Sunday, March 1, 2015

Card Class with Lisa

Made some cards with my good friend, Lisa, at her La Petite Paperie or her monstrous craft room with endless supplies. We had great conversation and made some cards and a gift bag as well.  Thought I would share.

First off, I love this one.  I need to work on coloring and shading, but these party animals will bring a smile to anyone's face.

Second was the bright and fun banner card.  I have to make birthday cards almost always as they are the only cards I tend to give away.

Then there was this cute Easter card, maybe my mom will get it, or whoever makes Easter dinner, then it is a well deserved card, ;)

Lastly we made this card and gift bag, this will probably go to my dad as he has a love of cars.

I really enjoyed my card night.  I am in a creative mood lately, so I have to keep going with it and squeeze it in where I can find the time.  

Thanks for looking,


MCT Designer Challenge and Milk Carton Die

I am in love with the new MCT Milk Carton Die, have made four in one day.  I decided to make one for the MCT challenge. 

I followed the photo and color inspiration for the challenge. These cute boxes are so easy to make and look great no matter what you decorate them with.

Here are the others I played around with.  Don't they look great with the simplicity of a pattern paper, tag, and ribbon?

This last one I whipped up in minutes for my bday niece, not the best picture as I was running last minute.  

I am so happy with this die and can see me making multiples of these to just give happy gifts to those I care about.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Latte Love

Today's inspiration came from Teri Beri's Creations. When I saw her post way back in September I knew who I wanted to recreate it for, one of my best, coffee drinking friends, Belinda.  It was meant to be a 40th birthday surprise, but I became extremely busy, so then Christmas, right? Nope, still really busy. I finally had a little time and my daughter had a hair appointment with Belinda, perfect timing, and it happened to her anniversary and she was upset about being out of coffee creamer, again, perfect timing.

Belinda loved it, has thanked me several times and even posted it on facebook. I love surprising my friends with little gifts. 

I used several MCT products
                           Lowercase Fun Dies
                              used for the U
                           Heart to Heart Love Frame Dies (NEW)
                              for the hearts and love heart
                           Just a Little Note to Say...
                              for the square bubble sentiment which I stamped in sections
                           Stitched Square Speech Bubbles
                              for the sentiment
                           All You Need is Coffee
                              for the latte

I had a lot of fun getting to use my MCT products, they have been neglected too long!

Friday, September 26, 2014

P is for Payton

Finally finished, after what seemed like months of snags and a busy life, the letter P for my friend's daughter Payton.  I was told Payton loved purple, zebras, and glitter! What little girl wouldn't???

 The P and paper was bought from Hobby Lobby.  The zebra was bought from Walmart and enhanced with rhinestones, glossy accents and glitter from somewhere.
 Toenail, I mean hoof polish! Yes, they do market glittery hoof polish for your hooved animals. ;)
 This is why I love my Gypsy, I love to weld my letters together and cut out on my Cricut. I hope my Gypsy never dies, although it is showing signs of spazzing out these days.  I Glossy Accented the name and added glittery glitz.
Final end result! A rik rak glitzy ribbon hanger.  

Thanks for looking.

Friday, February 28, 2014

ABC Challenge at MCT

For my take on the ABC Challenge at MCT I decided to follow Miss Lucia's slider card from this week.  Thanks Miss Lucia for such a fun card and post to a slider tutorial.

I am using the letter S.  Shamrock, Saint Patrick's Day, and slider card are my S words.

It's a 10 cent slider card, lol, because I used two nickels to fill the space of MCT oval die that I cut out twice on the card.  I used the cut out oval for my sentiment.  Glossy accents fills the sentiment and the shamrock from You're My Pot of Gold.

I also added some glitter glue to the shamrock.

Thanks for all the inspiration this week.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

MCT Thursday Challenge-Sketch

MCT Thursday Challenge-Sketch

Hello everyone! Emma from MCT has a new Thursday challenge of following a sketch.  I had to find pictures, which I spread everywhere.  Then I sketched out my own plan to follow Emma’s sketch.  I dug through all my MCT stamps and dies and pulled out the ones I wanted to use, or thought I would use.  I will admit there were more than I actually used.

This is my take on the sketch.  An Archer layout of my son and his first year of 4H Shooting Sports-Archery.  Super proud of how fast he picked up the sport.

I did my best to follow, but I couldn’t include a typewriter as it just did not go with camo (which truthfully I don’t love) or archers!

I used a leftover strip of some Realtree camo paper.  I used muted oranges, greens, and browns.  

I used the Tag Dies for the journaling block and stamped the graph stamp from Get Schooled.  

I used the arrow from Stitched Round Tab, Arrow & Tag dies to hold the word SON from Here’s Lookin’ At You.  I attached them with some staples that I have had forever!

To make my target I used the circles from Build a Banner Kit and Scallop & Stitched Circle dies.  I also drug out my old Creative Memories circle punches to finish the look.  I, again, used an arrow and cut it out and placed it with a pop dot.

The word archer is from the Lowercase Fun Dies.  Layered with orange and brown.

I used the arrow strip from It’s All About You to separate the two sides of the page.  Two sentiments are from Just Simply Live.  And finally I used the Fun Stitched Edges to edge the top of the tag, and the top and bottom of the photo page.  

MCT Products Used
It’s All About You
Fun Stitched Dies
Just Simply Live
Get Schooled
Stitched Round Tab, Arrow & Tag Dies
Here’s Lookin’ At You
Lowercase Fun Dies
Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies
Build a Banner Kit
Tag Dies
You Are Here

Thanks for looking, feel free to follow me in any way.  J


Friday, January 24, 2014

MCT Guest Designer-Once Upon A Time...

I was asked by Miss Emma of My Creative Time (MCT) to be a "Guest Designer".  I was so ecstatic as I totally love MCT stamps and dies.  She was so sweet to send me one of the newest stamps sets from her 29th release, "Once Upon A Time..."

I came up with a 4x4 card using the die from 4x4 Journal Die + More to make the card base, which once my daughter saw it she begged me to make a couple more.

This is my original.  I stamped the typewriter twice so that I could cut out the sheet of paper to pop and curl up.  I inked up the typewriter and sheet of typewriter paper to look old.  I also used the Glossy Accents on the black parts of the typewriter.  I also used the sentiment from Once Upon A Time... to adorn the typewriter and the insides of my second cards.  

Inside sentiment of my original from "Turn That Frown Upside Down"

This was used for the second cards.

I had so much fun coming up with this card.  I want to thank Emma of MCT for allowing me to be a guest designer and letting me in on one of the newly released stamp sets, as I truly love her stamps and dies, they are all I buy!

If you would like to follow me I would love to have you, and there are several ways to follow.  One of my 2014 goals is to blog more, such a simple goal that I can’t not reach it.   
Thanks for looking, keep creating!

MCT Product Used
Once Upon A Time...
Turn That Frown Upside Down
Stitched Scallop Heart Die Set
Stitched Heart Layering Dies
Stitched Doily Die
Stitched File Folder & Index Card Dies
4x4 Journal Die + More