Friday, September 18, 2020

Smart cookies


My project today isn't a card, it is some lunchbox notes for my kiddos. I have three kids in elementary school and they went back face to face this week. So to surprise them and make them smile, I made these little notes that they will see when they get their snacks.

These were super easy to make using my Misti. I die cut the white squares out first and then stamped the cookie and sentiment at the same time. I had to go back with the glasses after. I colored them with copics and used a gel pen to make the frames of the glasses stand out. I used my paper trimmer to cut out slightly larger squares to frame out the cookie notes and used some bling around the sentiments.

I am entering these in:
Lawnfawnatics - #84 Back to School

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Birthday chicks


I have a birthday card today with some cute chicks on it.

I started by masking off the top third of the card and blending color on the bottom. Then I stamped the sentiment and chicks on top of the blending. The chicks were colored with copics and I added some stickles to the top of the microphone for bling.

I am entering this card in:
YNS challenge - #147 Keeping it clean 

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Happy fall, y'all

 Hello! I have a fall card for you today using simple coloring on some cute images that I die cut.

Challenges I am entering:

Thank you very much for visiting today.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Kids Art

Hi again,

I haven't posted in almost a year and now two posts in two days, lol. I wanted to share a pair of cards that were made almost by accident. 

Like many parents, my kids have been stuck around the house since last March. Last week, I stamped and embossed a couple of panels with trees and gave my 6 year old girls distress inks and blenders and let them at it. It kept them busy for about a half hour and when they were done, they had some really pretty backgrounds. I am completely biased but I think they did an amazing job!

They told me I could make cards out of them, so I die cut a 'celebrate' sentiment with some smaller sentiment strips and sequins and voila! Some of the easiest cards I've ever put together.

Here are some close up pictures of the finished cards.

Thanks to my kiddos :)

And thank you for visiting today!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Birthday Bear hugs


My card today is for a little girl who is in love with getting mail. Her birthday is coming up next month and her mom and dad asked friends to send her some happy mail. Sounded like such a perfect idea, I couldn't resist. Here is the card I came up with.

I did some stamping and masking with the bear in the box and the balloons. Then I stamped the party hat at the bottom. I colored all of the little images with copics before mounting it on the patterned paper. The sentiment is white heat embossed on a black strip and then I cut the little tails on each end. For the sequins, I picked out several in similar colors and scattered them around the card base.

I am entering in a few challenges today:
SSSIG - Put a Stamp on it
Thanks so much for visiting!

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Stencil background and a new kit

Hi and thanks for visiting :)

I haven't been crafting much lately but a new year seems like a good time to make some cards. My husband got me a subscription to the hero arts monthly kits (thanks honey!) so first up are a few cards I made from the January kit.

The first cards I made were experimenting with the metallic watercolor that is included in the kit. I am not much of a watercolorer so all I did was add the paint to a piece of water color cardstock and use dies to cut out hearts. I love this turquoise color and they really do have a shine to them. Then I add them to a top folding card and stamped sentiments under them. Super quick and satisfying!

The second attempt at being crafty is above. I die cut all of the flowers and butterflies and then experimented with blending distress inks over the flowers and then coloring with copics. The center of the pink flower kept looking like a chocolate chip cookie to me but oh well, lol. For the butterfly, I used watercolors (I really do like that turquoise). The pink embossing powder in the kit has a serious sparkle under the light and I used it on the stamped writing on the bottom. I glued everything in place and used the ribbon to hide the bottom of the flowers. Last was stamping the sentiment and adding a few clear embellishments.

I am entering this in A Blog Named Hero - Anything Goes.

One last card for the weekend. I have quite a few birthday's coming up so I need to add to my stash. This one wasn't from the hero arts kit but was using a stencil and stamp set that I have had for awhile. To start, I used Altenew's basket weave stencil and two shades of purple for the background. Then I cut the die 'you' from SSS you matter stamp set several times and stacked them. I used a sentiment from the same set in the banner and adhered both to the card. A few embellishments was my last step.

I appreciate you stopping by and would love any comments or suggestions :) Thanks!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Sparkle Blends and Stampendous Blog Hop

Hi everybody!

Its been a little while since I've posted and I am so happy to be back for a blog hop for a collaboration with Stampendous for Doodles Paper Playground! I have two winter projects for you today: a card and a snowflake ornament.

The first project is a card featuring an adorable little snowman. We just had our first snowstorm which left about 9 inches of snow the day after I finished this card (coincidence?) so this little guy definitely knows his stuff, lol. I colored the snowman with copics inspired by Vixen Sparkle Blend and then used sequins from the blend as snowflakes around him. I mounted the white panel on an A2 top folding turquoise card.

The second project I have is a super shiny snowflake ornament. The snowflake is from Stampendous’ Windowrama Snowflake Chipboard kit. I wanted to turn this into a white sparkly snowflake so I started by using a white pigment ink all over. This gave a pretty white color but not sparkly so after it was dry I added white mica fintec watercolor on top. Then I outlined the edges with a pale blue felt tip pen and finished it off with beautiful sparkles from the Pawsome Pets Sparkle Blend and a blue/white string.

There is a great sale at White Rose Crafts, 30% Off Sparkle Blends during the Collab Hop (Fri-Sun) with Code SPLURGE30 plus a free gift with every order.

Below is the links for the blog hop. If you haven’t checked all of the links yet, please do so.

Doodles Paper Playground
Fawn Kuehne
Alison Heikkila
Jamie Martin
Annie Collins
Meghan Kennihan
EK Gorman
Cheryl Schoeman <-- You are here

Doodles Paper Playground
Alison Heikkila
Kathi Rarek

Doodles Paper Playground
Kathi Rerek

Thank you so much for stopping by!!