It’s not all rainbows and unicorns…

…but this card is! I used the paper beads to embellish this card using the sketch at Oriental Stamp Art. The cheerful paper is by K&Co and stamps are by About Art Accents:

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Do you have a sweet tooth yet? I posted a tutorial on making the paper beads here, I coated them with glitter nail polish for a little extra bling.

I am heading out with my daughters to girl scout camp today and I am bringing paper bead supplies with me (and nail polosh! not every color I own because after all we a “roughing it” LOL!) in case we have rainy weather and are stuck in our cabins. I hope you have a great weekend and til next time happy crafting!

Rubber Stamp Madness!

What a week! I find out that one of my cards made the cover of Vamp Stamp News and the same day that issue arrived in my mailbox so did the new Rubber Stamp Madness Magazine and they picked one of my cards for the Asian feature and it is on the homepage of their website, check it out here. Then Last night I got a phone call from the editor ofย  The Decorative Painter and they are going to publish another one of my paintings! Woohoo! OK enough Bragging ๐Ÿ™‚

Digital Stamp: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, Paper: Bo-Bunny, DCWV, Rubber stamp sentiment: SU!

These cards are made using the Sweet Stuff Digital stamp set from Lindsay’s stamp Stuff. You get 11 digital stamps in png and jpg format fro $5, SWEET!

I colored the image with my Bic-Markits then punched the corners and added chalk to the background, easy!

to get a two toned effect on the cake I colored it first with my bic marki-its in pink and brown then took a clear prismacolor marker and colored over the bic area where I wanted it lighter.

All of the pink frames, corners and labels were cut from a single sheet of Die Cuts with a View pattern cardstock (From the be mine stack) there is probably 30 labels on that one sheet and they are golssed and glittered too! Think about that when you buy patterned paper, sometime a single sheet can make lots of accents for cards! all the cupcake stamps are from the Sweet Stuff set available at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff.

Thanks for stopping by, til next time happy crafting!

Quick, Cute, Fun!

Happy Weekend! Here is a quick calendar perfect to keep in the car, in your purse or by the phone, so handy! You could use up some index print photos on the mini calender pages too or use the handy holder to keep business cards in:

Make this cute set in minutes! Template: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, Paper: K&Co, Calender ATC: about.com

I used the Folio template from Lindsay Stamp Stuff, a printable version is in the Recipe Digital stamp set (print the template at 50%) and an svg version is in the Recipe Card & Folio SVG set (SVG files can be cut with your Cricut and SCAL software). the adorable ATC calendars are a freebie from About.com.

Have fun and craft something quick this weekend! Till next time happy crafting!

A “mice” time of year!

Just a quick post today:) I made these Christmas Cards back in June when I had an hour to spend on a card LOL!

Stamps: House Mouse, Ink: SU!, Markers: Bic Markits, Paper: K&Co, Die Cut: Cricut

To make the card bases I simply welded shapes from the Accent essentials cartridge in Cricut Design Studio (be sure to flip one of the shapes so the design will be symmetrical) and click “cut”.ย  Tip: size one half of the card the way you want, click weld, click copy, click paste, click flip then use the double-ended arrow on the side of the shape to slide it over so it is next to the first shape but still overlapping on the edge where the card will be folded. Try it with any shape, it’s fun!

Stamps: House Mouse, Ink: SU!, Diecuts: Cricut, Markers: Bic Mark-its, Ribbon: Target, Slides: Dollar Tree

I stamped the images with Stampin Up! basic black and colored them with my Bic Markits, The Card with the Gingerbread house took about an hour to color and was featured in Just Cards Holidays magazine! I know it seems like a lot of time to spend on a card but even at age 33 it is still fun to color ๐Ÿ˜‰ So if you are feeling stresses this holiday season grab your stamps and markers and color, it is very therapeutic!

Till next time happy crafting!

Fleuradidys & Calla Lilies!

Here are a couple more stamps I designed for The Rubber Cafe! I used the Calla Lily Collage and Fleuradidy #1 on this card:

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe, Paper: K&Co, Cardstock: DCWV, Pencils: Prismacolor

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe, Paper: K&Co, Cardstock: DCWV, Pencils: Prismacolor

I am so blessed to be able to design for this company, all of the stamps are on high quality deeply etched red rubber. These designs are on E-Z mount foam and they stick like magic to an acrylic block! I save space by storing mine in page protectors in a 3-ring binder. I used my Score-Pal and Scor-Bug to make the stitching oles around the paper panels on the card then used a ruler and pent to draw the stitches, easy peasy!ย  If you don’t have a score bug you can use a Cutter Bee piercing bug, it is the same thing, just roll it along a groove on the Scor-Pal. To see another project made with my new “rubber” designs available exclusively at The Rubber Cafe click here.

OK that’s enough shameless promotion for one day ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by and till next time happy crafting!

A garden themed freebie! And a new guest designer!

If you have been reading this blog for any time you realize that every Thursday I hide a free digital stamp on one of the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff DT blogs. When one of my DT girls suggested a garden themed stamp I couldn’t resist, here is the stamp I designed for her in a card using this weeks sketch from 2sketches4you:

Digital Stamp (Garden Tools) Lindsay's sTamp Stuff, Paper: K&Co., Rubber stamps: (thankyou) PSX, (with love) Inkadinkado, Other: Elelets and yarn

Digital Stamp (Garden Tools) Lindsay's sTamp Stuff, Paper: K&Co., Rubber stamps: (thankyou) PSX, (with love) Inkadinkado, Other: Eyelets and yarn

To get the textured surface on the pot I colored it with my Bic Mark-Its then used a very light (brick white) Prismacolor marker and dabbed spots everywhere to get the mottled look of a clay pot. The “thank you” stamp is an old (2002) PSX stamp and the little circle “handmade” stamp is from inkadinkado. It’s fun to mix rubber and digi images, it really stretches your supplies!

I love the paper on this card, it is from a pack of 300 sheets that came in a cuteย  box at JoAnns on sale for $20, and yes, it’s 12×12! You get 3 each of 100 designs, you could split it up with three people and all increase your paper stash! As for the fiber I got that at my local yarn shop, they have big bins of partial rolls and the lady let me cut off a couple of yards of each kind for free! I bet you can guess when I bought my yarn after that!

alright I know what you are thinking “Where’s my freebie, lady?” Well as always you have to find it! It is on one of my Design Team Members blogs, but before you start hunting I want to introduce you to our guest designer for August Diana Stout, She will be making wonderful projects for you all month long!

Diana Stout (August Guest DT)

Katt

Melissa Bove

Margie

Melissa Craig

Lisa

Tamara

Row

Leanne

Janet

Olena

Kim

Tracey

Here is a link to the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Shop if you want to check out the other stamps for sale, and since the “Spend $5, get a free stamp” sale was so popular I’m making it an everday sale! For ever 5 bucks you spend (keep in mind my stamps are only $1 a piece) you get to pick a freebie, I’ll ask you want stamp (s) you want for free when I email you the order ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by and till next time happy crafting!

Just For You!

This card started off as a castoff from another project (that you will see later this week) I was making a window card but cut the hole too big so rather than tossing the card I made this:

Stamps: About Art Accents, Paper K&Co, Other: SCAL + Cricut+ DB Dainty Swirl Font

Stamps: About Art Accents, Paper K&Co, Other: SCAL + Cricut+ DB Dainty Swirl Font

I cut the swirls with my cricut and SCAL software using the font DB Dainty Swirls, note this font is , well, dainty so you need to use a shadow of .50 to 1.00 to get a nice clean cut. The flowers were punched with an EK success punch and inked in turquoise ink. I used my homemade dew drops with a dusting of pearl-ex to top them off.

Here is a close up.

Here is a close up.

Free pattern at the Crocheted Sass blog!

The stamps I used are from About Art Accents,

and I stamped them on ivory cardstock with green chalk ink.

I found the pattern for the crochet butterfly on the Crocheted Sass blog, she has lots of nice patterns there. I used variegated thread and a size o hook to crochet it.

Here is a peek at the inside of the card, there is plenty of space around the focal image to write:

Stamp: About Art Accents, Paper K& Co.

Stamp: About Art Accents, Paper K& Co.

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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