Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What I have been doing lately!

I just wanted to show you some of the things I have been working on lately.  I hope you like them.  I have been trying some new things such as working with alcohol inks, and colored embossing powders.  I love trying new things. Don't you?
These are some Gratitude notebooks I made using a template from Basic Grey that I got from Kristin Werner's blog.  I just love these and I have surprisingly used mine.

This is a banner stamp that I bought that I have been wanting to use and I just love how it turned out.  The set is from Making Memories called Dilly Dally.

I made this one mostly because I do not have enough birthday cards and I need to make more, but I thought it turned out very cute.

I was just trying to make a background with this one using Tim Holtz Distress stamps.  I used Tumbled Glass for the sky and Peeled Paint for the grass.  I do love his colors.

This one I was also trying out the Tim Holtz stamps for backgrounds and used a stamp set I have had for a while from Autumn Leaves, it was a $1 stamp and the background stamp, stem, is from Basic Grey.

This card I decided to try making my own background with Tim Holtz Alcohol inks and it was such a pretty blue that it reminded me of water so the first thing I thought of was a frog.  So I had bought Frogs and Kisses from Lettering Delights months ago and just fell in love with this little guy.  The frog and the lily pad both came from that collection.  The wavy back ground paper is from Basic Grey the Lauderdale Collection and hello letters are green fabric Thicker letters that I covered in glitter glue from Studio G.


This card I did because I just fell in love with the shark stamp this is from a Recollections stamp set called Fun Fish and the little island is from a stamp set from Stampendous called Chantigo Pirates.  The background was made using some Studio G and some Tim Holtz ink pads and the Tim Holtz blender pad.

This card was made using a stamp from Hero Arts called Outline Magnolia.  I actually made three layers using the stamp as a guide and pop dotted them to each other to make it more 3D, but you can't really see it in this picture that well maybe I will take another one and add it into this blog later so you can see what I am talking about.   It turned out better than I though it would, then I added some paper from DCWV paper form their Lemon Flower collection, I just love the papers in that collection.  I added a little ribbon I got at the Michaels dollar section and Voila!
This card I was just playing around with some new colored embossing power I got from Recollections in green.  I used it on the vellum with the sentiment and with the biggest layer of the flower.
Here I was trying something new again, by working on just making tags.  My best girlfriend, Gina, was telling me that tags are a really fun way to create something quick and you can use them on gifts and cards and crafts of all kinds.  So I thought I would try it and guess what it is fun!, and she was right again.  Sometimes, I forget that she knows me better than I think she does.  Anyway, it is also a good way to use up scraps because they do not require a lot of paper.
Also I got a new svg cut file from of 3D letters and made this for my family room.  These took some work to make and get the files to line up correctly but they turned out to be very cute.  I just love them.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

U R Berry Sweet Card with Video 1

This is my first video, so be kind I am still learning how to use the camera and how to edit the video.  But I wanted to start simple and see what you think.  Let me know if you have any suggestions.

The card I did in the video today was inspired by the cute paper from Imaginisce.  Their Berrylicious Collection is so cute so I wanted to make a card using their paper.  I hope you like it.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Hero Arts - Digital Challenge - Film Set Submission

Well, I worked really hard on this one and tried out some new cartridges on my Cricket machine that I have bought but not used, so that was good.  I had fun planning this one it took some thought but I think it came out pretty well.  I hope you enjoy it and hope it inspires others to get thinking creatively.  Thanks Lily Pad!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Father's Day card

Well, I know I am a little late getting this out, but I wanted to try something new for me.  I wanted to see if I could do some of that old time rustic kinda found the stuff in your attic kinda look.   I am sure their is a name for it but anyway, I think it turned out pretty good.  NOW I NEED TO MAIL IT!  Oh well,  I hope you all have a great day today and I hope all you fathers out there have a Great Father's Day!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tissue Paper Flower card

Here is a card I made after looking in one of the Papercrafts Magazines that had a similar flower on one of their cards.  I really loved it so I had to try it.  I used white tissue paper then inked it with Antique Paper ink from Tim Holtz and a Studio G ink that is a very light pink.  Then I sprayed it with Frost spray to make it sparkle and then added it to the card using patterned paper from Basic Grey's Sweet Threads collection and a little lace ribbon for interest.  The sentiment stamp is from Studio G and they are selling it at Micheals right now.  I thought it turned out very pretty.  I will say I did not vary much from the card in the magazine because I was mostly working on creating the flower, but even though the idea is not original I made it and added my own touches to the project.  Hope you like it!

Kathy's Lily Pad Palette Challenge

This is my entry for the Challenge.  I love this little girl in the overalls from The Greeting Farm, she is so cute and the dog, sentiment and butterfly are from Hero Arts Happy Day Animals set.  I used Copic markers to color all of the elements and used patterned paper from SEI and My Mind's Eye.  Hope you like it.

Oyster Card

This card was created using the Lettering Delights Something Fishy collection.  I made the shell out of baby pink cardstock and layered it with patterned paper from the Stella and Rose paper from Basic Grey.  Then I used patterned paper for the background from Cosmo Cricket's Salt Air collection for the water.  The sand is cream cardstock that I embossed and then used some Antique Paper ink from Tim Holtz' distressed inks.  Behind the oyster is a Action Wobble and I also sprayed the oyster with frost spray to make him shine like a pearl and then I added two googly eyes.    Then I used a stamp from Inkadinkado for the sentiment and sprinkled some pearls all over the sand.  It was fun to make and those Action Wobbles are fun too.

Kitty Smile card

I had to use my new Paper Smooches stamp set on this one.  I used the Chubby Chums stamp set for the kitty on paper from the Sweet Threads collection by Basic Grey.  I thought it looked like fur which is why I picked it.  Behind the kitty is two pieces of white cardstock that I just inked to get the brown paper and the other I just inked the edge only.  I used a patterned paper in green as the background ( I can't remember where I got it from) and then added a corduroy flower and a flower that I punched out from a book that I got at the Goodwill store.  The crisscross stamp is from a Basic Grey stamp set and the smile stamp ( I am not sure which stamp set it came from, sorry).
Actually all of the card was done months ago except for the cat and his two background pieces but it was just toooooo plain so I just waited until I could think up something to finish it off.  Yeah, I finally found something!  I thought this turned out to be very cute!  Hope you like it.

Hello Flower Card

This card was created by using a digital stamp that I got and I don't even remember where, but I love the flower!  I also just got some new Studio G wooden stamps from Michaels and that is what I used for the sentiment.  The black and yellow are colored cardstock and the patterned paper is from the DCWV Lemon Flower paper pack. I thought it turned out to be very pretty.