Monday, December 17, 2018

An order of cute little bookmarks!

It took a while but I finished them! I had the sweetest lady contact me and order 40 of these cute little bookmarks. She is going to put them in the Birthday cards that she will be sending to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren next year. 

In one of the photos, I put a bookmark in a book to show how they work. They just fit in the corner of your page and for some of the animal ones they look like they are eating your paper! So cute! 
I used a lot of different colors to mix things up a little and give her a good variety, with multiples of each design.  

The bookmarks come from a couple of Cricut Cartridges (animal bookmark corners, and page pals)
Paper is from Bazzill, Recollections, and some scraps that I can't remember what brand they are from.
The Teflon Bone Folder from Simon Says Stamp & is great for making good tight creases. 
I used the Craft Tacky Glue from Simon Says Stamp for my adhesive.

Thank you for visiting me today, hope you have a wonderful and crafty day!

Monday, November 26, 2018

A cute little Christmas House

With Christmas just around the corner, I started making some fun winter house boxes to put some treats/gifts in. I absolutely adore this box die from Lawn Fawn with the coordinating Christmas house dies! 

I cut the box out of some Neenah desert storm cardstock. The rest of the fun add-ons were cut out of a bunch of scraps in my stash. (what a great way to use up some scraps too!)
I used some walnut stain distress ink around the edges of the paper and then I used some simple white acrylic paint for the snow on the roof. 

These little boxes are so fun to make and I plan on making many more for my family and friends this holiday season!

Oh, and my project today totally fits with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for this week, that worked out perfect!

Thanks for visiting my blog today, have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Glittering Gold Thanks

Hello, fellow crafters, I hope you are all having a wonderful Tuesday! I have a simple project to share with you today that I hurried and put together yesterday. I am getting this post up just in time before the deadline for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ends tomorrow. 
The theme: All that glitters is gold! and they are featuring Lawn Fawn products.
 Well, I got out my supplies and found out I have only two stamp sets from Lawn Fawn, but a bunch of dies, so I ended up choosing the Small Stitched Envelope die set to make a quick project since I didn't have very much time. I thought the fall colors of brown with a deep red-orange would go well with gold and it's perfect for this time of year. 

I got out my paper scraps and used my Big Shot Plus to cut out the dies. I used Walnut Stain distress ink on the edges of the patterned paper and a gold Cricut marker around the edges of the brown paper. For the "thanks" die I cut 3 of them out of white paper and then stacked all 4 of them together ending with the shimmery gold on top. The SSS 3x4 stamp set had the perfect companion sentiment to add with the "thanks" die; I stamped it with Versamark ink and embossed it with Early Espresso embossing powder from Stampin' Up. Some Simon says stamp sequins finished it off and gave just a little more gold sparkle to complete this cute little envelope. 

Thank you for visiting me today, Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Wishing you a Wonderful day!

Good morning friends! I posted this card on my Facebook page yesterday and didn't get a chance to put it up here until this morning. 

I had fun making this card, I got the idea out of an old Stampin Up catalog. I liked the colors used and just the overall layout. I changed my card from theirs by using different stamps, a different embossing folder, different ribbon, and I didn't pop up my panel-I just popped up the flower. They used a button for the middle of the flower and I used a brad. 

I stamped my images using Lawn Fawn Jet black ink, Memento Tangelo ink, Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue ink and Stampin Up Green Galore ink. I then used Prismacolor pencils to add shading and depth to the flowers. The Swiss dots embossing folder helped to add that little bit of pattern without distracting from the focal point of the flowers. The Nested Circles dies from Simon Says Stamp and the Sentiment Banner dies from Lawn Fawn were helpful in creating this card also. Add some simple yellow ribbon and white twine to finish it off and there you have it! 

Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful and crafty day!!

(FYI, the stamps used were from the CTMH "Delight in Everything" stamp set, and the sentiment was from the "Bring on the cake" set from Stampin Up. I believe both sets are retired)

Monday, November 5, 2018

Lots of Smiles for the SSS Monday Challenge

Hey guys! Today I have a card that I hope will bring a smile to your face. 
I loved making this card, and using all the fun bright rainbow colors for my background. I am submitting this card over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog where we were challenged to make our own background! Here is what I came up with: 

I used an old retired stamp set from Stampin' Up for my smiley faces. It's amazing that even though things get discontinued and old they are still cute and fun to use in making our projects! I stamped the solid shape in various colors of Memento ink. The smile stamp was stamped on top of the solid shapes using Lawn Fawn jet black ink. 

I then started using my dies. I used Pink and Main's stitched round rectangles to cut out my background and then I cut out of black cardstock Lawn Fawn's Cole's uppercase ABC's. I cut out 3 of each letter and stacked them up for dimension. Once they were glued down I sparkled them up with a Wink of Stella glitter brush pen and then put a coat of Glossy Accents on top of that for a fun sparkly and shiny finish! 

And that is my card for today, thank you for visiting, and have a super fun and crafty day!

Friday, October 12, 2018

World Card Making Day 2018!!

Hello my crafty and creative friends!

I know it has been forever since I have posted on my blog, I tend to post on my Facebook page more often. It's tough trying to balance home, family, work and blogging with the time we have each day, but I am trying to figure it all out!

Last Saturday was World Card Making Day and I missed it!! I found out about it a couple of days ago when I was checking out the Simon Says Stamp Blog and noticed a post about it where we get to participate in all the fun. Well, I quickly pulled together this card yesterday, got it photographed this morning and am now getting it up.

For my card I pulled out the new stamp sets I ordered from Stamptember and had my daughter pick out which stamp set and the colors I used. She picked out the SSS/Clearly Besotted exclusive Stamptember collaboration set called Magnificent Magnolia, and she wanted the flowers to be purple and yellow.  I think it turned out quite pretty!

For the background I ink smooshed some Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks on to my watercolor panel, then I splattered those same colors along with some perfect pearls and a little bit of black acrylic paint. 

On a separate piece of watercolor paper I heat embossed the flowers with Black embossing powder and used my Derwent Inktense pencils for my painting medium. I used the coordinating dies to cut out my flowers and adhered them onto my dry ink smooshed background panel. 
I also heat embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder. I added a few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and used my clear Wink of Stella brush pen to give it some extra sparkle! 

Thank you for visiting my blog, I hoped you got inspired for your crafty projects!

Supplies used: 
Strathmore & Canon watercolor paper
Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress inks
Perfect Pearls and black acrylic paint
SSS/Clearly Besotted Magnificent Magnolia stamp and die set
Versamark Ink 
Black embossing powder
Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils
#2 round brush from the Silver Brush Company
Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins
Multi Medium Matte adhesive
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
Scotch Foam Tape
Clear Wink of Stella Brush Pen 

See you soon, happy crafting!!

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