November 16, 2017

Fall Candles

Hi back to share a different kind of project for me, it is
not a card...................

I had done this many many years ago when I first started on my stamping journey, probably around 1996 and had forgotten about
it till I recently seen someone make one.  
So the challenge right now over at the Unity Stamp Facebook
Show & Tell group is to create something other than a card and thought
well, this is the perfect time to make some of these again.

I stamped on tissue paper using a couple of the stamps that were in
the August 2017 Unity Stamp KOTM.  I then colored the images
using my Copic markers and trimmed the tissue paper so there was not a whole bunch of extra around the image but not as close as fussy cutting.  You have to be a little gentle as to not tear the delicate tissue paper. 
 I had bought a two pack of plain white wax pillar candles. Using my Ranger heat tool I gently heated an area of the candle them placed the colored
image over it, it will not all stick down yet I just do this so it stays
in place till I move to the next step.  Then once it is right where I
want it to go, I continue to heat over the image moving around the heating tool because you do not want to over melt the candle.  Just keep heating
and moving around the heating tool till the tissue paper edges seem
to disappear into the candle.   Then I placed my second leaf and repeated
the process and that is it.  It is actually pretty easy.  I suppose
you could use a hairdryer if you don't have a heat tool.

I added some twine and buttons to the bottom to dress them up a bit.
I will take these to my daughters for Thanksgiving so she can
use them as decorations, or burn them if she wishes to.
          They would make great gifts for the holidays and so easy to make,
 the possibilities are endless.   In fact, it will be
on my gift giving list this year. 

               Unity Stamps is having a huge sale right now so if you have
had your eye on now is the time to pick up those stamps. 

November 15, 2017

Snowman Couple

Hi, it is that time of the month again (oh no not that time lol)
for the Bugaboo Crafty Challenge over at the 

Each month starting on the 15th we have a challenge that is 
sponsored by Bugaboo where you just need to color up a
Bugaboo image and enter it in the challenge. 
Don't have any Bugaboo images, no problem Bugaboo offers
                         a freebie every Friday and if you look around I am 
                                sure you will find some images you like. 

So for my card this month I chose to use this adorable little

 Aren't they just the cutest?  Well there is a reason I chose this image
beside their cuteness is, recently my son got engaged and I thought this
would make the perfect Christmas card to send them for their
1st Christmas as an engaged couple. 
I struggled so much on how I wanted to do this card, first I was going to
put them in a snowglobe and make a shaker card, but decided not too
because I didn't want them to be covered with things.
I was trying to keep it rather simple.   I randomly stamped on white paper
with a couple of snowflake stamps from the October 
Unity Kit of the Month and also some Hero Arts stamps
then I heat embossed them with white glossy
embossing powder.  
I colored the snow couple using my Copic markers and accented with some
glitter pens on the ornaments.  Her hat I added white fluff to
the band and the ball on the top, a couple details that are hard
to see in the picture.  Then I cut the image out using a
Gina Marie die that actually embosses the edges.
I then created a label in Cricut Design Space and wrote
out the Merry Christmas using my Explore and a black
Pilot Precision V5 pen.  Then fit right in your Explore
and I love the fine line they write with.
I pop dotted both the image and the label to give it some dimension.

Well thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and visit my
blog.  Head on over the Bugaboo Crafty Challenge and join in
the fun. 

November 5, 2017

Coloring on Red

                    You know all the rage right now is coloring on kraft cardstock me
included love it.  I love the look, I love the way the color lays down, 
I just love everything about it. 
So I recently ran across where someone colored on colored paper,
I believe what I saw was blue.

Well I recently got my Perfect Poinsettia set of stamps from
Gina K so I thought it would be perfect to give it a try
to color on red.  So for my project this month over
at the Crafty Awesomeness Challenge I made this card.

I stamped the poinsettias and heat embossed them in gold.  This set
of stamps is actually a multi-step set of stamps, much like the truck one I did HERE.  For this card, I only used the lined/detailed stamp.

I colored in the poinsettias using my Polychromo pencils.
I love pink poinsettias so that was actually my driving factor
to color on red paper.
I die cut the Merry Christmas using a GinaMarie die.  I thought it needed something so I covered it in Versamark ink and then heat embossed
it using clear embossing powder.  It made it stand out a bit more. 
I then mounted the red panel on gold foil paper to pick up the gold
embossing.  I am slowly making a dent in my Christmas
cards but still have a way to go.

Sorry this post is late, it was just one of those times where
I couldn't get it together in time.  I had the card all finished
but had to sit down and type up this blog post.
Thanks for stopping by and remember to head over to
and anything goes challenge so come on over and let's see what you got.

November 3, 2017

An Old Classic

Hi, I am pretty excited to share this card with you.
Recently I ran across a stamp company called
Kitchen Sink Stamps.  I had never heard of them but while
doing a blog hop back in September for My Sweet Petunia (MISTI)
they were featured and I was hooked.

I used the Old Classic Truck set and following the sketch
at Sweet Sketch Wednesday I created this card.

Here is the sketch I followed.

The truck stamp is a multi-step stamping, in fact, this particular image
has 7 steps to it.  It adds so much dimension.  The biggest problem is picking
out your shades of ink. 

I had just ordered a couple sets at the time but I will definitely keep
this site bookmarked to check out some of the other sets they have.
The Kitchen Sink Stamps has a blog also so check it out HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my card.