Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Manly Thank You Card

Hello Friends!

I made a card for the challenge going on at Cards in Envy.  The challenge is Easy as 1 - 2 -3.  This card fits that requirement. :)

The background is paper from Creative Imaginations.  I stamped the Thank you (from Close to My Heart-one of my favorites!) and I glued on some little bling.  Little bling from Queen and Company from many moons ago.  LOL.  And I put a little black soot distress ink around the edges.

And that's it!  Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!  :)

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time...have a wonderful rest of your day! :)

Woody and Buzz

Hello Everybody!

I hope your Thursday is going great.  It's always a great day--Friday Eve! :)

I was totally inspired by the 2 page sketch at Let's Scrap.  Here is their sketch:

And here is my interpretation.  I love Disney and some of the DT had Disney examples-so I was so excited and inspired.  The 2nd best thing to being at Disney is looking at pictures from your Disney visits. :)

The title and the hearts in circles are from the Silhouette machine.  The & is from Thickers.  I had a sheet of Toy Story and stickers from Sandy Lion.  And there is one little orange sticker from Reminisce.  

I added a little frame to the first page.  I always have frames and don't use them so I'm so happy that I have used 2!  The second is on the second page on the bottom right. :)

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...May your day be magical! :)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Cross Fit Baby Card

Hello Everybody!

One of my good friends does cross fit.  And someone in her class was going to have a baby.  So my friend asks if I can make a cross fit baby card.

I am not going to lie and say I didn't go on Pinterest for ideas-because I totally did.  And there aren't any.  LOL!  So somewhere in my head I had this vision to put a baby on a set of bar bells.

My next obstacle was that the silhouette store didn't have any baby svg files that I liked.  Weird, huh?  So I dusted off the ol' cricut-and ta da!  This card was born ;)

This is a great baby die cut form Cricut.  But don't give it a month-it makes it not cute anymore.  At least when I tried to give it a mouth LOL!  :)

I am entering this card into:

the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp-Wednesday Challenge.

And the Anything Goes Challenge at Watercolor Wednesday

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends....keep working out! :)

Monday, August 14, 2017

Missed Birthday Card

Hello Everybody!

A sweet friend of mine had a birthday last week.  And I knew it was coming.  And then I watched it go!  Well that's no good.  I knew I had to make my friend a birthday card.  So I got out my crazy birds-because they are always great inspiration within themselves, and I set off to work!

So here's my card:

The background is cracked pistachio distress oxide with a tim holtz stencil.  And for the bird I used wilted violet (oxided di) as a watercolor.  So I put some on my mat and spritz with water.  Then I used a paintbrush to paint the bird.  I did the same thing for the balloon using worn lipstick.

Since I am going to enter this into the challenge at Seize the Birthday I had to take this card up a notch.  LOL :)  I added a white string and a bow on the balloon.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Until next time my friends-have a happy day! :)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Hexagons on a Card!

Hello Everybody!

I wanted to share card I made using my gelli plate.  I have come to the conclusion that I do not use my gelli plate nearly enough.  I used a hexagon punch to cut out the shapes.  The paper was cardstock from gelli plate designs.  This was from bubble wrap.  I hoard bubble wrap just for the gelli plate.  LOL  And if I need to mail a package?  It's an added bonus that I have a pile of bubble wrap on hand.  ;)

I added some Queen and Company stars and a Tim Holtz sentiment.  

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends---what is a craft thing you have that you don't use nearly enough?  :)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

My Hero Card

Hello Everybody!

I made this card for one of my son's teachers a little while back.  The stamps are from Fun Stampers Journey.  

I had this red texture stuff that I bought from the Scrapbook Expo a way while back (isn't that always the case?) and I really wanted to use it.  Somehow I was able to work it in on this card.  :)  I pop dotted the superhero girl panel.

Teachers are definitely heros!  So if you are a teacher-thank you for all that you do! :)

Until next time my friends--time to use up some of the stuff I bought at the scrapbook expo! ;)

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Shaker Cards

Hello Everybody!

I am back!  Time is a funny thing-I was away from my blog a lot longer than I thought!  I knew I was going to take a little break.  I was sort of evaluating how I did my blog.  Like was I going to change anything?

I've been making projects here and there.  I can't stop making.  And I have taken photos of my projects.  But I haven't been able to type them up and-this is a biggie-get them into a challenge.  I have become so challenge driven that I couldn't make something without it being inspired by someone other than myself.  And that started to effect my mojo.  So I took a step back.  Realizing that it's ok to make stuff however I want to make stuff.  Am I still going to do challenges-Oh YEAH! I love the opportunity to have my card on the winners page or win a prize-please don't misunderstand me! :)  But I have to make stuff for myself also, which is how I got here in the first place. :)

So are there going to be changes?  Just a few in that I am going to post some things just to post them.  I want to have an online record of making a card or some mixed media project-even if it isn't tied to a challenge or something.

So I am going to start with a couple of Shaker Cards that I made in the beginning--maybe a year or so ago that never got posted.

This card with the stars is made using the diamonds from Queen and Company.  The stars are cut from my silhouette.  I used my Fuse to make the little bags for the diamonds.  And before I gave this card out-I put a thank you in white in the right corner.  But I don't have a picture of it completed.  I was very happy with this card when it was done.  And I loved shaking those diamond pieces. :)

How did I miss posting this card?  And I made a boy version of this card but can't find it right now.  The frame and dino were cut from my silhouette machine also.  This shaker uses a Queen and Company rectangle to keep all of the fun bits from falling out.  

I LOVE shaker cards.  They are so fun to make.  My favorite part is picking out what goes in the shaker.  :)

Thank you for stopping by today.  Until next time my friends--it's time to shake things up! :)

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! :)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Kilimanjaro Safari Layout

Hello Everybody!

I am excited that I finished this layout before the end of the month!  I used the sketch over at Let's Scrap.  And there's still time for you to play too!

I used paper that was in my stash.  The title is from my silhouette.  And the cool giraffe and butterfly are from Jolee's.  And there's a little Mickey from Queen and Co.

Here is the sketch for this challenge.

Here is a closeup of the journaling.

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my wild! :)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Playing in the Dirt Layout

Hello Everybody!

Long time no see!  I'm still here.  I have been busy working on other things.  Plus, I can't have caffeine right now-so I'm very sleepy at night and have to go to bed.  LOL.

One of the things I have been working on are ATC's.  If you have Instagram-you can check them out over there.  :)  I will share them here too-but it will be a little while.

But for right now I want to share this layout I created using the 2 page sketch over at Stick It Down.

The title was done using the Zippy font on the Silhouette.  I added a sticker from Hobby Lobby.  The cardstock is all from Stampin Up.  The pattern paper is from Creating Keepsakes.  And the ribbon is from Jilli Bean Soup.  

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends-go play outside! :)

Monday, March 27, 2017

Dreams Plaque

Hello Everybody!

I am so excited about this project.  It's started out as a wooden plaque-you know the ones that the big box craft store sells for a couple of dollars.  And they are filled with potential-and yet I am always afraid to commit to an idea.

Well I'm sure you have seen the beautiful canvases and projects done by Finnabair.  (If you haven't google it-they are beautiful!)  So I thought what if I could do those type of projects with stuff I already have.  So I started-but I couldn't paint everything in gesso.  And I think I'm some sort of weird purist-like I bought something in red so it's meant to be red not some other color.  I know--it's weird.

So here is my Finnabair inspired-but completely different plaque:

I couldn't paint those red flowers or bingo chips.  And once this lady (from Tim Holtz) was sort of placed on this plaque-I knew this is where she belonged.  

First I'm going to take care of some business-then I will show you the steps on how this wall hanging came together.

I would like to submit this plaque into the following challenges;

For the plaque I started with the wooden surface.  Then I picked out the stencil I wanted to use which is Tim Holtz's.  I used light modeling paste.

It came out really nice!

I added more paste to the sides to make it blend in better.

I painted it with spun sugar.  But it started to look way too pink.  

So I added walnut stain and scattered straw to tone down the pink.

Once it was colored enough to go with the picture, I picked out things to glue onto the plaque.  Most of this fun things are Tim Holtz's.  The little wooden frame is not.  I painted it with the walnut brown paint.  The clock is from Michaels.  The flowers are some I had in my stash along with the pearls.  I was happy to use some of the bingo chips-I have lots of those. :)

My husband bought me these cool metal gears for Christmas, and I'm excited to use them on this project.  

Here's the plaque again,  Thank you for stopping by!

Until next time my friends...stay creative! :)

Girlie ATC

Hello Everybody!

I came across a challenge called Wicked Wednesdays where you make Artist Trading Cards based on the theme.  The challenge right now is #246 Girlie.

I'm really excited about it.  I need to make some ATC's because the Scrapbook Expo is coming up, and they are one of the best ways (I think) to share my social media information.  Sometimes I don't give out any cards-and sometimes I wish I had one to give out.  LOL.  A lot of the time I'm so busy shopping and looking-I'm not talking making new friends.

So here is my ATC for this challenge:

I bought this stamp last year from Technique TJ Junkies.  These stamps were in the same booth as Art Anthology paints (which is very cool).  This is one of my favorite stamps.  I didn't break the rules-They were already broken when I got here.  Right?!?!  Sometimes I feel that way LOL :)

I used picked raspberry distress ink around the outer edges.  I colored the lady with Copic markers and added 3 pearls.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Until next time my friends...stay sassy ;)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Farm Card

Hello Everybody!

A friend of mine needed a card for her children's 4-H club.  And House of Cards has this great inspiration photo-so I created this card:

This card is a bit unusual in that it is 12X12.  My friend needed a big card so that there was plenty of room for everybody to sign it.  I scored the first paper about an inch in and glued the short part to the back 12X12 cardstock paper.  

I used my silhouette machined to cut all of the die cuts.  

The barn doors open to say thank you.  I also cut out the H's in the clovers for 4-H.

Here is the inspiration picture for House of Cards:

I am also entering this card into Challenge 124 at Inspiration Destination-anything goes!

The colors are beautiful on this inspiration picture also--I might need to revisit this! :)

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...have a beautiful spring day!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Glitter, Flock, and Goggly Eyes-Oh My!

Hello Everybody,

It's the middle of March-I'm not sure how that happened so fast!  So Easter is quickly approaching-and we are making Easter cards for the challenge at Creative with Stamps.

One of the things I wanted to use this year is glitter.  I have a beautiful collection-and I need to use it!  So one of the cool things my husband has given me in the past year is double sided adhesive for the silhouette cameo.  So I cut these cute little bunnies and glittered them.  The sentiment is Hampton Art and the ink on this card is tempting turquoise from Stampin Up.

Why did I say "on this card"-because there was a process to get to these cute bunnies.  Scroll on down and I will show you. :)

Here is the sticker paper with a bunny removed.  I try to cut out everything on the one sheet at one time so I don't have a scrap of it hanging around. 

Here is the bunny on the card.

Here is the bunny with the top adhesive paper taken off.  It left the eyes and nose on which was good.  At this point I added glitter or flock.

These were the bunnies I made first.  I used Ranger's enamel accents for the noses.  The pink bunny is made with Martha Stewart jellybean glitter. (Love this by the way.)  The blue one is made with a blue glitter that happened to be more transparent-which made me like it less.  LOL.

Then I realized I had goggly eyes.  What a difference!  The eyes give them a little more character.

These two bunnies are made with flock.  It's a bit messier than glitter to me, but that might be because I hardly ever use it.  Which is a terrible-because these guys are so soft! :)

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my bunny cards.  I know there is quite a few-but once I got started I couldn't stop.  

We would love to see you join the Creative with Stamps challenge.  Be sure to put the graphic on your blog post.  And as always there is a cool prize to be had!  So go check it out and the rest of my teammates beautiful inspiration. :)

Until next time my friends-add some glitter! :)