Monday, March 30, 2020

Altenew Love Again

Hello!  I'm back, and again I'm sharing my love for Altenew by playing with a mix of their stamps and dies.

To create this card I started by diecutting Altenew's Garden Picks 3D Dies in various watercolor patterned papers.  I happened to have this frame already cut and in my die stash so I added some drawn on lines in black.  I popped all of this up onto black cardstock.  I then added two strips of different washi tape down the side.  For the sentiment I used Altenew's Beautiful Quotes Stamp Set.

Today I'm linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Long Time No See

 Hello crafty friends!  Wow, it has been a long long time since I've posted on here.  That's not to say that I haven't been crafting during my personal blog silence, quite the opposite.  I simply ran out of time to post any of my creations here.  So much of my crafting was for Design Teams and trying to meet so many requirements, on top of going back to work full time, coaching a competition cheer team, keeping up with household demands, and running my kids to all of their extracurricular activities... well I guess you get the point... I was just too busy to add anything else in.  And that included crafting for fun... that almost sounds like an oxymoron in a way, but here I am!  

Recently I've found myself Design Team less (the first time in 8 years!), teaching my kids and nephews from home, and quarantined to our house.  It has definitely taken me a moment to get use to this new, slower life, but I think I've found a schedule that is working.  I've already gone through many of my craft supplies and purged, so I finally took a deep breath and created something just for fun.  I also have to give credit to a few challenges that helped me jump back into the swing of things, and had me excited to just play.

The first challenge I joined was the Altenew March Inspiration Challenge.   

I loved the colors on here, and while my colors came out a bit brighter than the ones in the above photo I did use the leafy image as inspiration to play with the Retro Plantines Stamp Set.

The sentiment I've used is from the Sohcahtoa Stamp Set, and for colors I used my Altenew Watercolor Set.

I am also linking this card up with the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you for making it this far in my post, and for taking a moment to visit me after such a long absence.
Crafty Hugs,

Friday, May 10, 2019

Just a Note...

to say I'm over on the Crafty Doodle Chick Blog today! Yay!!!  I've gone bright, bold and fun with my project and I'm hoping you can stop by to check it out!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Some Kind of Wonderful...

Happy Friday friends!  Ohio has had lovely weather lately ( not including today which is rainy and a bit chilly lol ), and with all of the flowers popping up in my yard I couldn't help but to create a floral card with newer Altenew goodies from the Crafty Doodle Chick Store...

You can find my full post and project over on the Crafty Doodle Chick Blog and I do hope you will get a few moments to stop by and check it out!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Little Letterboard Love

Hello friends!  It's Friday and that means I'm over on the Crafty Doodle Chick Blog today sharing my love for letterboards...

Hope to see you stop by and check it out!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Out of this World...

Hello and Happy Friday!  I'm back with another fun card on the Crafty Doodle Chick Blog.  This time I've mixed some of the new Gina K. Glitz Glitter Gel in Gold with the Hero Arts Dream Big Set, and it's a match made in heaven...

I hope you get a chance to stop by the blog and see the full post and pictures!
As always, thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Spring Fling with Stamplorations and Daily Prizes!!!

Hello!  I am so excited to get to take part in the Stamplorations Spring Fling Event!!!  This event is full of inspiration, fun, and daily giveaways... 12 WHOLE DAYS!!!  For my card today I've used the same products to create two very different looks...

(Supplies Used: STAMPlorations Sketched: Tulips Stamp Set (Retired), CUTplorations: Hello Sunshine and Art Edges)  Tip: Use Framed Tulips Stamp Set in place of the Tulips I've used.

 For the first card I stamped my flowers onto a white panel and colored them in.  Next I die cut the one edge and diecut my sentiment from pink cardstock.  I then adhered this panel to yellow cardstock and finished it off with a few flat back rhinestones.  After looking at my scrap from my die cut sentiment I came up with the idea to make a second card featuring the negative of my cut as the center of my card.  I then stamped the same image in the lower right corner, but this time I found no need to color the flowers in.  I adhered this to yellow cardstock and finally onto blue patterned paper.  I added a few colorful sequins and viola!  Two cards with very little supplies and effort!  And for a working mom like me, it's perfect.

Make sure you head over to the STAMPlorations blog for more inspiration, giveaway details and fun!

Happy Crafting and Thanks for stopping by!!!