Tuesday, April 29, 2014


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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Calm #4 Mixed Media Tags - Watercolor

 I have recently discovered that I like playing with watercolors.  It is fun and challenging.  I have so much to learn and am actually taking a couple of classes in using them.  This month's tag swap at Art and Sassy uses watercolors, so I was excited to get started.  Of course, lots of 3 Girl JAM goodies were the perfect compliment for all the watercolors.


Summer sprinkles and gorgeous 3GJ lace were perfect for this first tag.  Other supplies will be listed below.


This tag was also made with gorgeous 3 Girl JAM lace, but the bold, bright colors called for bold ribbon colors, so I used Cherry Lipstick and Sunflower.


This final tag was made with more lace coupled with the Spooky bundle.  The muted colors remind me of a flower peering through a storm.

Other supplies:
Strathmore watercolor paper
Fancy Pants "Lavender Leaves" paper
Tim Holtz Cargo Stencil
Studio Calico Huey's Mask
Art Philosophy Tag #3 cut at 6.25"
Artist's Loft Modeling Paste
Homemade glitter spray
Neocolor II watercolor crayon set
Distress Ink - Forest Moss, Pickled Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers
Distress Markers - Mustard Seed, Dusty Concord
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Stampin' Up - foliage stamp
Sweet & Sassy "The Future" stamp set
Delta Gerbera Daisy stamp
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Recollections flowers and leaves
Prima flowers
ATG, Scor-Tape, Dimensional Glue Dots, Scotch Quick Dry Glue

Be sure to watch the video below.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Friday, April 25, 2014

3 Girl JAM Guest Designer

3 Girl JAM

I am so privileged to be introducing this week's guest designer on the 3 Girl JAM blog.  Please head over to the 3 Girl JAM blog by clicking on the picture above to see the amazing projects highlighted there.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Coming Soon

Life has been crazy busy and I haven't had much crafty time lately.  I wanted to take a second and update you on a fun event.  I am taking part in a YouTube hop.


Look for more information soon.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls Card of Encouragement

I love to browse on Pinterest!  Where else can you go from yummy recipes, to new nail colors, to exercise trends, to fabulous card ideas all in the matter of minutes (or hours depending on the day)?  I was recently Pinspired by the card that you can see by clicking here.  I wanted a card for a friend who needed some encouragement and I thought this would be perfect.  Add my favorite color and the gorgeous Grey Gray crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl JAM's LG bundle and you have this pretty little card.

 
Supplies:
3 Girl JAM LG Bundle
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Birds & Swirls
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
CTMH - Smoky Plum ink
Paper Trey Ink  - Boutique Borders Sympathy stamp and die; Plum Pudding cardstock
Recollections Cool Water card stock  - Grey
Adhesives - foam tape and ATG

One of the best features of a card like this, is that you have enough to make 2 cards by simply using your left over pieces.


I felt like all the white needed a little extra pop so I added Crystal Stickles to the embossed images.  I love how the clear Stickles take on a hint of purple from around the top of the card.  It was so pretty that I didn't want to put the sentiment on the bottom and cover the simple elegance of the embossing.  This one is definitely my favorite.

Be sure to check out the video where I show you how I lined up the 2 pieces to match the pattern.  Also, head over to the 3 Girl JAM store and use the code CP10 for a discount.  Click here to get there quickly.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.
Have you joined the current 3 Girl JAM challenge? Be sure to link up your Springtime project.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Handmade Flower Tutorial

I love to make handmade flowers out of ribbon and lace.  I have used them several times in projects and have been asked for videos on how I make them.  In the past, I have sent those requests directly to the person I learned them from - ScrappinAbby.  Abby is a design team sister from 3 Girl JAM and she is so talented.  If you click on her name, you can view some of her tutorials.  They are so great.  In the meantime, lets make some flowers.


You will need:
Circle punch or other round object (I used a 2" punch)
Scor-tape
Ribbon (I used ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon)
Button (or other item for the center of the flower)
Glue dot or other heavy duty glue
Cardstock or chipboard for the base of the flower.


I used the rest of my Magenta ribbon and some white to make this second flower.  Some twine was threaded through the cute little button to finish it off.

The video will walk you through the full process.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Elegant Vintage Birthday Card

Birthdays are so special, especially when one has reached a great age.  Today I am sharing a card that I have made for a friend who will soon be turning 80.  It was a simple card to make while remaining elegant.  It is also quite masculine.


Supplies:
DWCV - La Creme Matstack
Grey Cardstock
Tim Holtz - Playful Journey stamp set
Hero Arts - All Occasion Messages stamp set
Versamark
White embossing powder
Trim


You have to look closely to see the vintage truck watermark on the inside of the card but it is there.

How about a video?


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Postage Holder Swap

Are you ready to see the gorgeous postage holders made for a recent swap at Art & Sassy?  I thought maybe so.  Here you have it.  Once you have watched the video, be sure to join by visiting www.artandsassy.ning.com.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Stenciled and Embossed Cards


Today I wanted to share a new technique that I recently tried - using embossing paste.  I have seen this product and wanted to give it a try. It will take a bit of practice to make it work really well, but I really like the way it all turned out.


The first thing that I needed to do after purchasing the embossing paste was to figure out how to use it.  I found a great inspiration video from Jennifer McGuire here.  She has some great tips and you should really check out her video.


Supplies:
Wendi Vecci Translucent Embossing Paste
Silver embossing powder from Ranger; Clear and white embossing powder
Heidi Swapp Chevron Stencil
Spellbinders Flower Silhouette embossing plate
Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog
Grey and Lime Green cardstock from my stash, white cardstock from Paper Trey Ink
Metal Brad (maybe from Memory Makers?)
LG Ribbon Bundle from 3 Girl JAM (Use the code "CP10" to receive a discount on your 3GJ purchases)
Hero Arts All Occasion Messages stamp set
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper


I think I'm going to really like using this embossing paste.



Here is a video to walk you through the cards.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.

Did you know that there is a brand new challenge at 3 Girl JAM?  It's the "All Things Spring" with ribbon challenge.  You really should check out the rules and play along.  I'll be linking this up!