Thursday, December 28, 2017


Hey Stampers!  Welcome to our blog hop celebrating our fearless leader, Denise, owner of the fabulous Project Bin.  You should have hopped over from Tamie's  blog.  So this is only my second blog hop so I am super excited to have everyone stop by.  I am using the Wise Women set today.

So I chose this set rather than a traditional birthday set because I love the sentiment of giving a woman the right pair of shoes.  So I used Watermelon Wonder ink and card stock both from Stampin' UP!  I used the two high heel images and created my own patterned paper.  I did second generation stamping.  Then I took Pink Champagne Nuvo glitter dots and used that to fill in the open spaces on the card.  I adhered my "patterned" piece to a standard A2 card of Watermelon Wonder which is a really nice pinkish red color.  I used some pink ribbon from my stash.  On the inside I wrote "Denise, you are cause for celebration!  Happy Birthday!" because this will be going into the mail to Denise for her birthday it will be a little late but she has a preview. (Denise--hope you have an amazing day!)  Thank you for stopping by and joining us in celebrating Denise;  your next stop on the birthday hop is Jeanette!  Once again.  Happy Birthday Denise!

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

More Maybe Christmas

Hey Stampers!  Welcome to my Saturday Project Bin post.  Sorry I have been MIA but last week I was down with a flu bug or something and now my hubby and I are sharing a computer (read he is hogging it)!   So today's card is features stamps from the Maybe Christmas set.  I used a card sketch again which I don't know about you guys but I am getting addicted to these babies.  The sketch I used is Mojo Monday #361.  The link for this sketch takes you to Kristie Marcotte's blog because she add all the measurements on to the sketches that she uses for her cards.  I wanted to make it as easy as possible to recreate the card with this sketch.  I used Real Red and Glorious Green ink from Stampin' UP!, along with with Christmas Red stickles for the berries in my holly.  The card stock is from Crafter's Companion Luxury Red card stock in the matte finish.  I linked to it but according to their site it isn't available right now.  The pattern paper is also from Crafter's Companion and is called Festive Wonder.  My card is A2 size and attached to a white card base. I haven't stamped anything on the inside yet because I am frantically trying to make all my Christmas cards.  I hope you enjoyed this card and thank you for stopping by.

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Reindeer Love

Hey Stampers!  Happy Sunday!  I am bringing you this ADORABLE little reindeer from Gerda Steiner Designs called Little Christmas Reindeer.  I colored him using my Spectrum Noir Colour Blend pencils.  His nose is covered with Christmas Red stickles.  The patterned paper is from Jolly by Pink & Main.  You will probably see a lot of cards with this little guys because I LOVE him!  So just a quick card today.  Thank you for stopping by

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

State of Mind

Good morning Stampers and Happy Saturday.  I need to be honest and let you know I nearly forgot about y'all today not because you aren't awesome but because yesterday we had a huge blog hop with CardMaker magazine and it was amazing as it was  my first ever blog hop!  So today's card continues in the theme of Christmas of course.  We only have 22 shopping days left and I will need everyone one of them!  Okay for the card.  I am using the Maybe Christmas set from The Project Bin (I LOVE this set)

Today's card uses Real Red solid card stock as well two 6x6 sheets from the Jolly collection from Pink & Main.  I used another card sketch....sort of.  What I mean is I left out a layer because I wasn't paying attention and made all my big layers the red patterned with the snowflakes and made only one green piece.  Normally wouldn't be a big deal, just make a new panel but...I used all the paper soooo I had to make a little adjustment.  I also used some red ribbon from my stash as well Christmas Red Stickles.  Here is the sketch that I used for the card today.  

So that is my project today.  I hope you take a minute and check out The Project Bin and all the wonderful stamp sets that are offered.  Thank you for stopping by today.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Card maker blog hop

Hey Stampers! Welcome to my stop on the The Project Bin and CardMaker Christmas blog hop. If you are hopping along you probably just came from Clare's blog.

Today I have for you a set of cards using the sentiments from the Maybe Christmas set from The Project Bin.  For my cards I used patterned papers from both Doodlebug's Milk & Cookies collection and from Pink & Main the Jolly collection.  My solid card stock in today's cards is all from Stampin' UP! because I have a large stash of it.  I used Real Red, Night of Navy, and Wild Wasabi.  I used card sketches from Operation Write Home, Sketch Saturday, and Reverse Confetti.  So lets get started.

Card one uses Night of Navy card stock and a sheet from Milk & Cookies. I used sketch 27 from Reverse Confetti which I turned sideways.  My sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink, I used silver and white baker's twice from Lawn Fawn.  I found these sketches with all the dimensions already figured out so I didn't have to think too hard (lol!)

My next card uses Wild Wasabi card stock and two different plaid patterns from Jolly.  My sentiment on this card is stamped in Glorious Green (this is a retired Stampin' UP! color).  The ribbon is green trimmed with silver that I got last year at my local Michael's store.  Sketch 373 from Sketch Saturday  was used for this card

My final card today uses Real Red card stock and two sheets of patterned paper from the Jolly collection.  My sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo black.  I added some red and green pearls from my stash to add some dimension and interest and used card sketch 49 from Operation Write Home.  

My stop has come to end, thank you so much for playing along with us and if you would like to continue to hop along, Tamie is your next stop.  If you jumped into the hop in the middle and want to start at the beginning visit CardMaker blog to get the entire line up of blogs and links.

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Christmas means more!

 Hey Stampers!  Happy Saturday!  Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving (if you celebrate it) and survived the Black Friday madness.  I have a the first of many Christmas cards for you today showcasing of course The Project Bin!  My project today uses Maybe Christmas.  Let's get started!  My finished card is a standard A2 size with a little bit of a twist.  The card stock base is navy blue and cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  Once I had my card scored I opened it up on my paper trimmer and  I cut from the bottom of the card at 2 1/8 to the score line.  So when you are done you have two flaps.  I cut the top flap off at the score line.  I took a piece of patterned paper from the Perfectly Plaid collection by Lawn Fawn  and cut it at 2 x 4  and adhdered it to the flasp so I had just a little bit of a border of the navy blue showing.  On the inside of the card I adhered a piece of Sky blue card stock that measured 4 x 5 1/4.  For the medallion on the front of the card I did the following.  First I stamped my image in Versamark ink on the same Sky blue card stock and embossed it using Silver Platinum embossing powder from Ranger.  The I used the three biggest label dies from the Labels Nine set from Spellbinders.  I cut out my image using the second largest die.  To make a frame I took the largest die and the third largest die and cut them out  using more of the Perfectly Plaid patterned paper.  I adhered my image piece to the frame using Nuvo glue.  Once I gave that a moment to dry I adhered the medallion piece on the front flap, putting adhesive only on the bottom half of the image piece.  On the inside of the card I stamped the "Merry Christmas" from this same set in Tuxedo black ink.  Then I took the snowflake image from the set and stamped the image randomly on the inside piece with Versamark ink again.  Here is a photo of the inside of the card.
I love the subtle look that you get from this technique. That is my finished my card.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my project and visit the The Project Bin.  Stop by next Friday where I will have a special bonus post featuring The Project Bin.  Come and create something with me.


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Don't be afraid to stand out

Good morning everyone!  Welcome to another Project Bin Saturday.  A couple of weeks ago, I went a little crazy and bought more of the wonderful sets offered by The Project Bin.  Today's card uses Spencer's Set.  There is a sentiment in this set that is a quote from Dr. Seuss (whom I love) and I got an idea swimming around in my head to do my project around this quote.  Which is "Why fit in when you were born to stand out" So this is what I came up with

So what I did was take the image from the set which is the heart puzzle and stamped it all over a white A2 size base using black ink.  Then I stamp the heart and colored it blue, and fussy cut it out which was easy then added a couple bling on the heart.  Stamped my sentiment fish tailed the ends and called it gorgeous.  But while I was tiding up and taking pictures I kept looking at and thinking it is so white.  So I went back to the drawing board so to speak and this is my final card

I stamped a few more hearts colored them green, red, and yellow; cut some of the puzzle pieces out of my colored hearts and then I adhered them to my background piece.  I love this final product.  What a difference a little color makes so then I trimmed my piece down to 4 x 5 1/4, round the corners and adhered it to a piece of blue card stock from my stash which I round the corners on as well and this is my completed project for today.  I hope you enjoyed it and will check out The Project  Bin, you will love the stamps.  

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Fur Therapy!

Good morning and happy Saturday!   Today's card is break from all the holiday stuff and one you could use as a thinking of you for a guy I think or quickly turn it into a birthday card for the special man in your life.

Today's project using the Kinda Pawsome from The Project Bin.  This set has 2 images and several sentiments and comes with 2 dies to cut out the pups!  I also used the following supplies:  Crumb Cake card stock from Stampin'UP!, Early Expresso ink SU, background stamp Hardwood to create the wood like on the front of the dog house, Blueprints 12 from My Favorite Things, white card stock and a pencil.  I didn't realize that the Blueprints 12 is no longer available from MFT, I apologize for that.

Ok so onto the card.  I stamped the background stamp first using the Early Expresso ink onto the Crumb cake card stock and then cut my pieces needed with the square and rectangle die from the Blueprints 12. You can get both pieces out of one half sheet if you are careful and ink the whole half sheet of paper.  I didn't think about that until after I had used two sheets lol! I took the  rectangle and cut it half to create my roof pieces.  I attached the two pieces together at the ends and then arranged it on the square piece until I liked the placement.  Once I adhered the roof, I trimmed the excess card stock off to make the roof. (see pictures below)   To make the door for the doghouse.  I used a square punch, I think it is 1 1/2 or 2 in square.  I punched it once and then moved it up a little bit and punched again to make a little bit taller door.  The width of punch was perfect for the puppy so I could stamp him in the doorway. Once I had my house assembled I put it down on a piece of white card stock and light traced the top of the roof so I could trim it down and attach it to the back of the dog house.  Once I had it attached I carefully stamped the sitting pup image from the Kinda Pawsome set in the doorway of the dog house using Early Expresso ink.  I stamped the sentiment " the best therapists have fur and four legs" on white card stock and then used another die from the set that cut out this beautiful flagged piece.  I attached the sentiment above the door and viola! we are done.  Well I stamped you are "kinda pawsome" on the inside and then I was finished.  I love how this turned out and hope you like it.  I added additional pictures at the bottom of my post so you can see the different stages.  Thank you for stopping by. 

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attaching back of the house

die cuts I used

before trimming down the roof

tracing the back of the house

Saturday, November 4, 2017

It's Feeling like Autumn

 Hey Stampers!  Welcome back to another Saturday showcasing The Project Bin.  Today's card features the New Leaf set.  Autumn or Fall is probably my favorite season.   So I was trying to decide what I wanted to do for my project today when I came across this video from Ranger Ink and used it as my inspiration. 

So the first thing I did was take a piece of card stock and cut it into an A2  size card front and  I cut it from Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth card stock.  In the video I shared Ranger is using the Distress Oxide inks which I don't have any (yet!) so I used my regular Distress inks.  I used Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, and Fossilized Amber.  I also used one Memento Dew Drop ink, Lady Bug.  I stamped my greeting " Autumn teaches that change can be Beautiful" in Rich Cocoa before I started ink blending.  I am telling you this because I initially did my blending first and then dropped the stamp when I was getting ready to stamp sooooo I got out my Misti and stamped first.  I used the Ranger blending tool with round foam sponges to do the blending. I started with Antique Linen, then Spiced Marmalade, and finally Peeled Paint.  Once I had my colors down, I went back over it with Antique Linen to try and smooth the blending.  I took my Lady Bug ink and went around the edges of the card.  I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in the color Ripened Pumpkin.  I wanted the card to have a little sparkle so I took two of my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens in Hearthside and Moonshine.  I tapped the pen on the side of my finger to create drops of sparkle on the card. At first I thought the red was too much but once it dried I was happy with how it turned out.  On the inside, I stamped "turn over a new leaf every day." with Rich Cocoa again.  My card base is cut from Orange Peel card stock, cut at 4 1/14 and scored at 5 1/2 and is a side fold card. 

So that is my card for today.  Just a little bit about what is to come; I am currently planning a Holiday series which I hope to film and post some videos for a few of the cards I do and my plan is bring you a couple Autumn/Thanksgiving cards too!  I am loving my stamps from The Project Bin so I hope you check them out! Thanks for stopping by today

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Why Yes!

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Hi Stampers!  Happy Saturday!  The card I have for you today is probably going to be my last Halloween card for the season...well maybe I will do one more for Tuesday.  My card today features the Haunt It set from The Project Bin.  I had a vision for this card as it is my first Design Team project for The Project Bin (squeeeeee!)

So the first thing I did was create my night sky.  I took the following Distress Inks Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, and Black Soot.  I started with Peacock Feathers and did a layer of it, which you can't really tell it is even in this scheme which I like.  My next color was Blueprint Sketch, I moved onto Wilted Violet, and finished it with Black Soot.  When applying the Black Soot, I took my blending tool and applied the color a little heavier on the edges.  I stamped the Happy Halloween from the Haunt It set.  I used a die cut to make the circle in my sky piece.  The only oops in this card is that I didn't make the sky piece long enough to cover the front of the card.  I only told about  this mistake so that you can see that my fix worked and I didn't need to scrap the whole card and start over.  I used a left over piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock to provide the extra coverage needed.  To soften the color a little bit, I took my Black Soot blending tool  to add some Black Soot to the edges.   I used my clear and Moonshine Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens to give my sky some twinkle.

Now for the inside of the card.  I stamped the witch image with the sentiment that says "Why yes, I can drive a stick!"  How awesome is that!  My card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  I placed my sky piece down and drew little pencil circle so I could create my "moon".  Once I had the 2nd circle cut, I stamped the witch image with Versamark ink, after I treated the inside of my card with my anti static bag.  The embossing power is orange and is from a Halloween set I bought at Michael's several years ago.  I love it because it comes with orange, black, purple, silver, and silver/black.  The collection was from Recollections which is the Michael's brand.  I love how the orange looks.  Then I took some Mustard Seed Distress ink to give the silhouette some background color.  As far as visions go, I am extremely excited with how this card turned out.  So that is my card for the day. Come back next Saturday when I will have another card for you featuring the amazing products from The Project Bin!  Thank you so much for stopping by.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

New Design Team!

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So the other day I mentioned I would be making an exciting announcement soon and today is the day!  I am one of the newest members of The Project Bin Design team.  The photos are of the stamp sets I was able to choose as my welcome gift. My absolute favorite is the Halloween set.  I am going to do my first official blog post for the Project Bin and I will be using the Haunt It set, as of course I have to get a few more Halloween cards in before Tuesday!  I hope you come back tomorrow and check out my project.  I will have a new Project Bin post every Saturday so I hope you keep coming back.  I will also be getting another video up!  I probably will show some cards that I made using the Scrapping for Less Flavor of the Month set but won't be doing a 10 cards one kit with this one.  I will do another unboxing when I get my October kit which debuts tomorrow so I am excited about that as well.  Thank you for stopping by.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Birthday card Heffy Doodle style

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Hi Stampers!  Just a little break from Halloween.  My husband's uncle will be 82 this month so I wanted to make him card.  All the images from Heffy Doodle.  I participated in their kick starter so I made sure to get the stamps I wanted.  This set is called Elephant of Surprise. and has a matching die set.  What I love about the dies for theses stamps is you get a die for every image, including the tiny little peanut!  I love these elephants as well.  I colored them with Spectrum Noir Colour Blend pencils and unfortunately I didn't keep track of my colors so I apologize for that!  The patterned paper is from an old Stampin' UP! pad called Cherry on Top.  The sentiment on the front says "when you have this much fun" and you can see the inside sentiment.  I fell in love with set the moment I saw it and the Heffy Doodle stamps are good quality stamps so I definitely recommend them.  So this is my card for today.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Spook House!

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Hi Stampers!  Happy Tuesday.  Just one more week until Halloween.  Next to Christmas, I probably make the most Halloween cards. So for the next week you will probably see a LOT of Halloween cards and projects.  Today's card features a couple of different companies.  First the card stock.  The card base is again Blackberry Bliss by Stampin' UP! The black is shimmer paper from Crafter's Companion, and the yellow is Yo Yo Yellow which is a long retired Stampin' UP! color.  I might have a paper hording issue but that is for another post, lol.  The stamped images are from Spooky Street by Newton's Nook.  The house, ghosts, moon, fence, and the tree are from an My Favorite Things die-namic called Spooky House and I am sorry but it must be retired because I am unable to find it on their website. 

My vision for this card was the house looking like it was all lit up with the ghosts appearing to be floating out like they had scared the inhabitants of the house and were going away for awhile.  I used the tree behind so that you could barely see it.  I took the one of the eye stamps from Spooky Street so it looked like there were things in the tree.  The bats with the big moon were a must and I liked the Happy Halloween with the crow.  One I had everything laid out and adhered to my card I did my stamping.  For a finishing touch I took my clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen and tapped it against my finger to give the background a twinkle effect.  I loved how this card turned out and will probably use this die set some more before next Tuesday.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Shake Your Booty!

No automatic alt text available.Hi Stampers!  I know today was suppose to be a new video but I caught a nasty bug last week and just wasn't ready to do my 10 cards one kit video.  I promise it will come but I just couldn't get it done this week.  So I have a new Halloween project today and this pretty much all stuff from stash.  The card base is Orange Peel from Simon Says Stamp.  The ribbon is from an old Halloween release from Doodlebug as is the orange pattern paper.  The image is from a retired Stampin UP! set.  That I used one of my Chameleon pens to color.  I used V04 Deep Violet to color the boot.  I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  What I love about these markers is it looks like I used a couple different colors but it is just one pen. Then I used my clear Spectrum Noir marker to give it a nice sparkle.  I cut the image frame with Blackberry Bliss card stock and used the wonky window die from MFT.  There was no planning for this card.  It just came together and those are the best cards because I could make a ton of these cards and just change up the color on the boot and the card stock.  I have the linked the products I could. 

On a different note, I will being sharing an exciting announcement soon and this announcement guarantees more cards from me so I hope you will keep checking back with me.  I will be back again this week with more Halloween cards and maybe some "Harvest" cards.  Thanks for stopping by,  Come and create something with me.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Halloween Treat bag

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Hi stampers!  Thanks for joining me today.  Today's project is a treat bag.  As you can see, I am using the same image as I did for yesterday's project. I colored one differently by using Harvest Moon to color the entire "Boo".  The bags are made by using the Treat Bag die from Stampin UP!  I used an old Doodlebug paper pad, called Ghouls and Goodies.  I believe this is from three years ago but any Halloween paper you have would work.  This die set comes with other dies but all I am using is the  the treat bag.  Once I had the bags cut and assembled, I adhered my friendly ghost and then took the picture with the top pinched so you could get an idea of what it will look like.  I didn't close the bag yet as I don't have the goodies for them.  This is actually meant to be a flat bag but I didn't think I could get very much candy in the them that way (and it is all about the candy).  So here is another quick and simple idea for Halloween.  Thanks for stopping by and remember come and create something with me!


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Just a little BOO!

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Hi stampers!  Happy Tuesday!  Today's card features a freebie digi-image from Bugaboo Stamps!  Jodi does a new freebie nearly every Friday.  I couldn't resist this little guy. I printed him out on Spectrum Noir card stock using a laser printer.  I know there are probably other ways to print the images but I personally have the best luck using a laser printer.  I colored the Boo using some of my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens.  I used  Clear, Harvest Moon, and Moonlight.  I thought he needed some whimsy so I colored the Boo to look like candy corn.  I used the clear sparkle pen on the top of the letters and for the ghost.  The 2nd picture was me trying to get a close up of how much these pens really glitter.  You can find the glitter pens at Hobby Lobby and Michael's and here.  The card base is from ivory 110 lb card stock that I bought at Michael's  The orange strip pattern paper is from Lawn Fawn's collection, Let's Polka in the Dark.  The purple piece is from an old Doodlebug Halloween collection, and the black is shimmer card stock from Crafter's Companion.  This card literally took me about 15 mins to put together., the longest aspect being trimming the image out  Hope you like today's card and remember come and create something with me.


Monday, October 16, 2017

My first video is live

Hey stampers!  Just wanted to let you know that my very first YouTube video is live!.  I am so nervous.  I did an un-boxing of the the Pumpkin Spice Flavor of the Month Kit from Scrapping for Less.  I didn't edit anything out because I felt like it was ok. Here is the link to the video.    Hopefully everyone is nice if they watch it.  I am going to do one video a week for now so check in next week where I will have a 10 cards one kit video for you.  Thanks for stopping by.  Come and create something with me.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

WIld About You

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Hi Stampers!  Happy Sunday!  Hope everyone has had a great weekend.  I have a new card for you today and an exciting announcement...well its exciting for me.  I am going to start my own YouTube channel.  I will probably only do one video a week to start because a friend is going to help me video until I get all the equipment I need to do it on my own.  Which brings me to today's card.  This card was made using products from the August Flavor of the Month kit brought to us by Scrapping for Less.  These kits sell out really fast so if you like what see, you might want to consider a signing up for the subscription.  I subscribe to the Banana Split level of the kit which is $35 a month plus shipping.  It is a great value for the money. This card was made using a piece of the kraft card stock that came in the kit along with the pattern paper is from two different levels of the kit, the green dots is from the Natural Dots by Bo Bunny and the flower pattern is from Jungle Safari by Echo Park.  The image and sentiment are from Pink and Main and because I want it I can't find the name of the stamp set that came in the kit.  I will try to edit the post to add the name.  Anywho, I used the "Wild About You" sentiment and the platypus image.  I originally started out stamping the image and sentiment with Almond Latte ink that comes in the kit but it wasn't dark enough to stamp on the canvas tag that came in the kit.  So I riffled through my stash and used Early Expresso from Stampin UP!  Once I had the image and sentiment stamped dark enough, I adhered the tag at an angle onto the card.  The kit also include the little flowers and leaf in the bottom left corner.  So I popped those on with glue dots.  I added someone sparkle stickles to the center of the flowers.  I also used some black pearl pen at the top and bottom right.  So the main reason I used this card today is because my first video will be an unboxing of the new Flavor of the Month kit from Scrapping for Less called Pumpkin & Spice.  I have seen the kit so I am super excited for my unboxing and I will do a 10 cards one kit for my second video with this kit.  So stay tuned for the video of my reveal of the kit. Thank you for stopping by.  Come and create something with me.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Looking for my Mummy

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Hello stampers!  I have another Halloween card for you today.  This is a case of a card I made several years ago.  It is a little time consuming but easy to put together and SO cute.  The card is a standard A2 card with an orange card base.  The mummy's wrappings are one inch strips of card stock that I tore the edges, to give it a bandage look. The dirty look is achieves from taking a sponge applicator and ink.  I used Almond Latte from Your Next Stamp.  This was an ink cube that I received in a kit.  I applied the ink all over the strip, heavier on the torn edges.  I forgot to mention that they strips are made from Ivory cardstock that I picked up at Michaels, 110 lb weight.  If you wanted to use a lightr weight card stock for the strips that would be okay.  So once I had the the strips all ready to go, I took a small panel about 3 1/2 by 4 to make the mummy.  I used six strips for the mummy.  I arranged to look like they were "wrapped".  I used my tape runner to adhere them down and any pieces that hung over I just trimmed off with my scissors.  Previously when I made this card the eyes were made using orange, black, and white card stock circles to make the eyes.  Today's card has googly eyes.  I found these at my local Dollar Tree and there is a mixture of sizes and colors.  Once I had the eyes down.I adhered my mummy to a piece of black card stock and attached it to the card base.  The longest part of this card was the distress of strips.  Cute, easy, and fun for all ages.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Come and create something with me.


Friday, September 29, 2017

Getting ready for the Witching Hour!

Hello everyone!  I have a quick Halloween card for you today.  I realize that it isn't October yet but I have to tell you that Halloween cards are my absolute FAVORITE cards to make.  I probably make more Halloween cards than any other. On to the card. My image comes from a Crafter's Companion set called Best Witches.   I love this image.  I used Spectrum Noir Markers and Sparkle pens to color this image.  I apologize  because I misplaced my paper with the colors that I used written down.  I will do better next time.  Once I had the image all colored I fussy cut it out.  I took a black brush marker and colored the edges so it looked more finished.  The background was created by using Wilted Violet and Fossilized Amber Distress inks from Tim Holtz.  I adhered the image to my back ground piece and then took foam dots and placed them under the shoes to give the card a little more dimension.  The other think I did was took Glossy Accents and covered the bubbles that were spilling out of the cauldron.  I used a piece of black simmer paper to frame my background piece.  The card base I used is one that I got from stash, it is premade and I got a whole box at Michaels for like $8.  The color didn't quite match so I took the fossilized amber and put a layer on top of my premade base.  I stamped the sentiment "Best Witches" with black ink, fishtailed both ends.  Then I took my piece and put it in the tentacles like the octopus was holding it.  Finished with some orange stickles and that is my card for today.  Thank you for stopping by.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Foiling week Day 3--Transfer Gel

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Hey Stampers.  Thanks for stopping by.  I don't have a card tonight but a technique for you, using the Deco Foil Transfer Gel.  This gel is wonderful.  I took a stencil I had and made my own dotted, foiled background.  The one possible negative of this technique is that it takes a LONG time to dry.  The picture in the bottom right is how the gel looks after you apply to your card stock, the first photo top left is how it looks dry and the last dotted photo is how it looks after you run it through your laminator.  Now this picture is very "raw" and did this to show you that anywhere there is gel, the foil will apply to the gel.  So it looks kind of like a hot mess but I will cut this down and you won't be able to really even tell.  There are also so imperfections on my dots and that is from not get a smooth application of the gel.  Most of those I can cover when I use this piece on a card.  I hope you are enjoying my foil presentations as much as I am.  Tomorrow I will be back with another card using the foil the mates from Gina K Designs and this time I will be showcasing a birthday card.  Thanks for stopping by.

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