Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Harry Potter - Copic Coloring

I love to color!  It's one of the most relaxing things to do for me.  This and stitching.  I just love seeing the colors of these types of projects being filled in and the completed image come to life.  There is something so relaxing and fulfilling about it that I crave it. 
Lately I have been working on these Bugaboo Digital Harry Potter images for a project.
Choosing the colors for each of the characters was fun as well.
I did a little research online and tried best to capture the colors for hair, skin and clothes as well as familiars.
These images are going to be part of my next months swap cards.  Which of course have way to many pieces as usual but I don't seem to be happy unless I add a ton of tedious steps so I'm just going to go with it and work on them a little each week.  Nothing like embracing your inner weakness and take on the creative process.  Tedious is my sweet spot.  I really hope it pays off with some super cute cards, fingers crossed.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Graduation Cards - Etsy Shop

Here comes the end of another school year.  May...the second busiest time of the year.  I know with the snow coming every weekend still it doesn't seem like it's that time.  It's creeping up on us...
With only one child in school with events throughout April and May I've had some time to create some cards and gift card holders for my shop which is exciting as usually I'm just hanging out at the school and doing the taxi thing.
These cards are beautifully layered with a congratulatory embossed background with the year and the hats layered with foam tape on top of it. 
I tried to cover the most common school colors in our area or at least one of them but I can do these in any color or combination of colors.
Are you ready for Graduation Season?
The inside has a die cut Congratulations and plenty of room to write your message to the Graduate.
Thank you for taking a look today hope your enjoying the week!

Thursday, May 09, 2019

C.A.R.S. May 2019 Swap - Masculine

It's that time again.  The second Thursday of each month the Chicago Area Rubber Stampers meet and swap.  This month's theme was Masculine Cards.   I got a chance to use my new Buffalo Check background stamp from Stampin Up.  I did pull out an old retired Stampin Up set for the bear image.  The background behind the bear is stenciled and the fishy and greeting are from the Silhouette.  Looking back I probably shouldn't have tied a bow in Jute for a masculine card but I wasn't thinking of that.   So there you go another 18 cards down in the books.  I did take the month of April off as it was right before the craft fair and we were still prepping.
This month's meeting was bittersweet.  An original member of over 20 years is moving away so everyone was given the chance to say goodbye and we had a little celebration for her at the end of the meeting.
Thank you for stopping by to take a look hope your having a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Teacher Gift Card Holders - Etsy Shop

We've been working hard to add some new items to the Etsy shop this month here we have some hugely popular Teacher Gift Card Holders.   I love how bright and happy they are. 
We've used October Afternoon, Lawn Fawn and Stampin Up papers so far. 
How cute is that chalkboard back and the little dimensional apple embellishment!
Off to make some more in different shades of Red and Green.  You're going to love the little green apples, ADORABLE.

Thank you for stopping in.  Be sure to check out the Etsy Shop for more new items coming through April and May.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Spring Craft Fair - Fremd

We had a great Spring Craft Fair at Fremd this past weekend.  Our booth was Awesome and the customers were amazing.  Thank you to everyone that stopped by to see us.  We appreciate your support so much and couldn't do it without you cheering us on!  

We will be attending a few shows in the Fall be sure to check our schedule posted here for details, dates and times.

Thank you so much for dropping in to see what we're up to.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Imperfect Produce - YUM

This month we are trying something new in our house.  Imperfect Produce.  It will be nice to supplement our menus during the Winter months  before the garden takes hold.  We got our first box today.  Very exciting.  I see a big salad for dinner coming up!
"The Situation" continues so we're finding ways to make it seem like it's Spring.  I appreciate you stopping in today, HUGS!

Floral/Mother's Day Gift Card Holders - Etsy Shop

Getting things ready in the Etsy shop for Mom.  These Gorgeous gift card holders are the perfect addition to any gift for Mother's Day or even your Best Friends Birthday! 

This pattern reminds me of Lilly Pulitzer fabrics.  I feel like I should be in Miami which is perfect given our current Winter situation.  We will now call it "The Situation" until it is over. Teeeeheeeeheee.  (only funny to myself)
Hope your getting some lovely creative time!  Thank you for stopping in today.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Picture Holders - Craft Fair

Good morning!  I'm in the process of turning these adorable little guys into picture holders for Mom, Grandma a loved one.  I'm so excited to explore some new craft mediums with this project! 
This time out we are taking a whirl at glass, chalk paint and wire words with the new WRMK wire jig!  YAY  I will post some pictures of the completed project if the craft fair prep doesn't take over my world.

Thank you for taking a look have a happy day!

Monday, March 25, 2019

Get Well Cards - Etsy Shop

There are some  new Get Well Cards up in the Etsy Shop Here.  Aren't they cute?  Each little pin up nurse is hand colored and there are a number of choices for hair color and skin color.    The card base is covered in little RX pill bottles.

Hope you get a chance to check out these adorable cards.  Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you.  Thank you for stopping by here have a Wonderful Day!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Seed Starting - Garden

This year we are staring our garden early.  I blame the ridiculous cold and snow here.  Every weekend snow and ice then after driving in it on Monday the rest of the week is bitter cold negative degrees.  UGHH seems to be never ending.  Anyhoo this has motivated me to start planting the garden so we got a bunch of seeds and we're off.
Dave rigged up a grow light over our trays of plants so they get artificial sun throughout the growing process.  I can't wait to see how it turns out.  In the mean time it's nice to have green growing in the house.
We will be tearing out the old garden bed in back and putting in a new one since the wood on the old one is dying.  Can't wait for planting season.

So glad you stopped by today to see what we're up to.  Keep Warm.

Monday, March 04, 2019

Candy Birthday Card - Happy Sweet 16 Abbi

My Baby Turns 16 today.  So hard to believe.  I know it is said all the time but TIME GOES SO FAST.  I remember holding her as a baby and now she's driving.  EEEEEK  

Happy Birthday Sweetie!

I mad this card for her using the Queen & Co Shaker Set Candy Land.  Paper, Dies, Stamps, Foam etc. included in their kits.  I love them so much!  It turned out so cute in all her favorite colors, if I do say so myself. 

Thank you for taking a look have a Wonderful Day. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

C.A.R.S. February Swap

For February our Chicago Area Rubber Stampers swap was Sympathy.    These cards were created with the Simon Says Stamp Kit.  I am in love with the fonts in the greetings of this kit they are so elegant and clean.  The flowers and greeting are embossed in gold and then everything is water colored using the little dot sheets of Daniel Smith water colors.  Right at the end the blue background color ran out and I had to mix more using other dot sheets.  But those dots go a long way, I made about 22 of these(18 were needed for the swap).  
They all turned out quite lovely for a Sympathy card.  Hope everyone is having a great day!

Monday, February 04, 2019

Shamrocks Shamrocks Shamrocks


We've been selling these felt shamrocks in the ETSY store this month.  Everyone is getting ready for their St. Patrick's Day Festivities!   I can't wait to see what the buyers are doing with them.  It is so cool when someone shares how they used your item in their projects or decor!

Here's to St. Patrick's day Decorating and Celebrating!