Sunday, June 14, 2015

I'm moving

After much thought I have decided to move my blog.  I am unsure of how to redirect this Blog to that site for the moment , so I figured I would add this notice.  Please visit me in my new home at and tell me how you've been.

As always hoping you had a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Just Coolin'

Good Morning,

This month’s stamp releases have been just too cute for words and some of them were just begging to make the trip to my house.  My Favorite Things has a set called Penguins in Paradise and it is just adorable.  Today’s project uses one of the stamps from that set.  This young man looks like he is ready for riding the waves with his inner tube around his waist because Safety First.  

The waves were cut with my Silhouette Cameo because I do not have a wave die.  It is a shame to me that I have had this machine for probably going on three years and very rarely use it in putting elements on my cards.  That needs to change, wouldn’t you agree?  The sun is a die set from Simon Says Stamp called Sunshine and the little face on him is from this last month’s Simon Says Card Kit called Happy & Smile.  I sponged some distress ink over my waves to give them a finished look and took my white enamel accents to add some froth to the top of the roaring waves.  The starfish comes from Lawn Fawn’s So Jelly set and was cut out using his matching die.  When it was time to put the card together I temporarily adhered my waves to the main panel and then die cut all three pieces together so the stitch lines would match up.  My first set of waves does not sit flush on the panel so I used one of the dies from Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Borders just to give it that bottom edge and it worked out pretty good.  The penguin was colored using copic marker and then I fussy cut him out.  His inner tube was looking a little blah to me, so I took some liquid pearls to add some dots to his inner tube. When I came time to put this project together I used some clear dimensional behind the sun, first wave, and penguin.  All of the other elements are flat on the card.

Here’s to having a great TuesdayJ

Supplies used:
Paper: Neenah Solar White #100, Hammermill #100 for focal panel and elements, Recollections Blue and Yellow;
Stamps and Dies: My Favorite Things Penguins in Paradise, Lawn Fawn So Jelly and matching die, Simon Says Stamp Sunshine die, Simon Says Stamp Happy & Smile, Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders, My Favorite Things Blueprint 25;
Inks: Distress Inks Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, and Stormy Sky, Broken China, Stormy Sky, Ranger Black Archival, Memento Tuxedo Black;
Copics: YR14, E93, R12, N1, N3, N5, N7, Y13, Y17, YR04, R29, R39, R59, R00, C00, C1;

 Everything else: Silhouette Wave Borders cut file, Ranger White Enamel Accents, Sakura Black Glaze pen, White Gelly roll pen

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Wish Big

Hello Everyone.  Sorry I have been MIA, but my husband has been making me get out of the house and doing something other than sitting around obsessing over what my next project should be.  I will admit that I have not learned to just go with it when creating projects.  I overthink everything which causes me to either not finish the project or not like it when it is done.  I have to remember that there is no wrong when creating and I should really enjoy the process of making the project. 

This week’s project was created using a digital stamp from Make it Crafty called Meadow Girls Wishful Aisha printed using my Epson printer.  I let it set overnight just to try and avoid any smearing that may occur.  I will be honest though I have not run into a lot of that issue, Thank Goodness.  This lovely little girl was colored using Copic markers and used sponged my distress inks to create the background.  I lined up my Bella letters from Mama Elephant to create my sentiment.  Let me tell you, it was not an easy thing trying to get them lined up and I am still not sure they were as straight as possible, but I stamped them anyway using Ranger Black archival ink.  As I was looking at the project the sky seemed a little bare, so I grabbed a stencil I had created using my silhouette that seemed to go along with the little flower Aisha was holding.  I remember blowing on these little things as a kid and making wishes upon wishes.  I took my palette knife and some pearl modeling cream and scraped it over the stencil.  I made a mat for my project using a piece of 6 x 6 paper that I had.  I am not sure but I do believe it came in one of my Simon Says Stamp monthly kits, but don’t quote me.  I placed the whole panel on a white card base and I consider it done.

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and your upcoming week is a peaceful oneJ

Supplies used:
Paper: Neenah Solar White #100, Hammermill #100 for focal panel;
Stamps and Dies: Make it Crafty Digital Wishful Aisha, Mama Elephant Bella Letters, Diezyne Stitched Rectangle, Mama Elephant Scripty Hello;
Inks: Distress Inks Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, and Stormy Sky, Ranger Black Archival;
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, BV20, R20, B0000, B000, YG08, YG13, G14, Y04, Y06, Y13, Y21, YR24, RV13, RV21, RV42, N1, N3, C1, W7;

 Everything else: Viva Pearl Modeling Cream, stencil created using Silhouette Cut File