Thursday, June 28, 2012

4th of July


I can't believe June is almost over, which got me thinking I need to make some 4th of July cards.

After seeing so many people do the tie-dye effect with Distress Inks, I thought I would give it a try.  First I stamped the tail behind the star with Distress Embossing Ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  I rubbed some Barn Door and Faded Jean Distress Inks on my craft mat, added water and soaked up the color with a piece of 4.25in x 5.5in white cardstock.  I think watercolor paper would have worked better but I still love how it turned out.  The background had a sky feel so I decided to use stars to embellish the card (and of course stars are very 4th of July!). 

Supplies: Papertrey Ink Star Dies, Papertrey Ink Super Stars Stamp Set, Barn Door Distress Ink, Faded Jean Distress Ink, Distress Embossing Ink, Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy Cardstock, White Embossing Powder, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, EK Success Photo Labels Punch, Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy button, Uni-ball White Gel Pen, and savvystamps happy fourth of july stamp (could not find a link for it)

Hope you enjoyed!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Hello Sunshine


After a torrential downpour yesterday, the sun decided to make an appearance today so I thought I would try to incorporate that into a card.

I used items from the new Heyday collection from Studio Calico.  The colors are perfect for summer, very bright and cheery. 

To achieve the sun ray effect, I masked off portions of a paper from the 6x6 Heyday paper pack and misted with Buttercup Mister Huey's.  To create the mask, I started with a 4.25in x 5.5in piece of scrap paper, then determined where I wanted the rays to come from and drew lines with a ruler.  I labeled which pieces would be yellow to make it easier to piece together after cutting them all apart.  This is a technique I saw Kristina Werner use HERE

I added a mistable sun, sprayed the entire card lightly with Sherbet Mister Huey's and stamped a sentiment from Ali Edwards Bring on the Sun.  I finished the card off by adding dotted lines along the edges.

Hope you enjoyed, I'm off to soak up some sunshine!

Saturday, June 23, 2012



Today I want to share one of my all time favorite cards that I have made.  This card was for a friend's birthday, can you guess her favorite color? ;)

Hexagons are very popular right now, and I am having so much fun using them!  For this card I used a combination of hexagon dies, mistable thickers and stamps to create a fun geometric design.  I just love how it turned out.  

Supplies: Studio Calico 35mm, Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Hexagon Dies, Mister Huey's Pretty Pink, Memento Rose Bud Ink, Papertrey Ink Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set, Black Versafine Ink, Bazzill Berry Sensation Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, White Uni-ball Pen, BasicGrey Kissing Booth 6x6 Paper, and Cuttlebug

Hope you enjoyed, have a great day.

Friday, June 22, 2012

First Day


Today is my very first day blogging.  I decided it was finally time to create a blog to share my crafty projects with others.  I love scrapbooking, making cards, organizing my crafting supplies, decorating the house, and pretty much anything else that involves my creative side. 

I cannot wait to share my projects with all of you. 

Thanks for reading.