Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Papertrey ink July Blog Hop

Hello, I squeezed in a moment to make a card to participate in PTI's July Blog Hop!

Inspiration photo from Once Wed

The wreath jumped out at me so I pulled an older Papertrey ink wreath set and created this note card by stamping in gray and then adding the bow and sentiments in marina mist from Stampin' Up.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Papertreyink Make It Monday #291 Emboss Resist Shadow Sentiments with


I finally found some time to create something for PTI Make It Monday #291 Emboss Resist Shadow Sentiments.

Ashley has a great video this week for this technique.

Like most of the country lately, it has been really, really hot! My card has fall colors because I can't wait for it to come!

I love all the Make It Market Mini sets and pulled out Color Pop Autumn.

I cut a piece of Bristol smooth paper using the Mix and Mat Postal Die. I stamped Bountiful with Pacific Point ink (SU.) After letting that dry for a second, I moved the stamp over just a smidge and embossed it again with Versamark and clear matte powder.

I began adding Old Olive ink all over the card and you can see the white shadow.

After inking, I let it dry well again as I have found the it takes Bristol a while to dry because the ink sits on top a little longer than regular card stock. That is one of the properties I really like about Bristol, it blends ink well.

I spritzed a little water on using my Distress mister and dried it off.

Next, I die cut the preprinted flowers that are included in the kit and added them with liquid glue.

I cut a piece of Enchanted Evening (such a lovely, rich blue) and adhered those together. This was  mounted it on a base of Pinefeather and Clear Wink of Stella was added to the flowers.

This was a fun technique I will be incorporating into future cards! Thanks Ashley.

Have a great day.

Happy Saturday! Celebrate your day with My Favorite Things

Hello there!

It has been a busy few weeks at my house. I helped with Vacation Bible school at my church and we have an Art camp next week. I haven't had much time to craft but I was able to get a couple of cards made today!

For the MFT Sketch Challenge #342 I began by cutting a piece of Cameo Coral (SU) and embossing it with a heart folder. I added a little ink to make the hearts pop out.

I stamped the sentiment from an older MFT set. Next, I cut the Chevron Fringe from gray and black and added at the bottom. I added two trios of clear sequins as the last touch.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am also entering this card in the MFT Color Challenge #73.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Christmas Critters card with Papertrey ink


Just wanted to share a card I made to play along with Create Along with Us July.

Here is the card that caught my eye from Release Day 1 by Nichole:

I really love this new bird that she used in silhouette just by using ink and then stamping the sentiments! 

I instantly thought of Christmas Critters to be the silhouette on my panel. I just love this set so much so I decided it would be Christmas in July!

I die cut the two mice with full sticky post it notes to create my masks. Then I sponged the back ground using Green Gumball from Stampin' Up.

Next I stamped the sentiments from the accompanying set all over and after letting it dry well I used a mix and mat to cut it out.

Before adding it to Pure Poppy, I embossed it using my Quatrefoil Cover Plate to add some interest.

Four holly leaves and berries were added the corners and a gold ribbon was added last.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 10, 2017

You are Loved with The Stamps of Life Drop-Ins


I wanted to share a card I created today using some things from The Stamps of Life.

I began by embossing a piece of watercolor paper with the Flower Power folder. I added a rainbow of watercolor and let this dry.

Next, I die cut the sentiment from Sizzix You are Loved 3D Drop ins from Strawberry card stock. I tied on a piece of Lemonade ribbon and added it to Emerald Envy card stock (Stampin' Up).

I really liked it just as is but I decided to add these lovely white daisies. I like the contrast with all the color of the background.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the WAW Challenge #290-291 Anything Goes.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #290 Stenciling and Masking

Hello and Happy Saturday!

I created a card for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #290 Stenciling and Masking challenge.

Betsy has a great video this week sharing this technique.

I stuck down a piece of Bristol paper onto a cricut mat (great idea, Betsy!) and covered the paper with  the open rectangle stencil from the MIM Herb Garden. I love this stencil.  The second stencil in the kit is similar but a circle shape. Incredibly versatile!

I blended the background using Scattered Straw from Tim Holtz Distress. I stamped the images next but I messed up some at the bottom. The stencil is pretty thick and I didn't apply enough texture.  So, I did it again!!! Sometimes you it takes more than one try to get something right!

I cut the image out using one of the frames from the Mix and Mat Series. This was added to a piece of yellow card stock.

The card base is Pinefeather (I love this green!) and I added a lighter green die cut of a Papertrey ink cover plate.

I went really old school and tied the twine around the edges. I used to wrap all my grandfather's Christmas gifts for him and he taught me to run the ribbon around like this. I would always see this done at the fancy department stores when they used to wrap gifts. Funny what memories come to mind when I craft....

Anyway, I stamped the sentiment and popped it all up on the card.

Thanks for stopping by!!

I am entering this card in the SSS Wednesday Challenge Summer Sunshine.

Wednesday, July 5, 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 currilicious@yahoo.com 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

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Hello with Lawn Fawn and My Favorite Things


Today I have a card I created using a mix of products from My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn and The Stamps of Life.

It all began with the largest die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 29. I had a piece of a cloud patterned piece from The Stamps of Life and I decided to die cut this paper to create a window.

On a gray card stock base I stamped a wood grain background using gray ink (Stampin' Up). Of course, I missed a spot when I stamped! I didn't have time to redo it so I just went with it. Does this ever happen to you??

I glued the window and the cloud paper down and then put a bright red Hello on the bottom of the frame.

I stamped, die cut and colored two birds from Lawn Fawn Love Letters. I popped up the blue birds placing one of the birds on my blank spot!

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the following challenges: SSS Monday Red White and BlueMFT Color Challenge 72 and SSS Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Hello with Paper Smooches Flap Happy


I was so inspired by this card from Rachel that was featured on the CASology blog this week.

I love the use of the Hexagon shape. The hexagon was very popular several years ago and it seems to be making a return to the paper craft world.

I die cut my hexagon from white card stock using Hello and Thanks label from Reverse Confetti.

I stenciled lightly on a white card stock base with Pretty in Pink ink (SU). Oh my, I love stencils! You just can't mess them up and they add such lovely interest.

Next, I die cut a butterfly from white and stamped the solid image with Lawn Fawn Sugarplum. The antenna were stamped on the hexagon in Lavender.

I stamped the sentiment in black. The stamp set I used is Flap Happy.

The last thing I added was a trio of clear sequins.

Thanks Rachel for the inspiration!!!

I am entering this card in the PS Anything Goes Challenge JulySSS Wednesday Anything GoesCASology #255 FlySSS Monday Challenge Stencil It and Word Art Wednesday #288-289 Anything Goes.

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #289 Building Wreaths with Small Images


Time for PTI Make It Monday #289 Building Wreaths with Small Images!

You can see this week's video from Lizzie HERE.

I have been cleaning up my craft room and I rediscovered an older set, Mod Squad. It is retro and I thought it would be fun to use. It is a little out of my comfort zone so it is good to try new things!

I began by cutting a circle and lightly tracing it on a piece of white card stock. I chose the following Stampin' Up ink colors:

Night of Navy
Lost Lagoon
Peach Parfait
Pretty in Pink

I stamped around the circle and decided to add one more color and small shape using Bermuda Bay.

Next, I stamped the edge border like Lizzie's card and I used my stamp positioner for this. There is no way I could have done it without that tool!

I trimmed down the white paper and attached it all onto Night of Navy card stock. The silver ribbon is from Stampin' Up.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thanks and I'm Owl Yours with My Favorite Things


Today I am sharing a card I made for MFT's Color Challenge 72.

I began by cutting a piece of patterned paper (the stamps of life) using the large die from Blueprints 26.  Then I ran it through my machine again with the new Thanks die.

I tied on some red twine at one end and added all this to a piece of Blueberry card stock and then added that to a gray card stock base.

The owl was stamped from I'm Owl Yours and die cut.

I did add some Silver Wink of stella and red to its nose!

The last thing I added was a trio of red hearts.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the following challenges: