Sunday, March 26, 2017

My Latest Art Journaling Page

I had lots of fun this evening making this page.  I used Dyan Reaveley acrylic paints, Viva Decor gold molding paste, stencils from Heidi Swapp and The Crafter's Workshop, a heart stencil that I cut on my Cricut Explore Air, and various background stamps.  For the lettering, I used a Fude Ball Pen and a white Gelly Roll pen.  Links to follow soon.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Get Well Card for My BFF

One of my BFFs just came home from the hospital, and I wanted to send her a get well card.  Details below the photo.  Thanks for looking!


  • The card base is a pre-made kraft card that I converted into a tent card.  
  • The background is an embossed piece of cardstock that was left over from a gel plate texture print.  I had used the cardstock to pull paint for texture, and I just added a little Twisted Citron Distress Ink to the white parts.  (If I had been using a white card base, I would have left it white.)
  • The stamp set is Sick Turtle, by Inky Antics.
  • I stamped the turtle, bird, and sentiment using VersaFine Vintage Sepia.  (I don't know why mine is so green, but it worked for this card.)
  • I colored the images using Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.
  • The adhesive dots are very old.  They're made by Cloud 9 (told you they were old!), and I bought them on clearance at JoAnn's a few years ago.
  • The cardstock for the greeting is a left-over piece from another card.  I trimmed it into a banner shape.
  • I popped the images & sentiment up with foam tape.
  • I lightly brushed Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink onto the background of the image. using a makeup brush.
ETA:  The back says, "Hope your recovery is speedy."  :)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Kokuyo Dot Runner Refills

I know that a lot of people have been looking for the refills for the original Kokuyo dot adhesive runner (the blue and white one).  You can find them on Amazon.  (Disclaimer:  This is an Amazon Affiliates link.  I get a small percentage if you purchase something through my link. Thank you for your support!)

This is still one of my go-to adhesives for small, intricate die-cuts, because the dots stick only to the die-cut, and the adhesive doesn't make a mess.

Kokuyo Dot Runner Refill




Friday, July 15, 2016

What I'm Loving Right Now

Happy Friday everyone!  Today I'd like to share some recent purchases with you.  It's been a long time since I've bought scrapbook paper, since I've cut back on buying it.  (If you could see how much I have, you'd understand why.)  However, I just HAD to buy these.

The first is Puppy Love by Doodlebug Design



We just got a new puppy, Henry, so I'm going to be using a lot of this collection.


And, of course, I had to give our cat, Fiona, equal time.  This collection is called Kitten Smitten, and it's also by Doodlebug Design.



I did buy one more collection as well, because it is the perfect collection to use when I scrap our DisneyWorld photos from December/January.  It's called Magical Adventure, and it's by Echo Park.


What do you think of these collections?  I'd love to read your comments.  Thanks for visiting!


(Please note that, although these are Amazon Affiliate links, neither Doodlebug Design nor Echo Park has compensated me in any way.  I purchased all of these items at retail price, and I have received no free product from either company.)


Friday, July 8, 2016

Friday Fun Post 7/9/16

Happy Friday, Everyone!


Who is your favorite scrapbooking manufacturer, and why?

For me, it's a tie between Echo Park and Doodlebug Design. I love Echo Park's patterns, especially their B-Sides. I find their designs very versatile and of excellent quality.

And because I love cute, and all of their designs coordinate, I love Doodlebug Design. Their color palette has remained the same over the years, and that makes all of their collections match.

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge

I created this card for my great-nephew.   He's into all kinds of sports, so I thought he'd like it.



I used the Let's Play Ball stamp set from Close To My Heart and these inks:  Tangerine Tango from Stampin' Up, Mocha Mama Powder Puff Ink from Quick Quotes, Tuxedo Black from Memento, and Red Pepper Adirondack Ink from Ranger.  The paper is from an old DCWV 4 x 6  Mat Stack, and the dots are from Cloud 9 by Colorbok (no longer in business).

This is part of the Share the Joy Challenge over at Taylored Expressions.

Have a great weekend, and remember to be unique!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

An Easy, Quick Masculine Birthday Card

This week I thought I'd share a card that I just made for my brother-in-law's birthday.  It was a last-minute card (Shh, don't tell!), so it had to be easy and quick. 


To make this card, I first created a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch base from kraft cardstock.  Then I cut a banner just slightly smaller than the card base from one of the papers in the Echo Park Note to Self  6 x 6 paper pad.  I then cut 2 smaller banners from papers in the same collection, and I stamped sentiments from the Stampin' Up B*Y*O*P set on them.  I used my Tiny Attacher to staple the smaller banners to the large one.  To add a little "fun" to the card, I tied some brown twine and added a bow from a small scrap of beige twine that I had.  I stamped "Happy Birthday" from the same stamp set, and I called it done.  It actually took me only about 20 minutes to make, and it's perfect for a gift card!

Thanks for visiting, and remember to always be unique!

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