Saturday, February 24, 2018

Thank You Cards in Bulk

My granddaughter had her 2nd birthday at the beginning of the month.  It was a pretty big party for a 2 year old.  I have had smaller parties no doubt.  She received lots of goodies and so of course we need thank you cards.  Now as a card making you will agree that store bought cards are not even an option.  But there must be a balance when hand making cards for those who might not be card worthy.  We all know peeps who are not card worthy.  They will open the card, smile and throw that puppy in the garbage.  Here is my solution for some easy cards that are obviously hand made, but I will not have fits if someone throws one of these away.

Be prepared - there are several.






Thanks Card Recipe

The stamp that I used for this card is from Concord and 9th and is a turn about stamp.  I used my MISTI stamping tool and stamped using Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Clear embossing powder.  The color comes from the card stock.  The pattern paper is from Paper House.  The sentiment die is from Stamplorations and the pattern paper is stacked on some solid color card stock to give the sentiment dimension.  And that is it.  That is how you make a card for someone who might not be card worthy.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Ruth 1:  16   But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Not Derby Yet Horse

Another t-shirt I made myself a couple weeks ago has a horse on it.  I live near where the Kentucky Derby is run so horses have a special meeting here.  This horse was on Pinterest and was a free download. 



Flowing Mane Horse Head

I found this awesome svg on Pinterest.  I had a new rose gold HTV and it seemed the perfect vinyl to use for this image.  Now finding the t-shirt color that coordinated perfectly with the rose gold vinyl was a different situation.  So Mr. Ed sat around for several weeks without a t-shirt.  I finally settled on this color and I am happy with my choice.  

The HTV is Siser (of course).  The image from Pinterest was pulled into the Silhouette Design Studio software and cut out using my Silhouette Cameo 2.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Ruth 1:  14  At this they wept aloud again. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in-law goodbye,but Ruth clung to her.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Recipe Challenge on Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog

It is Thursday and that means it is time for a new challenge on the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.  This week is a recipe challenge.  One digi image, 2 different embellishments and 3 patterned papers.  Woo hoo - that is a recipe for fun.  This week's awesome sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy and if you enter you have a chance to win 3 free digi images.

I used a Fabrika Fantasy image for this week's challenge called young deer.




Young Deer Card Recipe

I am a big fan of card sketches.  This card recipe challenge seemed the perfect time to pull one of those out and play.  This is OWH sketch #26 ish.  I used some pattern paper from Paper House that I found at Michaels last year or the year before.  I loved these sets and grabbed a 6 x 6 paper pad in every color.  The Fabrika image is already colored.  I pulled it into the Cricut Design Space software and printed it on my HP printer.  The set also came with the deer by itself.  I pulled that into the Cricut Design Space software, printed it and then cut it out on my Explore.  My Explore Air 2 is making some awful noises.  But it cut out the image beautifully.  All patterned paper was matted with a coordinating solid color card stock.  This card is heavy!  My 2 different embellishments are the butterfly on the deer's nose and the enamel dots. 

Consider joining in the challenge at Creative Knockouts for the chance to win 3 digi images from Fabrika Fantasy.  I like these card recipe cards.  I love paper and this was a fun card to make.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Ruth 1:  15   “Look,” said Naomi, “your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. Go back with her.”

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

WOYWW 455 - Still Clean

It is Wednesday and that means it is time to take a picture of my craft desk and share it with the world on Julia's Stamping Ground blog for WOYWW.  But more fun than putting my picture on the blog is visiting desk from around the world to see what my fellow crafters are working on.

This is my desk this week.  I am including the version where I am working on projects.




It is clean now because if I have a messy desk - Oliver makes messes.  Sue is my desk idol.  Her desk is always neat and clean.



Speaking of Oliver




Tonight is sushi night although Todd is getting burned out on sushi so it might really not be sushi night.  Regardless I don't have plans so I will be able to visit desks.  Yay!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Ruth 1:  12 - 13  Return home, my daughters; I am too old to have another husband. Even if I thought there was still hope for me—even if I had a husband tonight and then gave birth to sons— 13 would you wait until they grew up? Would you remain unmarried for them? No, my daughters. It is more bitter for me than for you, because the Lord’s hand has turned against me!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

With Enough Glue Sticks I Could Rule the World

Thank goodness my crafty mojo has returned from vacation.  I have a big list of to dos and missing mojo sometimes makes that list harder to complete than it needs to be.  One of the 4 shirts I made myself a couple weekends ago has a saying I just love - With Enough glue sticks I Could Rule the World.  I put this saying on one of the shirts I ordered so Dana would quit telling me my shirts are too big.



Glue Sticks T-shirt Recipe

I had a lot of fun making this shirt.  I played with the colors and expanded my horizons on multiple colors and coordinating colors.  I just love the color of this shirt.  I don't know the official name, but it's a blue green with a dark heather running through it.  I've used the green blue glitter with this color shirt before, but the flat turquoise blue vinyl looks really good on the shirt, too.  I'm a big fan of a flat vinyl offset.  For this one I used white.  I've also been playing using a coordinating flat vinyl with glitter vinyl.  

The image is from the Silhouette Design Store.  I used Silhouette Studio Business Edition to add the offset behind the saying.  Vinyl was cut using my Silhouette Cameo 2.  I so need a Silhouette Cameo 3.  LOL.  Please excuse the wrinkles.  I folded the shirt and it sat for a couple days before I took the picture.

Thanks for stopping the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Ruth 1:  11  But Naomi said, “Return home, my daughters. Why would you come with me? Am I going to have any more sons, who could become your husbands? 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Gina K. Foil and Copic Markers

This past weekend I played around with some Gina K. foil and techniques that Jennifer McGuire shared in a video recently.  I think this particular technique was my favorite.

Check out this card:




Foil and Copic Markers Card Recipe

I started with Gina K. Foil in silver.  I colored the foil using the ROYGBIV(Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigu and Violet) with Copic Markers.  I only made it through Red, Orange, Yellow and Green using the broad nib of the markers.  You can also use Sharpie markers or any alcohol markers if you don't have Copics or you don't want to use your Copics on the foil.  The LOVE die is from Penny Black and I cut the word out of white card stock.  I glued the foil to the red card stock and then adhered the white card stock to the red card stock.  I added sequins in colors that coordinate with the colors on the foil . And I also added YOU in black ink.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April 

Ruth 1:  9 . May the Lord grant that each of you will find restin the home of another husband.”


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Craft Room Sayings on my T-shirts

My inspiration finally returned and I made 4 shirts in one day.  Three of the shirts are craft room related sayings and one was a horse I'd cut out a while back, but hadn't found the color shirt I wanted to press it on.  Yay for crafty mojo.

Check out my first shirt in a while.



Messy Craft Room Shirt Recipe

Dana has been telling me that my shirts were too big.  I have lost quite a bit of weight in the last year and evidently I am supposed to buy smaller shirts.  Now I like room in my shirt.  I like to make t-shirts so that I can wear a long sleeve shirt under them in the winter and wear them as one layer in the summer.  So to appease Dana, I tried on a medium.  I don't like a medium.  It is just a little too snug for me.  Dana's voice kept ringing in my head - buy a shirt that fits.  You need to wear a smaller shirt.  So when I was placing an order for t-shirts for our company, I ordered a large woman's cut t-shirt.  Now this I can live with.  There is still room.  I can wear a long sleeve shirt under it.  And Dana came me the approval.

On this shirt I used white vinyl in the background (Siser Stretch - is there any other - I don't think so).  Messy is in purple glitter from Siser.  The rest of the purple is Electric Purple from Siser.  I am loving this Electric HTV.  The colors are awesome.  The red is my favorite so far.  The image came from the Silhouette store.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Ruth 1:  9 - 10  Then she kissed them goodbye and they wept aloud 10 and said to her, “We will go back with you to your people.”


Thank You Cards in Bulk

My granddaughter had her 2nd birthday at the beginning of the month.  It was a pretty big party for a 2 year old.  I have had smaller parti...