Thursday, July 20, 2017

Congratulations - SAT dt post

Hi there!!  Popping in to share a card I created and am sharing over on the Stamp Anniething blog today.  I made this card specifically for a bridal shower I was attending using the Eloise Congratulations stamp.


I used the flower image from the stamp set and embossed it with clear embossing powder to create my background paper for the top portion of my card.  I addded some sparkle to the flowers using my Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen.


The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.  I used a border die from MFT stamps and added a couple of flowers from my stash to finish off my card.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!!



Friday, July 7, 2017

Stamp Anniething July Release Day 3




Hi and welcome to Day #3 of 
Stamp Anniething's July Release!
Get your summer party hats on, this release is all about "chillin' and relaxing"



Violet will be available in the store today along with the other 2 stamps we showed you  this week!!
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I was inspired by the lollipop in Violet's hand to create what is referred to as a "lollipop card".  I used the "Rosettes Zig Zag Edge" file from My Scrap Chick to create my lollipop card.  I created this card with my niece in mind.  Her birthday was July 5th and she turned 16 this year ;)


I colored my image with my copic markers.  
I hope you enjoyed our July release!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

 Have a great day!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Stamp Anniething July Release Day 2




Hi and welcome to Day #2 of 
Stamp Anniething's July Release!
Get your summer party hats on, this release is all about "chillin' and relaxing"



Vanessa will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we show you  this week!!
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I had some fun with the background on this card and used some stencils to cut out masks for the beach and waves.  I used various distress inks for my background and then overlayed a sunburst stencil to finish it off.  The sequins are just a mix I have in my stash.  


Stop back tomorrow for Day 3!!
I hope you enjoyed our July release!

 Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Christmas in July - My Scrap Chick DT

***For Day 1 of Stamp Anniething Release please head over HERE***


Happy 5th of July!!  I hope you had an enjoyable holiday weekend/celebration my USA friends!!  I am sharing a Christmas in July project I created for My Scrap Chick.  The design team will be showcasing projects centered around Christmas all this week.  I am so glad to be working on some Christmas projects this far in advance as I always have such great intentions in the fall/winter to do so many and then the busyness of the season makes it hard to keep up with my goals!  Anyone else feel that way??  So for my project I created some gift bags -


well 3 of them to be exact ;) 




I had purchased a set of plain, colored gift bags some time ago from a local craft store with the intentions of creating decorated bags.  I used a few different files from My Scrap Chick for the images on the front of my bags.  

I took the images from the front of the "treat boxes" and enlarged them to fit propotionately on the front of the gift bags.  I hope I have inspired you with some holiday projects!  Thanks for stopping by today!!






Stamp Anniethings July Stamp Release Day 1




Hi and welcome to Day #1 of 
Stamp Anniething's July Release!
Get your summer party hats on, this release is all about "chillin' and relaxing"




Tony will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we show you  this week!!
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I decided my "Tony" should be a bit tan from hanging outside on his tree branch ;) so I chose to work with some darker skin tones.  Since he's been hanging out in the sun I decided to give him some bleached hair too!!  I created my sky background with an older cloud stencil I have and some distress inks.  




I hope you enjoyed our July release!

 Have a great day!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Coffee or Tea part 2 - MSC dt

Part 2 to my coffee and tea projects.  You can see part 1 HERE.  This time I am sharing my coffee inspired project that I am linking up to the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop  -



I used My Scrap Chick "Latte Easel Card" for my coffee themed card.  I pulled out some flower designer paper since the theme for the blog hop is summer inspired coffee/tea projects.  Here is the card from a different angle -



Thanks for stopping by today!  If you are wanting to participate in the blog hop, today is the last day to get your entries in.  


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Coffee or Tea?? - MSC dt

I just love coffee!!  How about you?  The smell of it makes me feel all warm and cozy and the thought of having a cup of coffee is actually relaxing to me.  I think it is because it feels luxurious to sip on a mug of coffee - as though you have all the time in the world to enjoy and savor this liquid awesome!! Now don't get me wrong, I do like tea too especially warm tea on a cold and rainy afternoon - nothing warms me up better than that!  I also love to collect tea cups and all sorts of tea service.  Which is your favorite - coffee or tea?  Since I love them both I decided to create a project that reflected each and enter them into the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Here is my tea inspired card -


I used My Scrap Chick "Teapot Card and Envelope" set to create my card and the coordinating envelope for it.  




This will be my first entry into the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - come back later to see my coffee project :-)  Thanks for stopping by today!!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Congrats Grad!! - MSC dt

Tis the season for grad parties!!  We had a special one to attend yesterday and I created a special card and drink tumbler for the grad.


To create my card I used My Scrap Chick's "Girl Grad Emoji Box".  I deleted the layers for the box and only used the layers for the emoji.  I then created an offset and cut two of them to create my card base.  I scored one of the offsets about 1 inch down and adhered the two offsets together with some scor tape.  I added the bling since all the grads like to decorate their caps these days!  I also used some glossy accents to the sunglasses.


For the drink tumbler I used My Scrap Chick's "Grad's With Class" set and cut out vinyl in colors that matched the recipient's school colors.  I then filled the tumbler with money - all in $1 bills!!


School gets out in late June here so I know many of you are past graduation season but I hope I have inspired you for future opportunities.  Thanks for stopping by today!!



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

#birthday wishes - MSC dt

Happy Tuesday my crafty friends!!  I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend and perhaps even got some crafty time in!!  My hubby's birthday was yesterday and I wanted to share with you the card I made for him -


I used My Scrap Chick's "Hashtag Birthday Wishes" file and created a shaped card with it.  I used my Silhouette software and created a large offset of the base layer from the cut file (the gray part of the card).  I cut the offset out twice from some heavy cardstock (110 pound).  Because the offset was long I couldn't weld and make a base for my card in one cut so instead I scored the bottom layer of the card with my Scor Pal at about 1 inch in from the left and used some Scor Tape to adhere the two layers together thus creating my card base.  The photo below shows this more clearly -


I used some bright colored papers to make the card fun and added some balloons which I cut out from My Scrap Chick's "Snowball's Havin' A Ball" file.  I decided to use twine for the string on my balloons and finished up the card with some bright enamel dots and pen stitching using my white gel pen.  




Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  I hope I have inspired you with an idea for the next time you need a birthday card and especially one for a masculine recipient ;)  Hugs!!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Comfy Chair Easel Card - MSC dt

Happy Monday my crafty friends!  I hope you moms had a great mothers day yesterday!!   I wanted to share a card I made specifically for a friend who is going through some health issues and I thought this card would be the right "touch" to let her know I am thinking about her.  I used the "Comfy Chair Easel Card" file from My Scrap Chick to create this card.  The fun with putting this card together is selecting the papers/patterns for your chair ;) 




My friend really likes retro - furniture, clothes, hair, etc. ... so I tried to make my chair with that concept in mind.



I didn't photograph the back side but I added a square of blank white cardstock to the underside of the card for a place to write a note.  Thanks so much for stopping by today - I hope I have inspired your crafty side today ;)


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!!

Hi my crafty friends!!  Popping in to share a card I made with you recently.  I have a lot of colored images hanging around from the past couple of 30 Day Coloring Challenges and I am trying to get them onto some actual cards now.  That is how this card came about -


I used Lawn Fawn's "Baked With Love" stamp set for all of the images.  The sentiment is from an older Cardz TV Stamps set.  The twine is also from Lawn Fawn.  I colored all of my images using my Copic markers.  I used a die from Craftin Desert Divas for the window panes and the pattern paper is from My Favorite Things.


I am entering this into the following challenges -

Cardz TV Stamps - "Anything Goes #1"
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - "A Hint of Pink"
Crafting By Designs - "May Anything Goes"

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Birthday Card for my Daughter

Popping in today to share a birthday card I created for my oldest daughter.   I sneak peeked this already on my IG account but wanted to share here too :-)


I used the Lawn Fawn "Fairy Friends" stamp set for my images.  I also used a few dies and sequins from Craftin Desert Divas for my background, fence and grass layers.  I used some distress inks to create my background layer.  Thanks for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mother's Day Purse Tote Bag - MSC dt

Hi there my crafty friends!!  I had a moment this weekend to get a head start on some Mother's Day projects and wanted to pop in and share my creations with you.  I created these Purse Tote Bags to fill with some goodies for both my mom and my mother in law.  


I used the My Scrap Chick "Trendy Tote Bag and Purse" file to cut these out.  The patterned paper is from Joanns.  I wanted to add a tag to the tote bags so I used another file from My Scrap Chick -  "Rubber Ducky Tag"  which is my favorite file lately to use for making tags. 


I used adhesive velcro for the closure so that the bag could be opened and reused.


I had the perfect sentiment from an older Cardz TV Stamps' set to add to my tags!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  I hope I have inspired you with some ideas for Mother's Day or another special occasion!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Springtime Thank You card

April showers bring May flowers (so they say!!)  Well, if that is the case we should have a ton of flowers here in May!!  I decided to play along with the Craftin Desert Divas Monthly Mood Board Challenge and also needed to create a thank you card and this is what I came up with -


I drew my inspiration from the spring like flowers in the Photo inspiration - 


It was nice to be able to envision what spring should look like and create it - a much needed distraction from the constant gloomy, gray skies of the Pacific Northwest this year.  Hugs!!  and thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spring Birdhouses - My Scrap Chick DT

Happy Wednesday my crafty friends!!  I have a fun spring inspired craft project to share with you today!!  We keep getting glimpses of spring here in the Pacific Northwest and then we get even more glimpses of rain!!  So I needed to create something to remind me that sunnier spring days were on the horizon and this is what I came up with -



I used two different My Scrap Chick files to create these - 



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These birdhouse boxes can be used for a treat box too!!  I am probably going to use mine for decoration only but nice to have the option on hand!!  Here's another look -


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