Sunday, May 21, 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge 333


Today I am sharing a card using this sketch from My Favorite Things:

I started with a green card stock base and added a layer of patterned paper. This paper is from The Stamps of Life Together Paper Pad. It is bright and bold! I chose some other pieces of paper, also from TSOL, and cut those at an angle to complete the sketch.

Since I was using a lot of patterns, I decided to cut out bold words, Hugs and Friend.

I added yellow paper to the back to help the words stand out. I finished it off with coordinating ribbon.Very bright and cheery. Just what I want for a friend who needs a hug!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

My crafty sale


It is time for me to sell some of my crafty stuff!

Prices are listed with the items. I accept Paypal ONLY and ship USPS.



If you are interested in something, please email me and I will send you a PayPal invoice. Once it is paid, I will ship your stuff!

All stamps and dies are from a smoke free home.

All Stamps and dies are USED unless noted.

I will be updating often so be sure and check back!

If you are looking for something, email me and I can check. I have a lot more to post.

The Stamps of Life - Stamp set and matching dies
$20 EACH 
Snowman2build stamp & dies
TV2stamp & dies
Crazy4daisies stamp & dies
PB&J2enjoy stamp & dies
Heartlocket2love stamp & dies
Camera2stamp & dies
Piggybank2stamp & dies
Frenchfries2stamp & dies
Flowerpower2fill stamp & dies
Santa2stamp & dies
Mittens2stamp & dies
Hippo2Stamp & Dies
Lions2stamp & Dies
$18 - Turtles2Love Stamp & Dies
$18 - Butterfly2Build stamps and dies

The Stamps of Life - STAMPS ONLY
$9 EACH 
Brackets2cut Stamps

The Stamps of Life - DIES ONLY
$10 - Love You Circle Dies - NEW IN PACKAGE
$ 9 - Grid Heart Dies - NEW IN PACKAGE

Sizzix (designed by Stephanie Barnard)
$15 - Sizzix Doodle Flowers & Dies 657580
$17 - Sizzix Flowers and 5 Dies
$16 - Sizzix Mittens & Snowglobe & Dies
$15 - Sizzix 8 pack circles - 657551 (new in package)
$20 - Sizzix Labels Fancy #2 657198 (Retired)
$20 - Sizzix Banners & Pennants 657915 (Retired)
$20 - Sizzix Penguin & Candy cane 658210
$20 - Sizzix 8 pk Banners #2 658696 (Retired)
$20 - Sizzix 7 pk Flowers & Vase 658207

Sizzix (Tim Holtz)
$13 - Scribbles & Splat 660222

Stampin' Up
$18 - Chalk Lines Photopolymer 135005 (Retired) - NEW
$5 - Banner Blast Clear Mount (Sale-a-bration) - In Storage pocket (not in case)
$5 - You Brighten My Day Clear Mount (Sale-a-bration) - In storage pocket (not in case)

Papertrey Ink
$24 My Mother, My Friend (Vault set, now $48) - NEW
$24 Out of the Box (Vault set, now $48) - NEW
$32 Summer Camp stamps and dies (Vault set $48) NEW

$20 Heartfelt Creations Garden Romance Die HCD 723- NEW IN PACKAGE

Neat & Tangled
$16 - Bright Baubles & Little Bits Dies

Papertrey Ink Create Along with Us


Hope you are having a great day!

I wanted to share a card I created to participate in Create Along with Us May 2017. Each month Papertrey Ink lets us share a card we made based on something we spotted during the Release countdown.

The card that caught my eye is from Stephanie Gold.

I began with a Kraft base and used the PTI Vertical Cover Plate and white card stock to create the top layer. I am still in need of graduation cards so I chose Large and small sketched stars to be my focal point in the the top left corner.

The banner was cut in white using the Quilted tag die. The sentiment is from an Avery Elle set.

I added some yellow and white twine to finish it off. I think in the picture it is rather boring but in real life it looks better! : )

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Foil Rainbow with Papertrey Ink and DecoFoil


I wanted to share a card I made using a stencil and Transfer Gel.

The stencil is from Papertrey Ink - the Make It mini Sunshine & Rainbows. After applying the Transfer Gel using a palette knife, I let it dry until clear.

Then I laid Rainbow colored Decofoil on top of the image and ran it through my laminator on the 5mm setting.

Here is what I got from that process:

I mounted it onto a base of Vintage Jadeite from PTI.

Before mailing, I will add a small sentiment to the front.

You can see several more examples of this technique (it is really fun!) click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in these challenges:

CASology # 249 WARM
SSS Wednesday Blog A Bit of Sparkle

Monday, May 15, 2017

Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search - June


Just stopping by to quickly share a card I made to participate in the PS Guest Designer Search - June.

This card features several Paper Smooches stamp sets - CalicoDelightful Greetings and Botanicals 3.

I just really wanted to stamp, no die cutting allowed in the craft room today! : )

I pulled out my Lawn Fawn inks and stamped the sentiments. Next I stamped assorted flowers around and lastly stamped the green leaves.

Twine was tied on and a trio of pink iridescent sequins were added next.

Lawn Fawn card stock was used as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Bravo Card


I am continuing to work on graduation cards and I wanted to share another one today.

I am entering the MFT Card Challenges Sketch #332.  I am really enjoying these sketches because they help me make cards quickly. I often sit and think and nothing comes to mind but it is much easier with the help from My Favorite Things!

I cut a piece of patterned paper from The Stamps of Life Friends Paper Pad to 5.5 x 3.75. I mounted this on a piece of Pixie Card stock

Using Avery Elle Sweet Scallops, I cut the oval with midnight and pixie card stock.

The Bravo was stamped with navy ink. 

I die cut the banner from MFT Blueprints 8 and stamped the sentiment.

Lastly, I added three small wooden stars.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #284 Background Stamping with Sentiment Stamps


Today I am sharing a card I made for this week's PTI Make It Monday #284 Background Stamping with Sentiment Stamps.

You can watch Melissa's video to see more details.

I need thank you cards for teachers as next week is out final week of school.

I pulled out an older set, Teacher Mini Stamp Set and used the sentiments to stamp the background. This is one of the first sets I ever bought from Papertrey and it is still a favorite.

I added the white piece to a Pure Poppy card base. Next, I die cut the scalloped circle from Harvest Gold and added it on top of a circle of New Leaf. The sentiment was also cut from new Leaf using a My Favorite Things die.

Two apple shapes from Apple Mini Stamp set were cut and added on top of the circles. One was stamped with Jalapeno Lawn Fawn ink.

Finally, I added New Leaf ribbon.

I can never thank all the teachers my children have each year. They give so much of themselves and I am always grateful for all that they do!

Supplies used:
Lawn Fawn Inks
Papertrey Card stock
Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Dies
Papertrey Teacher Mini and Apple Mini set and die

I am entering this card in the following challenge:
WAW # 282-283 Anything Goes

Friday, May 12, 2017

Way to Go with Papertrey Ink


It has been a busy few weeks as we are winding down school. I finally got a moment to make a card.

I need several cards for high school graduates. This makes me feel a little old (I feel like I was just graduating...)!! Haha!

This card is for a future student of The University of Georgia (my alma mater) so I chose Red & Black for my color scheme.

I used PTI Splits Way To go stamp set and stamped the large image in archival black. I added the accent colors and stamped "Way to Go" and "Graduate" using Lawn Fawn Chili Powder.

I die cut the image out and popped it up using foam dots. I scattered around some black, silver and gold sequins and stars.

I am entering this card in the Casology # 248 Commencement challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

I miss you with The Stamps of Life


We had a busy, but wonderful time this past weekend. My two daughters performed in their school play (Shrek Jr.) and we are so proud of them!

Here is a picture of them in costume (Wicked Witch and Cinderella):

I love this bike stamp set from The Stamps of Life. I stamped the bike in black and colored it blue with watercolor pencils.

I die cut the rectangles next using patterned paper and blue card stock.

Before adding these two pieces to the Kraft base, I stamped hearts around using Versamark.

Pink ribbon was added to the layers and the bike was popped up on them. Next, I added the basket. Before adhering that I added several die cut flowers under and on top. That was popped up with foam dots.

The sentiment was stamped on an oval cut from the Dotted oval set.

I am entering this card in these challenges:

SSS Blog Wednesday Anything Goes
SSS Blog Monday Challenge The Great Outdoors

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Thanks Teacher - Gift card holder with The Stamps of Life


Today I am sharing gift card holder I created as a thank you for my child's teacher.

I chose a piece of The Stamps of Life Patterned Paper that has Thanks written all over it.

I ran the paper through my Big Shot using TSOL Pillow Box Die. This is one of favorite dies ever because you can quickly create pillow boxes with one die cut.

I added the center die cut in the middle and ran it through again to cut out the window.

I made a shaker window that included sequins. I stamped the You're Awesome from Waffle Flower onto blue card stock.

To finish it off, I tied some coordinating ribbon around the box.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this in the 4CraftyChicks Blog #348 Gift Card Holders.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Sea You Soon with The Stamps of Life


Today I am sharing a card I created for MFT Stamps Card Sketch Challenge #330.

I began with a Kraft card base and cut a piece of patterned paper using the large frame from MFT Blueprints #29. The paper is from The Stamps of Life.

I then cut a piece of Guava card stock and added a Kraft circle on top of it. The sentiment was stamped on a green banner, also from Blueprints 29.

The turtle was stamped on patterned paper using black archival ink and then die cut.

The stamp and die set are TSOL Turtles2Love.

Thanks for stopping by!

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday # 283 Watercolor Wash Backgrounds


Today I am sharing a card I created for the PTI Make It Monday # 282 Watercolor Wash Background.

Laurie shared her first Make It Monday video today featuring watercolor.

I really have come to love watercolor, probably because it is messy and I am messy and imperfect!

I began by embossing leaf images from the Garden Gate stamp set using white powder.

I wet the paper and added two colors of green. While this was drying I pulled out Gran's Garden and started stamping.

This is the first time I have used this set and let me just say I am in complete love with it. When I saw the release countdown featuring these flowers I couldn't wait to try it. I love that there so much stamping and the images are bold!

Next, I die cut the flowers and stems and arranged them on my card stock. I cut a frame in black and assembled the bouquet and adhered it down.

For the last step I die cut thanks from My Favorite Things using PTI Luxe Gold Cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am including this card in the SSS Wednesday Blog Anything Goes challenge.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Have a Great Birthday with The Stamps of Life


Just wanted to quickly share a card today. This week both of my daughters are in the school play so my craft time is very limited!!

I began by stamping and die cutting the lion from Lion2stamp set from The Stamps of Life. I colored it with Copics.

I cut the base of my flip-it card using black card stock.  The patterned paper was cut and added next. I adhered the lion and cut and stamped a yellow circle with the Birthday greeting, also from the same set.

I finished by adding some green ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the SSS Blog Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Have a Fabulous Day with Hero Arts


I wanted to share a card today I created using the Hero Arts Butterflies Stamp and Cut Set.

I began by watercoloring a piece of card stock using greens and blues. After it dried I added it to a piece of green shimmer paper and put that on a base of Winter Wisteria from Papertrey Ink.

I stamped a butterfly with orange ink and the body in Crushed Curry ink. I die cut these pieces and glued together.

The sentiment is also in this stamp set. I die cut a piece of yellow card stock using HA Number It Stamp and Cut. I ran a small line of deco foil adhesive and applied Gold foil.

I am entering this card in the following:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Papertreyink April Blog Hop


Today is the PTI April Blog Hop.

Photo from Megan Carter

I wasn't really sure about this color palette. This couldn't be further from my comfort zone!

This is the beauty of the challenges and why I participate, they push me to do something different.

I didn't have any idea what to create until I pulled out the stencils from the newest Make It mini - Lovely Lace.

I pulled out three Distress Stains - Weathered Wood, Squeezed Lemonade and Carved pumpkin and starting dabbing the colors over the stencils in the kit. 

Next I used Transfer Gel from Thermoweb to create some bases for foiling. I spread the Gel over various pieces of white card stock.

Here are the pieces after the Gel dries clear:

I cut up foil pieces (gold, pewter and copper) and ran the paper through my laminator. 

Here is what I got:

These are two cards I created:

 MIM Garden Gild kit, embossed with copper EP

I will be able to make several more card with the remaining bases. : )

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in SSS Wednesday Showers and or Flowers.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #282 Stenciled Watercolor Backgrounds


Today I wanted to share a card I made for this week's PTI Make It Monday #282 Stenciled Watercolor Backgrounds.

Betsy has a video this week showcasing card using a stencil and watercolor. This technique is quite easy but boy, does it make a beautiful background!

I have been cleaning my craft room up and moving things around and rediscovered my Tim Holtz Distress Stains. I decided these would be perfect to help me make the background. I think of this product as liquid watercolor with dabber tops.

I taped down my stencil (Bold Floral Stencil) on watercolor paper and started dabbing around ink. I dried off the stencil between colors.

After the paper was dry, I tied Winter Wisteria ribbon on.

I wanted a something soft for my tag so I decided to cut a flower in pink.

Hello was stamped on using SU Pacific Point. This stamp comes from PTI What the Doodle Feather Set.

I added clear 4mm sequins and adhered the paper onto a base of Winter Wisteria.

Supplies used:
Distress Stains - Twisted citron, Shaded Lilac, Tattered Rose, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean
PTI - What the Doodle Feather Stamp set, Winter Wisteria Card stock and Ribbon, Sweet Blush CS
Stampin' Up - Flower Die
Pretty Pink Posh - 4mm Clear Sequins
Hero Arts - Bold Floral Stencil

Thanks for stopping by!

Sweet Birthday with The Stamps of Life


I am sharing a card I created using TSOL Sweet Sentiments Stamp and Die Set.

I die cut the shape out of the red star pattern paper and filled it back in with a white shadow and the light blue word, Sweet.

I added the red and ice cream paper onto a white base and tied yellow ribbon where the two papers met.

This set also includes a cute stamp set that works with the sentiment. I stamped Have A and Day on colored card stock and added to the red paper. I really like the size of this new die set and look forward to the monthly releases of these in the future!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Happy Birthday with The Stamps of Life


I wanted to share a card I made using the Sizzix Half Card Panels Die set and TSOL Happy Birthday Circle Dies.

I placed the heart half panel on a piece of yellow card stock and ran it through my Big Shot machine. This "dropped in" the image.

Behind that panel I cut a piece of red foil card stock from a DCWV paper stack. You can see the shine in this picture:

The balloon paper was glued on and a strip of green striped paper was added beside the balloons.

A white and blue circle were cut next using the Happy Birthday circle dies. On the white circle I stamped a random pattern using a tiny stamp that came in another TSOL card club kit.

The red circle was cut from the same DCWV foil paper and added to the white and blue shapes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Blessed card


Today I have a card to share I made for the MFT Sketch Challenge #329.

These challenges are so great because I am in need of a spark of creativity this week and this is just what I needed!

All the paper I used is from The Stamps of Life April Card Kit Club paper pack, called the Darling Collection.

I cut all the paper to size and starting gluing layers down. The bright pink banner was cut from MFT Blueprints 8.

The flower was stamped and die cut using the TSOL Newport Flower set. A pearl was added to the middle.

Also included in the same card kit are wooden word pieces. I used glue dots to add the "Blessed" to the bottom.

Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #281 Patterns Behind Die Cut Windows


The card I am sharing today was made for this week's PTI Make It Monday #281 Patterns Behind Die Cut Windows.

Dawn has a great video on creating your own pattern or using pattern paper behind a die cut window.

I began with New Leaf card stock base and cut a circle out of the middle. I then cut a piece of patterned paper and adhered inside. This paper is from Vintage Linens.

Next, I die cut several "Flowers" using the Scribbles Die set in shades of pink.

I added these to the bottom of the circle area and paper pieced the flowers together. I didn't end up loving the flowers, but since I spent a fair amount of time on them I pressed on.

I die cut Wish Big in Cocoa Bean and stamped a banner in New leaf adding that to the bottom of the card.

I tied on some ribbon and added three clear drops to finish off the card.

Have a Succulent Birthday with The Stamps of Life


I wanted to share a card I created using The Stamps of Life Succulents2stamp and die set.

This was a club set a little while ago and it has become a favorite. I have always liked succulent themed items and now they are so popular!

I began by adding Sizzix adhesive to several pieces of green card stock from The Stamps of Life.

Then I started die cutting several of the shapes in each color. This gave me a nice selection of succulents whenever I needed them.

After this, I die cut a piece of artichoke card stock using Sizzix Flip-Its Large Circle die set. I used patterned paper to create the top layer and glued them down.

I cut out a flower pot in rust colored paper and stamped the image with brown ink. Before gluing down I added a piece of Gingersnap twine.

A large cactus was added to the pot and adhered to the front circle.

The sentiment was stamped on the back in SU Old Olive ink.

Finally, I added die cut succulents all over. They are so cute!

This is the front of the card:

Here is the card when it is "flipped" open!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the WAW Challenge 278-279 Anything Goes

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Happy Birthday with My Favorite Things


Today I wanted to share a card I created using the My Favorite Things Blueprints 26.

These blueprints are fun because:

You get lots of dies that work together

MFT gives you a template you can download so you always have an idea to make card, especially in a hurry!

I began this card by choosing black as my card base. I use the largest die to cut the balloon - although it is just the bottom of it. The gold foil striped paper is from DCWV.

The happy was cut from gold foil stock and the Birthday was cut using DCWV Glimmer Paper.

A little gold string was tied onto the balloon and all of it was mounted on the base.

This die set would allow you to mass produce these cards. I can see making these in different colors and creating a gift set for a friend.

Thanks for stopping by!