Friday, February 5, 2016

Valentine Wall hanging

Hello Everyone,
Happy Friday!
I wanted to make my dad something to hang on his door to his room and instead of a wreath I went with this...Wall hanging? Door Decor? hmmm what would you call it? I'll go with Wall hanging.
I was inspired by a similar wall hanging I found on Pinterest.

I picked up all the ribbon I used at Hobby Lobby along with some 4x4 canvas tiles. I painted the tiles with black acrylic paint and spelled out "LOVE" with some foam white Thickers from my stash.

The bow was a little challenging but I think it came out pretty good.


Have a great weekend everyone. I'm off to deliver dad his hanging and then to help mom pack and get ready for her big move to her new place.
See you back here next week.
Hugs
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tim Holtz Phase

Hi everyone,
Ever go through a phase where you just want to buy anything and everything by a particular designer? Me, I'm in a Tim Holtz phase. I was surfing the new products introduced during CHA and that made me go to a few of my favorite online stores. I'm resisting the temptation to pre-order but it's really hard.
This has put me in the mood to do some more vintage (steampunk?) style projects. Have you visited Tim Holtz' Pinterest board?  Yeah that doesn't help the urge to shop! lol


What did you see during CHA that is on your "To Buy" list? (comment below)
Beside Tim Holtz, I'm waiting for a few Heidi Swapp products for the Minc (hello new foil colors) and of course as I mentioned last week the new Misti Stamp Tool.

Don't forget to comment below and list what's on your "To Buy" list...Have a great day everyone :)
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Friday, January 29, 2016

You have my heart


Did I mention how much fun I'm having crafting again? I've got my mojo back. I will admit there are two cards I won't be posting because they just don't meet my standards and where the first two I did to get the juices flowing again. They are bad! I mean toss in the garbage, don't ever look at them again bad!

Anyway...today's card is the 3rd card I made after the two train wrecks I made. I was feeling the need to color and play with Gamsol. I don't play with these nearly as much as I should and now that I whipped them out I will be playing some more. 

The card base is a standard A2 card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") made out of Early Espresso Cardstock. I layered some pattern paper from the American Crafts XOXO paper pad with a bright pink cardstock that I can't remember the name of :) 


For the image I stamped it with Stazon ink (it won't smear when coloring with Gamsol) on Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock. I did a lot of experimenting and searching for skin tones and hair colors. I liked this one the best, but will be playing more with different styles. 
Skin: Light Peach 927, Peach 939, Blush Pink 928; 
Hair: Dark Umber 947; Sepia 948, Espresso 1099, Black 935
Heart: Magenta 940
Dress: Rose Pale 1018
Shoes: Dark Umber 947, Black 935

I die cut some sticky back cork with my MFT Blueprints 13 die for the little heart. I pulled the set out for one of the not so nice cards and just grabbed the little cluster of hearts from the set to die cut. You can use any little small heart you have to die cut the cork. 
I think I might be on a bow kick. This is the 3rd card this week with a little bow. 


To finish off the card I added some enamel dots on the little hearts and the bow. I had fun making this one. 

Supplies:
Here are the supplies I used to make this card if you are interested in purchasing them for your own collection:




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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

1st Birthday Card


My beautiful great niece celebrated her 1st Birthday this past weekend. I can't believe she's a year old already. I made her a card with the Balloon Celebration Bundle set from Stampin' Up!. What I love about this set is you can layer up the balloon images or just use them individually like I did on this card.

The card is a standard A2 size card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") made with a card base of So Saffron cardstock. I used my favorite Simon Says Stamps stitched rectangle dies to cut some older Lawn Fawn pattern paper, and with a smaller die from the same set I also cut some Neenah Solar White cardstock for the focal point of the card. I combined both the solid balloons and gradient style for the bouquet.


To finish off the card I stamped the sentiment from the Balloon Celebration set and backed it with Aqua Mist cardstock from Paper Trey Ink. The little #1 is die cut with Island Indigo cardstock using the Modern Numbers Die set from PTI. For a small amount of texture I also added a little yellow baker's twine bow.



I'm jumping on the Misti bandwagon and have pre-ordered the mini Misti stamp tool. I know already this is going to be great for lining up images on die cuts and with stamp sets that layer like this one. I'm terrible at layers and stamping straight. There is a larger version of the Misti that has been out for a while but I was convinced I didn't need it. I think I might have been wrong hehe. Is it March yet?


Supplies:
Here are the supplies I used to make this card if you are interested in purchasing them for your own collection:


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Disclaimer: I participate in an affilate program with Simon Says Stamps, Scrapbook.com, Cricut.com, Bluemoon Scrapbooking and Amazon. I receive a commission when products are purchased through the links provided at no additional cost to you.