Saturday, June 24, 2023

A Lou Collins Mixed Media Case-sort of....

Hello crafty friends, I hope your weekend is off to a great start. We finally got some much needed rain. So happy about that.

I wanted to try a mixed media card following Lou Collin's tutorial and I needed a masculine birthday card. I'm not great with mixed media, but it sure was fun playing around and I'm pleased with my results for the most part. I'd tell how to make it, but most of you already know how most likely. Since I was hand delivering this card, I went ahead and used lots of foam tape. I should have used some white paint in my embossing paste, I didn't realize it was so transparent. I think I've only ever used it once and that was years and years ago. Thankfully it was still good, it just is hard to see in the photo. In real life, it shows up better. I do wish I would have left the sentiment all black, IRL it shows up better too.

I also have a giveaway that I'd like to send someone. 
I accidently bought two of these stamp sets, so please let me know if you would like to be entered into a drawing for this stamp set. It is a great stamp set for mixed media. I'd love to send it to someone if anyone wants it. This is what the stamp set looks like:

That's it from me, thanks for stopping by and seeing what I've been up to. I will be around to see you soon as well. 

Crafty hugs, 

Card Recipe:

2 Creative Memories Hexagon Punches-each punch has two different sizes of hexi's

Waffle Flower A2 dies to cut my panel down

Spellbinders s5-443 sentiment die set

My Creative Time Number Fun Dies & Add On, Type Background Stamp set

Maymay Made It Patina Stamp Set

Liquitext Flexible Modeling Paste-Gel medium from Hobby Lobby

Tim Holtz Mini Stencil THMS094

TH Stencil Burlap

Distress Oxides in Iced Spruce, Black Soot

Distress Inks in  Rusty Hinge, Dried Marigold

Hero Arts Ink in Black, Soft Granite
Gold and Silver gilding wax

Dollar Tree for the foam tape

Iridescent Watercolor Ink from an old Hero Art's Kit

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Save the Date and Wedding Invites

Hello friends, I hope your weekend is going well! I want to wish all the men in your life a Happy Father's Day. I will be taking my step father out to eat. I had to laugh at him as when I asked him if he had any plans for Sunday and he said no, so I said that I wanted to take him out to eat. He said, "I will take you out instead!" I had to tell him it was Father's Day and I WAS taking him out. He is so funny. 

Anyway, Dwayne's cousin is getting married and I made their Save the Date cards, the Wedding Invite with the reply card as a gift to them. They wanted an ivy image on a cream background so this is what I came up with. So happy to have this job done as the groom was very picky about fonts! All was designed in my Cricut Design Space studio and then print and cut  out. I think they turned out well, but my photo's don't do them any justice. So they look better in person. I know the ivy looks faded in some areas, but that is the way it was design to look. The couple was happy with everything so I am too. All the Save the Dates went out in January and now the invites are all out as well. 

Thank you for stopping by to see what I've been up to and hopefully I've been by to see what you have been up to as well. If I haven't, I hope to be soon. 

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:

Ivy from Etsy
Designed in Cricut Design Space
Print and Cut using the Cricut

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Dahlia's for Mother

Hello crafty friends, I hope everyone is doing well. We have had a small reprieve from the smoke filled air, but it is making a come back on Wednesday.  We even got a tiny bit of rain, hopefully more will come this week. They are calling for some storms, but they are a hit and miss type....some will see them, other's won't, so we will see. 

Today I have a Mother's Day card. I know, it's been a month since Mother's Day! What can I say, you all know how slow I am and to be honest, I had forgotten about posting this card. I either forget to take a photo of a card before getting it out, or I take one and forget about posting it. This image was colored with Prisma colored pencils with a tad bit of alcohol markers as well. I was pleased with how it turned out because you all know I'm not a very good colorist. Popped it onto an embossed mat and matted some more layers. The image was gifted to me and I love it, but have only used it a few times as I never liked how it came out when I tried coloring it...until now.  Not much else to tell about this one. 

That is it for this card. Thanks for stopping by to see what I'm up to and hopefully I've been around to see what you are up to. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Image - Stamplorations "Framed Dahlia"

Sentiment - CTMH "Just Saying" 

Snippets for my mats

Prisma Pencils

Ohuhu alcohol markers

Little chevron puff sticker was a gift, so I used one. They are silver but I colored over it with a tan alcohol marker

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Happy Birthday

Hello crafty friends, I can't believe we are in June, but we are. Mowing has slowed down big time in the last two weeks. Yards are turning brown because we are so dry now. Crazy how fast things can turn. Feast or famine it seems. The pool has been opened but evenings are in the mid to low 50's with some 40's thrown in, so the water is very cold. We've also had lots of smoke from the wild fires in Canada. All week we had bad air quality. One day it was in the 400's, worst than NY. Which is crazy to me. I definitely shouldn't complain though, some people are living in scary weather right now, so my prayers are with them. 

I have a birthday card using some left overs of colored flowers/stems from my "unused stuff" box that I colored with colored pencils and alcohol ink markers. Still have plenty more, but at least a few things were used. The white background was made using a NBUS Small Die kit from Spellbinders for April. The dies are so fun to use with fun lacy individual patterns. I arrange the dies the way I wanted them and die cut the top then flipped to die cut the same for the bottom, leaving an open space in the middle.  Added my sentiment, flowers and three black pearls. Just simple and plain. 

Thanks for popping by and see what is up in my neck of the woods. Hopefully I've been by to see you as well and if I haven't, I should be soon.

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Spellbinder's Small die of the month for April 2023

Stampin Up "Bloom with Hope" -  for the daisy, colored with Prisma Pencils (I think)

Simon Says Stamp - for the flower stems and the blue flower (I think), colored with Ohuhu Alcohol markers

Close to my Heart ""Just to Say" stamp set - Happy Birthday