Tuesday, August 14, 2018

New York is Always a Good Idea!

Good morning!  I've been in my craft room here and there creating in between working at school.  Open house is Thursday and I close to being ready!
I used this cute Newton's Nook stamp. I stamped him on kraft paper and colored his shirt in two shades of Copic markers.  I added fur with a white gel pen. 
I wanted to mix the title up a bit, so I die cut part of the sentiment using Lawn Fawn's alphabet set. I cut red paper and added glossy accents to it.  I stamped the rest of the sentiment from the Newton's Nook set on white paper.  
I drew the heart in with a black thin marker and colored it with the same shades of blue Copic markers.  I adhered a few black sequins and star sequins to finish it off.  
Two years ago, Brian and I visited New York for the first time.  We fell in love with the city's energy! This was my absolute favorite picture with Times Square behind us! 
Thank you for popping by! 

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Hello Friend!

I had a left over popsicle die from my other two cards and simply could not waste it!
It was too cute and in my favorite flavor.......cherry!
It was colored with Copic markers and given a bit of sparkle.  I added a teeny flower, leaves, and gold string. I colored the yellow and orange panel with Copics and heat embossed the sentiment using gold Nuvo embossing powder. 
The "cracked" back panel is an old retired JustRite stamp that I stamped in orange.  
The final layer is a Spellbinder's die that I adhered to a light blue panel.  I went a little a lot nuts with the glitter!  
My room at school is nearly set up and open house is next Thursday.  As sad as I am to see summer winding down, I am ready for my next class of kiddos! 
Have a great weekend my friends!


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Monday, August 6, 2018

Sweet Soft Serve!

I hope you had a great weekend! 
We had a bit of a "Stay-cation" weekend.  
We took our son out for the day Kayaking, lunch, shopping, and a movie. The next day we hung out at a friend's pool.  I am trying to squeeze in as much summer as I can before I head back to school!
Ice cream=summer.
Am I right?
Don't get me wrong, I could eat ice cream 365 days a year, but summer? A perfect fit!
I used the Spellbinder's Sweet Treats set again for this card.  I die cut them and inked them up with Tim Holtz inks. I covered them in glossy accents and added Queen & Company's Pops and some glitter.  
I used My Favorite Things Die cut letters, inked them up and adhered them directly to the ice cream. 
I used Gems from Queen & Company and coordinating card stock behind the image.
For a final touch, I tied white tulle to the top of the card. 
I appreciate you stopping by today!
Enjoy your day!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Using Die Cuts as Background Paper!

Good morning friends!
I probably should have changed my sentiment here to "farewell" summer.......but I am in denial.
School starts in 18 days and I've already been in my classroom getting things ready.
But I am just not ready to say goodbye quite yet.
I used Spellbinder's Sweet Treat dies here and cut 10 popsicles.  I colored each one using Copic markers. I added a layer of glossy accents and set them aside to dry. 
I cut the sentiment using My Favorite Things Alphabet dies.  
Once everything was dry I popped them up on the card using Scrapbook Adhesives crafty foam tape. I used tacky glue for the sentiment.  
I tied a white grosgrain bow to finish the card.                    
Thanks so much for popping by today!
I appreciate your visits!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Travel Wall Decor, Camper Card!

 Good morning!
So I came from a city house that was pretty boxy and had standard ceiling heights.  When we moved, one of the features of the town home that I loved were the cathedral ceilings.  Unfortunately, I was a bit stumped as to how I wanted to fill this space.  When we traveled to Alaska, it hit me. Create a wall that celebrates all the places we've been!
Our family has been blessed to have had the opportunities to see so much! My kids have been to Disney numerous times, Jamaica, Mexico, Busch Gardens, and lots of other Midwestern states. The last couple of years has afforded Brian and I the chance to travel alone. In the last two years we went to Vegas, New York, San Francisco, Nashville, and Alaska. We have definitely been bitten by the traveling bug and are hoping to go somewhere next summer!
I love that this wall can be added to as the years go by.  :)
Now, on to my card!
I found this stamp set by Stampendous(Campground)at Michaels and knew I had to have it.  I have a friend who has a camper very similar to this, so I wanted to make this for her.  I hadn't pulled out my Prisma Colored Pencils in quite awhile, so I decided to use them here. 
I added little yellow rhinestones to the stars. 

I used a white gel pen to fill in the words, Road Trip and then added a bit of glossy accents to make them stand out a bit.  

For my final touches, I tied rustic twine to the left of the sentiment and added a few more rhinestones. It was such a fun card to color! 
Thank you for stopping by today! I really appreciate your visits and your comments!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Art Impressions

I have been on an Art Impressions kick lately.  My MIL has quite a few of their stamps and I stamped a bunch of them to color.  When I am feeling mojo-less, coloring is an easy fix.  I colored these gals with Copic markers.  For the gal on the left I used a white gel pen to add white polka-dots to her jacket. 
I added a few rhinestones and some coordinating ribbon to finish the card off. 

Just a quick post today!  I pick up Cortney later this weekend and I have lots to get done before she comes home! :) 
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Finally! My Craft Room!

Good morning! I know I've been promising to post pictures of my craft room for some time.....but it seems that each day brings new things to do!  I completely forgot to take an official "before" picture.  This picture is blurry because I got it off realtor.com.  (So it's not your eyes!)
This room was dark navy, brown, and had the carpeting. 
Carpeting and crafting are NOT friends! ;)
The first thing we did was paint the room a soft lilac color.
Hubby took up the carpet and is using it in his "Man Cave" in the basement. 
Our good friend, Jim, laid the vinyl plank flooring for us. 

 So if we start the tour, I am starting through the doorway and towards the left wall, then the back wall, and then finally to the right. This spot is where I keep my ribbon, embossing powders, and my TV.

The baskets hold some of my ribbon.  I sort it by color.  OF course I have even more in my closets, but I won't be showing that because then you might think I have a problem.  Which I do

The back desk is where I have my computer and Silhouette machine. The drawers contain embellishments, adhesive etc. Most of the furniture is from IKEA. 
This is my main desk area where the die cutting and coloring happen. I love it because I get the natural light from the window and I can watch my TV. 

Inside the tall cabinet is all of my stamps.  I got rid of a ton when I moved.  I kept my favorites and I have to admit, I've been purchasing a few new ones. 

I added this shelf and this vintage window.  I love the signage board with my blog name on it.  I am hoping to use this space for holiday decorating. The cabinet underneath is my favorite piece.  I love that it has a bit of country charm.  It houses my dies, envelopes, water color paper, Washi tape, and embellishments. 
This piece was a natural pine, but I wanted it to coordinate with the rest of the room, so I sanded it and painted it white.  I use it store all of my paper. If you look to the far right, I have two very large closets.  I didn't take a picture of them, but they are spacious and contain a lot of my additional craft supplies.  
Thank you for your patience! 
I hope it was worth the wait!