Saturday, April 18, 2015

PCC #95

Hi Everyone! 
This week's inspiration at PaperCrafter's Corner image is so fun. 
It got me moving to create a card that I've been wanting to make for a while.
It's very simple but fun to create. I used Prismacolor pencils but it can easily be made with paper scraps, ink, paint. 

It's a BEAUTIFUL day today so I'm getting myself outside. 
Have a great week!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

PCC #94

Hi everyone! I just have a quick post today. 
This week's PaperCrafter's Corner Magazine Monday Inspiration was easy for me. As soon as I saw the denim with red I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

Sorry about the poor photo. Evening light is rarely good. :)
I used a very old denim paper from my stash and a Hero Arts stamp. I used Prismacolor pencils to color in the image. I decided I would stamp a sentiment on the inside on the this card.

Have a GREAT week!

Friday, April 3, 2015

It's week 93!

Hi Everyone!

This is week number 93 at PaperCrafter's Corner. With Easter being on Sunday it's no surprise that this weeks inspiration is Easter themed. 
Although you can do just about anything with an image like this I picked one egg for my card.
Can you guess which one?
I even got to use up some scraps. 
Here are a few more with scraps:

This last card is done using shimmer sprays. I never really liked them at all. They never sprayed straight. I was about to toss them all until I saw a video on a different way to use them. All you do is wet the watercolor paper and drip, not spray, the shimmer sprays on it.
 I love the look. Guess I'm not tossing those sprays afer all.

Have a Happy & Blessed Easter!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A couple challenges

Hi Everyone! 
Today's post is for some challenges. 

This is week #92 for Papercrafter's Corner. Here's the inspiration:
It is also time for the Third Thursday challenge at Crafty Steals. For them it's use your stash....journal card, washi tape, and a punch. 
Out came the supplies. I've been in the mood to make some cards with neglected supplies so this gave me a great opportunity. 
 I used the cake as inspiration for this card. It's the first time inking these Unity stamps. I colored the image using Prismacolor pencils. I also pulled out my EK border punch.
I had a little trouble with the Crafty Steals challenge. None of my journal cards worked with my washi tape. So I just used the back of one that has a dot grid. 
I used 2 washi tapes, 2 punches, and one journal card.
While I had my washi tape out I thought I would use up some more of it.

Have a great week!

a modeling paste experiment.

Hi Everyone!

Yesterday I was using my stencils, modeling paste, and Gelatos to make these two cards.

 On this one I used Gelatos to color the background. I then used some modeling paste and a DCWV stencil. After the paste dried I added the Spellbinders 'Happy Birthday" and some punched flowers.
This card started out with black card stock. I mixed several colors of Gelatos with the modeling paste because I wanted a rainbow. I again used a DCWV stencil, the Spellbinders die, and a punched flower. 
It was on this card that I began my experiment. I made too much colored modeling paste when I was making the card. I really didn't want to waste it but I didn't have anything to put it in. What to do? I took out some wax paper and another stencil and put on the paste. 
 Would the idea in my head work?
Once the paste dried I tried to peel it off the wax paper. Nope. Then I used my xacto knife. Yep. Now I had a bunch of little 'tile' shapes.
Here are the cards I made:
 The stencil I used is The Crafter's Workshop Mini Deco Doily (Balzer Designs).
Parts of this one has crystal accents to give it some shine. 
I made some more 'tiles' this morning:
I used the Crafter's Workshop Mini Layered Beads (Balzer Designs) to make this card:
A little bit of the Mary Englebreitt style with a Unity stamp. 
These are cards that I would probable hand deliver because the 'tiles' can be fragile. A clear topcoat would help make them sturdier. 
I hope you enjoy this technique for making your own tiles. I'd love to see what you make if you decide to give it a try.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A little mixed media

Hi Everyone! 

It's time again for another Papercrafter's Corner Magazine Monday challenge
# 91
I love all the COLOR! 
For this challenge I was going to make a card but decided on a mixed media canvas instead.
I used Clearsnap Crafter's Inks, Stickles, Scrappy Cat and Target alphabet stamps, a butterfly pin, beads and a dream catcher that I made. I found the quote online and I think it fits great with the dream catcher.

Have a WONDERFUL week!

Friday, March 13, 2015

PCC #90

Hi Everyone!

This week's PaperCrafter's Corner challenge is another shamrock inspired cover. 

For this challenge the card I made was inspired by the shamrock.

washi tape, heart punch, gem, Michael's $1 stamp

The card probably took about 20 minutes to make. 
This next card took less. Maybe 10 minutes. 

Prima flower, Cosmo Cricket paper, doily, Unity stamp

For this next pair of cards I was just playing with a Spellbinder's border punch. 

Spellbinders border die, Unity stamp, CTMH stamp

They were fun to make. :)


Friday, March 6, 2015

Birthday cards!

Hi Everyone! Hope everyone is well & crafting. 

Before Christmas I cleaned out my stash of cards. Some went to friends but most went to the headstart program where my sister works. So it's time to make more cards.
I think I was reading Stephanie's (from PaperCrafter's Corner) mind this week. I created this card the day before she posted the new challenge. 

I got a Derwent Artbar set for Christmas and wanted to play with them. Artbars are sort of like Gelatos in how they're used. I stamped the Unity Autumn Grunge leaves using the artbars instead of ink. I didn't really like it so I took a baby wipe and blended the colors. Up close you can still see the leaves. I added a little texture paste and a Susan K. Weckesser stencil to finish it off. 

See what I mean? All that green?
So I made another green card.

For this card I took a scrap piece of white cardstock, a Plaid stencil, and every green inkpad I own to make the squares. I used a birthday stamp from CTMH on the tag. 

I also made a second card but with primary colors of Colorbox inks. 

Next up are two cards for the DCWV monthly challenge.
The sketch:

And my cards. 

I used the DCWV Midnight Chic (my favorite) paper pad on both cards. The first card has fussy cut flowers and Ranger pearls. The second one has a Spellbinders border. 

This next card is for Unity's friends with Flair.
I used the flower from the 'What's up Gnomey' and a single sentiment. 

These last two cards are just for fun. I fell in love with the Bloom Art Screen from ColorBox and won it on a challenge. 

For both cards I used a cotton ball to apply the ColorBox inks. A gem in the flower centers along with a Unity sentiment finished off the cards.

Have a great week!!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

PCC week #88

Hi Everyone!
I hope you have a good week. Mine was full of distractions. But it ended on a high note. My sister from Florida came into town. I think she's a little nuts to go from sunny, warm Florida to SNOW and COLD!
Anyway.....Here's this week's inspiration from PaperCrafter's Corner.

I was inspired by the papers on the globe and made my card.

The hardest part was deciding which sentiment to use. I found the perfect one in stamp set from Close to My Heart.

Stephanie from PaperCrafter's Corner had be showing LOTS of photos and videos lately. All I can say is WOW! Can I please win the lottery?? Take a look at these links:

Sunday, February 22, 2015

PCC week 87 and a lion :)

Hi Everyone! 
This week's PaperCrafter's Corner challenge was a fun one. 

I immediately knew what I wanted to make.

The paper is from Amy Tangerine. I used pop dots on some of the circles and the sentiment. It went together in less than 20 minutes. Did you know that Papercrafter's Corner has a post series on papercrafting in 20 minutes. Check it out here: (Notice the word giveaway?)

I also wanted to share the finished lion afghan

I figured out it took me about a month to complete. It's made with Lion Brand Jiffy yarn. The pattern comes from the book Vanna's Afghans A to Z and is done in Tunisian crochet.

Here are both afghans together. The dark lion is the one I made for my daughter over 10 years ago.

Have a great week!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

PCC #86

Hi Everyone! 
Hoping you're all keeping warm. Today it is a balmy 6 degrees. We won't discuss the wind chill.

This week's inspiration is another heart:

For my card I was trying to go with the vintage look but that didn't really work out.
 I still like the way it turned out. The image from The Greeting Farm is so cute! I colored it in using my daughter's Prismacolor pencils.

I haven't done very much paper crafting lately. I have a intercostal muscle strain from the cold that I had a couple weeks ago. I spent most of my time crocheting this lion afghan in Tunisian crochet. I'm working on the cross stitching now.
Several years ago I made this afghan for my daughter using the same colors as in the book. Someone very close to me really wanted me to make her one. At the time she was using drugs. I told her if she would quit for 4 years I would make one for her. It took some time but she has been clean for a little over 4 years! I am so extremely proud of her!! I'm hoping finish it this week.

Have an AWESOME week and KEEP WARM!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Challenge Time

Hi Everyone!

I hope you're all warm and not buried under a mountain of snow. We lucked out on this current storm...only in that we have rain in the mix. So not much snow. 

I have 3 cards to show today. 

And here's my card:

I bought a new sympathy stamp set from unity and had to ink up this heart. I stamped and embossed it in white. When I showed my niece she thought it needed color. So I took out my Spectrum Noirs and started coloring.  I added a Spellbinder's diecut word and the card was done. 
My second card was based on need. It was for my niece's baby shower.
I was still working on it when I got a phone call from the party hostess. The shower was cancelled because my niece was heading to the hospital to have the baby. He's a beautiful baby boy! 
The last card is for the CraftySteals third Thursday sketch.

 I had a bit of a hard time with this one. I don't know why. But I got it done. It's not what I would normally do but I like it.
I think I might try making a few more cards while the Super Bowl is on. I'm waiting for the return of Blacklist after the game. 
Have a great week and try to stay warm :)