Friday, January 20, 2017

Treat Yo Self




It's never too late to start investing in your sanity for next Christmas...keep on with those winter cards while it's cold out!!!





(dies: Essentials by Ellen Treat Yo Self,My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circle)



When I saw the blues and snow in the following inspiration...these snowflakes I picked up came to mind.



Essentials by Ellen January Pin-Sights Challenge


http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/2017/01/essentials-by-ellen-january-pin-sights-challenge.html



The shopper made me think of the sentiment too~



I'm also entering this in the following challenge:



Simon Says Stamp (Monday): Chill Out



Thanks for stopping by friends~
 
 
 
 

You're Amazing Floral Window




My youngest is BOLD as well as amazing.


I created this card to tell her so. ;)



(stamps: My Favorite Things Forget Me Not,Verve Deco Borders  dies:Verve Amazing Adjectives Word Die set,My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Wonky Windows)



I based it off of Card Concept's 65th  Fresh & Bold inspiration~which woos me with pinks,oranges and black on a  white canvas of furniture.

 



http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/2017/01/cc65-january-18-fresh-bold.html



Orange flower stems were stamped for the squiggly pieces and I brought out a frame die to focus on 
(representing the framed photos).



I'd say my creation is CAS, since it's almost one-layered.



I'm relieved it's Friday~how 'bout you?


I need to STOP and just BE this weekend.


Maybe I can get some crafty me in too. ;)
 

Take care friends!




 




Wednesday, January 18, 2017

You Are Priceless




Yay for new techniques!

 I have limited heart sets, so 

 (hosted by Melissa)


 is perfect for me.


I can make use of a stamp set that hasn't seen much show time.


 



(stamps: Papertrey Ink You're a Gem/What the Doodle Waves squiggle,Songbirds what not,Half&Half swirls,City Scene teeny star  dies:Avery Elle Elle-Ments Double Pierced Rectangles,Spellbinders Hearts for masking)



LOVE the geometric shapes in Papertrey's "You're a Gem" set.

 After cutting a heart mask out, I inked up
 those scrumptious jewels and added squiggles and what nots from various sets like "What the Doodle Waves,Songbirds,Half & Half" and the teeny star from "City Scene".

 I'm pretty happy with the wreath that appeared!


Thanks for stopping in friends~


 


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Be Sweet On the Inside



I love creating a gift within a card~it's a twofer.



(stamps:Ellen Hutson Stay Golden  dies:Ellen Hutson Stay Golden.Avery Elle-ments Bookmark)





 This three-layered bookmark is held in place by lil' heart tabs.


I found the best way to position this look, is to clip the tabs in place; flip over everything together, then add adhesive tape to the base of the tabs.






I can't imagine trying to squeeze the bookmark in after the fact!

~I can't park straight, people; I know my limits.  😆
 

 Ellen Hutson's Stay Golden is a nice compliment to the bookmark set from Avery Elle.





Have a good one~




Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Rubber Cement Water Color Resist




I set aside time to create for Papertrey Ink's challenge






(stamp: Papertrey Ink Stylized Autumn  dies:Papertrey Ink Stylized Autumn/Inspired:Hope, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles)


I bought rubber cement after watching this tutorial, but didn't try it until now.



with Lexi Daly



The hardest part, was waiting for the rubber cement to dry.

 
I went with broad stripes, since I love the irregular striped look.


My cold must be protecting me, because Lexi warns of the smell, but I didn't notice!

 Just a note, in case you are sensitive to strong odors.


Well, we are fighting colds and what-not here, but who isn't?


Once we are better, we will feel more alive than ever!


Have a good one guys~



 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Mahalo



I miss Hawaii~my home state


SO MUCH right now.



Excuse me as I dust off remnants of snow from my lip....


here's to you, my fragrant, warm Hawaii~



(stamps:Ellen Hutson Stay Golden  dies:Ellen Hutson Stay Golden.Avery Elle-ments Wonky Stitches/Dotted Elle-ments)



I combined Ellen Hutson stamps/dies and an Avery Elle die for the





 A strip of shiny tape was laid down before going through the Big Shot.

Remembered I had the stuff when I saw this challenge:



http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-card-concept-64-pretty-things.html


ooooh, la la, right?
 

I picked up the dots and incorporated the pink, black and green elements in this layered CAS creation.


If you are on a tropical island right now reading this...run to the beach and sink your toes in extra deep for me k?


Thanks. ;)