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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Shower card

Hello blog fans!
Today I have a little card that I made to use as a gift card with a
bridal shower gift.
It was inspired by Kristina Werner
on this video where she made a Father's Day card.
I loved the concept so I adapted it for my own card.
I used my Peerless water colors , but I couldn't guess at what
colors I used, I just kept adding colors until I liked the look I had.
Believe it or not, I actually wrote that "love"
I usually hate my own handwriting,
but I played around and practiced until I got something I liked,
wrote it with pencil and then went over it with a journalling pen.
I layered the water color piece onto a piece of coordinating card stock
and then adhered it to a white card base.
Here is a picture with the envelope I made for the card.
It's an odd size and I knew there wouldn't be an envelope to fit.
I love the fun pop of green on the inside of the envelope.
I absolutely LOVE how this card turned out and I hope
Liz will like it too.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you've been inspired in some way.
Come again soon and you'll see the other card I made with this technique.
Until then,
Be Creative and Have Fun with it!





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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Distress Crayon Background and Flowers

Hi blog friends!
Today I have a birthday card that I made for a friend.
I knew I wanted to use these flowers from 
I stamped them onto white card stock with 
colored them with my Fantasia Colored Pencils and
then fussy cut them.
I wanted something a little different for the background, so I went to 
my stash of backgrounds that I've made just for this purpose.
I found this one that I made with my 
I trimmed it down, adhered it to a coordinating piece of card stock
and adhered that to the front of a white card base.
Inside I stamped the sentiment using 
I love how this card turned out and hope my friend loves it too.

Thanks for stopping by today, come again soon.
Until then 
craft something fun!






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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Tulle shaker card

Hello blog friends!
Today I have a card that was inspired by Jennifer McGuire.
Yes!  Her again, she is one of my biggest inspirations.
I never thought about using tulle on a card before, especially
not to make a shaker card.  But it really does work very well.
I started by stamping the flowers from
onto white card stock and colored them with my 
then fussy cut them.
Since I was using tulle in this way, I wanted to put the 
flowers on the inside of the card so the back of the ones on the front
wouldn't show.
I had to have a "mirrored" image of the flowers to do this.
I stamped the image onto a piece of acrylic with VersaFine ink.
I then carefully took the piece of acrylic and turned it over and 
laid it down onto the piece of white card stock, 
leaving a reversed image.
It didn't turn out as clear and crisp as the regular stamping did,
but it was good enough to work with.  I went over the outlines with 
black pen, once I had the image colored.
I fussy cut the parts I needed to cover the backs of the flowers,
I didn't do a perfect job, but I think for my first time trying this,
I did pretty well.
Here is the inside of the card.  
I found it very easy to make this type of shaker card using tulle.
Watch Jennifer McGuire's video and I'm sure you'll find it's pretty easy too.
Here is what I thought was the finished card, 
now looking at it, I thought it needed something more.
I added dash lines around the outer edge of the card with
a black pen and I think that makes a lot of difference.
Here is the final result.  I think it really needed that
bit of black around the edge.
What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by today,
I'm so glad you did.
Until next time,
try something new and outside the box!




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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Father's Day Gears

Hello!
Today is the last post in my
Father's Day Car series.
For these cards I used the
I used my MISTI stamping tool and positioned the stamps on the tool.
Using the MISTI makes it so easy to stamp more than one card and have 
them all positioned  and stamped perfectly.
I stamped with VersaMark ink then brushed on Perfect Pearls Powder
To give the shine to the images.

I layered the panel with the images onto card stock then onto
white card bases. The card on the left I used shiny silver card stock
for the mat, you can see the shine of the silver in this picture.
I stamped Happy Father's Day from the
Here is a picture that shows the shine from the Perfect Pearls.
Here are the other 2 cards I made with this design.
The sentiments are a variety of techniques,
plain stamping with VersaFine ink,
I enjoyed making these cards and making each one a little bit
different from the others.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have enjoyed
my Father's Day Card series and have been inspired in some way.
Father's day is going to be here soon, I hope you've made a card or two.
Until next time,
have fun making something!





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see what the products are.
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and you may find better prices elsewhere,
I am in no way promoting any particular site.


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Not Just Cards Challenge June

Hi all you friends from blogland!
Today I've got an announcement,
I have been accepted to a design team and I'm 
pretty excited.
It's the team for the
Each month on the 11th of the month, a new challenge is
posted along with inspiration from our design team.
Every month there is a sponsor as well as a theme
and sometimes there are some cool prizes.  
Be sure to check out the NJC blog and participate in the challenge.
This month our sponsor is 
I worked with
One of the nice things about digital stamps is that you download them
to your computer and you can size them to the size you want to use. 
I decided that I wanted to do a scrapbook layout with my images, so I made them
 fairly large, each of the girls measures about 5.5" tall.
I printed the images onto white card stock,
colored them with my Fantasia colored pencils
and fussy cut them.
I started my pages with white card stock.
I used a Stormy Sky and Broken China Distress Inks
too create the sky and water.
For the sand, I tore some light brown marbled card stock so there
would be a straight "shoreline" yet still have a little bit of a rough edge.
I used a Perfect Medium ink pad and swiped it in different
areas of the water and sand, then brushed Perfect Pearls Powder 
onto the water and sand.  That is what gives it the shine.
For the sun I cut a mask, applied it before I inked the sky,
then after I had the sky done, I removed the mask and used 
scrap card stock to ink the rays with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.
The little girls were adhered to the page with foam tape to give a little dimension
to the page.
The photo mats were made from some card stock that I had in my 
stash
The title was stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink and
a set of alpha stamps that I have in my stash.
I have no idea what company they are from.

Since there were 3 little girls in the image and I only used 2 on the 
layout, I made a card with the 3rd one.
I used some coordinating paper from my stash
and added the little girl with some foam tape.
I used a little Glossy Accents to give the center of the
flower a little shine.
Inside I stamped a sentiment from the
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
with Wilted Violet Distress Ink
onto white card stock, cut it down and
adhered it to a mat that matches the outside mat of the card.

Thanks for stopping by today,
I hope you'll pop over to the
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog
and see the inspiration from the other 
design team member and give the challenge a try.
I really enjoyed working with this 
check out  All Dressed Up too, they may have something
you need to have.
Until next time,
have fun creating.



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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Celtic Father's Day

Father's Day is getting closer.
Have you made your Father's Day cards yet?
Here is another on the cards I made this year.
This one is for my husband.  We are huge fans of 
Ireland and Celtic designs, that is why I chose to make this one
for him.
I stamped Heart Chain Border from Eureka Stamps
onto red and black card stock with VersaMark Ink.
I then heat embossed them using 
I embossed both of these pieces thinking I would choose 
the one that I liked the best, then decided to use them both
on the card and like the results.
The sentiment is from the 
from QKR Stampede,
I think my husband will like this card as much as I 
liked making it for him.

Thanks for stopping by,
come again soon and see some more in the
Father's Day Card series.
Until then,
Enjoy Life!



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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Fishing Father's Day

Hello crafty peeps!
Today I'm starting a series of Father's Day cards that I have
created to send to the fathers in my life.
I no longer have my own father, but there are plenty of 
others that I'd like to share my appreciation with.
For this card I stamped
Happy Father's Day from the 
all from QKR Stampede, 
onto card stock and colored them with my 
I added a little VersaMark ink and Perfect Pearls
to the fish to give the scales a little shine.
The stamped panel was layered onto kraft card stock and
then adhered to a white card base.
I will add a personal note inside the card.  

Have you made any Father's Day cards yet?
I hope you'll come again soon to see some more
cards in this series.
See you then!




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except where specified,
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I am in no way promoting any particular site.