Sunday, August 21, 2016

A few summer cards

I've been playing around with Faber Castell Gelatos this summer, as well as water-soluble wax pastels (basically watercolor crayons). My goal was to figure out the best materials to use while Bible journaling, but I colored a few sets of flowers during practice. Here's a card I made with the gelatos and a stamp from Papertrey Ink.  The inside note was a wooden stamp I bought on clearance years ago and always forget about. 


I used the same stamp on the inside of this next card, a beautiful bouquet of tulips colored with Copic markers. The flowers are from Papertrey Ink.


I used the same hydrangea stamp as before with water color crayons to create this weird but cool effect. The inside is blank.

I colored these Papertrey Ink strawberries a few months ago and added my own Copic Pen scribbling around the edges. Tonight I finally finished it by adding a sentiment, though I wish I had neater handwriting!

I love this card. It makes me want Autumn! The stamps were Papertrey Ink (I was obviously on a 'friendship jar' kick for awhile) and the sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs.

And another bouquet of tulips to finish off the evening.


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Spring Wreaths

Today is the first day in a week or so that I've felt like crafting! I finally started taking allergy shots about a month ago, but won't expect results for awhile yet. I had a sinus infection that I pretended didn't exist over Easter Break and it turned into pink eye (I didn't know that could happen!) in both eyes. So, after a few days off work and not being able to do anything (including scratch my eyes out, which is what I wanted most!) I think I'm finally on the mend. 

One of my mom's best friends celebrated her 60th birthday yesterday so I made a burlap wreath for her. I started making wreaths right before Christmas and have been exploring with various fabrics, ribbons, and types of wreaths. This one has a wire frame and some pretty forsythia flowers. It's hard to see the details, but there is a beautiful sheer yellow ribbon, and a tiny thread of green to tie in the branches. I hope she loves it!


Here is a card I made recently for my Pastor and his wife. I didn't realize the photo was a little blurry, but the stamp (from Our Daily Bread Designs) says "Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea-- the Lord on high is mighty." -Psalm 93:4. I love the background paper, its also from ODBD and fits along perfectly with this stamp set.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Actopus to Zelephant themed cards

We've gotten about a foot of snow today and I've been busy playing in my craft room! I have had a set of papers called Actopus to Zelephant by K&Co that I've had for a couple years that were just too cute to cut up until today!











Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Cards and CREATE

I found this adorable decal at Joanns with 3-D shapes in each letter to fill in a little space beside my stamping cart. I bought it right after Christmas but it took me awhile to decide on where to put it.
 Here are a few cards I made using a new set of papers from American Crafts. I LOVE the paper! (Although I did add in some extras here and there from another set).











Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dr. Seuss Day

Everyone at school knows that my favorite days in class are pajama days and dress-up-as-a-character ones. Dr. Seuss Day (March 2) definitely falls in that category, as my school is lucky enough to have Dr. Seuss Character Day. This year I was a zebra, from On Beyond Zebra (a book which totally blew the minds of my 2nd graders, btw). Here is a look back on my previous years' costumes. 


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Home Decor

I made some new curtains and such for our dining room... I also found this cute little plaque that says "Let it Snow" to hang during the winter months.
 I got this adorable bench after Christmas at a local antique center. I used my sewing skills (ha!) to make a new seat cushion on it that matched the colors in our entry room. 
 Here are the burlap curtains and valance I made using old curtains and an old Christmas wreath with berries on it. It matches the plaque wonderfully and with a burlap bow it will last until spring! 


My Elsie had puppies at Thanksgiving. Here they are snuggling in their pack-n-play!

 My mom found this awesome old ladder for me to hang some quilts on in the living room. 
 This picture is kind of hard to see, but they are some crates that I stained and used to raise the stereo speaker. My mom's bf got me some adorable boxes that fit perfectly, too!
 My older sister and I went to Hobby Lobby (a crafter's paradise!) and I found this cute wall hanging. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, but for now it's hanging in the living room where a collage once was. 
 I also have been meaning to re-do a lamp we've had since our very first apartment (2006!) and finally got that done over Christmas break. I took off the top and rubbed this gold additive around the plastic in no particular pattern.


Here is another look at it.

I used some rustic broke spray paint to cover the ugly black base/stand, and now it's totally wonderful! (And really hard to tell that I did anything at all, looking at this picture. Ha!)