Saturday, January 17, 2015

Love You Forever

Hello, I'm back with another card that we made in class last week.  A very clean and simple Valentine card.  The base was stamped with a swirl from Everything Eleanor in real red ink onto real red cardstock for a tone on tone effect.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Think Big line.  I love those big sentiments.  You don't need a whole lot else IMO with those sentiments.  It is fun for them to take center stage.  I punched a heart out and then ran it through my crinkler for a fun texture and popped it up on my card base.  The photo doesn't really capture it.  I really need to work on my photo editing skills.  I made a little bow out of black sheer ribbon and added it to the heart.  Easy peasy!!!  Hope to be back tomorrow with another card!  Enjoy your weekend.  I am taking advantage of my hubby being out of town and spending lots of time in my craft room.  It makes me happy :)


Stamps:  Everything Eleanor (SU)  Think Big Favorites # 11 (PTI)
real red cardstock

Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Shaker Card

My poor neglected blog!  I can't believe I haven't updated it since August 1st!!!! Well Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a lovely holiday season.

I have been busy creating lots of cards and hope to be better at posting more frequent updates.  In the meantime, here is a card that I taught in my class last week.  Shaker cards seem to be all the rage right now and I had so much fun making this one.  I think I am hooked and all the ladies seemed to have fun making this one too!!!  I started out with Stampin' Ups Celebrate Today stamps and die combo.  This set just screams to be made into a shaker card, lol!  I used Jennifer McGuires tutorial found here:  They are a lot of fun to make and really are very easy.  I was a little intimidated in the beginning, but like I said I think I am hooked and have lots more ideas for fun shaker cards!

Keeping this short and sweet and easing back into the blog slowly.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Paper:  bazzill and pebbles
Ink:  black versafine, su real red
Stamps and dies:  SU Celebrate Today
Transparencies, pop dots, glitter, beads, sequins

Friday, August 1, 2014

F4A232 The Open Sea Happy Birthday

Hello, this is my 2nd post for today.  While I waited for my other card to dry, I played along with today's free 4 all challenge, which was to make a one or two layer card.  I pulled out my world map and the open sea stamp sets.  I inked the world map stamp using soft suede ink onto my crumb cake card base.  Next I stamped the ship from the open sea in night of navy onto a white strip.  I added my sentiment and attached to the card base.  I added thin strips of navy cardstock, a couple of little banners and some bakers twine.  I think this would make a great masculine card.  Anyway, thanks for looking!  Have a great weekend.  Here is the link to the challenge:


stamps: world map, the open sea - stampin up, birthday basics by PTI
ink: crumb cake, night of navy
bakers twine

Mix79 Glued (or gelled in this case)

Good morning.  I have been up since about 4 am this morning, so I decided to come down to my crap room and play.  I looked at today's challenges on Splitcoaststampers and thought it was the perfect opportunity to get inky!  First I played along with the mixability challenge, which today is to use glue or gel medium and inks, paints, gelato's or re-inkers.  I decided to use my gel medium mixed with a drop of melon mambo re-inker.  It is a bit too bubble gummy for me and I wish I had used a different color, but oh well.  I also used a new (to me) stencil from Memory Box.  It is quite intricate and I think I was a little rough putting down my gel medium over the stencil, as my coverage is not great, but I guess it adds to the overall design.  I added the black scallop strips to tie in with the black sentiment and thread.  It is quite glossy in real life, but my photo doesn't capture it.  It took quite a bit of time to dry, so while I waited for that, I played along with the free for all challenge too!!  That post will be up next.  Enjoy your weekend!!

Here is the link to today's challenge:


watercolor paper, black, white cardstock
stencil by Memory Box
Faber-castell gel medium
melon mambo re-inker by Stampin' Up
Sentiment by PTI - mega mixed messages
scallop border punch by SU

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Blended Bloom

Good morning!  I am popping on with another card that I made recently.  I love this flower by Stampin' Up called Blended Bloom.  I heat embossed it on white cardstock with white embossing powder then colored it in using a sponge dauber and pool party and bermuda bay ink pads.  I added a little early espresso to the middle, cut it out and popped it up.  The sentiment is from Four You.  I also added a little strip of silver glitter paper and part of a doily.  Clean and simple!

That's it for today.  I am going out with a couple of friends to a new (to me) craft store up in N. VA today!  Looking forward to finding new crafty goodies!!  Happy hump day!



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Long time no post!!!!

Wow!  I can't believe how long it has been since I have posted anything!  It is not like I haven't been making cards, I have, I just don't seem to have had the time to post any.

Today I am sharing a sweet little birthday card that I made for a little boy with terminal cancer and all he wants for his birthday is cards.  How could I NOT make a card for him?  I saw the story on Facebook.  The article is here:

I used some Lime Twist paper by My Minds Eye and my Up, Up and Away stamp set from Papertrey Ink.  I hope this sweet boy gets hundreds of cards to put a smile on his face!!

The address to send the cards to if you are so inclined is:
Danny Nickerson
PO Box 212
Foxboro, MA 02035

I hope to post more of my cards today and over the next few days!



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

MIM #165 Get Well Soon

I know, 3 cards in 2 days, WOW!  I have been having fun in my crap room this week and have been trying out a couple new techniques to me.  I saw the Make It Monday video on Papertrey Ink's blog and thought I would give it a try.  Betsy Veldman is SO talented!!!  I was actually going to make this for the color challenge on SCS yesterday too, until I realized that one of the colors I was using was completely off, lol!!  Anyway, I need to practice this technique, but I like the artsy effect it achieves.

I just got a box of new goodies from PTI on Monday and this Bigger Blooms set was in there and I thought it would be perfect for this water color technique.  I have never participated in any of the MIM challenges before, but I look forward to participating in more in the future.

Well thanks for stopping by!  Happy Hump Day!!


Here is the link to Papertrey's challenge:

stamps:  bigger blooms by pti
inks: pistachio pudding, wild wasabi, calypso coral - su
black versafine
twine by maya road
watercolor paper