Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone!    Hope everyone tries to make the best of the day despite the crappy weather we are having.   I decided to surprise my niece and nephew with some treats especially since I am not going to see them for their parade or after school.  Quick and easy gift bags filled with treats.     The sentiment comes from Everything festive.  The background I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  A punched bat, enamel dots, strip of Monster Mash designer series paper and card stock complete the project. 

Friday, October 25, 2019


The last project is the quickest and easiest project.     I saw the Tim Holtz Gift Card Package die and knew I needed it.    So easy and it will help me make gift cards in a jiffy and the big plus I can use up all the designer paper I have been hoarding all these years!!!!      The designer series paper I used in this pack is from the Photo Play Here Come Santa along with elements from the paper pack complete the gift card.     

Star Light Star Bright

The next card I used the Merriest Christmas stamp set from The Project Bin.     The snowman was colored in my Stampin' Blends.    The background was the hardest part of the card and the most fun.    I sponged Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Faded Jeans and Shaded Lilac.    Then I took My Favorite Things Snowfall Mix-ables Stencil and sponged on some Tumbled Glass to make the snow drift background along with some spritzing of water.      The snow drifts come from My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts.    A strip of The Paper Studio designer series paper and snowflakes from the Santa's Workshop elements were the finishing touch.

Faith is Believing

So the next card I really wanted to play with my Stampin' Up! embossing putty and knife.    I started with stenciling the trees with my Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Vintage Photo ink and the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil #21 for the trees and the snow drifts.     I ended up adding another layer of the embossing putty when it dried to make it a little more white and to add dimension.      The snow drifts were die cut from My Favorite Things Stitched Snow drifts.    The sentiment comes from The Project Bin's Maybe Christmas.   The finishing touch was the snowflakes from the Santa's Workshop elements. 

Winter Wonderland

This one of my favorite cards.    I wish I could make this my Christmas card, but I will be honest it took a lot of work to make it.   I started out with my Dylusions Periwinkle Blue and White Linen spray inks.    Then I took the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil Set #21 to ghost the forest background.      The deer, the birds and the trees come from the Snowfront stamp set.    The sentiment is from the Everything Festive set.     The finishing touch was the snowflake from the Seasonal Layers thinlits. 

Peace Love and Laughter

I was completely inspired by tshirts in the stores lately.   I just wish I could find rainbows that were bigger so I could made another arch to fit my mountains under.    But we gotta work with what we got.    The rainbows comes Sunshine & Rainbows.    They were stamped in Shaded Spruce and Old Olive.    The landscapes come from a stamp set in the Holiday Mini called Snow Front.    The sun comes from the Waterfont set.     They were stamped in Shaded Spruce, Gray Granite and Delightful Dijon.     The sentiment comes from the Everything Festive set.     The snowflake was diecut from the Seasonal Layers thinlits.   A strip of The Paper Studio Designer series paper and baker's twine complete this card. 

Rockin' Birthday

The last card made with Dylusions Spray Inks in Fresh Lime, London Blue and Laidback Lilac is my Rockin' Birthday card.     This time I took all three colors and applied them with a paintbrush in strips for a cool background effect.    The sentiments from a masked The Stamps of Life Guitars 2 Play and Letter It Ranger Birthday stamp set.    The guitar comes from My Favorite Things Accent It Rock & Roll die.     The music quotes are also from the The Stamps of Life Guitars 2 Play set.     Rhinestones and a strip of The Paper Studio designer series paper complete the card.

Lemons and Tequila

The background for this card comes was made with the Dylusions Spray Ink Fresh Lime.     I took my window sheet and added some spray ink on it and then placed on my watercolor paper.    Then I used my Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to add splatter.    The sentiment comes from Hampton Art.    The lemon, tequila and salt come from the old Skipping Stones stamp set.    A strip of designer series paper.


I have to say I am always grateful when I make birthday cards I make more than one of each design.   I am telling you it comes in handy.    I was never so happy to have a stash of cards ready to go in a minutes notice than the past week.    Lots of birthdays this week!   

The celebrate card was super easy.    This card only has the Dylusions Spray Inks in Fresh Lime and London Blue.    I took my aqua painter and took some of  the sprayed in and added to the water color paper.     The balloons come from the Birthday Bright stamp set.   The sentiments come from the Pinefeather Press Good Times stamp set.    The die cut is from the Celebrate You set.    A strip of Pop of Color designer series paper, card stock and enamel dots complete the card.

Bestie Birthday

So next couple of cards were a lot of fun.   I started with my Dylusions Spray Inks in Fresh Lime, London Blue and Laidback Lilac.   This card I took some sprayed ink colors and put them on a Window sheet and then took the window sheet on top of water color paper and it ended up with cool effect for a background.     The sentiment and stamp come from Unity's Gina & Me set.    The images were colored in with my Copics, Chameleon and Stampin' Blends.    A strip of black card stock was put on the side to complete the card.

Birthday Wishes

This was a quick and easy birthday card I made.   The checks are from the Tim Holtz Grunge Cirque stamp set.    The florals are from Hampton Art.    The sentiment is from the Avery Elle Sending You.    They were all on of a Stitched Rectangle.   The designer series paper Pebbles Citrus Bloom line.    A scallop border punch, enamel dots and baker's twine complete the card.

Panda Birthday

The next gift card I made was for girl birthdays.    I decided to use the Party Pandas for the gift cards.     The background was sponged on Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink.    The sentiment comes from the Party Pants stamp set.    The stars are from the Balloon Celebrations. 

Super Mario

It seemed every week my sister was asking for a card for a kid birthday party.   So I decided to get  busy and made a stack of birthday gift cards to get ahead of it.    The Kindred Stamps Video Game brothers were a perfect for the age group.     Copics colored in Mario.    The bricks were stamped on cardstock and then cut out.    The sentiment comes from the My Favorite Things Gumball Greetings.    A strip of American Crafts #summer designer series paper complete the card.

Tricks & Treats

The last Halloween project for today is a treat box.   It is a variation of the 2/4/6/8 box but I scored at every 2 3/4" to used the full sheet of 12x12 paper.   For an inside joke I changed up the sentiment from the Everything Festive and masked some words and added an ampersand from the Project Life Remember This stamp set.   I also masked words from the Birthday Cheer stamp set.   I used my Banner punch and a Circle framelits along with some Monster Mash designer series paper from the background layers.     I punched two holes on top and thread and tied retired ribbon to keep the slot on top from keep opening up.    To attach the tag, I took a clothspin with a pumpkin sticker from the Pebbles collection on top.

Ghoul Friends

This is by far one of my favorite scrapbook pages that I made.    The background was done by taking my Crushed Curry ink pad and just dragging it across the paper.    Next came layers of Monster Mash designer series paper.    Next came fussy cutting of the mummy from the Monster Mash designer series paper and he was layered on top of the Ornate Frames.    The Spider Web Doilies, sequins, baker's twine and spiders from the Wicked Die complete the page.