Sunday, January 30, 2022

Embossing paste Christmas Tree cards

I hated the bottom of the second card so I cut off the silver twine and removed the brad.

This last picture shows two of the cards side by side. They use the same embossing stencil and embossing paste and look how they look unique in their own way. The card on the left was previously posted. I will try and find the link.
This is a brass stencil with embossing paste by Dreamweaver Stencils. Thanks for looking
Here is another card using the same stencil

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Pink Love you a Latte by Lawn Fawn Just a note card

I made the background of my card by using a Stampin Up background stamp, see below and then the coffee beans and hearts from a Lawn Fawn stamp set. I water-colored the coffee cup and the donut. The donut has sprinkles on top. The scallop circle die cuts are by Spellbinders with the pink patterned paper by Recollections. The Just a Note sentiment by Spellbinders was all connected but to keep it in the circle I cut it apart. In retrospect, I should have cut out the A and had the other two words separate. I put a rhinestone on the J and scattered a few small pink hearts by Lawn Fawn.


Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Floral Friday Turning 100 years old

Small flowers are by Prima and the other flowers and brads are from my stash. The patterned paper is by Basic Grey (I think). The border is a sticker that I acquired throughout the years. Number stickers are by Freckled Fawn. I used a piece of 6x6 paper and to use up the whole piece of paper the white row of cardstock is the 2" piece of paper that I always have leftover from. So I will have to remember that one thing. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Accordion Card Merry and Bright

I heat embossed the front sentiment and the trees, which are both Hero Arts stamps. To cover up the opposite side of patterned paper that I didn't think of when choosing them, I sprayed it with Smoochies Ink and then used a dot stencil over that. Thanks for looking. All of the accordion cards were made using a Melody Lane Cricut Design Space SVG. Thanks for looking. Here is the link to my WERQ Accordion card.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

January Calendar Home 2021

The patterned papers are from Accord Publishing and The Paper Studio-green. Cricut-Winter Frolic 3". CM shape for the photo. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

25th Wedding anniversary card

The card base is by The Paper Studio. The happy sentiment is by Lawn Fawn. The white rim tag in the center is by Stampin Up.  The 25 is from a frame that my in-laws had hanging in their home with their 25th-anniversary picture. The vellum sentiment is from Quick Quotes and I use a Xyron Sticker Maker to adhere the vellum. The word anniversary and the champagne glasses that are on the inside of the card are cut out using my Cricut.

Thanks for looking

Monday, January 24, 2022

Manly Monday Nephew's birthday card


This nephew went to U of M and the colors are similar. The draw embossing folders are Cuttlebug and Gina Marie. The die-cuts are by Spellbinders, Clearly Besotted, and Papertrey Ink. I forgot to add the dot of the "i". Thanks for looking. I'm entering the Craft Rocket Challenges-Dies

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Celebrate Cards

The celebrate stamp was white heat embossed and then the edges of their cardstock and also the green patterned paper on the second card were inked with distress ink. Some of the patterned papers by Crate Papers My Mind's Eye, Making Memories, and possibly Colorbok. Ribbon by Offray and brad is unknown. I do know that that brad is going to be stupidly expensive to mail but I liked the way it matched the cardstock.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Dog Sending Happy Mail cards

I stamped the Stampin Up dog stamp on white cardstock and colored him in with colored pencils. I then used a square punch to cut him out and distressed the edges with distress ink.
He is on top of a Spellbinders die cut, on top of a Sizzix die-cut, and then the negative of a Cricut. circle

The pink pack background paper is a Project Life
The triangle around the dog is by Mrs. Grossman's
The sentiment is all by Lawn Fawn

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Grandma LaFrate's 65th Birthday party Scrapbook Layout-

The left page is a pocket sewn onto Creative Memories patterned paper and blue cardstock.
The front of the pull-out page protector is a reprint of the same picture in the front. I reprinted the photo after I annotated everybody's name on their body.
On the backside of the annotated photo is where I used a VERY old title and made a small family tree.
Some other things on the layout:
The Fastener on the left.
Red and blue swirly stickers by CM
Cricut cut-out of a large blue star out of Colorbok patterned paper.
The stamped border (blue lines) at the bottom is a Stampin Up wheel.
At the very bottom is a CM border that was pointy. I took a corner rounder to each point.
The Cricut font is Beef Cakes (lol)

On the right side, I used the same Coredinations cardstock. The patterned paper is by Colorbok. Same border s and star as the other side.
For some reason, I cut the title out of off-white color and I disliked it. So I colored on the tops of every letter with a Copic marker to match the blue on the left. I have a Cricut drawer and I have a baggy of these red diamonds. I was so happy to find them and be able to use one on my layout.






These layouts have been on my table for a while. I finally just sat down and did them. The next layout will be of Paul's mother. That is the last page of that book and the project. The lack of interest to go through a book that I just proudly finished has hurt my feelings. I don't think they don't want to look at what I've done, I think it's those memories of what the home life was like. I'm not sure what to say so I don't push it and I don't have hurt feelings that I once had...before things were revealed to me. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Noel Embossing Paste cards

My fingers are in terrible shape and typing is painful. So here are my cards and I hope to come back and add supplies. Thanks for looking.
Craft Rocket Challenge-Use dies Holly leaves

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

January Calendar layout Run Brittany Run

This young lady is amazing. Doctor with Ph.D. She has 4 more years until she will be a pediatric ICU doctor. Anyway. The patterned paper is by Best Creations and the collage was made using Photoscape. This is from the 2019 home calendar.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Christmas tree with oval wood Frame card



I used a Tim Holtz stencil with distress ink and oxide for the sunshine rays.
The tree is an upside-down pennant stamp that was heat embossed in that funky color. I added the yellow with Copic marker. Other things I added were a stamped tree trunk, a star sequin, and iridescent small "sequins" for lack of a better word. I've had them forever.

The frame is an oldie that I found from my stash. I painted it and distressed it with an emery board. I was just playing around with it as a prototype for another project but don't ask me what that was.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Peaceful Church Scene card


The Church is a Cricut cut. The scalloped rectangle is by Sizzix and inked with distress ink. The sentiments are the following in order from top to bottom: Close to my Heart, Melissa Frances card with a Stampendous sentiment stamp, Bo Bunny rub-on sentiments for the last two. Check out the annotation on the one picture.
Thank you for stopping by to check out my creation.

Friday, January 7, 2022

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Gold 50th Anniversary Card



I made this card using the sketch from...IDK
Found it.
This sketch was my saving grace for this anniversary card.
The patterned paper is by Anna Griffin. The gold paper is by CM and it's dry embossed with a Crafter's Companion. The 50 is a SU stamp and it was heat embossed with gold glitter embossing powder by Stampendous. I rarely use it because it never seems to give the results I'm looking for. This one out of 5 made the cut making it to the card. The gold twine is from my stash. The black cardstock is popped up on foam adhesive.
Thank you for looking.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

January Calendar Layout Redneck Sledding at the cottage


Sledding with black and white snowflakes patterned paper by MAMBI and PP by Colorbox and Color Aid. This is from the 2019 calendar. Thanks for stopping by. A waiver form was signed by their parents for this activity.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Christmas Tree made of Stars Card


The stamp is by DeNami Designs, circa 1997. It's gold heat embossed. I added the gold Creative Memories paper behind the tree. I have been hoarding that paper because they no longer make it. The presents are from Jolee's. Thanks for looking.