Sunday, October 9, 2016

World Card making day projects #4

Happy Sunday,

What is your plans for today.  

While the hubby is watching football, I'm going to do some baking and maybe a little crafting.  

I am sharing my last project for the World Card Making day challenge.   
The challenge is Background Building with Shay.  

For this card I used these cool witches feet and legs to make my background panel.  
I just love this stamp.  It cracks me up every time I use it.  

I  colored the images using my alcohol markers.   I really would have loved to go black with the shoes but using black scares me a little.   Maybe someday....

I added a little sparkle to the star hanging  on the shoe string.  

I also stamped the little bats flying around.  

The sentiment really says I'm Feeling a Little batty but I did not want the I'm part.
to eliminate the word I used some Washi tape to cover the stamp when I inked it.
Then I removed the tape and stamped the sentiment.  

Thanks for stopping by


I will be entering this card in the following challenges 

Winnie and Walter WCMD 2016 -  Background Building with Shay 

Simon Says Stamp Blog - Monday Challenge - Halloween 
Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Simon Says Stamp Blog - Wednesday Challenges - Halloween Inspired 

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thursday, October 6, 2016

World Card Making Day Project #3

Good Morning Friends.

Last week I was complaining about the hot weather.

Well, over the weekend the weather changed pretty dramatically.
We went from 100 degrees to to the low 70's and even got a bit of rain.
It actually feels like fall.

Today I am sharing another card I made from the
inspiration challenge from the Winnie and Walter Blog

This challenge is Rainbow color.

For my card I stamped and embossed leaves randomly on water color paper.

I then colored in my leaves in different rainbow colors.  

I got a little messy with one of the leaves so  I ended up adding color to the background.
I actually think it worked out much better than having the background all white.

I did not feel I had captured the essence of the rainbow color
so I decided to watercolor the sentiment as a rainbow.  

I added a second black die cut to add some shadow to the word "wonderful" to
allow the colors to pop off the background.  

I am really enjoying these new stitched background die's I purchased.
The sticking  not only helped with flattening the watercolor paper but they
add some interesting dimension.

Thanks for stopping by


I will be entering this card in the following challenges 

Winnie and Walter WCMD 2016 -  Rainbow Color with Gayatri

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

World Card Making Day - Project 2

Hello there.

I'm back with my second project from the World Card Making Day challenges.

Again the challenge was from the Winnie and Walter Blog.  

This challenge is to create a CAS card.  

Kate from Winnie and Walter some awesome tips on making CAS cards and I have shared those below.  

My tips for CAS cards are..... 
  •  Minimal! The less you put on you card means it has to be perfect as it will be easy to see even the slightest mistake.
  • Colour! White space doesn't have to be just white. Using coloured card or paper in large blocks can still be CAS. 
  • Time! Take your time. Even a CAS card can take an hour if you want to make it perfect, and get the look you want.
  • Embellishment! Even CAS cards can have lots of added extras. Ink or paint flicks, sequins, Glossy Accents or Enamel Accents and heat embossing even die cuts can all add lots of important detail and texture to a CAS project.

I went with a Halloween theme to create my CAS card.

I first used my distress inks to create a halloween background color that I liked.
I then stamped the candy corn and bat images.  

I wanted my card to have and interesting border between the color and
the withe layers, so I cut the border with one of my wafer dies.
This die reminds me of a curvy road  

I didn't like the transition between the colored layer and the white 
so I decided that some black would give some contrast between the two.  

The sentiment is stamped in black and embossed.

Only about 8 more Halloween cards to go and then off to Christmas cards.  

Thanks for dropping by


I will be entering this card in the following challenges 

Winnie and Walter WCMD 2016 -  CAS with Kate

Simon Says Stamp Blog - Monday Challenge - Halloween 
Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Simon Says Stamp Blog - Wednesday Challenges - Halloween Inspired 

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

World Card Making Day Project #1

Hello there.  

I'm sure everyone know that last Saturday 10/1/16 was World Card Making Day.

My family left town and gave me an opportunity to not only wash every
textile in the house but to play with my crafty stuff.  

I stayed mostly  at the Winnie and Walter blog as they always have some fun challenges

One of the first ones to catch my eye was the Pinspiration with Heather H. 

Isn't this a pretty cake.   

If you know me you would think that the flower 
would be my focus since I am a flower nut.  

But it was the colors that I drew inspiration from.  
I love the black and yellow on white.  

And I even surprised myself my creating this interesting
Halloween card.

I love an easy CAS card.

I stamped and embossed the tree and the circle that created the moon.

Used some washi tape to create to border
Added the sentiment in layers using Halloween die cuts sentiments from Tim Holtz.

Mounted it on white card stock to keep the clean look
POOF.... quick and easy card.  

I have a few more project to share.
So keep a look out.


I will be entering this card in the following challenges 

Winnie and Walter WCMD 2016 -Pinspiration with Heather H.

Simon Says Stamp Blog - Monday Challenge - Halloween 
Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Friday, September 30, 2016

Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop - Take 5

Happy Friday all!

It has been one long week and I'm very glad I have a nice tall cup of coffee on my desk

Today is the last day for the Fall Coffee Lover's blog hop.  
I have set my own record this time.   
Five projects over seven days.  
I guess I had a lot of creative ideas just waiting to get out after the long break.

For today's project I worked on my goal of using up some scraps.  

The card base, border paper and even the globe have been floating around
my work space for a while now.  

I wanted to try something a little different with the embossed background.
I rubbed the some embossing ink and added gold embossing powder.  
This way the cups stand out and have a little bit of a grunge look.

I stamped and clear embossed the sentiment using plum color ink.  
The sentiment came from a set I from Richard Garay that I found at Hobby Lobby.

After I cut out the sentiment I used pop dots to give some dimension to the card.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects this week.   

Tomorrow is World Card Making day.
I plan on creating many more projects I hope to share in the coming week.

Thanks for stopping by
Have a wonderful weekend. 


I will be entering this card in the following challenges

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop - Take #4

Good Evening!!!
It is almost time to wrap up this fun hop 

As I hear it today is National Coffee Day.  Hope you enjoyed a good cup today

For my project today I wanted to use a little humor.  

I decided to give my cup a personality.  

I used my nice new cup stamp from The Greeting Farm to stamp the cup. 
I then added some arms and legs .

Next I stamped and colored the coffee cup and face on a separate sheet of paper.  
Used the handy die to cut the image out. 

 I also cut 3 more cups so that I could layer them to make 
the cup stand off the page and give the image dimension.

I then glued the stack onto of the previously stamped image 
so that the arms and legs fall behind the cup.

I cut the brown layer and only embossed the top half.  

The perk up is from the same Greeting Farm stamp set. 
It is stamped and embossed in gold
I then layered the banners and Stapled them onto the background.   

The arms, legs and face came from Your Next Stamp.

I have one more project to share for the Coffee Lovers Hop 

Five projects will be a record for me 


I will be entering this card in the following challenges

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop - Take 3

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!

There is only a couple more days to participate in the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop.  

I hope you have made it over to see all of the great inspiration.

And if you are not inspired by coffee.... Tea and other hot drinks are an option.

For my project today I used inspiration from the STAMPlorations Challenge 

For this card I stamped the image on water color paper and water colored the image.   
I went back and added some more bold lines to have the image more defined. 

Both the image and the sentiment if from The Greeting Farm.  

I wanted to have to keep the card close to a  CAS project as possible.  

I added a little color to give a sunrise effect behind the cup 
and then splattered a little color around.  

To me Monochrome is usually black and white 
but I wanted to go out of the box a little and go with the browns. 

This will be a good birthday card for a coffee loving friend.  
I will be adding a coffee gift card inside so that she can enjoy a cup

Hope you have a wonderful day


I will be entering this card in the following challenges

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop - Take 2


How is the weather in your town? 
Let me say the last few days have NOT been fall like.   
The temperature almost his 100 degrees yesterday.   UGH
But wait... that is not even a record.

I hope fall gets here soon because I am tired of the heat.  
And of course I love that fall weather.   
I think my coffee even taste better in the cooler months.  

Maybe my project today will help bring some fall like weather to Norther California\

I'm sure every paper crafter has a pile of scraps
Every time I sit at my craft space I stare at a growing mound.  
I have vowed to try to use up a bunch of that pile before the end of the year.  

For today's project I incorporated some of those scraps.

My card is a very basic and simple design.
I did find this cool paper at the craft store recently fell in love with it.  
and then.... cut it to make more scraps...LOL

Live, Laugh, Love... 
something we all need to do more of each day.

Basically I used one of my shape die sets to cut out the background and the stitched edges,  Distressed the edges with a little black and brown inks
 and found a couple scraps that I liked together.  

I wanted to pull in the stitched edging from the background so I just used one of the smaller dies. 

 The little coffee cup and the Smile die cut is from the Greeting Farm. 
 They arrived in the mail just in time. 

That is it for me today.  

Thank you for visiting.


I will be entering this card in the following challenges.  

Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop

Monday, September 26, 2016

You brighten my day

Good Morning.  

Since I've been away I wanted to find some inspiration to get my creative juices flowing and I found this wonderful inspiration on the Stamplorations blog.  

I really love the fall colors against the kraft paper.  

For my project I stamped the Sunflower image in black and clear embossed the ink.   
 I then used a combination of distress inks to get the variations of colors. 
 I started light and then worked in the darker shades.   

 My blending was not successful the first time.  
 This was my third attempt to get the colors right.   
 But that cool little butterfly came out of one of my failed attempts.   

My first idea was to go with gold embossing but  I really was 
not happy with the gold flowers not standing out against my distress shading.   
So I ended up with going with the black. 

As one of the rejected pieces was lying there in my work space, 
I got this cool ides to use my butterfly punch and allow the embossing to be the veins.  
 Now this paper is not wasted only to be added to the growing scrap pile. 

Here are a couple other butterflies I punched from the embossed image.  

I've had a very creative weekend so there will be many more post this week.  

Thank you for dropping by


I will be entering this project in the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Coffee lovers fall blog hop

Wow.... It has been a while.   
 I have not posted since May.  
I think it has been my longest break from crafting and blogging. 

I'm sure you know how life gets in the way.  
Nothing major.... Just teenager, husband, work stuff

It is sort of hard to get going again.  
But after sitting in my craft space for a while the creative juices started flowing.  

One of my first projects was this tag I made for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I love this tea pot image and sentiment from Unity stamps.

I find making tags so much fun.  

You can add dimension without worrying about the project going into the mail.   

I know it is hard to see but the tea pot is popped up off the tag.  

I should have take a side photo.... but I was playing taxi this afternoon.  

I have more projects to share over the next couple days.  

Please come back to see what I have made.


I will be entering this card in the following challenges

Monday, May 30, 2016

Adding Dimension


There are many ways to add dimension to a project,

One of my favorites is to take pieces from an image, 
cut them out and then layer them back together suing pop dots for other foam adhesive.

This can be a time consuming process and the technique does work with every image.  

 I took this cute image from Whimsy stamps and made 4 layers of dimension with the the flower.
That means I needed to stamp the image 4 times so that I could fussy cut all of my pieces.

I like to add color to the area I am covering  with the popped out piece.  
That way there is no white exposed when someone look at the image from the side.  

I used adhesive foam between the layer of peddles.  

I did not want the image to be to think so I used a couple layers of card stock behind the center of the flower.  It give some dimension but it is not popped off quite as much as the lower layer.  

And the lase layer is the bee, which was just cut out and placed on top of the center. It only add a small amount of thickness but it is protruding from the image.

I decided to give the bees some sparkle by adding glitter to their bodies.  

Here is a side view 

Thanks for stopping by


I will be entering this project in the following challenges

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Growing In Unity Blog Hop

Good Morning.

Hope you are enjoying you weekend.

Today I am participating in the Growing In Unity Blog Hop.

I am the last stop.  If you just arrive head on over to the Unity blog to get started 

The set I chose to work with is the Unity was She Found Joy Kit of the Month 

I have been playing with Ken Oliver's Color Burst.

I found a technique where I use the Color Burst mixed with blending gel on watercolor paper.

I first created the background using Yellow and Ocher color burst.  The Ocher is cool because it leaves orange and green color streaks behind.  

After the paper dried, I then stamped the background 
image using a brown pigmented in and clear embossed.  

The poppies were stamped and gold embossed on Watercolor paper.   

I used the same technique to color the poppies using red and orange Color Burst.  

The center of the poppies are black distress glitter.  

I popped them off the background to give the card some dimension 

Be sure to leave comments along the way.
Two lucky people will be winning some Unity 

Here is today's line up.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges

Saturday, May 28, 2016

May CASEplorations Challenge

Today I am sharing a card I made using the challenge 

I've been collecting stencils and have been trying to master
some techniques.

I feel that they look easier to use then they really are.
Maybe it is just me.  

This is a one layer card.  All of the color was applied using a
makeup applicator and distress ink.  

The butterflies are from a ARTplorations stencil.   I flip over the image 
so that I could get the butterflies to be going two different.

I still have a lot to learn but I have made some progress.

Thanks for stopping by


I will be entering this card in the following challenges

Monday, May 2, 2016

Growing in Unity week.... Winner announcement

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Happy Monday

I'm here to announce the winners of my week with Unity Stamp Company

Fist I want to thank everyone for the kind and inspiring comments left last week.

Now what you are waiting for..... 

The two lucky ladies are......

Amy E




Please send me an e-mail (resatwo at with your mailing information.

Didn't win some Unity this week??

Then head on over to 

She is the GIU gal this week.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Growing in Unity Day Five

Happy Friday!!!!  

I can't wait to get the weekend started.

Sadly, it is my last day with Unity.

I hope you have enjoyed all of my projects this week.

I want to send a big Thank You to Unity for allowing me to share with you this week


All of the readers for their kind comments

For my last project I played with watercoloring.

Watercolor is a huge trend right now.
I have been enjoying watercolor 
I find that it is very forgiving
and there are lots of products on the market.

Some of my go to products are 
Distress ink
Twinkling H2O
Zig Clean Color Brush markers
And of course 
basic watercolor paints.

  I really can't say which one I like the best.  
But as for basic watercolor needs I like the Zig Clean Color Brush.  
They travel easy and clean up is awesome.

If I am looking for something with that sparkle, I go for the H2O's, 
which is what I chose for this project

I used the H2O's for both the background and the flower color.

This flower is two different stamps from the Spirit of Summertime KOM
I stamped and embossed the flower and stem before coloring them.

The sentiment is also from the Spirit of Summertime KOM.

See.... I told you that I can't resist the flowers.  

I'm like Dory....
 I don't need anymore stamps... Oh look a flower stamp....LOL

Well, all good things must come to an end.
I will announce the winners next week
~There will be two~

So don't forget to comment everyday to increase your 
chances of  winning some Unity of your very own.

If you missed the previous days, 
I have added a recap of the projects this week with links to get you there quickly


I will be entering this card in the following challenges