Tuesday, November 21, 2017

SU workshop

Today I attended a SU workshop with one of the local demonstrators with 2 of my friends. We did 3 card.

This first card, was using the ombre DSP, the Santa is from hearts come home set with tranquil tide ink, the houses are from the bundle die hometown greetings edgelits and we added some glitter to it. The swirly are part of the snowflake sentiments set also with tranquil tide the original message was from this set but she forgot the stamp so when I got home I used one from the set to you and yours too and since I didn't have the ink I used evergreen which matched pretty good


for this next card, we used remarkable you set with tuxedo black ink and the alcohol markers. I can't tell if the markers are any better than before, honesty, the paper wasn't good with them before and that's what we used now and IN MY OPINION still not good paper for them plus the stamp we used was wood mounted and big which was hard to use with my bad hands so had to restamp on the other side which I never do, yes I HATE doing that but it's a workshop and paper is provided for me. At home I just grab another piece of paper, anyway, it bled so first NEVER do that, is just paper so grab another piece!! and second do not use SU paper with alcohol markers


and for this last card, we used winter wonder textured impressions embossing folder, swirly snowflakes thinlits and the message is from hearts come home set with night of navy ink, rhinestones and the ribbon I think is 3/8" weave soft sky


Monday, November 20, 2017

Thanks so much

I needed some more cards to finish my donation box for Gray Matters Foundation so this clean and simple cards inspired by a card by My Paper Secret blog that I saw on Pinterest.

I used vintage leaves set by SU with bamboo leaves, desert sand and tangelo inks; wickedly sweet set from Paper Pumpkin Sep. 2015 with peanut brittle and pistachio inks and the message is from simple wonderful SAB set with walnut stain ink. I cut my top layer with stitched square die by The Stamps of Life


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Gold leaf

This is one of the card designs I used for my Thanksgiving cards this year it was a quick and easy card but I liked it. Gave me a chance to use my peel-off stickers and a new die.

All of these came out of one sheet of peel-off stickers, the stamped message is part of a stamp by The Cottage Stamper with ground espresso ink and the blessings die is from the stamp & cut by Hero Arts





on these two, I used the stamped words from wonderful stamp & cut set by Hero Arts



The sheet only had to make 6 but I had more paper and somehow these were all the different cards I did. I didn't pay attention could have done all 6 the same on all papers 😊 anyway this piece had the words Autumn, so I added the die happy from de stamp & cut set by Hero Arts


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Birthday bundle

For my last past paper pumpkin, well still have one but I don't think I'll do anything with that one so for May 2015 paper pumpkin this is what I did

For this kit it was a gift bag with a birthday card but I decided not to make birthday cards. Again I cut in half the card bases so got double the amount. Other than the white card bases and a little of Bermuda Bay cardstock everything else was from the kit...not the messages of course.

For this card I used sending you set by Avery Elle and thanks set by Hero Arts with Bermuda Bay ink


for this one I used sending happy thoughts set by Simon Says Stamp with Bermuda Bay


for this one was thanks set by Honey Bee Stamps also with Bermuda Bay ink


for this one I used party block thanks die by Taylored Expressions


for this one I used autumn greetings set by Sunny Studio also with Bermuda Bay ink


for this one I used scrumptious scripts set by Clearly Besotted and thanks set by Honey Bee Stamps all with Bermuda Bay ink 


and last but not least the strings of the balloons were stamped with the kits set with island indigo ink and the message was also stamped with island indigo and is from layering butterfly set by Hampton Art


Friday, November 17, 2017

Banner surprise

For June 2016 paper pumpkin there wasn't too much supplies on this kit as it was supposed to be a banner so what I did was the cards that came in I split in two  so got double the cards and made simple thank you cards that went into my donation box

For the first card I die cut the big thanks steel die by MFT and added an additional message from halftone thanks set by Altenew with tip top taupe ink


with the words that came out of the top card I put them on this card...they were supposed to be tip top taupe but didn't totally really match the color. I used one of the stamps in the kit to add a background then put the die cut words and complete with the words a bunch from the thanks set by Hero Arts


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Shoebox Thursday

For today's shoebox project, I have another fall card. Yes I know everyone is working on Christmas but until December 20th we're still in Fall season so as much as I love Christmas I still feel like working on fall cards :0)

My card was another triple time stamping but my layers were tilted. We used two sets by Heartfelt Creations open falling leaves and distressed leaves with potter's clay, rich cocoa, bamboo leaves, brushed corduroy, rusty hinge, cottage ivy and peanut brittle inks and gorgeous grunge set by SU with Sahara sand ink. The bling is a rhinestone sticker by Recollections I bought many years ago


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Sara Thing

For Paper Pumpkin April 2017 I made these and still have enough supplies to make more but that kit was one that didn't really inspired me much. I don't do watercolor guess that's the first thing that got me disappointed, the watercolor paper!! these two cards were easy to do as just did the ink resist technique and done but the rest of the supplies just didn't call me for nothing 😞 the embellishments were awful, ugly plus bulky maybe because I send 95% of my cards or donate them and when you donate cards they don't like cards that have bulky embellishments that would cost more than normal postage which I understand. When you're sending your personal cards it's your choice if you pay 49 cents or $3 for a card but the other people are asking cards for free so they really don't want to spend a lot of money to send the hundred of cards they get! so personally those embellishments went to my donation/goodwill box the rest of the papers are in the box to maybe use some day, if they don't get use soon they will go to the donation box too. I will check the alternative ideas and see if someone did something that will inspire me enough to use them 😏

I used distress inks and blending tool to add color. For this one I used shaded lilac, seedless preserves and dusty concord


for this one squeezed lemonade, scattered straw, mustard seed, fossilized amber and antique linen



for both I used black licorice hybrid ink for the message which was from the kit