Sunday, November 17, 2013

Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop (HCW) Day 2 continued

So this is version two, so see my previous post if you want to see how I created this... So I remembered this time to use the distress inks blended on the background BEFORE I placed it on the glued background of the actual card.  It is so pretty in person because I used homemade mist with perfect pearls.  I may have gotten it a little too wet because when it dried it had shrunk a little...hmmm guess what that meant~ it was a bit hard to make all the puzzle pieces fit.  So I had to cut one of the tree trunks off and the reindeer in two different places to make it fit.  So could you tell that from the picture?  Well I will warn you so maybe you don't repeat the same mistake...but it is really pretty with the pearly shimmer to the background any way!  What do you think any advice?  What would you do different? Any suggestions??? Which card do you like better ?~God bless~

Here I just had to add an eye and rudolph nose again.  It just didn't seem complete what do you think?

Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop (HCW) Day 2

I decided to try the Layered Die-Cut Inlay that Jennifer McGuire showed us in Day 2 (if you are not following along you are missing out go purchase the class and join me~ if you already have you know just how awesome it truly is!!!) I made a layer of a Christmas scene in SCAL and like Jennifer said I cut the top level first, removed and continued down the layer. I made some mistakes that I changed in my second card but there was one problem in that card too that if you check out my next post you will see and hear about it there... The santa and reindeer I colored with distress markers and also the 3 trees and then put rock candy stickles on top of the trees and on the ground for a frosty look. I wanted this to look more like snow and since it didn't I put Viva Decor white pearl pen on the edges and then more on the darker tree. I used stickles for the ornaments on the tree look. I was so excited to start placing my die cuts in that I forgot to color the background first and had to use the distress ink with the blending tool with chipped sapphire and salty ocean.
Then I decided to add an eye with Viva Decor black pearl pen and a red nose with ruby slippers stickles.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop (HCW) Day 1 Card Three

I made a design using scale of hexagons similar to a Simon Says Stamp die and the background here resulted from using the inner part for this. I used transfer tape to make it easier to keep them lined up and just had to fix a few by hand. I then used some distress ink blended over top to have it not look so white. Then I created the Merry Christmas in SCAL and die cut it using the gold Wink of Stella pen on the star and red stickles on the Merry with the dot of the eye in the same stickles for dimension. What do you think, I'd love to know! Thanks for stopping by; may your day be blessed!

Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop (HCW) Day 1 Card Two

These next two cards started with a 4x6 glossy photo paper (I know Tim says not to use that but I have a stack of photo paper that I kept getting for a time with my printer ink and I just figured I would try it since the glossy paper I bought I can't find (another story entirely) and the one I ordered has not come yet... So I did alcohol ink on it for Christmasy colors (I believe red pepper and clover). I die cut a little different design that I also used SCAL for my cricut and will be using the positive die cut on some other cards, probably Christmas cards (might have more on that later). Then I outlined the words again not sure if I like this better or not??? I used a viva decor pen to add some of the positive space back in so that you can read the words better and some of the actual positive die cuts as well. Also used the viva pen for the stars...
This card I did the same as above but added Viva Decor Ice White Pearl pen for all the positive space to make the words stand out and gold stickles for the stars!

Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop (HCW) Day 1 Card One continued

I painted on a 3x4 card with the same distress paint as my previous post, this was just regular paper one with lines then I added the positive die cut and a few stars from the Nov studio calico kit that just graced my door! (This one may end up on a card!)

Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop (HCW) Day 1 Card One

I have had so much fun taking this class since they give you a day in between inspiration for creation! YAY!!! So I have been wanting to get out my distress paint and alcohol inks and play again so I went to town on some journal size cards (3x4) that I will be using some in my version of Project life and maybe adding some to cards for a quickie. (I love to make a batch of things and then make something super quick when I need it, that way it is easier to personalize them.) So for Day 1 I was able to use my cricut to die cut so I could use the cut and the negative space which was one of the examples for class today. First I used picket fence with a little silver alcohol ink to make a resist on the glossy paper to look like snow. Then I used chipped sapphire and salty ocean distress paints on the surface over those. The flakes were a bit muted so I added a few more on top after the paint dried. Then I used my SCAL (Sure Cuts a lot) software for the cricut and designed the Joy, Love, peace with the snowflake connecting them. When I used the negative space I used stickles on this to add in the extras to make the word stand out better. I also traced around the inside, not so sure I like it better now but it is done might not do that on the next time around though...What do you think?

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Creative Chemistry Play Day 5 Shabby Chic Tag 4

Lastly I did a tag that was using the same CTMH stamp set and changed it up to try white embossing powder and Victorian Velvet Distress Paint. This reminds me of the chalkboard look, I cut this out and will be adding it to a journaling card. I might add another layer of paint, we shall see... What do you think of this?

Creative Chemistry Play Day 5 Shabby Chic Tag 3

For this tag I used Barn Door Distress Paint and same Close to My Heart stamp set. I added the sweet and outlined the small label with Signo white gel pen, my all time favorite! I am thinking I will be using this as a Project Life card.

Creative Chemistry Play Day 5 Shabby Chic Tag 2

This tag I used a Close to my Heart Stamp set and Distress paint Picked raspberry. Same type process...

Creative Chemistry Play Day 5 Shabby Chic Tag 1

I took Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry class 102 (By the way 101 and 102 are the best and WELL worth the money) this past week and this is the first chance I have gotten to play with it. So hopefully this week (although it is not too promising) I will get a chance to try a few more techniques. First of all Tim makes everything look easy and I am so glad I have the videos to watch over and over and over (I am sure you get the drift but it will be a lot!)... I wanted to start with Day 5 since I had just recently seen this but unfortunately the only one I had the supplies for was the shabby chic which is not too much my style but wanted to try for fun! I started with black paper not too thick and I think I would like to try it again with thicker cardstock and trying to paint black first. I also only had extra fine clear instead of the regular so that would have been better too. So my first try I used Mama Elephant Filigree (I am in love with this stamp~just so you know <3! and clear embossing powder, heat set and then put distress paint salty ocean on and wiped away after a bit. Very fun but putting the paint on with the blending tool is going to take some practice for me not as easy as it looked when Tim did it! So my first one is here:

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Week in the Life Sept 9, 2013

I love the concept of doing a week in our life because it is hard to remember what really did happen. Sometimes I think it will be this way for a long time...but alas time does go super fast and it is always fun to look back at these pages.
I used lynnemarie_DYYletter_TEMPLATEBUILDER for this project.

Week in the Life First Post Opening Page

I did an opening page this time that has highlights from the whole week.
I used lynnemarie_DYYletter_TEMPLATEBUILDER for this project.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Fun with Kate Hadfield's Inspiration Template #5

This is a free digital template that looks like this from Kate Hadfield...
and after playing with some of her kits (Jump for Joy, Doodled Journalers Kraft#3, Everyday Alpha, All the Everydays and Doodled Pocket Frames) I made a cute page for my daughter and her friends first sleepover. They had so much fun!
Have you ever worked with a template...Try this one it is great...

Friday, September 27, 2013

Insider Online Card Classes 4th Card

This card was a lot of fun to make and I am hoping Kristina Werner will be doing a mail call for winter cards down the road I would like to send her this one. It is made with the CTMH stamp set Poster Tidings the stamp of the month for September. I used the swirl embossing folder on the background ( I love this one) and the circle was cut from one of the MFT blueprints die and snowflake from them as well ( I really like the stitch line around it). I used viva decor pen that was iridescent on the snowflake too. Also have to have some stitching around the outside for Kristina! On the inside I used some letter stickers from the SSS Card Kit for Sept. and a hero arts Christmas stamp set that I masked off some of the sentiment to just have the THE stamped like the front chalkboard and the rest of the sentiment with a few gems around it for the finishing off of the card. I am submitting this for the SImon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Insider Online Card Classes 3rd Card

This card took me a bit out of my comfort zone. But really fun to play with the distress stains and artsy stamps... Double stamped the sentiment and then similar on the inside as well. It was fun and I really do like the result. What do you think? I am submitting this for the SImon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Insider Online Card Classes 2nd Card

I made this card for a good friend of mine who had a birthday recently. The items on the left are die cuts and tehn I stamped the sentiment in white first and then in the color to appear shadowed and to get the true ink color to show (everything seems muted on kraft card stock). I added a strip of colored cardstock and wash tape. Then in the inside I continued with the washi tape and sentiment stamped the same way.
I am submitting this to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Insider Online Card Classes 1st Card

This card I mostly made from the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for Sept. I love how the outside and inside look together...More than likely will be sending this to my daughter Lindsay at college although Jaclyn said she wished her birthday was sooner and that she loved it! So we will see... Love them all so much it is hard to pick...
I die cut a zig zag Circle from Lifestyle crafts using the 6x6 paper that was included in the kit. The saying comes from a paper too. I split them apart to add part to the inside. I don't know if you can see but for the front I put blue gel pen dash lines through the word Happy and then colored in the word Love with a distress marker. My girls love blue so that is why I used that color instead of red. I cut the die cut to be coming in from the side and used some of the leftover for the inside and cut the inside message to a banner cut. On the front I finished it off with a sunny yellow Viva Decor pen. Any changes you would make? I seem to agonize over everything anymore... I am submitting this for Simons Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

SSS Stamptember Challenge 2013

The challenge is to celebrate STAMPtember® and use a product from the Simon Says Stamp Store. The first card I did was super simple using the happy die and I cut the Birthday off of the big stamp of the HAPPY EVERY DAY. I cut the happy 3 times. Two times out of cardstock that I colored with peacock feathers distress ink and then to get the super shiny green piece I adhered a take 5 gum wrapper to cardstock and cut it out with my big shot. I then used the *Tsukineko GOLDEN GLITZ Delicata Pigment Ink Pad to stamp the Birthday. I love the results! How about you? Have you ever used a gum wrapper to die cut?

Cards in a set

Gosh I don't know why it has been so long since I posted but life just never seems to slow down! SO I will be back soon with my Week in our life that I am putting together from Ali Edwards. Anyway today I am posting some cards I made as a set for my 2nd cousin who is turning 93 tomorrow! She can not see very well so I made the sentiments big and she still loves to write cards so this will give her some to send to her friends. It is unbelievable but I wish she were here but I will have to be consoled to send her some cards, candy,and bath soap! So here is a set I put together for her... I was playing around with a background stamp and different colors. Then I just added a simple big Thanks and Happy Birthday...Cards you can never have too many of! I think I like the grey with the white letters. How about you? Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

June Day in the Life 2013

I have been following Ali Edwards Day in the Life. I have managed to do 3 out of the 6 months so far. Here is my June one:

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Avery Elle Sketch Challenge June AEI♥U Challenge

I am trying a digital card for an Avery Elle Challenge since I have not gotten any of their stamps yet (hmmm I can tell there will be future buys here- uh oh!) So this is what I came up with their inspiration sketch
Here is what I came up with using PSE. I made a base for the card. I used the image
. I then cut the digital image so that the pic and sentiment were separate. I colored the image, made the sentiment into a banner, used a brush to create visual interest with splotches around it and rounded the corners on the image. Created some shadows to look real and... here is my finished project.
What do you think???

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Second card for Maddy June 2013

I am going to be sending Maddy some card making supplies (telling her she can make others cards if she has time on her hands and maybe even share some supplies with others, if you want to join me see here). I will be sending this card too. it was made using the Simon Says Stamp June Card kit as well! Loads of fun and supplies!

My First Maddy card! June 2013

I would love it if you could send a card to Maddy too please read about her here. I used the Simon Says Stamp Card kit from June to create this card. This first card is very simple but it said what was important so I wanted to draw attention to it...Do you think it needs more??? Let me know what you think.. It says Be happy, Be bright, Be you! Maddy sounds like an exceptional person and I think everyone who is privileged to know her is very lucky indeed!

Cecilia's card for Maddy June 2013

My darling Cecilia, (age 8), decided she wanted to join me on sending cards to Maddy whom you can read about here. She made the card and embellished out of my leftovers bin (where I create and save for later). SO with out further ado the card Cecilia made for Maddy!
Didn't she do a great job???!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Daily Digi Inspiration with Cilenia Curtis

This is a page I created using a kit I received from being a member of Daily Digi (awesome kits for a monthly fee~ extremely reasonable- as long as you use them ;o) see for the scoop and great ideas! Would love any feedback on this page. It is pretty and sort of girly but afterward I was thinking about the words and topic of the page and I kept going back to when Bob was in Virgina working while we stayed here in Ohio and prayed our house would sell. Although we loved the gorgeousness of Virginia, family and friends are all here... There were many times I felt like I might like to jump off that cliff and many times I felt like I was falling off that cliff, but God is faithful and helped me to make it through (alright carried me like a baby, LOL!) God brought Bob home after 9 months and we are very grateful to be back together. I used this kit called Changes and a free alpha from Mommyish for the & and Nibbles Skribbles PR Alphabet for the numbers. This is a different version which do you like best and why?? If I get a good response (50 comments-please ask your friends to comment too!) I will giveaway something sweet to someone who comments!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Paper Smooches April 29- May 5 ANYTHING GOES challenge Card 3

This card was using the Spiritual sampler stamp set. One of my favorite (although who can really choose with so many awesome ones)!

Paper Smooches April 29- May 5 ANYTHING GOES challenge Card 2

This is a very similar to the first card. I hand cut a limb and used packaging to stamp my sentiment on. Inked around the card after cutting out all the pieces and placing it on. Pretty straight forward. I hope you enjoy this cutie!

Paper Smooches April 29- May 5 ANYTHING GOES challenge Card 1

I will be putting in a few cards for the . I am also going to submit these for the Be Our Guest Challenge. I have never done this but thought I would try since it is over June when we will not be homeschooling and I would like the challenge to produce for Paper Smooches! I first stamped the chickie on the cardstock so I would not have to cut out the very top. I cut out this adorable chick after stamping on the cute paper. Then paper pieced back in the eyes in white. The one piece was a scrap from a background piece I made and the sentiment was stamped on part of a packaging piece from a stamp set.

Online Card Class His and Hers Day 1 Birthday Card 1 Hers Card 2

This is my second hers card that I created for the Online Card Class His and Hers. This birthday card was created using the SSS May 2013 card kit. I love the stamps for this month (alright who am I kidding I really love all that I have gotten~ Kristina Werner is my hero~ She creates the stamps for SSS and is Soooo talented)! I used vellum and paper from the kit and white embossed on the vellum coloring in behind it with Copic markers to make the flowers stand out. I punched out a border and stapled on the heart fabric borders, also part of the kit. Then I wrote the sentiment on the side with a signo black pen. The left side seems a bit empty... I was thinking about adding some random dots with pearl pen but I decided to leave it blank. What do you think? Should I add something or do you think it is best left like it is? I am open to suggestions.

Online Card Class His and Hers Day 4 Mother's Day Card Hers Card 3

This card was using the SSS May Card Kit 2013. The Mother's Day sentiment was part of the kit so all I had to do was cut it out. The pocket envelope would be used for a gift card and the flower focal point I used was described in previous descriptions so check out my other posts for details on that... I thought these colors complimented each other really well! Super easy card. I am really liking these pocket envelopes. ~God bless~

Online Card Class His and Hers Day 4 Mother's Day Card Hers Card 3

This card is the her's version like the Father's Day card I made. Here I used the white ink and then stamped slightly off with the neon pink ink. I created the hearts the same way but instead of white paper it was the color that you see covered with glossy accents. The sentiment came in SSS Card Kit for May 2013 and I just covered the hearts that were there with Viva Decor pen. It was not as well as I would have liked but it will have to do. It makes it a little different. This card could be used for Mother's Day / Anniversary/ Love... I like having cards that you have in your stash that can go for many different occasions! ~God bless~ I am also entering this card in the SSS Challenge Happy Mail!

Online Card Class His and Hers Day 4 Father's Day Card His

This card was inspired by Kelly Rasmussen's card with the fold to it. I thought this was super fun! I will be posting the Mother's Day too once the elements are dry... I used the same hearts but for the Father's Day card I used wet cement to stamp on a khaki card stock and inked around the paper for the wrap around to help blend it in.. I found a paper from a 6x6 pad to wrap around and used 4 hearts stacked on top of each other then also inked with dame color (funny how they all have different color depending on the original color~ but it is all good!) to add the needed dimension. This tab stays put behind the heart and flips open. Such fun! Don't ya think ;o)

Online Card Class His and Hers Day 4 Mother's Day Card Hers Card 2

Another variation on the theme. This was done a lot like Day 1 card so check that one out for details~ but I love the color of purples I picked, as does my good friend that is godmother and was never able to have her own kids! I hope she enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it for her! ~God bless~