Crafts 4 Eternity - Weather

Hi friends - happy Friday!! Sorry I'm a bit late posting this...anyone ever 'struggle' with creating? Man, talk about frustrating - I have two projects on my desk and BOTH have me super frustrated...this is one of them. HA! More on that in a moment...

This week at Crafts 4 Eternity, we want to see your project with a theme or element related to weather! One lucky participant will win a $12 voucher to Di's Digi Designs. Also, be sure to stop by the blog to see if you were a winner from last week!

OK, so on to my little project...my tag is completely CASE(d) from Kay Miller; her work rocks! But let me tell you - I think I watercolored 4 umbrellas - seriously...you should peek in my trash can.

Smiley from Millan.Net

UGH...learned a lot but that was rather painful! Just like Kay, I kept it super simple and layered the colorful tag on a white top folding card with some embossed score lines towards the bottom. A truly CAS card that was anything but easy - HA HA!!

The umbrella was die cut twice and layered with some craft foam. I LOVE those white lines, I used The Crafters Workshop Mini Mod Spirals stencil and traced some of the lines with a white gel pen. Super simple but gives it such a cool look IMHO.

You can see the embossed lines from this angle. :D

Love that funky design using the Mini Mod Spirals stencil

Thanks for popping in; hope you have a GREAT weekend!


Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Happy and Smile, PTI Scattered Showers
PapersTim Holtz Watercolor paper, Neenah 110 lb. white 
InkDistress inks: Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Archival Black
Accessories: PTI Scattered Showers dies, YNS Puffy Clouse Dies, MFT Tag Builder Blueprints, white gel pen, Copics


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Viva la Verve Sketch

I love using sketches and the Viva la Verve sketches are some of my absolute favorites! I'm continuing with my goal to use up my designer paper - goodness, I have lots. :D

Nothing fancy here, a tiny bit of stamping, some distressing, some dry embossing, some twine, and some added doodling to the scalloped circle and that's it! Oh that butterfly? Isn't it gorgeous? It comes white with the lines already there...I just colored it up with a couple Copics. I finished the card off with some sequins and a drop of glossy accents inside each sequin.

Thanks for popping by; hope you are having a great week!


Stamps: PTI Friendly Flowers
PapersDP by MME, Neenah 110 lb. white
InkMFT Steel Gray
Accessories: atyou Spica black, nesties, MFT Stitched Circle, Verve Visual sequins, Heidi Swapp butterfly, misc. twine




Crafts 4 Eternity - Summer Theme

Hi there - happy Friday! Welcome back to another challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity! This week we want to see projects with a summer theme; one lucky participant will win 2 images from Stamping Boutique.

Summer always makes me think of flowers and gardening; we had some beautiful pink and yellow flowers in our flower bed this summer...uh no, I don't know what kind; half our flowers were planted by our neighbor. HA - true story!

I made these watercolor cards quite some time ago inspired by Jennifer McGuire and the pink ones remind me somewhat of those in our flower bed. I created the background by smooshing some distress colors from my craft sheet onto the watercolor paper and then spraying with additional water - such a fun technique, then colored the flowers with distress markers. I added some shading/veins to the center of the flowers, also with a distress marker. I will say the paper warped quite a bit; I did buy some different paper to try so we'll see how it goes next time. I really like the look of masking off the edges allowing the watercolor flowers to shine through.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you take some time to join the fun!


Stamps: Stampin' Up Upsy Daisy, Verve Visual Love's Flower and Dream Big
PapersPTI Sweet Blush and Winter Wisteria, Tim Holtz watercolor paper, vellum
InkDistress Markers, Black VersaFine
Accessories: Verve Visual sequins, MME enamel dots, clear embossing powder, painters tape, MFT Blueprints



MOJO410 & Pop Up Challenge

Hi friends - hope you are enjoying your weekend. I've found time time here and there to craft and wanted to try the MOJO410 sketch (link below) as well as participate in Kathy's pop up challenge - all about lines.

I let the gorgeous designer paper from MME do all the work; added some vellum, lots of gold card stock and one of those fabulous 'hello' dies from MFT. I cut 3 layers out of black card stock and one out of gold, layered it all together for some slight/fun dimension. The flowers are from MFT's blueprints #5, I added some sponging to the edges and black enamel dot to the center.

peek inside

up close

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great day!


Stamps: NONE
PapersDP by MME, PTI True Black, misc. vellum, gold card stock
Ink: Marmalade and Frayed Burlap distress inks
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 5, MFT stitched circles, Verve Visual Bloom and Grow die, stylus, MME enamel dot



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Crafts 4 Eternity - Arrows

Happy, happy Friday friends - hope you are ready for the weekend, it's almost here!

This week at Crafts 4 Eternity, we want to see projects with arrows - at least one arrow! One random participant will win 4 images from Sassy Studio Designs, so take some time and join the fun!

I chose to play with Phrase Play #3 from Papertreyink, I love this die cut, so many options! I used distress markers to watercolor a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper then die cut the entire piece; I then die cut the hello, arrow and main rectangle panel from black card stock 3 times to stack it up for some fun dimension. I stamped the sentiment "I miss you" on the rectangle panel, then added 2 coats of clear Wink of Stella to each piece and a layer of glossy accents to the word 'hello' and the arrow.

sneak peek at the inside

sparkle and shimmer, glossy accents

The layout stemmed from Alice's card which you can see HERE. Lots of layering, some flowers from MFT's blueprints #5, an enamel dot, some twine and washi tape finish it off!

Thanks for stopping by - hope you have a GREAT weekend!


Stamps: PTI Phrase Play #3
PapersDP by MME, PTI True Black, Neenah 120 lb. white, Tim Holtz water color paper, vellum
InkRanger Black, Distress Markers
Accessories: Phrase Play #3 die, washi tape, MFT blueprints 5, glossy accents, clear Wink of Stella, border punch (inside), twine, enamel dot by MME


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Viva la Verve July 2015

I am in love with the week 5 sketch from Viva la Verve! I have had these fun papers from Echo Park for ages, I love the pink, black, gray - such a great paper pad, I'll be sad when it's all gone. I quickly cut several strips of paper, cut them in triangles and set to work layering.

I already had the Raspberry Fizz circle from Lawn Fawn's Stitched Party Banners in my stash; I quickly stamped the 4 YOU from MFT's DC Greetings, then used MFT's stitched circle dies to cut the Smoky Shadow piece. I went a little crazy with the Star Dust stickles - oops - and this was even after I brushed some off - HA! I added some fun Verve clear sequins to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great week!! Take care!


Stamps: MFT DC Gift Card Greetings
PapersDP by Echo Park, PTI Smoky Shadow and Raspberry Fizz
InkRanger Black, MFT Ripe Raspberry Pigment
Accessories: Lawn Fawn Party Banner Dies, MFT Stitched Circles, Star Dust Stickles, Verve Visual Sequins, Heidi Swapp distressor


Viva la Verve Week 5


Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes

Hi friends! It's the challenge EVERYONE loves - Anything Goes over at Crafts for Eternity! I have lots of cards I haven't shared but I really like this one - an image in which I tried my hand at no line water coloring made into a sweet little birthday card!

Up for grabs are 3 downloads from Stamping All Day, hope you will take some time and join the fun!

I used this adorable image, la soiree, from Penny Black and Inktense Pencils; this was my second attempt at no line coloring and I like this one a lot more; but man oh man - have you seen Alice Wertz's no line coloring? That chick is 'DA BOMB - check her out!

I added some clear Wink of Stella and glossy accents to the balloons, a shiny piece of silver card stock finishes it off. Thanks for stopping in; hope you'll join the fun this week!


Stamps: Penny Black la soiree
PapersTim Holtz Watercolor Paper, shiny silver card stock, PTI Blueberry Sky, DP by MME
InkMemento Desert Sand
Accessories: Inktense Pencils, glossy accents, clear Wink of Stella



Crafts 4 Eternity - Music

Hi friends - happy Friday! How was your week? Ours has been C-R-A-Z-Y...in 3 days (Monday - Wednesday), I had traveled 1600 miles with ZERO travel on Tuesday. GULP; crazy; I'll add another 150-200 miles to that on Friday. Lots of fun stuff, hope to share some of it soon! You can see a sneak peak of some of the fun on my Instagram feed! :D

This week at Crafts 4 Eternity, we want to see your projects featuring MUSIC; doesn't everybody love some good music? One lucky participant will win 3 free digital images from Michele at Crafts 4 Eternity!

I have had this stamp from Inkadinkado for ages and LOVE it so much! As I was working on a totally unrelated project, I saw the paper pad I was using included sheet music - seriously, doesn't get much easier than that. Super easy card, lots of distressing with both ink and a tool; a strip of vellum, a button, and some music washi tape on the inside finishes it off.

The layout was last week's MFTWSC237 (see below). A fun, skewed sketch; love sketches too!

Thanks for popping by; hope you have a great weekend! Our oldest has oral surgery this morning, then I'm picking up our middle one later in the day, she's been shadowing a neurosurgeon for 2 days (yes, she was IN the operating room with him); lots of good stories there too.

Take care!!


Stamps: Inkadinkado Friends
Papers: MFT Steel Grey, SU Real Red, DP by MME, vellum
InkMemento Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks: Old Paper and Frayed Burlap
Accessories: PTI button, twine, Heidi Swapp distressor, sponging, music washi tape



AUD Sentiments - Anything Goes


Viva la Verve July 2015 Week 2

I have not played with the Viva la Verve challenges in...well...forever? It's been ages; but I really loved the inspiration for them team; I also wanted to use up some scraps from this paper pad from MME so I set about making a fun little card.

The tags were cut with MFT's tag builder set, I then hand cut the tails; the 'hello was cut 4 times from Kraft cardstock, the final layer is Tim Holtz water color paper sponged with Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry and layered onto a PTI scribbled circle. The tags were layered on PTI's polka dot vellum; the rest is self-explanatory. Easy but fun - love how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by - hope you have a GREAT week; take care!


Stamps: NONE
PapersPTI Sweet Blush, Kraft, and vellum, Tim Holt watercolor paper, DP by MME
InkSpun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks
Accessories: MFT hello dies, stitched circle, and tag builder dies, Janome Sew Mini, PTI ribbon


Viva la Verve July 2015 Week 2


Crafts 4 Eternity - Sport

Hi there - hope you are each doing well!

This week at Crafts 4 Eternity, we want to see projects with a SPORTS theme or element - hope you will join the fun! One lucky participant will win 4 FREE IMAGES from Sassy Studio Designs.

Our two younger babes have been very busy with activities this summer, particularly sports related. Our daughter drives, but not our son (although he finished driver's ed this summer and can officially drive - he needs a vehicle - HA)...anywho...there were several times a co-worker's son gave our son a ride from one practice to the next practice so what perfect timing for this challenge (often those rides were to or from basketball practice)!

We purchased a gift card for him and I created a card using his favorite color - KState purple. And what a perfect time to play along with Laurie's challenge at Papertrey Ink to create your own custom border!

Nothing fancy, some stamping, a bit of shading with Copics on the basketballs, some embossing, a vertical gift card holder (from MFT), a "Thank You" rub on and some shiny silver card stock as a final decorative touch. I heard he loved the card and the gift card - success! Nothing like helping a kiddo with fuel, or a treat, or both if they so desire - we truly appreciate his help!

Hope you'll play along this week; we'd love to see your SPORTS themed project!


Stamps: Msic. basketball stamp
PapersMFT Steel Grey, Whip Cream, PTI Royal Velvet, True Black,  Misc. silver mirror
InkMFT Black and Grape Jelly
Accessories: MFT Stitched Circle Dies and Blueprints (inside), Cuttlebug embossing folder, rub-on, Copics


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