Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Preping for Water Color Card Class #2

Here I made swatches for my Yasutomo 21 count pearl water colors.  I purchased these also a while ago at Hobby lobby with a coupon.

This is how I laid out my paper.

I found that spraying the little circles made it faster and I didn't have to add as much water with my brush.

So Supper Shimmery/Pearly/Sparkly   LOVE IT!!!!
Too sign up for the Water Color for Card Makers class click this LINK.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Prepping for Watercolor for Card Makers Class

So there is a little prep work before class starts Monday May 5th, and since I signed up so late I'm going to get a post done with each set of water mediums I have

One thing was to gather your supplies "shop your stash" I did need to purchase a few things, more water color paper and some brushes, I also bought with coupons some new watercolor mediums.

Another was to make some samples of watercolors, swatches I guess would be the term.

For my swatches I am going to use some watercolor paper that I purchased from Hobby Lobby, I like to stock up when they are on sale which seems like maybe one time a month.  The paper for my swatches is by Masters Touch, its 140 pound cold press weight, you can get 12 sheets sized 6 X 8 for 2.99 regular or wait tell they go on sale.  There is multiple sizes and different brands at both Hobby Lobby and Micheal's as well as on line stores.

My first swatches will be my Inktense pencils, and I have to admit that I have had these for at least a month and tonight was the first time I opened them, I purchased them after watching a you tuber use them.

Inktense water color pencils 12 pack originally 35.00 but I used a 40% off couple a couple weeks ago at Hobby Lobby

Ha, I should have rotated this but oh well, I did a thick like of the pencil and a light line then wrote the name of the color.

They really are intense colors even the light marks are still decently bright.

All done and a nice variety of color.

Using the water brush they cleaned up nice and only used one baby wipe, so pretty.
If you would like to sign up for the watercolor for cardmarkers class its only 25.00 and you get lifetime access and you can go at your own pace. there are a variety of other classes as well.

Here is the LINK

Thursday, April 24, 2014


So, I am entering three challenges with this one card!  The first will be for a Video Response to tuesdaehubbard 500+ subbie giveaway.   The second will be for the anything goes challenge over at Word Art Wednesday #129. The third will be for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge #161

I wanted to make tuesdae a congrats card for having 500+ subbies on her you tube channel, she challenges me to scrapbook more of my two favorite little monsters 2 1/2 Miss Alivia Pivia Smivia and 5 1/2 Lexi Pexi. Even though I do a family project life and a Pre School project life album for Pexi I still want to get back into creating 12X12 layouts.

I have leaned into more card making over the past year or so and just recently got into the whole pocket scrap booking phase.

Soo lets see some pictures and less rambling.....

So I needed to create an inked background for part of the PPT MIM challenge so that I can do water droplets on top.
My first color was Pumice Stone distress ink and my second color was Iced Spruce and finally my third color was Victorian Velvet.
Love these new tools by ranger.
Finished piece.
Random droplets.
Now I should of used scrap black card stock but I dint realized it tell after I embossed it.

This die is from the PTI Wonderful Words stamp and die set Congrats, I believe its #11.
Some sparkly Zing black embossing powder. I glued all the congrats together to form my own 3D embellishment.
I started trying to use a sharpie on the edges and that wasn't working so I took some Black soot and water and used a paint brush to color the edges.
I got this tip from Jennifer McGuire about running your Versa Mark pad along the edges of your paper to make the paper match your embossed die cut.
Again from Jennifer McGuire, she uses the Extreme adhesive for tough jobs, like this watercolor paper that I added water tool.
Wanted these wood stars to match the colors they were at so I squished them in my ink pad.
Finished off the card with some wink of stella on the stars and some extra on the congrats.
My You Tube Video Response

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pre School Easter Treat Bags

Here are the treat bag that me and Alexis came up with for her Preschool class.

I found a nice bright cheery 12X12 patterned paper in my stash, sorry to say I don't know where its from.  I cut the strips into 2 inches wide, I cut almost to the top but didn't cut it apart that way the strips were all together and then I cut them 4 inches wide.
I used my Recollection paper in a nice blue color and cut 4X6 pieces, here are my scraps i will use the first and second pile for die cutting scraps and the third pile I will give to the girls to use on their projects.
I used my Martha Stewert score board and scored the 4X6 at 3 inches. I did everything assembly line, cut all striped paper cut all the blue paper and then scored them. We needed to make 15.
Used my Stampin Up ink swatches to pick out coordinating colors for the eggs.
I die cut all the eggs from scrap white card stock. The egg die and stamp are from My Favorite Things Embellished Eggs stamp set and coordinating die's.

And with a clear stamp you see exactly where your stamping.
Since these were going to preschoolers who would just rip and toss I decided to use just a tiny amount of adhesive.
Stamped the sentiment in my favorite ink.
Getting ready to make foam eggs, using a muffin tin and some cheap muffin liners that I always pick up at the dollar store we started to separate all the pieces.
Still separating, oh this was the longest part.
Mom got the small ones to separate.

The kit from Micheal's 50% off, YAY

Hard at work decorating eggs for the class.
Alivia is doing her thing too.

Back of bag, Pastel Yogurt Raisins, Kit Kat, and a piece of chocolate egg.

Front of bag, I put a foam dot on the back of the egg and put them on top to cover the staple mark.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pre School Teachers Gift for Easter

So for Easter I decided to make a cute picture frame for Alexis Pre School teachers, she has 4 of them, one teacher and three helpers. I saw an idea on pinterest of a frame with bunnies in it and I said I can totally do that with what I have in my own craft room.

I used an 8 1/2 by 11 paper pack from Micheal's called All Seasons, its their Recollections brand.  I also used from Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Parade #1 die's.

I went to my local dollar store and picked up all there think black frames 5X7 sized.
Using the bone folder that came with my Martha Stewert score board (to save my fingers) I lifter up the backs of the frames.
Gave these miscellaneous pieces to Alexis and Alivia to use.
The bunny tail would get stuck in the die and unfortunately this die doesn't have any holes to poke out the paper so I used to washi tape from my desk that I don't care for and viola the pop right out.
Just press and lift.

I used some cheap cream paper from Micheal's, their Recollections brand and cut a heir shorter then 5X7.

I used my tombow glue, just a little and my quick stick to place on the cream paper,
Close up.
 A perftect little gift for teaches and family and friends.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Quilted Card

My first time entering a Papertrey Ink challenge and I choose there normal Make it Monday Challenges this one is #159.

Also entering this into the Word Art Wednesdays anything goes challenge #127.

I mainly used supplies by Stampin Up but I did include Papertrey Ink products via the Stamp Set and Matching Die.

A pile of 1 1/4 by 1 1/4 inch squares from Stampin Up's Brights DSP collection.
Assembling them.

The main panel is Whisper White card stock by Stampin Up.
Glued them down and trimmed them.
This is an embossing folder from cuttle bug and I hope it counts in the PPI challenge if not oh well it was fun using what I had.
End result.
I used Papertrey Ink Polkadot Parade #1 stamp set and die using Stampin Up Whisper White paper.

Lots of foam for dimension.
Masking the BUNNY stamp to stamp it in the coordinating colors of the DSP.
Stampin Up ink colors in:
Pumpkin Pie
Real Red
Old Olive
Daffodil Delight and
Tempting Turquoise
Since its a clear stamp you can see exactly where you are stamping.

Stamp Set Storage

Matching dies on the back with a piece of magnet strip.

Sorry my image wont flip.

Again I cant get the darn thing to flip

Ill have to ask my husband later whats going on with the camera, this inside white panel is Hobby Lobby heavy weight card stock and the black card base is also Hobby Lobby heavy weight card stock, their Paper Studio brand.

or the user, LOL
Supplies used:

Stampin Up
Papertrey Ink