Saturday, December 2, 2017

Winter Flying By



Hello and welcome.  Today I would like to share a card I made for a couple of challenges using A and M Memories Elf Queen Sparkles and the Winter Wonderland printable that was a freebie over Black Friday.

After importing the Elf Queen Sparkles image into Adobe Photoshop, I typed the saying on the upper left corner before printing off my image to color using both prismacolor and copic markers.  Once that was done, I added a few of the Winter Wonderland stickers to the image before stippleing Tim Holtz broken china around the edges and layering.  Once that was done, I stamped my own background onto the card using a long retired Stampin Up wheel, then added some brads and ribbon.  Finally I added some diamond ice stickles on the wings, dress and parts of the stickers to give the card an icy feel.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Pammies Inky Pinkies 1748 - Anything Goes

Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.


Stamps: A and M Memories Elf Queen Sparkles and Winter Wonderland, Stampin Up!
Ink: Tim Holtz Broken China, SU Taken With Teal
Card Stock: Stampin Up!
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Stipple Brush, Ribbon, Scor-tape, Brads, Pop Dots, Diamond Ice Stickles


Friday, December 1, 2017

Dining Out And More NBUS



Hello and welcome.  Today I'd like to share a card I've made using Diner Girl Shirley from A and M Memories.  After printing her out, and coloring using both prismacolor and copic markers, I layered the panel before adding some retired Stampin Up! brads then spritzing some real red marker over the panel.  I then made a border using my Martha Stewart Thanksgiving dinner border punch and sponging some red dye ink over it then popping up the image panel.  I then pulled out some red primas, and a never before used (NBUS) red circle clip and (NBUS) red plaid ribbon.  I then highlighted portions of Diner Girl Shirley's uniform using a clear Sakura glaze pen. Finally I added red bling to the center of the flowers.

I would like to enter her into the following challenges:

Outlawz Thursday Twist - Anything Goes

Pammies Inky Pinkies 1748 - Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.


Stamps: A and M Memories Diner Girl Shirley
Ink: Stampin Up! Real Red
Card Stock: Stampin Up!, Red Plaid Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Martha Stewart Punch, Primas, Glue Dots, Ribbon, Clip, Color Spritzer Tool, Stampin Up Real Red Marker, Brads, Pop Dots, Scor-tape


Friday, November 24, 2017

Holiday Swirls



Hello and welcome.  Today I'd like to share a card I made for a couple of challenges using Skating Isabelle from A and M Memories.

After printing off the image, and coloring using both prismacolor and copic markers, I lightly stippled some Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the edges before layering.  Once that was done, I added some NBUS (never before used stuff) Basic Grey brads along with a strip of pom-pom ribbon.  Finally I added some silver snowflake stickers I've had in my stash for years and some diamond ice stickles before popping up my image panel over some PTI Rustic Snowflakes designer paper.

Challenges entered:
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1747 - Anything Goes

 Outlawz Festive Fridays - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!

Stamps: A and M Memories
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Card Stock: Stampin Up!, PTI Rustic Snowflakes Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Stipple Brush, Pop Dots, Brads, Ribbon, Score-tape, Stickers, Sakura Glaze Pens, Diamond Ice Stickles


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Musings And Such

The last few weeks have been extremely stressful, hectic, and with pain from my migraines and fibromyalgia going off the charts at times.  Most likely from the stress.  I have also been very distracted and unable to concentrate a lot.  Not sure if from the migraine pain or what.  What I do know is I feel like I'm on one of those hamster wheels; trying my best to run and getting nowhere just to have the process start all over again.  These little ones have also helped me keep my sanity, or what's left of it.



Thanks for listening.  Sorry to ramble but I had to tell someone.  :(

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pilgrims, Buttons, Brads And Bows - Oh My!


Hello and welcome.  This week, here in the United States, we're celebrating Thanksgiving. A time to be thankful for what God has given us.  Today I'd like to share a card made for this week's Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge using the Thanksgiving Pilgrim digital image from A and M Memories

After printing off, then coloring, my image using both prismacolor and copic markers, I lightly stippled some Tim Holtz old paper distress ink over and around the image to "age" it a bit before layering.  Once the layering was finished, I added some Stampin Up! not quite navy brads and pop dots before layering it over a punched Thanksgiving dinner border.  I then added a couple of never before used (NBUS) off white buttons along with an ivory rosette bow.  The only other finishing touch I added was sponging not quite navy dye ink around the edges of the card.

Challenges entered:

Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Buttons, Bows, Brads

Pammies Inky Pinkies 1747 - Anything Goes

Since I had two extra pilgrim images already printed out, I went ahead and colored those using prismacolor, koh-i-noor and lyra pencils before adding each to a it's own card to mail out.


For the above card, after spritzing a bit of Stampin Up! old olive marker, I added brads, pop dots, ribbon and finally an olive leaf hat pin as embellishments.


For the final card, I added old olive brads, pumpkin prima roses, along with Stampin Up! olive felt flowers with ice stickle centers as embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving. 

Card 1 -
Stamps: A and M Memories Thanksgiving Pilgrim Digital Image
Card Stock: Stampin Up!, My Minds Eye All Spice Designer Paper
Ink: Stampin Up! Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Sponge, Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Dinner Border Punch, Buttons, Brads, Ivory Bow, Glue Dots, Pop Dots

Card 2 -
Stamps: A and M Memories Thanksgiving Pilgrim Digital Image; Stampin Up! Holidays and Wishes
Card Stock: Stampin Up! Chocolate Chip, Handsome Hunter, Basic Black; My Mind's Eye All Spice Designer Paper
Ink: Black
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Color Spritzer Tool, SU Handsome Hunter Marker, Brads, Pop Dots, Leaf Hat Pin, SU Chocolate Ribbon

Card 3-
Stamps: A and M Memories Thanksgiving Pilgrim Digital Image; SU Holidays and Wishes
Ink: Black, Old Olive
Card Stock: Stampin Up!; Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard Designer Paper
Accessories: Koh-I-Noor and Lyra Pencils, Ranger Glossy Accents, Prima Roses, Pop Dots, Spellbinders Oval Dies, Big Shot, Ice Stickles, SU Old Olive Felt Fusion

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Thank You




To all of our veterans - current, retired, and families of those making the ultimate sacrifice, THANK YOU for your service.  You are truly appreciated.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Have A Bang Bang Halloween (and More Never Before Used Stuff)



Hello and welcome.  I'm sharing a card Halloween card I made today using Gangster Babe from A and M Memories.  I really love this image because there's so many different ways to use her besides Halloween (Birthday, Just Because, See You Later, etc).  I also discovered a new (to me) challenge blog called Pixie's Crafty Workshop that would require me to use some of the scrap designer paper, card stock, embellies or ribbon for my card.

After printing off my image and coloring with both prismacolor and copic markers, I stippled some Tim Holtz old paper, tea stain and weathered wood distress inks around the image to "age it" a bit before layering.  Since I was making a Halloween card, I pulled out my Halloween designer paper scraps to see what I had.  After choosing a large scrap for the card I bought at Target a few years back, I pulled out some Graphic 45 fall designer paper scraps to create a border.  I then used a scrap of ribbon to make a bow for her hat adhering it using a micro glue dot.  I then pulled out a (NBUS) never before used Souffle black glaze pen to highlight the buttons on her dress and shoes.  Once all of that was done, I added some silver brads, along with a leftover Halloween charm from a few years back, before popping the image panel up over my "scrap border".  The final touch was adding six paper flowers from my stash with leftover Stampendous bling stickers for the flower centers.

I am very pleased with how the card turned out.  Even better was being able to use up some left over scraps.

Challenges entered:

Pixie's Snippets Playground - week 303 - 304

Pammies Inky Pinkies - 1743 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a fantastic day!

Stamps: A and M Memories Gangster Babe Digi
Ink: Tim Holtz Old Paper, Tea Stain, Weathered Wood
Card Stock: Stampin Up!, Scrap Designer Paper (Graphic 45 & Target)
Accessories: Charm, Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Stipple Brushes, Brads, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Stampendous Bling Stickers, Paper Flowers, Ribbon Scrap