Tuesday, November 19, 2019

A Hog For Christmas

Hello and welcome back to my creative space!   Today I bring you a fun card that I am going to share  over at the Sweet Sentiment Facebook Group where they are have a color challenge. I love that Jammie encourages her followers to share their work and wanted to play along.  Maybe go check out her page?    I typically don't pick masculine images, so this got me a little out of my comfort zone, but I think it turned out well.  I colored Harley Claus with copic markers, and for the background quickly blended distress oxides for the sky.  I used Picket Fence Distress Ink to splatter a little snow too.   My card is 5x7 as i thought it suited the image better.  Without further ado... 

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Products used:  white/black/cranberry card stock, Craft Smart Christmas Plaids dsp, Copic markers, Distress Oxide Ink tumbled glass, Distress Ink picket fence, Hero Arts felt snow flakes, white gel pen, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Echo Park Holly Jolly stamp set, hemp twine, and Dr Digi Harley Claus

Winter Bird Trio

New Releases!

Good Morning and welcome back to my creative space! Today I am sharing a new release from Bugaboo Stamps, where you can find a new release each and every Tuesday?  How exciting is that?  Winter Bird Trio is perfect for all of your winter and holiday crafting projects.  I of course am featuring it as a card today, but I plan on using it in my planner or traveler's notebook soon.   I'm loving how peach is trending this Christmas season so I had to incorporate it in my collection.  I  hope you like it.  Let me know...  

Products used:  white/gold metallic card, Snow and Cocoa dsp, Copic markers, Gold Stickles, Glossy Accents, White Gelly Roll pen, teal tulle, Momenta celebrate word die, and Bugaboo Winter Bird Trio

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1950s Retro TV Show

Hello and welcome back to my creative space!  Today I have a throwback to the 1950s black and white tv and a retro Christmas!  I used the My Hero Arts October 2019 Kit of the Month and made a black and white Christmas scene in a loose interpretation of  a TV!   I made the television from rectangles framing one metallic rectangle and punching circles out to make the dial to change the channels.  I cut 2 small strips and 2 half circles to form the antennae.  I hope that you're able to get the vibe I was going for?  Without further ado.... 

Products used:  white/cranberry/silver metallic/black card stock, Paper Studies gingham dsp, MHA Oct 2019 KOM, circle punches, copic markers, glossy accents, recollections white embossing powder, versamark ink, and silver stickles.   

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 118

Good Morning!  Thanks for stopping by my crafty space!  We have a new challenge starting today over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends where anything handmade goes!  Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps which is such a fun and creative company. I encourage you to check out the store and find some inspiration for your next project!  I colored my images with copic markers, and added tumbled glass Distress oxide ink to the background.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine onyx black ink and mounted on a standard A2 card.  

Products used:  white/ hot pink card stock, Recollections Holiday Bash dsp, Distress Oxide ink, Versafine ink, Copic markers, Gnome Christmas sentiment, stickles, and Snowman Couple

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Retro Christmas Tree Shopping

Hello and welcome back to my crafty place!  This evening I have a fun project featuring the My Monthly Hero Arts Kit from October 2019 which features a Retro Christmas!   I first stamped the images and then colored them with Copic markers and then die cut them out.  I made my background using Hero Hues reactive inks and then applied my scene.  I have to admit this card took a little bit of time to construct because I also cut out the image to make another card with different images from the same set.  I hope you like the way it came together and inspires you to make something fun today! 

Products used:  white card stock, MHA October 2019 kit of the month, Hero Hues Reactive Inks, Versa Magic Cloud ink, Versafine Onyx Black ink, silver Stickles, Distress Oxide vintage photo, Glossy accents, and, Copic markers

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Psalm 119:28

Hi and welcome back to my crafty space.  This morning I have a bible journaling page to share with you.  I recently stumbled upon a company called By The Well 4 God who publishes devotionals that are travel notebook sized (my new love) and all the ephemera and stamps to go with them to help your creative process along.  I am new to bible journaling as it is hard for me to mark up the pages of a bible, which is why I purchased the Day Spring, Illustrating Bible.  I love this bible because it has wide margins to decorate, create, or write in.  I have chosen to mostly create in mine and then write in my devotional traveler's notebook so that I can share my work with you. 

The Devotional I am Working on is the October devotional, but it is perfect for what I am personally facing right now.  I just love how God works and knows exactly what you need when you need it.  Historically November is a very rough month for me full of heart ache and grief, so A Heart at Rest is perfect for me to work through at the moment.   

Psalm 119:28 New International Version (NIV)

My soul is weary with sorrow;

    strengthen me according to your word.

Products used:  A Heart At Rest Devotional Kit, Distress oxides aged mahogany/evergreen bough, Daniel Smith water color natural sienna 

challenges entering:
word art wednesday 412/413

Grateful Fox

Oldies But Goodies!

Welcome back to my crafty space. I hope you're having a great day?  I have an oldie but goodie for you from Bugaboo Stamps which I think is adorable!  I colored the image with copics and heat embossed the sentiment on to an A2 card.   When you have a chance go check out what the other designers came up with over at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog!  I do hope you find some inspiration there and then grab you an image from Bugaboo!  Without further ado...

Products used: marigold/white card stock, Gina K Grateful Heart dsp, Copic markers, Recollections gold embossing powder, Bo Bunny gratitude stamp set, white gelly roll pen gold Stickles, and Bugaboo, Fall Autumn Fox

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Frog Day

Hi, welcome back to my crafty space!  Today I am celebrating American Frog Day with Catch the Bug Challenge Blog!  Frogs happen to be my favorite animal!  When I was a kid we had one from a tad pole up to adult hood... until it croaked... no pun intended.  But yes I love them and I am weird.  With that said this image is adorable... I hope you think so too?

Products used:  white/lime card stock, Paper Studios dsp, Copic markers, Spectrum Noir sparkle pen, pink sequins, white sheer ribbon, and Frog, Hi!

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Give Thanks

Hi and welcome back!  Today I have a beautiful Thanksgiving card to share with you.  This happens to be one of my favorite stamps from Fun Stampers Journey.  For this card, I stamped the image with Dessert sand Memento ink and then colored it with copics.  I added the sentiment from the same set and heat embossed with copper powder.  I mounted it on gold metallic card stock then to a dsp by Gina K designs.  To get that perfect color ribbon, I colored white sheer ribbon with a burgundy marker.  It was very quick coloring, just like you need it to be for the holidays!

Products used: ivory/cranberry/ metallic gold card stock, Gina K Grateful Heart dsp, memento ink, versamark ink, Judikins Copper embossing powder, copic markers, Fun Stampers Journey Bountiful Thanks stamp set. and sheer ribbon.  

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Friday, November 8, 2019

CAS Birthday

Hello and welcome back to my crafty place.  Today I am sharing a simple card that I made for my son's 18th birthday.  I chose Tim Holtz's  Birthday Blue Print stamp set as my son just announced that he may want to be an architect.  I stamped the images in Memento ink which copic friendly so that I could color with them.  I hope you like it!

Products used?  white/black card stock, Tim Holtz Birthday Blue Print, Memento Tuxedo Black, copic markers, and Martha Stewart Happy Birthday sentiment stamp.  

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Christmas Light Scene

Hello and welcome back!  I have a card to share with you today created from Kit and Clowder's Oct/Nov coloring class featuring Lily of the Valley digital stamps.  I believe this stamp was created specifically for the class as I didn't find it available on the shop, but it's not too late to get the class!!!   The day I colored this I was struggling with a few things, so I decided to take some time for me and take the entire class in one day!  I seriously have never done that before, as I typically start and stop frequently, but I easily got lost in ME time!   I learned a lot of new techniques, but also got to practice a few.   I love how Alyce breaks it down into smaller parts of the image so that you only concentrate on one section at a time.  I also love how she reminds you to be mindful of light source and shadows!   I hope you like my first attempt at this adorable scene!

Products used:  white/teak/cranberry card stock, Martha Stewart dsp, copic markers, white gelly roll pen, and Lily of the Valley stamp created for Kit And Clowder

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Light of Bethlem

Good morning and welcome to my crafty space.  Today I am sharing my first real attempt to add a background to a stamped image.  I totally borrowed this from Sandy Allnock, because I watched the linked video and fell in love with the stamp and her project.  I will never claim to have talent, and desperately want to be a colorist so I watch a ton of her videos.  After watching Sandy's video and ordering Bethlehem's Light from the Colorado Stamp Co, I decided to give this a try and followed Sandy's video.  My final picture doesn't come close to my inspiration piece, but I will say I had so much fun coloring this image.  I actually made four of these to give to family members.   I'm very shy about sharing this because I don't like to post imperfect projects of my Lord and Savior, so I ask please be kind in your comments.   And Thank You to Sandy Allnock for sharing her art and teachings. 

Products used:  white/navy/silver metallic card stock, copic markers, white gelly roll pen, Recollections white/silver embossing powder, and Colorado Craft Co Bethlehem's Light stamp set

Challenges Entering:
Christmas with the Cuties 32
PIP 1944
The Corrosive Challenge 11
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 10
Morgan's Artworld 11
LeAnn's World 101 challenge 20

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Break a Leg

Weekly Challenge!

Hello and welcome back to my crafty space!  I'm sharing my design team project for Catch the Bug Challenge Blog where this Saturday's challenge is an "anything goes" theme.  I chose to make a get well card in classic red/black/white which is one of my favorite color combos.  I like this card, because it is clean and simple and appropriate for a male too.   I colored the image, Break a Leg with Copic markers and a silver metallic Spectrum Noir maker.   I stamped the sentiment and edges of the layers with Memento ink.  I hope you like it. 

Products used:  white/cranberry card stock, Bo Bunny Land of Wonder dsp, hemp twine, love letter/ gray flannel Memento ink, Copic Markers, Spectrum Noir metallic marker, Silver Stickles, Creative Vision Stamps What Bugs You, and Bugaboo, Break a Leg stamp

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Money Card Holder

Good morning and welcome back to my crafty place.  Today I bring to you a money card holder featuring an image from Pattie's Creations Digital Images.  At my last craft show I had multiple people ask me for money holder cards, so this was my first chance to make one.  This particular card will be for my step mom because she loves candy canes, and it gave me practice for future creations.   This really is an easy project using one 7.5x 7.5 inch solid card stock and then adding dsp papers.  For an additional fun touch I chose to add a belly band where I mounted Pattie's image!  The image was colored with copics and highlighted the Spectrum Noir sparkle pen. 
Please take a minute and checkout what the other designers have to inspire you with over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge where the theme is Anything Goes for the month of November.  Also you should be able to grab a free image over at the blog too... Run... go.... .

Products used:  cranberry/white/silver metallic card stock/ Recollections dsp, Sizzix dotted circle die, Spellbinders fancy scalloped circle die, EK tools tag punch, red rhinestones, Versafine Onyx black ink, Rhubarb Stalk memento ink, Crop a dile 1/4 inch corner rounder, Gina K Merry Christmas to you sentiment stamp, and Pattie's Creations, Candy Canes with bow

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Classic DT November Challenge

Hello and welcome back to my crafty space!  I have a new challenge over at Classic Design Team Open Challenges for the month of November where our sponsor is Sheepski Designs!  I fell in love with this cutie, as my son and his girlfriend take selfies all of the time and it reminded me of them.  My card is a square 5.5 inch card, that I colored with copic markers.  I die cut out a few snow flakes, added some bling and I was done!  I just love it when it comes together quickly!  I hope you like it!  

Products used:  wine/white/navy, silver metallic card stock, Darice snowflake swirl embossing folder, snow flake die set, Nuvo drops, purple jewel brads, Copic markers, white gelly roll pen, Snowman Selfie, Sheepski Designs

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Challenges entering:
Art Impressions: holiday cards 269
Cardz 4 Galz: S.
Imagine That 10
Cute Card Thursday 606
World Wide Open Design team challenge 10
Morgan's Artworld #11
Leann's World 101 #19
Polkadoodles wk 43

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Stronger than yesterday

Good Morning!  Today I am sharing a card made with an Unity Stamp Co stamp set called, Aleah.  I colored her with Copic markers after stamping it with black Memento ink.  my background features gelatos and distress oxide inks.  I added a few sequins and stickles for more interest.  

Projucts used: white/bronze mirror/cranberry card stock, Gelatos, Copic markers, distress oxide ink, Memento ink, and Unity Stamp Co, Aleah

challenges entering: 
Color Throwdown: 567
Creative Moments 179
Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday: October
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: anything goes
Watercooler Wednesday 245
Word Art Wednesday 410/411
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 10
LeAnn's World 101: #19

Monday, October 28, 2019

Stand Firm

Hello and welcome back to my crafty place.  Today's card feauters, Lux Girl from the Unity Stamp Co.  I stamped my image with Memento tuxedo ink, as it is Copic friendly.  After coloring my images I used gelatos to obtain the water color effect on the card front.  I then mounted the image on papers from my stash.  

Products used:  white/black/purple card stock, Dsp from my stash, gelatos, Tim Holtz distress oxide ink, Versafine onyx black ink, gold/green/silver stickles, and Unity Stamp Co, Lux Girl stamp set

Challenges entering:
Artsy Stampers: #2
World Wide Open DT challenge 10
LeAnn's World 101 challenge 19

Friday, October 25, 2019

Scarecrow Freebie Friday

Freebie Every Friday!

Hello and welcome back to my crafty space!  I hope you have had a great week so far?  Friday... means a freebie over at Bugaboo Stamps and boy, it's a good one!  This Scarecrow was so much fun to color so go grab yours! When you have a minute please check out what the other designers came up with at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog!  I used a sketch that originally came from MFT stamps and had fun creating with patterned papers from Gina K.  

Products used:  ivory/cranberry/olive card stock, Gina K Give Thanks dsp, Fiskars Lisa Griffith sentiment stamp set, Copic markers, Wink of Stella, brown baker's twine, gold/copper sequins, white gelly roll pen, and Scarecrow digital stamp.  

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Devotional Journal Cover

Hello and welcome back to my crafty space here on the web!  I have recently gotten into bible journaling and traveler's notebooks.  I was super excited to find the Jane Davenport Butterfly Effect Book because it is a blank canvas to make your own art/cover.  I broke out all of my stencils from multiple companies and my acrylic paints and went to town.  This is very much out of my comfort zone as I typically color other artist's images and then add my twist in cards.  What I am finding is it isn't the only place that I am becoming complacent and not stepping out of my comfort zone!  My bible study habits have slipped considerably, as I used to spend at least an hour a day reading and journaling about my walk with the Lord.  Since I tend to be crafty several times a week or more, I invested in the Illustrating bible from Day Spring because it has 3.5 inch margins to journal in.  In addition to that purchase I bought a devotional from By The Well 4 God which includes a written devotional to put into my TN, but also ephemera, stamp set, and book marks.  I am starting with it tomorrow, so I will let you know what I think.   So for today I share the cover...

Products used:  Jane Davenport Butterfly Effect TN, Hero Arts stencils, American Crafts stencils, Dylusions paint/stencils, Folk Art paint, Andy Skinner stencil, SSS stencil, Tim Holtz distress spray, and Jot stencil   

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Pasta Your Birthday

Hello there! Welcome back to my crafty space.  I have a quick card to share with you today for World Pasta Day!  In my opinion it should be pasta day everyday, without the calories to go with it.  Over at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog we celebrate the less well known special days every "Humor Me Wednesday"  and our cards will definitely make you chuckle.  Please head on over there to see what the other designers have for you today.  Like what you see....check out what Bugaboo Stamps has to offer!  It's always a good time with Bugaboo!

My card features, Chef Pierre Spaghetti and is colored with Copic markers and accented with stickles.  My background paper is from a Surprise pack from Tuesday Morning that I am just now getting into.  I love those "surprise" packs because they are often full of things you wouldn't necessary buy and a lot of ephemera too.  I think this checkered paper is perfect for this card don't you?  My sentiment is one that I made up and created in Word docs.   I hope you have enjoyed your time here today!

What's your favorite pasta?  Mine is Manicotti!  


Products used: white/charcoal/cranberry cardstock, The Paper Studio dsp, Hero Arts Stitch Rectangle dies, clear gemstones, black/red/silver Stickles, Copic markers, Word doc created sentiment, and Chef Pierre Spaghetti

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Beautiful Versailles

Hello and welcome to my crafty space!  I went back to my roots and pulled out a Stampin Up set and make a stack of cards.  I made the first group monochromatic with a pop of red for my facebook swap, and then made the same card with fall colors to add to my stash or sell as a set.  I made 8 cards total, but am showing you 3 today.   I hope you like them  I just love this stamp set!

Products used:  white/black/crandberry/teal/olive card stock, teal zeal/gray flannel/ bamboo sprout/tuxedo black/rhubarb stalk Memento Ink, square rhinestone embellishments, Spellbinders oval nesting dies, Stampin Up Very Versailes die set/stamp set.  

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Christmas Mayhem

Hello and welcome back to my crafty space.  Today I bring you a design team project for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends where the challenge is Anything Goes that's handmade.   Our sponsor this month is Fred She Said and the winner gets a $10 gift certificate be used in their store!  
I chose to make a 5x7inch card for this challenge using Christmas Rosey which I colored with copic markers.  I was particularly drawn to this image, because Christmas usually means Pet Mayhem at my house.  I have stopped putting up anything breakable as at least once in the season, my tree goes tumbling down.  It's always very interesting at my house.   
What kind of Christmas madness do you face?  

Without further ado here's my creation.... 

Products used:  white/cranberry card stock, Recollections Christmas Pets dsp, white gelly roll pen and Fred She Said Christmas Rosey digi collection

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Baby elephant

Hello There!  I hope you're having a great day!  Today I am sharing a card I made for my bff's birthday!  She loves elephants and the color purple so she was the inspiration for the card!  I am excited to use a stamp from Sherry West Art, which is the first time for me.  I found her shop while scrolling through faacebook, and just had to have this image!  When you have a chance go check out her shop!

Products used:  white/lilac card stock, Little Birdie Purple passion dsp, Mulberry paper flowers. Copic markers, Versafine onyx black ink, Spellbinders fancy scalloped circle die, eyelet rectangle die, white gelly roll pen, silver stickles, blush sheer ribbon, and Baby Elephant Little Bird Boy

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Scandi Christmas

Hello and welcome to my crafty space!  Today's card was created from a stamp set that was gifted to me from a fellow team member and friend, Julie.  I was surprised and blessed by all the goodies she sent me, but I'm ashamed that I am just now crafting with this!  I used the one inch thick embossing folder included with the stamp sent and then lightly inked it with memento inks.  I then layered them in stripes to mimic a Christmas sweater.   As the card was coming together, it seemed more masculine so I decided to use the deer, instead of the bird I originally was going to use.  I think the card came together nicely, and it was so nice to stamp instead of coloring!

Products used:  white/cranberry card stock, rhubarb stalk/olive green Memento ink, Recollections white embossing powder, white half backed pearls, SC Designs Scandi Christmas stamp set/embossing folder, and Darice ink pods

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