Thursday, December 26, 2013

Prima Warehouse Box sale haul

Hi, I just wanted to share a few pictures of what I got in my Prima Warehouse Boxes. I purchased two. The contents of the boxes were pretty identical for save two or three exceptions. There were about 15 12x12" sheets of paper.
You can still purchase the boxes from this website. I actually recognize man of the embellishments in the pictures on the website; they came in my boxes.
I went to Archiver's today to get a nonstick craft sheet, and gave many of the duplicates I wouldn't use to some random customer. She seemed thrilled.
I'm beyond delighted with the beautiful flowers I got. To be honest, I can't usually afford the Prima flowers, and I eye them every time I go to Archiver's and Hobby Lobby with great longing. There were so many in the boxes, there are enough flowers to last me for quite a few projects.
In hindsight, although the paper flowers and butterflies included probably would've cost me about $50 in retail, I think I would've gone with a single box had I known just how literal the website was when they said the content of the boxes was mostly the same.
The pictures below are the contents of a single box. Look how many goodies there are!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Cheshire Bean splash of yellow

This is my entry for TGF's Make a Splash! challenge, in which we were to use black, white, and a splash of another color. I chose to use yellow.
Supplies used are Kaisercraft flocked paper and elements, some washi tape, Studio Calico wood stars, Copics (will post list later, when I sort out the absolute mess on my crafting table), and Gelatos in yellows and peach and butterscotch. The stamp is a TGF stamp, of course, a limited-edition Cheshire Bean stamp. She is my absolute favorite of all the The Greeting Farm stamps.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Cover of my art journal

Hi all. Today I just wanted to share the cover of my art journal. Mixed media is something I haven't really explored. Since I don't really scrapbook because I don't have pictures worth keeping and remembering, I wanted to explore the option of an art journal just for fun, to practice new techniques and use my stash. 

Through practice, I hope to grow in my abilities and creativity when it comes to doing mixed media. 
I'll be showcasing some quotes I live by, quotes I find inspiring, in this journal. 
Some of the quotes you'll be seeing are:

*Never stop doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part in their heart.
*If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. 
*My to-do list:-count my blessings -practice kindness -let go of what I can't control-listen to my heart
-be productive yet calm-breathe
*Never look down on anyone. Only God sits that high.
*Don't forget to be AWESOME.

Supplies used on this journal include white gesso, turquoise and pink mists by Heidi Swapp, along with the hearts stencil, Queen & Co. trendy tape (super good quality, will be buying more of this brand!), and elements from Teresa Collin's stationery noted collection. I used green and white gelatos to kind of blend the colors of the elements into shades that matched my background. The butterfly is by K&Company, I believe.
I know the cover isn't much, but hopefully the end of the journal will be a wonderful masterpiece representing my growth as a crafter throughout 2014.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

three Christmas cards

I'm entering the card on the far right on Moving Along With The Times' challenge, which was a sketch challenge. I flipped the sketch for my card.

I used digital images by Mo Manning. The arrowheads/chevron cork stickers are by Studio Calico. Papers are from last year's collections, and include Doodlebug and Bo Bunny, and I used Neenah Solar White card stock for printing out the images, and some Papertrey Ink brown and a Bazzill Bling green.
The sentiment on the far-left card is only temporary, until I find something better to replace it with. The other sentiments are Bo Bunny rub-ons.

Serene positivism

I'm entering my card in Crafty Catz Challenge #210. The challenge was to use two dies or more. I used a CC designs corner banner die and a bird die by Memory Box, I believe.

Papers used are from the American Crafts 5th & Frolic collection, and I also used a die cut frame from Amy Tangerine. For the faux ticket stub look, I used the punch that comes on the Envelope Board by We R Memory Keepers. Other elements were die cut from the paper pad sheets.
No-stamping cards usually turn out to be my best, in my opinion.

Monday, August 19, 2013

cheery TGF card for FFF

I made this card for Farm Fresh Friday's anything goes challenge.

Supplies used: The Greeting Farm's glimmer bean, paper and accents by Simple Stories—Summer Fresh collection, and Copics E30, E31, R37, YG63, YG21, Y15.

Later I will share some cards made with the Vintage Bliss collection by Simple Stories. Those papers really inspired me. With just the elements and a few papers, I made several cards, all of which I loved. I am so sad I used them all up.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

outdoor fun fairy

This card was created for Farm Fresh Fridays challenge at The Greeting Farm's blog. The theme was "the great outdoors." I hope my cute TGF fairy and the umbrella and the cute flowers make it outdoorsy enough.

I can't find the supply list, so will have to update the post later with specific colors. I do know the patterned papers are Dear Lizzy by American Crafts, 5th and Floral collection? And also Simple Stories Vintage Bliss collection. I'm thrilled the colors matched well enough, because the Simple Stories papers have been used a lot, and I only have bits and pieces left. I believe I used nestabilities decorative labels #8. The image was colored with Copics, and the umbrella I had to add a part to the left because it wasn't a complete umbrella. I cut it out from one of the Vintage Bliss papers, and the little accents under it, too. 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

birds and butterflies

This is a card I made using Sunday Sketch & Stamp's sketch. Challenge #166 is to pick any of their sketches and make a project. I went to the sketches tab and used the third from the top, but flipped it counterclockwise for my card.

Supplies used: Stamp is a Stampavie by Tina Wenke. I framed the stamp using a black pen. Copic colors used were B02,B00, Y000,Y00, Y18, G43, G46, RV17, RV19, YR68. Butterfly sticker is by K&Company-BW Flora & Fauna Butterfly Layered Accents. Resin white flowers are by The Paper Studio. The trim under the patterned paper is by a Martha Stewart punch. Papers from the Hopscotch Collection by Fancy Pants Designs.

Monday, July 22, 2013

A girly just because creation...

This card was made to salvage a botched card base. I accidentally folded at 6" instead of 5 1/2". I worked around it and made the card 4" by 5".
I am entering this card into Charisma Cardz #28 and That Craft Place Challenge Blog. Both had girly themes as a challenge.

Supplies used: Simple Stories Vintage Bliss paper collection, white card stock, blue and white washi tape, Copics E00,000, G82, 85, RV23, 34. Stamp is The Greeting Farm's Bright Bean and the sentiment from Shimmer Bean. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Garden Variety Tuesday challenge July 16

This is a card I made for TGF Garden Variety Tuesday. I used Simple Stories' Vintage Bliss Collection. I had only picked up a few 12x12 sheets to use as elements, but it looks like I'll have to get the whole collection. Love the bright colors and fun patterns! I also used several washi tapes and Recollections butterfly wood shapes. I paper pieced Alice Bean's bow on washi tape. Cut out some of the elements in the paper with an X-acto so I could stick the yellow panel behind them (butterfly and flowers). The sentiment sticker is an Amy Tangerine by American Crafts sticker. Copics I used were T0, E00, E000, BG02, 05, R32, Y13, 15. Card was mounted on white card stock. 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

sprout a smile RAK

I made this card to participate in Sketch Saturday's challenge #264. In celebration of Jen's birthday, we were to use one of the sketches featured in the blog since she joined their team. I chose #216, the first one she participated in, and went with a CAS design, as this is actually a card that will be mailed for a card request.

This was weird for me, as I'd never done this "no lines" technique. Practice will make perfect, I suppose. 
Copics used were YR12, 16, 18;YG21, 23, 25; E0000, 000, 43, 44; C00; Y02, 04, 06, 08. Papers were from Echo Park—Spash. Ink was Versamagic chalk ink Ocean Depth. Added some pink rhinestones to complete the design of the sketch. 

Happy Belated Birthday to Jen!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Flamboyant Gnome

I'm entering this card in Crafty Catz #187, Charisma Cards #23, Sunday Sketch & Stamp #160.
Crafty Catz had a let's go pink theme, to use lots of pink. That's the reason for the flamboyant gnome.
Speaking of, Charisma Cards had a Digis Only challenge. I used Meljen's Designs gnome stamp.
The Sunday Sketch & Stamp had a sketch.

Here's my card:

So, among the supplies used were Echo Park Splash designer paper, pink and brown card stock, La La Land Crafts die for the fence, Rangers enamel accents for the white, Nestabilities circle die, pink rhinestone, white flower by Spare Parts embellishments. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

gnomey smile

I'm entering this card in Papertake Weekly Challenge. They have a sketchie free for all, where we can use any of the sketches they have in their database. I used sketch #64.

Here's my card:

I'm not sure what's up with this picture. The card isn't square, it's actually a rectangle.
Image by Meljen's Designs found here in her shop:

Other supplies: kraft card stock, Simple Stories summer fresh patterned paper, Copics in R01, 21, 37, Y15, 21, E0000, E000, 43, 44, W0, 1, 3, G21, 24, B97, 99
Memory Box lowercase typewriter, adhesive rhinestones

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

general occasion guy card

I'm entering this card into Creative Card Crew challenge 37. The challenge is to use punches or dies.
I used two different dies: Memory Box typewriter lower alphabet set, and Sizzix borders and hydrangeas.

I also used Copic markers C00, E000, E42, E70, E71, E74, Y11, Y13, Y15, B26, B28, B40, G43, G46
Other supplies: The Greeting Farm: Saturday from the creeper crew, I believe
washi tape with printed pattern, white card stock and textured dark gray card stock,
patterned paper from DCWV the colorful life stack

I was surprised I was able to use that patterned paper for a manly card. As the name suggests, the card stock pack has lots of glitter and bright colors. However, I could not pass up using that awesome bike paper. 

Here's my card:

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 20, 2013

SSS211-Sketch with a Spin and a Prize

This is my entry for a blog challenge, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Sketch Challenge Blog's SSS211.

I used Copic markers YG0000, G20, E40, E41, R27, R29, R0000, B91, BG0000
I used Recollections washi tape, American Crafts mint lace, Nestabilities Labels 1, Recollections kraft card stock, and a sheet of patterned paper from Basic Grey out of print's collection, which I embossed with The Paper Studio's A2 woodgrain embossing folder.