Thursday, November 21, 2019

You're Fintastic! Mermaid card for my daughter

My daughter, who is a freshman, recently had the opportunity to participate in her first overnight trip for the High School Swim Team! I was so excited and nervous for her because I had never missed a swim meet up until then. I wasn't able to travel to Moab, Ut for this particular swim meet and I wanted my daughter to know how much I was thinking about her and wanted to give her lots of love and encouragement, so I put together a little bag full of her favorite swim meet snacks and this super cute card.


I have always called my daughter My Little Mermaid and felt that it was fitting to make her a mermaid card. 
Not too long ago I started trying to create scenes on my cards and now I have fallen in love with that style. I had soooo much fun creating this underwater scene of encouragement! 

I used Neenah 80lb solar white cardstock and blended together Distress Oxide Inks of Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon with my Picket Fence Lifechanging Blending brushes. I splattered some water on the ink and blotted it off to give it a cool water effect.


I used my MISTI with some Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the mermaid and all of the sea life and other sea creatures. I mainly used the Beautiful Mermaids stamp set from Simon Says Stamp but some of the fish and also the sentiment are from Lawn Fawn's Fintastic Friends stamp set. 
I colored in all of my images using Prismacolor pencils. I used the coordinating dies from the mermaid set and my Cuttlebug to cut out those images and had to fussy cut the Lawn Fawn images because I don't have the dies for those. 


I adhered the images onto the water background using Tombow Mono Multi Glue and used Scotch foam tape to pop up the Mermaid. 
Some clear Wink of Stella was used on the Mermaid tail, seashells, and headband, then I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins for a little more sparkle and I think they also look like bubbles! 

Thank you for visiting with me today, happy crafting!  

Monday, October 14, 2019

Happy Halloween Spider Pillow Box

It's my favorite time of the year! I love Fall & Halloween!
Making fun Halloween projects for friends and family is one of my favorite things to do during the season. Pillow Boxes are so fun to decorate and work great for giving small little gifts or treats. 


The Lawn Fawn Pillow Box die is such a great investment, you can use it any time of the year for just about anything! I used this die to cut my Pillow Box out of some grey cardstock and then started into the decorating! 


Using my MISTI tool I stamped the Simon Says Stamp Spiderweb background cling stamp with some light grey ink, then used some Versamark ink to stamp the "Happy Halloween" from Close to my Heart (no longer available) in the center of the box. I used some black embossing powder with my heat gun to melt the powder and give a cool raised and shiny effect. I used some Simon Says Stamp Deep Purple and Cobblestone inks to shade around the edges of the box to enhance the lines and make my Happy Halloween Sentiment stand out more. 



Thank you for visiting me today, I hope I inspired you to make some fun treat boxes for your friends and family! Have a wonderful day and Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Rainbow Candles Clean and Simple Birthday Card

Hello! I hope you are all having a wonderful day today! I am sharing a clean and simple Birthday card with you today, that I think would be great to give to just about anyone. I ended up giving this card to my Dad earlier this summer for his 70th Birthday! I couldn't resist using this stamp set for his card just to add this sentiment to it! I love the sentiments in this stamp set they all make me laugh!


Supplies used: 
The stamp set is "Birthday Borders" from Simon Says Stamp with coordinating dies, stamped in Versamark Onyx Black ink
I colored in the candles with Promarkers 
I die-cut 2 white panels from 80# Neenah Solar White cardstock with Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangle dies one of them is inside the card to make it easier to write the message to the recipient
Mounting foam was used to adhere the candles and I used my ATG gun to adhere the panel onto a Bazzill Licorice Twist card base.  



Thank you for visiting with me today! 
Have a great day and happy crafting! 




Monday, September 16, 2019

A custom made dog sympathy card

Hello, my crafty friends! I know it's been a while, but I have so much to share with you! I was busy all summer making projects for a booth at our local fair that was held on Labor Day weekend and just didn't have the time to post them. I also have been working with a web designer in creating my own website with an online store called Imagination Attic! I am so excited about it, it launched just before the fair was held. I am still putting some final touches on it and adding products to the store, but it is up and ready for shopping! Okay on with the project that I am sharing with you today! I got a message from a friend a couple of weeks ago asking if I could make her a card that had this poem on it, they had just taken her husband’s service dog to the vet and sadly it had to be put down. I got to work right away, I pretty much just copied the photo that she sent me-pictured below. Here is what I came up with from the above photo:
I used my Cricut to write the poem, stamped a cute dog stamp I have from Stampin’ Up with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink and colored it with Prismacolor pencils. I die cut the panel with Lawn Fawn outside in stitched rectangle dies and used a piercing tool to add a line of holes/dots between each line of the poem, used tea dye distress ink from Tim Holtz around the edges of the panel then mounted the panel onto some green cardstock that matches the color of their dog’s collar, it was also distressed on the edges but with Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink
 
It came together pretty quick, it just took me a while to get it posted! Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope I gave you some inspiration for your next project! Happy Crafting!



Monday, March 18, 2019

A bright and cheerful encouragement card

How is everyone on this beautiful Monday? We are finally having some very nice weather here in southern Utah, it's almost Spring and I can't wait!

For today, I am sharing a card that I think we should be making more of and sending more out to those who inspire us and make us feel like we can conquer anything. We all people in our lives who lift us up and help us keep going. We could give them a simple thank you card, but I love the sentiment from the stamp set I used and the font is just beautiful. It's just a fun and different way of saying thank you, and they need encouragement too!


I pulled out my Beautiful Day Stamp set from Simon Says Stamp for this card. I stamped it using some Jet Black ink from Lawn Fawn onto some Neenah Cardstock. I made some masks with some post it notes and used them in the stamping and for masking my stamps to blend some Broken China and Peacock Feathers distress inks for the background. I flicked some water with Perfect Pearls over that to give it some texture and shine. 


I loved using my Prismacolored pencils to blend and color in the butterflies. Some Wink of Stella glitter brush pen was used on top of the butterflies and I adhered some clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to give it even more shine and sparkle. 


I hope you have been inspired to go and create or purchase an encouragement card for someone in your life who has been there for you. 

Thank you for visiting today, happy crafting!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Watercolored "Thinking of you"

I hope everyone is having a great day so far, where I am at it is raining buckets right now, so it's perfect for getting out the tools and supplies and being creative! 

Today I am sharing with you a clean and simple card that I gave to a dear friend of mine who lost a really good friend of hers recently. It's not the kind of card we like to make and give out but it's nice to receive them when you are going through hard times yourself. 


I stamped the flower images (from Close to my Heart) onto some Strathmore cold press watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp with Jet black ink from Lawn Fawn. I used a #2 round Silver Black Velvet brush and some Crayola watercolors to paint the flowers and used some broken china distress oxide ink for the blue halo around them. To finish it off with just a tiny bit of bling I adhered some Pretty Pink Posh sequins with some Multi Medium Matte from Ranger. I adhered the panel onto a card base of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White #80lb cardstock with my Scotch ATG.  


Thank you for visiting me today, I hope I gave you some inspiration to give to someone you know who is going through a hard time right now too!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Let's celebrate National Craft Month!

I love National Craft Month! I am a day late in getting started, and it will probably be a couple more days until I can post a new project because I am getting a new website!! I am so excited!! I look forward to sharing with you some fun new cards and projects and can't wait to see what you are all creating as well! 



Have a wonderful day and Happy Crafting!!
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