Friday, May 1, 2020

Rainbow Birthday...

Helly & Happy May 1st Everyone!
Can you believe May is here already?
I can't! It feels like Spring break is where 
I'm stuck at (The Start of the Covid-19 Stuff) -

I know a lot of people don't know what day it is
because of being locked down - Even I forget and I
went to work through it -  It just feels like a huge fog
and we are still under it! UGH!

I can tell you this much, it certainly feels like SUMMER
already around here! We've been in the '90s and
I hate the heat! hahaha, Thank goodness for A/C!


Last week I shared a card I made for the
Rainbows Challenge over at Jaded Blossom -
Well, I had a piece of the yupo rainbow paper
leftover and thought I would show ya what I created using it -


How fun is this? The Yupo paper I used was Translucent and I
really like how it looks - I used a rainbow assortment of
Alcohol Inks, a plastic ruler, and some felt to create my lines -

The idea with the ruler & felt came from this video by

I actually made a bunch of backgrounds last year
after seeing her video and hadn't put any of my
designs to good use until I saw the JB challenge!

Trust me I have more Alcohol inked backgrounds to
put together thanks to her video - I've just had them all
sitting in a pile on my desk for almost a year now! Yikes!
Can you say SLOW CRAFTER! LOL

-- Products Used --
Cardstock - Papertrey Ink Black, Neenah Solar White
Stitched Rectangle Frame Dies - My Creative Time
Happy Birthday Circle Die - Memory Box
Banner Die - My Favorite Things
Circle Die - Spellbinders
Sentiment Stamp - MFT (Anything but basic B-Day wishes)
Fun Foam, Acetate, Lucy's Gems, Assorted Star Sequins,
Simon Says Stamp Ultra Fun White Embossing Powder, 
Versa Mark Ink, Heat Tool, Stamperatus



Have a Fantastic Weekend!!

Theresa

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Smiling Gnomey...

Happy Wednesday to ya! EEK! I can't believe
the week is 1/2 over already! Tomorrow is actually
my very last day of work! (inserting saddest face ever!)

I will miss the students (Who have been MIA since March!)
And my fellow co-workers - I've made friendships with
several of them and my heart hurts to know I will not see
them on a daily basis - My new life adventure starts this weekend
and I'm excited and nervous all at the same time - 

Tomorrow is actually my oldest son's birthday -
and I made this card just for him - I'm using another
wonderful Digital Stamp set from Polka Dot Orchard


I'm using the Gypsy Floral Mockup Background again! 


Isn't this guy adorable?  Such a cute image!
I'm using the Gnome Matter What Digital Stamp set

Gnomes are very IN right now! hahaha so I HAD to have this
super cute set!
I colored up my Gnome with an assortment of Alcohol Markers
and added some dots & lines with a Signo White Gel pen 
The Sentiment is from Petals for the Pittmans Mini Set (Unfortunately it's retired)
But I had to use that sweet sentiment on my card - 

Cardstock - Neenah Solar White
Designer Paper - Doodlebug
Stitched Rectangle Frame die - My Creative Time
Scallop Frame Die & Label Die - CDD (no longer in business)
Slanted Banner Die - My Favorite Things


Have a Spectacular Day!!

Theresa

Monday, April 27, 2020

It's your Mother's Day....

Hello and Happy Monday Crafty Friends!
It's my last week at work and I'm a little sad -

I knew this day was coming, but it feels like
it came faster than I expected! I still need to
pack up the rest of my house, so I know it's time
to let go of my job - I have 6 weeks till the big moving day -

Since I won't be working the month of May, I'll be packing and
working on the other house - So I won't be online much -

This past Saturday I sat down and actually made a couple of cards - Yay Me! :)

I decided to play with some of Polka Dot Orchard's Designs

Here's a Mother's day card I created -


The cool Mockup background was designed by Jessica herself! 
(Owner of Polka Dot Orchard)

It's available in her store (RIGHT HERE) it's called Gypsy Floral
All you have to do is add your photo on top of the background! 
Kind of cool really!  She has a couple to chose from right now and
she told me she had plans to make a few more if people are interested - 


 The flower & cup image is from It's your day Digital set
The sentiment image is from Spread you wings digital set

I colored them with some Stampin' Blends pens & Copic pens
The Designer Paper is Simple Stories (So Fancy)
My cardstock is Neenah Solar White - perfect for printing and Alcohol inks
Stitched Square die & Banner dies - Lawn Fawn
The scallop circle was cut out a long time ago and I found it
in my stash of scraps - 

This will be nice to mail off to my Mother in Law -


Have a Beautiful Day!

Theresa

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Have your cake...

Hello and Happy Tuesday Crafty Friends!
How was your Easter Weekend?

I know you guys are thinking... Umm, Theresa...
Easter was well over a week ago!
I know... but I was away at the other house working and
I didn't get back till late Wednesday then 
I worked Thursday & Friday and then 
Saturday was my BIrthday so I just
chilled at home and did nothing - I didn't even
get on the computer - Sunday I did the same thing, so
here we are on Tuesday the 21st. now... I feel
like I've lost time somewhere in there! hahaha

I still hope it was wonderful for you - We ended up finally
getting paint on the walls Easter Sunday! I was so happy to
finally, see my paint colors on the walls - It felt so good to get
rid of that yucky orangy salmon color the renters had put on the
walls - they didn't even do a good job of painting - it was very sloppy
so I had a lot of cover-ups to do! 

We also took out a window and made it into a wall -
That was interesting since I've never done that before -
We also put in a couple of solar screens - we have a lot more
to fix and put in place of the old torn screens, but we're getting there!

It felt good to see some progress being made since we've had so many
hiccups since December - It's starting to feel like home - I'm getting
excited and nervous all at the same time! Eek!

Anywho, enough about my soon to be moving drama -

I saw that Jaded Blossom has a new challenge this month - RAINBOWS

So you guys knew I HAD to play along!


I thought this turned out so cute! I love Rainbows!
My rainbow was created on Translucent Yupo paper with
an assortment of fun alcohol inks



The sentiment & image are from Jaded Blossom (Cake Day)



Other Supplies used --

Cardstock - Neenah Solar White, DCWV Shimmer, Koh-I-Noor, Translucent Yupo
Assorted Lucy's Cards Gems
Clear Wink of Stella
Brother Scan N Cut, Fun Foam, Stamparatus
Stitched Rectangle Frame Die
Scallop Border Die
Hero Art Clear Embossing Powder, Heat tool




Have a Beautiful & Safe Day!!!

Theresa

Friday, April 10, 2020

Elegant Friends....

Hello & Happy Easter Weekend Everyone!
I'm already over at the other place working my
little heart out with NO Internet again! 

It should be coming soon! They called us, so hopefully, someone will
be out here to put in a cable - They did say that they would just place
it through a window for now - They don't want their workers coming into
the house - Which is okay with me as long as we get
some internet service out here I'll be happy! 

Here's another card I made a while back using
a card front from a card kit I found at Tuesday Morning -


The Card kit just had white cards designed with silver foil images on them -
Of course, I took it up a notch or two by doing some ink blending -

I used 3 different shades of Distress Oxides and then I cleaned
my ink off the silver foiled floral design - It looks so pretty
I used my favorite Stitched Rectangle Frame die from My Creative time


I wanted the background to stand out of course - So I just
die-cut the Friends Frame die from (Papertrey Ink) in some SIlver
Foil cardstock - Then I die cut a banner from (Lawn Fawn) and
used silver embossing powder on the sentiment Stamp from (MFT)
I then added some Clear Lucy's card gems to finish it up!

It is popped up with some Fun Foam on a Neenah Solar White Cardbase



I wish you all a Very Happy and Safe Easter Weekend!!!

Theresa

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Happy Birthday Video...

Hello & Happy Wednesday Everyone!
How's your week going so far? I actually have a short
week this week - With Easter coming up this weekend 
we're taking an extra day or 2 off to go drive to the other house -

My hubby needs his medicine, food, New Glasses, and
test kit, so we're trekking down to help him out and work on
the other place - Luckily it's in the middle of nowhere
so we don't have to worry about other people being close by -
- Homes out there are 1 1/2 to 4 acres apart -
I'm hoping to get more work done, since our move is nearing closer -

When I was there back in February, I meet a neighbor (2 streets over)
and she had heard from my husband that I made cards - 
She asked me if I would make some for her grandkids -
Of course, I said YES! One of her granddaughters
LOVES to play video games and likes the color purple
so I created this card with her in mind -


I thought this turned out pretty cool and so did she!
They don't have much for girls who play video games, so I had to kind
of design my own thing - 


Cardstock - Papertrey ink, Neenah Solar White, SU
Watercolor Digital Designer Paper - Silhouette Store
Stitched Rectangle Frame Die - My Creative Time
VersaMark Ink, SSS Ultra Fine White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Glossy Accents for the Buttons (Was still wet when I took the picture)
Video Controller images and Sentiment Stamps are from:
Papertrey ink (Game On) & Pretty Cute Stamps (Game On)
Stormy Trendy Twine 
Game Controller SVG File - Silhouette Store (#79637)
Banner Die - My Favorite Things
Fun Foam, Misti tool, Canon IP8720 Printer



This is how I did the inside - I used 2 different shades of grey ink for the sentiment

She hasn't given it to her granddaughter yet - but said she thinks
she'll love it too!



Have a safe and Happy Day!!

Theresa

Monday, April 6, 2020

You are a Lifesaver...

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
How was your weekend? Did you craft? Bake?
Take a walk? Play games? Binge-watch TV?
All of the above? hahaha

ME? Well, I did take a nice 40-minute walk with my son -
No one was out, and it was like 74 degrees outside and
I was like... Ummm, yeah we need to take a walk -
We stayed in the center of the road and went up and down a few hills
It felt good to exercise and get some fresh air -
Then I cleaned my house! :) Did some Laundry and Baked 2 loaves of fresh bread -
I also caught up on some TV shows I like to watch and watched
a Disney Movie (Onward) :) - It was a nice relaxing weekend - :)

But I'm back to work today - Gotta finish up cleaning the school! :)

Last year I had gotten a really neat Digital Paper collection kit
from My Memories (Sailing) and I designed this card - 


I finally put it together a couple of weeks ago and I LOVE the way it turned out!


Cardstock - Bazzill White, Stampin' Up Kraft, Bo Bunny
Stitched Rectangle Frame Die - My Creative Time
Thanks - Word Die (cut 3x's) - Jaded Blossom
Sentiment Stamp - SSS (Sailing)
Rich Cocoa Momento Ink, Fun Foam, Canon IP8720 Printer, Stamparatus


Have a Beautiful and Safe Day!

Theresa