolences!  :)

On this first ATC I used Martha Stewart's texture effect.  On the trees I used some glossy accents to give them an icy feel.  

On the second card I made a mono print on my gelli plate, and this card is cut from the print.  Sometimes when you walk out the door and it's snowing or raining, I'm like uh.  But you can't be like that.  You have to look past the weather and..."enjoy the journey."  :)

I made this card with a cool stamp I got a few months ago.  I embossed the image with black embossing powder and then used distress inks to give them that sun rise or sun set look.  Then I added my titles.

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...spring is on the way!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

ATC's of Love

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Today I am sharing some Valentine ATC's I made for a swap.  The bottom right one has an alcohol ink background.  The images are from Graphic Fairy.  The married couple in the first card is also from Graphic Fairy.  Love her!

I used all sorts of things-rub-ons, Tim H stickers, charms, Martha Stewarts butterfly punch and twine.  In the next couple of days I will share some more so be sure to stop by!

Until next time my friends...Shouldn't everyday be Valentine's Day? ;)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Irish Map ATC

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Ok I am back with one more ATC tonight.  I am entering it into the Digi Haven Challenge: Green.

The map is from Graphic Fairy and you can find it here.  I tore the edges around it and used walnut distress ink to age it.  Then I put it on a black ATC card.  I added a tag from DCWV with a clover rhinestone and a green ribbon.  I love this map!

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my's time to wash my green shirt ;)

ATC's with Numbers

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Over the next week or so, I am going to share with you guys the ATC's I have been working on.  Whew-am I worn out too!

These two here are for the challenge at Simon Says Stamps and Show: By theNumbers.  Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift card so fingers crossed! ;)

The numbers are on the right side of the first card and bottom of the the second card.  Each card has two layers of pattern tissue (like from a McCall's Pattern).

The first card I used a Tim Holtz die cut for the spool and dress form.  The dress form is made out of a material swatch from K & C Company.  I added a button and the sentiment is from a stamp set that I received from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine.  I love it when they send free stamps! :)

On the second card the sewing machine and dress form are from the same stamps as the sentiment.  I tried using a stamp from Tim H. Stampers Anonymous-one of the sewing stamps.  But it got blurry so I just "hung up some laundry."  LOL! :)  It's not totally hidden but it isn't showcased either.  Then I added some lace at the bottom.

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...Happy Springing Forward! :)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Green ATC's

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I am so glad to be posting something!  I feel like it has been a while.  My mojo is a little low on fuel.  I have been working on ATC's for a swap due very soon and now I think I am in panic mode!  LOL.

So I saw this week's challenge at Inkspirational which is to use shades of green and I was inspired.  Also, one of the DT's named Lisbeth made an awesome tag with gears and what nots so that got my gears going (haha!)  and here's is the product:

Ok here's the product!  ;)

I used stamps from Hampton.  They are all sort of steampunk which I am totally loving right now.  I know green should go with St. Patty's day but when I saw that cool tag-my gears started to move!  ;)  I also used various rub-ons which are from the Art Warehouse.  And the background gears here are from Prima.

The backgrounds are from Distress Inks.  The 1st and 3rd ATC's also has Perfect Pearls on them.  I had March on the bottom because really I can't believe it's March already!

I stamped this pretty lady on a dictionary page and then popped dotted her.  She is from Hampton Arts but the others are Tim Holtz and Gelatins (the circles are from a tree set).  And then my beautiful handwriting that if it were a font they would call in chicken scratch ;)

Ok, well as these card denote-time is a ticking and I have many more ATC's to make.  :)  Thank you for stopping by and for all of  your sweet comments!  Until next time my friends...Big Hugs!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Technique Time Tuesday Time!

Hello Everybody!

So many exciting things happening at Technique Time Tuesday!  First we have a new technique!  It's called Brick Wall.  All of the instructions are here so go check it out and join us!

Here is my card:

I realized that I used the same Eiffel Tower from Hero Arts as I did last month.  But of course I didn't realize it until after the picture was taken.  So I promise I will use different stamps next month-LOL!  I used Distress Inks for the background of the tower.

And you know that Technique Time Tuesday has a Facebook page?  Yes!  And when you enter our challenge, we will ask if you would like us to put your entry on our Facebook page.  What better way to show off your work with your friends?  (Other than posting it yourself) ;)

Oh!  And one last huge thing-we have 7 new ladies that have joined us!  That's 7 more inspiring ways to use these awesome techniques!  Stop by and welcome them!

Thank you for stopping by here!  I've been super busy last week-but hopefully things will calm down a bit and I'll be crafting a little more!

Until next time my friends...have a wonderful Tuesday filled with excellent techniques! :)