Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Welcome Little One

I have had this printed and colored for a while and just never put it together. Today I had a bit of time and had received the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink pad in Worn Lipstick in a monthly card kit that I get. I have been wanting to play with the oxides but didn't have any and am not spending any more money for a couple of months on crafting so I was VERY excited when I got my kit and found the ink pad. I LOVE this ink. It is so very smooth and goes on like a chalk ink. I can't wait to play with it more but for today here's what I put together.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Have a Farmtastic Day

I love this farmer boy and his carrot crop! I create this cute scene for a special farmer in our life. I think it turned out pretty cute. I am having a lot of fun with these stamps.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Cactus Card

Happy Memorial Day weekend! I took a bit of time today to print out this cute little cactus from Craftin Desert Divas. I colored it with my prismacolors and then used distress ink smooshing to create the background around it. I then die cut some accent pieces for the top and bottom. For the card base I had purchased some pre-printed cards a long time ago on sale and let's say that I have not used them much. A purchase I will not probably remake. It did, however, work wonderful for this card. Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Scene Retry

Today I played with another digital scene that I put together and printed out. This time I created a brick overlay stencil using a cricut cut image cutting it of stencil material that I bought from Wal-Mart. It worked beautifully! I used several colors of distress ink to add depth and interest to the background and floor. I used Neenah Solar White cardstock to print the scene on and cut out. I then colored it with Prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. I am really much happier with the results this time!!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Digital Stamp Fun

Good morning! Today it is a bit stormy, yet again. Yesterday I had a bit of time to myself so I created these 2 projects and I am really happy with them. The best thing about these 2 projects are that I used up bits and pieces of things I already had AND I got to use some new digital stamps that I have been waiting for time to play with.
  First up is this cute shaker tag. I bought the templates from SVG cutting files- Peeker Shaker Tags and used that as the base. I loaded the files into Design Space where I placed the Craftin Desert Divas- Little Miss Flair on top of the tag front. I printed and cut it all out in one simple step. I love when a project comes together easily! I added foam tape to make the shaker part and used design space again to print onto a circle of acetate which I printed and cut out. I used distress ink to add the blue to the tag front and colored the stamp with Tombow Dual brush marker pens. I added some sparkle with wink of stella and a glitter gel pen. I will use the tag on a gift bag to give to the hostess of the 4th of July party we plan to attend.

This next card is one that I am really excited with how it turned out. I always get excited when I get to play with new crafty things and they actually work great the first time. I have had these distress crayons by Tim Holtz since, well I pre-ordered them if that tells you anything. This was the first time that I really played a lot with them. I swiped them across some water color paper and then used a Wet-Nap wipe (found at walmart in the paper plate aisle) which I found to be a bit dryer than a wet wipe to help smear the color out for this fun background effect. I then took some Pure Platinum Nuvo Embellishment mousse and added that with my finger to colors for a shimmer. I colored the Craftin Desert Diva- Unicorn with my Tombows again and added shimmer with the wink of stella marker. It was still missing something so I was digging around on my desk when I found this bag of  graduation confetti left over from the party last weekend. There were stars and congrats grad confetti in it. BINGO- just what I needed to jazz this up!!! I die cut the watercolor panel with a die from My Favorite Things. This is the results of using up things just sitting around! 

Both of these projects just sparkle in real life. That's one thing I wish is that the sparkle and shine showed up better in pictures! Anyway, Happy Tuesday and here's a challenge to get into your space and create something crafty today.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Digital Stamp Theme

YAY! I actually got to color the scene I created the other night using #CraftinDesertDivas digital living room scene stamps. I am not 100% happy with how it turned out due to getting used to my new laser printer but overall I am satisfied. Just a few more kinks to work out. I love how versatile these stamps are. I used my Zig Millennium pen to add some details such as lines on the picture frame and lamp shade. I used my black colored pencil to add some texture to the chair.  You can create at least 20 different scenes! The best part, they are extremely affordable. Here's a perfect card to send to someone you might be missing.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

New Favorites

A couple of months ago I found this company that has really cute digital stamps. I was so excited and bought some. They worked great with color pencils but not great with my Tombows because the ink ran. Fast forward to graduation time. I love the look of foil on cards and want to make foiled thank you cards. Easiest way to do this is with a laser printer. So, after much talking, I convince hubby to let me get a black and white cheap laser printer. He took my color inkjet for his office. Score!!! Laser ink doesn't run with my Tombows and I can foil with it!! Now I can fully enjoy Craftin Desert Divas digital stamps and all of the other benefits of a laser printer.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Graduation cards!

I had a lot of fun making these cards for all the girls that we have graduating this year. I truly enjoyed making them and saying a prayer for each recipient as I worked. They ended up being some if my most favorite cards so far.
Supplies used:
Up in the Air stamp set from My Favorite Things
Dienamics from My Favorite Things
Tombow Dual brush pens
Bristol smooth cardstock
Wink of Stella shimmer pen
Recollections home basics paper pad