Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Craft Loft Is My Happy Place and a blog hop

Hi Everyone,
I'm super excited to be a part of Jo's Blogaversary Blog Hop. Jo has been a long time follower of my blog and I was so thrilled when she asked me to participate in celebrating her 4th Blogaversary. Happy 4th Jo!

Our challenge was to make anything but a card. So with my new space I thought it needed a sign to welcome visitors to my loft. Here's what I made.

I started off with a blank wooden sign I picked up from Hobby Lobby and painted it with a coat of gesso. Each of the 4 boards are painted in different shades of my favorite color blue and then dry brushed with the base color from the board below it. I hope I'm describing that correctly.
Here are the colors I used: (the paints are all by Folkart) Sky Blue, Jamaican Sea, Deep Ocean Blue, and Cayman Blue.
The letters are white stickers from Hobby Lobby by the Paper Studio Company. I added a coat of matte medium to keep them from peeling off in the future. Plus I moved them so many times trying to  line it up perfectly that some of the corners lost their stickiness. 



I also added some flowers using a Prima flower pack I found at Hobby Lobby as well as a canvas flower. I hot glued those to the upper and lower corners. 

My quote is inspired by some quotes I've seen on Pinterest.  


Jo is giving away prizes during the hop...Here's how it works.
  • All hoppers must leave a comment and subscribe to each designer's blog to be eligible to win prizes
  • Hoppers will have until 11:59PM on May 6th to leave comments and winners will be announced on May 7th on Jo's Blog (Jo's Scrap Shack)
and here are the prizes you could win!
Sponsors & Prizes
  1. Jo's Scrap Shack - $15 Silhouette Store 
  2. Scrapper's Delight's - 3 Digital Stamps
  3. DoubleClick Connections- 3 bags of Skittles
  4. Sunny Studio Stamps- $20 gift voucher
  5. Little Blue Button Stamps- $15 gift voucher
  6. Lawn Fawn- 1 Stamp Set & a 6x6 paper pad-
  7. Bugaboo Digital Stamps- $30 gift voucher


The hop starts on Jo's blog
If you missed Millie...she's before me in the hop...Click HERE
Now head over to Darlene. You can find her HERE
and under my signature you can find all the stops for this fun hop. 

Thanks everyone for stopping by and I hope you have fun on the blog hop.
Hugs
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Day 1- May 3rd
Blog starts off -Jo's Scrap Shack 
Day 2- May 4th
Blog starts off- Jo's Scrap Shack

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Zig Clean Color Brush Pens/Newton's Nook {Video}

Hi Everyone
I've started playing with the Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and I'm in love. I still needs lots of practice, but I'm loving them already.
For today's video I made a card using Newton's Nook's Beautiful Wings stamp set and stamped it out on a piece of Strathmore Water Color paper using Versamark Ink and Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder. Blending is super easy with or without water, and you all know I have no experience with watercoloring, so if I'm saying it's easy... :)

I've read that there is another brand of watercolor paper that works well with these markers, but I only had the Strathmore on hand and I thought it did a pretty good job.

I hope you enjoy today's video:
The supplies used in today's video are listed at the end of this blog post.

Watch Below | Watch on You Tube


Here are a few photos for a closer look at the butterfly



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



thanks for stopping by today. I'll see you back here soon.
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Disclaimer: I participate in an affilate program with Simon Says Stamps (SSS), Scrapbook.com (SB),  Cricut.com (PC), Bluemoon Scrapbooking (BM) and Amazon (AZ). I receive a commission when products are purchased through the links provided at no additional cost to you.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sizzix Fold-A-Long Owl Card

Hi Everyone,
I'm super excited to share with you a video on how to use the Sizzix Fold-A-Long Owl card die set. I love making shaped cards. Reminds me of a few year ago designing them on my Cricut.
Today's video shows how to put the card together and includes an added touch of adding pattern paper. Love pattern paper shaped cards.
Enjoy and I apologize for the shaky camera. I think I have that problem solved.
You can find the list of supplies used below the video and after all the other photos.
Watch Below | Watch on You Tube



Here are a few more photos.
This is the first card I made using the Fox die set. I die cut the set in white cardstock and then inked it with distress ink.

It's pretty messing with adhesive overload, but I will try this method again.









and this one is my favorite fox done with pattern paper.


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


Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed and see you back here soon.  photo ScreenShot2014-09-16at65934AM_zps19865182.png


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.