Sunday, July 31, 2016

Snow Babies

Can you believe Christmas is six months away?  Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?  I have three presents stowed away...if onyl the wrapping fairy was around!!

So this is my first Christmas card of the year made with the newly released MHK Designs Snow Babies set.  Isn't this vintage snowbaby adorable in the middle of a snowflake?!

Join us each weekend this month as a new Christmas in July set will be released from MHK Designs!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

CAS Spectacular

Whoo hoo!  Middle of the week!!

Time to unwind and get a little sillly.  Here is a silly card using a mish-mash of stamps.  Two of therm are rubber stamps and the frog is from Sami Stamps.  The spectacular stamp with the eyeglasses on the frog hit my funny bone!

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Garden Crossword

A little garden crossword fun today featuring the Eat Your Veg! set from MHK Designs.

Are you ready for a challenge using the following colors?

Tiles were printed to spell out the vegetable names.  Leaves were punched and the vegetables were colored.

Now this is true gardening fun and there are no weeds here!!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Geometric Rainbows

Somewhere in the raimbow, you will find all the colors in this card!
It is a mixed media card that includes ink, string, a flower and menta bubble embellishment.  To include green, look to the flower leaves!

Products used on this card are STAMPlorations, ARTplorations and the circlestencil I do not know the name of. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Work It Wednesday August gemstone is the leaves on the flower/

 The Mixed Media Card Challenge

 Creative With Stamps



It is hard to shine when you are distressed, but with some glitter, you can shine!

Today,  a tutorial straight from my craft pad.  The craft pad has been well broken in...I have some addresses on it, glitter stuck to it, spots of glue, but a new one would look the same in several days so I go with it.  Don't mind the workspace, it is the work in progress you will get to see.

I started by punching the stars, Next came rubbing three shades of blue distress ink on the craft pad and misting it.  This is the first dunk through the ink.

After drying, the paper goes through the second dunk.  There are a few white spots but it looks like the evening sky.

After that dried, watered down acrylic paint was put on the end of a paint brush and splattered on the card.  Clear packing tape was put across the punched images with the sticky side facing up covering the punched images.  Yellow ultrafine glitter was put over the sticky tape.

 Using STAMPlorations stamps, the sentiment band was stamped and the sentiment was embossed on the sentiment band.  The card was completed by rubbing the darkest distress ink on the edge of the card and adhereing it to the white card base.

Shine is linked 



 The Damsel Of Distressed Cards
 The Mixed Media Card Challenge

Monday, July 18, 2016

Happy Birthday Becca!

What is crazier than the Damsel of Distressed Cards?  Her mood board to celebrate her 30th birthday, , of course!  Only fun, bright and bold colors for this celebration!


Well, the angles are right and the colors are not so bright and bold but it is the Lost Coast Designs stamp that is celebrating with Becca!

So Becca, as you start the adventures of a new decade, Happy Birthday!!

MHK Designer Inspiration: Jerrie tiger

As summer swings into full bloom, the tiger lilies bloom too.  I love how the tips of the flowers fold back displaying a delicate flower.

I am excited today to share a card made with He Is Risen set from MHK Designs.  Using a glittered white cardstock and newsprint, the base was created.  A foil doily, patteerned paper and punched  leaves are the second layer.  The colored image is nestled on top to complete the card.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Christmas In July

Do you have your holiday paper out to start making your Christmas cards?  Tis the season to start as it is Christmas in July!

MHK Designs is releasing a set each weekend in July to help get a jump start on those Christmas cards.  The new set called Christmas Candles has one inage and three sentiments.

Focusing on the sentiment, this card was created.

Are you ready to get your Christmas on?  Check out the sets at MHK Designs, put on the Christmas tunes and start creating!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Cuppa Joe

Is there anything better than a cuppa joe?  It is the liquid morning to get you going!  Well, my cuppa joe inspired me to work with distressed inks and sprays today.

Using lots of supplies, the background was created with distressed ink.  Then stencils filled in the background.  There were some   stamps that added a little grunge, and acrylic paint to add some interest.  Some distress spray splatters added a perfect touch. The card was finished by adding three gems and layered on the base.

Cuppa Joe is linked to:
Craft Stamper Magazine
Creative With Stamps
Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party
House Of Cards
Through The Craft Room Door
Wprd Art Wedmesdau
 The Mixed Media Card Challenge

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

If The Shoe Fits, Buy The Matching Purse

Putting on the glitz!  Who can resist new shoes...and the matching purse!!  I love this vintage stamp set and decided it would be perfect to SPARKLE up!

The background is distress sprays.  Then it is stamped with Versa Mark and embossed with black powder.  Stenciling was done with distress ink and then Onyx glitter was added to some of the shapes.  Crochet thread was glued and dipped in Onyx glitter.  Thin dies created the circles and the stiletto.  The shoe was glitzed up with several colors of glitter and colored with Copic Markers.  

If the shoe fits, buy the matching purse is linked to:
Craft Stamper Magazine
Work It Wednesday
Through The Craft Room Door
Sparkle N Sprinkle

 The Mixed Media Card Challenge

Monday, July 4, 2016

Hooray for the Red,White and Blue

Hot off the press from MHK Designs is this Forever Wave set.   Just in time for July 4th!  I love all lthe patriotic sentiments and flag on this set. 

Below are two cards made using the new set.  I chose to feature the sentiment. 

And no 4th of July would be complete with out the flag proudly waving.  Three circles have been punched out of red, white and blue to showcase the colors of the flag.

Enjoy your 4th of July and may God bless the USA!

Forever Wave is linked to:
Simon Says Monday

 Curtain Call

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Diet Pepsi

AAH, summer time.   While planning our July 4th picnic, there are several items always thought about...they are listed on the printable on this card.  Yes...I am a Diet Pepsi girl.  When I go to my sisters, they are Diet Coke gals so we have this ongoing soda pop battle.

Since my family is having a card exchange in August, I made some cards for the others in the exchange...

The circle and grill are wafer thin dies and the circle was colored with distress ink and stamped with a grass stamp.

Diet Pepsi and BBQ's is linked to:
Word Art Wednesday
 Just Us Girls

Simon Says Wednesday
Work It Wednesday

Birthday time!

Look who turned three!

There is another birthday theme challenge going on and these birds are singing along!

Swirls were distressed, sentiments were embossed and a strip of party paper was added to the side!

Birghday time is linked to:

Sieze The Birthday
Simon Says Wednesday
Work It Wednesday
Send A Smile 4 Kids