More happy stress relieving time in the craft room today. :) I made this one for two challenges. Hero Arts Stay Crafty Challenge of "Include A Heart" plus the last challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch. The stamp image is by Hero Arts from my stash (or is that hoard) of stamps. I also used my trusty Dymo label maker for sentiments and some striped washi tape plus a couple of dies. Another fast and easy card for my Valentine cards to be mailed soon. Thanks for stopping by and XOXO for only you today. ;)
Monday, January 25, 2021
I have good news and bad news. First the good news is a cute new sketch for CASe This Sketch with two good prizes up for grabs. The bad news is CASe This Sketch is closing after this challenge. I'm sad to see them close as I always enjoyed looking at the case and everyone's fabulous creations. My card uses patterned papers from Photoplay Paper's new Love Letters collection. There are black epoxy stickers by American Crafts and a stamped sentiment by Unity Stamp Company....how easy was that! Will be a fun Valentine card to mail. :) Thanks for stopping by and remember to stay crafty (it relieves stress....something we all need during a pandemic).
Monday, January 4, 2021
It is the first Monday of a new year and what better way to spend it by making a card for some fun challenges. Snowflakes just say "winter" to me. :) I created a large snowflake die cut border using my Silhouette Cameo (2 Medium Snowflake Borders can be found here at the Silhouette Design Store). Hope your first Monday of the new year is off to a great start. Remember to stay crafty and stay safe.
Saturday, January 2, 2021
All the Christmas decorations are put away and it is time for some serious winter card crafting. :) I wanted to join a couple of fun challenges and created this shaped card. It was nice getting to spend time in my craft room after all the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Cut It Up has a winter themed challenge so what is more winter than a mitten? I used my Silhouette Cameo to create this card (pattern found here). The second challenge I'm joining is the first Jingle Belles one of the new year. It is "Something Old....Something New." The mitten cutting pattern is new and the red sequins are old. I hope your holidays were wonderful and Happy New Year!
Sunday, November 1, 2020
It is time for Technique Junkies November release. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact it is November already! As always, Technique Junkies has lots of pretty new stamps with the November release (I look forward to seeing the new stamps each month!) This card is part of it and the image is called French Script Ballerina. The sentiment is called Dreaming With Your Feet. I tried a new background technique on this card courtesy of Jennifer McGuire's blog (Watercolor Swiping). You wrap baby wipes around a flat surface (I used my cutting plates from my Sizzix Sidekick) and secure with a rubber band. Then along the bottom edge, you apply color with re-inkers. Then you swipe it on watercolor paper where it creates a background. This particular background was created after several swipes. The more you swipe, the lighter your color gets.
Below you can see all of the new November release. You can get all of them at a discounted price of $99.99 until November 7th if you "got to have them all."
Don't forget also I have a special discount code for you to get 10% off your shopping at Technique Junkies. See the code below.
Thanks for stopping by and remember to stay crafty and stay safe. For even more inspiration with the new November release, visit all the Technique Junkies design team blogs listed below:
Saturday, October 31, 2020
There is a new challenge at The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and it is a fun one. It is X is for Faux. I am thrilled to be guest designing there too! For my card, I did a faux technique called "Faux Embossing." This was my first time to try this technique but it won't be my last! I LOVE it. Here'e how I did it. I took a piece of red cardstock and covered it with clear packing tape. Next go it with an old credit card to make sure the tape is adhered smoothly. Then cut the word die out and adhere to the white shadow part of the die. In person this is so cool because it looks just like it has been heat embossed. Thanks for stopping by and please keep Santa's secret from Mrs. Claus. ;)
I'm back with my fifth card for the last day of the Cat Lovers Hop. These caroling cats are ready for Christmas for sure! The die cut was done with my Silhouette Cameo 3 (#273711 Musical Notes Circle Frame). The stamp set is by Clearly Besotted (Sing, It's Christmas) and it is fun to color. I have enjoyed seeing all the cat cards during the Cat Lovers Hop. Thanks for stopping by and jingle bells all the way!