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Monday, July 31, 2017

Altered Frame

This week I will be sharing two altered projects. I have wanted to get a couple of projects done so I took the time at the expo to get a jump start on completing them. 

Up first, I take zero creativity for this frame since I basically was inspired by Shari Carrols's Mixed Media Love project. Hers is certainly beautiful enough to inspire anyone. Mixed Media

I just put my spin on this project because lets face it I didn't have all the same supplies and wasn't going to go purchase them so I did use up what I had. Although I did have to go purchase the overall frame and canvas pieces. Clever me bought a child's 5x7 canvas paint project and then just flipped it over to hold my 4x6 photo. 

I had all the flowers and even those swirls of pearls embellishments that I wrapped around my frame and also up the edge on one side. Although I didn't have nearly the variety that Shari used. But I made do. 

The Love die and butterfly I picked up at the expo, they're from Melissa Frances and had to paint the love die but left the butterfly as is.

And this was some old Making Memories pp that I deiced to use along with some other script paper sitting around in my stash. Two gone and about a 1000 left

I did feel that this pp was a bit more busier than Shari's but I think it worked. And I didn't have much in the way of stencils and do you know I couldn't find any at the expo, so went with what I brought which was a honeycomb design. 

And here it is framed and ready to hang on the wall. And the nice thing about no glass is if I decided to tweak it some more it's simple to do. and the photo I used is of my great grandparents.
Check this off as done, and now I am ready to move on to my other project for my dd.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


I felt it had been far too long since I last did a shaker card so I set my sights on making one. Digging through my stash for a die I found this window from Memory Box and it just seemed appropriate. After that I wanted to go with some sort of wallpaper type feel to the background and found some old pp. Then I happened to have an extra wood grain stamped panel so grabbed that.

Definitely liked the feel of where it was going and decided to make it sort of monochrome I say sort of because I used orange both in my coloring and in some of the sequins. Any hoo I finished it off with a stitched banner die from MFTS and opted for the word Hoping because I have a bunch of different sentiments I can use inside, like Hoping this finds you well, Hoping you had a great birthday, Hoping you have a good vacation, etc.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Happy Bird-day in the Jungle

I saw this cute card the other day that I really loved, but alas I didn't want to buy the products needed to actually recreate the card and figured I certainly had a plentiful enough stash to recreate my version of it.

I then scoured through my floral stamps to find a variety of leaves, stamped those around the edges in different inks and dabbed on a bit of color to resemble some water. I then stamped, colored and die cut my Avery Elle Flamingos and popped them up on my panel.

Love to find inspiration and then put my own twist on it.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Trying to cheer myself up I thought I would break out my Altenew stamps again, but I was kind of tired doing the typical watercolor floral card and opted to do something a little different.

Thus I stamped all the floral but the actual flowers and colored them with copics. Then I die cut them and layered them under my circle that was leftover from Monday's card.

The background stamp is from Stampin Up and the color is Slate from Simon Says Stamp, I was really liking where it was going, then added a few splashes of some orange liquid dye.

Then to finish it off I added some enamel dots and a bit of hemp string.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Happy Birthday Maze

Well it's been difficult none the less, stepping back into my creativity side. I have the Expo coming up and there has bee a lot going on with the death of my FIL. But if anyone was going to help me to get back into my art room it would be my youngest grandson.

His birthday was coming up so I wanted to have a card for him. I had been also sitting on these fun maze shapes from MFTS that I had purchased for the boys because what little kid doesn't like to play with a ball and a maze. I just wish those little spheres were a bit bigger, they're so tiny.

I kept it pretty simple and choose blue because it's his favorite color and I would be a stick in the mud if I didn't make him a blue card

Monday, July 10, 2017

In Honor of my Father In Law

It is with a heavy heart that I must share with you the passing of my father in law right before the fourth of July. He was a very friendly and loving guy who adored the cards I made him. And truth be told it pains me to even go in my craft room to make a card because every time I sit down I am sadden that I am no longer able to make him the cards he enjoyed so much.

He always took pride in displaying my cards and reminding me every so often that his ultimate favorite card I ever made him was the one I am sharing today. He said it reminded him of him. Out mowing his fields in his baseball cap.

So in honor of my father in law I am sharing his favorite card from Rubbernecker Stamps.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Beach Birthday

Also found in my stamp collection these fun Penguins from Art Impressions. I love these guys and after the Madagascar movie they totally remind me of those fun penguins.

Using more scraps (gotta love that) and my trusty copics I was able to put together this card. I also pulled out my embossing folders and found one to use which I think help give a little texture to the card.

I think this will be a great card for someone with a summer birthday.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Heaven's To Betsy!

Well fellow bloggers I am sharing today an old stamp from Judith. I always try to go through my stamps and use things that I haven't used in a long while. After all they all deserve a little love now and then.

I also took this opportunity to use up scraps so worked those into my card as well.

At first I tried to color the image with colored pencil but that turned out to be a bad idea so restamped and went with my trusty copics.

After coloring, I die cut using the MFTS double stitch die and popped up the panel using foam tape. I wanted to have a sentiment that was more than a straight forward Thank You , Happy Birthday, etc so I dug out my Papertrey Ink Glory Be sentiment stamps and found something I that I think works perfectly. Best thing is I can stamp whatever I want inside so a Thank You, Congrats, etc will still work. Kind of your generic card I guess.