Friday, July 22, 2016

Die Cut Gauze Flowers on a Card

Hello Blog Friends! 

I hope you've stopped for the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and My Favorite Things blog hop! A great combination of super adhesives and fun stamps and papers!  To showcase some of the products, I've created a card with die cut gauze flowers.  These were cut from Girlie Grunge Gauze stiffened with Girlie Grunge Art Medium.  The gauze would simply fall apart when die cut without something to bind the fibers together.  The Girlie Grunge Art Medium does that.  It works super well! 
Here’s what I did:
First, I misted a piece of Girlie Grunge Gauze with water.  Then I wadded it into a ball to disperse the water evenly.  Next, I added a few globs of Girlie Grunge Art Medium on the gauze.  Again, I wadded it into a ball and squeezed it to spread the Art Medium. (It's a bit messy but washed off easily). I repeated that step once more.  Then I spread the gauze on a craft mat to dry.  I don’t have a lot of patience waiting for stuff to dry!  I used a heat gun to speed it up.  Be careful though, as it will scorch quite easily! 
To add color to the gauze, I sponged on MFT Hybrid Inks, Blueberry for the flowers and Coral Crush for the leaves.  I let it dry a few minutes.  I used MFT Die-namics Prima Donna Petals dies to cut flowers and leaves.  The gauze cuts so easy! 

I used a dot of Girlie Grunge Art Medium (this product is so versatile!) to glue the flower together. 

To make the flower center, I placed a DODZ™ 3D on flower front.  Then I placed a DODZ™ Medium on the back and left the plastic in place.  I poured some Prills over DODZ™ 3D, pressed them in place and removed excess. 
To place on card, I simply removed protective plastic from DODZ Medium on flower back and pressed in place. 
My card is 4¼ x 6⅛ʺ.  I used a white card base with one corner cut with ½ʺ rounder.  I added a layer of paper from MFT Subtle Plaids Paper Pack fastened with E-Z Runner Dots Permanent.  The verse from MFT Cheerful Blessings is stamped with Blueberry ink on MFT Homespun Gingham paper.  I rounded the corner and layered it on white cardstock.  I added a strip of Girlie Grunge Oak Tissue Tape.  Next to it, I fastened a piece of Girlie Grunge Twine glued in place with Girlie Grunge Art Medium.  I used E-Z Runner Dots Permanent (my favorite tape runner!) to fasten to card.  The final step is to fasten the flowers! 
Thank you for stopping! 
Happy Creating!
For more inspiration, go to Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog or My Favorite Things Blog
White card stock

Monday, May 9, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!
I made this card for my Mom.  It was fun to play with a mix of products, some old and some new to me!

 Flowers were cut from vellum using Donna Salazar Rose Creations die by Spellbinders.  I colored them with Chameleon marker that I smeared with my finger to get a softer shade. I applied Radiant Neon Amplify! from Tsukineko to petal edges.  With heat, it puffs up.  Fun new product for me!
 Each center is Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Dodz sprinkled with micro beads.  One of my favorite ways to add flower centers!  The Kraft background piece was embossed with Spellbinders Shady Allure 3D Em-bossing Fold'er.  I rubbed it with Distress Picket Fence ink pad to add highlights.  The white piece was a die cut scrap.  I'm not sure what die set it's from.

 Happy Creating!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Bright Daisy Frame

Hello friends! Today, I’m sharing a Bright Daisy Frame for a blog hop sponsored by Stampendous®! and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™! What fun! Favorite stamping products and favorite adhesives!
You can find all the details for Day 2 here. And there are prizes!  

For my Bright Daisy Frame, I used Stampendous! Cling Daisy Mix stamp set and matching Daisy Mix die set with Spring Micro Glitter and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Girlie Grunge Gauze, 3D Foam Squares and Dodz Mini.

To make this frame, I started with a wood craft frame and painted it soft yellow.  For some texture and a little bit of shabby chic look, I glued Girlie Grunge Gauze to it.  I used Dual Tip Glue Pen to spread a thin coat of glue over frame.  Then I pressed and smoothed a piece of Girlie Grunge Gauze over it.  I trimmed gauze along edges and opening.
Next, I created the flowers.  I used stamps from Stampendous® Cling Daisy Mix set with black ink on white card stock. I colored them with Distress Crayons and blended the colors with water.  Photo shows upper flower and leaf colored with crayons and bottom flower and leaf colored and blended with water. 
 It’s so easy to cut these out with matching Stampendous® Daisy Mix Die Cut Set!  Simply match the inner edges of die with stamped image, tape in place and pass through die cut machine.  Perfect cut!   I shaped the flower petals at this point while they were still a little damp.
Next, I used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ Dual Tip Glue Pen to apply glue over pink areas and applied Pink glitter from Stampendous Spring Micro Glitter Set.  Then I added glue over the yellow areas and sprinkled with Sunflower glitter.  For leaves, I used Lime glitter along veins, then added glue along edges and sprinkled with Sunflower glitter.  Upper flower and leaf in photo have one color glitter; lower leaf and flower have 2 colors.

For the flower centers, I applied glue with Dual Tip Glue Pen (so easy to use!) and covered with Stampendous Chunky Metallic Seasonings Embossing Enamel.  I did not heat it. I simply used it as a nice textured flower center!
 After flowers dried completely, I applied Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares under center of each flower.  On leaves, I used a small 3D Foam Square near center of leaf and Dodz Mini at base end. 

 I left the backing on the adhesives while I arranged flowers on the frame.  It was easy then to remove adhesive backing and press each flower or leaf in place!

Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you’ve enjoyed this Bright Daisy Frame! 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Stampendous and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop

Today is the first day of hop!  
Here's the link: 

I'll have a project to share on Tuesday.  Be sure to stop back!

Happy creating!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L DT

Hey blog friends!

Well it has been a very long time.......  Somehow it doesn't seem like its been 5 months since I posted!   Today is a start to get back to sharing here!

I'm happy to announce that I'm now on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Design Team!  Their adhesives are awesome! So that means I'll be posting a project on their blog 2 times a month.  My days are 7th and 28th of each month.  I plan to post something here but all the details will be on Scrapbook
Adhesives blog here.

Here's a Burlap Gift Box Topper I shared earlier this month.  You'll find all the details here!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Happy creating!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Kindness Flower Card for Altenew and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop

Hello everyone! 

Today, I'm excited to be participating in
Altenew and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3LCollaboration Blog Hop!
 Links for all the participating designers blogs are below. 
You'll find lots of inspiration!  And there are prizes!!!
Link for the giveaways is at end of this post!

I've used Altenew Vintage Flowers and Sentiments & Quotes for this card.
These flowers are amazing!  It took me a few trial and error attempts to get the colors and stamping technique.  Love how they look!   I found it easiest to stamp the outline first.  Then I stamped the background color and added the shadow stamping. 
Here are directions for my card:
1. Form a 4½ x 6ʺ card from Kraft cardstock
2. Layer pattern paper (4½ x 5½ʺ) and white cardstock (4½ x 5¾ʺ) onto card front.  Fasten with E-Z Dots® Permanent
3. Cut Labels 39 #5(#1 being the smallest) from white cardstock
4. Place Labels 39 Decorative Accents #2 over Labels 39 from Step 3. Cut and emboss.  Fasten to card front with Thin 3D Foam Squares –White ½ʺ
5. Cut/emboss Labels 39 #3 from white cardstock.  Fasten to card front with Thin 3D Foam Squares –White ½ʺ
6. Stamp smaller rose outline from Altenew Vintage Flowers with Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock.  Stamp background flower shape with Angel Pink ink.  Ink shadows flower with Love Letter, stamp off once and stamp on flower.  Stamp deep shadows with Rhubarb Stalk.  Cut out flower and shape petals.  Fasten to card with 3D Foam Squares White ½ʺ
7. Stamp small leaf branch from Altenew Vintage Flowers with New Sprout ink.  Stamp shadow leaf with Pistachio ink.  Stamp outline with Olive Grove.  Ink stem only from background leaf with Olive Grove and stamp over leaf.  Repeat 3 times. Cut out.  Shape leaves and fasten to card with 3D Thin Foam Squares.
8. Stamp verse from Altenew Sentiments & Quotes on Kraft cardstock with Onyx Black ink. Trim to size.  Fasten with E-Z Dots® Permanent  and Thin 3D Foam Squares
9. Tie piece of Texture Ribbons  sheer in knot.  Fasten with Dodz Small
  • Cardstock – White, Kraft
Thanks for stopping today! 
Happy Creating!
Last by not least, here's the link to the giveaway:
Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by Monday, Nov 23 11:59pm EST. Winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Altenew blogs on Nov 25th. This info is also in the Rafflecopter rules. 
You need enter your info in Rafflecopter (link just above) and comment.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Asteroid Belt Card


It's been a very long time.......

......... I needed to step back and adjust priorities. I needed to simplify and eliminate some  things in my life. Unfortunately, my blog got neglected, mostly because I haven't done much creating that I could share. I hope this is the start of posting again.   Thanks to all of you who are still following! 

Last Saturday, Fond Memories held their fall workshop. It was a fun day teaching  this card:

I created the colorful background with a new stamp called Asteroid Belt from Impression Obsession designed by Seth Apter.  He just released a whole collection.  (you can see his blog here and his webpage here.)  The image was stamped repeatedly across white card stock and heat embossed with black EP.  Then the color was sponged on.  These are new Distress colors Twisted Citron(green) and Blueprint Sketch (blue). Love this combination!  A few spritzes of water over the ink added water spots.  Small accent dots were added with Imagine Crafts irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Tuxedo Black.   The verse was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.  Bakers twine is stapled to the verse strip.  A very simple card sketch and easy to make! 

Happy creating!


Monday, January 5, 2015

Seasons Givings Blog Hop Winners

THANK YOU for all the wonderful comments for the Seasons Givings Blog Hop!!!!  It's a treat to read each and every one!

And the WINNERS are:

Nina-Marie Trapani
Paulette S

Please contact me at with your mailing address!

And to these ladies:

Jean Bullock
Heather Thompson

I'll be sending each a copy of the tag I posted!!!  Thanks for your special comments!
Please contact me with your mailing address. 

Thanks to each and everyone of you who visited my blog! What a fun blog hop!!!

Happy Creating!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Seasons Givings 2014 Blog Hop - Judy Hayes

Happy New Year blog friends!!!

Today, I'm joining the Seasons Givings Blog Hop. 

A big Thank YOU! to Latisha Yoast for starting this blog hop!  What a wonderful way to thank all of you blog readers!  There are lots of designers and companies participating in this hop!!!  Lots of gorgeous inspiration to bring in the New Year!  I believe every blog is giving away at least one prize!!!  So be sure to comment to have a chance for the prizes!  I'll be giving away 3 surprise bundles that will include Spellbinders dies plus other goodies! The winners will be announced on Sunday.

To celebrate this Seasons Givings Blog Hop and bring in the New Year, I've created a pretty tag.

This is an inspiration for myself as well as you.  It's a little reminder as I start 2015 to never stop dreaming and to reach for and work for those dreams! 


1. Cut one each 3¾ x 7¼ʺ black and grey cardstock
2. Use Labels 28 #6 (#1 being smallest) to cut tag ends.  For top: align black paper in die so sides are between cut edges and top is at top of paper. Use low tack tape to hold in place.  Place die on cutting plate.  Cover only area to cut tag top with base mat (mats are offset). Pass through Grand Calibur machine. For other end: align paper in die with straight edge of paper even with notches on die (curved end will not cut).  Again place die on cutting mat and cover only part to cut with base mat.  Pass through Grand Calibur machine.  Repeat for grey cardstock making it just a tiny bit longer.
3. Emboss black tag in Ocean Dreams folder.
4. Apply Adhesive Sheet to back of black card stock.  Cut/emboss Enchanted Labels 28 #2 from it.
5. Rub Metallic Lustre Brilliant Turquoise over it.   Buff with crumpled paper towel.  Fasten to embossed tag.

6. Stamp verse on grey cardstock. Align Labels 28 #3 around verse and tape in place.  Cut and emboss.   Rub Black soot ink along edges.  Fasten to tag with Crafty Power Tape.

7. Rub Black Shimmer around edges of black tag. Add a light touch of Brilliant Turquoise.  Buff with paper towel

8. Apply Bling at each end of tag.

9. Cut 3 Bitty Blossoms from Adhesive back Fabric.  For each one:  Sprinkle with Ice Rink embossing powder.  Starting at small end roll into flower shape (quilling tool works well for this) Glue to base.  Use heat gun to melt embossing powder on flowers.  Fasten flowers to tag with glue.

10. Cut 2 leaves and twig from grey cardstock.  Rub with Black Soot ink.  Glue around flowers.

11.  Fasten black tag to grey tag.  Rub Black Soot ink along edges.

12. Punch hole

13. Rub Black Soot ink randomly over piece of white seam binding.  Rub Brilliant Turquoise Lustre randomly over seam binding.  Mist well with water.  Crumple and roll in hands to distribute color.  Repeat misting and crumpling as needed.  Apply more color if needed.  Dry with heat gun.

14. Loop seam binding, black cord and silver cord through tag hole. 
Wishing you a prosperous, healthy New Year!  A year to make your dreams come true!
Happy Creating!

The next blog on the list is Kim Watson

Here's the complete list:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Lawn Fawn Spellbinders Paper Arts Reverse Confetti Clearsnap Ice Resin My Favorite Things Technique Tuesday Paper Smooches Sweet & Sassy Stamps Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Avocado Arts A Jillian Vance Design Latina Crafter Die-Versions Unity Stamp Company Splitcoaststampers Verve Stamps Latisha Yoast AJ Otto Vera Yates Julia Stainton Judy Hayes Kim Watson Yana Smakula Chari Moss Taheerah Atchia Shemaine Smith Emily Spahn Kimberly Crawford Lee Murphy Lovely Linda Laura Williams Lori Tecler Chaitali Narla Darsie Bruno Lydia Fiedler Giovana Smith Teri Anderson Beth Pingry Dina Kowal Daniela Dobson Lisa Adametz Piali Biswas Kelli Green Keri Lee Sereika Jocelyn Olson Julee Tilman Michelle Woerner Lori McAree Theresa Momber Anita Autore Melody Rupple Sean Fetterman Bunny Vance Tricia Traxler Lisa Arana Lorena Cantó Amy Tsuruta Jodi Collins Tenia Nelson Kelly Klapstein Jill Cornell Emily Leiphart Becky Williams Margie Higuchi Lee Ann Barrett Lisa Hoel Heather Campbell Lisa Henke Sheri Holt Michele Kovack Ashley Harris Sharon Harnist Lori Craig Nicole Nowosad Laurel Beard Michele Boyer Christiana Reuling Laurie Schmidlin Jennifer Priest Stacey Schafer Heidi Blankenship Heather Pulvirenti Anita Madden Gloria Stengel Sarah Gough Rachel Kleinman Natalie Dever Lorine Mason Loretta Lock Meihsia Liu Sarah Martina Parker Angeline Choo Christine Emberson Karen Hightower Sabrina Alery Debbie Seyer Dana Joy Cat Tidwell Deborah Saaranen Ceal Pritchett Lisa Lara Colleen Schaan Anabelle O'Malley Megan Hoeppner Monika Davis Marisa Ritzen Wanda Guess Jenny Peterson Annette Allen Gracie Chavez Christina Griffiths Niki G. Kristi Schurr Jennifer Ingle Karolyn Loncon Camille Robinson Lindsey M-P Kathy Clement Maria Levine Savitri Wilder Savannah O'Gwynn Teresa Horner Laurel Seabrook Libby Hickson Yvonne Van de Grijp Leigh Penner Lisa Lee Tina McDonald Nina Yang Angel Johns

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Get Well Card

Happy World Cark Making Day! 
Lots of card making inspiration to see online!

I put together a quick Get Well card tonight.

It's been a long time since I sat down to stamp! It was fun to quickly stamp flowers and leaves across a piece of white card stock.  The gate is cut from black card stock with Scor-Tape applied to the back before cutting.  After cutting, it's like a sticker with adhesive on all the small areas. The gate is fastened right over the flowers.   To finish it, I added lime, black, and print paper mats plus the greeting. Easy!

It was especially easy because I had the gate leftover from another project!  You can see that on Spellbinders Blog tomorrow!   Check it out!  It's a totally different use of the gate and fence.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!  I hope you've found some bit of inspiration!

Happy creating!
  • Supplies
  • Spellbinders S2-080 Garden Gate
  • Avery Elle Petals and Stems
  • Spellbinders Celebra'tions inks
  • Spellbinders Celebra'tions Prints paper
  • Spellbinders Celebra'tions Solids paper
  • Card stock - black, white
  • Scor-Tape - 2"
  • Glitter Glue