Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Thinking of you...

Hey all! Welcome to my blog for a post showcasing a stamp set from Fleurette's latest release. Love this floral image! So nice for coloring in any medium of your choice.


 I used my Zig markers to color this image. I have good days and bad days with those, lol, and this happened to turn out pretty decent. I fussy cut the image out and used foam dimensionals to lift it off the card front. I used a die I have to cut the frame in the front and added acetate to make a shaker card. I cut another piece out of gold shiny cardstock. Filled it with seed beads and added the back piece of cardstock. 

I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Black Onyx ink and snipped a banner end. Added it to the front of the shaker. This whole piece was then added to the card front and some sequins scattered around to finish it off.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

What's Shakin...

Hey guys, thanks for coming by! I have a card today featuring a new stamp release by FBStamps.
Hope you enjoy! Let's get to it.

I started out by stamping several of the pigs in the stamp set and used my Pearless Watercolors. I then fussy cut right along the stamp line. Didn't want any white showing.
I then chose patterned papers I wanted to use from a Doodlebug paper pad. I found coordinating color cardstock from my stash and used some edge dies to fancy it up.

I glued down the first two piggy butts, lol, flat to the paper. I then used an Action Wobbler under the last piggy. So fun to see him shakin' his bacon, lol!


I layered up all the papers and added it to an A2 card base. Added some Nuvo enamel dots and some sequins.

So there you go, easy really! You really need to go check out the new release over at FBStamps. Such cute stuff. And while you're there, look at all the past releases too.

Here's your shopping list.


Ok, so get out your supplies and have some fun crafting!


Friday, February 10, 2017

Happy Valentines Day...

 Valentines Day is coming!

Hello everyone, I have a Valentine post for you today. I have recently fallen in love all over again with foiling, lol. I've always loved it but forgot about my poor Minc machine. Well, it's been up and running once again. Today's project has some foiling and some electronic die cutting.

So, for the elements on this card, I printed some digital paper with my Brother laser printer. Foiling will only work with the toner in this type of printer. An ink jet will not work. Fleurette has recently added "Foil Its" to her store already printed in toner ink and all you have to do is have the foil and a machine to run it through. No printer needed!!! Check those out, for sure.


It is so hard to capture high shine images, but the red heart has been foiled with red Deco foil. Heidi Swapp foils are good too. I first cut the heart out using my Silhouette Cameo and then ran it through my Minc with the red foil. The gold heart is cut from gold metallic paper in my stash.
I used foam tape to adhere the hearts/arrow element to the scallop shape. I then added that, along with the sentiment, to a piece of red card stock matted with black.


Sorry for the reflection but the red and gold are so shiny! Beautiful in real life. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. I scattered around a few gold, black and red, sequins and glitter dots to finish off the card front. This entire piece was put on to a white A2 sized card base.

Here is where I got the parts and pieces for this project.


I hope you get a bit of inspiration from my post today. If you have never done any foiling, maybe you'd want to try with some of the Foil Its first. If you love it like I do, you'll wanna foil everything. I picked up my Brother laser printer at a local office store for under 75.00. The one thing with laser printers is the ink cartridge lasts a long time! And you don't get the clogging of the ink jets that you can with an ink jet printer...which they say you need to print something often to keep them open. If you don't, you'll be paying for a cleaning or worse, replace your print head...if it can be replaced! Ask me how I know!!! In fact, I recently had to replace a almost new ink jet printer (clogged jets too costly to repair) with a Brother color laser printer. In case you want to check it out, I got mine from Amazon.

Here's a link to a past Valentine project in case your interested.

 Valentine Party.

So...pull out your crafting supplies and have some fun. There's still time to whip up some Valentine goodies. Your loved ones will think you're a rock star!

Happy Crafting

Friday, January 20, 2017

I Believe In Fairies....

Thanks for coming by! Today I'm showcasing a stamp from the new release by FBStamps. Once again, a super cute release and great images! Nice job, F!

I chose to use the cute fairy stamp in my card today.
I stamped her a bit off the edge and then cut down to her, and then around her. I colored her using my Prismacolor pencils in a very soft pink. I then added a bit of Wink of Stella to her dress and wings.


After stamping her, I added the Make A Wish stamp in that same set. As if it were falling from her wand. I also stamped many of the dandelion bits, flying in many directions. Then I took my Sakura glitter pen and dotted lots of tiny "sparkle" also falling from her wand. The front panel was then foam mounted to the pink cardstock. And the entire front, on to a soft gray card base.


I then took a few of the stamps and stamped out the sentiment. I added the dot, dot, dot because I carried over to the inside. It is so hard to capture the amazing glitter on this front, but it is so beautiful! I also added a few tiny holographic stickers in pink. 


And so the inside...I do! I do believe in fairies, I do! Fun, right?! I thought so anyway. And then a few more of the sparkly stickers. 

I hope you like what I came up with. Head over to FBStamps and check out this release, and all the previous releases. I know you'll love what you see!


Get out some of your crafting toys and get your craft on!


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Happy Birthday Paper Piecing....

I've been a bit off in my crafting, lol. Wanna know why? My daughter had a new baby and she is now back to work...that means I'm back to work as well! Taking care of this precious baby. Cuts in on my crafting time, lol.

So anyway, I have a new card post for you today. I'm using stamps from the latest release by FBStamps. So many cute images! Make sure you go look after reading this post.

I took a set of Sizzix card dies I have and then cut a couple circles to fit. Then I stamped the largest gift stamp onto the patterned paper...two different prints. I hand cut the entire image from one and just the ribbon from the other. Then glued the ribbon on to the other piece. Foam mounted that to the green circle.


I then took the sentiment "Happy Birthday" and stamped it onto the other green circle. I took a couple of the stars and stamped those as well. For the strip down the center of the card, I measured and cut patterned paper to fit and cut banner ends. Glued those down to break up all that white space.


I went through my stash of enamel dots and gem stones and added a few scattered around. I also took a bit of twine and wrapped a bit around the front section and tied a small bow. Finished it off nicely.

So, there you have it. Quite easy really, by using the card die. Makes you look like a rock star, lol. There is ample space for writing your note on the back flap of the card. All links will be provided for the items used.


Thanks for stopping by and checking out some new products. Head over to FBStamps and see all her new release as well as past. 
Get out your toys and get your craft on!


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Merry Christmas FBStamps...

Trying to get back into doing some crafting. It's been awhile as I'm now back to caring for a new grand baby! She's a honey but I deff don't get as much play time in. 

FBStamps latest release has some super cute stamp sets! And this stamp is one of my favorites!!!


I chose some patterned paper from my stash and did simple white heat embossing of the sentiment. It is so pretty and so ornate! Fleurette did an amazing job drawing this one out! Very pretty as is, but you could certainly do it on regular cardstock and do some coloring. Even watercolor would be nice.

I used some rectangle dies for the sentiment and the card base is from Sizzix. I used foam adhesive to mount the sentiment panel. The gray colored paper is actually glitter paper and so very pretty! Could not get the sparkle. :(


It's a bit hard to see, but I added some crystal clear sequins. They kind of pick up the color they are adhered to. This paper is several years old and it's still available. It's probably one of my all time favorites. I prefer non traditional colors for Christmas and this is on the rustic side. So pretty!





This image in no way does it justice! You really need to see it in real life. 

Ok, that's it. I'll provide links for products used. Check it out!
Get out what crafting supplies you have and make some pretties!
Happy Crafting!



Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas Ornament Shaker Card

Playing around with the new release from FBstamps. Some super cute images in this release and you'll deff want to check them out!

Here's a shaker card I made using the new moon image.


I had wanted to try the night sky background for a long time now. Just never did it. Well, I did for this one, and I must say, it was fun and quite easy. Can't really go wrong. Next time I'll not be as afraid of adding black. This could have gone a bit darker. But I'm happy with my first attempt. 
I splattered white paint over all to create a starry sky.

I used a MamaElephant die to cut the window opening. Attached acetate on the back side and used foam tape to add the dimension needed. 

 
I chose a mixture of sequins and seed beads for the shaker bits and then attached the back panel on top. I stamped my sentiment and added a few sequins for some sparkle. Paper pad is from BoBunny. An older pad but is still available. One of my favorites! 

Here's my shopping list.


Happy Crafting!


Monday, September 5, 2016

Another Peak of the new release....

Ok....so, I think this is the cutest pumpkin ever!!! 
I decided to pull out some cute patterned papers I had for fall time and I stamped the pumpkin on one of the orange papers. Then I grabbed a few Copic markers and added some shading. I used white gel pen on the eyes and then a coating of Glossy Accents. 

I pulled out some circle dies and made a layering to use on the center of the card. I used some foam tape for added dimension. 

I also cut a little tag and stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment. I tied a bit of twine and glued it on the stem. The patterned paper for the background was also cut using a square die. It is cut to 4x4 and adhered to a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 size card base.


I found some enamel dots in a real soft gray that looked good with the patterned paper, so I put one in each corner. I don't often make this size card and don't know why....cause I like it for something different and it will still go in a standard A2 envelope. 

Anyway, so there you have it. A super cute fall card that uses all patterned papers. Quick and easy yet super cute! 
Head on over and check out the new release! Some really fun stamp sets are available for pre-order,


Get your craft and have fun with some new products!


Sunday, September 4, 2016

You're in my prayers.....

Altenew is one of my fave companies!!! LOVE them, and am acquiring a fair bit of stuff. I love their inks, so love them, and all the layering stamp sets. This one, though, is a solid stamp.


I kind of figured where I wanted them to lie on my card and used the coordinating die and cut it out. Then I positioned the sentiment and stamped is sticky ink and embossed with silver glitter embossing powder.
I cut silver glitter cardstock and layered it behind. I popped up the darker flower on one layer and the lighter on two layers. I offset it just a bit so the silver paper could be seen more. 


I cut three of the berries (other misc dies in my stash) in silver as well and arranged around the flowers. Added some clear crystal bling and mounted it to the front of an A2 sized card base. 

Calling this one finished!

Here's where to shop.

Hope this inspired you a bit. Happy Crafting!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

New Product Release Sneak Peak....

ARE YOU READY!!!!
Yay!!! The time for Sneak Peaks of the new release is here!!! Are you ready for some cute stamp sets by Fleurette Bloom, aka FBStamps?!?!?! 

I have a card to show you today using one of the new sets. Until Fleurette, I had no idea what a Sugar Skull was, lol! Just hadn't crossed my radar, lol. I do now, and soooo cute! Anyway, I used the Sugar Skulls Stamp Set for this card.


First thing I did was create a grid on my background using a T-square ruler and stamped the smaller Sugar Skull on a diagonal line to create a fun pattern. Then I grabbed some fun colors in my Distress Markers and watercolored in the skulls. 
I cut a frame in black using a Pretty Pink Posh die and glued acetate to the back. I then used two layers of foam tape to have room for the sequins to shake. I chose sequin colors like the background and put them into the frame piece. Then I put the background piece on top. And shake, shake, shake! I love shakers!!!
 
I took the larger Sugar Skull and used black embossing powder. Then I chose just a few spots to add some pops of color....same as in the background. I used some Stickles to make the frames around the glasses nice and sparkly. 
Then I embossed the sentiment on a strip of black and cut using the same frame die so it would nestle right into the scallops. Nice and tidy! Lol. I added some foam dimensionals to the back of the Sugar Skull and adhered it right above the strip. Added a few more sequins and then put that piece onto the front of an A2 sized card. 
Keep watching! There will be new Sneak Peaks every day. Lots of cute new stamp sets and you won't wanna miss any of them. 
Here's where you can shop for all the new goodies.

Hope you have fun watching the new stuff being shown, and hope you find a bit of inspiration as well!

Happy Crafting! 



Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Stenciling...

One of the products Fleurette Bloom designs are stencils. They are such a bargain and really versatile. I finally got one out to play.


I had Fleurette show me the proper alignment and then it was easy. I don't have an finger daubers and need to get some. But I have some sponge things on sticks, lol. I used Distress Inks and worked my way around the rose. I wish I'd have kept the center a bit lighter but next time I will. Once I had the parts of the rose stenciled, I trace the main piece onto a piece of masking paper and cut it out. I then laid it on the image and began to work on the other elements. 

I felt it needed a stem, so I got out a fine brush and tried to sketch in a stem, soft and not harsh edges. I then used the stencil for just a couple of leaves.

I then began to work on the leaves. With the mask in place, it was pretty easy to not go over. Then I grabbed for the buds and some yellow ink and stenciled those. Lastly, I added the flower center.


Once I had the stenciling finished, I mixed up some black and some gold to add spatters to the card front. I stamped the sentiment and added some sequins. I matted with some black cardstock and mounted it to the card base with foam tape. 


Hope you get a bit of inspiration from this card and get out your supplies and create your own.

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Gerbera Daisy Shaker....

Here's a card made using the new Gerbera Daisy stamp set from FBStamps. It is a great set, and I love the images!

I stamped the images on watercolor paper and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I pulled out my Altenew inks and water colored them with pinks, oranges, and yellows.

I fussy cut them by hand and arranged as I liked them. I used a die from Mama Elephant to create the window to hold my shaker bits. I mounted it to the card front and added a few sequins with Ranger Multi Matte Medium.


I stamped the sentiment with clear sticky ink and embossed it white. I added foam squares to the left edge and glued the right edge right down flat.

I love how this came out, so pretty for summer! Here's what I used on this card.


Get your craft on, and make something pretty! Check out Fleurette Bloom, you'll find lots of great things!



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Get Your Motor Running...

Here's a card made using a new stamp set from FBStamps. Guy cards are always a challenge and this new set is great! Great stamp set and great stencil to match/coordinate.

I started out by using the stencil and used several of the images to create a background. I used a couple of the light grays from Altenew. I love their ink! 


I used the tire tread, the gear, the nut, and the large gear. I filled in the entire piece of cardstock. Then I sized it according the the size of the cycle and used a die to cut it. I stamped the cycle and fussy cut it out. I cut a piece of vellum for under the bike to soften the stamping a bit. I stamped the small gears and embossed with copper embossing powder from Brutus Monroe. 


I put a copper brad in the center of each and added them to the front. I also stamped the greeting and embossed in copper as well. I added a bit of foam under it for dimension.  

To finish off the card front, under the main element, I stamped some of those same small gears using a clear sticky ink, to just give a watermark look. Then I added the main element and called it finished.

Here's what I used. 


Pull out your supplies and get your craft on! 
~Happy Crafting~



You Are Loved....

I am a club member over at Stamps of Life, and once a month you get a stamp set AND dies to match! This is the set for June. I kinda went retro with a "Flower Child" kind of vibe, lol. Anyway, lots of color and a bright, happy card.


I pulled out several of my Altenew inks...my fave, by the way! And a couple of Hero Arts for the orange and bright green. I stamped a complete background and then die cut with a rectangle die. I changed up how I stamped the petals for each card. 

Then using a mask, I masked the flowers to stamp the leaves closer to look like they were behind the flower. 

I then did two more flowers and the stem and leaves, die cut them out, and popped up on foam squares. I placed those right over the matching flower on the card and trimmed off the excess. 

I matted it to black card stock, tied around some twine and mounted it to the card base.
Stamped the sentiment and popped up as well. Scattered a few sequins, brushed on some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, and called this one finished.

Hope you like it! Here's what I used.


There you have it. Get in there and play!
Happy Crafting


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Rainbow Stars...

Have you guys seen all the awesome rainbow cards out there lately?! I just had to jump on the bandwagon. So fun.

So, I got out rainbow color Distress Inks and blended out a background. I used Tim Holtz watercolor paper for the blending. It's so easy on this paper.

I pulled out one of my Anna Griffin die plates and cut it out. Then, time consuming, added bits of foam tape all over the back...but so worth it!


I saved the bigger stars that got cut out and brushed them with Spectrum Noir sparkle pens to add fun shimmer. Sorry it doesn't show so well. I popped them up with bits of foam tape. A double layer on the center star so it's above everything else. Sentiment is embossed with platinum embossing powder.


I LOVE how this turned out and will deff be making more of these!

I got these plates from HSN but don't see them now. She does have others though. Check it out.

Get out your toys and play!!! 
Happy crafting


Monday, June 13, 2016

Thank You...

I have a card I made using one of the new stamp sets from Fleurette Bloom.
I love the HUGE Thank You stamp in this set. Here's my card.


I took all three butterflies and stamped them all over the background. I then grabbed some bright colors out of my Tombow brush markers and colored them in, blending the colors together. 
I then took some black ink watered down and flicked tiny black specks all over. 


I took out my sequin stash and picked some to match the colors in the butterflies. At the time I made this card, I didn't have Fleurette's sequins. I used foam tape all around and put acetate over top to hold the sequins in. I die cut a frame, watercolored it in teal and glued it on top of the acetate.
I stamped and fussy cut out the thank you sentiment and glued it on. Then added the sub sentiment and used a bit of foam under one end. 
Finally, I colored three other butterflies, fussy cut, and adhered them on top of the acetate. Mounted the entire card front on to a piece of bright yellow card stock. 
And there you have it, my finished card.

Here's the products I used.


So, pull out some crafting supplies and get your craft on! Be sure to head over to Fleurette Bloom and shop around...some super cute products in her store. 
Happy Crafting!