Thursday, December 31, 2015

Wishing for Winter!

We have been experiencing LOTS of rain and warm weather in Georgia so we are hoping for cooler weather as we enter into January!

I created this card for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog Challenge, Winter Wonderland.

Background was embossed with Snowfall embossing folder and I die cut the stitched snowflakes from watercolor paper. I used shades of blue from my Zig markers and added a little shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear pen.
Wishing for snow...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Paper Smooches Flowers December Challenge

Here is another card I made for the Paper Smooches Flower Challenge.

After embossing the jar, I stamped the flowers using a mask. I water colored all the images and then added glossy accents to the blue water for some dimension and interest. A banner of bright pink cardstock stamped with "thanks" went on top of the jar. Lastly, I added just a little shimmer on the flowers centers with Wink of Stella.

This was really fun!

Paper Smooches Flowers December Challenge

As December comes to a close, I had a few moments to make some cards for the Paper Smooches Flowers Challenge.

This card started out one way and took a turn! I die cut the flowers and after gluing them down I filled in the centers with Glossy Accents. After letting it dry, I didn't really like the way it looked. It had texture but it was boring. I decided to spray it with Tim Holtz blue distress sprays and I ended up with this result. It stained some of the Glossy accents and really made the flowers pop out.

I added a few gold sequins and stamped Happy Birthday to finish it up.
Have a great day!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Papertreyink December Blog Hop

Here is my card for the Papertreyink December Blog Hop.
I used Papertreyink Plaid paper and stamped a sentiment in metallic gold ink on chalkboard paper.
A few sequins and ribbon helped pulled some red into the finished project.

Supplies used:

Papertreyink Holiday Plaid Patterned Paper
Papertreyink Boutique Borders Christmas stamp set and die
Red and Green Cardstock
Stampin' Up Real Red Ribbon

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas!

My two daughters (12 & 9) have been helping get the dining room table ready for guests tomorrow. They found a video online and made Christmas trees out of our napkins.

They folded them first and then inserted Popsicle sticks in the top to make the tree topper with a silver star cut from DCWV Glitter Paper.

The last step was to add a banner die cut from DCWV Foiled Cardstock and add the name using a Sharpie. Simple, beautiful table setting made with love.

I love having little elf helpers during the holidays!

May your holiday be Merry and Bright!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Felt Mittens and Meals on Wheels

I recently saw a video by Jennifer McGuire using the Memory Box Plush mitten, stocking and snowmen dies. I decided to use the mitten to make some ornaments for recipients of our Meals on Wheels program at our church.

I teach 4th & 5th grade Sunday school and since Jennifer introduced her Share Handmade kindness I been trying to think of ideas for things to make each month.
I used an assortment of felt and hand stitched with embroidery floss. You can see the outline of a snowflake in some of them.

The children wrote Christmas cards and stuffed the mittens with chocolate bars.

It was a fun project. I didn't want to stop making them! I am going to make extra for teachers to hold gift cards.

Have a fantastic day!
Be sure to check out Jennifer at her wonderful website.

Make it Monday #234: Embellishing with Felt

I absolutely am in love with this pillow box die I picked up recently from Sizzix. It is perfect for gift cards.

For the felt challenge, I decided to use this new Plaid paper from Papertreyink as well as the Joy die. I die cut the word out of wool felt. It cuts like a dream!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tags for Christmas!

I love to make tags for Christmas gifts. Here are some I made for my child's teachers.

I added some sparkle to this large holly image

I used Tim Holtz products for these - stains as well as his stencils and texture paste. After letting the texture paste dry, I added the color and spritzed with some water to increase the distressed look.

On a couple of the tags I added a gold shimmer spray after they were dry.
The stamps are also from the Tim Holtz Blueprint collection.

Hope you enjoy, have a great day!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Paper Smooches November Gold Challenge 2015

I had some new metallic inks to try tonight. I used gold glimmer paper and We r Memory Keepers Pretty posh for the clear pot backed with gold paper. All the flowers and sentiment were stamped in gold and copper. It is much bolder in person!

Make It Monday #232 Layered Stamping with Dawn

After a fun, restful Thanksgiving I was able to work on this challenge for Papertrey Ink. I have never used this technique so I am excited to add something new to my toolbox.

Hope you have a great week!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

It is almost time for Thanksgiving and I can hardly wait for that first bite of turkey! We are having a fried turkey this year from a local BBQ restaurant. Yummy.

I saw this super cute idea over at Craft Test Dummies and made some pilgrim hat placeholders with my daughter. It was great way to recycle those K cups.

We added a scalloped edged circle cardstock for the base.

I stamped a few leaves on each tag after my daughter wrote each name.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sharing with Meals on Wheels

I have been loving Jennifer McGuire's Share Handmade kindness series. My youngest daughter and I made chocolate chip cookies and cards for our church's Meals on Wheels recipients this week.
Our 4th and 5th grade Sunday school class wrote encouraging words in cards and packaged up the goodies. It was a lot of fun and we hope to do something monthly for Meals on Wheels.

Some children working hard writing notes - I love their sweet handwriting.

Here is the card I made  - the cookies were the focal point. This stamp sets are from Lawn Fawn.
I added some clear Wink of Stella to finish the cookies.

Many thanks to Jennifer for her inspiration!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

My first post!

Welcome to my blog!  I have been lifelong crafter and I started stamping back in 2000. I made my first stamp using a russet potato to create a card for my grandmother!  I want to share my love of crafting so I decided to create a blog to share some of the fun things I like to make.

I recently made this for a card challenge and it was so much fun! I embossed the mountains and the flowers in white embossing powder.  I finished the card with some watercolor and a die cut.