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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

A Unicorn Birthday for Madelyn

Today is my sweet youngest Grand Niece, Madelyn's birthday.  She is 5 years old and she shares her birthday with my maternal grandmother Lila May Mulryan Chase who was born in 1887! (Madelyn's Great Great Grandmother!)
As part of her birthday presents from Kent and me,  I made her a reveal wheel card and a little die cut felt Unicorn (her favorite creature at the moment!)
I used the Unicorn die from Neat and Tangled for my little stuffed unicorn.  I die cut the pieces out of felt, used a running stitch to sew the pieces together and stuffed it with little pieces of cotton balls! 
Below you can see the sparkle added to the unicorn where I brushed over the colors with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella.  I used Tombow Markers to color the areas.
I used the Reveal Wheel dies from Lawn Fawn to cut all the wheel pieces.  Lawn Fawn has a great tutorial on YouTube showing all the simple steps in putting the pieces together.
The words in the windows are from Reveal Wheel Sentiments.
The unicorn and MAGICALsentiment along the bottom are from Magical Day by Neat and Tangled. The Wishing You and Birthday are from the Reveal Wheel Sentiments set.  
I used the Magical Day die to cut the unicorn and popped her up on foam dots. 

Here are the 4 words revealed as Madelyn turned the wheel.
I used my Brother Label maker for the personalization.

I'm linking my card to:

I used pop dots on the unicorn and on the reveal wheel
I used a two unicorn dies and a reveal wheel die

Stamps:  Magical Day - Neat and Tangled, Reveal Wheel Sentiments - Lawn Fawn
Paper:  white, Hibiscus Burst, DP Bitty Big Berry Sorbet - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Unicorn Die and Magical Day die - Neat and Tangled, Reveal wheel Die - Lawn Fawn, foam dots, tiny brad, Tombow Markers, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

A Magical Unicorn Birthday

I always see things (dies, stamps, inks) that I want.   And then I purchase them.  They arrive, I put them in a drawer for another day - and often forget to get them out and use them.

Case in point -  the wonderful Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel dies and stamps and the Neat & Tangled Magical Day stamps and dies which I purchased months ago thinking I'd use them to make a card for my unicorn-loving youngest grand niece.
So yesterday was the day I got them out -  inspired by two challenges.

And here is the fun card I made for Madelyn -  who will be 5 in April 
(shhh - don't tell her about the card!)

I personalized the top of her card using my Brother Label Maker.   
And the birthday sentiment stamp really says "wishing you a wonderful birthday", but I only inked the Wishing You A and the Birthday and then stamped the MAGICAL in the space that happened to be just big enough!

I took 4 pictures to show you the 4 words from the sentiment set that I stamped on the wheel so you see each one as you turn the wheel.    FABULOUS  AMAZING  AWESOME  MAGICAL
I colored the unicorn using Tombow Markers pushing the color around the area with a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella -  below you can hopefully see the wonderful glittery shine!  
Jennifer McGuire has a YouTube Video on this coloring technique here.

My inspiration from the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge was this unicorn from the web store Accessorize

Make an interactive card.

Stamps:  Reveal Wheel Sentiments - Lawn Fawn, Neat & Tangled Magical Day.
Paper:  white, Hibiscus Burst, DP Bitty Big Pale Peony - PTI, Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories: Reveal Wheel Die Set - Lawn Fawn, Magical Day Dies - Neat & Tangle, foam dots, Brother Label Maker, Tombow Markers, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, tiny brad.  

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Thinking of you when leaves are falling

Well, our leaves are falling - the maple leaves that is - but they aren't falling because it's fall and they aren't in beautiful hues of red and orange -  no - this year the maple trees in our area are suffering from some form of blight -  they have been falling off the trees since late August and they are green with horrible black spots on them - like they have been sprayed with tar.   I can only hope next year they all return in good health!

So I have to pretend I am surrounded by lovely New England Fall colors by using them on my cards!
I die cut my leaves from a panel I made by rubbing Distress Inks in Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple Crushed Olive and Frayed Burlap onto my craft mat, spritzing with water and dragging and pouncing a panel of Mixed Media Cardstock through it all.   Then I used the lovely Stitched Leaves Dies from Lawn Fawn to cut the leaves. 
 Here's a close up so you can see the stitching on the leaves.
The circles frame is from the Mix and Mat Flourishes Die set from PTI (LOVE this die!)  I layered the larger leaf onto the panel of Rustic Cream with a foam dot and then adhered the smaller leaves flat on the panel.  I stamped the Thinking of You sentiment in Cocoa Bean ink.
I had colored a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" panel with the inks so I was able to die cut lots of leaves out of it.  I made 2 Thinking of You cards and 4 Thanksgiving cards.  The Happy Thanksgiving is from a retired Waltzingmouse set.

I'm linking my cards to the October CAS Watercolour Challenge -  

 Did you hear they are celebrating their 1st birthday?  And there are prizes to be won!
$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for Challenge Winner
$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
 (must follow rules to be eligible for prizes)

So join in and maybe you'll win?!!
Stamps:  Thinking of You - Autumn Abundance/PTI,  Happy Thanksgiving - Peace and Plenty/Waltzingmouse Retired.
Paper:  Mixed Media Card Stock - Dylusions/Ranger, Rustic Cream, Canyon Clay - PTI.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple, Crushed Olive and Frayed  urlap, Cocoa Bean - PTI.
Accessories:  Stitched Leaves Die - Lawn Faun, Mix and Mat Flourishes Die set - PTI, foam dots, Tombow Glue.

Monday, September 18, 2017

2nd Card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Here's my second card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  You'll find all the details here.  TONS of prizes to be won if you link up your cards!
The rules?
When: Friday, September 15 – Friday, September 22 
Time: 6 am pacific
USE: coffee, tea, or cocoa images
Here's my fall card:
I made a floating image window on my card using the Rectangle Peek a Boo die from MFT.  I added a piece of tulle between the layers of DP and card base and adhered my coffee grinder die cut with foam dots over the tulle. I added a reverse die cut of the grinder to the back so you don't see the foam dots when you open the card. I fussy cut another Peek a Boo Frame out of Dark Chocolate card and layered it over the opening with foam dots.  The leaf is die cut out of a piece of thin wood.  The sentiment is from a coffee set  and the grinder is from a coffee die set - both sold on Ali Express.

You will find a wonderful YouTube video by Jennifer McGuire on the floating image window design here
Now it's time to check out all of the other fall coffee/tea cards linked up at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!

Also linking my card to:
I used the colors
Happy Little Stampers
Stamps:  Coffee Set - Ali Express
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Dark Chocolate, Text Style Autumn Abundance - PTI,  brown - Kraft Core Coredinations, thin wood sheet.
Ink:  Coffee Bean - PTI
Accessories:  Rectangle Peek a Boo Window Die - MFT, Coffee Grinder Die - Ali Express, stitched leaf die - Lawn Fawn, foam dots, tulle.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Time to get your coffee on!   It's the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  You'll find all the details here.
The rules?
When: Friday, September 15 – Friday, September 22 
Time: 6 am pacific
USE: coffee, tea, or cocoa images

My Fall Coffee card:
I die cut stitched leaves out of a thin real wood sheet, layering them over the plaid paper that I cut with a Tipped Top Die from PTI.  I die cut and stamped the cup and layered it over the leaves with foam dots.  I stamped the sentiment directly onto the paper and added 3 small brown enamel dots.
I layered the whole panel onto an orange Bazzill panel to add more texture.
Now it's time to check out all of the other fall coffee/tea cards linked up at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!

Also linking my card to:
I used the colors
Happy Little Stampers

Stamps:  Tea cup - Tea for Two Additions - PTI, Sentiment - Coffee Set/Stampabilities.
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Text Style/Autumn Abundance - PTI, Bazzill Orange, thin wood panel.
Ink:  Coffee Bean - PTI
Accessories:  Tea cup die and Tipped Tops Die  - PTI, Stitched Leaves dies - Lawn Fawn,  brown enamel dots - My Minds Eye, foam dots.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

You're the Best

I'm home on vacation this week - but it's a stay-cation since Kent is still recovering from his hip replacement.  He's improving every day - we've been able to take some great 50 minute walks down our local bike path.
So I've been using the time to get ahead on several of my DT obligations - but today I wanted to play along in the Color Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.
These are the colors Karen asked us to use today with the option of also doing some embossing on your card:
And here is my card.
The trophy and ribbon are Alterations Die set from Alterations/Sizzix. All the pieces are popped up on foam dots.
I added two strips of Washi tape to ground the trophy over dotted DP. I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn (free with an order!) right onto the DP.

We had snow today for the first time this winter!  We got about 2" but then it turned to rain - so now it is freezing slush as the sun goes down!

I'll be back at 7 pm Thursday night (Eastern time) with my January A Vintage Journey project - and on New Year's Day with my Mixed Media Card project -  Hope you can stop by!

Stamps:  Sentiment - Lawn Fawn, stars - Scene It/Celebration - PTI
Paper: Indigo Island, Pear Pizzaz - SU, Blueberry Sky - PTI, DP BoBunny Almond Dot
Ink: True Black - PTI, Versamark
Accessories: Die - Mini Trophy Prize Ribbon/Sizzix Alterations, silver embossing powder, washi tape, foam dots

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge - July 31st

Welcome to the next Fusion Challenge - there's a new one every other week - and what inspiration we saw for the last challenge!  So many beautiful flowers and cupcakes and pastel colors!  And here is our new inspiration!

Once again - I was inspired to use both the photo and sketch on my creation!  Whoo hoo! (that doesn't always happen!)
I used the Cover Plate - Stripes Horizontal die from Papertrey Ink to cut the Lemon Tart card stock to give the impression of the hutch.  I backed it with a piece of DP from October Afternoon/Farm house that reminded me of the dishes on display.  The blue die cut arrows were inspired by the blue chair in the photo and finally the yellow enamel dots are like the cupcakes - don't they look yum??!!! (the cupcakes that is!)  The sentiment is a free stamp I received in an order from Lawn Fawn.
What will you be inspired by this time?  We'd love for you to link up your card to the Fusion Challenge -  check out all the details here.

And if you have a few minutes - please check out all the inspiration from the Design Team linked below!

Stamps: sentiment - I received free with an order from Lawn Fawn
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  White, Lemon Tart - PTI, Tempting Turquoise - SU, DP October Afternoon/Farm House Paper Pad
Accessories:  1 1/4" circle punch - EK Success, arrow dies - Lead the Way Dienamics/My Favorite Things, Cover Plate Stripes Horizontal die - PTI, Glue Pen, Glue N Seal, enamel dots - home made from Perler beads.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Am I Blue?

Well, today I have two projects to share -  for three challenges that involved the color blue!

First -  I made an ornament/card layering a grey felt snowflake, a glittery plastic snowflake, a white cardstock punched snowflake and a blue rhinestone.  The felt ornament was in a set of three that I bought at Michaels last year in the $1 bin and the shiny plastic ornament was saved from a gift packaging.
I made this for the Merry Monday Challenge
 My next project was made for the Cas-ology Cue Card - Pumpkin and the Curtain Call Inspiration challenge.
And here is my blue and white pumpkin card!
My pumpkin shape is a template from Creations by AR - Harvest Pumpkins Set and the Stitched Leaves are dies from Lawn Fawn.  I hand cut the stem.  I sponged the edges with Ranger Distress Weathered Wood.  The Thanksgiving Wishes is from Lil' Inker Designs - Thanksgiving Wishes.   I LOVE the blue and white inspiration gourds - and I LOVE how my little white and blue pumpkin came out!

Snowflake Ornament
Stamps:  Verve - Peace on Earth
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  sentiment strips die - MFT, snowflake punch - Martha Stewart, rhinestone - Kaiser Craft, glossy accents (to glue snowflakes together) 1/4" hole punch - Fiskars, grey felt snowflake - Michaels, glittery plastic snowflake - repurposed from gift wrapping, 

Blue Pumpkin
Stamps:  Thanksgiving Wishes - Lil' Inker Designs
 Paper:  off white - Bazzill, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening - PTI
 Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Weathered Wood
Accessories:  stitched leaves die - Lawn Fawn, pumpkin shape - template from Creations by AR/Harvest Pumpkin Set.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Mixed Media - Happy Harvest!

Today I have a project I made for Mona and Sue's Mixed Media Color challenge
I decided to do a small canvas this time - using the same photo of my cute little grandnephew, James, that I used on yesterdays post - since there are blue and red colors in the photo.   It is a picture of James enjoying a just picked apple when he was apple picking with his mum and dad - so I went with the fall theme - using some stitched leaf dies. (I LOVE these leaves!)
I used several mediums on this project - First I dry brushed some blue acrylic paint over the whole gesso-primed canvas.  Then I stenciled the brick wall with embossing paste, brushed over it with pink acrylic paint and then some Distress Crackle Paint.  I die cut the leaves, brushed over them with pink acrylic paint and Sheer Sparkle Glitter Glaze.  I wanted to define the edge - so I inked it with Ranger Tumbled Glass Distress Stain.  I attached the photo and then brushed Matte Mod Podge over the whole thing!
I wanted to fill the space at the top of the canvas but wasn't sure what to put there and I didn't want to wreck the whole thing by doing something 'yucky' - which I often seem to do!   So - when I woke up this morning to look at how it had all dried -  I suddenly remembered these canvas Thicker Stickers and thought putting the year on my creation would be a great way to remember how old James was when I made this.  I brushed over the numbers with pink acrylic paint but it's not too noticeable in the photo.
So -  I think my niece Christie will like this - she puts a lot of the things I make with James in them on the mantle in their living room, which makes me happy!
So have you been playing with mixed media?   Come over and check Mona and Sue's Mixed Media Color challenges -  they are really fun!  I have learned so much just by playing with all of these different mediums - I'm starting to get more comfortable using them!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Peace and Plenty
Paper:  Pure Poppy - PTI, Blue from stash.
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  6"x8" canvas panel - Michaels, Ranger Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint, Stitched Leaf Die - Lawn Fawn, enamel dots - My Mind's Eye, Thicker Fabric Stickers, Ranger Glue N Seal, Matte Mod Podge, Brick wall stencil - MFT, Summer Haze and Ballet Slipper Acrylic Paint - Martha Stewart, Studio 490 Embossing Paste, Glitter Glaze Sheer Sparkle - MFT, Ranger Tumbled Glass Distress Stain.