Saturday, March 25, 2017

Exciting News

Hello everybody. I have been absent mainly because I back surgery and it kicked my booty BUT while I have been recuperating I found out I was chosen to be a colorist for the Crafter's Companion 2017 Design Team. Squeeeee. Any way here is a picture of my Welcome box fabulousness. I have been coloring and will have stuff to share with you in the next few days.  Thanks for stopping by. Come and create something with me.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hop Hop

Here is my 2nd favorite card from the group I made with the Doodlebug Designs papers.  The bunnies and the words HOP came from the This & That pieces kit.  I used the Certainly Celery for the card base again and the 2 buttons were from my stash.Hi  Everything else is from Doodlebug.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Easter Parade


Hey everyone!  Here is a sample of some Easter cards I made using only the papers from Doodlebug Designs Easter Express collection. I used 12x12 papers, the This & That paper cuts, and a sticker sheet. I got this idea from one of the crafters I follow on You Tube, crazypaperchick. This first card I am spotlighting is my favorite. I did a Z fold pop out. The card stock used for the base is a retired Stampin UP! color Certainly Celery. I miss this color for Spring and Easter cards.  Come back tomorrow for another card from this group. Thanks for stopping by.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

New card and an update

 :  Hey everybody I have a new project today and an update on why I have been absent again.  Shortly before Christmas I started to have some trouble with my left foot and leg.  I have been going to the doctor and having tests done.  I have been diagnosed with drop foot which means basically that sometimes my foot doesn't bend like it should when I walk.  So I will be having surgery Wednesday to release the pressure on the nerve that is causing the drop foot.  This means 10 days at home recovering and hopefully lots of card making time.

Today's projects is something that I got inspiration from on the Elizabeth's Crafts page.  At first I thought this was a stamp but it is actually a peel off sticker.  I adhered the sticker to a piece of Bristol smooth white water color paper.  I used my Kuretake Zig Real Color Markers to color.  Unfortunately I didn't write down the colors I used but  I can tell you about the technique I used.

I put the color down and then used my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen to blend the color like you would using water except you get so much more SPARKLE!  The card base is from a value package I bought at my local Michael's .  The sentiments are from Unity Stamp Co., the one on the front is from the January Kit of the Month and says "once you choose hope anything is possible'.  The inside was a free sentiment from Unity and it says "find joy in the journey", which I forgot to take a picture of.  The embellishments are sequins and a small heart from my stash of stuff.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Holiday Card Series Day 15

Hello everyone. Welcome to Day 15. Today's card is simple but sparkles. Card base is white card stock. I used a Memory Box die "We wish you a Merry Christmas"  i cut it out if white card stock with a layer of Stick It on the top to make it sticky. Then I pressed it into red Doodlebug Designs glitter.  I also did one in green glitter. I used Doodle bug Sprinkle dots in shades of red or green. I later found red glitter paper that would have made it easier but I digress. If you used glitter paper these would be quick and easy to make. This die is available at SimonSaysStamp. No links today because I am posting from my app on my phone. Thanks for stopping by.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Holiday Card Series Day 14

 :  : Hello everyone!  Welcome to Day 14 in the Holiday Card Series.  Today's card is an act of madness.  I bought this die from Simon Says Stamp and I bought it because I wanted to make wreath cards and it was cool and all the other excuses we as crafters use when we want something.  Anyway, I made two different versions of this card and I am going to walk you through what I did with the card on the left.  The card base is again Schoolhouse Red cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  I ran the die cut through my Big Shot twice-once using white card stock and once using this red and silver glitter paper from my stash.  I took my white frame and glued it to the card base using a Tombow Multi Purpose glue.   Just a side note I don't always call things by their proper name so that is why I try to link everything.  Once I had the frame down, I started the process of meticulously glue the circles from the glitter paper into the right spot in the frame.  Once I was finished with that I stamped "Season's Greetings"  in the middle of the wreath with VersaMark ink and embossed with my Liquid Platinum embossing powder. The other card is done the same way except I used all red glitter paper for the circles and then I used the frame from the silver and red glitter paper.  I glued the frame to a white piece of card stock and then trimmed around the wreath.  I stamped the greeting in Real Red ink from Stampin' UP!  I adhered my completed wreath to a piece of the silver shimmer paper I have been using and then adhered that to another card base of Schoolhouse Red.   These both turned out fantastic but would not be quick and easy to reproduce for cards.  Thank you for stopping by.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Holiday Card series--Day 13

 : Hello Everyone!  Welcome to Day 13 in my card series.  Today's card is super simple but a little time consuming.  I watch a LOT of Jennifer McGuire Ink videos and she did one a while on inlaid die cutting so I wanted to try it.  The card base is from Simon Says Stamp and is Schoolhouse Red. The die cuts I used are from Neat and Tangled and obviously cuts out happy holidays.  The patterned paper is from stash.  I first cut the words out of the red card base and then again out of the patterned paper.  I took some Stick It adhesive and added it under the words that I cut out in the card base, then I simple used my words from the patterned paper and "inlaid" it to the card.  I added some glitter splatter and some Gold Pearl Pen to the front.  This also could be a quick, easy card to mass produce.  I have linked Jennifer's video. It is about ink inlay but you will get the general understanding of how to do in lay with this video.  Thank you for stopping by.

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