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

Sunday, May 4, 2014

April Showers

It's that time of year when the rain pays us a visit every once in a while, but wait for the results when the beautiful flowers start to bloom in May.


Neenah-Solar White Cardstock
My Minds Eye-Lime Twist
Recollections-With Love
Cricut Explore-Kate's ABC's
My Creative Time-Teeny Tag greetings with Teeny Tag Dies
VersaFine-Onyx Black


FCCB Challenge #208 April Showers

Happy Mother'sDay!

I just love the Die-Namices Floral Fusion Cover Up from My Favorite things.  This Die is perfect for Spring and Mother's Day! I used Simon Say's Large Script Mom Large die and backed it by using some very old Vellum from D.O.T.S (Dozens of Terrific Stamps).  Not sure if DOTS is still around but I've had this vellum for a very long time.  I also inked the back of it with Simon Says Stamps Surf Blue Dye Ink.

The flower was crocheted by my Mom, my parents came down to visit in March and I asked her to show me how to crochet flowers.  I haven't gotten around to doing any yet but figured I would use one of hers for her card.


PaperTrey Inc-Lemon Tart & White Cardstock
My Favorite Things-Die-Namices Floral Fusion Cover Up
Simon Says Stamps-Script Mom Large Die, Surf Blue Dye Ink
Want 2 Scrap-Pearls


Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party #30- Mother's Day