Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Olive Birthday Card

Hello all!  I know what you are thinking...olives?  REALLY?!  Yes, I couldn't believe I made a card covered in olives either.  I do not like them at all, but this was for a co-worker who loves olives and we had one night at work where her olives were instrumental in us getting through a very interesting night.  So, olives it is!
I used Echo Park's 6x6 Getaway paper pad for this card.  I used Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to go around the edges of the olives and the white printed layer.  For the olives I simply cut ovals that were 1.5"x1.125" out of the green and 0.5" circles of the red.
The sentiment is from Pink and Main's Birthday Wishes stamp set.  I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  The bow is Totally Black Trendy Twine.
Other products I used on this card are GMD Stitched Rectangle dies, ATG, Scotch foam tape, and Scotch Tacky Glue.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Entering here:
May 24 Word Art Wednesday
May 25 Pink and Main
May 31 DL. Art monthly

Monday, May 22, 2017

Coconut Drink Card

Happy Monday!  It is my day to post on the SVG Attic blog.  My boys got out of school for summer vacation last week.  Let me tell you, it is great times for them and I am also thankful to not have to get up so early to get them ready for school.  So, my card for today is a summer vacation themed card :)
 I used the coconut card file from SVG Attic's JGW Tropical Haven set and used papers from DCWV's Watercolor and Neutrals Cardstock stacks to create it.
 The coconut drink is popped up with scotch foam tape for extra dimension and I simply had to add the little flowers as a finishing touch.
Are your kids out of school yet?  What are your summer plans?

This card also fits well with the DCWV Mood Board Challenge for May.  Head on over to their Facebook page to check it out!

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Friday, May 19, 2017

I Love You To The Moon And Back

I have always thought that this saying was so sweet and I was so excited to see it in die form from Gina Marie Designs (To The Moon Die Plate).  This is the card I created with it.
That background started as a white piece of cardstock!  I doctored it up with my Tim Holtz Distress Inks, starting with Mustard Seed in the center of the top and going around that color with Wild Honey.  I filled the rest of the paper with Salty Ocean and finished off with Black Soot around the outside edges.
 Then I sprinkled some water on the paper and dabbed it off with a paper towel and then splattered watered down white acrylic paint on the paper as well.  I used the heat gun on it to dry it and also to set the distress inks so they wouldn't smear.
 Then I positioned the GMD To The Moon Die Plate where I wanted it and cut it out of the paper.  I then centered the saying with a GMD Stitched Rectangle die and ran that through my Big Shot as well.
 The whole purpose of the yellow area on the background was to look like the illumination of the moon.  So I used my Silhouette Cameo and cut out a moon, which a used clear glitter Wink of Stella on and tied some Totally White Trendy Twine around the card.  The front panel and the moon are both popped up with Scotch foam tape.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Trendy Twine Mini WINNER!

Hello crafty friends!  I am ready to announce the winner of my giveaway of the
Pink Midnight Trendy Twine Mini....
Congratulations to 

Please send me an email (Contact Me tab at the top of this page) with your mailing address by Thursday, May 25th, and I will send it out to you!

For those of you who didn't win and would love to get your hands on this gorgeous twine, you can find it HERE.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trendy Twine ~ Thankful For You Card

Hello everyone! Today is my day to post on the Trendy Twine blog.  I have had SO much fun using the spotlight of Pink Midnight Trendy Twine this month.
This card matches the Tin-Tie bag that I shared on Mother's Day.  Once again, I used papers from DCWV's Meet Me In Paris stack because they are a perfect match with the Trendy Twine.  I used GMD Stitched Rectangle Dies and an unbranded doily die that I cut in half.  I wrapped the Pink Midnight Trendy Twine around the doily and tied it in a bow.
The sentiment is from a Heidi Swapp stamp and was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I loved the layout and elegance of this card so much that I had to make two!

Here is what I used from Annie's Paper Boutique:

GIVEAWAY!!!
This month I will be having three Trendy Twine posts in which I use the gorgeous Pink Midnight Trendy Twine.  I will randomly pick a person who comments on my blog from one of those three days to receive a Pink Midnight TT Mini!  Woohoo!  
So make sure to comment on this blog post as well as one on the 4th and 14th to maximize your chances of winning.  It isn't required to win, but it would also be awesome to give the Trendy Twine and Beth's Beauties Facebook pages a like so you can stay updated with all of the awesome things coming up.   If you like both of those pages, come back here and leave a second comment saying you did so for a better chance to win!

If you are new to Trendy Twine, you will want to check out these fun places:
Shop for Trendy Twine HERE
Follow Trendy Twine on Facebook

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

School Bus Driver Thank You

Hello everyone!  It is the end of the school year here.  Actually tomorrow is a 1/2 day, but that doesn't really count, does it?!  The boys' bus driver is wonderful and he really deserves a thank you for everything that he does (and puts up with!) to keep the kids safe.  This is what we gave him.
At first I was drawing a blank with what to give him, so I went online at Walmart and took advantage of their free 2 day shipping and bought the mug, which I thought was adorable!  I filled it with homemade monster cookies inside the cellophane bag.
For the card, I kept it simple.  It is a 4.25" square card so it still fit inside an A2 envelope.  I used a GMD Slash Stitched Round Square die for the bus paper and die cut the Thanks shadow from Pink and Main out of the middle of it.  That layer is popped up with Scotch foam tape.  I cut the Thanks die out of red cardstock three times and adhered it together to make it have more dimension.
For embellishments, I used Celebration Trendy Twine and some red adhesive pearls.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Entering here:
May 24 Word Art Wednesday
May 25 Pink and Main
May 25 DL. Art

Monday, May 15, 2017

Victorine Originals Challenge #2 ~ Flowers

Today is the start of Challenge #2:  Flowers on the Victorine Originals blog The card I created for inspiration includes a technique I recently saw in a video, and the Floral and Sayings stamp set from Victorine Originals was perfect to create it!
I started off by stamping the floral stamp with versamark and used white embossing powder to heat emboss it.  Then I added post-it notes along the line of the stamp to block off the parts I didn't want shaded by the inks.  The first color I used was Spun Sugar Distress Ink and worked from the center of the image out.  (Tip:  Always start your blending on the post-it note and work your way onto the cardstock to avoid harsh lines)  The other color I used was Shabby Shutters Distress Ink and that was on the outside of the pink.  Rotate the paper and do the same process on the bottom half of the stamped image.  Wipe off excess ink from the embossing using a paper towel.
I used Shabby Shutters Distress Ink to stamp the sentiment.  The dies I used are Gina Marie Designs scalloped stitched rectangles and stitched rectangles.  The cardstock I used is from DCWV's Fairytale Dreams and Whites special materials stacks.  Watermelon Taffy Trendy Twine and a few sequins finished off the card!
Want to see the other cards that I created using this stamp set?  Here are the links!
Purple Floral Thank You card
With Sympathy Floral Card
Floral Thank You Cards
Get Well Soon Floral Cards
Happy Birthday Floral Card

So, now on to the details on how to play along with the challenge...
Head on over to the Victorine Originals blog and check out their challenge post. You have two weeks to enter your project/s that follow this theme. They do not have to use Victorine Originals stamps on them. We can't wait to see what you create!

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Trendy Twine ~ Happy Mother's Day!

Hello crafty friends and Happy Mother's Day!  On the Trendy Twine blog today, we have some great inspiration for you, so head on over there to check it out.  I decorated a kraft tin tie bag with lots of pretty items from Annie's Paper Boutique.
First off, I have to say that I was totally impressed by the kraft tin tie bags!  They are very heavy grade and the inside has a plastic coating to make it even more durable.  I added my goodies to the bag and then shut it before I decorated it.  First up, I added two banners of papers cut from DCWV's Meet Me In Paris stack.  On top of those I added a sheer ribbon from the pink ribbon pack.
I made the tag out of a white Large Tag-Its (coming soon to APB), Pink Midnight Trendy Page Dots, Pink Midnight Trendy Twine, and the pom pom trim and pink satin ribbon from the Pretty In Pink Ribbon set.  I added it to the bag with a mini clothespin.  The sentiment is from the APB Smile stamp set and I used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp it.
Here is what I used from Annie's Paper Boutique:

Pink Midnight Trendy Page Dots
GIVEAWAY!!!
This month I will be having three Trendy Twine posts in which I use the gorgeous Pink Midnight Trendy Twine.  I will randomly pick a person who comments on my blog from one of those three days to receive a Pink Midnight TT Mini!  Woohoo!  
So make sure to comment on this blog post as well as one on the 4th and 17th to maximize your chances of winning.  It isn't required to win, but it would also be awesome to give the Trendy Twine and Beth's Beauties Facebook pages a like so you can stay updated with all of the awesome things coming up.   If you like both of those pages, come back here and leave a second comment saying you did so for a better chance to win!

If you are new to Trendy Twine, you will want to check out these fun places:
Shop for Trendy Twine HERE
Follow Trendy Twine on Facebook

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Cards From 6x6 Paper Pad

A while back I made up my mind to make as many cards as I could out of a 6x6 paper pad.  I had previously used some of the papers, so it wasn't full anymore, but I absolutely loved the papers in it and wanted to utilize them all for various purposes.
  I ended up with 17 cards that finished off the stack!  (Only 16 are in the picture above because that last one didn't fit well in the picture!)  I used My Mind's Eye Collectable "Remarkable" paper pad.
I started with these cards.
 Here is a close up of the sentiment.
 And then went to these birthday cards.
 The Mother's Day cards were perfect for this time of the year!
Then I came up with this card design to use of the strips of paper.
 And this one to use up the small squares of paper.
 This one was just extra scraps that looked good as a baby card theme :)
 This one has the same sentiment as the earlier birthday ones, but the background uses scraps that didn't match anything else.
 This was the final card I made.  I had to keep that ruler paper intact somehow!
 And a closeup of that tractor stamp...
I am so happy that I used up that whole paper pad!  

Here are links to other cards that I made using this paper pad:

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!


Friday, May 12, 2017

Graduate Cards

Hello everyone!  There are many, many graduations happening in the area this weekend, so you know what I was busy with...graduation cards!
I started with a Graduate stamp by Paper Inspirations (from Hobby Lobby) and die cut ovals using Cottage Cutz stitched oval dies.  The patterned paper is from DCWV's All Dressed Up stack.  It was die cut with a Gina Marie Designs stitched rectangle die.

I made three different color schemes and coordinated the stars and Trendy Twine to match the background.  The stars are cut from DCWV's Glitzy Glitter cardstock.  The three colors of Trendy Twine I used are Pink Midnight, Midnight, and Aqua Midnight.
I love how sparkly and elegant these cards turned out!

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Entering here:
May 24 Word Art Wednesday
May 24 DL. Art Graduation
May 31 DL. Art monthly