Sunday, November 30, 2014

Last day of November

I can hardly believe it is only 25 days until Christmas....WOW!  Seems like the last couple of months have flown by!  I saw a challenge from CardzTV to make a card with Green, Red, White and Pink....only.  Sounded like fun!  I made a couple of cards for that challenge.  I haven't used the Cricut Craft Room in over a year...I just couldn't get "in" to it I guess.  I decided to give it another go and used it for the cuts from Christmas Cheer and A Quilted Christmas.  To be different the pictures were taken with the cards in the lighted Christmas trees.  I redid my craft room and front room this summer.  I painted both rooms then had new carpet put them!  Used the same color for the walls, but they look entirely different.  The front room has a bay window and the furniture is white, except for the daybed...I painted it blue and spray painted hammered nickel on the metal pieces on the walls.  I changed all the face plates for the lights and outlets to a nickel plate and replaced the door handles and hinges to nickel as well.  I already had a white tree, so it is up in front of the window with blue and silver ornaments and white flashing lights and stationery colored lights. Looks so cool in that room with the white, blue and silver decor!

I used the Baby Jesus silhouette cut from Cricut cartridge A Quilted Christmas,the  striped Recollections paper I got at  Michael's and the stamp from there as well.  Here is that picture taken in the tree set up in the den:

The word "joy" is from Christmas Cheer. Papers used were from my scraps, for the tree cuts as well. The package ribbon is some I had gotten a couple of years ago from a local craft store. The dot for the "j" is a clear gem I colored pink with a Sharpie marker and the trees sprayed with Glimmer Mist.  I love how this one came together, too.  Here it is in the white tree:

There were fun to make and I really love the colors together!  I hope this Christmas is the best ever for each of you that view my post!  Remember, Jesus is the Reason for the Season!!

Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Halloween Dots and Stripes

Saw a challenge on CardzTV and decided to give it a try!  This week is pretty full, but I did get a simple card made to share:
I found some K & Company Halloween candy pop ups on the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby and used a couple of those with the $1 sentiment I got a couple of years or so ago from either A C Moore or Michaels.  Not sure where the buttons came from, but they were cute so I added those.  Had the pumpkin punch from previous clearance at a craft store after Halloween and used some enamel dots that I baked myself!  Super simple but still has the elements of stripes and dots for the challenge.  Hope you have a blessed day!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Gina K Design inspiration

This card was inspired by Gina K from, this was a new technique for me.  Taking an acrylic block, inking it with Tim Holtz mustard seed colored distress ink and then "stamping" on a piece of white card stock.  It gives a blotched effect.  Once it dried, I stamped the flower in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and layered on black cardstock.  On one side I used a edge punch and black with white dot ribbon on the other side of the panel.  Then adhered to the top of the rust colored card base.  I love how it turned out.  I never thought of using a block to stamp on cardstock.  Gina K is so talented!  I love her cards and the various techniques she makes everything look so easy!

I colored the flowers with a dark yellow marker from Spectrum Noir and a rust colored marker for the centers.  I really enjoyed seeing this come together!  Thanks for your time, hope you have a full blessed day!!

Autumn Leaves

The second card I made for challenges was made with scraps using my new ticket punch and Darice embossing folder I just got from Hobby Lobby on Saturday.  I loved the leaf paper and the leaf embossing folder.  I used Wink of Stelia brown pen over the stamped words....the sparkle is so pretty.

Hope you like how it turned out!  God bless

Fun with Spectrum Noir markers

It has been a long time!!  A lot of things going on with me the last few months, will save that story for another day!  I have been looking at a number of blogs lately and wanted to get back to challenges.  So many beautiful cards on the blogs I just wanted to use some of that inspiration to get started again.
This card was inspired by one of the blogs to measure 3 - 1 inch blocks into a square and using the Spectum Noir markers by coloring the blocks then using the blending pen solution to give it a blotched look, stamped the leaf with Memento Black ink after it had dried.  Love the affect!  Matted it with the butterscotch color, then black and used an embossing folder for the layer on top of the black card base.

A fun card to make, hope you enjoy!  God Bless!

Monday, February 17, 2014

CARDZ TV Birthday Card Challenge

Yay!!!  I'm finally getting back to participating in challenges!  I had a request from a lady to make a birthday card for a boy....with a game controller on it.  WOW!  So I went out to the Silhouette Online Store and found one and bought it, then had a brain freeze on what to do.  I decided to get some inspiration from others, so logged in to Youtube and searched "Birthday card ideas for game controller"....found this neat shaped card....and the BEST part, it had the site where to get a free download!  The site is, I looked through the free downloads and found it.  I downloaded it into Silhouette and it was a breeze to cut! I decided to make two different cards so she could have a choice, so I made one with the shape card and one with the Silhouette file.  The shaped card has the "buttons" raised up on foam tape so they actually push down.  Below is the shaped card:

 I recently got some CardzTV Stamps and used them on this....I LOVE these stamps!  The quality is so wonderful!  I was amazed at how nice the stamp came out!!  The second card I made I tried a homemade action wobble thing (found the instructions on Youtube) for the controller and it turned out really cute....I'm anxious to see which card she likes the best!  Here is the second card:
These were fun to make!  Hope you like them, too!  God Bless!!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Miss Terry's Card

Yesterday I found out that a friend's sister had passed away.  She was 90 years old, was a veteran of the Navy and served in World War II.  Miss Terry (as we affectionately call her) called me about some business things, she retired several years ago but we all still stay in touch.  I knew her sister had not been well for some time, and Miss Terry told me that she had passed away last Friday, January 31st.   I wanted to send her a card, so this is what I made for her.  I used a dark gray for the card base, then black and a lighter gray that I put through an embossing folder.  I found some gray ribbon with white dots, so I put that near the bottom, made a bow and placed in the center.  Then I cut white cardstock  2 1/2 x 2 1/2 then dark gray 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 put it together and stamped a butterfly and the sentiment "Deepest Sympathy" underneath using silver ink pad.  I thought it was a little plain, so I added tiny white pearls down the body of the butterfly.  I like how it turned out.  I hope she likes it.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Happy New Year!

Well I'm getting here a little late, been working and also making some cards and just haven't updated my goings on.  Had a request for a Birthday card for a young man turning the request was to have a car and keys.....I found a cute cut in Nate's ABC of a boy and dog in a car.  I also found some paper with little cars and started looking through my mountain of scraps.  It came out cute!  For the inside I free handed a fob and key and it turned out better than I thought it would!  Here is the outside:
I used an oval and cut out with the blue to give the "sky" view.....I loved how this turned out!  The inside is cool, too.  I found some numbers that look like a candle and stamped "16" opposite the key and fob.  Here is the picture:
I saw that Locker Talk has a key fob and key.....I just cut out something myself and found some shiny silver for the key and then turned over the paper and used the darker grey for one side to give it depth.  The ring is just some thin wire I use to make action wobbles....saw that on a you tube video and they work great!  Anyway....not too bad!  I did color in the number candles, I hope the lady likes it!
Looking forward to a long weekend, maybe I'll have some time for my craft room!  I'm planning on it!

Have a wonderful day and God Bless!

UPDATE:  The lady liked the card, gave it to the young man with a gift.  He was so excited about it, he looked for her after church to make sure to tell you how much he really liked the card...didn't mention his gift!  HA!  So I was relieved to know that it was a hit!!  Now I have to come up with some 16 cards like it for girls!!!  :-)