Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Archiscraps April challenge

The APRIL challenge at Archiscraps is to be inspired by Ancient Egypt. when I first saw this challenge I thought easy peasy LOL I was wrong I had no ideas it took me a while...I went through my crafty supplies and NOTHING jumped out at I thought hieroglyphics would be cool...thus my card was born, honestly, I really love how it turned out...I just had to shut my brain off and let it happen!

 challenge at Archiscraps
 Think of all things about Egypt: Mummies, hieroglyphics, archaeologists, the Nile, the pyramids, the Sphinx, cats, scarab beetles and others.

You can do a layout, card, bookmark, tag, off the page item, so long as it is paper!
Don't forget to explain the connection.

 I hope you stop by the blog and check out the rest of the design team's inspiration and then play along!

Stay Safe and Healthy!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

keeping distracted

So I'm trying to distract myself...when I get stressed I tend to clean normally that's not a bad thing but when you think you broke the water heater from using too much Hot water you know it's time to cut back LOL

So instead I took it in the opposite direction and I made a crafty mess...I pulled out a couple colors that I love Peacock feathers and wilted violet...I used both distress oxide inks and sprays (both you can get from Scrapsalot shop) on these pretty tags

there was a whole lot of layering going on here...paper gesso texture paste ink sprays some more inks more paper then some embellishments...
when I first got the word board die-cut set I really had no idea what I was going to do with it other than a word board but I seem to use their alphabet die a whole comes in quite handy!
I entered this one in the challenge over at More than Words

 thanks for coming by and checking out my new tags...stay safe and distracted!

Items used from scrapsalot shop

Oxide inks- wilted violet, black soot, peacock feathers
Oxide spray-wilted violet and peacock feathers
archival inks- watering can and jet black
dimensional foam circles
sugar pea word board die-cut
alt e new reason to smile stamp set

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Faux watercolor background

I had a swap this month which required a watercolored background so I thought I would use some of my awesome supplies from Scrapsalot all inks and stamps are from there...make sure you stop by scrapsalot and check out what paper crafting supplies she has to offer!

I used plain white #110 lbs card stock (which is flimsy when using lots of water lol but I managed to flatten it out after it dried with some heavy books) I picked my two favorite colors peacock feathers and wilted violet distress oxide sprays.
I put a Lil bit of the spray on my craft mat (one at a time)added a bit of water then smushed my paper into the color. I alternated colors (drying in between each color) until I had a background I was happy I did four panels and each one came out a little different.
I pulled out this beautiful peony dreams stamp set from waffle flower...I thought it would be perfect for this card...
 I thought added a bit of a black border would make this panel pop...I finished this card off with a couple enamel dots also from waffle flower
 Items used from Scrapsalot shop
distress oxide spray peacock feathers
distress oxide spray wilted violet
archival inks jet black
waffle flower peony dreams
waffle flower enamel dots

thanks for stopping by....

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

My peaceful place

The new challenge is now live over at Archi-scraps challenge blog...your challenge for March is to Create your PEACEFUL PLACE layout or a card /tag about PEACE.

My peaceful place is down by the river, they have a river walk here and in the spring-summer and fall it's very quiet and beautiful.
It's been some time since I've done an actual layout I was so inspired by this challenge that I pulled out a couple things I've been hoarding the washi tape and the wood animals...they worked perfectly for this page!

thanks for stopping by and make sure you head over to Archi-scraps challenge blog and play along with us!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020


Just a quick share, I made a couple Atc's (Artist Trading Cards) for the mini-challenge over at more than words...the mini-challenge is done on Facebook so you can check it out here or go to their blog...

I love Atc's because I get to use up some scraps (I'm a hoarder of scraps I have two draws full) so between my art journal and ATC's I can make a dent in it LOL

 I used a lot of distress oxides some really cool distress oxide sprays both of these can be found at Scrapsalot Debra carries lots of different colors. I wasn't sure about the sprays but the colors are very vibrant I even used them on the metal butterfly
the first layer was distress oxide inks just added randomly, I knew this was mostly going to be covered up.. then for my second layer, I used molding paste and a couple different stencils to give it some texture. I used my heat tool to make drying time faster. now for the fun part, I took the spray oxides but didn't actually spray then...I unscrewed the top and just dabbed a bit here and there then sprayed with water to move it around..let it get into the nooks and crannies LOL I kept doing this until I was satisfied while it was drying I was trying to narrow down my bits and pieces and trying to figure out how I was going to layer them.

** Done way ahead of time...I have a small container full I made fake enamel dots out of distress ink and clear Nuvo drops 

 Items used from Scrapsalot shop
distress oxide inks wilted violet, peacock feathers
Distress oxide sprays  wilted violet, peacock feathers
Nuvo drops clear 

 thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest project!

Friday, February 14, 2020

My heart is yours-Happy Valentines day

Happy Valentine's day everyone

I have one last card to share for Valentine's day well I guess you could use it for other things. It's truly the simplest card I've made in a long time and most would consider it clean and simple (sometimes those are the best)

Inks, stamps, and heart die are from Scrapsalot shop
I love the heart prints stamp set from Sugar peas design it had some really cute heats and sentiments, Of course, the imprint one is my favorite. Like I said earlier it's super simple stamped the heart and die cut using the simple heart die from Sugar peas then framed it with two squares with a sentiment under it!

Items used from Scrapsalot shop
Archival inks

sugar pea simple heart die
sugar pea heart prints stamp set

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Valentine's day!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Foil hearts

Who's ready for Valentine's day? I've been working pretty hard to come up with the perfect card for my husband and so far they are all too feminine but I managed to pass the ones I made along to a friend so they won't go to waste 😁 so I thought I would share my latest  Valentine's day card ... look at the beautiful foil...I love how it shines! Gina K's foil mates made it so easy to create my background for my card

 I tried to get a good photo of the shine but it's nearly impossible LOL All items used on this card are from the scrapsalot shop...make sure you stop by and see what they have to offer!

Items used from Scrapsalot shop

Carta Bella enamel dots
echo park enamel dots
Gina K foil mates-Blooming hearts
Icraft deco foil-therm o web-pink melon and turquoise
sugar pea dangling heart die
sugar pea heart prints stamp set

thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!

Monday, January 27, 2020

Imprint on my heart

I so love this stamp set heart prints from sugar pea designs especially this imprint one...I'm thinking I might do a rainbow one with this stamp 😁 I think I'm getting closer to the perfect Valentine for my husband, I really like the black and white with just a touch of red...this is more his style but maybe a couple too many hearts LOL all stamps and inks are from the scrapsalot shop make sure you stop by there and see what they have to offer!

I used Concord and 9ths heart turnabout stamp with Catherine poolers midnight ink...I think I only turned it three times that's why there are some places without hearts...haha as I am writing this up I'm thinking maybe to should have done the fourth turn with red ink 🤔 always an afterthought!

Sugar pea designs heart prints

sugar pea designs simple heart die

Items used from scrapsalot shop

Catherine pooler midnight ink
sugar pea design heart prints stamp
sugar pea design simple heart die
concord and 9th hearts turnabout stamp

Friday, January 17, 2020

I adore you-Valentine fun

I've been trying to come up with the perfect Valentine for my husband...I don't think this one is it LOL but I'm getting closer...maybe not so much pink! But I do love how this one turned out and it was so unexpected...

see I was playing with some Nuvo shimmer powders (making funky backgrounds) then I remembered seeing someone stamp using the shimmer powders and I thought cool let's try that ...haha that's how it always starts... I used my new stamp set from Sugar pea called heart prints and the simple heart die from them also. I sprinkled (tapped) some powder onto the stamp and then spritzed with water (I should have stamped the first time on scratch paper but live and learn) after the first impression I used my water brush to make sure the pigment/powder/ink was on the right part of the stamp I will say a little powder goes a long way I never added more just kept using the water brush to move it around

all items (except cardstock) used on this card came from Scrapsalot - she carries a little bit of everything from simple scrapbooking all the way to Mixed media!

 I randomly stamped my background...yes I had to say that and I strategically place that panel over a spot that had a big void LOLI picked the sentiment I adore you from the same you can see some of them are cockeyed but that's what I love about handmade items nothing is perfect!

Items used from Scrapsalot shop
Nuvo shimmer powders
sugar pea-heart prints stamp set
sugar pea- simple heart die
Ranger Archival inks- jet black -picked raspberry

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Pugs and kisses

Isn't he just the cutest thing? I so love this little pug! such a cute stamp set from sugar pea called for pug's sake! I used some painters tape to mask off some clouds and stamped and fussy cut the pug and balloon out of the same tape (make sure you put it on your shirt first to make it not so sticky LOL) I used oxide inks to create my beautiful sky with some cute fluffy clouds. I really love the reveal when you peel off the masking it always makes me smile!
I was going to color the balloon with alcohol markers but decided to use some deco foil instead...I stamped and fussy cut the balloon them used some score tape then looks like a mylar balloon ( I know you really can't tell in the photo)

you can find most of the items used on this card at Scrapsalot she carries a little bit of everything!

Items used from the scrapsalot shop

sugar peas for pug's sake stamp set
deco foil
score tape
distress oxide-tumbled glass, faded jeans, broken china
Catherine pooler Midnight ink
waffle flower enamel dots
pattern paper-Carta Bella gone camping
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