Monday, July 5, 2021

Christmas in July

 I have the day off for the holiday, so I decided to make a Christmas card. I have had a lot on my plate lately, and my priorities are leaning toward ministry and spending time with God. So I will come back to crafting occasionally, hopefully more often than not. But I will follow God’s leading and I’m ok with that!

Today’s card uses the sketch from Atlantic Hearts, the banner theme from Heart 2 Heart, and some colors from the Crazy 8 challenge at Color My Heart. I went in a slightly different direction and used red and green with brown to make Christmas colors!

Materials used:

Cardstock: White Daisy, New England Ivy, Candy Apple, Saddle

Ink: New England Ivy, Saddle, Candy Apple, Archival Black

Stamps: Doodled Borders

Other: Ivy Lane Assortment, Pink Glitter Gems, Prisma Glitter

Thanks for stopping by, and hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Mixed Media

 I try to participate in 52CCT every week, but I do get behind. This week I made one card that incorporated 3 challenges. Colors: pink, purple, and blue; Theme: tags on cards, and Technique: Mixed Media. The sketch is from Atlantic Hearts. This card ended up being big: 7.5”x5.5”. It seems I’m not very good at mixed media, but it was fun to try something different. I spread some texture paste on a stencil for the tags and watercolored over them when they dried. I painted some pearl paint over crackle medium around the edges. I don’t know think the crackle worked with the pearl paint. I stamped a Merry Christmas  tag, but it got covered up with paint and just looks kind of dirty. I don’t know. Maybe some of you could give me some pointers. Then I added some bows and embellishments.

Materials used:

Cardstock: Sky, Pansy Purple, Baby pink, White Daisy

Paper: Die Cut Mat Pad (K&Company, not CTMH)

Stamps: Yuletide Carol Scrapbooking Workshop 

Ink: Archival Black

Other: Texture Paste, Pearl Paint, Watercolors, Fundamentals Assortment, Brushed Assortment, Laughing Lola Assortment, Black Gem Flourishes

Country Teddy Bear

 Today I made a funny little card that reminds me of decorations people had in their homes back in the 1990s. Teddy Bear’s picnic or something like that. After I picked my papers, I found this little thumbprint bear in my scraps and I thought it looked cute. Very country.

I am participating in Color My Heart, Heart 2 Heart, Double Trouble, and Use Your Stuff.

I used some non-CTMH paper I got from Hobby Lobby for the plaid background. I won some CTMH paper from Double Trouble, and I used some of that for the green plaid panel. I think it is the Holly Jolly paper pack. The cardstock is Bluebird, Pansy Purple and Honey.

I used the dimensions of the sketch from Heart 2 Heart, but I rotated it. The colors I pulled from the Inspiration Photo at Color My Heart were green, red, yellow, purple, and blue. I used green and plaid for Double Trouble and joined up with Use Your Stuff.

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Bluebird, Pansy Purple, Honey
Paper: Holly Jolly, 12 Days of Christmas (the Paper Studio, not CTMH)
Stamps: Countdown
Ink: Willow

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Vintage and pink

 Today I made a Christmas card in the old style. The Color Dare is shades of pink plus one color. I chose green as my second color for a pastel Christmas look. I used the sketch from Atlantic Hearts which goes perfectly with the border challenge at Heart 2 Heart.

I used Father Christmas and colored with watercolor pencils. The paper is from Yuletide Carol. I made the holly berries pink by adding glitter gems. Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you next week!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Champagne, Colonial White, Baby Pink
Paper Pack: Yuletide Carol
Stamps: Father Christmas
Ink: Chocolate 
Other: glitter gems, watercolor pencils

Friday, February 12, 2021


 This is my weekly Christmas card. I am participating in these three challenges: the sketch is from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, the colors are from Color My Heart’s Diagonal on the tic tac toe - Candy Apple, Lagoon, and Bluebird. The challenge at Paperminutes was Snowmen, but I think I missed the deadline for that one. Oops.

For the diagonal section of the sketch, I embossed my White Daisy panel with a snowflake embossing folder. For the stripes I added 2 Lagoon strips, and then layered them with Lagoon ribbon. The snowman was stamped with Bluebird and the little snowflakes are Lagoon. Then I added a red metal flower from the Brushed assortment for the Candy Apple.


Materials used:

Cardstock: Bluebird, White Daisy, Lagoon

Stamps: Winter Joy

Ink: Bluebird, Lagoon

Other: Brushed Assortment, Lagoon Ribbon, embossing folder from Provo Craft

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Christmas Love

 Last night I made this card which fits into several challenges, and I think it turned out so pretty for how many challenges I did! Here is the list:

52 Christmas Card Throwdown -metallic papers

Atlantic Hearts -sketch

Double Trouble -recipe: 3 embellishments, 2 pattern papers, 1 stamped image

Cupcake Inspirations -colors: Gold, Maroon, and Teal

Heart 2 Heart - All You Need is Love

For my 2 pattern papers I used a metallic stripe from Happy Times and a teal pattern from Florence. The maroon is some Vineyard Berry I had a scrap of, and I stamped the Scandinavian heart in Vineyard Berry. My son helped me with the 3 embellishments. He wanted 1 bow, 2 hearts, and 3 red gems. 

Thanks for coming by to see my Christmas card this week! Come back next week and we’ll see what I come up with!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Vineyard Berry, White Daisy
Paper packs: Florence, Happy Times
Stamps: Scandinavian Wishes, Christmas Love
Ink: Peacock, Vineyard Berry
Other: Peacock Fundamentals Assortment, Red gems, chipboard tag and heart

Friday, January 29, 2021

Tea Party

 Today I made a layout from the Scraptacular January sketch. I used the colors from Color My Heart: Mint, Smoothie, Ballerina, French Vanilla, Candy Apple, and Carolina.

I used my Tea Time stamp set and fussy cut all those tea pots and cups. I also stamped the backgrounds onto cardstock: Mint, Carolina, Candy Apple and Smoothie on Ballerina, and Smoothie on Smoothie. I decided to mat the little squares with White Daisy to give them a nice clean look. Looking at this layout reminds me of a blanket I crocheted one time. I’ll see if I can find the picture of it.

It’s just missing the blue! Here is the sketch and color combo. Thanks for visiting, and we’ll see you next week!

Materials used:

Cardstock: Mint, Ballerina, Smoothie, Carolina, French Vanilla, White Daisy, Holiday Red

Inks: Candy Apple, Smoothie, Carolina, Mint

Stamps: Line It Up Cricut Bundle, It’s the Little Things, Diverse Backgrounds, Tea Time