Monday, April 18, 2016

Altenew Peony Caseing

Annette made a card using her Kaleidoscope ink pad. I just so happened to have the same ink pad (for many years!) and wanted to case her card. I love the way it turned out! 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Paper Girls 100th post

It is the 100th challenge post over at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog!!!
The challenge this time around is "Paper Girls"
So grateful to have been a part of this group for a time.
You should join in! The prize is being hosted by Scrapbook Steals! WOOT
I made this layout to commemorate a "lifelong" friendship that makes me smile on the daily.

A little paper pop up!

How about some texture paste and inking.
Grateful for friendships and scrapbooking and all of the loveliness in both.
Stay crafty!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hey There Chickie: Paper Smooches

This little chickie from Paper Smooches' Spring Fling set is just so adorable. Reminds me of Chicken Little. I feel like it's taking forever for spring to get here so I keep making cards that cheer me up.

Just a fun little card to brighten your day.



Monday, March 14, 2016

Peony Love: Altenew

I made this card for a friend. She is attending a wedding and I thought this would be a cute card for that occasion. I love Corals and oranges! My favorite colors. This stamp set from Altenew is super dreamy. I used the stamp press that my hubby made for me. It's a diy MISTI. I still haven't lined it up perfectly. Beautiful no matter what though.

The background piece of paper was left over from some Distress Ink Smooshing I was doing. The cardboard die cut was left over from another project I worked on a few months ago. I used some SU white craft ink and the Jenni Bowlin teardrop stencil over it for some interest.

Hope you're having a fantastic day.

Happy Spring!

Oh, how I wish it was full into spring.
This is a lovely Paper Smooches set Happy Spring. 
I stamped the eggs in a more neutral color so that the watercoloring would shine.
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

This week's Simon's Challenge is  A Bit O' Green
I stamped the shamrocks in various colors of green and masked as I went along. Very simple card that came together in a jiffy. I added sequins and beads and Liquid Pearls to the ephemera dotting the page. I hope you have a great Saint Paddy's Day.


Paper Smooches March Challenge


This month's challenge over at Paper Smooches was BIRTHDAYS!
I have a special friend who always cheers me up when I see her. We chat about our similar job experiences and comfort one another when stressed.
I thought the Chubby Chums set would be a perfect fit for our fun friendship. 
The paper is Basic Grey. I cut a window panel out of the card front, put a piece of acetate in the window and then popped it up with foam to create a shaker card.
Head on over to the Paper Smooches Blog to participate.

Stay Crafty!


Friday, February 26, 2016

Altenew Peony Bouquet


This was fun to do. I made this card for a friend who is having her fourth child but her very first girl!!
Yay for girls ;).
This was my very first attempt at using this stamp and I would probably do some things differently next time. Ink colors and such. My alignment was a bit off as well. That being said I still adore this stamp set. Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

My Favorite Things Sketch #268


I used the My Favorite things sketch as a starting place for this card. I am also entering this card in the Tupelo Designs February challenge. I adore this little chameleon and wanted him to be hanging out on the front of the card. I used white enamel for his eye and then added a dot of black enamel to make it pop!

Then, I didn't know what do put on the inside so I created a scene which is fun and beachy. It's pretty ironic since it started snowing here again today.
Stay crafty out there.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

My Little Army Guy

This is my take on Scrapbook Steals Midweek Mojo Lily #3 sketch. I had a really hard time with the colors on his costume and picking papers that would go with it. Yeesh.
My little Army Guy!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Harry Potter Peg Person Chess Set Pawns-Bad Side

These are the pawns that I painted for the bad side of the chess board. 
Enjoy!







 





So there you have it. That's the last of it. This set took me many, many hours to paint. My son loves it and has played with it every day since Christmas!

Harry Potter Chess Set Bad Side Royalty







Harry Potter Peg Person Chess Set-Bad Side

Here we have the bad side of the chess board. To create these pieces I used a lot of reference pictures. Sometimes it was hard to choose between a younger or older version of a character. Sometimes it was hard to choose which characters would play what part on the chess board.

Dolores Umbridge as the bad queen. Fun to paint pink into this set.

The very ugly Voldemort as the bad king. Just weird to paint.

Draco Malfoy as the bad bishop (x2)

Vincent Crabbe as the knight (x2)

For some reason Rook Bellatrix (x2) was very fun for me to paint. Maybe it was her crazy hair. :)

Detailing on her dress.

The next post will contain all of the pawns on the bad side of the board. So far Aaron will not let anyone else play the good side.