Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Just Bloom

This past Saturday, my friend Judy and I went to the Scrapbook Expo in Akron, Ohio. This was the first time, the expo had come to Ohio. One booth had free make n takes scheduled for the day. I made the card below sponsored by Fun Stampers Journey.

We received the four piece stamp set used to make this card for free. Pigment/dye inks are combined into one pad for quick drying, non-smearing stamping. River Stone, Cool Pool and Cranberry Bliss inks were used to create this card.

While at the booth I signed up as a demonstrator for this fairly new company. My kit included the following items: 

Tote on Wheels
Shoulder Tote
Customer Order Forms
Hostess Order Forms
8 Catalogs
4 Stamp Sets and 1 Individual Stamp
1 Die Set
4 Ink Pads
Stamp Cleaner
Journey Glaze
Dazzling Glitter Dust
Die Cutting Machine and plates

I am so excited to begin my new career with this wonderful company founded by Richard Garay and his wife Gabby.

You may know Richard from his TV appearances on Create and Craft TV. It was wonderful to meet him and be welcomed into the company. I look forward to many years of inspiration from Richard's creativity.

If you have a chance, stop by my Journey web page here and see what this company has to offer. You can look through the catalog and purchase items. I can also be reached by email from this site.

Well, that's all for today. Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Exciting News to Announce

Hello everyone. Hope you are having a beautiful day. I have some exciting news to share with you. I have just been chosen to become a member of two design teams. They are:

Crafty Addicts 

Crafting With An Attitude

Challenges for both blogs are on Thursday and are posted for one month. I will be participating in the Crafty Addicts  first challenge on August 5th.

Please stop by and check out both of these challenge blogs. I know you will be inspired by the work of these ladies.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June Bride

Darlene is our hostess for the new challenge "Weddings" at the Sisterhood today.  After finding this beautiful vintage bride image on Pinterest, I used my Nestibilities scalloped ovals to cut out the image and mat. I was thrilled to find designer papers, ribbon, butterfly and flowers that matched perfectly. The details can be found below the photo.

The designer papers are from a pack of Reflections paper found at Michael's. (The butterfly and border trim wwere also found at Michael's in the $1.50 bin.) I adhered 2 pieces of the trim side by side to the left of the image and added white pearls down the center. The flowers are from Pat Catan's wedding department and the satin ribbon is Darice Premium line.

Once all the elements were chosen, this card came together quickly. Off to do more crafting. Don't forget to drop by the Sisterhood for more inspiration from the sisters and step-sisters and join in on the fun.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Until next time, have a great day!


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Rest In Peace

No project post today. We had to have our beloved Savanna put down. We adopted her from a local humane society four years ago and she was such a blessing. 

During that time she suffered from many issues including blindness from cataracts, bladder infections and skin infection. Some how she always managed to get through the worst and bring us much joy.

She would have been 13 years old in August. Although we are sad for her loss, we didn't want to see her suffer any longer.

Rest in peace, sweet Savanna. We will never forget your beautiful face and spirit.


Takin' a Spin

I am not a fan of Ferris Wheels or Roller Coasters, but I fell in love with this pack of Festival Papers and Decoupage images which were free with one of my UK paper craft magazines. It is hard to tell from the picture, but the paper and images have glitter on them. Aren't the animals adorable?

I used lime green card stock for the mat. I think this would make a great card for a child's birthday or maybe a get well card. Haven't decided yet, so I didn't add a sentiment.

Let me know how you would use this card. I love getting suggestions from my craft friends.

Now, if you have time, why not stop by the Sisterhood and enter our challenge "Goin' Buggy". You have until 8pm Sunday, June 20th to add your creation.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, June 15, 2015

Note cards and Tote

My friend, Judy, gave me the directions to make this cute tote and note card set. I used one sheet of 12 x 12 designer paper to create the tote and middle flower petal and one sheet of ivory card stock to create the 3 x 3 note cards. Used scraps to finish the flower on the front of the tote and the flower center of the note cards. I added ivory pearls to the center of the flowers on the note cards. Was going to add one to the flower on the tote, but I ran out. Guess I'd better get to the craft store and stock up on pearls.

This tote and cards was so easy to put together that I am planning on making more of these sets for craft shows and gifts. Just have to remember where I put the instruction sheet to make them.

I also want to add this to my list of ideas for card and technique classes. 

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Goin' Buggy

Hello everyone! Once again it is my turn to host the challenge at the Sisterhood. My friends probably think the title of my blog suggests, that I am loosing my mind. However, that is not the case. I chose this as my challenge because I have Stampin' Up's "Bugs and Kisses" stamp set that I rarely use. Hopefully, this will force me to go through my stamp sets and use some of the ones I purchased because I loved them so much, then put them away never to be seen again.

The card base was made using Stampin' Up' Marigold Morning card stock. The designer paper is from a 6" x 6" pack by Reflections sold at Michaels.

Core'dinations black card stock was used to make the mats. The ribbon is Darice Black Satin.

The inside sentiment says "sending you worm wishes on your bug day".

I think this would make a perfect birthday card for a little boy or girl who love bugs.

I am thrilled with the finished product. Will definitely have to make more of these.

Now to pull out other stamps that I haven't used for a while.

Okay, it's your turn. Stop by the Sisterhood for more inspiration from my step-sisters and sisters, then share your creations with us. You have until 8pm(Est), Sunday, June 21st to enter.

Have a great day.


Monday, June 8, 2015

Road Trip

After the week I've had, I could really use a vacation away from home. Once I got my computer fixed, I started having problems with my printer. Now that I have the new printer and the bugs are all worked out, I hope to post more often. 

While going through my Crafty Secrets packs, I found these images on journaling cards and decided they would be perfect for my next project.

White card stock was used for the base. Using one of my cuttlebug folders I embossed silver card stock to look like the grill of a car. The maps and tires were found on Pinterest. All the images, except the sentiment and tires, were mounted on black mats. I used pop dots to give the tires some dimension.

I think this would make a great masculine card for birthday or retirement.

Wouldn't it be wonderful to take your time driving and stopping whenever you wanted? I would love to take a month off and take a road trip out west. But will have to do that in my dreams.

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me.

Happy Crafting!