Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

My turn to share a challenge over at the Creative Inspiration forum.  Why not come on over and check out my challenge as well as some of the other great challenges.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

It's all about the Twine and the Wind

I am sharing a couple of projects using twine from Whisker Graphics.  I had so much fun winding and playing with the twine.


First I got out some different sizes of acrylic blocks used in stamping and some Divine Twine.  I next wrapped the Divine Twine around the blocks.




Then I took a cream colored piece of cardstock.  I inked the Divine Twine using my Tim Holtz inks.


After getting the Divine Twine inked I started putting the block on the cardstock.  The more you use the block the darker your ink will appear on the cardstock. Just keep adding as much or as little as you want to the cardstock.




Once I had what I wanted on the cardstock, I inked around the edges. Now you get to add your photos and embellishments. I used the Divine Twine that I had wrapped around the blocks and added that to the layout as well.




The 2nd project is using kind of the same technique but this time making a card.


I used one of the blocks that I used to ink the cardstock but this time I put modeling paste on the Divine Twine and stamped in on a black piece of cardstock.


This is what is looked like when it dried.


Very fun technique to try.  Of course, keep your Divine Twine and use it again on another project.


Thanking you for stopping by and I hope you give one or both the techniques a try.










Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Some fun and pretty easy birthday games


I have been making games for my grandson's 5th birthday coming soon.  They all are pretty quick and easy to make but oh so much fun to watch when the kids are playing them.

In case you can't tell he picked TMNT for the theme for his party.  This first game they punch through the tissue paper and there is a prize inside the cup.



This second game is just like Pin the Tail on the Donkey but this time you need to pin the mask on the turtle.


This game is to knock over all the turtles using tennis balls.  I made this game using old yogurt containers and painted them and then printed off the faces and glued them on.


These are the party favors the kids will take home.  I used my Silhouette to cut out the boxes.



I still have a few more things to make but happy with my progress so far.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sure fire uses of tags

I am going to share with you a couple ideas for using tags.  I love the tags from Whisker Graphics, they are just a high quality tag.

My first project was to create tags to use on a scrapbook page and can you believe I did something I have never done before, I covered the tags with scrapbook paper to use on this page.



Here is the paper and tag I started with.


Here is the finished tag and I just inked around the edges.  I did that with 3 of the tags and added them to the scrapbook page.


I also inked another tag with Ranger Distress Oxide ink and when dry cut it in half and did my journaling on the tag and added that to the page.  To finish each tag off I added some of the brown twine to each tag.


The 2nd idea was to use tags to create a very pretty card.


I had so much fun with this card.  I started with 3 tags and used Ranger's Distress Oxide ink.  The colors used were Worn Lipstick and Broken China.  Mist the tag and the inks run and create beautiful backgrounds.

To finish the tags I used the brown twine in each one and then added rub ons to each tag.  Very quick and easy card.

One thing I love about these tags is they don't wilt when you add water to them, they hold their shape and dry quickly.  Check out all the different tags Whisker Graphics have and did you know they have colored tags as well.

Thank you for stopping by and come back again soon.




Sunday, June 25, 2017

Get Well Soon

Here is my take on the card sketch over at Stick it Down as well as the sketch.



Come on over to Stick it Down and join in the fun, who  knows you might be the Guest Designer next month.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Card using Dies

Mini challenges are posted over at Creative Inspiration and my challenge was to use your dies and make multiple layers.

Here is my card I created for the challenge.


Come on over to the forum and have some fun with the challenges.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Happy Father's Day Card

 My turn to share a project over at Chattering Robin's Blog.  I used the beautiful products from The Robin Nest Store to create this Father's Day card.



I love the fact the paper is double sided so it works great to create the collar on the card.


 I used a pop dot behind the collar to make it stand out more.

Of course bow ties are so popular now that this card wouldn't be complete with out one.  Here are the 3 piece to the bow tie and it goes together so fast and easy.

Once your bow tie is finished just add it to your card along with some buttons on the shirt and you will be finished.  If you want you could add a pocket like I did or leave it off.  I used a die to cut out the pocket and put the saying on the front.








I hope you give this card a try.