Sunday, July 28, 2013

Coming Back Don't Worry

I haven't posted in awhile due to summer activities and sending my kids off to the Air Force and this next week back to college.  I have been keeping up on my online class and plan to do some fun cards over the next little while using some of the fun techniques and inspirations.  The class has been amazing and I can't wait to create some fun things.
Chat Soon
Happy Creating

Friday, July 12, 2013

Week 1 Day 4

Hi All,
Todays online class challenge was to make a card in 10 minutes.  Wow was this hard.  

I decided to go simple and use the #3 sketch for this one.  I used my Grunge stamp from Hero arts for the back ground and stamped it in Butter Bar from Hero Arts.
The paper and star sticker were both from a CTMH set called Stardust.  The card went together super fast.  I just adhered the paper square and the sticker.  Cut the banner and white embossed the sentiment.  
The inside has another little star with the Your the Bomb sentiment from Paper Smooches.  
I liked using the set of paper and stickers to make the card because it went together so quickly.  
Great challenge.  You all should try it.  It is really good to challenge yourself and get out of your comfort zone.

Happy Creating
Big Hugs

Week 1 Day 3

So I am just getting to posting my cards for day 3 and 4 so I have 2 cards and I also need to do Day 4.  YIKES I am getting behind.   So here is Day 3.  I wanted to make something for my son who is leaving next week for the AirForce Special Forces training.  I love this Paper Smooches stamp set and dies.  They are so adorable.

 I used Velum as the middle wave so it looks like waves.  I also put velum in the circles.  I used the Brush Strokes stamp for the sun (I love this set for that).  The inside (not shown) says.  "More than all the drops in the ocean."  I can't send him any fancy cards while he is in basic so I wanted this one to be really fun.

Hope you like it.
Happy Creating.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Week 1 Day 2

Hi again,
This must be a record two days in a row and cards too!  This online card class really has the juices flowing.  I love trying the new things and stepping up to the challenges.

Our challenge for today was to try out one of the new techniques we learned.  I had so much fun with this card it was so easy and my vision became a reality.  YEAH!!!

The stamp I used was from Penny Black.  She is so adorable.  I water colored her and fussy cut her out.  Then I did the background.  This technique was so fun.  I used the brush strokes set from Simon Says Stamp and used my ranger distress inks to drag the images down the page.  When I finished with that I took my Butter Cup hero arts dauber and dabbed it on my craft sheet.  Misted it and then squished the paper into the color, a technique I learned from Kristina Werner.  I love how it changed the colors just slightly.  This is a great technique I love making my own paper.  Thank you Shari Carol for sharing this great technique.  Great class today!!!

Card 2 day 1

Had to post this pic again so I could download to my class.  I am new to this blog things so be patient.  Scroll down to see all of the card details.

Online Card Class Day 1

I started my online class yesterday and I have two cards to share, inspired by Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire.  I already am in love with this class.  These cards I made were so much fun.  I just need to get a bit faster at planning and creating. LOL

So this first card I struggled with a lot. I am not used to having constrains to do cards since I am so new but I want to stretch my creative juices and really work hard at this class.  So I stamped the 4 colors required on velum using the feather from My Peeps stamp from Paper Smooches .  The little strips I cut out of white card stock and then used the colors from our palette to color them.  I love how vibrant the colors came out.  

This one was so much easier to do.  I had an idea of what I wanted and it all came together fairly easy.  I have to say I wish there was a die for every stamp on the planet, I hate fussy cutting.  But these cute little butterflies from Flap Happy (Paper Smooches) turned out so cute.  I water colored them and added some pretty sparkle with my stella pen, added some jewels and here you go.  

Let me know what you think of my work for day one.  I will post day 2 as soon as I can finish up the cards.
Happy Creating.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Patriotic Birthday Card, YW handouts

Hi everyone!
Well I have been slacking on posting because of the holiday.  Since it is my husbands birthday on the 5th I decided to do a card that was patriotic.  We decided to move to Utah after attending a 4th of July celebration and watching the fireworks.  I wanted to depict this in my card.  

I used the great stamp set from Simon Says Stamp that came with my monthly card kit.  Awesome!!!!  The little houses are from CTMH called neighbor.  It turned out so sparkly it just reminded me of the fireworks we watch every year.

Next we have another YW's Camp to prepare for.  Mckenzie's secret sister loves horses this time so we used the cute horse from Silhouette and put him on the outside of all of her bags with a cute note Mckenzie wrote to her secret sister.

Then for this one,  I cut out a purse on my Cameo and she put candy inside and we attached the tag.  They turned out so cute.  I think her secret sister will be excited to receive her goodies each day.

So have a wonderful week.  I am starting my Online Card Class tomorrow with Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire and other very talented guest designers and I am so excited.  I will post some fun projects from class I am sure.  
Happy Creating.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Sweet 16 Twins

Hi All,
Hope you are having a great weekend.  It has been so hot.  Positive side, it is way to hot to go outside so I have an excuse to stay in my craft room and play.  :o)

So I have two cards to share today.  My kids friends who are twins had there 16 birthday so I got to work making cards for them.

So my first one is inspired by Monsters Inc.  All of the girls went and saw it, so my daughter wanted me to use my monsters image.  Problem there is four girls and only three in the image.  So I used my monsters stamp from Alley Way and added the monster on the end.  I worked out and they loved the furry monsters.   I used Sentiment Sampler and Slang Gang from (of course) Paper Smooches.  Have I said I love Paper Smooches lately?

Then my son came along and said Eric loved Captain America.  So I decided to make him a shield.  I used my circle dies and cut out the layers and my CTMH stamp Just Be You star fit perfectly in the center.  I also used Hand Written Notes from Avery Elle.  Loved how it turned out!!!

Still feeling sick so I am hoping to make some more fun things soon.
Happy Creating....