Yesterday, I went back to Splitcoaststampers. I had not been there for quite some time. It was fun to visit there again! Today, they have a sketch challenge, which occurs each Wednesday. I checked my gallery to see when I last posted there... 2013!!! So, I checked out the sketch and decided to play.
Anyhoo, I was doing some work in my craft room and found these old SU! stamp. I have a lot of them that I took off of the blocks years ago. Yeah, I got caught up in that rage! It works a lot better for storage space, but I should have kept the pieces together in their original stamp sets. Oh well, lesson learned!
Here is a link to the challenge. SC628
It's a bit basic, but that happens sometimes!
Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
All of the papers and the two large flowers are from Prima. I love that company. Not only do they make great products, but the staff are amazing too! Now, having said that, there is a package of ephemera, which I have not liked at all, but kept it in hopes I would eventually use some of it. I used a piece of it here - the green border. I toned it down a bit as it is a bit bright for me. It worked well with this piece. I still have to say, this package is not my favorite, but they can always be modified, or hidden just enough to make them work well! Gesso is a friend with stuff like this! lol! If anyone wants what is left, pictured below, let me know and I'll ship it out to you! The package originally had 24 pieces, and as you can see there are still 22 left!
Tales from the Error Crypt: At the very end of the coloring of the inside deer, my Copic marker decided to leak all over the back legs. 😢 She was meat to be below the heart, but she is now above, errror hidden under the paper layer it looking like she might just jump off the page! Tada! problem resolved!
I will use this for my entry to Your Next Stamp's #55 Sketch Challenge found here: YNS Challenge #55.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Now I have matching bows for my gifts!
Give it a try.
Have a nice day!
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Before I made this one, I practiced first and it is a good thing I did! I made this one below first to try my hand at it and to see the size. The size was much too big for my liking, so I made it smaller.
With the Cricut, you need to change the dash lines to score if you don't want cuts plus you need to ATTACH them together or else the score lines will try to go on a separate mat. I am not sure why the files come in from SVGCUTS that way, but they do.
(If you have a Silhouette Designer Edition or Sure-Cuts-A-Lot, you don't need to do this. The program keeps them together for you.)
I chose pink papers as that is the color of my tree ornaments this year. The rose, pine needles and leaves were made from the Cricut.
Flower: Flower Shoppe
Pine Needles: Martha Stewart Seasonal Cakes
Leaves: Vintage Wedding
I also added Nuvo Mousse to the light green leaves, and a center line with my Sakura Silver Star Gelly Roll pen. To the rose, I added chunky glitter to add more dimension and to give it a more vintage look. I added lace to the seams as I felt they needed to be covered. That is actually how I ended up with a vintage ornament. I'm glad I did though! I scrunched the ribbon and added Prima Bloom Spray to add a bit of sheen. The pearl loops and feathers were purchased from my local dollar store. The charm was ordered online from ebay and the glass charm is from Michaels.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed Christmas!
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Here are the first cards that I made with my new items!
I used Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge to make the street lamps for the birds to hang from.
So much fun!
YNS: Tweet News, Word Critters - Winter Birds, Perfect Chemistry, Sprinkles - Spreading the News
I also used my new Spellbinders for the mats and also the Light bulb tag.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Ha ha! Attack of the Tim Holtz Crazy animals! I am so in love with these guys!
I made this card for my friend using Tim Holtz Crazy Birds and Crazy Cats. They were stamped, colored with Copics and then cut out using the dies, which are sold separately. I don't mind fussy cutting, but I don't like trying to cut around those little whiskers and curls! So, bring on the dies!!! They are worth every penny to me!
The words and the thing the cat is sitting on are dies from ebay; the scallop cut out is a Spellbinders die and all were cut out using my Sizzix. The leaves and the cat's sunglasses were cut out using my Cricut.
The flowers are Prima with some added bling and a button. The beads on the scallop are from Martha Stewart. The main paper is from DCWV and Stampin Up!. It was sitting on my table from a project I am working on for a colleague. So I thought I would use it instead of putting it away. Okay, so I'm not sure if that speaks to my level of creativity or laziness! lol!
Have a blessed day!