Sunday, April 23, 2017

ATC Project Featured on Canvas Corp Blog

Yesterday my ATC project was featured on the Canvas Corp Blog.

Here are the ATC's I made from 7 Gypsies paper.



If you want to see how I made them, there is a step out at this link.  I do love my layers.

Case This Sketch

Lazy blogger - I have created cards this last week along with starting to clean the mess I call a studio.  OMG - I have a job in front of me.

Today's card is based off the weekly sketch from Case This Sketch.  A very nice sketch that has many possibilities for designs.


The paper I used is from two different new 6 x 6 pads.  One was gifted to me and I bought the other one.  I love the ombre colors in both the die cut and the background.  I die cut the hearts with my Silhouette Cameo.  I also cut two more pieces out of white and glued all three layers together so the image pops off the page.



I have a friend collecting cards for a troop being sent overseas next year.  She has given us lots of lead time so that helps.  I miss making cards for Operation Write Home.  I made two of this design.

I have my boxes for the different charities I support for which I make cards.  There is now going to be a soldier box to go along with my Collins Home box and a box for the two fundraisers my friend Mary is involved in - one for Hospice and another for the Collins Home.  It helps me stay busy and use some of my supplies.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Christmas Card - First of the Year

It is time to start making Christmas cards.  You have to start somewhere.

I started out with a card I really liked in the end.  It has been running around in my head so I am glad to get it out.

The monthly Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers is Anything Goes with the optional twist of embossing.


I had embossed some panels of watercolor paper.  I had stamped in VersaMark a large overall stamp.  It did not stamp overly well.  I still went ahead and colored the panel with distress inks.  I decided that if I die cut out elements out of the embossed paper I would be able to use the piece.

I wanted to used silver on my card.  Well of course the silver I had did not match my silver thread.  I them took a piece of the silver paper, ran VersaMark over it and heat embossed silver on it.  It worked fine.  Sometimes when you die cut, it takes off the embossing but you can hide that.  I die cut a sentiment and small and larger stars from the silver.  I cut small and larger stars out of the colored embossed paper.

I artfully arranged the elements on the card front.  The two large watercolored stars were pop dotted.


The die cut was a new one I bought in Minnesota.  It was on clearance.  I really like it.  The card is pretty non traditional but that is OK.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Oldie Moldie Monday

Monday, time to show some love for your old supplies.  I made 2 of this card.  I found the digi images all printed out and I just needed to color them.  The paper is an old 6 x 6 from Basic Grey.  Love the colors in the pad.

I will send one card to the Collins Home in Seneca South Carolina and the other card will go in a box to be sent to a friend who is going to provide cards to a military unit.  I miss doing cards for Operation Write Home so I like to help when someone does send a box to a military unit.


Remember those old supplies still make great projects.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Distress Oxide Inks and CAS Card

Last week end I visited a friend in the Twin Cities and we played with all kinds of different things.  One of the things we had fun with was playing with the new Distress Oxide Inks.  I love the look you get with the oxide inks.  I did not make any cards until I got home.

I had one piece of paper and I cut two panels out of it with a die.  I stamped the floral image and heat embossed it in white.  The flowers are a stamp from Gina K.  I took a piece of paper and added the purple oxide ink to it so I could stamp a sentiment on it and have it stand out.  I pop dotted the stamped layer on top of another die cut panel and all was placed on a card front.  I also punched a small butterfly out of the purple paper.  I love this card.


I am entering this into the monthly challenge at Happy Little Stampers for their CAS challenge which is to use blending.  I blended those oxide inks.


Thanks for stopping by.  I had a lovely week end of doing some creating.  Traveling is wonderful but it is nice to be able to start creating again.

Canvas Corp Traveling Journal - March Edition

It is time for my group of designers to reveal their March pages for the Canvas Corp Traveling Journal.  We have two groups of journals traveling the world.  The first group always posts of the 1st of the month.  This is the link to their journal pages for March.

Our group shares their post on the 15th of each month.  Here is my page for the month.  I went with bright, cheerful colors.


Here is a picture of  the page before I can to decorate it.  I used Tattered Angels High Impact Paint in Orange and Yellow.  I used two different sheets of paper from the Canvas Corp Collection:  Heirloom Collection Brushes on Ivory and Black and White Newsprint.  I also used a bright pink acrylic paint to round out the paints I used.  The newsprint paper was colored more intensely and used for accents on the page.


I had bought a new shaped die cut and used that on my page.  I cut the shapes from the colored newsprint paper.  I added black thread behind each large grouping of the shapes.

Brushes were fussy cut from the Brushes on Ivory paper.    I used these brushes on both pages.


I had found an old alphabet stamp where the letters were in individual squares.  I stamped them on painted paper and heat embossed them so they popped.  I fussy cut out each letter.  I had to stamp the alphabet around 5 times to get the letters I needed.


I added a few of the painted shapes around the page.  I also have stick stamps with circles on the ends and I stamped them around the page to bring a little more black into the design.


You can see some of the different elements I used to add more texture to the page.  I used bubble wrap and pink paint and stamped around the pages in different areas.  I also have a script stamp I love to use and I stamped that in a bright pink ink.

I also stamped an art quote in black on this page.



  This spread was great fun to make.  I love the bright colors.  March can be very dreary and I wanted to bring a little brightness into my corner of the world.  Pretty soon our flowers will be blooming and adding color to our landscape.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Sympathy Cards

I have decided to get some sympathy cards made and in my supplies.  It seems so hard to make them when you need them.  This card design has been in my head for quite awhile.  I believe it is why I bought the branch stamp so I could release it.  Now I will have room for a new design to pop into my head.


The branch stamp is from Fun Stampers Journey.  The sentiment is from Gina K Designs and it comes with a coordinating sentiment for the inside.  I have made a kit with six of these cards in it so I will have more in my supplies.

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