Monday, April 21, 2014

Mini Blender's make me happy...

I'm sure by now you have seen the new round Tim Holtz blenders.  Well....I love them.  They are so fun and so much easier to use.  I made this card a couple weeks ago and needed to come share....


I used this simon says stencil right on my card base.  Instead of blending the ink, I inked up the whole blender and just blotted, leaving the round image of the blender, kinda like a circle stamp.  I did this until the whole card front was covered and I thought it made a fun effect.  I added in a sentiment from the new Simon set called Butterflies.  I inked it up in Versafine Black Onyx, cut it out and then used a black marker to color the edges.  I popped it up on foam tape to finish it off.

That is all I have for today!  Did you stay out of the Easter candy?  Well....guilty.  I am headed to the gym now to work it off.  I just can't help it.  I love peeps.  I know, gross right?  I know they are so bad....but oh so good!  :)

Have a great Monday!

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Clearly Besotted Congrats!

Have you seen these new word dies from Clearly Besotted?  I am in love.  Big time.  I also used a gorgeous flower image from Fresh Flowers.


I stamped the image in Slate (Amuse) and then lightly colored the middles with a Copic marker.  I used my white gel pen to color the insides of the flowers, as well.  I used the Congrats word die and cut about 5 of them out, stacking them up on top of each other.  I glued the word down using some Tombow Mono.  Hard to see...but I went back in and added some Wink of Stella too!  :)

I have had so much fun being a guest over at Clearly Besotted this month.  Stephanie has to be the sweetest gal ever!


That's it for me today!  Hope you have a blessed Easter day!  I hope you can feel God's presence today, wherever you are!
He is Risen!!

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Birthday...

How is it Saturday already?  This week (like every other week, really...) has flown by.  We only have around 10 days left of school.  CRAZY.  And then summer begins.

So today I have a new card for this week's Retro Sketch....


First, I stamped some PTI Super Stripes in Enchanted Evening on a piece of white card stock.  I stamped each image leaving a little space in between.  Next, I layered the white focal point with some vellum.  I added in a sentiment from Initial Thoughts.  To finish it off, I added a little piece of Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch Ribbon with a little banner cut.

Here is this week's sketch....

You can see the original card, by Arielle, HERE.  It's SO cute! 

Please head over to the Retro Sketches blog.  I know Arielle, Kasia and Erin have some pretty cute stuff using today's sketch!  

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Friday, April 18, 2014

For my sis...

So my sister says this all the time.  She has asked me....when are you going to make me a card saying you are the  Steph?  Here it is....


 So yesterday I showed you that stenciled card?  Well it was made after this card.  I used the new Stenciled Alpha Black Dies to spell it out.  I added in the "you are the" from PTI's Fresh Alphabet and then added a little Grunge Me in the background.  (Supplies all list below) 


I attached each letter with s little Tombow Mono Liquid glue...a must have...and they aren't going anywhere!

We are out of school today.  Trying to find something to do other than stay in the house.  So we are off!  Hope you have a great day!

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Thursday, April 17, 2014


Today I have a card using something unexpected from this month's April release.  I love when you can use what you have in your stash for more than one purpose.  First off, here is my card...


I stenciled the background and then added in a vellum tag using Tag Sale #3,  stamped with a sentiment from Wet Paint.  I added in a little wooden button to finish it off.

Here is how I made it...

I was making a card using these new Stenciled Alpabet Block Dies

When I saw the perfect cut out, I instantly thought STENCIL.  :)

So I centered it on a piece of white card stock and distress inked away.  

See that green Frog Tape?  I was watching one of Jennifer McGuires videos and saw her using it.  I thought to myself...I must pick some of that up.  Later that evening, I was grabbing a paint brush out of our paint supply box in the garage (we are putting in a bathroom in the basement and I am currently painting) and what do I see there?  A full huge roll of green frog tape.  I had it already and didn't know it!  

So anyway, don't cut that die apart when you get it!  It makes a fun stencil.  If you cut it out using Papertrey's thick 110lb paper, the stencil stays nice and durable, too.


Thanks for stopping in today!  Hope you have a great Wednesday!

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