Friday, January 15, 2016

Happy New Year 2016

A New Year is upon us. That to me means new things to do and new ways to do them. I am having a rough time already the start of this new year. My job is moving locations. We are going from the second floor to the first floor of the hospital.. that is not so bad... actually it is better.. bigger space more room, however we are starting an all new system. Therefore we are babies.. brand new ones.. LOL a system we no nothing about with no training.. only one day on a simulator ( I can tell you that is not enough) But anyway sorry to vent here. But another thing I am doing at this rough time in my life is redoing my craft room. One of my Christmas presents from my hubby is new counter tops so everything has to come out.. so everything is in disarray... but that is a good thing. So anyway here is my card for the SIMPLY CREATE TOO blog. 




Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Thanks so much

It is time for a new challenge over at HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS. The new challenge is to use a stencil.

My background is a flower stencil that I taped to watercolor paper and then dropped in different colors to make it look like spring. Then I used a tiny dot stencil, dropped in some paste to give some texture.

I then used the Tim Holtz die cut of the the man with the umbrella and popped it up by cutting it twice out of chip board. ( I think I am obsessed with this technique right now , I just love the way it looks ). I needs some thank you cards so used the THANKS SO MUCH stamp from MIX MASH. This set is so versatile I love it. 

winter is cold here right now.. so maybe I am channeling my inner spring I don't know but I hope you like it and it inspires you to creates some thank you card using those stencils you maybe just got for Christmas. :)

The challenge is being sponsored by 

Hope you enJOYed

Monday, January 4, 2016

Jingle....all the way!

I know I know Christmas is over.. but you can never be too much a head of the game so why not play along at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge JINGLE and get a head of the game! Go on let us inspire you to make a card. I guarantee you'll feel better! I know I did.

I had this idea for a grey bell. So I took two of the Happy Little Stampers sentiments (jingle bells and jingle all the way) from the mixed christmas sentiments. I black heat embossed JINGLE ALL THE WAY in the very center... then I white heat embossed JINGLE BELLS all the way across the rest of the panel. 

I used my peerless water color Pearl Gray and Neutral Tint and I just painted them across in stripes and let them blend together.. it looks to me like a cloudy night.. I simply love how it turned out. I dried it then started my die cutting... instead of stacking them with white paper I cut out of black paper and stacked 4 layers up together and then put my pannel on top.

I think the black card stock gives it an instant shadow. 

Go on make a card.. I bet already you are singing Jingle Bells.. Jingle Bells.. Jingle all the way!