Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Love gives us a Fairytale!

Good evening to you all, I hope you had a wonderful day today. Tonight I want to share with you a card that I think turned out pretty cute!
Sorry for the bad lighting, it was a gloomy day and not the best for photographing the card, but I had to get this post up so that I can participate in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge that ends tomorrow morning! The theme is Have a Heart and they are showcasing My Favorite Things products. I was so excited because I actually have a couple of stamp sets from MFT!!

With this card, I practiced my water coloring and tried my hand at creating a scene with the most adorable images from My Favorite Things. These stamp sets are so much fun, I just got them a little bit ago and couldn't wait to play with them. I look forward to many more projects with these super cute images. 

I had so much fun making this card, it took me quite a while since I am new at building scenes and don't have that much experience with watercolor, but it is one of my favorite mediums to use, it's so relaxing.

Canson XL cold press watercolor paper
I actually just used some simple Crayola Watercolor Paints
(I am saving up to get me some good paints like Daniel Smith or Dr. Ph Martin's.) 
Silver Black Velvet brushes in size 2 and 6
Simon Says Stamp Love & Quotes stamp set
I used my Misti from My Sweet Petunia for all the stamping
Versafine Onyx black ink
Clear embossing powder (for the sentiment)
I used the Outside in Stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn to cut out my panel
Be Creative Tape was used to adhere the panel to the card base
The card base is made from Neenah 80 lb classic crest solar white cardstock
Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh in 4mm clear, 6 mm clear, 4 mm pink blush, 6 mm pink blush, 4 mm pink peonies, 6 mm orchid
I adhered the sequins using a Marvy Jewel Picker and Ranger Multi Medium Matte 
I used a Clear Wink of Stella brush pen to add a little shimmer to her dress, and the castle; I used a silver Wink of Stella pen for the Knight's sword. 

I created links to some of the products that are still available to the company websites. Most of the products I used can be found on Amazon, at Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson, and many more online stores

Thank you for stopping by, I hope I sparked a little creativity in you! Happy Crafting!!

Monday, January 28, 2019

Love stretches your heart...non-traditional color Valentines

Hello, how is everyone today? 
I have a Valentine card to share with you that uses some non-traditional colors, it's a simple design and helped me to use some paper scraps from the mountain that I have of it! (I have to apologize that some of the products I used are nowhere to be found, I am trying to use up a lot of old supplies and scraps so that I can buy newer stuff!!)

I like using different colors to mix things up a little bit. We all have different tastes and so I like to make cards and projects for the variety of personalities that we all have. I myself like pink and sparkles, but others don't. So this card is for those who like more muted colors and earthy tones. What are your preferences? 

Lawn Fawn outside in stitched rectangle and square dies
Sentiment stamp from an old Stampin' Up stamp set
Versamark ink
Early Espresso embossing powder from Stampin' Up
Gathered twigs distress ink with foam blender
Paper from my mountain stash
an old die cut embellishment that I don't know where it came from
some brown embroidery floss
my atg gun for adhesive as well as some scotch mounting foam. 

I participating in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge of Love is in the air. 

Thanks for stopping by and visiting today! Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Angel Kisses

I had a pretty busy December creating many different projects and now I finally have the time to share them with you. 
I know it's past the Holidays, but I still wanted to share anyway. 

I had the opportunity to go into my son's school class at the beginning of December to read a Holiday book to the students. I chose to read to them a book called, Snow Angels by Angel Randall. It's such a cute book about calling the angels to come and help in times of need and emphasizes how we can be angels to each other also. I made these fun little treat bags full of "Angel Kisses" for the kids to go along with the story. I had a great time reading to the kids and teaching them to love and care for each other, I hope they will remember this story and remember to lift each other up and help each other out throughout the year. 

I used my Cricut to write the Angel Kisses sentiment and also to draw the angel onto some Neenah 65# paper that I got at Walmart. I used some simple Crayola colored pencils to color in the angels and adhered that onto a piece of blue paper from, I believe, recollections from Michaels. I get the cheaper paper like that to use for the kids' projects because half of the time they just throw them away anyway. 

If you have any questions just ask me in the comments, thanks for visiting me today. Have a wonderful day and Happy Crafting! 

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