Thursday, June 29, 2017

Paper Smooches: PS DT Blog Hop - July release

So, Paper Smooches is having a blog hop!  Go check it out!!!

Paper Smooches: PS DT Blog Hop - July release: It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW  Paper Smooches  JULY 2017 release with you!  TWO  new   stam...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Cards a Plenty!

So, I've been busy lately doing mostly my scrapbooking for my Disney Trip in 2015 (Jake's 5th Birthday).  HOWEVER, my Family reunion was last weekend, and for the silent auction I donated hand made cards, and I worked on these for about 2 weeks!  This was the only thing broght in for the auction, and our Treasurer liked them so much, she bought them!  YES!

I won this stamp set from Nina Marie's Blog, and I shamelessly copied these cards, so not my original ideas.  
They are cute though!!
Copic coloring on Fox and Owl and clouds
Water color with Distress Inks

Saw this stamp set on sale at Hobby Lobby, had to have it!  However, I found that it worked really well with no line coloring!  I tried this 3 times before getting it "right".  Copic coloring for beginners!  I'm getting better!

When I first got interested in stamping and card making, I would watch Lawn Fawn videos every day they posted a new one, and went into the back posts and watched as many as I could!  Love Lawn Fawn!  

Shaker card from various sequins and beads from when I used to do all those felt applique Christmas decorations.  Copic Coloring.

Made this when I first got this stamp set!  SO CUTE!
Copic Coloring (flamingos), pigment ink stamping (trees and heart), distress ink background
Ranger Ink Glossy Accent

My very first set I got from Lawn Fawn! 
Clouds are from my new die set from Paper Smooches
Distress Inked background and Copic Coloring


I love the Lawn Fawn Mini stamp and die sets!  Great prices for very cute stamp sets!
I LOVE this Jack-a-lope!  I also use that sentiment for Santa Cards!
Copic coloring, Distriss Inked background
simple cute stamp set, got it since we got an awesome ice cream maker, 
but have yet to gift anybody ice cream, but I'll be ready!
Copic Coloring on this one.

Apparently I'm kind of lucky on the Blog give-aways!  I won a gift card from Avery Elle and got this too cute Wild Birthday set!
Copic coloring on the Hippo and banner, paper die cut background

Simple cards!
The heart was from my Cricut, it's one of the lacy simple or everyday or holiday cards, I can't remember!
Hocus Pocus was from stamps that I had, cat is a wooden stamp, Hocus Pocus is a cheap $1 spot stamp from Michael's. Background is Sizzix Swirl Embossing Folder

These are from stamp sets I got from Hobby Lobby or Michaels (again on sale)
Make A wish - Distress Ink - water color on the Sizzix Swirl Embossed background
Many Thanks - background distress ink over embossed background.  Folder is from Sizzix, not sure what it's called.

And, This one is from an really old Stampin Up floral layering set.  
Pink And Green are Distress Inks stamped on Water Color paper then painted over with water to blend.  
Such a fun and easy technique!
Happy Birthday is Heat Embossed over Vellum, just stuff I have in my stash.
I bought this (and several others) stamp set in the late 90s and early 2000s.  Still quite lovely!

So, as you can see I've been busy!
Happy Crafting!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New Toy!!!

So, As you know, I do a lot of scrapbooking.  Card Making is something new to me,and I do love doing it, but my first love is to the pictures.  So, for my birthday, my husband surprised me beyond my wildest dreams when he got me my new toy

Introducing my new Cricut Explore Air 2!

I was hesitant to want one of the newest machines that Cricut was coming out with.  Mainly that you always need to have an internet connection to even use this.  And, as I just found out, unless I'm not doing it right, you can ONLY use cartridges that you have linked to your account, you cannot use a cartridge that is not linked to your account.  I find this strange, because it's a physical cartridge, you should be able to use it, but that's another story.  This was found out because I'm having trouble linking one of my newest cartridges because it says it's already linked but it was new when I got it.  

BUT, the best part about this pretty mint green machine, is that I can cut images from my own computer as well as my system fonts.  Check out what I've cut out so far that I don't have cartridges for!

My son is on the Orioles this season.

This is only my first time playing with the new features, so I cannot wait to try more!
I'll be sure to post once I do!
And, I'm working on my Disney World album.  Here's my latest page, still a work in progress (WIP) but it's coming along nicely!
(and probably some Say Cheese elements in there as well)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

I Love Pizza!

So, I have a really great friend and co-worker who was so very nice enough to give me a gift card for Christmas and instructed me to "Get something for yourself, no buying other gifts or dinner, just something for yourself!"  and I DID!

I got a great stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn.  I have LOVED it since I first started following their blog.  So, I made this thank you card for him.

Copic colors:
Pizza:  R27, E00, E33, E57, Y21
Pizza Cutter: 
Blade:W1, W5,W7
Handle: E33, E57, Y28
Memento tuxedo black ink pad
Stamped toppings from Recollections Pigment Ink Mini Pack
Red, Green, and Brown

All the card stock was just some stuff I had in my stash
Card base is heavy white card stock from Michael's (Recollections)

Happy Cardmaking!!!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Its Been A While

I've decided I want to try to start blogging again, focusing on crafty things.  Nothing fancy, nothing flashy, just what I'm doing with my Scrapbooking and my newest hobby, Card Making!  I have a few things to show you now, but I'll get this thing going and do some cool stuff.

I'll get better at product description and pictures in future posts.  For now, here's what I've been doing

I got a Lawn Fawn stamp set for Christmas just in time to make Valentine's day cards!
I'm just starting on my Copic Coloring, but it's sure fun!

I'm just now starting to scrapbook my WDW trip for Jake's Birthday in 2015.  Here's the title page!
I used my cricut for this one!  Mickey and Friends and Micky Font
The silhouettes of the parks were pieced together mostly from shapes from the Disney carts and misc shapes.  The tree is also all cricut, and the ornaments and lights were cut in heavy white card stock and then colored with Copics.  Turned out so awesome that I did the gifts that way too!  Saves time looking for all the paper in the right colors!

I hope to be back sharing my crafty side soon!  And, i'll probably throw some family news and happenings along the way too.  

Have a Crafty Day!