Thursday, January 19, 2017

Frosty Cards

On Splitcoaststampers.com, the CAS challenge this week is icy/frosty cards, and I am stuck on them!!

I am feeling frosty even if the weather here in Central Alabama is still on the warm side.  Some of the new images are great for frosty cards.  I used the new Snowy Days Frosty Nights Greeting and added some Snowtex and glitter to get a frosty look. 


I added some fun little Skippy the Penguins at the bottom of my new Stitched Dies. 


On this card, I used my new MFT snowball stencil and Stitched Rectangle die plus an old heart punch and birch tree die (I think it is also from MFT).  I used modeling paste mixed with white chalk paint to make the falling snow and Snowtex mixed with glitter for the snow accumulations.  The sentiment is SU!  I love how this came out. 

Stay warm (or cool).

Hugz


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Valentine Fun

There are some fun new stamps in the latest DRS Designs release.  I used two of them on this fun Valentine's card.


I am so on a kick with using all that leftover cardboard from Christmas!  To make this card,  I cut and painted up a corrugated cardboard heart with some white chalk paint.  Then I layered on the new Amazing Love Puzzle (I fussy cut and sponged it), and the Amazing Valentine's Day Greeting.   To add an element of whimsy, I added a Cupig (love this little character). 

Don't you just love Valentine's cards?  They bring back so many fun childhood memories for me. 

I am entering this card in the:
Crafty Sentiments Challenge which is Anything Goes this week.
In the Pink Challenge - Anything goes but your card has to have pink as the main color.
Pile it On Challenge  -  Colorfully Aware (using an awareness ribbon as inspiration - Breast Cancer is my choice)

Hugz


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Frosty Wishes

I sure hope all your Christmas dreams came through and that you were able to do some fun winter activities like making snow angels, building snowmen, sledding, skiing, and ice skating.  Those things seem so fun to me because we don't get to do any of those things here in Central Alabama due to our mild winters (except on rare occasions).  I made a frosty card sing some new DRS Design Stamps and some Snowtex.


I did the card base by stenciling on some Snowtex (heavy in some spots and not so much in others).  Then I flecked on some more to make it look frosty. 

On my sentiment panel, I stamped the Girl Swirl Heart lightly on the edges in Versamark and then chalked the panel with some tan chalk.  The versamark made the swirls lightly appear. Then I stamped on the new Baby It is Cold Outside Greeting.  On the skates, I stamped the Ice Skates image, fussy cut it, and glittered them up with Stickles. 

Many hugz,

Nancy

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Not So Silent, Silent Night


Hello, my friends, sorry I have been missing in blogland so much lately.  Here are my excuses:

*I have been watching one of my darling Grandsons on Saturdays (eats into my Saturday catch up time).
*I made the Splitcoast Stampers Dirty Dozen (that is sooooo much fun and a dream come true).
*We expanded our junk booth from 1 to 3 booths.
*I signed up to be in the Church Christmas play thinking I could help with sets or bring snacks and ended up with the biggest speaking part.  

The play is over and we have been working to baby-proof our house more so maybe I can catch up a bit more.  Here is a card I posted on the DRS Designs blog:



This was made by stamping the DRS Designs Silent Night Sheet Music image and then stamping the Holly Bells image in Versamark and chalking it with tan and green chalk.   I realized silent night didn't need some bells so I covered up the song title with the Small Merry Christmas sentiment and stenciled, sponged, and splattered things to try and make it not so obvious there is a bell on silent night.  In the end, I decided it didn't matter and went with it.

Several people have asked where my kitchen counter is in my pictures lately.  I promise it is right behind the white papers used as my backdrop.  It is covered in Christmas cards, address books, stamps, and cold medicine for every member of our family.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Hugz

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Mixed Media Holly

Today's posted card is one I made with some old and new DRS Designs images.  Need some more Christmas cards fast!!


The images are Cardinal on Branch, Holly Jingle Bells,, and Holly Days Christmas Greeting.  You can read more about how I did it on the DRS Designs Blog but basically it morphed into this card because I had to keep covering up mistakes (I didn't mention that on the DRS Designs Blog but it is true).  Lots of stenciling and layering and strategic layering - lol!!!

Hugz

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tag Fun

Have you ever checked out Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas Challenge?  I usually do one tag for it but this year I have done three (maybe next year I can get to 12).  The tags in the challenge are totally delightful mixed media creations! Here is one of my tags which was all made with DRS Designs Images.


This one was made by painting up some corrugated cardboard with white acrylic paint.  Then I let that dry and used a Prima zig zag stencil and some modeling paste to create the texture in between the ridges.  Next, I stamped four Giant Poinsettias, colored them up with Tim Holtz Distress Crayons and layered them.  For the middle I took some gel medium and formed three round dots which I covered in gold glitter (took forever to dry but I love the dimension on them).  For a sentiment, I used part of the new DRS Designs' All is Calm Christmas Greeting.  I am out of time this morning so I will post the other two tonight.

Hugz,

Nancy

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Spicy Crafting

This card really excites me.  Not because it is any great beauty but because of how I colored it up.  The Fall Leaf with Acorn (I cut off the Acorn) images were colored with these things (in order):

*Lipton Tea with Honey in Pineapple Mango
*Yellow Tail Merlot
*Tabasco, Coffee Grounds, and Paprika


The main scripture is Psalm 100 Thanksgiving Greeting - one of the recent stamp releases by DRS Designs. 

Each leaf smells really good too!

I haven't been posting on my blog much lately.  So many life things going on.  Spending lots of time with family (it becomes even more important when you lose one of them and realize you should have spent more time with them soaking up even more love and stories) and trying to get our rental house ready to rent again (it has been storage for our Junque Booth for awhile).  Also some very exciting new things:

*Another Grandson on the way - that will make 3! We are planning the family football team now!
*I am practicing for our church Christmas Play - I am playing the Mom role and I am trying to remember all my lines which is not as easy as I had thought.
*I am on the SCS Dirty Dozen! What an honor!

Hope everything is going well for you. 

Hugz