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)