Thursday, July 2, 2015

Just for You Card

I signed up for Camp Scrap by May Flaum. Needless to say, I'm having fun camping in my craft room. I used a doily spritzed with DIY spray made with Iced Spruce Distress Reinker, some very old Cricut cuts, buttons with glitter in them (3 Birds), the tag is another old Cricut cut stamped with Papertrey Ink's Daily Designs Sentiments stamp set. The focal point was sent to me and is from Papertrey Ink's Sweet Life stamp and die set.... This actually does not make it easier not to order lol.. I added some Papertrey Ink Raindrops to the roses with some white and clear sequins for a bit of extra shine.

The foam I used for the roses was a little thicker than I wanted so I made a little roched tissue to go under it. I discovered the doily I was spraying had a shiny side and a more papery side. I sprayed the shiny side, but didn't like the added drops so I flipped it over and used the papery side that just has a touch of the color coming through.

Simon Says Dotty this week, between the raindrops, the sequins and the buttons I believe there is enough to fit the bill.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Sorting time! Going through all the little bits that gather on my desk. Center stage is a little village of tiny paper things.

Two tiny vintage campers (the back one has wings) the green one is going to be a tiny ornament. To the right is a filling station and in the back is a tiny house covered with glitter. All of them come from Papertrey Ink (Petite Places). In the back left is the prototype of my WOYWW 6 ATC, when it's removed from it's pocket little holes for finger "feet" are revealed.. I call them Action ATCs.

For more crafty goings ons, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground  : D.

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Aftermath of the Battle of the Cots Layout

A layout documenting the struggle of setting up cots on gravel, rather than grass which I practiced on. I used tiny brads to anchor strings to labels explaining different things in the photograph. The paper is from Anna Griffin. I used stamps from Papertrey Ink's Summer camp for the sentiment, camera, shoe print (stamped with Dark Chocolate) and the green pine trees (stamped in Avocado Green). The labels are cut with Rounded Labels (stamped with Classic Kraft).

From Club Scrap's Great Outdoor kit. I used two photo mats and two Journal Tags. The "Got Adventure" is a journal tag that was cut apart. The top was used as an embellishmen., The bottom for the pine tree on the right side of the layout. The pine stamped in black is also from the kit. I used the "make it happen" frame sticker in combination with the "triumph" cut out. The green mat is turned into a pocket by only putting tape on the bottom and sides, because I almost always think of something I wanted to say after the layout is finally finished. BTW this trip was taken in 2007 lol.

The title is made from alphabet stickers. The little ones are from Cosmo Cricket tiny type. I think the stickers used for "aftermath" are from 3 Birds, but I'm not certain.

Simon Says Summer : ). 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Nautical by Nature

I used a 2.5" circle punch for the card front and the patterned paper (from K&Co. Seaglass paperpad). All the stamps are from Papertrey Ink's Guiding Light. The sailboat is stamped in Versamark with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. The sails are stamped with Classic Kraft and Pure Poppy inks. The gulls are stamped with Soft Stone. I used some grid washi tape for the "sea".

The idea started out with Danielle Flander's Make It Monday #215: Bringing the Inside Out,  CAS-ology's cue card is Nautical and Simon Says is Anything Goes

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink June 2015 Blog Hop

Papertrey Ink's June 2015 Blog Hop! The card base is an A2 top folded made of Stamper's Select White. The stripes are Weathered Wood and a touch of Black Soot Distress Inks smooshed on the craft sheet, spritzed with water and painted with a wide brush (then dried with a heat gun). The focal point is from Bold Bouquet (I finally got the dies), Sheer Basics Vellum Patterned Paper stamped with pigment ink. The dots are made with a Viva Decor Hematite pen but the sparkly bits didn't photograph well.

Simon Says Anything Goes : )

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Now that I'm in danger of finishing the organization of my sheets of rubber stamps, I started pulling wood mounted stamps out of the sell pile and reorganizing them also (Pull stamp off the wood, peel foam off the stamp, cut images apart, put in the glue box and apply tacky glue to the back, stamp sheet, put sheet in page protector, stick stamps on page protector, put in binder).  I love the wood mounted stamps, I just hate storing them.

So when I get this set (there are more in the glue box) done, I get to play with this! It's a stamp and die set that makes tiny vintage campers (both flat and 3D). There's the link for more info.... look at your peril it can cause serious pining!

 I wrote up the tutorial for the Spinner in a Jar that I showed last week.

And I made a zombie card that I think will be for a birthday card for one of my family members who appreciate such things.

Head over to Julia's Stamping Ground for more crafty goings on : D.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I Love You for Your Brains

Simon Says Use Your Favorite Technique and/or Product. In this case I used patterned paper, heat embossing, and coloring (with Zig Clean Markers and Distress Inks). All the stamps are from Brett Weldele's Zombie Casanova.
The zombie is stamped with Papertrey Ink Soft Stone, then colored with the Zig Red, Yellow, Black and Grey markers and painted with Weathered Wood, Bundled Sage and Twisted Citron Distress Inks.

 It's also entered in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge