Monday, September 28, 2015

let it snow!

Hello and Happy Monday!!
I have a quick and simple card to 
share with  you today.
I recently took an online class over at
The instructor was Laura Bassen from Doublestick Heaven.
The class was Vibrant Stamping - Creative Color Techniques.
This class was so much fun and Laura was a fabulous instructor.
I learned some new techniques I cannot wait to try,

The first technique I could not wait to try was partial die cutting.
I have recently been buying lots of stamps that have the matching dies,
so this technique was perfect to try out.

The cute little snowman and sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps
Winter Friends stamp and Cold Weather Friends matching Dies,
I colored the snowman using my Spectrum Noir Markers.
The circle is a Spellbinders die.

I made my card a shaker, The background is colored with 
Distress Ink and stamped with little snowflakes from the 
same Winter Friends stamp set.
I added some glitter and sequins to my shaker.
I also added a few Doodlebug Sprinkles and
some crinkle ribbon.

I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

1930's Jeanne

Hello, and Happy Tuesday!!
I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!!

Saturday was my Mother in Law's 84th Birthday
and all she wanted was to have her 3 boys together :)
My husband, who is the oldest brother, planned a dinner
at a local restaurant and invited the brothers, 
the grandchildren and  all the great grandchildren!!  
Out of her 12 grandchildren, only 2 were missing.  
She was so happy to have her family all together!!

Here is a picture of my MIL with her 3 boys!!
(my hubby is the one in the red shirt :) )

So she was born in 1931, so I decided to make her a card
using the Julie Nutting 1930's Jeanne Doll Stamp.
I just love the way my card turned out, and my
MIL loved it too!!

Here is a close up of her face,
I colored her face, hair and skin with my Spectrum Noir Markers
and paper pieced her dress with paper from a My Mind's Eye
6x6 paper pad.  The sentiment if from Craftin Desert Divas 
I added some fun embellishments to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by.

I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sesame Street Shaker Card

Hello and Happy Tuesday!!
Today I have a super fun card to share.
I got to use my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool
for the first time to make a shaker card.
I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's post HERE

My husband's niece has twins, and they recently
celebrated their 1st Birthday and it was a
Sesame Street Themed Party.
When I photographed this card outside, I had to put a 
white envelope behind it.  The cute character faces are from
I added a number 1.  The inside of the card holds
various sequins and a Happy Birthday Target Gift Card.
Here is a picture of the card without the envelope
so you can see it is transparent.
This was the first this I made with my
Fuse Tool.  It has a learning curve, I had to
seal it again because the seam split open,
You have to be sure to use the right amount of pressure.

Thanks for stopping by. 
I will be entering the following challenges: