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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Get Well Shaker card...

    I had a lot of fun making this "Get Well" card for a Co Worker last week.  This person does so much for others and deserved a special card.


   I just love shaker cards and I have been experimenting with cutting out words with my Brother Scan n Cut so I made this frame out of white card stock with the words welded so it is all one piece. To make the white card stock stand out a bit more I coated it with Versamark and covered it with a holographic embossing powder. Then heated it to adhere and set the powder. I placed a piece of acetate behind the frame (I just re use packaging from other things I buy),doubled up some foam tape and cut it down the center to form narrow strips then lined the back of the frame. To cut the purple I used 2 frame dies then added the white window piece on top. I pulled an A2 card base out of my drawer (I like to have lots handy for when I'm feeling creative). I added Chunky glitter and sequins to the card base in the center then placed the window on top. I had to add the flower embellishments to fix a spot that got messed up. The Acetate got melted when I tried to fix a bit of embossing that had not set and was wiped off.  It worked out because I ended up liking the look.

Thanks! and have a great day!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter Cards...

I waited until after Easter to post this because I did not want to spoil the surprise for my friends and family that were to receive these cards.

The first uses one of my Riley Moose Stamps called Stacked Eggs .  I scribbled water based marker onto a pallet and used a water brush to paint.

The Patterned Paper is by Doodlebug designs. I cut both Riley and the oval with my new Brother Scan N Cut2. For Riley I added a .04 border and to cut the Oval I selected it from the shapes templates. I made the white dashes with a white gel pen. I would have preferred a stitched oval di for cutting it out but do not own one.

 My next card was inspired by Pinterest. I had wanted to make it last year but my Oval dies were not large enough. With my Brother Scan n Cut2 this was no problem. Using the oval templates I was able to cut out exactly what I needed.

I really wanted to film the process but as of right now I do not have a way to mount my camera in the right place. I am waiting on a new clamp from Amazon so next time I can try to let you watch. It is a pretty fun process.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Unity Stamp Company Shopping haul...

If you follow my YouTube Channel and Instagram you will know that I just LOVE Unity stamp company.  They run great sales all the time and after a recent promotion I decided to shop... :)

I actually placed 2 orders because they were offering 2 freebies!

Here is what I got...

I did film a detailed video and that will be uploaded soon to my YouTube channel.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Birthday spinner cards

I had fun recently making some super cute spinner cards. I purchased the stamps and dies last summer from an expo I attended with my sister in law (if you follow my YouTube channel you may have seen the haul video). The Brand of the Stamps and Dies is Art Impressions and this is their mini cake spinner set. I did use a sentiment from Close to my heart instead of what came with the set.

There is a bit of a learning curve to making these but once you get the hang of it they go pretty quick.. I colored the cake with my Copic Ciao markers. I am still a novice at coloring but I am having fun and get a bit better each time.

Here are the other 2 cards I made...

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Lovely Weekend...

Hi all... I had such a great weekend spending time with 2 of my favorite gals... Saturday I got to hang out with my Mom. We checked out the local thrift stores and the dollar tree. Then she took me to lunch! We had super yummy burgers at a local bar -n- grille. 

It really has been nice having her here with us now. Not only can I call on each other when we need a hand but it is so nice to just be able to call each other and hang out.

On Sunday My girl and I ventured to the Cities. She drove so she could get some practice with city driving and she did well even though she was a bit rattled a few times. We did not find much to purchase but we enjoyed browsing. I just love the chats we have in the car. Honestly I really look forward to the time we spend together. It will not be long until she is off to college and discovering her life.

Things have been difficult at my job... we have had lots of changes and tension. I am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel though and look forward to finishing the school year strong!

I have been working at my craft desk. You can check out what I have been up to on my Facebook page and instagram. I tend to post more there just because it is easier and a bit quicker for me.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today... Here is a funny I found last week that totally fit where I was at :)   Have a great week!!!