Saturday, December 29, 2018

Using Up Scraps

I am striking while the iron is hot!  Here is a video I shot today.  I focused on a method to help make cards using up all those scraps of patterned paper we have laying around.  Enjoy!

 I used some scraps of patterned paper from projects I worked on prior to the holiday.  I am trying my best to work through a 12 x 12 patterned paper pack from Recollections. I used Lawn Fawn Stamp for the sentiment paired along with a Papertrey Ink Die on this one.

Here is another card weaving paper like the first example but making the weave much tighter. I decided to put this weave behind a die cut heart.  I then added on the sentiment along with sequins by Lucy's Cards.

Couple of Cards and Happy New Year!

 Hello crafty friends!  Hope you have had a wonderful Holiday and will be celebrating the NewYear with those you love!

I have not posted in such a long time, but with the holiday I had some time off which means I had some time to create, take pictures, and upload to share with all of you.

These are totally simple cards.  But they got the creative juices flowing so I will be back soon with a couple of more cards.

The first card uses some patterned paper I had left from another project with some sparkly glitter washi tape to create a background.  I then added a couple of die cut mats.  I stamped the sentiment on the teal color and added the rest of the sentiment on a strip below it.  I then created a stitched heart using a die from some more patterned paper.

The second card uses a stamp to create the background. I used the color Rose red from Stampin up and would stamp then turn the paper using second generation stamping without reinking to get this awesome look.  I added layered washi on the top as well as the bottom to hide the imperfections.  I then added a die cut shape out of vellum with a stitched heart on top.  I added the sentiment to complete the card.

All stamps and dies are unbranded.

I hope to see you around soon.  Have a great New Year!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Stitched cards, other projects, etc.

Hello my fellow crafters.  Life has been busy.  As you may have noticed I haven't been posting much.  Between, school, work, and family I have not had time to shoot videos or post.  That doesn't mean I haven't been creating though.  I wanted to to stop by and show you some of the cards I have been making.  I hope you enjoy.  When I am busy like this I do have more time to get things loaded to instagram so you can always find me there or my Facebook page.  I will leave the links down below.

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Watercolors plus Stamping

 I was playing with watercolor techniques, stamps, distress inks, and distress oxide inks.  Here is what I ended up with.  Most stamps from Unity Stamp Company.  The flamingo is from Hampton Arts.

I am entering the flamingo card into Creative Fingers Challenge blog #147.  I have missed working with those fine ladies over there.  You can find the challenge here.

I went in for two "maintenance items" and came out with a bit more than that.  Does anyone else do that?
Just sharing for enjoyment.

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This is a project from Kathy Orta that she put out for NSD this year.  I purchased the Photo mat gallery that had this in it so I could not only make this beauty but other's as well.  I am not quite finished with this one but wanted to share with all of you.

If you want to see Kathy's version go to her channel by clicking the link below.

I am going to make a few of these for gifts.  I hope you enjoy.

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Mojo Hit

I was able to have a a few moments to play in the craft room.  I had a lot of fun.  I hope you take a few minutes to enjoy the cards I made.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Latest Cards and What I Have Been Up To

So here is a video to show you the few things I have been doing lately in the craft room.  Sorry but life has been hectic.  Videos are a quick way I can share with you all.  The cards include some awesome Cricut Access Products!
 Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Carrot Box

Here is the last project of the night, this cool carrot box.  This is again from Design Space.  I am using it to hold lip balms.  You can find it in DS as item M21938D2.

You can find the video below to watch me put one of these together. Hope this inspires you to get crafty!

Easter Basket

I made an Easter basket via Facebook live last weekend.  Here is the video in case you missed it.  It was super simple and only needed a few supplies.

Cricut 3D Bunny Box

Wanted to drop by quickly and show you this cute box I made using a Cricut Design Space box.  On design space the project number is #M2193219. I have a video below so you can see how this cutie goes together. I am hoping later today or tonight to also post the video on how to do the carrot box you will also see in the video.

Here is a picture of the box all put together with some other goodies ready to deliver to friends at Easter. Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Easter Embelli

Here is something I threw together last week with things on or near my desk to make a quick easy embelli.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

What I Have Been Up to

Wondering where I have been and what I have been up to since I am not doing many blog posts?  Check out the video to find out.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Small Dollar Tree Haul

If you are wondering where the heck I am and what happened to all the cool cards, I hope to put together a video this weekend to explain.  Till then here is a small Dollar Tree haul....

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Coffee and Sweets Pocket Letter

Just a quick share of a pocket letter  I finished today.  To see the entire project click the video below.

Thursday, January 25, 2018


Hey crafty friends.  I have the first 2018 Creative Fingers Design Team project for you.  This was really fun to create.

I started out with a circle base I created with my Cricut by just find a circle card base as part of the access membership (M4CF62) to design space.  I then knew I wanted a circle scallop to layer on top.  That I also found in Design Space (M42D67).  The main image was cut out using the print and cut feature.  The cute girl is from Prettygrafikdesign.  If you want to see the group of digital stamps this cutie came from just go here.

I made the base into an easel card.  To add a bit of color, I added some distress ink in Spun Sugar.  I used a light hand in applying it so it would be soft.   

Then the layering began.  I used a doily die, snowflake dies, a stitched circle, two stitched hearts in patterned paper, a banner die.  At the bottom of the stitched circle I added layers of lace and ribbon.

To hold up the easel, I added layers of dies again, banners in two patterned papers, a snowflake, on a frame die, with the sentiment Hello.  I also added a couple of gems for a bit of bling.

I have been turning to this layering of dies and trims recently. Though I still tend to make more clean and simple cards most of the time, I am loving this shabby chic cards as well.

I hope you find inspiration in this and get in your crafty stash to play around today too!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Never Lose Hope

Hey crafty friends!  I am just bringing you a simple card I put together recently.  It has one of my favorite things...puppies.  😊

It has some cute puppies peeking up top.  I colored them pretty simply using Copic markers.

I wanted them to look like they were holding up the sentiment.  So I cut some patterned paper in a nice rectangle using my cross stitch die.  I then put the sentiment from Unity stamps on it using some versamark ink and white embossing powder.  Once I had the sentiment heat set, I layered that on top of the patterned paper. I took the entire piece and placed it on some hot pink cardstock.  Finally I added a few pink iridescent sequins. 

Pretty quick card all in all.  I think the puppies are cute as can be.  I hope this will brighten someone's day as they remember to never lose hope.

I am adding this card to the following challenges:

Craftyhazlenut's Patterned Paper Challenge : January 2018 found here.

Lemon Shortbread Challenge: #59 Anything Goes found here.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Boxed Card Set

While I was on a roll wanted to video a quick set of cards I added to an envelope box. Another gift in my stash made!

Home Sweet Home

I wanted to share with you a card I thought was fitting for the New Year.  This is a card I made quite a bit ago.  It was Pinterest Inspired.  

As usual, I didn't link the idea to my Pinterest Card Inspiration board so I could find it again.  😡  I have lots of cards on the board, but that ain't one. 😂

The reason I am sharing this particular card is because I will be spending quite a bit of time at home this year.  I am starting Graduate School on Monday!  I am excited, nervous, and a little worried how I am going to fit it all in.  That being said, if you notice I am not blogging as often as last year, this is the reason.

I can comfortably commit to continuing my post for the Creative Fingers Design Team I am on, but if there are other posts I will consider myself an overachiever.  Like all of you I still will be creating as it is my way of relaxing, but putting posts together, well that may be difficult.

I hope I can, when the right timing strikes, do some Facebook live sessions on my page.  Keep an eye out for those.  You can find my page here.

Ok now on to the specifics of the card.  The hills, heart, houses, sun are all dies cut out of varying shades of paper.  I used a white gel pen to add some interest to one of the houses and the trees.  The trees were cut with my Cricut since I don't have any tree dies.  The Home Sweet Home sentiment was written with the Cricut as well.

Once all the pieces were cut out, it was pretty quick to put together.  This could be used if you have a friend that has just moved, or you have.  Or it could be used to comfort someone who just needs someone to remind them of the comforts of home.  

I hope this inspires you to get out and create something of your own today.  

Happy New Year Y'all!

I am adding this card to the following challenge:

Lemon Shortbread Challenge: #58 Anything Goes found here.