Friday, May 19, 2017

Year of Card Techniques World of Watercolors

Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
For May, we are venturing into the world of watercolor. There are so many watercoloring techniques available to us today; far too many to list here. But actions speak louder than words; so our team has worked with their favorite mediums to bring you lots of examples and loads of inspiration.
If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
We have an amazing sponsor this month, Jodie Park of Close to My Heart:


Please take a moment to check out the great products Close to My Heart has to offer. To visit Jodie on Facebook page, just click here.
And the awesome prize this month is:

We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. One winner will be chosen from all comments on the hop as of May 26, 2017. The winner will be announced in our June hop; so be sure to come back next month.
And speaking of winners, the lucky hopper from last month is Golden Goddess Designs; picked by Random Name Picker. Congratulations! Please get in touch with last month’s sponsor, Wilma Payne at wpayne@email.com, by May 26th to claim your prize.
You should have arrived here from Jearise  . If you're visiting here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing and increase your chances of winning by commenting on each blog. 
 Now for my projects. The first card I used a technique from All Free Paper Crafts. It's supposed to be made with Liquid Frisket, but an associate at Michaels showed me what they did have- Fine Line Masking Liquid Glue Pen that basically does the same thing as Liquid Frisket. You apply watercolor paint- I used Shimmerz Vibez Razzeldazzle Berry and Jeni B Bleu spritzers that I won from SpeigelMomScraps.  Well, technically you spray the paper first with the paint and then spray with water and I rubbed it in a little with a paint brush. As you can see I wrote the word Happy with the Fine Line glue and let it dry and then peeled it off to create a masking effect. I added Doodlebug Design Donut Shoppe Washi Tape at the bottom. Oh, I almost forgot the type of watercolor paper I used is Crayola Marker and Watercolor Pad- found at Walmart. The flowers are Recollections Paper Flowers and I adhered everything down with Elmer's Craft Bond Permanent Tape Runner except the flowers I used Elmer's Craft Bond Clear Dual Tip Glue Pen.
 For the next card I followed the sketch above from MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge Sketch 333 and am entering this card to the challenge. The challenge ends May 23. I used the same Shimmerz Vibez as before and the same technique as before, but I didn't use a paint brush this time. I tried using the FineLine glue and it didn't work as well on this card. I used Jot deco tape for the 2 lines in the sketch- the first one has Think Happy in fine print under the design and the bottom strip is sunflowers and pink flowers. I found this washi tape at Dollar Tree, it comes 7 little rolls to a pack with 7 different designs. Almost a steal! The Hello and strawberry stickers are from a Made for Retail sticker book that was given to me in a swap with another group on Facebook. The sequins are also from SpiegelMomScraps and the kitty stamp is from Stampendous Fran's Spring Short Stack- it's 2 different stamps- the head and the dress. I used Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink to stamp them with. I adhered the sequins and watercolor paper- same as before- with Elmer's Craft Bond Permanent Tape Runner.
That's all I have for this hop. Now you’re off to visit with Card A Day Challenge  . Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!

Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost: 



Friday, May 12, 2017

Home Grown Blog Hop


Welcome to the
Home Grown Blog Hop
Spring is here! And the weather is perfect for planting
those new flower beds and gardens.
Join us as we celebrate Spring with our
Home Grown Creations featuring the blooms of spring!
You should have arrived from Christi- https://tranquility1905.blogspot.com/
If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop.
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.
We have an awesome sponsor for this month!
 
One lucky winner will win a surprise goodie from Connie's Crafty Cart.
Be sure to check out my shop online HERE
Visit me on facebook HERE
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 5/17/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


Now on to my project:
I made a 12 x 12 layout of my mom's flowers using Colorbok Signature Paper Homespun 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper Pad. The title doily is a recent RAK from a swap from a group on Facebook I recently joined. I used Pentel Outline Marker to write the title- Do You See What I See? I have a close-up of what I'm referring to in the last picture. All of the photo mats are from Colorbok 6 x 6 in Light Bright Designer Paper as is the Cuttlebug ProvoCraft Vintage die cut to the right of the pink butterfly. The top left picture is a cluster of Amaryllis. The top right picture is of Purple Iris and Roses. The bottom picture is more Roses.
Close-up of the title and the name of the flowers.





Now for the last picture I wrote under it- Do you see the turtle? It's not homegrown in the flower garden, but I couldn't resist not getting a picture of it. The plant to the right of the turtle is Turkish Turbine. We usually have turtles laying eggs in the yard around this time of year, but this turtle is too small to lay eggs. That's what I thought the turtle was doing.




That's all I have for you. Thanks for stopping by!









UP next is Shannon H- http://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/ and I'm sure she has something to awesome to share.

Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:
Don't forget to enter the new Connie Can Crop challenge!
Connie Can Crop Challenge #58


due 11:59 P.M., Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
Pacific Time

Friday, April 21, 2017

A Year Of Card Techniques- Stampset Showdown



Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we’ll feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of fabulous card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a wide variety of cards and ideas.
The month of April features a Showdown! A stamp set showdown, that is. We’re using one stamp set in various ways. Let’s face it, stamp sets are getting more and more expensive; so we’re here to inspire you by demonstrating how to s-t-r-e-t-c-h those stamps!
If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
We have an amazing sponsor this month, Wilma Payne of Fun Stamper's Journey:

Please take a moment to check out the great products Fun Stampers Journey has to offer. To visit Wilma's blog, click here and her Facebook Group here.
And the awesome prize this month is:

We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. One winner will be chosen from all comments on the hop as of April 28, 2017. The winner will be announced in our May hop; so be sure to come back next month.
You should have arrived here from Jearise's blog. If you're visiting here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing and increase your chances of winning by leaving a comment on each blog.
Now for my cards on this Stamp Showdown. My post is going to be kind of lengthy, so grab your favorite beverage and sit back and relax! :)
I used Spring Flowers set from Pretty Cute Stamps. They're having a sale until Monday, April 24 on their clear photopolymer stamps and this set is on sale. The card base on the first card is Recollections A2 card base. The paper is from Colorbok Glam Girl 12 x 12 Paper Pad cut to fit the card. I stamped all 5 stamps- the sentiment, tulip, stem, pot, and butterfly on typing paper with Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink and colored them in with Recollections II Markers. I highlighted the butterfly with Gelly Roll White Ink pen. The floral washi tape at the bottom was from a lot that I bought from The Vintage Rose Emporium.
The next card I decided to use my Mint Cricut Cuttlebug and used the Mosaic embossing folder that came with it. The card base is Recollections A2 Ivory. The paper is from K&Company Amy Butler Belle 4 x 6" Mat Pad that I trimmed down to fit in my Cuttlebug as well as on the card. The green and pink/green paper are also from the same pad- I used 2 sizes of a nesting set of dies to cut these on my Cuttlebug. All of the stamps are from the Pretty Cute Stamps (PCS) set again and I colored them in with the same Recollections Markers after stamping them on typing paper with the same Ranger Archival ink. The washi tape is Scotch Expressions that I found at Walgreens.

The next card is Recollections A2 Kraft card base with Colorbok Marble 12 x 12 Paper Pad that I trimmed down to fit the card. The Doodlebug Donut Shoppe washi tape is from Craftin Desert Divas. The stamps are from the same PCS set and I used the same Ranger Archival ink and markers again.

My last card is Recollections A2 ivory card base with the same paper as above- Colorbok Marble- with the same PCS set and Ranger Archival ink on typing paper except this time I stamped the flowers in the grass and it's 8 different stamps. I used the same Recollections markers again and decorative scissors to cut around the sentiment. The bling is from my stash.




Now you’re off to visit with Lisa and I'm sure she has something awesome to share! Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!
I hope you enjoyed my Stamp Set Showdown as much as I enjoyed making the cards.

Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:

Friday, April 7, 2017

Hippity Hoppity Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hippity Hoppity  Blog Hop


Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin' down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppity, Easter's on its way!
Thanks for joining us for a fun hop full of Easter Bunny
inspired projects!!
Wishing you all a blessed Easter with your family and friends!!
You should have arrived from (Kim http://katydidcards.com/ )
If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop.
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.
We have an awesome sponsor for this month!



One lucky winner will get a $20 gift certificate to shop Paper Crafting World!
Be sure to check out their shop online HERE
Visit them on Facebook HERE
Follow their blog HERE for freebies and inspiration!
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 4/12/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


Now for my project.

I decided to make an 8.5 x 11 layout since I was determined not to cut this paper to make a 12 x 12 layout. I bought this sheet of paper from Hobby Lobby and I just noticed that it fits the hop name- it's The Paper Studio Hippity Hop! :) All of the foam stickers are Celebrate It- from Michaels- that are actually kids crafts, but I didn't want to add to this paper too much. The ribbon is also from Michaels and I through out the original packaging. The carrots, green rikrak, and orange polka dotted ribbon under the carrots came as a set that I found by the checkout line. I was on a role at Michaels! :) The rabbit/basket is a digi image from Crafting Desert Divas and I colored it all in with American Crafts Colorcopia Colored Pencils and Spectrum Noir Essentials Blended Professional Colored Pencils. I will add a picture of me in my new Easter dress, and possibly Jason if he goes to church with me Easter Sunday, on the brown rectangle paper. The brown paper is Recollections Strawberry Cream 8.5 x 11 that I trimmed down to fit the layout. I added Recollections Foam Dimensional Squares under the basket to give it some dimension and so you can still see the paper behind it. I cut 2 squares out of the basket to attach the polka dotted ribbon and then decided to cover it with the carrots on twine. I love how this layout turned out! I will update this layout once I add the picture. That's it for me.


Hop on over to (Angela http://mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.com/) I'm sure she has something awesome to share!


Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:
Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Shannon H- http://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/
Christi- https://tranquility1905.blogspot.com/
Kim- http://katydidcards.com
Amanda- http://salnclts76.blogspot.com/
Angela- mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.com
Veronica- http://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com
Sue- http://suek86401.blogspot.com/
Sandy- http://simplycraftycreationsbysandys.blogspot.com/
Rebecca- http://rebeccaanndesigns.com/
Lisa- http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com/
Marji- http://fstampaholic.blogspot.com/
Alicia- http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
Holli- http://sunflowerholli.blogspot.com
Miranda- http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
Sarah- http://sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com/

Hello My Friend

 I made the following card using Sketch 206 above from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. The challenge ends in 2 days so you still have time to link up!
Now on with the details! I used Recollections A2 Ivory card base. All the patterned paper including the 2 little strips on the far left and the purple paper is from Studio Calico Lemon Lush 6x6 Paper Pad. The washi tape I bought as part of a washi lot from The Vintage Rose Emporium. The stamps- flower, hello, and my friend were freebies from The Stamps of Life and I used Ranger Archival Jet Black Pigment Ink to stamp them all on typing paper. I just got the set in the mail Wednesday and had to ink them up! :) I colored the flower in with American Crafts Colorcopia 12 Pack Colored Pencils that I found at Tuesday Morning. I'm going to mail this card to my pen pal in Australia. I decided to add the Easter washi tape instead of a solid color since Easter is upon us! Please be sure to come back to hop with me and several others in the Hippity Hoppity Blog Hop! Have a great weekend! TFL!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

 I made the following card for an online Mother's Day swap and used the sketch- PCC126- above from Paper Craft Crew. The challenge ends Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 1 EST.
The card base is Recollections 4 x 5.5" Ivory card set. The orange floral PP strip is from Six by Six by My Mind's Eye Happier Designer Cardstock Paper Pad. The doily is from a Recollections set. The word "happy" is actually from The Stamps of Life cake2stamp set or a birthday set. The paper didn't have the word "happy" on it so I improvised. It's from a Me and My Big Ideas Spring Set from Michaels. I used Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink to stamp happy and the stamped image. The stamped image is from Unity Stamp Company Warm Inside set. I used Crayola Colored Pencils and American Crafts Colorcopia Colored Pencils to color in the stamp. The flower is from Michaels Paper Spring Eyelet Delight Flowers. It had a pearl in the middle, but when I placed the flower through my Xyron 1.50 Create A Sticker Maker, the pearl got stuck and came off. Luckily, I own a Making Memories II set that has a pair of tweezers in it and I was able to retrieve the pearl! I added the green bling from my stash. The twine is Watermelon Sorbet from Timeless Twine. TFL. I made 2 other Mother's Day cards for the same swap and will posting about them soon.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Feel Better Wooly Soon

 I used the above sketch to enter my card into Connie Can Crop Monthly Challenge #56.
The card base is Recollections A2 Kraft. The paper strips are from American Crafts Studio Calico Lemon Lush 6" x 6" paper pad. The blue bling is from my stash. The sheep die and the sentiment is from The Stamps of Life sheep2stamp  & die sheep collection. I used Spectrum Noir Essentials Professional Colored Pencils- well just grey- to add some color to the sheep. The tag behind the sheep is from Prima Marketing Rosy Belle Ephemera. The rikrak ribbon is from Vintage Rose Emporium and the green strip is from K&Company Amy Butler Belle 4"x 6" mat pad. I made this card for my grandmother who's been having problems walking due to her hips giving her problems. She can't get around any more without a walker. TFL!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Welcome to the 
Birthday Bash Blog Hop

We hope you are ready to celebrate Birthdays with the biggest Bash around!!
This hop is full of Balloons, Cake, Presents, Smiles and more!
So let's make a wish and blow out the candles
as we celebrate another year of birthdays!! 

  You should have arrived (Sandy-http://simplycraftycreationsbysandys.blogspot.com/ ).
If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.



We have an awesome sponsor for this month!



One lucky winner will get to choose two Bundles or files of their choice ($6.00 value)

Please visit Miss Kate Cuttables HERE
Follow their blog HERE
you can find them on facebook HERE




What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 3/15/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Now onto my project.


 I made a birthday card for my cousin's daughter, Grace, who will be turning a year old next week. The card base is Recollections Kraft A2. I used The Paper Studio A2 Cupcakes Embossing Folder (that I borrowed from a friend) on The Paper Company Assorted Cardstock Citrus Color Sheets 8.5" x 11" that I trimmed down to run through my Cricut Cuttlebug Mint and to fit the card. I used Elmer's Craft Bond Permanent Tape Runner to glue the paper to the card. The sentiment- Happy Birthday Cupcake is from Unity Stamp Company So Glad You Were Born February 2016 Sentiment Kit and I used Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink to stamp it. I stamped it on a piece of K&Company Amy Butler Belle Mat Pad that I cut with decorative scissors and adhered it with my Xyron 1.50 Create A Sticker Machine. The Watermelon Sorbet twine is from Twineology by Timeless Twine.

 Up next is (Rebecca- http://rebeccaanndesigns.com/ ) and I'm sure she has something awesome to share with you.

Here's our line up in case you get lost:


Don't forget to check out this month's new challenge at Connie Can Crop!!






Connie Can Crop Challenge #56
due 11:59 P.M., Friday, March 31st, 2017
Pacific Time

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Discover Yourself Challenge


I made this layout for a Discover Yourself Challenge with Soul Scrappers. It's a private group, but there is a sign up link at the top if you'd like to join the group. The challenge is closed, but those that wanted to participate in the challenge were sent an envelope full of goodies. I didn't use all of mine, but I did use most of them. All the embellishments on this layout is from that envelope The paper is from Creative Memories Uncharted Designer Paper Pack and the photo mat behind the bottom picture of me is from the same pack. I chose Holli's Creative Memories (CM) link, because I won the paper pack along with some other CM goodies from a previous blog hop that I was in with her. These pictures were taken in June 2016 a week before my 40th birthday. I added journaling on the tag- my 40th birthday visit with Laura & Doug in Nichols, NY. The top picture was taken at Watkins Glen State Park and the bottom picture was taken inside of a tow truck. I took a Greyhound bus from Rocky Mount, NC to Binghamton, NY and when I met up with my friend, Laura, at Binghamton, her air conditioner froze up so we had to take a tow truck to her house- about an hour maybe. This trip definitely reminded me of the movie, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles except I went from a bus to a pick-up truck to a tow truck! LOL! Southwestern NY is beautiful countryside if you ever get to visit! I did stop at Manhattan Port Authority on one of my bus stops/connections and wouldn't wanna live in that part of NY! You had to walk at a fast pace or get ran over. I'm a Southerner and not used to the fast pace! Back to the layout, sorry for the side note. The quote- "You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you ever need."- Jerry Gilles was a quote given on the group website that we were to chose from a list of quotes to include on our layout. We were to make a layout or a mixed media project. I chose a layout, because they're easier to make. I did this layout in a hurry, but once I placed the pictures down the mojo just started flowing and I placed the embellies where I thought they would fit. I put the arm on the clock at 10 and 4 thinking that 10 x 4 = 40 and celebrate brad in the middle to hold the arm down since I was celebrating my birthday. It seemed like the fastest layout I've ever made. TFL! I will be in a blog hop this coming Friday and hope you will come back and join me. I'll post a banner about it on my blog soon. Have a great day! :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mojo Monday 486

I made the following card using the sketch above from Mojo Monday.

The card base is Recollections A2 Kraft. All of the paper is from K&Company Amy Butler Double-Sided Belle Mat Pad. The heart- You are the Sunshine of my Life- is from Prima Marketing Rosy Belle Ephemera Embellishments. The twine is Watermelon Sorbet from Timeless Twine. The bling at the top is Basic Grey Capture Candy Buttons and Tangerine Crystal Stickers by Mark Richards from Shabby is Chic Boutique. I tried to stay as close as I could to the sketch. I decided to change the sentiment from a circle to a heart since I used bright colors. The sentiment goes along with the bright colors. TFL!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Jewel Scent Party

Please join me in my Jewel Scent party.
 The party starts today and ends March 5, 2017. Tara Queen is my consultant and she can be reached at taraqueenphotography@gmail.com. Thanks for your time and consideration.

Friday, February 17, 2017

A Year of Card Techniques- So Sketchy Blog Hop


Welcome to the Year of Card Techniques February: So Sketchy Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Theresa's blog (http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com), but if you just stumbled across my blog please start back at the beginning with Theresa. This is the sketch all of us were given to follow.



Claudia  is our sponsor for this hop and is also participating with her blog in the hop.
This is the prize/stamp set she is offering to anyone who comments and becomes a follower of each blog on the hop.

Now on with the hop!

Here's what I chose to do with the above sketch. The card base is Recollections A2 Kraft. I added The Paper Studio Poteeka Butterflies 12 x 12" patterned paper trimmed down to fit the front of the card. The stamped image is Unity Stamp Company Itty Bitty Butterfly Birthday Cupcake. I stamped it with Versa Fine Black Onyx Pigment Ink on typing paper and then colored it in with Sharpie 80s Glam Jellie Pink Permanent Marker for the icing and accented the dots/lines/body of butterfly with Gelly Roll White Gel Pen; the butterfly and the cupcake liner is colored in with American Crafts Chromatix Dual Tip- Medium- Grape 2 Acid Free Alcohol Blending Marker; and the little flowers are colored in with Sharpie Pink Ultra Fine Point Permanent Marker- but you can't really tell they're colored in since that pink is so light. The pink strip is from K&Company Amy Butler Belle 4 x 6" Mat Pad- and I honestly don't know the dimensions since I just cut the strip to fit the card and follow the sketch. The flowers are from a RAK from another swap from EyeLet Outlet & Brads Flower Purple- it comes with various sizes and shades of purple paper flowers. The lime green brad is from my stash. I found some new to me Ad Tech Gold Standard Archival Permanent Runner to glue everything down with- it's clear and doesn't leave any yellow marks. That's all I have for you today. You will be hopping to Kim (http://katydidcards.com) next and I'm sure she will have a fabulous card to share with us! Thanks for hopping along with us!


Here's the line-up in case you get lost:
AMANDA http://salnclts76.blogspot.com/ -- YOU ARE HERE

Friday, February 10, 2017

Get Well Soon Blog Hop

 
Welcome to the 
Get Well Soon Blog Hop
Being Sick is definitely not fun! Recovering from a surgery, accident, or severe illness is even worse. We are here to spread some sunshine and smiles and help inspire you to remember that sending even the simplest of cards to someone when they are feeling bad can help brighten their day.
You should have arrived from (VERONICA- http://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com ).

If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop.
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.
We have an awesome BRAND NEW sponsor for this month!
RUBY MARTHA with
 
One lucky winner will win a super cute limited edition stamp set from FSJ!!

Be sure to visit her website HERE
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 2/15/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


Now on with my project:
I decided to make a card to be given to someone at a later date, I'm not sure who yet. The card base is Recollections A2 Kraft. I cut a sheet of 12 x 12" Basic Occasions Jewel Scrap Pack to fit the card and glued it down with Elmer's Craft Bond Permanent Tape Runner. The stamped image is from Unity Stamp Company Dragonflies and Fairies set. This image was given to me in a swap in Girls, Giggles, Glitter, and Glue on Facebook. I used my scalloped edge decorative scissors to cut it out of the sheet of white cardstock it was on with some other stamped images. I used Spectrum Noir Essentials Blended Professional Colored Pencils to color in the fairy and used the same Elmer's Craft Bond to glue it down. The sentiment- all you need is faith, trust, and a little Pixie Dust is also from Unity- it was in a grab bag I won from one of their Growing In Unity blog hops. I stamped it with Versa Fine Onyx Black Pigment Ink on typing paper and fussy cut around the image so it would fit on the card. I know the card doesn't say get well soon, but it fits. I left the inside blank so I can write a message in it before mailing it.
Up next is SHANNON H- http://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/ and I'm sure she has something uplifting to share with us.
Here's our line up in case you get lost:
Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Christi- https://tranquility1905.blogspot.com/
Michelle- https://Michellekinder.blogspot.com
Rebecca- http://rebeccaanndesigns.com/
Kim- http://katydidcards.com
Angela- mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.com
Veronica- http://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com
Amanda- http://salnclts76.blogspot.com/
Shannon H- http://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/
Sue- http://suek86401.blogspot.com/
Ashley- http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com
Shannon M- https://my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com/
Alicia- http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
Lisa- http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com/
Miranda- http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
Sarah- http://sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com/
Marji- http://fstampaholic.blogspot.com/
Holli- http://sunflowerholli.blogspot.com/
Sharon- http://piece-ofheart.blogspot.com/

Monday, February 6, 2017

Valentine Easel

I made this card following this tutorial- Christmas Easel Card- after commenting on Kim's blog and saw that she made one. It looked easy and it was. The only difference with my card and the tutorial is I didn't follow the measurements exactly. I compared this card to A2 cards that I usually make and it's the same size. Mine is just a little smaller than the one in the tutorial. Anyway, I did use all Close To My Heart My Reflections La Vie En Rose paper packet except for the easel side is Basic Grey Vivienne Iris double sided patterned paper. The card base is My Reflections La Vie En Rose Ruby and I glued it together with Elmer's Craft Runner Tape.The sequins were a RAK that I can't remember who gave them to me right now. I used Elmer's Craft Bond Tacky Glue to glue them down. The washi tape and You Are Loved sticker are from Recollections Valentine Washi/sticker set.  The Happy Valentine's Day is a Craft Smart stamp that I stamped with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink on CTMH Whisper White card stock and then I fussy cut the image out. I added a Recollections foam square to the back of the image as well as the sentiment- From Me to You- which is part of the strip at the top of the CTMH La Vie En Rose paper-  at the bottom of the easel. I didn't take a picture of the card folded flat, but the easel part will fold flat and fit in an A2 envelope to mail. I plan on mailing Valentine's out this year since I didn't mail out Christmas cards. I'll write a short note on the Whisper White side of the easel card before mailing. TFL!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Stamping Fun

I decided to start a planner for 2017. I found a Mead Weekly/Monthly Planner at Walmart. The jar XOXO sticker is from Sticko Everyday Stickers Mason Jar Love. The Panda stamp is Craftin Desert Divas Panda Holidays and I used stamped it with Versa Fine Onyx Black Pigment Ink. This is New Year's Eve. The washi tape is Studio G.
two close-ups of February, the stamps are from Crafting Desert Divas Plan On It. The stickers are Sticko Hashtag Stickers and the hearts/cherries stickers are from Sticko Everyday Sticker book.


Valentine's Day Craftin Desert Divas Panda Holidays and the washi tape is Studio G

I decided to start a SMASHbook for Jason and I. This is SMASH Simple Style Binder. I found it at Ollie's. I used the Studio G Mason Jar Hearts washi tape again. The sticker is also from Sticko Everyday Sticker Book. The list stamp is from Craftin Desert Divas Plan On It and this picture was taken Thanksgiving Day so I used Panda Holidays and this panda looks like he's celebrating Thanksgiving. I wrote at the bottom that Jason went with me to Roy and Debbie's house to meet my dad's side of the family. This was our first Thanksgiving together! Jason made a squash casserole and I made brownies. We watched football while we ate  Jason had fun "talking" to Grace, Michele's baby girl. I had fun just being with my cousins, aunts, and uncles. 

 This picture was taken January 6, 2017 at Atlantic Beach, NC. I used some of the same stickers as before. I used SMASH Clear Arrows Washi Tape and SMASH Special Occasions journal page. I wrote on the journal sheet that Jason came at 6:15 am to get me and took me with him to run errands  all morning. We ate at Golden Corral in Jacksonville for breakfast, took Thomas to the dentist, we went to McDonald's for coffee for me and then went to the beach. I was back home by 11 am!
 This picture of me was taken Christmas Day with my selfie stick. The washi tape is Recollections. The stamp Celebrate the Everyday is from Unity Stamp Company Everyday Celebration and I used Versa Fine ink again to stamp it. The journaling tag is from Recollections Tag book. I wrote- Even though Grandmama died early Christmas morning, the day ended up being a good day. I took this picture with my selfie stick that Dustin gave me. I got up early yo watch A Christmas Story. We had a short worship service. We didn't have our Christmas meal until supper. The coffee cup stamp is from CDD Plan On It and the panda is from CDD Panda Holidays. I used some more of the same stickers.
 TFL! Have a great week!