Sunday, June 18, 2017

Penguins Layout

Hello Everybody!

There is a great sketch at The Memory Nest that caught my eye-and I knew I had to participate.

Here is my layout:

Here is the sketch for Make It Monday No. 90:

Instead of using the vines for the title-I used a penguin that I cut from the silhouette.  The little penguins are from the Silhouette also.  I used Wendy Vecchi's transparent paste and a companions workshop stencil for the background.  I used scrap papers behind my picture (yay!!).  And various buttons and things.  My husband gave me the "love this" wooden embellishment.  

Here are some close ups:

Here is the journaling.

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...just chill :)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Shaker Butterfly Card

Hello Everybody!

I love love love shaker cards!  And I love that Queen and Company has totally made shaker cards their thing.  When I was at the Scrapbook Expo, I spent a lot of time in the Q&C booth.  If you haven't been to their booth-first it's color coded.  So I bought these little flower that are on this card.

But this card is a shaker using their die cut (that I had to buy!  Butterfly 😍😍😍)  I also had an Art Anthology class-and they have cool paints and sprays.  So I bought Wisteria and Pixie.  I painted the purple (Wisteria) on the outside of this card and Pixie (the light blue) on the inside.  There are sequins and all sorts of goods in the shaker part.  AKA my favorite part.  I love putting all of the little bits into the shaker. :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...Shake it up! ;)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Card of Dad

Hello Everybody!

Tonight I made a card for my Dad.  He plays guitar so I thought it was fitting :)

The background is made using distress oxides and Ken Olivers Yellow Gold.  While I spritzed the paper with water I put a few drops of the gold liquid to give the paper a little shimmer.  I also used watercolor paper so it would take the water better.  After the paper was dry I used a music embossing folder.

The die cut is a file from the Silhouette store.  I made a few guitars to get the different colors layered.

I am submitting this card to the Cards in Envy Challenge: You're the Man Challenge.

Until next time my friends, enjoy the music! :)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Driving into Summer

Hello Everybody!

My friend needed a card for her kids' bus driver.  She asked me to make a card for him.  She says something like "driving into summer."  Initially, all I could think of was pineapples and hibiscus flowers...thankfully it turned into this:

I love her sentiment.  All of the die cuts (building, bus, and palm trees, island) are from my Silhouette machine.  I actually cut out the hammock myself.  :)  The sky is embossed with a clouds folder from Darice.  The sentiment is from small Tim Holtz letters.

My friend loved the card (Yay!).

I am submitting this into the following challenges:

The Male Room: Die Cuts #61

Love to Craft Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time-buckle up-it's time to drive into summer :)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mother's Day Shaker Card


I have been busy over the last few days.  I went to the Scrapbook Expo yesterday-and was totally inspired by the examples and products.  There was so much to see!  It's nice to see the Expo getting bigger.  In years past it has been smaller, but it's definitely growing now. :)

One of my favorite booths is Queen and Company.  They are always so bright and cheerful.  Everything is organized by color-so it's hard not to want 1 of everything.

For my mom this Mother's Day, I made this shaker card.  The flower paper came from a magazine gift.  Everything else is Queen and Co.  I mad the 2 little flowers at the top with a paper punch.  All of the fun sequins inside the shaker are Queen and Co as well.  The sentiment is a stamp from Stampin Up (I think).

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by today!  And early Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms out there.  

Turtle Card

Hello Everybody (again) LOL,

I have another card I would like to share with you this evening.  I made this cute little turtle card.  I had this stencil that I hadn't used yet.  So I thought I turtle would be a great focal point.  Especially, since this is a belated birthday card. :)

This turtle is a die cut from from the Cuttebug-so it's a little old.  ;)  I put little googly eyes on him-and it made him instantly cuter.  The sentiment is from Tim Holtz's crazy talk.  I love this set of sentiments.

I am submitting this into the challenge at The Male Room #59 Many Legs.

Thank you for stopping by! Until next time my long as you cross the finish line-that's all that matters. :)

Graduation Card

Hello Everybody!

I have been busy making cards-so now I am ready to post them!  :)

My first card is a graduation for a friend of ours who is graduating from college.

I used Dylusions ink blue and white to create the background.  The sentiment is from Tim Holtz.  The cool graduation scene is a die cut that is pop dotted.  The graduates die cut is from the Silhouette store.  I loved it the first time I saw it.

I am submitting this card to the Little Red Wagon #392 Time to Celebrate.

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends-Celebrate! :)