Wednesday, February 20, 2019

So ready for spring

There has been so much snow here lately and now it is in the less than beautiful stage, black and filled with random dirt and twigs. I felt a sunny spring card was the order of the day. Stampin' Up!'s Daffodil Delight card stock (and ribbon), Pear Pizzazz, and Whisper White. SU embossing folder, colored the flowers with markers, added Easter egg die cut that was backed with a Tim Holtz distress ink swatch from my paper stash, and this lovely sentiment from The Project Bin called Spring Zen.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Project Bin

I am very happy to be on The Project Bin's design team and will be posting new creations on Tuesdays. Hope you can stop by and check out the cards and projects made with their adorable stamps and some of the best and most versatile sentiments I've seen anywhere. Love them!

The first card uses "Really Hungry". I stamped, colored and then cut out the s'mores and stacked them up. I wanted the card base to look like a s'more also so I used those colors and added some caramel ink "toasting" to the edges. Yum!

The second card uses "Kinda Sorta" and I really love this sentiment. Embossed it on rose red card stock in white powder, embossed heart background with hearts folder, added some scallops with Authentique paper and two different lace heart doilies.

I try to make a few Christmas cards each month throughout the year so December is more filled with family time and baking. 
The third card uses "North Pole" and is wonderful for all winter cards and Christmas greetings (tags too!) Blues are a combination of sponged on Tim Holtz blues- Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, and Broken China on watercolor paper. Stamped a snowflake from one of this sets sentiments in craft white ink.    

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Kinda Sorta

I kinda sorta love this wonderful sentiment from The Project Bin.
I am so happy to have found another use for the cardboard piece that is included with the Stampin' Up! designer papers. It takes the distress oxide inks so beautifully!! Before this discovery, I have just been using it after running it through the crimper to protect cards for mailing.
The background is done in Tim Holtz distress oxide inks of Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, and Barn Door. Stamped a swirl from Stampin' Up over top, all over. Whisper White card base.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Snow Day/Stamp Day!

Snowy with a chance of stamping! We don't get snow here often but when we do everything comes to a standstill. Totally fine with being home since I have plenty of food, coffee, and toilet paper :)

Getting ready for Valentine's Day by using this adorable new set from The Project Bin called The Gratest. So perfect for all occasion use, friendship, kids, valentines.
Embossed the grater in pewter and colored in with gray marker. Designer paper is retired Stampin' Up! with a kitchen motif that I thought worked really well with this image and theme. Card stock is Soft Sky and sentiment and main image border is a paint chip card.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

I wish you all a very Merry, beautiful Christmas season filled with peace, love, and joy. May the coming New Year of 2019 bring you good health and much happiness.
As always, thanks for stopping by this blog to visit. Happy creating!!  

Friday, December 14, 2018

Snow Much Fun

Started with panel of Whisper White and shaving cream technique. Using a stencil of birch trees, blue Nuvo embellishment mousses applied atop panel. Stampin' Up!'s Snow Much Fun snowman cut out and popped up, snowballs are small white pompoms. Added a snow drift bank of white glitter paper. Orchid Opulence card base to compliment his scarf. 

This delightful little stamp is by Technique Junkies and is called Christmas Mug Shot. Background is Tim Holtz alcohol inks on Glossy White and embossed with Sizzix 3d snowflakes folder. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Ornaments Tags and Foil

Working with the Tim Holtz foil paper packs today, this is Confections. For an 8"x 8" piece I cut two 4" x 5 1/4" and then I have two pieces perfect for tags after using the larger ones for card fronts. The Santa stamp is an old, retired one from PSX that I really love.

Clear glass ornaments can be found in most craft stores at this time of year (or you can wait and get tons of them on clearance after the holiday). I made my own thin, pourable glue to coat the insides and then sprinkled Nuvo Desert Sunset glitter inside. This is one of my favorite glitters this year with so many warm colors of sparkle, they look so pretty with the tree lights reflecting from them. 
For the glue I used Aleene's clear tacky glue in a little plastic bottle and added hot water and shook to mix. Roughly a half and half recipe.