Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown- Anything Goes

The Tuesday Throwdown post this week is Anything Goes!  Our Sponsor is Craft Classes Online. Check out the website- there are a variety of classes offered.
 I tried a modified Z fold card for the 1st time. I keep seeing them and could not resist.  My Inspiration is from Deb Valder- measurements and a video- at this link. I played with a sweet image set from SU- and made a card for a new Grandma.

   Gender neutral, although the baby has already been born.

Crafty Cardmakers- Shaped Card
Word Art Wednesday- Family Friendly AG

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Day Sale at Sweet Stamps

Sweet Stamps is having a sale for Memorial Day- some items are limited and are going first come, first serve- Check it out!

 Have fun shopping : )


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sweet Stamps-Favorite Colors

The SweetStamps challenge this week is to use your favorite color(s).

 Anyone who knows me could guess- Pink or Blue....so I used both.  I want to describe how I made the background.
 I used Peerless Watercolors for the background- painted onto Watercolor Paper. I used Geranium Pink, Royal Crimson and Sky Blue.  One it dried, I stamped a portion of the script in Nassau Blue on the background-here and there. I used the Rose flower from the stencil and added embossing paste, then added some texture paste around the flower thru drywall tape.  I added some dots with White Dye ink and Nassau Blue.   I daubered ink over the embossing paste with Pink and Blue inks. The rose was painted with Peerless watercolors.
 A little Washi tape, burlap with Gesso and Nassau Blue ink and some ribbon finish off the card.

Items I used on the card from the SweetStamps store can be found in the Blog post HERE.

Challenges I used for my card:
Simon Says Stamps- Stencil It
Word Art Wednesday- AG
Chocolate Baroque- Color Inspiration
Anything but Cute- Vintage Garden
City Crafter- Inky-nes"S"
Paper Minutes- Stencil
Love to Create- AG Mixed Media

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sweet Stamps Things with Wings

Using another background from the Gelli plate today for the Sweet Stamps Things with Wings challenge this week.
 I embossed the Piccolo bird cage with Rust Enamel EP, and the Piccolo bird with Royal Sterling.  The Piccolo butterflies are embossed in the centers with Rust, and I applied Honey Mustard 3D Enamel Gel to the wings, and sprinkled in a bit of the Royal Sterling EP, but just let it dry into the Enamel Gel.
 The flowers from the Spring Floral Stencil were done using Embossing Paste, and the greens are colored with Distress Markers, the flowers with acrylic paint.
 I added some doodling to finish off the card. The edge of the cardstock was outlined with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
 It was very difficult to get a photo true to color.

Items from the store that I used can be found HERE

Challenges for my card:
Creative Card Crew- Embossing
Fan-Tastic Tuesday- AG- add flowers
{Pin}spirational- Inspiration picture
2 Cute Ink- Birds
Crafty Cardmakers- Make your own background
Perfectly Rustics- Use 3 of something

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Thursday, May 7, 2015


I had an ATC Swap this past weekend with the theme- use Deli paper.  I experimented a bit using the Gelli plate and Sweet Stamps images and Stencils.



  I made prints on cardstock and the Gelli Paper, and used the Delli paper as Faux Washi and as the die cut on the butterfly on the 1st two sets, and on the flower stems for the third set.

  I experimented on the 2nd set by adding white inks in various ways- one I added the ink directly thru the stencil, one I traced the stencil pattern in White ink pen and the third I added white paint with the tip of an eraser. I added the Tulip stencil 1st on the under layer.

 On the third set, I added shimmer with a Spica Pen- it is very hard to see in the picture, and dots with the White Paint Pen.

Supplies I used can be found on the Sweet Stamps Blog in my write up HERE

The challenge this week is Mother's Day- the link is HERE

Happy Mother's Day to all. I hope you all have a Blessed Weekend.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Better with Friends.....

From the very last  Technique Junkies newsletter, Gelato Drips.

 So true, isn't it?  This fun image is also from Technique Junkies line of stamps.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Free Smoochies Single Ladies : )

Free Smoochies for all you single ladies!  I had fun making this card- and even though I missed the deadline over at the Outlawz Progressive Freebies, wanted to post it anyway.

 I just ripped the blue and yellow paper, and added a few die cuts by Memory Box...and a sentiment from Create with TLC. The image is from Encino Digi stamps-colored with Copics and cut out with a Memory Box die.  I added the ripples in the water with a white gel pen.

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards- Spring has sprung
4 Crafty Chicks- AG

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sweet Stamps- Anything But a Card

For the Anything but a Card challenge this week at Sweet Stamps, I altered some Napkin Rings- I bought them at a resale shop for $1.00.

 I started with sanding the napkin rings, placing them in tubes made from cardboard toilet paper tubes covered with wax paper.
 I primed the rings with Gesso, then dabbed on Broken China ink with a paintbrush. Next, I daubered on Mustard Seed and Forget me Not inks, and added a bit of glitz with Inka Gold. (I painted on the Inka Gold).

 While that dried, I embossed the dragonflies- brownstone in the centers and Girls Night Out on the wings.  I filled 2 of the wings with Crystal effects, then sprinkled on Sugar Sand. The other 2, I used Stickles Glitter Glue and sprinkled on Sugar Sand.
 So, the glue shrunk and left holes in the middles of some of the wings, so I added Crystal effects to the open areas. I added the liquids to the wings on the craft mat and let them dry overnight. Where the holes were from the glue shrinking, I added Crystal Effects and let it dry.  Finally, I added Inka Gold 'Yellow.Green' on the top- painted on with a fine paintbrush.

The supplies I used are found HERE on the Sweet Stamps Blog.

Addicted to Stamps and More- Leave your Mark Paint : )
Decorate to Celebrate- Anything Goes
All Crafts Challenge-Craft My Life- No Cards- AG
Anything But a Card- Alter small things  (Gorgeous DT sample : )
Recycle, Re-Purpose, Re-invent- Recycled

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown- Get Well

The challenge at Tuesday Throwdown  for this week is Get Well.

 This Week's Sponsor is: Karleigh Sue Digis who gave the DT images to create with. I used the image called Love Sick Nurse. I think the guys will like having pain if she is their nurse : )

 I colored with a very subtle blue on her dress for shading. and added skin tones and hair coloring and viola- done.  I added a sentiment from Create with TLC.  I do not know who makes these papers- they are in a stash pile of 6x6 DP's. 

 The Sketch is from Digi Sketch Challenge and it really helped me put this card together- plus they also have a plus- bows and buttons, so I added those as well! I used colors so I could send this to a guy- who is having some health issues and his wife will laugh I think...... 

 I thought I'd share a picture of you of how nurses brainstorm when they need a vase and cannot fine one:
Of course, the urinal was not used before the tulips were added...... : )

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Roses and Pearls

I got a little grungy with this weeks challenge - to use Pearls.

 On the top layer I sponged on Antique Linen thru the Weave stencil first, then added some texture paste. Once dry, I sponged on Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. I added some flicked on drops of color for interest.
 For the burlap, I painted it with Gesso and then sponged on Picked Raspberry. I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the raised textured pasted areas and to the burlap. I had to add just a pinch of Raspberry to the edges of the card and added a bow.

Here is the link to the SweetStamps challenge blog where my card is posted with links to all of the products I used from the store.

Crafters Cafe- Ribbon
Penny's Paper Crafty- Use Spooled Items
Simon Says Stamp- Make your own Background
WordArt Wednesday- AG /Family Friendly
Die Cutting Divas- Die Cut + Something from the Garden
Outlawz Color Challenge- Pink/White/Green (leaves)
Craft-Dee-Bow Z- AG
Dream Valley- Craft
Kraft Journal- AG- Girlfriend

Be sure to check out the HUGE Blowout sale in the store now:

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