Showing posts from September, 2018

Another Watercolored Spooky Sweets Card

     Hello again. It's Fri-YAY. I so love the weekend. Any plans? It has been really cooling off here, enough at night that it is almost time to put the second blanket on the bed. My husband and I both like it cold in our hard to sleep when you are hot. Well on to my card. I made another watercolor card using the Spooky Sweets Bundle. This set is so much fun and can be used in so many ways.      I absolutely love watercoloring, because each time you do it it is always different. I started with the darkest color and worked down to the lightest. A tip.....make sure you watercolor paper stays wet or you don't get a good blending.      I used the Farmhouse Framelits for the fence and house. I wanted them in black so it gave the look of being silhouetted. The black also lets the background really pop. I stamped the cloud stamp into the moon to make it look like the clouds were passing around it. I also heat embossed the bats for contrast.      I used the

Spooky Sweets Watercolor Card

     Hey everyone. Last week I turned 48 and I wasn't to sure how I would feel about that as I inch closer to the big 50, but I received two amazing gifts this year. First, my older son made me an amazing Chicken Enchilada dinner, then second, my younger son told me he was making me a GRANDMA!!! I am so first grandchild! I am over the moon excited! On to today's card. I love to watercolor so I decided to create a Halloween colored background.      I have been wanting to use this really cute Cat Punch on a Halloween card and believe it or not this card design popped into my head one night while I was laying in bed. And when I saw the new Black Foil paper I knew that was what I wanted to use. I simply embossed the paper first then punched it out.    I love layers as they give your eyes a little more to look at each time. This is not a hard card to make. It is just a few pieces put together. I heat embossed some bats and surrounded them with the new Twinkle S

Dashing Deer Card

Image are you all doing? Tomorrow I go to Flagstaff for my post-surgery check up. I'm healing really good and very happy the daily migraines are gone. I had an x-ray yesterday and it was kind of cool to see the metal plate that is my neck for the first time. Today for you I have a Christmas card I made using the new Dashing Deer Bundle and the limited time DSP (Designer Series Paper) Dashing Along. You only have until Sept 30th to get this paper. All you need to do is have a party or order totaling m at least $250. Here is my card.....      This card was so much fun to make. I kind of went off a card I made two years age that I happen to come across a few days ago. It is always recommended that if you get into a creative hole the best way to get your mojo back is to copy yourself.      I wanted to use a doily behind my deer so I decided to turn one of the Colored Doilies around and use the white back side. A can sponge any color onto the white side

Peaceful Noel/Farmhouse Christmas Card

     Hi and welcome back to my blog. It's Friday.....Yea. Any plans this weekend? I'm just going to work on my craft room as it has gotten a little messy. With having the neck surgery I have had to let some things go as I am not aloud to do certain things. So I am going to work on that. Today for you I have a combo of two stamp sets on one card, Peaceful Noel and Farmhouse Christmas.      I used the Seasonal Wreath TIEF and then decided to paint the smaller leaves with the new Copper Shimmer Paint. Then I embellished it a little more by coloring some Basic Rhinestones with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends and placing them around.      I knew I wanted to place my sentiment in the center of the wreath so I chose one from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set. I also wanted to highlight some of the beautiful Joyous Noel Specialty DSP (Designer Series Paper) and very shimmery Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper. On some of the pieces of the DSP there is copper foil too. I

Trick or Tweet Halloween Card

     Hello again! How are you all doing? I am still improving each day from neck surgery. Halloween is my most fave holiday of the year.....Christmas is a close second. Even before Summer has ended I'm thinking of how I am going to decorate my home for Halloween. To make it even more fun, it's my husband's fave holiday too! On to my card. Today I have a Halloween card using a stamp set from the new Holiday catalog.....Trick or Tweet.    When the Blends first came out I can honestly say wasn't to sure if I was going to get them. Then in July my Team Leader used some in a class she was having for her team and I instantly fell. in. love. with them! I'm slowly getting them all. For this card I used a few and my husband was quite surprised when he realized I was the one who colored the mummy cat!      I love this little cat. And the DSP in amazing too. This has to be my fave pattern. Also the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon is so sparkly. I also love the new Black

Colorful Seasons Fall/Autumn Card

     Welcome all. How is your Monday going? I have a Dr appt today, but the rest of the day I'm creating. Healing from neck surgery is improving, still have swelling in my throat but it doesn't hurt to swallow anymore. For today's project I have a card that I created. I honestly didn't have this envisioned before I started. I did have a sketch from a challenge to start with and this is where it went.      I started with the embossing and then decided to color the leaves in with Fall colors using the Stampin' Blends which are amazing to use. One end is a brush and the other is a point. The embossing makes it easy to stay within the leaves as well.      The foiled and glitter leaves add so much. And I love the Basket Dynamic Textures Impressions Embossing Folder. A tip...spritz a little water on the paper first so it allows the paper to be molded into the embossing folder better. This keeps the paper from cracking and splitting.      The inside is stamped

Country Home Card

     Hi everyone! How is your weekend going so far? I'm still taking it easy since my neck surgery on the 7th, but still continuing to improve and heal. The pain is getting better each day, though I recommend never sneezing after having neck surgery...quite painful, lol. Today for you I have something from the new Holiday catalog! This stamp set has been so popular because of the endless coloring options and the mix-n-matching you can do with the cans and flowers. Here is my card...      When using the Stampin' Blends you need to use the Tuxedo Black Memento so that the black don't bleed. I used colors of Fall to color the flowers. Also, another very popular item from the Holiday catalog has been these Chicken Wire Elements. One side is silver colored and the other is white so you can easily color them any color. And you can cut them apart so if you don't want to use a whole sheet on something you have that option.      I stamped the inside as well. Mimicking t

Painted Harvest Autumn/Fall Card

     Hello everyone! Long time, no blog. Quick explanations...first I was on vacation for the end of July and almost 2/3rds of August. Second, I had neck surgery. Right when I got back from vacay I went and saw a neurosurgeon for the bone spur that was half way into my spinal cord in my neck and he agreed that surgery was needed. Plus, I could also get my neurostimulator battery changed at the same time. I wanted the one that you don't have to charge. So on Sept 7th I underwent the knife and boy it has been so much better! I was losing feeling and function in my arms, especially my right arm, and having daily migraines. I could barely function everyday. Though I am recovering from a little added pain, being to use my hands again has been life changing. On to my card...          I used the stamp set Painted Harvest from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog. I have loved this stamp set since it first debuted in last years Holiday Catalog. The color variants you could do are endless with t