Saturday, September 22, 2018

Papers N Pixels Club Makes Pop Up Window Slider Cards

Eleven ladies gathered at the first meeting of our Papers N Pixels Club on Sept 20 to make the Sunny Studios inspired (die) Pop Up Window Sliders.  The card design and technique for making these cards can be found in the video tutorials section of  Jennifer McGuire's site. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Happy 31 Grandson

This birthday card is created with SU Still Night stampset and Night Owl thinlits dies.  The branch is inlaid into dore-di-nations cardstock.  The greeting is  SU gold paper and is cut from Poppy  Stamps Happy  Birthday background die, double cut and stacked on white.
The Autumn-themed inside greeting is edged with cuts from a fall background paper and fabric leaf 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Good Luck on the MCAt's



Card for Grandson who is about to take the MCAT tests, looking to get into Medical School next year.   Good LUCK.  This card is made with vintage owls etching, stamp from SU Sky's the Limit and a greeting that says: "Awesome students like you don't need luck!  But here's a big good luck wish anyway.  As you work through those MCAT's and ace them, just give them your best shot and SOAR"

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Happy 60th J.R.







Wishing you a Happy Birthday and a happy, healthy and special year ahead, Jimmy.  This
tunnel  card"  is created with craft-colored paper, glitter paper, embossed polka dots, and Happy Birthday Candles from My Favorite Things .  The sentiment die on the front is from Gina K Designs, and was inspired by Jennifer McGuire.



Saturday, September 1, 2018

Sizzix Impresslits Wildflower Frame and Aquarius



 Two new Sizzix Impresslits SHAKER Cards to share
Above is the Aquarius with no embellishments except the tiny beads and the golden Iris
papier tole.  Below is the Wildflower Wreath painted with metallic paint and with clear glitter ribbons in the troughs of the linear detail of this die.  The flowers are double cut and stacked exactly on top of each other with the acrylic window between them instead of below the cutout.  The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh and the flower centers are touched with Nuvo glitter dots 
Both of these cards will have a sentiment diecut on them, the top one will be a wedding card with the yellow iris, symbol of passion,  for our cousin Kathy and new husband SJ and the other is Get Well for my neighbor Pat, who just had shoulder replacement surgery. Sentiment sticker is from Pop Ups Etc.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

3 Envelope Mini Photo Album






 This little photo album is created with three 4x6 envelopes that are covered and matted with Botanical Tea paper (Graphic 45) and coordinating Bazzille cardstock, some coordinating polka dots I made in Photoshop and also some Very Vanilla cardstock (SU.)  People always ask what these little mini-albums look like populated with pictures, because they look so interesting with all their pockets and hidden compartments and flip outs...... So here is a super easy one (almost) finished with Pictures of the Flagstaff AZ area and the Wupatki Pueblo ruins as well as the lava fields from the Sunset Crater Volcano area taken by Patsy and Mark while they were on a little trip out of the heat of the desert up to Flagstaff and Sedona Arizona for a few days. Click on the pictures to view more detail.



 As you open the three envelopes, under the first pocket is a picture of the lava fields, the back is clear for journaling, inside the tucked in pocket under the volcano is another matted photo;  the entrance sign to the Park and the volcano.

Open the center section and you see a little verse, that reads "To say Nothing is out here is incorrect; to say the desert is stingy with everything except space and light stone and earth is closer to the truth:  ~William Least Heat Moon~ and two stamps that I made from flower pictures that they took on their little trip.  Inside the third envelope's flap is a picture of the Pueblo and
on the reverse is some text about the ruins themselves.
Inside the envelope that opens the last "page" of the album is a picture of the Wupatki Pueblo and when you turn it over, there is information about the pueblo and the ruins journaled on the back.  There is actually room for a couple more photos in this album, or the recipients may want to journal some notes on the mats that are tucked in throughout the album.

I have made envelope albums out of 5x7's, 4x6's even large manila envelopes, and accordian folded as many as 10 or 12 envelopes.  They are fun to do "patchwork" style with papers from your stash --and fun too to coordinate and plan matched and complimentary pages.

Here's what the little album looks like before mats and photos and before the holes are punched for the pockets.



Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Happy Birthday Bruce





This is a modified zfold card created with SU dp, and border stickers from Prop Ups Etc.The numbers are cut from diamond glitter paper with EK Tools 47 numbers set.  The stamps are from Gina K and from SU's Delightful Dozen. Love the design and the fun this was to make.

Monday, August 27, 2018

The Hummingbird Sprite





This precious Hummingbird Sprite was created by Mitzi Sato Wiuff (Aurora Wings) and is colored in prismacolor pencils and painted in some areas with Ken Oliver's Liquid Metallic watercolors. The sentiment  is from Stampin Up's Thoughts and Prayers stampset (2).  It is embossed with copper embossing powder. The card front mat is created in Photoshop in autumn colors and topped with a black mat for the artpiece.  One tiny metallic heart is on the Fuschia's petals.  The eye and beak of the hummer is glaze pen and touched with posca white.  I considered creating  a watercolor wash background but decided I wanted the focus to remain on the shimmer of the metallic watercolors.  

This gorgeous sprite is done again with Ken Oliver's Liquid Metallic watercolors worked in the corals and purples and prismacolor pencils.  The sentiments are from Gina K and Stampin Up (Million to One).  The colors are SU Watermelon Wonder and Rich Razzleberry which is edged in gold rimmed enameled scallops (Pop Ups Etc stickers). and the card Design is a portrait orientation modified z-fold card. with inside areas for photos or messages on two faces.




Friday, August 24, 2018

Thank you for your Kindness

This card was made for Cindi of Impressng Ideas (Arts and Crafts Store)  in Ocean Park, Washington. Cindi helped me with a project and was so kind and sweet and helpful when I visited her beautiful store in Ocean Park WA while I was on vacation.  





The card is created with Hinged Thanks, an Ellen Hutson Die with gold foil paper (SU) backing the hinged letters, Gina K Designs Stitched Leaves Mini Kit stamped on gold foil paper, Tangelo Twist Paper and ink, Delicata Gold Ink and Black Staz On ink on the leaves., stickers from Pop Ups Etc, and background paper that I created in Photoshop for my upcoming Papers and Pixels class.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Zig Zag Spinner

This little Hallowee'n card is created with the Memory Box Slider die and little ghosts and background paper created by Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen digital scrapbooking kit Trick or Treat (on of my favorite of her kits).  I followed the tutorial by Memory Box to make this slider card with a penny one of the slider dies.  Sometimes the little ghost slides and sometimes he spins, it is dependent upon how the card is held.  I think it would work better if the angle of the top slider channel was less.  






Zig--no Zag!  Crystal Stars (Prietty Pink Posh)  Wink of Stella and one little sliding ghost.