Wednesday, April 23, 2014
I have another briefcase to show you today. I used stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps of course - a couple Pirate Mermaids by Ching Chou Kuik - the first one is called 'Unregrettable Pirate Life' and the second is 'Caribbean Treasure'
I colored them both with prismacolor pencils and used Spellbinders dies to cut them out and the fancy layer underneath too.
I covered the front and back of the briefcase with pretty paper and then added the images and some bling - rhinestones, faux pearls, some pretty old buttons and some gold beads.
Don't for get about the Anniversary sale going on over at Sweet Pea Stamps - use the codes above and get you some Sweet Peas of your very own!!!
All for me today - Take Care
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Boy am I sleepy this afternoon....didn't sleep well last night and too much to get done today. I made the 1 and 1/2 hour drive - each way - to add a couple treasures to mu booth at a lovely Hand made craft market in Panama City - and the drive home was tough!!! I took my sweet Kyna (my puppy) along with me today. She loves car rides but have never been on one that long before and she was so good!!!
I made up this gift box using a stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps called 'Aloha' by Ching Chou Kuik.
I colored her 3 times - one for the box, one for the memory book and one for the card.
I covered a sturdy box with pretty papers, added some ribbons and flowers and some pearl drops in teal with a viva décor pen.
The front of the box has a magnetic closure and I used some of the same ribbons to act as a pull to open it up.
All for me today - got to get a small suitcase packed as I am flying out in the am to Nebraska to visit my Daughter. Her college ROTC has their awards night and parents day on Thursday so we will spend a couple days together and I will be back in town on Saturday. (I have pre-posted for tomorrow and Friday so be sure to stop back!!!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I finished off this cool briefcase yesterday using 2 mermaid images from Sweet Pea Stamps - they have them both in digital and rubber stamp form.
Check them out here - www.sweetpeastamps.com
The first one is by Norma J Burnell called 'Rayne' and the second is called 'Kiara' by Elaine Cox.
I took a used, but still in good shape briefcase and covered the front and back with some pretty ocean looking paper.
Both the images were colored with prismacolor pencils and cut out with Spellbinders dies. I glued the layered images down along with some seashells, charms and some seed beads. To do all the gluing I used a artis....t matte gel that works similar to modge podge only better. I used it because I ran out of modge podge and discovered that I like it a lot better. The gel is a bit more expensive but it is easier to work with and dries a bit quicker and smoother than the modge podge....
All for this am - worked last night so its time for some sleep now :)
Monday, April 14, 2014
was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently
hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this
terrible disease. Lauryn is - Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda from her blog - www.paynehollercards.blogspot.com
news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have
asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a
plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.
create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her
family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older
siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and
need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout
Cards can be mailed to:
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010
You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fight-on-Little-Lauryn/540517492733109
Fight on Little Lauryn
They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a
Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.
is the fabulous group of bloggers who have joined us in promoting this
Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers
have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment...
Lots of Love for Lauryn
Olga Jewell - Craftieodamae - www.craftieodamae.blogspot.com
Mary Anne Kelemen - Lakeside Stamping - http://lakesidestamping.blogspot.com/
Lisa Haines - The Purple Place - http://the-purple-place.blogspot.com/
Patti Painter - Patti’s Paper Creations - http://papercreationsbypatti.blogspot.com/
Jennie Harper http://stampawaytheday.blogspot.com/ - Stampin Away the Day
Colleen Holmes http://cardsdelight.blogspot.com/ - A Card’s Delight
Jennifer Scull http://justcoffeepleasestampsribbonspaper.blogspot.com/
Just Coffee Please…& Stamps & Ribbons & Paper
Anita Autore http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com/
Cards & Coffee
Sandra Van Blaricum http://cardsandcreativity.blogspot.com/
Cards and Creativity
Jerusha Borden http://ilovepapercrafting.blogspot.com/
I Love Paper Crafting
Jenn Borjeson http://stampinangeljenn.blogspot.com/
Stampin' Angel Jenn
Nina Brackett http://ninabdesigns.blogspot.com/
Crafting in Croatia
Linda Coughlin http://thefunkiejunkie.blogspot.com/
The Funkie Junkie
Kathleen Curry http://willstampforwine.blogspot.com/
Will Stamp for Wine
Melissa Czapor http://melissacreates10.blogspot.com/
My Many Journeys
Vicki Dutcher http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/
All I Do is Stamp
Debbie Ebat http://debbiesstampingadventures.blogspot.com/
Debbie’s Stamping Adventures
Tera Fujan http://stampqueen.blogspot.com/
Patti Gilliam http://cherisheachpreciousday.blogspot.com/
Cherish Each Precious Gift
Joy Hadden http://piecesofjoyhadden.blogspot.com/
Pieces of Joy
Danielle Haddon http://musingsofachocoholic.blogspot.ca/
The Musings of a Chocoholic
Karen Knegten http://studioatthelake.blogspot.com/
Studio at the Lake
Lori McAree http://smilingwhilestamping.blogspot.com/
Smiling While Stamping
CG Merrill http://cg-says.blogspot.com/
CG Says (something loudly)
Rhonda Miller http://bluepoohbear753.blogspot.com/
Rhonda’s Place to Shine
Lee Murphy http://luvleestamper.blogspot.com/
Jackie Randolph http://papermoments.blogspot.com/
Shirley Ross http://cardartetc.blogspot.com/
Card Art, Etc.
Carla Suto http://carlasstampingspot.blogspot.com/
Carla’s Stamping Spot
Cat Tidwell http://catdidit.blogspot.com/
Brenda Turner http://stamp-it-up.blogspot.com/
Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback http://geriscards.blogspot.com/
Cheri Weston http://stampnboomer.blogspot.com/
Betty Neville - http://stamptv.ning.com/profiles/blogs/lot-of-love-for-lauryn/
Here is the card I made for Lauryn .
I used an image from Sweet Pea Stamps by Elisabeth Bell called 'Little Friends'
I colored it with prismacolor pencils.
All for me today - I hope you will join us and send a card along to Lauryn and her family as well as good thoughts and prayers for them too!!!
Have a great week!!!
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Sunday morning, pre-posting as I fully plan to sleep in :)
My card today features a stamp from Papertrey Ink. I stamped it onto watercolor paper with white embossing powder (clear powder works too, the white will show up a bit 'whiter' sometimes :)
I then used watercolor paints to color it in - I like the effect of the white lines.
I cut the image out with a Spellbinders die and edged it with Danube blue ink from memento and then layered it to 2 ribbons onto blue cardstock.
I used purple fabric paint from tulip for the dots - one of the top ones was a bit too goopy and got smudged a bit ( the Viva décor pens do a better job and dry faster than the fabric paint too, but I was trying to save $$ and the fabric paint is less expensive - honestly once it is used up, I wont be using it anymore.....)
All for today - Hope you are having a great weekend!!!!
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Just a quick post this am - headed for a nap after work and then maybe lunch with my boys (DH and DS).
I lost one of my Uncles last week and this is the card I sent to my Aunt and the family. Really wanted to be home for them but I guess that is one of the big disadvantages to living so far from the rest of the family......
The flowers are from Flourishes - stamped onto watercolor paper with ink and then I used Koh-I-Noor watercolors to paint them.
The phrase is from Prickley Pear - embossed in black.
I cut the main panel with a Spellbinders die and edged it with a silver metallic pen and added some silver drops with a tulip fabric paint pen.
All for me this am - nap, lunch, then yard work and craft room - maybe some house work but as it is sposed to rain on Monday - I will probably wait till then and get the yard work done :)
Have a great weekend!!!
Friday, April 11, 2014
Its challenge day again at Sweet Pea Stampers challenge blog and our theme this time is Mermaids - and how easy is that, it is after all one of the main reasons I LOVE my Sweet Pea stamps!!!!
Check out our challenge here - http://thesweetpeastampers.blogspot.co.uk/
Check out all the mermaids, fairies and other wonderful stamps here - http://sweetpeastamps.com/
I covered the journal with some beautiful oceany looking handmade paper and then added the main image - cut out with a Spellbinders die and edged in gold metallic pen.
Then I got out one of my favorites - a pearl viva décor pen and added some pearls to her hair and the 'water' around her along with some real seashells from my stash.
All for me today - Hope to see you - if you join in the challenge and play with us you could win free Sweet Pea images - and if you use a Sweet Pea image for your entry you will have double the chance to win!!!
Have a great day!!