Sunday, May 28, 2017

Graduation Congratulations to Daylyn

Congratulations, Daylyn on accomplishing your Deaf Education Degree in just three years at Northridge.  We are so proud of your accomplishments and wish you the BEST of LUCK as you fulfill your dreams.

I used the Graduation And Graduation Set dies by  Cheery Lynn on SU Island Indigo and Chocolate Chip papers  SU Painted Petals and Grunge stamps were used, with gold stickles and rhinestones. Holographic lines accents are from Pop-Ups  Etc.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Kit and Clowder Mother's Day Floral Gift

This fun  "shaker card" is created with Watermelon Wonder paper (SU), Embossed with an EF, (Elegant Lines by SU), with a digital stamped image  "Floral"  Blank) These pretty flowers were a Mother's Day Gift coloring page from Kit and Clowder,  Alyce Keegan)  I(t is stamped on Red River Matte Paper and colored with Prismacolor Pencils.Ot os accem=nted with perfectly posh sequins and other sequin clusters found behind the "shaker window."   This will have the sentiment stamped at a 45 degree angle for an anniversary, or birthday when the recipient is chosen going below and above the lower right corner.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Splitcoast Stampers---Card Clutch

This was the Wednesday Tutorial this week at  Splitcoast  Stampers presented by  Dee Slater  The directions are easy to follow and the clutch is a lot of fun to create and share.  I used a magnet closure, and with the specified card size (3 1/2 x 5) cards inserted the magnet is not strong enough to hold all the layers and keep the clutch closed or a bar shaped magnet instead of round washer/magnet combination. So the final application for this project will be separate cards---and coupons in the pockets!  Next clutch I'll use a tie or buckle closure

SU Designer paper, Lost Lagoon color ink, 2014-2016 "In Color Designer Series" paper stack, Eastern Beauty diecuts and stickers, Fancy Sentiments by Just Rite Stamps, Butterfly by Memory Box.  Big Hugs diecut (not sure) Petite Petals, SU, and ribbons and other findings.  
Closeup of the half belly band closur

Cards and envelopes ready for embellishments.  2014-2016 SU In Color Designer Series Papers.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Twisted Popup Card

There are several tutorials in several size cards out there, but my favorite is from Dina at Splitcoast Stampers  I have made quite a few of these Twisted Pop Up cards.  This one is created with papers designed by Karen Schulz (Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen's) kit Harvest Sunset.   I created this card to give to my granddaughter's best friend as they graduate from High School on June 1.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Butterfly Sprite_ Aurora Wings

This little Butterfly Sprite is colored in Prismacolor Pencils, and created for the #49 Aurora  Wings Challenge---"Frame It"    She's finished with winkn of stella, stickles, and enamel dots. She is framed with two  purple frames cut from the Frame and Label Bracket by Sizzix. #658037. The inside edges are  sponged with Delicata Gold ink, and the frames themselves spritzed with Gold Sparkle  The background is handmade paper stitched and starred with gold (from my stash)

The inside sentiment is an Impression Obsession stamp (D14201) stamped in Concord Grape Distress ink.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Splitcoast Stampers Basket Weave Tuck and Fold

I have the paper template from a decade ago in both large  and small folds tuck and folds. And somewhere a die that is for this fancy fold edge.  The dies I have for tuck and folds came from PopUps Etc  ge\o-die collection but I can't find them today, I did this technique with two sided Christmas Paper in 2012.
But it is just as fun and easy technique when you cut with and from the template Kelley provided and ends up with a card with a totally different twist.  I followed the tutorial by Kelley Acheson at Split Coast  Stampers  in her Wednesday Technique Spotlight today. 

The card is created with  SU Basic Gray paper, DP by Echo Park (Off Road) twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and Birthday diecut from Hello You- (SU) and stamp from Petite Pairs stampset.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Picture Perfect CD Photo Album

I used Karen Schulz new Picture Perfect kit to create this CD Album.  It turned out SO pretty.!  A little glitter to dry and a bow or two to finish, and this is ready for memories.  The papers and elements and the colors in the new kit are just wonderful---so many many possibilities.  The creation of the little album follows the steps detailed in the video by  JoAnn at Emerald City Crafting. but all the mats and all the papers are by Snickerdoodle Designs. 



Inside Front :  Walk -
Photomats open (one side)

Look - Stop - Photograph - Smile

Happy Birthday to Snickerdoodle Designs

Wishing you the best birthday Ever Karen.  All the miles and miles of them this year!  Thank you for the use of your gorgeous graphics in so many things I do.  May the next year be filled with good fun, good friends, good times, good health and good luck,
Here's a picture of her birthday card,---her little gift is the Autumn Sunset CD photo album I made for her.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Laymans Commandments

Text Reads:
Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout the journey.

So why is a Car's Windshield so large & the RearView Mirror so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on.

 Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes a few minutes to burn, but it takes years to write.

All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong, don't worry, they can't last long either.

Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold!

Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, "Relax, sweetheart, it's just a bend, not the end!”

When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.

A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!"

When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES, it takes away today's PEACE.

This layout is created with Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen's "Spring Spirit" and "Friends Forever" kits.  Edged in Starform border line stickers and matted on black.

Fleta The Unicorn

This adorable graphic was drawn by Zoe at Make it Crafty.   I am going to overlay either  "Believe" or "Dream" or "Believe in Magic" Embossed in sparkle on either vellumor acrylic placed over the rainbow paper with diagonal stripes.  (I created that in Photoshop using the paint brush and the gradient filter and it is printed on glossy metallic photo paper.) The Unicorn is finished in mixed media....Copics, Prismacolor Pencils, Wink of Stella, Posca Pen and 3D Crystal Glaze.  The script Believe is a BEAUTIFUL 2 size word die by Cheery Lynn Dies B612.  I bought the companion B619 which is Imagine.

Inside sentiment is  SU Feel Goods stamp:  "She believed she could...(SU Feels Good)  so she did" Edged in gold glitter, and over a sticker from PopUps Etc.

Sentiment reads "Being a Human is complicated.   Time to become a UNICORN"