Sunday, October 1, 2017

Retreat Cards

I spent a few days making cards at my last retreat!  I got to spend 4 days and 3 nights with a fun group of ladies and getting creative, and messy..  Most of these cards were made with water color papers and Tim Holtz Distress Inks, and one set with the Distress Oxide Inks.

This set is Distress Inks (with an ink blending tool) on watercolor paper, then I used a background stamp sprayed with water.  The tress and black ink are from Stampin Up!

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This set is also from watercolor paper, and the butterfly is the Swallowtail from SU, the bottom was the first generation water stamping, and the top one is second generation without re-wetting the stamp.

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These are all the same technique, and all SU stamps for the trees and black ink.

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This one was my favorite of the bunch, such pretty colors!

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I took a break from watercoloring and used some plain white cardstock and Papertey Ink stamps fro the argyle.

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Back to watercolor..  This next set is watercolor paper with Distress Inks, and then dry embossed.  The black cardstock was cut with my Cricut.

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The butterfly is an SU die.

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This butterfly was from the Cricut.

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These I lifted the idea from Pinterest.  The leaves are Papertrey Ink, and the butterflies are Hero Arts.

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These are also lifted from Pinterest.  The stamps are Altenew Vintage Roses.

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Hero Arts hydrangea colored with copics, background is SU.

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Butterflies are Hero Arts, backgrounds are stencils and Glimmer Mist, and Tim Holtz heat embossed clocks.

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These are the Distress Oxide Inks.  I followed a tutorial by Jennifer McGuire on YouTube.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

4x4 Mini Album using Simple Stories Carpe Diem papers!


I created this 4x4 mini album at a weekend retreat a few months ago, and love how it turned out! I used the Simple Stories Carpe Diem 12x12 papers and cut apart pieces as well as 80 lb black cardstock and chipboard.  I used the same style as the directions here, just scaled down to 4x4. Easy peasy!


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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

My first digital download for sale!

I decided to create a PDF of instructions for my mini albums!  It took a lot more effort than I thought, but I got it done after 2 weeks.  It is for sale in my Etsy shop!

Here are a few samples of the completed instructions.







Sunday, December 25, 2016

Project Life Disney double sided cards made from scraps

I decided to make some Project Life style cards with the ton of Disney leftover pieces I have accumulated...  There are 3 4x6 size and 17 3x4 size cards, and are all double sided.  I used mainly a combination of Simple Stories Say Cheese 1 & 2 and Echo Park Magical papers (plus stickers and embellishments from both lines), and a few other coordinating scraps and embellishments from my stash.  The base cardstock is 4 different colors, black, white, kraft and red.  These are not totally flat, as there are chipboard frames, jewels and other embellishments that are popped up on dimensionals to stand out a little bit, but they are not overly bulky.  All of the frames are glued down with the tops left open so as to enable you to add a tag or photo inside.  Some of them already have a tag inside, but not all.

This first set of 3 is the 3 4x6 sized ones.

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All of the rest are 3x4 size.

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Set #3 is stamped with lines for journaling on both sides.

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