Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy Birthday, Penny!

The years really fly by so quickly. I can't believe my baby girl turned 6 years old today. She is such a blessing to me everyday. She loves to craft, read books, play with Parkey (her stuffed giraffe), and she LOVES pirates. I'm not sure exactly when the pirate-thing started, but it was probably after she saw the show, 'Jake and the Neverland Pirates'. She'll be having a pirate themed birthday party, so I figured I'd also make her a pirate card. (With a little sparkle, of course.)




Here's the inside message with more sparkle.


Paper - Echo Park - Fine and Dandy
Stamps - Paper Smooches and Lil Inker Designs
Die cuts - MFT Blueprints #20
Markers - Copic
Ink - Memento
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Stickles
Glossy Accents

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Fairy Birthday

I recently purchased this fun chevron background die cut. This was my first time playing with it and I really like it. I decided to use some pretty shimmery papers for the background. Then I used some watercolor paints for this sweet little fairy. There's lots of glittery shimmer on this card. Perfect for a little girl's birthday card.



Die cut - My Favorite Things
Stamps - Avery Elle
Watercolor paints - Finetec and Kuretake
Watercolor paper - Ranger
Ink - Veramark
Embossing powder - Wow!
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Viva Decor pearl pen
Bling - from stash

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Twas the Night Before Christmas card challenge

Only one more week until Christmas! I made sure to leave myself a little crafty time to participate in the Words 2 Scrap By 'Twas the Night Before Christmas card challenge. I thought the Santas would be the perfect focal point for my card. I used a circle punch to cut them out of a sheet of patterned paper and added a little glitter pen to the glowing candle light.




Paper - Echo Park - Christmas This & That
Stamp - My Favorite Things
Circle punch - Fiskars
Banner die cut - American Crafts
Ink - Versamark
Embossing powder - Recollections
Wink of Stella glitter pen

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Mojo Monday Sketch #427

Eek, it's been over a month since I have done a blog post. I've had very little crafty time lately. Such a busy time of year. Plus, my 5-year old daughter has been rather adventurous over the past few weeks. She's managed to bonk her head 4 times in two weeks. Once required a trip to the ER. She's just fine now, but goodness, so stressful.

I've finished my Christmas cards and even mailed them out today. But I thought I'd do just one more to go with the latest Mojo Monday sketch.



Paper - Lawn Fawn - Snow Day
Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Stitched square die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
Stitched rectangle - My Favorite Things
Stitched circle - Lil Inker Designs
Scalloped circle die cut - Spellbinders
Bow die cut - Paper Smooches
Ink - Versafine
Glossy Accents

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Doodlebug's Home for the Holidays 6x6 cards

It's getting closer to the holiday season. Have you made your Christmas cards yet? I got a really good start on mine using Doodlebug's Home for Holidays 6x6 paper and my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial. I made a total of 37 cards. This is actually a lot for me since I generally average 20 - 30 cards per 6x6 paper pad.


I have had several requests to make a Christmas themed 6x6 tutorial video, so I made sure to get one done well before the holiday.



I used 25 sheets of solid cardstock. ( 11 - 8 1/2 x 11 and 14 - 12 x 12)  I had very few scraps leftover this time since I made several quilt cards at the end.


Here are the pictures of the cards I made, including sketches and measurements. Operation Write Home sketches are the only ones that already provide measurements. For all the other sketches, I simply figure the measurements out on my own, for what works for me. Go HERE to see my video explaining how I determine card sketch measurements. All cards are made using Doodlebug's Home for the Holidays 6x6 paper pad.



Sketch - Mojo Monday #384, stamp - Technique Tuesday, border die cut - Lawn Fawn, twine - The Twinery and Darice, ink - Memento, pearl pen - Viva Decor.



Sketch - Sweet Sunday #292, stamp - Lil Inker Designs, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, ink - Memento, brads - from stash.



Sketch - Sketch Saturday #371, stamp -Reverse Confetti, stitched die cut - Lil Inker Designs, twine - Darice, ink - Memento, brads - from stash.



Sketch - Operation Write Home #217, stamp - Verve Stamps, ink - Memento, pearl pen - Viva Decor, brads - from stash.



Sketch - Mojo Monday #324, stamp - Technique Tuesday, circle garland die cut - Reverse Confetti, ink - Memento, glitter pen - Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, sequins - from stash.




Sketch - Freshly Made Sketches #202, stamp - Hero Arts, stitched star die cuts - Lil Inker Designs, small star die cuts - Lawn Fawn, ink - Memento.




Sketch - Operation Write Home #219, stamps - My Favorite Things, large circle die cuts - Spellbinders, small circle die cuts - Lawn Fawn, ink - Memento.




Sketch - Freshly Made Sketches #207, stamp - Lil Inker Designs, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, embossing folder - Darice, ink - Memento, sequins - from stash.



Sketch - Mojo Monday #367, stamp - My Favorite Things, border die cut - My Favorite Things, twine - The Twinery, ink - Ranger, pearl pen - Viva Decor.


Quilt die cut - My Favorite Things, stamp - Hero Arts, stitched rectangle die cut - My Favorite Things, small star die cut - Lawn Fawn, ink - Memento, Glossy Accents.

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*All card sketch images used with permission.


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Echo Park's The Story of Fall 6x6 cards

Autumn has always been my favorite season. I love the crispness of the cooler temperatures and the glorious changing colors of the leaves. So, I tend to buy quite a few fall themed 6x6 paper pads every year. And since I always have a need for Thank You cards, I decided to dedicate one 6x6 entirely to making Thank You cards using my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial. I used Echo Park's The Story of Fall to make 30 cards.


And just for fun, I decided to make another 6x6 paper pad tutorial video.



Here are all the leftover scraps. I also used a total of 19 pieces of solid cardstock. (Mostly 12 x 12)


Here are the pictures of the cards I made, including sketches and measurements. Operation Write Home sketches are the only ones that already provide measurements. For all the other sketches, I simply figure the measurements out on my own, for what works for me. Go HERE to see my video explaining how I determine card sketch measurements. All cards are made using Echo Park's The Story of Fall 6x6 paper pad.



Sketch - Sweet Sunday #220, stamp - Paper Smooches, leaf die cut - Lawn Fawn, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, ink - Memento, Viva Decor pearl pen.



Sketch - Reverse Confetti #29, stamp - Reverse Confetti, stitched square die cut - My Favorite Things, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, leaf die cuts - Lawn Fawn, ink - Memento, Viva Decor pearl pen.




Sketch - Sketch Saturday #373, stamps - Paper Smooches, brads - SEI, ink - Memento, Copic marker.



Sketch - Freshly Made Sketches #205, stamp - Paper Smooches, die cuts - My Favorite Things, embossing folder - Darice, ink - Memento, Viva Decor pearl pen.



Sketch - Sweet Sunday #288, stamp - Reverse Confetti, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, ribbon - May Arts, ink - Memento, brads - from stash.



Sketch - My Favorite Things #249, stamp - Reverse Confetti, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, banner die cut - American Crafts, embossing folder - Sheena Douglass, ink - Memento.



Sketch - Operation Write Home #123, stamp - Reverse Confetti, leaf die cut - Lawn Fawn, embossing folder - Darice, ink - Memento, Wink of Stella glitter pen, Viva Decor Pearl pen.


Snowdrifts cover up die cut - My Favorite Things, stamp - Reverse Confetti, banner die cut - Reverse Confetti, stitched heart die cuts - My Favorite Things, ink - Memento, sequins - from stash.



Sketch - Operation Write Home #154, stamps - Paper Smooches, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, banner die cut - American Crafts, embossing folder - Sizzix, ribbon - May Arts, ink - Memento.

My cards are perfect for the latest Cards in Envy Gratitude card challenge.

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*All card sketch images used with permission.