Monday, December 2, 2013

Have yourself a merry little Christmas...

Just a quick post to share this years Christmas card. I pulled out my Papertrey Ink,  In The Meadow set to make my cards. I don't think that I will ever tire of this set, I just love it. I did a little masking and sponging to create my scene. Flicked a little white paint, for my snow, stamped my images, added a little more paint and some glitter...and here's my card.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Creative Chemistry Day 5

I only had supplies for one of todays projects, hopefully my goodies will come in soon!


I have done chalkboard cards before, but not with these products! So cool!

Creative Chemistry Day 4

I must say this was one of my favorite days in the classroom! I have always loved the beauty of alcohol inks, and love having new ways to use them.

Is this Faux Patina gorgeous, or what!! Love!!
Tinted Tinsel

Faded Layers

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Creative Chemistry Day 3

Sharing a few more projects from Tim Holtz online class.

Creative Chemistry 102

I have been taking Tim Holtz online class (my first ever) this week, all I can say is WOW!!
He has packed this class with so many cool techniques, if you love his products, I highly recommend  this class. I decided to join this class last minute, so I didn't have all of the supplies that I needed, but I do have lifetime access to the class. I'm going to share the projects that I was able to complete, and I can't wait for my orders to come in, so I can play some more!

Day 2 projects

I only have one of his layering stencil, but that is about to change!! He showed us so many cool ways to use them.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

So long SAF 2013

Stamp-a-faire 2013: Closing Ceremony

I crafted alone for SAF, which is probably a good thing, get me and two Golden Retrievers in my little space and there is not much room for anything else!!

Below are all of the cards that I created during SAF 2013.

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Sugar Coated!

Stamp-a-faire 2013: Sweet Sugar Coated Embellishments

For this one I used Dawn McVey's "puffy" sugar coating technique. I think this is one of the best winter set that PTI has...I just love it!

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Stamp-a-faire 2013: Limited Ingredients Challenge

Here is the list of supplies you are able to use for this challenge.  You don't HAVE to use all of these supplies, but you cannot use anything that is not included on this list(except for a neutral ink, like white, gray and black)
  • white cardstock
  • white or transparent glitter(Prisma Glitter)
  • 1-3/4" circle punch or die
  • 1" strip of light gray cardstock (Soft Stone)
  • melon cardstock & ink (Melon Berry)
  • aqua cardstock & ink (Aqua Mist)
  • golden yellow cardstock & ink (Harvest Gold)
Here is my take on this challenge. I know it doesn't say anything about the Take Three die, but I noticed that Nichole and some of the other girls used other dies, so I hope it's all good! 

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Stamp-a-faire 2013: Whipping Up Scent-sational Cards

This was a pretty cool technique that I have never tried. I used cherry Kool-Aid, which worked fine, but was a little coarse. I think the sugar-free jello/pudding might be a little finer.
I love the deep red color that the Kool-Aid made my cherries.

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Shrink Film

Stamp-a-faire 2013: Custom Accents from the Oven

This might sound crazy, because I have been crafting most of my life, but I have never played with this stuff before!! I decided to shrink the clock and hands from Hands Of Time, after I shrunk my clock, I colored it with Copics. I want to try the Damask Snowflakes like Dawn McVey did, I loved them!! 

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SAF Gallon:Quart:Pint

Stamp-a-faire 2013: Gallon:Quart:Pint

I pulled out my new PTI Autumn Pattern Pieces for this one. I think this is going to become one of those sets that I reach for over and over again.

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SAF Sprinkle of Salt

Stamp-a-faire 2013: Sprinkle of Salt

                  This was one of my favorite techniques, and I can't wait to play with it some more.I think i will                                                                         add a little glitter to my salt.

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SAF mixing Mist

Stamp-a-faire 2013: Mixing Mists to Match

For this card I made Royal Velvet and Canyon Clay mist.I stamped the flowers with Versamark, then heat embossed with white. After the card was done, I kinda wished that I had embossed with gold, I just might have to give that a try!

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SAF rolled dough

Stamp-a-faire 2013: Rolled Dough Designs

On this card I rolled a little bit Delight clay, then let it dry. Once it was dry I ran it through my big Shot to cut out my leaves, then stamped them. I also did the Melissa Phillips technique, dying it with re-inkers, then putting it between two sheets of vellum and  then I die cut my flowers.

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STF Tea staining

Stamp-a-faire 2013: Tea Staining Techniques

I decided to go with Melissa Phillips tea dyed flower, I love her flowers, mine...not so much! I think that I just layered way to many layers. I think I will give it another go soon though.

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SAF 2013

Stamp-a-faire Opening Ceremony and Breakfast Bake & Take

Finally I have time to start loading up all of my projects from yesterday. I'm gong to keep these post short and sweet, because I have ten of them!!

Above are the sketch and color scheme that I chose for my first project. I don't know why, but a chosen color scheme is always hard for me!

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

SAF 2013

The Spaghetti sauce and meatballs are in the crock pot, so the only cooking I have to do tomorrow is crafty cooking! Below you will see that I'm all set for SAF 2013. I should have had myself to bed a long time ago...but I had to tiddy up my craft room, so I can mess it up again tomorrow!

Monday, August 5, 2013


Make It Monday #127: Double Backgrounds

A quick post for this weeks MIM. I used Damask Designs and Background Basics: Farm &Barn.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Get Well Wishes

 I am getting ready to have a garage sale, and I thought I would get rid of some old supplies that are collecting dust. I went to put this old(2000) Stampin Up! set that contains a daisy stamp in the box, and I just couldn't! So, I thought if I can't get rid of it, I better use it! I paired it up with my PTI Larger Than Life set Which I have never used (blush) and a butterfly from Beautiful Butterflies. I stamped everything in Fresh Snow ink, then went over everything offset with colored ink, then added a little colored pencil. I must say I am very happy with the results!

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Happy Birthday

Seize The Birthday

Anything Goes Birthday Celebration!

When I first made this card I used the small fern like leaf from Turning A New Leaf, stamped in my Essential glue pad, then sprinkled them with glitter. I really liked the results, only to find out that my glitter had to be ultra fine, and what I used just wiped right off. So i had to change my plans and use a sheet of score tape and a die...not really the look I wanted, but I can live with it. So,  I discovered that I really don't care for the The Essential Glue pad!!

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Delightful Dahlia

Anything Goes Birthday Celebration!

This is my second post today, and I have a couple more to go!! I have been pumping out the birthday cards this week! Only because I need them this week, and I have been putting them off!!lol
With all of the talk over on the PTI forum  about the new Delightful Dahlia Additions set, I just had to pull out my original Delightful Dahlia set. Look at me using more patterned paper too!! 

My little butterflies are covered in glitter...really pretty in real life.

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Birthday time again!

I am entering this card into  Birthday Creations Week: The Birthday Card Challenge, click on the link and join in on the fun!

Also entering this card into:

Anything Goes Birthday Celebration!!

I have so much patterned paper, so my goal is to start using it more. I love to go through several pads and see what papers I can put together. I think that comes from my love of decorating! 

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Watercolor Birthday


10 Minute Craft Dash #22


Make It Monday #125: Defined Watercolors

I'm joining the 10 minute craft dash for the first, is that a challenge!lol
Ten minutes goes by so fast! You know that after I took this picture, I had to fix that bow!
I have used Erin's watercolor technique for the PTI Make it Monday challenge.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Summer brings a lot of birthdays my way (including mine), so there are lots of cards I need to make!
For this card I decided  to join in on a couple of challenges over at Moxie Fab World . The first challenge is for the  Tuesday Trigger: Scene in Tangerine Revisited, hence the colors of my card. The second is for 
This was the first time that I used my Papertrey Ink Pedal Pushers set and dies, how fun! 

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy 4th of July

When I saw this card that Betsy Veldman made during Papertrey Ink's May release, I just new that I had to give it a try! I had the perfect occasion, a July 4th birthday. It was a simple technique that packs a lot of punch. I added a little bit of Star Dust (my favorite) Stickles to the center and the tips of the fireworks to give them a little bit of sparkle!

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Sweet Life

Wow! Two MIM's in a row, I'm on a roll!
This week Heather challenged us to make a inked background. I love making these! It amazes me how you can turn a blank white piece of cardstock into something so beautiful, with not a whole lot of effort.

This is the first time that I have used my Hands Of Time set, I think this set is gorgeous! It really gives a beautiful vintage feel to your project.
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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Springtime Doodles

Make It Monday #107

When Nichole used the Springtime Doodles set, I thought to myself, I think I have that set.
Sure enough, I did! I am so glad she brought this set to my attention again, it is so adorable!
I used copics to color the background, as well as the stamped images. On the larger flower, the stripes on the bee, and the little trail, there is a bit of Stickles to add a little sparkle. You can't tell in the photo, but the bees wings are cut from vellum.

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