Sunday, November 14, 2021

Underwater Thank You

 Hello Everybody!

Last week a friend of mine brought me a coffee and I had to make her a thank you card. It was just one of those perfect act of kindness things :)

And since I used an octopus-I am submitting it into the challenge at the Funky Junky Boutique Challenge Blog: Living Things.

All of the things I used for this card is Tim Holtz except the card base and cardstock-LOL. I used distress spray and a blue mica spray for the background. I tried to capture the shiny down below. The "kelp" is from the garden greens die cut set, and I used Tim's Foil Cardstock. The coffee cup is from Festive Things. The octopus is from Under the Sea which I also used a pop dot. And the sentiment is from stampers anonymous..

Thank you for stopping by! :)

Monday, November 1, 2021

New November Color!

Hello Everybody!

November 1st means it's time for a new challenge at the Rainbow Card Challenge. This month we are all about the color Sage.  

This was a hard color for me. I think it is beautiful but not a color I use a lot. I was lucky that I had some paper in sage.  So here's my card:

I used clear embossing powder and a handwritten stamp from Stampin Up for the back panel. For the middle panel I used clear embossing paste with an older Tim Holtz stencil. The dragonfly is a Tim Holtz/Sizzix die. I just love this dragonfly! And the sentiment is a Queen and Company die cut. 

Be sure to check out the cards made by the team. They did a beautiful job using the color Sage.

Until next time my friends! :)


Saturday, October 23, 2021

Spooky Halloween Card

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I love this card so much-LOL. I made it for my cousin and mailed it today so it will be a couple of days before I put it on instagram/fb so she will see it hopefully after she gets it. 

And the reason I am posting it here now is to make sure I link up to the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Spooky/Halloween.

Everything on this card is Tim Holtz except the background. That is from a gelli print I did a few weeks ago. One day I sat down and made a lot of gelli prints using white cardstock, pages from a book, and scrapbook paper that I know I won't use anywhere. I had a blast!  

Starting in the left corner and going across-the web stamp was stamped using the new villianous potion distress ink and then embossed with the same color glaze. Wow is all I can say. It's a fantastic purple! 

I made the collage with the ephemera and die cut ghost and the paper doll. I used collage medium on all of that-after I put a rubon eye on the spooky card. Then I went in with distress crayon! I used peeled paint and the white to highlight around the different cards. Wow is all I can say.   Collage medium and distress crayons are like best friends LOL.

Up at the top right are more rub ons. One is from an older everyday set and the other two (about halloween) are from a 2013 halloween rub on set. Yikes-that's been around a while. That set has a black and white set of rub ons.  

Then I added a bat from the colorize pumpkins die cut.  Then I took black soot distress and went around the whole card to create a little shadow. 

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Halloween! :)

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Fall Thank You Cards

 Hello Everybody!

Tonight I finished two thank you cards that are fairly familiar.  I am trying to get better at making more while I have the supplies out.

Most of this is from Tim Holtz. The leaf die cuts and the foil cardstock-Tim. And the foil cardstock is just amazing! I used it for the gold background behind the inked panel. And then I cut the leaves from the metallic jewels paper pad.   I used 4 leaves for each card-which normally I am an odd number person but 3 wasn't enough but 4 was. 

I used black paint to give some definition to the edge of the gold part of the card. And the embossing folder is Anna Griffin I think.  I used a Stampers Anonymous stamp for the sentiment. This stamp set is one of my favorite sentiment sets. I love the handwriting. 

Here is the second card. However, I actually created this card first.   I tied some embossing floss around the leaves to bind them and then glue them onto the embossed panel  with collage medium.

I used distress inks and distress oxides on cardstock. Then I spritzed water on it. Then I ran it through my embossing machine. I felt that the pattern got lost in the distress ink. So I used a brayer and some gold paint and brayered gold onto the raised areas. I think I worked nicely.

I am entering these two cards into the challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique: Fall Gratitude.

Thank you for stopping by today!  :)

Sunday, October 10, 2021

An Uninvited Guest

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I am all about some Halloween right now! I made this 6X6 Magnetic canvas.

The inspiration for this canvas was the skull.  I made it using a Finnabair mould.  It's the largest skull.  I painted it with tim holtz spiced marmalade distress paint. Then I sprayed it with the tarnished brass distress mica spray to see what would happen. LOL It stuck on there! and then I used some black paint to highlight and tone down the skull.

I used stencil THMM128 so it had both skulls and that cross design. The stencil came with a halloween stamp set that is Tim's/Stampers Anonymous from Joann's.  I used a Golden light modeling paste.

I sprayed the canvas with the distress mica stains-flickering candle, jack o lantern, bubbling caudron, and hocus pocus. I didn't use gesso. I sort of went back and forth on this because I usually do but I liked the linen texture showing through.

When the mail came my order from Simon Says Stamp was delivered-Woo Hoo! and in it I had ordered the transparencies and that is where the bat wings came from.  I used the black mica flakes from Tim also. I love them! and then I used black micro beads from recollections.  I also die cut a leaf branch from the sizzix/ Tim Garden Greens 661206. I used the same one like maybe 6 or 7 times and cut it out of black cardstock.

Oh and that cute little scared ghost is from the Frightful Things die cut. This die cut set is seriously one of my favorites for Halloween.  I used a spring from Hampton to make him 3-D.

I am entering this Halloween canvas into the following challenges:

Crafter's Castle: Anything Goes #46 Theme fall and fall holidays

Thank you for stopping by! 

Friday, October 1, 2021

October over at the Rainbow Challenge

 Hello Everybody!

You know it's a new month and that means a new color challenge over at the Rainbow Card Challenge! This month we are all about the color Golden Rod which is a nice rich color. 

I used a couple of color to achieve goldenrod in my card background.  I used distress oxide fossilized amber and a little distress ink wild honey and some oxide pumpkin.

I used a Tim Holtz stamp-this is one of my favorites. Around the edges I used distress oxide walnut stain and sprinkle little water droplets here and there for the oxide effect.

The sentiment is Tim's and usually stamps together but I cut them apart thinking I was going to stack the words. But turns out I liked it better this way so lol you know. And Tim's flowers are in the corner and I sprayed them with the seasonal broomstick mica spray. So nice! Also I used Ranger gold embossing powder and this was the first time I used it. And I love it! It's a nice bright gold. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to check out everyone's goldenrod card. And we can't wait to see what you make! :)

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Beware Vignette Box

 Hello Friends!

I made this creepy vignette box, and I am so excited to share it with you!  

This is the largest of the Tim Holtz Vignette Boxes. And this is a box topper that was sold in 2018. (Thankful for YouTube because I couldn't remember when I bought the covers.) After I decorated the inside I glued the panels down with collage medium.

From the top: I made this candles using Tim's directions from last year. And I painted them black. The skull is Ideology a few years ago. That is cheese cloth that I sprayed with black soot distress stain, hickory smoke oxide spray, and empty tomb mica spray. In between the candles and skull I added Tim's midnight mica flakes. Originally, I was thinking mirco beads and then I was like I have something cooler than that! :)

This is a Tim Holtz ghost die cut that I inked with a little peeled paint around the edges.

The background paper is from Tim's Region Beyond paper pack. I stamped bats on the this side of it. But the bats are actually from one of Tim's embossing folder. I used a Simon Hurley Stamp block-heated it and then took the impression of the embossing folder. So Cool!

On the inside sides of the box I applied Crypt grit paste. On this side is a die cut spider (the one from just the web and spider-Tim Holtz). I used some stickles to try to make it stand out a little. So it's just kind of creeping around back there LOL.

Here is the other side with the crypt paste.

These flowers are from Funky Nature. I used some black soot distress ink on the yellow blooms to make them less bright and more spooky. The Paper Doll's dress is from a spiced marmalade distress crayon and a little water.  The candle die cut is from Tim's Frightful Things. 

There is also a Halloween Quote Chip and 2 hardware heads. The rust is from Finnabair. 

So this is cool.  Here is the finished box.

If you look you can see the paper doll's shadow. This is cool because it's like the candle is really working to create a shadow behind her. Eek! 

I am submitting this into the following challenge: 

TFJB Challenge: Creating Die-Na-Mite-use dies--Spider, Ghost, candlestick, and flowers

Thank you for stopping by today! :)

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Happy Birthday Card

 Hello Friends!

Hope all is well with you! :) I bought this Rupert Die Cut by Tim Holtz a little while back. I have made 3 Ruperts and this is the first one on a project. Yay! :) 

It's for my nephew whose favorite color is blue.

I used a circuits embossing folder for the white panel (tim holtz). I saw a Rupert on Pinterest and the person used that folder and it reminded me that I had it. LOL. This is the pin here.  The balloons are a die also from Tim Holtz. And then of course Rupert. Everything else the twine and paper were from my stash.

I am entering this in the following challenge:

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Purely Plum

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New Month New Challenge:

Over at the Rainbow Card Challenge, Plum is the new color challenge.  I used Tim Holtz Purple Twilight alcohol ink, gold alloy, and blending solution for the background of this card. And I used the air pump tool thing that Tim has.  :) The blending solution helps to lighten the alcohol ink.

Then with gold foil paper from DCWV I cut out the frame/emboss from Tim Holtz and Sizzix. The heart and letters are also from the gold foil paper but the heart is the inside of a heart die cut from Simon Says Stamp and the letters are from a Tim Holtz alpha tiny type.  Then I backed the card with black cardstock. 

Please stop by the Rainbow Card Challenge to see what my teammates have created. There will be lots of inspiration! :)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

No Bull Birthday Card

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Here is a birthday card that I made for a dear friend of mine who likes cows :) I love making her cow cards to so it totally works! 

I didn't know what I was going to make at first. I went through the silhouette design store, and then I came across a print and cut farm file from Lettering Delights called Stickies Farm-the print and cut version. So I printed the bull and my silhouette cut him out-which was perfect because he has skinny little legs. 

The background is a combination of distress and distress oxide inks from Tim Holtz. This is on watercolor paper. The sentiment is from the upper case tiny typeTim Holtz letters by sizzix. I used Tim's metallic paper.

The sun is cut from my silhouette and I used stickles for sparkle. The grass is Lawn Fawn (die) and the flowers and leafy stems are from the Rubbernecker Stamps. Which I think this is the first maybe second time I have used these die cuts so this makes my heart very happy that I was able to incorporate them.

I usually leave the inside blank so I can write my message-but with the sentiment the way it was I had to stamp a birthday greeting! This is from sizzix. 

This card turned out so cute! I am excited to link it to the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by! 

Sunday, August 1, 2021

It's August!

 Hello Friends!

Why is it that when one month ends it's so surprising? I guess it's because time just goes by so fast. And here we are-August!  

With a new month means a new challenge at the Rainbow Challenge! This month we are all about Teal!

Here's my card.  I used mostly Tim Holtz products. The die cut is from his Sizzix line-Cathedral Window.  I added crackle paint to the window and then used some mermaid lagoon distress crayon over the cracks and non cracked areas.

I used alcohol inks on on acetate and glued it to the window.  The flower is Tim's glitter alcohol paper (it's beautiful by itself) and I added the matching alcohol ink to it and put a rhinestone in the middle. 

For the background I used a Ranger stencil by Dina Wakley for the bricks and light modeling paste. When that dried I used mermaid lagoon crayon, tumbled glass distress ink and broken china oxide ink with water to create the drips and splatters.  I thought about a sentiment-but I felt like it would take away from the window. I write in the card anyways-so there will be sentiments inside :)

Here's what I used to make this card (minus the cathedral window die cut).

Be sure to check out what the teammates created-there is so much inspiration! 

Monday, July 19, 2021

A Birthday Vignette Box

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It was my husband's birthday and I wanted to make him something special. Combine that with my love of making vignette boxes-and a special gift was made :)

This is the second biggest vignette box in the set of 4 when you buy them. I also added the wood frame that are sold separately. So here is the box.

Then here is the box with tiny lights! I love tiny lights. Tim suggested a Fiskars hand drill to help put the lights through-and my husband bought me one.  It is very handy and not intimidating.  I don't usually use drills and stuff so for me this hand held drill is really nice.

Then here is the vignette box with tiny lights in a dark room. LOL. Those lights are just magical!

Starting here I love this because this is a little fish tank made with:
Red Foil paper and the smaller fish from Under the Sea die
Dimensional dome and the circle to cut it from Tiny Snowglobes dies
Baubles painted with Aqua and Sail Boat Blue Ranger Alcohol Inks
Googly Eye

The baubles look like real bubbles with the tiny lights on. And there is no filter! :) 

This Tim Holtz decorative dome has little bead dice from my stash. I glued them together using collage medium. Some how some magic happened here too and the dice look like they defy gravity. lol

These chess pieces are plastic and I used pitch black and gold alloy to dress it up a bit. This is the king piece :)

This is a Tim Holtz base that I bought for this project. I thought it would be fun to take the Vignette Box a step further. The package comes with two different sizes-this is the larger size. I used gold gilded alloy in the recesses and black on the embossed. 

Here is one side of the vignette box. First I painted the whole box and frame with black gesso. Then I painted collage medium over it. Then I tried to use some grit and crackle paste but I'm not good at that yet. I don't know how to get it mixed because I tried mixing it with paint. So I painted over it with brown and black paint. Then I got out my Finnabair Rust paint effects and created the rust. I left the crackle. The I went over the black it Finnabair vintage gold wax. That's what makes the frame dots on the front gold also.

Here is the other side of the box.

Top of the box. That little record player is from Hobby Lobby a long while ago. I love minatures but I don't need another hobby. So when they are on sale and I think I can use them-I will buy them. But I really have to think if I can use it and not buy it just because it's cute LOL. (The struggle is real.)

The sweet lightbulb is from Prima many years ago.

Metal gears in my stash (could be Tim's).

The pen nub and pen chipboard are both Tim's. The background paper is 7 Gypsies. I used a bit of walnut ink distress oxide here and there. Also-I used some washi tape with gears to hide the hot glue on the tiny lights wires. 

The laugh was a token I bought at a thrift store with my husband. There was a small handful of them. I finally used one! :)  Yay! And an awesome paper doll.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Thursday, July 1, 2021

The Rainbow Challenge-July Edition

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Happy July! This month at the Rainbow Challenge we are all about Charmingly Cherry! 

This board has some fantastic ideas!  I chose to use some washi tape. Some how I have a lot of red-I think I bought a tube from Michaels a while back. The paper for the background and sentiment are real red from stampin up. And the sentiment is a die cut from Simon Says Stamp.  Then I added some gems for fun. :)

Be sure to check out my teammates take on this beautiful red color.  There is so much inspiration! I hope you will join us :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Rainbows at the Rainbow Challenge

 Hello Everybody!

Happy June! New month new challenge!

This month at The Rainbow Card Challenge we are all about Rainbows!

I made a thank you card for a science teacher.

I used my silhouette machine for the beakers and liquid. I had a stencil and fine silver marker pen that I used for the circles above the red and green liquid beakers. The sentiment was a free stamp from Taylored Expressions. The background was a pattern paper I found in my stash. :)

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you will go check out what my teammates have created. And I hope you are inspired to join us this month!

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Happy Mother's Day!

 Hello Everybody!

This is a little early but it doesn't matter--Happy Mother's Day to all of the mamas out there :) I hope you all have a great day!

This card is for my mama. :) I hope she likes it-I know I certainly do LOL.

So for my husband bought me salvaged patina distress and oxide ink pads. I couldn't believe it.  He also got me the wreaths you see here. So I used patina, flamingo, and twisted green on the background. I used a Tim Holtz stencil and a wet paper towel to lift up some areas. On the wreath is the twisted citron and wilderness. The little flowers are from another Tim Holtz die set and so are the letters spelling out mom. The big bird in the middle is from an old Tim die with a bird cage. It's colored with Mermaid Lagoon. And the sentiment is from the metallic sticker book. The only thing no Tim's is the gems in the middle of the flowers and those are Katia Studio. 

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Vintage-y Birthday Card

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I made this fun card for a friend of mine. She's got a an awesome heart and loves Jesus-so the sentiment is perfect. 

Here's the card:

I stamped images on the cardstock paper and used walnut stain around the edges. The frame is so cool. It's a Tim Holtz frame that I added Finnabair rust pastes too. The inside is a ephemera from Tim Holtz. There are some flowers there that are Tim's also. 

This metal sentiment is a Tim Holtz thing as well. 

And lastly, this paper doll is Tim Holtz. However the cross she is holding is from a mold I bought from Michaels and painted with sparks paint from finnabair. I love this paint! :)

I am submitting this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Feminine. 

Thanks for stopping by! :)