Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Colored Pencils and Stamping!

Good morning to you! I have a card today on the SRM Blog that I created when my house (and life) were in complete chaos! All of my craft stuff was packed away in a million boxes, but I had found the box that contained my coloring mediums.  I actually went to Michaels and found this stamp and purchased it.  I sat and colored it with my Prisma Colored pencils and it felt so good to be a little creative!

Now that my craft room is together I was able to finish the card.  I stamped it with SRM's Big Hello set in black ink and my Mini Misti, so I could get a crisp dark impression.  I also added a few stitch lines from SRM's Stamped Stitches set. 
For my finishing touchs, I added a bit of coordinating ribbon and a button. The plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn.
Happy Hump day today too!  Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

No Line Coloring!

Happy Saturday friends!  The weather here has been less than cooperative, so I have actually been able to create a bit in my new craft room!  I picked up this "A-roar-able" stamp set from Darcie's Heart & Home. (Sorry, couldn't resist the pun!) 
I stamped it in a light grey ink and colored it using Copic markers.  I went in and added a bit more details with my Prisma Colored pencils. 
I used coordinating scraps of paper for the background and threaded a cute gingham ribbon.  I recently discovered these cute gems from Pretty Pink Posh and am officially addicted!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Everything But the Kitchen Sink!

Good morning!  
I have a card today that uses an old Stampin Up! set and lots of other eclectic elements!  I stamped the image in Versamark and heat embossed it in black.  I did a bit of Copic air brushing around it to create a sunset.  I used a stencil and Tim Holtz inks for the bottom and added it for an interesting grounding element. 
Mixed Media Birthday and a Fond Farewell by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
I added a grosgrain ribbon and a few epoxy dots to finish it off. 
I am in the process of getting my scrap room together and organized. I actually made a card last night!  Yay me!! I will be sharing it soon and hopefully pictures too!
Thanks for sticking it out with me!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

I'm Baaaaaaack!

Good morning!  This past month has been an emotional whirlwind! We finally moved and said goodbye to our house of 26 years.  I shed quite a few tears but am starting to settle in to the new place.  Our wood floors were just done and vinyl plank flooring was ordered for my new craft room.  It has been difficult not having a place to craft, but hopefully by next month, I will have a new space ready for me!
My term on Scrapbook Adhesives is coming to an end this month.  I am a bit sad, but I think it is good timing, since life right now is incredibly busy.  I had a post the other day using this old Stampin' Up! set.  With all of the cleaning and purging I did, I kind of "rediscovered" many of my older sets.
It was colored with Copics and framed with a die cut I had cut using my Silhouette.  
I added layers of cardstock using Crafty Foam Tape and Adhesive Dots to keep the rhinestones and paper bow in place.  
I really appreciate you coming by for a visit and sticking it out with me! I am anxious for life to get back to some kind of normalcy!
Have a wonderful day my friends!

Monday, February 12, 2018

A Trio of Valentines...and an Update!

Good morning!  
I am 5 days away from the big move! My house is about 95% packed and there have definitely been a few tears.....but I am starting to get excited about the new place.  
I feel like it is the next chapter in my life!
My time with Scrapbook Adhesives is coming to an end as well.  (So many changes!).
I need to focus on what lies ahead at the moment and will hopefully return to crafting with a vengeance very soon!
Before everything was put away, I found these 3 adorable images from Suzy Plantamura.
Colorful Dimensional and Glittery Valentine Cards by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
I Copic colored this one, added some fun white gel pen details over glossy accents and used Crafty Foam tape in between the layers for dimension. 
For this next card I used Zig Clean Color Markers and loads of glitter! I added little gems to the centers of the X's  and a silver heart, using a Dodz-mini adhesive dots. 
You can see here how much dimension the Crafty Foam Tape gives!
My last card was colored using Copic markers and colored pencil.  
I love the detail the white pencil gives to the squirrel! I again added Crafty Foam tape between layers and a Dodz mini to adhere the bow/heart.  
This is it for me for a little while. I won't have Internet for about a week in the new house.
Fingers crossed that my closings go smoothly on Friday.
Thank you for your patience with me and for continuing to stop by.
It means the world to me! 




Friday, February 2, 2018

Water Colors and Chaos!

Let me start by saying this.
Moving is not for the faint of heart.
Holy moly it is way more difficult than I ever could have imagined,
and expensive!
We are still packing and my house currently looks like a UPS facility!
We are less than two weeks from moving,
and my craft stuff is officially in boxes.
Poop.

I did manage to get a couple of cards done and this was one of them. I played around with SRM's water color twist pencils.  I "smooshed" a bit of the water color pencil on to an acrylic block and mixed it with water.  I used the wet on wet technique, meaning the paper was also wet.  This gives a lot of movement to the colors, which I like a lot! Once all of my various pieces were dry, I cut them into diamond shapes and placed them on the edge of the card. I cut the excess off.   
I added glossy accents to the diamonds and set aside to dry.  Once it was dry, I added a strip of silver sparkly paper and SRM's thank you sticker.  I adhered a few rhinestones and a simple knotted ribbon. 

Thank you for putting up with my sparse posts.....at some point we will be on the "other side."  That's when the real fun starts...
Unpacking!! 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Rainbow Friends!

Good morning!
I am living in the midst of packing boxes, donations for AMVETS, Documents to sign, and phone calls galore. But finally everything seems to be falling into place and our move will hopefully take place on Feb. 16th.  
In the meantime my crafting stuff is pretty much in boxes, so I am working with the bare minimum.
I found this old SU! set and instead of tossing it, decided to resurrect it!
Rainbow Friends with Crafty Foam Tape by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
I channeled my inner Laura Bassen and created the background with Tim Holtz Distress inks and low tack post it paper in a rainbow pattern.  I flicked it with a bit of water for additional interest. The sentiment was stamped in black and colored with Copic markers.  I added a bit of height with glossy accents.  
The panel was adhered to the rainbow background with Crafty Foam Tape. I added 3 rhinestones with Dodz Medium Adhesive dots. 
On top of all of this craziness, my Kyle turns 21 in a week and Cort has her 2 year meeting at Misericordia! Crazy how quick time flies!
Thank you for making me a part of your day today!