Sunday, January 29, 2017

Bestest Birthday Present Ever!

For my birthday this year, my sister did an amazing thing.  SHE GOT ME A BROTHER SCAN N CUT!!!!!!!  This very generous act has earned her the Bestest Sister of the Millenium Award, if there were such an award.  My crafting buddies on Face Book even agree.  Many of them are asking if she would adopt them.

This card is the first card I made using my new favorite toy.  It is a thank you card for my sister for the wonderful birthday gift.  The flower, layered frames, and "thank you" were all cut out on the Brother SNC.  It is so easy to use and no more fussy cutting!  

The Brother Scan N Cut was not the only gift she gave me.  She game me some inks and made this beautiful coffee-themed mixed media clipboard art. 

My sister is the one who first got me in to card making several years ago.  Her style is more mixed media and altered objects, while mine is mostly clean and simple cards.  Over the years she has given me some supplies to broaden my crafting style.  This year I want to branch out using different tools and techniques to create other projects in addition to more cards.

Stamps:  Fabulous Florets - SU
Paper:  WW, Pool Party, Garden Green
Ink:  Versafine Black Onyx, Christmas Pine - Gina K Designs, Tattered Rose Distress Ink
Accessories: Brother Scan N Cut, Embossing Folder, Spectrum Noir and Chameleon Markers, Ribbon, Stickles, MISTI

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Bringing Back the Buzzin' Bees


I dug out one of my older SU stamp sets to color with my alcohol markers.  I had so much fun making the first one that I may a second in landscape.  I made the background using a stencil from Hampton Art and Distress Ink.  Wink of Stella was used on the bees' wings and antennae to add a bit of sparkle.  

Stamps: Just Buzzin' By - SU
Paper:  WW, Soft Suede, So Saffron
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir and Chameleon Alcohol Markers, Circle Punches, Hampton Art Honeycomb Mask, Wink of Stella, Circle Punches, Paper Flower, Brad, MISTI

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Christmas 2016

I am late posting my Christmas cards for this past season.  I was also late mailing them as most of them were mailed less than a week before Christmas.  The cards were in 10 different colors but I am just showing 4 of them.  The MISTI made it easy to make a batch of over 100 of these cards.  I couldn't have done this design in such a large quantity without the MISTI!


Stamps:  Weary World - Verve, Holiday Print - SU
Paper:  WW, Various colors of SU CS
Ink:  Crumbcake, Tiptop Taupe, Various colors of SU ink pads
Accessories:  MISTI, Tag Topper Punch, Twine, Spectrum Aqua Markers, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Gel Pen 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Mojo 478

Happy New Year everyone!  My first card for this year is for the Mojo Monday 478 sketch challenge.  This weeks sketch is actually a contest to win a free Verve stamp set!  The contest runs until January 9th so there is plenty of time to enter.

Stamps:  Painted Petals - SU
Paper:  WW, Early Espresso, So Saffron, Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie, DP
Ink:  Early Espresso
Accessories:  Nestabilities