Sunday, November 8, 2015

Napkin cards for gifts

I made this set of napkin cards to give as a thank you
gift for a friend.
I like them so well I decided to make some more
sets to give as Christmas gifts.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Just Saying Hello

I learned this technique years ago and was playing around
with it again today.  I used glossy paper and heat embossed the ferns
in clear.  I then colored over them with distress ink.  I wiped off the
ferns of any ink and residue with a paper towel.  I added a bow and
a sentiment and all done!
The sentiment and ferns are all from Hero Arts.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Double Stamping

My friend Jan let me borrow some of her stamps to play with.
This set was a double time stamp set.
I stamped the flowers in yellow and then stamped them again in black.
It was a fun card to make although I could not
use my MISTI as these stamps were wood mounted.

Thanks Jan for letting me borrow them,
I had fun making this card!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Yard Sale Goodies

I went to a garage sale that was full of crafts.
I got 8 Stampin Up Sets, 6 clings stamps,
5 wood mount stamps and 6 paper packs.
All for under $25! 

The story is when the girl that was having the sale moved into her house,
all these crafts were left in the basement by the previous owner.
The lady that left them must have been a hoarder because you should
have seen what was at that sale!  All kinds of scrapbook and stamp
supplies, too many to mention.

The girl that owns the house does not craft and just wanted that
stuff out of her basement, so she sold it cheap.

I sure benefited!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Thank you cards

My girlfriend Kim asked me to make her some thank you cards
to send to friends after her father's passing.  She asked me to make them elegant
but simple.  I thought these would fit the bill.  
I used a Taylored Expressions die and the sentiment
is from Stampin Up.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Napkin Craze

Well I learned a new technique using Mod Podge and table napkins
this week and I went crazy making them.  They turned out so colorful and beautiful.  
I don't think my camera shows the bling very well but they are blingy for sure. 
I am in a Facebook group that swapped napkins
and that is where a lot of the napkins came from on these cards.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Pewter Technique

I went to a new craft store in town and they were demonstrating this 
pewter technique.  I thought it was so cool that I had to come home
and try it.  For my first try, I thought it came out pretty good.  The bow
is a die I bought at Adventures in Stamping that same day.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Pet Sympathy Cards

A friend of mine asked me to make her some pet sympathy cards.
This was way out of my comfort zone but I did get her 12 cards made.
Just sharing!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Red and Black Birthday

I am going to Cozy Crop again in April.  
I have been making card kits to take with me.
This was one kit that was fun to make.
These flowers are a new die from Nestabilities.
I am always drawn to red and black for
some reason!
I have been running out of cards for personal use
so I am making a ton of these at Cozy Crop just for me
to use!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Distress Inks and Watercolor

I got some new Ranger distress inks for Christmas.  Today I played with
them a little.  I ran the ink on the inside of an embossing folder and then misted it with water.
I put watercolor paper in the folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  
I like how it turned out.  I also stamped distress ink on my heart stamp and then misted it
with water before I stamped it.
These will go in my next box for Operation Write Home.

Friday, February 6, 2015

2 Step Stamping

The other day, my friend Cindy made a card using a 2 step stamping set.
While talking to her on the phone, I realized I had the same set and never used it.
Cindy taught me how to do the two time steps and how to use my
Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I have had that thing for years and it has never been
out of the package.  Well, hooray for me, I got it out and used it
and now I love it.
All the flowers on these three cards have been double stamped.
I used all the stamps in the set and made multiples of these 3 cards for my next
box to Operation Write Home.
Thanks Cindy!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Colorbox 6 x 6 pad

I got this 6 x 6 pad from Walmart.  
It is made by Colorbox and it had 100 sheets of paper
in it.  
Well for the last few days, I was bound and determined to use
up every last sheet of that paper.
I am sick of the browns and blacks and am ready to start
on some Spring colors.
I just finished the whole pad and it is such a weight off
my shoulders!!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Birthday Cards

I am a member of a new Facebook card group and my goal
is to send each and everyone of them a birthday card this year!
I make a few birthday cards every time I come to my craft room to have enough.
I am using up busy paper that I did not know what do do with it.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Paper piercing

I tried some paper piercing today!
This technique is out of my comfort zone!
I really like how they came out.
So much prettier in person though.
The pinks just matched up so pretty!