Friday, February 23, 2018

TGIF: Thankful Friday #32

TGIF everyone! I'm actually out of town for this post but I still want to continue this weekly series. This week I'm thankful for earned vacation time. I am taking some time off work to vacation with my sisters. Unfortunately one of my sisters is not able to come along, but we'll be sure to get her the next time.

I hope I'm taking great photos for future layouts!


Have a great week!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

WOYWW #455 and Cricut Fun

Happy WOYWW! I didn't get a chance to take a photo of my work area, but here are some photos of projects I worked on last night.  I love messing around with Design Space. Boy that thing can do anything!



I didn't do the Wonder Woman stuff on the bottle, just personalized it for my granddaughter.

My hubby actually came up to me and asked if I could do something to his phone case. After I picked myself off the floor, I cut a SF. He loves it! Anything sports related and he's happy!

I made some things for St. Patrick's Day, but I'll be posting more about those later. HEE HEE

To learn more about WOYWW and visit other sites, click on over to Stamping Ground blog for the linkage.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Junk Journal Project #10

Since I mistakenly made my process video public instead of private, I figured that's a sign that I'm going to start a YouTube channel. So with that being said, no this is not one of those. LOL

I made this journal page by spraying different colors/brands of mist sprays to the page (FSJ, Ranger Distress Inks). Once the mists dried, I drew three daisies using the colors for placement. After that, I added some watered down white acrylic paint to paint around the petals.

I splattered some Black Color Silk (FSJ) and white acrylic paint around the page. I also added random circles on the top left. This sentiment is from the loads of stamps I received from Rubber Paws (read more about her by clicking to the label on the right).



Friday, February 16, 2018

Bird House Fun

Happy days crafters! I'm here to share another project for the Quick Quotes Design Team.

It feels like Spring here in Central California. Since I can hear birds chirping outside my window (I also hear my dog, Gracie barking at them but that's a whole different story), it gave me the idea for this project...a birdhouse.

I found a simple birdhouse pattern on Pinterest and cut it out using poster board. I then measured, cut  and covered each side of the birdhouse with papers from the new QQ Spring Showers Paper Collection. I just love the weathered wood papers for this! I wanted each side to be different so I used the front and back of Spring Showers 101 and 102. Before I adhered the papers, I inked all the edges with Powder Puff Chalk Inks (see colors below).



The front of the bird house was embellished with a cluster of washi tape, paper scraps, a recycled ticket, 3D flowers, some lace, a feather and a photo holder pin. I stamped the word "HOPE" using Bermuda Powder Puff Chalk Ink and placed it in the photo holder.


The overall size of the birdhouse is approximately 6" x 5". How cute is this? I can't wait to hang it in my craft room.  I may have to make a couple more just so it doesn't look so lonely.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Spring Showers Paper Collection
Powder Puff Chalking Inks: Bermuda, Tropical Punch, and Vanilla Cream

I was able to make two simple cards with the paper scraps. This paper is so beautiful I didn't want to do much more than adhere the paper to the card base!



Powder Puff Chalk Inks Used: Vanilla Cream and Cool Gray

Sentiments: Sugar Pea Designs and Stamping Up!

I'm having so much fun with these Quick Quotes products and I absolutely love the Powder Puff Chalk Inks. They are so easy to handle since they are designed to fit in your hand. It makes edging your projects so easy and less messy!  Click on over to their blog or shop to find out more about them.

TGIF; Thankful Friday #31
This week I'm thankful for new adventures. I am (slowly) convincing myself to do more videos. Sure Carly and I laugh a lot through them, but practice makes perfect. I'll let you know when I officially have a YouTube channel.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Mid Month Inspiration; Creative With Stamps #23

Hi there! Can you believe that February is already half way over?! 2018 is starting off with a bang for me, but most of that "bang" includes being creative so it's all good!

It's not too late to join the monthly challenge at the Creative With Stamps card challenge site. This month's challenge theme is HEART.

Here's my mid-month inspiration:


The heart is an old Stampin' Up stamp that I embossed with gold embossing powder. I added some watercolor paint to the background and also splattered some of the same paint & gold Color Silk from FSJ.

To the corner, I layered a scrap piece of doily, four washi tapes and some gold thread.

This was a pretty simple card but I love how it looks on that black card base. I also added a white panel in the inside for the sentiment/note.

Remember, there's still time to link your card on the CWS challenge site.





Wednesday, February 14, 2018

WOYWW #454 and Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy WOYWW! It's been a few weeks since I linked my work area so I figured I should this time. I have been busy making things for my DT commitments and items for my Etsy store. I already had three sales and two orders that came from the postings I've been doing on Instagram & FB.
That's my messy desk. I feel like I'm doing five projects at a time and I love it! LOL

Here's a close up of the card that's to the right:

Not very happy owls, but I saw the impression that the Powder Puff Chalk inks left when I was trying something new and thought "owls".  I can not draw to save my life and I know this. But I decided anyhow to draw these owls - no practice - nothing to compare it to and there you go...sad looking owls. LOL

I do like the way the card turned out. Very whimsical, I think.

I am so proud of myself, I mailed out seven cards for Valentine's Day! I sent them to my nieces and nephews.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I hope you are spoiled by your loved ones.

Click on over to Stamping Ground to read all about the WOYWW linkage and snoop in other craft rooms.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Crafty Girl; Junk Journal Project #9

Hi there! I decided to do a process video for this junk journal spread. I really, really need to practice more on doing videos! I just purchased a tripod so hopefully that will help when positioning my iPad or iPhone and I need to speak up. Funny...no one's ever told me to speak up before, usually it's the opposite.

Check out my two part videos:
My daughter interrupted me and then I just thought forget it...but as I was creating, I decided to start again...

Here's the final pages:

I really like the way the final project turned out. There's a lot to look at, but I think having the circles that helps the eyes.

I promise that the next video will be much better! Live and learn, right?

I'm entering this page on the Happy Little Stampers challenge site. The subject this month is butterflies. Click over there for inspiration!