watercolor for cardmakers

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Another Christmas in July Card

I have been using my time watching videos and how others use techniques and helpful hints in card making and watching others use their talents with others to make a card their own!!!!  You Tube is fantastic for that and I found a channel that has videos that are called "Scraplift Friday" cards by 47CMC.  This card was done from her scrap lift that she took from a Christmas Trend Magazine some time ago. 

I used K &Company "Yuletide" paper and various embellishments from may stash!!!  I was able to make duplicate labels in just the right size with my cricut as I don't have alot of free standing dies for my Cuddlebug or punches.  I have to say the Cricut is a space saver that way!!! 

I did do some stamping on the label to make the sentiment work with the label.  The hardest part was picking out the right color ink to go with the card.   Stickled the edges around the card after I distressed the edges, and dug into my button stash too!!!!  I am entering this in My Craft Spot "Christmas in July" challenge.  I think this will be an easy card to reproduce and give others a nice little touch of a Northern Winter!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Simon Says Challenge

                                                                  Dawny's Challenge

This is the sketch that is going on at Simon Says Challenge.  I was looking at all the wonderful entries on the site and decided to play along since I have recently started in their Card Kit of the Month.  I have never joined a kit club so this is a first for me.  I decided to use the papers from the July Kit and some of the washi tape and used a stamp from C.C. Designs called Cupcake Belle.  I used a few stickers by Cosmo Cricket form their Clementine: Lovely Bits collection also!!!

Now i usually leave my insides blank to write a personal message but decide to finish the inside of the card with the papers and cupcake that I made by myself!!!   I was just to lazy to take out my die cut machine!!!

Thank you  for stopping by and thank you Simon Says for your Challenge and all your inspiration!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

diecuttinDivas Challenge #74

Well I have been gone a a quick trip with my hubby and out of my scrap room for about 10 days!  Although I missed playing with all my goodies it was a much needed trip to unwind and take a       vacation from my usual routine.  Did I say routine, nothing in my life is routine!!!  As usual to get me back in the swing of things I turned to card challenges to get me focused and back on track!!!

I went to one of my favorite challenges Die Cuttin Divas and decided to participate in the challenge!  But what did it say Christmas in July?????  Ok I guess we all need a little head start on our Christmas projects for the year 2012.

I found this cute svg file I have wanted to use and thought I would give it a whirl.  Of course I had to do layers upon layers!!!!  and a few extra embellishments.   I used last years October Afternoons Holiday Style papers!!!  oh and the cut is a svg from silhouette studios.
 Isn't that puppy the cutest thing?????
Well I guess it is time to start the batches of cards to send out this year so someone does get a card this year!!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Always Delightful…


DSC_2475I started this hobby so that I would be able to document and tell a story about all the pictures I take and mostly make cards.  I have collected so many supplies and watched so many videos of all the wonderful things people do and make embellishing some of their favorite moments.  This layout has a smash book look to it.  I had lots of scraps and embellishments stored that I could spend a lifetime and never use.  buttons flowers stickers inks 


Lots of delightful colors and patterns and so many numerous embellishments I cant even begin to tell you where theyll came from.


Thank you for stopping by and taking a look and thank you to all you paper artist out their for inspiring me to attempt to do a little journaling and page making that is long overdue