Showing posts with label Mother's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mother's Day. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Morning Glory

Today I made a card using the colors for the Color Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers - 2 purples and a green.
I used lots of recently purchased items from Altenew -  the Layered Plaid Cover Die A, Build A Flower: Morning Glory and the Morning Glory die set.  I love when I use something new right away!  So often I put new purchases in a drawer and then forget I bought them!
I brushed the flowers and the leafy stems with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella which you can hopefully see in the photo above?!

I'm also linking my card to:
Country View Challenges - Easter or Spring

Happiness held is the Seed
Happiness Shared is the flower

and I'm linking my card to their blog.
Stamps:  Build a Flower: Morning Glory - Altenew
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Wisteria, Hydrangea Ultraviolet, Bamboo, Olive - Altenew 
Accessories:  Layered Plaid Cover Die A, Morning Glory Die - Altenew, foam dots, Clear Glitter wink of Stella Brush.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mid Month May CAS Mix Up Card Challenge Reminder!

Today I'm posting another card for the CAS Mix Up Challenge to remind you that you have until May 24th to get your card linked up!
Here is hostess Bonnie's challenge for us this month:  Use Gelatos or Crayons - but don't worry if you can't think of what you might do with these -  check out all the videos linked to over at the blog!
 This time I used Gelatos
 (you can see my Distress Crayon card here if you missed it!).  
I  mixed Bubble Gum Gelato with Liquitex Light Modeling Paste and spread it over a stencil.  
I watched this video that Bonnie provided us:  Stenciling with Gelatos by Kimberly Crawford
Here are a few photos of how I did it.
First I spread some modeling paste onto my craft mat.  Then I scraped some Bubble Gum Gelato off the stick onto the mat and then mixed it into the paste.
I spread the mix over Tim Holtz Scribbles stencil onto a panel of Bristol Smooth Surface paper being sure it was all covered and scraped over thinly and evenly. 
(wash your stencil and pallet knife immediately after use)
I cut a 2 1/2" x 3 1/4" piece out of the stenciled panel, layered it to a white card panel with foam dots, stamped and die cut the butterfly and layered it over the stenciling with foam dots.  Then I stamped the sentiment and layered the panel to a white card base.

Please join us and show us how you use Gelatos or Crayons!  There are several videos over at the CAS Mix Up Blog to inspire your creativity!  
You have until 5/24 to link up your creation!

I'm also linking my card to:
Just Us Girls
Creative with Stamps
AAA Cards

Stamps:  Butterfly Blooms, Women of Life (retired) - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Paper:  Bristol Smooth Surface, White - PTI
Accessories:  Bubble Gum Gelato, Liquitex Light Modeling Paste, Butterfly Bloom Die

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Jewelry Dishes with Alcohol Inks

Today I'm sharing a lovely little gift idea that I found on this blog through Pinterest.
You decorate small ceramic dishes with Alcohol Inks to look like flowers and to use as jewelry dishes on your bureau or bedside table.
Here are 12 that I made in a couple of hours time.
You'll find Patti's tutorial here.     
No two dishes ever come out alike - and the good thing is that you just have to rub over the dish with rubbing alcohol on a cloth to erase it all and start all over if you aren't happy!   
I have to say, as I was learning and figuring out how the Alcohol Ink blew around - I 'wiped clean' more than half of my dishes and started again!
Here are some photos of how I made them (slightly different than Patti):   
So you start with these little white ceramic sauce dishes -found at Amazon here.    You wipe off the dishes with Rubbing Alcohol.  I used these Rubbing Alcohol wipes that worked perfectly and are very convenient.  Patti used a canister of Canned Air to blow her Alcohol inks around but I just used this Distress Marker Spritzer from Tim Holtz 
(you squeeze the body and air puffs out of the nozzle.)
 I used a slightly different steps in applying my Alcohol Inks.  I added a drop to start the petal first. (she started with dropping ink on the center)
Then I tipped the bowl back a bit and pumped air on the ink with my tool to spread it up the side, trying for a petal-like shape. It dries pretty quickly so you want to work fast.  You can make any kind of petal shape that pleases you!
Then I went around the dish adding petals.
Then I took a second color of Alcohol Ink and added petals in between the first petals.  For this dish I used Patina and Citrus but you can use anything you have and colors that you favor!
Then I added a drop to the middle, it spreads pretty well, but you can also blow on it to move it and blowing will also stop it's spread.  Just practice to see how the inks move! You can add ink to fill in more petals or cover spots if you have them or wipe the whole thing off with rubbing alcohol and start over.
Here are close ups of a few of the ones shown above. 
 Sunshine Yellow and Ginger Alcohol Inks
Red Pepper and Poppyfield Alcohol Inks
Latte and Patina Alcohol Inks
Latte and Sepia Alcohol Inks
Sailboat Blue and Espresso Alcohol Inks
 You let the dishes dry for a day - then you spray them with a couple of coats of sealent.   
I packaged them up in clear square bottom bags that had a cupcake insert in them so they fit right into the hole on the insert.  I made labels using Tiny Tags stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink.

I had them at our Mother's Day sale at church and will sell them again at our church fair in October.
I think these would also make nice little gifts for friends!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May CAS Mix Up Card Challenge - Gelatos or Crayons

It's the first of May and the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge is up at the blog!
And it's a fun one! Bonnie is our creative host this month and she is asking us to use Gelatos or Crayons.  
Now I have had Ranger Distress Crayons for a couple of years now and have not used them much - so I was happy to see the videos with ideas on using these crayons posted over at the challenge.
This is the video that inspired my card:  Backgrounds with Distress Crayons by Shari Carroll (3:14)

And here is my card!
 I took a few photos of my creative process.
First I rubbed 3 different colors onto watercolor card and rubbed them to blend with my finger.  I used Iced Spruce, Shabby Shutters and Wild Honey.
Then I laid the Heart Struck Stencil from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous over the colors and rubbed over the stencil with a baby wipe to remove the color.
(don't use a really wet wipe it will wash all the color out)
And when I removed the stencil - this great design was revealed!
I added this sweet fox washi tape by Alexandra Renke across the middle of the crayon design and stamped a sentiment from Butterfly Blooms from PTI using Cocoa Bean Ink.
I'm so happy to know this lovely technique using the Distress Crayons and Stencils - I'll be making more cards using it for sure!

Our Guest Designer this month is the lovely and talented Jenny (My Paper Epiphany)

So please join us in this fun challenge.   There are several technique videos to inspire you! 
Check out all of the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team here at the CAS Mix Up Blog!  You have until 5/24 to link up your card!

Stamps:  Butterfly Blooms - PTI
Paper:  Canson Watercolor Paper, Soft Saffron and white - PTI.
Ink:  Cocoa Bean - PTI
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Crayons Iced Spruce, Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey, Heart Struck Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Fox Washi Tape - Alexandra Renke, baby wipe.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Waltzingmouse February Release! - Day 1

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse February Release -  The Design Team will be showing you 3 new stamp sets and 5 fun dies over the next 4 days -  but Claire has a twist for this release -  ALL the new products are available to purchase today over at the WMS web store! 
ETA:  sorry I jumped the gun on my start time for this post -  all new items will be available at 1 pm EST - as well as the links to the other DT - oops!

Today the Design Team is showing you the Special Lady stamp set along with the Mother, Pretty Circle and Hello dies.
First up -  I made a Mother's Day card, using the negative piece that's left when you use the beautiful new Circle die.  I cut the Circle die from the center of a 4"x5 1/4" piece of white card stock - removed the center piece and was left with this beautiful lacey circle frame! 
I laid the vintage lady stamp on the card base then placed my circle frame over it to center the image.  I removed the frame, lifted the stamp half way up from the bottom and made a light dot with a pencil on the card base where the center of the hat brim was.  Then I stamped the image, lining up the rim with the dot,  erased the pencil dot and layered the frame over the card base using foam dots - and VOILA!  perfectly centered and framed!  Then I simply stamped one of the sentiments from the set  along the bottom and added 3 Winter Blend sequins to the card.
I used another sentiment from the set on the inside of the card - Claire always uses such delicious fonts on her sentiments!
Claire is also releasing a lovely Mother Die
 To create the background panel - I sprayed Ranger Distress Spray Stains in Peacock Feather and Spiced Marmalade onto my craft mat - then I sprayed water over the stains and dragged my white card stock panel through them until I had the panel covered with stains. I let some of it drip down and then I dried it with my heat tool. I flicked water over the panel with my fingers to create water spots and dried it again with my heat tool.
I adhered the die cut over the panel with a glue pen, stamped the sentiment from Special Lady beneath the die cut and added Rhinestones to several points on the die cut.
I stamped another sentiment and a swirly from Special Lady on the inside of my card.

For my final creation today, I used the inside piece of the Pretty Circle Die cut - cutting it in white and Canyon Clay so I could use two colors - the outside rim cuts through so you have the option of using a different color.  I layered the new Hello Die over the circle and patterned paper banner strips.
I used the Colors and Sketch from The Challenge #25 for this card.
Check out the rest of the Design Team for more inspiration using these new stamps and dies!

Please stop by tomorrow for Day 2 of the WMS release - the Design Team will be highlighting the fun super hero stamp set and die called Kaboom!

Mother's Day Greetings
Stamps:  Special Lady - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Tea Rose, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Circle Die - Waltzingmouse, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, foam dots.

Mother, For You
Stamps:  Special Lady - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, True Black PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Mother Die - Waltzingmouse, Rhinestones - Kaiser, Ranger Distress Spray Stains Peacock Feathers and Spiced Marmalade, Glue Pen

Paper:  White, Canyon Clay, Simply Chartreuse - PTI, DP - Simple Stories - Baby Steps
Accessories:  Circle Die, Hello Die - Waltzingmouse, Sentiment Strip die - MFT, Rhinestones - Kaiser.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

A Flower for Mother

Happy Saturday everyone!  I'm so glad not to be having to go to work today OR tomorrow!!  And tonight Kent and I are going over to Anne (and Jay) Harmon's house (a fellow stamper - jdmommy on SCS) for dinner.  I made today's card for two challenges and I made it for Mother's Day as a friend asked me to make one for her to send to her daughter-in-law.  She has 5 sons and is so happy to have a girl in the family now! (and she's given her a granddaughter as well!)
I stamped the panel with the Pin Stripe Backgrounder Stamp from Waltzingmouse using Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and then I cut it with my ever present Stitched Mat Rectangle die from Lil' Inkers Design.  I added a piece of cloth tape, wrapping it around the ends of the panel.  I looped some twine in loose circles then taped part of it to the panel and added the Pretty Prima Flower over the taped area.  The sentiment is from a retired PTI set (you can order it from the Vault for $48!) Women of Life that I stamped on a Die namics Sentiment Strip from MFT.  I added some Lemonade Blend sequins from Avery Elle and home made enamel dots that I made by melting Perler Beads (see instructions here).  I love the fanciful look the looped twine gives the card!

And here are the two challenges that inspired my design:
Time Out Challenges (to Case this card by Virginia Lu) I used different colors, a different flower and background.

Stamps:  Women of Life - PTI,  Pinstripe Backgrounder - Waltzingmouse.
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  cloth tape, - e2Daily, enamel dots made from Perler Beads, lemonade blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Stitched  Mat Rectangle die - Lil' Inker Designs, Prima Flower - eclectic Paperie, Glue N Seal - Ranger, button twine - Waltzingmouse, sentiment strip die - MFT.

Friday, May 3, 2013

One Layer Spring has Sprung Sketch!

Hi Stamping friends!   TGIF!!  I'm SO excited the weekend is here -  yard work is on the 'to do list' but that's ok -  I enjoy being outdoors and the weather is supposed to be sunny and warm here in MA.

So for today's card I'm using the sketch from CAS(E) this sketch -

I die cut a rectangle out of the card base for the rectangle piece on the sketch, and I chose the images based on the One Layer Wednesday - Spring has Sprung.  There's a prize for this weeks OLW of  the Waltzingmouse Stamp set - Blessed by You!    I used two WMS sets on my card today -  the sentiments and daffodils are from Spring Baskets and the background stamp is from Pic-Nic Patterns (I LOVE this stamp!)
On another day - I might have framed the rectangle or added some bling to the centers of the flowers or around the sentiment - but since the challenge is to keep it CAS -  that's how I kept it!!  Here's how the inside of the card looks when the receiver opens it up!
I'll be sending this to my 94 year old Aunt Edie in Georgia for Mother's Day  -  She is the last remaining sibling of the four girls in my mother's family -  I send her cards for every holiday since I don't get to see her very often and she always appreciates receiving them.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Are you getting ready to participate in the Friends of WMS Blog Party on the 17th?  The theme this month is Teacher Appreciation -  you'll find all the details here.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Spring Baskets, Pic-Nic Patterns
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Mowed Lawn
Accessories:  rectangle Nestabilities, Copics - G09, YG23, Y17, Y15

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Stampin' Sisterhood Mother's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Sisterhood Mother's Day Blog hop!  Today we hope to inspire you with Mother's Day/Spring creations using stamps from Rubbernecker.  We know we're a little early (Mother's Day in the US is May 13th this year)  but we want you to be ready!!!
For my project,  I made two little lavender sachets using these sweet 3"x4" organza gingham bags from Pouch Mart and some dried lavender that I purchased at Pickity Place (a garden shop).  I embossed the butterflies in black and colored them with Copics.
I stamped the sentiment punching it with a 1 3/4" circle and layering it off center to a  punched scallop circle.
I adhered the sentiment to the bags with ScorTape to be sure it would stay on - and adhered the butterflies with a thick foam tape to add some dimension, curling the wings back a little around my finger.  Then I added some rhinestones to the sentiment and the body of the butterflies.

Wouldn't these be lovely to tuck in a drawer (wrap in tissue to protect clothes from possible oil seepage) or to hang in a closet to keep it fresh smelling!

One lucky commenter will win a Stamp set of their choice!
The winner will be announced on the Stampin' Sisterhood Blog on 3/30

-Follow the route below
-Leave some love at each stop
-Go back to the Sisterhood Blog and leave a comment there!

-As a bonus we will draw an EXTRA winner for a STAMP SET of your choice, just for sharing our HOP on your Facebook page or Blog!!
-After you have SHARED, just go back to the Stampin' Sisterhood Blog and let us know where you have SHARED our HOP!!

Here's the Blog Hop Route!
Also entering this in Top Tip Tuesday Challenge -  Mother's Day

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Butterfly from Butterflies are Free Set #538, Happy Mother's Day #565-1314
Paper:  White, Spring Rain, Raspberry Fizz - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark Watermark Pad
Accessories:  3" x 4" organza gingham bags - Pouch, circle and scallop circle punches - SU, rhinestones - Kaiser, Copics - B02, B05, BG49, RV04, RV17, RV21, dried lavender - from garden shop.