Thursday, January 11, 2018

Another Power and Spark Map

Having fun with these maps and this one was so special, I just had to do one more. 

I saw this one done by Cheryl, and the dangling heart really got my interest. 
What can I do and make a card like that?

 I started out with some interesting papers from Recollections.  It was 12 x 12 scrapbook paper that I cut down to size.  The papers match and have some sparkles in them.  I cut the banners with a fishtail and placed them on a white card base to match the Map.  Next, I die cut a heart from Impression Obcession in white and placed it on the banners.  Using the stamp set from Power Poppy called Succulent Singles, I stamped several of them and colored them with Distress Markers.  Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers, and Peeled Paint.  The fussy cut them out.  I decided on the three that I wanted to use on my card and put them on the heart with foam adhesive. The fun part was handing the one with some twine that I had with a little bow.  So cute!  I put some multi-porpose glue on my finger and ran the twine thru it.  That made it stick to my card front. I used the sentiment from the same stamp set and heat embossed it with platimumn EP. I put Wink of Stell all over the succlents and added some clear Droplets for Kat Scrappiness.
I will be entering this in the Power and Spark Map it challenge.  
Thanks for stopping in.  I really appreciate your comments, but you should try with challenge.  It is too much fun. 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Power and Spark - Grap a Map

There is a fun new challenge at Power and Poppy this month.  It is the Power and Spark challenge, buy they want you to grab a map.  Lol  WHAT?  Well, you can relax,  a Map is just a sketch.  They have give you ten maps to follow so you have a large choice.  


I chose Nancy Sheads and her map for my design.  It was so much fun, I am sure that I will be playing again. Take a look at Nancy's card and then, here is mine.
PTI card stock in canyon clay for base and smaller panel
Recollections 12 X12 paper Painted fancy
Power Poppy stamps Winter Woodland and Good Thinking Renewal for the sentiment
Stitched circle die from Tutti designs
Sizzix embossing folder
Image is colored with distress markers
Gingham ribbon and sequins from my stash

You really need to take a look at all of the Ten Maps at Power and Spark that are offered, I am sure that you will find at least one that you will love to make.

Thanks for stopping for a closer look.  I love and appreciate your comments.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Double D - Second Birthday

Time sure flies when you are having fun.  It is the Second Birthday/Anniversary over at  
I think that there is nothing like a bunch of fun balloons to celebrate a birthday or anniversary and I was inspired by the balloons here. 
Here is my card.

I have started to include objects in my photographs and in this picture, you see a sign.  It says This is my Happy Place.  That will go on the wall in my craft room.  
The sea shells are there so that you know I am in Florida. 

Ingredients:  Penny Black Antique Frame ( from the Dies R Us store)
                      Paper Trey Ink, Scene It, Celebration stamps and dies
                      Vellum and Kuretake Starry Colors, water colors. 
                      Gold embossing power and gold paper 
                    (really shelf covering that I bought last
                       year at Walmart.  It has a sticky backing.)
                       blue green and pink Spectrum Noir markers

I will also be entering this in the Challenge at Dies R Us  #88 anything goes.

Well, two posts in one day, I would say that is probably enough. 
Thanks for stopping by and taking a closer look. I appreciate your comments.

Make it Monday #308 - 2017 A La Carte

It has been quite some time since I have entered a challenge, any challenge.  Last year had some difficult times, but this is a new year.  So here I am with a card for this challenge.

The challenge at Make it Monday is to pick one of the videos that you may have missed and create a project.  I chose Stenciled Watercolor by Betsy Veldman. You can see how Betsy did it.
Here is my take on that process.
I used a stencil from the Garden Gate stamp and die set.  Watercoloring with some greens and teal and blue.  After drying, I added the sentiment panel for the same set and the flowers from  Vintage Linens.  The base of this card is New Leaf from PTI.

So happy to be back in the swing of doing the challenges.  I love your comments if you care to leave one.  Happy New Year to all!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Seize the Birthday - January 2018

Hello! Here we are to start a brand new year.  I am looning forward to meeting new people here in this  blog and new challenges to accomplish. It will be a fun crafting year.  Lots of birthday cards to make and inspiration to give.
For our first challenge there are no toppings.  That's right make any birthday card that you like. 
I have a daughter that has a January birthday and the card that I made for her is a clean and simple one, also know as CAS.  I remembered something that I saw  from Debbie Hughs called Negative Painting.  Debbie was inspired by Emily Jeffords.  You can read about it here
Here is my negative paint for you.  
 I had so much fun, I did another one in blue.  Always good to have a card on hand, just in case.
I started by cutting a die called Lorelai Leaf by Memory box from masking paper.  I place the sticky die onto my card stock and used Distressed Oxide inks in Chipped Sapphire and Iced Spruce, mixed with a little water.  I painted the inks on until I got what I liked.  Then I cut another panel of white card stock just a little smaller that the front of the card and used a Spellbinder circle die to cut a circle in it. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, You Matter and the Yes, die cut is Gina K Designs.  Both cards were rather quick and I really like how they turned out.

We also have a new party guest with us for the months of January and February.  She is Kristie Goulet and you can find her creations here.

Don't forget to see what the rest of the design team has done for your inspiration this month.  

Can't wait to see what you do for this challenge,  remember the choice is yours.