Tuesday, December 31, 2013

5 Christmas Card Challenge #1

Hello Everyone!! 
I am in a group Called Your Paper Pantry, where they have all kinds of different swaps and Challenges.

Some one is hosting a challenge where each month starting now until Dec. You make different Christmas Cards so In Dec. hopefully you will have enough to send out.
This months theme was Snow or snowflakes.

This Card I used a snowflake Embossing folder for my back ground.
Micheal Abrams Christmas Bunnies.
I colored the bunnies with Water color pencils and a Blender pen from Stamp in Up.
The glitter is all Stickles.

This is one of my favorites that I did. 
This stamp Technique is called Triple time Stamping.

Stampin up Frosty Snow Flake
Merry Christmas Stamp is unkown.
Ink color:
Stamp in UP Marina Mist
Spare Parts

This one is my least Favorite... 
I will probably be changing this.

This one is probably my Favorite!!!
Stamp in up Tempting Turquoise 
Embossing folder:

This is another one that I am not happy with...
Snowflake is Spare Parts
Paper unknown

Saturday, December 28, 2013

My first time Using Washi Tape

I got some Washi Tape for Christmas. I have never used it before. I had some and gave it away because it just set on the shelf.
A guy that my husband works with got me a Dallas Cowboy jersey for Christmas. I made him a Thank you Card Using the tape.

Inside of card:

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Snowman Swap

In my card swap group, in the middle of the month we do some kind of Random Card And Goody Swap. December's theme was A card with a snowman on it. The Goody was send some snow. We were to use our imaginations on the snow. So I am sending my partner some Snowflake glitter and a Snowball cake. You know the kind that has the chocolate cake with cream in the center, and the marshmallow with coconut covering the Marshmallows.

Here is the card that I will be sending:

Stamp Set:
Embossing Folder:
The Paper Studio Snowflakes
Stampin Up Tempting Turquoise

Xmas Red
Tropical Tangerine

Studio G Turquoise 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Snow Flake Door Frame

I stole this idea from Pinterest.
It was so fun to make!
I made one for my door, and then made 4 more for my husband to give to his secretaries.

What you need:
Frame (this one is 11X 14)
Spray Paint
Glue Gun
And  ornaments

1. Take glass out of frame.
2. Spray paint frame.
3. Cut ribbon at different lengths
3. Run ribbon through the ornament.
4. Glue Ribbon on the back of frame. Start with the middle ribbon first.
and then Glue the other two some what close to the middle ribbon.
5. Tie a bow, Glue it to the top of the frame.
6. Cut an extra piece of ribbon, make a loop with it (this is how i hung it to the wreath holder)
Glue it to the back of the frame.

I really want to make one for Valentines, or St. Patty's day!! I think it would be so cute!!!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Journal Challenge # 8

The challenge that was given for # 8 was:
Use the dreams any way.
use 4-6 colors for back ground.
I used:
Tattered Angels
Glimmer Mist Dragon Fly

Dylusions Ink Spray:
Lemon Zest
Bubble Gum Pink
Cut Grass.

I don't know if you can see the clouds,
But I stenciled Gesso on for clouds. I need to figure out how to make them darker.

Here is the Technique # 8
Glue and Paint Crackle

here is the You tube Link


I tried to use Metallic colors, but it didn't work out so good. This one is ok, I will keep playing with this one!!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Happy birthday to my Father in Law

Here is the Card I made for my Father In Law's Birthday that was last week.

Stamp Set:
Stampin UP
Walk in the Wild

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Journal # 7

Challenge # 7 was a favorite quote. My most favorite I already used on the cover of my Journal:
'She turned her Can'ts into cans~
and her dreams into plans'

So here is my Second favorite quote:

The Technique is called fused Bag.

I didn't like this technique very much. I am not sure that I did it right.
I need to find me a white bag and play some more with this technique.


Friday, December 13, 2013

Journal # 6

Here is Journal Challenge # 6
What makes me think of Easter.

You will have to wait for pictures of the Technique. I need to get me some glossy cardstock.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Art Journal Challenge # 5

Here is Technique # 5.
This is called the Baby wipe Technique. And I have to say, I love this one!!!


Here is Journal Challenge # 5
Home is where the heart is........

Monday, December 9, 2013

Journal Challenge #4

Challenge # 4 we were suppose to do our Style.
So here is what I did:

The page on the left is my Craft style, The page on the right is my personal style.

The Technique that we were suppose to do was the Dryer Sheet technique.
If you haven't ever done this, you should!! It is one of my favorite Techniques!!

Here is a link to how to do it:

The above stamp is 
Stamp In up:
Sun, Moon and Stars

Journal Challenge 3

Here is my journal challenge # 3.

Theme is Love.
Show the color red
What love means to me

Technique # 3
Pastel Scratching

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Card W/ a motorcycle

I have this card listed on  my Etsy Site for sale.

Well she requested that I make it Christmas theme.
I was stumped. I wasn't sure what to do.
So here is what I came up with and she loved it!! 
I would have never come up with this on my own if she hadn't put in a customized order!!!

Stamp Technique:
Triple Time Stamping

Stamps Used:
Stampin Up
Snowflake used

Stamp In Up
Rev Up The Fun

Embellishments Used:
Bakers Twine
The Motor Cycle is embossed in black

Friday, December 6, 2013

Paper Scraps Organization

I hate throwing out anything when it comes to my crafts!! My scrap paper bin was becoming a night mare!! I had so many scraps and got tired of having to dig through it all!! And there was so many scraps, the bin could not hold any more!!

I was watching a You Tube Video from Jen Evers. She made a cute Birthday card. In the video she showed her scraps that she had cut into mats that would fit on her cards.

Here is the Link:

All day yesterday I cut down every piece of scrap paper I had.

Here is the before pic:

And the finished project:

Now to tackle my ribbon. 
I can not stand to have to dig through all this to find a piece of ribbon!!

This one is the only one that is organized!! 

So if any one has any suggestions, please share!!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Journal Challenge 2

So last night I couldn't sleep, so I decided to work on my journal until about 2:00 am.
Here is the inside cover of my journal:
That bag is a  an envelope I can put techniques in .

Here is Challenge 2.
We were to create a page that gave ourselves permission to create.

The Technique challenge was:
Wax Paper. But I have no pic. I am having a hard time getting that to work. I will keep trying and hopefully post pics. soon.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Journal Challenge 1

Hello Everyone!! I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I did!!

I just joined a Altered Journal Challenge. The Challenge started a year ago and Will be finished Jan 1, 2014, but I still wanted to play.
The 1rst and 15th of each month their was a new challenge give.

So the first challenge was to buy your art journal and decorate the cover.

Here is what my cover looks like:

The second part of the challenge was:
Take a index card
paint the index card with acrylic paint (heavily)
Spritz it with water, Not a little either.
Take saran wrap crinkle it up and then put it on your index card
this is what it looks like:

Now on to challenge # 2... 
More pics to come!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christmas Cards

Hello Everyone!! I have been so busy lately!!
Today I have been busy making Christmas Cards.
I tried a new Technique that I haven't ever done. Very fun!!
It is called the Dryer Sheet Technique.
Here is the link for everyone:


Here is the Christmas Cards that I have been making with this technique:

Monday, November 11, 2013

Misc. Projects

Hello. I have nothing new to post today. I have been working on Canvas orders all weekend. Hope fully I will have them done by tomorrow. I want to start working on Christmas ones.

I thought I would share some of my other projects since I have nothing new to show.

This a jewelry box made from a cigar box.

I made this canvas for my Husband.

This Canvas I made for my Daughter's Graduation. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

What is everyone working on today?

I have been a busy little bee!! Yesterday I got two orders for my Dallas Cowboys Canvas. I had to get up and go to CRAZY Michael's and get some more Canvas. Now I am cutting out templates with my cricut for the Canvas's. I use to not care much for my cricut, but I am starting to love it now that I have watched a You tube video!! Best Explanation Yet for the E2!!!
Here is the link if any one is interested in watching it!! I have been talking about this video all day!!


OK, break time is over!! Time to get back to work!!

Hugs to you All!!!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

First Subway Art Order

Whoop Whoop!!!! I got my first order for Subway Art!!
A 6X6 Dallas Cowboy Subway Art Canvas!!
So Excited!!

Some days I get so frustrated with the no sales.
I feel like Etsy, is just like Pintrest, only I am paying $0.20 to list!! It is so aggravating. But I have a Dear Friend Named Heather that says just keep going. Persistence will pay off!!
I know she is right!!! But it sure is aggravating getting there!!!!

Pictures of the canvas to come!!

Cold Day

Today is a very chilly day!! I am going to make some Homemade Turkey soup!!
I need to get working on some Christmas Cards!! Does any one else make Christmas Cards To Sale? Do you make just a couple of each them, or do you sale them in sets? Inquiring minds want to know!!!!!

Dallas Cowboy Subway Art

I finally finished it!!!


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New Project

Well today I am off to a late start in my studio. My husband had a Doctors Appointment. Today I am working on a new Subway Art. This time the theme is: Dallas Cowboys.
I will post pic of the finished project soon.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Fire Place Mantle

This is not finished, still trying to decide what to add. Any suggestions would be awesome!!


My Fall sign I made Saturday.

Candy Corn Bottles

I found this idea on Pinterest. This was the project for the day, in between making cards.

My first Subway Art

I have been wanting to make me one of these for a while. I need some decor for my fire place mantel. You wouldn't think it would be so hard to come up with words to describe a Holiday, but after a while, my brain went dead!! Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions.