For Prince

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hello friends. I did not expect the unexpected loss of Prince to affect me as much as it did. For me his music takes me back to my awkward teenage years. Everyone was trying to figure out who they were, what their style was, what they were good at. All of the sudden, here comes this guy wearing crazy clothes and making awkward look cool.  I loved the movie Purple Rain. A hot guy who could sing, a love story and a crazy villain named Morris...yeah that movie was a lot of fun.

So since I am still mourning the loss of Prince, this week's take on the My Favorite things is inspired by the Purple one.




Here's a look at this week's sketch.



Here's my card.




Thanks for stopping by.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016





Hello friends. Here I am squeezing my card in just before deadline again. For this week's sketch I was inspired by the color purple again. I'm also still having fun with my distress inks and water color pen. Here's a look at this week's sketch.


For this week's card I used the Build-able bouquet and the friends die-cut. I watercolored the die using Ranger Distress ink in shaded lilac and then frosted the top with glitter.




I also created a second take on the sketch. To be honest, this was my first card and I just wasn't super pleased with it.




Have a creative day!

{S}

MFT New Releases

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Hello friends! I had a bit of Insomnia this week and spent some time in my studio creating with my new MFT releases. 

Here's a couple of cards I made with the new Hello There dies.



For my colors, I chose to use Ranger's Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade and Cracked Pistachio. I love this color combo. I also used the English Brick Wall stencil.


I added some glossy accents to the Hello die because I love the finished look.

Now here's the same die another way.



For this card I used some cool silver paper I picked up at Daiso. It comes in gold too! I was feeling silver with the teal that I water colored onto the MFT Dainty Scallop die coverup.




Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Have a creative day!

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Finally creating for fun again!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hello friends. My blog has been so neglected! It's been a busy few weeks for me with Lily and I traveling for Spring Break back to Arkansas to see my parents. 
So I had some time this evening to create with my new release items that arrived Friday for this week's My Favorite Things sketch.

Here's a look at this week's sketch.



Here's my card.




Thanks for stopping by!

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Easter decor fun with Plaid

Monday, March 21, 2016

Hello friends! The awesome team over at Plaid sent me a fabulous box of goodies to create with so today I wanted to share a fun home decor project I made.





The supplies to create this fun addition to your Easter home decor is short and one that any level of crafter can create.




Supply list: Wood paintable from Michaels, Plaid Crafts Delta Ceramcoat Lavender, Ribbon in your favorite Easter style.

First you want to paint your bunny with the Delta Ceramcoat Lavender. I used a sponge applicator for ease of clean up. You just wash the paint off and let air dry for another use later.


After I painted both sides of the bunny, I let the pain dry about 30 mins to be sure but what I do love about this paint is that it does dry very quickly.


Next I was ready to apply some Mod Podge to seal the color onto the wood. I also let each side dry about 30 mins.



To finish off my bunny I chose a white Glitter Pom Pom which I hot glued onto the wood cut out and tied a nice bow with the polka dot ribbon.

I really like the simplicity of my finished project.

Start to finish this project was approx. 90 mins

Thanks again to Plaid for sending me the box of awesome paint, Mod Podge and other cool Plaid products. I'll be sure and share more projects in the coming weeks.

Have a creative day!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hello friends. I'm sliding my card in again just in the nic of time as I write this post again. For this week's sketch I dug out my Gerbera Daisy dies.


Here's a look at this week's sketch.


Here's my creation.



Supplies: MFT Die-namics Gerbera Daisy,Stitched Alphabet MFT Country Fair Plaid 6x6 pad, MFT Cardstock: Wild Wysteria, Lavendar Fields and Lemon Drop.




Thanks for visiting today!

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Hello friends. I'm sliding my card in again just in the nic of time as I write this post. I feel like I can't seem to catch up these days. Do you know that feeling? I'm sure you do. For this week's sketch I really didn't think outside of the box.


Here's a look at this week's sketch.




Here's my card. I used the newest Pure Innocence set called Spring Friends.







Thanks for visiting today!

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This week's MFTWSC

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Hello friends! I'm sharing my creation for this week's sketch challenge from My Favorite Things.
It's been a busy week so I am just linking up my card in time.

Here's a look at this week's sketch.



I really love the Lucky set from the latest release. it's so darn cute and all those little icons remind me of Lucky Charms cereal. I may have eaten that as a kid but I'm not into it now. Of course it's one of my daughter's faves.

So here's my card



Supplies: My Favorite Things Stamps: Lucky, My Favorite Things Dies: Peek a Boo Window, My Favorite Things Paper: HomeSpun Gingham pack



That's it for today! 

Thanks for stopping by!

{S}

Unity Thursday

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Hello friends! It's time for Unity's Blog hop! We have so much to share with you today! 

First, here's our sale banners:






All this and FREE SHIPPING when you spend $50 or more (USA only)!!!



 I am sharing a fun card set I created using the new Plenty of Pandas set.








 For these cards I used some patterned paper from My Favorite Things, Bling, paper flowers and glitter tape from Eyelet Outlet.


I cut the card bases at 4x4 and then used the same die to create them all. They turned out so cute!

Thank you for stopping by! Don't forget to visit the other Designer's blogs to see what they've created for you today.
 We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway. Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  
— PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY NIGHT —

I wanted to all thank you for your kind comments during the hops! They make my day.

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Anna Griffin Flocked Cardstock Layers

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hello friends! Today I am sharing some of my projects that I created using Anna's flocked cardstock layers. They come in a variety of designs and colors.

                    For this card I layered two different colors and patterns of the layers and embellished with 3D stickers and die cuts.


Again, showing how you can mix and match more that one color and pattern.




I used a few of Anna's new dies to pair with the cardstock. This one is my fave.



Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Have a creative day!

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MFT Weekly Sketch 268

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hello friends! I'm sharing my take on this week's My Favorite Things weekly sketch challenge. just in time to link up. 


Here's a look at this week's sketch



Since we're having such wonderful weather in So Cal I was inspired to create a card with a sunny outlook! 

I love the new Lucky set from the latest release and the sun from the Things with Wings set is one of my faves too. They were a perfect combination. I also scored some awesome hexagon chunky glitter from Michaels to create this fun shaker card.


Supplies: My Favorite Things Stamps: Things with Wings, Lucky. My Favorite Things Dies: Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Die, Die-namics Stitched Cloud Edges.


A new sketch is posted each Wednsday and you can learn more about this fun challenge by clicking the banner.

Have a creative day!

{S}

Vintage Collage Toppers projects

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Hello Friends! Today I am so excited to share some projects I made with Anna's newest embellishment set,

Vintage Collage Toppers!

These layered embellishments are ready to be put on a card to help you get them in the mail faster!

Here are some of my samples.




I love Anna's glittered cardstock. It really adds the wow factor to a card.



There are masculine options too which makes creating a card for him super easy. I don't know about you but I struggle with masculine cards. 






All of these cards came together so quickly thanks to these embellies! Anna just annouced last week that she's going to have Vintage Card toppers 2 on HSN in her March show so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!

{S}


iCraft Deco Foiled Water colored cards tutorial

If you've been bitten by the foiling bug like I have, you've noticed there are not a lot of printables that are specific to card making out there on the net. 

With the rainbow of colors that Therm-O-Web offers of iCraft® Deco Foil™, the possibilities for foiling these prints are endless. So I was searching Pinterest high and low looking for some fun brush stroke card sentiments and came up empty handed. 

Then it occurred to me that I had the tools to make my own, I just need brush stroke fonts. So I searched out a fabulous font bundle found here and made my own cards in Photoshop Elements.


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I did find this great free Geometric overlay via Pinterest and used it along with the font to create my own cards. I set the size at 8 1/2 x 11 so I could cut the image down the middle and then cut them into an A2 card size.

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After printing them out with water color cardstock, I was ready to foil them with iCraft® Deco Foil™ black and then water color the background. I like to water color with a variety of mediums for today's cards I used Ranger Distress Inks. 

Water coloring with these inks is super easy and fairly mess free. Grab a water pen, mini mister and dab some ink on an acrylic block. I like to spray my project with the Mini Mister first so that when I add the color it moves easily around the image.


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 Add ink as often and you feel you need it or until you achieve your desired look. The black iCraft® Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets look great with the water colors. Use a heat tool to dry and then put your card together with iCraft® Easy-Tear Adhesive tape 1/2 inch

I like using this tape because the heat tool can cause the paper to warp a bit from the heat when you dry it. The iCraft Easy-Tear Adhesive tape holds it on the card base tightly so you don't see the warp in the paper.

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After adding a bit of twine, the finished results are really pretty and ready to give to that special someone in your life. 

Have a creative day!

{S}

Anna Griffin Minc Valentines

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Hello friends! Love is still in the air and I love creating with Anna Griffin's Minc machine and collections. 
Her latest is the Minc Love Assortment. 

I wanted to share a few cards I created with this lovely collection.





Beautiful colors right? Mincing with Anna's ready to foil embellies is super easy. I love layering the pieces to create one of a kind cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

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