Monday, December 11, 2017

What is On Your Work Table

It is Monday and it is time to show some love for your old supplies.  Every time I straighten my desk (I work in total upheaval the majority of the time) but when I do clean, I have a box on my desk in which I put images that are colored, ready to be colored, things that can go on card fronts.  This is what I worked on for today's post.

The paper I used to go with the images are from the scrap box.  I also threw away some pieces of scraps.  Yay Barb.




Thanks for stopping by and remember to use up some of those old supplies.  These cards are going to a troop stationed overseas.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

December Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge

It is time for another ATC challenge at Happy Little Stampers. 

An ATC is an Artist Trading Card which measures 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches.  They are meant to be traded.



I was in an ATC swap where the theme was "if the shoe fits".  I had seen these cute elf boots at Michael's and knew I wanted to use them in my ATC for the exchange. 

The background was made with distress oxide inks.  I heat embossed the little dots on the paper with white embossing powder and then dipped several different colors of ink on the background.  A Santa hat tops the boots and a little sentiment from Paper Smooches.



Please join us at Happy Little Stampers for our December ATC Challenge

Friday, December 8, 2017

December Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge

It is time for the December Anything Goes With Dies Challenge at Happy Little Stampers. 


I needed to make a thank you card for my friend Annie.  I had spent a long week end with her creating, shopping and taking a class.  We were supposed to take a class this summer but I had to have my appendix removed.  This was a real bummer but we found a different class to take.


Here is a close up of parts of the card.


The colored background is my work space cover sheet.  I loved it so I carefully saved it for a future creative project.


I colored other pieces of paper with distress inks for the die cuts and matting.


The background was die cut with a stitched rectangle.  Three layers of thanks were adhered together and snowflakes were die cut.


It was a fun card to make and she really liked it.

Come join us at Happy Little Stampers for our December Anything Goes With Dies Challenge

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

December Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge

How did it become December and time for another Mixed Media Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.    It is one of your favorite challenges - Anything Goes.


This time of the year you are always in need of more Christmas cards.  I have found an easy way to make a great looking card is to use the images from napkins.    I had one napkin with this snowman on it.  He is such a cute little guy.


I remove all the layers of the napkin until I just have a single ply of the image.  I adhere the image to card stock with gel medium or modge podge.  I mat the image with brown card stock and then stitch around the edge of the image.

The card is made on a kraft base.  I used a white patterned paper and stitched it to a brown mat.  A strip of patterned plaid paper was added across the top with another touch of red added underneath the plaid paper.  This was sewed onto to the white patterned paper.I had a new snowflake stencil that was crying to be used so I obliged.  The texture paste has a gritty texture to it.  I added a texture paste snowflake on the snowman image also.

I tied a brown twine bow on the card front.  A stamped sentiment was added to a die cut circle.  The image and sentiment were adhered with pop dots.

Here are a couple close ups of different parts of the card.





Please join us at Happy Little Stampers for the December Mixed Media Challenge of Anything Goes.  

Monday, December 4, 2017

Oldie Moldie Monday

Monday - Oldie Moldie Monday - time to show some love for your old supplies.  I grabbed a 6 x 6 pad and started making some cards. 

I made 2 of this card.


I made 4 of this card.


The 6 x 6 pad is pretty much used up.  I put the last pages in the scrap box.  I know only have one thousand more to use up.

These cards will go to a troop from Wisconsin. 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Star Light Star Bright

I was attempting to do a sketch challenge last week for a CAS card.  Well I do have difficulties with CAS cards and I was not happy with the card I created so I kept going.  I do like how the final card turned out.  I now have some New Year cards made to celebrate the arrival of 2018.

The card does fit into the challenge at the Monday Simon Says Challenge Blog where the challenge is Star Light Star Bright.  


Obviously I had trouble capturing the silver embossing.  It must have been a cloudy day here in Wisconsin and poor photography skills.

I believe the sentiment is from Penny Black.  The backgrounds were made from Distress Oxide Inks.  It is amazing how if you keep layering the ink you can get the deeper darker color on which the sentiment is stamped.

The stars were die cut from a metallic card stock.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Oldie Moldie Monday

Time to show some love for your old supplies.

Today's post is a continuation of the papers I used last week.  I got a total of 6 cards from those two sheets of paper.  I had made at least one card out of this paper years ago.

This card is the same layout as last week's cards.



I have gotten a new set of tag dies and used almost all the sizes on this card.  I traced around the outside edge of the die to make my card base.


This card uses up almost all the last pieces of paper.  I cut the paper using my rectangle stitched dies in different sizes.


I threw away the last few pieces of paper.  Nice to know those sheets of paper are not on my desk anymore.  I guess I should check and see what else is on here I could use for cards.

Remember to show some love for your old supplies.