Saturday, February 28, 2015

Best Wishes

It's taken me forever to choose which card to blog about. This one is the winner for tonight. I heat embossed the background with Versa Mark ink on Distressed Watercolor paper with silver sparkle embossing powder by Ranger Industries. Then I inked the white background to make it blue and sprayed it with water mixed with Perfect Pearls. I love the affect that you get with the Perfect Pearls. The butterfly is a Hero Arts stamp and the famous Jennifer McGuire colored it in for me with Copic markers. I layered a bunch of Spellbinders dies for the butterfly to be placed in the spotlight. The sentiment is a Stampin Up stamp in Hero Arts black ink and the Spellbinders die cut was inked from white to purple. The eyelet is by Making Memories. So this card could be used for a birthday or an anniversary card because of the simple nonspecific sentiment.

Thanks for looking. Anything goes Emboss it Birthday Lots of layers Anything goes Lots of layers Dies/punches Add texture Lots of layers Anything goes Anything goes Wed Anything goes Things with wings Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Sentiment, wet embossing, and sparkle

Friday, February 27, 2015

Butterfly Portrait

I have a new card to share today using a Sassy Studio Designs butterfly portrait image. I printed her out onto Cryogen cardstock and colored her in with Copic markers, I die cut the image out using a Spellbinders die and inked the inside of the die with distress ink and an ink blending tool. The patterned paper is by Echo Park and the sentiment and border cardstocks are pearlized by Recollections. The pink flowers are by American Crafts and the brown by Making Memories. The brad in the center is by Stampin Up.

Thanks for looking.

Outlaws Anything goes Pink, Sentiment and Flowers

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dreamweaver Stencils Hello

Happy Thursday everyone and welcome to another creation for Dreamweaver Stencils. The theme this month is Frilly and Fabulous. So break out the frou frou! Vintage, retro, or modern, adding extra charm with fun Fran tage' products from Stampendous, ribbons and lace from May Arts, buttons, crystals, charms, or even creating your own dimensional decor. A snippet or a pile, whatever your creative heart desires. Link up your creations at the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice! Bonus points for using Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous products in your work of heart.  

My new card is using one of their new stencils called

I taped off the other tools with painters tape and inked the stencil with Ranger's distress ink. Then I paste embossed the tool with translucent embossing paste. After it dried, I fussy cut it out and decided to make like I was using the pen. I wrote the Hello in pencil and pierced holes into the paper following my handwriting. I erased the pencil lines and sewed some floss into the holes with a back stitch. Once I was at the end of the word I had to continue the floss up to the tip of the pen. I was short on space for the pen so I made my card longer than my standard 5 1/2. The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye. The sentiment on the bottom is by Stampendous which I stamped with Hero Arts Charcoal ink. The embellishment is by Glitzy.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Enjoy It's your Day

I have a card today that features a 
background stamp that can be found at

I stamped it with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with Ranger copper embossing powder onto Ranger Watercolor cardstock. Then I inked the background with Antique Linen distress ink direct to paper technique. I added Stampin Up ribbon to the right side of  card and adhered The Paper Loft sentiment to the bottom of the card panel. I then added a SRM Sticker sentiment to that sentiment. The clock front is wood by The Little Yellow Bicycle with hand brads (playing spinners) by Ranger Industries.
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Through the Craft Room Door

Today starts the new challenge at Through the Craft Room Door. The theme is Anything goes.

My card uses a digital stamp by our sponsor 

I printed the image out onto Cryogen cardstock and colored it in with Copic markers. Then I fussy cut the flower and the leaf out as well as cut the patterned paper scalloped edges. The patterned paper is os by Basic Grey and adhered to Recollections card base. The tag is also by Recollections which was stamped with a Just Rite stamp in a pool of distress ink. Then the sentiment and black ink are both by Hero Arts. The rhinestones by TPC Studio.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Manly Monday Compass

Welcome back to Manly Monday. Please click on the blog name to be directed to the masculine card.

My card today features a stamp by The Paper Company which I debossed the image and then stamped it inside the debossed space. The ink I used for the image in by Hero Arts. I inked the edges of the images circle with distress ink and an ink blender both by Ranger Industries. The sentiment stamp is by Fiskars and I heat embossed it with Versa Mark ink and Ranger embossing powder. I did the sentiment onto vellum by The Paper Studio. The camouflage paper is by the too.  

Thanks for looking.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Deep Red Mosaic

I have a new card using a stamp by Deep Red Stamps. I heat embossed the mosaic image with Versa Mark ink and Stamp N Plus white embossing powder onto Ranger's watercolor cardstock. Then I tried out my Peerless Watercolors with some water and a small tip paint brush. I just love the way it turned out with so many bright colors. I did the same type of card in blues which you can see HERE.

The patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View (older stack that was a summer theme) and the cardstocks by Recollections. The fussy cut image is in the negative of the Spellbinders die cuts. The ribbon is from Michael's and the sentiment is a K and Co sticker.

Thanks for looking. Texture Dies and/or punches Ribbon and lace Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Tic Tac Toe (Dies, ribbon, wet embossing) Let's here it for the girl Use a sentiment Anything goes Anything goes AG with dies AG Die cuts Tic Tac Toe (Embossing powder, Stamps, Ribbon) Embossing Die cuts

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Grace and Peace to You

I made this card for the challenge at Sassy Studio Designs. I'm no longer the guest DT but still want to play along with their challenge. I printed her out onto Cryogen cardstock and colored her with Copic markers. I used Martha Stewart glitter glue for her eyeshadow. I fussy cut her out and layered her onto this Spellbinders circle die that I inked the inside with distress ink. (Squeezed Lemon-I think) The patterned paper is by Basic Grey and the yellow cardstock has been dry embossed twice with a border folder by Darice. The sentiment is vellum but there is no longer any packing accompanying it. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Best wishes in Pink

My card today starts with a plain piece of white cardstock by Recollections. I inked the background stamp by Hero Arts with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with Stamp N Plus white embossing powder. Then I inked the embossed cardstock with Spun Sugar distress ink and an ink blender both by Ranger. I may have added some Worn Lipstick distress ink to the edges and then I sprayed the cardstock with water mixed with Perfect Pearls.

I dry embossed a piece of white cardstock with a Darice border embossing folder twice to create a spot for my sentiment without taking up too much of my background. (I worked hard for that look and I don't want to cover it up.) I stamped the sentiment by Just Rite Stamps with charcoal shadow ink by Hero Arts. In retrospect I wish I would have inked the sentiment with Hero Arts black ink. It is my favorite ink because it gives me a crisp and clean stamp every time. I added some Creative Memories paper flowers and a glitter center by Recollections.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Camera Thank you

Tonight I have a Tim Holtz stamp heat embossed on watercolor paper by Strathmore with ink by Versa Mark and embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. I colored the image in with distress inks and a water pen both by Ranger. I cut the image down to a square and layered it on top of a Spellbinders die with patterned paper by The Paper Studio and a Papertrey Ink die with Recollections kraft cardstock. The two background patterned papers are old by Provo Craft on a Recollections card base. The twine is by Darice and the sentiment stamp by Stamping Scrapping in Stampin Up brown ink.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Christmas Cards Mid Month

Today is mid month for the Christmas Cards all Year Round challenge. The challenge is to create a Christmas card using only red and white. I rather liked this challenge and made three more cards to share today.

The first one I used Teresa Collins patterned paper for the background and then I die cut the white cardstock label shapes from my Cricut. I used the larger ones upright and the smaller one as a label for the sentiment sticker by Cloud 9 Designs. Then I placed the ornament stickers onto the die cuts and poked a hole in the sticker to the back which I threaded the hole with white floss to make them appear as though they are hanging down. Occasion other than bday

My second card is a shaker card using candy cane and snowflake shaped sequins by American Crafts to fill the inside. The houndstooth cardstock is unknown but the foliage sticker on the left is by Little Yellow Bicycle and the sentiment sticker is by Mrs. Grossman's. The shape of the window is a Spellbinders die cut and the window film is by 3M.

Last card. I used the same houndstooth patterned paper in the shape of a frame and filled it in with two Martha Stewart ornament stickers. I did the same floss thing from the first card and the same sentiment sticker as the second card.

 I think I may have made these cards in this order by using components from the first and second card to create the third. Luckily when I send them out this December, no one will know.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Sassy Studio Designs Love

I thought I would put all my Sassy Studio Designs cards in one post for you to see. For each of the cards I printed the digi out onto Cryogen cardstock and colored the image in with Copic markers. Then I die cut them out with a Spellbinders die and inked the inside with Ranger's distress ink.

This first card is for the Thursday challenge Valentine's Day. I used patterned paper by Little Yellow Bicycle, heart sticker by Making Memories and sentiment by Momenta.

My second card is for Flashback Friday. The love sticker and red patterned paper are by My Mind's Eye. The blue patterned paper is by Deja Views and the cardstock are by Colorbok and Recollections. I added a Want 2 Scrap rhinestone border onto the image and also a Studio G vellum sentiment to the top.

Then my last card is for the Sassy Facebook group challenge. Each month they give you a free image and you have to use it and post it before the 26th of each month. My card base is made out of a Spellbinders die and Recollections pink cardstock. The rest of the card: the ribbons are by Recollections and Heidi Swapp for Fiskars and stickers by Sticko a division of EK Success. Pink, hearts or Valentine's

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Dreamweaver Stencils flower card

Break out the frou frou! For the month of February, the Dream Team are going Frilly and Fabulous! Vintage, retro, or modern, adding extra charm with fun Fran•tagĂ© products from Stampendous, ribbons and lace from May Arts, buttons, crystals, charms, or even creating your own dimensional decor! A snippet or a pile, whatever your creative heart desires! Remember to link your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice! Bonus points for using Dreamweaver and/orStampendous product in your work of heart.

Here's what I've been playing with:
I used the new stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils with black matte embossing paste on black Recollections cardstock. Then I used FX metallics over the top of the stencil in a bunch of different colors. The flower is four die cuts each a size smaller then the bottom, all layered on top of each other. I cut them out with the Cricut, sprayed them with Glimmer Mist and crumpled them into little balls. Then I reformed them in to flowers and added a Forever in Time gem to the center. The sentiment sticker is by The Paper Studio.

For more frilly fun, visit the "B" team: 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

You're in my Prayers

Today's card was made with a Stampin Up floral stamp set. I made the background by miscellaneously stamped the filled in flowers with Ranger distress ink. The die cuts are by Spellbinders, the charcoal ink is by Hero Arts and the sentiment stamp is by Stampendous. I colored the main flower in with distress inks and a water pen. Now the leaves were in my stash that were colored with Copic markers. I think they are Close To My Heart stamps that I borrowed and stamped a bunch of for cards just like this. My cardstock is by Recollections.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Cupcakes Galore

There's a new challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and we are sponsored by
Pickled Potpourri Designs

I received this fun cupcake image and went colors galore with my Copics. The image was printed onto Croygen cardstock and then after I colored it in, I die cut it out with a Spellbinders die and inked the inside with distress ink. The yellow embossed cardstock is by Recollections. The blue ribbon is by My Mind's Eye and the pink by Recollections. The sentiment sticker is by American Crafts and the epoxy stickers by Cloud 9 Designs.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Manly Monday Minion

Welcome back to Manly Monday. I have a bunch of fun cards for the young at heart. From Lego's to Spaceships to cowboys and Minions, the young men in our lives will be happy to receive one of these fun cards. But lets not count out the older guys cause we deer, cars and mustaches to wish them a special day. Please click on the blog titles to be directed to the masculine card. Leave them comments and let them know where you saw their card.

Making the World Sparkle

Crafting with Cotnob

Weren't those fabulous. It would be great if you would become a follower of my blog so you would know when the Manly Monday post goes live each week.
So my card today is maybe for a younger male but then again I know men who would love this kind of card. I so wish I could find the tutorial where got this idea from, however I can't seem to locate it. I used my Creative Memories cutting system to acquire the roundness of his head, the grin and part of the eyes. The rest of the eyes were created by CM circle punches and the black dot is by Ranger. The blue jean patterned paper is by K and Co with brads by Creative Imagination. The Gru emblem is a circle punch with a circle punched out of it. Then a small circle is a Stampin Up punch and the straight line I hand cut. I used cardstock by Recollections and Studio G. The silver cardstock is by Creative Memories which I don't have anymore of and don't want to spend a small fortune to replace it with another brand. These cards sold out so it is a bummer I can't make anymore. 

Anyway, I hope you like Manly Monday today and will come back tomorrow for Through the Craft Room Door DT card, a sympathy card Wednesday and a Dreamweaver Stencils card on Thursday.