Monday, October 20, 2014

Beautiful shades of Fall!

I have to say, Fall is one my favorite times of the year.  Although living in Florida I do not get to see all of the beautiful colors of the season, however this is the time of year that our weather starts to get better and I actually enjoy going outside.

I fell in love with  Impression Obsession Die's, guess I can say I'm obsessed with them.  They have such a great collection and you can mix and match for all kinds of designs and creations.

I am entering my card in the New Impression Obsession Challenge - Shades of Fall! Check out all the great designers and Products they have to offer.  You will also be amazed and obsessed.


Impression Obsession-Tree DIE205-YY, Squirrel DIE213-D, Grass DIE178-C,Truck DIE 218-I,Pumpkins DIE202-G, Leaves DIE 201-k
Distress Inks-Walnut Stain, Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn (background paper)
DCWV-The Pumpkin Patch (Scraps)
Neenah Solar White Cardstock- 110lb
Other papers were from Scraps, glossy Accents, Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Holloween spooky Scene


Lil Inkers-Frame Dies
My Creative Time-Fun Stitched Edges
My Creative Time-From our Family to yours (stars)
My Favorite Things-Witch way to the candy
Black Cardstock, Scraps for Die Cuts
Background color: Distress Inks: Tea Dye, Frayed Burlap, Broken China, Faded Blue Jeans & Black soot
Hero Hues Unicorn Pigment Ink for the stars

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Haunted Halloween!

Have you seen the Haunted Forest SVG Kit yet, it's so adorable. You can find it at svgcuts. So far I have made the haunted house and just love the way it turned out.  I made 3 of them at one time, the cutting  took the longest but I did have both machines running.  I used my Silhouette and Cricut Explore.  I had fun embellishing it with mini pumpkins, skulls and ghosts.  Can you see the ghosts coming out of the chimney, so cute. I gave one to my daughter in law and my younger son's girlfriend (she's like a daughter in law).  I first asked them which one they liked(separately) and of course they both liked the same one, haha.  So when I completed them I let them make the decision of which to choose.  They Loved them. 


Stampin Up-Black Cardstock
K&Co: BW Haunted Specialty Paper Pad
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Black Soot, Dusty Concord
PaperTrey Ink-Fresh Snow White Ink
Martha Stewart Punches-Spider & Paint Dripping
Cuttle Bug-Wood Grain Embossing plate
Darice-Brick Embossing plate
My Favorite Things-Spooky Scene
Misc embellishments- pumpkins,spiders, skulls, webbing, tea lights

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thanks-Using Cover Plate Negatives

Make It Monday #177: Using Cover Plate Negatives

I was inspired by this weeks Make It Monday Challenge # 177 over at PaperTrey Ink because I usually trash my negatives or put them aside to hopefully one day use them.  Laurie Willison shows a great tip on an easy way of placing your negatives on your card for your background.  You can see it here.


PaperTrey Ink: Vintage Cream Cardstock, Twine, Modern Cross Quilt Cover Plate
My Creative Time:Happy Thoughts Die & Stamp Set
Recollections: Crochet Embellishments
My Minds Eye: Bramble Rose (scraps)
Wood Button


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Fishing Porthole


My Creative Time: Surfs Up & Lost at Sea
Simon Says Stamps: Surfs Blue Ink & Soft Navy Cardstock
Memento Luxe: Nautical Blue
Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Embossing Folder
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass & Salty Ocean
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
My Craft Spot: Sequins
Spectrum Nior Markers

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Day at the Beach

I love the way these cards came out using Lawn Fawns new Life is Good Stamp and Die Set. I just kept on making them and couldn't decide which to take photo's of, so here are a few of them.

Yes I made more......


Watercolor Paper
PaperTrey Inc: White Cardstock
My Creative Time:Stitched Cartoon Cloud Dies & Have Fun in the Sun
My Creative Time: Hey Sailor
Pink by Design: Sandy toes
Spectrum Noir Markers for the Die Cuts
Lawn Fawn: Life is Good Stamp & Dies
Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass for the background

Modern Cross Quilt Cards


PaperTrey Inc: White Cardstock
PaperTrey Inc: Modern Cross Quilt Mini Stamp Set & Cover Plate
Simon Says Stamps: Big Hello & Various Premium Dye Inks
My Creative Time: Pretty Butterflies & Dragon Fly Dies

Vellum, Pearls, Misc scraps

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Wishing you were here


My Creative Time-Wishing you were here w/ coordinating dies, Stitched Cartoon Cloud Dies
DCWV-The Spring mix stack
Versafine- Onyx Black Ink
Simon Says Stamps-Smoke & Surf Blue Dye Inc
PaperTrey Ink-White Card Stock

Set Sail


Darkroom Door Rubber Stamps-Sail Away
Simon Says Stamps-Slate Dye Ink
Distress Ink-Antique Linen,Broken China,Tumbled Glass,Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean,
Strathmore Water Color Paper
Black Cardstock

Happy Birthday with a Zoom!!!

I used my Cricut Explore for the First time and I have to say that I am very impressed.  I have never had much luck with cutting very small pieces, and usually end up not using them or getting frustrated.  But, do you see how small those stars are on the Windshield.  The Explore had no problems at all cutting them out and they even look like....well, stars.

Cricut Explore, Groovy Times
Simon Says Stamps, Birthday Messages
My Creative Time, Stitched Cartoon Cloud Dies
My Creative Time, Cartoon Cloud Background
PaperTrey Ink, Smoky Shadow & White
Car from Scraps

Ahoy, Mate!

Happy Birthday to my Nephew!  

Supplies Used:
K Andrew Designs: Pirate Tales & Fish Scales
My Creative Time: Fun Stitched Edges
Distress Ink: Black Soot & Tea Dye
Cricut Explore: Create a Friend, used Cricut Design Space

Always, Be, Happy



Neenah-Smooth Classic Cream Cardstock 
Simon Says Stamps-Butterfly Drift Di
My Minds Eye-Lost and Found 2, bluch
Stampin up-Chocolate Chip
My Craft Spot-Sequins
K Anders-Sympathetic Sayings
Simon Says Stamp-Always Thinking of you, Always Die & Stamp Set,Happy Die & Stamp, Be Die & Stamp

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Water Color for Cardmakers Day 2 & 3

It's your Day

I wasn't sure about day 2 and if I was able to make something as nice as the girls showed us today.  I gave it a shot and here is my card for today.  This is one of two cards I attempted, the other was not worth showing.  It came out ok, I could have done a few things differently.
I inked my block and placed it on my watercolor paper.  when I lifted it up it did leave a pool of color that I just cleaned up with a paper towel.  I stamped the outline of the larger flower with a Salty Ocean distress ink but didn't like how that came out when I tried to watercolor it.  I will be doing this card again, but without the blue outline.


Koi Water Color
Distress Ink: Worn lipstick, Mowed Lawn, Wild Honey, Festive Berries
My Creative Time-Build a Pretty Flower, Pretty Spring Wreaths

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Water Colors for Cardmakers 2014

I decided to take the Water Colors for Cardmakers class this time around since it seems to be the big thing right now.  I do not paint or watercolor so I was a little worried that my cards would not come out so nice.  I already have a few distress ink pads and markers but ended up purchasing watercolor paints and paper.  So glad I decided to try it out.  After the first two classes I got to work and found that this is so easy, and if you mess up in watercolors no one would ever notice.

This was the first card I made, well maybe second, I messed up the first one.  But I really do like the way it turned out.  I used a stamp block and placed my ink on the top portion of the block and sprayed it was a mist of water then laid it down on the watercolor paper and let the paper soak up the color.  I did the same with the rest of the colors down the page turning the last one so I could get the rounded corner on both ends.


Distress Ink-Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord,Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers
Simon Says Stamps-Big Hello die
Wink of Stella over the hello
Recollections-Card base
My Craft Spot-Sequins

Not too sure I like the way this card came out, but it works and perfect for a Guy Card.  I put down watercolor on the top portion of the card and laid a stencil over top while it was still wet.  I had to tape it down to my surface to keep it down and still until my paper dried.  I walked away and came back later to see the results.


Koi Water Colors
My Creative Time-Stitched Round Tab Arrow & Tag Dies
Heidi Swapp Spray Stencil
Simon Says Stamps-You stamp set
Recollections-Card base

On this card I used Embossing powder to get the resist effect.  My white embossing powder it a bit old and I think this card would have come out much better if my powder was newer.


Sizzix Hero Arts-Flourish Cling Rubber Stamp
White Embossing Powder
Koi Watercolors
Simon Says Stamps-Happy Die and Stamp Set
Recollections-Card base

These are my favorite and love the way they turned out.  I will definitely be using this technique often.  I used Elmer's Cement glue to mask off the stamps, then water colored over the masking. It worked perfect....


K Andrew-Pirate Tales & Fish Scales
My Creative Time: Bloom where you are planted
Koi Water colors
PaperTrey Ink: Kraft Cardstock
Recollections: Black Background