Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Vintage Holiday Children

I can hardly believe it's time to post Christmas cards already, but it is! For today's card I pulled out a large PSX Christmas stamp that I've used only once or twice before! I love this image, and it supplied the perfect opportunity to practice using my new Touch Five markers! 
 After coloring the image, I added some highlights with a white gel pen. I fussy cut around the image and layered it on a stamped music background. 
Supplies and Tools:
Vintage Children Stamp (PSX), Touch Five Markers, White Gel Pen, Music Background Stamp (Stampin' Up), Snowflakes Embossing Folder (Cuttlebut), Doily Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Pearls (Darice), Pink Ribbon, Sparkly Snowflake Sticker (Dollar Tree), Phrases Set 2 Dies (Spellbinders) Coredinations Cardstock, Graphite Black Brilliance Ink (Tsukineko)

This post linked to:
Mod Squad - Merry and Bright
The Card Concept - Retro Holiday (Retro, Wreath, Colors - clean and layered)
Addicted To Stamps - Use More than one stamp
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes with Ribbon/Lace/Trim

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thanksgiving Greetings

I recently discovered and Etsy shop that sells beautiful digital collage sheets. The Digital Collage Club was running a sale and I bought several sheets for $1. After purchasing, they sent me an email to join their club (unlimited downloads for the next year) for $17! That's a HUGE savings, and I took them up on it.
The image I used above belongs to a Vintage Thanksgiving ATC set. I printed it and distressed the edges before adding it to my card-front.
Supplies and Tools:
Vintage Thanksgiving ATC set (Digital Collage Club), Polka Dot Embossing Folder (The Paper Studio), Lace, All Complete Boy Paper Stack (My Mind's Eye), Deep Edge Border Punch (Martha Stewart)

This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - So Very Thankful
4 Crafty Chicks -  Give Thanks
Allsorts - Colors of Autumn

Monday, November 13, 2017

Leafy Blessings

I have another clean-and-simple card to share with you today. It’s my personal opinion that the Zentangle stamps are so beautiful that you don’t really need to add a lot of extra’s when you create with them. Just look at all the details in this stamped leaf!
 The last time I showcased this stamp I used distress inks to watercolor it.  This time I chose to let the design of the leaf  stamped in  distress oxide shine by  keeping it plain.
 Supplies and Tools:
Be sure to stop by the CURRENT LINK PARTY on Cropstop and show off the projects you've been working on!

This post linked to:

Little Red Wagon - Harvest Time
My Favorite Things - Sketch Challenge
4 Crafty Chicks - Give Thanks
Fusion - Grateful (both the sketch and photo)
Allsorts - Colors of Autumn

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Handmade Journal

Today I have a handmade journal to share with you. I started out to create a gratitude journal, but decided to make it do double duty by adding currently journal pages to it as well.  I sent this fun little canvas book to my niece along with a set of colored pens.
 For step by step instructions on creating this little canvas book: Visit today's post on the Cropstop blog. 
If you'd like to make your own Currently/Gratitude Journal - Click here to download the FREE PRINTABLE I created for the gratitude journal and HERE for the Currently Journal page.

Supplies and Tools:
Canvas, Garden Gate Stencil (TCW), Gesso, Peeled Paint Distress Stain, Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain, Frayed Burlap Distress Paint, Graphite Black Brilliance Ink (Tsukineko), Holiday Bliss Julie Nutting Doll (Prima), Distress Crayons, Tim Holtz Stamps (Bitty Grunge/Inspirational), Petaloo lace and flower, Burlap String

This post linked to:
Mini Album Maker Challenge
Addicted to Stamps - Autumn
Repeat Impressions - Falling For You
Paper Sweeties - Inspiration Photo (below) - Inspired by autumn/thanks
Color Throwdown - Brown, Orange, Green, Kraft

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Power Poppy Hues To Use

I was thrilled (and honored) to be ask to guest design for the Power Poppy Hue's to Use today!  Since I like to "think outside the box" when I create, I turned this floral inspiration board into a Christmas card using the Glittering Glass Santa Digital Stamp Set from Power Poppy. For more photos (and all the details of how I put this card together), visit today's post their blog. 
 Supplies and Tools:
Glittering Glass Santa digital stamp (Power Poppy), Prismacolor Pencils, Markers, Beaded Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Victoria Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Christmas Quilt Embossing Folder (Darice), Pearls, Ribbon, Lace, Old Sheet Music, Glitter, Flower Soft, Festive Flower punch (Stampin' Up), Deep Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Distress Inks (Abandoned Coral, Mowed Grass)

This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon  - Anything Goes with ribbon/lace/trim
The Paper Players - Holiday  Pines

Monday, November 6, 2017

Elegant Liquid Pearls

A friend of mine (from college days) is getting married this month, so I wanted to create a somewhat simple/somewhat elegant looking card to send her.  Since it’s fall, I used a deep coral colored cardstock as my main color and added paper lace, ribbon, and pearls.
 To create my card I:
  • Scored a piece of coral cardstock diagonally every 3/4 of an inch
  • Squeezed out a drop of liquid pearls (white opal) on each intersecting score line
  • Distressed the edges and added it to a piece of kraft cardstock
  • Punched a wide piece of paper lace with my Martha Stewart deep edge punch
  • Tied a beautiful bow using  ruffle edge white sheer ribbon
  • A die cut sentiment from Echo Park finishes off the front
  • Inside I added another piece of punched lace and a Stampin up sentiment in Walnut Stain Distress Oxide
This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes with ribbon/lace/trim