Saturday, March 29, 2014

Polaroid with Flowers

                   Again just browsing Pinterest and came across this card from Shari Carrol


Lets get started                                                                                                

From Technique Tuesday I used the Straight Talk die HAPPY.
This stamp set came in one of the Simon Says Stamp Card Kits last year but is available for purchase on their website. I used the leaf/stem stamp.
This set also from Simon Says Stamp, I used the Birthday stamp.
This stamp set from My Favorite Things, I used the two flower stamps and the coordinating dies that come with the stamp set.
This Polaroid is a die but I don't remember from what company, I cut it once in scrap white and again in scrap Kraft. I also cut the happy die in a scrap piece of Kraft.

Good old scotch tape on the back to hold it together
I used Garden Green ink from Stampin Up for the leaf/stem and Versa Fine Black Onyx ink for the birthday.  I used Tombow Mono Multi Glue to adhere the Happy die cut.
Stamped the flowers on some scrap white card stock in Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler and Elegant Eggplant ink and the center is stamped in Crushed Curry ink.
This little dot stamp I used backwards for the big flower center.
And the correct way for the small flower center.
I used some Paper from a 6X6 pad from My Minds Eye called Dolled Up.

The card base is in Stampin Ups Pear Pizzaz.

I glued the mat and frame down with regular adhesive but before glued the frame down I wrapped some white thread under the HAPPY die cut and tied a bow. The flower have a foam square behind each one.
Close UP

Close UP

Extra Patterned paper on the inside, scrap cream card stock for a mat on the inside as well.

Favorite stamp for the back of my cards from Technique Tuesday

Thursday, March 27, 2014

You Card

I love looking threw Pinterest on my tablet while the girls are in the bathtub, I'm there making sure there safe and also getting card ideas.

I found THIS card on Pinterest. And knew I had the stamps sets, I changed up the paper and embellishments and tried for a more masculine feel.

Of course I will enter this into the Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge #125.

I did take some pictures but I must of got distracted while making it because I am missing the last half of my process pictures. Well such is life with a 5 1/2 Lexi girl and 2 1/2 pivia girl.

Oh I also changed up my craft room and the girls play room, Ill link to those videos later.

Lets get started.

Here I am seeing which ink will work better with my patterned paper which is from My Minds Eye 6X6 pad called Dolled Up. I also stamped them out and ended up choosing the Stampin up Chocolate Chip ink.

Here they are both stamped out the Chocolate Chip ink is on the right and the Early Espresso ink is on the right.

I curved the stamps set, which both are from a same stamp set called YOU from  Simon Says Stamp.

Right after I stamped the you I put Clear embossing powder on top and again after I stamped the "make me smile big", I then heat embossed them both. The new Stampin up Ink pads are very juicy and can be clear embossed right away.

I wrapped this white thread around the card base in three lines but ended up doing each line 4 times because this thread is very thin.  I got this at a thrift store for like .30 cents.

Close up, I added some FABULOUS flat sequins in the color of Espresso from Pretty Pink Posh, I used Glossy accents to adhere them along with my quick stick and tweezers to aid with the sticking down.

Close up, I also chose to use Stampin Up Chocolate Chip card stock as my card base. The stamped image is on Stampin Up Very Vanilla card stock and the inside cream piece is just some cream Recollections card stock from Micheals

Close up, just added a cream mat to the inside and some left over paper as well.
Craft room redo Videos
They are all fairly shore under 10 minutes
Video 1
Video 2
Video 3
Video 4
Video 5
Video 6
Video 7

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Two Step Stamping "Thank You" Card

I recently purchased a few new stamp sets from my Stampin Up Demonstrator and was glad that I finally got to play with them. I have seen allot of two step stamping going on and have always wanted a set to try out the technique.

And of course one of my favorite anything goes challenge blogs is at it again with Challenge #123, Word Art Wednesday.

So lets get started

The polka dot patterned paper is from Micheal's, its from their Simply Pastel 6X6 paper pack, the whole line was Clarence out so I wanted to pick up the paper pack. Kinda weird because the Simply Pastel collection has only been out under three months and they are already Clarence it out.
 I also used my ink swatches to figure out what inks worked with the paper, I chose from Stampin Up Marina Mist and Baha Breeze (sadly retired).
Another new product I purchased was the Stamp a magi from Stampin Up.... LOVE IT.

Perfect Placement EVERY TIME.
                       The stamp sets are form Stampin Up, Too Kind and Happy Water Color.
I have been using the tool like crazy, my stem color is in Baked Brown Sugar ink from Stampin Up.
 The lighter color for the bolder image and the darker for the thinner image.
OOPS, while closing my ink pad I accidentally dropped it on my paper, I just trimmed my paper and its all good, my card was a hair shorter then an A2 size.

I'm trying to use up these tiny foam squares, they are definitely not my favorite and a pain to use, if I still had the packaging I would tell you what brand they were.

And of course I was looking at it thinking it needed something else and I chose some sequins.
               The Quick stick is AWESOME, I used Glossy Accents to adhere the sequins, they match the                                                                    ink almost perfectly
Close up and added some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen just on the darker blue.  Also some Lawn Fawn lawn trimmings, which I added a small glue dot to insure it would stay put.

Love the back of the card stamp form Technique Tuesday, called Made With Love and its a reasonable price $2.99!!!!!

Supply links

Stampin Up
Hobby Lobby
Lawn Fawn
Simon Says Stamp
Technique Tuesday

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Journal Cards FPL Week #5

I just wanted to share my process of making my journal cards for my FPL (Family Project Life) album.  I am still getting into PL (Project Life) and working on embellishing more and not rushing myself. I am taking my time and working at my own pace, as long as I make sure to Print my pictures weekly and journal in my calender every day its OK if I work on different weeks. Its all about how this system works for you and not to feel rushed and getting it done every week.

This is Week #5

I will list the products as best as I can, I don't save much packaging because it saves more space to just get rid of it and not fight to put it back in the baggies.

I started with this journal card and didn't like what was on it so I found a different one and started over, the beauty of the Project Life Core Kits is they have tons of cards so if you mess up you don't get upset having to throw away the card.
 This Snap stamp set I just used the MONDAY speech bubble, I stamped it on scratch paper first to prime the stamp since this is the first time I have used this set. I prime most of my stamps this way but just using some copy paper and stamping a few times before stamping on my project. This is how I have started storing my stamps and dies, these are the Avery Elle stamp storage pockets that I purchase at Simon Says Stamp.
I purchase this set form Simion Says Stamp and the stamp and die were separate. I only used the stamp set on my journal card.
           I used the heart die in the Papertrey Ink stamp set and die combo called Polkad Dot Parade #, Its easy to break the dies apart just bend gently on the tabs and they come off easy, on the back of this stamp pocket sheet I glued some magnet sheet and that's where the dies are stored.
 These are a bunch of random Studio G stamp sets that I store in an extra Stampin Up case. I stamp of the paper and insert into the sleeve, I used one of the arrows.  I used black Versafine Black onyx ink, its a nice solid black ink and gives you a crisp image.  I cut out the heart from a DCWV cork paper pad that Micheal's recently had in there store and I adhered it with some Tombow Multi liquid glue.
 This set I believe came from Hobby Lobby and is there Paper Studio brand, I used the January in Versafine Black onyx ink.
 I used my favorite stamping markers from Stampin Up in Basic Black.
 I have really been enjoying this stamp set from Technique Tuesday called Days of the Week.
 I used the I and the outlined heart, I also used my Basic Black and Real Red maker. After I colored the heart in I used my clear Wink of Stella and let that dry and then put a layer of glossy accents on top.  Make sure to let this dry before you put back into your page protectors.
 I used Real Red, Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie, and Melon Mambo to journal on this card, the right now was already on this card.
 Here I am using my homemade Stampin Up color swatches to find the right color that matches my Pivias shirt.
 This set also from Papertrey Ink called Wonderfull words which has a coordinating die, I used my Stampin Up Baja Breeze ink, which is sadly retired.
 I stamped and die cut the snow and adhered it with Tombow Mono liquid glue. I used some snowflake's from Micheal's, they were sold at Christmas time and were from Recollections.
I pressed them on my ink pad and used a pencil eraser to hold them down, I used my tweezers to pull them up, after the ink dried I used my clear Wink of Stella glitter pen and adhered them on the bottom right corner of the journal card with my Tombow Mono glue.