Friday, December 19, 2014

You Fill My Heart With Joy

It's my turn over on the Jane's Doodles blog today.

I wanted to feature this adorable little fox from the Hello Friend set.  I paired him with a paper from MME's Sleigh Bells Ring 6x6 paper pad.  It's actually a printed image of this tree, on a green background.  I love the paper, but I thought the tree would be so striking against the black card base, so I fussy cut the whole thing.  I added some green hills as some landscape.

The fox was stamped, colored with copics and fussy cut and then I nestled him in at the base of the tree.

The sentiment is also from the Hello Friend set.

Hooray for Friday!  My friend Tracy is coming over tonight to wrap all my presents....I hate to wrap, and she actually enjoys it, so I order us dinner and we watch a movie, and at the end of the night all my presents are wrapped!

Have a great weekend!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  MME - Sleigh Bells Ring 6x6 pad; PTI - True Black cardstock; CTMH - White Daisy cardstock
Stamps:  Jane's Doodles - Hello Friend
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Other:  Copics, Kuretake Glue Pen; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Remix with Tessa - Season's Greetings

Hey everyone!  I'm sharing a card I created a while back that was supposed to have been published in the Remix section of PC&S's Card Creations issue.

The idea was that you and another crafter would create cards that play off one another, either using similar supplies, similar styles, etc.

I kind of cheated since I basically created a card and then handed it to my friend Tessa and she had to do the hard work of creating something based on what I made.

I used the Paper Smooches rainbow dies with some red, green, and gold cardstock to make a modern wreath.

The sentiment was cut three times from black cardstock, stacked together to give it some heft, and adhered over top of the wreath.  Then I added holly/berries.

Tessa's sharing her half of the remix today too.  Here's a little sneak of her card.

Head over to her blog to see more.

Thanks for coming by....a week until Christmas!!!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Avery Elle - Cherry, Jungle, Black and White cardstock; DCWV - Gold Foil Cardstock
Other:  Paper Smooches - Rainbow and Christmas Word Dies 2; Scotch - Foam Adhesive; Tombow - Mono and Multi Mono Adhesive

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room

Another quick Christmas card duo today.

I just let the watercoloring do the work on these.  I used my Kuretake watercolors, wet the paper first and added two colors, blending them together in the middle (I did speed this along with a heat gun), and then stamping the sentiment in Versafine.

These are so easy to create...I'm still a few cards short, so I'm thinking I might have to whip up a few more of these.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  PTI - Kraft cardstock; Canson - Watercolor Paper
Stamps:  Every Heart Plain Jane
Ink:  Versafine
Other:  Kuretake Gansai Watercolors; Tombow - Aqua Mono

Monday, December 15, 2014

Piecing Winter Trees

I got to tag along on another playdate with Ellie last week.  While the girls were playing the moms were crafting.

I brought along my Winter Trees set from Neat & Tangled and did some piecing.  While piecing is definitely time consuming, since I was using multiple prints for the trees, I was able to do a two-fer.

The tree image front his set is normally meant to sit more on the side of the card, that's how the hills is sketched, but for these cards I wanted them to be in the center of the card, so I just extended the hill to the left of the trees with a journaling pen.

This includes a hodgepodge of Christmas papers, some MME, Teresa Collins, and Pink Paislee as well as some Twinery twine.

Ok, short and sweet, there is a ton to do around here!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Pink Paislee - Merry & Bright 6x6 pad; Teresa Collins - Tinsel & Co 6x6 pad; MME - Sleigh Bells Ring 6x6 pad; Avery Elle - White Cardstock
Stamps:  Neat & Tangled - Winter Trees
Ink:  Versa fine
Other:  The Twinery - Marascino Twine; Recollections - Foam Adhesive; Kuretake - Glue Pen; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas cards with basic/minimal supplies

In breaking up the Christmas card making tedium, I thought I would try coming up a couple cards using limited supplies.

I pulled a few Elle's Studio papers and basic punches and went to work.  The triangles on the tree card and the tree trunk were just free hand cut.  I added some black doodled lines to the triangles as well as the red polka dot panel.  The sentiment piece is a scrap.  I used the corner of a square punch to cut the ends and stamped a Verve sentiment.  A few sequins finished it off.

For the wreath card, I punched two sizes of circles from the same green papers and did the doodle thing on the circles and panel again.  The alphas were just freehand cut from black cardstock and I added a simple bow to the wreath.

Sometimes it's just fun to play a little and see what you can create with limited supplies.  These were so easy to do, and definitely kid-friendly too.  

Have a great end to your week and enjoy the weekend!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Elle's Studio - Penelope and Serendipity Collections; Avery Elle - White Cardstock; CTMH - Black and Chocolate Cardstock
Stamps:  Verve - Peace on Earth
Ink:  Versafine
Other:  CM - Square and Circle punches; Neat & Tangled - Red Sequins; AC - Black 05 Journaling Pen; CTMH - Liquid Glass; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Recollections - Red Glitter Ribbon and Foam Adhesive

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Verve December Diva Dare - Favorite Things

Thought I would play along with this month's Diva Dare at Verve.  The challenge was to share our favorite Verve creations from the past year or create a new card with our favorite set.

I decided to create a new card.  I'm using my current favorite set, the Poppy Birthday stamps and Build a Poppy dies.

I wanted the poppies to really be the focus, but I also wanted to try a fun technique.  I die cut a bunch of the poppies and then stamped them with Festive Berries distress ink.  Then I flicked water over the poppies to create some texture.  Once they were dry, I stamped the black outlines.

Then it was just a matter of placement and adding some foam adhesive for dimension.  A few of the leaves from the set were stamped as accents and I added a thin strip of black at the top of the card to balance things out.

Hope that your week is going well.  Can you believe that Christmas is two weeks away??!!!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH - White Daisy cardstock; Avery Elle - White Cardstock; PTI - True Black Cardstock
Stamps:  Verve - Poppy Birthday
Ink:  Vesafine; Festive Berries Distress Ink
Other:  Verve - Build a Poppy Dies; Tombow - Mono Adhesive and Power Tabs; AC - Foam Adhesive

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Packing Snacks

Another week another layout, crazy but true.

These photos are from over the summer.  We were looking for some ways to get the girls involved with Andrew's mission trip to Rwanda.  One thing we had them do was pack snack bags for the team to take on the plane.  Ellie came along to do some of the shopping, picking out the different snacks, and then both girls helped to stuff the bags.

The base paper is from Crate's Notes & Things collection and the woodgrain is Webster's Pages Recorded collection.  The chevron pieces are from Pink Paislee's Cottage Farms Ephemera pack.  I actually trimmed down the larger one to create the two.  Those were stitched down the middle and then the sides were folded up a bit for some dimension.

It feels good to be scrapbooking more and I'm hoping to do a better job keeping up with it, or at least staying on task!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Crate - Notes & Things collection; Webster's Pages - Recorded Collection; CTMH - Colonial White Cardstock
Other:  Pink Paislee - Cottage Farms Ephemera Pack; American Crafts - Thickers; May Arts - Burlap String; Misc. Glassine Envelope; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; CM - Photo Splits