Sunday, April 15, 2018

CDD April Release

The new release is live and it is full of fun stamps! Here is the video if you want to see the full release for yourself!

Here are a few of the cards I made for the release.

Supplies: Thank You dies



All cards used Distress Oxide inks in some way. 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

More Sympathy Cards

2018 is bringing lots of occasions to use sympathy cards. I am so very glad that I bought the sympathy line of sugar cuts and stamps from Sugar Pea Designs. They have the perfect sentiments for this type of occasion. I created a very simple design for this set of cards. I love how I can just leave the stamp in my Misti tool and mass produce cards like these.

I used 4 different types of embossing powder on these. The left front is rose gold from Lawn Fawn, the front right is Recollections Sapphire Pearl, the back left is Ranger Verdigris, and the back right is Ranger Silver. I also used clear for the sentiments. Using embossing powder added just the right finishing touch to these.

You can find both of these stamp sets at Sugar Pea Designs

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Sympathy Card.. Mix it up challenge 41

It is all a subject that we hate to have to make cards for but it is a fact of life..sympathy cards. Sugar Pea Designs has made it easy and even enjoyable to make a sympathy card with their recent release. There is a sympathy die cut that is gorgeous and on my card today. A full stamp set with flowers and sentiments used on this card, a full sentiment stamp set, and a topiary stamp set that isn't just for sympathy occasion but other occasions as well round out the newest sympathy sets.

Here is today's card which is also for the Sugar Pea Mix it Up challenge #41

The inspiration is of northern lights and I tried to incorporate the glow of that into this card. I started by white heat embossing the largest flower from the set and then used distress oxide inks for the pink and green in the flower. I used Blueprint Sketch oxide around the edges and sprinkled some water on it for dew drop. I used metallic watercolors for the splashes on the black card base. I finished it off with some clear sequins. I really love how it turned out! #SugarPeaDesigns

Alien Party!

So some of you know that I am a Mom, Wife, and Substitute Teacher. Here lately subbing has been in high demand and I have been working almost everyday for 2 weeks. That is hard on my chipmunk because I normally try to be home at least 2 days a week with her. That is my full time job, being a mom to all 3 of my kids.

Today I am home and she wanted to make her favorite project, slime. So we added some purple food coloring and some star glitter confetti from Dollar Tree and make some purple space slime. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I have been doing a lot of coloring during plan periods, time when kids aren't in the room, and when I have the grading done left for me. Well, some of that coloring was from the new Lawn Fawn "Beam Me Up" stamp set.

 While I was busy in the kitchen, this little girl grabbed my recently cut (like only cut for 5 minutes) aliens and started playing with them. I knew that paper and slime were not going to mix well but I also know my strong willed child..... In comes the laminator!!

Now we have an Alien birthday party in slime that will last!! Since the aliens and spaceships are laminated, this opens them up for all types of play! 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Carrot Car...Everyone needs one!

Hi everyone, today I am sharing my fun Easter planner spread. I love this carrot car from the Jellybean Kisses clear stamp set. I paired it with the note from the Basic Planner digital bundle and some sentiment stamps. Now my planner is feeling even more festive!


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Inky Paws Challenge #65

Today I am sharing my card for the Inky Paws Challenge hosted by Newton's Nook Designs. I created this card with the purple ribbon for my Grandma who has Alzheimer's. Purple is the color that so that is why Newton's ribbon is purple. I used the falling hearts stencil and brushed the hearts in pink and green. I die cut the hearts collage from tan paper. This challenge was to use pink, green, and brown. I used some sequins in the challenge colors to finish off the card.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Don't go Bacon my Heart...

These fun little puns that are so popular this year for Valentine's day are perfect to make someone's day special. This digi stamp from Craftin Desert Divas is extremely cute and fun!

I started by doing some distress oxide inking for the background, then die cut it using the Fancy Frames set. I cut and colored the digi and added some Dew Drops nuvo and sparkle dust to the egg center and heart for added dimension shine. I popped them up off the card with some foam tape and finished off with some Pumpkin Spice sequins. 


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

3, 2, 1.... Birthday Blast!

Today we are blasting off for a birthday party! I used the Space Cadets digital stamp set and the FUN new die stitched Numbers coming out on 2/9 at Craftin Desert Divas! I had a lot of fun creating this background. I used distress oxide inks and for the "shadows" I used the distress crayons! Now I have had the crayons since they very first came out but I haven't used them much. I really like how they worked on this background.

For the stiched numbers I started with black cardstock and wasn't happy with that, so I pulled out my nuvo mousse and started playing. I really like how they turned out and the picture doesn't do them justice. 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Mouse Work!

Yes, I said Mouse Work...LOL It's the newest digital stamp set coming to Craftin Desert Divas on Friday. I used the new digi set with the new sorted shapes 2 stencil and stitched alphabet dies to make this sweet card. Man, I wish I looked and felt this good while I was cleaning house!!

Be sure to join us at the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery page and under the events tab for the new release event for all the sneak peeks and TONS of inspiration!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Mini Valentine's

Who's ready for that special love day that's coming up? I can tell you that I am not really, but the day is almost here. I decided that I had all the supplies on hand so why not whip up some fun mini valentine's. I had seen some ideas around the groups I am in and that was my inspiration. I used my cricut explore to cut the polaroid frames at 2.5". I cut the card bases at 3"x6" to make square 3"x3" cards. I inked the edges of the frames then used some foam tape to pop the frames up off the card and used the cut out insides to stencil the fun hearts on. The stencil is from Newton's Nook Designs and I used 3 new distress oxide colors and 3 old dioxide colors ( Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Bundled Sage, and Mermaid Lagoon). I glued those back inside the frames. I decided that the edges of the card needed some inking so I did that AFTER the frames were attached, I would NOT suggest that. I would ink first them assemble, lesson learned. I stamped, colored, and used my Cameo 3 to cut out the fun images from Newton's Nook Designs Love Bites stamp set. I added them to the cards and finished them off with some tags. Pretty fun and easy!! And yes, I should have taken pics while doing this but I didn't. I really need to get better at that!