Saturday, September 24, 2016

Halloween Black Snake Wreath

So super excited about this wreath! I found it online from a friend or through pinterest... I honestly can't remember. But there's lots of versions of these when you search on Pinterest. We LOVE LOVE LOVE Halloween over here and I especially love fun holiday wreaths for our front door! This was too easy and unique and creepy to pass up making! Between the Dollar store, Michael's and Walmart for the wreath, spray paint and plastic snakes.... this was a REALLY FUN and inexpensive project at around $15 total!  I used E6000 glue to adhere the snakes because hot glue and me don't get along. I also want it to last more than a few years!!! Anyway.... all I did was randomly glue on a ton of snakes then covered the entire thing in several coats of matte black spray paint!  EASY PEASY!!!! 
If y'all have any questions just post them in the comments and I will do the best I can!  Excited to hear how you like it!  
Happy Halloween! 




Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Merry & Bright

Super excited to share my second card I am throwing in the proverbial ring!!! My Favorite Things is hosting a card contest that you can check out here.  It is really bringing out some amazing and talented designers!  The deadline is tomorrow so I'm sure there will be even more cards shared over the next 24 hours and I can't wait to go through 
all the entries again myself!  
There are many different things that will be considered as they choose their TOP 10 favorite Superstar cards.  Since I am not super great yet at the Copic coloring I thought I would take a "fresh" approach with "clever uses" of their products! 
When I saw this Fringe die that MFT recently released I had all kinds of ideas running through my brain about what it could be used for. The other day as it was sitting on my table next to a set of Christmas stamps I immediately thought of a Christmas Tree!!! 
So here it is... My Mini FRINGE DIE Christmas tree. 
I didn't want to add too much to this because I felt the tree needed to shine so I added just a dusting of iridescent glitter against the white chevron die background along with a 
BOLD Christmas greeting. 
There's a lot of dimension and texture on this which adds a ton of interest!  Even if it doesn't make the cuts I am SO SUPER HAPPY with how it turned out and look forward to gifting it this Holiday Season.  Thanks so much for stopping by! 

 MFT Products used:

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Nuts About You

I can't even tell you how excited I am about this card. This is my first official "Copic-colored" image as I have finally jumped head first into them thanks to a special friend of mine who so graciously donated some of her collection to help me get started on mine!  When I saw the colors I had to work with and these fun stamps I had in my collection from My Favorite Things... I knew I was doing a fall themed card. This is my first of hopefully three cards I am creating for their current Super Star Card Contest  There are sooooo many amazing entries and so much talent I can't help but be inspired to play along and throw my hat in the ring!  
Thanks for stopping by my blog! 
Have a fabulous day! 




MFT Supplies used: 
Cute Critters Clear Stamps (discontinued)

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

This weekend was crazy busy. Such is life in large families but I wouldn't change it for the world. My weekend started Friday afternoon as I headed over to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo for the first time in many, many years. I thought it would be a fun way to step out of my comfort zone and current social circle (which isn't very large anyway) and register for their card swap class they held. It was awesome and a very relaxed atmosphere. Some cool things were shared by different attendees about how they created their cards and then there were lots of fun prizes.  
Right up my alley!  
Anyway.... everyone was required to create 16 of the same card and the two different color schemes that we could choose from basically left us choosing to create Halloween or Christmas cards. 
I had to get really creative since I no longer own a ton of supplies but it was super fun and this is what I came up with.  This fun card is just the right amount of bulk and texture! I struggle with the "flat" card thing for whatever reason. I love the saying "all hearts come home for Christmas" so I knew I wanted that to be the sentiment on this card. I didn't have a stamp I could use so I designed my own banner and printed them on card stock and printed them out.  I am including it in this post for you so you can save it and use it if you like.  I did the same with the house but I drew it myself.  I sized it how I needed it.... then added water coloring pencils to it and then finished it off with iridescent glitter. I love glitter and it makes anything magical
especially Christmas cards.  If you end up using my graphic/digital stamp on anything I would love to see what you've created!  Be sure to share!  Hope everyone has a fantastic week!!





Monday, September 12, 2016

MFT Sketch Challenge 297

Super excited to share this card because I got some time to play with my new goodies from My Favorite Things and their current Sketch Challenge as well!  This sketch was so simple but the sky is the limit. This darling little owl was begging to come to life so I used him on this fun card. I made this with a special friend in mind and can't wait to give it to her this week!
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulously creative week! 
MFT Supplies used on this card:
Tiny Check Brights 6x6 paper pack
Single Stitch Line Square Frames
Lined Up Dots Background 
Blue Raspberry Dye Ink
Fall Friends Clear Stamp Set 
Sensational Stitched Flowers Die Set 


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

MFT Sketch 296

Loved the simplicity of this sketch over at My Favorite things. 
Here's a couple simple cards I created using the sketch. 
Was excited to play with their new Stitched Flowers. 

Supplies for Many Thanks card: 
MFT Kraft Collection Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots 6x6 (NEW)
MFT Stitched Flowers Die-Namics (NEW)

Supplies for You're All Heart card:
Pure Innocence "I Love You This Big" Clear Stamp set (retired)

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Happy Creating! 


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Color Throwdown #407

I know..... shocking! I've been creating like a mad woman this week and it feels FANTASTIC!!! It's been way too long!  I am going to share one more project I got done today and this will probably be it for the weekend. I ran across this week's color combo over at the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog and knew I needed to play along. This card might not count for their rules because I created a digital graphic and printed it and scrapped with it but that's okay. Sometimes when I have a certain quote or phrase stuck in my head and I want to create something using it there isn't always a stamp just right for the job. SO I MAKE ONE. ha ha  Anyway.... here's the color challenge.  My Card. And then the graphic I made to print and use on this card. Feel free to save it and use it too on something if you'd like. I don't mind sharing. In fact... I have many more freebie graphics on the side of my blog you're more than welcome to use. If you do, I would just appreciate a link back here with a shout out. That's always nice to have!  
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!