Sunday, November 29, 2015

Magazine Monday's week 125

Hello there!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

We spent time with family and then went shopping.

Today we are smoking our turkey.  It is almost done!!!  Yay.

It has been a while since I have posted.  Life has been crazy and crafting has taken a back seat.   I also spent a few weeks making holiday cards for the Caring Hearts card drive.    

Now it is time to make Holiday cards for me.   

Today I am using the Magazine Monday challenge from 
The Paper Crafter's Corner blog for my inspiration.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 125 Inspiration Piece (image)

What a fun holiday magazine cover.  I love all of the circles that make the tree.   
That is what I used as my inspiration.  
I love love the splotchy background but it is a little dark for me.  

For my card I used sup some scrap paper to cut my circles and then arranged them to make a tree.  this is a great way to use op some of those scraps that I hate throwing away.   I
 make the background using a sponge and distress ink.  
I went with the brighter blue because I really wanted the tree to stand out.  

thanks for stopping by.... 

I will be entering this project in the following challenges:

Paper Crafter's Corner blog - Magazine Monday's Challenge week 125

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

You color my world

This is my second post of the day.

Maybe... Just maybe... I may have cracked the Crafter's block problem.

I sure hope so... I have so many projects to get completed here soon.

For this card I combined many challenge.... which is usually a challenge in its self.  

I took the photo inspiration from The Paper Crafter's Corner  Magazine Mondays Challenge

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 119 Inspiration Piece (image)

I was inspired by the book shelves.... The rectangles stacked on top of each other and the separation line of the shelf 
sort of a funny thing to be inspired from  

The colors I choose was from the challenge at The Greeting Farm monthly challenge.
Purple - Orange - Black

And I used the Ombre Challenge for the Simon Says Monday challenge 
to complete the shelf idea I had.

Actually the finished card is not the original plan.   But about the third attempt.

I used paint chips to create the effect of the book shelves and the Ombre help with the separation of the shelves.

The stamped image is one of my favorites from the Greeting Farm.  Her name is Thursday.  I just love the cute Kitty hat.  

Since it was getting dark when I took the photo the row of black/grey paint chips are looking sort of green.... but trust me... they are more black grey.

Well... I think it is time to have an adult beverage and some dinner with the family.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  


Just a note.......

Hello all,

I've been trying to get back into the swing of crafting.   I took a break to take family time and get the back into the school schedule.  It has been very hard for me to get my head back into being creative.

Yesterday was world card making day.... so many challenges.... so little time.... And crafters block...

I worked many hours trying to get this card done.  The challenge is from Serendipity Stamps.... to create your own background.

I created my background color using H2O's.   Then stamped this beautiful butterfly from Serendipity stamps.  I used back embossing to give it some texture.    I then stamped the music in gold and embossed it with gold embossing powder,  

I just wanted to keep the remainder simple because the card will be mailed.  

Hopefully this will be the start of  breaking that crafters block...

Have a wonderful remainder of the weekend.


I will be entering this card in the following challenges

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Magazine Monday's Week - 117

Hello there friends.  

Summer is still with us in California...   

It is 97 today and tomorrow will be 100.  Yuck..

I guess it is good to be inside crafting. 

I have been spending some time playing with stencils and some of  Radiant Gels.  

I had picked up a couple of colors and was so intrigued I had had to get more. 

For today's project I used this weeks Paper Crafter's Corner weekly challenge photo.   

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 117 Inspiration Pieces (image)

I really like the magazine to the left.  Wonderful colors with the blues, yellows and greens.  
I also like how the photo is framed with that red border.

I first gave some watercolor paper a little spritz with raidant rains.  

I then stenciled the butter fly using 4 different color gels.  
Copper for the body.  Yellow, Green and Blue for the wings.  

After the gel dried I cut it down to size.  
 Silly me cut too much.  
But in the end I like that the butterfly image is coming off the page.   
I thought just a red border was going to be too much. 
 So I added a small blue border.  

I added this sentiment because I like that it is clean square letters.

Thanks for stopping by....


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Birthday Month

Happy Tuesday!!  

Hope you had a wonderful 3-day weekend.  

September is a month of many birthdays for my family.  

Today I want to share with you one of the many birthday cards that I will be mailing this month.

I made this card using the present from the Tim Holtz blue prints stamps.  

I went with white embossing on black card stock.  
Going with the chalkboard look.  

I used some brads to frame the corners to give it a more industrial feel.  


I will be entering this card in the following challenges 

Monday, September 7, 2015

Magazine Monday's #115

Hello friends,

Hope you are enjoying your long weekend.

Saturday I spent the afternoon cooking and baking for a gathering with our friends ....
We stayed up way too late and slept in this morning.  

All of this fun has cut into my crafting time.
But I managed to put together a simple card for the

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 115 Inspiration Piece (image)

How fun is this image.  So many areas to color.  
I love that the words or sentiments are the focal point of the image.  

I love to color and paint.  It is very relaxing for me.  
That is part of this challenge.  To bring out the inner child.  

For my project I went simple.  
I stamped a border using a stamp that reminds me of coloring book images.  
I used a border edge in black to break up all of the white.  

I colored in the shells and water with twinkling H2O's.  
 It gives the coloring such great shimmer.   

I wish I had one of those word dies.  It is very high on my wish list.....


I will be entering this card in the following challenges 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

I'm Back.....

Hey there....

I'm back....  

Did you miss me???  

It has been a crazy couple of months. 

July was spend preparing and taking our family vacation.  
We headed north to visit beautiful Oregon.  

Then we returned to start preparing our son for 
his Sophomore year of high school.

then it was a nice weekend on the lake in Tahoe.  
Spending time with a dear friend.  

Needless to say.... I took a break from Creating.  

So...Finally I have returned to the craft table.   

I used inspiration from two challenges to make my card today.

First is from the challenge is from the Paper Crafter's Corner weekly Magazine challenge.  

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 114 Inspiration Piece (image)

Second is from Unity Be inspired Challenge 

I am inipired by the fall colors in both images.  The Paper Crafter's image has more yellows and blues, which caught my eye.   

I used the Unity card layout for my card.

I hope you like my project.  

Thanks for stopping by


I will be entering this card in the following challenge