Thursday, March 26, 2015

Baby Fever

Every spring I get a little bit of baby fever. This year is perfect because one of my dearest friends is having a baby so I will get lots of love and cuddles pretty soon.  Here is the gender neutral card I made today for baby. I followed the sketch over at CAS(E) this sketch.  I'm also entering it over at One Crazy Stamper (everything goes challenge) where I purchased most of my copic collection.

Wanda Tensen's photo.

Supplies used:
6x6 diamond stencil
Bo Bunny Silver Glitter Paste (LOVE this product!!! this was my first time using it)
Elephant from Verve Stamps
Copics: BG000, BG0000,C1, C3, RV32, RV34
Grey and White cardstock

One Crazy Stamper

O Christmas Tree...

Today's card is going in my Christmas stash. This card is a three challenge card: Merry Monday - trees, Freshly Made Sketches and Retro Rubber - embossing

Wanda Tensen's photo.

Supplies used:
Pear and Partridge paper from CTMH
Lovely as a Tree SU (my retro rubber stamp from a couple years ago)
Sentiment is from Cosmo Cricket
Star is a trinket wooden shape from CTMH covered with gold stickles
Versa Mark
Emerald Green embossing powder
Real Red ink


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mixed Media Cards

Have you ever seen a blog and fell in love instantly? It happened to me this morning when I was looking at my morning blogs trying to pick which challenges to play along with. Well a card caught my eye on Retro Sketches and it was made by a guest designer over at Cardz 4 Guyz so I popped over to her blog The Damsel of Distressed Cards and saw her tutorial on how she made the card. I just knew I had to dig out my distress paints, stains, embossing powder and sprays and see if I could try this technique. My first attempt is this card. I applied too much stain and you can hardly see the underneath colors (Spun Sugar and Chipped Sapphire) After every thing dried I grabbed this imagine stamp and used some wink of stella grey and clear to add some bling but it wasn't enough for my liking so I found my cracked pistachio marker and spray and added a little color to this card.

My second card I used much less brushed pewter distress stain and lightly sprinkled the embossing powder for a much nicer look for this technique. You can see bits of pink and sapphire through the stain. I dry embossed with a flower folder so then I went digging for a sentiment that worked. I embossed the Friends with purple embossing powder and "how beautiful a day can be when friendship touches it." is embossed with pewter.

I'm so happy to have found this blog to follow and look forward in stepping out of my clean and layered look to try out some more mixed media on cards.

Short post but now we are off to pick up dd from Kindergarten.  Have a great evening everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 22, 2015


Other fun find while cleaning was this My Favorite Things stamp. Her name is Sprinkles on Top Jolinne. I'm entering this card over at The Card Concept (Cupcakes) my style is clean and layered and I was inspired by the pink cupcake with the soft blue background. Sketch Saturday had the perfect sketch for this little cutie.

Wanda Tensen's photo.

Supplies used: me&my big ideas paper, swirls embossing folder with pink chalk ink, pink ribbon, linen ribbon sprayed with Heidi Swapp Tropicana Teal, pink glitter gems, stickles on the icing (diamond and red) Sprinkles on Top Jolinne from My Favorite Things
Copics: BG0000, BG01, BG05, C1, C5, E000, E00, E11, E21, E35, E42, E43, E44, R20, R81, R83, RV14, Y11

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Wrapped in love

I'm in the process of cleaning and purging my half of the basement for my new desk. I'm finding stamps that had been hiding in boxes like this one from My Favorite things called "wrapped in love" As I lifted it out of the box, I instantly was reminded of my mother in law who loves to shop to our family. So I decided to create a Christmas Card just for her. I'm adding this card to two challenges today. Merry Monday Christmas Challenge to use gifts and the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

 Wanda Tensen's photo.

Supplies used:
My Favorite Things Wrapped in Love stamps
Copic Markers: B24, B29, BG01, BG01, BG57, C3, E00, E11, V05 & V06
Wink of Stella: violet and silver
Doodlebug Design Inc frosty friends 6x6 paper pad
Grey and White twine, snowflakes, pearls colored with BG57

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Menu Planner

Menu Planning:
We are on the go all the time.  Only one day this month that we stayed home the whole day! April looks just as busy so I wanted to make supper time a little bit easier and reduce the drive thru visits.
 I purchased this Chalkboard on sale at Michael's a couple weeks ago. Finally got around to adding the silver vinyl today. I cut the letters using Design Space and my Cricut Explore.
Wanda Tensen's photo.
After applying the vinyl I realized that I had extra space at the bottom which looked odd to me. So in order to fix my error I searched and found an apron, pot and oven in Design Space. I changed the colors and size, flattened the images and used the print and cut feature. After that I added some magnets.
My plan is to add recipe cards for that day's meal and or my grocery list so that I can find it as I'm heading down the stairs to leave for the store. 

Wanda Tensen's photo.

 And here it is hanging in place beside the pantry.

Wanda Tensen's photo.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Weekend get away!

We had a great weekend get away in the Rocky Mountains! We rented a great condo and I wanted to mail a quick thank you card to the couple who own the place.

Wanda Tensen's photo.

I saw a card on Pinterest and new I had to give it a try. I have had this bicycle in my stash for years and recently saw it while cleaning out cupboards. So I inked it up with versa mark and heat embossed with white. Added an Thank You tag to the top and some butterflies flying out to the basket full of flowers. I used the color combo for The Challenge #27 over at Always Playing with Paper.

My inspiration came from this card.  Love the big basket and the other cards on this blog so please follow the link and take a peek.