Saturday, August 18, 2018

Back to school

It's hard to believe summer is coming to an end and that school will soon be starting!! My son is in his last semester of his senior year of college and he actually starts on Monday. All the regular schools nearby start next Monday.

This card took me FOREVER to make (LOL). I first stamped the kids and then made a mask of them so I could stamp the bus (which I stamped in Oxide Ink - Mustard Seed) directly in front of them. I could not get the bus just right or the kids just right and I had to keep starting over and over and over. I colored the kids using my Jane Davenport watercolor paints. Then, I stamped the birds. Finally, I came up with this and I love how it came out. Every year I mail a "Back to School" card to my good friend in California - she works for the school system so I always enjoy making her a different card each year.

Mod Squad - Back to School
Simon Says Stamp - Back to School
Sum More Fun - Mood Board
CAS-ual Fridays - #206 Inspiration Photo
Bastel-Traum - Back to School

Kids by Unity Stamp Co.
School bus by Clearsnap
Birds by Repeat Impressions
Sentiment by Hero Arts (individual stamps)
Washi tape


Friday, August 17, 2018

Friends Make the Good Times Better

Pause Dream Enjoy - Challenge 33
CCC Digi Creations - 3 of a Kind

Stamps by Stampin Up

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Thinking of You Eclipse card

Flower digital image by Kit and Clouder
And you can find the free class here

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Inspire.Create.Challenges - Floral
Back to Basics - Use a Digital image

Saturday, August 11, 2018

A gift box made with a CD and just paper!!

I was excited when I was asked to be a guest designer for the next challenge at 2 Sisters on the Blog and you can see their blog here. The challenge is to design a gift box. I went onto You Tube and found this awesome video. All you need is a CD (to trace it onto paper), a pencil, a ruler and I used my bone folder to help with the creases. I believe the guy in the video used a textured paper but I didn't have any textured paper so I used this cute flip flop paper I had laying around and it came out just fine. Where the guy went over the extra lines with his pencil a 2nd time is where I used my bone folder to crease the paper and that made it want to fold in much easier. Here is the end result and I must say I will definitely be making more of these when I need a cute tiny box.

Flip flop paper by Paper Studio
 found at Michael's

Add a bow and it's all good to go!! 

Friday, August 10, 2018


Stamps by Amuse Stamps

Here, I did the Eclipse technique.
I am entering this in the following challenge:

A Gem of A Challenge - Breast Cancer Awareness

Thursday, August 9, 2018

In my imaginary neighborhood, you live right next door

It's been awhile since I got out my Color Bursts and played with them. I stamped this image in Versamark ink, then spread on WOW white embossing powder and heat set onto the watercolor paper. I sprinkled on some Color Burst with a few spritz's of water and this is what I got. The challenge is YELLOW so I think this captures it beautifully!!

Craftaholics R Us - Yellow

You're How Old?

House of Cards - August Challenge
That's Crafty! - Animal Magic
Double Trouble - Dog Days of Summer
The Paper Girls - Paint It!
Creative Craft Cottage - No Patterned Paper

I love this dog by Tim Holtz. I found him on clearance at Hobby Lobby and I think I've used him at least 10 times in the last month! LOL

For this challenge, I got out my gelly plate and my Tim Holtz Oxide inks and made this background and I love how it came out. I just pressed the ink pads directly onto the gelly plate and squirted with a little bit of water and voila!

I know exactly who I am sending this card to!!