Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Succulents Card Kit

I mentioned previously that I have been buys making cards.
Well, I  finally got around to putting together a few of the cards
that came in a Paper Pumpkin - kit a year ago!
I wasn't very fond of them I suppose since I 
was in no rush to make them ;)

These are created following the kit instructions.
I have leftovers that I think I'll do something 
different with - at some point. 

MORE snow and rain on the way
over the next few days, ugh.
I'll keep myself occupied in the craft room,
working on more card kits 
(although I should be scrapping)
and listening to music as I watch the snow fall.
Yesterday I drew up revised plans
for my dream of raising the house
in case of future floods.

Thanks for looking =) 

Monday, January 20, 2020

Geared Up To Celebrate

Finally, a full day of sunshine and blue skies here yesterday!
I won't complain about the frigid temps ;) 

I spent a big part of the day in the craft room,
enjoying the sun streaming in the windows
while making a few more assorted cards.
I'll be sharing them soon. 

I made this card for a gearhead uncle.
Although he is a Chevy guy,
I think he might appreciate this card.

Stamps, inks, papers, dies all from Stampin' Up!
Geared Up Garage

The car image was colored with colored pencils.
It also has some silver and white gel pen accents
plus Crystal Effects on the glass.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Masculine Metals Card

I've been busy making cards the past week, mostly working with some "card kits". 
It's the first time I've been crafty since the new year. I'll be sharing them throughout the rest of the month (there are a lot to share!). 

This is the first one I made; it's not from a card kit.
It's for a young man's 21st birthday. 
He's a welder, so I thought he might like this.

I lightly rubbed walnut stain distress ink over the silver card stock after it was embossed.

The "rust" is made by stippling on clear drying liquid glue then sprinkling cinnamon over it. Tap off excess.


Tim Holtz Foundry 3D embossing folder
Numbers dies from Stampin' Up!
Metallic silver, black and textured black card stocks
Clear drying white glue, stipple paint brush and cinnamon
Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Thanks for looking =) 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Shimmery Textured Snowman Card RAK

I received this lovely card
from a long time "pen pal" yesterday !
What a nice surprise on 
day six without sunshine.
Not sure when I'll see blue skies again......
Definitely not today.
We are socked in with heavy fog.
Snow, rain, plummeting temperatures
on tap over the next few days
so no sign of sun for a while yet.
I need chocolate, ha , ha.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Rustic Quote Piece

This is a project that I made months ago, originally intended to use as 

a design team project. I since decided to step down from the design team
to free up some time for personal things this year.

The background is metallic silver card stock run through an embossing folder.

I glued some cinnamon around the edges to make it look rusty.

Flowers were made with a spiral flower die and vintage dictionary

pages. The leaves were hand cut from a scrap of fabric.

The quote was printed. 

It's all adhered to a piece of chipboard.

Tin Tile 3D embossing folder from Stampin' Up!
Spiral Flower die from Stampin' Up!
Metallic silver and Close To Cocoa card stocks, SU!
Vintage dictionary pages
Clear drying white glue, stipple paintbrush and cinnamon
Printed quote from
Scrap of fabric hand cut for leaves
Thanks for looking =)