Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Virginia's View challenge and Make it Monday #154

Since I've been playing around with watercolors for a week, I decided to play in the first Virginia's View challenge and since the card is sort of one layer (it's flat), I'm linking this up to Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #154.

I could not capture the glittery accents on this card in a normal shot, so I included a close up of one of the leaves.  Like Erin Lincoln did in the MIM video, I stamped the sentiment and then embossed over it with clear embossing powder.

I used my watercolors to ink up my stamp--I had to do this a few times to get vibrant color--then smudged it after it dried a bit before I added some glitter with my Wink of Stella glitter brush.  I used regular, white cardstock and this technique worked well.
Speaking of watercolors...I use a cheap, $5 set of watercolors I found at Michael's and an old brush I've had forever.  I do have a couple of inexpensive watercolor brushes that are smaller.  You don't need expensive supplies to watercolor is my point.  I do have watercolor paper and like to use the thickest I can find.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Baby boy card

Baby cards are few and far between for me.  So few, in fact, that I don't have a baby stamp set--if I do have one, I don't remember it. Most of my friends had kids back when I purchased cards.

I needed a baby boy card that didn't require me to purchase a stamp, so I turned to Pinterest, of course!  I saw several of these cute little dresser cards so I chose to make one. 

I used 2 cut files from the silhouette store for the baby sleeper and the hanger.  The card itself is super easy to make using a nestability to cut out the bottom portion of the card and simply cutting strips of cardstock for the drawers and subtly rounding the corners--I used a 1/4" corner rounder on my Crop-o-dile corner chomper. The top of the dresser is simply a strip of cardstock scored in the middle and folded over the top. I had to gold emboss some clear gems for the drawer knobs. 
Super easy project but it looks so impressive.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday # 153

I love the water color look but it's so hard for me to do...I'm 100% sure I'm overthinking the process.    I gave it a go for this week's Make it Monday  to water color a background and heat emboss a sentiment. 
 Please forgive the less than stellar photo, my lighting is terrible this evening.

I wanted to add more detail to this card but the background turned out so pretty I didn't want to take away from it.  This is the 3rd panel I water colored...the first 2 are hideous. LOL
Thanks for dropping by my poor, neglected blog!

Friday, February 14, 2014

CFC128: So Long

Wow, it's hard to believe this is my last post for CAS-ual Fridays.  It's been a year since I joined the team and time certainly flies when you are having fun. 
 I feel so incredibly blessed that Michele allowed me to be a part of CAS-ual Fridays and that I got to rub elbows with such  an insanely talented design team. 
This challenge is appropriately titled...So Long.
Show us your long clean and simple goodbye/farewell projects.  
My card size is 3.5 x 6
The sentiment on my card says it all.  Saying goodbye is so hard and I'm a huge crybaby.
I can't wait to see your creations for this challenge.  Link them up on the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog and you may win the prize from our fabulous sponsor:
 PS:  Happy Valentines Day

Friday, January 17, 2014

Funky blocks of color

I've had some long days at work this week and I am so happy that the weekend is here. 
We've got a fun challenge for you this round... Use blocks of color on your CAS project.
Ok, so my card design is a little funky.  It's bold, bright and I like the colors--it's wild and crazy with a super fun sentiment.  I also adore that fabulous button.
Speaking of fabulous, check out our sponsor this round:
This is a 2 week challenge so you have gobs of time to link your project!

Friday, January 3, 2014

CFC125 In a word...

Happy Friday and welcome to the first CAS-ual Fridays challenge of 2014.
Instead of a resolution, choose a word that describes what you hope for the new year and use that word on your card.
To point out the obvious, I really hope 2014 is Awesome! 
Check out the rest of the design team's creations and link up your creation for a chance to win a prize from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!
Have a great day!
Awesome word art (cut file from the Silhouette Store)
Papertrey Ink cardstock except gold cardstock and I 'm not sure who makes that. :(

Thursday, December 19, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 124


Let's see your New Years projects!
Since the New Year starts with a countdown, let's count the minutes it takes to complete your project.  If you can do it in 10 minutes or less, you can play at 10 Minute Craft Dash too!
This super simple card took me:
Whew, barely made it!  I had to use my Silhouette and had some issues cutting the numbers...all my fault, the Silhouette is fabulous. 
This challenge lasts for 2 weeks so you have gobs of time to play.  Link your clean and simple New Year themed project at the CAS-ual Fridays blog for a chance to win a prize from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!  WOOT!