Monochromatic with a Birthday Girl

This weeks entry for Inky Impressions is a cute Birthday Girl.  She reminds me of my cousin's little girl- sweet as can be waiting patiently for her gift.  Digi Images are so easy to use, now digi paper I am just learning how to use, although once I have used it a time or two I am sure it too will be awesome!! 

I must admit that trying to do a monochromatic card was a challenge for me.  I loved doing it because of the challenge; however, I thought it would be the easiest one to do!  Go ahead and give yourself the challenge of using digi images and couple that with the monochromatic theme at the Inky Impressions challenges and you will be truly satisfied with your new found skills...lol
Happy Crafting


Piper's Suprise AHSC #40

I have spent more money than I ever should have!  I adore All that Scraps and all the designers and super cute stamps. There is not one that you just couldn't squeeze ( even the cute Halloween ones!). Today I combined one of my favorite companies with a sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge no. 40!  

The card began with Piper's Suprise.  Isn't she just precious?  I coloured her with E00, E11 and R20.  Then I used watercolours wo paint her hair and paper pieced her box.  I used stampin up flower dies for the background and the oval punch for the white embossed sentiment.  I used pearls for the left corner and the flowers came from a massive stash of flowers!  ( how does one gather so many supplies and NOT know enough to stop)?...lol.  I really need to learn new settings on my iPad for photos as my camera is broken....grrrrr 

The sketch is the inspiration and I invite you to come check us out, it's fun, what more can I say!  

Happy crafting and have a super great Sunday with your Family!  

Little Blue Button Design Team Entry

Did you know that LBBS has a design call RIGHT NOW!  If you have not already stopped by and had a look at all the sweet stamps you should!  I am applying and I hope that you do too.  I absolutely adore the rag dolls!  I mean really how cute can you get?  

I used the Rag Doll Sweetheart Love Letter to complete the Art Journaling page.  I used modelling paste that I made on my own and love the smell ( I used baby powder), stencils acrylic paint, watercolours and copics.  I had so much fun creating this page. I think I need to try another rag doll very soon!  Say hi to Olga if you apply!  
Happy crafting folks


Happy Valentine's Day. AHSC #38

Oh dear I'm late for this weeks entry- with an unexpected family friend loosing her dad and a few other unexpected turmoils I am now back on track!  This weeks sketch I love so much!  It is super cute but not as cute as the All That Scraps sweetie!  If you haven't checked them out already I would recommend a trip over and bring your payment options because I guarantee you will love the product, stamps (both digi and rubber) and product!  Woooohoooo!  

I used recollections red cardstock.  I had completed a tutorial using DIY texture paste and still had a piece with the hearts all dried and cute looking.  I used the texture paste piece for a flag banner .  I tied jute around the top added a few bits and bobbles from Doodlebug Design ( gush, they are just as yummy as can be!)!  Added a quick sentiment from my computer and voila, everyone is having a fun lovin' great time!  Um.... I think I may add 3 red hearts floating beside her because it just inspired me to do that...

Here is the sketch I used created by our awesome Michelle.  Come on over and have some crafty fun putting cards together with us!  Cheers!


DIY Texture Paste, Modeling Paste or White Paste

This is a warning....MY FIRST PICTURE TUTORIAL IS ABOUT TO BEGIN... hope you enjoy, leave me loads of feedback as I will try to improve as I  continue to do tutorials for Inky Impressions.

This tutorial begins with DIY Mod Podge because it is one of the basic and first ingredients you will need.  IF you have already purchased Mod Podge, just skip this section :)

After making your own Mod Podge, the fun creating your own Texture Paste will be so much fun!!
When mixing your paste be sure to break up any lumpy bits and stir until all the contents are thoroughly mixed together. 
Now you get to use the white paste you just created!  Have fun, go wild!

I always let anything that has paste (cardstock, canvas or Bristol) thoroughly dry.  I usually allow a few hours.  On big projects a day only because I have created this much I don't want to have to do it again:) 
I cut the hearts out and inked around the edges to add some red ink and white pearls to the completed project.  See super easy peasy and wonderfully frugal!!!  I love to create but I love it more when I can use house hold supplies to create fun and creative projects. 
Happy Scrappin! 



AHSC #37 Hello Penguin

Ho hum....over the holidays I was glad to have a bit of a vacation to spend with family and friends..and make a few more too:). I ha be to,admit I am really glad to be getting back to,a routine.  This weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 37 was difficult for me because of the mid- split; however, I challenge you to give it a try!  

I LOVE All That Scraps stamps!  They are totally the cutest stamps!  This week I used a penguin and coloured it with Copics.  I had ordered a bunch of stuff (dies, paper and embellishments) from them ( my husband believes it was my Christmas present, I'll agree with that:). I used their icicles steel die and cut it out then coloured it a very light grey to add a bit of depth and help match the paper choice.   I used some Sudio Callico paper and heart toothpicks, they are soooo cute!  I added some pearls and the sentiment "HELLO" to finish this card.  

Hope you have a Scrap Happy day!  
I am enrolled in a Art journaling class and I sure hope to be able to get to work on it soon....I am ever the procrastinator!  


Inky Impressions: Anything Goes

I believe I had applied to be on the Inky Impressions team; however, I was so surprised when I was asked that I almost fell off my chair...not necessarily a good thing....lol

So yeah, here is my creation for the challenge Anything Goes
I used my copics to color this cute little cub running his heart out.  It reminded me of so many resolutions that we all have such wonderful intentions of completing in the forth coming year.  And why not give a person a little uplifting gift or even a handmade card to uplift their new resolutions into the New Year.  How did you spend your New Years?  I spent mine in the hospital passing kidney stones and yes.....I want sympathy...lol.  Those darn things hurt. 

I had never tried to do the sunburst background and I loved putting it together.  It was super easy and very cute....even though you can only see a wee bit of it.  I certainly hope to do it again.  The sentiments for this card came from my brain.  The outside of the card says: WHAT A GREAT WAY TO START 2014!  The inside says: KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.  I thought of a friend who started running again after a few years off ~ she is doing marvelous and I am sure one of her resolutions will be to accomplish something running this year.  Best of luck to her and all those peeps out there in the world trying to do their best at whatever resolution they choose to do. 

Happy Scrappin`


Imagine That: Jenn n Friends

I have had an wonderful Christmas holiday, even though we have all had the flu, colds and kidney stones!!  Yes, I spent this week mostly in the hospital in severe pain for Kidney stones, may I NEVER be blessed with them again....enough bellyaching...lol

Over the break I have been very fortunate to have been asked to be on the Imagine That! DT team.  I love Kris for a number of reasons, one in particular we have a mutual friend, who we reminisced about right away.  I miss her wonderful digis and Kris showcases them occasionally and I LOVE that.  She is a wonderful person to work with and for.  I strongly recommend checking out her digis and you will see loads of images you will want to use time and again. 

For my first entry in January, Kris has a monthly challenge, this month is Jenn n Friends.  I loved doing this card because I just printed the color copy and away we go.  Kris is an expert at coloring her images and using a wonderfully colorful palette.  Here is my creation for this current challenge.

I am trying a new "photo booth" right now.  I made one over the holidays that I hope creates better background images.  Sometimes a sippy cup and all the house mess just insn't what I wanna showcase...lol.  I hope you have a scrap happy day and I hope your creative bug jumps out and grabs ya!