Beautiful Branch

Thrilled to be back Tuesday! It is hard to believe that I have not posted in over a week. WOW! Busy sending off Halloween cards. 🙄 ooohhhh…… I am back and playing with more Tim Holtz products. 😊 It is a little hard to see, but the background is watercolor paper with Tumbled Glass DIS and Speckled Egg DOS. The foliage comes from Stampers Anonymous Forest Floor and is stamped in Rustic Wilderness DI and Versafine Onyx Black ink. The pine cones are brought to life with DO paint in Walnut Stain. My sentiment is from Miss Ink’s Little Angle stamp set. Splatter a little perfect gold Perfect pearls for fun. Finish it with a few layers of cardstock, and you are done. (2-foliage stamps; 4 cardstock layers, 6-inky elements)

Challenges entered: ABC Christmas Challenge, Mijin Hobbyhonk Challenge, The Alphabet Challenge, A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge

A “Pleather” Wallet?

Good evening, lovlies! With the upcoming holidays, gift cards are a necessity. So, this year I’ve decided to try and find more unique ways to give gift cards.😁 I have been playing with this wallet layout over at Cricut and finally have a version with which I am happy. Fortunately, it is VERY simple to make. Cut the two wallet pieces out of 111 lb leather texture cardstock by Tim Holtz. Ink all sides of your paper with Distress Oxide Ink in Vintage Photo. Now, start gluing. Not to shabby for paper?!

Challenges entered: SSS Wednesday Challenge, As You Like It Challenge

Christmas Magic

Happy Stamping, crafters! I just finished watching the Tim Holtz’s new Distress Mica Crayons on YouTube and had to go play with my crayons. This card is the result, with a little help from Distressed Oxide, Distressed Oxide Crayons and some gold embossing powder

Background: Moon Stencil, Distressed Oxide (Old Paper, Tumbled Glass, Speckled Egg, Bundled Sage)

Stamps: Tim Holtz, StampersAnonymous SSS 2021

Distressed Oxide Crayons: Wild Honey, Candied Apple, Antique Bronze, Gathered Twigs, Mowed Lawn.

Distessed Ink Vintage Photo for the edges.

Embelleshment: White gel pen, Ranger Princess Gold Embossing powder.

Challenges entered: ABC Christmas, Allsorts Challenge, Cupcake Inspiration Challenge, Critter Crazy Challenge

Crafting comes before Housework, in the dictionary… Like it should.”

Fall Encouragement

Good morning and Happy Tuesday! I saw the Fusion inspiration board and loved the picture. I don’t have a poppy stamp, so I used what I had…. Sunflowers. Lots of spraying with Tim Holtz’s Distress Ink Sprays for the background and tag. Before the ink dried, I added Ranger Crackle paste using a brick stencil. I wanted the texture past to absorb the background color. And, yep, it worked. I added just a little Crackling Campfire crayon over the brick. A little matting and the card is complete.

My recipe is on my Sunflowers and Butterflies post. Enjoy your week, crafters!

“Having one small positive thought can change your day for the better.”

Challenges entered: Fusion Card Challenge, SSS Monday Challenge,

Happy October Birthday

It’s a CAS morning, card makers!! This festive birthday card was easy to make. I used Tim Holtz Sizzix CIRCUIT 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder 665372 (the circuit board) on some teal blue card stock. A little silver ink was lightly brushed over the top to highlight the circuits. I cut a clock face, #7 and Happy Birthday using Cricut. The clock hand is set to 10 for the month of October and the recipient’s b-day is on the 7th. Cricut helped with a silver gel pen to write and draw the sentiment on the inside of the card; the black cardstock on the left. I didn’t adhere it to the inside yet, to allow it to be in the photo. 🤞🤞 I will be able to create a coordinated envelope by Thursday morning. 🙄🤣

Only 3 days to Friday!

Challenges entered: Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers, AAA Cards, CAS on Friday, Papercraft Challenges

You’re the best

Happy Sunday-Funday Evening, cardmakers and crafters!!! Ok……. It’s October, which means, my world becomes crazy until after the first of the year. Anyone else with this last quarter dilemma?? My daughters have November Harvest Horse shows coming up and there are many people who we give gratuities to during this month. It is so much more fun to hand people a fun envelope with some $$ inside. So, here’s my first set of creations. Juicy Christians Studio is responsible for the inspiration for this envelope; the envelopes she creates are AMAZING!!

Here’s the recipe: Start with some watercolor paper. It’s an envelope; please leave the expensive stuff for the card or artwork. I used watercolor paper that remains in my stash from my girls first grade class. LOL!! Cut to 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches and make the first score at 2 3/4 inches (We Are Memory Keepers Envelope Score board). Then cover with the burgundy acrylic paint and allow to dry. Next up.. a Tim Holtz Distress Paint technique using Walnut Stain (view the technique at 1hour 38minutes). Once dry, come back with Distressed Oxide Festive Berries and the stencil shown to add more layers of inky goodness. My pracing pony is cut by Cricut. My sentiment is my own using Lawn Fawn’s Claire’s ABCs and stamped with Versafine Clair Medieval Blue. The prize ribbon is a Hero Arts layered stamp, using Versafine Clair Medieval Blue and Nocturn. Stampersanonymous provides the pony express stamp in the upper right hand corner. The inside of the envelope is painted with Distress Paint Prize Ribbon. Everything is then set with a light coverage of Mod Podge spray. -whew-

Enjoy the Ride!

Challenges entered: SSS Wednesday Challenge, Critter Crazy Challenge, Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge, Double Trouble Challenge