Sunday, April 3, 2016

Great Impressions/CutCardStock Blog Hop


Today I'm participating in a blog hop co-hosted by CutCardStock and Great Impressions Stamps. Our theme of "Ladies' Night" really got me thinking, and I wanted to share a little project that would be fun to give to girlfriends.

I created a tri-fold card that can hold a packet of seeds, perfect for this time of year when we making our way back into the garden.


This card was pretty simple to make, and if you're like me and enjoy coloring, then this is a really fun stamp set to work with.

I started with Neenah Solar White cardstock. I cut a piece that was 10 1/2" wide, and scored it at 3 1/2" from each side to create three panels. I also created a tab that would fold up in the center and become the cover piece that helps hold my seed packet in place. This part is optional - you could simply use glue dots to hold the seed packet in place.


On the left and right panels, I stamped the images from Fence with Flowers and Harvest Vera and Mable. I stamped in VersaFine Black ink and used colored pencils for these detailed images.



To create the scene I was going for in this project, I trimmed around the fence image on the front panel so that the friends could peek out from over the fence.

I added my seed packet and they are held in place securely with glue dots. This panel would be a great place to add a personal message to a special friend!





Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you visit all the talented gals participating in this hop. Be sure to leave comments for a chance to win prizes!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter

Just a quick stop in today.... with both a Happy Easter wish and a look at a set of cards I made this week.

After our egg hunt and morning chocolate snacks, we sat down for a family Easter brunch. On the menu.... Eggs Benedict, Grilled Ham, Asparagus and Fruit Salad. We finished off with a little Carrot Spice Cake. Yum!


This week I needed to send a "Thank You" through the mail. To my surprise, I didn't have a single Thank You card in my stash. It's just not in my blood to run out and buy a card, so of course I made one.


Since I was making one, and it was a very simple design, I thought I should mass produce a few so I'd actually have one handy next time I need it. I know, what a concept, huh?


Although I (and I'm sure many of us card-making crafters) love to create unique, very detailed cards, it's nice to sometimes dial it back a bit. A lot can be said for a simple design, made from items in your stash, that can be mass produced!


Here's to a special day, enjoying the hope and promise that is the Easter blessing! Spend time with those you love today and maybe spend a little time getting crafty!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Easter Crafting

It's been ages since I've blogged, but the fresh air of Spring has inspired me to share some of my latest crafting projects in preparation for Easter. The peeps you see below are the only peeps I like... I've never been a fan of marshmallow, and I find myself the minority around my house this time of year.

The stamps I used were part of March's stamp kit from Simon Says Stamp. Most of the cardstock is from CutCardStock.com.


This card was completely inspired by Laura Bassen. I loved her simple design, so I didn't change much but the sentiment.


I haven't had much lunch with shaker cards in the past. My head tells me it's not that difficult, but I find myself Shaker Card Challenged. I think I may have pulled it off in this card.


Oh how I love to watercolor. These pre-printed images were part of the SSS monthly shipment. I watercolored them with Gansai Tambi watercolors and some high end brushes my husband got me for Christmas.


And then there's these guys.... I love them! This project was one of my tutorials for CutCardStock.com. You should check out all the details here.

It's a week until Easter. I'm not sure if I'm done crafting Easter projects or not. If I do, I'll be sure to post here. If nothing else, check back to see what yummy goodness I'm cooking up for Easter brunch here on the Farm!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The way you roll....

I fell in love with this super cute, punny Lawn Fawn set the moment I laid eyes on it....
So when I finally got my hands on it, I couldn't wait to play. Despite the craziness of Spring Break last week, paired with a little remodel of my crafty studio, I managed to find a little time to make this card.
I just LOVE it! And I think it's a great set to break out with the Copic markers, which is exactly how I colored in the images for my card. I adore the soy sauce bottle and love the little faces that can be added to the nigiri rolls. I didn't get the coordinating dies, so these are fussy cut and I didn't find that too difficult. Actually, the detailed cutting is almost therapeutic for me :)

This card will definitely go to my husband because going out for Sushi is one of our favorite date nights.

That's all for now, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hello Friend!

I was able to sneak a little time in the crafty corner today. I was so excited to try my new Misti tool for stamping. Let me just say.... LOVE. IT. I also played a bit with some of my new Stampin' Up! stamps and just gravitated toward yellow... that seems to be my go to color right now.


It's a simple card and that's what I love about it. I plan to make a stack of these to have on hand, just for sending out little notes. The die cut is also from Stampin' Up! and is so cute... I can see myself using this a lot.


I'm linking this card up to the Wednesday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Eat Cake!

I'm so enjoying the sketches from My Favorite Things! Sometimes I just need a little creative push to get my mojo going in the crafty corner. Today I thought I'd work with the sketch and make a card for my favorite almost 2 year old. My niece is turning two in just over a week, so I wanted to make a special card for her.
Here's the sketch from MFT:
And here's the special card for sweet Sophia:
The card base is from Neenah Desert Storm Kraft. I loved playing with my newest stamp from Stampin' Up! called "Big Day". The cake is stamped in MFT Hybrid ink "Black Licorice" and colored with a few Copic markers. I love how it turned out and can't wait to get it in the mail!
Would love to hear your comments, so feel free to let me know you stopped by. Happy Crafting!

Watercolor with Dye Inks!

Today I'm over at the CutCardStock blog showing how I used dye inks for watercolor. I'd love for you to stop by and take a look at the details of my project....
I'm also sharing this on the "Anything Goes" Challenge for Simon Says Stamp.