Hopping by….

March 24, 2021

Planner clips are fun to make and spring is such a fun time to make paper crafts. Thanks for stopping by to visit.

I created this planner clip with paper from my collection and stamped the bunny image, retired stamp fromFun Stampers Journey, with Nuvo’s Acorn Brown Ink and colored the image with Nuvo’s Metallic Markers. I created the egg with Honey Pop paper from Inky Antics. I completed the clip with a cute Bee Button and a paper flower colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

It’s Spring 💐

March 23, 2021

I’ve been playing with fun techniques. Air blown Alcohol Ink. This technique makes beautiful backgrounds that may be used in many ways.

I created this Memorydex card by first Blowing alcohol ink on Yupo Translucent Paper with 91% Rubbing Alcohol. I let the Yupo paper dry over night. I tried stamping on the background with Momento’s Black Tuxedo ink and let it dry for a few hours, but it did not dry enough and the ink smeared. ☹️

I ultimately used the Yupo paper background to die cut eggs to use in my Memorydex design.

The Memorydex card was created by die cutting the cards with HeidiSwapp’s die from paper in my collection. I used cute spring colored paper and made it have texture by running through my corregator tool. I cut Easter grass in small pieces and glued them to the underside of a die cut basket and then glued to my background piece. I stamped the bunny image from a retired stamp set from FunStampersJourney with Nuvo’s Acorn Ink on Neenah white cardstock, coloring the bunny with Nuvo’s Glitter Markers. I embellished the card with sequins from my collection and stamped the sentiment with a custom multicolored stamp pad.

I hope you have enjoyed this project and thank you for looking.💐🐣🐇

Moving Alcohol Ink

March 22,2021

Today’s creation began as an experiment in ways to move ink .

I used Yupo Translucent Paper, Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink: Enchanted,Aquamarine, Villianous, Envy and 91%Rubbing Alcohol.

I wet the paper with the alcohol, dripped the ink onto the surface and then moved the ink with (Right) Canned Air (Left) Ink Air Blower.

Tune in tomorrow to see what happens to these when I use the Alcohol Ink lift technique and some pretty stamps.

Just Chicken In

March 20, 2021

Ms.Chicken is just ‘Chicken in on you’ for National Poultry Day. She was created with paper from my collection, stamped with the Chicken Stamp by InkyStamper with Momento’s Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Nuvo’s Glitter Markers. I completed the card with chicken wire, real hay and Nuvo Drops.

Make sure you ‘chicken’ in on those you love. They will appreciate seeing you or hearing from you and you will be able to continue making memories with them.

Be that girl…

March 18&19, 2021

Sometimes life can get hectic and one forgets the fun things in life and those who mean the most to us.

I’ve been working on my Trades for March . I created ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards) and ATC’s ( Artist Trading Coins).

The Artist Trading Cards were created with paper from my collection, the wallpaper was achieved with Modeling paste by The Crafters Workshop and a stencil, too from my collection. The frame and mirror were made with dies from Spellbinders and the Girl with Flowers Stamp from Unity Stamps inked up with Momento’s Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the girl with Nuvo’s Watercolour Pencils and completed the look with Glitter ink.

The Artist Trading Coins were created with cardboard from a Kleenex Box and paper from my collection. I painted the paper with Nuvo’s Mousse and Chameleon Markers. Felt hearts from my embellishment drawer, arranged in a Shamrock shape and a lucky penny. The sentiment stamp and rainbow were stamped with Momento’s Black Tuxedo Ink and colored with Nuvo’s Glitter Markers. I completed the coins with Nuvo’s Crystal Glaze.

Beware… the Ides of March

March 15, 2021

Today was a simple day. Crafting takes many forms. Here’s an inexpensive glass mat for water coloring and all mixed media.

Purchased a glass trivet at the Dollar Store. Cut 1 white paper and a piece of non skid shelf liner the same size or just a smidge smaller, removed the little nubs from the bottom and put the paper and then the shelf liner on the bumpy side of the glass with spray adhesive, then replaced the nubs on the bumpy side with E6000glue or whatever good adhesive you have handy. Turn it over and use the smooth side as your palate. It works well and is inexpensive.

Note to self: don’t use hot glue on this and expect it to come off easily! It won’t and I ended up using a razor blade to remove the, now cooled, hot glue. Next time I will use my silicone baking mat for that project!😂😂😂

Hope this gives you glass mat options. Enjoy!

Happy Pi Day and Happy Birthday Uncle Albert ( Einstein).

March 14, 2021

No paper or mixed media crafting today. Gardening is my jam today.💐

Usually we rake rocks in the desert and call it a day! Lol. It’s been a calm Sunday, a great day for doing some gardening in the sunshine. I love getting my hands in the dirt. There is something to be said for having to use a nail brush on your fingernails. I planted Spinach, California Poppies and Wildflowers. It will be fun to watch the seeds progress.

I hope everyone has been enjoying a peaceful day. See you tomorrow with more crafty goodness. 🤗 Hugs.

Dare to begin…

March 13, 2021

Saturday’s fun begins with cardstock from my stash and from Design My Craft. I inked up the new stamp “Begin Anew” from Unity Stamp with Memento’s Tuxedo Black and heat set. I watercolored the image with Nuvo’s Watercolour Pencils. I completed the images with Spectrum Noir’s Sparkle Pen.
I really enjoyed crafting this card and I hope you enjoy it too.

In search of…

March 12, 2021

So, our world is changing. Everyone is search for somewhere to get the COVID-19. My sympathies go out to those that have issues using computers. It’s really been a challenge to help those that want a vaccine to find them. These people should be helped and the process should be much easier.

I spent days looking for a place to get the vaccine as I have underlying health issues, but, I’m not the correct age, or I wasn’t until today. I received a text saying I was eligible 2 hours after receiving my first injection. I bugged my Doctor, once a week and was continually told, don’t call us, we’ll call you. I can’t imagine what these people have had to go through or are going through.
I am so glad that, even though I had to drive 400 miles round trip and stay overnight , even though I was able to have a nice visit with my daughter, was given an appointment and yes, I showed up and got the 1st of 2 shots. I didn’t even have to have a bandaid! It wasn’t difficult and I didn’t cry. My arm is a little tender but I will deal with it!
A lady approached me as I was waiting my 15 minutes after receiving vaccine, she asked me why I was getting the vaccine. She went on to say that her mother(91 years young) was refusing the vaccination. I said, I’m getting it for you and for her and for my family to help keep everyone safe and maybe be able to overcome this virus. I hope she takes my comment back.
I lost family members in the Spainish flu pandemic and I don’t want my children and grandchildren to lose me. I hope this will help others to make up their minds. So, no crafts today, but my pandemic perspective. See you tomorrow with more crafty goodness.

Here is a picture of how much Mother Nature loves us:

This Little Piggy 🐷…

There is a little girl in our family learning the animal sounds and this is for her❤️

This card was created with cardstock from my collection after watching many YouTube videos for step fold cards. I used the InkyStamper Pig Cause Stamp and Die inked up with retired inks from Fun Stampers Journey and Piggy embellishments by Dress my Craft. The rhyme was created on my Brother Label Maker.

These are the Piggy Embellishments up close! Aren’t they cute? I think so❤️