Thursday, January 28, 2016

New Cracked Critters with Lost Coast Designs

Hello Dreamers,
The January New Release Event is happening on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity blog.  Check out all the awesome projects!  And see all the New release stamps here.  I have a project to share today that I made using three of the new release stamps.  It is pretty Funky.

Materials List:
Stamps: Mini Cracked Critters  Set One, Misc Words Set, Doodle Circles all from Lost Coast Designs
Ink: Raisin Adirondack, Blackberry Bliss dye Stampin' Up
CS: White, Cream, Blackberry Bliss- Stampin' Up
Copic Markers

Make It:

  • Make a card from Blackberry Bliss CS 
  • Ink Doodle Circles with Raisin ink; stamp off once and stamp on white CS 
  • Stamp Cracked Bird three times over Circles with Blackberry Bliss ink

  • Color Cracked Birds with Copic Markers
  • Color edge of piece with bright green Copic Marker
  • Add to card base
  • Stamp Funky on cream CS and add to card

  •  Tie a knot in one end of a piece of ribbon
  • Wrap the other end of the ribbon around to inside of card and secure with glue

I just love the new Cracked  images.  Sooo cute and whimsical!!

Through the purple haze: things with wings
Simon's Wednesday: anything goes

Thanks for stopping by.  See you again soon.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Valentine's - Quick and Easy

Hello Everyone!
Popping in to share more of the Valentine's I made for the Cards from The Heart card drive.  This design is quite simple and great for making multiples.  I also used this layout for a thinking of you card.  So, really works great for any type of card.  

Make It:

  • Make a card base from white CS
  • Add a narrow strip of dark decorative paper on the left edge
  • Stamp heart or small image on card with Real Red (SU) ink
  • Stamp sentiment on lower edge favoring right edge
  • Tie ribbon around left side of card

Now, take this layout and adapt it to another occasion card:

The sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly and the bird from Stampin' Up.
I still have more Valentine's to share and lots of other fun things from Technique Junkies.
And, Lost Coast Design--check out the New Stamp Showcase going on now here.  Prize for commenting!!

See you again soon!!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Happy Birthday Advice with Technique Junkies

Hello Everyone!
Busy day here in Dreamland!  I have a fun Birthday Card to share with you!  This project is made with a stamp from Technique Junkies.  I used the stamp in a little different way.  This what the stamp looks like:
SD632 Happy Birthday Advice

And here is my project:

As you can see, I sliced the stamped image apart.

Stamp: Happy Birthday Advice from Technique Junkies
CS: Apricot
Ink: Onyx Black Versa Fine
Dimensional Adhesive
Aqua Dots

Make It:

  • Make a long narrow card from Apricot CS
  • Add a layer of DP

  • Stamp the Birthday stamp with Onyx Black ink on Apricot CS
  • Using a rotary cutter and ruler, slice up the stamped image
  • Lay out the segments on the DP.  When you like the arrangement, secure with dimensional adhesives

  • Make a cute with a craft knife in the card
  • Slide the ribbon through the cuts and tie in a bow
  • Add the Aqua dots

Isn't this a fun stamp!!??  I love it!!  Really versatile.

********Challenges for my birthday Advice:
Inspiration Destination: anything goes
Amusing Challenge: ribbon or twine *********

Okay, thanks for stopping by!!  See you next time!

Amazing Collage Card with Lost Coast Designs

Hello Everyone!
We are in the midst of  the New Stamps Showcase Event from Lost Coast Designs!  The Design Team has been making projects that showcase the new releases!  Stop in and comment on the Portal to Creativity blog.  On the last day stop by and let us know which stamp is your favorite.  At the end of the event, all commenters will go into a drawing.  The winner will receive their favorite stamp!!!!!

See all the Event  projects here and all the new stamps here.  I used three new stamps on my "Amazing" Collage Card.

Stamps: New Releases- Grunge Border 2", Misc Words, ATC Faces Set and Cheesecloth Background all from Lost Coast Designs
Ink: Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, and Black Soot Distress Inks; black dye
CS:Lavender, Yellow, and white
Spray Ink: Willow and Terracotta Walnut inks, Cork Tattered Angels
Washi Tape
Heat Gun

Make It:

  • Make a card base of lavender CS and distress edges with Vintage Photo
  • On yellow CS, Stamp the Grunge border and Cheesecloth background with Tea Dye ink
  • Apply spray inks to background and dry with heat gun

  • Stamp face with Black Soot ink
  • Distress edges of background piece with Vintage Photo
  • Add piece to card base

  • Stamp words on white CS with black ink and cut out
  • Distress the words with Vintage Photo
  • Glue words to card
  • Add lace and washi tape

Really loving all the new releases!
Note:The Misc Word set is really cool!!  It is a 6" x 7" sheet of rubber filled with all kinds of words-- Over 75 different words.  You could cut them apart or keep them all together.  I left them all together for now and just stamped the whole sheet of rubber on white CS.   I cut the words out as I need them.  Worked really well so far.

********Challenge for my Amazing Collage card:
Artistic Stamper: anything goes

See you again soon for more new releases!!  Take care.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Valentine's - CAS and One Layer

Hello Friends!
I am sharing more of the Valentine's Day Cards I made for the Cards from the Heart Card Drive organized by Winter.  See all the details on her blog.

 I tried it with the card in two orientations.  I like both, portrait is my favorite.  I used this cute heart stamp.  I think I received it in a blog candy.  It sure works great for CAS cards.  The Love is an older Stampin' Up stamp.  Ink: Real Red from Stampin' Up.

Hope you are having a great day.  Doing fine here.  Very cold outside though.  I had to run out to the post office this morning and mail the Valentines to Winter.  I sent 55 cards in.  Hope the kiddies like them!!  Check back next time for Lost Coast designs and Technique Junkies.  Such Fun!  Love ya

Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Perfect Companion with Technique Junkies

Hello Dreamers!
Here is a stamp for all the pet lovers in your life! This stamp is a new release from Technique Junkies!   I made a fun card that I will send to one of those dog lovers in my life.  LOL   I used a background technique from one of the Technique Junkie CDs too.

Stamps: Perfect Companion and Love Hands from Technique Junkies
Watercolor Paper
Ink: Versa Mark; Not Quite Navy and Taken with Teal dye ink (Stampin' Up)
CS: White, teal
Clear Embossing Powder
Spellbinders Die
Distress stains: Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans, Wild Honey
Heat gun
Craft sheet

Make It:

  • Make a card from Teal CS
  • On watercolor paper and following the Stain Resist Technique, create the background. I used the Love Hands stamp, Versa Mark ink, and the distress stains listed above.
  • Distress the edges with Taken with Teal dye ink
  • Add the background to card base

  •  Stamp the Perfect Companion with Not Quite Navy and Taken with Teal dye ink.  Note: ink the stamp with both inks starting with the lighter colored ink
  • Cut the image with die and add to card
  • Add a bow

  •  On the inside, stamp the Love hands
There is plenty of room left to write a note on the inside.

Cute stamps, aren't they!!??  I am having a ball on my new Design Team- Technique Junkies!!  

************Challenges for my Dog Lovers Card:
Crafty Calendar: something new--new stamps
Creative Fingers: anything goes
Inspiration Destination: anything goes

Well, I better get moving.  See you next time.  Love ya.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Valentine's Card Drive - Lots of hearts

Hello Friends,
Today, I have another of the designs I made for the Cards From the Heart card drive organized by Winter.   See all the details on Winter's  blog.  Since I was die cutting all the felt for the cards I posted yesterday, I decided I might as well die cut hearts from paper. I cut a bunch.

The card bases are made from white and pink CS.  I added a layer of paper.  I stamped little hearts on some of the papers (see below)

I positioned three strips of washi tape onto the DP and then added the heart.  And finished it off with some bakers twine.

I stamped hugs and kisses on this sample.  I used a variety of sentiments on the other samples.

*****Challenges for my Valentine's Day card:
Crafting with Attitude:anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations: anything goes
Creative Knockouts: a card for a child
In the Pink: anything goes with pink
Moving along with the times: spots and dots *******

I will post more of the cards next week.  Saturday is Lost Coast Designs day and I have a fun project to share with you.  Check back for more crafty goodness.  Hope you are having a great day in your little corner of the world.  Love ya

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Valentine's Day Card Drive

Hello Dreamers!
Time for Valentines.  As, you know, each year I make Valentine's for Winter's Card drive: Cards from the Heart.  I have 55 cards ready to go out.  I made about six different designs with multiples of each.  The card for today uses felt die cut hearts.  Here is the group:

I started with white and pink CS.  I die cut the felt with a die and my Big Shot.  The felt was pretty easy to cut.  I did add a light cardboard shim to facilitate the cutting.

The hearts were glued to the cs with Fabri-Tac glue.  I did not add any other embellishments as the cards are going to children in hospitals.  That means no items that can be a choking hazard and no glitter, etc... See Winter's blog for all the card drive guidelines.  Cards must be in by Jan 31, 2016.

On the inside, I stamped sentiments from Sweet N Sassy.  I also signed the insides of the cards with my first name and state.  And a smiley face.  LOL

This is a second version that uses a larger die cut felt heart placed over a paper doily heart.

*********Challenges for my Valentines:
Crafting by Design:use red
Crafting from the Heart: anything goes
Fun cuts: a heart
Cards and More: one layer card

Check back tomorrow for another Valentine.  Also a new post with Technique Junkies on Saturday!!  And next week, a New Release event with Lost Coast Designs!!  Fun, fun, fun!!!!  Love ya

WOYWW-Valentines for a Card Drive

Hello Everyone,
It has been a  while since I  visited the Stamping Ground for a peek at all the workdesks around the world .  I thought it would be fun to visit today!  For more info on "What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday" check out  Julia's blog.  I have a different work area now--I moved in October  and am still working on setting everything up.

I have been making Valentines for the "Cards from the Heart" card drive organized by Winter-see her blog for info.  The cards go to hospitalized children on Valentine's day.  I have 55 cards ready to go out.  Here is my desk and table while the work is in progress.  I have a new Ott light that works quite well.  The paint brushed were for some other project and did not get put away.  I am trying out different ribbons with the papers.  The tea cut has a tissue with essential oils on it so my work area smells good.  LOL

The little white tags get stamped later and have ribbon added at the top.  I did not end up using the paper doilies on this design.

Paper selection going on here.

Thought it would be fun to die cut some felt.  I did use these on some CAS Valentines.  I will be posting all the cards though out this month and next.  Here is a sneak peek at the cards.

Well, I am off to check out the workdesks!!  Check back later for a full post on one of the Valentines card.  Hope you are having a great day!  We are getting snow and cold temperatures. Just the perfect day to stay inside and do a little blogging!  I must go make some coffee before I do one more thing!   See you soon!  Love ya

Thursday, January 7, 2016

For the Love of Books

Hello Dreamers!
I am back today with a project made with January New Releases from Technique Junkies!  The stamps are for the book lovers out there -- of which I am one.  I just love this sentiment set.  I can use this for cards to send to all my bookworm friends and family!  Too, too fun!!  I went masculine with this card.  Good for my send box!   Check it out.

Stamps: Books Background and Bookworms Sentiment Set both from Technique Junkies
Ink: Dark Brown dye; Jet Black Stazon
CS: Olive, cream
Narrow ribbon
Large Tapestry Needle

Make It:

  • Make a card from Olive CS
  • Punch small holes along the edge
  • Thread large tapestry needle with narrow ribbon 
  • Thread the ribbon in and out through the holes making this zigzag pattern

  • On cream CS stamp the Books Background with dark brown ink
  • Tear the edges and add to card base

  • Stamp sentiment on velum with Stazon ink
  • Tear edges and add to card base
  • Tie ribbon in bow and glue to velum

See you again soon with more crafty goodness!  Love ya

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Kingly Bird and Cat with Lost Coast Designs

Hello Dreamers!
Hope you are well this new year!  Today, I have a project using a new whimsical stamp from Lost Coast Design!  See all the new releases here.  I went a bit CAS with this card.   The stamp has so much detail, I felt it did not need a lot of other elements.  Check it out:

Stamp: Cat with Bird from Lost Coast Designs
Ink: Onyx Black Versa Fine
CS: White, aqua, teal
Washi Tape

Make It:

  • Make a card from teal CS and add a layer of aqua CS
  • On white CS stamp Cat with Bird with Onyx Black ink

  • Add strips of washi tape
  • Tie ribbon in bow and add to card front

Don't you just love all the detail in this stamp image??!!  That bird is so cute with his little crown!

Stayed tuned for lots more projects this month!!  See you soon.  Love ya