MFT's Camp Create Day 2

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

It's Day 2 of 

if you're just joining me, check out this week's line up from My Favorite Things.

To earn today's Sensational Sliders badge I created this card.

Supplies: Penguins in Paradise and Polynesian paradise stamps.

I've never made a slider card before. It was super fun and not as hard as I thought.

Ok, I'm grabbin my next badge and looking forward to tomorrow's challenge.

Woohoo a Summer Camp for Card Makers!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Hello friends. I'm excited that My Favorite Things is hosting 

 I needed a little kick in the pants after my recent move. I'm looking forward to the fun challenges they have lined up this week and the chance to win a prize! Here's the line up.

To earn today's badge I created this card.

Supplies: Funky Flowers Stamp and Dies, Thanks & Hello die from the Flashy Florals card kit.

Ok, I'm grabbin my badge and looking forward to tomorrow's challenge.

Anna Griffin's Beautiful Trimmings Embossing folders & dies

Hello friends. I'm a bit behind sharing some projects I created for Anna Griffin's last HSN show that aired in May.

So here we go.

Here are some cards I created using Anna's Beautiful Trimmings Embossing folders and cutting dies. 

Designer tip: Layer your cardstock with glitter paper. It creates a stunning layered look!

Designer tip: Layer the same die with coordinating cardstocks. Adhere the layers using double sided tape and then cut them to desired size using your paper trimmer.

Designer tip: Use Anna's foiled cardstock and layer the dies so that the card almost looks like a dress. Can you spot the waistline?

More layering and a fancy bow. I love using organza ribbon because it makes beautiful bows.

Designer tip: Cut white core cardstock with the dies and sand the design to bring out the core.

That's it for today. Look for this set to come back to HSN for Anna's July 6th show!

Have a creative day!



Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hello friends. I hope you had a great holiday weekend. I was pretty busy with upcoming projects but managed to complete this week's My Favorite Things sketch challenge.

 Here's this week's fun sketch.

Here's what I created with this week's inspiration.

I used the Arrow Ends background builder to create my take on the sketch and then added the Twice the Thanks stamp and die set.

If you like creating cards for challenges, check out the My Favorite Things Challenge blog for weekly sketch challenges as well as bi-weekly color challenges.

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a creative day.


Deco Foiling with Taylored Expressions

Friday, May 27, 2016

Hello! Today sharing some cards I created using Deco Foil™ and the Deco Foil™ Adhesive Pen along with stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions.

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Other Supplies: Fabriano Water Color Paper Distress Inks: Spiced Marmalade Misc. Twine

 I love creating cards with watercolor paper and then using Distress Inks to create my own design. First, emboss the cardstock with a fun background die, then use the Distress ink (Spiced Marmalade) along with a watercolor pen to create your background, spraying water with a mini mister on your cardstock so the ink will move. I find if I stamp the ink in an acrylic block and pick up the color with the water color pen I get the best results. Once I dried the base then I stamped the image from Taylored Expressions Free Spirit set and embossed it with clear embossing powder.

  Step 1

Once we created the base, die cut a smaller piece of water color paper using the Fine Feathers die from Taylored Expressions. Use the DECO FOIL™ ADHESIVE PEN to color the tips of the feathers and let dry for a few minutes. Then apply the DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS • GOLD over the feathers to transfer.

  step 2

Finish by using the 3D WHITE FOAM SQUARES • COMBO PACK to adhere the feathers to the front of the card and add a bow made from twine.

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Here's another card I created using the same watercoloring technique without embossing the cardstock. For this card the background is the variety of feathers from the Taylored Expressions Fine Feathers die. I cut them using the ICRAFT EASY CUT ADHESIVE™ SHEETS • LG. 

Then I peeled off the back and arranged them on the card after I stamped and embossed my sentiment. Then I used the DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS • Gold to  make them pop off the card.

 Thanks to Taylored Expressions for providing these sets to create with.

Have a creative day! 


Unity Thursday.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hello Unity friends. I am so glad to be back in the mix again after our move. I'm still adjusting my having my crafting space in our dining room. I think it may take me awhile to get back into my groove since I tend to do my best work in creative chaos.

So here's what's happening at Unity this week...there are lots of new releases. Here's the ones that I created with for today's hop!

Jar of Hope Kit. Created by Angie Blom.

See the Light Kit. Created by Angie Blom.

First up is See the Light

Next is a card I made using Jarof Hope

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.


Summer Backyard Decor

Friday, May 13, 2016

Summer's coming and that means lots of outdoor BBQ'ing. Welcome your guests with this easy to create, outdoor summer decor WELCOME banner using iCraft® Deco Foil™.

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  Project Instructions:


I like to use my Cricut Explore to cut quick letters and shapes so I browsed the Design Studio and found the Carousal font and a fun flower die cut to decorate my banner with. The Deco Foil™ PeelnStick Toner sheets are easy to adhere to the Cricut mat and cuts great using the cardstock setting.


Next I ran the letters thru the laminator using the iCraft® Deco Foil™ Silver Star. The Deco Foil PeelnStick toner sheet made it easy to adhere the letters to the doilies.


Next I layered to doilies onto the Burlap banner using iCraft 3D Foam Squares. I love using these because they stick to everything. Next I cut the leaves for the flowers and ran them thru the laminator using iCraft® Deco Foil™ Spring Green.


Finish off the banner by stringing the finished burlap banners with twine and adding the flowers using the iCraft 3D Foam Squares.

I love how easy this banner came together. 

  Thanks for stopping by today.

May all your summer parties be festive and fun!

Have a creative day!


Sorry for the lack of activity here but we've moved!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hello friends! I know I've been pretty quiet on my blog for a couple of weeks but after almost 8 years of living in our apartment in El Segundo, we have moved! 

We're still in the same town but the new diggs are quite a step up from our previous apartment. I went from having a kitchen that looked like this:

to THIS!

Yep! That's a Coffee sign in lights right by my Keurig! 

I'm happy to share that I am now the Resident Manager of the complex we moved to and have been settling into my new role. It's a fantastic opportunity for my family and still affords me to help out at my daughter's school.

I'm still putting away all of my supplies in my new scrap space. Since I have to share it with our dining room, I've had to downsize a LOT. I must say I am happy to be getting rid of things I've held onto for far too long. I know the Girl Scouts have appreciated the donations.

I love our new table. It's been a very long time since we were able to sit down together at a real table and share a meal.

I still have some unpacking to do in Lily's and our room but the apartment is coming together very nicely.

I'm looking forward to getting back to crafting and sharing more on my blog again really soon.

Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Hello! I'm just sneaking my card in today for this week' My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge.

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

Here's my take on the sketch.

I am so happy to be crafting again after our epic move! My space is going to be a work in progress but it will get there. 

Thank for stopping by.

Have a creative day!


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.



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!


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!


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!


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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