Wednesday, July 1, 2020

First day and card for The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge



Today’s card is the start of The Daily Marker 30 day Coloring Challenge.  My coloring was direct to paper with faded jeans, picked raspberry, seedless preserves and wilted violet distress oxide ink.  


A blender brush help the colors come together.  Next I die cut the inked piece with Small Slimline Lift the Flaps from Lawn Fawn with my Gemini Jr.  MISTI helped with stamping the trees (Natures Silhouette) with VersaMark ink and sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat to melt.  Sheer Simmer Spritz was sprayed for some sparkle, and fun foam was added to the back for dimension.  Bazzil Admiral paper was die cut with the Large Slimline Die and used as the card base.  Finally, the sentiment from We Can Do This from Gina K was stamped with amalgam ink.
Have a great day and keep on crafting!

Affiliate links used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share what I used.  All products were purchase by me unless noted.  I don’t sell anything nor am I employed.  This is my hobby and I hope to inspire you to play :)




Friday, June 26, 2020

My First Gina K Card Kit - Card

First off, Nature's Touch was the first card kit I purchased from Gina K.  The attention to detail when I opened the box was impressive! It came in a priority mail box and had a sticky large bubble wrap (that came off easily) attached to the plastic storage box that holds kit contents.  If you’ve ever received one of these boxes crushed (I have) you’ll appreciate the effort!

Alcohol ink came to mind to use with the Best Flowers stamp set.  I had a few pieces done but needed two with different colors (green for the leaves).   After the yupo paper was dried with my heat tool, time to stamp.  My MISTI makes stamping easier. Since I have never stamped on yupo paper I decided to try amalgam ink.  Die cut with coordinating dies in my Gemini Jr.  Next, the white space was cut with stitched rectangles and the sentiment was again stamped in the MISTI.  Finally this piece is backed with black card stock. 


Time for to assemble the card. My base is Sea Glass (from the kit).  I arranged the the flowers to wrap around the sentiment, using some foam tape for dimension and added Sparkling Crystals.

Have a great day and keep on crafting

Affiliate links used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share what I used.  All products were purchase by me unless noted.  I don’t sell anything nor am I employed.  This is my hobby and I hope to inspire you to play :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

60th Birthday Card


Got a card for a Big birthday …at least that’s what he keeps saying.  My love is turning 60 and I made him a special card.  

I’m using products from lots of companies today.  Starting with the Quintuple Slider from Simon Says Stamps.  Decided to have the Balloon Numbers from Honeybee Stamps cut in Gold Shine card stock, coming up from behind the sentiment - which is from The Stamping Village, it’s colored with Copic markers G46, BG96, E55, E44 and B99.  It’s cut out with Stitched Rectangles from The Stamps of Life and raised with foam tape.  All of this is on my background which is from Laundry Line Paper Pad by Jen Wilson that I got at Hobby Lobby.  I used my Gemini Jr for all the die cutting.  Once my card was assembled, I added some very thin washi tape (from Hobby Lobby) as a border.


Since I cut a 12x12 sheet of Laundry Line, I went ahead and cut card bases for 3 more cards.  Used the sentiments from same stamp set to quickly make 3 similar cards minus the Quintuple slider.

Have a great day and keep on crafting!

Affiliate links used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share what I used.  All products were purchase by my unless noted.  I don’t sell anything nor am I employed.  This is my hobby and I hope to inspire you to play :)

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Taco Birthday Card


Today I have for you a birthday card using products from many companies.  I get the Small Die of the Month kit from Spellbinders, and May’s set has these adorable stacked deco edges dies.  Unfortunately it has sold out.  

I placed the die near the edge of my base and ran it through my Gemini Jr.  Then I chose a strip of Bees Knees Paper Pad slightly wider than the die and glued it to the back of the die cut.  Using Sea Glass ink and blending brush I inked my card base.  

Next I stamped with Tuxedo Black ink the Year Nine (Taco) stamp twice.  These images were super quick to color with Copics and fussy cut.  Once the placement was decided, I stamped the sentiment, using my MISTI helped.  One of the tacos is raised with foam tape.

Have a great day and keep on crafting!

Affiliate links used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share what I used.  All products were purchase by my unless noted.  I don’t sell anything nor am I employed.  This is my hobby and I hope to inspire you to play :)

Friday, May 29, 2020

Honey Bee House Builder Card

Hello everyone, anyone else getting annoyed with the this staying at home stuff?  Because I’m a two time Heart Transplant Recipient, I’m used to choosing my needs versus wants.  But it just about broke my heart when Golds Gym closed all the St Louis area locations.  I’m a swimmer and their pool was perfect for me.  Open all day and I could go around noon and practically have the pool to myself.  I miss my swim time - calms me and wears be out.  Enough about me…lets talk card making.

When Honey Bee Stamps introduced their Home Building Honey Cuts, I fell in love!  They have since added a Christmas, Halloween, Sweet Shop, Farm House add on, stencils and paper pads.  Oh the possibilities!  I haven’t bought it all, but I’m getting closer - lol.  While I will admit that looking at all those dies, it did seem a bit overwhelming.  But now that I’ve done a few….loving it!!!!  


You need the House Builder Honey Cut for the house base.  For this one I added the Farm House Add on Stamps and honey cuts along with the shutters from the Gingerbread HouseHome Essentials Paper Pad takes care of roof, siding, front door and chimney.  Stencils work if you don’t have the paper pad.  I will tell you that teeny tiny door handle takes some coordination to adhere, thank goodness for reverse tweezers!  This card makes me so happy - I think I giggled the whole time putting it together.


Have a great day and keep on crafting!  It’s keeping me sane now!

Affiliate links used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share what I used.  All products were purchase by my unless noted.  I don’t sell anything nor am I employed.  This is my hobby and I hope to inspire you to play :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

How Awesome You Are Card

These are such strange times right now!  And, when you throw in another major life experience, like an child with an undiagnosed illness that requires a hospital stay or purchasing and closing on a new home things are bound to be more complicated!  Both have happened to family members and I'm sure it's happened to others, but isn't heart warming when you see kindness happening!  These are not my stories to tell but just a glimpse into situations that continue to arise all over.

Todays card is one to send love during these times.  

First step was stamping the background with Heart to Heart with Versamark ink and sprinkled clear embossing powder and heat set.  Picked rasberry and spun sugar ink was blended then a shimmer spray was applied.  The sentiment was stamped with charcoal ink and re-stamped with Versarmark and clear embossing powder was heat set for shine.  The piece was then die cut with stitched rectangles.  Next came the bow* made with 7/8 inch organza ribbon and attached.  Foam tape adds dimension to Razzle Berry card stock and finally Valerie ice gems were added with connect glue.

* I learned how to tie these bows from www.amazingpapergrace.com tutorial.  I could not find the same online tutorial but I recommend checking out her site!

Have a great day and keep on crafting!

Affiliate links used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share what I used.  All products were purchase by my unless noted.  I don’t sell anything nor am I employed.  This is my hobby and I hope to inspire you to play :)

Thursday, April 23, 2020

You Sparkle and Shine Card

Today's card was made using Concord & 9th Gem Turnabout Bundle.  Actually, I bought the stamp and then, later, the die and just really love how this card turned out.  Caution though, take care to not use a super juicy ink pad.  Some of the smaller images on the stamp can easily blur with a juicy pad.  
Gem Turnabout Bundle

Four colors of Hero Arts ink were used:  Dusty Blue, Sapphire, Navy and Soft Granite.  All stamped with the Gem Turnabout in my Misti.   Using my Gemini Jr to die cut the Gem Dies and Stitched Rectangle from The Stamps of Life.  Versamark ink stamped the sentiment and silver embossing powder was heat set for a shiny greeting.  A stardust pen adds more sparkle to this card and finally the shiny black back ground paper was from a My Monthly Hero Card Kit.  Foam tape add dimension and Valerie Ice gems were attached with connect glue.

Have a great day and keep on crafting.

Affiliate links used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share what I used.  All products were purchase by my unless noted.  I don’t sell anything nor am I employed.  This is my hobby and I hope to inspire you to play :)