Saturday, June 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Mouse Tags

Another project?  Well yes!!  :) 
This one is a bit simpler than what I have been trying out lately!
Today's project is geared towards kids/children. 
I have a few birthday's coming up and I wanted to make my own tags for the special birthday recipient!   The tag is colorful and fun!!  Who wouldn't shake those stars around?!?! 

The base of the tag is a wood veneer tags.  I simply traced the tag onto patterned paper and trimmed accordingly.   I used mod podge to adhere the paper to the tag.  I didn't want the paper to be my focal point, so I covered it with a thin layer of Golden Gesso.  Once it was dried, I applied a small of Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel to the edges.  While that dried I colored, fussy cut and create my shaker photo frame.  

See told you it was much simpler than my other creations!  
Hope you are having a great weekend. 

See you soon!  


Saturday, June 18, 2016

{SS} Framed Poppies Garden

Hi everyone-
Have you missed me?  Well, I hope so, cause I have missed you all!
Things are still hectic around here, but they are going a lot smoother.
I've been staring at my stamps for weeks, so today I decided to actually make the time to do some crafting!  The idea for this card has been buzzing in my head, since having a conversation with my friend Amanda!   So I had to get it out. 
All the items used can be found at SweetStamps and are linked back to the shop.
I stamped Italian Writing in Tuxedo black ink and sponged Antique Linen. 
Then I laid a thin layer of translucent embossing paste, using Kitchen Floor stencil. 
To accentuate Poppies Garden flowers; which were colored with Copics and fussy cut, I applied a black frame around it!

In the picture, the card looks a little warped but, once I put it between a few heavy books, it will straighten out!  

I hope you are all haveing a great weekend, see you soon. 


Monday, June 6, 2016

Skipping Stones Blogs for Boobies Hop & Auction

Skipping Stones Design is having their third annual Blogs for Boobies blog hop and card auction to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and I have been invited to join them! 
More than 60 designers will be participating in the hop/auction running from June 1st through June 7th! Hopefully, you've reached my blog by way of Penny Cunnigham Ward's blog' (if you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, please click***HERE***).
This is a huge post packed with info, so bear with me... :) 
Want to support the cause?? 
Read on below to find out how:

For my card today, I am using Breathtaking Butterflies!
I love layered cards, so keeping with I know and with what I love to do... I went for it!! 
I tried to get a good angle of the layers, but I had no such luck. 
Layers are beside the point... Do you see that embossed butterfly? 

Gorgeous right!!  I clear embossed and cut that piece into 4 equal parts.  Fraying/distressing the edges and then piecing back together.  I then stamped and embossed that beautiful sentiment on a vellum. 
Even decorated the inside for the recipient on this card! 
Even added lots of bling!! 
I will be included a free Skipping Stones Design Stamp set for the winner of this card. 
"Cancer Shmancer" will be going home to with you!


1. To bid on my card:Leave a comment below with your bid amount and your email address. Starting bid is $5.Only comments on this post will be eligible for this card auction. Comments without an email address are invalid... Sorry!

2. Comments will post in chronological order, so you will be able to see the current high bid.

3. Return to my blog post to see if you've been outbid and to place a new high bid. (Below the comment field, you'll see a "subscribe to post comments" option. You can subscribe if you would like notification of additional comments.) 

4. My auction closes at 8 pm Mountain Time on June 13th, 2016. The winning bid will be the highest valid bid at the close of the auction, and I will notify the winner by email. Skipping Stones Design will send the winner an invoice for the amount of the winning bid. Once the invoice is paid, I will mail the card out to you. :) You can help by spreading the word. 

The more people who know about this event, the more money we can raise. Please feel free to share this event with friends and family and/or on social media.
Here's the full list of today's (June 6th, 2016) participants:

Skipping Stones Design
Susie Bentz
Penny Cunnigham Ward
Nazeema Thompson
Chris Dayton 
Becca Cruger
Mary Maison
Kim Sherrod 

Thank you for stopping by!
I am sharing this card in the following challenges: 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Lovely Layers

Saturday, May 14, 2016

{SS} Happy Birthday w/ Hanging Fuchsia

Happy gloomy Saturday!!  Love the overcast weather, great day to spend outside doing some yard work!!!  My middle boy LOVES veggies and I mean LOVES!!!  He eats tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers right off the tree/vine!  A few months back his class visited a local farm, where they got to pick veggies like carrots, beets, and sugar snap peas!   He loved the sugar snap peas that we planted the seeds they give him and this plant is well over 4 feet tall!!!  This morning we found the first peas!!  Very exciting!!

I've been loving playing with my embossing paste on my cards and I hope you don;t get tired of seeing them!!  One this card I used white embossing paste and re-inkers to create the colored background!!  Very little goes a long way, remember that if you decide to try this technique out! 
Colored the image with Zig Clean Brush Markers again!  :)  Loving them very much!! 
Here is a list of all the SweetStamps products I used and links to the shop:
Simple Greeting Sentiment  (Happy Birthday)

I would like to share in the following challenges:
Thank you again for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon! 


Sunday, May 1, 2016

{SS} Wild Roses Mixed Media Tag

Thank you so much for peeking in today... I know that I've been really quiet lately and it's all for good reasons I promise you!  I was delighted to finally get some crafty time in this weekend, as I have missed not being able to craft. 
I am so impressed with myself this week.  I had no idea of where this project was going, but I just went with it and I have to admit it felt good!!  ;)
I played with my zig markers and I still haven't gotten the hang of them, but I will say that I just love how bright the colors are. I tried a few different techniques on all the flowers, so if they don't all look the same that is why. 
Here is a list of all the SweetStamps products I used and links to the shop:

I would like to share in the following challenges:

Thank you again for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon! 


Friday, April 8, 2016

{SS} Eskimo Folklore

Morning everyone. 
Today I am sharing a card made with the beautiful quote from the Eskimo Folklore stamp set.  
I have a hard time with sympathy cards, not making them, just finding the right words. 
That is why I love the sentiment because you can use it on the front of a card like I have or on the inside. 

I created the background using Tim Holtz distress inks: 
Then I lightly misted the watercolor paper, so that colors would blending, but not too much water.  I didn't want them to run into one another too much. 

I then took my Tim Holtz Splatter brush and Lumin-Arte: Heavenly White, to give it some shimmery splotched.  Stamped the scroll star stamp with pigment ink. 

The sentiment is embossed using SweetStamps Detailed White embossing powder on Parchment paper.

Hope you've enjoyed my card today! 

Thanks for stopping by. 


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

{FTH} My last DT Post

Hi everyone-
Today is my DT post with From the Heart Stamps.  This isn't a goodbye forever, I will be back!!!  
There is a lot going on a personal level that I need to put 110% effort into and I am not giving my DT responsibilities the attention it deserves! :(    However; like I said, I will be back.  I love FTH images... Faith is an AMAZING friend to have and I am so glad for all the support she and the rest of the team have given me. 

So I must share a few images before saying goodbye.

I am loving this new Digging Dog image.  My seven-month-old pup is doing that right now to our yard and it's very frustrating.  I have no idea of how to get her to stop!  She has plenty of toys to play with!  So not sure of what else to do, but just give her big hugs!  :)

Two of my favorite things to color; joined together in one image!!!  Bunny and Butterflies is my favorite new release image!!!  I followed this weeks sketch and "twist" to create this fun and simple card.   Lots of masking, sponging and glitter!!!  :) 

Even though I won't be on the team,  I will still be joining in on the Stamp of the Month Challenge!! 
I can create a card a month right?!?!  We will see!!  :) 

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you all soon again! 

Hugs and see you later.