Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Snow Day

Hello everyone!  Hope you are having a great week so far!  I woke up so excited for the "snow storm" that was suppose to hit our area, but so far, it has not been very impressive.  Oh well...I'm still treating it as a snow day :)

I want to share with you a card I made with a stencil I recently purchased at a local craft store. 

For this card, I used the vintage lace stencil (Christy Tomlinson) and started by inking the stencil with peacock feathers and dusty concord distress inks.  I felt the colors needed to be softened, so I added iced spruce to help blend the colors.  I could have played with this stencil for hours!  Lately, I've seen so many amazing projects using stencils and I think I'm going to take the Stenciled Online Card Class to learn some new techniques.  

So back to the card...I colored a butterfly die cut (Memory box) with teal copics.  I used plum cardstock for the card base and embossed the sentiment (Papertrey Ink's Mini Blooms) on kraft cardstock.  Here's a closer look:

 Well that's all I have for today...thanks for stopping by and I hope those of you who are getting snow have a fun and safe snow day!


Thursday, January 16, 2014


Hello there!  I hope everyone had a fun holiday season!  Between classes, family visiting, and work, there has been very little time for crafting in my world.  As much as I love the holidays, I am glad that things are starting to slow down.  One of my goals (not calling it a resolution...they never last for me) this year is to send notes to connect more with family and friends that I do not see regularly.  

Now that the pressure (and fun) of holiday card making is over, I'm spending time building a surplus of thank you and everyday cards to send.  I want to share a thank you card I made:

For this card, I used Papertrey Ink's Mini Blooms stamp set.  This is probably one of my favorite sets...I just love those dainty flowers!  Since I have been using winter colors for so long, I decided to incorporate spring colors to brighten the card.  I used Mister Huey's mist (Audrey) to add some color to the background.  After peeking at pictures of the new release mists and projects at CHA, I decided that I need to use these mists more often! Here's another look:

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!