Friday, August 31, 2018

MFT (My Favorite Things) color challenge #100

Unfortanitely I did not use any MFT products on this card, I could not find any in my stash that would work with how the card was turning out.

I decided to go for some paint smearing technique, you know from the all mighty Jennifer McGuire Ink a while back she posted a video.

I believe this card would be FANTASTIC for a Veteran or a Soldier overseas during the Holiday season, tell me what you think in a comment.

 I started off by picking colors close to the challenge.

I chose Daler Rowney paint in the colors Crimson, Yellow Ochre, Coeruleum, and light blue.

Some water color paper from my stash as well.
 I at first did all four colors.
 Then I rearranged the blues and tried again.

Then I had an aha moment and thought, Kraft Card base with the reds and blues paint dragged and add snowflakes over it.
 I used some Silver Pearl embossing powder to embossing the snow flakes X3.

They are wooden and from my abundance stash.

Tombow Mono Liquid glue to adhere all the things.

Heavy Weight White card stock to cut out the sentiment.
All done, this is with out the flash on my camera

This one is with my flash on

Here is a close up, so glad and happy with how it turned out.

An all American Christmas card and totally no traditional colors.








Would you like to play along with this challenge CLICK HERE to enter.

Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
their website is http://www.hobbylobby.com/home.cfm
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
their website is http://www.michaels.com/
Target Store site http://www.target.com/
Joanns Craft Store Site https://www.joann.com/

Find me on Face Book, click here https://www.facebook.com/Craftyjennifer
Find me on Pinterest, click here http://www.pinterest.com/craftyjeffiners/
I am on Instagram too, craftjeffiner

These ARE NOT affliate links, no way involved with these company’s, I just love their products. These are links to their stores.

My big shot, paper trimmer, bone folder, and other adhesives can be purchased at your local or online craft supply places.

- I used Ranger embossing powder in the color Silver Pearl
- Water Color paints in the color Light Blue, Coeruleum, Crimson, and Yellow Ochre
- Wooden snow flakes from my stash
- Water Color paper from my stash

My Stampin UP demo is Jenny Rast, You can purchase from her and support her by searching for her under the demonstrator section here http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/
- Crumb Cake card stock for the base


To purchase Simon Says Stamp products click here http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/
- painted merry and bright die - their brand

JOY card with a Snowflake in the center

I searched JOY cards on Pinterest and found a few I really liked but did not have the supplies I needed to re create so as I was looking threw my stash I found a bunch of wooden snowflakes and decided to roll with it.

 I am using a Lid from an old box to hold my snowflakes while I heat emboss them.

It protects my hands from getting burned and keeps the piece from falling.
 Here it is with three layers of white heat embossing.
 I used heavy weight white card stock and cut out the J and Y four times and glued them together with Tombow Mono Liquid Glue.
 I decided I wanted a little color for this card so I versa marked half the snowflake and added some blue powder, then after that heat set and cooled I did it again and added some glitz embossing powder on top of the blue.

The cricut spatula works great to pick up the wooden and card stock heat embossed peices.
 I was going to use a white card base with a white wood grain embossed mat but I believe that was too much white.

I added again blue then glitz embossing powder and Tombow Mono Liquid glue to adhere to my card front because the mat got a bit warped.

I trimmed the edges of the card stock card base to make it even.
 I am using a wood grain textured embossing folder as well.
Finished card

Close up, one day I will be able to have more white space but fore now its just to hard for me not to have texture and color and embellishments.









Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
their website is http://www.hobbylobby.com/home.cfm
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
their website is http://www.michaels.com/
- Heavy Weight White card stock
- their brand Glitz embossing powder
Target Store site http://www.target.com/
Joanns Craft Store Site https://www.joann.com/

Find me on Face Book, click here https://www.facebook.com/Craftyjennifer
Find me on Pinterest, click here http://www.pinterest.com/craftyjeffiners/
I am on Instagram too, craftjeffiner

These ARE NOT affliate links, no way involved with these company’s, I just love their products. These are links to their stores.

My big shot, paper trimmer, bone folder, and other adhesives can be purchased at your local or online craft supply places.

- Wooden snow flakes can be found at multiple sources via online or in store
- Zing embossing powder in the color Aqua

My Stampin UP demo is Jenny Rast, You can purchase from her and support her by searching for her under the demonstrator section here http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/
- wood grain embossing folder

To purchase Simon Says Stamp products click here http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/
- I used their brand of White embossing powder

Broom Halloween Card

I recently brought out my Cricut Expression machine and began using it again. I decided to make a Halloween Card and looked threw the images from the Create A Critter 2 cartridge and found the broom and wanted to see if I could create some dimension with the bristles and also make it a not so scary or kiddy card and I think I achived that idea.

 I used Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry card stock to cut out the broom.

I also used my Gypsy to help with sizing my image.

I added Tombow Mono Liquid Glue to the first layer.
 I used the Create A Critter 2 cartridge and the broom is on page 56.
 After using Tombow Mono Liquid glue to adhere the first layer I then added a glue dot to the second layer and off set it a little.

I then added a dimensional to the final layer and offset that as well.
 I again used my gypsy tool to size an Oval and Scallop Oval.

I used the Cricut Font and Basic Shapes.

I cut it out on white first to see if it would work with my broom and was satisfied and re cut with the paper I wanted.
 Using some extra pattern paper I made some banners for the inside of the card.

I used my Hexagon punch to make the banner end.
Finished card.

 I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede ink.

I added the broom and polka dot paper with regular Tombow Mono Liquid Glue and added the whole thing with foam squares that I recently purchased from the Dollar store to see how they work.


 Here is the inside of the card.
 The back of the card, I brought in Cajun Craze ink because that matched the paper on the front of the card.
I choose a Kraft envelope to match the card.
Here is the back of the envelope.












Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
their website is http://www.hobbylobby.com/home.cfm
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
their website is http://www.michaels.com/
- New this year 12X12 pattern paper called "Thankful Heart" - their brand
- I am trying out their Foam Mounting Tape
Target Store site http://www.target.com/
Joanns Craft Store Site https://www.joann.com/

Find me on Face Book, click here https://www.facebook.com/Craftyjennifer
Find me on Pinterest, click here http://www.pinterest.com/craftyjeffiners/
I am on Instagram too, craftjeffiner

These ARE NOT affliate links, no way involved with these company’s, I just love their products. These are links to their stores.

My big shot, paper trimmer, bone folder, and other adhesives can be purchased at your local or online craft supply places.

My Stampin UP demo is Jenny Rast, You can purchase from her and support her by searching for her under the demonstrator section here http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/
- Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry card stock
- Soft Sued and Cajun Craze ink
- Hexagon Punch - retired
- Mini dimensionals - for the broom

To purchase from Technique Tuesday click here http://www.techniquetuesday.com/
- Stamp Set called Broom Riders - I believe this is retired as well

To purchase Cricut products click here http://us.cricut.com/home
- I used my Cricut Expression 
- I also used Create a Critter 2 - which is only a digital cartridge now I believe but I have a physical one
- I also used my Gypsy - which is retired

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Halloween Card with Pumpkins and Ghosts

I have always wanted to recreate this card and finally decided to do it with the supplies I have in my stash.

 I started off with some Heavy Weight black card stock and a Spider Web embossing folder.
 I used some Oval and Circle dies from my stash, one has stitching and one ahs some x stitching on it.
 I used the retired Owl Builder Punch from Stampin Up to make my cute ghost.
 I used not only Tombow Mono Liquid Glue but also some Stampin Up regular dimensionals to add the pumpkins.
 I used an orange envelope and decorated the outside and back using Tnagelo Twist ink and Soft Suede ink to match the card stock I used in my card design.


 The back of the card.
 The inside of the card.
the finished card

I used Gumball Green card stock and the same punch to make the leaves.











Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
their website is http://www.hobbylobby.com/home.cfm
- Heavy Weight black card stock their brand
- their brand spider web embossing foler
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
their website is http://www.michaels.com/
Target Store site http://www.target.com/
Joanns Craft Store Site https://www.joann.com/

Find me on Face Book, click here https://www.facebook.com/Craftyjennifer
Find me on Pinterest, click here http://www.pinterest.com/craftyjeffiners/
I am on Instagram too, craftjeffiner

These ARE NOT affliate links, no way involved with these company’s, I just love their products. These are links to their stores.

My big shot, paper trimmer, bone folder, and other adhesives can be purchased at your local or online craft supply places.

- from my stash I used some oval and circle dies


To purchase from Technique Tuesday click here http://www.techniquetuesday.com/
- I used Boo and Eek stamp set 

My Stampin UP demo is Jenny Rast, You can purchase from her and support her by searching for her under the demonstrator section here http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/
- I used Soft Suede ink and card stock
- I used retired Tangelo Twist ink and card stock
- I used retired Gumball Green card stock
- I used retired Owl Builder Punch
- I used regular dimensionals

Christmas Wreath card with Snowflakes

Again I am using the new to me Spellbinders Four Seasons Wreath die that I purchased from Hobby Lobby to make a Snowflake Wreath.  Here is my Inspiration card idea.  I really like the teal blue with white so to make it my own I used a grey background and added sequins instead of the glossy accents and liquid pearls that the other card has.

Here is my take on a traditional Christmas wreath Click Here



 I am using Lawn Fawn stitched snowflakes and rectangle dies.

Also the Spellbinders Four Seasons wreath die

 Again just laying out my design, I love to make multiple cards at once if I can.

I used Stampin UP card stock in Smokey Slate, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, and Bermuda Bay.

 Here are the two different designs I came up with.

Using Tombow Mono Liquid Glue and Stampin UP mini and regular dimensionals as well.
 Just makeing sure my die fits.

I used a Silver card stock also from Stampin UP.
Finished Card, I used Marshmallow and Aquamarine in 4 and 6 mm sizes


 I decorated the envelopes in the matching ink color of the card stock.
 The inside of the cards, useing the extra snow flakes I cut out along with Early Espresso ink.
Second card, I used sequins in the color Marshmallow and Cornflower, sizes 4 and 6 mm.

Close up












Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
their website is http://www.hobbylobby.com/home.cfm
- I used Heavy Weight White card stock
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
their website is http://www.michaels.com/
Target Store site http://www.target.com/
Joanns Craft Store Site https://www.joann.com/


Find me on Face Book, click here https://www.facebook.com/Craftyjennifer
Find me on Pinterest, click here http://www.pinterest.com/craftyjeffiners/
I am on Instagram too, craftjeffiner


These ARE NOT affliate links, no way involved with these company’s, I just love their products. These are links to their stores.


My big shot, paper trimmer, bone folder, and other adhesives can be purchased at your local or online craft supply places.

- I used the Spellbinders Four Seasons die


- I used the stamp set called ornaments4Christmas for my sentiments

My Stampin UP demo is Jenny Rast, You can purchase from her and support her by searching for her under the demonstrator section here http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/
- I used Smokey Slate, Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, and Island Indigo card stock
- I used Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, and Island Indigo ink
- I used their mini and regular dimensionals
- I used Silver card stock sheets

To purchase Lawn Fawn products click here http://www.lawnfawn.com/
- I used joy die
- I used stitched snowflakes die
- Stitched rectangles die for the card front panel


To purchase Pretty Pink Posh products click here http://www.shopprettypinkposh.com/
- I used Marshmallow 4 and 6 mm sized regular sequins
- I used Cornflower 4 and 6 mm sized regular sequins 
- I used Aquamarine 4 and 6 mm sized regular sequins

Christmas Wreath card with Traditional colors

I recently pick up the Spellbinders Four Seasons Wreath die from Hobby Lobby for a whopping $4.99 regular $19.99.  I searched Pinterest and found this card   I used some other dies from my stash to recreate it minus the bow and the deer.

 Here are all the die cut out of Stampin UP card stock.  I used Pear Pizzaz, Real Red, and Soft Suede.


I am using a few dots of Tombow Mono Liquid Glue in different places on the wreath so I can easily slide pieces threw.

I also used Lawn Fawn stitched leaves and a Stampin Up die from Christmas Pines.
 Useing again Tombow Mono Liquid Glue and also Mini Stampin dimensionals.
 I changed out the snowflake pattern paper for striped pattern paper.  Its a nice mustard yellow color.

It came from a Hobby Lobby 12X12 pack called 12 Days of Christmas.
 I did lay out my wreath before I began glueing the pieces down just to get a feel of spaceing.
 Fine tip glue pen also easy small dots of glue to adhere my Pretty Pink Posh Sequins in the color Raspberry.
 Close up
 Close up
 I stamped my sentiment using the Hampton Art Stampin Tool twice to get a nice crisp Black empression using Versa Fine Black Onyx ink.
 The inside of the card, more pattern paper and extra leafs that I had left over from die cutting.
All done

 Close up
Back of the card and I added more pattern paper to the inside of the envelope.










Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
their website is http://www.hobbylobby.com/home.cfm
- Heavy Weight Cream card stock
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
their website is http://www.michaels.com/
Target Store site http://www.target.com/
Joanns Craft Store Site https://www.joann.com/

Find me on Face Book, click here https://www.facebook.com/Craftyjennifer
Find me on Pinterest, click here http://www.pinterest.com/craftyjeffiners/
I am on Instagram too, craftjeffiner

These ARE NOT affliate links, no way involved with these company’s, I just love their products. These are links to their stores.

My big shot, paper trimmer, bone folder, and other adhesives can be purchased at your local or online craft supply places.

- Hampton Art Stamp Perfect Tool
- Spellbinder Four Seasons die

- For the sentiment on the front and back of the card I used ornaments4Christmas

My Stampin UP demo is Jenny Rast, You can purchase from her and support her by searching for her under the demonstrator section here http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/
- Real Red, Pear Pizzaz, and Soft Suede card stock
- Soft Suede ink
- Mini and Regular Stampin Dimensionals
- Christmas Pines dies

To purchase Pretty Pink Posh products click here http://www.shopprettypinkposh.com/
- Raspberry 4mm sequins

To purchase Lawn Fawn products click here http://www.lawnfawn.com/
- Stitched Leaves die