Friday, December 12, 2014

12 Tags of Chrismas with a Feminine Twist Day #8

    I was inspired with Dawn Wolestagle image for Day #8, in this Challenge at Ellen Hutson site. and decided to use my Justrite Background stamp. The ink is Memento Sand and doesn't come up as bright as I hoped for.. but you can see the joy of Penny Black's Snow Trot. The tree is  and sentiment is from Gina Kay, and the Star on Wonder on top of the tree is a Memory Box die. ribbon from RRR. Love making tags and this one is a joy. thanks for looking and hope you enjoy.                      

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Challenge Winner, JustRite Tuesday

But first we need to announce the winner of last week's Tutorial Tuesday Giveaway. Congratulations to Pattie Jns who has just won a $50.00  gift card to the JustRite Website.
 Pattie Jns said...
thank you, thank you Darsie for the video on using the Vintage Filigree Layer dies. I know understand how to get the four images with the two dies, an can enjoy the die. these were very helpful to know the products and love your creations. Inspiring. thanks again.
I store my dies in Martha Stewart plastic pockets, which are in different sizes, they have cover flaps over each pocket, inside I place the dies on magnetic sheet cut to the pocket size. then label with name of co. on the plastic pocket. All are put in albums. sorted by theme.

I wasn't sure how to add the whole page, so do have a look at the tutorial on JustRite Website,
good information on water coloring with distress inks.....thanks for looking... I was happy and surprised to win. ....have a good day.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Bluebonnet Birthday

I made this for my granddaughter, who lives overseas; wanted to send a greeting from Texas.
So thought these Bluebonnets were perfect since they are the state flower.
This is a new stamp Melanie Muenchinger from STTV, Fabulous Frames, I made templates
for the design, as her videos suggest; such a versital frame image for so many occasions.
I also used her State Flower #1 stamp for the images. They were colored with Intense Ink pencils.
then I used distress inks to blend the background. then colored the surrounding frame,
a one layer card that looks several layers. Neat, good for postage, an time.
Card stock is PTI white, and the ink an colors did not fad through.
think I will enjoy this image, now that I have made the templates for design and challenge.
Hope you enjoy, I love how it turned out.

IO challlenge, colors of summer

This tag is full of summer fun and summer colors. Tags are fun as is summer.
I used leftovers but was pleased how it came out. Hope you enjoy it.  and thanks so much
for looking.  Notice the hot dogs on the balloon. summer goodies.

PTI card stock tropical, scraps
PTI stamp and die, Flipping out and Sky the Limit
Sizzix die, Troqueles, Memory Box Grill, kites,
Spellbinders lattice expandability 
Gems stash,
Ribbon, Really Reasonable Ribbon,
Ink: Memento Tux Blk

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Impression Obession Are We There Yet?

I wanted to use my new MarieAnn die, so this was a good time. I love the lace look., and this Stampabilites Love Paris seemed to fit the Challenge and the new die. Never been to Paris, but the Song about Paris in the Spring reminded me of  this Paris image and  challenge. I used watercolor Faber Castel, pencils, Sharpie and jel pen.
Then did the distress edge with PTI melon berry ink. Berry Sorbet ribbon and stash accents. PTI Berry Sorbet card stock. AH! Paris, make a wish, who knows. Would be wonderful....thanks for looking, hope you like it.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Pan Pastels uses as watercolor Sending Smiles

This is the first card done in the stair -Melanie Muenchinger video on STTV and had to
step form. I sawtry the design. I used what stamps I had, but did have her Stately flower 5, and then my Stampabilites butterfly. One has to use butterflies? don't you think? I love them. I used the panpastel as watercolor this time, you saw the other ways to use them.  I am really enjoying and learning what they can do. and love howthis one turned out. Sentiments are from different sources. Going to send to my daughter. Hope you like the images. It was a joy to makes.....thanks for looking....Hugs.

Thinking of You

This masculine card was done for Impression Obsession Masculine challenge and entered challenge on Stamp TV as well,. It was to make wood without a folder, or wood . I used a wood stamp Distressed with Iron Red Gate, and colored also with Distress Pumice., to give the different colors on the frame. Frame was a Spellbinder die for ribbon thread. Teresa Momber on STTV, latest image OUT West 2 was used for the inspiration.  I love the western feel with Cactus, horses, and cowboy's. Live in Texas. I used distressing for the background , Memento inks, and twine and burlap from Spare Parts stash. My card stock is all PTI.  I don't have any stamps from IO only dies.
Hope you like this one. I did making, it
and thought it was fun to do.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Panpastel and Intense pencils.

Here are two more cards done with the same stamp image Doodlie-do from I really like how
they turned out. A lot of detail for both the panpastel an Intense pencils. Good for note cards or
other occasions First card done with the panpastel, Second card done with Intense pencils.
They are both from the same stamp package. I am trying to get ahead of myself so no sentiment on the second one for my file., until used.....thanks for looking...


Impresssion Obession Challenge Masculine

When I saw the stamp Feather Finery from PTI, thought I had to have it. Then what to do with it?
But up came the right time, from Impression Obsession Challenge Masculine here. Then I saw the
video from Melanie Muenchinger here, from StampTV. I had to case it. I didn't have any of the stamps she
used for here creation, but mine from PTI seemed to fit the design and casing. I changed the background stamp to one I had, and didn't add the button, but rather Gems. I thought that our men can use encouragement so that is the statement. They do so much for us. I love how it turned out and I hope you do to. thank you for looking. All supplies were from PTI or stash....have a good day

Friday, May 30, 2014

Panpastel Ink

Thought I would share a new Media I found and just love. I am not a marker enthusiast. I just love my pencils. An was excited when I found this one to use with them for more techniques.
The media is useful, because, it is erasable, water can be added for effect, use with pencils as well. It is a
pastel that is low in dust as well and used as ink, has tools to use with it but you can use a brush or finger.
They come in sets or, single, and also in cakes with covers. Best of all NO Chemicals used with them, that to me just had to be looked into, and WOW! I love them.  These are my first cards with the panpastels, Have a look at them at : whether you use them or not, it is fun to see an learn new products.
Thanks for looking, have a good day.

Monday, May 12, 2014

IO Challenge Welcome To My Garden

I love the Sarah Kay images, and this one brought to mine the garden, and puppy. Friends. Welcome to my garden. for the challenge:
Since I also enjoy coloring, this one was fun to do. I colored her with Faber-Castell water color pencils.
for a soft feeling. And that new PTI button stack buttons, accent was different and also brought in the flower feeling. aren't they cute.?
 Supplies used:
CS PTI Berry Sorbert, an scraps 
stamp Sarah Kay
ink memento tux blk, rich coco
colored by Faber-Castell water color pencils
butterfly Martha Stewart accents
button PTI button stack
sentiment Flourish,(couldn't find the name, but think it was friendsship)
Viva paper pen for the flower centers.
spellbinder die?
I do hope you enjoy her, an thank you so much for looking....have a good day.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Our Daily Bread Challenge Wing It

Not To Worry,

I thought of these words to match the image from ODB, Cross and Dove. Corrie ten Boom, was such a valiant woman, who also wrote HidingPlace, which later became a movie. But it is her life that these words in my sentiment and brought to mind the ODB image.  If you haven't read her book it will be worthy reading, she also wrote others. Thanks for looking. And God Bless.

supplies: ODB Cross An  Dove, sentiment Don't Worry

Ink : Memento Blk , 

Coloring: Distress inks, Prisma colored pencils. 

Dies: Cherry Lyn Tropical flourish, Spellbinders?, Victorian Romance

Tag: Stash ,  Flower Reflections, Gems stash

Card stock: PTI

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Seascape tags for Kristy

Here is something different. Seascape tags for my friend Kristy., making 22 of them. These are examples , working on which ones would be the best. Perhaps you could help with the choice. I love making tags, and these are cut with cricut, colored with Prisma colored pencils, and Memory box, and IO die cuts. The sea images are from Gina Kay, and the net believe it or not the net  is cheese cloth. OH!, an thanks to my friend Anne, the blue dolphin., hope you enjoy, and anxious to  here  what you think..
Thanks so much for looking....have a good day.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Impression Obsession Challenge In The Garden

After all the cold weather is many places, the thought of spring is welcome. Kittie Caracciolo here
inspired me with her creations for scenes. A super talented lady.
This is a one layer card normal A2 size. I really enjoyed this one. ..thanks so much for looking.


Impression Obsession  here
Supplies: PTI card stock and Gems here
Dies: IO, Small butterflies, Birds,branch, and heart die,. border grass, small leaf branch,
border fence, cats.
Ink--- distressed Cantaloupe, Antique Lenin, tea Dye, pumice stone
Memento-Summer Sky, Cantalaloupe
bird-colored with Prisma pencils
Flower Soft, Sweet Pea
ACG Adhesive, and foam 3d behind cats.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Shabby Chic & Envie STV14MON7

I decided to make a tag an card to enter this challenge. But did make the matching envelope. I enjoyed making this entry. thank you Donna for the challenge STTV Mix it up Monday. ...  thanks for looking                                                                                                                                                                        

Lacy Labeles circut cut
Scrap black frame, I love you
Stamps Always and Forever,
Ribbon Scrap bias orange
Roses Recollections stash
Card Stock, GK Butterfly Garden and white
Ink Memento Rich Coco, distressed with Marocco

Saturday, February 8, 2014

7th anniversary PTI challenge day #4

This is day 4 of the PTI challenge day 4 for trading cards 3x4 Monthly Moments. I am not going to trade these but is good for later design and even a book Mark. thanks for looking....Hugs
PTI stamps, and die for Hands of Time
PTI card stock black, autumn rose, scarlet jewel
PTI print autumn rose,
Gem Kaiser rhinestones , sweet pink
versa mark , and Zing pink embossing powder.

Friday, February 7, 2014

7 min 7 supplies challenge PTI day 3

                               Papertrey Ink Day # 3 Challenge                                    
                                        7 min, 7 supplies
                                      7years celebration

This is my card for the challenge on Papertrey Ink here, your are to make a card in 7 min. with 7 supplies. That was a challenge. It was a challenge.

Supplies: PTI card stock, mini squares, dark chocolate, classic craft, scrap  Distress: wild honey   Image stamp: PTI Quilled Elegance  Buttons stash    Gems: stash  Die Cut: framelit ?                              
thanks for looking...hugs

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Birthday boy and his dog

This is a busy month for birthdays. My great-grandson is (1), my grandson is (21) and Hubby is (?) and all three live in different countries. Hope you like this image, I enjoy coloring with Prisma colored pencils, and Sarah Kay images of children are perfect , so sweet and active too......thanks so much for looking.

Products used: Papertrey Ink bitty box basics, aqua mist, white
stamp image, Sarah Kay boy and his dog
Prisma colored pencils                               

Buttons from stash                                               
Ink-Memento, Black, cantaloupe
Die Spellbinders label #23
Butterfly-Martha S.
Gel pen clear for accent.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Valentine Birthday

 Since my husbands birthday is on Valentines' Day,I usually make him two cards. Makes my brain over work. but worth it. One is called Love, and the other on Song In MY Heart. First  "Love" , Queen of Hearts Memory Box die, card stock PTI white,embossed with Paper Studio Macraco, ribbon Cranberry Crinkly from My Craft Spot, gems, stash, I then cut around sentiment with Friskars heartbeat scissors, thought that would add the extra feeling of a beating heart. Ink is then Memento Ink Love Bug. I decided to use the red print paper I had with XX for kisses. The extra gems are from stash. So Hugs and Kisses with hearts of love.

Song In My Heart, is the second one. I love this stamp from GK Because of You, and the music die is Party Music from Memory Box, fits perfect with the dancing couple. I used the same ink as the other one to accent, Friskars heartbeat scissors again, hearts a beating. Gems, stash, card stock is White and Autumn Rose form PTI,embossing folder with music is Cuttle bug. I love making these cards. last year I made a cake, cup, and place mat all from paper, a challenge each year to be creative. But he's worth it....thanks for looking.

Monday, January 13, 2014

supplies for notebooks:

Here is the long list of supplies for notebooks.:
Flowers: crochet-stash,White Spare parts, Black  and Big Yellow flower-gift from Vittoria in Italy, thank you
Vittoria, Blue flower-gift from Anne in New Zealand, thank you Anne, Daisies-stash, Orange Recollections,
Ink-Memento Tango, Cantaloupe,Tx black, Lady Bug, Elderberry
Dies Memory Box, House, small grass,
Our Daily Bread Designs Scrolly Border
Impression Obsession Cats
Stamps-Papertrey Ink -Just a note, Graphic 45image of ladies, American Art, Montage, House Mouse, Gina Kay- sale
Embossing folders Cuttlebug, leaves, birds, music,
Sticker Bike from stash
Card stock Papertrey Ink, summer sunrise, aqua mist, simply chartreuse, black, lemon tart, hibiscus burst,
and squares, leaves, browns, and flowers to match card stock.
Colored; colored with Prisma colored pencils, and blended with Sansador solvent from Windsor Newton
Dots in cent of flowers--Viva Sunny paper pen.

More notebooks

Here are some more notebooks to enjoy. A great way to use up supplies you have on hand and make some lovely useful gifts as well. List of supplies can be long, but think of organizing and  being ahead of yourself making gifts when needed. ....I really appreciate you looking.
I tried to  photo the inside but always came out long an not like these, but inside is a 3x5 notebook from Office Depot, and a die cut bird on top.


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Elliot's 21st Birthday

My grand-son will 21 this year. A big time in a young man's age. So I thought I would make a Big 21.I used PTI card-stock, white, and enchanted evening blue. the white cs was distressed with faded jeans, spiced marmalade, and festive berries. When I distressed I wiped across the cs not worrying how or where to achieve the background. I wanted it to be bright and many colors. Then the firecrackers and 21 was cut with the Independence Day Cricut and George and Basic Shapes with my expression machine.. Haven't used these for awhile , need to remember them more often. I covered the numbers and some of fireworks with Stickles gold an let dry over night. Spellbinders Scallop Heart  is edged with gel sliver pen..Fireworks on background are a stamp I have had for years. Memento ink, Rose Bud, and Danube BlueScalloped edge is an EK punch.

The inside has a firecracker on the note page. Like the way it turned out, just hope he does.......thanks for looking.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Winter Wind

I had colored this Sarah Kay, with colored pencils awhile ago, decided to use for a just because card.
I love to use Prisma colored pencils, the frame is Spellbinders classic rectangle Lrg. then I distressed the edges with Tea Dye. for that fall look. the corners are Martha Stewart snowflake. All the fall maple leaves were punched out with scraps of  leaves paper, and the punch is one I have had for yrs. It was small, and I like that touch. Base paper was Papertrey Ink, dark Coco. I like the weight of their paper.  You will notice on the right side the colored leaves. there is a strip inside the card of the fall leaves. and this card is cut not even for the leaves inside to show when closed. OH! almost forgot the Amira Flourish by Memory Box, and PTI Berry Sorbet cs is behind the image. Thought it added more color to the image .Hope you like her and........
thanks so much for looking.