Monday, October 17, 2016

Dog Gone Birthday Cards

 Hello everyone!

I actually took time to make some birthday cards last week. I played with my set of Tim Holtz Mini Cats and Dogs stamps and matching dies.  These were fun cards to put together!  I didn't have much time so I couldn't over think.  Sometimes I do better then!

Both cards are made with papers from my stash.  I'm not sure if it's current.  I wasn't particularly fond of these papers until I used them for these cards!

 I used Koi Watercolor Brush Pens for coloring.  I scribbled the markers on my craft mat and then used a water brush to apply color to dogs.  Each one is popped up with 3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
I simply free hand cut the circle by using a die for outline.  Too lazy to get my die cut machine out! Pretty pathetic huh? 
Thanks for stopping by!
Tim Holtz Mini Cats and Dogs
Tim Holtz Crazy Talk
Tim Holtz Simple Sayings
Sizzix Mini Crazy Cats & Dogs Dies
Basic Grey Auroa
Ranger DIY Ink Pad with Archival Black Soot ink 
Koi Watercolor Brush Pens

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner Dots Permanent
Kraft Cardstock

Saturday, October 1, 2016

WCMD Sweet Birthday Card

Happy World Card Making Day! 

I put together a sweet birthday card for my granddaughter who turns 4 tomorrow.  This was a fun card to make!  

All stamps that I used are from a Penny Black set, Big Wish.  Perfect for a little girl card!  I pulled out my Copic markers for coloring. It's been a long time since I've used them. It was really fun to do some coloring! 
I also used Double Sided Tape from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L applied to face of aqua paper before die cutting a number 4. I removed tape backing and added glitter to make  a sparkly "4"! 
The plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Petite Paper Pack.  Love plaids!!! Love the colors in this pack!
The kitty, balloon and number 4 are popped up with 3D Foam Tape. I've use E-Z Runner Dots Refillable Dispenser to apply adhesive to assemble all the layers. 

Happy creating!

Copic markers
Glitters - Aqua, Crystal, Pink 
Glue Pen
Cardstock - White, Aqua, Lime
Lime Dotted Ribbon
White Card base is 4 1/2 x 6 1/4"

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A Butterfly Card and Notepad for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop with Lawn Fawn

Today, I have a fun card and notepad combo on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog. This week we're blog hopping with Lawn Fawn. Lots of inspiration!!!

I've used Lawn Fawn's Flutter By stamp set and Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Petite Paper Pack to make this card and notepad cover. I stamped the butterfly and verse with Versamark ink on white cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I used Tombow markers to color butterfly and around verse. The notepad is covered with paper from Perfectly Plaid Petite Paper Pack which was fastened with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Adhesive Sheets 6 x 12". So easy to apply adhesive backing on paper with those!  It holds the butterfly in place on the notepad. The butterfly on the card is fastened with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Dodz Adhesive Dots Mini with wings popped up with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, White Small. I've added some faux stitching and dotted flight line with Tsukineko Neon Amplify!.

Tombow Markers
Tsukineko Neon Amplify!
Tsukineko Versamark
Judikins White Embossing Powder
White Cardstock
Kraft notepad

Be sure to check out all the Lawn Fawn projects on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog!
Thanks for visiting! 


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!