Monday, October 31, 2016

Oldie Moldie Monday

I was watching a video at my desk so I was cleaning my desk at the same time and came up with 4 coordinating sheets of 4 x 6 Christmas paper.  They became the main part of the two cards I made for Oldie Moldie Monday (two more Christmas cards made).

I do apologize  -  I am trying to work with a different camera to see if I can get better photos.  I don't like the way the color came out on these.  I don't think the sentiment/image are that red.

Distressed the edges of all the paper.  Picked up the green with a twine bow.  The sentiment is a stamp I have not used but thought it fit the look of the old fashioned paper.

Here is the second card with the scraps.

When I had finished both cards, I sprayed them with a gold mist so the cards sparkle.  You can see the sparkle in this close up of one card.

See look, you can still make great cards with your older supplies.  Dig them out and use them.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Craft Banner

In September I attended the second annual Bella Crafts Connection in the Twin Cities.  I had a lovely time with my friends Annie and Ivanka.  It is so wonderful to spend crafty time with your crafty friends.

One of the classes I took was making a Banner.  So much fun.  I did not finish my banner in class because we were doing some of the fun techniques our instructor Chantal Johnson showed us.  I learned how to make Resin Paper - you can see a piece in the middle of the banner - this piece has an antique typewriter on the page.  We also colored some metal embellishments and did some beading.

Here is a close up of the bow and the beading I added to that area.  We had stamped sentiments on muslin strips which are from waxing kits.  I love the pinked edges - I am thinking I need to visit a beauty supply store and get some.  You can also see the resin paper in this picture.  The flower and kraft doily are from my supplies.

The pink tag was from another class I took and I thought the colors went beautifully with this banner.  You can also see more of the resin paper in this photo.

This was a fun class.  Thanks to Chantal for showing me how easy resin paper is to make.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Happy Halloween

I made some simple Halloween cards I will be sharing over the next few days.  I just let the paper do all the talking for me.

Check out the added google eyes.  

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Happy Halloween

I made some simple Halloween cards I will be sharing over the next few days.  I just let the paper do all the talking for me.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Happy Halloween

I made some simple Halloween cards I will be sharing over the next few days.  I just let the paper do all the talking for me.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Oldie Moldie Monday

Monday, time to show some love for your old supplies.  A friend needed a birthday card for a gentleman turning 90 years young.

I got out my favorite masculine stamp and some old papers and made a couple cards.

Remember to show some love to your old supplies - they still make great cards.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Happy Halloween

I made some simple Halloween cards I will be sharing over the next few days.  I just let the paper do all the talking for me.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Happy Halloween

I made some simple Halloween cards I will be sharing over the next few days.  I just let the paper do all the talking for me.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Oldie Moldie Monday on Tuesday

Overcast day yesterday and I was on the road so did not get a chance to post my Oldie Moldie Monday cards.

I am making some New Home cards for my daughter to have on hand.  She is living in a new neighborhood and it looks like there is lots of movement and new homes being built so nice to have some cards on hand.

I did a cut with my Silhouette so the card was very easy to make.  The sentiment was computer generated.  Easy Peasy.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Oldie Moldie Monday

It is Monday - time to show some love for your old supplies.  I am into using pieces of paper that can stand alone for a card front.  It is easy to make a group of cards then.  I am trying to make some card sets for Christmas gifts and also some groups of cards for charity functions to help the charity raise money.

I creatively painted a more flowers on each card front if I thought they needed another flower or two with color.  The sentiments were then pop dotted in areas with no colored flowers.

Some simple cards, easy to go through the mail, to just say hello and happy thoughts.  Remember to show some love for your old supplies.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Happy Little Stampers October Anything Goes Die Challenge

How did it get to be October already but in the good sense, it is time for a new challenge on Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes Die Challenge.    

So many dies, so many choices but I decided to go with a new die I bought when I was in the Twin Cities for Bella Crafts Connection.  My friend Annie took us to a store that had some card making supplies.  They had lots of dies.  I controlled myself; I only bought two dies and that made me happy.

Here is my card and you will see why this die made me happy.

It made me happy because it is the word happy.  You get the cloud with happy cut out and also the die cut word Happy.  It just makes me happy.

This paper was in my supplies.  It has three different patterned papers and a solid to match.  The mat was cut from the solid and I used one of the patterned papers.  I embossed these pieces with a new embossing folder.  I die cut the "happy" - three layers for each happy.  I glued the three layers together and then the cloud ones are pop dotted on the card front.  The word is glued to the ribbon.  I tied a bow and added it to the card front.  Now it gets a little tricky - I have become a mist crazy woman.  I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Dazzling Diamonds.  The card really sparkles.  You can see that the mist pooled in some sots which gives it a beautiful look.

Please come along to Happy Little Stampers and play with our October challenge.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Monthly Challenge

Once again it is time for the Mixed Media challenge on Happy Little Stampers.  This month the challenge is Nature.

I have been wanting to make a thank you card for a store in Salem, Oregon where I took classes this summer.  I was lucky enough to take classes from Dina Wakely.  The store was wonderful and the staff was fabulous also.  I will go back when I can afford the airline ticket and classes.  I am lucky I have a cousin who likes me to visit.

The image I used on this card is a napkin from the store.  For a small fee they provided lunch every day and this made it so convenient.  I did use a clean napkin.  I brought one home especially for this project.  I hope they recognize it.

 If you have never used napkins for card making or other projects, you gently separate the layers.  You only want the top layer.  I then adhere the napkin to a piece of card stock with gel medium.  I wanted to bring out the blue in the napkin so I matted it with blue card stock.  The card base was made from the same card stock.  The background base was actually a plaid paper (I know I don't believe it either but I did do it).  I applied a layer of gesso and cream paint mixed together and then I got out a Tattered Angels (old color) and sprayed and sprayed and ended up with this color.  It is actually quite beautiful.  I also recently acquired a jar of gold gesso.  I started to rub this on the background and image and the sentiment piece.  Well when I was doing this my card base fell into the gesso.  Oops but it turned out OK.  I will explain later.

The image was pop dotted onto the card base.  The sentiment was stamped and added to card front.  The napkin had 4 images on it so I had extra butterflies to work with.  I adhered two of them to card stock and then I fussy cut them out.  I added some gold gesso on each layer before I glued the layers together in the middle.  The butterflies are very dimensional as you can see in the picture below.

Remember that card base that fell into the gesso.  Well I wiped a bunch of it off and then I grabbed a stencil and stenciled a design on the back on the  card.  I think it was a good solution to my accident.
I also stenciled the same design on the front of my envelope.

Please come and join us at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge and I hope you have no accidents like I did.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Happy Halloween Spider Card

Halloween is fast approaching and I decided to make a few Halloween cards to send out.  Of course, I had bought some new paper but today I pulled out my Halloween folder - yikes - I have enough Halloween paper.  I should make quite a few cards.

This card is for my daughter who is deathly afraid of Spiders.  I think she is probably the only person who keeps spider spray on her bedside stand in case one visits her.  Who knows what her reaction will be when she opens this card.  She will probably spray it down just to make sure they are fake spiders.

The spider stickers are from Michael's.  The little cobweb was cut with my Silhouette.
All the paper was distressed.

Here is a close up of part of the bottom of the card.  I finished the card with a spray of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Barely Black.

I am entering this card in the Monday challenge at Simon Says.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Oldie Moldie Monday

Monday - time to show some love for your old supplies.

I have had this beautiful poppy paper in my supplies and I knew you did not need very much extra to make a beautiful card.  I used by big sentiment thank you from Gina K Designs.

I love the contrast between the red, white, gray and black.

Thanks for stopping by and remember to show some love to your old supplies.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Mixed Media Mojo October Challenge

Once again it is the first of the month.  How did it get here so fast?  This month we have a fun challenge for you at Mixed Media Mojo.

Spookiness - just in time for Halloween.  I know everyone needs to do something for Halloween so please come along.  My card does not have bats but bats are not mandatory.  In the area of bats, my niece teaches second grade and to start the school year she always uses a theme and this year it was bats so I made lots of bat stuff for her and her students to do.  They were not spooky though.

Here is my card for the challenge.

The spooky cat is from a Tim Holtz collection I purchased at Michael's.  It is a very fun set and I know I will get lots of use out of it.

The cat is stamped on a piece of paper from Canvas Corp (Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origins paper).  This paper is almost fabric like - may I say so yummy.  I sprayed it with a Tattered Angels Baseboard Paint (purple).  The image was stamped and then heat embossed.  I colored the cat with Tattered Angels Impact Paint (Green and Orange).  The patternd paper is new paper from several different companies.  All the paper has distressed edges.  I added some purple paint to texture paste and put it in various areas of the card to add more texture.  After the entire card was assembled, I sprayed it with a Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Dazzling Diamonds so it has a wonderful sparkle to it also.

Check out the google eyes glued to the polka dots.  A fun embellishment for a Halloween card.

Here is a close up of the purple embossing paste on the top part of the card.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project and I sure hope you join us at Mixed Media Mojo this month with a spooky project.

If you wish to see another project I made using this same stamp and paper, check it out here.