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Friday, September 29, 2017

Thankful for Mice Friends

September 29, 2017 0 Comments

Happy Friday to you! It is feeling more like autumn today so my project is perfect to go with the autumn weather. Get you self a nice cup of tea ( I like chai ) and sit a spell. I won't keep you long.

For today's project I used the new Craftin Desert Divas Harvest Wishes stamps and the Treat Bag Dies. This stamp set is so cute!

I colored up this playful mouse with my Copic markers and added him to the scalloped square that is part of the die set. The bow was my finishing touch. Super simple but, oh so cute!

I am adding this to the monthly mood board challenge hosted by Craftin Desert Divas Gallery on Facebook.

Here is the current board:

There you have it, short and sweet!

Enjoy your tea and have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Freaking Jawsome

September 28, 2017 0 Comments

Hello! I am thrilled to be back blogging and creating!

Today I am sharing a card that I cased! Yes, when I need inspiration I look at what others have done and I case them. It's a great way to try new things or just to get your mojo flowing again.

The card I cased is from my friend Mayra's blog: Mayra's Designs. You can find her card HERE.

For my version of the card I began by inking up a panel using Distress Inks. Once I achieved the blend that I linked I moved on to coloring my images. I used my Zig Clean Color Brush Pens for this step.

This card was designed with many Craftin Desert Divas products.

To create the beach scene I used CDD Island Dies and CDD Ocean Border Dies. The waves were inked up with some more Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers my palm tree was colored my Zig pens.  I added my shark image from CDD Jawsome stamps. I love this image! It's great for guy cards! The sentiment is from that same stamp set and was stamped on a banner from CDD Flag Banner Dies. The card is framed perfectly using the CDD Fancy Frames Dies.

To finish everything off, I added a few sequins but, not too many! After all, this is a guy card and we really shouldn't add sequins but I just couldn't help myself!

I hope you enjoyed my rambling! Have a freakin' jawsome day!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sending Birthday Wishes

September 26, 2017 1 Comments
Hello, and welcome to my first official post on my new blog!

I hope you become a frequent visitor. Feel free to comment and ask questions! I would love your feedback!

Birthday cards are a staple to have on hand. You never know when you will need one.  I put together this card for someone special. 

I've had the Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers stamps in my possession for quite some time and finally stamped them out! I heat embossed them and filled them with color using Distress Inks.

The curved edge and scallops were achieved using dies from Pink & Main called Scallop Wave Dies

Did you ever have a project that was just about finished and you were putting the finishing touches on and then something happens and your heart drops! Yes, that is exactly what happened here! As I was adding my sentiment to the front of this card. The stamp fell off my Misti and left a black mark right in the center of the card! Ugh! My heart dropped! I fidgeted with this card, tried to take my flowers off so that I could salvage them but my glue held on too tight. I thought I was going to have to scrap this and move on to another project. With frustration I set it aside for a day. When I came back to it, a solution came to me. I had this birthday wishes banner set aside from another project that I hadn't used. I put it over the inked spot on the card and it covered it perfectly! Yay! Card saved!

The sentiment is from Craftin Desert Divas Wishful Thoughts Stamps and the banner is from the Flag Banner Dies. To really complete the card I added a few Nuvo Drops.

This is the first card I had made in quite some time so I still feel a little rusty but I would count this as a success! 

Craft on, my friends!

Monday, September 25, 2017