Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Best Friend Card

My card today uses a sentiment stamp by

and it can be found at


I made the rest of the card using an embossing folder by Cuttlebug on Stampin Up cardstock. The patterned paper is by Studio G (6x6 pad I found in the dollar bin-Score!) that matches the embossing powder of the sentiment. I used Versa Mark ink and aqua embossing powder by Stamp N Stuff. It has a small sparkle to it. The paper behind the sentiment is by Creative Memories and the flower is by Jolee's. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

True Friends Card

Today I used a sentiment stamp by 

and you can find the stamp at


I heat embossed the sentiment with Stamp N Plus gold embossing powder on Bazzill cream cardstock. I matted it to a scrap of paper and then adhered it to my patterned paper by Provo Craft (Circa 2004). The patterned paper is matted onto a brown cardstock and onto a 5x5 pre-made card base by The Paper Studio. The gold butterfly is by Martha Stewart.

Thanks so much for looking. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Manly Monday

I have another great group of masculine cards to share today. Please click on the blog names and you will be directed to their manly card. Leave them some love.

Scroll down a few projects to see this awesome pop top card (or soda top)

For my Manly Monday card I used a stamp by 

It can be found at 

I heat embossed the wolf with gold embossing powder by Stamp N Plus and then die cut it out with a Sizzix die. I inked the edges with Crushed Olive distress ink. The paper on top is old (circa 2004) by Provo Craft and the bottom kraft cardstock is by Oriental Trading Co. I used a Crafter's Workshop 6x6 tree die with distress ink on the bottom and wrapped some old thread-but it's super thick like twine-arounf the two at the seam. I curled the edges by wrapping the thread around a pencil. Multi Medium Matte by Ranger keeps the shape of the curl and keeps the thread in place. 

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot Card

Happy Sunday. I'm back again with the Chalk Ah Lot challenge of anything goes with chalk sponsored by Kenny K. I am using the Jasmine digi for my card. I printed her on watercolor paper by Ranger and colored her in with distress inks and a water pen. I then filled the glasses in with Glossy Accents which is also by Ranger. After all that business I die cut her out using a Spellbinders die and inked the inside with distress ink. The nice thing about this label 4 die is that there is a small and a large set. I like to mat the die with a smaller outside frame then the regular label dies have. I'm not sure if it is an 1/8 or a 1/4 but it is definitely smaller then say label 1 from die to die.

My chalk is in the background. This new to me Darice embossing folder is quickly becoming my favorite and I had some left over powdered chalk mixed with paint and decided to try it on the folder. I took a paint brush and applied the mixture to one side of the folder then ran it through my Cuttlebug. I sprayed it with a little water mixed with Perfect Pearls and let it dry. I used watercolor paper by Stratmore and then the black cardstock is by Recollections.

The sentiment is by Paper Smooches and I inked the edges with distress ink.

Hop on over to Chalk Ah Lot and link up your chalk project today.
Thanks for looking.

Challenges: Anything goes/Use one flower {Embossing folder flowers}

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Summer Dress card

I want to do one last post for today. Saturday is usually the day I post for Stamp N Plus. Check out some of the Iris Folding cards that they sell, right HERE I haven't made many things with their stamps lately, until this past week when I had requests for the dress cards to return to the store. 

Here is one that I made which I really like the summery colors. I iris folded the dress using a different patterned paper on the top then the bottom. I can't tell you who the papers are by because they are so old but I do know the yellow cardstock is by Bazzill. The flowers are by Stamping Scrapping. They were white and I painted them yellow with paint by Pebbles. The rhinestones inside each little flower is a donation from a dancing friend. These were the year before leftovers. Love the many different colors she gives me and boy do they sparkle. 

The sentiment is by Gina Marie Products which I stamped in black by Hero Arts. This is a 5x6.5 card size because this dress won't fit on my normal little cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Happy Holidays

Hey all I have a quick Christmas card to share. I used the Pink Paislee patterned papers for the background of my card. I did distress the edges with distress ink. The circle die is by Spellbinders (Bazzill cardstock), felt ribbon by Oriental Trading Co, all word stamps by Hero Arts, inks by Ranger and Stampin Up, Christmas tree cut out using Cricut and then I embossed it (Cuttlebug) and inked the edges.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: Anything goes with Cricut

Hot Air balloon card

I have a fun digital stamp card today using Copic markers to color it in. I used the following colors on my card:
B32, B34 and B00
R89, R46, R24, R22
BG32, BG11, BG34, and BG10
G00 and G000
E13, E25, and E33

The aqua cardstock is by Stampin Up and the blues by Sunborn. I did something new for the embossed edge on the left. I had a regular cloud embossing folder that could only be used for a crosswise card and I really wanted to use it for my background but had already adhered my image to the die cuts that wouldn't fit on the card crosswise. I took my piece of blue cardstock and placed it into the cloud folder to the top of the paper and to the very left of my Cuttlebug. With the cardstock hanging outside the embossing folder I grab a border embossing folder by Tim Holtz with Sizzix. It's about 1 1/4 inches wide and fit perfectly on my cardstock just below the clouds and then through my Cuttlebug.  I thought it was the perfect scene for my hot air balloon. What do you think?

Die cuts by Spellbinders, ink by Ranger, chipboard by Paper accents which I painted with Stamp N Plus powdered chalk and paint, pearls by Want 2 Scrap, and the sentiment is by Pebbles.

Thanks for looking. No Patterned paper Shoe us your coloring skills

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Deep Red Golden Butterfly

Today my card features this butterfly stamp by:

You can find it at:


I heat embossed the butterfly in white with Versa Mark ink and myStamp Box white embossing powder onto Ranger watercolor paper. Then I die cut the image out using a Spellbinders die and inking the inside by the image while the paper was still inside the die. I colored the butterfly in with Distress Stains and a water pen both by Ranger. Set aside to let it dry completely.

I dry embossed a tan colored piece of paper by Color-Aid, a freebie pack of every color matte finished paper from a friend whom is an artist, with a Cuttlebug/Provo Craft embossing folder. I think it is a discontinued folder which is a bummer because it is such a great design. I took the bronze (I think that's the correct color) distress stain and rubbed it over the entire embossed area. I sprayed a few areas with water to even out the distribution of color. Set this piece aside and let dry.

The sentiment sticker is by Sticko/EKSuccess and I layered it on top a Creative Memories circle punch. I added a pearl from Want 2 Scrap onto the sentiment because adding pearls is what I do for every card I make these days.

For the bottom of the card I die cut a border by Spellbinders and layered on top of it some ribbon from my husband's Oma/grandmother. I just love it and have been hoarding it for far too long. I'm trying to be more like if I have something I really like then use it while you love it. This will make you happy or so I tell myself that it does.

Once everything was dry I assembled the card to a pre-made card base size 5x6.5 by Recollections. I used dimensional adhesive for the sentiment. It's a bummer I can't put this one out for sale. The card racks at both the stores I sell at have smaller openings and can't fit this big of a card. 

Have a great rest of your week.
Challenges: It's all about girls ANything goes Anything goes An Animal Anything goes Girly bday with butterfly Anything goes Animal friends Monochromatic Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes with pearls Anything goes embossing powder Anything goes

Monday, July 14, 2014

Manly Monday

Welcome back to another edition of Manly Monday. I have some great cards to share with you this week. So click on the nae of the blog and stop back and check out my card at the bottom.

So my card today uses an image stamp by Tim Holtz that I stamped on Ranger Watercolor paper, colored in with distress markers and a water pen, die cut out with a Spellbinders die, and inked the inside with distress ink. 
The sentiment is one of the new sentiment stamp sets from Gina Marie Products, which is stamped in Hero Arts black. The patterned paper on my card is by Provo Craft (circa 2004) and the green paper is by Color-Aid. Nice and simple the way my husband likes them. What does he know-Lol.

Have a great week. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Powdered chalk with Stencil Demo

So I have a little chalk demo today using Stardust powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus. Love this stuff. I combined it with paint and applied it over a stencil. Check it out.

I masked off my patterned paper with painters tape. Plus secured it to my craft mat.

I taped this Tim Holtz stencil to the mat and over the cardstock.

I scooped out some Stardust powdered chalk and placed it in my tray.

This is how much paint I used to mix in with the powdered chalk.

Here's what it looks like after it is mixed.

I used my Tim Holtz ink blender with a new sponge to dab and apply the mixture. The stencil is taped down really well and therefore I could make little circles with the applicator when applying.

All finished. Check out the shine.

Another view of the shine, kind of sparkly.

Here it is after I removed the tape. Painters tape works well because it doesn't rip your paper if you remove it slowly and carefully. 

Then here's my card using the Kenny K image "Happy Hour". My patterned paper is by Crate Papers, die cut by Spellbinders that I inked on the inside, vellum sentiment by Studio 112, rhinestones by Want 2 Scrap and sequins by Craft Medley. 
Oh a couple more things; I colored her in with Copic markers and used Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents, and distress ink by Ranger as well as a Tombo white gel pen and a Xyron machine for the sentiment. I think that's it.

Here it is a little bit closer. 

My demo and card are for the 

where the July theme is 

and the sponsor is the fabulous 

Hope you liked the demo and thanks for stopping by.

Challenges: Lady stamp, 3 sequins
Dreamweaver-To die for