Wednesday, December 28, 2016

One More Christmas Card

Hello Everybody!

Wow!  It is almost a New Year.  It's always exciting-like a fresh start-when the new year comes around.  New goals are set.  Last year my goal was to set more glitter.  And do you know what?  I failed.  LOL!  I think I used less glitter last year than I ever have.  And I'm talking about all glitter-glitter paper, loose glitter, and Stickles.  I realized this toward October or November.  But really too late to fix it.  Oh well.

So for now-I haven't made any real goals yet.  I just want to make more stuff. :)  And share it with you guys. :)

So I have a Christmas card to share.  The last one for the year.  And it's for someone my husband works with who likes the vintage style of cards.  So when he asks me to make her one-I happily do because I love this style too.

The pink note background paper is My Mind's Eye from their Love and Found collection (a few years old).  The mistletoe is a button.  The floss is floss.  And everything else is Tim Holtz!   Even the corrugated panel.  I did use a little gesso on the panel to brighten it up.

Here is a closeup of the charm.  

I even stamped the inside! (Which I am proud of my self for doing because I usually leave it blank.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I would like to link up to the following challenges:

{Pin}spirational Challenges #181:  Photo inspiration-I love this picture.  I pulled the pink and blue from this.  I love how feminine this picture feels to me and hopefully I transferred some of that to the card.  

Use Your Stuff: Show what you are working on.  

Sunny Day Crafting:  Anything Goes

Thank you all for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...Happy New Year! :)

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Mid Month Reminder CWS Bus Card

Hello Everybody!

We are half way through with December.  And I don't know about you-but it went by way faster than I wanted it too!

We have some great inspiration for our challenge at Creative with Stamps.  We want to see cards using Christmas stamps.

Here is my Christmas card.  And it was inspired by a friend of mine.  She asked me if I could make a card for her kids' bus driver.  Of course I said. :)  So I went to the Silhouette store and came back with this cool school bus shaped card.  I added the 3-D Christmas lights from Jolee's and an elf sticker from Hobby Lobby.  I put the elf on white paper and cut it out so he would stand out better.

I thought this was a super cute idea for a card.  And we have a bus driver that we love so I made another one...

The elves are a little different but other than that-the same.  :)

Be sure to join our challenge!

Don't forget to include this graphic on your entry!

Thank you for stopping by!

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

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Card Time

Hello Everybody!

Are you making Christmas cards?  If you use a Christmas stamp you can link your card up to our Creative with Stamps Challenge!

For my card I used a Heidi Swapp stencil and this cool glossy paste from Recollections that I found at Micheals.  Then I stamped this cute reindeer from Hero Arts and colored him with copic markers.  I adhered him with pop dots and rounded the corners.

And I stamped the inside since I didn't have a sentiment on the outside.  This fun sentiment is from Great Impressions.

Also, stop by to see what awesome cards my teammates have created!

Be sure you join us and remember to check the rules.  You'll need our graphic for sure.  The rest of the rules are here.

I would like to link this card to the following challenges:

Until next time my's Christmas time! :) 

House of Cards Holiday Blog Hop

Hello Everybody!  

Get excited because it is time for the House of Cards Holiday Blog and Design Team Call!  You should have arrived here from Katarina's blog.

This is sort of a sad thing-but this will be my last post for House of Cards for the time being.  Life has gotten busy for me and I love Mynn and the ladies so much.  But I don't want to let anyone down (by being flakey lol).  I have been with House of Cards for 2 years (since July 2014).  It doesn't feel like 2 years-that's for sure.  :) 

So if you are looking for a nice place to be on a Design Team where everyone is friendly and creative then you should apply here.  :)

So to participate in the blog challenge be sure to leave everyone a comment.  Also, use this inspirational photo to create a card and upload it to House of Cards.

I made 2 cards for the blog hop.  This first card is inspired by the over all theme of Christmas and I love the red in this picture.

The main image for this Christmas card is Cute as a Button.  This kitty digi is super cute and you will have to get a closeup of his list!  I colored this image with Copic markers and used Stickles to accent the snow and snowflakes.  I used a glitter ornament border and a wooden Christmas tree that I painted.  (It might be from Studio Calico.)

Here is what I used to paint the tree.  I covered it with gesso first and then painted it with this green paint.  I did put a few coats on it because this particular paint is a bit thinner.

For my second card I used a digi from MHK Designs.  I used the poinsettia and sentiment from the Perfect Poinsettia set.

I tried something new with this card.  It came to me (I don't think I saw it anywhere-I don't think-lol).

So I printed off the poinsettia.  Then I cut a piece of acetate to the size of the printed flower.  The acetate I used is from Clear Scraps so it's a bit thicker than normal acetate.  I also removed the top layer of the protective film.

Then I traced the design with Enamel Accents from Ranger.  *I wanted to use gold at first but the gold I had wasn't working too well.  The Accents came out fast and dried smooth.  I let it dry over night.

Then I added water to my red and green paints.  And used a tiny paintbrush to put the paint inside the raised edges.  It was like painting a sun catcher. :)  I used the gold in this picture for the paper on the base of the card.

Here is the back side of the flower.  I was having a hard time figuring out which side to use.

Here is the front.  You can see how the black accents is a bit more puffy than the photo above.

I added gold dots in the middle from Faber Castell.  It seems more like an ornament. ;)

Here is the finished card again.  I used scattered straw and walnut stain distress ink for the sentiment.

I am linking up my poinsettia card to the challenge at MHK Designs-if you use an MHK design anything goes.

Thank you for stopping by!  Your next stop is Leslie.

If you get lost, here is the blog hop list.

Mynn | Cohenna | Donna | Em | Heather | Jane | Judy 
Karen | Katarina | Katy (you are here) | Leslie | Linda | Merethe
Michele | Paula | Rocky | Rosi | Ruza
Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan | Tina | Toni

Until next time my friends...Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Glittery Peacock Card

Hello Everybody!

Wow!  November has gone by so fast.  So fast that I almost missed this post!  😲  And now there are emojis in blogger!  Have I been gone that long?  (LOL  just kidding I posted on November 1st.)

So since it's November 15, it time for a mid-month reminder of our very cool challenge happening at Creative with Stamps.  You have to use a bird stamp.  So be sure to check out what my awesome teammates created along with the rules here.

For my card I used a peacock stamp from Great Impressions.  I embossed it with Sienna Star embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  The sentiment is from an old Fiskars thank you set.

The glitter around the edges is also from Sparkle N Sprinkle called Golden Silver.  It is absolutely beautiful.  Gold sometimes is dark and that is ok in some applications.  But I love happy bright gold and this glitter is all of that.  I used red line tape around the edges.  The black pearls are from Rangers Enamel Accents.  For me I needed to balance out the sentiment.  :)


I couldn't figure out which photo I liked better.  So I thought why not include them both.  

And we have 2 great sponsors this month-so there are prizes!


3 Digital Stamps from Eureka Stamps
(for CWS Challenge Winner)


3 Digital Stamps from STAMPLORATIONS
(for RANDOM Winner)

I would like to link this card to the following challenges:

So please join us with your bird stamps!  Until next time my friends...stay tweet! :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Christmas Flamingos

Hello Everybody!

It's time for a new challenge at Creative With Stamps!  This month we want to see those bird stamps!  Turkeys, pigeons, -whatever birds you have in your stampsets we want to see them!

Don't forget to include this graphic!

Now maybe I should have gone with Turkeys, but the flamingos were talking the loudest to me.  So I made a Christmas card.  The stamp are Greatest Impression.  Here is a closeup of the glitter accents.  Also I colored with copic markers and then with distress ink around the oval.

Here is my card.  

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

Golden Ticket Card

Hello Everybody!

It's November 1st and it's time for a new challenge at House of Cards!  This month we want to see layers on your cards!  Or you can use this palette.  Totally up to you!

Here is my card.  I went with layers.  Most of the papers are from Prima the engraver collection.  I used a solid background piece of cardstock from the collection as the base.  Then I cut out pieces and arranged them on the solid cardstock.

Here is the second pieced panel before I added the sentiment and rub-ons.

I also embossed a black cardstock panel that the golden ticket would pop out against.  The ticket, ticket paper and die cut for the sentiment are Tim Holtz's.    I rubbed on some words from Tim Holtz just to added a little more depth.

I hop you come join us a House of Cards!  Share your layers! :)

Until next time my friends, happy crafting! :)

Friday, October 28, 2016

Autumn in the City

Hello Everybody!

I really like how this card turned out.  I made it with a set from Close To My Heart called Cityscape Everyday Life.  I bought the set at Scrapbook Expo a couple of years ago.  I tried to look them up on the CTMH website but they didn't have them listed anymore. :(  (Or not to where I could find them.)

I used Stampin Up inks though (lol).  I used really rust, chocolate chip, riding hood red, more mustard, blue bayou, and real red.  The sentiment is Tim Holtz and it's over 2 years old.  The photo corners are older than the stamps and inks combined--LOL :)

I wanted to submit this card to the following challenges:

Thank you for stoppin by!  Until next time my friends...enjoy the colors! :)

Friday, October 21, 2016

Halloween Vignette Box

Hello Everybody!

I follow Tim Holtz on a few different social platforms.  And I have been so inspired by the Halloween projects that he has been posting from different people using his awesome products.

So today I am showing you a little Halloween Vignette Box.  All of the products are Tim's except the black paint I used to paint the Vignette Box and the cheesecloth that is spiderwebs (totally got that from one of the photo's Tim posted.  Creative genius!)  Also, the frame that the picture is in is from Making Memories.  It was nice and square and purple until I cut it down to fit into the vignette box and dabbed black distress paint on it.  I had to draw a little jack o lantern face on the TH pumpkin.  :)

Here is the breakdown of this little box.  For the pumpkin I drew the jack o' lantern face on it with a precision pen (american crafts).  The back design is the back of a found relative card (a scrap because I used the face in a different project, but kept it because I might use the back side one day.  And I did!!)  I dabbed crushed olive distress paint on the card.

The girl's picture is from the photobooth pictures.  I bent it to give it crease and used distress walnut ink to darken it.  And then i put it in the frame.  Here is where the Making Memories frame came from-but I had already painted it when I took this picture.

For the doll-I put collage medium crazing on it.  Then mushroom alcohol ink.  I was hoping to create the little cracks but not really.  It's so small that if there were cracks you can barely see them.  But the brown color makes the doll look even creepier so that's a positive.  :) 

The doll on the right is the original.  The one on the left is the one I used the crazying medium.

mushroom alcohol ink

Then I used dusty concord distress stain on the white rose ribbon.  I didn't have black and now I'm glad because it gives it some color-a slight contrast.  Then I glued everything down including the web from cheesecloth.

Here is another look inside of the box.

Lastly, I glued on the alpha tiles after I dabbed black distress ink around each one.  This was a super fun project-and since I have 3 more vignette boxes-I will be back with more.  :)

I would like to submit this vingette box into the following challenges:

The Mixed Media Montly Challenge-The pumpkins in the truck inspired the pumpkin in the vignette box.

Sunny Day Crafting-#19 Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination- Anything Goes #108

Until next time my friends...stay spooky :)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fun Ghouls Card

Hello Everybody!

It's that time of the month-halfway!  :)  And so my friends at Creative with Stamps, and I are ready to share some mid-month inspiration with you.  This month it's about including a sentiment on your card.

So here is my card:

This was super fun to make.  I stamped and colored the girl monsters.  I used black embossing powder for 2 of them and pink ink with clear embossing powder for the middle monster.

The black background paper is from Pebbles and the orange was a scrap.  The monster stamps and sentiment are all from Craft Smart (Michaels 2012).  They are colored with Copics.  The spider web is a Martha Steward web punch.  I used glittery cardstock for it.  Lastly, the rhinestones are from Michaels.  

Please make sure to include this graphic on your posts.

Be sure to visit the other DT ladies as well.

I would like to link this card to the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by today!  Until next time my friends...use those sentiments! :)

Friday, October 14, 2016

Frankenstein Card

Hello Everybody!

Tonight I'm sharing a cool Halloween card I made using my silhouette machine.  I am amazed at whoever created this file.  For the background of Frank I used twisted citron and dried marmalade.  I used a designer paper piece I had floating around for the background.  Then I added spiced marmalade distress paint around the edge to give it some depth.  I look at adding papers but that wasn't happening.

The stars are from Dazzles.  Boo is from some American Crafts letters.

I would like to submit this to the following challenges:

The Male Room: Halloween

Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes #107

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my!  ;)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pumpkin Shaker Card

Hello Everybody!

I am so excited to share my pumpkin shaker card with ya'll this evening.

I used a Queen and Company circle pop up-it's the foam part that keeps all of the fun little sequins and stuff inside.  I used my silhouette to cut the pumpkin (bought from the sil store). and measured it to cover the circle foam tape.  The bottom circle was a bit too small so I cut a larger circle to make it work.

This circle was a middle circle.  And it got me thinking-there are a couple of big circles in the pack.  What are those used for?  This is a normal A2 sized card.  I guess bigger cards.  I will have to do some research-but if you have used the larger circles and it's on your blog-leave your link and I will check it out.  :)

The sentiment is washi tape that I bought at Michaels.  Also-I embossed the black panel with a bat embossing folder from Tim Holtz.  I used Black Diamond Stickles to go around the panel to add a little extra interest. :)

Here is a closer look at the stuff inside.  Mostly it's from Queen and Company and then there are some Halloween sequins that my friend Jodi gave me.  :)  

There are 2 bats and this fun jack o' lantern sequin.  So fun! :)

I am linking this card up to Use Your Stuff-orange, black and one neutral.  So I used kraft for my neutral.  

I would also like to link up to Inspiration Destination-Anything Goes 107.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Spooky Lady

Hello Everybody!

Halloween is on it's way-and I am getting started on making Halloween cards and other things.  There are lots of cute images at Silhouette-and they are full of inspiration.  Silhouette does pay me to say wonderful things about them (but I'm open for an arrangement!) ;)  One of their cool cuts is this Halloween Witch and her owl.

The cardstock and the card base is from Michael's.  The base of the background is a page from a book.  Except for the witch (which is Silhouette) the rest is Tim Holtz!  Even those cool decorative pumpkins.

I used paints for the background: crushed olive, endless preserves, and black soot.  I did use a stencil from the crafters workshop.  The spooky is from a thin Tim Holtz die cut set.  (There were other words too and a bat embossing folder.)

I would like to link this up to the following challenges:

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

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sentiment Challenge

Hello Everybody!

October is here!  And it seriously is one of my favorite months of the year.  There's fall and pumpkins and Halloween.  The weather starts to cool off and it's so nice.

This month's challenge at Creative with Stamps is also super nice-it's about sentiments.  Make sure you show them off! :)

I used a sentiment stamp from Great Impressions, and it's one of my favorite birthday stamps.  I was playing with gelatos and wanted to see what two different colored cards would look like.

Here is the green one.

Here are the gelatos that I used and how I colored a border around the sentiment first.  Then I used a paint brush and water to blend the colors together.  Once it was dry I used Stickles around the edge.

Here is the purple card.  One of the gelatos was metallic so there is a little sparkle in on this card besides the glittery border.

Here are all of the supplies for the purple card except the Stickles.  I used Ranger's platinum embossing powder.

Be sure to check out the team's creative take on this month's challenge.  And we can't wait to see what you make!

Don't forget to add this to your post. :)

I would like to link this to the following challenges:

Until next time my friends...See ya later alligator! :)