Saturday, October 12, 2019

Painted Harvest in Pink

Hello Crafty Friends,
It has been sometime since I have been able to craft and blog but I'm back now.  Today, I am sharing a card using one of my favorite stamp sets from STAMPIN' UP! (SU) called Painted Harvest.  I Painted Harvest (#144783)is a very popular and versatile polymer stamp set. It is still available in the current SU catalog for $21.00 USD.   Just type in Painted Harvest Stampin Up in your search bar or on the You Tube search bar and you will get sooooo much inspiration and instruction.  For my card and since it's been awhile since I've stamped I did a very clean and simple card.  To make my card I used Altenew inks Rubellite, Purple Wine, Expresso, Frayed Leaf, and Forest Glades as well as some SU Soft Suede for the back ground stamp.  The background stamp I used is also from SU called Hardwood.  Unfortunately, the Hardwood background stamp is no longer available through the current SU catalog but you could probably find it on Amazon or Ebay.  I used some white and pink cardstock from Michaels Recollections brand.  The sentiment is also from the Painted Harvest stamp set and I left the inside of the card black for now.  I tied the inside of the card to the outside by stamping one of the flowers in the bottom right corner and I will make a coordinating white envelope with the same flower on the outside.  This little 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card can be used for several occasions just by changing the sentiment... thank you, think of you, birthday, sympathy, and just because.  Check out some photos of the finished card.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:

MY TIME TO CRAFT!  Challenge #407 Inside Out: make the inside of your card as pretty as the outside
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog  Challenge #294 October 2019 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog Challenge #172 Anything Goes

Friday, November 30, 2018

2018 Christmas Tags

Hello and Happy Holidays!!!

I just love this time of the year.  I especially love seeing all the inspiring holiday cards and projects.  This is the last challenge for 2018 from Eclectic Ellapu and the theme is ANYTHING HOLIDAY FESTIVE, so let’s go out with Hyped Holiday Spirit! Goodness knows it’s been an extremely challenging year here in the states and all over the world.  This holiday season let peace and love be our driving force into a prosperous new year.   

For my project what better way to get this party started than by prettying up those holiday packages? I decided to do some frosted tags for my crafting group (shout out to the Texas Divine Diva’s).  I did a tag for each member in our group.  

I was inspired by a YouTube video from Wplus9 Design, which can be found here Messy Heat Embossing with Dawn ft Merriest Snowflakes

I used Wplus9’s basic concept but I modified the project a little by cutting out each of the sentiments 3 times and gluing them together to give them dimension.    I inked and foiled the tag and the snowflakes manually. 

Here are a few photos of my finished tags:



White card Stock
Light Blue Card Stock

Silver Glitter Ribbon
Bo Bunny Snowflakes (acrylic stamp set)

Tim Holtz (new) Snowflake Dies (both)
Glitter Embossing Powder

Sizzix Holiday Sentiment Dies (I and II)
Tim Holtz: Broken China, Faded Jeans, and Black Soot

Tim Holtz Bigz Tag Die
Silver Foil

Bonus Tag:

White Card Stock
Antique Gold Glitter Embossing Powder

Paper Crimper (yep still got it… the old blue and orange one…lol)
Hero Arts stamp and die set Merry Christmas

3M Foam Tape
Bo Bunny Snowflake (acrylic stamp set)

Gold Foil

Gold and White trimmed ribbon

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

A Magnolia Thanksgiving

Hello Everyone, just dropping in to tell you about the November challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu.  This months theme is "Thanksgiving".  My project represents the harvest for Thanksgiving.  There are 2 pull outs to attach a gift card to or to send a picture.  You can even attach some lighter coloured plain cardstock for a sentiment.

This is a double pocket card I did a while ago.

Scarecrow Magnolia
Copic Markers
Paper from my stash
Stampin' UP! Expresso Satin Ribbon
Petaloo Sunflower stem
Spellbinders Labels

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll join us this month!


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Fall Carnival

Hello Everyone and welcome back!  It is Fall and I am lovin’ it!   The Eclectic Ellapu theme for October is “FALL”.  So let’s see all those beautifully created fall projects. Your project does not have to be a card; it can be anything related to fall as long as it is wonderfully created by you!!!   For my design team project I did some Fall Carnival Treat Bags with the help of my awesome Cricut Maker!  I am also participating in the Sweet Treats Collaboration on YT hosted by Tonya aka Memory Lane Keepsakes on YT.  Thank you again to Tonya and the Sweet Treats Teamers for allowing me to join in this month.  If you would like to check out projects from the Sweet Treat team members see the links below.  Well, enough of my jibber-jabber; I’ll let you check out some  photos of my finished project.   Til’ next time…

Sweet Treats Collaboration Team Members:

Neshia: Inspiring beautiful creations:  

Lisa: happycrafter Lisa Goss:    

Latasha: Sassy Crafty Taz 101 King: 

Loretta: Creativity at a glance 777:

Thelma:  Thelma's Creations and More: 

Robin: Craftsiheart: 

Joyce: Joyce O


Friday, August 31, 2018

Easy Gift Card Holder

Good Day to my Crafting Friends,
Just popping in to tell you all it's time for the next challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu.  This month's (September) theme is "ANYTHING GOES"!!!  I decided since the most "wonderful time of the year" is fast approaching; I would give you all a little motivational idea...Gift card holders!!!  This adorable little gem can be used for gift cards or money.  I found the tutorial on YouTube, check out Ginger from My Sister Scrappers tutorial here.  Hope to see your fabulous "Anything Goes" creation in the challenge.  Here are a few photos of my gift card holders.

Here are the supplies I used to make these little cuties:
Title/Theme:  Graphic 45 Gift Card Holder
Tutorial/Video:  Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Easy Gift CardHolder  
Category:  Gift Card Holder
Finished Size: approximately 4” wide x 3 ¾ “ (to the crown)
CS: N/A    
Patterned Paper/CS:   Graphic 45’s Botanical Tea, A Proper Gentlemen, and Couture paper collections
Flowers/Greenery:  Green rose (my stash)
Ink (s):   Tim Holtz Vintage Photo (the A Proper Gentlemen only)
Marker (s):   None                         
Embellishments:   Very Vanilla Silk 5/8th ribbon, Lime Green ¼ “ribbon, and Teal Seam Binding ½” , chipboard pieces and tags from the paper collections.
Stamp/ Set(s):  None
Adhesives:  Mono Adhesive, ATG, and Hot Glue
Punches:   None
Die(s):  Graphic 45 Large Tag die

Happy Crafting, Joyce
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