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Thursday, September 3, 2015

THANKS


As I was checking the blogs I follow, I ran across a card that I thought was quite lovely.  She was using a technique called "White Wash".  I thought it was a lovely card and thought I would give it a shot.  She had a link to a tutorial so I'm giving you the link too.  The video is done by Melanie Muenchinger.  You can watch here.  The card that inspired me to do one is from Darlene Pavlick at Dar's Crafty Creations.  She has posted three lovely cards today.

I hope you enjoyed my card and check out the gorgeous cards that Darlene made.  

Have a blessed day!

Card Recipe:

Flower Stamp - Stampendous
Thanks Stamp - Stamplorations
Embossing Powder - Zing Opaque White
Inks - Stampin' Up Pink Passion and Glorious Green, 
Memento Tuxedo Black & Brilliance Moonlight White
Paper - Bazzill & generic
Technique - White Wash

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday - Trio of colors
Mod Squad - White wash
Word Art Wednesday #199 - Always anything goes
DL Art Thankful Thursday #163 - Thank you
Hanna and Friends #230 - Kraft
Time Out #39 - Make your mark
Card and Scrap #102 - Flowers
Emerald Faeries August #71 - Thank you
Happy Little Stampers CAS - Anything CAS
Sweet Stamps August - Anything goes

Sunday, August 30, 2015

CWWC BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP

Welcome to another fabulous fortnight with

CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN

We have some exciting things happening!  You should have gotten here from Poppet's blog.  If you are just starting the hop just pop back to the CWWC blog and start from the beginning.

 We are having a "Birthday Bash Blog Hop"!  It's our 5th birthday.  To help us celebrate we have lots of sponsors and prizes for you to win.  Sound like fun?  Well here we go.

In case you get lost, here is the hop order:

CWWC Blog
Ang
Jo
Lynda
Nancy
Poppet
Robin - You are here
Valou
Vickie
CWWC Blog - You must comment here to say you have hopped through everyone
 
My first card is sponsored by Art by Miran


The image I received is called "Florence".  I love the flowing hair.

 

 Card Recipe:

Image - Florence
Coloring mediums - Copic & Whisper Strokes markers, Glastique, Wink of Stella
Paper - Webster Pages Best Friends, World Win & generic
Die - Frantic Stamper
Butterfly - Inky Impressions
Ribbon - Offray

Next up is Ppinky Dolls


Here is my card


This image is "Gigi with Bird".  When I saw the image I had a strong feeling she needed to be surrounded by mixed media.  So my card is full of different inks and textures.  I also used a technique I learned from Tim Holtz.  I used paste and while still wet I added embossing powder.  After the paste dried I used my heat gun.  If you try this be sure to wait till the paste has dried.  If you don't you probably will not like the result.

Card Recipe:

Image - Gigi with Bird
Coloring mediums - Copic & Whisper Strokes markers, Glastique, Wink of Stella
Background - Color Burst by Ken Oliver, Bister
Stencil - Sweet Stamps Stained Glass
Paste - Ranger Texture Paste
Embossing powder - Stampendous Aged Gold
Stamp - Prima Finnabair Bubbles
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Ribbon and lace came from a candy win.  The lace was stained with Memento
Die - Sizzix
Paper - Canson & generic
Bird - Craft Fantastic

My next sponsored image comes from Inky Impressions


The image is "Angelica's Dreamcatcher".  My daughter has a dream catcher too.  The concept alone kept bad dreams away.


Card Recipe:

Image - Angelica's Dreamcatcher
Coloring mediums - Copic and Whisper Strokes markers, Glastique, Stickles
Sketch - Papertake Weekly
Ticket punch - EK Success
Paper - DCWV Pocket full of Posies, DCWV Fall & Halloween Combo Matstack, World Win & generic
Pearls - Queen & Co.
Embossing folder - Darice
Ribbon - Darice (the ribbon is actually purple but is showing up more blue) and Morex 
Sentiment - Create with TLC

The last card I have for you is sponsored by Drawn with Character


The image I received for this one is "Princess and the Frog"


I picked this image out with a beautiful little girl in mind.  My niece just moved to Ohio with her husband and a gorgeous little girl.  She is so sweet and cute.  What a joy to be around.  Her birthday is coming up in a couple months but I made her a card early.


She always has a big bow in her hair.  One day her head might catch up as she has been wearing them since birth.  Doesn't she just exude cuteness!!

Card Recipe:

Image - Princess and the Frog
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Prismacolor metallic gold, Stickles, Glastique & Wink of Stella
Pearls - Want 2 Scrap
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Paper - Bazzill, DCWV Pocket full of Posies, Core 'dinations & generic
Die - Our Daily Bread
Ticket punch - EK Success
Sentiment - Stampendous

I hope you have enjoyed your visit with me today. Please join us in the challenge for a chance to win some wonderful prizes and don't forget to leave a comment for extra prizes!

Have a wonderfully, fantastic day!

Challenges entered card #1

Mod Squad - Birthday sparkle
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #198 - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons #125 - Butterflies and birds
Polkadoodles - Things with wings
Digi Designs - Include a sentiment
Emerald Faeries August #70 - Fave colors (green & yellow)
Great Impressions August - Add a sentiment
Sisters of Craft August - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations August - Use a stamp and a die

Challenges entered card #2

Creative Card Crew #94 - Lace
Stampotique Design #210 - Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #103 - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' #95 - Create your own background
Mixed Media World #6 - Gorgeous textures
Stamp and Create August - One for the girls
V's Sweet Ideas August - Anything goes
That Craft Place - Mixed media

Challenges entered card #3

Simon Says Monday - Ticket please
Papertake Weekly - Take your pick - Sketch
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #98 - Use a sentiment
Bizzy Becs August - Anything goes
Cupcake Inspiration #325 - Layers

Challenges entered card #4

Simon Says Monday - Ticket please
Papertake Weekly - Take you pick - colors lilac, purple, blue any or all
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #198 - Anything goes
Cut It Up #78 - Old school (DCWV paper)
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Anything goes 4 kids
Stamping Sensations August - Use a stamp and a die

Sunday, August 16, 2015

CELEBRATE YOUR DAY

Welcome to another fabulous challenge here at 

CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN

Has it been two weeks already?  Boy how time flies.  This challenge is "Girls Night Out".  I am always needing birthday cards so I am using this as another one.  We are being sponsored by Faery Ink.  This beautiful fae I have been given is "Peace Fairy".  Isn't she just adorable!  I just love fairies...especially with butterfly wings.

I'm having a lot of fun playing with my powders and making my own backgrounds.  They all come out so unique.  This one was made with Color Burst and Bister.  The Color Burst are very bright and vibrant while the Bister adds a bit of depth to it.  Ken Oliver has just added six more colors and I think I need his whole line.  I just love this stuff!  It's been hard for me to find someone that sells this.  I got it at the Mega Meet last May.  My cousin Candy just started selling them in her store so I'm adding a link for anyone who wants them.

Please stop by the CWWC blog and check out all the other fabulous creations and I hope you join us in the challenge.  Get set for a fantastic party too.  In two weeks we will be celebrating with a blog hop and lots of prizes too!

Thanks so much for visiting me today.  I hope you have a blessed week.

Card Recipe:

Image - Peace Fairy by Faery Ink
Coloring mediums - Copic & Whisper Strokes Markers, Glastique, 
white gel pen, Wink of Stella
Sentiment - Create with TLC
Distress ink - Tim Holtz
Stamp - Our Daily Bread Belles Vignes
Embossing powder - Zing
Papers - Core 'dinations, Canson, generic
Background - Color Burst and Bister
Butterfly - Eyelet Outlet and Brads
Pearls - Want 2 Scrap

Challenges Entered:

Creative Card Crew #93 - Sparkle
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #98 - Include a butterfly
Addicted to Stamps #157 - Make your mark
Mod Squad - Heat emboss
Word Art Wednesday #196 - Always anything goes
Aud Sentiments #138 - Fairies + sentiment
The Ribbon Girl - Pink
Great Impressions August - Add a sentiment
V's Sweet Ideas August #37 - Anything goes

Thursday, August 6, 2015

I'M SO EXCITED!

I'm so happy to announce that I'm one of the new Design Team members at


SPREAD THE SCRAPPY LOVE AND GRAB A BADGE (take your pick!)
 
It was so exciting to get the news.  I am so happy that Leslie picked me along with two other new DT to be part of their fabulous challenge site.  My first post will be on September 7th.  I hope you will stop by and check it out and join in with the challenge.

Have a fabulously crafty day!
 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARA

 
Welcome to another fabulous challenge at 
 
CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN
 
Our challenge for you today is to use "Ribbon, Twine or Washi"
 
Our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine
 
Lacy Sunshine has such adorable images.  My niece Cara has a birthday coming up so I just had to pick an image for her card.  She likes cards with girls that look somewhat like her.  I picked Princess Emily Ethereal Enchantress.  She has cute freckles just like Cara.  I had to do blonde because Cara is blonde.  Isn't she adorable!
 

 This was taken recently when she visited the Columbus Zoo.  She even got to ride a camel.  I didn't get to go.  She went with my wonderful sister Rebecca and our niece Elizabeth and her family.  They had so much fun I'm a little jealous.
 
When I was done coloring her I thought she would look so nice with the background I made recently with Colorburst.  I just love these powders.  I have so much fun playing with them.
 
I do hope you will join us in the challenge at CWWC and please go check out all the wonderful creations made by the DT.   
 
Card Recipe:
 
Image - Princess Emily Ethereal Enchantress by Lacy Sunshine 
Coloring mediums - Copic, Whisper Strokes & Prismacolor markers, Glastique, Wink of Stella & White Gel Pen
Background - Colorburst by Ken Oliver, Zing White Embossing Powder
Stamps - Both are Stampendous
Ink - Stampin' Up
Ribbon - Westwater Enterprises
Bling - Jolee
Butterfly - Eyelet Outlet
Papers - Bazzill, Canson & generic
 
  Challenges entered:

Papertake Weekly - Take your pick (blue)
Frilly and Funkie - Things with wings
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #194 - Always anything goes
Fussy and Fancy #144 - Things with wings

Sunday, July 19, 2015

WISHING WELL FAIRY


Welcome to another fabulous challenge at 

CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN

Our challenge is a sketch


We are being sponsored by Inky Impressions


I've been given this cute little fairy named Wishing Well Fairy along with the sentiment I've used.    I love fairies.  They are always so fun.  When I made my card I thought there was just something missing.  When I went to post my card I saw one of my DT sister's card.  She had put pearls around her.  I borrowed that idea...so thank you Vicki

Please stop by the CWWC blog and check out all the other wonderful creations that have been made to inspire you.  I hope you join us in the challenge.

 Card Recipe:

Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Wink of Stella, Glastique
Papers - Bazzill and generic
Flowers - Petaloo
Pearls - Queen & Co. and Want to Scrap
Die and embossing folders - Darice

Challenges entered:


Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

ANOTHER BIRTHDAY CARD


Recently I saw a card that I thought was done very nicely.  The card was done by Laine from Dream Laine.  She used the Bokeh technique.  She inspired me to do a card using that technique also.  The card I saw was done using aqua markers.  I don't have any of them so I thought I would use some distress inks.  I picked up my Tim Holtz Distress Inks and chose Wild Honey, Peeled Paint & Tumbled Glass (yellow, green, blue).  

When I put down the blue it looked green.  When I put down the yellow it looked orange.  The green stayed green.  I figured a way to dilute the yellow to actually get some yellow. All in all I think it turned out okay.  I just had to spritz it a bit though.  The technique does not call for that though.  I think it added something to it. 

 I wanted to make the background part of the focal so I did not want to add too much.  Recently my sister gave me a set of styluses to use with my flowers from Heartfelt.  So I cut out the flowers and leaves (hopefully I will get the die set that goes with it soon cause that was a lot of cutting) then used my new stylus to bring the flowers to life.

I hope you enjoyed my take on the Bokeh technique and stop by to see Laine's card too.

Have a fabulous day!

Card Recipe:

Background Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Flowers - Heartfelt stamp, Stampin' Up Ink, Copic Marker, gem from Michael's and Wink of Stella
Papers - Canson, generic
Sentiment - Stampendous stamp, Memento Ink

 Challenges Entered:


Sunday, July 5, 2015

SUMMER LOVIN'

 Hi everyone!  Well I made it through my daughters graduation and party.  It took a lot out of me and I needed about a week to recover.  It took a bit to get my mojo going again and I'm not sure it's totally there yet.  Still dragging a bit.  We all had a fabulous time but I have way to much leftover food.  Good thing you can freeze a lot of it.  We will be having BBQ Pulled Pork for many dinners to come.  

Now let's get to the order at hand...another fortnightly challenge at

CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN

Our challenge is "Summer Fun".  We are sponsored by  
 
A Random Fan.


 I have been given this cute image called "Swing Into Love".  Isn't it just darling!  I colored them with my Copics and added some Wink of Stella to her hair then Glostique to her flower.  I have tried to make it show better in the picture but I have not been able to manage it yet.  I'll keep trying.  

The flowers I got from my stash...I think it was a candy win.  I used my Copics here too to add some color and depth to them.  I also paper pieced her dress.  Since I am making this the 4th of July weekend, I just had to use red, white and blue.  
 
I am so happy to have been born an American.  I am very grateful to all the men and women who go out to protect our freedom and those who fought to get it. 
 
 Thanks for coming to visit me and I hope that you will stop by the CWWC blog and check out all the wonderful creations made by my DT sisters.  Have a great day!

Card Recipe:

Image - Swing into Love by A Random Fan
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Wink of Stella, Glostique
Sketch - Papertake Weekly

 
Papers - Bazzill, WorldWin, Echo Park and generic
 Embossing folder & die - Darice
Pearl - Michael's 
Sentiment - I made on Word
Flower - Stash

Challenges Entered:

Papertake Weekly - Take your pick (Sketch)
 Simon Says Monday - Summer
Creative Moments #71 - Embossing
Simon Says Wednesday - Going dotty
Word Art Wednesday #190 - Always anything goes
DL Art Thursdays #159 - Red, White, Blue
Crafty Catz #286 - Anything goes
 Frosted Designs - Red, White, Blue, something old (flower & pearl), something new (circle die)
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
Noor Design July #8 - Something old (flower & pearl) something new (circle die)
 
Here's a shout out to On A Stampage!  She is having her 5th anniversary and celebrating by having a giveaway.  Check it out.  Don't delay it ends July 31.
 
 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

FAVORITE COLOR COMBO WITH CWWC


Here we are again with another fabulous challenge at


Our challenge is "Use your favorite color combo" and we are sponsored by



A few weeks ago I made some background papers when I was playing with my Color Burst.  I just love them.  So for this challenge I picked an image I thought would go wonderfully with this background.  So the image I am using is called "Flutterby".  Isn't she just adorable!  One of my fave color combos is pink and purple but I love to add some green in too (my fave color).  

I made this into a birthday card because you can never have too many.  Here is the inside of the card.


Thanks so much for coming by and I do hope you will join us in the challenge.  Don't forget to stop by all the other DT at CWWC and see all the beautiful creations they have made.
 
Card recipe:
 
Image - Flutterby by Art by Miran
Coloring mediums - Copic & Whisper Strokes markers, Wink of Stella, Glastique, Reminisce white gel pen
 Background water colored with Color Burst by Ken Oliver
Stamps - Butterflies by Our Daily Bread, sentiment by Jennifer Ellory
Embossing Powder - Ranger Super Fine Black
Ink- Stampin' Up
Papers - Bazzill, Canson & generic
Embossing Folder - Darice
Chipboard & enamel powder - Piccolo
 Dies - tag is Spellbinders, oval is Sizzix
Ribbon - Offray
Brad - Eyelet Outlet
Twine - Hemptique
Inside punch - EK Success
Inside sentiment - Stampendous

Challenges entered:
 
 The Paper Girls #82 - Happy Birthday
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Ohh so pretty
 Simon Says Wednesday - Fave technique or product (Copics)
Word Art Wednesday #188 - Always anything goes
3 Girl Jam June - Anything goes
Great Impressions June - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations June - Dies and punches
Scribble and Scrabble - Anything goes
Whimsy Stamps June - Ribbon, lace or twine 
 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

PAPER PIECING WITH CWWC


Welcome to our fortnightly challenge at


Our challenge is to use "Paper Piecing" and we are sponsored by



I am becoming a big fan of paper piecing.  I recently did another card using this technique.  I love to color but sometimes you just can't get the look you would like using your markers.  Using some designer papers increases your options when coloring clothes or anything else.

I can never seem to have enough birthday cards in my stash either.  I have a few friends with birthdays coming up so I will be making a few more of these soon. 

I am again using some water coloring.  I so love the Color Burst by Ken Oliver.  I am a huge fan.  The colors are so vibrant and easy to create.  I used a resist technique on this.  The stamp is a background I have had since I started crafting and I just love the butterflies.  Unfortunately, I don't know who makes it.  I bought it at Archiver's but they are no longer here.  It is probably Stampendous if you are looking for it. 

When I added the colors, I found that some of the stamp did not make it but I liked how it looked...making it look old and distressed.  Adding the antique butterfly seemed to add to that look.

For the sentiment I cut it out several times and then added the new Tim Holtz Deco Sheets.  My sister Rebecca ordered them some time ago and they were finally released.  I got to use mine first.  She is so sweet to get me some when she got hers.

This is also the first time I got to use my doily die from Our Daily Bread.  I only used a section of it...it is a whole circle.

I hope you have enjoyed my card and it has inspired you to put on your crafting tiara and join us in the challenge.  Don't forget to check out all the fabulous inspiration for you at CWWC.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day.

Card Recipe:

Coloring mediums - Copic & Whisper Strokes markers, Glastique
Ken Oliver Color Burst
Papers - Basic Grey, Bazzill, World Win, Canson, Tim Holtz Deco Sheets & generic
 Charm - Blue Moon
Embossing powder - Stampin' Up
Die - Our Daily Bread, Frantic Stamper
Flower - from a candy win

Challenges entered:


Saturday, June 6, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACINTAY

  Jacintay is my daughters best friend.  She is turning 17 so I thought I would make her a card.  Her favorite color is purple so that is my main color.  The ribbon looks blue but it is purple.

My cousin Candy had given my sister and I some stuff to play with last year and we were both real bad and did not use them.  Candy just did a card and it inspired me to use this stuff.  This glitter is put on a sticky surface and then you can color it with alcohol markers.  First I put the peel off sticker on the sticky paper and then covered it in the glitter.  Then I colored it.  So very simple...I don't know why things intimidate me the way they do.

I have included the links for the balloons and the glitter but could not find the exact font of happy birthday but there are several of them so have your pick. 

Thanks for coming by and visiting me.  I hope you have a blessed day.
 
 Card recipe:
 
  Image - Elizabeth Crafts Peel Off Stickers Balloons
Coloring medium - Copic markers & Silk Microfine Glitter
Sentiment - Elizabeth Crafts Peel Off Sticker Happy Birthday
Embossing folder - Darice
Ribbon - Stash
Paper - Generic 

Challenges entered:

Pile It On #71 - Focus on coloring
Scribble and Scrap #45 - Always anything goes
Simon Says Monday - Royal (I used the royal color purple)
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations #316 - For a friend
Word Art Wednesday #186 - Always anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity #229 - Birthday
3 Girl Jam June - Anything goes
 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

GRADUATION TIME


It's finally happened.  My youngest has graduated from high school.  Isn't she just gorgeous!!!
Her sister came up from North Carolina for the graduation too.  It's been a while since she's been here so I was so very excited to have her here.
 

Here she is after she got the diploma.
 

Well this is a quick one so I don't cry again.  She heads off to BYU in the fall.  I will miss that beautiful face every day.  I'm so very proud of her.  She graduated with honors too.
 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A ROOSTER FOR CANDY

 

Here's the card I made for my cousin Candy.  She just loves her chickens so I got this image for her thank you card.  My sister and I went to the Scrapbook Mega Meet over Mother's Day weekend with her.  We had such an amazing time.  I hope she likes it.

As I'm looking at this I see that I was a little crooked on the sentiment but I will have to say it will just add to the character since I can't take it off.  I really need to wear my glasses from beginning to end when doing a card.  Also I normally don't make my pics this large but I wanted to make sure you can all see the googly eyes.  When Candy and I were helping my sister to organize her craft room, Candy found so many googly eyes that she will have enough to last 3-4 lifetimes.  This image cried out for these eyes so I swiped some from her.  I love how they look and Candy will get a kick out of it.


Card recipe:

Image - Oak Pond
Coloring medium - Copics & Prismacolor markers and Glossy Accents
Dies - Elizabeth Craft, Sizzix, Hot Off The Press
Papers - Bazzill & generic
Bakers twine - Hemptique
Googly eyes - Darice
Embossing folder - Darice
 
 Challenges entered:

Love to Scrap #54 - Anything goes
Simon Says Monday - Thank you
Papertake Weekly - Take your pick (blue)
 Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #185 - Always anything goes
Fairy Tale #118 - Feathers and wings
Sweet Stampin' - Birds and/or bees
Crafty Calender May - Things with wings
V's Sweet Ideas #34 - Embossing
Mema's Crafts May - Anything goes