Thursday, November 2, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

SSS: Brushstroke Messages Card Kit: Primary Birthday Card

Hi Sugars,

I wanted to share with you the very first card I made using the Simon Says Stamp October 2017 Card Kit which I picked up during the STAMPtember event. 
Simon Says Stamp: October 2017 Card Kit: Brushstroke Messages

Saturday, October 14, 2017

STAMPtember Haul FT. Simon Says Stamp, Hero Arts and The Greeting Farm

Hello Crafters,

If you haven't heard the news in the month of September, Simon Says Stamp hosts their monthly STAMPtember event. During the month Simon releases their own stamps then, throughout the entire month the release exclusive collaboration stamps or discount codes.

Bellow is just few of the companies that participated.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Blue Monochromatic Christmas Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

Do you ever make a card, mixed media project, art journaling page, scrapbook layout or any other crafty project that seem to just exceed your expectations?

I must admit that is how I felt when I stood back and admired my blue Monochromatic Christmas card that I am entering into Merry Monday Christmas Challenge and the LAST Mojo Monday sketch challenge. (I am so sad to hear that Mojo Monday is closing it's site but I understand that Julie must do what's right for her and her family. I wish her nothing but the best.)

I wanted to walk you through how to make this card. This quick card can be done easily in 20 minutes. Building up the background is the longest part! Check the bottom of the post to see the completed card!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Watercoloring with Hero Arts

Hey fellow crafters,

How are we doing this fine day?

I am here to bring you a great One Layer-esque Card. All stamps are from Hero Arts. I like the sliver of blue showing on the outside of the card it's just enough to tie back into bird.  

I used all Distress Inks to stamp the layered images and the frame. Then I would take a water-brush and soften out each layer to give it a more watercolored feel. This card could be made 15 minutes or less. Just use a heating tool in between the layers. I decided to let each layer air dry. 

Watercolor Bird in Frame, Hero Arts

I am really pleased by how it turned out. :)

I am entering this card into the:

Monday, May 29, 2017

Paper Smooches - May Challenge: Flowers

Hey crafty friends,

I hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend. Today's forecast is all about clouds and rain but at least the weekend was nice! 

I have a great 10 minutes or less card for you today. A few outline stamps, a bold sentiment and two pattern papers is all you really need.

I am submitting this card into Paper Smooches: May Challenge which is Flowers. I got the layout idea from the Kraftin' Kimmie Monthly Sketch Challenge.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

#CardChallengeMashUp Number 1

Hello my fellow crafters,

Can you believe we are almost half way through 2017!!!! *o*

I hope this year has been going well for you. As for myself? I've been plagued with some health issues. I won't bore you with all the details but it's been a hard 6+ months for me. I am starting to feel like my normal self one day at a time which means I am finally getting back into crafting and creating. At least I had to YouTube to fill my crafting hunger! :)

Since, I had so much time on my hands I decided to check out some great craft and card challenges online. I made a document that broke down monthly and day specific challenges. Along with the rules and key things to know about each challenge. All these awesome challenges out there got my wheels spinning.

Why not create a personal challenge for myself to combine 3 challenges in ONE card project. I'm calling it the Card Challenge Mash Up!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Thanks a Bunch...for small stamps!

Hi Crafty Friends,

Sometimes, a card doesn't need a big focal image to be impactful. Sometimes, the small images on a stamp sets is all that you need. That's what I did on this card using Paper Smooches, Friendly Flowers. I rounded up 6 small stamps to create my own patterned paper which I always enjoy because I get the freedom to make what I know I will use!

Thanks a Bunch - For Small Stamps_Paper Smooches_Lawn FawnThanks a Bunch - For Small Stamps_Close Up

The simple outline on the images combined with a solid blue rectangle with rounded edges set off the large patterned banner. I simple sentiment gets straight to the point.

Animal Magic Challenge

Hi Crafters,

With life continually throwing me curve balls. It's been hard to craft. I have recently had to move and I wasn't able to take NEARLY as much supplies as I would've liked to. I tried to focus on those stamp  sets that were pretty universal. I had lost my crafty mojo dealing with life.

I recently started to look back into craft challenges, which is always a good way to get those creative juices flowing again. I was able to get back into crafty things, thanks to this cute little card using the Wild Thang stamp set from Tiddly Inks.

Animal Magic, Tiddly InksAnimal Magic Challenge_Close Up, Tiddly Inks

Look at this cute little guy (or gal!)