Birthday Card!

Happy Ides of March!  And Happy Birthday to me!!!
This month’s theme is Birthday cards (since March is my birthday month).

I wanted to share a few cards with you… I’ve been on the design team over at http://cardadaychallenge.blogspot.com/  so I’ve been making quite a few cards lately… so these are a few of the birthday cards I’ve done for them…
So I’ll give you a few πŸ™‚

Wanted a simple black & white card with just some color.  Wanted to make the balloons pop, and have it be just a cute little card.  These are great adorn it watercolor sheets I picked up at CHA.  
Supplies – Adorn It watercolor sheet, Zig clean color pens, ATG, water & paintbrush.
I am obsessed with the Zig pens – I had bought the 24 set at the scrapbook expo – and now have bought the 60 set on Amazon (cheaper than I paid for the 24) – Zig

I thought this would be a great use of a  paper pack where all of the papers coordinate and the paper is double sided.  It needed more pop after it was done so I added some embellishments and wink of stella.  I used the deco foil with dies for the first time – super easy!!!
Supplies – Close to my heart Sangria paper pack, craft easy tear tape.   icraft Deco foil, i craft easy cut adhesive, wink of stella gold, queen & co pearls, banner dies from stamps of life & sizzix.  Birthday dies (Not sure of brand).

Elizabeth craft designs sticker,
Forever in time chalkboard stickers
Zig Kuretake Markers
Watercolor brush
watercolor paper

Stampin’ Up wildflower memory, sketched birthday
Detail white embossing powder, clear embossing powder
Misti
Versamark ink
Zig Kuretake Markers
Watercolor brush
watercolor paper
And I wanted to share with  you that I’ve been working on some “not cards no paper” crafts – I feel like I’m cheating on cards – but wanted to share with you that I’ll be posting some stuff with items I got at CHA – and I’m excited.  It’s been pretty challenging for me (outside of my comfort zone)… but I wanted to try something new (and do scary stuff – a la Year of Yes – a great book if you haven’t read it yet).
I’ve also gotten quite a few new crafting goodies (I bought the Mint, and some other cool stuff) so there will be some new things πŸ™‚
So stay tuned!
Have a great day!  I think I need to go find some birthday cake!


Valentine’s Day Banner

Hi all,

Deborah here with a Valentine’s Day share. I know Valentine’s is over, but our Theme for this month is Love/Sweets so I made a banner for Valentine’s Day and thought I would share.

For my banner I used an old tag that I traced on Kraft cardstock and then cut out. I placed eyelets at the top of the tags and ran lace through each one.
Supplies I used:
Embossing folder – dots
Paper – Blue Fern – Blush
Martha Stewart Punches
Prima – frames that I sprayed with color bloom sprays – cotton candy
Buttons from Buttons Galore
From my stash – lace, white pearls, feathers are from Joanns, wooden bird,
Vellum Valentine’s Day from Quick Quotes
Reneabouquets – butterflies (just gorgeous) & Chunky Glitter Glass – Sand & Glass Microbeads – Gold
Tim Holtz – Remnant Rubs – Botanical & Apothecary and Sizzix Thinlits/TH Celebrate – sentiments die “happy”
I shaded around each tag with PowderPuff – Very Berry.

I sprayed the frame with Color Bloom – Cotton Candy to give a little pink affect. 
I placed glue around the inside of the frame and then 
used Reneabouquet glass microbeads – Gold and let it dry. Also used the
TH Remnant Rubs “LOVE”inside the frame. Added a feathers and a button.
 Here I added a wooden bird I colored with a brown marker and added 
gold stickles to the wings. I also added sentiments from the TH
Remnant Rubs and drew a heart. The white butterfly is from Reneabouquets.
I used a Prima frame and added some pink paint on the from and added some 
Reneabouquet Chunky Glitter Glass – Sand on top of the pink areas. 
 Again I added TH Remnant Rubs female silhouette. A little pink flower
I had in my stash.
 On the first tag I used Sizzix Thinlits/TH Celebrate – sentiments die “happy” 
and a Vellum sentiment from Quick Quotes. 
There is a heart shaped button and a little pink flower from my stash. 
2nd Tag – has some feathers and heart shaped  button from Buttons Galore. 

Well I hope you found some inspiration today. With Easter coming up I think this might be a great idea to use as well, don’t you think?

Thanks for joining me today and for stopping by. Please poke around our site to see some other wonderful creations my teamies made, you definitely will get inspired.

Have a great crafty day, 
Deborah

My True Love

Hi everyone,

Welcome to this months card challenge from the Crafty Card Gallery.
Theme: love/sweets

Here is my project for this months challenge. I decided to do a traditional valentine on burlap, using Tim Hotz latest – “Technique Re mix”- from 12 tags, Feb. I was so inspired after finishing my creation that I had to share a smaller version for this months card challenge.

handmade mixed media burlap
Supplies used: burlap canvas panel/distress spray stain/ink/texture paste/gold embossing powder/TH stencils – hearts/flourish/Sizzix die – Ornate/grunge board/hemp cord/crinkle ribbon/prima flowers/rhinestones/ TH ideology – found relatives/distress markers
Thanks for stopping by,
Any questions or comments, just ask.
Happy Creating,
Christina

Always and Forever

Hi everyone! It is me, Tonya! I hope everyone had a nice Valentine’s Day. The hubby and I went to Bluegrass Underground for a concert in Cumberland Caverns. Yep, music in a cave. The acoustics are incredible and the temperature inside is 56 degrees year round which I still think it is cold but yesterday the temps where 32 degrees and it actually felt warm once we got inside the cave. That was my Valentine’s Day gift along with a trip to Sonic afterwards for a Butterfingers Blast…yum! 
Anyway this month’s theme over at the Crafty Card Gallery blog is Valentine’s Day and I want to share the card I created.

I started with a folded 4″x6″ patterned cardstock as the base for my card. I layered four pieces of patterned cardstock across the base of the card, then a gold foiled heart which I adhered all pieces down.

Next adhered two more scraps of cardstock diagonal on top of the foil heart.

Lastly I added always and forever diecut sentiment from my stash, Ric Rac and a button with thread to finish off this card. Very simple yet elegant. πŸ™‚ If you have any questions about this card please let me know.

 Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!


Sweet Sugar Hallow Mini Album

Hi All,

This is Deborah from the Crafty Cards Gallery Design Team. Hope you all are having a great day.

Today I am sharing a little 3 x 3 mini album. Who here likes Heartfelt Creations??
Well if you’re like me, I bit you absolutely adore the latest release, “Sugar Hallow”. I couldn’t resist but to make something from this paper collection when I heard this months
New Challenge Theme: Try Something New.

I hope you like my project and get a chance to try creating this little mini. It is so cute and makes a wonderful little gift for grandma’s, aunts, or for yourself as a little pocket album.

Here is the paper pad –

Here is my project and supplies – 

For the front of the book I did fussy cutting (did a lot of fussy cutting throughout) 
on the tag and owl from the collection.
The little flowers were sent to me by a friend and I thought would look
pretty on the tree. 
I inked around the paper edges with Momento ink – Lilac Posies.
Here is the mini album opened
This is the first page fussy cut the tags and added a corner pocket to hold the tag. 
I embossed the corner pocket with Anna Griffith – April Garden emboss folder.

Fussy the corner flower piece and the little owls on top of the next page. 
I just love those little owls. πŸ˜€

Fussy cut a corner piece to hold the little tag. 

A corner piece to hold the little owl ticket. 

Fussy cut the flowers and placed as corner photo pieces. 
Fussy cut this cute little owl with the pink flowers. 
Only the bottom of the flowers are glued down, so you can
stick a photo behind this little owl. 

Added this little tag piece with pop-dots for a picture or to journal. I also layered
him so he is mounted with a pop-dot. 
This back piece with the owls sitting on a fence is fussy cut from a tag. 
I adhered it as an inside pocket for a photo or tag. 
Here are the tags that fit inside the page pockets. They measure 2 1/4 x 3 1/2. 
I used spellbinders Devine Floral Die for the tops of the tags and sprayed 
with Color Bloom Cotton Candy. 
This is back of the mini. 

Now that you’ve seen this little mini, please head over to YouTube to get step by step instructions – By TracysTreasures24 – 3×3 mini book from one 12×12 paper; placed the link below.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you all liked this little mini and get a chance to “Try It”.

Hugs,
Deborah



Imagine the Possibilities

Hi everyone!

I’m Christina, from the Crafty Card Gallery Design Team.

This months challenge theme is: Try Something NEW



I’ve been curious to try out the Fabre – Castell Gelatos, (double scoop). They come in a variety of colours and fun to play with.
When I received them in the mail – I was so excited and couldn’t wait to use them! These Gelatos remind me of those flavoured “lip-smackers”, growing up.

I decided to create a mixed media piece using a white panel canvas and Gelatos.

I just LOVE playing around with these “yummy” crayons. You can use them with several mediums to achieve the look you want. My favourite is the Glass bead glitter gel, when it dries it’s sparkly. Notice how the saying is popped out a bit, I used tissue paper, stamp and gel medium over the canvas.

Supplies: 5×7 white canvas panel/gesso/gelatos – Red Cherry, Metallic Melon, Mango, Lemon, Blueberry, Raspberry, Champagne, Black Licorice/stencil – circles/Fabre Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel/gel medium/tools – palette knife, sponge/tissue paper/Ranger Archival ink – Black/a variety of stamps/saying – Stampers Anonymous Classics #11/Fabre Castell Pitt Pens – Sky Blue/Black-medium & fine/paint pens – White-bold & fine/paint brush

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Any questions or comments just ask.

Christina