Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Layered Trees

 I bought this die last year on sale and never got around to using it so I just had to get it done, it took me a few days of being in my craft room to get all these cut and then put together.  I used different color combo's together in different layers trying to figure out which one I liked the most, you will have to tell me which one is your favorite.

Instead of going with the little circles that came in the die set, I chose to go with another die set for all the ornaments. The presents did come with the tree die set, I cut those out from pattern papers.

I only took a side view of one of them because they are all the same I put foam tape behind the tree and some presents.

  • Sizzix - Layered Christmas Tree die
  • Marianne Design - Craftable Christmas tree ornaments dies
  • Graphic 45 - Christmas emporium papers
  • Gold paper strips

  •  Sizzix - Layered Christmas Tree die
  • Marianne Design - Craftable Christmas tree ornaments dies
  • Echo park- Christmas collection kit papers
There are 4 done for this month :)  I think I am a bit behind but I am sure I will make them up sometime.

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Sunday, March 19, 2023

Spring Flowers

 I was going through my picture folders and realized that I hadn't shared all the cards I had made while I was one the Splitcoast  dirty dozen team.  These were done last May so I am trying to remember what the theme was but I think it was flowers.

This first card I gave my sister last year for her birthday.

I made rolled flowers in all different sizes and colors and the dragonfly was stamped on cardstock and vellum for the leaves. Topping off with a sprinkling of gems.

This second card I made some quilled flowers using some very thin strips of papers I cut, then rolled up and shaped into different shapes to make up the flowers. The stems I ran through my crimper. It is a 5x7 card.

The very last one I will be sharing was some Faux glass flowers.  I used clear packaging, added some alcohol inks to it, then stamped onto the sheet with stazon ink. Cut the flowers out with Tim Holtz die. Then heated with a heat gun to give them dimension, adding gems to the centers.

I have one more set to share some time but I have finished my Christmas cards for this month so I will probably share those next :)

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Friday, March 17, 2023


 Happy St. Patty's day, I thought today would be the perfect day to share a card with a couple challenge blogs that the main focus is green.  Both sentiment tags came from a instant card art pack, I added a piece behind it so it didn't blend into the background paper. The little dragonfly stamp and die combo came in my Advent calendar of goodies, I colored him with markers, and added a touch of shimmer with a sparkle pen.

  • Hot off the press - cardmakers instant card art Pretty colors (both sentiment tags)
  • BasicGrey - Periphery paper
  • Crafter's Companion - Advent Calendar 2021 (Dragonfly stamp and die) color w/markers
  • Spectrum clear sparkle pen (dragonflies body)
  • Hot off the press - 63 Thin line Border stickers
  • My Favorite things - Cross-stitch Rectangle die

I would like to share my card with these Blogs

Colorful Options Green challenge
Sisterhood of Crafters The color green challenge

I just had to change my picture before Spring is officially here because the trees are starting to bloom, even though we are still having below freezing temperatures at night and tomorrows High will only be 34, he said it is acting like it is the beginning of February out there, but the temps are supposed to get better by the middle of next week so I am pretty happy about that.  Hope you all enjoy your weekend.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

You are strong

 Wanted to send out some more cards to those that are dealing with Pain and healing right now.

My first card was the cover of the new daily calendar I bought for this year. I had never seen the beautiful artwork of Marjolein Bastin before but she does such beautiful images and it just looked nice and peaceful to me so I thought it might be uplifting for this lady that needs to know that I think she has been very strong through an awful ordeal. I cut around the image and  I added a sticker border and crochet die.

  • Marjolein Bastin - Nature's Inspiration 2023 daily calendar image
  • Tim Holtz - Crochet die
  • Hot off the press - Dazzles 31 white jewel border stickers
  • Simon Says stamps - tiny words encourgement stamp
  • Pink & Main - Sentiment strip die

On this second card I went with a coloring pad from Spectrum noir, I bought it off of HSN, the pads and the pencils. The pages in this pad have gold embossing.

  • Spectrum noir - Natural Beauty Colorista pad colored w/pencils
  • My sentiments exactly - Little birdie sentiment stamp
  • Me & My big ideas - Gems
The sentiment seemed to blend in with the background, so I added one of the gems near it.

I think next time I will try to blend the pencils with some mineral spirits, I was just worried that may mess up the gold foil on these. I will have to try it on an image I don't like as much :)

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Monday, March 13, 2023


 I was working on another project where I was using paint and I had a good amount on my sponge I was using and instead of throwing it away I added it to the edge of a few pieces of pattern paper I have in my scraps bin.  Today I brought it out to go with another image from my coloring calendar images.  I used pencils to color it. I fussy cut it out and added it to an oval shape, used the same die set to cut out my stamped sentiment and then added some black ink around the edges of the sentiment tag.

  • Color for Calm Calendar image - colored w/pencils, fussy cut
  • Spellbinders - Scallop Classic Ovals Lg dies
  • Scrap paper that I had sponged cream paint around the edges
  • Stamps of life - minis4circles sentiment stamp w/black ink sponging

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and hope you have a fabulous week ahead!