Saturday, February 24, 2018

Pretty Cleaning Supplies

Here is another idea I came up with for "prettying" up my home.  I love Mrs. Meyers product so I have dish soap, hand soap, and multi-surface spray by my kitchen sink on a ceramic tray.

Easy dress up:
Plaid designer paper put on with ScorTape.  The flowers are Verve stamps and then cut with their corresponding dies put on with Zots. Black brads through the center of the flower layers.  I have a lot of Raffia so I used that instead of ribbon.  I like the semi-rustic look of it.
Challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas - anything but a card
Word Art Wednesday - anything
House that Stamps Built - tic tac toe
All Sorts - something beginning with B (black brads and bows)

Home Decor

Some homes look like they should be featured in a magazine.  Mine is not one of them.  An interior decorator I am not.  I'm not into lots of knick-knacks and doodads, covers on toasters and mixers, and all the extras like that.  I do try to keep to a color scheme and we think our home is comfy and livable.  I guess that is what counts.
There are a few fun crafty things I have done lately to add to the decor that I am enjoying.  Here is one of them:
I usually peel the label off my jar candles.  The other day I started wondering if I could make a band to jazz up the jar.  The band itself is a strip of designer paper that has a lacey design on it.  The flowers are Elizabeth Craft Design Roses.  I started with Stamp Up So Saffron cardstock then sponged some inks on the edges of each petal before assembling them.
Here is the rose I put on the top, wishing I had made all of the roses this color because it matches the candle wax perfectly.
This one was made with Coral cardstock with sponging on each petal.

ScorTape was used to adhere the band and Zots hold the flowers firmly to the band and the jar lid.

Challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas - anything but a card
ScrapyLand - anything
Crop Stop - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Cut It Up - anything goes

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Crazy Weekend

Crazy busy weekend.  Crazy weather.  Crazy tired. 
One set of grandchildren Friday and part of Saturday.  Another group of grands Saturday through Monday.  Sixteen people here on Sunday for lunch.  Rain and wind resulting in soaking wet kids Friday and Saturday. (Why do kids love puddles?)  Then it changed to snow and freezing temps.  Puddles turned to ice so there was some "ice skating" in rubber boots 😃 but the wind was so severe, it was too cold to be out long.  At least for this grandma.  Now the laundry!  But first I wanted to post another card.  Same sketch, same stencil, same flowers and yet a different look from the last card.

 Challenges:
MFT sketch
Simon Wednesday - add a die cut
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Crop Stop - anything

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Calm Before The Storm

Sure glad I took some time Thursday to work on a few cards because I definitely won't have any time until the middle of next week to do any crafting.   Lots grandchildren and overnight guests during the four day weekend.
I decided to try my hand at stencils (Stamploration)  and Distress Oxide ink again.

The flowers and their coordinating dies are Reverse Confetti.  Sentiment is Verve.
Sketch:
Challenges:
Simon Monday - note or notepaper
Simon Wednesday - use a die
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2018/02/anything-goes-challenge-322-323.htmlWord Art Wednesday - anything
MFT - sketch

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Lots Of Cuts and Lots of Layers

Here is another card that took quite a bit of time but the results were worth it - a special card for a  DIL.
Hearts - cut out with stitched heart dies
Ornate gold heart - Silhouette
Circles - cut with MFT Circle Stax
Tim Holtz Distress ink and Distress Oxide inks
Besides the splatters of Oxide ink, I colored some confetti with Copic makers and then glued those little pieces onto the card front.

Challenges:
Simon Monday - love in the air
Simon Wednesday - love
Time Out - love and photo inspiration
Deep Oceans - love is all around
Die Cut Divas - love in the air
Power Poppy - love to sparkle
Joy Clair - love and photo inspiration
7 Kids - anything
Stamploration Theme - love/red





Friday, February 9, 2018

So Personal

Don't you love it when you make a card and just know it is perfect for the recipient?  This card was inspired by Carolyn King.  After I cased it, I just knew which daughter it was made for; the colors, the uniqueness. I love it!
Here is the card I CASEd:
 So back to my card - I used three dies from a set of stitched heart dies.  "Love" and "you" are Simon Says dies.
Washi tape, triple heart stamp and sequins = perfect for daughter.
Challenges:
Die Cut Divas - love
Joy Clair - love
Simon Monday - love
Simon Wednesday - love
Stamploration - paint it red/love

Cut It Up - layers  of love
Time Out - love
Double D - sequins
Deep Oceans - love
Crop Stop - anything
House that Stamps Built - focus on words

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Yay! Last Valentine

Yes, I finally finished all the Valentines and will mail them off tomorrow.  I'm so happy to be done, I'm not even waiting til tomorrow to post this last card.  I will look back at my photos because I know I have not shared all of them so even though this is the last to be made, I will probably share a few more ideas.  This one is really quite simple but so cute for my baby grandson (who obviously won't care but his brothers would really wonder why Gramma didn't make one for the baby!)
I colored the image by DearieDolls with Copics then cut it out with a Elizabeth Crafts Stitched Oval.  The sentiment is Repeat Impression that I stamped and then fussy cut.

Challenges:
Simon Monday -Love is in the air
Simon Wednesday - it must be love
Scrapy Land - anything
Deep Oceans - love
Dies R Us - for the one I love
Die Cut Divas - love is in the iar
Joy Clair - love
Daily Marker - 30 days color
Work It Wednesday - love
CardzTV - anything
Stamploration Theme - love/red