Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

Well I have been MIA for a while. With all my nerve damage it was getting hard to do even the simplest of things. The area we lived in had high humidity and the weather was constantly changing which made it extremely hard on me. We had been wanting to move from the area for years but  thought it would be years before we could. Then all of the sudden an amazing opportunity opened up and WE MOVED to Colorado!

God just lined everything up to create an awesome job for my hubby in a beautiful location. I have felt much better here. I have been able to get out and enjoy the scenery, watch a movie, and be pushed around the mall. I feel like I have a new lease on life! Of course, getting out in public for the first time in years made me susceptible to getting a cold. I can handle being sick opposed to having unrelenting nerve pain all the time though. LOL

The good news is that now that I am over my cold and sort of unpacked (lol), I will be able to craft more. Yay!

The card was for my mom's birthday. I used Heart Felt Creations paper. (then I covered all the pretty paper up ...haha) The flowers were all white and inked with distress inks to provide a pop of color.

TH Distress Inks used: Seedless Preserves, Aged Mahogany, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Peacock Feathers, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, and Forest Moss.

I hope you all have a great new year and look forward to many more crafty projects to share with you.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Snowflake Window Cards

Hello crafty friends. Sorry I have not posted in a while. I had a bad cold and just did not feel up to crafting for a few weeks. You know it had to be bad for me to not even craft. LOL

I have a special post on Jess's blog today. It features a couple of cards with snowflakes and cutout windows.
Here is a sneak peak

You can pop over to Jess's blog to see the video and download the cut file.

Supplies (they are listed in the video)

Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays
alternate spray colors

Cosmic Shimmer glitter paste

Fineline applicator bottle

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cards for Project I Care

Been busy making cards for Project I Care.

Just what is this Project I Care?
Well, first a little backstory...

I helped my mother in law search for wigs and undergarments after she underwent a mastectomy and chemo. It was such a difficult time for her. Finding specialty items to help her feel better about her changing body was not easy. We found a great little store that catered just to breast cancer patients and survivors. Their kindness and help was wonderful. 

Jim, the Gentleman Crafter, had an amazing opportunity through his day job to organise a boutique for special items for breast cancer patients. All the proceeds go back to the Breast Cancer Center . 

Jim started Project I Care to ask crafters to make cards for the staff and volunteers at the Breast Cancer Center Boutique to send to store patrons to say thank you and encourage them.

If you would like more information about this project and find out how you can help, just go to this link on Jim's blog. Project I Care

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Birdsong card

Well, I know that Graphic 45's Birdsong paper line has been out a while, but we never really get tired of seeing it....right?

It has taken me a while to cut into these papers. LOL

I started with a base of the lady in the Kimono then layered a couple of frames on top. 

Next I added my branch cut file and then added small flowers.

Then I punched a few little butterflies, stamped on them, and added them to the card.
(you know me and tiny little details LOL) 

My niece, who loves Oriental art, was thrilled to receive it. Now that I have finally cut into the papers maybe I will feel freer to use the rest of them. LOL

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Scrapadabadoo Blog post Mica Flakes and LSG Sprays

Hello, I hope you are doing well today.
I have posted the details and a video showing this card on the Scrapadabadoo Blog today.
The cut file and pattern for the elk is available in my Etsy shop. The elk is part of a Wildlife set here.
Head over to the Scrapadabadoo Blog to find out more.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New LSG Under the Boardwalk Sprays

I have a couple of chalkboard cards to share with you. I have use the  Under the Boardwalk LSG sprays for the flowers, leaves, and cardbase. Theses lovely sprays are not shimmery like the regular Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays. They appear a little chalky when they dry. There is no chalky residue though so they are great to use on all sorts of projects.

For this A2 sized card, 

I started with a white cardstock base and applied the Raspberry Lemonade LSG using one of the Lindy's "Old Baldy" Dauber Caps  instead of the spray nozzle.

Then I trimmed the top and sides from this sheet from the Prima Optimist 6 by 6 paper pad.

I adhered it to the cardbase.

Next, I cut a white cardstock mat and another piece of paper from the 6 by 6 pad and added some seem binding that I colored with the Raspberry Lemonade.

Then I cut a white cardstock mat for one of the chalk note cards and added some of my handmade flowers that I colored with the LSG sprays.
The centers are from the gems package for the Prima Optimist line.

For this 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 card, I colored the white card base as before, added a layer of MME Chalk Studio patterned paper.
The top layers are chalkboard cards from the Prima Chalk Note Cards pack.
I added one of my flowers colored with the LSG Under the Boardwalk Set and placed a button in the center from the Prima Optimist Wooden Button set.
The banners from the Optimist chipboard stickers set finished it off.

Be sure and drop by the Scrapadabadoo blog to see the other lovely cards I made with the LSG Under the Boardwalk sprays.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Cards using Kaisercraft BeYoutiful papers

The Kaisercraft paper line, BeYOUtiful, is stunning.
you can check the papers out on this video.

All the lovely flowers on the patterned papers inspired me to make flowers of my own.

I usually use Neenah White 110 pound cardstock paper for my flowers.
Then I ink them with TH Distress inks or LSG sprays/
This time, I tried to use the Kaisercraft papers.

The colors are great but the paper did not hold up well
under all the shaping that I do to make the flowers.
 I pieced the broken petals together but it was a labor of love.

I already have video tutorials on these flowers.
The small dark red flowers are Open Flowers. The medium yellow flowers are here.
The Large rose tutorial is offered on my sidebar.
This Open Rose tutorial includes the cut files and links to 1 1/2 hours of video instruction.

For the next card, I went back to the Neenah cardstock for the flowers.

These Loose Roses are colored with
Scattered Straw Distress Stain and Mustard Seed Distress Ink.
There is a 2 part tutorial.
Part 1     Part 2

The rest of the papers were just calling me to make more cards.
So I did. LOL

Here is an A2 sized card with yellow roses
from the Collection pack.

Here is a video showing how it came together.

I used a white card base, black mat, yellow mat, 3 by 4 cut apart card, and the rose is from the Collections pack.

And here is another A2 card

Friday, August 22, 2014

Harley Davidson Emblem

My brother in law loves motorcycles and since masculine cards are usually a challenge,
I decided copy the Harley emblem.

I used a Ranger TH Mirror sheet and black cardstock for the front
and colored cardstock for the one below.
The colored one was intended for the front but then I decided to go a different route.
I added it to the inside since I already had it. 

The Harley Davidson emblem is copy righted.
I made this cut file for my own personal use.
I don't feel right about posting it as a download,
however, if a few people really want the file, you can email me and I will share.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Butterfly Stamp

The "Texture" stamp from Kaisercraft called Flutter was intended for adding texture in mixed media. It is so pretty that I decided to use it as a focal point for my card.

I stamped it twice and cut out the butterflies to layer on top with some Stickles Stardust added. 

The narrow stamp needed something else. I layered it behind cardstock colored with Salty Ocean Distress Ink and added an Anna Griffin flourish stamp to each side.

See the great grid texture on this layer? That is a piece of the DCWV Woven 6 by 6 paper pad. There are white and kraft sheets in the pad. I used whited and colored it by putting Salty Ocean ink on the mat with a spritz of water and wiped the paper through it. 

Love the texture.

You can get the supplies I mentioned at Scrapadabadoo.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Happy Challenge from Scrapadabadoo Crafts FB Page

There is a fun sketch challenge over on the Scrapadabadoo Crafts FaceBook page.
The challenges are just for fun and change every two weeks. (That gives me time to think of a project and actually get something made. LOL)

I used some leftover papers and embellishments from the Teresa Collins You Are My Happy line. The background papers are from one sheet in the 6 by 6 pad. That black and white striped piece is really the decorative strip from the top that usually gets cut off. The white paper with the hearts is just the other side of those fun scalloped layers.

The striped flag and the adorable elephant flag were already made and came in one of the embellishment packets. I made the third flag with a sticker that I trimmed down and a toothpick. The only toothpicks we had were colored so I just painted all the picks black.

That heart brad is just too cute!
The card came together really easily and is now ready to send a cheerful hello to a friend.

The Teresa Collins You are My Happy is on sale right now at

Feel free to drop by the 
and check it out.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Paper Tulip Tutorial on Scrapadabadoo

I have some fun new flowers to share with you.
They are super easy and fun to make.
As usual, I used white cardstock and LSG sprays
to color the cardstock and seam binding. 

Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays used:

There are videos on the Scrapadabadoo blog showing how to 
make the tulips and put the card together.

But first,
You can download the
tulips, frame, and caption cut files and patterns

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Glittered Backgrounds and Vellum Flowers

I have some lovely vellum flowers to show you along with some beautiful glittered backgrounds.

First, pop over to the Scrapadabadoo Blog 
to watch the video on how to do these
awesome glittered backgrounds using
glitter, stencils, and adhesive backed paper.

Now, for the vellum flowers.
They are very easy to make and you will get stunning results.

I have used vellum and the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die for these.

This first video shows how to color the vellum and how to make the large flower. 

The second video shows how to make the daisy type medium flower and the smaller  yellow flowers.

I hope you feel inspired to make some vellum flowers and glittered backgrounds.
Be sure and post your creations on the Scrapadabadoo FaceBook page so everyone to see. Remember, the only requirement is to have fun crafting:) 

Supply links
LSG Sprays used
Glass beads -white and black set

Friday, July 18, 2014

Gold and Teal Butterfly Card

I have been playing with some new sprays. I really like them. Here is a sample of the new Prima Color Bloom spray in Antique Gold. (cardbase and square mats)

My favorite color of the Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, Tibetan Poppy Teal, was used for the teal panel and all the stamped backgrounds. Next I embossed that panel with an Anna Griffin embossing folder and went over the raised areas lightly with Antique Gold Gilder's Paste.

The teal colored tiles are stamped with VersaMark and LSG Midnight Teal embossing powder. (Looks black in picture but changes to teal color when you turn card.So Cool!)

The ribbon is from my stash. Even though you can not tell from the picture, the stitching is teal colored so it is a perfect match.

I made this card to play along with the Scrapadabadoo Crafts FB challenge. The challenges are bi-weekly and just for fun. Feel free to join us. 

Supplies from Scrapadabadoo:
Prima Color Bloom spray in Antique Gold
LSG Spray Tibetan Poppy Teal
Gilder's paste - Antique Gold
LSG Midnight Teal embossing powder

other supplies:
Anna Griffin embossing folder
butterfly stamp
flourish stamp

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Encrusted Rose on Scrapadabadoo Blog

I am in love with this card. In love with the roses.
I used the  Frantage Encrusted Jewel set from Stampabilities to emboss the backgrounds on the card and tag. Then I added the glass glitter from the kit on the tag and butterfly. Which are awesome. But it is the roses that are the most stunning.

Hop on over to the Scrapadabadoo blog for more details and a tutorial.

Monday, July 7, 2014

More is not Always Better

Well, I never thought I would say this, but more glitter is not always better.

My previous post showed the Glass Bead Gel with Glitter already in it. I started wondering what would happen if I added even more glitter...

I tried adding Stickels Dry Glitter - Stardust to the glass beads.
You may remember that the Faber-Castelle Glass Bead Glitter Gel was semi transparent and allowed the pattern paper to show through.
Well apparently if you add the Stickles dry glitter, you can not longer see through it.

Here you can see the stickles over the glass bead gel that I stenciled on using a Crafter's Workshop stencil. The butterfly is also covered in the glass bead gel and Stickles glitter. You can also see where I just added dots of glue and glittered them. Both techniques look the same so the glass beads are just adding texture and nothing else here. It is OK but just was not what I was hoping for.

I did add some of my tattered flowers along with some Flower Soft that adds some lovely texture and fills in the gaps very nicely.

The flowers, Flower Soft, and ribbons were all colored with Tim Holtz Distress Stains.
The flower centers are filled with a cool product from Viva Decor called Ferro -Graphite.
(I will be showing more with the Ferro soon)

Well the Stickles did no give the look I was hoping for, but I did have fun playing with the products that I got from Scrapadabadoo and have lots of other crafty ideas for these products.