Thursday, February 22, 2018

Stampin' Up! Card

Recently I bought this new stamp set. I like it because I want to sit in that chair and sip a latte with a friend or one of my sisters. It takes me away.  The set is called Charming Cafe. It comes with dies too, which make it very easy to assemble once cut out. I colored with color pencil and added a tiny bit of glitter on the plants and the cups.

Years ago, like twenry, my neighbor invited me to a Stampin' Up! party. I had no idea what it was...but figured it might be fun. That party started me on my paper crafting journey. Twenty years later and I still have that original stamp set and still love Stampin' Up! The quality is the best with Stampin' Up!, the papers, the rubber...all of it.  When I moved to Delaware, I got in touch with a local Stampin' Up! demonstrator and we have become friends.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

making your own backgrounds

     I watched a video over at Hearfelt Creations about making your own backgrounds and then made my own. I really enjoyed the process and was happy to use my stamps in a new way. First I stamped an overall random background using an hombre green ink. Then I used a dauber to add pink Distress inks, Worn Lipstick and Victorian Velvet Pink. Once dry, I added small Distress Rock Candy glitter to the leaf areas and larger glass glitter to the flowers area, giving an overall beautiful sparkle. I also used Glossy Accents for the flowers for extra shine. (the bottom picture is my attempt to show you the glitter- it just does not show up well in photos!)
     When all was dry, I embellished with die cuts and flowers. The top card also has some pretty pink organza ribbon. I ended with some crystal sequins. I wish you could see the glittery effect, so pretty!
     The flowers are Prima flowers from the Wild and Free collection.
Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

It is SO cold outside! I am hibernating and spent the day working in my art journal. I almost always spend New Years Day creating. It's a tradition I started years ago. It just feels right to spend the first day of a new year doing what I love.

This page was inspired by Vicky on YouTube.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas cards

This year I may not get to make too many Christmas cards. Between travel and a cold, I just don't have the energy this year. Last night I did a few small watercolor paintings that may turn into a card or two. The large tree has glitter on it that you cannot see in this picture. Happy Creating! 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Christmas Cloche # 3

This mini cloche # 3 is another deer scene. I used a tiny tree and a brown deer. To me these are magical. I think it is my inner little girl that delights in these. It stands 3" tall.  This is best seen if you look at it up close, to see all the details. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Christmas Cloche # 2

Here is another tiny cloche I made. It is 3.5" tall.  I will be selling these at a local craft fair (yes Dianne!). This one is a snowman and winter baubles. I added a glittered paper background behind the snowman. If you pull this up close you can see all the little details. I love the magic and whimsy of Christmas! 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Christmas Cloche

How stinkin' cute is this? I love how it turned out! I bought these tiny cloches online. They stand 3" tall. This one is all silver and white. A tiny silver it! I added vintage rhinestone chain all around the base to add sparkle. I am having a lot of fun making these.  More to come...