Cheers Shaker Card & Video

Saturday, December 28, 2019

I made a fairly quick shaker card for a 60th birthday using the My Favorite Things
‘Uncorked’ stamp set and the Wine Glass Shaker and Frame set. 

The shaker die & frame set makes things so much easier and faster, and was perfect for this recipient.

You can click on the link below or HERE to go directly to my YouTube channel.

I used the Pearlescent cardstock in ‘Blush’ from Craft Perfect (Tonic Studios) to cut out the wine glass frame.  To add some interest and a focal point for the wine glasses, I used a left over piece of gold glitter that I had used to cut circles from.

I mounted the gold glitter circle to a piece of white cardstock, a layer of foam and then onto a piece of polka-dot patterned paper from Avery Elle.  Before adhering the glass outline frames onto the card, I used a liquid glue to adhere the shaker bubble piece to the back of the frame.  Then I placed a small pile of sequins and confetti in golds and purples where I planned for the glasses to be on the card.

To finish up the card I heat embossed one of the sentiments from the MFT set onto vellum and added several of the gold oval gems from Nuvo around the card.  I loved the way it turned out; bright and sparkly and festive!  I will be using this set again soon for some New Year’s cards.

Thanks and cheers to you for stopping by the Blog today.

Below is a list of supplies I used and a link to where you can find most of them.
(Some affiliate links used that are at no cost to you)

Creating a New Craft Room - Part 1

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Hello!  After 12 years, we packed up our house and moved to a new home this last July.  My precious craft room went thru several renovations and had finally gotten it to be almost exactly the way I want it....and then we moved.  Which is partly my fault, and to be honest, has been a difficult last few months.  I am trying to think of it as an opportunity to start fresh and create a space designed exactly for how I will use it.

You can click on the video below or HERE to go directly to my YouTube Channel.

Below are some of the pictures after I had moved in enough things to be able to work, and the first phases of the building.
Since these photos were taken, my husband hung the sheetrock, finishing the wiring and starting to mud the sheet rock.

You can see the framing my husband did that included the columns in the walls which follow the lines of the walls upstairs.
This is the opening where where will be a door into the new craft space. 

My sweet husband posing for me!

My husband wired outlets on the new craft room wall up above table height so it will
be easier to plug in my sewing machine, die cut machines, etc.

This is the view downstairs which is one large room that we divided, as well as adding a
door to the entire den space, mostly because with two teenagers, noise really does travel.

We have a baby gate to keep the dogs, temporarily, out of the playroom and other downstairs areas.

You can see the walls that enclose the round structural columns, which we used as
an opportunity to create a little art niche at the bottom of the stairs. 

So, there is the first step!  The video walk through is obviously after these photos were taken.
I am going to post my sketches that I made of the pieces of cabinetry I have and the organization of the plan as it evolves.

La Boheme - Scrapbook Layout (& video)

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Finally, after maybe 6-7 months, I sat down and created a traditional scrapbook page.
I have been focused on cards, mixed media and watercolor that scrapbooking just pushed back a bit.
Now that we are settling down a bit from our move and I can find some of my tools, I decided it was way overdue!

You can click on the link below to watch the video or HERE to go directly to my YouTube Channel.

I took my mother to New York City and to the Opera for her 80th Birthday a few weeks ago and definitely couldn't think of a better reason to document this even with a scrapbook page.

I purchased the paper package of the One Canoe Two collection, Willow.  It has lovely colors as well as a sheet of stickers and alphas.  It has been so long since I worked with one set like this.  Before laying down any paper or embellishments, I added a light layer of the Glacier Paste from Nuvo onto a piece of plain white cardstock in two different colors.

After the paste dried I started with this piece of foiled patterned paper and two Instagram photos I mounted with foam tape.  I also bought the embellishment die cut package and used the flowers and tags all around the edges of the photos and main piece of patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today.  I hope you get a chance to watch the video and am so excited to get back into the habit of documenting our important and everyday moments alike.

Supplies Used:

JOY - A simple Holiday Card (& video)

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Hi there!  I am sharing a Card I created with the intent to make it within 5-7 minutes!  Ha!
That didn't work.  But, it is still a simple, fairly quick card, that would be easily replicated.
I filmed the process so you can see how I made it and exactly how long it did take.

You can click on the link below or HERE to go directly to YouTube Channel.

I used an Snowflake embossing folder from Sizzix on a plain piece of white cardstock and after
running it thru my Gemini Jr. I misted it with Clear Shimmer Mist from Avery Elle.
I added foam tape to the back of it and adhered it to another piece of Pearlescent Cardstock
from Tonic Studios that was glued onto the face of my card base.

Using a piece of 6x6 silver cardstock from Tonic Studios, I die cut this large,
intricate snowflake from Tim Holtz for Sizzix.

I die cut the "Adore Alpha" letters from Pinkfresh Studio out of this gorgeous red glitter
cardstock and only used the outside halo card of the letters. Layering all the die cuts,
I adhered them onto the dry embossed piece with liquid glue.

To finish up the card, I added two colors of Nuvo Crystal Drops around the snowflakes.

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today.
I'm going to try again with another timed card, but will definitely give myself more time.
A list of the supplies I used are listed below and there are affiliate links used at no cost to you.
Have a great day or if you're in the U.S., Happy Thanksgiving!

SENDING YOU hugs - Card & Video

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Hello!  It has been a hot minute, or a few months since my last Blog Post!
We moved put our house on the market, sold it, bought a new house and moved all in 4 weeks!  And started renovating the new house right when we moved in and started kids in new schools...whew!

It has been a crazy few months and I am finally getting to a place where I can unpack and start creating cards and scrapbook again.
I have missed it so much!  So, I was feeling the Fall colors and love and created
this card below using this gorgeous red rubber background stamp from Neat & Tangled.

You can click on the video below or HERE to go to my YouTube Channel directly.

I heat embossed that large background in white so I could use it as a resist for blending Distress Oxide inks for my sunset.
I think it would be fun to emboss it in gold as well.

I used some images from Lawn Fawn that I had previously colored and added a die cut sentiment,
a small stamped sentiment and some Nuvo Crystal drops.

A simple card and video to get me back into the swing of things!
I am going to be filming my new space and the organizing I will be doing too.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Supplies Used:

Cards from Creativation 2019 - Tonic Studios

Monday, June 10, 2019

Even though it is June, I still wanted to share the cards I created for the Tonic Studios booth at Creativation 2019 this past January.  All of these cards were created using the ‘Adorables’ Stamp & Die Sets and colored with Nuvo alcohol markers, as well as other Tonic products.

This first card I used different sizes of the Tonic Basic circle dies to cut out circles for these colored images from the ‘Ellie Goes Nuts’ set.  I used some of the Hybrid Inks to blend color underneath the circles.  I heat embossed the sentiment that is parts of the stamp set.  I covered the balloon in Nuvo Crystal Drops to give it the shine.

The next card, I used one of the Patterned Panel Dies to cut a panel out of white cardstock.  I adhered it to another piece of A2 sized cardstock and misted them both using Nuvo Mist in Turkish Rose.  I cut out a scalloped circle from the misted piece and added foam tape to the back.

I used Distress Oxide Inks to blend the area behind the scalloped opening and added this skunk and other elements from the ‘Scent Wiff Love’ set.  I love the speech bubble with its hearts and free form shape. 

For the final card, I used the Adorables ‘Kirby & Lulu’s Wash Day’ stamp set to create this window border shaker card.  I used a couple different stitched border frame dies for both the window and outside frame.  I used a combination of acetate & vellum behind the frame as a background for my shaker elements and the sentiment.

I used dimensional foam tape to pop up the center shaker portion and add some patterned paper between the two frames.  I used several types of Nuvo confetti and glitter for the shaker bits.  I adhered all my colored images from the stamp set and from a couple other new Tonic ones to the outside the acetate.  I heat embossed the sentiment in black onto vellum and added Some detail with a white gel pen.

That’s it!  It took a while to post these, but wanted to spread them out between several weeks and other projects!  There are so many recent, fun examples of projects using the Adorables sets, check them out! 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!

Mix Tape Shaker Card + Save the Crafty YouTubeR Video Hop!

Monday, May 27, 2019

Hellooo! and welcome to my video for the 'Save the Crafty You TubeR's Video Hop!
I am super excited to be a part of this event and am just as excited to share the card I created for the Hop.

The next stop on the Video Hop is: To enter for MY prize of a $25 Gift Card, you must leave a comment on this video.
Comments must be left by June 5th. Prizes will be announced by June 10th on Justine's Blog:

The Save the Crafty YouTubeR Video hop is a celebration of cardmaking video tutorials created by a group of talented crafters of all different styles and levels. We are coming together to give our viewers a chance to discover other amazing cardmakers and help reach monetization goals! All you have to is watch, like the video, consider subscribing, and click the link in the video description below to hop to the next video. Let yourself be inspired! Don't forget to comment because we have tons of prizes to give away. Please indicate if you are located in the USA of International so that prizes can be awarded appropriately as some prizes (not all!) have restrictions on them.

Using the Concord & 9th 'Mix Tape' Stamp Set I created a shaker card using the set as well as a stencil to add some pattern of musical notes to the background.  You can click on the video above or HERE to go directly to my YouTube Channel!

This stamp set has the coolest coordinating pieces like titles, cassette tape details and a roll of unspooled tape in the shape of a heart and a 'hello' sentiment.  I used the heart and cut out the inside for the shaker portion, coordinating the ink colors I used based on the shaker sequins.

I finished off the card by embellishing it with some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Metallic Silver Lining and some Jewel Drops in Pale Periwinkle.  I hope this card inspired you to create a shaker card out of something totally not intended for a shaker!  Please check out the video, leave a comment to enter for my prize and hop along to enter for all the other prizes available!
Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing week!

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