Sunday, January 17, 2016

Layered Stamped Flowers - Altenew

I have had this amazing set called Vintage Flowers from Altenew for awhile now and have not had the time to sit and play. Well yesterday I needed a special birthday card and decided to give it a whirl. While I was at it, I used my MISTI to do 4 cards since the stamping was a lot of work. I used a combination of Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn inks to stamp these beauties.

The stamping was a lot of work, but for a first try at lining up all those layers, I am pretty happy with the results.

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenge:

Addicted to Stamps - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Jennifer McGuire inspired

I have been loving, inspired by and wanting to case this Jennifer McGuire card at this link: for a really long time.

Jennifer always makes everything look so easy in her videos. I can tell you the following cards (decided to make 4) were time consuming to do the stamping. I tried free hand stamping, using the MISTI and using a ruler. In the end the MISTI was the biggest help.

I also tried a few inks before getting going and for the most part stuck with many of the same ones Jennifer used from Ranger. I did like these inks, but mine are already kind of dry and so the MISTI helped double stamp some of them.

Sorry for the poor photos . . . again because these cards have foil on them, they were hard to photograph. I also was taking pics at night which didn't help. Anyhow, I hope you find something you enjoy here. The first card was for my mom's birthday, which is why there was an extra special envelope!

Cheers! Thanks for stopping by!

Congratulations - Wedding Shaker

Hello fellow bloggers! I have managed to make it into my craft room a little over the last week and I have decided that although I want to continue blogging and sharing, I am going to take a break from the time consuming process of explaining the card or listing all the supplies. I would like to speed up the process a bit to help focus on my goal of utilizing time in a more productive way. Needless to say I do appreciate the sharing aspect and if there is anything you would like to know, please ask and I will certainly share details.

On that note, I would like to share a Wedding shaker card that I created for a fellow colleague who got married in Australia over the Christmas Break! She is just such a fun young girl and when I saw this card on Pinterest, I knew it was perfect for her and I certainly scraplifted the whole idea and changed very little. Thanks so much for the inspiration Nichol Magouirk! What you don't see in my card - as I was negligent on taking a photo - is that I turned it into a trifold card with a gift certificate holder. This allowed for all of our staff to sign the card and send our best wishes!

This card allowed me to try out my minc machine and I have to admit . . . I LOVE IT!!! Like others, there may be a lot of foiling in my future! I have noticed, however, it is super difficult to photograph shiny projects without getting a dark reflection of yourself or your camera. I found holding it up on an angle away from me helped with that process.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps Challenges - anything goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - something old; something new - The minc foiling is new for me, all the rest of my supplies I have had on hand for awhile
The Outlawz - CAS Challenge group - something sparkly

Thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

A Blessed Christmas

Hello everyone. It certainly feels strange to return to my blog after being MIA for almost a year! What can I say, moving to a new school made life so incredibly busy that when I had a rare 30 seconds to whip up a CAS card there was no time for photos, blogging or to clean my craft room. LOL! Anyhoo, here is a replica of one of the Christmas cards that I made last year to kick off my mojo and get my cards started for the upcoming holiday season.

This was a very simple card to put together. I used the Paper Smooches - A Blessed Christmas stamp set, colored the image with copics, grabbed paper scraps from my scrap bin along with a gold piece of recycled ribbon and mounted it all on kraft cardstock. Of course I had to add a little shimmer with my Wink of Stella pen and some gold stitching with my pilot gold pen. Easy Peasy!

I would like to enter my card into the Paper Smooches: Gold Challenge. I am also entering it in their December Guest Designer Search.

That is all for today! I certainly hope to be back posting on a more regular basis.

Warmest hugs,

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all my family, friends and followers. I wish you much happiness and many blessings this holiday season! These Swanky Snowdudes from Paper Smooches are one of my favourites to use.

I'd like to enter my card into the Simon Says Stamp anything goes challenge! Merry Christmas to all!

Warmest Hugs,