Monday, June 23, 2014

Remember with Heart Paisley Elephant Card for June CCC

Hello, hope every one had an enjoyable 1st weekend of summer. 
Today I'm sharing a card I made for the June Card Chain Challenge at SOS.
It will soon be on it's way to Alaska!
The elephant is a B&W - Digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps .
(I know paisley elephant what was I thinking? LOL)
On the inside I used Quietfire Design quote stamp and some doodles. 

Thanks for your visit!


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Poetry Journal Share

Good morning!
My weekends have been all about gardening. Even when I take a break I think about the gardens so it's of little surprise that this is what's spilling over into my Poetry Journal.

I started to decorate the cover of  my Journal, there's still a way to go but here's where it's at for now.

Before I go on I'd like to share a little about my process and why I'm showing my journal this way. I've decided to just write and draw as it comes to me and leave my inner editor out of it. Trust me if it we're up to her there would be very little left to share. :) 

This page came about after an evening walk in the yard as the light was fading. I noticed that the coloured flowers were hard to see but the whites really stood out.
 For Every Flower There is an Hour
Good morning sunshine,
wake up yellow buttercup.
Then high noon the bright pink, dark red and 
blue will shine true.
But when the light fades, some magic happens, 
for it's then that the whites glow!

After almost a year of speculation as to what colour the Poppies in our garden are the first one bloomed and this was the inspiration for this page.  

What I Found in my Garden Today

I dropped a seed into the ground, watered well and waited long.
But in the end they to me.
One leaf at a time peeped up out of the ground.
This is what I found in my garden today.

Thanks for stopping in I enjoyed your visit!
Have a crafty day my friend!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Quietfire Creations Design Team Share -Let The Beauty...Note Card

Hello and welcome, here is a sneak peek of what I'm sharing over at Quietfire Creations today!

A Note Card project and DIY Background technique awaits. 

This card has a background that I'm calling the Faux Jelly Printing technique and I think it's the perfect base for the beautiful quote stamp -Let the beauty of what you love from Quietfire Design .

For the complete instructions and supply list as well a chance to win an awesome stamp in the Tuesday Winsday give away please visit Quietfire Creations Blog.

Have a crafty day!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wheresoever you go...Grad Card

Hello, it's grad time and I think this beautiful Quietfire Design quote stamp is just perfect for 
an informal congratulation card such as this one.

 Close up to show sparkle.

For this card I used a Stampin Up! Strawberry Slush and White Glimmer Cardstock.
The pattern paper is from Webster's Pages -Sunday Picnic and Everyday Poetry Combo Pack. 
The ink is Ranger Archival in Jet Black. For sparkle I used the Sakura Clear Glitter Pen.

Well that's all for today, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Stamped Collage Artist Trading Card Album - Tutorial

Hello, I'm back again with my Tutorial for making a Stamped Collage ATC Album.
This time around I've gone with a very organic colour scheme.

 Front Cover
 Inside with ATC's
Back cover

Photo 1
Instructions for ATC Album
Start with 1- 8.5”x11” (letter size) sheet of patterned cardstock and 1- 8.5”x11”solid coloured cardstock.
Cut solid cardstock to 8.5”x9.25” (or ½” wider than card sleeves).
Now cut both pieces of cardstock in half length wise.
Piece together so that the extra 1-3/4” on the patterned cardstock is on the right when you look at front and that the pattern is right side up if needed. Then adhere together, folding the extra patterned cardstock to the inside.
Now do the same for the back when you are looking at it the extra will be to your left. Use corner rounder on opening ends. Set aside to dry if needed.

Cut several 9 to a page trading card sleeves into 3 parts (carefully cut just below where the rows are welded)  See Photo 1 (I started with 4 or 5 and add more as needed)
Note: 1 sleeve =3 pages which will hold 3 ATC’s single sided or 6 cards back to back.

Punch 2 -¼” holes in covers and sleeves as per photo below.

Now that the glue is dry the fun begins. Decorate your patterned cardstock with a stamped collage of your choice.
Add stamped ATC to center front of album or chipboard letters look great too.  Be sure to sign and date back of album.
For my album I started with HA Musical Background stamp.

Followed by the HA Fern.

Complete collage background with HA Medallion.
Tip: to save time and ink line up both covers and stamp as one for partial impressions on each.
 To assemble add ribbon to hold all together.
Here a final photo of completed cover and supplies.
The ATC and Art stamps are from Quietfire Design.

*******Now Closed the winner is LaVon*******************************
Please leave a comment for your chance to win this Album with 3 ATC’s included. 
One winner will be drawn on June 20th at random from comments left on this blog only.

I’d love to see your finished album so please do add a link in the comment section to your creation too!

The options to customize your ATC Album are endless, have fun and happy trading!

Poetry Journal Monthly - First Entry June 2014 - Lunch with a Humming Bird.

Hello and welcome to a two share day!
This share is my first Poetry Journal Page "Lunch with a Humming Bird"
for a new blog started this month by Robin Josephs.
Find it at Poetry Journal Monthly Blog.

Whirl whirl what do I hear?
Zoom Zoom what do I see,
right there in the Lilac tree.

As I sat on the deck and ate my lunch a sweet little Humming bird joined me today. June 2, 2014

Mini Image Transfer

Hello and welcome, I'm having a lot of fun mono printing with my gel plate these days. One of the things I enjoy is the unpredictability...