Monday, August 14, 2017

Missed Birthday Card

Hello Everybody!

A sweet friend of mine had a birthday last week.  And I knew it was coming.  And then I watched it go!  Well that's no good.  I knew I had to make my friend a birthday card.  So I got out my crazy birds-because they are always great inspiration within themselves, and I set off to work!

So here's my card:


The background is cracked pistachio distress oxide with a tim holtz stencil.  And for the bird I used wilted violet (oxided di) as a watercolor.  So I put some on my mat and spritz with water.  Then I used a paintbrush to paint the bird.  I did the same thing for the balloon using worn lipstick.

Since I am going to enter this into the challenge at Seize the Birthday I had to take this card up a notch.  LOL :)  I added a white string and a bow on the balloon.



Thank you for stopping by today!  Until next time my friends-have a happy day! :)


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Hexagons on a Card!

Hello Everybody!

I wanted to share card I made using my gelli plate.  I have come to the conclusion that I do not use my gelli plate nearly enough.  I used a hexagon punch to cut out the shapes.  The paper was cardstock from gelli plate designs.  This was from bubble wrap.  I hoard bubble wrap just for the gelli plate.  LOL  And if I need to mail a package?  It's an added bonus that I have a pile of bubble wrap on hand.  ;)


I added some Queen and Company stars and a Tim Holtz sentiment.  

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends---what is a craft thing you have that you don't use nearly enough?  :)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

My Hero Card

Hello Everybody!

I made this card for one of my son's teachers a little while back.  The stamps are from Fun Stampers Journey.  


I had this red texture stuff that I bought from the Scrapbook Expo a way while back (isn't that always the case?) and I really wanted to use it.  Somehow I was able to work it in on this card.  :)  I pop dotted the superhero girl panel.

Teachers are definitely heros!  So if you are a teacher-thank you for all that you do! :)

Until next time my friends--time to use up some of the stuff I bought at the scrapbook expo! ;)

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Shaker Cards

Hello Everybody!

I am back!  Time is a funny thing-I was away from my blog a lot longer than I thought!  I knew I was going to take a little break.  I was sort of evaluating how I did my blog.  Like was I going to change anything?

I've been making projects here and there.  I can't stop making.  And I have taken photos of my projects.  But I haven't been able to type them up and-this is a biggie-get them into a challenge.  I have become so challenge driven that I couldn't make something without it being inspired by someone other than myself.  And that started to effect my mojo.  So I took a step back.  Realizing that it's ok to make stuff however I want to make stuff.  Am I still going to do challenges-Oh YEAH! I love the opportunity to have my card on the winners page or win a prize-please don't misunderstand me! :)  But I have to make stuff for myself also, which is how I got here in the first place. :)

So are there going to be changes?  Just a few in that I am going to post some things just to post them.  I want to have an online record of making a card or some mixed media project-even if it isn't tied to a challenge or something.

So I am going to start with a couple of Shaker Cards that I made in the beginning--maybe a year or so ago that never got posted.



This card with the stars is made using the diamonds from Queen and Company.  The stars are cut from my silhouette.  I used my Fuse to make the little bags for the diamonds.  And before I gave this card out-I put a thank you in white in the right corner.  But I don't have a picture of it completed.  I was very happy with this card when it was done.  And I loved shaking those diamond pieces. :)



How did I miss posting this card?  And I made a boy version of this card but can't find it right now.  The frame and dino were cut from my silhouette machine also.  This shaker uses a Queen and Company rectangle to keep all of the fun bits from falling out.  

I LOVE shaker cards.  They are so fun to make.  My favorite part is picking out what goes in the shaker.  :)

Thank you for stopping by today.  Until next time my friends--it's time to shake things up! :)

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Penguins Layout

Hello Everybody!

There is a great sketch at The Memory Nest that caught my eye-and I knew I had to participate.

Here is my layout:




Here is the sketch for Make It Monday No. 90:


Instead of using the vines for the title-I used a penguin that I cut from the silhouette.  The little penguins are from the Silhouette also.  I used Wendy Vecchi's transparent paste and a companions workshop stencil for the background.  I used scrap papers behind my picture (yay!!).  And various buttons and things.  My husband gave me the "love this" wooden embellishment.  

Here are some close ups:


Here is the journaling.


Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...just chill :)



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Shaker Butterfly Card

Hello Everybody!

I love love love shaker cards!  And I love that Queen and Company has totally made shaker cards their thing.  When I was at the Scrapbook Expo, I spent a lot of time in the Q&C booth.  If you haven't been to their booth-first it's color coded.  So I bought these little flower that are on this card.

But this card is a shaker using their die cut (that I had to buy!  Butterfly 😍😍😍)  I also had an Art Anthology class-and they have cool paints and sprays.  So I bought Wisteria and Pixie.  I painted the purple (Wisteria) on the outside of this card and Pixie (the light blue) on the inside.  There are sequins and all sorts of goods in the shaker part.  AKA my favorite part.  I love putting all of the little bits into the shaker. :)


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:



Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...Shake it up! ;)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Card of Dad

Hello Everybody!

Tonight I made a card for my Dad.  He plays guitar so I thought it was fitting :)


The background is made using distress oxides and Ken Olivers Yellow Gold.  While I spritzed the paper with water I put a few drops of the gold liquid to give the paper a little shimmer.  I also used watercolor paper so it would take the water better.  After the paper was dry I used a music embossing folder.

The die cut is a file from the Silhouette store.  I made a few guitars to get the different colors layered.

I am submitting this card to the Cards in Envy Challenge: You're the Man Challenge.

Until next time my friends, enjoy the music! :)