Sunday, April 23, 2017

Easter 2017

Hello crafty friends,

Here's a recap of my Easter 2017 cards.  I did a ton of coloring, but end up not making as many cards as I wanted.










Thanks for stopping bye today.  Until next time... take care :)

Sands of Time

Hello crafty friends,

I have a quick and easy card to show you today.  I used the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Sands of Time stamp set... and I just found out (when I went to the site to get it's link address) that this stamp set is retiring :(


Thanks for stop bye... until next time, take care.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Scrapy Land Challenge #64

Hello crafty friends,

Here's my card for the Scrapy Land Challenge #64.  The theme, spring blooms using dies they carry:


I started by covering my card front with a floral pattern paper.  Next I started working on the center element for my card front, which would contain all my die cuts and stamped images.  An oval window into a blooming garden.



Thanks for stopping bye today.  Hope you'll join the fun at the Scrapy Land Challenge.  You have until 4/30 to submit your projects.  The winner, chosen by the design team, will receive a $15 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Scrapy Land Challenge #63

Hello crafty friends,

Scrapy Land's Challenge #63 has a theme of  "Anything Goes using SL brand dies", so I thought it was a good time to use a die I recently picked up.  Here's my card for the Challenge:




After having this die set in my wishlist for a few weeks, I finally got it and I'm so glad.  The flowers are lovely and the perfect size.   Here's an image of the die set, called Stitched Daisy Pair by Frantic Stamper:




Thanks for stopping bye today.  Hope you'll join the fun at the Scrapy Land Challenge.  You have until 4/16 to submit your projects.  The winner, chosen by the design team, will receive a $15 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Margaritas

Hello crafty friends,

I love Margaritas (it's my Mom's name after all)... and I love how this card turned out.  Wish me luck. I'm taking part in the current CAS-Fridays' Challenge - No Dies Allowed, by submitting this watercolor card.


Here's my masculine version... with beer steins and bottles, but since this version has a cheers die on it, I didn't link it in the challenge.


and in case you get hungry while drinking... here are some donuts for you:



Thanks for stopping bye, please check out CAS-Fridays' Challenge blog post and leave them some love in the comment section.   Until next time... take care.

Fishbowl Card

Hello crafty friends,

I recently made this card while playing w/my fish and fishbowl stamps I picked up at SSAT a few weeks ago:


I started by stamping the fishbowl onto the pattern paper (a blue water looking one) that i wanted for my fishbowl's background.  Next I cut out all my fishbowl elements to make the fishbowl into a shaker element using my Scan&Cut2.



As you can see in this photo, I cut the fishbowl's background pattern paper, the fishbowl's front trim and the clear plastic I would need to make the fishbowl into a shaker element.  I also cut the fish :)

Using my Scan&Cut2, I scan the stamped fishbowl into Scan&Cut Canvas on my computer.  I tweaked the image, by giving it cut lines on the inside, so I could make the fishbowl trim piece.


Of course, I had to add a peeking cat stamped image behind my fishbowl.  Thanks for stopping bye.  Until next time, take care.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

So Much Fun

Hello crafty friends,

Have you tried making a wobble card?  I've made a few and this one is by far my favorite design.


LOL... This cat stamp by C.C. Designs is a perfect wobble element.  I printed the CAKE CAKE CAKE sentiment and also the sentiment on the inside of the card.


Here's the wobble in action:

video


Thanks for stopping bye.  Until next time, take care.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Little Cats BDay Card #2

Hello craft friends,

Here's my second card using Mama Elephant's Little Cat Agenda stamp: 



I wanted my cats in a row, so I made a wide card (8.5x4.5) by cutting down a 8.5x11 sheet of white card stock.  My little cats were water-colored with zig real brush markers and I added two small sentiment stamps that fit inside the little polariods to my row.  The Happy Birthday die cuts came from two different die sets and were both cut from while card stock.   

I used the following:


I'm going for a total of five cards using these cuties, so I'll be back with more ideas.  Thanks for stopping bye today.  Until next time, take care. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs - Mar2017 Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends,


It's that time again... I'm joining the fabulous ladies over at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps for their monthly Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop.  If you are not familiar with this hop... it's a fun and crafty way to remind you to do your monthly breast self exam and scheduled your yearly mammogram.


For my card this month, I started with a blank 5x5 card.  I die cut a stitched scalloped panel, which I water colored with distress ink after stamping "check yourself" all over it.  I created the ribbon shape on the background by holding the ribbon stamp on the panel while I water colored around it.  If you have the die, you can use a die cut to get the same affect.  Next I stamped "calling all sistahs" and scan it, so I could enlarge it a bit.  I printed it on watercolor paper, water colored it like the background panel and attached it on foam.  My final touch was to add a white ribbon on the banner.       
Thank you for stopping by today.  Your next hop should be to Nora Noll's blog or the Cas-ual Fridays Stamp's blog.  Until next month... be good to yourself. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Scrapy Land Challenge #62

Hello crafty friends,

Scrapy Land's Challenge #62 has a theme of "favorite Holiday using SL brand dies", so I had to make a Halloween card, because Halloween is my favorite Holiday be far.   Here's my card for the Challenge:




The main die I used for this card is the Jack-O-Lantern faces (LOVE) from Frantic Stamper.


I also used a stacking stitched die set to make my tags.  This is not the set I used, but these actually have more sizes than the set I have.


Thanks for stopping bye today.  Hope you'll join the fun at the Scrapy Land Challenge.  You have until 4/2 to submit your projects.  The winner, chosen by the design team, will receive a $15 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Little Cats BDay Card #1

Hello craft friends,

I fell in LOVE with the Mama Elephant Little Cat Agenda stamp set on first sight.  I got it as a xmas gift and sadly in true Mary fashion, it sat loved, but unused for weeks/months... until  @knittykittydigis commented "I'm still waiting to see what you do with your Mama Elephant Little cats"  so here's the much awaited first card using these cuties:




I used the following:




The background paper on both my card front and tag is from Momenta 8x8 watercolor paper pad.  The cats were water-colored with Zig real brush markers.  Thanks for stopping bye today.  Until next time, take care. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Scrapy Land Challenge #61

Hello crafty friends,

Scrapy Land's Challenge #61 has a theme of "anything goes using SL brand dies" this time, so stayed with the Easter theme I currently have going.   Here's my card for the Challenge:


I love how the card turned out, but honesty it took time... a few hours to create.  No coloring, just die cutting this time.  The bunnies were all die cut using the Impression Obsession Bunny Set.  For the grass you see peeking out of those egg shape windows, I used the Frantic Stamper Stitched Grassy Hill, which is not currently available, but Scrapy Land has several other grass dies that would work... here are a few of them.

As for the egg shape windows, I used my ScanNcut2 for them.  I created a card front cut file for an A2 size card containing 9 egg windows. If you want the file, I would be glad to send it to you (once I figure out how to save it to my computer).  Here's what the cut file looks like:



Thanks for stopping bye today.  Hope you'll join the fun at the Scrapy Land Challenge.  You have until 3/12 to submit your projects.  The winner, chosen by the design team, will receive a $15 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Lets Rock!

Hello crafty friends,

Spent last night putting my monster rock stars that I colored a while ago onto cards.  I had enough of them to make the following three cards.




I used the following products:
Silly Monster Rockstars (Your Next Stamp)
Small Sketched Stars (Papertrey Ink)
Night Sky Cover Plate (Papertrey Ink)
Bam Bubble (Paper Smooches)
Big Bang Confetti (Winnie&Walter)

Thanks for stopping bye today.  Until next time, take care.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs - Feb2017 Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends,



It's that time again... I'm joining the fabulous ladies over at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps for their monthly Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop.  If you are not familiar with this hop... it's a fun and crafty way to remind you to do your monthly breast self exam and scheduled your yearly mammogram.


My card is a simple one.  I stamped a background of soft pink heart splashes.  Stamped the ribbon with the same soft pink ink and used my spectrum noir clear sparkle pen to watercolor the ribbon. Once dry, I stamped the "you are loved" sentiment, with fits the theme perfectly, using a darker pink ink. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Your next hop should be to Claire's blog or the Cas-ual Fridays Stamp's blog.  Until next month... be good to yourself. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Scrapy Land Challenge #60

Hello crafty friends,

Scrapy Land's Challenge #60 is all about adding texture to your cards/projects.  My card today has texture without being too bulky, so it's definitely mail'able.



As you can see I used my die to add texture... by die cutting several giraffes from the same card stock as my card front and gluing them directly onto the card front, I created visual texture and interest.  I ran with that idea and added die cute of the word Happy for more texture.

Here's a picture of the dies I used:


















The Baby Giraffe can be found here.  The Die-Versions' Happy is not currently available, but Scrapy Land has many other word dies that would work... here's just a few of them.

Thanks for stop bye today.  Hope you'll join the fun at the Scrapy Land Challenge.  You have until 2/19 to submit your projects.  The winner, chosen by the design team, will receive a $15 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy LOVE Day

Hello crafty friends,

This one's for you.  Thanks for all your continue love and support of my crafty efforts.  Have a GREAT day!


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Scrapy Land Challenge #59

Hello crafty friends,

I'm so very excited to join the amazing ladies on the Scrapy Land Design Team.   for my first team project I created these two winter theme cards:



I used the following dies for card one... the Lawn Fawn Let It Snow, the Memory Box Winter Cabin Landscape, which is not currently available, but a great alternative would be the Memory Box Quite Cabin Landscape and the Die-Versions Whispers Snowflakes.

I started by die cutting my card front panel with a stitched rectangle die.  Scrapy Land currently has these available.  Next I covered the card front with snowflakes that I die cut from glitter white card stock.  This step took the longest... backing the snowflakes with double side tape made attaching them to the card front super easy.  Next came my die cut landscaping, which I mounted on foam tape and added some diamond stickles for more sparkle.  My finishing touch was to add the "let it snow" die cut over the landscaping die cut.


I used the following dies for card two... the Die-Versions Whispers Snowflakes and the Die-Versions Whispers Skate Around.

I started this card like the one above, by die cutting my card front panel with a stitched rectangle die. I start most of my cards the same way.  Next I die cut several snowflakes from off white glitter card stock backed with double sided tape.   I took my card front and drew a circle and arranged the die cut snowflakes over the pencil line.  I left an open spot for the die cut skates.  The skates I die cut from off white and light gray glitter card stock and paper pieced for added interest.  I added some sequin and enamel dots as a finished touch.



Here are the dies i used today:



Thanks for stop bye today.  Hope you'll join the fun at the Scrapy Land Challenge.  You have until 2/12 to submit your projects.  The winner, chosen by the design team, will receive a $15 gift certificate to Scrapy Land. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Watercolor Backgrounds

Hello crafty friends,

I made watercolor cards this weekend.  A manly version, which I made for my Uncle-In-Law who turned 70th on Saturday.  Knowing he wouldn't want the big birthday number as the focus, I kept the design cleaner.


I enjoyed making the card so much I made a girly version.  Can you say Margaritas with salty rims :)


They both came out so cool... love them both.   Here's a look of the inside of both cards:


I also made this hostess card for my Cousin-In-Law and her Hubby to thank them for having us over.



Thanks for stopping bye today.  Until next time, take care.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

MASKED HEART WREATH

Hell crafty friends,

I'm showing off this card I made for the Papertrey Ink "MAKE IT MONDAY" Challenge, who's theme is Masked Heart Wreaths.

I die cut my front panel with a stitched rectangle die and using the Little B heart dies, created a heart outline.  I masked my heart and stamped several of the sweet cupcakes from Papertrey Ink Baker's Dozen stamp set.  I colored my cupcakes with my Zig Watercolor Markers and added sparkle with gel pens.  The side view photo below shows the sparkle a little better.  This was a fun card to make and will be perfect for someone special who's bday is coming up.





Thanks for stopping by today.  If you like my card, please leave me a comment and one over on the Papertrey Ink Challenge post.   Take care :)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Flowers

Hello crafty friends,

I like big bold flowers, I can not lie.  I used the big bold and beautiful Mando Magnolia from Essentials by Ellen for all three of my cards.


I love red and purple, so I colored (somewhat poorly) my flowers with said colors using my zig clear brush pens.  I also love sparkle, so I covered all the colored flowers with my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen.   I started all three cards by stamping, coloring and die cutting all the flowers.  You can't tell by these pictures, but all the flowers have dimension, because the matching die set for this stamp has each section/layer of the flower as a stand alone die, so you can die cut all three sections/layers and pop them up with foam tape.

Here's a look at each card:
On this card I started by stamping the flower all over the card front panel, which i first die cut with a stitched die. Next I die cut the black glitter Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame from MFT and arranged my flower inside with some of the petals over the frame and some under.  I finished the card with some stickles on the flowers center, some sequin and really bad enamel dots.  On a side note, my friend and I order several bottles of Ranger Enamel Accents and Ranger Liquid Pearls from ScrapbookPal.com and we got a bad batch for sure.  they are thick and take great effort to squeeze out.  Once out they form a peak that's impossible to get rid of.  I know this is not the normal consistency for this product, because I have others that work fine.   I really think we got an old batch. Unfortunately our complains have gone unanswered :(

The next two cards were made in pretty much the same way.






Thanks for stopping bye today.  I'm going to start working on love cards for Valentines this weekend, so I'll be back next week with more cards.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Calling All Sistahs - Jan2017 Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends,



I'm so happy to be joining the fabulous ladies over at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps for their monthly Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop.  If you are not familiar with this hop... it's a fun and crafty way to remind you to do your monthly breast self exam and scheduled your yearly mammogram.


I started by stamping the Hope Ribbon on my card front panel.  I added a raised shaker element I made using the hour glass from the Sands of Time stamps set and the sweet Pretty Pink Posh sequin mix called Sistahood Sparkle.   
  
Thank you for stopping by today.  Your next hop should be to Claire Apostoloff's blog.  If not, you can always start over at the Cas-ual Fridays Stamps blog or at any of the blogs below: