Tuesday, September 15, 2015

To The Moon And Back...

Well....new news, lol! I had a sabbatical from Fleurette Bloom design team. It has been a rough year for me and I just needed a break from lots of things. And, now I feel ready again, and Fleurette was so kind to welcome me back. 
And what a time to return!!! She now is designing stamps! And I've been having a lot of fun playing with different techniques, such as water color, Copics, colored pencils...and on and on. So, my first project back is a shaker card.

I used a piece of Tim Holtz water color paper and set out to create a starry sky. I used various colors of blue. Dried in between layers to get the great water color look. After it was totally dry, I used my anti static powder tool to get rid of any static. I then stamped the stars in Versamark ink and used white embossing powder. I then went back and used some metallic gold water color and painted in those stars. The white embossing acts as a dam and the water pretty much stays put. I like the shimmery look it gives.

I then grabbed a circle die and cut a circle in that background piece. This became the shaker window. I backed it with clear acetate and applied foam tape to the back. I filled the window with tiny seed beads in colors of golds and clear. A piece of plain white cardstock covered that to hold the tiny bits in place.

I then created some watercolor in yellows, several layers, then stamping and white embossing the moon. I cut by hand because it was easy and I wanted it right up to the line. I mounted that on foam tape and positioned on the acetate where I wanted it. I then cut out the stars from the cut circle piece and positioned those with foam tape as well. Stamped and embossed the sentiment and cut to create a flag. Added it on foam tape...I love foam tape, lol!
Glued down a few sequins here and there and called this card finished!

Here's your shopping list.

Fleurette Bloom
Sun Moon and Stars stamp set 

Hope you take some time and craft today! Whatever you do, make it fun!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cruising Through Life...

I found a new channel on YouTube and I love her! She made a card the other day, and I wanted to do one too. Here's my version.

I cut out several of these bikes using my die. I arranged them so that they covered as much of the card front as possible. I then cut about 4-5 out of black cardstock and layered them up. I then put one more of the green on top of that and aligned it with one on the card front. 

Then I pulled out some bright green Stickles and highlighted the metal parts of the bike.

I stamped the sentiment and cut a banner end. I layered up that with a green piece and a black piece. I smeared a bit of the same Stickles on the green piece. I popped one end up and glued down the other end. 
I then strew around a few different bits of bling, mounted it to a black layer and then that went on the card base.
Hope you like it! 

Here's your shopping list.

Thanks for stopping by. Now go do some crafting!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Foiled Hugs...

Here's today's card project. Super bright and super fun! I'm stuck on foil and watercolor these days, lol
To start with I used card front die but I did not cut it, I embossed it instead. Once that was done, I used water colors and love how it settles in the indentations. Dried in between each layer of color. I picked colors out of  Kuretake Gansai Tambi water color set and watered some down, left some more intense. Love how this looks!

I cut a hole in the center to create a shaker card.  Added sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, and a bit of seed beads. I scattered a few on the front of the card. 

And yep...I added foil, surprise surprise, lol. I cut the sentiment and little bow from paper printed in my toner printer and foiled it in my laminator. I then cut the sentiment again from fun foam for added dimension. I rotated one of the bows just a bit to see a bit more of it. The entire panel was then layered up on the card base.

And, there you have it. A super fun and super bright card. Wouldn't that brighten someones day?!

Here's your shopping list.

Happy Crafting! Have fun with your supplies and get creating!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Playing with foil...

I have fallen in love with foiling!!! I did the moment I saw it, as have many of you. I already had a laminator and all I needed was a printer using toner. Found one at Staples for about 59.00! 
What I do is print letter size paper in the toner, then I can use it for any of my die cuts. Or I can do print/cut with my Cameo.
Either way, I love the look. So I have two cards to share today.
I wasn't totally have with the look I was getting. So, I did some experimenting. I did what others posted, using a folded typing paper carrier...or parchment paper. They never came out good. I was a bit bummed as I really want it to work!
Well, today I increased my carrier to 80# cardstock. A fair bit heavier than the others. I thought maybe it would increase the pressure a bit, making a better bond. AND IT DID!!! I am so thrilled. On to my cards.

Here's the first one. I used a die from Simon Says Stamp...love it! I then cut another out of fun foam to add dimension. You gotta LOVE that rainbow foil!!! I adhered that to a panel cut using a rectangle die. I popped that panel up with fun foam as well. Then I scattered about, some sequins and various sizes of foiled dots. I have a die that cuts  all various sizes of dots. Love how this looks!

  I made this card doing all the exact same things using the negative space left from cutting the hello. I really like how this came out as well. So fun and pretty. Sure to cheer up anyone!
You gotta admit, these are so pretty!

Here's your shopping list.

Various foil sheets were purchased on Amazon. If you look, you'll find a lot!

Hope you like my cards for today and got a bit of inspiration. Get out your supplies and have some fun!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Enjoy The Little Things...

Found a sketch on Pinterest similar to this card. Trying to design cards out of my comfort zone. So I'm using sketches for inspiration. Nothing wrong with that, right?! 
Anyway, I used items in my stash do put this together.

I used some butterfly dies from MCT and cut with thick Neenah cardstock. Then I stamped the bits that go on the wings. After that was dry. I did a bit of watercolor, even though this isn't watercolor paper, it worked ok. I just didn't over do the water. I brushed them with a bit of Wink of Stella for some shimmer.
I used a black marker to carefully color in the body and antennae.

I added the sentiment using fun foam to add dimension. Scattered on some sequins and calling this one done.

Here's the shopping list.

There you have it! Now go and get your craft on, lol

Monday, June 22, 2015


I'm on a roll, lol!
Having only one grandbaby during the day, and my craftroom with no Pac N Play, I can get in there and play at nap time.
So, I'm looking at card sketches because I find myself doing the same thing all time. Need to stretch myself a bit. Hopefully after awhile, I'll get different designs of my own.
Anyway, this card today is from a sketch. 

I used dies from MCT and played with Distress inks and water again. I masked off the edges of my watercolor paper cause I wanted to keep that white edge. I think it looks so clean. 
I used three of the newest colors released each month by Tim Holtz, love them!
After each layer, I used my heat tool, then added another layer. At the end, I dropped water from my finger tips, let it set a bit, then blotted it off, leave some droplets.

I tied twine through the die cut buttons and added some sequins. Used foam for some dimension. 
Hope you like my card today.

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There you have it, happy crafting!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Love You Tons...

 Another blog post today, lol! Told you I have been playing, just not photographing.
This card is made using a few images from Lawnfawn. I colored them using my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, odorless mineral spirits. I like how you can really blend it out. I then added some little dots for texture. Nichol Magouirk does this and I like it.  

I used some new dies from Avery Elle for the white mat. The striped piece was cut with two dies from Lawnfawn to create a frame. The I inset it and backed with vellum.
I outlined it on the back with foam tape to hold a few shaker hearts. Same as the ones on the front. The pink hearts are from MCT and the glitter ones are a Martha Stewart punch.
The sentiment piece is cut using a die from Pretty Pink Posh. I love how it just gives a stitched look on the edges. I made a simple banner cut on one edge. 

I hope you found a bit of inspiration from my card today. Get out your supplies and get creative! Try something new. Be adventurous, lol! 

Here's what I used.

Have fun getting your craft on!

Friday, June 19, 2015

You're So Sweet...

Wow...I have been MIA on this blog!!! 
Sorry about that. It's been a rough year for me medically. Cancer diagnosis, surgery, everything that could go wrong...did, follow up surgery....I'M DONE!!! 
I also still take care of my grand babies, and just don't have time for pics and posting. I do find time to play, however. I'm down to one grand baby so maybe I can go back and post what I've been making.

For today, I have a card using water coloring. Water does it's own thing, lol, and I'm learning to just let it go. Also, drying in between and layering. Still not happy at times, but practice is the key!

I created a circle of water, and began to add my colors. I used Distressed Inks for this. Lots of drying, and going back with more. Slow process for me, but it's fun!
I then cut them out using dies from MCT,
I cut the background layer using Lawnfawn rectangle dies. Taped off the edges and went to town with the inks. 
The tag sentiment is stamped on a banner die from Avery Elle called Wonky Stitches. 

I love the fun colors on this and think it actually came out pretty good. I popped up the circles on dimensional adhesive. Tucked the ice cream cone behind and added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

The only thing I wish is the sparkly glitter on the vanilla ice cream showed up better. It's so sparkly in real!
Anyway, I hope you like my card and I'll be taking pics and post as I get them finished.

Here's your shopping list.
(this is an updated set from the original I have)

Monday, February 16, 2015

My Scrap Chick Digital Clipart...

Hi guys....My Scrap Chick has been releasing some new type of files. I have loved print/cut every since I got my very first Cameo! So I was excited when I saw they were adding this category to their store. So...this weekend I played a bit with a clipart image. I also have some digi stamps printed out, and have been coloring them with my Copic markers. See previous post. Anyway, on to this card.

I actually plugged in my Cricut Explore to print and cut these. It has been collecting dust, lol. Once cut, I wanted to give a "flat" image a bit of interest, so I got out a few Copic markers to add more intense shadowing/shading. I mainly worked on the bed. Then I added white gel dots, glitter brush, and some Glossy Accents. 

 It's so hard to tell, but I added Glossy Accents to the thermometer and to the glass on the night stand. I also stamped my sentiment in VersaMark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. This cute stamp is from My Creative Time. The lamp base has some glitter brushed on. 

I wanted the bed to feel more forward so I put two layers of foam tape under it and also have it lower on the card front. The nightstand is on one layer and a bit higher up, hoping it gives the appearance of being farther back...like it's against the wall and the bed comes out farther into the room...like it would look in real.

For the inside of the card, I grabbed some of the same papers as on the front. I also used a couple more of the images from the set. For the bottle of medicine, I smooshed my VersaMark pad all over the front, masking off the cap. Then I poured clear embossing powder over it and melted it with my heat tool. I did it a second time to get it a bit thicker. Positioned it a bit behind the box of tissues. And, you still have plenty of space to write a little note.

These little print/cut images are so cute and so fun to play with. The one thing I would suggest, is add some of your own touches to them. Make them feel not so "flat". Add some extra shading, or gloss, or glitter, or gel dots....jazz them up a bit. Bring them to life! 

I hope you got a bit of inspiration from my card and some ideas for using print/cut images. I plan to do more of these, so come back once in awhile and see what I've been up to. In the mean time, stop by My Scrap Chick and see what's new in the store!

Here's some links for you to get there.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Wishing You Sunshine...

So...My Scrap Chick has now started selling a line of digital stamps and digital clip art!!! I'm LOVING that....cause I love to do print/cut. And I'm investing into a small collection of Copic markers, and giving it a go. Lots of practice to do, lol. Anyway, I chose an image to work with today.

It is like -15 here in Ohio today and very, very windy! I needed it to feel like Spring. Now, I'm from Michigan and LOVE snow......we have very little :(.....but I HATE frigid temps! Had to do something to remind me of warmer temps to come.

I wanted this to be really bright and fun so chose markers in some hot colors!!! Now, I'm new at all this so it might not be the best coloring...I'll get better at it. I added Wink of Stella to the umbrella and the spots on the boots. Did a little bit of tiny dots to add texture. Nichol Magouirk does this a lot and I love it. Got out my white gel pen and added some stitching lines, too. Then threw on a few bright pink gems and ribbon.

Just so happened the these colors work really nice with some of Doodlebug's papers. I love them! So bright and fun. Used some of my dies to cut the layers, I like that stitching line. 

I chose a stamp from My Creative Time and used my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to add a cute staple. The flags are from a set by Spellbinder. Added it with some foam squares.

So, there you have it! I hope you go to My Scrap Chick and check out the new stuff....super cute!

I hope it wasn't too early to tease you with a Spring card.....but it will be here before we know it!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

I Love You Camera Card....

Gosh....I'm a slacker!!! I haven't posted in so long...sorry bout that, lol. Anyway, I have a couple things going up today. Finishing up some pics and then I'll post the other in a bit. 

I am working with some of the new files from Fleurette Bloom today. This last release has such cute images!!! I fell in love with the camera right away. And new what I wanted to do.

So, I picked out some of the patterns from the new digital paper collection and filled my images in using my Silhouette Studio software and then cut them out. I inked up the edges to add some interest.

Then I got out my circle dies and picked one the closest to the size of the center of the camera. The top layer already had a hole cut, so I put it in place over the second layer, used low tack tape, and ran it through my Cuttlebug. That layer is the same as the next one, so again I put the die right in place and cut the dark gray layer. And once again for the bottom layer.

I added my acetate to the back of the last layer, used foam tape to make the "well" for my sequins...two layers thick...put in my goodies and added another piece of acetate. This way everything is captured inside and you can easily flip it to attach to your card front.

I tied on my ribbon, used my tag dies and cut two. Chose my sentiments to stamp and added those with foam tape as well. Then jazzed up a bit with some Stickles glitter.

I hope you like this little shaker card using Fleurette's newest release. You need to check it out....super cute!
Here's where you can get yours.

I Only Have Eyes For You...

Here's a quick and easy treat bag I made using some files from My Scrap Chick. Hope you like!

I started out with just a simple bag and set about to decorate it up.

I love the scallop top on this little bag...it's so cute! Anyway, I picked a few digital papers and filled the image using my Silhouette Studio software, and then print and cut them out. I cut some layers of solid colors that coordinate and adhered them to the front of the bag. 

I did the same with this cute little monster. I also created a shadow layer of different paper. Layered up using foam squares. To make his eyes, I just cut different size circles in white, black, and blue. Glued them together and then covered them in Glossy Accents for that shiny finish. Added a bit of white gel pen accents, tied some twine, and added a sentiment from my stash. Cut it out using an oval punch. 

Hope you like...here's where you can get these files.

I'm sure you have a little monster in your life that would love a little bag of goodies! 
Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sparkle & Shine Luminary...

Hey guys, Cheryl here.

  Welcome to today's blog post! Thanks for stopping by! 
Today I have a simple luminary for you....I love those things! I like having that bit of twinkle in an unexpected nook or corner. They make you feel warm and cozy. 
Here's the one I made.

I took one of the boxes from Harvest Happenings to make this. Before I assembled the box, I used one of my rectangle dies and cut out the window. You could also just do this when you are cutting the box out. Place a rectangle where you want it to be. Then I laid the box top...unassembled....on top of the box bottom and traced it lightly. Now place the same die right over that and cut. This makes sure they line up right. Be sure you have them facing the right direction! Ask me how I know this, lol.

I then used that die and the next larger together to cut the frame for the front. Again, you can do this same thing in Silhouette Studio to make a frame.
Before assembling, cut a piece of vellum and adhere it to the back side of the box top, assemble.

I cut the pieces for the poinsettia and ran it through the Cuttlebug using a swirl folder. I inked the edges a bit, and assembled.

I also cut/punched some snowflakes and embossed them with gold embossing powder. Love the sparkle! I wrapped a bit of lace crocheted ribbon along the bottom edge. Added a bit of red Stickles glitter and some bling and some red stars.

I chose a sentiment and embossed it in white and cut a simple flag end. I hid the glue under the snowflake, as it shows bad through the vellum. And that's it!

Here's where to get what you need to make your own.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Shaker Christmas Tags...

WOW...am I ever a slacker!!! I have never had a time where I've had no mojo for so long....and really didn't even care, either. Well...I think it's coming back. Just can't come up with any neat ideas, I come up here, sit and play around....and most of it goes in the trash can. Bout to try changing that!

So...I have a set of shaker gift tags for you today. I used files from My Scrap Chick and a few of my stamps. I love all the shaker stuff I see, and thought these could serve as a gift tag and an ornament for later, our for someone to reuse as a tag for someone else. 

I used the tag file and selected different ornaments and cut them out of the center for the window. Use any type of clear acetate to glue to the back to make your "window". Build up a "wall" of foam tape on the back side to hold the sequins. Then adhered the back tag. I decorated the fronts, added a tag, then some ribbon. Each were done in this same fashion. I added some bling on a few, a bit of Stickels glitter, and called them good to go. Hope you like them and try some of your own. 

For each tag, I only used one of the layers....they come with three. I stretched them a bit in each direction to get a size I liked. You could use them as they are but I wanted them a bit wider. The tiny tags attached at the tops are made with a die I have. You could size the tag down REALLY small and do the same thing. Size two layers together though, so they layer nicely.

This tag I used two of the elements in the file. Added them in their proper place using foam squares.

For this one, I stamped a Christmas tree and just cut it out and added with foam squares. Added a bit of tiny pearls for ornaments.

This tag I sized the ornament down a bit and then added it with foam squares on top of the acetate window. You can see the material inside around the edges.

Ho Ho Ho! I used bling for the centers of the "O's". I only used the top layer in this file.

For this tag, I only used the base layer of the candy cane and I flipped one to go the other way, then just made them crisscross a bit.

Here's what you'll need to make these yourself.