Monday, February 27, 2017

Impression Obsession Die

It's been a while since I've had to attend a wedding shower. But did so recently for a purple loving friend. So, for the card to go with the gift, I picked out this card from my "done" stash. She was thrilled and held it up for everyone to see.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Dylusion sprays and stencils created the center piece. Then the words were stamped. Then Enamel Accent was squeezed into the word "Color" and left to dry. Flower confetti was glued down and more enamel accent was added to the center of the flower.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Birthday Card

And now on to the many birthdays in March. Here is the first card.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Die card

And we're back! Let's start by showing the card I made for my hubby for Valentine's day. All done with dies and printed paper.

Monday, February 20, 2017

The computer is on day four of being fixed. Hopefully will come home today. Here is a card from the memory file to enjoy in the mean time. This is dedicated to all our soggy CA friends. May you remain high and dry as the next set of storms come through this week.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Brayed and embossed


Still having issues so hope this shows up.

Monday, February 13, 2017



Well, having computer issues again.   I am working on new ways to upload.   Got this one in. (Yea!)
With the use of Dreamweaver Stencils, gold paste was applied.  Thought it went well with the metallic paper. The gold on the heart was put on over dried red paste one with a heart stencil.  Lots of layers to this card.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Acrylic Art Class



Day two of my art class and I'm pleased as punch with how this turned out.  It's been so much fun to expand into this area of art.  I have been a long time "observer" which has helped lay the ground work for finally delving in and getting to paint.  All my art journaling, card making, and canvas project helped lay the foundation of courage and confidence so this can be a fun journey for me. 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Happy Birthday


As you can see, I've been busy doing birthday cards.  I don't bother with the tiny parts on the inside of the letters.  Think it still looks ok.  Think it needs a sequin on the left.  What do you think?

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Dylusion Sprays



More sprayed paper and a new die today.  Makes for a quick card.  Used an extra piece of the sprayed paper to add an extra strip at the bottom of the card.  Called down with the sequins on this card.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Dylusion sprays




More sprays onto paper.  Then the die of the word was set aside and the negative was used over the colored paper.  Pulled out the sequins and rather went wild.  Still don't have the use of sequins quite figured out.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sprayed Birthday




It's all about the sprays today.  The background was created with the use of a Dyan Reavely stencil placed on white paper.  Then black Dylusion was sprayed over it.  The stencil was lifted and the paper was left to dry.  The paper under the words was made with more Dylusion sprays.  The words are a die by Memory Box.  Matte sticker dots are by Doodlebug.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Pear Painting


I had a good day the other day.  I took my first beginning painting class.  The project is not quite done, but more progress was made than I expected.  Questions abounded regarding how to begin, but my instructor encouraged us to just start putting paint down and see what happens.  She didn't even encourage us to pencil out an image first.  Why not?  The blessing of paint is that you can always paint over it.  It felt so good to do something I've been wanting to do for a long time, I came home and tackled a closet that has needed rehauled for just as long.  That made me feel even better!  Hope you give yourself permission to go do something you have been wanting to do.  Who knows what it may lead you to do!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Hero Arts Die with IO die




Lots of "die" action going on here.  The heart is by Hero Arts and was used on all the hearts.  The word is by Impression Obsession.  All these die cut pieces were added to the two doilies and placed on the card.

Monday, January 30, 2017

All you need is Love



If you are of a certain age, seeing these three words will make you read them with a tune accompanying the reading.  So on the inside of the card is stamped the phrase, "All you need is love".  And those of a certain age will be listening to this Beatle song in their head right now.  Am I right?

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hero Arts Stamp



The Hero Arts stamp was inked with a red Versa Mark pad onto the same pink paper as was used behind it.  Beside the punched out words, two heart stickers were added.  Been having lots of fun making valentines.  Guess you can take the teacher out of the classroom but you can't take the valentine making out of the teacher.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Glitter heart sticker



Got lots going on with this valentine.  The background was stamped with a light pink ink.  Then a pink doily was put over three different washi tapes.  On the doily is a printed heart, a white hearts sponged with pink and stamped with the words in pink, and then a glitter heart sticker. 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Dylusion sprays and stencils



For this purple card some of the paper done with Dylusion sprays and stencils was perfect.  Various sprayed paper was then run through the die cut machine using this multiple heart die by My Favorite Things.  Stamping was done on the card first and then the hearts were added.  Some are popped up with foam tape to add dimension.  "happy heart day" is stamped in the left hand corner and the heart was colored in with a Tombo pen. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Love in Lavender



Have anyone who loves all shades of purple?  I know a few.  That's why I went hunting for paper and washi tape to help me make a lavender valentine.  The words are stamped as is the tiny heart.  The background was stamped with a speckled stamp to give the paper a distressed look.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Thank You



This lovely card arrived in the mail the other day.  The flowers are all one stamp.  Outlining each flower in a different color and leaving the middle white is a creative idea I honestly would never have thought to do.  I love getting new ideas!  Can't wait to try this out.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hugs and Kisses Card



This is from a Doodlebug paper.  It is all one piece which was cut and layered over a printed paper of X's and O's.  A red heart clip was added at the end. 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Another Love Card



Just can't get enough of these prints and color combinations!  This is a different word die.  Some printed hearts and a ruffle die were added to this card.  The" love" on this one didn't quite pop enough so a second word was done in black and layered behind the red word.  Now it looks good.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Love card



For me, nothing beats the great contrast of color like red, white, and black as this card so well illustrates.  I knew I wanted the word on the front but I played around with the positioning of the other paper elements until hitting on this selection.  It worked for me.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Inkadinkado Saying



A die cut a red heart out of this paper and was used on another card.  I didn't want to waste the rest of the paper so it was layered underneath with the polka dot paper.  There was enough room for this fun stamp.  The pink hearts pick up on the boarder of the card and then some tiny heart gems were added to the pink hearts.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Memory Box die

Another pink card to day but I've moved on from the Doodlebug paper.  Today was all about using this window die.  It was cut on black paper and then white paper was attached to the inside.  Then a die cut heart was added.  Found a great Hero Arts saying to go with the card. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Doodlebug paper and washi tape



One last card with the paper frenzy I had.  On this one washi tape that goes with the theme was added to the card.  Since the color on the card is pink, it showed through the white washi tape.  The phrase is one that is printed on the paper.  It was cut to size.  Matte dots finish off the card.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Doodlebug paper



Doodlebug has some fun food and coffee Valentine paper.  This was a quick and easy one because of the printed images.  Paired with some coffee beans and pink plaid paper, it makes a cute card ready to go.  

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Doodlebug paper



Here is a breath of spring and a valentine in non traditional colors.  The bee paper is double sided. The front of the card has the one side folded back so you can see the underside.  Then a strip of blue paper was put on the edge of the inside of the card.  Because the front is folded back, you can see the blue when the card is closed.  The same blue paper was used around the printed words.  A few matte embellishment finish off the card.

Monday, January 16, 2017

New Doodlebug papers



Saturday I was in at Angela's Happy Stamper store.  There are racks of yummy new papers.  I picked up a bunch of papers and sat down and had some fun.  Several of the papers are springy, but as you can see, just fine for making valentines as well. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Valentine Card



This card was made for a friend who loves polka dots.  The red paper was die cut out.  Then the dotted paper was adhered behind the red paper.  The small red heart is a paper clip.  The stamp is by Printworks.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Valentine card



Well it doesn't get any more simple than this!  A perfect card for our minimalist friends.  The heart was punched out and layered onto the red card.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Valentine Card



Another holiday is coming up.  Maybe it is all those years as a kindergarten teacher, but I enjoy sending valentines to friends and family.  The patch work was completed with various printed papers.   The heart is a die by MFT.  The rest is a stamp that was colored with light grays.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Birthday Card



Hard to believe it's been so long since I posted.  Between health issues and wrapping up Christmas, it's kept me too busy to stamp till recently.  This week finally gave me a little time to craft.  It started with a needed birthday card made with a STAMPN' UP! snowman and colored in with Copic markers.  A couple more birthday cards to go for the month.  Will have to get back at it.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Christmas craft



Spent the day today getting a craft project ready for next Christmas.  It's never too early!  These are light bulb ornaments that were begging to be filled.  I raided my bead drawer and went to town.  In the first picture you see all the finished products.  Various colors were done such as gold, red, green, and multi colored.  Besides a mix of different types of beads, the last picture shows a bulb filled with sequins.  Each one has a ribbon tied at the top.  A hook was also attached so they are ready to hang.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A work in progress



Ever have one of those stamp sets that looks terrific, but when you go to use it, it doesn't quite work out?  Yeah, that's how I felt about this card.  The words were part of the set along with the sun image.  But, it is not coming together for me.  I'm open to suggestions for "round 2"!  

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Dreamweaver and Paste Card



Viva D├ęcor has a glittery gold paste which I used here with a Dreamweaver stencil.  Because the paste can warp, it was done on watercolor paper which is heavier than normal paper.  Once dry, it was attached to the card with foam tape.  It is now a nice card full of potential!  Could be a birthday card, congratulations, or, as I chose, a "Happy New Year" card. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Winter Birthday Card



It's a day of new beginnings but it got off to a leisurely pace today and hasn't moved much faster.  Just got down to the craft room to make a couple of cards.  I'm learning to be more kind to myself, so I am celebrating the fact that the year started with some crafting- albeit however humble a start.  This is a simple card but it is ready for yet another birthday in January.  Lots of snowflakes stamped with various blues on a white card.  Inside is another stamp which says, "Snowflakes bring to mind how special you are.  You're one of a kind."