Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy birthday - Mojo Monday #453

This card went together in a snap!  I have a bunch of people with upcoming birthdays, so a variation of this card is sure to find its way in the mail to many of them.

I used my Cricut to cut the Mickey heads, and it's not possible to see it in the photo, but each head (balloon) has some clear Wink of Stella added to it.

Love this sketch from Mojo Monday for challenge #453.


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day. Take Two.

In my last post, I commented about having a creative streak on Friday.  Well, my son's girlfriend saw the card I made for another friend, and I decided to make this one for her father.  Again, I love the details.  I hope that you do as well.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Happy Father's Day! Take One.

I was in a real creative streak yesterday. One of my sons had a friend visiting, and I decided to gift him with this card for his father.  I love all of the details.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Pastels, Pearls, Pretty Papers

Earlier this week I cleaned my craft space.  It was a long time coming, and my dust bunnies were all fashionable because they were wearing glitter.  Summer vacation is my time to recharge, clean, and spend time crafting/reading craft blogs.  There are several blogs that I visit on a regular basis (check my blog list on the right), and I've luxuriated in reading and playing in my space.

Yesterday after I had lunch with some friends, I came home and just played.  I pulled papers and dies and paints and Perfect Pearls and all sorts of goodies from my stash.  This is what I came up with:

I'm loving all of the layers I added.  Papers from Teresa Collins' 6x6 Designer Pad He Said She Said, pearls, die cuts, cheesecloth, paper doilies tinted with Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls.

An image from a set of ephemera that I received for my birthday.

Tiny flowers cut from my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die with pearls added to the centers ... they make me swoon!

A large tag with more swoon-inducing pearls. Add to it a Cheery Lynn Designs B117 Fanciful Flourish Right die that I cut and tucked into various locations on the card.

And a little sentiment tag cut with my Tim Holtz Tag & Tie die as well as a little resin flower gussied up with some Alcohol Inks.

I am entering this in the following challenges:


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Creative Chemistry 101 - Summer of 2016 week 2

I am taking (actually retaking) Creative Chemistry 101 and 102.  This week's challenge is to work with stains to create backgrounds.  I love how this turned out!

I also am adding two files to a Facebook group that shares Cricut Explore files.  The first file is the background of circles.  I saw a die on a website and figured it would be easy to recreate ... and it was! The second file I am sharing is the hello cut.  There are also several other words in the file as well.