Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Make it Monday #195 A La Cart


This week at Make It Monday, the challenge to you is to pick one of the weekly videos that you might have missed or did not get a chance to play along with and create a project using that technique or tutorial. I needed a quick birthday card today and this one fit the bill. So easy to do and it lends itself to a masculine card as well. 

This is Nicole Heady's #161 Watercolor Splats.
Here is her card.

                                                                  And Here is mine!
I used water color paper by Tim Holtz and his Distressed Ink too.
Then I put dabs of water for the spots.  The greeting is from Wet Paint Stamp set by PTI.
I am wrapping up my craft room for the trip to Florida.  It is as much of a cleaning job as it is packing.  I have forgotten most of what I have in my STASH!  So much fun to reminisce, but not very effective when your trying to pack and take only what you may need.  I think I need it all. 
Everyone have a Happy New Year, as you look back over the last year and see what has happened,  and what will come in the new year.   Remember that the new year is a brand new pallet for you to paint/stamp/color on!
Happy New Year!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Elf Shirts

My daughter and family just love the movie ELF, and have watched it so many times.  They wanted to have t-shirts with the sayings from the movie on them.  Crafty Mom to the rescue!  With the help of my Cameo, and a few trial runs, I was able to make these shirts for them to wear to holiday parties and family gatherings.  I am only showing you three, as the fourth one is drying. When it is dry, I may added it to this post. 
I picked up bottles of fabric paint at HL and didn't notice that the green had sparkles in it, but that worked out fine anyway.  I cut out the stencils on freezer paper and ironed them on the shirts, then applied paint. 
I may go into the t-shirt making business....NOT!
As always thanks for stopping by, I got my ideas from Pinterest. Love it!
P.S.  I am not entering these in any challenge.  Just so you know.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Merry Snowman

I have one more post for the snowman challenge at The Mod Squad Challenge this week.  This snowman from Art Impressions is so cute, and I saw Kristina Werner color him several weeks ago.
 I CASE'd her, but added the MERRY in Red foil paper with a die from, Wplus9, Hand Lettered Holiday.  You can see how Kristina did it on her Youtube channel
I did it just like she did, using the colors of Copics that I had, that were the closest to the ones that she used.  I did put in the action wobbler too.  This is such a cute card if you could see it wobble.  Kristina shows that in her video,

I am entering this card in the Mod Squad Challenge, Snowman
Simon Says Monday Challenge Holiday Cards
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Christmas/Holiday cards

           Thanks for dropping in!  I love to see all of the comments. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Mod Squad and JUGS challenges

I got the idea when I remembered  an old stamp set from StampinUp. So I thought that I would have a little fun with this challenge.  It is easy to add sparkle with glitter and I have to tell you that I am covered with it.  As hard as I try to be neat, I still get glitter all over the place. 

It's word week and the word is Sparkle!  Well that fits so well with the Snowman challenge at Mod Squad.  Once again I combined the two challenges and made one card. 

          Here is the card that I made for these challenges.

                        No one said that I snowman had to be assembled!!!!  

Here is a little better angle of the sparkle,
By the time I finished the card, it was to dark to photograph in natural light, so I had to take this with a spot light on it.  No, I can't wait until tomorrow.  By then, I will probably be on to a different project.

This is the inside of the card.  Now the snowman is all together and Missing You!  There are lots of snowflakes in the air too. 
I used my StampinUp stamp set called, Thanks Snow Much.  Along with a Newtons Nook set called Winter Tails.  I colored it with my Copic markers.  Of course the snow is GKD Frozen glitter.  So sparkly in real life.  The swirls are a die from Memorybox called Big Splash, but I think it also looks like snow swirling around.  Snow can be red!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments.  I do appreciate them, especially this time of year when everyone is so busy.  I hope your shopping is almost done and you can relax, and wrap gifts, and decorate the tree, and bake cookies, and make Christmas cards, and Phew!  That's a lot!
So as my favorite Quarterback says.....RELAX!   tee hee 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Mod Squad and JUGS

Here it is the last day of November.  Where has this year gone?  I have been busy with making cards and really enjoying life.  Meeting new and interesting people and keeping friends.  Wonderful time!

This morning, I put away all of the Thanksgiving and fall decorations and put out minimal Christmas ones.  Not too many, as we will have a busy month with family and friends and travel.  I will not have much to put away when it is time to leave for warmer weather.  The wind chill here today is in the negatives. 
Oh, and I have to mention the WIN yesterday for my team, The Packers.  I love football and it was a great game.  Hard fought and hard work, but they did it.  Before the game started, I made this card for the Mod Squad challenge which required using music in your card.  Anything goes at Just Us Girls this week, so I will be entering this card in both challenges.
Here is the card!

Here is a side view so that you can see the layers. 
Gold base with SU CS
Layer of green foil CS from DCWV
more gold CS.  All were die cut with stitched rectangles from Lil' Inker.
GKD Prismatic glitter  Frozen
Red glitter embossing powder from Recollections
Music stamp from BoBunny

I die cut the tree after stamping musical notes on it.  I really wanted to put "O Christmas Tree" on the front, but had no stamp for that. Yes I tried a computer generated one, didn't look good. So I went with Merry Christmas from Wplus9.

The difficult part was to take all of the negative cuts and pop them out with foam tape.  This angle shows it better.
This is the die that I got this spring at a craft fair.  It is Ellentina cutting dies. The back of the package says Tessler Crafts.  I have not seen them before or since. Next time, I may cut out two different greens and just pop them together, because cutting all of those little pieces of foam tape almost made me nuts!
Thanks again for dropping in.  I wish I could serve coffee and cookies, it is that time of year.