Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pocket Letter Pen Pals

I've always been one to enjoy a handwritten letter. These Pocket Letters combine my passion for scrapbooking/papercrafting and my love of the handwritten.
I will definitely be making more of these in the future.
You just use a pocket page normally used for baseball cards.

Here is how I've filled my pockets

Stickers for my friend
A picture of home
The Letter
Wash Tape Sampler
ATC
10 Random Facts about me
Ephemera
Sequins
Tea



I hope you've enjoyed this little endeavor. 
Stay crafty!

Monday, March 02, 2015

Paper Smooches Gift Tags

On Friday, it snowed a ton here in New Mexico. On Friday, I had to substitute at school. On Friday, I was 10 minutes late to school and had almost gotten into and icy accident. On Friday, the copy machine stapled the two separate tests (for different grades) in a random order. On Friday, I only had four students in one of my 7th grade classes. On Friday, those students took the wonky test and didn't even complain once that they had no clue what the heck the questions were asking!!!
On Friday, I figured out the mistake at the end of the day. Oh boy!

So, on Monday I made these cute little tags for those four students. It was my way of saying, "Thanks for being such troopers and rising to a challenge!"
The BEST THING is that one of the students is obsessed with WALRUSES. What are the chances? I love this PS set!


My Monday was much better than my Friday. :)
I wrote a little note on the back of each tag and told them that our Friday was "Nutty".
NUTTY BUTTY'S rule!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Watercoloring Santa Fe Oldest Church in the US

I was able to work on this painting today while subbing at school. The fifth graders are so well behaved. I enjoy each moment I get to spend with them...even when we had to do word problems. :)
I know just what will be happening with this particular painting when it's completely done. Hope you find some time to get your craft on.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Runway Inspired Challenge #77

Look at this inspiration picture. I love this dress!

Here's where that inspiration took me for the
Martha Stewart Punch. Market Street Stamps background stamp

Stampin' up floral stamp

Scrapbook Steals Daffodil 1 Sketch

I used the Scrapbook Steals Daffodil #1 Sketch for this layout. I'm still going to add some journaling strips to the upper left of the layout but I want to take my time on that as we near the anniversary of Isaiah's birth. The hospital has boxes that are painted by local artists and donated to hold remains or personal effects of those we lose.
Travis built the other box for Isaiah to be laid to rest in. I painted it and added his name.

Having to be induced to have my baby at 16 weeks along was one of the hardest things I've ever been through. I know others that have had many losses and my heart hurts for them. I gain strength through my knowledge of our Heavenly Father's plan for us. 

Make it meaningful. I

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Stamping Bella Arthur and Annie Love with Simple Stories

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #359 is Crazy In Love. Feel free to play along!
I used Annie and Arthur stamps from Stamping Bella. They're such cuties.
 I also used paper from Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine collection. 
Made a little book page flower by punching a bunch of scalloped flowers in a few sizes and putting them together with a brad. 

I colored the images with my alcohol markers and the heart stamps are from Sweet Stamp Shop.
Have a super sweet day!
Stay crafty.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Water Color Flowers

Just having some fun painting. When this is dry I'll have to go back in and add some more detail. I love the loose wash of this. Time to create!
Stay Crafty!

Monday, February 02, 2015

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Last week Paper Smooches had a great sketch challenge. I planned on entering that challenge but alas SOMEHOW I completely missed that the deadline was Sunday night. Ugh. THANKFULLY Paper Smooches is awesome and they have an ANYTHING GOES challenge this week. How awesome.

I used the Falling For You stamp set for the monster and senitment.
I've had these acrylic squares FOREVER. Honestly,  probably ten years plus. I've decided that my old stash has got to be used up and I'm in love with how it came together with the Paper Smooches stamps. I know that the adhesive behind the acrylic is not perfectly even but I'm okay with that. I don't think that it detracts from the cuteness.

I colored in the Monster with my Design Ad/Prisma markers and Copics
Here's hoping your days are crafty!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Vintage Rose Card

I'm entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
I used a chalkboard paper with Bombay white calligraphy pen ink and a calligraphy pen.


I used the colors in this order for the rose.
Pretty in Pink
Positively Pink
Primrose Petals
Bravo Burgundy

For the leaves
Summer Starfruit
Wild Wasabi
Handsome Hunter


Beary Special Valentine Card Prisma and Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp and CAS-ual Fridays
have new challenges up this week. The challenge for SSS is an  ANYTHING GOES challenge! How cool. I can keep creating for Tommy's charity card drive! 
The challenge for CF was to use a WATER COLOR TECHNIQUE and keep it CAS.
Honestly, this was so fun to color and paint.
The image is from Purple Onion Designs. I colored it with my Prisma Color Pencils. I added a piece of water color paper and created a water color wash with a three colors. 
First, laying down water on the WC paper and then touching on colors.
I popped it up off of the card and then added the sentiment from Penny Black.

Stay crafty my friends and join in the fun!
PS CAS-ual Fridays is having a 20% off sale until Sunday. Hurry on over.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Retro Sketches #150 with Altenew Vintage Roses From Simon Says Stamp

I used Retro Sketches #150 Sketch to make this card. I just received this stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. It was a birthday present to myself...you know, 
because I never get the clean house I ask for every year :)
 It's from Altenew and it's completely gorgeous. I can't wait to play a little more with it and get my roses just right. I used SSS Wednesday Challenge to create a Valentine/Love Card. I also used my Wink of Stella clear glitter brush to add sparkle to the rose and hearts.
The sentiment is from My Favorite Things and the small hearts are from the Sweet Stamp Shop

Vintage Roses

I love that the Altenew layering stamps are so easy to use and line up.

Have a super crafty day. I've got to go take the recycling into town and buy cheese at Costco. Hahaha.,,super exciting... I know.

Monday, January 26, 2015

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #14

I used My Favorite Things Color Challenge #14 as inspiration for this card.
I added pearlescent mixitive to the inks to give them a shimmer. I had saved the face of this maze game from a birthday trinket toy. It was perfect to adhere to the front of this card for a little added whimsy. I put a faux pearl in the maze so it could be played.


At first I didn't think I would love this combo, but the way the colors came together on the card came out wonderfully! Thanks for the challenge MFT!
Have a super crafty day and leave some time for fun and games!


14th Birthday SS Petunia 9 Layout

J has turned into a total teenager and it happened overnight, it seems.
I used the Petunia 9 sketch from ScrapbookSteals.com
I think I'll create a companion page so I can add a few more pictures and the journaling.

I created the title for the page with my Silhouette Cameo. I just merged the words together and cut. 


This was a fun one. Hope you're week is starting off just peachy.