Friday, April 29, 2016

OCC Day 4, Clear & Sheer

Today's project is something new for me. I've never made an acetate card before but I think I may have to do this more often! This is so much fun. I've used a design by Jennifer McGuire for today's card. Check out how fun to emboss on acetate!

First, let me say I had no acetate cards so I had to improvise. Sizzix cutting pad packaging to the rescue! I cut the piece to size with an x-acto knife and, yes, it is a full A2 size card. And the embossing came out so nicely!

Better look at the heat embossing and glossy accents.

Thank you for checking out today's project. I hope you'll be inspired to use acetate or vellum on your next card, and maybe even sign up for this class. You can find it here at Online Card Classes.

Sizzix packaging
Spellbinders M-bossibilities, EL-022 embossing folder
Bazzill cardstock
Quickutz circle dies
Love You die by Technique Tuesday
Hearts by My Creative Time
Clear embossing powder, glossy accents, enamel dots

Thursday, April 28, 2016

OCC Day 3, Clear & Sheer

This week has flown by! Here we are on our third day of class already. Today we are working with clear acetate. I LOVE working with this medium!! I used Debby Hughes' design as my inspiration today and did this double-tag clear card.

I love the multi layers created by doubling the tag and placing some of the elements on the one behind. This gives it dimension without having to use foam tape or bulky embellishments.

I cut two each of all the elements, one to color, and one without the stamp or coloring. After coloring the stamped set of images, I used the plain white to adhere to the back of each piece so the back of the clear card is clean and no adhesive is showing.

Thanks for coming by today. Be sure to check back tomorrow for another episode of OCC, Clear and Sheer! :)

My Favorite Things, Sweet Succulents stamps
My Favorite Things, Sweet Succulents coordinating dies
My Creative Time, banner die
Quickutz, tag die
Clear acetate, copic markers, twine

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

OCC Day 2, Clear & Sheer

Hello! It's Day 2 of Online Card Class, Clear and Sheer. My card today is a Jennifer McGuire design I've changed up just a bit. I love coloring the vellum - which is so easy to do with just an ink pad and dry cloth.

Here you can see how beautifully vellum can be heat embossed.

Thanks again for coming by to see my class homework. Remember, you can register for any of the Online Card Classes at any time, so if this is one you'd like to try, you can still sign up.

My Creative Time, Chocolate Greetings sentiment 'happy'
My Creative Time, Mom flower stamp
My Favorite Things, Written in Watercolor 'birthday' sentiment stamp
White embossing powder, platinum embossing powder, sequins, enamel dots

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

OCC Day 1, Clear & Sheer

Good morning and welcome to Day 1 of Online Card Classes, Clear and Sheer. For this class we'll be working with vellum and acetate. I love working with these awesome products so this class should be lots of fun!

My first project is a Mother's Day card using vellum as an accent. I've heat embossed the sentiment as well as coordinating design to the background of the card, as well as backing the tag with a coordinating accent background piece. Much simpler than it sounds in that one long sentence! Hahaha!!

For the background, I heat embossed and water colored these gorgeous flowers by My Creative Time. My mom's favorite color is blue, so I used blue as my main color. I love how it looks and I think she will too.

Thanks for looking. Be sure to check back each day this week for more projects using vellum and acetate.

My Creative Time, Just Because stamp and die set (flowers)
My Creative Time, Mom, You Rock sentiment stamp set
My Creative Time, Rectangle frames
My Favorite Things, Tag Builder Blueprints #4
Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, Peeled Paint
Twine, sequins, white embossing powder

Monday, April 25, 2016

Melonheadz Friends, Pastels

Hey digi addicts! It's time for the new challenge with me and the Melonheadz Friends design team. This week we are using pastel colors. So get out the pencils, markers, paints, inks or whatever your favorite medium for coloring, and join us!

I used this sweet little girl(4) from the Bobbleheadz2 set. I added glasses using a stamp by My Creative Time. My oldest two grand girls both wear glasses so I thought these would be appropriate. I can't even believe how perfectly the stamp fits her face. {clap, clap!!!}

The little tags are by Technique Tuesday with letter stamps by My Creative Time. And the matted banner flag is by My Favorite Things with sentiment stamps by Paper Smooches.

Join us at Melonheadz Friends for this challenge and you could win a hand drawn digi set by my talented friend and owner of Melonheadz Illustrating, NikkiC!!

Product List:
My Creative Time, Alpha 1, Alpha 3 from Alpha Pack stamp set, glasses Here's Lookin at You
My Favorite Things, Jumbo Fishtail Banner dies
Technique Tuesday, Mini tag die
Paper Smooches, Slang Gang stamp set
Copic markers, glossy accents (glasses lenses), foam tape, jute twine

Monday, April 11, 2016

Melonheadz Friends, Girly

Well. With FIVE grandgirls and a pink craft room, girly is always a fun theme for me!

For today's project, I made this bookmark for my littlest grandgirl, Emmy. This image is not available to the public, though, sorry. It was made specifically for her 4th birthday a few years ago. On her birthday list were lipstick, a sister baby, a zebra, and sparkles! I did my best to get her what she wanted. :)

I tried to get a shot with the pretty pink tulle ribbons.

Come join us at Melonheadz Friends for this fun challenge!

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Happy spring!

I know, I's been a while since I've posted. My crafty mojo took a much needed vacation. Hoping it's back now that the weather is turning springy, sunny, and warm.

Today's project is not a card or scrapbook page or anything paper crafty related at all. I was so inspired by a super cute alternative to a spring wreath by Sadie Seasongoods I saw on Hometalk, that I had to make one for myself. The straw bag from the Goodwill coast about $2.50, the flowers at the dollar store were maybe $7, and the cute embellishment on the front is from my crafty stash.

Hope you're enjoying spring weather where you are. I can't believe there is still so much snow happening in parts of the country!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Melonheadz Friends Flowers challenge

This week's challenge is flowers - lots of flowers! Pile them on...layer them on....throw them on! Just use lots of them. :) I used just one flower, from the Monthly Clipart set. Here's my card for this challenge.

After I resized them, I printed two sets so I could layer them. I used foam tape on just a few to add dimension. The sentiment is computer generated using the KG Melonheadz font.

Join us for this challenge and you could win a digi set hand drawn by Nikki Melonheadz herself!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Melonheadz Friends "Layer it up" Challenge

Layer up on layer...layering is a fun way to add lots of interest to a card, and this week's Melonheadz Friends challenge is to add lots of layers. Here's my card.

I used the super cute Nautical digi set for my design. The super cute anchor and life preserver are perfect for my card design.

I layered them with foam tape for extra dimension and one more layer. Cute!

The rope adds to the nautical feel. For more details and products I used today, see list below.

Thank you for checking out my cute card. I hope you'll join me and the rest of the Melonheadz team for this challenge.

Product List:
Melonheadz Illustrating, Nautical
My Creative Time, tag die; lost at sea stamp and die set (portal die)
My Creative Time, rectangle frames dies
Paper Smooches, Nauticool stamp set (sentiment; waves)
Carta Bella, Ahoy There 6x6 paper pad
foam tape, gold cardstock, jute rope

Saturday, March 05, 2016

My Favorite Things, Sketch 270

Sketches are my favorite. 

I used several My Favorite Things goodies to create my card for this week's sketch. The tag is from the Blueprints Tag builders 1 die set, all the blooms dies and stamps are from the super fun Fall Florals stamps and dies sets, and the sentiment is from the adorable You Gnome Me stamp set. Oh yeah, the chevron cut-outs are also My Favorite Things dies, called Peek-a-boo Chevrons, and the splatter background is Distressed Patterns. Yes, also by My Favorite Things!  

These fall florals blooms are so much fun to play with. You can mix and match stamps and colors with the coordinating dies, or stamp directly onto your project as I did for the background of my tag. I even did a little doodling after I stamped.

MFT Card Challenges, Sketch 270
My Favorite Things Store
Product List:
My Favorite Things 
Peek-a-boo Chevrons
Blueprints Tag Builder #1
Fall Florals stamps and coordinating dies
Distress patterns stamps
You Gnome Me stamps
My Creative Time, Rectangle Frames dies
Technique Tuesday, sentiment tag die
TH Distress inks, abandoned coral, worn lipstick, peeled paint, forest moss
Twine, burlap paper, copic multi-liner pen

Monday, February 29, 2016

Melonheadz "include an animal" Challenge

Welcome to a new challenge! I hope you will join me and the rest of the Melonheadz Design Team and share your cute animal project. You could win super cute digis by Melonheadz and wouldn't that be awesome!? :) I made two cards this week - it was so hard to just choose one animal to play with!

For the first card, I used this mama sheep from the Barnyard Babies set. Love her fluffy wool coat! I used soft colored papers from one of Heidi Swapp's 6x8 memory planner paper pads, and the gray stripe from the 6x6 Smitten print papers by My Favorite Things. The tufts of grass and the grassy hill stamps are by My Favorite Things as well.

You probably already know how much I love a good pun....the inside message I made up myself (kinda proud LOL).

The stitched ovals are dies by My Creative Time, and the little sheep is by My Favorite Things.

For my second card I went with this sea turtle from the Ocean Life set. Yes, I made up this pun too. :) And not only is he turtley adorbs...

...he is also on an action wobble!!! See him wiggle?! So fun, right!

Inside I made a super cute under the sea scene with the same little turtle on a pop up. The sand is sandpaper! For real! I love using sandpaper on beachy projects.
Product List:
Melonheadz Illustrating (product links above)
My Creative Time, rectangle frames; stitched ovals; pop up die; waves edge die
My Favorite Things, Ewe are the best; 6x6 Wild Prints paper pad
Paper Smooches, Surf & Turf
Other: Action wobble, sandpaper, glossy accents, stickles

Saturday, February 27, 2016

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #40

UPDATE: Thanks so very much to the My Favorite Things team for picking my card as the winner of this challenge! :) 

Color challenge #40. What a lovely color combination!!! I apologize that the spearmint green shade in my design ended up mostly covered up. I didn't even realize it until I looked at the pictures. It's there, you just have to look for it. Sorry!

For my card, I used several MFT sets; modern blooms, mini modern blooms, and fall florals (store link in product list below).

For the grungy background and sentiment message I heat embossed with platinum embossing powder by Ranger. Sentiment from Written in Watercolor stamp set by MFT.

Card Challenges link up

Hope you like my design choice for this color challenge. There is plenty of time yet to join this one (see link above) and enter your card.

Product list:
My Favorite Things, Modern Blooms, stamp set and die set
My Favorite Things, Mini Modern Booms, stamp set and die set
My Favorite Things, Fall Florals, stamp set and die set
My Favorite Things, Written in Watercolor sentiment stamps
My Creative Time, Rectangle Frames
Bo Bunny, Distressed Textures stamps
Jen Hadfield, Homemade 6x6 paper pad
TH distress inks, abandoned coral, tattered rose, peeled paint,
Ranger embossing powder, liquid platinum
Foam tape

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Masculine birthday

This deer head silhouette is so perfectly masculine. And combined with a wood grain look paper background, I couldn't go wrong. "DAD" stamp by My Creative Time.

Foam tape makes my day.

Inside message:

Product list:
My Creative Time, You're My Hero stamp set
My Creative Time, dash marks edge die (Mad for Plaid)
My Creative Time, rectangle frames dies
Savvy, deer head silhouette die
My Favorite Things, whipped cream cardstock
Foam tape, kraft paper, wood grain pattern paper, gold cardstock


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