Thursday, January 12, 2017

Baby Boy Card

Today, after a week of barely crafting, I finally had time and felt like working on something. I was in need of a baby card and saw Lori Whitlock's new peek a boo cards so I bought one to use. It was sooo simple and I was able to get rid of some of my stash, a goal for 2017! It felt really good to produce a cute card with just stuff I had laying around.

Paper and Stickers: Echo Park Bundle of Joy set
Buttons:Button Ups by Sticko
Waxy Flax: Scrapworks in spring leaf color
Inside Stamp: Welcome to the World from Mama Elephant New Family Stamp Set

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Uplifting Hugs

Today I changed gears a bit. Cancer is a nasty word but one that several of my friends are facing. I made this card today with one in mind and as I made it I prayed for them. I am thrilled with how it turned out.
Stamps- Newton's Nook Support
Inks- Tim Holtz distress in Worn Lipstick, Orange Marmalade, and Cracked Pistachio. Momento Tuxedo Black for the lettering and the cat.
Prismacolor Premiere Pencils for the coloring on the cat.
Sequins are from Dollar Tree.
Stitched dies are from Lawn Fawn
Cardstock I have no idea. The pink is a shimmery heavy weight.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

MFT Snuggle Bunnies

First off, Happy 2017 to everyone. I haven't posted here in a while but I am going to try to be better about that this year. Facebook seems to be my favorite way to share but that doesn't work for everything so my goal is to be a better creator and blogger in the new year :)

I treated myself to a HUGE shopping spree using my Christmas and Birthday money. I splurged at Simon Says Stamp and My Favorite Things, and well you gotta spend at Amazon too. Today's card is a sketch challenge from My favorite Things and I used their set Snuggle Bunnies and their Rectangle Diagonal Stitch In and Out dies. It is really a special card for a special person who needs a cute pick me up right now!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A peek at a card set

Here's a quick sneak of a card set I am working on. This isn't for the faint of heart!! These have a bit if a learning curve and take time and patients but it's so worth it. They are turning out beautiful.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Cleaning up

Today is organizing and clean up day. I have wanted to re-organize my ink pads for a while and haven't. Now with some new stamps it is finally pushing me to get it done. Here's to clean up day!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

This week

This week there hasn't been much time to get much crafting done. Instead, I have been focusing on getting more of my craft boxes unpacked and organized which is proving to be a challenge. To make this task even more challenging try adding in a very high maintenance 2 year old that LOVES everything to do with crafts. I have gotten 3 big boxes unpacked this week and hope to actually dig into some ink pads, stamps, and cards tomorrow if all goes well. I have ordered the new Mini Misti and should get it this Friday. I am really excited about it. Check out the link to see what it is. I have dreams that this will speed up my stamping and creating time. We will see! So, for tonight that is it from this home. Happy crafting dreams, my friends.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lesson #5 Window Frame

Lesson number 5 is perfect for my summer card. The example that was used in class was cupcakes and since I didn't have that stamp set I substituted that one I DID have. I have had this one for almost or over a year and hadn't touched it, like so many stamps that I have. I had fun creating this one although it took most of the morning do complete due to 3 kids. Have a cupcake of a day!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Shaker Card Lesson #6

Yes, I am doing some skipping around on my homework. This is lesson #6 and is the shaker card for the class I am taking at Altenew Academy with Nichol Magouirk. Shaker items were really popular when I started scrapbooking a long time ago. I actually taught some classes on how to make shaker cards...LOL I think that is why this homework assignment was so easy for me. I used Close to My Heart stamps, because that is what I have the most of, combined with ink pads and water pen to color with. I used dollar store sequins for the inside of the shaker. I really like how this one turned out!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Scene Card Lesson #1

I am currently taking a stamping class at Altanew Academy  to learn how to utilize my stamps in a better way. Lord knows I need it with all of them that I have! The teacher is Nichol Magouirk and she is wonderful. I am learning a lot of new things. I have finally used this stamp set, which I have had for at least 2 years. I am still not 100% happy with my alcohol markers but it is getting there and that's what it is all about!

Saturday, March 5, 2016