Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Washi Tape Bandaids

Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers Challenge  - A is for Accident  -  Make a Get well card

A is for Accident ....Wasn't that a book by Sue Grafton?  Oh, no I think that was A is for Alibi.

I have all this Washi Tape and can never figure out what to do with it. CASEing Bobbi's bandaid card,  I wondered...can I make a bandaid from Washi Tape?  I think it works!  I put strips of Washi Tape on some heavy white cardstock, then cut it out and used the corner rounder on the edges.  Then I thought, wait, I need some of those little tiny rectangle bandaids that always end up left in the box, because who needs a bandaid that small, so I made a couple of them.  It needed some pop, so I added a few colored brads.  I used VersaMark and embossing powder on the sentiment and heat set it.  The dots on the orange paper are kind of enameled and shiny.  Great paper!  Love this mat stack.
DCWV paper - dots, stripes & plaids
Sentiment from Words to the Rescue - Get Well
American Crafts brads
Versa Mark ink
Stampendous Chinese Red Opaque embossing powder

Diamond Plate

For the SOS #190: Out of the Jar challenge. This week's theme is Out of the Jar and we need to use something that came out of a jar.   Almost everything on this card "came out of a jar".  The twine is stored in a glass jar, the brads are stored in a plastic jar, the Inka Gold is in a jar, and so is the Chalk Powder.  

I am always trying to find ways to make masculine cards to send to Operation Write Home.  I think this is a good one that a guy could send to a friend, a gal could sent to a guy friend, etc. 

After embossing the base layer with a Diamond Plate folder, I inked it up with Inka gold, then I dabbed the edges with the Inka Gold product so it would stand out more.  I think maybe I need to put a bit more on it now that I look at the picture.  Actually went back to add more silver edges, but it's already's just the picture that isn't so great!  The sentiment is stamped with VersaMark then rubbed with the chalk powder. 

Core'dinations black cardstock
Viva Inka Gold - Platinum
Darcie's Chalk FX Powder
Jillibean "handwritten sentiments" stamp
American Crafts silver brads
Craft Medley gray and white Bakers Twine
Tim Holtz Alterations Diamond Plate embossing folder

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs

Dogs, dogs, dogs - linking to Cards in Envy Puppy Love Challenge

As I watched my 10 year old rescue pup, Sadie,  playing outside in the snow along the fence with the neighbors visiting dog, a giant of a golden retriever, I was inspired to make a dog card....not that I need any inspiration to make dog cards!  This is from a new stamp set I got a week or two ago and I love it!

but it needs more, I think....

so then I figured a dog needs a bone....
Darice Paw Print embossing folder
Core'dinations Black and White paper
Recollections Woof Woof dog and paw print stamps
Sentiment from Operation Write Home Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments
Recollections Bone brad
Die cuts from Sizzix Triplets Banners
Dog, paws, and sentiment stamped with Versa Mark and heat embossed in black
Black Soot Stickles on nose, with a dab of glossy accents on top of it


Found this great paper in my scrap stash I was cleaning and organizing this week and knew I had this gear stamp on the shelf.  WhoooHooo, I have another piece of it to use too!

Linking this to Seize the Birthday Anything Goes Challenge and the
Operation Write Home February Mid-Month Throwdown-Cards for Kids (this would be a good card for a teen/pre-teen boy)
Stampabilities Gears stamp
Technique Tuesday Happy Birthday Stamp
Ink - Ranger Jet Black
Black Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Gears print paper from a scrap box 

Scrap Clean up

I spent several hours this cold and snowy week going through the scrap box my good friend Bobbi gave me. I cut all of the scraps into layer sized pieces and separated them by size and color.  Made some dividers from some cardboard and put it all in a photo box.
Then I had to continue my quest of doing something with all of this scrap paper and get it into more manageable order, I then cut up all of the scrap that didn't fit in the "layer" category and put it all in a little crate by solid color then pattern color.  No dividers in this one.  Ran out of steam, plus the extra photo boxes are in my icy cold garage.  Maybe another day......

Thank you Bobbi for getting me started with all of this scrap!!!!!

On to make some cards using it!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Animals, Animals, Animals

Just picked up this cute stamp set yesterday - Woof Woof from Recollections.  It has 3 of the cutest dogs and some sentiments, along with paw prints, dog bone, dog dish, and fire hydrant.  Oh, the possibilities with this set!

I just wouldn't be me if I didn't make a dog card for the Operation Write Home Our Daily Bread Designs February Challenge - Animals.  I think he turned out pretty good.  What friend wouldn't be happy getting this card in the mail, especially if they are a "dog person"?

Core'dinations dark brown cardstock
DCWV "The Pets stack" printed paper
Coredinations green paper from my scrap pile
1/8 " Brown Offray ribbon
Die Cut Sentiment from Cuttlebug "Friends Forever"
Bulldog stamped with Versamark and heat set with "lettuce" embossing powder

Then I also made another animal card with one of my favorite Lawn Fawn Stamp/Die sets, and used a sentiment I also picked up yesterday.  Guess you figured it out.  I did a little bit of shopping yesterday.  Not much, but a little....

I love embossing folders so I started with just the sentiment and the embossed cardstock.  It just wasn't enough, so I added the twine, and the little popped up Owl from my LF set.  The embossed owls still weren't standing out, so I added some rhinestone eyes.  I think that did it.

Stampendous sentiment stamped with VersaMark and heat set
with Kaleidoscope transparent embossing powder

Darice Owls on a Twig Embossing folder
Lawn Fawn You're a Hoot die and stamp
all on plain brown cardstock against a houndstooth beige/cream base

Monday, February 2, 2015

It's a Pink day 2!

Entry 2 for Inkspirational
Lawn Fawn Sending HedgeHugs stamp and die set
Image and sentiment Stamped with VersaMark and 
heat set with Zing Chestnut embossing powder
All Paper from my scrap stash 

It's a Pink day!

Which one to use for the Inkspirational Pink Challenge?

 Lawn Fawn Sending HedgeHugs stamp and die set
Image and sentiment Stamped with VersaMark and heat set with Zing Chestnut embossing powder
All Paper from my scrap stash
Sentiment from Hero Arts Operation Write Home Year Round Sentiments
Hearts cut using Spellbinders Die
Heart Border and All Paper from my scrap stash


Fusion Card Challenge

Double Embossed with The Paper Studio Doodle Hearts Embossing folder on plain white cardstock
Red Cardstock Banner from scrap stash
Stamp from a very cheap valentine set I bought on clearance last year after Valentine's Day
(it's made from some weird plastic product)
Heart Sentiment from a box of scraps my friend Bobbi gave me

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Gray Stars

For the Cards in Envy Blogspot - Going Gray Challenge
It really is gray and not black, it's just a really very dark gray
This one will be going in my first Operation Write home box soon
Dark Gray Super heavy duty cardstock from a box of scraps from friend Bobbi
Spellbinders Star Die cut out
Stamp from Hero Arts OWH Year Round Sentiments stamped in VersaMark
and colored in with Darcie's Chalk FX Powder
Star Pillow Sticker from Studio 112
Gray and white twine
tiny little white star in corner from ?

Baby Boy

Because I am expecting a new grandson, I guess I have baby boys on the brain.  This could be used as an invitation, a welcome baby card, or an announcement.

Entering this in : The Male Room Blog Challenge -  Shades of Blue (TMR#2-15) 
American Crafts My Baby paper
Stampin Up Word on Word Sentiment
Crystal Stickers Mosaic Squares
This was my first attempt, it needed something..... 


Challenges Entered:
Words to Scrap by - do something different
Less is More - Little ones

Since I am new to stamping and cardmaking, everything I do is something new and something different.  Some techniques make me want to pull my hair out! With my new favorite stamp/die combo (I only have 2 of these so it was hard to choose my favorite) from Lawn Fawn, I lightly ran the medium brown paper through the Big Shot using The Paper Studio woodgrain embossing folder then I stamped the images with black ink.  I now find out I should have done the stamping first then the embossing, but oh well...I'm learning!  I then stamped the image with black StazOn ink.  Paper is from Hampton Art Ki Argyle 6x6 pad. Lime Green Brad from Michaels. Hedgehogs and hearts are popped up a bit.

So I can't just do one, right?  Not sure which is my favorite.  All the same techniques, paper and embellishments.