Wednesday Challenge

I wanted to get a few of these cards into the Monday stencil challenge...but missed the deadline. So since 'Anything Goes' this Wednesday here we go:

This cards is stenciled embossing paste with corse glitter. A felt leaf and a velum 'thanks'

This cards is stenciled embossing paste with corse glitter. A stamped leaf cut out, a punched leaf covered in glossy accents and a few brads.

A fall stamped background

Stamping plus some paper casting

Have a good evening!


Make it Monday #181

Paper Casting

When I first saw this weeks video I though...oh bummer, you probably need some paper clay or pulp to do this....but nope just some good ol TP!! How fun this was. I did a few experiments and thought I'd leave these two as tags. I wasn't sure what else to do with them. Then I went and looked at everyone else's neat creations and was inspired to make them into cards:

I used 'simply framed' to first cut the TP. Then casted it in a dry embossing folder. The snow flakes are then embossed with sparkles and the mitten heart has glitter on it...bummer you can't capture sparkles well in pictures. The mitten is also casted and stamped with Hawaiian Shores.

Another version in red

My newest crafting buddy has arrived! She layed on my lap while we played with the TP this week =)

I sure leaned something new. Thank you Danielle for the fun challenge!
Have a great evening.


Simon Says Monday Challenge

Use a technique...
I bet there are 100s of techniques. I hope one of the things I did today is one =)

Paper crumpling: This idea came to me in the middle of the night...funny how that happens. I wanted to crumple some paper and punch out some textured leaves.
Stitching: I stitched the leaves on to make a fun background. The hand stitched 'FALL' with two different colored threads.
Paper folding: I cut and folded a little 3D banner
Double Stamping: Stamped the big leaf in light and dark orange
Paper Piercing: pierced little holes all around my banner

Hopefully one of those counts as a technique =)
This was sure a fun card to make - the background is my favorite part.
Have a great day!

Thank you:


Make it Monday #180

Paper Weaving

Because we are on a homeschool brake and just waiting for baby I think this was my first time making a 'Make it Monday' on a Monday =) But didn't get to post yesterday.

I had seen paper waving but haven't tried it yet. Thanks to Ashley's video it was time to try it. Make it  Mondays are so fun because they challenge and put a deadline on things I want to try - therefore I actually try them! =)

Fall seems to be on most of our minds =) I wove one orange piece and got two cards out of it!

'Simply Framed' this weave up at a diagonal then embellished and stamped it to be a fall birthday card.

Kept this one simple by adding 'thanks' and twin then letting the weave be the focus.
What a fun technique and a great way to use my scraps that I save too many of! Have a wonderful day.


Make it Monday #179 - take two

I had time to make a card with my background from yesterday that was clear embossed and color added by blending ink - my first time blending ink!

It turned out to be a nice soft background! Vellum feathers, stitching, sequins, sentiment and a banner finish it off for today! I better go make myself lay down now.

Have a lovely afternoon!


Simon Says Challenge

I used a stencil to clear emboss around my sentiment and then was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's
video to watercolor! I ended up with a fun fall card to give my Dad for his birthday today!

Have a great evening!

Make It Monday #179

What a fun video this week! Candy bar -haha - Laura is funny and I did end up eating a York patti while working on this card =)
Waiting for baby and I keep thinking I might not be able play this week...but snuck another one in =) And got to give it to my Dad for his Birthday today!

The ink is watercolored on with my Summer sunrise, Orange Zest and Pure Poppy inks.
Did some rockn' and rolln' with my leaf stamp inspired by Laura's beautiful cards she posted today!

I make a background where the ink was blended on - I'll have to see if I have time to make a card with it.

Have a great evening!


Challenges, Challenges, Challenges

Three Card Challenges

I was inspired by three challenges this week:

Make a Christmas card inspired by the picture

Make a card inspired by this layout

Create a project using a rubber or clear stamp
I think I've owned this wreath stamp for...7 years and this is my first time using it!
Also my first time getting to use my embossing paste I ordered from Simon Says!

Embossing paste lines, Chalkboard look, wreath and sparkly bow 

Dry embossed paper with tag cut out, black showing through, wreath stamp and red bow

Sorry not the best pictures at 10pm but thanks for the challenges! It was fun and feels good to use supplies I've never used before.


Make it Monday #178

I've been thinking about this MIM all week and wanting to play. Had to stay home with sickly kids today so I got to play!

Used 'simply framed' die to make the easel, embossed with wood and then used 'simply framed' and 'Desktop Design' stamps to make this school version.

I wanted to try a fall one too:

Have a great day!


Back to School Challenge

I watched a fun video and got a blast from the past on how to fold these fun little notes. We used to fold these at school and I thought they would make a fun Back to School card!

SAF 2014: Explore the 1980's

I thought this challenge would be my second favorite. But after playing along it was my favorite!! It was so fun to fold these cute little notes:

This was my 80's version, but I also made a school version:

Thank you Lexi for this Totally Rad challenge! I had a blast!

SAF 2014 Farewell


Well I managed to sneak in one of the 80s challenges!! It was so fun! This is my space after just one challenge:

I don't know how you ladies made it through all the challenges! Even if I find the time to try another challenge I'm going to have to clean my space up first =)

Thank you so much Papertrey Ink for introducing me to my first Samp-a-faire. I'm already looking forward to next year!

SAF 2014: Explore the 1980's

The 1980's

Well it is Monday and I'm very thankful that Papertrey Ink allows us to play with the challenges till tomorrow. My goal was to do three challenges today...but it's already 3:30 =( At least I got one in!

I wouldn't say I'm Totally in love with everything 80's but see things from your childhood is so fun!! So I had to make two Trapper Keeper cards!

I used 'Happy Birthday' from PTI 'Desktop Design embossed in white. I didn't have a white pen so I also embossed the line in white. From my stash I used rainbow paper, a rainbow sticker, a heart punch, and velcro- what a fun final touch!

Hopefully this one isn't considered cheating =) But my school supplies in the 80's were all Lisa Frank! Should a 31 year old still have a stash of Lisa Frank supplies? hahha. Well I do still have a few stickers and a stationary set! So I could't help but make a Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper - google it - they really made them!

Again I used 'Happy Birthday' from PTI 'Desktop Design embossed in white. And I guess my other supplies would be a vintage dolphin Lisa Frank Stationary Set =) The dolphins were my favorite!

Maybe I'll be back later with another challenge!

Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge

What cute girly inspiration for this month!

I was thinking about this challenge while at the same time going through some old Papertrey Ink blog posts.  'Clear' cards were introduced to me and I wanted to try one! So my brain finally clicked and said 'make a clear card for the Blog Hop!' So here they are:

So thankful I decided to buy the Polka Dot Basics II stamps last month! I embossed the polka dots in gold on the clear the clear plastic (I will not be doing this too often! But I wanted to try. It takes a little more work because the embossing powder wants to stick to ALL the plastic and you have to heat carefully because the plastic will warp. Won't know till you try though!) For the inside panel I mask off the edges and inked them pink and gold embossed 'hello.'

This one I cut slits in the plastic and added a black ribbon and bow.

I did two more quick cards realizing the 'Simply Frame' set also had polka dots!

I used the 'Simply Frame' set, gold and hot pink embossing power, a 'hello' stamp and a gold sticker from my stash.

I'm not a big gold and pink color fan by themselves but for some reason putting the two together makes them irresistibly cute! =) Can't wait to go see all the other cards in the hop! Have a great Monday!


Make It Monday #177

Using  Cover Plate Negatives

Make it Monday had a great tip this week! It showed us a neat way to transfer small cut pieces! So here's all those little triangles. A few removed to make room for the sentiment and a few embossed for a modern color pop!

ugg late night pictures are not the best. I need tips on taking better pictures next =) I should do a reshoot in natural light, but I'll post now just incase I can't find the time!
Thanks for the neat tip Laurie!