Sunday, July 16, 2017

One Sheet Wonder with box/6x6 Shadow Frame

I have been busy.  I actually had some time this week to get some crafty goodness completed.  Last weekend I used a one sheet wonder template to make all the cards you see here.
 This week I made this envelope using my envelope punch board to hold them all.  Now they are ready to gift to someone special.  
All the cards are below so you can take a look at them individually.
 Also, at the end I will have my video that shows you a bit more in detail about the cards and what I have been working on.

This 6 x 6 shadow box frame being one of them.  Isn't it cute?  I used a Lori Whitlock SVG file to make this.  I loved how it turned out.

As far as the cards go I made the cards using a Hero Arts layered stamp set.  I am sorry guys I can't find the name anywhere on the packaging.  I struggle with these layered stamps.  Do you?

The only way I have found to be even slightly successful at lining these stamps up is to start with the middle layer, then add on the shadow layer.  Otherwise, it is a mess to say the least.  Also in this one sheet wonder I added on a cute firefly from a Recollections set that has mason jars.  

All the embellishments come out of my stash.  My video explains where some of these come from.  Also, not to forget, the sentiments are mainly from different Tag It sets from Papertrey Ink.

I used a combo of Momento inks and Stampin' Up inks to bring this together.

The one sheet wonder truly is a classic.  It is a great way to whip up a set of cards to give to someone as a gift. 

Since I love some challenges I am entering this card to the

right to the following challenges....then stay tuned.  At the end is the video.

This card is being added to the following challenges:
Crafting with an Attitude: #29 Anything Goes found here.

Jo's Scrap Shack: #197 Anything Goes found here.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

What's Crafting this Weekend

Wanted to share with you some projects I made this weekend.  Also a future project in the beginning stages.  Happy Crafting!

Shop Your Stash...Ep. 4...use that washi and premade cards

Today, I want to share a card with you that is a perfect way to get cards done quickly.  Maybe that last minute card you weren't expecting to need but your stash is low and you don't have the time.

During my last shopping my stash where I took a look at all the "premade" cut-outs I have, stamped images, etc. I ended up with this beauty to  the left.  Even if you had to die cut the scalloped  circle, the circle, and stamp this would be a less than 5 minute card to put together for those time you need a card.  Not only that but you need a card now!

I started with one of the ombre card bases I picked up from Hobby Lobby.  The Paper Studio has these with envelopes in a rainbow of colors just to make people like me happy.  I don't know what it is but anything ombre draws me in.  

This card is in shades of orange.  While looking through my container of die cuts, I noticed the already stamped image that you see here.  The polka dotted circle and the sentiment are both from Paper Trey Ink.  It is an older set called Tag-it's #2.  I layered the circle on the scalloped circle.  

To pull it together I added a couple of pieces of washi tape that I had been gifted in a swap.  Then out of my stash I pulled a prima flower.  It was like these were all made for each other.

I hope this inspires you to shop your stash today.  Get some cards made, get inky, and don't forget to have fun.

I am adding this card to the following challenges:

Crafting with An Attitude's Challenge:  # 20 Anything Goes found here.

Lemon Shortbread Challenge # 45:  Anything Goes found here.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Shop Your Stash- Ep. 3...Use those scraps

Right before we moved, I sat down with my bag and plastic container of scraps to make some quick cards.

I had these black and white scraps in my stash.  The scalloped circle with the sentiment and heart were already put together in my scraps.

So all I had to do was cut or tear the strips, add on the scalloped piece, and then add on one of my cute butterflies I got from Michael's....ta-da..quick and simple card.

The best part is I got to use up those cute papers I tend to horde.  You probably don't horde all those paper.  😉

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Ribbon Girl July Challenge:  Anything Goes.. you can find it here.

Deep Ocean Challenge:  # 158 Lots of can find this challenge here.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Home Decor and a Card

Well as we relaxed this weekend, watched DH grill up some yummy hamburgers, I also got a few new things completed for the house.  After I share about the card see the video at the end for the other projects.

I am down to two boxes...a closet that still needs to be organized...but why work on that stuff, when there are some fun things to do.. 😜

First off I will start with my card to the right here.  I had out some 12 x 12 patterned paper from an older Recollections paper pad in order to work on a sunglasses holder for my son's room.  I liked this pattern because it was masculine.  You can see that project in the full video below.

With the left overs I decided to go ahead and make a couple  of masculine cards.  I never seem to have enough of these in my stash.  I will be honest it still seems a bit busy, but I still like it.  I think in hindsight I would a bit more black to help ground it.

I added some polka dot orange washi that I was gifted in a swap.  I had some orange brads in just the same shade so that worked well.  

The stamps came from two sets.  The scalloped wreath is from Papertrey Ink's Tag It #1 and it is stamped in Tangelo Twist from Stampin Up!  In Momento Tuxedo Black I stamped the happy birthday sentiment from the same PTI set as well as the cute chick from Lawn Fawn's Party Animal set.

I thought about coloring the chick, but in the end decided not to.  I used Simon's Says Stamp stitched circle to cut out the image.  This I popped up on a scalloped circle die cut from some Recollections khaki paper.   The scalloped circle die is an old Spellbinders nesting set.

This didn't take too long.  Now I have some birthday cards for those men folk in my life.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Papery July Challenge found here.   

Crafty Creations Challenge #344, Anything Goes found here.

To see the other things I have been up to see the video below.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Weekend Crafty Goodness

Amazingly enough I did not make a papercraft this weekend.  I did use my Cricut to cut out some glitter stars but otherwise I did not touch any paper.....😲 I did even know that was possible.  
 Above is my wreath I made with the wreath form, the mesh from Dollar Tree.  I added some silver glitter stars as well that I cut out with my Cricut.  I added them with some super stick double sided tape.  This is in a covered area so I am not worried it will get knocked around much.  I just has to last till July 4th....  💗
If you are looking for a good tutorial for making a wreath, check out Do It on a Dime here.
This I just added some holes to thanks to my Crop a dile.  I used bakers twine to hang up above my work space where I am crafting.  Super simple, but thought it would be fun.  I had the bakers twine and the chalk markers so this cost me only $1 to make.  My drawing skills need work, but I think it turned out cute.  I can also erase it and add another saying later.

What cool projects did you work on this weekend?

I Am Back and Ready to Create, but first a haul

We have moved into our new place, and for the most part all my crafty goodness has been unpacked.  But, before I start creating I need to stop by my local Dollar Tree to get some new stuff to celebrate.  Right?

Hope you Enjoy!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Shopping the Stash-EP 2

Bear with me guys...I luckily have made few cards all in that one sitting to share with you because I will not be doing any crafting for a bit.  I am moving.  Now don't get excited, it is just a town over.  I will be gaining a bit more space (still an apartment though), a little less in rent, and hopefully a bit more quiet.

While I do that however, I have to start packing all my crafty goodies...then get them set back up.  So not sure how long that will take or how often I will be posting over the next few weeks.  But until is another card.

This was totally simple...easy to do, and would be great for a beginner.

The ombre card was one from the pack I got not long ago in yellow.  The image I printed out on white cardstock using my printer.  Not sure where I got the image, but if I can find the source, I will add it here.

I cut the image down a bit and colored the bee with some yellow ink.  Behind the image I added a short scalloped border in black.  On the right I added an orange page holder.  I have this die as part of a set made for all those planners we all love.

Seconds to put together but so cute in person.  The final touch was the heart sticker I added to the bee's trail.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar Challenge #253 Celebrations.  You can find this challenge here.

Lemon Shortbread Challenge #42 Anything Goes.  You can find this challenge here.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Mini Dollar Tree Haul

Just wanted to take a moment and share a few cool things craft related that I found at my local Dollar Tree.


I used a random generator off of google using the numbers 1-9 (one person entered twice so counted both as #1)

The winner of the Blog Giveaway is...drumroll......

Eileen W., you are the winner of the blog giveaway.  I will leave a message on your blog or feel free to message me on Faceboook.  

My link for facebook is here.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Shop Your Stash-Episode 1

So, if you are reading this, I am currently on vacation.  I am finally feeling better after a bout of some type of respiratory infection just in time for some time off.  😊

When I started feeling a bit better, I did get some time to just play around with all those products I buy for my papercrafting stash.  I really didn't have the energy to work on anything new, but instead pulled out all my die cuts, scraps, things I have received in swaps.  I brought those together to pull together some cards.  So for a while I will be sharing these cards with you.

I still tend to cut out lots of things with my Cricut then go back to that stash of cutouts from time to time to do this process of putting together cards using those.  I have a video of what that looks like here, if you are interested.

Ok, on to today's card...

This card was simple.  On another stint of putting things together i had already put everything on this card and left the black oval in the middle which was begging for a cute image.

So the polkadot red triangle, the banner, the flower...everything was there except, the image of this precious girl, the small flower at the bottom and the sentiment.  This came together in seconds, as I had the little girl already colored.  She just went with know?

The image is from  This lady has an amazing talent.  She shares all the digital stamps she makes for free.  You need to check her out if you have never seen her images.

The image was colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment is one of my sentiment stickers I made.  

I think this is such a cute card.  I have such a good feeling when I go use all that "stuff" I have.

Not sure who this card will go to.  My stash is getting a bit full so I may be downsizing some of them as a RAK or swap, I am not sure.

What cool things are you making?  I would love to see so feel free to add in the comments below or upload to my facebook page, which you can find here.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: #131 Anything Goes found here.

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge:  Week 21 Anything Goes found here.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Listen to the Music in your Heart

Here is a sweet hula girl I added to the tag from a few posts ago.  You can find that post all about washi here.

The hula girl is from Prettygrafikdesign.  You can find the image here.  I colored here in Copics and she has been happily waiting in my bin of die cuts waiting.

Since I already had the tag started this was easy to put together.  I added her to the tag, put a doily behind her, added some enamel dots, a pink glittered chipboard flower with an added bling center, then cut out one of my sentiments I made with Cricut sticker paper.

Another card ready to give out to encourage someone.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge: #87 Three of a kind (Three enamel dots) You can find the challenge Here.

Lemon Shortbread Challenge #41 Anything goes found here.

Crafting with an Attitude Challenge # 27 Anything goes found here.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Cowgirls Rule...& Blog Giveaway

A card that took literally weeks to make is finally born.  😊 Stay to the end of the post to here more about the giveaway.

Today's card is one that has been put together in stages.  The image is from artbymiran on etsy.  You can find her here.  The cowgirl was colored with copics weeks ago.  She has been sitting in my cut out container just waiting to be added to a card.

I knew I wanted to have a wood grain background for the card.  I don't own a wood grain stamp nor an embossing folder that does this.  So what to do?  MayMayMade it to the rescue.  I watched this video that teaches you three different techniques to make a woodgrain background.  You can watch it here.  This was exactly what I was looking for.  So maybe a couple of weeks ago I made the background piece using peacock feathers distress ink.  My "planks" aren't very straight but I love the effect.  It was super easy.  

Then last weekend I took that background and die cut it using my memory box cross stitched rectangle dies.  I also die cut the two banner pieces out of Recollections paper using a Papertrey Ink die.

Finally yesterday, I put it all together with another scrap of cardstock I had.  I added the sentiment from my word stickers I made.

You can see a close up of those stickers by reading my blogpost here.  This is a word document I made for my use and am happy to share.  I just printed these out on cricut sticker paper and cut out when I need one.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #496 found here.
Creative Fingers Challenge: #130 Anything Goes found here.
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge:  Week # 19 Anything Goes Found here.

Go to my blogpost here to see more about the giveaway that will be drawn June 2, 2017.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Blog Giveaway

If you are new to my blog, welcome!  I love making cards and all kind of papercrafts, so I hope you find some inspiration here.

Below is a video showing what one lucky blog follower will receive.  I apologize in advance the sound is not great but you can still see what you may receive if you win.  I wanted to do a voice over but I am sick so that just wasn't possible.

I will be drawing the lucky winner on June 2, 2017.  You will not be considered if you have not commented below and have joined my blog after June 1 @ midnight EST.  The winner will be selected randomly.

Good luck !  See you around blog land.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

On a Roll....

 Let's just say...I was on a roll...and got a little crazy.  Here is the Mojo Monday Sketch this week that got things going:

 I had been wanting to get out the coffee image I picked up a year or so ago from Unity Stamp Company.  I knew I wanted to use this sketch.  I liked the looks of it.  Then, I thought let's do a series of these.  So I ended up with 10 cards...that's right...10.  I am definitely going to be gifting some of these since I am not sure I would ever use all 10 anytime soon.  

I began by using my 1 1/2 inch by 5 1/2 inch scraps of cardstock with the image above. I stamped the images on these scraps using Momento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up's Coastal Cabana, and Moment's Rose Bud. I got these stamped pretty darn quickly as I used my Stamp Perfect positioning tool.  This is one of the tools I am so glad I purchased because I could stamp the same image twice to get the ink dark. I cut down those images to the size I wanted.  I added a bit of Wink of Stella to different parts of the image for a bit of sparkle.

Since the main image is around coffee, I knew I wanted to use patterned papers that were primarily tan/brown with pops of color.  I have a 6 x 6 paper pad by Recollections that fit the bill perfectly.  I layered each section either on Kraft cardstock or in case of the main image on the Recollections paper.
 All the edges of those layers are inked either in the Rose Bud or the Costal Cabana.

I added some of the ombre embroidery floss I bought to the bottom of each card.  Though it isn't that noticeable in the pictures, it does give it another pop in person.

To some of the cards I added a sentiment thanks to my Cricut and some different dies I have in my stash.
 This one above I added not only a sentiment but also a flower I made using my cricut.  It is for my son's dance teacher to give her after his recital.  Inside I added a velum envelope that will house a gift card for Starbuck's.  I also added wink of stella to the flower petals as well for some more sparkle.

I am adding these cards to the following challenges:

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge # 495 found here.

Creative Fingers Challenge #129:  Anything Goes found here.

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: May 2017 found here

Friday, May 5, 2017

Haul Michael's and Hobby Lobby

Treated myself to a day of shopping.  Happy Mother's Day early.  Here is a haul.  Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Let's Roast Marshmallows

Today was a pretty successful crafting day.  I hope you will take time to see my other posts from today in order to take in the other crafty goodness that I created today.  But here I am spotlighting a cute card I put together using a digital stamps, background paper, and clip art from Prettygrafikdesign.  I found this store on etsy.  From that shop I bought background papers, the camping girl, and the fire.  The compass that is layered on the checked blue background came from Cricut Design Space.  I used the print and cut feature to make all these elements.

I first took the dark background paper which has fireflies all over it and added glimmer mist.  It was just crying out for some sparkle.  I then used a cross stitched die to cut it down to size.  I used the same die set to die cut the next layer.  These are memory box dies I believe.

The marshmallow roaster (girl) was colored in with copic markers. The only thing I added to the fire was some Wink of Stella.  Again...more sparkle was needed.  

Behind all the layers you can see a peek of washi tape that I picked up from the Dollar Tree.  That pink plaid has come in handy a few times.

I added all the layers to white cardstock cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  I then added that to a kraft card base that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  The girl and fire I did pop up with foam squares..which got interesting to do when it came to the marshmallow section.

I did not add a sentiment to this card.  I also can't think of one to add inside the card.  Got any ideas?  Let me know.

This card was inspired by Mojo Monday's Challenge sketch for this week:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge # 494 found here.

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog # 129 found here.

Finally, Week 17 Digi Chooseday Crafting Challenge:  Anything Goes found here.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Saturday at Sundown

Here is a video with what I accomplished today.   I will post separately a closer look at the two cards I completed.  I will also come back and do a follow up regarding the gift boxes I made.  I plan on using them for a special gift for a co-worker.  I will get that up as soon as I get the gifts inside the boxes.

I also got a bunch of scrap paper cut up in "my" go to sizes.  See below how I store this paper.  I cut down all scraps in to the following 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, 5 1/2 x 2 1/2, 5 1/2 x 1 1/2, 3 x 2, 3 1/2 x 2 1/2, or 3 x3.  I used to horde everything but not anymore.  I go into this box for layers, accent papers, etc.  I love doing this.  It saves me time later. 

Starting Out my Saturday

Just a quick video of getting some projects started.  I hope you have a great Saturday!

Feel free to link up what you are working on this weekend.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Washi Tape..Oh How I love Thee!

I still love Washi tape.  I think it is considered still "in' especially for planners.  I have several rolls but never seem to use them very often however.  So today, I wanted to set out to make them the focus of a card.

Like I do pretty much for everything I headed to Pinterest to see what was out there.  Find the inspiration that would make a cute card.  I also knew I wanted to use this weeks Mojo Monday Card sketch.  I really love this sketch.  It has such potential.

So I found these couple of pins that I love.  You can find them here and here.

So here is my card all completed.  I used Washi to do the strip on the side.  I covered Recollections cardstock with washi and die cut the balloons, the balloon background, and the butterflies.

I think this is a such a cute card.  To find out more details, see the video below. 
While I had out the washi I also decorated the following tags.  I will either add them to other projects or maybe include in a swap.  As I finish them I will be sure to take some pictures so you can see the end result.

I am entering the card in the following challenges:

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge:  #493 found here.
Creative Fingers Challenge: #128 Anything Goes found here.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Slow Crafting Weekend

This weekend...I stayed on slow mode.  But don't worry I still got one card made.
I made a cute little slider card.  I used a digital stamp from tiddlyinks colored with copics.  I added a red striped mat using some BoBunny Beach Therapy paper with some leaves I die cut from green scrap cardstock.  I added some flowers and silver Nuvo drops to the center.

The main part of the card is made with Recollections Khacki cardstock.  I used a Bobunny die in the middle to make the "lacy" looking window.  Unfortunately,  even with a shim I could not get the entire die to cut through.  So the middle does have some pieces still intact.

The slider inside has some flowers stamped on the side so it will peek through the die.  It is a Unity stamp, stamped in Stampin' Up's Rose Red ink.  The sentiment is from an unknown source...another one of the "girl" quotes my sister give me.  I added a tab at the top by punching a circle and folding it in half.  I added some more flowers and Nuvo drops.

I did make a mistake on the back of the card.  I somehow got some cocunt oil on it from my hands, but I am adding some more of that stripped paper on the back which will cover it.  So that should take care of that oops.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge Blog: #185 Fancy Folds or Shaped Cards found here.
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge:  Week 15 ATG found here.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Peep Easter Card

So I just wanted to share with you a card I made over the weekend to send to some of my favorite peeps...get it...peeps.  😊

Pretty much everything was made using my Cricut.  The only stamp I used were the clouds.  This was from a Verve stamp set I won in a challenge blog.  The set was Up, Up, and Away I believe.  Oh..and the faces of the peeps I used Lawn Fawn's milk and cookies set to make.  I will tell you how I made the Peep stamp using my Cricut in the video with all the info below.  

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations Challenge: #272 Spring Spectacular see more cards in this challenge here.
A Gem of a Challenge: #191 Furry Friends found here.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

I Just Love Being a Girl

I think this cards has the most layers I have ever used on a card. I love it!

All the cardstock is either Recollections or from Amy Tangerine's Rise and Shine 6x6 paper pad.  Just as a side note this paper collection is one that I can't cut down into my usual sizes.  I have kept every single scrap...I can't help myself.

Ok back on on  track.  I followed the current sketch over on the Mojo Monday Challenge blog for this card.  

The ballerina silhouette I found from a free clip art site..I have no idea which one.  My Cricut cut out the ballerina in no time. I did add clear wink of stella to the ballerina for some shine. Then I added some Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry around the sides using my ink blending tool.  Finally, I used my die cuts from Wish to cut out the frame for the sentiment.  Just that little bit of stitching really does make that pop.

The sentiment is another I inherited from my sister.  It says, "I love being a girl!".  I also cut out a butterfly using a die in the same blue strip but at a diagonal.  To the butterfly I added some clear wink of stella as well.  To make it shine I also added a layer of glossy accents.

Here is the sketch from Mojo:  

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Easter Egg-Washi Style

I got an Easter card done...and I made a video.  It all was bit nerve racking but I did it.  I don't have any video editing program, so I just went with it.  Hope if you get a chance to watch you will.....

But on to the card.  So for the card I started off with white cardstock (Recollections) 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Layered on top is purple polka dot paper.  The next layer is from Amy Tangerine's Rise and Shine (6x6 paper pad).  I added some strips of pink glitter paper.  The cut out I did on the Cricut.  It looks like it is colored in because behind the cut out I took another smaller piece of cardstock and covered it in different colors of washi tape.  I think this is so cute!

Finally the sentiment is on an oval cut out with my Cricut in purple cardstock.  The sentiment I stamped using Momento black in.  The sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly.  It is popped up and layered on a piece of scalloped oval using silver pearlized paper made by Cricut.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Artistic Impressions Challenge:  #176 Anything Goes/optional twist (Easter)
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #38 Anything Goes

And here is the Video if you want to watch;

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Final Look-Assembly Line Cards

 Over the weekend, I got a chance to finish all the cards I had planned from the backgrounds and critters I had completed. Here is one of the cards I made into a shaker using a circle die, some fun foam and acetate.  I stamped Birthday Wishes by My Sentiments Exactly in Momento Tuxedo Black Ink after putting together the shaker.  I added the bear holding  a cake, as well as a pearl enamel dot.  I used some chunky blue glitter as the shaker portion.

Next is a similar card this time I used a heart die, with some sequins, gold micro beads, as well as some iridescent glitter inside the shaker.  I used the same sentiment, this time with a yellow flower added.  This critter is a fox holding a present.

Below are the other cards I did using the same idea but this time they are not shakers.  For these I think the image should have been bigger on some.  The critter sometime really isn't filling the entire space well.  I used patterned paper behind one image.  I also used two critters in one trying that out.  I like them all but the shakers are my favorites.

The shakers I am entering into two challenges:
Pile it On Challenge:  #129 Interactive Card
Lemon Shortbread Challenge: #38 Anything Goes

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Mini Loaded Bag-Sent/Received

So a few weeks ago I shared with you the beginnings of this Spring Themed Mini Loaded bag.  The person I swapped with has now received.  So now I can show you the whole thing.  

So to the right is the bag I showed you prior to putting anything in it.  Pretty plain and basic.  I started out with Recollections Khaki paper for the base.  I also added some Recollections patterned paper in pinks and purples.

So it had a main "pocket" and then another smaller pocket on the front.

Here is another picture of the two wands I added before I finished them as well.  For these the base were cupcake liners I picked up at dollar tree.  The stems are paper straws I also picked up at Dollar Tree.
I did forget, which isn't anything new for me, to take a picture of the completed project.  But, I did video all the goodies I put in the bag along with the completed project.

You can watch that here or head on over to YouTube.

Next Step ..Assembly Line Cards

You know those sentiment backgrounds I made?  Well over the last week I have gotten the next steps of those cards made.  All these cute little critters stamped, colored, and cut out using their coordinating dies.  I then took the backgrounds and cut out shapes in the areas that didn't emboss the best.  Stay tuned for the entire project to come together.

The stamp set used for these was from Lawn Fawn called Party Animals.  I colored them all with Copic Markers.