Saturday, March 30, 2019

Ladybug Hugs Digi Kit

Oh what fun this huge new kit by 
JMC Designs is ! 
Ladybug Hugs 
is now available exclusively at
and on sale for 50% off
for a limited time. 



Here are a few things I made with this kit :)


computer screen wallpaper calendar





facebook timeline cover





digi scrap page using a template by Promethean Concepts



I love the painted wood papers in this kit !









Ladybug Hugs Digi kit contents:
Upper and lowercase Alphabet
18 Card stocks
24 Patterned Papers
74 Unique elements





















Also available:














Thanks for looking have a great day ! 



Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Geared Up To Celebrate Mustang Card


Another grungy, rusty gears embellished card
for another March birthday of a gearhead friend. 
I have several friends and relatives that enjoy getting their hands dirty
 working on old cars celebrating birthdays this month.



The image on this card is colored with colored pencils. 
Crystal Effects and silver Sharpie marker for details.



 A closeup of the cinnamon and paint grungy gears.
Fun, but messy, process.



Inside





I decided to take advantage of their kit special
during Sale-A-Bration: $175 worth of your choice of product
for $99 plus tax, free shipping. I decided I'd "save money"
in the long run by signing up for the kit since the 
Geared Up Garage bundle and paper I wanted was going to be
$58.50 plus shipping and tax alone !!!! 




$48.50 US


$11 US







Lastly, here is a tip:
save the scraps from the new CLING mount stamps
to cut into pieces and use on the old not so sticky
CLEAR mount stamp sets by Stampin' Up!



When I was assembling my new Geared Up Garage cling stamp set,
I wondered if I could perhaps use pieces of the scraps to
place over the backs of the also new to me One Wild Ride
stamp set. It is the clear mount style. I've never had luck with
sticking this type to acrylic blocks, preferring to buy wood mount stamps still.

I'm hoping this will help them stick a bit better.




It does take a little bit of work,
especially peeling apart the pieces if you
don't have much fingernail length like myself ;)

Just be sure to note the difference between the sides
so you stick the correct side to your stamps.
Peel away the shiny side, stick the clear sticky film
to your stamp then remove the dull side. 





My photo albums project that I wanted to concentrate
on working on this month is being neglected.
I'm playing too much with the new stamps
and making cards instead!


Thanks for looking, have a great day =)



I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Crafting By Designsanything goes
(Take my word for it, creating the rusty gears is
a very messy process; my fingers were too 
coated with cinnamon and paint to take a photo.
The card was also made for a friend that enjoys
getting his hands dirty working on old cars)
(the card was made for a man the restores old cars
plus I made my own rusty gears and there are tools
on the designer paper strips)

Monday, March 25, 2019

Mopar Card




Another card I made with the fun new Geared Up Garage 
stamp set, dies and papers from Stampin' Up!

I have several gear head friends with birthdays this month,
so I just had to have this set to make cards for them.
Plus, the car image stamp is similar to our car ! 

The car image is cut from the designer paper and attached with dimensionals.

I inked portions of a stamp in the set and aligned it differently
to fit in the die cut.

I used one of the small circle pieces from the gear die 
to make a faux screw head brad.  I simply pressed a screwdriver into 
the card stock to create the indentation to resemble a screw head.

This card also uses the retired Chevron border punch.


I decided to take advantage of their kit special
during Sale-A-Bration: $175 worth of your choice of product
for $99 plus tax, free shipping. I decided I'd "save money"
in the long run by signing up for the kit since the 
Geared Up Garage bundle and paper I wanted was going to be
$58.50 plus shipping and tax alone !!!! 




$48.50 US


$11 US










Lastly, here is a tip:
save the scraps from the new CLING mount stamps
to cut into pieces and use on the old not so sticky
CLEAR mount stamp sets by Stampin' Up!



When I was assembling my new Geared Up Garage cling stamp set,
I wondered if I could perhaps use pieces of the scraps to
place over the backs of the also new to me One Wild Ride
stamp set. It is the clear mount style. I've never had luck with
sticking this type to acrylic blocks, preferring to buy wood mount stamps still.






It seems like it will work pretty well.
It does take a little bit of work,
especially peeling apart the pieces if you
don't have much fingernail length like myself ;)

Just be sure to note the difference between the sides
so you stick the correct side to your stamps.
Peel away the shiny side, stick the clear sticky film
to your stamp then remove the dull side. 









Thanks for looking, have a great day =)



Sunday, March 24, 2019

Classic Cars Card


I love this muscle car theme paper ! 
I'm hoping that Stampin' Up! will make rubber stamps
with the images of the other cars on this paper
since the Mustang image is already a stamp in the
Geared Up Garage set.

This is the first card I made with my new stamps and papers and dies.
Fun !





The Crushed Curry banner was stamped with the "smoke"
rubber stamp image, the red was run through the Subtle embossing folder.




I tried to emboss with the gear dies, but I don't have the correct "sandwich ingredients"

I inked portions of one of the stamps and carefully ligned them up to fit the die cut.







I created this text on my computer and printed it
 for the inside of the card. 






I decided to take advantage of their kit special
during Sale-A-Bration: $175 worth of your choice of product
for $99 plus tax, free shipping. I decided I'd "save money"
in the long run by signing up for the kit since the 
Geared Up Garage bundle and paper I wanted was going to be
$58.50 plus shipping and tax alone !!!! 





The Geared Up Garage bundle is $48.50 US




$11 US



Click SHOP NOW on my demonstrator page to see all the 
current items that Stampin' Up! has to offer.




Lastly, here is a tip:
save the scraps from the new CLING mount stamps
sticker sheets to cut into pieces and use on the not so sticky
CLEAR mount stamp sets by Stampin' Up!



When I was assembling my new Geared Up Garage cling stamp set,
I wondered if I could perhaps use pieces of the scraps to
place over the backs of the also new to me One Wild Ride
stamp set. It is the clear mount style. I've never had luck with
sticking this type to acrylic blocks, preferring to buy wood mount stamps still.






It seems like it will work pretty well.
It does take a little bit of work,
especially peeling apart the pieces if you
don't have much fingernail length like myself ;)

Just be sure to note the difference between the sides
so you stick the correct side to your stamps.
Peel away the shiny side, stick the clear sticky film
to your stamp then remove the dull side. 







Thanks for looking, have a great day =)

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Grungy Gears Mustang Card





Thanks to a recent visitor to my blog leaving a comment 
that mentions a new stamp set with a car in it by Stampin' Up!,
I'm now the proud owner of said set (plus matching dies and paper!). 
I had to hunt it down since I've not seen a catalog from SU! in a while.
I was trying not to be tempted to buy more stamp supplies
by not looking at their catalogs ;)
Well, I broke my resolve when I saw the newest catalogs,
buying this car set - and then some !


This is a work in progress card. 
I don't have everything glued into place just yet,
I'm trying to decide if I want to add something else.
Or redo the car image, again...... it's blah.



Stamp images, matching dies, paper are from Stampin' Up!
(Geared Up Garage) 
Darice Diamond Plate embossing folder
80 is a die set from Michael's



The car image was water colored with an aqua painter
and classic ink pads.
I added Crystal Effects to the glass
and chrome was colored in with a silver Sharpie marker.





I colored the frame portion of this stamp image with a black marker
then stamped it on white card stock.
I lightly sponged gray ink over it
followed by stamping a scratchy background over that.








My home made screw head brad:
tap a metal brad on a Versamark pad then dip it in silver embossing powder.
 Heat. Smoosh a screwdriver into the warm embossing powder. 
Be sure to use pliers to hold the brad while heating.








I had too much fun making grungy gears with paint and cinnamon! 
Yes, that is cinnamon sprinkled onto wet craft paint to make the rusty gears. 






I decided to take advantage of their kit special
during Sale-A-Bration: $175 worth of your choice of product
for $99 plus tax, free shipping. I decided I'd "save money"
in the long run by signing up for the kit since the 
Geared Up Garage bundle and paper I wanted was going to be
$58.50 plus shipping and tax alone !!!! 



Go to my page and click on SHOP NOW
to be taken to all of the current offerings.
Be sure to check out the clearance rack, too!



$48.50 US







Lastly, here is a tip:
save the scraps from the new CLING mount stamps
to cut into pieces and use on the old not so sticky
CLEAR mount stamp sets by Stampin' Up!



When I was assembling my new Geared Up Garage cling stamp set,
I wondered if I could perhaps use pieces of the scraps to
place over the backs of the also new to me One Wild Ride
stamp set. It is the clear mount style. I've never had luck with
sticking this type to acrylic blocks, preferring to buy wood mount stamps still.






It seems like it will work pretty well.
It does take a little bit of work,
especially peeling apart the pieces if you
don't have much fingernail length like myself ;)

Just be sure to note the difference between the sides
so you stick the correct side to your stamps.
Peel away the shiny side, stick the clear sticky film
to your stamp then remove the dull side. 




Thanks for looking , have a great day ! 



I'm entering my card in the current challenges at