Friday, April 17, 2015

Scrapping with my prizes....

So a couple of days ago I told you about some prizes that I won.  

Today I wanted to share with you what I made with some of those prizes: 


 I think this is the most labor intensive page I have ever done....but it was a lot of fun too!  

Here is a closeup of those gorgeous flowers I won: 

 I started out with two sheets of cardstock in different shades of yellow...I cut one into the sun pattern. 

Then I used a combination of my distressing tool and my fingernails to distress the edges and curl the edges so that the underneath paper showed through the rays. Then I glued to two pieces together. 

Next I added texture paste with a mask to give some texture.  It took a long while for this to dry. 

Next I added some green sheer ribbon with glitter in it.  Then on to some glimmer mist I made with yellow re-inker and iridescent medium.  This really added shipper....I added it to the flowers as well

Then I got our my pastels and played adding watercolor all over.
  

 I had these wooden butterflies which I glittered up and added to a black paper butterfly- a few sequins added more detail. 


And this was a leftover from a couple years ago: 


 I added some flowers, some bling to the centers and leaves and a couple of tags.  Then some more iridescent colored spritz and I was done! 



Thursday, April 16, 2015

For My Mom's Birthday...

Happy Birthday Mom!  I love you!  

Here is a special card I made for my Mom's Birthday.  
 It is a step card and features the stamp set called Mother's Love as well as the stamp set Backyard Basics. 

Here is the inside:


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

MORE VELLUM.....


HERE IS ANOTHER CARD I MADE USING THE PRINTED VELLUM.....THIS STUFF IS GORGEOUS!  

ONCE AGAIN I COLORED THE BACK SIDE WITH BLENDABILITIES.  A QUICK GREETING AND SOME RIBBON MAKE THIS CARD A BLOOMING BEAUTY ( GET IT) :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

PRINTED VELLUM


I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THE PRINTED VELLUM THAT IS A SALABRATION FREEBIE.  I LOVE THIS STUFF.

THIS CARD WAS MADE BY COLORING THE BACK SIDE OF THE VELLUM WITH BLENDABILITIES MARKERS AND ADHERING TO WHITE CARD STOCK.

VERY COOL.

Monday, April 13, 2015

SO CUTE....


THIS LITTLE GUY WAS A DIGITAL IMAGE I FOUND ONLINE.  I WATERCOLORED HIM WITH MY PASTELS AND SPRITZED THE BACKGROUND.

ISN'T HE CUTE!

I PURPOSEFULLY LEFT HIM WITHOUT A GREETING SO THAT I CAN ADD ONE LATER WHEN I NEED THE CARD.

Friday, April 10, 2015

I WON!!!!!!!

 So I was following a blog hop put on by Simon Says Stamp....and I won their blog hop prize!  


Here's what I got: 
 A background stamp from Unity Stamp Company valued at $14.99US....here is what it stamps like....looks like chicken wire with words behind it.

 Some Prima flowers valued at $4.99US

 And some itty bitty flower sequins valued at $2.99 US
This was a great surprise pack...I will use the flowers in my scrapbooking....the flower sequins will be used for shaker cards and of course the background stamp I can use for both cards and scrapbooking. 

The best thing is that these items are things that I would never choose for myself....so it is going to be fun using them in my projects. You never know...I might find a new style I like thanks to these prizes!

Thank- you Simon Says Stamp! 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Stamps of Life.....Cat2Stamp....Die Hard Club

So recently I subscribed for a monthly stamp set and die club Die Hard Club.

  They are made by a company called The Stamps of LIfe and each month I receive a new stamp set with coordinating dies. This club costs just $23.90 per month + $1.50 shipping....now that is a deal!!!

If you want to check it our go to www.thestampsoflife.com

They have three different clubs- stamp club, die hard club, and a kit club.  The stamps are the same in the stamp and the die hard club...but the kit club is different. 


I recently received my first set called Cat2Stamp: 



Aren't they cute!  And I love that the dies coordinate!  I must say I was VERY impressed with the quality. And as a bonus there is even a little paw print border die! 

And to make it even better, they also include each month, a storage sleeve that fits in a standard binder! 

It has room for the dies and the project card in the top pocket and the stamps in the bottom pocket!  Bonus! 

I can't wait to play with this set and am eager to see what my next month set is!!!  

The only negative comment I have is that the US postal service or Canada Post take too long to deliver!  This set was ordered on Feb 11 and shipped on Feb 11 and I did not receive it until March 9th!!!  That is nearly a month of waiting for new toys!!  

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Watercolor Wolf...


Another card I created using a digital image and my pastels....

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Tim Holtz Birds....


 Birthday birds?  Who knew!?  Not my best work but fun for the kids.

A birthday bird?  Who knew!?  Not my best work but fun for the kids. 

Friday, April 3, 2015

God's Special Work of Art....



I haven't used my pastels in a while and one day last month my girlfriend and I were having a "Play Date" and I decided to bring them out and watercolor with them.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Shades of Pink Birthday for my beautiful daughter in law...


I made this for my beautiful daughter in law for her birthday in March. 

Products and supplies I used: 

Strawberry Slush card stock
Pretty in Pink card stock
Whisper White card stock
Strawberry slush ink
Balloon Bash stamp set
We R Memory Keepers corner chomper

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Using Up Scraps- post 2 of 2



This card came together easily.

I started out with a bunch of small pieces of dsp and some flowers.....and with the help of my square punch, an embossing folder I got this great quilt background for my greeting.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Using Up Scraps- post 1 of ....

We all have scraps....and sometimes they can be overwhelming.  

Today and tomorrow I am going to share cards I made using up my scraps. 


These cards are not standard size....as I was using up scraps....but it is amazing what you can do....this one started with an odd sized piece of black card stock, a cardboard frame from scrapbook supplies and a stamped greeting.

Friday, March 27, 2015

You Are My Rock...


Another easy peasy card using Adventure Bound designer series paper and washi!  

Man I LOVE this dsp stack! 

The greeting is Simon Says Stamp- Tiny Tag Words stamp set

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ears to You!


And finally a colorful Easter card for my oldest grandson Richard. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BRIGHT BIRTHDAY


A bright card card..... and oh so easy with washi tape!

Today's birthday card is made with the following supplies: 

White card stock
Washi Tape
Star Punch
Guy Greetings stamp set
Coastal Cabana card stock
Border Punch
Tangelo Twist Card Stock
Hello Honey card stock

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Another Dancing Bunny,,,


Another dancing bunny....this one for my youngest grandson, Noah.  

Monday, March 23, 2015

You Rock!



This oh so easy card was made with the Adventure Bound designer series paper and washi tape!

The greeting is from Simon Says Stamp -YOU  stamp set

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday Inspiration....


We all have challenges in our lives....some are small and some are big....and some seem impossible. 

I found this photo online...it is an inspiration to me.....and so very true.....if we just keep taking small steps over and over we will reach our goal, our final destination. We can never give up.   It may not happen quickly....it may take a long time.....but in the end you will have your victory and a feeling of accomplishment. 

I have to remind myself of this every day.....keep looking at the big picture, think positive and keep going.  

Here is some more inspiration for you: 

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 
                                                                 Phillipians 4:13


Friday, March 20, 2015

Bokeh Birthday Wishes

The bokeh (out of focus photography term) technique is hot right now....so I thought I had better give it a try. 

I took a piece of whisper white cardstock and applied color randomly with sponge daubers. I chose baked brown sugar, so saffrom, pistachio pudding and coastal cabana. 

Then I took my circles stencil and added a few colored dots. Then I grabbed my whisper white ink and added lots of white dots. 

I used my heat tool to dry the white ink as it takes FOREVER to dry. 

I stamped two feather images in versamark on vellum from the Four Feathers stamp set.  I used black embossing powder and set it with the heat tool.  I used the coordinating framelits to cut them out. The greeting is from the Four You stamp set. 

I used mini glue dots on the back side of the feathers and behind the embossed letters to attach the vellum to the card front. 

Now I have a great card I could use for a guy or a girl! 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Pink Bunny for my Granddaugher....



I made this pink bunny card for my granddaughter.  The dancing bunny image is sooo cute!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Two Old Classics.....



Here are a couple of great guy cards I made a couple weeks ago.  I really liked the first card so I decided to make another. 

Products used in making these cards: 

Early Espresso card stock
Sahara Sand card stock
Whisper White card stock
Adventure Bound designer series paper
Guy Greetings stamp set
Circle Framelits
2 1/2" circle punch
Banner framelits
Early Espresso candy dots

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hey Foxy...you made my day!


Once again, I made this simple card with a digital image I found on-line.  

Products I used making this card: 

Old Olive card stock
Whisper White card stock
Copic Markers
Blendabilites Markers
Early Espresso Ink
Best of Greetings Stamp Set