Monday, June 4, 2012

Spring Distress Ink Labels

I know, it is unbelievable but I have something else to post. Not that I haven't been doing anything creative but I mainly been dabbling in acrylics lately and also finally posted some of my attempts on my other blog.

When I saw the new set of Distress Inks - Spring.... I had to have them. The cool news is that now all the limited additions come with re-inkers. I had three Tim Holtz type labels pinned up on my office wall and I knew it was time to change the fall colors to something vibrant.
The first two cards I sprayed with water and then added droplets with the reinkers to make the background. On the first one I adhered dried flower petals from my birthday bouquet and do some random stamping and some doodling. On the second one I mixed some ink with modeling paste and used stencils to add the designs and a bit of stamping and doodling. On the third one I used the stamping pads to create a softer background and mostly fingerpainted some flowers. The ribbons are colored with the reinkers.

Now I have something bright and cheery to look at while working we numbers and medical data all day.

Thank you for dropping by and I hope you all have a great week.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Birthday card

I haven't used the new Blogger and I have no clue how this is going to look.

Finally made a card again. No coloring just kind of simple. Last month was Dominique's birthday and I decided that I better make a card for my crafting buddy. She sure uses a lot more of my supplies than I do.

The cardstock is from Stampin' Up and the DP is from Webster's. For the flowers I used PTI felt and PTI flower dies and stitched them together with PTI buttons. On the inside I cut the DP with a Spellbinder's scalloped die and used the Whimsy Circle from Memory Box. For the corners I used the negative spaces for a little design. I love the MB dies. They are all so delicate. I do have quite a few of them but it is the first time I actually created with one. The saying is also from PTI and I do love the one on the inside.

I know that occasionally somebody will come and see if there is anything new on my blog. I am sorry to disappoint everybody. It seems there is never enough time to do all the things I love, including me leaving comments on your blogs. But be assured that I am checking in and seeing what everbody is creating and me wishing that I was one of you.

Thanks for dropping by....

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

I like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas

I am sorry that it has been so quiet on my blog all year. I really do appreciate that some of you still drop by even though I never post anything anymore. Several cards have been started but never finished. I always get to a point were I can't make a decision which additional papers to use, what elements to add, which ones to leave off etc.
Besides cardmaking, I have spent most of my free time doing family genealogy which kept me very busy all year. Last but not least taking care of family and having a full-time very often stressful job.
I still check many of the blogs but I am so sorry that I leave very few comments and we all know how much time it takes. I have taken a few online craft classes and though my crafting is on hold I can't say the same for my shopping. 
A few weeks ago I did make a little project and since I cased Christy Tomlinson it came together very quickly and I didn't even need to go out and buy anything. Over the years I have dabbled in so many different medias that I had everything in my stash.
I hope you all have a wonderful time with your families and friends

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Alert!!!! Followers Are Gone!!!

All my followers are gone!!! I was checking my blog and all the sudden the computer was hung up. I tried to exit out of the webpages and it would not let me. All the sudden my computer shut down. When I rebooted my blog came up but I had no followers. I just thought it might be slow loading. It turned out not to be the case. I have checked some of your blogs and I can't see your followers either, who are on Blogger.  I have signed into some of your blogs through Google to see if it was only through my blog but still no followers. One of the blogs I checked does not have the followers under Blogger and hers do show up. I hope it is an issue with Blogger, not with me. Good luck to all of us.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

You Are The Best

I have a little something to show today. I am making ribbons for my granddaughters teachers. Today I finished three and I have two more to go.

Dominique wanted to buy an award ribbon at Michael's for one of her teachers but I didn't think the price justified the item. Luckily, Just Rite Stampers came out with the perfect set several weeks later. I saw Mona Pendleton's award ribbons and she sold me. My little attempts are totally cased on her gorgeous creations.

The papers I used are from My Mind's Eye and I darkened some areas with Copic's G000 and G00. The words are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. The bottom layer is cut with Spellbinders Blossom Three, the second layer is a fan fold, the third layer I cut out by hand and the top layer is cut with a SB small circle. I used a cream ribbon from PTI and the green ones are from American Crafts.

The three that I did today are done with the same DP and now I have to figure out what I will use for the other two. This will take forever, since I can't make up my mind. Too much DP, too many choices.

That's all for today. I thank you all for coming by and leaving such sweet comments, which are so much appreciated.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Best Smile

It has been a long time since I tried to do a layout and when I saw this picture on my camera I felt I had to do it.  Her happy smile lend itself for a beautiful layout. I just wish I could take good photographs of my projects. It is so much prettier than the picture.

I finally was able to use some of my Websters Pages. Around the edges I stamped the greenish blue paper with a Stempelglede design in Tea Dye and some small butterflies from a PTI set. The large butterflies, the leaves and the label are all cut with Spellbinder dies. The little pearls on the butterfly body are made with a Viva Cream Pearl Pen. The flowers I cut using Magnolia Doohickeys and topped them off with some Prima flowers.

I hope you like my little project and I thank you all for dropping by.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hello Everybody,
I hope you had a wonderful Easter Holiday. We haven't had real spring weather this year but at least it did not rain on Easter like it did the days prior.

You may have wondered what happened to me but I think everybody is used to my sporadic crafting. Well, I have spend every possible free minute doing my family research for the last few month and have collected a lot of new information.

Since my granddaughters birthdays are coming up I decided to get busy because I want to make each of them a book box card. My first attempt is finished.  I can't believe it is done and Dominique's birthday is not until 2 weeks from now.

I have used SU textured CS and the DP is all Basic Grey Lemonade. Most of the edges I distressed with Ranger Distress inks. The doilies are cut with PTI dies and the sentiments are also from PTI. The lacy trim around the box is made with a Magnolia die that I received from my dear friend Christina. Thanks so much Christina, you know, you are the best !!!!!

The image is a Tina Wenke stamp from Stampavie. It is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Fabriano watercolor paper (THE BEST) and colored with Distress inks. The flowers are from Magnolia, Prima and Wild Orchid and the ribbon is from my stash.

I hope you like my first attempt at a book box card. If nobody will leave a comment, I understand. Between work, family, home and my research I have left very few blog comments but be assured that I am always checking out all your beautiful creations. If you decide to comment, I thank you from the bottom of my heart that you took the time to do so. Happy crafting!!!