Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hello Friend

 I made this fun little card for an "I've Got the Blues" challenge.

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Supplies& Tools: Crochet Thread, Kraft cardstock, Whale stamp (Great Impressions), Anchor stamp (A Muse), Scallop Scissors, Clear Glitter

Weathered Window

The challenge over at the Kraft Journal this week is "Funky Junk."
Here's my interpretation using a piece of junk cardboard to create a weathered wood background for my window card.

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Kraft Journal Challenge - Funky Junk 

Supplies and Tools: Old Cardboard, Glue, Paint, Finger nail file, Madison Window/Window Box Die, KRAFT cardstock, Flower punches, Front punch (Martha Stewart), Brown Glitter, Ribbon, Scallop Scissors, Paper Crimper (Fiskars), Crochet Thread,  Banner Stamp Set (Recollections)


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Little "Pickup"

I made this fun step card using several different stamp sets.
Thinking it will make one of my "older" friends smile on one of their bad days!
Supplies used: Loads of Love (Stampin' Up), Around the Block (Close To My Heart), Outdoor Fun (Fiskars), You are my Sunshine (Stampin' Up),  Shredding Scissors, Fence Border Punch (Martha Stewart) 

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Word Art Wednesday

Friday, July 25, 2014

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

A frosty summer treat:

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
~1 box Graham Crackers
~1 small box pudding 
(your flavor choice)
~1 1/4 cups milk
~1 small container Cool Whip

Combine pudding and milk on low speed for 1 minute
Add Cool whip, stir till combined
 Break Graham Crackers in half 
Spoon one heaping tablespoon onto 1/2 a cracker
Place on cookie sheet and gently top with other 1/2 of cracker
Freeze till firm and store in airtight container in freezer


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Shadow Stamping

First time to using the shadow stamping technique. I love how it makes the horse look like it's actually running.
I had a LOT of fun making the old barn wood background based on this tutorial from Kittie Kraft.
Since don't own crackle paint, I used this DIY tutorial (from Stamping with a Vengeance)  for that step.

Supplies used: Horses (Inkadinkado), Cardboard, Elmer's Glue, Brown/Cream Craft Paint, Twine, Blending Tool (Tim Holtz)

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Canvas Noah's Ark Playset (revisited)

If you've followed me for a while you'll remember the Noah's ark playset I made out of canvas last July.
I just finished making another one (for my great nephew), with a few changes.
Change #1
I colored everything with my Prismacolor pencils (instead of markers), and lightly sprayed on a clear sealer. 
Change #2
 I used canvas on the back as well as the front (instead of flannel).
Change #3
I used Heat n' Bond to layer the animals.
The edges turned out smoother and it eliminated the tedious sewing.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Mini Paper Dolls

Three little Altoid tins altered to hold three sets of mini paper dolls.
I covered the backs with plain cardstock in matching colors.
Each tin has approximately 31 dolls and..
...clothes to color, cut out, and paste on the dolls.
Dolls from Skip to My Lou
Dresses from Fantastic Find (1/2 way down the page)
I had printed the dolls first thinking I'd attach fabric, paper, ribbon to decorate them with. Then I got the "brilliant" idea to print clothes to color and paste on (easier for littler ones), so I had to resize everything. Next time I will print dolls and clothes that actually go together to save myself the "headache."
Here are some links for those kind:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sea Breeze

I had so much fun making this sea themed step card.
 It fits perfectly with the Kraft Journal's challenge this week.
Supplies used: KRAFT cardstock, Graphics from Digi Web Studio, Small Shell stamp, Shifting Sands (Rubber Stampede), Sea Breeze (Inkadinkado), You Are My Sunshine (Stampin' Up), Small Bird Stamp, Tim Holtz Blending Tool

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sending You A Little Sunshine!

I made this cloud shaped card for the newest challenge over at the Kraft Journal.
You can find the template I used here .
The sun is a circle inside of this template.
 Inside the card I added this sentiment:
"Sending you a little sunshine!"
Supplies used: Cloud/Sun Templates, Circle punch, Small square punch (to make the banners) KRAFT cardstock, Crochet thread, Scallop oval punch, Tim Hotlz blending tool, Sharpie markers

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Canvas Canning Jar Hello

I thought the Mod Squad (Love That Texture) Challenge looked like a lot of fun, and got my card(s) done "just in the nick of time!"
For my texture, I found a Ball canning jar image online and printed it out on a piece of canvas.
I added some baker's twine and a button to the lid of the jar.
Two small banners and a sentiment complete my clean and simple card.

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Mod Squad (Love That Texture) Challenge

Monday, July 14, 2014

Chicken Club

My favorite sandwich is a Chicken (or Turkey) Club.
Easy to make and so tasty!

Chicken Club Sandwich
~3 Slices Toasted Bread (spread with your choice Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip)
~ Chicken (or Turkey) Breast lunch meat
~Cheese (I like Provolone or Munster)

1 Slice Toast
Chicken Breast
1 Slice Toast
1 Slice Toast


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fish Bowl Birthday

I made this mini "under the sea in a fishbowl" card for a little friend's birthday next week.
Since the first one was so much fun to make: I made two!

Supplies used: Sushi Bowl Party (Stampendous), Shifting Sands (Rubber Stampede), Scallop Scissors, Blending Tool (Tim Holtz), Sharpie Markers, KRAFT cardstock

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014


My daughter's Sunday School teacher is retiring soon so I wanted to make something EXTRA special as a thank you for the years she has poured herself into molding the lives of kids!
I made the above "envelope" out of a white lunch bag.
 Tucked inside is an mini envelope with a cash appreciation gift and...
 ...a simple embossed card to write out our gratitude to her.
Inside the card I included Isaiah 52:7 -- I thought it was especially appropriate for this occasion.
A view of everything tucked inside.
Supplies used: Sewing Machine, Branch Punch (Martha Stewart), Embroidery Deep Edge Punch (Martha Stewart),  3-D Flowers Die (Sizzix), Beaded Ovals Nestabilities, (Spellbinders), Large Flower and Leaves Slim Punch (ek success), Birds and Swirls embossing folder (Provo Craft), Prismacolor Scholar Pencils

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Word Art Wednesday

Monday, July 7, 2014

Mini Fruit Pizza's

Here's the dessert I made for our July 4th celebration:

Mini Fruit Pizzas
1 8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (8 oz.)  Cool Whip
Assorted Fruit

Make Cookies according to directions.
Mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla till well blended.
Fold in Cool Whip
Ice cookies and add your preference of fruit!

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Roses of Inspiration Link Up #2

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July

A small patriotic card to celebrate Independence Day.
I printed the image (from Digi Web Studio) onto kraft cardstock, tore and inked the edges, and added some punched stars!

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Butterfly Birthdays

Two birthday cards using the Garden Collage Stamp Set
I stamped the butterfly again and layered it to look like it was flying.
Supplies used: Garden Collage (Stampin' Up), Script Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Prismacolor Scholar Pencils, Baby Oil
( Sentiment inside the second one from Blue Ridge Impressions)
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Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Scripture Card Set

I made this set of cards to give as a gift for a friend's birthday.
 The post card graphics are freebies from Lilac & Lavender.
 I tore the edges, inked them, stamped a verse, and added them to Script embossed Kraft cardfronts.
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Word Art Wednesday