Everyday crafts for every one! I have always loved to craft and enjoy doing a variety of different types of crafts. I'll share with you what I am currently working on....cards, scrapbooking, sewing, cooking and so much more!
I've been working a lot on scrapbook pages in between creating for my card classes. Found this adorable Valentine's Paper at Picture This and just had to make a page with it!! I am in love with the peaches and pinks together! I added brown to set it off. Don't you just love pinks and browns together??
The Love title is a die cut made at the store. I used Cheery Lynn Daisy strip die to make the flowers and put Candi dots in the center. Flourish is also by Cheery Lynn.
Just because Christmas is over doesn't mean we can't still work on Christmas cards. You can never have enough done up. This was a card class I did at the beginning of December using Great Impressions stamps and Wink of Stell glitter pens and brushes.
Reindeer card has a stamped and embossed background and I used dies by Impression Obsession. Deer is stamped and fussy cut out then popped up. The frame is also popped up.
Gracie card is colored with Copic markers, embellished with Impression Obsession snowflakes and made to sparkle with Wink of Stella and Stickles.
Poinsettia card is colored with Copic markers and made to sparkle with lots of colored Wink of Stella pens. Finished off with Candi dots and sprig dies by Cheery Lynn.
Stamp a bunch of these images up and color away while your watching your favorite TV show during this cold January and you'll be ahead of the game in the fall when you start putting together your cards! Happy stamping!!
Okay, so I didn't really eat it. But that bird just had to go. No one should be telling our ages....isn't that right ladies? So all joking aside, how can you NOT fall in love with this Penny Black stamp? It is so darn cute! I'm guessing you are going to see this all over the blogs and Pinterest this year. There will be no shortage of ideas for using this stamp. Everyone I know of is falling in love with it and we are getting requests for it like crazy at the store!
This sweet kitty was SO fun to color! I can't get enough. I've already used it for several birthdays already in the last couple of months. This is another of those cards that you leave simple so that stamp can speak for itself! I had to add this adorable ribbon though....It really made me think of spring and lately I need to think of warmer weather and brighter days!
My middle daughter LOVES cupcakes. I mean, she is totally obsessed with them. So when I saw this stamp I just knew I had to make it up into a birthday card for her 17th birthday at the end of the month. I used bright pinks and turquoises as those are her favorites right now.
Background paper is a Christmas/winter paper that I thought went well for a January birthday....with those snowflakes and such a bright color! Simply scrumptious!
This stamp is by Stamping Bella (adorable stamps to choose from and such a pretty blue colored cling!) Colored with Copics and embellished with Stickles.I kept this card simple to let the stamped image really shine!
This Great Impressions stamp Harry with Flowers seemed like the perfect stamp for a birthday or Valentine's card. I used the Darice Wire Fence embossing folder to spice up the plain pink cardstock card base. Then used a Cheery Lynn Doily die to cut this beautiful white doily to add a touch of romance to this card. A darker pink accent for the mounts. I also used this gorgeous diamond holographic metallic cardstock to add a little sparkle and interest to this card. Inked around the edges of the stamped image with Versa Color and finished it off with a burgundy twine bow. Flowers have a little Stickles to make them sparkle!
Harry is sure gonna help surprise some lucky person with this sweetly romantic card!
I was helping a costumer pick out some dies at work the other day and came across this cute kitty die on the floor. (How I missed it when it came in I have no idea....must have been my day off. Waaaa)
I couldn't help but make up a card with it right away! And with Valentine's Day next month, this was purrfect for a sweet love card!
The heart is cut out with Memory Box Open Studio stitched heart layers die. Cats die is a Precision Die by Frantic Stamper. The sentiment is Mini Sentiments by Taylored Expressions (One of my new favorites for stamps and dies!) I added some red rhinestones to bling it up some. Finished it off with some nice black ribbon.
How can you NOT think of spring when you see cute little ducks? This is the third and final card from my January 8th class.
Same red cardstock and dots background once again from Echo Park. (Same collection as other cards in the class~Fine and Dandy) Same punch by Martha Stewart with same gold Liquid Pearls. I added some ribbons to dress it up a little.
Blue paper is cut out with Spellbinders oval scalloped die and ducky cut with oval die by Spellbinders. Ducky is popped up on the scalloped oval. Words are also popped up. I used coordinating Copics to highlight words and 'ink' edge.
This was the second set of stamps that I just had to get for my January 8th class. Those that know me know that I LIVE for my coffee in the morning....and some mornings need a lot more coffee than others! ha
I used the same red that I used in the Udderly Delightful card. Background papers are the front and back of paper in the same collection as yesterdays paper by Echo Park. Cow is layered on red paper and then on blue. Words are on blue paper. Both cow and words are popped up. Flowers are once again using a Martha Stewart punch and finished off with gold Liquid Pearls. I used Glossy Accents over the cups to make them look ceramic.
Innie is made using the second portion of the word stamp mounted on red paper put on background paper coordinating with the front.
When Great Impressions released their stamp board in December (2014) I knew right away which ones I wanted to do a class with. In the next few days I will go do a quick overview of the cards in my January 8th class.
The first stamps I picked to do was this sweet cow trio and their puns! This type of humor is right up my alley.....and living in Wisconsin, how can you NOT like cows? And these cows are sooooo adorable!
Cows are stamped on Copic compatible paper and mounted on coordinating red cardstock. Background paper is by Echo Park. Words are stamped on Copic compatible paper and fussy cut out and popped up. Grass is a die from Impression Obsession. Flowers are a Martha Stewart punch with gold Liquid Pearls used for the center.
Copics used are B000, G24, N0, N1, N2, R000, E55, E93 & Y32.
I just bought myself a bunch of Stamping Bella stamps to play around with. I've been coloring them up in my spare time and plan on doing a card class in February with them. This is one of the clings that I purchased. I call her 'Hannah loves her kitty' but Stamping Bella calls her 'Patience'.
I colored her up with reddish brown hair like my Hannah's as this stamp reminded me of her when she was little. She still loves cats and begs us for another one every day since our old cat Muffin passed away.
Even though are cat was a domestic grey fluffy short-hair tiger I colored this loved kitty in colors that reminded me of my friends tabby.
I am pretty sure I've talked about using the Susan Louise Acetates and Paper Pics in the past. They are a good way to make some quick and easy cards that look like you spent a lot of time of them. If you aren't one of those people that like to stamp and color images, or don't have time to, they are perfect for you!! You can use them they way they are or dress them up!
Here are a few cards that I made up using the Susan Louise paper pics. So much fun!!
Don't they look like a lot of fun? I would love to see your projects using Susan Louise!!
I was keeping my Christmas cards under wraps until I got them mailed. Well.....I finally did. Yes, I realize that Christmas is over and it is 2015 already, but I did get them mailed. Better than last year!!
This is my twist on a card I saw on Pinterest.
I used My Minds Eye paper for the background and stamped it with a Merry Christmas using Tim Holtz ink. The sparkles are cut from POW glitter paper using the Memory Box die Chloe Stem. Foreground is textured paper distressed with Tim Holtz ink and the center cut out with a Spellbinders die. Foreground is popped up with pop dots.