Sunday, February 28, 2016

PCC #134 & a fun technique

Hi Everyone!

I don't know about where you are but today was a BEAUTIFUL day!! 

And this week's PaperCrafters Corner challenge was also beautiful!
Are you playing?

I started out wanting to use the flowers as inspiration but I kept being drawn to the clothes. 

I stole hubby's foil tape a long time ago but never used it. Until now. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and colored the roses with my Spectrum Noir markers. I also used them on the stamp and sentiment mat. 

I really love how this card turned out so I made 2 more.

For this card I colored the foil with the markers the I embossed it using a Spellbinders Impressabilities. It's kind of like a metal stencil. After embossing, without removing the impressability,  I took a cotton ball and a little rubbing alcohol to remove the visible color. I love the end result. 

I did the same thing with the Spellbinders butterfly die cuts. I covered two scraps of cardstock. One I embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. The second one I colored with purple Spectrum Noirs. I then used the rubbing alcohol to blend the color. Once the Spellbinders butterflies were cut and embossed I again used an alcohol cotton ball to remove the color. It's finished with a Unity sentiment 'inked' with the marker. 

I finally finished the afghan I was making for my daughter from another mother. 

I already know she loves it since I posted it on Instagram. 

And, finally, thank's to my daughter I have a new addiction.

These are called Tsum Tsums. They're packages in mystery bags and you don't know what character you get......unless you can guess by feeling them. ;)

Whew! That's it for me. Dinner, made by my son, is almost ready. 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

PCC challenge #133

Hi Everyone! 

I finished my cards early for this week's challenge at PaperCrafters Corner.

I just HAD to go with those bright colors!

Paper, ribbon, Unity stamps, Spectrum Noirs, and a LifestyleCrafts (aka WRMK) embossing folder. 

I would really LOVE to see YOU join me in this weekly challenge. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

RAK day with PaperCrafters Corner

Hi everyone!

Did you know that today is 
I didn't either....until I saw Stephanie's post on Facebook. She also has a challenge on the blog. It's super easy....craft a RAK. has all the details.
For the RAK I made 2 cards.

The first one is for a family friend that just had a hip replacement due to hip dysplasia. She is my daughter's oldest friend. Literally, since birth. While catching up on scrapbooking I came across a photo that I've been meaning to give to her. So....this challenge came at the perfect time. 

The second card is for my daughter. She has been wanting to take a few photos back to school but always forgets to pack them. I decided to be a nice momma and send them to her. 

Both cards are already out for the mail carrier so I don't forget to send them. 

Thanks Steph for a much needed challenge! Just the kick I needed. :)

I'll be back later this week for the week 133 Magazine Monday challenge. I hope to see an entry from you there!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

PCC 132. My Valentine

Hi everyone!
Happy Valentine's Day!

The PaperCrafters Corner challenge for this week is perfect for creating a Valentine.

Red, white, and black are my favorite colors for cards.

I bought a new Darice branch die. I thought it would be cute covered in red hearts. I used 2 different heart punches and Spellbinders alphabet dies.
Quick and easy. :)

I'm still working on the afghan for my daughter's friend. The center is finished. Now I'm working on the border. Hopefully it will be done soon.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A crafty week

Hi Everyone!

I can't believe I'm this late (for me anyway) getting the card I made for PaperCrafters Corner Magazine Monday Challenge #131. I'll show you what I've been doing after the challenge.

I do NOT like snow unless it's photo. SO I DO like this inspiration piece. 
I thought it would be simple.....watercolor a background and stamp the trees. Nope. it didn't stamp well in multiple colors. It took me 3 tries to stamp the trees. Here is the final result.

I had started a crocheted afghan that was made in squares that are stitched together. Each square took me a whole day to make. It called for 30 squares. It was not fun. Not at all. Mainly because it used a reverse single crochet which is done left to right. My hands did not like it. Why keep going if it's not relaxing and fun? So.....I started a new afghan for my daughter from another mother. Otherwise known as my daughter's best friend.

This will be the center. The border is something new for me in that it's done by itself and then stitched on to the center. My hands are much happier with this pattern. 

I've also been working on my project life type album.

When I first started scrapping this way I wanted all the journaling printed. As a result I wasn't getting far. Now I'm using my own handwriting and the pages are getting done. And that's whats important. I have 14 years that are mostly complete. One more year and I'm at the point where I got my first digital camera. Now a new nightmare starts. Getting all those photos PRINTED! 
One step at a time. One step at a time.

So there you have my crafty week. 
Have a great week! I'm going to crochet while hubby watches the game.....even though the STEELERS aren't playing.