Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! We all have been so blessed. I hope you are having a wonderful time with family and friends and being thankful for all that God has done.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Christmas Fun

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. I want to share a Christmas card I made using this cute little House Mouse fellow. I used the Cheery Lynn snowflake 1 die three times. They are the 2 snowflakes sticking out on the edges and one is behind the little mouse. I added Sparkle embossing powder to each one, courtesy of Sparkle N Sprinkle. Sprinkle Sugar Stickles was used around the edges of card and on the mouse's hat. Two glitter snowflake stickers were also added to the card.

Here is another angle of the card where you can see the glitter and embossing powder better.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Cheery Lynn:  Anything Goes
House Mouse and Friends:  Anything Christmas/No Red or Green
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Christmas
Sparkle N Sprinkle:  Anything Goes With Embossing Powder/Loose Glitter

Friday, November 20, 2015

Leaf Fold Card

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I am always looking for fun and different cards to make and when I stumbled on to this card on line I just had to try it! It is called a leaf fold card.

Here is the card opened on the front to reveal a saying under the "leaf."

Here is the inside of the card.

I used an 8  1/2" x  4  1/4" piece of patterned paper and followed these instructions here --

       I hope you enjoy making this as much as I did. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Challenges entered:

Addicted to Stamps and More:  Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends:  Anything Goes
Creative Moments:  Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon:  Technique Card

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Oldies Technique #21 -- Pear Ex Powders

Hi Everyone! Welcome back to another Oldies technique. I pulled out my Pearl Ex powders to play with and here is the result. I have not used these in ages! I also have some Powdered Pearls that are similar to the Pearl Ex and used one of those too. I love the shimmer these powders give. I hope you enjoy this technique today.

Here are the supplies you will need:

Pearl Ex or Powdered Pearls  ( I used a white, light green and light blue )
Versa Mark ink
dark card stock
small paint brush
tissue or soft cloth

First I took a background stamp and inked it up with Versa Mark ink. You can see I have used this stamp a lot! LOL!

Next I laid my card stock over the background stamp and rubbed my fingers over it to get a good impression. I do this a lot with my background stamps in order to let the ink soak in better and to give an even look.

Now start to add the different colors of  powders to the background using the paint brush. The powders will stick to the ink. I just added color randomly. It looks real messy at this point.

Next take a tissue or soft cloth and wipe off the excess powder and you will have a wonderful, shimmery background!

This is so easy, but beautiful. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Scrapy Land:  Monochromatic ( dies used -- sizzix tree )
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Christmas

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Thanks Tag

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are having a good day. I can't believe it is already November. It doesn't even feel like November here. It has been feeling a lot like Spring along with the rain too! I want to show you a Fall tag I made using some fun techniques. For the background I stamped a basket weave background stamp using tan acrylic paint. After it dried I applied Walnut Distress stain over it. Next I spritzed some water over it to lighten the center to give it a more distressed look. I also did a little stamping on the edges of the tag.

I wanted to use gold foil around the edges of my tag, but among ALL the colors of foil I had I did not have gold! LOL! So I used a glue stick on the edges and applied some gold leaf instead.

The pumpkins were stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Distress markers and a water brush. I fussy cut them to add to the tag. I swiped colors of  Distress inks on my craft pad, spritzed with water and swiped my card stock through the inks and let it dry. I then punched out the leaves to add to the tag. I used a thick cream color embossing powder on the fancy label and stamped Thanks on it.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!

Challenges entered:

Love to Create Challenge #23:  Anything Mixed Media/Creative
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Thanks/Thanksgiving
Tim Holtz :  12 Tags of 2015 -- November

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Oldies Technique # 20 -- Mono Stamping With Craft Foam

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I have another Oldies technique to share with you today. I hope you will enjoy trying this.

Supplies you will need:

craft foam
embossing folder
pigment ink
heat tool

I used a cuttlebug embossing folder for my impression. You can use other things like stamps, coins, etc. -- anything that will press into the foam. 

Have the embossing folder turned where the raised impression is on the top. Heat the craft foam with the heat tool for about 30 seconds. Quickly place the heated foam in the embossing folder and roll the  the brayer over top of the embossing folder several times in order to make a good impression.

This is how mine looked after I took it out of the embossing folder.

I used  brown pigment ink on the craft foam because it stays juicy longer, but you can try other inks to see how they work. I rubbed my ink pad over the foam a few times and this is how it looked.

Lastly I placed my yellow piece of card stock over the craft foam and brayed over it to get a good impression on the card stock. This is the end result!

I hope you enjoyed seeing this technique. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Winter Wonderland

Hi and welcome to my blog! It feels like Spring here instead of winter, but I want to show you a winter card I made with a Penny Black stamp called Snowy Park. After I stamped I sponged on pink, purple and blue Distress inks for the sky. The background was made by applying a blue gray chalk ink pad to the smooth side of a snowflake embossing folder, placing my white card stock inside and running it through my vagabond. I patted the raised snowflakes with Versa Mark ink and added sparkly embossing powder to them.

I cut snowflakes using a cuttlebug die and added sparkle embossing powder to these also and placed them behind the image that I cut out by using the Spellbinders Labels 8 die. My card was layered on a piece of black glossy card stock that I had smooshed some blue Inka Gold on.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are having a good day!

Challenges entered:

Penny Black:  Embossing
Scrapy Land: Embossing 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes