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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

No Bull Birthday Card

 Hello Friends!

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

 Hello Friends!

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

Hello Everybody!

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

 Hello Friends!

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! :)


Monday, May 3, 2021

Summer Time Mixed Media Canvas

 Hello Everybody!

I love summertime! So to kick it off a little early I made this 4 x 4 (inches) canvas.


The trees are paper clay and a Finnabair mold. I painted them with golden paints and used a finnabair vintage gold was to highlight. 

On the canvas is finnabair patina paste/paint. I glue shells and a sand dollar and painted them with different finnabair sparks paint. It is so pretty! It's translucent so you don't loose the shell like with an opaque paint. I filled in the spaces with silver micro beads. On the island I used a sand and glue product from a company called muddpuddles. And some word stickers from Tim Holtz-upon a shore. 


I am entering this into the following challenge:

Crafter's Castle: May 2021 Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by! :)

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Anniversary Card

 Hello Everybody!

Today I am sharing a card I made for my husband for our 13th wedding anniversary. 

I used Tim Holtz's embossing folder, and 4 leaf clover  embossed die, quote chip, and the hardware heads. I used a little black soot distress ink around the clover. And a little rustic wilderness around the quote chip before I put some gold wax from finnabair around it. I also used the gold wax on the four leaf clover. For the embossed cardstock I used brocade finnabair wax. The card stock was just plain brown before-and it's always cool to see it come to life. 

The lace in the middle is something I had floating around my desk from another project. For the 13th anniversary lace is part of the old tradition and textiles is part of the modern gift giving tradition. We aren't lacey people so this worked perfectly. :)


I am submitting this card to:



Thank you for stopping by! :)


Saturday, May 1, 2021

Positively Periwinkle

 Hello Friends!

Happy May 1st!  New Month New Color over at the Rainbow Challenge!

This month it is periwinkle.



And here is the card I made using periwinkle. I made a 5 x 5 card.


For the paper I used Stampin Up Brocade Blue. And the flowers are Tim Holtz that I sprayed with stormy sky distress oxide spray. 

Those cages! I bought a new die cut by Sizzix and the birds and the chains and the cages all come in the die cut. There are even more birds and another cage. I embossed them with platinum powder from Ranger. And the birds are cut out from glitter paper.  

The sentiment is a a Taylored Expressions hello die cut that I die cutted 3 times and glued them together to give it some dimension. I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire for that :)

We hope you join us! This challenge is opened for the whole month of May. 

Also, Happy Scrapbook Day! :)



Monday, April 19, 2021

Cute Little Dinosaur Card

 Hello Friends,

Before I show you my card, I wanted to tell you that Blogger is getting rid of the FeedBurner feature. This means that if you kindly subscribe to my blog by email-you will no longer receive those emails. Boo! This is set for a couple of months from now. But I looked at the emails and there seems to be only a handful of legit emails. So I am going to have this blog post be the last post emailed out. Thank you for subscribing! You can see all of my crafty makes either here, on my Iliketocutandpaste Facebook and Instagram accounts.

So here is this cute thank you card!


I used an echo park embossing folder.  The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions. And this cute dinosaur is a print and cut from my Silhouette machine and the Silhouette Design Store. Here lately I am loving the option of printing and cutting things out. Shhh don't let my stamps and stickers find out ;)

And who can resist googly eyes?  

Thank you for subscribing to my blog. I hope to see you in other outlets. :) Hugs!

I am submitting this card into the follow challenges:







Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Orchid Vignette Box

 Hello Friends!

I am so excited to share a cool vignette box that I made for a friend of mine. :)  My friends loves and takes care of orchids-so I had to make sure I incorporated that into this box. It was a thank you from me to her. Sometimes cards just aren't enough ;)

So here is the vignette box:


I made these orchids using a silhouette design store file and wilted violet and wild honey distress oxide inks. The leaves are from a tim holtz funky floral die cut set and I trimmed the leaves to look like this. I did a little paper shaping, also.  I used a botanical rub on on from tim holtz in the background.


This is an adornment metal charm from tim holtz. I made it purple with alcohol ink.  And the dreamer of dreams is another rub on from a different set. 


There's another picture of the orchids because I love how they turned out. They are in a little tim holtz jar (corked vials) and I glued the stem to the side of the jar to keep the orchids from moving around.


The background is a tim holtz wallpaper that I colored with vintage photo and broken china distress oxide. The bird is clay and made from a mod podge mold. I painted it with a finnabair sparks paint-butterfly spells.


Rust! I love to create rust! I used finnabairs 3 paint/paste rust effects. This is over a clip thing that has a whole in it. Originally, it was an orange clip from Making Memories. Then I painted black gesso over it and clipped it to the side. I made the rust happen and used extra jump rings for the time coin and antique gem- both are tim holtz.


Here's a side view.  I sprayed stormy sky distress oxide spray onto the box so it has a blue tint.


Look at that rust!


Another view.  The paper doll is from tim holtz.


This is the 2nd smallest vignette box that Tim sells. I also added antique glass glitter from Melissa Francis along the corner on the left and the bottom.  I feel that I need more glitter in my life and used it here. :)


I am submitting this cool vignette box into the following challenges:

Path of Positivity Challenge: #90 Smile/Laugh This is a thank  you for my friend for helping me. I know she will smile when she sees the orchids. :)

Use Your Stuff: #420 Spring Easter

Thank you for stopping by! :)

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Pretty Yellow Daffodil!

 Hello Friends!

Happy New Month to You! We have a new challenge at the Rainbow Card Challenge. This month we are all about Daffodil. :) Check out this inspiring color board!


So this is what I did for Daffodil:


I used a dylusional stencil and art anthology yellow glitter dimensional paint to create the background. I made the pineapple using my silhouette machine. I used a little rustic wilderness distress oxide on the pinepple leaf. And the sentiment is a free stamp from a purchase from Taylored Expressions. I used mulberry paper behind the pineapple and pop dots. I stamped on the mulberry paper also and added some sweet little flowers from Paper Studio (hobby lobby).

Here is an angled look at the card. This way you can see the dimension and glittery goodness of the background. 


I hope you are inspired to get out all things yellow and make a fabulous card and link it to the Rainbow Card Challenge. We would love to see you! 

Thank you for stopping by! :)






Saturday, March 27, 2021

Little Easter Vignette

 Hello Everybody!

Easter is a week away! And I'm not sure I am quite ready. I had big plans-but sometimes I need to take small steps. LOL. So here is a small step in my Easter craftiness.


This is the smallest of the Tim Holtz vignettes. The little bunnies are from Hobby Lobby. So I used some distress ink on a piece of pattern paper for the background.  The butterfly and heart are  little metal charms from mod podge. I used speckled egg and kitch flamingo embossing glazes on them. The cool gems are studio katia. And you see see the fake moss grass stuff.


Let me tell you about the flowers! I won them from my friend Em. They are made out of white cardstock.  I used chrome yellow ranger archival ink for yellow and broken china and wilted violet distress oxide inks. And then I added nuvo dots.


I painted the outside of the box with white acrylic paint. Once dry, I adhered this cute Doodlebug washi tape to the outside of it. (This super cute tape came from Simon Says Stamps) :)


Here is the vignette box again. :)


I am submitting this into the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp: Spring/Easter Mood Board.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you again real soon! :)