Hello! Sorry I have MIA again. I have been spending a little time each day in the Craft Closet and taking my time making cards. Sometimes I get some of it done and then come back the next day to finish it off. I do have quite a few made so I will make sure that I post a little more often. I find that if I don’t keep myself to a schedule the Mojo flows a little better! On another note I seriously cannot believe that it’s September! That was one really quick summer. I’m not looking forward to the cooler weather and having to give up my flip-flops! LOL!
The card that I created for today uses the Pinkfresh Miss Your Smile Stamp Set and coordinating Stencils. I stamped it in Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink using my Misti. The inks that I used with the coordinating Pinkfresh Miss Your Smile Stencil are Hero Arts Orchid, Passion Flower, Soft Lilac, Grape Juice, Mint Julep and Antigua. I trimmed the panel to 8 1/4 to 3 1/4 and adhered it to a piece of Hunter Green card stock. To create the butterfly I used the Pinkfresh Butterflies Hot Foil Plate and some Crafter’s Companion Aurora Foil on a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb and a piece of Heat Resistant Acetate. On the card stock one I used the coordinating Pinkfresh Butterflies Stencils and Hero Arts Passion Flower, Grape Juice, Mint Julep and Antigua Ink to color in the butterfly. A little Black Copic Multiliner colors in the body. The coordinating Pinkfresh Butterflies Dies are used to cut them both out and they are adhered to each other on the butterfly body with Bearly Arts Glue. I added the panel to a card base of Neenah 110lb and then added the butterfly with 3M Foam Tape. My greeting is from the Pinkfresh Perfect Sentiments Hot Foil Plate and is also foiled in Aurora and cut out with the coordinating Pinkfresh Perfect Sentiments Die. I cut it out two more times from 110lb card stock and adhered them to each other and to the back of the greeting with Bearly Arts Glue. It’s then added to the card. For some more sparkle I added a few sequins from the Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Shimmer Mix.
I love the purples and greens together and that Aurora Foil is definitely my favorite! I hope that you like my card for today and as always, thank you so much for taking some time out of your day to spend with me! Enjoy the rest of your Thursday!
Pinkfresh Miss Your Smile
Hero Arts Orchid, Passion flower, Soft Lilac, Grape Juice, Soft Granite, Mint Julep and Antigua
Happy Thursday! I had the pleasure of spending some time at the Lake for a few days, hence my absence. It rained a lot and the puppies got sick but it was still nice to get away none the less. My parents were also away in Disney with my Brother, Erika and the kids. Taylor pet sat for me and enjoyed a little time having her own place. I can’t believe that it’s almost the end of August… where did the summer go?!
I really have been enjoying my little obsession with hot foiling! I watched a video by Carissa Wiley a while ago and she had done it on acetate. I definitely had to give that a try! I also decided to jump on the paper strips bandwagon! To make the strips I used the Pinkfresh Slim Stripes Dies. I cut out two colors of Blue 110lb and some Gold Foil. They are added to a Slimline Card base at an angle with Bearly Arts Glue. I used my Paper Trimmer to trim off the excess. My butterflies are foiled using the Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Hot Foil Plate and some Crafter’s Companion Gold Foil onto a piece of Heat Resistant Acetate. They are cut out with the coordinating Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Dies. My sentiment is from the Spellbinders Yana’s Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Collection and is also foiled in the same gold. I cut it out using the included matching die along with a few extras so that I could stack them for some dimension. I added the butterflies and sentiment to the card along with a few The Stamp Market Clear Droplets and called the card done!
I hope that you like today’s card. It’s clean and I think that clear foiled butterflies are really cool! Thank you very much for visiting with me today! Enjoy the rest of your Thursday!
Hi there peeps and a happy Monday to you all! I had a nice weekend and did something that I haven’t done in a very long time. On Saturday I took a ride into the city and picked up my friend Kim. We went downtown so I could go and see The Ink Pad’s new location. They have been there for well over a year but because of everything that has been going on I haven’t really been in the city. The new shop is nice and packed with fun stuff! Unfortunately Anna wasn’t there but I did get to see Patrice. I of course picked up a few things! LOL! Yesterday my friend George helped me do some things to my car and then Heather made a delicious dinner. A nice weekend indeed!
My card for today uses the Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Hot Foil Plate again! I think I’m a little addicted to hot foiling!I used my Gemini Jr. and the Gemini Foilpress along with the Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Hot Foil Plate and some Silver Glimmer Foil to create the butterflies.
Next up I used the coordinating Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Stencil and Concord & 9th Midnight, Peacock, Oceanside and Aqua Sky Ink to add color.
I then cut them out with the coordinating Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Dies. For the background I cut a piece of Dark Blue Card Stock with the Pinkfresh Slim Diagonal Stitched Plaid Die. It’s trimmed to 8 1/4 by 3 1/4 and adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb. For the leaves I used the Pinkfresh Curvy Leaves Die and cut them from Silver Foil Card Stock. They are added to the card base with Bearly Arts Glue. The butterflies are adhered with Foam Tape. My greeting is from the Pinkfresh Butterflies Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb. It’s also adhered to the card with Foam Tape. For a little more sparkle I added a few Crystal Confetti. I don’t use much silver or blue and I actually really love them together! I hope that you enjoyed my card for today! I appreciate your visit and wish you a pleasant day!
Concord & 9th Midnight, Peacock, Oceanside and Aqua Sky
Pinkfresh Small Butterflies, Curvy Leaves and Slim Diagonal Stitched Plaid
Happy Friday the 13th! I didn’t realize it was Friday the 13th until I looked at my phone this morning. It has been extremely hot and humid here for the past few days. It rained yesterday evening for about 20 minutes and was even more humid after that! It’s supposed to be a little better today but not much. Maybe some more time in the craft closet today to stay out of the heat?!
My card for today features a layering die set from Concord & 9th and is a mini slimline. I started by creating my background ink blending some Distress Oxide Inks in Mermaid Lagoon and Mowed Lawn onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with my Blending Brushes. That is adhered to a card base cut to 6 1/4 by 6 1/2 and folded in half. The finished card base is 6 1/4 by 3 1/4. Next up I used the Concord & 9th Plaid Card Front Thin Die to cut a piece of Black 110lb Card Stock. I trimmed it from it’s A2 size to fit better on my mini slimline card and adhered it with Bearly Arts Glue. My flowers are cut out using the Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden Dies from Rose Chintz and Garden Green. I added the flowers to the stems and leaves and then used my Prismacolor Pencils to add some details. They are also adhered to the card with Bearly Arts Glue. For the sentiment I heat embossed one from the Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden Stamp Set in Hero Arts White Embossing powder onto another piece of Black 110lb and trimmed it with my Paper Trimmer. It’s added to the card with 3M Foam Tape. It needed something more so I dug through my stash and found some Goosebumps that I got years ago and added them to the flower centers.
I love the envelope dies from Pinkfresh so I made a coordinating envelope using the Mini Slimline one. A nice simple card that would perfect for a birthday! I hope that you enjoyed my project for today. Thanks so much for spending a little time here and I hope that you have a fabulous weekend!
Hello and happy mid-week! I had the pleasure of having my niece and nephew over yesterday. Daniel is addicted Apple Arcade and likes to play it on the 58″ TV and Tristan loves to play with Cali. I really am lucky that I get to spend as much time with them as I do and enjoy every minute of it!
I have been loving the new Hero Arts Fancy Dies and wanted the ones that I used to make today’s card for a while. Add a little color with Copics or watercolors and they come to life! I started by cutting out all of the dies from the Hero Arts Bees and Flowers Fancy Dies with Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with my Gemini Jr. I left them in the negatives and used my Copics to add some color to them. Once they were all colored in I set about making my background. To do that I used Blending Brushes and Hero Arts Reactive Splash and Green Apple Inks blended onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Card Stock. The background is adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I arranged the flowers and bees and then used Glad Press-n-Seal to pick them up. To adhere then to the card base I used a combination of Bearly Arts Glue and Foam Tape. The greeting is from an old My Monthly Hero Kit and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto Black 110lb Card Stock. To cut it out I used one of the dies from the Hero Arts Message Strips Stamp & Cut XL and added it to the card with Foam Tape. For a little sparkle I used Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen on the wings of the bees and Crystal Confetti from The Stamp Market.
I really do love those flowers and bees! Makes for an easy and quick card with big impact! I hope that you enjoyed today’s card and as always I appreciate you stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday!
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit April 2017
Hero Arts Reactive Splash and Green Apple
Copic Y32, Y38, E74, C7, C1, BG10, YG17 and YG67
Hero Arts Bees and Flowers Fancy Dies and Message Strips Stamp & Cut XL
Hi there and a happy Monday to you! I hope that you all had a nice weekend. It was a little overcast here on Saturday, Heather came over and made some dinner and we sat in the backyard. Yesterday it rained all day so Jim stopped by and we just hung around in the house. We ended up watching The Little Things on HBO Max. It was ok, a little slow moving but Jared Leto plays a really convincing creep! LOL!
As I have been going through things in the craft closet I keep finding “new” stuff! I came across this stamp from Carabelle Studios the other day and thought… I don’t want to color it in but I love it, what can I do with it? And this is what I came up with.
I took a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock and trimmed it to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2. Using my Blending Brushes and my Make Art Stay-tion I added Distress Ink in Festive Berries, Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet to the panel and then used my Heat Tool to speed up the drying process. Once it was dry I stamped the Carabelle Studio New York Cling Stamp in Versafine Only Black Ink using my Misti. I ended up stamping it three time because the image has so much detail and I wanted to make sure that I didn’t miss anything. Once again I used my Heat Tool to dry the ink. It’s then mounted to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb. For the greeting I used the Hero Arts Message Strips Stamp & Cut XL. The greeting is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto Black 110lb Cardstock and cut out with one of the dies in the set. I added it to the card with Foam Tape. I had read somewhere that if you add Distress Microglaze over Distress Ink it helps to prevent it from fading. I used a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Foam to add it to the card and then buffed it with a paper towel.
I do love the detail in the stamp and adding the Distress Micro Glaze brightened up the colors of the Distress Ink. I can’t remember where I actually got the stamp from but I know that The Ink Pad carries Carabelle Stamps, maybe Anna can order one up for you! I hope that you enjoyed today’s bright and colorful card. Have a yourselves a magnificent Monday!
Happy Saturday peeps! I’m back with another card using some newish products from Concord & 9th. I have to say that I’m really liking the new slimline and mini slimline card sizes! It’s nice to make something other than an A2 card!
I used the Concord & 9th Painted Peonies Stamp Set and my Misti to stamp the flowers and leaves in Concord & 9th Ballet Slipper, Grapefruit, Honeysuckle, Poppy, Cranberry, Buttercup, Stardust, Sprout, Parsley, Clover and Evergreen Ink. The coordinating Concord & 9th Painted Peonies Dies are used to cut them out. I added them to a card base that is 8 1/2 by 7, scored at 3 1/2 and folded. For the greeting I choose the miss you from the Concord & 9th Big on You Stamp Set. It’s stamped in Gina K Black Amalgam Ink and cut out with the coordinating Concord & 9th Big on You Dies. I stamped the companion greeting in the same ink and trimmed it out with my Paper Trimmer. The greetings are added to the card with Foam Tape.
I decided to make a coordinating envelope so I got out my Pinkfresh Essentials Slimline Envelope Dies and some Recollections 65lb Black Paper. I really am loving making Slimline cards! It’s so nice to have a different shape to be creative with! Thanks for taking a little time out of your day to visit with me! Have a wonderful weekend!
Well hello there! It’s been a minute or few years since I have posted anything to my blog. I sort of lost my Mojo after I stopped working in the retail store and I got busy with other things then the Pandemic hit. You would think that I would have taken some of the time spent in lockdown to be a little creative but the craft closet was also apparently on lockdown along with my creativity.
Recently I took some time to venture into my creative space and clean it out a little. There have also been a few new products that peaked my interest and I began purchasing crafty supplies again. I made a few things and then the other day I went over to spend some time in my friend Sue’s craft room. To call it a craft room really sells it short! There is so much stuff in there to play with it’s hard not to get inspired. That’s where I came up with this card. Hopefully it’s the start of me getting back to something that I used to love and do every day!
I started by using the Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Hot Foil Plate and some Crafter’s Companion Gold Foil along with the Gemini Hot Foil Press to foil the butterflies onto Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock. After running it through the Gemini Jr. I used the coordinating Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Stencil to add color to the butterflies. The inks are Ocean Breeze, Soft Lilac, Sparkling Rose and Candy Violet also from Pinkfresh. They are cut out with the coordinating one piece Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Die. My background is stamped in Pinkfresh Grassy Knoll using the Pinkfresh Diamond Tiles Cling Stamp. For the clouds I used Pinkfresh Sky Blue Ink and the Pinkfresh Cloud Builder Stencil applied with a Blending Brush. My greeting is from The Stamp Market Gorgeous Greetings Stamp Set and is stamped in Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink. I adhered the background to a top-folding card base with Tape Runner and the added the butterflies with Foam Tape. For a little more shine I added a few Pinkfresh Gold Metallic Pearls with Bearly Arts Glue.
I loved the hot foiling and the stencils made coloring the butterflies fun and simple! I also love the greeting and thought it went well with all of the butterflies. I hope that you enjoyed my card and thanks so much for taking the time to read today’s post! Have a wonderful Wednesday and I hope to be back soon with another project!
Pinkfresh Diamond Tiles Cling
The Stamp Market Gorgeous Greetings
Hot Foil Plates
Pinkfresh Small Butterflies
Pinkfresh Small Butterflies and Cloud Builder
Pinkfresh Ocean Breeze, Soft Lilac, Sparkling Rose, Candy Violet, Grassy Knoll and Sky Blue
Altenew Obsidian Black Pigment
Neenah Solar White 110lb and 80lb
Pinkfresh Gold Metallic Pearls
Gemini Hot Foil System
Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer
Misti Stamping Tool
Bearly Arts Glue
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Hi everyone! It’s back to being cold here in New York. I know Spring is coming but it seems so far away! I had one of those rare nights last night where I only got about 3 hours of sleep. Today should be fun! 😛
It’s Tuesday once again and time for a new challenge over on the Stamp, Ink, Paper blog…
I wanted to play with some of the new dies from this month’s Concord & 9th release to make my card for today! I started by using the Concord & 9th Pretty Poppy Dies to cut out some Rose Quartz, Garden Green and Black 110lb for the pieces that I needed to make my flower. I set those aside and used the Concord & 9th Peek-Through Patterns Photopolymer Stamp Set to stamp the cross marks onto my card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock in Minty Fresh Ink. The greeting is from the same set and is stamped in Black Licorice. I assembled my poppy and adhered it to the card base with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. It needed a little bling so I added a few Pink Rhinestones and the card is done! I love the subtle background with the nice bold die cut flower! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Designer’s Choice challenge! Head on over to the BLOG and check out the rest of the Team’s cards and add your take to the gallery! Thanks for coming by today! Have a great rest of your Tuesday! 🙂
Products used: Stamp Set: Peek-Through Patterns Photopolymer (Concord & 9th) Ink: Minty Fresh and Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn) Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Rose Quartz (My Colors), Garden Green (Stampin’ Up!) and Black 110lb (Recollections) Dies: Pretty Poppy (Concord & 9th) Embellishments: Pink Rhinestones (Recollections) Adhesives: Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive (Tonic) Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion)
Two days in a row?! That hasn’t happened in a long time! LOL! I was FaceTiming with Andrea on Monday and she sent me this week’s sketch to nudge me to make a card. It does feel good to be creating again. The Mojo comes in spurts but at least it’s coming. I’m going to try and get in the Stampin’ Galley again today! Wish me luck! 😀
I got to play with some more new goodies from this month’s Concord & 9th release! They are definitely one of my favorite companies! I love the innovative products they come up with! I used the Concord & 9th Floral Print Silhouettes Stamps and Dies along with a few other oldies but goodies for my card. To start I stamped the circle of flowers from the Concord & 9th Floral Print Silhouette Photopolymer Stamp Set in Black Licorice, Jalapeño and Sunflower Ink with my Mini MISTI. To cut it out I used the circle die from the Concord & 9th Birthday Basics Dies. Next, I cut out a piece of Sunflower Card Stock with the Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies. My banner is from the Concord & 9th Best Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped two of them in Jalapeño and cut them out with my Scissors. A piece of Fun Foam cut out with another of the Circle Infinity Dies is added to the back of the floral circle and adhered to the Sunflower circle with the banners sandwiched in between. The deer is cut from a piece of Solar White 80lb for the head and some Super Gold Curious Metallic for the antlers. I added the circles to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and stamped my greeting in Black Licorice. The deer is added with 3M Foam Tape. For a little sparkle I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins to the flower centers and applied a heavy coat of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to the deer head. I love that floral circle and actually wish that it was big enough to cover a card front! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see the rest of the Team’s cards and share yours with us in the gallery! Thanks for coming by again today! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday! 🙂
Products used: Stamp Sets: Floral Print Silhouette and Best Banners Photopolymer (Concord & 9th) Ink: Black Licorice, Jalapeño and Sunflower (Lawn Fawn) Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Sunflower (Lawn Fawn) Specialty: Super Gold Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut) Dies: Floral Print Silhouettes and Birthday Basics (Concord & 9th) and Circle Infinity Dies (Hero Arts) Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Zig) Adhesives: Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive (Tonic) and 3M Foam Tape Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion), Mini MISTI and Fun Foam