Sunday, July 30, 2017

So thankful for your kindness

Since we recently had a baby there were a few people I wanted to make thank you cards for as they gave us some gifts for our little one. 

I used some lawn fawn stamps to create this card! The grass is a MFT die. The background was done using Tim Holtz distress inks and the images are colored with Copic and spectrum noir markers.





Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Planner paper clips

Today I've got something different to share with you.  I'm trying to get my crafting groove back as my family adjusts to life with two kids. It's definitely challenging but I love it and wouldn't change it for anything. My kids are my joy and they inspire me too! 

Anyways, I just made these DIY paper clips for my planner. I love them and I think I'm addicted, hehe! I think I'll have to make more!! I used some lawn fawn stamps and not sure where the cupcake stamp comes from. 



Happy Saturday! Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is great and filled with lots of happiness and crafty time! 

Stay tuned and check back soon. I've got some thank you cards to share on the blog in the next few days! 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Thank you "metallic flowers"

Hello and happy Saturday, I can't believe June is over and July is here. Time is just flying by. I'm really glad I'm able to catch up and share with you the things I've been making in the last few weeks or so. I also hope to find some time to craft it will just take me sometime to get back into the groove of things. So stay tuned, this girl is not giving up on crafting anytime soon. 

Anyways, moving on to today's cards that I'd like to share with you. It seems that metallic watercolors are very in right now and I love the look. Though I don't have these fancy watercolors that everyone is raving about I do have some kids crayola metallic watercolors. So I did some experimenting and I like how it turned out. 







Saturday, June 24, 2017

Happy Fathers's Day!

Hello Everyone! I have not posted in awhile due to many reasons. 

One I was super tired waiting for baby #2 to arrive. I was still being crafty and I've got stuff to share, blogging just didn't happen on top of creating. 

 Reason number two our iPad where I usually end up taking photos and blogging from decided to fail on us. So I've been trying to find the best way to blog again and get it done. 

The third reason is on June 17th (The day before Father's Day) we welcomed our second baby boy into the world.  He arrived at 12:06 PM and weighted 8 pounds. His name is Liam and we are very in love with him. His big brother Riley is adjusting well and loves his baby brother. 

This blog post is near and dear to my heart as this Fathers Day I was able to give my husband another son just in time for this special day! I also have two Father's Day cards to share with you that I got made before the new baby arrived.   



  

Happy belated Father's Day to all the dads out there. I hope you had a great day!!!

Links for products used coming soon just wanted to get this up as soon as I could. 

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Hip Hip Hooray it's your birthday! ~ Viking Style

Happy Friday!  I am so excited to be finally be able to share these two cards here on the blog.  I recently made these for a friend's two kids. As you can see they turned 1 & 3.  Their dad is from Iceland and so since there kids were born I've be doing viking themed cards for them when I can or get inspired.

Last year I bought this super adorable Viking stamp set from Clearly Besotted for a few reasons. One it was incredibly cute, two I lived in Norway for 2 years, three I am from a Norwegian heritage and four I knew I could use it for my friends here and in Norway too!

This first card was for a little guy named Jethro who turned 1 years old.  I had fun creating this scene with my distress inks. I used stormy sky, moved grass and salty ocean distress inks.

The second card was for Jethro's sister Avalie who as you can see turned 3 years old!
 I made a little skateboard for the viking girl as her dad is into skateboarding too and she has a mini skateboard herself. I thought it would be fun and cute to incorporate that into this scene.  I had a ton of fun creating this scene as well.  The distress inks I used were salty ocean, stormy sky and vintage photo.





  




Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Saying Thank you with flowers!

It's Wednesday and I have one more thank you card to share with you here on the blog today! I hope you like it.  I once again used a flower stamp set I picked up at Dollar Tree.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the flowers and used  my copic and spectrum noir markers to color in the stamped images.  To outline the die cut I used a "Sakura White Souffle Opaque Puffy Pen"  I also used  Simon Says Stamp "On edge thank you wafer die" from the you have my heart release for the sentiment.





Monday, May 22, 2017

Thank You "Dino"

Happy Monday! I hope this week goes well for you and that this card finds you well and gives you some inspiration for your week.  Here's to getting some crafty time in this week. 😉

I created this card with an old stamp set from My Favorite things that is no longer available and I'm not sure what the back embossing folder is ☹ I have so many embossing folders in my stash and I got them a long time ago.  The stamped image is colored with copic markers.  The background behind the embossed background is done by directly sponging two ink pads onto the paper. The ink pads I used were Memento Tuxedo black ink and My favorite Things "Field Day" ink. Also the sentiment is once again  Simon Says Stamp "On edge thank you wafer die" from the you have my heart release.





Sunday, May 21, 2017

Thank you "Cat attack"

Hello here is another thank you card I made recently.  The only new product I used on this card was  Simon Says Stamp "On edge thank you wafer die" from the you have my heart release.  I also used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp out the cat stamp. 



Saturday, May 20, 2017

Thank You

I recently made a few more Thank you cards for my co-workers at work since I just went on maternity leave last week.  I used a flower stamp set I picked up at Dollar Tree to do this card.  Then I used Simon Says Stamp "On edge thank you wafer die" from the you have my heart release. I also colored the flowers with copic and spectrum noir markers. Then finished it off with some half pearls.




Happy Mother's Day 2017

Hello there, last weekend on May 12th we celebrated Mother's Day and here are 3 cards I made this year for Mother's Day!  I hope you like them. I really like how they turned out.  I used all supplies from my stash and most of the product is not available now. Though similar projects could be done with newer stamps.




This last card the flower vase sparkles 😉

Monday, May 01, 2017

10 years of blogging!



I've got an exciting post to share with you today!!! May 1, 2017 marks 10 years since I started this blog.  I can't believe I've had this blog up and running for 10 years.  I haven't always been active or posting regularly but I've tried to share what I've been making as much as possible.

I first started this blog as a place to share what I was making and also have a record in one place of all the cards I was making.  As you can see if you were to go back to my first posts my style has changed and I feel like I have improved on my card making. I find it interesting to have 10 years of crafting in one place to look back on and draw inspiration from some of my older posts. 

I've got so many hopes and dreams for this blog and for my crafting.  I've thought about starting a Youtube channel and an Etsy shop.  All I know is that I want to keep crafting for 10 years and more so we we will see where my crafting takes me in the years to come. 

If you are reading this and have been looking at my blog at any time in these last 10 years, thank you for the support and coming back.  I hope you can continue to journey with me in this crafting world and we can all inspire each other as we craft. 

Once again, thank you!!! I'd love to hear from you and come follow you too if you're a crafter as well. 

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

I am thankful we have loads of fun together

Hello Again, I'm almost done sharing all the Thank you cards I made back in January for a custom order. So this is card number 10 of 12 card that I made.   I had a lot of fun coming up with so many thank you cards and figuring out how to make them all work.

For this card I used this fun embossing folder that looks like waves that I had in my stash. I have no idea really where my embossing folders are from or what they are called. :(  I sponged on some My Favorite Things Blu Raspberry Hybrid ink and then sponged the edges with Memento Tuxedo black ink to get the edges to pop and finish it off.

Then for the images and sentiment I used Lawn Fawn's Loads of fun stamp set and Lawn Fawn's Jump for Joy stamp set.  To change it up I also used my Koi Water colors to color in the stamped images.


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Thanks a Million

I've got two more cards to share with you today of the custom card order I got back in January.  I really love how these cards turned out and both are very different than I usually do but I really like the look  of them.

The first card I stamped the sentiment Thanks a Million which is a $1.50 Micheal's stamp. Then I embossed it with clear embossing powder so I could use My Koi Water colors on it and still have the sentiment really stand out.

The second card I used the same sentiment to create a very different card.  I used a star embossing folder that I have in my stash and I used My Favorite Things Banana Split Hybrid ink to get the yellow effect on it.  Then I used some ribbon and some card stock layers to finish it off and tie it all together. 


Challenges: