Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Heartfelt Wishes - SRM Stickers

There are a million-and-one things you can pair with SRM's sticker sentiments so I pulled out some of my new supplies (stamps/embossing powder/distress crayons/clean color real brush markers) and make a pretty background. 

I spent time blending inside the image, as well as outside. It made the flowers POP! 

I then adhered the sticker to vellum. 

Thanks for stopping by!! 

SRM Supplies:
Heartfelt Wishes sentiment: Fancy Sentiment: Love

Monday, September 26, 2016

Coffee Makes Us Awesome - Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Who can resist celebrating Coffee AND Autumn??!! 

Not me!! That's why I'm joining the fun with the Coffee Lovers Bloghop

I pulled out the ol' Silhouette (and in the process bought a new Cameo, hahaha) and cut myself the coffee cup and sentiment! 

This card was heavily inspired by MFT's dies (that I don't have...) and I wanted to make that whipped cream topping extra special. Sooooooo.....

I cut out the shape, slathered it with molding paste, and sprinkled Distress Stickles Rock Candy all over it. Looks good enough to eat, doesn't it? 

The sentiment was cut out three times, glued together, then embossed with black EP 3-4 times. 
The rest of the sentiment is from Taylored Expressions. 

Thanks for stopping by!!! 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Created Just For Me - My Favorite Things

Hi again!

This is another fun project made with new MFT goodies.
I LOVE Hallowe'en, but I'm one of THOSE people who don't send out cards, so I love the sentiments in this set. They are Hallowe'en-ISH, but could be given anytime to a person with a sense of humour!

Details: The background was sprayed with Dylusions, THEN, when the ink dried I put the new Stencil: Chevron Grid on top and "ghosted" the pattern. (Ghosting is when you take ink away by adding water or wiping with a baby wipe... It's simple, but cool!) 

I'll also be entering this in the Card Design Superstar contest! 

Stamp Set:

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Monster Love - My Favorite Things

Hi guys!

It's been two weeks of school and I think I'm finally finding my groove. I'm pretty much admitting to myself that I don't have time/energy to craft during the week, so the weekend is when I get down to business..

Which is hard, because I'm a night person... But anyway...

Today's card is for the current MFT sketch using some brand-new goodies!

I got this super cute Monster Love set last week (I also sprang for the dies!) and I've been itching to use it. They're just so cute!
I used the misti to help place the eyes/antennae and MAN, did that help!

I am also going to throw my hat in the ring for the Card Design Contest with some other amazing artists... What the hell!!

See you soon!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Mixed Media Thank You! - The Twinery

Hi there!! For today's post I decided to get messy and create a mixed media tag - I hope you like it!

It all started with tag sprayed with an orange ink spray, and a tan/light brown.

After the inks dried I spread white modelling paste on the tag, and added a cluster of flowers:

Touches of Gold Shimmer twine were used in the cluster and of course, on top! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

School Planner Pages - SRM Stickers

Back to school means back to work for me and my husband and yes, I feel all of the same jitters that the kids do! I love getting back into a routine and meeting my new students... It's all very exciting. 

This year I have a goal: USE MY PLANNER! 
I've had a planner for the past two years and I always have great intentions, but I never follow through. I am hoping that by making my planner more teacher-friendly I will use it on a daily basis... 

To start the year off I added a bunch of inspirational words from the Say It With Stickers: Teacher sheet. 

To hold my place in the planner I created a really easy bookmark: sticker, patterned paper, cardstock and some twine... 

I made the twine stick out a bit so when the planner's closed I can quickly find my spot: 

SRM Products Used: 

Other Supplies: 
Planner: Paper Source

Thursday, September 1, 2016

YumYumYum - Technique Tuesday Handmade Card

There's a new stamp set in town as part of Technique Tuesday's September release!

The background on this card turned out so pretty! I used pigment inks (Memento) and the Ranger blending tool to get the colours super soft. I'm so glad to be back home with my stuff and that includes my die cuts, inks, and of course my Copic Markers. This stamp is such a fun one to colour!!

I took inspiration from the paper collection I got the stickers from and had a lot of fun getting back into the swing of things colouring-wise. 

Stamp set: Technique Tuesday Mouse Chef
Sticker: Photoplay Fresh Picked (a new company for me and I love it!!)
Die Cut: Lawn Fawn Hillside Borders
Memento Inks: Dandelion, Morocco, Love Letter

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

It's Your Special Day - The Twinery Handmade Card

Hi there!!
I'm back in China and getting settled into the new school year.
I'm here today with a project for The Twinery and it's all about DOGS!!
 I have two that are currently living with me and they are the light of my life - especially when I get home from work!! Needless to say I've got quite the little collection of dog-themed stamps going and this card uses one of my fav's:

I kept this card really neutral with a POP of colour to keep it on the masculine side. One thing I love about incorporating twine into my cards is it can help to tie-in those random colours in the project: 

I only used red on the mallets and the dot on his t-shirt, but by using Maraschino twine it TIED it all together... (See what I did there... a little twinery pun for ya!!)

Thanks for popping in!! 
Other Supplies:  Stamps: Mama Elephant Sentiment: SRM Stickers Patterned Papers: Echo Park & Simple Stories

Monday, August 22, 2016

Mama Elephant: Hope Your Day Rocks!

Hi there!
Today I'm playing along with the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Make For The Border!
I've used a set from Mama Elephant called Rock And Paws.  

I used a really neutral colour palette because this card was for a guy (my Dad!) and I wanted to keep it nice and simple. 

The "border" for the Border Challenge was cut with a Cricut. 

The little dog was coloured with Copic Markers and to finish it all off I stamped a sentiment from the Technique Tuesday stamp set: Turn Up The Volume

Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Technique Tuesday: August Greenhouse Society

I'll tell yah, it sure is hard crafting and blogging "on the road." 
The difficult thing about having a two-month vacation (well, there are a lot of things hard about it), is not being able to hunker down and get some "work" done. My family likes to go on road trips so we are literally on the road for much of the summer too, but it's also that go-go-go feeling when you're on vacation... There never seems to be that down-time I need to craft. 

BUT... This past weekend before we left for our roadtrip to California I was able to make a couple of cards for people I'm meeting up with along the way, and this is one of them: 

So as I mentioned, time was of the essence but that doesn't mean I didn't try to make it pretty!! 
I stamped the image on watercolor paper, then very lightly coloured in the image with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers. 

This is the new Greenhouse Society stamp set called:
Ritzy Mum by Technique Tuesday. 

Thanks for stopping by!