Monday, June 5, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #215

Welcome back!  This week I had limited access to supplies while traveling to the West Coast!  The exciting part, the new Altenew stamp set the wound its way into my collection.  I used this layering stamp set and a sparkle pen to color this gorgeous flower set.  I can at wait to get back to the east coast and get back into my craft room!  I did a lot of journaling and planning on this trip and hope to invest more time into my blog and get back into creating my weekly videos!

I hope you'll join us this week!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #213

At first glance, I was going with my default coffee stain for this sketch challenge... and then thought it wasn't very creative!  I asked Sean what he thought the sketch looked like... and his response 'a coffee stain.'  Original.  He then said, 'a car doing a u-turn'.
I was going through my stamps and found these little guys from Lawn Fawn and decided to flip the sketch upside down.  I did a modified shaker card with Tule instead of an acrylic window - inspiration from Jennifer McGuire.  It keeps the card lighter and less bulkier.  And who knew... but there is glitter Tule out there!  That will be for another project though.
The 'Love' is a die cut from Winne and Walter.
I hope you enjoy Sketch #213!  Get your craft on!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #211

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #211 and Happy Mother's Day!

I had to break out the Brother Scanncut to make the Zig Zag pattern welded with a circle.  The flowers are a Memory Box Die cut that I glued all the little pieces together.  

The Mother's Day Stamp is from Lawn Fawn.  The circle ring is from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I hope you join us this week and to all the mom's out there - Happy Mother's Day!  Anyone interested in joining the challenge, the deadline is Sunday night.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Baby shower invitation!

Bows!  It wasn't the focal point for this card but it did unlock the invitation to an upcoming baby shower!  I had a blast designing this card with the Mimi to be!

This card has been entered in the 4 Crafty Chicks Bow Challenge!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #209

Welcome to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch #209.  I found this one to be a tough one.  I kept thinking the Olympic Rings but I didn't know what to do with that.  So the longer I thought about it and pondered it over a cup of coffee, it finally hit me.... or spilled!  

Feel the love.  Caffeinated love.

The background was embossed with triangles.  The middle section was created with the Concord 9th triangle stamp.    The spilled coffee stamp is from Altenew and the coffee cups are from Newton's Nook.  I do love my coffee.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

4 Crafty Chicks - Butterfly Challenge

A butterfly challenge!  How fun!

This card was designed for the 4 Crafty Chicks Card Challenge - Butterfly.  I used the Die'sire floral die cut to create the edges.  The background paper is scrap paper left over from when I was playing with my Gelli plate and acrylic paints.  The colors worked perfectly!  The butterflies (Memory Box) were die cut from water color paper that I painted with purples and pinks and sprayed some sparkle mist on.  I embossed the sentiments on vellum and attached!  This was a fun card to make and will hopefully remain a secret for my mom!

Happy Crafting!

Rubbernecker Challenge #7 April Showers

I missed the last Rubbernecker Challenge by a few hours and wasn't going to let this one pass!  April showers do bring May flowers as I'm sitting here on our own rainy Sunday looking forward to all that it brings tomorrow!  We planted a lot of flowers this weekend and I can't wait to see them bloom.  For the background, I sprinkled some colorburst on white cardstock and then sprayed the paper lightly with water.  Once that dried, I embossed the raindrops and then used some ink and a sponge to highlight the raindrops a bit more.  I diecut an umbrella and covered it with flowers and diecut 'celebrate'.  It was a fun little project for a rainy Sunday.  Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #207

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch #207.  I used the Heartfelt Creations Rose stamp and die.  I selected a dark colored paper, embossed in clear, and die cut out each flower.  I then shaped them and glues all the layers together.  The 'Thankful' die is from Simon Says Stamp.

I hope you enjoy!  Happy crafting!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #203

Happy Birthday, Mom!

I used the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Design #203 for inspiration for my Mom's birthday card!

I used the Heartfelt Creations Dogwood flowers and made a shaker card window with some beads and sequins!

Enjoy and happy crafting!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Get Well Soon!

It's not my favorite message but there are times you need a get well soon card!  I saw the 4 Crafty Chicks Green card challenge and while it is close to St. Patrick's Day, I decided to head in a different direction.  I used a simple Heartfelt Creations die cut as the primary image and added a few embellishments.  I hope you enjoy!  It's a simple method to use selecting one larger die to make front and center.  Happy crafting!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #201

Welcome to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #201.  This week I was fortunate enough to bump into the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge of Stencils - so I was able to incorporate the two challenges together.  The background is a tear drop stencil.  I used whipped spackle, added a little bubble gum gelato to tint it pink and then added cool sparkle to it and let it dry.  Then I used the Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood stamps and dies to create a few flowers.  I finished with the Simon Says Stamp 'Grateful' die.

I hope you all enjoy the sketch this week!  Get your craft on!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #199

Welcome back to the next Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #199.

I usually struggle with a box type challenge but this card was a definite surprise when it was completed.  The flower is a memory box die.  I used distress inks on water color paper then die cut the flower out.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

I hope you enjoy this challenge as much as I did!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!  

I need a few cards for Valentine's Day and this was my first!  Complete don't just in time for the Rubberneckers second card challenge and the 4 Crafty Chicks card challenge.

I used one of the Rubbernecker's stamp sets, but instead of using the flowers, I replaced it with hearts.  It is a super cute simple card and I hope the recipient will enjoy it!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sometimes you just need a get well card.  And in this case, I needed a masculine one.  I hope this simplistic little arrangement brings a smile to our friend.  I used Memory Box dies, and the Heartfelt Creations aster daisy dies, along with a rectangle stitched border die.

Rubbernecker Stamps and Watercoloring!

Rubbernecker just came up with the 1st ever card challenge.  I've been having so much with their stamps lately, that I wanted to take a few minutes to join the fun!  The first challenge was a Birthday Card challenge.

I used their stamp and colored it with Distress Inks.  I took three colors, stamped the solid image, spritzed it with some water, and stamped my image on water color paper.  I heat set it and then stamped the detailed image with black versa mark ink.  I then used my water brush and added some extra color to the areas I missed... and the areas I wanted more yellow.  I added the mason jar and blended some distress ink to create a watery color.  Once that was dry, I covered the jar in glassy accents to make it look like a real glass jar.  The flowers were then blinded out... using Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens.

As I was finishing up, I noticed that another favorite group on mine add a watercolor challenge, so I will also be submitting this to my crafty friends at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Happy Birthday - and congratulations Rubbernecker Stamps!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #197

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #197.

I really took some latitude with this challenge and decided I didn't want to make flowers.  :)

I needed a pick me up card for a coworker, who happens to be my coffee buddy, and started to see if coffee cups could form a wreath!  I think it's adorable!

The sentiment, coffee ring, and coffee beans are from Altanew and the coffee cups are from Newton's Nook.  I don't usually think outside the box THIS much, but I certainly had fun with it!

I will also be entering this card into the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge which just also happened to be coffee themed!  I just love it when a player n comes together.... and I can sit down, blog, and enjoy a cup of coffee on the AFC/NFC Championship weekend!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Atlantic Heats Sketch Challenge #195

  Welcome to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #195. Thank you for stopping by!

For the first time, I use the Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamp sets.  They are the flowers and leaves on the inside of the hearts.  I stamped all over a sheet of paper and then die cut two hearts from it.  They are so adorable!  I have a couple of sets and will certainly start incorporating them into my card making and scrapbooking.  

I hope you will join us for this Sketch!  It's hard to believe Valentine's Day is a month away!

By Peg

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

It's Technique Tuesday: We R Memory Keepers Stamp Positioner Tutorial

This is for my mommy!!!!  For Christmas, I got her the We R Memory Keepers stamp positioning tool.  I didn't have enough time to give her a proper tutorial, so I decided, it should be a Technique Tuesday video!  The funniest part about this video is that I keep calling the 'G' stamp a positioned instead of a guide.  I have no idea why... and watching it back, I just keep giggling!
Happy crafting!

Monday, January 9, 2017

It's Technique Tuesday! Easel Card & Simple Calendar Holder

In my last Technique Tuesday video, I created scrap paper holders for my team.  I decided I would add an easel desk calendar too!  These are super quick and easy to make.  Measurements are included in the video and on my blog.  Happy Crafting!  

First Easel Card measurements:
Base 3 1/2" x 7" (scored at 1 3/4" and 3 1/2")
Easel 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Second Easel Card measurements:
Base 3 1/2" x 9" (scored at 2 1/4" and 4 1/2")
Easel 3 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

It's Technique Tuesday! Homemade Scrap Paper Holder

Do you have an excess of scrap paper?  At my day job, I have no accumulated over two reams of scrap paper.  We do a lot of reconciliation and nothing beats a pencil and paper!  However, even though we recycle, I typically save the paper, chop it in half, staple it at the top and use the back of the paper as scrap.  I decided I wanted to figure out how to make a scrap paper holder.  It came out so cute that I decided I would make one for each of my staff members.  Measurements are in the video and also on my blog.  Happy Crafting!

Base: 6" x 9" (scored at 1" all around)
Top: 6" x 11" (scored at 2 1/2" all around)