Monday, March 28, 2016

Oldie Moldie Monday

I am so sorry for the lack of posting.  I came home from my wonderful vacation and got the sinus infection from some bad place.  I have been in misery.  I still have pressure and hoping for another prescription of antibiotics to kick it in the butt.

I did get a quilt die before I went on vacation and finally got a chance to play with it.  I pulled out an old 6 x 6 pad and made this card.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope to post more regular.  I do have 4 more quilt images done but they are not cards yet.

Monday, March 21, 2016

A Blog Hop - Canvas Corp and Bella Blvd

It is so exciting to be participating in a blog hop with wonderful products from Bella Blvd and Canvas Corp.

I love bright colors and this Sweet Sweet Spring from Bella Blvd was a joy to create with.  The papers are also double sided which helps coordinate your color choices when crafting.  I did get a little carried away and made four projects.  

The first project is a card.  I used a Kraftcard base with canvas fabric on it from Canvas Corp.   I used the teal burlap  to mat the pink bunny paper.  A strip of pink floral paper, the yellow scalloped sticker border and Happy Easter sentiment sticker were added to the top of the panel.  A simple bow from the turquoise cord completed the card.


The second card is a simple encouragement card using a panel from Bella Blvd.  There are so many people who are struggling at different times and it is nice to be able to send a little snail mail to them to encourage them and let them know you are thinking of them.  The panel is backed with black to make it pop on the card front.  A small piece of the teal burlap peaks out on one side.  The simple bow is made out of thread pulled from the burlap square.  It added the perfect finishing touch to this card.  I did use a glitter pen to add glitter to the butterfly. 

The next project is a small canvas.  I used another panel from the Bella Blvd for the focal point of my canvas.  I think I may use it for a graduation gift this spring.  Three of my neighbor grandchildren are graduating this spring and I think this says it all about them.  Of course, I don’t think Ben would appreciate it as much as Kristin or Lexi.  Unfortunately I did not have one of the fabulous canvases from Canvas Corp so I recycled a used one from my stash.  I covered it with Bella Blvd paper.  The paper was adhered with gel medium.  A mat of orange burlap was then placed on the canvas.  The panel was matted on black.  I added a piece of acrylic which I had painted with the blue from the Spring Collection paint set.  I adhered it to the top of the panel with small dots of Glossy Accents.  I also added two of the wonderful little clothespins from Canvas Corp.  The panel was pop dotted onto the burlap mat.  I did use my glitter pen to add glitter to the rainbow and hearts.

The last project is for Easter.  Who does not like jelly beans?  I made a holder for the jelly beans using my Silhouette Cameo.  It is tied shut with the green cord.  Of course, you need a coordinating card to go with your gift of jelly beans.  I used another one of the panels from Bella Blvd (I guess by now you figured out that I really liked all those panels).  I matted the panel with bright pink.  Bright pink is also used as the mat for the egg paper.  A small strip of the green burlap was stapled to the card front.  (I had to hunt for that stapler and when I used it – there were blue staples in it – I wonder how old those staples are.)  I pop dotted the panel to the card front after I had added a Cute Clip from Bella Blvd to the top left corner.  I then decided the lower right corner needed a little embellishment also.  Once again I pulled some threads from the burlap fabric and tied a simple bow. 

Of course with any good blog hop, we have two prizes (one from Bella Blvd and one from Canvas Corp) but we also have rules.

1 – to be eligible for the prize please leave a comment on one of the Facebook, instagram or Canvas Corp Brands Blog Post and use the #BBCCBTEAMUP
2 – prize will be chosen randomly from all of the comments based on the #BBCCBTEAMUP
3 – prize is open to USA and International hoppers
4 – retail value of over $100

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  I hope you enjoyed all the wonderful projects made by the teams.  

Stop back later this week and I will be sharing another project using the wonderful products from Bella Blvd and Canvas Corp.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Oldie Moldie Monday

Oldie Moldie Monday  --  once again time to show some love to your old supplies.

Today I am using one of my Stampendous monkey stamps.  The paper is from My Mind's Eye.

Remember to show some love to your old supplies.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Just Keep Swimming

Another one of the Stampendous monkeys just swimming along hoping to bring some cheer to a child.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Aren't We Foxy

In a private card making group, someone posted a challenge to use a fox on their card.  I have a cute fox stamp but I have no idea where I buried it.  I went onto Pinterest and found a digi stamp that was free to use.  Isn't he sweet.  My coloring does not do him justice.  His face reminds me of my daughter's Husky.

Thanks for popping in.  Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mixed Media Mojo March Challenge

The March challenge at Mixed Media Mojo is Spring with the optional twist of watercolor.

I chose to do a 6 x 6 challenge.  I did Springtime but I could not find a way to bring watercolors into my canvas.

I had this new stencil from Hot Off the Press.  I have four graduations in the spring so this canvas will be for one of the girls.

Please come and play along with us in March at Mixed Media Mojo.