Friday, January 25, 2019

A Little Splash of Colour

I’ve been waiting to get my hands on these sets.... Stampin’ Ups! Floral Frames and Butterfly Gala.
They are both so delicate and full of beauty just add a splash of colour... 

This design was totally cased from Pinterest.... 
Due to health issues card making has become a therapy for me and I’m so grateful for the many talented designers out there that share their beautiful cards, without them I’d probably be lost...

Stampin’ Supplies Used
  • Floral Frames Bundle
  • Butterfly Gala Bundle
  • Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set
  • Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set - sentiment 
  • Whisper White Thick & Regular Cardstock
  • Daffodil Delight & Basic Black Ink
  • Daffodil Delight & Pool Party Markers
  • Wink of Stella
  • Black Thread
Other Supplies Used
  • Neat & Tangled Sequin Mix

As You See It Challenge #192 - Metallics


Back to playing along with As You See It Challenge ... and I love Metallics! Although, this card has subtle amounts of the Stampin’ Up! Copper Foil Sheets and the 1/4” Copper Trim added, sometimes less is more 😉

Here’s my take on this challenge... totally hijacked this design from Pinterest.... 😝

Card Inside

Stampin” Up! Supply List
  • Seaside Textures Bundle
  • Sky is The Limit Stamp Set - sentiment
  • Natural White, Soft Sky & Sahara Sand Cardstock  
  • Copper Foil Sheet
  • Soft Sky Ink
  • Early Espresso Ink
  • Clear Stampin’ Embossing Powder
  • Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

Saturday, October 13, 2018

As You See It Challenge #186 - Flag Me Down

This weeks challenge is all about “flags”....  here is an excerpt from the challenge blog defining the challenge....

 “But for our purposes, a flag is a narrow piece of paper with a notch or slant cut at one end. Add them to your project as the sketch indicates!“

This one is going to be a bit more of a challenge for me as I’m away from home with no craft supplies.... so I will have to get very resourceful in creating this card!

I did have to go out and purchase some Tombow glue, black and white card stock and some black ink. Then I searched through my mom’s junk drawers and found a ruler, pencil, scissors, an eraser and I even found some white crochet cotton ... things are looking up 😝
Definitely had a challenge on my hands...  As I continued to search I found this one lonely Stampi’ Up! Stamp that I used for the sentiment. I’m not even sure what set it came from. 

So here’s my take on the challenge... I created three larger flags to help add more interest to the card, and to incorporate the larger sentiment from the only stamp I had... 

Supplies Used:

Monday, October 1, 2018

Earthy’s 3rd Birthday Card

On September 29, 2015 my very first grandchild was born, a beautiful baby girl named “Earth Oso”. So hard to believe she has already turned three years old. 

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
Stamp Sets - We Must Celebrate & Hardwood
Framelits - Ovals & Squares
Inks - Smoky Slate
Cardstock - Whisper White, Pink Pirouette & Smoky Slate Cardstock

Markers - Spectrum Noir
Ink - Momento Tuxedo Black

As You See It Challenge #185 - Coolness

This weeks Challenge is all about “coolness” .... 
Using Stampin’ Ups! Dapper Denim, Bermuda Bay & Lemon Lime Twist. 

So here’s my take on the “Coolness Challenge “.  My first thought when seeing the above colours was the tropics 🐠 , especially now that the weather is cooing off. 

So I pulled out the inks and began to swipe the colours across the WC paper using a baby wipe. I then misted the colours with water to give a more organic look. To speed things along I used my SU heat gun to dry the WC paper. I’m not the most patient person when it comes to watching things dry 😝
Using a set of Tonic rectangular layering Dies I cut out a base. Then using the tropical leaf stamp and  versamark, I stamped the leaf randomly on the base. Working quickly I spread on the WOW white embossing powder and heat embossed it and voila... I did allow the base to cool before die cutting a frame. 
I used foam tape to pop up and offset the inside of the frame adding even more dimension to the card. 
 Then using a scrap piece of WC paper and Bermuda Bay ink I inked the paper well, misted and heat dried. Then using the SU Botanical Builder palm branch die I cut out two branches to embellish the card. Next onto the sentiment. I used black ink and a sentiment from the SU So Many Shells stamp set and another of the Tonic rectangular layering Dies to cut out. I wrapped SU linen thread around the top of the sentiment. I really,Ive to add texture and dimension to cards I make. 
The rest is just basic stamping and gluing. 

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used:
Inks - Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist & Black
Sentiment Stamp - So Many Shells
Framelit Dies - Botanical Builder
Linen Thread

Other Supplies Used:
Tonic Mixed Edge Rectangle Layering Basic Die Set
WOW Fine Detail Embossing Powder
Water Colour Paper
MFT Tropical Flowers stamp set

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

As You See It Challenge #184 - Back To Basics

Back To Basics we go...

What a great challenge for this “over thinker” 😝

Here’s what we can use:
- Paper
- Stamps
- Ink
- Ribbon, just a touch
- Scissors
- Paper Trimmer

I even decided to make my own background with the Concord & 9th Plaid stamp.... Stampin Up now has this background stamp too, the possibilities are endless with this baby ...

Definitely had to do some fussy cutting with scissors, I find this part very relaxing as I concentrate on moving the paper around the stamped image and keeping the scissors stationary.  Then lightly inking the edges gives you a nicely defined and finished look.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used:
Cardstock- Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate
Ink - Rose Red, Old Olive
Stamp Set - Healing Hugs

Concord & 9th
- Plaid Background

Sunday, September 2, 2018

As You See It Challenge #183

Apparently, I’ve deleted my last post with all the lovely comments... like duh 🙄 what the heck did I do?  Anyways, I will try this again and hopefully will get better at posting!

It’s definitely been a while since I participated in a challenge and I’m feeling a little rusty...

So here goes...

Stampin’ Up Products Used:
Cardstock - Whisper White, Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Ink - Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets - So Many Shells, By The Seashore, Beautiful Beach

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

2018 . . . Under Construction

I hope to have some new projects for your viewing pleasure very soon. . . 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

One Word 2014

One Word 365 - JOY

For 2014 I kept feeling the Lord impress upon me this bible verse taken from Psalms 30:5
"For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning." NASB

My sincere desire is to walk in a lifetime of freedom, God's favour, peace and JOY. So I choose to face each and every day with an attitude of gratitude and a shout of joy, whether I feel like it or not!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

"As You See It" Challenge #006

So glad to be back after missing last weeks colour challenge. So. . . here is my take on this weeks challenge. I tried to add interest to the page with some 3D effect butterflies tied together with twine, some glossy accents, brads, layering and lots of matting. Often when surfing the web I see these layouts with layer upon layer of gorgeous papers and I absolutely love them, maybe one day I will be able to do that too < wink >. Definitely something to challenge myself with!
My Beautiful Mom
 Ingredients:  My Minds Eye - So Sophie Paper Collection; Stampin' Up Butterfly Punch; Fiskars Edge Punch; TH Distress Ink - Vintage Photo & Dusty Concord; Glossy Accents; Random Brads & Twine and of course my Thrifty Sewing Machine.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving & Under Construction

Well there's nothing like being forced to change your blog template. Lee Lou Blogs is shutting their doors to all free blog templates after October 19, 2013. So please bear with me as I try to remember how to change all of this stuff over to a new template.

In the meantime. . . Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

"As You See It" Challenge #004

Here is my take on this week's challenge. This week I really tried to challenge myself using some techniques I was not familiar with, such as using TA Glimmer Mist on my paper and Acrylic Paint on my banner and burlap swatches. I also tried really hard to move away from the oh so familiar linear style of scrapping. What can I say I like all my ducks in a row. . . LOL
The sea shell fans were taken from a template I found at the "Spotted Canary", just to give a little more dimension and texture. I'm definitely a fan of burlap and want to try it again on a few more layouts.  I strung the burlap banner through eyelets on the page, again trying to add more interest to the page.

Ingredients: Papers Used - Basic Grey Max & Whiskers Collection; Studio Calico Home Front Collection & Pink Paislee Nantucket Collection; Alpha - Pink Paislee Daily Junque Wood Alpha; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist  Twilight; Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint - Aegean Blue; Gesso & Random Twine. Phrase was created on my computer; Random seashells; American Craft Eyelets and of course my thrifty sewing machine.