Sunday, 8 February 2015

Papertrey Anniversary Challenge- Day 3

Day 3's challenge was to create a tag and matching gift bag. Here is my project:

Papertrey Anniversary Challenge- Day 2

I am so happy to hear that Maile Belles will be designing stamps for Papertrey this year! The Day 2 challenge was to create a card inspired by Maile. I have nearly every stamp set that Maile has released and one of my favorites is Sketched Shapes. Here is the card of Maile's that inspired me.

And here is my take. I pretty much CASE'd her card:

Papertrey Anniversary Challenge- Day 1

Here is my take on the challenge for the first day of festivities at Papertrey Ink. Happy 8th Anniversary to a wonderful company!

Here is the color combo and sketch I chose: 


Here is my card:

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

You are sombody's reason to smile

A while back I took a She Art class from Christy Tomlinson. I have played around a bit but have only produced one completed project. I have several backgrounds complete but am scared to ruin them by painting something on top of them. For example, here is one background I finished close to a year ago.
I want to paint a heart (with a flag background) as the focal point and add the words "freedom lies in being bold" but I've been hesitant. I think I leave the canvas on my desk to remind myself to be bold and do it already!

Here is the canvas I did complete as a birthday present for my 11 year old niece. She has it hanging in her room so I hope she liked it!
If you cannot read the words, it says "You are somebody's reason to smile".

Friday, 2 January 2015


Christmas break was good for my crafting! I spent a little time in my craft room nearly every day that I was off over Christmas. I wanted to play with Lizzie's new Love Potion stamp set. I used my "potty people" from one of Kelly Purkey's Studio Calico's set (I went to a class of her's while I was still in California and that is how she referred to them and it has stuck for me) along with the + and = from PTI Get to the Point and masked the sentiment from Love Potion.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Pinterest Remake

I saw a super cute card on Pinterest the other day and decided to make a similar one since I had the supplies. Here is my take:

I used a cloud die to make the marshmallows/froth. I tried using glossy accents to make my candy cane shiny but the red kept bleeding onto the white. Oh well! I might make a few more of these with different sentiments as one of my cards for next year.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

January Birthday Cards

One of my dear friends has an early January birthday and I wanted to make her a more personalized card with Birthday Classics: January stamp set. I decided to CASE Ashley's card. This was my version, changing out the coffee cup for a mug and making it purple since that is my friend's favorite color.
Unfortunately, I stamped the sentiment slightly crooked (I wish my MISTI would get here!) so I decided to make another one to send my friend. She is a fellow crafter and I wanted her to have a mistake free card. I decided I really liked the coffee cup Ashley used and made this card:

No purple but I think the red goes better with kraft. I hope she likes it!

Lastly, I decided to decorate a moleskin sketch book in an attempt to start crafting more regularly and journal my crafting. Here is the book:
Inside, on the first page I wrote a few goals for 2015:
  • Do something crafty nearly every day
  • Make 2-3 cards a week
  • Send a card to a friend at least once a month (preferably weekly)
  • Participate in a challenge once a week
  • Use a stamp set that has never been used once a week
I spent the last few days reorganizing my craft room. Everything is clean and in its place ready to be used. I have so many stamp sets that have never seen ink. I plan to remedy that this year. I'm not saying that I won't buy more but I need to be more selective and really use what I have and only buy things that fill a gap. My husband and I have decided to cancel cable in hopes to be more active in the new year and also, I hope it encourages me to go to my craft room instead of plopping on the couch in the evenings. I didn't set a goal to post on the blog so my sporadic posting will probably continue :)