Thursday, December 31, 2015

Handmade Guy Christmas Gifts

Comic Collage Canvas, 16 x 20

It's time to count down the last few hours left in 2015! This month went by very quickly and although I didn't make many cards this month I wanted to share the Handmade Guy Christmas Gifts I made for my brother. This year my brother requested a handmade gift and he didn't give me any specifics. He likes Batman, Superman and Wolverine, so I made him a Comic Collage Canvas using vintage comics and Mod Podge Matte. The second gift is a pair of king size Batman pillow cases using some fun fabric. I always enjoy making gifts and I hope my brother enjoys what I made him.

King Size Batman Pillow Cases
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Bright Green Thank You Card

It's time to send Thank You Cards for all the Christmas gifts received. For this Bright Green Thank You Card I heat embossed the sentiment (Another Thank You by Stampin' Up!) onto watercolor paper and then used Gelatos to add color. The letter "k" came out a little wonky but it works. To add some shimmer the entire card was sprayed with Vanilla Shimmer Mist and three green sequins were adhered. That's it!

There is nothing fancy about this card but it's fun and it was easy to make. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Deer Peace & Joy Card

Merry Christmas! I hope you have a lovely day celebrating with your family. Last night while watching Christmas shows I made this Deer Peace & Joy Card. The stamped image is one of my favorites from Stampendous! and it was colored using Copic markers.  All patterned papers are from the Home for Christmas dsp by Stampin' Up! The Peace & Joy sentiment is from the retired Good Greetings stamp set and I used an oval and scalloped oval punch for layering. For a little sparkle I added some Stickles to the image and three silver sequins. That's pretty much it! I appreciate you stopping by and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Ho! Ho! Ho! Card

Hello! There are only a few days left until Christmas and I'm not done shopping for gifts. My biggest problem has been the fact that I don't like shopping and that leads to procrastination. At this point the crowds and traffic are more than I want to contend with, so I'm not sure what I will do.

This afternoon (instead of shopping) I made this Ho! Ho! Ho! Card using a cute digital image by Deedee's Digis called Santa Daniel. In case you haven't heard, Deedee's Digis is permanently closing on December 31, 2015 and right now all items are 75% off.

The layout for this card is from this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge. All patterned papers are from the 25th and Pine paper pad by Basic Grey. Since the digital image came pre-colored there are minimal supplies used on this card. I used a stitched rectangle die by Lil'Inkers, three snowflake sequins, Modern Label punch and Word Window punch by Stampin' Up! and the sentiment is from the retired Good Greeting stamp set by Stampin' Up!. That's it! Well, I better go shopping!

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Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Jolly Cats Christmas Card

Good day crafty friends! I would like to share the Christmas card I made for the veterinarians who take care of our kitties. We have three feline friends which made this new image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps the perfect choice. The image was colored with Copic markers and some puffy paint was added to the kitty's hat for detail. Using a stitched rectangle die cut the image was cut to size and matted with Rich Razzleberry cardstock by Stampin' Up!. The patterned paper is from the Altitude Collection by Bo Bunny which made for a nice non-traditional colored Christmas card. Additional cardstock colors include Lost Lagoon and Bermuda Bay. The sentiment by Kaisercraft was stamped using Memento black ink. All layout details are from this weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I added a die cut snowflake off the corner of the top square and would have loved to add a couple more but ran out of white glittery paper (don't ya hate that?). Well that about sums it up. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Let it Snow! Card

I say... Let it Snow! Although we don't get a lot of snow here in Oklahoma, it's always a great excuse to stay in my craft room. Hello and happy Tuesday! I'm glad you stopped by my blog. Today is the start of a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and our theme this week is Snowflakes. Our lovely sponsor is Sami Stamps and I've used the Frosty Flakes image on my card. We would love for you to join us this week! You have until next Monday at 3 pm to link your creations. Click here to check out all the details and design team inspiration.

Blue and white seemed like a good choice for a snowflake theme. The papers I used are by Doodlebug Designs and The Paper Studio. For the layout I used a sketch from the Cheerful Sketches Challenge Blog. There are several layers to play with patterned paper (which I love to do). After a little bit of coloring with my Copic markers I added some Puffy paint and glitter to give the image some dimension. The sentiment was created on the computer and die cut into the banner shape. Three sequin snowflakes and some twine added the finishing touches.

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Enjoy the rest of your day!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Sweet Baby Girl Card

This week I was sorting through some patterned papers and found this adorable elephant and star patterned papers by Studio Calico from the Story Time Collection. I really like the muted colors and subtle text in the elephant bodies. So, I made this Sweet Baby Girl Card. The cardstock colors used are Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand by Stampin' Up! After stamping Emery the elephant by Verve Stamps (it's one of my favorite stamps) onto polka dot paper I fussy-cut the image and adhered it to the stitched die cut circle. The circle was then layered onto a die cut scalloped circle then adhered to the card with dimensionals. Using the retired Itty Bitty Banners stamp set by Stampin' Up! I stamped Sweet Baby with Tip Top Taupe ink and then die cut the sentiment with the coordinating Bitty Banner framelit dies. To add some detail three sequin stars were added along with twine. That's it!

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Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Handmade Baby Burp Cloths

Lately my paper crafting has taken a backseat to sewing handmade baby burp cloths. After I made some for my brother and sister-in-law for their first baby, I couldn't stop making them. There are so many adorable flannel fabrics that I wanted to make more. So, I've updated my Etsy shop and added my inventory. I invite you to check out my shop and offer any feedback.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!