Friday, August 30, 2013

Aloha Card

I ended up with a weird color tone in this photo.  Still haven't ordered my light box so I'm having lighting issues a lot.  Oh well.

The adorable image is from The Greeting Farm and she's Cheeky Beach.  I colored her with Copics and added some Stickles to her hair flower.  I used Fruit Punch and Yellow.  The beach ball is covered in Glossy Accents.

The sentiment is from Mr Cricut Crazy's Summertime fun set.  I used Grapefruit embossing powder by Zing - it's so bright and fun :)

The twine is from The Twinery and I used a little white button from the $1 section of Micheal's.

The paper is from Echo Park's Summer Days 6 by 6 pad.

Thanks for stopping in!


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Elegant Thank You Card

Here's a simple but striking card I whipped up in almost no time at all.

I used the Hero Arts Classic Fabric Design stamp with Versamark and then embossed with Midnight Black embossing powder from Stampendous.

The ribbon is from Stampin' Up and I got it free during the last Sale-a-bration.

The words are die cut using my Silhouette.  Design ID 36753

I added a few Irock gems below it and wah-lah.

I love it when a card that was SO simple to put together comes out looking nice.  Embossing is a great way to add so much interest without a lot of extra work.

Thanks for visiting :)


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Create Without Limits Canvas

Here's my first canvas.  I used some acyrlic paint, Marshmallow Glimmer Mist, silver glitter glue, and loose silver glitter by Martha Stewart.  After I had the paint and glitter exactly the way I wanted it I added some vinyl.  The vinyl was cut using my Silhouette.  I just took a few minutes to pick the fonts and set it up the way I wanted.

This was super easy and a ton of fun.

I tried to take a photo of the sides but it came out too bad to even show it.  I did use some grey chevron washi tape to cover the sides of the canvas.  I like the look of it.  Fun and funky and it will add a lot of decoration while it's hanging.  Plus it was easier than painting the sides because I didn't have to worry about accidentally overlapping the top.

This was a great project for me.  I really forced myself just to get in there and do it while having fun and not worrying about the outcome.  So therapeutic!

Thanks for visiting!


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Banana Split Card

The paper is from Echo Park's Summer Days 6 by 6 pad.

The little bow was tied using some Stampin' Up ribbon I got free during the last Sale-a-bration.  I used a Labels One Nestability cut, and cut off the top portion of it.  I stamped a cute sentiment from Sweet Stamp Shop's Jars of Sweets.  It says " Delectable delicious scrumptious yummy sweets.  I stamped it using Tempting Turquiouse ink from Stampin' Up.  I used that some color maker to add some faux stitching lines.

The banana split was cut using my Silhouette.  It's design 9746.  I'm not even sure if I put it together "correctly" but I think it looks OK.  There were lots of little pieces and I found it a bit confusing so I just did the best I could.  I added Glossy Accents to the chocolate and it looks like shiny hot fudge in person - so fun.

The ric rac along the bottom was just a random bit from my stash.

Thanks for checking out my "sweet" card :)


Monday, August 26, 2013

Sew Stylish Card

For this card I used the adorable Drucilla from Kraftin' Kimmie.  She's colored with Copics that I attempted to match to the paper I used.

Paper is My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky 6 by 6 pad.

Sentiment is from Hero Arts Sew Stylish, stamped in Pretty in Pink Stampin' Up Ink.  It's on a Labels One Nestability that has Bashful Blue Stampin' Up ink around the edges.

The faux stitching was done using a Chocolate Chip Stampin' Up marker.

The ribbon is just random from my stash, most likely purchased at Michael's.

Thanks for visiting today :)


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Classy & Fabulous Washi Tape Card

This one was super quick and easy.

Its' a standard A2 sized card base.  The top 2 corners are rounded on a 1/2 inch setting on my Corner Chomper.

I made faux stitching lines all around the edges with a Copic Multiliner.

The little heart is left over from the Glittered Hearts Card I made a little bit ago.  I just covered it in Versamark and Midnight Black Embossing Powder by Stampendous.

The sentiment is from Pink By Design's set Shopaholic.  It's embossed with the same powder.

The metal strip is from Mark Richards and they are called Nailheads.

Along the bottom I just used 2 different kinds of washi tape and laid them out in strips across the card.

I like that this one is pretty flat, it would be good for mailing.

Thanks for your visit :)


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cheeky Geeky Card

Here's a little card I put together.

The image featured in the center is Cheeky Geeky by The Greeting Farm.  I just think she is the cutest thing.  I colored her using my Copics.  She is up on one thin layer of foam tape for just a touch of dimension and pop.

Oh, and I'll quickly mention the technique I use to stamp her lips.  I ink up the whole stamp with my Tuxedo Black Memento, then I just wipe away the ink from her lips and quickly use a Stampin' Up marker to color them.  Then I stamp and I get everything in black, except the lips have a great pop of color.  I do this for all my Cheeky Cherry collection images.

The papers are from My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly a Kite 6 by 6 pad.

I used a Chocolate Chip Stampin' Up Marker to do the faux stitching.

I used a Stampin' Up Scallop Border punch in a couple places.

The orange gems were custom done by me :)  I just took regular clear Irock gems, and after I attached them to my card I colored them with an orange Copic.  Pretty cool, huh?  I think I will have to start doing this a lot more often.  I would test one first though, I tried red and it did not look as nice so I'm glad I did a test run.

The ribbon is from Papertrey Ink and it's their Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch.

Thanks so much for visiting!


Monday, August 19, 2013

Video Tour of My Craft Room!

Well, I finally filmed my craft space for you.  It's my happy place to play with paper.  I've got some fun ideas for paper organizing, some cool units from The Container Store, a slat wall, a pegboard and some other organizing goodies you may fancy.

Just so you know I am in a basement.  I painted the concrete and such to pretty it up a bit, but it's not one of those ultra frilly pretty rooms where everything has matching dust covers.  It is, however, VERY organized.  In fact, sometimes I think I have a problem.  I go a little nuts when it comes to sorting and labeling, but perhaps that will help give you some ideas.

I have linked to many of the mentioned products directly below the video.

Here's the video tour.... 

Here's a bunch  of links for your convenience and shopping enjoyment :)

Thanks for stopping by to see my little piece of paradise :)  I do hope you enjoyed it and maybe got an idea or two.  I know I LOVE looking at other people's rooms.  My room is definitely not perfect and I have a lot of details to finish, but I figure it will never be totally "show ready" so I thought now was as good of a time as any.

Have a wonderful and very crafty day!


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Food Card Set

Here's a little card set I whipped up.  The cards all measure 4 inches square not counting the circle that sticks up over the top.

The stamps are from Sweet Stamp Shop's Perfect Match.  I was so excited about these images I couldn't pick just one set, so I decided to make 3 cards.

All of the patterned papers are scraps from my Echo Park SUmmer Days 6 by 6 pad.  I had to make some design compromises to make the best use of the scraps and have all the cards with the same layout.

Along the bottom of the cards I used a Scallop Border Punch from Stampin' Up.  That piece is 3/4 inches tall.

Above that I used some Twine from the Twinery.  Each card features a button.  The blue one comes from the Miachael's dollar section and the other 2 are Papertrey Ink.

For the patterned strips behind the images they are just 1/2 inch tall.

I used my Nestabilities to cut out a scalloped circle in color, and then a plain white circle.  The scallop is laid flat to the card, with the top portion hanging off the top.  The white portion is up on pop dots.

I used Copics to color all the images and used a Copic Multilier to add lots of Stitching Llines and dots.  The little dots are all around the scallops, but they seem to be hiding in the photograph.

I'm entering this in the Sweet Stamp Shop Use What You Have Challenge.  Here's a photo of my scrap pile from this paper pad that I'm trying to use up.

Here's a link to this fun challenge if you'd like to use some of your old stash and enter it too!

Thanks for checking out my latest creation :)

Have a wonderful, and very crafty day!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Glittered Hearts Card

This card measures 4 and 1/4 square.

The green patterned paper as the back layer is from The Bo Bunny Ambrosia 6 by 6 pad.

For the hearts I used a cut from the Silhouette online store. The design # is 20829 if you're interested in getting it for yourself.  The black piece measures 4 inches square.

I covered the back of the black piece with packing tape.  Then I added glitter to each heart.  I used the Martha Stewart glitter colors Tourmaline, Peridot, Lapis Lazuli, and Purple Spinel.  Loose glitter can be much messier than glitter glue to work with, but it gives a totally different look and sometimes I think it's worth it.  I made sure to really rub the glitter into each heart with my finger and then tap off all the excess so that this card won't be shedding glitter everywhere.

The banner was cut using a Spellbinders Die from their Ribbon Banners set.  It's up on pop dots.

The sentiment comes from Lawn Fawn's Lunar Lights set.  I stamped it in Versamark and then used Stampin' Up's embossing powder in Silver.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Color My World Cards With a Video

I decided to make the same card in 2 different color schemes.  One more feminine and one more masculine.  I think they both turned out super cute.

The stamps I used are by unity.  They came in the Groovy Card Kit by Archiver's.  I don't know if they are available separately or if they are exclusive to that kit.

There is a video at the bottom of this post, but for those of you who can't, or don't wish to watch the video I'll include some details.

To get the paint cans all lined up properly I took a piece of paper the same size as the card front and folded it so that it had 6 same size rectangles.  Then I cut this up with my paper trimmer and used removable adhesive to lay them out as a grid.  I removed one at a time to help me get the placement right.  I explain this better in the video with the visual, but that's the basic idea.

Here's some photos of the colors I used.

Now, here's the video!!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Happiest Wishes On Your Birthday Card

Here's a fun little card I put together for a young girl.  I wanted something bright and fun with some sparkle.

The image is from Saturated Canary, her name is Starla.  She's a digital image.  I'm not sure if she's also available in a rubber stamp or not.

I liked the image, but she is originally holding a wand with a mustache on the end and I didn't care for that so I changed it to a star.  I did this by cutting off the mustache and stamping a separate star from Sp & Company's Lucky Day set.  When  I glued my girl to the patterned paper I attached the star too.

She is colored using Copics, but I apologize I didn't write down the colors when I worked on her.  I used Yellow Stickles on the wand and Diamond Stickles all over the stars on her face and shirt as well as the polka dots on her leg warmers.  I spent a considerable amount of time fussy cutting her so that the patterned paper would show around her.

The patterned paper is from Bo Bunny's Ambrosia 6 by 6 pad.  I cut it to 4 by 5 and 1/4 and mounted it on the vanilla card base.

The metal row of embellishments is by Mark Richards and is called Nailheads.

The sentiment comes from Stampin' Up's Happiest Birthday Wishes.  After I stamped it I trimmed the cardstock to fit it perfectly, then rounded the corners, and finished off with Diamond Stickles all around it.

That's it!  Most of the time was spent coloring and cutting so everything else was quick and simple to show off the image.  I'm still not confident about my coloring, but I do enjoy it very, very much.  I find that since I enjoy fussy cutting that really helps because I can have color bleed outside the lines and then just cut the evidence of that away without having to try and push the color back into the image.

Thanks so much for stopping by friends!  

I'm feeling well and getting my crafty mojo back.  Fingers crossed that continues.  I've been on a very restrictive diet for about a month and I think it's made a big difference for my health .  I believe that I have food sensitivities contributing to all my health issues.  So, I paid for some testing and have been working with a dietician and think I am really seeing results.  Yay for that!  I'm going to try to start posting regularly again, and if I'm still feeling well in a few weeks I figure it would be safe to start some new video series stuff I've been planning :)  *Fingers crossed*

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Caught a Bug Card

Heres a little get well card I had a total blast putting together.

I made my own background and some vanilla cardstock.  The blob with eyes is from the Paper Smooches Healthy Vibes set.  The little groupings of tiny dots are from My Pink Stamper's Everyday Occasions.  They are stamped with Stampin' Up's Certainly Celery ink.

The jar is from Lawn Fawn's Summertime Charm set.  It's up on pop dots.  I used a Copic to color the lid.  The little germ inside is from the Paper Smooches Healthy Vibes set.  I also used a copic to color him, and then added googly eyes.  The little tag was cut by hand.  I used some Green Galore ink and a sentiment from the Paper Smooches set.  Then I used a black marker to add the stitching lines.  I used some twine from The Twinery to add it.

The ribbon along the bottom was purchased at Michael's awhile back.

By the way... I need a photography light box that comes with the lights.  Any suggestions?  This card looks SO washed out in the photo and nothing I tried helped so I just posted it as is.  I want to start getting better photos.  Let me know if you have something you use and love!

Thanks for visiting!


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Folding Laundry Scrapbook Page

Here's a layout I recently finished.

I just had to play with a new paper pad I got.  It's the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook 6 by 6 pad.  All the patterned papers in the layout are from it.

I cut the heart out with my Silhouette.  I attached it to the layout with pop dots and used some mini clothes pins on the top.  I just think they are super cute and of course they go with the laundry theme.

The arrow and the title were also cut with my Silhouette.

The pink ribbon is by Offray.

The white area in the bottom left corner is a rub on from Basic Grey.  I didn't know if it would look right on textured cardstock - but it worked beautifully.

The buttons are from the Michael's $ bin and Papertrey Ink.  The little clear pieces are Dew Drops.

I'm really happy with all the fun colors in this layout.  It's one of those photos where I didn't think any particular paper would look just perfect since there's a ton of colors of clothing and it's not the best picture ever.  Even though I'm not crazy about the photo itself I still wanted to tell the story and document it.  I thought the eclectic look here worked well to make it look it's best.

Thanks for stopping by!