Sketchy Saturday- Hello Foxy


I was excited to see that my friend, Laurel, is now offering weekly sketches on her blog. I love me a good sketch, and was very happy to find the time to play along with this week’s Sketchy Saturday sketch.


I had a cute little fox leftover from my guest project on Laurel’s fun Inspired By challenge blog a couple of weeks ago, so decided to use him on my card today. Both the fox and the sentiment are from the Fall Friends set by My Creative Time. I colored the fox with Zig markers.


As a nod to Laurel’s fabulous signature style, I broke out my sewing machine and added some wonky stitching to my card. And for another favorite technique that I haven’t done in awhile, I fussy cut the flowers from a sheet of patterned paper. The paper is Photoplay Paper’s beautiful Thinking of You collection.

And here is this week’s Sketchy Saturday sketch:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsStrathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096Photo Play Paper - Thinking of You Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Be StrongPhoto Play Paper - Thinking of You Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Be BravePhoto Play Paper - Thinking of You Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Have FaithPhoto Play Paper - Vintage Girl Collection - Tiny Prints - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Green FloralZig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48VRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP314683M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent 7504

My Creative Time Fall Friends stamp and die set
Twine

Save

Advertisements

Inspired By Challenge- Foxy Succulents

Hello, Friends!

Have you all seen the fun news? The Inspired By challenge blog is back with new weekly challenges and a new design team, too. And today I am super excited to be joining in with a guest project for challenge #8, Foxy Succulents!


How will this photo inspire you? Theme? Colors? Placement? Well you all know by now what a big fan I am of cute little critters… so of course I went very literal with my project for today, with a fox, and some succulents thrown in, too. 😀


Lots of crisp white layers here, and stamping and stenciling. I layered Tim Holtz’s new Stacked Postage dies with his Stitched Rectangles for the framework. The background is stenciled with Distress ink using a Simon Says Stamp stencil that really put me in mind of the shape of succulent leaves.


The cute little fox was stamped, die cut, and colored with my Zig real brush markers. The succulent spray and sentiment are from a set by Sizzix. I added some white gel pen marks to the fox’s face to mimic the cutie in the inspiration photo.


Can’t wait to see what you all do with this fun challenge. Be sure to check out the Inspired By blog to play along, and a huge thank you to Laurel for letting me join in today! Have a great day, everyone! And a great weekend, too!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stitched RectanglesRESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix STACKED POSTAGE Thinlits Die 662696Zig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48VRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersUni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE Two Pack 1919994Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

Simon Says Stamp Ledger Drops stencil
My Creative Time Fall Friends stamp and die set

Save

Missing You with Ranger Ink


Happy Wednesday, friends!

I’m reaching back into my archives a bit to share this card that I made for Creativations (CHA) last year. Yup, we’re going all the way back to January 2017 today, with this crazy cat card that I made for the Ranger Ink booth.


I am such a fan of the Tim Holtz crazy critter collection. These silly guys make me smile, every time. This little kitty here was colored with Distress inks, in a splotchy alley-cat sort of style. A pretty brocade background stamp, and a simple die cut frame. I added a snippet of patterned paper to the bottom, and die cut berries and hearts. It’s got a bit of a Valentine look to it……. in a Crazy sort of way, of course!


Hope your week is going great! I’ll be back tomorrow with a special guest post that I’m super excited to share. Have a wonderful day, everyone! See you all then!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Stash - MemorandaStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Crazy CatsTim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps WALLPAPER and WOOD cms126Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Crazy TalkSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - Crazy CatsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Garden GreensSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Bigz Die - HeartfeltTim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON TH93020Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival WATERING CAN Ink Pad AID39006Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Festive BerriesTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Spun SugarRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Hickory SmokeTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersTim Holtz Distress Markers BLACK SOOT Ranger TDM32458Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Collage Medium - CrazingRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Sprayer - 2 OuncesEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

Distress Cardstock- Nostalgic Collection
My Creative Time- Stitched Squares Inside & Out die set

Valentine Monsters with Sizzix


Hello, hello friends, and happy Valentine’s Day! Any special plans with your sweeties in the works for today? I’m having more of a “Galentine’s” crafty day with a gal pal today. Laughing and crafting, maybe coffee and treats, sounds like my kind of day. And I couldn’t let the day pass without creating some little goody bags for my two Valentines. My kiddos may be all grown up now…. but who doesn’t like a few sweet treats, right?


Of course a treat bag needs a good tag tie. So I pulled out some of my favorite dies and lots of pretty new Distress Oxide inks to whip up my tags for this year. Who says monsters are only good for Halloween?


To create these tags, I die cut and layered two tag shapes together from the Tim Holtz Tag die set, die cutting an oval shape from the center of the second tag. I used a layering stencil on the top tag, ink blended in my all time favorite Valentine color palette of pink and brown. I used the same colors to create a smooshed ink background for the window opening, and then added those silly pieced monsters. Those guys really make me smile.


I hand-cut polka dots to add to my monsters, and hand-cut hearts, too. I am crazy about Ranger’s Opaque Crackle Texture Paste these days, so that was rubbed into the corners and spots. A bit of Distress Crayon really brings out the great cracks and texture. I added dots of Glossy Accents to the eyes. The sentiments are stamps from my sweet friend, Emma, at My Creative Time.

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS Colorcore 2.25 X 12 Cardstock 278921Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits TAG COLLECTION Wafer Thin Die Set 658784Tim Holtz Sizzix SILLY MONSTERS Thinlits Die 662374Sizzix Framelits DOTTED OVALS Wafer Thin Die Set 661840Tim Holtz Layering Stencil DIAMONDS THS081May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Wendy Vecchi Archival WATERING CAN Ink Pad AID39006Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE Ranger tdo56263Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad AGED MAHOGANY Ranger tdo55785Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad VINTAGE PHOTO Ranger TDO56317Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT Ranger TIM19541Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons SET 10 TDBK51800Ranger TEXTURE PASTE OPAQUE CRACKLE 4oz INK57505Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Sakura BLACK GLAZE GEL PENS Pen 2 Pack 38495Tim Holtz Distress Markers BLACK SOOT Ranger TDM32458Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

My Creative Time- Best Bots stamp and die set
vintage seam binding

Save

Creativation 2018- Paper Crane with Photo Play Paper


Hello, hello, friends, and thanks for stopping by! Hope you all are having a wonderful week! Today I’m back with another card I created for the Creativations (CHA) 2018 show. This time, a card for the Photo Play Paper booth featuring their super adorable new collection, Paper Crane.


This card is a 5×5 design, with lots of layers of the pretty papers and a staggered die cut pattern of circles and squares. I added crisp white cardstock to set off the background, and inked the round window to match the beautiful teal color of the papers in this line. A bit of twine pulls out the color of the bonsai tree.


One of my favorite elements from this new collection are the layered stickers, which I used here mixed with cardstock stickers to create the focal point of the design. Love the extra dimension from the stacked stickers… and the bit of sparkle from the glittered areas, too.


Paper Crane will be available this month and is shipping soon! And best thing is, all Photo Play Paper products (including this one) are currently on sale at Scrapbook.com!

And P.S.
Join Photo Play Paper in their Project Care: Thousand Origami Cranes

No automatic alt text available.

Join PHOTOPLAY in their Project Care program, benefiting children and their families at Phoenix Children’s Hospital! To participate in this unique program, simply create an origami crane, using any paper of your choice, and send them to the PhotoPlay office. Complete folding instructions, including a video link, can be downloaded HERE. Our promotional pdf also shares the heartwarming story of a Thousand Origami Cranes.

When you are done folding your beautiful crane(s), send them to us at:

PHOTOPLAY PAPER
7931 E Pecos Rd, Suite 164
Mesa, AZ 85212

Thank you for joining PHOTOPLAY and helping us make a difference!

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Paper Crane Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Paper Crane Collection - Layered Cardstock StickersSizzix - Framelits Dies - Dotted CirclesMay Arts OLIVE Twine String BurlapHero Arts - Dye Ink Pad - Shadow Ink - Mid-Tone - Tide PoolRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

My Creative Time: Stitched Squares Inside & Out dies

For exact product placement, click on the image below

 

Save

Save

Valentine Love at AudOnes Prims

** Hi, Friends! If you’re looking for my Creativation 2018- Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away post, please click HERE!**

Happy Sunday, everyone! And happy Super Bowl Sunday to all the football fans out there!


It has been quite awhile since I’ve had the chance to share any of my shabby sweet fabric projects with you. The holidays and my new work schedule, and then the Creativation (CHA) show following right behind, has left little time for play…. and I sure do miss it. So I was super excited earlier this week to grab a chance to sit down at my sewing machine and whip up some soft and pretty Valentine hearts for the month of love!


There’s just something about the process of crafting things by hand that brings such a sense of happiness and joy to me. What fun it is to watch the project evolve along every little step of the way, and see that finished spark of an idea come to life. These little cuties have really been put through the ringer, and I love how they turned out. The sweet recycled fabric with the little rips and tears that perfectly meld with the aged painted, stained, and sanded finish. The paper crafting supplies brought in for the finishing touches….Distress inks for dying the fabrics and trims. Archival ink for stamping. Old favorite Hero Arts stamps for verse. Maya Road designer pins. And dies for spiral roses. Makes me smile. Hope you do, too.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your football today!

And in case you’re interested, you can find these shabby little XOXO hearts listed in my AudOnes Prims Shop. ❤ Have a great day!

Merry & Bright with Photo Play Paper


Ho Ho Ho, my friends, and happy Thursday! Hope your week has been very merry & bright!

A little while back, my friends at Photo Play Paper joined up with the gang at Maya Road to share some holiday inspiration featuring Maya Road’s adorable embellishments along with PPP’s super fun Mad4Plaid Christmas collection. I made several cards for the match-up, along with a sweet little snowman vignette box (click here to see that post).


I do love me a good plaid! And love that this collection includes lots of fabulous add-ons, like ephemera die cuts, stamps and dies, a card kit, and a whole extra paper pack of just plaids. I used the stamps on today’s card, along with some favorite square dies from My Creative Time… and lots of goodies from Maya Road, too.


Today is a big day here at my house! My parents are arriving tonight for their annual holiday visit. Tonight the holidays truly arrive! Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you all a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Photo Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - Clear Acrylic Stamps - IconsPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - EphemeraRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackZig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48VRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

My Creative Time: Scalloped Stitched Square Dies