Thursday, January 18, 2018

Happy Birthday Monkey...

Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!
Today's my day to take over the blog at:
YAY for me... 🙌


Today I thought I would share a Birthday 
Card I made for a Teacher at School --



I got real inky making this card -- I'm using the ADORABLE
Monkeying Around Stamp set by Raisin Boat




Details on how I created this card are up
on the SumMore Fun Blog - If you'd like to take a look!


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Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a FANTASTIC DAY!!


Theresa

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Celebrate Brightly...

Hello & Happy Tuesday Everyone!
How was your Weekend? Did you get 3 days off?
I did, so it was nice to get a bunch of stuff done
I'm still working on re-organizing my Dies and placing
them on Magnetic sheets - I'm almost done! So YAY for that!

I thought I would share my Next set of
Christmas cards with you --


There should have been only 2 cards - but for some reason
when I went to print the first set of 2 - one did not
print correctly - So I had to re-print them and I'm NOT
one for wasting space - So I just went ahead and printed out
2 more of the same design - So then I had 3 cards to make! :)

The image is from the Silhouette Store (MOD WREATH) #22994
and I got it when Silhouette was having their 50¢ Christmas Sale.


I used the Gina Marie Wonky Stitch Die to cut out
my Wreath image on these 2 cards - And the cardbase is
Melon Mambo from Stampin' Up -- I sprayed my images with some
Acrylic Sealer, before adding on some Clear Wink of Stella to the
bows and pink dots --
I attached the Wreath Image to some white Fun Foam then
attached them to my cardbase - I die cut the word
Celebrate (MFT) 4x's (2 for each card) and layered them
on top of each other, before placing on my card --
Then I stamped "This Christmas" from Hero Arts in the lower
portion of the card --- 
I also added some Ice Cube Jewels from Lucy's Cards
to give it a little extra Sparkle!


Since this one was my extra card - I wanted it to be a little bit different 
So I die cut the Wreath Image out with a Scalloped Stitch Die
I used White Cardstock as my base, then I added a piece of Melon
Mambo, then I layered my image on top of that with some Fun Foam
I die cut the Celebrate word out 2x's for this one as well and
added the Same Sentiment as before -- I also sprayed
this with some Acrylic Sealer before using my Wink of Stella pen
and of course I added some Ice Cube Jewels too -- 


I really like all 3 cards - They are very different than my
"Normal" Christmas cards - The Bright Pink and Greens
just make this Happy & Fun!
Looks like 3 more cards completed in my collection!!


Thanks for stopping by!
Have a FABULOUS Day!!

Theresa

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Dare 2B Artzy Guest Designer!!!

Hello & Happy Sunday Crafty Friends!
Today is a HUGE honor for me as I'm Guest 
Designer for Dare 2B Artzy this Month! EEK!
You have no idea how excited I am to be doing this!

Anyway, They have a wonderful Challenge that starts today! 
The theme is Winter Wonderland


 Here's what I created to inspire you to play along!




I just LOVE how this card turned out!
I'm using the Uber Adorable Stamp set from
Dare 2B Artzy called Cup of Cheer




I really like how the sentiment matches up
perfectly with my Card design -- I'm using Doodlebug
Designer Paper -- I've got a couple of
different Stitched heart dies and I used a Stitched
rectangle die to give it a nice border --
I stamped my cup on some Watercolor paper and
colored it with my Zig Real Brush Pens




I added some Ice Cube Jewels from Lucy's cards
and I created the steam by Stamping on
Vellum with versafine Onyx black ink then
heat embossing it with some Fine Black embossing powder -
Then I fussy cut around the steam and attached it with
a quickie glue pen 

This is gonna be a great card to send to one of my crafty friends!

Please join us over at the Dare 2B Artzy Blog
and make sure to leave some blogging love for those
AMAZING Designer over there who work
really hard to make wonderful challenges for you and me!

I look forward to seeing what you create!

Have a Fabulous Day!!

Theresa

Friday, January 12, 2018

You're Dyn-O-Mite!!

Hello & Happy Friday Crafty Peeps!

This post will be short and sweet!
I wanted to play along with the 

Here's the Sketch --


Here's the Color Challenge --



I chose to go with the Sketch and I made this --



Isn't it CUTE? Well, I thought so anyway -- :)

The Image & Sentiment are from the (BOOM!) Stamp set - YNS
(I did have to do some surgery on my stamp)
The "You're" was above the Dyn-o-mite and I really wanted
it to be next to it, so I had to cut it to work for me! :)

The Designer Paper is from The Paper Studio (Love Struck)
Cardstock - Recollections 110lb black, Spectrum Noir Ultra
All Dies are from MFT
I used WOW! Ebony Embossing powder
Spectrum Noir Markers
Clear Adhesive Gems
Clear Wink of Stella Pen on the Adorable Bomb! :)
Big Shot, Misti Tool, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy


The Challenge is only through January 18th!
So you better get on it if you want to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!
I have a 3 day weekend, so I'll be crafting!!
Have an AWESOME WEEKEND EVERYONE!!

Theresa

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Yupo Birthday --

Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!
I'm soooo Excited today!!
Why? Cause I FINALLY got to play
with my Yupo Paper & Alcohol Inks! YAY!

See.... I bought these items the beginning of December
and was hoping to try this NEW TO ME Technique
out while I was on Winter Vacation --
Well... You all know I was sick!! And not a little sick either!
Full blown sick as a puppy, couldn't do much of anything Sick

So you could just imagine how sad I was not to be able
to craft like I had planned! DANG LIFE!! LOL

Anyway, I'm offically back to normal!!!! (whatever that is) LOL
Thanks for all the wonderful comments too - I think they helped!


Anyway - I made 10 different designs! I can't wait to share them
with you - but for now I'll just share 1





Isn't the background cool?? Okay, maybe it's just me?

I think the thing I like most about the Yupo paper is
that I can make 2 projects with 1 sheet or just 1 project -
AND how each design is different than the next --

In this case - I took 1 5x7 sheet of Yupo paper and 
Alcohol Ink Colors (Wild Plum, Butterscotch, 
Stream & Silver Mixative) & blended them together
using a blending tool - Once I was happy with how
my design looked, I just put it aside to dry and worked 
on other colors & designs -

Then I decided I wanted to make a tag with a 
piece of this paper, so I die cut out the Wavy
Shape - It cuts perfectly through your Big Shot Machine!!
Then I cut another piece of the Wavy Shape with White Cardstock
so I could cover the back side of my tag --

Then I pulled out the Four Layer Cake Stamp
& stamped on top of my yupo paper with some versamark ink
Then I took out some Super Fine White Embossing powder
& heated up my image -- I was careful not to keep the heat
on my paper to long - I didn't want to ruin anything --

I then pulled out the Happy Birthday (3989-B) Sentiment
stamp and stamped that on a scrap piece of white
cardstock in Starlite Silver Ink (Brilliance)
I heated that a little to make sure it was dry before
sending it through my Big Shot with that
Stitched Banner die -- 

I adhered the sentiment right onto my tag
and then added some clear adhesive gems to glam it up!
I found some matching ribbon and a piece of
Silver twine to tie the whole thing together!


I'm so happy I finally tried this!!
AND - I wanted to remind YOU

We still have our Challenge going on over at


  Our Mood Board is - TRY SOMETHING NEW



I'm sure you ALL got some NEW Crafting
goodies for Christmas --  You don't have to use
a stamp from SumMore Fun Stamps if you don't have one!
We have 1 random winner - Prize is a $20 Gift Certificate to 
the SumMore Fun Stamp Store!


All the rules for this fun challenge are RIGHT HERE!

The Challenge ends Wednesday, JAN. 17th
So make sure to join us!


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Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have an AWESOME Weekend!!


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Joy, Joy, Joy....

Hello and Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends!
Last year I challenged myself to make 1 
Christmas Card a week - until Mid. Oct - 1st of Nov.
Well, I did manage to get all my holiday cards
done and I labeled all the envelopes & had
them all stamped by Dec. 1st! YUP! It worked for me --

So this year I will continue with this same process -
the only thing is - I've already got 19 cards done! Say WHAT?

Well, since I finished all of mine early enough I still
had Design Team projects that needed to be made
for the holidays... so that got me a jump start on my
2018 Christmas cards! How crazy is that??

I'm so happy I did it though - it made me realize 
how stressful making your own cards can be during the holidays
and knowing that I'm doing them weekly throughout the year
really does add LESS STRESS!

So, today's cards (Yes more than 1) was
actually made the end of Nov. 
I found the image in the Silhouette Store
and then these quick cards came out of it --

Check them out --



I got 2 Regular cards and 1 Gift Card made - 




Here's my Simple Gift Card Holder -- This was actually a mistake when I was doing
the sizing in my Silhouette Program - Of course NOW it's a good mistake! LOL
The JOY image is (#230500) and the Scallop Card Shape is (#25782)
I went to cut the Scallop Card shape out and realized it was
NOT the size I wanted - but then I realized it could
totally work for a Gift card design and that's how this one came about!




Here's the inside of my holder --
I used the Jaded Blossom (Scallop Slider & Topper Die) to
make the slits for a gift card to sit inside of this




This was the actual size I was looking for when deciding to make the JOY Image
into a card - I had to enlarge everything before getting it to cut the size I wanted --
This actually opens just like the gift card, but on a Flat Card Base




I really like the fun way it opens and how I brought the JOY
inside the card as well -- I tried to find papers that matched
the Fun colors -- The inside sentiment is from 
My Craft Spot (which is no longer in business) 




This is the last Joy Card I made - Simple and easy to mass produce
if needed - But I'll  probably just stick with the ones I already made --
I added Clear Wink of Stella to the J, Y, Carrot Nose, & Ear Muffs on
ALL 3 projects - Before I did though - As I have an Inkjet Printer
I spray my paper with some Acrylic Sealer first and let Dry Completely
before adding any sparkle - otherwise, my images would fade out
when adding the wink of Stella on them - Just an FYI for you

I used Ice Cube Jewels from Lucy's Cards on all 3 projects

Other Products Used --

Cardstock - Recollections 110lb., Stampin' Up, Bazzill, Fun Foam
Designer Paper - MME & DCWV
Stitched Rectangle Die - MFT
Stitched Scallop Die & Smaller Rectangle die - Craftin' Desert Divas
Big Shot, Misti Tool, Canon Pro 9000 Printer, Cameo  3


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a FABULOUS DAY!!

Theresa

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Die Cuttin Diva's - Guest Designer

Hello & Happy Tuesday Everyone!
Today, I'm Honored to be Guest Designer over at 


The Theme this week is PENGUINS!!!

I Adore Snowmen, & Penguins, so I was super
excited to be asked to play along with this challenge --


-- Here's what I created to inspire you --


I've been working on some Winter cards to send to some
of my crafty friends in the Mid-West & Back East
I'm sure with the Snow & Cold they're having that 
they might appreciate a little Happy Mail - 😘

I haven't cut out an SVG file in quite some time
 so it was fun to put this little one together -
I'm using Doodlebug DP 
 The Penguin SVG File is from KBD (Toasty Penguins)
I stamped the face with a Peachy Keen Stamp
(Happy Penguin Couples Faces)
The Stitched Rectangle & Banner Die are from MFTStamps
The Small Stitched Rectangle Die is from Craftin Desert Divas
The Stitched Scallop Border Die is from My Creative Time
and the Stitched Circle Die is from Simon Says Stamp
The Small Stitched Heart dies are from Ebay
The sentiment was from My Craft Spot (No longer in business)
Assorted Cardstock used - SU, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific


Now that you've seen what I've created - Head on over to
Die Cuttin Divas , join in the fun and create something
with this Theme! Make sure to leave some Blogging Love
for ALL those Fabulous Design Team Members
over their - They work really hard to make FUN
Challenges for you & ME! 


Have a FABULOUSLY CRAFTY DAY!!!

Theresa