Saturday, March 28, 2015

Some CAS time with the MISTI

Spring Break greetings from sunny, but not warm, Central Illinois.  I guess I should not be choosy, as it is in double digits.

Over break, I met with my buddy Kim and we made a couple cards as we got to know our new MISTIs.  What is this "MISTI?"  Here's a video:





I delight in this card.  The MISTI was helpful in the placement of the sentiment as well as the bunnies.  Since I am a Peep-lover, and this is going to a Peep-lover, I could not be more pleased with the results.  The yellow and the blue look more Peep-like in real life.  My Favorite Things Candy Jar Companions is a set that I am so happy I purchased!  I had some inspiration from Jennifer McGuire's post.


I CASEd this card from my friend, Kim.  I even used her stuff!  Here's her beautiful version:


We used a Papertrey set for the sentiment and a Paper Smooches die set for the heart.


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Fun Birthday

This card is for a friend's 40th.  It suited her beautifully.



This uses an exclusive STAMPtember set from Simon Says Stamp called SuperDuo and the F-Bomb Kelly Purkey set.  I believe both sets may be unavailable on SSS.  Paper is from Stampin' Up! I also used Copics and SU! inks, as well as VersaFine black.  I masked the little superhero rather than layering.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Stay cool!


This card is for a friend currently battling breast cancer.  She mentioned the other day that she had to beat this so she could get in some pool time this summer.  My kinda gal!  We decided to send her a little pick-me-up, and I was asked to make a card for it.  We are going with a summery, sunshiny theme.  I thought this was fun.

Stamp set: Cool by Technique Tuesday
White craft ink by Hero Arts
White gel pen
Copics
Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Card die
Stampin' Up! cardstock
Michaels cardstock
Glossy Accents

Inside:

From the Kelly Purkey I'm Sorry set.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Use What You Have



I am a fairly impulsive buyer of crafting supplies.  When I saw the star die from Stampin' Up!, I said to myself, SERIOUSLY...you have a Silhouette Cameo.  How about you use it? There MUST be a stars file.  Sure enough...there was!  I created this card while inspired by this pin.  I have been putting some good use to the Under the Tree DSP.  I adore this paper!  Well, anything that has Kraft as its basis is A-OK with me lately.  I used SEI velvet paper and stamped with white craft ink.  The sentiment is an oldie but a goodie from Stampin' Up.  I also used a Stampin' Up embossing folder for the background.  In all, I was using what I have...such a rarity!



Saturday, December 27, 2014

Joy to the World


One more card to share for tonight.  This card is more Lawn Fawn than anything else.  The "Joy" die comes from Lawn Fawn, and I used parts of the Wish You Were Here set to gather the "to the world" part of the sentiment.  The background patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn's Sweater Weather collection (thanks, Santa Kim!).  The ribbon is from Stampin' Up!  I seem to be addicted to kraft cardstock this season, so much so that I am running low. It's the new white. I write over the sentiment with a silver Gelly Roll pen to make it sparkle.  I just might start grading with Gelly Roll pens.  They are so smooth and dry quickly!

Holiday Cards


Many a reveler knows the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas."  Few realize that, in the church, the Christmas season lasts about that long.  So, Happy Christmas Season to all.  I have been making cards one by one this year, thinking I would start in October, yet here I am after Christmas Day making and sending holiday spirit.  Before Christmas, for a teacher, is not the time to squeeze in crafting.

I have cranked out 4 cards tonight, this one being unlike some others I have posted.  It's a combination of Lawn Fawn and Stampin' Up.  I colored the quatre foil with Copics and stamped them with some American Crafts pigment ink.  I used my Stampin' Up punch to punch them out and my Stampin' Up embossing folder for the background.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Christmas!

This one is for the 17 year old.  Just a quick, simple card to stash the cash that's been sent from various relatives.  I love the Lawn Fawn cardstock, and I have a craft envelope to fit.  I just love the Wplus9 set.  It's a keeper!  Now if the house would settle, Santa could do his magic and we can all settle down for a nice winter's nap!