Sunday, November 6, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches #261 Entry

Good Morning,

Today I have my version of the Freshly Made Sketch #261. You can find Freshly Made Sketches HERE.

Here is the original Sketch:

 Here is my version of the sketch:

To create my version I used my Copic Markers to color the Stampendous "Santa Waiting" stamp. I then mounted the image on a piece of red cardstock off centered. I used the wrap around method to secure a piece of white lace and a piece of holly ribbon to the card front. I then mounted the layered image centered over the card front which is from SEI "Holiday Traditions." This whole panel was then mounted to the white A2 sized card base.

Thank you for stopping by,

What a Crazy, Busy Year...

Greetings Everyone!

It has been a crazy, busy year! I realized today that I have not posted in a very long time. Since my last post I have launched a Steampunk clothing line with friends known as Victorian Secret, and gotten married.

My husband and I are in the process of reorganizing our 1 bedroom to live together. This means another down sizing of my craft room. I have listed items I no longer use on my eBay page.

With the holidays approaching, I will be vending at 3 craft fairs this season. Below is my newest addition to my winter holiday card collection.

This is a simple A2 sized card. I embossed the red cardstock with my Cuttlebug using the Oxford folder from Provo Craft. The buckle was made by cutting slits at opposite ends of the glitter cardstock square.

Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Holidays

Greetings Everyone!

I hope this holiday season is most enjoyable for all. I actually had oral surgery on December 23rd. So I will not be enjoying many of my usually holiday festival foods. Oh well, it was time for the last two wisdom teeth to come out.

Here are some of the cards I made for this season.

 The stamps on this card are from Stampendous. They are colored with Copic markers.

 This card is made using the December 25th cartridge from Cricut
 This card is made using a House Mouse from Stampendous.
 I hope you have a wonderful New Year! Thank you for stopping by.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Announcements and an Embossed Witch Flourish Card

Spooktacular Greetings Everyone!

Sorry it has been so long since my last post and my last video. Over the past few months I have been in and out of the hospital due to an unknown allergic reaction in my throat. Currently, the doctors are as mystified as I am as to why this is happening.

As the holiday and craft fair season begins, I am going through my supplies and weeding out things that I am no longer using or have never used. These items are available through my eBay store. 

Today I would like to share with you this embossed witch flourish card that I made using a stamp from Inkadinkado.

I made this card using a variety of materials that have been in my stash for...well...years. A kit for this card is available in the eBay store as well.

How-to Video:

How-to Emboss using Powder:

Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

A House Mouse Masculine Graduation Card

Good Morning Everyone,

It's finally raining here in New Hampshire, USA. It has been a long hot and humid week. What better way to enjoy being inside then coloring and crafting. With many graduations only weeks or days away, I decided to work on graduation cards for friends.

I wanted something that was nostalgic and masculine. This is what I came up with.

 I started by cutting out the die cut using my Cricut and the Ribbons & Rosettes cartridge. I used the medallion of page 41.

I then stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. 

I colored the flesh of the mouse, Maxwell, using Copic markers in E93, E41, and E42. The hair is colored using E31, E33, and E23. 

The hat and robes are colored using N0, N3, N6, and N8. I also used a white colored pencil to lighten areas around the folds. I added shading to the diploma and the ground using N0 and N3.

I then matted the image on black cardstock that was also cut using the Cricut and the shadow option. 

I layered the image on a piece of matted pattern paper measuring 3.5" square.

This was then layered on to the matted pattern paper that formed the card front. 

Using the "cheater's method," I secured a piece of black ribbon to the lower portion of the card front. The front was then mounted to the card base. I added a bow and 3 mini buttons using glue dots.

A kit to make 6 of these cards is available in my eBay store. Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment below.


Saturday, January 3, 2015

1st Vertical Paper Bag Album

Good Morning Everyone!

Well, it's still morning here in New Hampshire USA.

I've had this video walk-through of my 1st completed vertical paper bag album sitting in my "To-Do" list for a while. So I finally edited it and uploaded it to YouTube. 

I used a tutorial from My Sister's Scraper to create the basic foundation for my album. I used papers from the 2013 Autumn with Foil Collection from Die Cuts with a View to decorate and embellish my pages. 

I loved how it turned out. I used the scraps from this project to create an Explosion Box to match.

Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment or a question if you have one. 


Friday, January 2, 2015

First Project of the New Year! Welcom 2015!

Happy New Year Everyone! Welcome 2015! So long 2014!

Every new year I set a goal or "resolution." This year I just want to be healthier and continue to be crafty. I hope to post at least once a week some of the different projects I've been working on. goes....

My first project for 2015 is an altered cabinet. I purchased the unfinished cabinet from my local Goodwill.

I figured it would be perfect altered with Graphic 45's French Country paper collection.

I started by taking apart the cabinet by removing all the hardware. I then painted all of the wood with black acrylic paint.

Next I measured all the sides and pieces of the cabinet. The height of the cabinet is taller than the paper in the 12x12" G45 French Country collection. So for the longer sides I used a piece of the rooster and hen border to cover the seams between paper strips.

Once I had finished cutting and laying out all of the pieces of paper I wanted to use, I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain ink. I used Mod Podge for furniture to adhere the paper to the painted cabinet. Using a plastic putty knife I pressed out the extra glue and any air bubbles.

I covered the doors as well. The larger square door was easier than the smaller heart doors. I used an x-acto knife to trim out the heart openings.

Once all the paper was adhered, I let it dry for about 2 hours. After which I covered every edge with the Mod Podge to seal it. I waited another 2 hours before installing the hardware to the doors.

I really like the wired piece that came with the cabinet and tacked it back to the larger square door.

Next I adhered pieces of paper to the backside of the cabinet to enclose the shelf. I did this to both the top and bottom portion of the cabinet.

Then using a cereal box I created a back to the cabinet using black cardstock.

My next step is to create altered pieces to place in the cabinet. I'm so excited to have finished this cabinet as it has been sitting in my "To Do" bin for a few months.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my first project for the 2015 year.

#Graphic45, #G45, #French Country