Sunday, August 20, 2017

A friend is someone who knows - a tag for Raelene

Sunday August 20, 2017
My daughter showed me a tag she liked.  I think she found it on Facebook.. I don't know who created the beautiful tag she showed me.. I wish I did so if it's one of you that frequent my blog.. please let me know..
 I pretty much followed the colors, sentiment, leaves and flowers.. I did use different flowers even though I had the Simon says stamps she used but her tag must of been larger cause it would of been to crowded on this tag. I just happened to have the same sentiment but hers was smaller. I did add Nuvo drops to the card and some dots from SS.. I colored the background with Ranger inks. I colored the flowers with Zig markers. I added ribbon and called it done.
 (I added Ranger micro distress glaze paste over the inked background so it wouldn't show finger prints when touched.. should I add before I stamped the leaves or after???? I added before and was hard to get the leaves darker.)
I love this tag and it's off to my daughter Raelene..
 View of the ribbons  its variegated and love the colors

Simon Wednesday - add a sentiment
Word art Wednesday wk. 296-297 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #97 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 33 - anything goes
Pile it on #133 - recycle or for a child (for my child)
HeARTful stamping - anything goes

Friday, August 18, 2017

Dare to dream - Catch the bug Free Friday

Friday August 18, 2017
Welcome to another Free Friday at Catch the bug  where you can see what the Design team created with this FF image, and the image from Bugaboo is called Decon school sign it.. you can find it in the store.
I dug out my Amy Tangerine designer paper because I knew it had the numbers print in it.  This is perfect for school theme. I wasn't sure what sentiment I wanted so I decided on these from Tech. Tues.  I like the positivity it gives and if this is given to a child it's perfect or for a teacher.
I used Taylored Expressions postage die. I colored the image with Copics.  This card was so simple to make and I sure hope you find time to pick this free image up.

City crafters #375 - no flowers
Crafty sentiment - back to school
Die cuttin divas #330 - back to school
Simon Wednesday - add a sentiment
Fab n funky #361 - anything goes
Crafty creations #348 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 296-297 - anything goes
Moving along with the times #52  things beginning with letter "B" (boy, blue, books, board, brown)
Scrapping 4 fun #97 - anything goes
That's crafty - only cards

Thursday, August 17, 2017

thank you

Thursday August 17, 2017
Ok so this is the fourth "thank you" card.. I think I am on a roll.... I already have card 5 in my mind.. WooHoo
So I first started with Kuretake Gansi water color on water color paper.  As it was drying I then stamped the My Favorite Things flowers / leaves with Altnew inks. I die cut them out and I die cut the sentiment also from MFT.. I layered it 5 times to give strength and boldness.  I then cut the water color piece down a little and adhered it to a piece of dark blue card base. I then added the flowers and thank you and added some Nuvo drops around the card and Spectrum Noir to the flowers. I really like the background color and makes the blue flowers pop.. I love to water color and playing with colors. 
Tuesday throw-down #356 - anything goes
Try it on Tuesday - in my garden
Simon Wednesday - add a sentiment
Fab n funky #361 - anything goes
Crafty creations #348 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 296-297 - anything goes
Moving along with the times #52 - things beginning with letter "B" (blue, bouquet, beads of Nuvo)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sending wags your way - Paper Play Sketches

Wednesday August 16, 2017
So we are half way through August.. where is this month going?? Least the weather is still nice..  and now it's time for another challenge at
This is the sketch for you to follow

So this sketch took me awhile to figure what I wanted to do...
I knew I had a small area to add either a sentiment or an image.. So digging through my stamps I found this cute My Favorite Things dog and the sentiment I chose from the same set fit perfect on my Stampin up scallop punch. The three little paw prints are from Art Impressions.  The teal paper is a scrap of Quick Quote DP. I also distressed the edges with some Quick Quote chalk inks.  I added a little ribbon to the top of the dog piece so it just had a little more interest. Oh and the images are colored with copics.
I sure hope you play along and let's see what you come up with..

Craft rocket #40 - animal kingdom
Crafting from the heart #172 - anything goes
City crafters #375 - no flowers
(Pin)spirational #197 - animals- dogs
Simon Wednesday - add a sentiment
Fab n funky #361 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 296-297 - anything goes

Mission control we have a birthday - Creative with Stamps #17

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Mid month reminder at Creative with Stamps #17
Our theme is Boys to men..  masculine card
If you have time now is the perfect time to get those masculine cards done. Birthday, get well, thinking of you, anniversary.....
Well since I did a MAN card for the August 1st start of our challenge Boys to Men.. I chose to do a  BOYS card for the mid month reminder...
 I chose to use My Favorite Things stamps.. I first used Ranger inks and created the background colors. I did some water spots on the ink.. I then took the silver  Nuvo paste and Simon Says star stencil and created the stars.. I then stamped the images and colored with Copics.  I added some Spectrum Noir to different images. I added glossy accents to the rocket window and space suit helmet. I colored the sentiment paper with Night of Navy by Stampin Up and I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. This set is so cute. I love My Favorite Things stamps..
I hope I inspired you to create a Boys to Men card and play along at Creative with Stamps

Simon Wednesday - for a child
Cute card Thursday #490 - embossing
Crafting from the heart #172 - anything goes
City crafters #375 - no flowers
Naughty or nice #42 - on the move

Monday, August 14, 2017


Monday August 14, 2017
This is my third "THANKS" card.. I started this card by stamping the flowers but I did not like what I created.. SO I closed my craft-room door and walked away.. I was frustrated.. I am sure you have been there a time or two.. Well I made some granola bars and I have an Instant Pot and the night before I made Yogurt and it was at the end of the 8 hours it needed to firm up so I decided to get this finished yogurt jarred up.. I love making my own yogurt and sometimes I like to crumble my granola bar into it.. Oh I also made some Lemon Curd in the Instant Pot... Ok so now that my mind was refreshed I headed back into the craft-room... I cut down the card and got rid of most of the things I did not like.. Still wasn't happy so I then colored the background in blue using Straedtler water color crayons.  Ok it's looking better but still not happy.. So since I needed a "thank you" or "thanks" I looked at the stamps and dies I pulled for these cards.. WELL I saw this "THANKS" die and thought WA-LA.. this is it... and if it didn't work. OK.. cause I didn't like it anyhow.. I then cut fun foam in black and adhered  the colored letters to it. when I started to lay them in the negative spaces.. I fell in love.  I loved the look. This is what it needed. I used Wink of Stella on the flowers. I added Nuvo drops. Oh the flowers / leaves are stamped with Ranger inks. The flowers are the new My Favorite Things July kit of the month..

Color crazy wk. 32 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #172 - anything goes
Ooh la la #235 - flowers

Sunday, August 13, 2017


Sunday August 13, 2017
Ok this is the last card I made using the stamp block, ink, water technique by Jennifer McGuire.. I used a smaller block.
Well that left a big area of nothing.. So I took my Simon Says stripe stamp and stamped in black and cut in small strips. I added them to the card. I added the Tech. Tuesday sentiment and some Nuvo drops.. I mounted it on a piece to teal card stock and attached to a white card base. 
 My hubby didn't like the stripes but the more I look at it I do. I don't know what else I could of done. I didn't want to cut the image down so this was option I came up with.. What would you have done?
Word art Wednesday wk. 294-295 - anything goes
Inky chicks #86 - sentiment vs. image
(Pin)spirational #196 - color
Sugar pea design #34 - colors
Dragonfly journeys #98 - neon