Saturday, April 23, 2016

Happy Birthday Card

Hello Everybody!

Today I have finished a card-a CAS card!

At Stamplorations they are having a CAS challenge using green if you want.  I have some Stamplorations stamps-so I thought this would be perfect.  The feathers are from their Trendy Feathers Vignette set. 

Other supplies include:
sentiment: TCM Stamps (I think) ;)
paper: green galore Stampin' Up, white cardstock
ink: green galore SU, Chrome Yellow and Manganese Blue from Ranger

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

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...have a great weekend!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Semi Homemade Banner

Hello Everybody!

I'm trying something new today-I'm blogging from my phone!  Do you do that?  

So the title of this post is semi homemade. Have you ever watched Sandra Lee? I love her! I have watched her show many times and cooked many of her delicious recipes.  And if your not familiar with her she uses some things that are made already but the end product is homemade.  Like instead of cutting fresh onions you can use frozen onions and save time cutting. 

So I have a semi homemade banner to show y'all today.

I have a machine that will cut banners-but today there was no time for that! And I was at Michaels and saw this watercolor banner paper pad for recollections so that is when the ideas started to come together. I bought the matching flowers too. :)

Here are the rest of my supplies. I used black craft paint and foam letters. I love when things are the right size!  The banner paper came with pink twine but I am saving that for a different day and used green twine instead. 

A friend of mine gave me the G studio gem stones (for the flower centers) and they are fabulous!  They have an iridescent color to the so they aren't just clear.

Here are some close ups of the banner:

So this banner was made quickly. Whew! Sometimes you just don't have time to cut everything out! :)

Thank you for stopping by today! Until next time my friends-from scratch or semi homemade-as long as it gets created that's why counts! :)

Friday, April 15, 2016

A Card for Encouragement

Hello Everybody!

I am so excited to share this card.  I had elements of it already made but wasn't sure about the sentiment or how it would come together.  I knew the background from my gelli print session the other night.  That post is here.

And I knew I was using the butterfly from Cre8tive Hands--which I love!  I can't wait to use it again. Cre8tive Hands is a sponsor for this months's challenge at Creative with Stamps.  (There's a really awesome lion stamp to that I have my eye on!) :)

When I started this card I didn't know what type of card (sentiment wise) it would be.  Then I went to breakfast with some friends.  And one friend was really sad.  And she isn't normally sad.  So when I came home and sat at my desk I instantly knew this had to be a card of encouragement and love.  So the sentiment is from Tim Holtz's chit chat stickers (the larger ones).  I inked around the edges.

So here's my card:

I used some Tim Holtz rub-ons.  Here are some close ups.  This one has flowers.

This is a diamond design.  I also added some Recollections gems to the butterfly.  

This one says Handle with Care.

I used a border bunch and used it border as a mask to paint spots on the sides.  The paint from the monoprint was slick and so the paint took a bit longer to dry than normal.

So there is still plenty of time left to link up with us at Creative with Stamps.  This month we are using butterflies.  

Be sure to stop by the Cre8tive Hands shop for Digi Stamps. :)

Until next time my friends...Have a beautiful day! :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Gelli Prints

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It always feels like forever since I last did a blog post.  And I realized why!  I get so caught up in doing challenges and my DT posts that I don't post my in between process.  I'm always trying to craft something-good, bad or for the trash-LOL.  So over the weekend I worked on my gelli plate and today I'm going to show them to you.  It's about sharing inspiration right?  Let's go!

Here lately I try to "save" books at 2nd hand stores.  I have a couple of text books, dictionaries (I am a sucker for a dictionary!), just some regular story hard back books, and these...old almanac or world books.  

Now in the beginning it was hard for me to tear up a book.  It's a book?!?! for crying out loud-meant to be read and collected.  But thankfully for people in blogland and pinterest-they were doing things with their book pages.  So I started to dictionary pages and year book pages because does anyone care about what happened in 2010?  No-or else they wouldn't have donated their book!  LOL.  

So on the weekend I tore out many pages and sized them for card backgrounds.

Here are what the pages look like.  I'm showing this so you can see there are columns and it doesn't read like a regular book.  Which I was unsure of at first-but it all works!  Keep scrolling! :)

I got out my paints....Now these special little paints were bought for another project-that I might blog about on another day.  They are liquidy (warning: I'm not an artist)-fluid acrylics.  They dry quicker which isn't what you really want with a gelli plate because you need time to add and take away from the gelli plate before you take your monoprint.  But I had to experiment--and look at all of those beautiful colors!  Oh and the one with the heart--my favorite!  Phthalo green  :)

And here are my normal craft acrylics.  They do dry faster than these particular golden paints.  (Golden makes lot of different types of paints.)  To me they have a smell.  Also, on paper they feel different than the goldens.  

I made about 30 prints.  It didn't feel like that many and I could have kept going.  My book has like 1000 pages---That's a LOT of cards in the making! ;)  In this picture you see the shiny red "material?"  That is where sequins are punched from.  It has a name of which I cannot think of at this time.  It makes a cool print on the gelli plate.

So the prints on the left are the goldens and the right are the craft acrylics.  

This is one of my favorite prints.  You can see that there is enough paint to not care about columns and charts on the paper.  And I haven't added stamps or die cuts to it yet.  This is from the regular acrylics.  

Here's a close up.  Love....

I enjoyed playing and hope to make some more soon.  I have these stacked up and ready for cardmaking.  As a matter of fact I am working on a card for Friday that uses one of these backgrounds-so be sure to stop back by!

Until next time my friends...stay creative! :)

Friday, April 1, 2016

Get Well Pop Up Card

Hello Everybody!

I am sooooo excited!  This is the first challenge at Creative with Stamps!  I'm very excited to be on the team!  So are you ready?  Here we go!

There are so many things for butterflies!  I love this challenge!  They are so fun and happy-especially this time of year.  I am also loving pop up boxes here lately.  So when I combined these 2 wonderful things...

I used my silhouette to cut the box.  I used to measure it out and score it.  Having the machine cut them, I'm able to make more!  Yay!

I embossed the pink papers for the bottom of the card.

I used this little polka dotted stamp to put dots around the top part of the card that pops out.  That Versamark does have a bit of a sparkle which is cool.   

Here is a closeup of the middle.  The green leaves and hearts are cut from the Silhouette.  The flowers are a punch.  I added pearls to the centers.  And the butterflies are from two different stamps.  The one on the left is Great Impressions and the one on the right is Stampin' Up.  Both are silver embossed.  The sentiment is also Stampin' Up.


Be sure to stop by and see what the rest of my teammates have created.  I know you will be inspired!

Until next time my friends...get out those stamps! :)

Hello Everybody!

It's April 1st-and no foolin' here-it's time for a new challenge at House of Cards! :)

This month we are all about script!  It can be on the paper, using a stamp, in the sentiment-you chose!

And be sure you check out my teamies projects too!  They rocked it! :)

Cohenna | Donna | Dotty Jo Em | Emily | Heather
Jane | Judy | Karen | Katarzyna Ewa * | Katy | Leslie* | Linda
Merethe |  Merlina | Michele | Paula* | Rocky | Rosi | Ruza
Shawna | Shirley* | Steph | Sue N. | Sue T. | Susan* | Tina* | Toni

Here is my card:

I used pattern paper with the script on it.  It is either 7 Gypsies or Recollecions-I don't know.  But the flower and leaves are Prima.  And the clock center was given to me. 

 And the rest is Tim Holtz.  I used picked raspberry and walnut stain distress ink around the edges.  And his bling stars and a arrow (that I distressed with picket fence distress paint.)  And the scripted sentiment is Tim's framelets.  With out that brown behind them they got lost in the script so I used some walnut stain distress paint to make the stand out.  Oh and the little paper clip is Tim's too.  I always forget that I have those--not this time! :)

Thank you for stopping by today!  We can't wait to see what you make! :)

Until next time friends...create!  (sorry I got on a rhyming kick!)