Friday, June 24, 2022

Paper Flower Friday

This week I've been playing with mixed media and managed to salvage a couple cards.  Not sure what I'll do with them yet but will probably send them out to friends, something that I just don't do enough.

Have a great weekend,


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Happy Birthday America

 The 4th of July will be here soon and I love the colors of our country.  I've decorated this adorable gnome to celebrate the season.  

This project was fun and easy.  I began with the Medium Wood Gnome Girl shown below and then simply added the colors I wanted.  

I first covered the hat with alternating red and white strips paper in a wave pattern.  Next came the body that is covered in a blue plaid.  I used a black marker to color in the feet.

Before the hair was added it was embossed to give texture and then edged with some brown ink.  Every patriotic gnome needs a red bow.

The nose, hands and the star were all decorated and edged with the proper color. (blue was added to the heart later).

All the pieces were placed - some white stars were added and then glued in place. I added the flag before gluing the hands.

I like to mix things up sometimes to I used the "Summer" from the Word n Shape Summer - Flip Flop.  You will see the Flip Flops later in another project.  I painted the word blue to match the theme.


To make this little guy stand up I used the base from one of the Frameables, covered with paper and                                            then added some grass using a die from my stash.

Now that all parts are assembled she is ready to party!!

Friday, June 17, 2022

Paper Flower Friday

 Hello Friends,

Now you may find this shocking, but todays post is not a card.  I have been trying to get around to giving journaling a go so I've been stepping out of my comfort zone.  I have two very different pages to share today using flowers.

I've been looking at and joined the Facebook group JournalWithUs.  This group shares their beautiful work and also post a monthly challenge for the group.  This is an Elizabeth Craft Designs group so all the products I've used are theirs.  I got started late so have some catching up to do.  The challenge for June is burlap and one of the previous months was watercolor so I have two done.

To create this page I used stamps, stencils, flowers and dies all from Elizabeth Craft Designs and will link them below if they are still available.

For this page I used the ECD Watercolor set and it is my first venture into watercolor that does not involve a stamp.  I love to watch YouTube and try to do some of the techniques I see.  I got some great inspiration by watching Diane Antone. 

Have Creative Weekend,

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Welcome to the Dark Side

 So many people are Star Wars fans, our grandson included.  I made this card for him with Darth Vader. I used the Bitty Ball, the Mini Ball and parts from lots of different die sets to find the shapes I needed.

Have A Creative Week,


Saturday, June 11, 2022

Splish Splash


Summer is here so let's go to the beach!!

Clear Scraps makes it so easy to create a festive card with their products.  I used the Mini Shaker Sunglasses and the Word n Shape Shape Summer - Flip Flop.

Have a great weekend,

Friday, June 10, 2022

Paper Flower Friday

 Just a quick stop by to share some cards I made for our club Sunshine Committee using Gold String Washi Tape and the Floral Doodles Die Set, both from Altenew.  I also used Soft Finish Cardstock from Elizabeth Craft Designs and the "Thinking of You" die from Karen Burniston.

Have a flowery weekend,


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Designer Challenge - Mini Slimline

 :Hello Friends,

It's Designer Challenge day and this time Karen wants us to make a mini slimline.  I had a double challenge this time because my friend, Mary, showed me a card that pops up from the center and asked if I could do that.  As it turns out, yes, I can.

I used the Flower Pot lattice section to hold all the goodies.  I did some alterations which I explain in the video.  All the products I used are linked below so all you need to do is chick on the link to see all the details.

Have a creative day,