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Showing posts from May, 2016

A Jumpin'/Junkin' Birthday Card

My youngest daughter's 21st birthday is this week.  We have a junk booth together and love to go junkin' so I thought this would be a fun card for her.  Part of my inspiration is the May flowers challenge at Splitcoast Stampers - I used some metal flowers and gems I have been hoarding for years.  For a little distressing, I added in some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain around the edges.  Fun, fun, fun! Hugz

A Bible Journaling Page with Umbrellas

The new DRS Designs Bible Journaling stamps are super great and help to make your pages look awecome.  I used the new  Strength and Dignity Greeting  on this Bible Journaling card.  I lead a Bible Journaling class at my church and last month we made wedding dresses out of doilies. They loved them! So for the next class we are gong to make dresses out of umbrellas.  I used the DRS Designs  Umbrella   image to make this dress.  I stamped the image 9 times and shaded them using a sponge and some Tim Holtz distress inks.  I then layered up the umbrellas cutting sections off the top umbrella layers and using them to expand the bottom layers.  I sponged on a bit more ink and then added a few starfish from the   4-in-1 seashells  image.  I then added a little gold lace to the top and sprayed the whole dress with some Fireworks spray.  For the base layer, I stamped the main greeting and then sponged around a chicken wire stencil.  It needed some more texture so I added some modeling paste

Forest Inspired Card

Its a super color challenge at DRS Designs .  Here is the inspiration pallet: Such yummy colors and I love the inspiration picture too.  Reminds me of my camping years - you know those years prior to make up, curling irons, hair straighteners, and boys! LOL  As I have aged, I look at this picture and I think it is beautiful, but I wouldn't want to be out in it.  Here in Alabama, and probably everywhere else, this picture is full of hidden scary things - bugs by the millions, spiders, snakes, wild hogs, and no bathrooms!  Anyway, it is great for inspiration. I decided to go with a wood theme, continue on the boy theme from last week, and incorporate as many of the colors as I could (I left out the brown accidently as I had intended to have a kraft layer and forgot - but it is in the bg of my picture...). I started my main panel with some white card stock (a full page which is where I got my stars too) and masked off a portion and sponged it.  I did five stripes.  I did

Distressed Holiday Tag - Tim Holtz Style!

The techniques Tim Holtz used on his May tags are so awesome:  tissue tape resist, adding texture paste, sponging, stenciling, attaching findings, metallic sprays, and making flowers.  I so wanted to try them all together on a tag.  Also - I so want one of those new mixed media pallets he has come out with! I started with a white sheet of paper, and I cut it with a Sizzix Tim Holtz Cabinet Die.  Then I stamped the DRS Designs  Merry Christmas Especially to You Greeting  on the top and the  Giant Poinsettia  image on the bottom left corner.  I stamped another Giant Poinsettia on another sheet and formed up some leaves. Next, I used a chicken wire stencil and added some modeling paste.  Once the modeling paste dried, I sponged on some Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  Then, I cut some stars (I cut one in half) and added them on.  The May cool technique is to take some tissue tape and cover some spots on your project before spraying. I used some washi tape and covered the sentiment and so

Distressed Moon

This week's DRS Designs Challenge is Distressing .  I made a card full of distressing.  I did paint distressing with my embossing folder and also dressed all my layers other than the base and the trees. The sentiment, Love you to the moon greeting, is my very favorite DRS Designs Sentiment (which is saying a lot because there are some awesome sentiments at DRS).  On the top layer under the trees, I used the Script Font Background stamp.  Fun card to make. Hope you will join us and show us some of your distressing! Hugz

Quick Baby Card

Super quick and easy baby card today. I needed a baby card so I just sponged some TH Distress ink on the bottom layer, then stamped the DRS Designs  Four Flower Background image.  On the next layer, I slapped on this recycled giraffe embellishment stolen off an old baby gift bag, and stamped A Treat for You Greeting ! So easy and fast. Hugz

Cupcake Birthday

Who doesn't love some cupcakes?  I love this Eureka stamp called Cupcake Wreath .  The store has it in rubber and digi.  I added some sugar glitter to it to make it even more festive. This card was made for the Outlawz Paper A La Mode challenge which is Anything Goes.  The prizes are awesome so come join us if you get a chance. Hugz