Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A Couple of new cards to share

Hello! I've been on a roll lately with making cards. I think I have my crafting Mojo back! I do hope it stays because I sure do love to make cards.

I'm starting out with a Valentine's Day card I made. I mass produced nine for family members.

I used the floral flowers from a PaperTrey Ink stamp set called "Farmer's Market Florals" (LOVE this set). The sentiment is from another PaperTrey Ink stamp set called "Love you to pieces additions" stamp set. The texturized chevron background stamp is from Studio Calico/Hero Arts. I used a Fawn Lawn rectangle stitched die, and the heart is a Stampin Up! die. I Love Nuvo drops and I'm new to using them. There was a little learning curve using them... and I love them! So easy to make your own crystal drops/embellishments now. 

This card is a masculine birthday card I made for my nephew Josh. It was so much jun to make. I don't make too many distress technique cards, and NEED to start making more since I've got a lot of Tim Hioltz products. The stamp set is called "Getting There THJ004". Love that it is a collection of smaller stamps that has a train, a car and a ship. It has sentiments and other additional themed stamps in the set. Great for making cards for the guys in my life. The embossing folder is made by Tim Holtz too. I've had these supplies for years, but I've never used them! Am I the only one who does that? 

Click on the photos to see them in a bigger size to see all the little details.

And last, here are a couple of cards I made from an online card class I took. What a fabulous class! I Just LOVE this stamp set! It's a border set that has a lovely leaves border, a painted texture border stamp, (and also pine tree border stamp that I did not use on these cards). Its called "Seasonal Borders Stamp Set" by Concord & 9th. The grateful die is from the Concord & 9th "Grateful Leaf Dies" set.

The class was called "Crafted Kindness" from on-line card classes. It's a class to raise money for the 2017 Hurricane relief. Here is the link here: / I really was impressed with this class and there are so many cards I made from this class. I lost a bit of my mojo for a while, and this class jumpstarted me back into it. So many talented designers with a lot of videos! Like 30 designers with videos. It was the best $25.00 I've spent and all the money goes to hurricane relief.  
Thanks for stopping by I hope you enjoy the cards.


Saturday, December 9, 2017

A Very Merry Christmas Card 2017

Today I FINALLY decided to share a card after a very long break from my blog.
Today I wanted to share the Christmas card(s) I made for family and friends this year. I made a cute card using a fabulous Tim Holtz stamp set created especially for Simon Says Stamp Stamptember 2017 collection. When I saw this set I just had to have it. The SSS designers made cards using this set and I just loved them ALL.  I CAS'ed a card that I thought would be easier to mass produce (45+) that was made by Cathie Cowles. There where three dies used, an embossing folder and at least three layers as the base. Each year I say to myself "this year I'm going to make a quick and easy card... " but you know how it goes. Here is a link to the Stamptempber 2017 cards made by the designers showcasing this wonderful set:
I hope this wonderful Christmas Season brings you much joy and love to you and your loved ones.
Happy Stamping.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Tim Holtz collection "Stamptember 2017"
Oval Dies: Spellbinders.
Dimensional Banners-My Favorite Things Die-namics
Embossing Folder: Spellbinders M-Bossabilities EL-014
Designer Paper: PhotoPlay Mad 4 Plaid Christmas 6x6 paper pad
Soloar White Neenah 80 lb paper
Bazzil Rainforest 5-5104 (Green)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving cards to share

Just wanted to share a couple of Thanksgiving cards. I made them kind of last minute, so I'm hoping they make it to my family members in time. (I'm such a terrible procrastinator and didn't get them finished until today, just threes days before Thanksgiving! I do hate that about myself. But alas, it's the thought that counts right?)

I just picked up a fabulous fall/Thanksgiving 6x6 paper pad that I fell in love with at Fond Memories in Walnut Grove, MN. LOVE that designer paper in both 12x12 sheets and a 6x6 pad size! It's called Fall Blessings by Carta Bella. I paired it with some cute Fawn Lawn Stitched Leaves die cuts. Aren't those stitched leaves so cute? Lately they have become a favorite die set for me. I switched things up a bit and made half the cards with a kraft card stock base, and half with cream linen cardstock.

I hope you and your family have a safe, blessed, and wonderful Thanksgiving. 

Supplies used:  Cream Linen card stock / Kraft card stock from Paper Trey Ink / Designer Paper: Fall Blessings by Carta Bella / Lost Lagoon ink and card stock, more mustard card stock, pumpkin pie card stock from Stampin Up! / Gratitude sentiment from "Day of Gratitude" stamp set (retired) from Stampin Up! / brown and red ink drops from Studio Calico (Mr. Huey's Mists) / Vintage Photo Distress Ink and distress ink tool from Tim Holtz/Ranger / Stitched Leaves (dies) from Fawn Lawn.

Monday, November 16, 2015

A happy birthday card for a special golden birthday girl!

Today is my granddaughter's golden 12th birthday, so I made her this pretty, girly, birthday card. Since she likes butterflies, I had to add a couple butterflies using a spellbinder die and a stamping up punch for the smaller one.

Happy golden 12th birthday Alexis! We love you so much! 

Suplies used
Riding Hood Red cardstock and small butterfly punch: Stampin Up! / Kraft, Creme cardstock and happy birthday sentiment from "bigger blooms" stamp set: Paper Trey Ink / tan twine: MFT stamps / black crystals / designer paper: plaid design from Cosmo Cricket 6"x6" mini deck "Cubierta Miniature", and butterflies cut out of Authentique "Uncommon" 6"x6" paper pad / Flower stencil is a Studio 490 Wendy Vechi "Little Bits" stencil / Inks used: Black Archival ink from Ranger and Vintage Distress Ink from Tim Holtz/Ranger / crochet strip is from Joanne's fabric store.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A few sympathy cards to share

Last week I made a few sympathy cards for my sister. Thought I'd share them with you. 

This last one I found on Pnterest, and just had to try and re-create.. I just love the large Hero Arts flourishes stamp. You can make any kind of card with it,  so elegant. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 30, 2015

A Tim Holtz tag to share...

Hello! Today I have a few tags I created for my nieces. I just loved Tim Holtz's April 2015 tag post. I mean I fell in love with that tag and a few others he created for his blog this year! So I bought some of the stamps and dies he designed to created some of my own tags.

You can find all the instructions on how to create a tag like this HERE on Tim's blog. He is so talented! And I love the wonderful stamps, dies and line of distress inks he has created with Ranger, Sizzix and Stamper's Anonymous. My two nieces are big fans of his as well! I truly enjoyed making these tags. There is watercoloring and spiriting, distressing and die cutting, then the sewing. Totally therapeutic. I love creating things, it just makes me happy!
I mailed out these tags to my niece's Stacy and Melissa today. I hope they enjoy them as much as I had creating them! Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies used:
Kraft cardstock to make tag: Paper Trey Ink / 1/4" hole punch and Black cardstock: Stamin Up!  / Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress watercolor cardstock / Sizzix and Tim Holtz Alterations "Adventure" #660224 AND #660212 Thinlits dies- (**note there are 2 different sets used on my tag) / Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection "Flower Garden" CMS215 stamp set / Distress markers used for watercoloring and spritzing: black soot, pumice stone, vintage photo, evergreen bough, iced spruce, wild honey, squeezed lemonade, crushed olive / Vintagae Photo Distress ink and distress tool / Stampin Up! marker spritzer (Tim Holtz also now sells one) / Tim Holtz Idea-ology mirrored stars / blue Tim Holtz and Ranger alcohol ink / glue / black thread and sewing machine / cream seam binding / mixed ribbon/threads from my stash.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Happy Birthday Card

Happy 45th Birthday to me sweet niece Stacy! I made her this poppy watercolor card using a Tim Holtz flower stamp set. I totally fell in love with his tag that he made on his blog for his April 2015 tag post. I knew I had to have that stamp set and buy some assorted distress markers to try out the technique he used. For this card, I first stamped my image on watercolor card stock and let it dry, then sprayed some plain water with a fine mist sprayer onto the stamped card stock. Then I immediately sprayed on some broken china blue distress ink stain spray, then sprayed some more plain water onto that while it was still wet. Then I took some paper towels and picked up the excess water. Let the card stock dry completely before coloring the poppy and stems with distress markers. Then after I put a few lines of color in the flower image, I used a water color brush to move the distress marker ink around and give the image a watercolor effect.
You can see Tim's tutorial on watercoloring here. I love his technique and the tag he created! My niece Stacy who I made this birthday card for,  absolutely loves everything Tim Holtz and is a fellow artist, so I had to make her a card using Tim's products. My card is 5-1/2" x5-1/2".

Here are the distress items I used to make the birthday card. 

Here are a list of all the products I used to make this card:
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection Flower Garden CMS215 stamp set / Black Archival Ink Pad / Taylored Expressions 4.5 x 5.75" Dotted Lattice embossing folder / Neenah Solar White cardstock / watercolor cardstock / Stampin Up! Real Red cardstock / black and white chevron designer paper / Broken China Spray Stain /  Distress markers: Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Crushed Olive, Black Soot / Vintage Photo distress ink pad and distress ink sponge / fine mist spray bottle filled with water / My Favorite Things Dynamic Sentiment Strip Dies / Hero Arts Happy Birthday stamp / Black crystal jewels.

Hope you enjoyed this creation. Thanks for stopping by.