02/09/2018When I saw this new Valentine’s Day kit from My Favorite Things (MFT), I fell in love (hee hee, “fell in love”, get it? OK, bad pun); it was a great kit for this upcoming special day, and unfortunately it is sold out and they will not be restocking it. HOWEVER, you can still buy the products in it separately! I have them all listed in my Products List at the end of this post. I’ve made 4 cards from this kit so far, and I brought in a few MFT Birdie Brown pet stamp & die sets to personalize 3 of the cards to the recipients and their pet(s). All of the colored images are colored with Copic Markers. The first one is for my mom & my step-dad, and their sweet dog, Ellie. I picked the BB You Make My Tail Wag stamp set and die set to feature this sweet and silly doggy: The second card features my brother’s and his wife’s 2 kitties, Tiggo & Kinley. These 2 cute cat images come from the BB I Knead You stamp set and die set: And for my dad & my step-mom, here is their card featuring their sibling kitty-cats, Hayden & Mac. This kitty image is from the MFT BB Cool Cat stamp set and die set: The last card doesn’t have any pets on it, but is just as cute! I hope you have a great Valentine’s Day, and Happy crafting!
01/29/2018Wow, it’s been over a couple months since my last post! I started a fantastic new job 3 months ago, and I think that took up every ounce of energy I had; but NOW, I have settled in VERY nicely (and LOVING this new job!) and my creative bug has arisen once again (thankfuly! I missed it!). Last week I was looking around the Simon Says Stamp Lawn Fawn section, and I noticed this set that had somehow escaped me – the Sewn with Love stamp and die set. There was no question about it; I HAD to have it. My mom is an avid sewer, and it will be perfect for a bunch of cards for her (or maybe to make a set of cards with and give to her as a present)! For today’s card, I decided to make a “just because” card. Now that we live almost 4 hours apart (since I moved a year ago), I think she’d definitely like this one. The images are stamped with my new Jet Black ink by Lawn Fawn (OMG, this color is AMAZING, stamps perfectly, and colors beautifully with Copics). The cute plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn’s orginal Perfectly Plaid 6×6 paper pack; I cant find it anywhere on-line for purchase, Lawn Fawn Rainbow Cardstock collection. I die cut the plaid paper with the largest die in the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Stackables set. I painted the word “Sew” with my Zig Clear Wink of Stella, then covered it in Glossy Accents to really give it “pop”. My adhesives on this project consist of my favorite tape runner, MyStick Adhesive, 3D Foam Squares to pop a couple of the images up higher than the others, and Tombow Mono Liquid Glue to glue some of the smaller elements down. I hope you enjoyed ths project! Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!
11/13/2017Who couldn’t possibly love the new Lawn Fawn stamp set, Here We Go A-Waddling?! That’s what I’m featuring today for my last ( 🙁 ) post for the awesome Drive By Crafts design team! I stamped & colored (with Copics) each image multiple times, because I knew I wanted to create a full band type of scene. Then after getting some hills die-cut and laid out, I played around with the little guys until I could get a cute scene full of musical penguins! It was definitely a stress-free project, and just lots of fun. Thank you for stopping by! And HUGE thank you to Drive By Crafts for having me on their design team; it was truly a privilege!
11/06/2017How about some adorable piggies today?! We have a couple from the Reverse Confetti Cured Stamp Set! I created this cute birthday card for the DriveByCrafts blog.
The images are colored with Copic markers.
Have a wonderful day, happy crafting, and thank you for stopping by!
10/27/2017OK, I am really getting into this Reverse Confetti thing! DriveByCrafts, I think you have really started something here! Today I am featuring Merry Christmoose; this holiday card is 4 3/4″ square. I stamped the background trees onto Copic-friendly paper, then stamped them again onto masking paper. I cut them out, covered up my trees in the scene, and created the background sky using Distress inks. Then I colored the trees. For the moose, I stamped him, colored him, and hand-cut him out with a white border. I have to admit something… when I went to stamp the cute sign image in the set, it was GONE! Yes, I had taken it out earlier, and somehow I lost it. I have looked EVERYWHERE (and went through my FULL crafting garbage can piece-by-piece, AND crawled around on my crafting room floor for a long time meticulously looking everywhere – ugh!), and it is lost. So, the cute scene on this card can still be adorable without the sign, but image how great it would look WITH it! So, my advice for you today is DON’T TAKE STAMP IMAGES OUT OF THEIR PACKAGING UNTIL YOU’RE READY TO USE THEM! LOL, thanks for stopping by!