Monday, August 14, 2017

Missed Birthday Card

Hello Everybody!

A sweet friend of mine had a birthday last week.  And I knew it was coming.  And then I watched it go!  Well that's no good.  I knew I had to make my friend a birthday card.  So I got out my crazy birds-because they are always great inspiration within themselves, and I set off to work!

So here's my card:


The background is cracked pistachio distress oxide with a tim holtz stencil.  And for the bird I used wilted violet (oxided di) as a watercolor.  So I put some on my mat and spritz with water.  Then I used a paintbrush to paint the bird.  I did the same thing for the balloon using worn lipstick.

Since I am going to enter this into the challenge at Seize the Birthday I had to take this card up a notch.  LOL :)  I added a white string and a bow on the balloon.



Thank you for stopping by today!  Until next time my friends-have a happy day! :)


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Hexagons on a Card!

Hello Everybody!

I wanted to share card I made using my gelli plate.  I have come to the conclusion that I do not use my gelli plate nearly enough.  I used a hexagon punch to cut out the shapes.  The paper was cardstock from gelli plate designs.  This was from bubble wrap.  I hoard bubble wrap just for the gelli plate.  LOL  And if I need to mail a package?  It's an added bonus that I have a pile of bubble wrap on hand.  ;)


I added some Queen and Company stars and a Tim Holtz sentiment.  

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends---what is a craft thing you have that you don't use nearly enough?  :)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

My Hero Card

Hello Everybody!

I made this card for one of my son's teachers a little while back.  The stamps are from Fun Stampers Journey.  


I had this red texture stuff that I bought from the Scrapbook Expo a way while back (isn't that always the case?) and I really wanted to use it.  Somehow I was able to work it in on this card.  :)  I pop dotted the superhero girl panel.

Teachers are definitely heros!  So if you are a teacher-thank you for all that you do! :)

Until next time my friends--time to use up some of the stuff I bought at the scrapbook expo! ;)

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Shaker Cards

Hello Everybody!

I am back!  Time is a funny thing-I was away from my blog a lot longer than I thought!  I knew I was going to take a little break.  I was sort of evaluating how I did my blog.  Like was I going to change anything?

I've been making projects here and there.  I can't stop making.  And I have taken photos of my projects.  But I haven't been able to type them up and-this is a biggie-get them into a challenge.  I have become so challenge driven that I couldn't make something without it being inspired by someone other than myself.  And that started to effect my mojo.  So I took a step back.  Realizing that it's ok to make stuff however I want to make stuff.  Am I still going to do challenges-Oh YEAH! I love the opportunity to have my card on the winners page or win a prize-please don't misunderstand me! :)  But I have to make stuff for myself also, which is how I got here in the first place. :)

So are there going to be changes?  Just a few in that I am going to post some things just to post them.  I want to have an online record of making a card or some mixed media project-even if it isn't tied to a challenge or something.

So I am going to start with a couple of Shaker Cards that I made in the beginning--maybe a year or so ago that never got posted.



This card with the stars is made using the diamonds from Queen and Company.  The stars are cut from my silhouette.  I used my Fuse to make the little bags for the diamonds.  And before I gave this card out-I put a thank you in white in the right corner.  But I don't have a picture of it completed.  I was very happy with this card when it was done.  And I loved shaking those diamond pieces. :)



How did I miss posting this card?  And I made a boy version of this card but can't find it right now.  The frame and dino were cut from my silhouette machine also.  This shaker uses a Queen and Company rectangle to keep all of the fun bits from falling out.  

I LOVE shaker cards.  They are so fun to make.  My favorite part is picking out what goes in the shaker.  :)

Thank you for stopping by today.  Until next time my friends--it's time to shake things up! :)