Sunday, March 30, 2014

Out Like a Lamb?

I had to plow through an 18 inch snow drift outside my garage to get to church today! So much for March going out like a lamb! The sun is out and most of the snow is melting, so I guess there is still hope. And tomorrow is officially the last day in March...  Here's to hoping that there are no more snow storms till next winter!

I wanted to post a another card I made with stencils. Only my 2nd attempt at using them.

I am having fun with them, and one of my next purchases is going to be embossing paste to add dimension. I have seen some really great cards using it and it intriques me! There is always so much fun stuff out there! I used my SB gears die cut for the first time. Found them in a clearance bin at a big box store. I love deals! I used Distress ink for the background and smokey slate to sponge the stencils. All in all, I like the way it turned out.

I"m entering it at:
 Moxie Fab World - stencils
Anyone For Anya - masculine or grungy

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Sew Special

Just a quick post for a card I made for the Fusion Card Challenge.

I had a lot of fun putting this together. I used a stamp set that I've never used before and some fabric that I've had lying around. The die cut is from SU. I'm also entering it at the Alphabet Challenge blog. They are on D, for die cuts.

Thanks for stopping. Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


What a crazy, busy, hectic life!! I haven't had much time to be up in my craft room lately, and I was feeling the need to be creative yesterday. So I snuck up there for a few hours and just had some fun! It was wonderful to get my fingers all inky and create. I have some new things to play with and had a wonderful time. Hopefully, it won't be so long till the next time.

One of the new things I have is the aqua painters. So I got out some watecolor paper and tried them out. Here is one of the cards I made.

SplitCoast was having a color challenge and I chose to use pistachio pudding, pool party, sahara sand, and black. I used the aqua painters to brush the color on after I stamped it in Stazon black. Out of the ones I did, I think this is my favorite.

I am entering this at:
Less is More - 3 of something (I have 3 swipes of color - hope that's ok)
Crafty Bloggers - Nature

In all my playing around, I made another card that is really out of my style comfort zone. But I had so much fun! Moxie Fab World is having a challenge with stencils. I tried using this stencil once before but didn't like the way it came out, so I set it aside. I remembered it and got out my distress inks to play. This is the one my family liked the best.

I am entering this at 
Moxie Fab World - stencils
My Time to Craft - Mothers Day
Craft You Passions - Mothers Day

Thanks for stopping by to look. Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Things with Wings

I am so thrilled that I was asked to be a Guest Designer over at Crafting by Designs this week. When I first got the email, I thought they must have sent it to me by mistake! When I realized it was for real, I was so excited! Then paranoid! You wouldn't believe how many cards I made! I finally realized I had to send something, but I couldn't decide, so I sent them two!

This first one was fun to make. I used the chevron punch to make a trellis and crinkled up some scalloped circles for the flowers. Love this paper from DCWV. It's sparkly, although you can't tell from the picture.

I'm entering this at:
Jellypark Challenges - Things with Wings
Card A Day - Spring
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes

The next one uses some more of the sparkly paper!

I love the little clothes pin for the butterfly body! 

I"m entering this at:

Dragonfly Dreams - Up in the Air
Make My Monday - Spring
Created with Love - Think Spring

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my excitement. Stop over at Crafting by Design and see the other great cards.

Monday, March 3, 2014

So, Faux Sew

There is a fun sketch over at Sunday Stamps that I have been playing with today. Here is the card I made.

I used some paper from the clearance rack at SU. I rounded the edges, then antiqued them, and added some faux sewing. I greatly admire the people who actually sew on their cards. I think it looks so beautiful! It isn't in my skill set though, so I just draw mine on.

I really enjoyed the sketch (great job, Marie!), so I made up another card using it. Merry Monday has a challenge with buttons and stitches. I realized I haven't made a Christmas card in awhile so I came up with this:

Used that faux stitching again! I'm also entering this at:
Completely Christmas - anything goes
Christmas Fun - anything goes
Festive Friday - they have a yummy looking cookie I pulled the colors from

Since I was making Christmas cards, I decided to do one more. 52 Christmas Card Throwdown has a sketch challenge. I wanted to do something different, and Moxie Fab World is having a hexagon challenge, so I got out my hexagon die cuts from SU and MFT and came up with this:

I'm also enteing this at ABC Christmas, whose challenge is die cuts, and Craftyhazelnuts Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by today!