Friday, December 18, 2015

Pretty In Pink

I Wheely Like You is a new MHK Designs set.  

I had so much fun creating this card with the set, stencil, ribbon and bling.

Check out the new sets at MHK Designs!

Pretty In Pink is linked to:
Clear It Out The paper, ribbon, button and gem are from my stash.
Hiding In My Craft Room black paper and button are scraps and onlys.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Good To The Last Cup

Good to the last cup!  How can you finish the

without using a Bugaboo image?  Well, you can't.  This image is good to the last drop...whatever you choose, coffee, latte, mocha etc.

Using two strips of washi tape, some coffee dp, twine. stamped stean and a bling creates this CAS coffee card.  Don't you just love the Bugaboo image?

Wishing you all the very Merriest Christmas and a fantastic New Year.  Thanks for hopping along with this bloghop.

Good To The Last Cup is linked to:

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Up On The House Tops

Santa has been busy getting ready for Christmas this year and the reindeer are ready for flight!

Using the Mojo Monday sketch, the base cardstock and tag were debossed and embossed.  The sleigh was embossed with black embossing powder.  Houses were stamped and cut out.  A wreath with the sentiment was stamped and die out.  Three red gems were added to the wreath.

Stamps used: STAMPlorations, Unity and a vintage stamp I had.

Up On The House Tops is linked to:
Mojo Monday
STAMPlorations  CASE[;pratopms pf  Monika's card.  She used the houses, greenery with the tree and stars in the sky.  I used the houses, greenery with the wreath and santa with his sleigh in the sky.

Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says Wednesday

Love Is Grand

You have heard the saying "love makes the world go round."  That is what I think of 
 with this Unity stamp of the globe with all the hearts.   

My family has spread across the states and we may be far apart but love still binds us together. 

Love Is Grand is linked to:
Unity Be Inspired Challenge
DL Art
Simon Says Monday just a pinch of embossing powder
Word Art Wednesday

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Self closing gift box

Here is a cute packaging idea for a little something you want to give.  The instructions look complicated but it is very easy to complete.

For the self closing box tutorial, click here.

Perhaps the bag contents should inclued ingredients to make this!

Sparkly ribbon and a tag make this box ready to deliver!

While finishing up my Christmas shopping at Walmart...cuteness ahead...I found this hot cocoa set.  When my first grandson was born, my son gave him a sock monkey.  Everytime I see a sock monkey, I think of Riley bear!  Do you think there is any better way to celebrate National Cocoa Day?

Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Reindeer Games

What is a Santa to do when he finds this sign?  The first thing he should do is remove the sign and think...those must be reindeer games...after all...who does not love Santa!

This card was so much fun to make.  I made extra images of the reindeer sign and placed them down the side of the card.  Then I cut the card away to give it the zig zag edge.  The sign Santa is holding has a red bling nose for Rudolph.

This image is from the Little Shop

Reindeer Games is linked to:
Time To Craft
The Sisterhood Of Snarky Stampers
Send A Smile 4 Kids

Sending A Cup Of Holiday Cheer

Sending a cup of holiday cheer to you.  After the Christmas chaos of shopping, wrapping, baking it is time to sit back and relax with a cup of coffee.

The red paper was embossed with a swirl folder.  A little die cutting, a chip board embellishment and twine complete this card.

This image can be found at the JCLA etsy shop

DL Art
Coffee Lovers Bloghop
Word Art Wednesday

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Pink Christmas

I'll have a pink Christmas!!

I started by printing my image from  JCLA etsy shop.  This image is called "Cup and coffee jar".  I colored the image with Copics and then brushed on some Worn Lipstick DI to add some darker areas.

I wanted to do a soft Christmas card out of non traditional colors.  I punched a snowflake using my Martha Steward punch.  This will be my stencil for the background.    The snowflake I punched had its edges dipped in Worn Lipstick DI to create the flower in the greenery.A snowflake bling was added to the coffee pot.

This image can be found at the JCLA etsy shop.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying the hop!

Is linked to:
House Of Cards
DL Art
Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Full Cup, Long Book

With the cold weather blowing, a cup of coffee, a warm spot and a book is the perfect snuggle up place.

I wanted this card to look like a library.  I used a wood embossed background with a stenciled layer,  a rich red holiday strip and a stack of books with coffee.

Stamps used: STAMPlorations and Unity.  Sending Becca some love with her first coffee senitment set.

Is linked to:
Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas Chaos Last Day

The last Christmas Chaos card and my list is finished!

I am using a ARTplorations stencil and STAMPlorations is having a stencil blog hop linky party.

For my final card at Catch The Bug, I made a card using the freebie!  I chose the diagonal bingo of use a snowflake, ribbon and three layers.

I embossed the base card with a snowflake folder.  Then is a layer of stenciled paper.  The final layer is stamped and popped up.  glitter, silver string, a snowflake and the cute image was added.

Christmas Chaos is linked to:
Catch The Bug

The Gift Of Coffee

This is a gift for the coffee drinker that likes their coffee flavored.  The packaging makes this gifts extra fancy.

The first step is to wash your ornament and let it dry. This plastic ornament was staped on using Stazon black.  It was colored with copic markers.  Then white Stazon was used for the stenciling and snowflakes. Bling was added to the center of the snowflakes.  Pine boughs, pinecones and ribbon was added for decoration.

While it is drying, here is the recipe:

Chocolate Mint Coffee

2 8inch candy canes
1 cup coffee creamer
1 cup instant coffee
1/2 cup sugar
2 TBSP cocoa

Blend the candy canes into a fine powder.  Mix all the ingredients and store in an airtight container.  When ready to use, mix 2 to 3 TBSP mix to 8 oz hot water.

This can be made sugar free by using a sugar substitute and sugar free candy canes.  Using Cherry, Blueberry or Butterscotch candy canes changes the flavor.

This is the perfect little gift and the packaging rocks!

Stamps and Stencils used: STAMPlorations and Artplorations

The Gift Of Coffee is linked to:
Coffee Loving Cardmakers
Craft Rocket Challenge
Word Art Wednesday

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Christmas Chaos Day Six

My children love getting gift cards so they can choose the perfect something.  It is the easiest gift to find but then needs special wrapping.

I took the paper and created a double 1 inch crease in the center of the card.  Then I punched out enough of the center fold for the gift card to nestle right in.

Ribbon holds it snuggly inside until the recipient is ready to use it.

The inside:

A Gift Card Holder is linked to:

Christmas Chaos Day Five

 Pick a treat and make it funny.  I chose candy canes, bling and striped paper.

 I cannot resist laughing every time I see a card with a moustache.  I added eyes and a funny is that!?  Well, it made me smile.

Bugaboo Christmas Chaos is liked to:
Catch The Bug
DL Art
Craft Rocket Challenge

Christmas Chaos Day Four

A recipe challenge today.  This is a fun new image that I colored in non traditional colors.  They seem to be popular this year.

Then, I need to add either a one word sentiment, two different embellishments or three layers of paper.  Guess what...I did all three!  One word sentiment, bling and chipboard sentiment embellishments and three layers of paper!

I just love how this card turned out.  I added some glittery goodness on the snowflakes and strings.

Christmas Chaos Day Four is linked to:

Christmas Chaos Day Three

What do I see in this color challenge?

I see Rudolph the red nose reindeer looking all cool with a stocking hung on his block getting ready for the Christmas festivities~
  Rudolph, you are one cool reindeer.

Christmas Chaos Day Three is linked to:

Christmas Chaos Day Two

I love sketch challenges and this little bird holding the candy cane is so cute.

I wanted to go vintage with this.  I had some great vintage paper with a ruler,  postage mark, and other matching DP to pull it all together.  A few star gems were added to finish the card.

Christmas Chaos Day Two is linked to:
Catch The Bug

Christmas Chaos Day One

Here comes Santa Clause down through the chimney with lots of toys all for the little ones Christmas joys.

I embossed the background paper with snowflakes.  This cute Bugaboo image was scalloped punched and added with a star, some DP, twine and a button.

Christmas Chaos Day One is linked to:
Catch The Bug
DL Art
Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Here Comes Santa Claus

December 25 is a very magical day as Santa Claus and his magical reindeer have left presents for girls and boys!

This card was so fun to make as Santa Claus is one of my favorites!  I started by tearing masking tape and putting the ripped jagged edge towards the bottom.  I layered the tape up to the top of the card.  Then rubbed Old Paper DI and Vintage Photo DI over the masking tape.  It created the cracked background.  Moved Lawn and Tarnished Brass distress paint was lightly painted over the tape.  Post card and December 25 was stamped in Vintage Photo DI. Now on to the  die cut boughs and berries. Santa was colored with Copics and his eyebrows were colored with a white gel pen.  To finish Santa, the edges were brushed with Vintage Photo DI.

Stamps used: MHK Designs, Tim Holtz and a vintage stamp.

Here Comes Santa Clause is linked to:

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Letters To Santa

How does this happen?  I have had this stamp for five plus years and have not used it.  Perhaps I should call Hoarders!!  

While making Christmas cards, it was time to ink this stamp up!  I also am trying some new challenges.

After stamping, the image was colored with Copics.  Glitter was added to give it the cold, wintery feel...Santa is used to the cold...he lives in the North Pole!

Stamps used: this is a vintage stamp but Northwoods stamps has an image close to this.

Letters To Santa is linked to:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
Work It Wednesday
DL Art
Word Art Wednesday
Cards 4 Guyz Challenge
Clear It Out The gray and sparkly silver paper are cleared out into a card!
Creative Card Crew
The Challenge
Through The Craft Room Door
Cards In Envy
Craft Your Passion
Incy Wincy Designs
Ooh La La Creations
Sparkle N Sprinkle

Monday, November 30, 2015

What Polar Bears Do In Winter

In the summer at the zoo, polar bears splash around in the swim tank.  So in winter, do they skate on that swim tank?

I used Mojo Monday's sketch and created this card.  I love the blustery blue paper and the swirls of gold.  I embossed some gold swirls on the background paper and then a few more on the front papers.  It gives it a look of blustery fun.

What Polar Bears Do In Winter is linked to:
Simon Says Monday Challenge
Mojo Monday
DL Art
Winter Wonderland Challenge
Fairytale Challenge
Sparkle And Shine Happy 6th Birthday!!
The Challenge
Hiding In My Craft Room
Simon Says Wednesday
Work It Wednesday
Cupcake Inspiration

Friday, November 27, 2015

Magic Card Well, Just Optical Illusion

I just recently saw how a magic card works and was so intrigued.  The image is black and white but when you pull on it, it magically appears colored!  This is probably old school for you, but I saw this light bulb image and thought is would work perfectly into a magic card.

I wanted the outside to be kinda plain so it would be more dramatical when you opened it.  I used white embossing powder to create this front cover.  I am playing with Catch Bug Bingo and used not designer paper, a button and a sentiment.

Now you pull on the tab and a colored image appears magically!

How fun is this?

Stamps used: Bugaboo

Magic Card is linked to:
Catch The Bug
Just Add Ink
Craft Rocket Challenge
Sieze The Birthday
Creative Knockouts
Send A Smile 4 Kids
Word Art Wednesday
DL Art

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Winter Wonderland

Hitting the scrap box to make this Christmas card.  It reminds me of all the hours my siblings enjoyed the snow covered sledding trail.  Then the hours sledding with my children. Using scraps, a little glitter and a Memory Box die cut, this Winter Wonderland was created.

Stamps used: MHK Designs

Winter Wonderland is linked to:
Jingle Belles
Merry Monday
Send A Smile 4 Kids
Christmas Card Throwdown
My Time To Craft
Crafty Friends Challenge
DL Art
Clear It Out
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says Wednesday
Work It Wednesday
DoubleClick Skittles

Friday, November 20, 2015

Distressed Sunflower

I saw a picture of a quilt block that had the sunflower in the upper corner and the wording straight across.  I liked the image and wanted to turn it into a card.  I used the STAMPloations sketch challenge for November. 

First I took distress paint and created the area behind the sunflower.  Using black embossing powder, the words, sunflower and background was made.  I used Copic markers to color the leaves.
  I wanted a distressed look on the background paper.

Stamps and Stencils used: STAMPlorations and Artplorations

Distressed Sunflower is linked to:
Thats Crafty Challenge
Word Art Wednesday
DL Art

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Let It Snow

I am just loving MHK Designs new releases.  It is snowing here today and I am working on Christmas cards for my siblings.

I had a strip of scrap paper from a 12x12 sheet from when we made boxes.  It was pearly and looked like a snowy, blustery day.  The sentiment is tucked in one of the cut strips.  Snowflakes were punched out of scrap pearly white paper.  Bling and a silver ribbon was added.

Let It Snow is linked to:
7 Kids College Fund
Addicted To Stamps And More
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
Work It Wednesday
Hiding In My Craft Room This card is made with scraps from when I made boxes.
Word Art Wednesday
Craft Rocket Challenge
Digi Galore

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Santa's sipping his Coffee

Using a Java Card Line Art image of Santa with a cup of coffee, and some pretty festive paper, this fun card was created.

Monika was kind enough to give me this image and when I found paper to use, it looked vintage.  I ran Old Paper DI over the image and colored it with Copics.  Swirls of steam were added to Santa's coffee.  Sparkly red ribbon and a few gems were added.

Santa's sipping his coffee is linked to:
Eureka Stamps
Jingle Belles
Cards In Envy
Come And Get It
Pile It On
The Challenge
Mojo Monday
Digi Galore

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Momma's Got A New Pair Of Shoes

My canvas has expanded!  Today, I am upcycling shoes.  A pair of beige high heel shoes to be exact!  Since there are no high heel shoes in my closet, my niece dpmate a gently used  pair.  I had three requirements...the highest heels she could find, closed toed and smooth.  I wanted to make a decoration for my craft room using stamps.  I adore this Hope Blooms set from STAMPlorations.

Now, who alters shoes?  I watched the Home and Family show and they used comic books to alter their shoes.  The sold for around $150 a pair.  I wondered if I could use my stamps, what could I lose...a pair of shoes, some craft supplies and time.

I started by coloring the heels and ridge on the shoe black with a Sharpie marker.I

I took two sheets  of copy paper and stamped on it.   You will be cutting this into squares and rectangles so just stamp randomly on the paper.

Gelatos time!  I put a lot of orange in the center of the butterfly and took my finger to spread it out in the wings.  Then I took a brush and Mustard Seed DI and put three blotches of color on each image.

Since it is best to work in squares and rectangles, I cut my finished paper into shapes.

Using Mod Podge, the images were randomly applied to the shoes.  On the outside front of the shoe, I wanted the image and Bloom to show so that is the only place I was paticular.

Once the shoes were all covered, I put a layer of Mod Podge over the entire shoe.  Then, it dries overnight.  As you see on the picture there is some overhang on the bottom of the shoe so using an Exacto knife, remove this.  Since I wanted a shiny heel, I decide to use a gloss black acrylic paint and redo the heel and sole.  Then it was time to stencil.  I tightly held the stencil in the open white spaces and took Black Soot DI and rubbed it in the stencil.

I wanted the shoes to look like they were on display at an expensive shoe store.  I had a clear jewlry box and put it under the toe of one shoe and put that heel in the heel of the other shoe.  I used tissue paper, flowers, greenery, bling, and ribbon to complete this project.

I love the finished project and it will be the centerpiece in my craft room!

Stamps and Stencils used: STAMPlorations and Artplorations.
Momma's Got A New Pair Of Shoes is linked to
Craft Stamper Magazine
Allsorts Challenge
Creative Artists Challenge
Stamps And Stencils my mother loved butterflies
Altered Eclectics
Anything But Cute Mixed Media Challenge
Love To Create

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Skating By

MHK designs posted a little preview on facebook of a new release they were working on.  When I saw it, I could not wait for the release.  Mynn released it early and it was time to CRAFT!

I used distressed sprays to create the background.  Then I cut a stencil using my Martha Stewart snowflake punch and pushed some versa mark through the stencil.  A little clear embossing poweder and the four snowflakes in the background sparkle and glisten.

After downloading the image and coloring it with Copics, I wanted it a bit more vintage,   I went over the image with Old Paper DI and edged it with Vintage Photo DI.  I die cut some embellishments and added some bling.  I just love this image and the way the card turned out.

Stamps Used: MHK Designs
Die Cut and Punch Used: Memory Box and Martha Stewart

Skating By is linked to:
HIMCR I used scraps for my die cuts and punch, the strip of paper going down and the lacy edged circle.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thanks From The Herd

Being from Wisconsin, cows and barns are part of the scenery.  Right now, pumpkins line the outside of retail stores.  I love this time of the year and I pause to give thanks as there is much to be thankful for.

Using a SGVcuts file, this adorable barn was cut out.  The front of the barn was embossed and decorated with the doors.  Pumpkins, a banner, candy and a sticker were added to the barn.  I can not wait to send this out!!  A special envelope was made and extra postage will be required

Thanks From The Herd is linked to:
DL Art