Sunday, May 20, 2018

Encouragement Card

During the Great Craft Room Clean Out of 2018, I am ashamed to say that I found a whole stash of stamps, dies, and embossing folders that have never been used.  I am on a mission to used them all before I buy anything new!  Here is a card using a new-to-me Stampin' Up set:
I layered the image with shades of green from a long forgotten Luxury paper stack.  I originally colored the image, but I couldn't get the greens to coordinate properly.  Fussy cutting took care of that problem!!!

Sharing this with The Color Throwdown:
and with Try Stampin' on Tuesday's sketch challenge, with shades of one color:
Be sure to play along with the Words 2 Craft By "If You Can Read This" challenge!!

Silly Gumballs

The parts I need to fix my Big Kick won't arrive until later this week, so I am still limping along without die cutting or embossing.  During the Great Craft Room Clean Up of 2018, I came across these images from Lawn Fawn that I stamped and cut using my stamping buddy Diana's goodies. 
I colored the image with Derwent Inktense pencils, I used a leafing pen on the silver bits, and covered the gum balls with faces Glossy Accents.  Sharing with the Shopping Our Stash For the Kids challenge.  Be sure to join us for our current Words 2 Craft By "If You Can Read This" challenge!!

Try Stampin' On Tuesday

TSOT sketch challenge #365:
My craft room is a complete disaster from an unintended redo.  My Big Kick has a stripped gear (new gear coming next week - thanks Sizzix!), and I can't find anything.  That's what I get from "organizing".  K & Company stickers.  I stuck them to white cardstock and fussy cut so I could pop up the wings.  The border strips are also from the same pad.  I will post photos of the redo as soon as the room is presentable!!

CAS-ual Fridays

CAS-ual Fridays sketch challenge: 

My craft room is still in disarray from an unintended redo.  And I broke my go to tool - my original Sizzix Big Kick.  I actually cried.  It was one of the early ones with rollers, and was very heavy.  I didn't realize how hard it is for me to make a card without die cutting or embossing some element!!
I found these fun Ikea stars while cleaning, and added them to the slick white card front.  Sentiment heat embossed in silver, silver mirror card base and stickers.  Not my favorite, but loved how I had to stretch my creative effort!

I will post some before and after photos of my room soon.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

W2CB #52 - April's Promise

Welcome back to the Words 2 Craft By April challenge!  Our words this month are:
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SPRING!!  Such a wonderful promise.  
The flowers of spring in Ohio can come as early as crocuses in February, or s late as May.  I will take Spring flowers any time!!  Ellen Huston Bold Blossoms die cuts, stash washi tape made the polka dot layers, the hello from SU! Watercolor Wishes.  Please come join us at Words 2 Craft By for our April is a Promise challenge through May 2!

Sunday, April 1, 2018


The City Crafter Challenge is to make a tag.  I am a bit behind in making my Christmas tags (I give 100 or so as gifts throughout the year) so this is perfect!!
The silver snowflake is from Stamdendous, the tiny trees are hot fix from Crystal Eye Candy, stash ribbons and baker's twine.  Not many, but a good start!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Stamped Background

Fall to Layout has a sketch challenge:
My interpretation:
SU! Delicate Doilies stamped in Worn Lipstick Oxide ink, layered on a grey mat and white card base.  I didn't have the right pink paper for the sentiment, so I inked a scrap of white with more Worn Lipstick, and highlighted it with Wink of Stella.  Last post of the day - I promise!

Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our Phenomenal Women challenge through April 4!!