Thursday, June 14, 2018

June Swap Card - Different Fold



The June CARS meeting is upon us.  This month the theme is a Different Fold.  I'm not sure it is different enough but I love the Joy fold it's a great way to play with patterned paper and colors.   Plus it's fairly easy to cut and score for quantity and since we are making 18 cards this has to be a consideration.

The paper is Authentique.  I got a pad of it at Tuesday Morning and just loved these little phones.  It was the perfect opportunity to use the Tim Holtz phone die as well as a Lawn Fawn Hello die.

Our meeting is tonight I cannot wait to see all of the folds by everyone else!  Have a wonderful Thursday.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Sunday Stash Scrapping - Challenge Items

 It's Sunday and time for a Little Stash Scrapping!  The challenge is above and includes Color, Technique, a Number and a Supply.  We have to use something to represent each item on the layout.

Below are the items I have chosen.   My layout will soon follow check back soon for updates.

Thank you for stopping by Have a Wonderful rest of the weekend.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

May Swap Card - Candles/Cake/Cupcake



For the May Chicago Area Rubber Stampers Swap of Candles/Cake/Cupcakes I got brave and carved my own little stamp.  Nothing to exciting for my first carving just some stripes, which I then turned into little candles on my card using acrylic paint.  

 Once my candles were ready I cut the rest of the word WISH from my Silhouette with some candle flames.  I love how the greeting turned out.  The card itself was cut with a Crafters Companion border die, as well as the BoBunny double dots on top of it.  I found coordinating ribbon out of my ribbon stash for each color. 
 These individual pictures were taken outside which is why they are so washed out, Sorry.
 (note:  This greyish blue BoBunny is one of the very first colors of Double Dots I ever bought when they first came out.  The weight and color saturation has changed  a lot over time when you compare.)
I had fun creating these cards I hope you like them as much as I do.  Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Never Desert You.... - Hero Monthly December Kit


Got a chance to sit down and play with my December Hero Kit with some watercolor paper and paints. I love how the night sky turned out with the gold embossed moon and stars on it.  So Very Pretty.  


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tree Full Of Hearts Mini Cards - Valentine Card Series

These cards are so fun to make.  I would love to say they are quick but all of those little hearts are glued on individually which makes them super sweet.  I love this little tree stamp from AMuse (I know it's old, but I use it every year)!   The XOXO is Stampin UP I color the leaves green and then go nuts with the hearts in various colors of pink and red.  Everything is layered onto red cardstock.  When I sell these each one gets the cutest little envelope that fits perfectly these tine 3" cards.   Who can resist tiny things?  No one can that's who!

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Thank you so much for stopping by today to take a look at some Mini Cards in my Valentine Card Series!  You are so appreciated!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Bucket of Hearts With Love - Valentine Card Series

YAY more cards from Scrap Die Cuts.  I was so on a roll with the last card that I had to continue with another.  More of the same hearts and I found this Awesome Bucket in my box of scrap die cuts.  I believe it is Memory Box or Poppy Stamps as well.  Who doesn't want buckets full of hearts for Valentines?  The greeting is Silver Sticker.  Hardest part of this card was filling the bucket with hearts.  I love making these quick adorable cards for Valentines!
Hope you are enjoying the Valentine Card Ideas.  Thank you for stopping by for a visit!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

With Love Hearts - Valentine Card Series

I'm having fun doing up some Valentine Cards from my scraps especially my die cut scrap box.   You know how you go to make something and the die either cuts more than you need, the negative is great or the color or size was just not right so you cut it again to finish up.  Now your left with all of these extra pieces.  I have a box full of these because I hate to throw them out.  So I've started pulling a pile of them out every once in awhile and making up some cards.  Here the hearts and circle are leftover.  I know the heart die is Memory Box and it is the negative from a die.  
I used some Washi tape strips for the greeting and the polka dots.  The patterned paper is from my scrap bin.  With a little black ribbon it was a quick lovely card.  

It really is a great way to used up your scraps.  I like to get the kids involved as well.   I will have them pick out some items and then we have to create something with it.  It's fun to work with them listen to their ideas and it really helps gets the creativity going especially if your not feeling the MOJO.  You could even ask a friend to play along!
Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look.  Hope your having a Wonderful week so far!

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

January Card Swap - Snowman


This is my card for the CARS club swap this Thursday, well we are expecting some weather so maybe postponed until February but either way this is the card it's just a paper pieced snowman.  I did end up using some circle punches for the eyes and mouth as well as the heart.  Otherwise it is all hand cut.  It was plain looking so I added the stitching with a white pen as well.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a warm week and be safe in the snow!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Love My Snow Boots - Scrappy Saturday

OH totally one of my favorite Abbi Memories.  She was obsessed with her snow boots.  She wore them all the time.  These pictures were taken in the middle of summer after she got out of the pool.  But she had to wear the snow boots.  I sometimes tried to hide them from her when I knew they would just be too hot.  But how can you resist that face they make her so Happy! 

This layout was fun and used more scraps and some Washy Tape with doodling.   I was on a green kick for a bit here.  I did do some versamark stamping to give interest the plain cardstock.  I also used my most favorite KI Memories acrylic letters and shapes... I've been hoarding these for years.

Hope everyone is having a great Holiday Season!  Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

We (heart) Fall - Scrappy Saturday

Still on my Basic Grey kick as  you can see.  I've been digging back into favorite past papers to make up my kits and loving every minute of it.  The pumpkin patch is one of my favorite things!  The year in these pics we went with Friends/Neighbors and had a blast with the Hay Ride and Haunted  House etc.  I do love the little banner with the word Fall from tiny alphabet stickers and anything with arrows.....
The oranges and yellows in this paper is perfect for these pictures!   So happy how it turned out!
Thank you so much for stopping by I'm having fun sharing layouts and trying to get the photography right.  Hope you have a Wonderful Weekend.