Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Howl-o-ween!

Hello, Happy Halloween! Thank you for making my blog one of your Halloween stops. I’ve got no tricks for you today just a cute card to share and some inspiration for this Halloween day.

Today I’m used Lawn Fawn’s Happy Howl-o-ween Stamp Set.  I had stamped the images previously in memento tuxedo black ink and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers.  Since they were such small images I just stamped them on a scrap of white card stock.  

I used my Big Shot machine to cut the circle using Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large die. (Which is discontinued)

Next I used the blending tool and fossilized amber distress ink  to color the circle using Tim Holtz blending tools.  After that I cut the card base down from Micheal’s Recollections card stock and adhered everything together using The Scotch Advanced Tape Glider.  

Then it was time for the sentiment I couldn’t find my Memento tuxedo black ink so I grabbed Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink  . I then used Simon Says Stamp clear embossing powder and sprinkled it on and used the marvey heating tool to melt the embossing powder.  I used the sentiment Happy Howl-o-ween also from the Lawn Fawn Set.  

To add some sparkle and help the circle stand out I used some all around the circle.  After that was all done I felt like the card was still missing something so I used Simon Says Stamp Goldenlocks Premium dye ink and The pumpkin stamp from Hello Bluebird’s fall friends stamp set and stamped it on the orange card base to create my own patterned paper. That finished off the card and added to it in a simple way.



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Thank you for stopping by today and have a Happy Halloween!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Beth Duff Designs so sweet - Pumpkins for sale

Hello there, can you believe October is almost over how did that happen? Tomorrow is Halloween and there is still time to run out and get a pumpkin and carve it just in time for your Halloween festivities.

Let me help you with that crafty style today I’ve got a very fun card using the stamp set So Sweet by Beth Duff Designs. This set was from her summer release and meant to be a lemonade stand.  Though this idea came to me and I wanted to get more use out my stamp plus why not get multiple uses out of your more seasonal stamps.   My brain is already thinking what else could this little stand sell, hehe! 

I’ve also got a process video on my YouTube channel if you’re interested in seeing how this card came together.  Find the video below and a link to watch it directly on YouTube in HD. 

For the card I stamped the lemonade/pumpkin stand on Spectrum Noir premium ultra smooth card stock.   Then of course colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.  I used TN7, OR1, CR10,DR3 and to add some shading to the pumpkins in the end I used a copic marker chrome orange YR04.

To write on the sign I used a American Crafts precision pen.  

Then I cut out the image for the inner window part of the stand I used an exact o knife. Then I used scissors on the outer part. 

Next I cut down some Distress Watercolor card stock to fit inside the pumpkin stand window. Then I used a blending tool with Broken China distress ink to create blue skies behind the window.  Then I adhered that piece to the back of the stamped image with the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider.  

At this point I cut my card base which was from Kraft card stock from the Micheal's Recollections card stock.  For the patterned paper and sentiment I used the Micheal's Recollections Pumpkin Spice Hot Buy paper pad.    

After all my paper was cut I adhered everything together with the Scotch advanced tape glider.

Lastly I stamped the pumpkins in memento tuxedo black ink.  Then coloured them and after cutting them out I used Scotch foam mounting tape to adhere them.  For the pumpkin I used Simon Says Stamp/greeting farm Stamptember Exclusive from 2017 as it was the only set where I had a small pumpkin that would work for this card. (This Set is no longer available) though any small pumpkin stamp would work for this.  




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I love how this card turned out! Enjoy your Halloween festivities tomorrow and come back tomorrow I’ll have a Halloween card with video for you.


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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Honey Bee Stamps Coffee Break- Switch it up Tea for Fall

Hello, it's Saturday and I have a new card to share with you with a process video over on my YouTube channel, watch the video below or click the link to watch it in HD.

Alright onto today's card I used my Big Shot machine to emboss my background which is from Tim Holtz Alterations  Christmas texture fades Holiday Knit 2.  (This embossing folder is discontinued, I'm sorry but I wanted to use what I had.)  I used this embossing folder to create the sweater effect as the sentiment from the patterned paper I used reads early sunsets, warm tea and big sweaters.

The patterned paper with the sentiment is from Micheal's Recollections "Autumn Dreams" Hot buy paper pad.

I prepared my card base using Micheal's Recollections card stock and for all the cutting I used the Friskers paper cutter.

Then I used the Stamp set Coffee Break from Honey Bee Stamps and stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Ranger Distress Watercolor card stock.  Then I took Tim Holtz mini distress inks and applied them to a acrylic block to water color them with a Sakura water brush.  The distress inks I used were Carved pumpkin, candied apple, ground espresso, weathered wood and picked raspberry.

After I fussy cut my image out I used the black copic marker to finish off the edges and take away the white edges. This helps give your cut images a more finished look.

To adhere everything together I used the scotch Advanced Tape Glider.  Lastly I used the clear wink of stella brush tip marker to add some sparkle to the coffee/tea cup. I felt that with the foiling on the sentiment from the patterned paper that the image just needed a little something to finish it off.

I hope you're enjoying the fall weather and getting a bit of a chance for a cozy time with a warm sweater and a cup of tea. Or what is the whether like for you in fall? Is it cold? Let me know in the comments below what your favorite things about fall are, how you celebrate fall or what your favorite tea is?

 

Thanks for coming by today. Don't forget to check out the video and leave a comment here or on the video. I'd love to hear your feedback. Have a great weekend!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Neat & Tangled- 7th Anniversary Card!!!

Hello Hello today I have a card to share with a video on my YouTube channel where you can see my process and hear from me.

I created this cute anniversary card using Neat and Tangled Favorite Nut stamp set.   I used Memento tuxedo black ink and stamped my image on Spectrum Noir ultra smooth premium card stock. Then I pulled out my Spectrum Noir markers. I used TN7 & TN8 for the browns. I blended them with FS3 & used that marker for the tummy and tail.  For the acorn leaves I used a combo of YG17 Green Grass (Copic marker) and DG3. 

I cut down a card base using some cream card stock from Micheal’s Recollections card stock.  

Then I cut a piece of kraft card stock and ran it through my Big Shot machine and used the Rays & Retro circles Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder. (This embossing folder is discontinued, sorry. I don’t want to stop using the supplies I have on hand though as you know you know craft supplies all add up) 

After that I adhered everything together using the scotch advanced tape glider.  To adhere the number 7 to the acorn image I used the Xyron sticker maker for quick and easy application.  Then I popped the image up on scotch foam tape and added it to the card.  

For my sentiment I did something a little out of the box for me.  This card is an anniversary card for my friends who are celebrating 7 years of marriage wahoo!!! So I only have one anniversary stamp in my collection and I couldn’t find it when I was making this card. I also knew that it wasn’t the look I was going for. So I switched things up a bit and decided to write my own sentiment.  I cut a little banner with the Big Shot machine and My Favourite Things Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics. (This seems to be discontinued, I linked to a similar product MFT that would do a similar job) To write the sentiment I used a black pen from America Crafts.  Then I used the Spectrum Noir True Black marker to go around the edges of the banner to get it stand out a bit more.  Then I adhered the banner to the card using the Xyron sticker maker again.  

As one final step to finish off the card I used Memento tuxedo black ink to distress the edges of the card base to finish off the layers.


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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Get Kids Craft October Blog Hop Thanksgiving



Hello and thank you for visiting us for the Get Kids Crafty! October blog hop! This month our theme is Thanksgiving! The leaves are turning, there’s a chill in the air, and pumpkin spice is popping up everywhere! It’s the time of year when we think in warm colors and remember what we are most thankful for! The team and their kids have worked hard to create projects to share with you! Click through all the links to get some Thanksgiving project inspiration and then get crafty yourself! We would LOVE to see your creations! You can post them in our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/getkidscrafty/), tag us on Instagram (@getkidscrafty), or use our hashtag #getkidscrafty to share your projects! 
For info on my project with Riley keep reading, and links for all the projects in the hop from the rest of the creative team will be at the end. Don't forget to check them out too. 
We made a fall wreath using paper plates with the center cut out and leaves cut from  Simon Says Stamp Fall leaves die using the Big shot machine. 






A pile of leaves using scrap paper. I don't know about you but I have a ton of scraps that I don't use as often as I should. Kids projects are perfect for using up those scraps in your crafty space. (I'm so sorry I can't find a link to this set on the Simon Says Website anymore, I'm sure there is another fall die cut that could be used to make this set. Or maybe Simon Says Stamp will restock it, I make no promises.)
 
We started off by using the Big Shot Machine to cut a ton of leaves. Riley loves using the Big Shot and can do it mostly all by himself. He wanted to keep cutting leaves so we had a big pile at the end. 



While Riley was cutting leaves I was preparing his wreath part I took small paper plates and cut the center out and then Riley the glue and started gluing on the leaves. He was a natural with this and knew exactly what to do.
Looking good Riley!!

The creative process, what leaf shall I pick next? He loved making these, I think we made 11 in total or something around there. They made great Thanksgiving gifts as in Canada Thanksgiving is the first weekend in October.

To  finish off our wreath I made my own sentiment in word on the computer printed them off. Then cut them into stripes and let Riley glue them down.  That finished off our wreath.
Here is our finished project, Honestly Riley did most of it.  The sentiment on these could totally be switched up to Hello Fall, Thankful, So Thankful for you or whatever you can come up with for this fall season.  To my fellow candadians if you want to do this project this year that's your best bet or keep it in mind for next year when you're crafting with your kids.

To the Americans out there you still have time this year to use the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment.


Now it's time to hop and see the other projects by the rest of the creative team and their kids. 
 

 
 


 

Friday, October 19, 2018

Super simple fall cards

Hello I’ve got two super simple cards to share with you using scrapbook paper from Micheal’s Recollections Autumn Dream hot buy paper pad.   There is also a quick YouTube video of the process on my YouTube channel, don’t forget to check that out!

This was such a fun card to make and super fast.  It’s also a great way to use your scrapbook papers or use up any scraps of scrapbook paper from other projects. 

So I cut down some Kraft card stock from Micheal’s Recollections Card stock and then cut down some pieces in the card stock and some of the sayings also included in the paper pad.  Then I simply decided on how I wanted everything to look which I already had an idea in my head of how I wanted it to look.  When I was happy with the layout on the cards I used the Scotch advanced tape glider to adhere everything together. To finish off the card I just cut down the scrapbook paper hanging over the edges and the card was done. 

 











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Thank you for coming by today. I hope you enjoyed seeing these two super simple cards.  Keep enjoying the fall season and jump right into all the fun.

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Saturday, October 06, 2018

Thank You Panda- Beth Duff Designs

Hello, it’s World Card Making Day today and I have another panda card to share with you today featuring the cuddle like a panda stamp set from Beth Duff Designs new fall release. I also have a video of the process up on my YouTube channel.  See Video below and a link directly to my channel. 

I stamped the pandas and sentiment in memento tuxedo black ink on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Card stock.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp 3x4 Thanks stamp set.  This layer I used My Favorite Things rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics to cut it.  

I cut a card base from Micheal’s Recollections Collection Card stock. Then I cut the black Card stock layer which is also from Micheal’s card stock using my Big Shot machine and My Favorite Things rectangle STAX set 1 Die-maniacs.

Next I took Barn Door Distress Ink and dabbed it directly on the card base to create some texture and add some color.   Then I went ahead and colored the image and outlined the sentiment. For my coloring today I used Spectrum Noir Markers. I used IG2 for the Panda and used the colorless blender from my copic markers as I need to replace my Spectrum Noir blender.  For the sentiment and musical notes I used DR3.

Before adhering everything together I took my Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and sponged it directly on the edges of the rectangle with the pandas and sentiment.  Lastly I adhered everything together using the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider.


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Thank you for stopping by today.  I'm really enjoying this process of making card videos for you over at my YouTube channel.  It's not easy per say but it's fun and challenging and I hope you are enjoying it too.   Again, Happy World Card Making Day!!!

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Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Simon Says Stamp- School Bus Messages

Hello Hello today I have a card and video to share with you using the Simon Says Stamp School Bus messages stamp set. This is the 2nd card in my fall Card Series over on YouTube.

I stamped the school bus on Spectrum Noir ultra Smooth premium card stock with memento tuxedo black ink.   Then I used distress ink to water color my images.  The colors of inks I used were squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, barn door, hickory smoke and salty ocean.  Fir the water brush I used the Sukura Koi Medium water brush.

After I was done coloring I used the Sakura white jelly roll pen to add some highlights and fix a few spots. Then I used a normal ball point black pen to fix some of the lines.  At this time the school bus was ready to be cut out.

To add the characters into the school bus I used the Mama Elephant stamp set Book Worm. Again I stamped them on the Spectrum Noir ultra smooth premium card stock and stamped it in memento tuxedo black ink. I water colored them using walnut stain, tumbled glass and barn door distress inks.  I didn’t color all of the image as I was going to cut the bottom half off to add them into the windows on the bus.  I put them into the windows and took a pen to mark where they would fit in the windows so I could cut off the part I didn’t need. 

After fussy cutting out the little critters I used scotch foam mounting tape to pop them up in the windows and make them stand out a bit more from the rest of the card. 

I cut a grey card base down from Michael's Recollections card stock. Then I used My Favorite Things Rectangle STAX Set 1 to cut down some yellow card stock from the Michael's Recollections card stock.  I also cut down some scrapbook paper that looked like lined paper which I had in my collection. 

I have so much scrapbook paper in my collection that I need to pull out more. What’s the craft item you have the most of but don’t often reach for? Let me know in the comments below.

Then I stamped my sentiment in my go to ink memento tuxedo black ink.  I missed the back to school mark but the great thing about this stamp set is there is sentiments you can use all year long.  Since I wanted to still use this as a fall themed card and the back to school theme I chose the sentiment “Have fun on your outing” so perfect for a kids or teachers field trip or any adventure this fall season. 

Before adhering everything together I used black soot distress ink to distress the edges of the card layers to just finish them off. I do this technique a lot lately. What’s something you always do with your cards? 

To adhere everything together I used the scotch Advanced tape glider.  Lastly to finish off the card and add a little bit extra I added some sparkly stickers in yellow. I believe I picked these up at Dollarama awhile ago.  




Thank you for driving on over to my blog to check out this super cute bus card.  I hope today is full of some fun adventures and good times.

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