Sunday, October 11, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge: Sentiments

Hi all!  I am popping in today to share with you my entry for the latest Lawnscaping Challenge.  The challenge is all about focusing on sentiments.  I had fun creating this card as I really thought outside the box on this card.  It was a little time consuming- but totally worth it seeing the end result.

I started off my die cutting using the Hello Scripty die from Lawn Fawn several times out of some Inkadinkado Stamp Masking paper - and I applied each one in a different orientation as if I stamped in onto my card stock.  I used a piece of Tim Holtz Water color card stock as I knew I would be using a lot of Distress Inks and adding a bit of water.  And, the DI blend easily on this card stock in my opinion.  So once I had all of my die cuts adhered, I took a piece of scrap card stock and ripped the edge to create a fun "mask" to define each color as I applied it.  In the end, the torn edge is a bit lost because I did use a little water to create some water droplets on my panel, but that is totally OK.

The Distress Inks I used are Fossilized Amber, Dried Marigold, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Hickory Smoke and Ground Espresso.

I loved how these colors came together - such a fall inspired color scheme!!  

Once I was done with my inking, I removed all of my "hello masks" to reveal that sharp white detail of each hello sentiment.  To add a bit of something to this main piece I ran my card stock through my die cut machine using the Large Stitched Rectangle die to give it a stitched detail.  I then worked on the rest of my sentiment by using Owen's ABC's from Lawn Fawn stamping out the word "Friend" and then die cutting each one with the circle dies that coordinate.   I added my main panel to a piece of SSS Slate card stock that was cut down to a A2 size card base. For a finishing touch I added some Wink of Stella clear brush marker to the "Friend" portion of the sentiment.

It was fun to create and participate again since my Facebook Inspiration Team ended with Lawnscaping.  Felt like old times when I was a regular participant :)  Thanks for stopping by!!  See you soon!


Saturday, October 3, 2015

WCMD 2015 - Card Share!

Hi all! It is me once again, and I wanted to share with you one of the cards I've made today celebrating World CardMaking Day!  I've actually made two cards today, but the other is a birthday card for my mom, and I don't want that "published" yet as you probably would understand :)

I made this card using various supplies from various of my favorite stamp companies!  This card is serving many purposes - obviously for today's special day, but also I will share this on the Simon Says Stamp Blog for the celebration of WCMD.  I also wanted to send this card out to a special friend!!  

I am obsessed with THIS Cover Up die from MFT!  It is so fun and versatile!  I wanted to add a big of texture to my frame, so I embossed it with a diagonal stripes embossing folder.  I also used THIS stamp set from Mama Elephant.  It is one of my favorite stamp sets ever!!  I also used the Friend Die that coordinates with the stamp set.  The pattern paper I used is also from MFT!  Love this mint color!  My fav!!  And, those adorable sunflowers..well they came from Gleeful Gardens from Lawn Fawn.  A lot of my favorite products were used making this card - but that's what its about - using your favorite products making cards you love!

Hope you've had a fantastic and fun day!!


Happy World CardMaking Day 2015!

Hi all!! I wanted to wish all my card making friends today Happy World CardMaking Day!  This is a special day for card makers!  We all love this hobby for one reason or another, and I am sure that we share a lot of the same reasons!

It is a hobby that brings out your creativity!  It is a hobby that allows us to escape our everyday stresses!  I am happy and so blessed to have found this hobby - more or less it found me.  I can't believe its been 6 years already that I've been crafting, and creating cards - but I have loved and learned every day since.  I have also made some amazing friends - which I have never met in person, but hope to one day.  That sure hasn't diminished the friendship quality though!!

I have also discovered the world of Youtube, and becoming a "Youtuber" - and the whole video making process.  If you would have told me that I would currently have almost 1600 subscribers on my YT channel, I would have laughed!  Me...on video...making cards??!!  But here I am, and I have loved the whole process of growing with that as well.

Of course, there are many of our favorite companies that are helping us celebrate, and here is just a few!!
I hope you are able to take the time today to get creative and crafty!!  The weekends are my filming days for my YT channel - so I will celebrate too!!  Have a fun, festive happy day!! #WCMD15


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Masculine Birthday Card | Lots of Embossing

Happy Sunday everyone!  Today, I wanted to share this tutorial for creating a Masculine Birthday Card.  I don't know about you, but  I don't make enough Masculine Cards, so it makes it a bit challenging.  For today's card, I did a lot of embossing, both heat embossing and embossing to add some texture by embossing with some dies.

This design is a little different for me, but I really like how it turned out!  I have the video tutorial as well as the supplies used listed, and linked below.

Make it a great rest of your day!  See you soon!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Craft Room Organization Solutions | MINI DISTRESS INK STORAGE

Hi all! I wanted to pop in and share a new solution I have for storing Mini Distress Inks - I love this storage solution!!  And, it is very affordable for crafters on a budget!

I purchased the container at my local Wal-Mart - it is by Darice, and it has 32 slots!  I have two and once all of the mini distress inks are released, I will have two full cases!!

Check out the video for more information!  Happy first day of Fall!!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Collective Craft Haul + Holiday Rant??

Hi all! I quickly wanted to share with you my latest craft haul, and I also have a little rant about the holidays - LOL

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!! I will be back tomorrow with a new tutorial using some new goodies!!



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