Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MFT - Abstract Cover-Up

I bought a new background die cut. It was fun to use for some of the little scraps in the Carta Bella 6x6 paper pad.


paper - Carta Bella - Hello Again
background die cut - My Favorite Things
stamp - Paper Smooches
heart die cut - Lawn Fawn
Glossy Accents
ink - Memento

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

OWH June Mid-Month Throwdown

The kids are out of school for the summer, so it's been a bit busier at home trying to keep them occupied. I'm still trying to make sure to get a little bit of card-making time in for myself though. I'm continuing to make cards for the Finish Strong Campaign for Operation Write Home. Today's card is for the Mid-Month Throwdown challenge to include a banner on a card.


sketch - OWH #236
paper - Carta Bella - Hello Again
stamp - Lawn Fawn
star die cuts - Lawn Fawn and Spellbinders
circle die cuts - Spellbinders
embossing folder - Cuttlebug
star brads - Recollections
ink - Versafine


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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Doodlebug's Happy Camper 6x6 cards

Another fun 6x6 paper pad has been completely used to make 34 cards. Doodlebug is one of my favorite brands of paper and I tend to use it quite often. They always have bright, vivid colors and fun patterns. I used Doodlebug's Happy Camper 6x6 paper pad to make all of these cards using my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial.



A few people have wondered exactly how many scraps I have left over, so I took a picture this time. While I'm sure some people would make another card or two with these scraps, I personally don't care for all the tiny scraps. 


I decided to turn on the camera again while I disappeared the 6x6 paper pad. (I want to give special thanks to my friend, Sandy. She has given me the inspiration to make these videos.) If you missed my first video, go HERE.



Here are the individual cards I made, including the sketches used and measurements. Operation Write Home sketches are the only ones that already have measurements provided. For all the other sketches, I simply figure them out on my own for what works for me.



 Sketch - OWH # 123, stamps - Hero Arts, stitched die cuts - Lil Inker Designs, ink - Versafine



Sketch - Reverse Confetti #21, stamps - Lawn Fawn, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, markers - Copic and Memento, ink - Memento



Sketch - Sweet Sunday #220, stamp - Paper Smooches, stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs, circle die cut - Spellbinder, heart die cuts - Lawn Fawn, butterfly die cuts - Lil Inker Designs, silver pen - Signo, ink - Versafine



Sketch - Sweet Sunday #232, stamp - The Stamps of Life, stitched square die cut - Lil Inker Designs, button die cut - Memory Box, ink - Versafine, twine - The Twinery



Sketch - Mojo Monday #390, sentiment die cut - Lawn Fawn, sun die cut - Lil Inker Designs, brads - from stash




Sketch - OWH #218, stamp - Hero Arts, embossing folder - Cuttlebug, border die cut - My Favorite Things, brads - from stash, ink - Versafine



Sketch - My Favorite Things #227, stamp - Hero Arts, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, embossing folder - Darice, brads - from stash, ink - Versafine

I didn't use a sketch for the quilt die cut cards. Since the die cut covers most of the card, I thought a simple sentiment was all that it needed.



Quilt die cut - My Favorite Things, stamp - Reverse Confetti, heart die cut - Lawn Fawn, ink - Versafine




Sketch - OWH #160, tree die cuts - Reverse Confetti, stamp - Hero Arts, pearl pen - Viva Decor, ink - Versafine




Sketch - OWH #154, stamp - Reverse Confetti, embossing folder - Darice, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, ribbon - May Arts, twine - The Twinery, ink - Versafine


Quilt die cut - My Favorite Things, stamp - Hero Arts, button die cut - Memory Box, twine - Divine Twine, heart die cut - Lil Inker Designs, ink - Versafine

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch #265

I did a little more playing around with my watercolor paints today on some darling Lawn Fawn images. 



paper - Carta Bella - Hello Again
stamps - Lawn Fawn
watercolor paints - Kuretake
banner die cut - American Crafts
bling - from stash
ink - Ranger and Versafine

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

OWH Sketch #256

My family and I have been enjoying doing some hiking around the Pacific Northwest lately. We've had an unusually dry spring so far this year, so we're taking advantage of it. I never get tired of a view like this. Mount Rainier is just amazing.


Today I had a little crafty time and worked on a few sketches, including the latest OWH sketch.


sketch - OWH #256
paper - Carta Bella - Hello Again
stamp - Technique Tuesday
embossing folder - Sizzix
circle die cuts - Spellbinders
brads - from stash
ink - Versafine


sketch - OWH #255
paper - Carta Bella - Hello Again
stamp - Hero Arts
circle die cuts - Spellbinders
star die cut - Lil Inker Designs
embossing folder - Darice
ink - Versafine


paper - Carta Bella - Hello Again
sentiment - The Stamps of Life
banner die cuts - American Craft
flower die cut - The Stamps of Life
pearl pen - Viva Decor
ink - Versafine

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

June ODBD card challenge

I'm using OWH sketch #255 for my entry in the June ODBD card challenge. The theme is to make a Missing You card. Since this is one of the most requested themes by our heroes, I try to include quite a few Miss You cards in all my boxes to Operation Write Home.

Although I'm not a fan of coloring, I've really been enjoying painting with watercolors. But I don't own very many stamp images for painting, so I may need to do a little shopping. I totally blame my friend, Sandy, for all the enabling. 


sketch - OWH #255
paper - Carta Bella - Hello Again
stamp - Hero Arts
sentiment stamp - Technique Tuesday
watercolor paints - Kuretake
watercolor paper - Tim Holtz
flower die cut - The Stamps of Life
epoxy sticker - Recollections
ink - Versafine and Ranger

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Happy Birthday Quilt Card

I made this card for my mom for her birthday. She's a quilter, so I knew she'd just love it.


paper - Carta Bella - Hello Again
quilt die cut - My Favorite Things
stitched rectangle die cut - My Favorite Things
stitched banner die cut - Lil Inker Designs
button die cut - Memory Box
ink - Versafine
twine - The Twinery


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