Monday, June 30, 2014

Some Red, White and Blue Oldies

Not much crafting took place this weekend. But with 4th of July just around the corner, I really wanted to put a little RED, WHITE and BLUE on the blog, so how about a few older cards.

Here I started with two cards (5x6.5 and 4x5.5). Using a black marker I created rays using The Crafter's Workshop 12 x 12 Sunburst Template.  Next I filled the rays with doodles.  I have zero drawing skills, so this was definitely outside my comfort zone. I made the POW die cuts four layers high, so that they would have more impact.  The top layer was cut from glitter red card stock.  The color on the rays is Copic R85 Rose Red. 

Here, I started with my dry embossed background.  I used a piece of white card stock and the Sizzix daisy blast embossing folder, because it looked like fireworks to me.  I swiped a red ink pad directly onto the embossed card stock. 

I created my "lets CELEBRATE july 4th" banner by combining four layers. From top down... white Die-Versions "a hint of lime" die cut letters, blue fussy cut banner for letters to sit on, red Die-Versions "celebrate" die cut, white fussy cut banner around the complete element.  I mounted my Die-Versions "hip hip hooray" die cut on an open back red Quickutz star die cut, which i first backed with white. 

Wishing American a Happy Birthday wasn't my intent when I created this card a few months back for a OWH blog hop, but I think this card would make a great 4th of July card. 

I started by stamping a wood background in red. Next I dry embossed a star designed onto a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of red glitter paper and using a sharp craft knife I fussy cut a few of the stars out. I taped the star embossed red glitter paper directly onto my card and in each of the star openings I inserted a glossy blue star sticker. The final step was to add my happy bday matted die cut ticket.

Until next time...

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Still in Love w/my Halie Media Doll

This month's Die-Versions LIFE AS A DIVA release has me thinking of all things that sparkle and shine.  For my first project I knew the perfect pairing for my design team dies would be my Halie Media Doll stamp and die set.

I incorporated all three of my dies into my tag:

The Whispers - Diva Crown die, which I cut three times out of silver card stock and used on the right side of my tag. I also used a small piece of the crown die in my girl's hair.  I started with the middle die cut and them trimmed the top and bottom die cuts to fit the remaining area.  I was careful to mirror the two end pieces. I included close up photos of this step down below.   

The Whispers - Polished Diamond die, which I cut three times out of silver card stock.  I used double sided tape (after die cutting) to keep all the little pieces together.

The Sweet Spots - Girly Girl die, which I cut out of red glittery card stock and placed over the diamond die cuts.

These photo shows how I used the crown die to make my border.

How Do You Feel About Yellow?

I'm not a big fan of yellow, but lately I have been reaching for it a lot.   Case in point, this card that I featured on the Die-Versions blog a few days ago.  I went with a mostly white background, which I hardly ever do, because I just don't seem to be able to keep whites white AND I used yellow as pretty much my only color... what's up with that?  

Maybe stepping outside my comfort zoom was a good thing, because I have to admit that I LOVE this card.  It's so girly :)

The card was very easy to create.  I started by stamping my bride (uptown girl BRIGGITTE the bride) directly onto my card base.  I gave her dress a pale blue color wash and her hair and flowers a yellow color wash.  I also stamped the "once in a while" Stampabilities stamp sentiment directly on my card base.

Next, I die cut the Diva Crown - Whisper die from gold card stock and arranged it on the card base so that is framed the sentiment.  I added some pearls, small white flower and three bigger white flowers that I first color washed w/yellow distressed ink (same ink I used on the stamped hair and flowers).  My final step was adding Stickles to all the yellow color washed items.

Thanks for stopping bye. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014


Die-Versions' June 2014 LIFE AS A DIVA release...

My 3 top favorites are...

The Whispers - Nice Heels

Now you know my faves.  I would love to know your faves, so leave me a message.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Happy BDAY/Mother's Day

I scrapbooked two separate occasions this weekend.

The first layout showcases a cropped photo of my father-in-law.  It was taken at a restaurant during our May2014 celebration.   May is a very busy and expensive month for us, because not only does Mother's Day fall in May, but both my mother-in-lay and father-in-law have May birthdays... in fact only three days apart.  Usually we all get together to celebrate all the events the Saturday following Mother's day.

This year our dinner destination was the recently relocated/reopened Damiani's Pizza.  A south side pizza place that my husband grew up on and which to the great disappointment of all the Moisans,  the owner closed several years ago.   I was only there twice, so I don't have the same attachment to the place that they do.  And I'll go on record and say that I don't care how good the pizza is, if I can't get a diet Pepsi or at the very least a diet Coke w/dinner it will never be a favorite of mine.

On this layout I used this Die-Version Happy BDAY die to make those tickets.   I'm not sure if this layout is finished.  I think it needs a title, but I'm not sure.

The second layout is of us and my Mom at Arlington Race Track during the first part of our Mother's Day celebration.   This was the first year in four/five years that the weather hasn't been cold and rainy.  It was a gorgeous sunny day in the 70s.    The big winners of the day were Mom and LP.  

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