Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Hello Crafters,

    I thought since I had out my craft paper I would create another card for:http://www.atjoansgardens.com/
 The Challenge  is Craft color and Red use bird and layers. Also something you can purchase at http://www.atjoansgardens.com/

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  The products used on this card were:

Craft card stock
Red suede paper
Red craft card stock
Heartfelt Creations:  HCPC 3560 - Elegant Joy - Swirls on base of card
                                           3493 - Yuletide sentiment
                                           3551 - Holly Berry - for Ornament, Holly twig
                                       HCD 738 - Ornamental add on Die -
                                       HCD 715 - Christmas Cheer - Bird
My Minds Eye - Paper Ribbon
Sizzix - Embossing folder "Peace"
Viva - 3D stamp paint - white 11931036
           Red and Black paint pen 
PK Glitz - White Pearl Glitter
Art Anthology - Pickle Paint
Goosebumps - Red
Element - Bark and Spinich
Bobble - yard sale stash
At ou spica - black and red

 This is the inside of the card using the same embossing folder for sentiment but this one has been sanded
 This is a side view of the from of the card.
Hello Crafters,

   This week at http://www.atjoansgardens.com/ the challenge was up to three cards, use craft color and red, use a bird, and layers. Must us something that can be purchased http://www.atjoansgardens.com/  This was my take!

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What a crooked picture - I must really be off balance - Well anyway I had fun making this card I just love chubby little birds and the "JOY" is just so elegant. I started with a craft card base and built from there.
I stamped the card with pine-cone stamp added a mesh border, and the pine needles border at the bottom. I layered the sentiment in the center adding the bird perched in the leaves. I added some elements and then stamped another sentiment on the inside and was finished.
Products used:  Spellbinders -Classic scolloped rectangle set - S4-133
                        Tim Holtz -Craft core card stock -GX 1920-25 for sentiment, bird, pine needles
                                          Distressed inks - Fired brick, Frayed burlap and vintage phopt
                        Ranger - Rich Red embossing powder - EPJ00259
                        Heartfelt Creations - HCPC 3560 - Elegant "JOY"
                                                        HCPC 3555 = Sweet Memories set - sentiment and pine cones
                                                        HCPC 3549 - Christmas Song - Bird
                       Cheer Lynn - Mesh border -B254
                       Memory Box - Pine needles die - 98467
                       Barbara Trombley's - Elements- Bark - 51328
                       Art Glitter - Gala Glitz - gold and green beads
                       Dylusions -Ink Spray - Melted chocolate,Olive, melon, sand and postbox red
                       Tattered angels glimmer mist - Drift wood
                       Viva Pearl pen - Black
All of which was purchased at: http://www.atjoansgardens.com/

 This is a shot of the inside sentiment with the little gala glitz bling -embossed with the fire brick and distressed with vintage photo ink layered on the red cored card stock.


 Close up of the chubby little bird and pine cones -


In this close up you can see the "Elements" bark glitter a little better.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Evening Crafters,

   I was on a roll today for card making and trying new things - so this is another card I made for http://www.atjoansgardens.com/ Challenge this week: Pink and white colors, flowers something curvy.
This is not a good picture at all but I hope you can get the jest of it. Looks cool in real life. Well I think so anyway. LOL

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This card was made using a product called "Clear Cardstock" from Heartfelt Creations - it an acrylic but just a tad thicker for holding up. I am sure you can get this over at :http://www.atjoansgardens.com/ It is item:
GBCC1212.  I stamped the HFC Vintage Floret Frame using  Tim Holtz "Spun Sugar" distress ink pad. I die cut it with the HFC "Leafy Frame Die".  I clued only the edges and circle to the front of the clear card stock. I cut the flowers and leaves from the HFC Beautiful Juliet Collection HCD 740. They were cut on sticky back paper. Sentiment came from  HFC "Moments with you HCPC 3568. It was embossed with Art glitter (Ballerina) color Cut out and put on the cent of the inside of the clear card stock card so it would show through the circle on the front. I used small brads and large pink pearl brad for the flowers. They were attached through the front of the card to hold them on leaves attached with glue.

How to do the flowers.  After cutting from the sticky side paper I peeled off the backing to expose the sticky and added the Ballerina glitter pressed in with my finger. After a few minutes of dry time I conditioned the flowers by pulling peddles towards center so the would curl not bend put them on the brad. So easy.
The two smaller flowers were cut from vellum and conditioned the same but the glitter was added after they were put together. Very simple but clear cards are really cool.
Hello Crafters,

    Started out pretty rainy here today but did see some beautiful SUN this afternoon. Winter is a big depression for me so the sun was fun.  I felt like crafting with bling this weekend. Friday night I made this card for the Challenge over at: http://www.atjoansgardens.com/. The challenge for this week is: Pink and White colors, Flowers, and something curvy flourish, etc. Also something you can purchase at: http://www.atjoansgardens.com/ .


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The underneath paper is from the Kaiser 6-1/2" paper pad "The lake house", next layer is pink card stock stamped with the Heartfelt Creations stamp "Beautiful Juliet HCPC 3566 stamped and embossed with Stampendous white embossing powder, then embossed with eBosser "Polka Dot" embossing folder . I tore with two right hand corners and used Tim Holtz distress markers warn lipstick to highlight the tears. I added to the left side of the card a strip of drywall tape painted white with Adirondack "Snow Cap paint" . On top I place a self adhesive Ribbon (flourish) added "Goosebumps" gem stones Pink and the flower. The flower is made from Crepe Paper (something I learned from Joan Fricker) colored with Tim Holtz re-inker picked raspberry. I added a small amount of glitter and this flower feels so real and has beautiful layers. Thanks so much Joan for sharing.  On and the drywall tape I learned from her as well.

Products - Kaiser Paper
                 eBosser embossing folder
                 Heartfelt Creations - "Beautiful Juliet HCPC 3566
                 Stampendous - White embossing powder
                 Tim Holtz - Distress Markers
                 Adirondack Dabber paint "Snow Cap"
                 Art Glitter
                 Cheery Lynn - Poinsettia strip for the flower
                 Gala Glitz - Pink - center of flower


This is a close up of the flower - I just love love this.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Hello Crafters,

     Time once again for my favorite Challenge over at http://www.atjoansgardens.com/. this week the challenge was. Make up to 3 cards, use a bow, corners, something to do with Christmas and something that can be purchased at http://www.atjoansgardens.com/. Since I purchased most everything at Joans I am sure I have that part covered. this is my post.

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 First things first, I used the wrong background for taking this picture and exposure is not so hot but if we can get past that in real life this is a cute card for me.

When Joan said corners they always seem to be a challenge in themselves for me.  I had recently purchased some products from http://www.atjoansgardens.com/ and so I took a look at them and found a corner die I really liked and decided to make a doily out of it, I love the way it turned out, perfect size for this card and center piece. Then went ahead and use my other corner for Holiday cards that I like so much.  I used a silver glimmer card stock for the card, added a gold shimmer card stock embossed with a poinsettia design on it.
Added the four cut corners to make the doily effect added my Christmas tree, cut from a shimmer card stock green from my stash, that was cut five times for this effect and then the holly corners. I added pearl pen gel for berries on corners and tree.

Products used:
NEW - Poppy Stamps "Crochet Corner" # 957  - doily - made from suede paper "Tomato"
NEW - Marco Suede paper
NEW - Heartfelt Creations - Banners and trees die HCD 739 (Ema Lou has a video on You Tube for this technique for the tree)
Shimmer paper - purchased at Joans
Ribbon from stash -white shear for top of tree
Viva -Pearl Pen Red 400
Sizzix embossing folder

Oh one other thing read on:


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This is a side view so hopefully you can see the tree in it's 3 D style - ok ready for the big secrete
You don't have to worry about how you would mail this stand out card - the tree folds flat for mailing and storing while popping back up when opened. How cool is that.




Hello All,

   I wanted to share something with you - This past weekend I was blessed with being able to spend some time with close friends having fun creating, show and tell, sharing ideas, and learning from each other things we had learned to help our crafting.  Oh yes we did have lots of great food, weather, and did I say fun.
This is just one of the techniques we worked on and I wanted to tell you about it.

The richness of this design is breathtaking -as usual picture is not able to show the real depth of this but hopefully you will get the just of it.  What we did was take the new suede paper use a stencil and glitter to make this technique. When I got home I finished it by putting the suede paper on card stock, added the butterfly and goosebumps. Really that is all you need because the technique is awesome by it's self.
These are a list of the products we used and believe me this will not work with just any ole paste and glitter.


Suede paper (purple) is made by Marco Paper I believe
Backing paper is a silver glimmer card stock
Queen & Company - Twinkle goosebumps - gem stones
Stencil is "Lovely Large Flower" by Stampers Anonymous "Wendy Vicchi" WVSFA 024
Paste and glitter is from Elizabeth Craft Design - Glitter is Warm diamond
Butterfly is a rub on from my stash of yore......
If you are interested I purchased all the products from: http://www.atjoansgardens.com/

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Good Morning All,

    I have been wanting to try a new shape (for me) in making a card and so I did this for the Challenge over at: http://www.atjoansgardens.com/ this week.  The Challenge was make up to three cards, use green and purple, torn edges, layers and something you can purchase from http://www.atjoansgardens.com/.  I have it covered.  I have to say the picture is much to bright but I didn't have time to retake -I am working on better pics but this is not the day. LOL




 I used  the Spellbinders - Grand Nestabilities cut three times for the card base
it cool because the back is the same as the front with out the flower and makes a great edge. I embossed 
the first and second layer using two of the eBosser embossing folders, folded and glued. With the decorated paper from HFC you have to only add your flourishes and your are finished.  My torn edges are the two circles under the flower no so easy to see - hum. I added a flower and trimmings and was finished.


This is a closer look at the flower I made using HFC tattered blossoms, netting, center by creating the technique from "Susan 's Garden.

Products:  Susan Garden pollen T4643 green  on my stamen ends
                Heartfelt Creations: Paper "Delicate Aster"
                                              Open leaf -HCPC-3545 and the die to cut them out
                                              Tattered blossom - HCPC 3468 and HCD 722
                Cheery Lynn - Fanciful mini flourish -B1175
                                       Pine branches B 146
                Netting: Stash
                Tim Holtz:  Distress Inks and markers - Forest Moss, Dusty Concord
                Poppy Seed - Lorelai leaf # 839 and 840
                Marianne - Flourish  - LR0236
                Tattered Angles - Spritz - purple and green
                 Art Anthology - Pickle

Monday, October 7, 2013

Morning Crafters,


   I am running late for work this morning but wanted to get a card posted for the Challenge over at: http://www.atjoansgardens.com/ This week the challenge is: Use purple and green colors, tear the the edges of the paper, make up to three cards and use something you can purchase at http://www.atjoansgardens.com/. I am sure I have all bases covered.

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As you can tell this is not a great picture and I have to work on that but if you use Heartfelt Creations paper you know how beautiful the colors.  I have used this fold before I just love it. The card slides out and there  is your beautiful sentiment and there is tones of room to write your message on the back.  Card base is purple card stock and I covered the front with the paper from the collection "Delicate Asters". I used the Delicate Aster flowers and leaves for the card. The Martha Stewart border punch for the edging of the card to make sure there was a distinct line plus it look cute. LOL - The bobbles and leaf charm are from a yard sale find. Center of flowers are Gala Glitz. The top frame of the card insert is Called the layered elegant swirl

Products Use:  HFC - Layered elegant swirl - HCD 716
                                  Paper - Delicate Asters
                                  Sentiment - Heartfelt expressions HCPC 3474
                                  Delicate Asters HCPC - 3494 (flowers)
                                  Bobbles and Ribbon - Stash
                                  Viva Pearl Pen - Ice White (edges of insert)
                                  Stampendous - White Emobssing Powder
                   Tim Holtz - Distress Inks - Forest Moss, Concord grape
                   Art Glitter - Gala Glitz - Brown and Purple




This is a look at the insert by its self - not much work there - paper is already decorated by Heartfelt Creations. I just tore the edges and added the border, colored the edges a little.