Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Patriotic Foiled Stars Tag

 Today, I posted this tag on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog.  There are lots of step out photos and all the details about how to make it are there.  

I like to set a tag like this on a shelf for a touch of patriotic decor.  I love the combination of stars, stripes and red, white and blue!

Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Thanks for visiting!


Sunday, March 13, 2022

Bright Flowers Birthday Card

Thinking bright, sunny and warm today with this Bright Flowers Birthday Card to beat the winter dreariness!  

 I made this card for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and you can find it on their blog.  Lots more details posted there.

I made all the flowers with watercolors.  Once they were dry, I added black outlines with Uni-Ball Stabilo 207 pen and used it and a white pen for the dots in center of flowers.  Leaves were also painted with watercolors and outlined.  Then I fussy cut them out.  I've come to enjoy the process of painting them and "doodling" the outlines, centers and more.  Even the fussy cutting is relaxing!  I usually do all the steps over a few rush. I generally take time to go to my craft room every night before bed.  I usually don't start any projects then but I doodle around flowers or cut them out.  It's mindless and enjoyable.  

These particular flowers I painted one afternoon while showing my sister how to make them. The flowers really come to life with the outlines and added dots and lines.  

Here's some of the flowers in my fodder keeper.  I learned the basics for making these flowers and the fodder keeper in Fodder School which is a yearlong class with different instructors each month.  The instructor for this class was Tiffany Sharpe.  You can find her on Instagram as TiffanySimplySharpe. Fodder School was created by Tiffany and Wendy Solganik.  Wendy is on IG as Willa.Wanders.  Fodder School has been great so far!  I'm a bit behind but it's always there for me to do when I have time.

You can find me on Instagram as judesigns7  I have photos posted there of my fodder keeper and more flowers.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Hearts Valentine's Card

I forgot to schedule this for Valentine's day.  Duh! Oh, well....  Perhaps you can still get some inspiration from it.  It would make a beautiful wedding card by changing colors and sentiment.  

 All the directions to make it with lots of step out photos are on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog.  Click HERE to go to that post.

Thanks for visiting!

Happy creating!



Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko - Versafine Onyx Black Ink; Ranger - Clear Embossing Powder, Red Tinsel Embossing Powder, Distress Embossing Ink Pad; Sizzix - Tim Holtz Texture Fades Swirls; Spellbinders Paper Arts - Heart Dies; Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz The Poinsettia Stamps; Taylored Expressions - Simple Strips Background, Simple Strips; Cardstock - Heavy White, Dark Red; Red Metallic Ribbon; Micro Beads - Pearl; White Sparkle Embossing Powder

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Foiled Winter Joy Card

Well, winter is here with the cold days of January and that usually brings snow.  In keeping with season, I put together this foiled snowflake card.

I tried putting foil on 3D Creative Foam Sheets in a random pattern for this card.  I really like how the words cut from it have varying colors across the letters and dimension!

 I've posted all the directions on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog.  You can click HERE to go there.

Thank you for stopping!

Have a creative day!



Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Other: Bazzill Basics Paper (Fig Swirl); Sizzix Tim Holtz Dies (Scribble Snowflakes, Festive Words); Tsukineko (Neon Amplify! White); Uni-ball Signo Pen (White); White Cardstock

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Covered Mini Notebooks

Here's a fun way to use gel plate printed papers to cover mini composition notebooks.  Of course, patterned papers can be used too! 

  They're great to carry in your purse or car or give as gifts! 

I give more details with step out photos on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog HERE.

Thanks for visiting!

Happy Crafting!



Monday, December 13, 2021

Button Snowman Tag


Fun Christmas gift tags with snowmen made with buttons!  Very easy to make.  Check out all the directions on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog - click HERE.

Thanks for visiting!

Happy Creating,

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Masculine Birthday Card

Hello friends!

A change in style....definitely more grunge!

I created this card for my son's birthday.  It's personalized to his day.

It's posted on Scrapbook Adhesives Blog HERE.  More details and a list of supplies that I used can be found there.  

I started with round gauge by adding 3D Foam Circle around it and embossing it with Distress Prize Ribbon Glaze.  While it was hot from embossing, I pressed a needle tool into the to add ridges. 

The card evolved from that gauge and number "13" both from an Idea-ology Halloween Layers ephemera package.  Sometimes, I just the creative vibes lead me!

I put Prize Ribbon Glaze on photo corners to add to 2 corners and as little "arrows" on the side.  

Lots of layers of stamping and inks on the background.  Something I haven't done in a long time but truly enjoy!

 Thanks for visiting!


Monday, November 15, 2021

Pumpkin Gnomes


Today, I'm sharing some Pumpkin Gnomes!  Aren't they cute?

These are all on one stamp perfect for a slim line card.  
I used Distress Oxide ink re-inkers as watercolor to paint them.  I added some Rock Candy Glitter to the white hat brims and pompoms. It didn't photograph well though.
The center gnome is cut out and popped up with 3D Foam Squares.

Many more photos and directions on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog.  Click HERE to read more.

Happy Crafting!


Friday, November 12, 2021

A Countryside Fall Card

Hello!  Here's a fun Happy Fall card!  

I stepped out of my usual color scheme for this card.  I love how it turned out! 

I used Sizzix by Tim Holtz "Countryside" die set.  Love the little houses! I cut those out of white cardstock and colored them with markers. 

Lots more details and step out photos with directions on Scrapbook Adhesives Blog.  Click HERE to go to the post.

Thanks for visiting!

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

First Day of School Scrapbook Page

Here's scrapbook page for First Day of School for my granddaughter, a new school and new year. She loves it!

 All papers, stickers and embellishments are from Simple Stories Collections Essentials Kit "School Life".   Colors worked so well with Laurens outfit!  

I used a alphabet die set Alphanumeric Bold by Tim Holtz to die cut her name from 3D Foam Craft Sheet with black cardstock on it.  

All directions with step out photos are on Scrapbook Adhesives Blog HERE.

I haven't done a scrapbook page in a long time....this one was fun to put together!

Happy Crafting!