January 10, 2022

Tap, Tap...Is This Thing On?

 Happy New Year! Hope your 2022 has gotten off to a great start. I hope all of you have been working on all kinds of crafty goodness since I've been away. I have been dabbling on projects here and there, sharing creations over on Instagram. But I really miss sharing with my friends on this platform, so I decided to come by here to post my first creations of the year, a couple of New Year's cards. 

I'm sure many have seen this image. She is called "New Year Girl" from Unity Stamps' Angie Girl collection. She's a pretty versatile image and can be used for all kinds of celebrations. The beautiful "celebrate" die is from MFT, cut with gold mirrored cardstock. Finally, they wouldn't be New Year's cards without a little extra shimmer, so I sprinkled on some sequins from Studio Katia. I really like how they turned out. Did you make any New Years cards? Or have you made your first 2022 creation? Post in the comments below. I'd love to see your creations.  

Thank you for stopping by...And That's All She Wrote

July 6, 2016

It's been a minute...

Since I stopped by this space! Life has been at a breakneck pace, between changes in my job and in my family in the last year. However, I still love creating, reading craft blogs and interacting with other creatives on social media. So I want to work with this forum again. If you have followed this blog or visited, even once I thank you for your support over the years, and I hope you'll continue to stop by.

Now, onto today's project..If you're a member of Scraps of Color, you've seen the card. But I'm giving you the inside peek of the whole project!

This altered frame and card set was one I made for a friend's mother. She wanted to give her husband a special gift for their anniversary. Other than a frame from The Dollar Store, all of the bling and paper were from Michaels' Recollections line.

Once the frame was done, pulling papers from the same paper pack and copic colors for a matching card kept the process easy. This gatefold card is 5x7 (or about the size of a A7). The image was an easy choice for me, Lil Marriage by Robert Jackson. It's amazing to me, as this image reminds me of the celebrating couple! Here's a peek of the inside:

Well, that's all I have for you today. But for I go, I have to say how great it feels to share with you again. I really hope to come back soon, and hope you will too!

November 12, 2015

Pink Church Lady Card

 Hi everyone! I wanted to stop by and share a card I made for a client. She wanted a birthday card for her mom. I have to admit it was a personal challenge for me because my room is a hot mess right now! I'm not one of those crafters with a place for everything and everything in its place yet. The struggle has been real lately, lol! But believe it or not, it simplified the process! I had to find patterned paper that matched the few colors I have in my copic collection. Then I played with the first pink embellishments I came across, and this was the final result:

The stamp is a digital from Maruva DQ, Inc, and the bling and flowers were both from Michaels. I've never used bling this way, but I really like it! In fact, I will definitely be on the look out for more of this bling on my next shopping trip! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

November 3, 2015

My first Pocket Letters

It really is hard to believe we're in the last two months of the year...Halloween was just a couple of days ago, but based on all of the holiday stuff practically bursting out into the aisles in the stores, you'd think Christmas is next week! And yet again, I'm getting a late start on my holiday projects. But more on that in a future post. Today I wanted to share my first pocket letters--one I made for a crafty pal, and one I received totally by surprise!

I made this one for a someone I met on the Pocket Letter Pals Facebook Group. My partner wanted to be surprised, but I was totally stumped for ideas. I'm crazy about Betty Boop, and soon figured she would be a great theme to try for my first one. As you can see, I filled some of the pockets on the front, but here's a pic of more goodies on the back:

A couple of the pockets have stamped images that aren't visible here. I added some "Mail Tag" questions and I just had to add some Peach flavored green tea! Now to the crafty goodness I received a little while back:
Mary Joyce sent me this awesome puppy-themed pocket letter! She created it using the title and images from one of my Pinterest boards. One of the things I admire so much about MJ's creations is that she puts so much personalized detail into each one! Here's another view:
I don't need another obsession, but I think I have been bitten by the pocket letter bug! I'm currently working on two more for a couple of my crafty peeps! I'll share them once I finish them up and send them out. So what about you? Have you tried pocket letters, and love them? Or are they a little much for you? Please share in the comments below. Thanks for the company, and have a great day!

July 17, 2015

Zeta Lady Card

Finished Card: A7 (5x7)
Hi everyone! I'm checking in with another customer card. The image is one I've wanted to work with for quite some time now, Sorority III by Robert Jackson. All materials were Michaels/Recollections products, except for the Wink of Luna in silver used on Ms. Zeta's shoes. I still have a lot of work to do on improving folds and light source, but I really enjoyed making this card! I am sharing it over on Scraps of Color for the "Anything Goes" Bloggers Challenge. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

June 23, 2015

Lil Nurse Cards

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday! Today I'm back to share a couple of customer cards I created recently. They were both made using Robert Jackson's Lil Nurse image.

The first one was for the customer's sister that happens to be a registered nurse. The patterned paper for both cards were from Recollections. And that bow was a scrap piece from my stash. I was sweating bullets about the size of that bow though, lol...but it coordinated with the rest of the card really well. And luckily, my client loved it! =D
She wanted the same image on this card, but since the recipient is a dental hygienist, she didn't want the nurse's cap. So I tried a little "coloring magic," turning the hat into extra hair. And I felt a lot better about the ribbon on this card, also from my stash.
That's all I have today, but I hope you've enjoyed my take on "One Stamp, Two Different Looks!" Thanks for stopping by! Take care, and if its HOT (or HAWT as I like to say) where you are, please stay in and stay cool! It's perfect crafting weather, lol...

June 18, 2015

Happy Graduation Card

Graduation season has come and gone around here, so today I wanted to share a card I made for my coworker's niece.

It's my first time using these both the image and the embossing template. The image is CC Designs Graduation Willow, which I believe is now discontinued. I tried capturing the "sheen" highlights with my blue copic markers, but I wish I had worked more on blending the color. However, I still liked how it turned out. The Darice embossing plate is one I purchased from CKC-Charlotte last year.
I'm sharing this in the "I'm Impressed" Embossing Challenge going on over on the Scraps of Color blog right now, as well as the Anything Goes challenge over on Mema's Crafts.  It's Lesia's very last craft challenge, as she needs to focus on other things at this time. She will continue to post on her blog though, so be sure to stop by and leave Lesia some love! Speaking of stopping by, thank you for stopping by here today! Take care...And That's All She Wrote!