Saturday, March 24, 2018

He or She? What will the baby be?

Hey Everyone!  This is a very special post for me.  One of my really good friends is having a baby!  I was so excited to be asked to put together a couple of things for her reveal party.
I think she would agree with me...some of the coolest things are the little hand made touches that add to special moments like this.  
I made 3 different things, however I will only feature 2 in this post as I totally forgot to take pictures of the 3rd thing.  

She had bowls with M & Ms and she had asked me to put together a couple little onesies to tell people what kind of M & Ms they were.  The wording was quite clever too...YAY Pinterest win for the idea, but I executed this one all by myself!


The second thing that she had wanted was that she wanted something that her guests could guess the gender, birth date and weight of the baby.  I thought that It would be cute to stick with the same onesie theme and the same pattern papers, and these came about because of this...

Guesses for a Baby Boy...Front and Back


Guesses for a Baby Girl... Front and Back


All Guessing Cards...(20 total - 10 of each)


Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the paper down to size
EK Success Tweezers - used to attach the rhine stones, and to help tie the bow-tie
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut down the ribbon used for the bow-tie
Glue Dots - used to attach the bow-tie to the front of the onesie
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the printed onesie with the words to a plain white onesie, and then attached to a pattern paper onesie.
Cuttle Bug Machine - used with the dies to cut out the adorable baby outfit shapes
Blue Offray Ribbon - little scrap piece used for the bow-tie
Silver Gems - gems used for the embellishment on the front of the girls onesie
Black Letters - used for the letters on the front which say "nuts?/no nuts?" (this is not an identical product, but I linked to something similar as I couldn't find the exact product)
MFT Baby Onesie Die  - used to cut out the 
White Card Stock - paper that the guesses were printed on, as well as the in between pieces used to help make the onesies thicker
Pattern Papers - the white and pink and the blue and white card stock (pattern papers) were in my drawer of assorted random paper (so I don't know where this paper came from - there are lots of other  papers that you could use if you were looking to recreate this)

The words were printed on the computer, and I configured them in a word document.  Then I cut them out with the die cut and the cuttle bug, and attached them with the pattern paper on the back.

LOVE How these turned out!  Would love to know your thoughts?  Leave some comment love before and check back very soon for some more unique and new designs!




August ATC 2017

Hi Everyone!  I know that this post is a little late, but I'm working on getting back on track. 
Life has been crazy, but I am soooooo excited to be back at this!

I designed this ATC back last August for the group that I trade these with.  I wanted to do something bright, but very simple and clean/classic.  I used very minimal supplies which was fun, and worked on using up some scraps of string that I had laying around.

Here is the front of my ATC...


Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to trim down the Kraft Cardstock for the background of the ATC
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the ends of the bakers twine/bow
EK Success Tweezers - used to help tie the bow on the card front, and keep the string tight
Water Brush - used to pick up the ink and place it on the image/sentiment where I wanted it.
Acrylic Block - used to attach the stamp to in order to help stamp the sentiment/image
Clear Embossing Ink  - the ink that the image was stamped in
Anti Static Powder Tool - used to coat the paper before stamping to ensure that the embossing powder only sticks to the ink
White Embossing Powder - power put onto the wet ink, and then melted
Heat Gun - used to melt the embossing powder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - smooshed ink onto a craft matt and then used the water brush to paint the ink onto the image/sentiment
MFT Celebrate Life Stamp Set - used for the main image/sentiment on this ATC
White Gel Pen - used to add some handmade touches of white onto the image/sentiment
Silver Twine - used to add the bow and ribbon down the left side.
Kraft Paper - used for the background/base of the ATC

Thursday, March 22, 2018

February ATC 2018

Hi'Yall!  I am so excited to be back with another ATC to share with you guys.  I said in my last post that I would do better at making an ATC for each month, and so far I am off to a pretty good start!
Month 2 of the year, and for some reason one of my most favourite months.  
I don't know what is it about this month that I love so much, maybe its that I love LOVE.  I don't know!

Anyways...enough about me...

Here's the front of my ATC...


Here's the side view of my ATC...



Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used for cutting down the pattern paper and the white card stock
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to fussy cut out the main image and to cut the tails in the sentiment to look like a flag
EK success Tweezers - used to attach the gems to the front of the ATC
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the sentiment to the front of the ATC
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the pattern paper to the white card stock base
Foam Adhesive - used to pop the little skunk up to give some dimension
Sparkle and Sprinkle - Spunky Skunk - main image used for the ATC
Acrylic Block - used to attach the rubber stamps to which will help aid in the stamping
MFT Hybrid Ink - used to stamp the image and the sentiment in
White Gel Pen - used to add the little freckles to the skunks cheeks, and to fix any mistakes with the colouring
Pink Gems - used to help embellish the front of the ATC
Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers - colouring medium used to colour the skunk
White Card Stock - used for the base of the ATC
Watercolour Card Stock - used to stamp the image on
Red Card Stock - used for the flag/sentiment
Pattern Paper - used for the back of the ATC (Recollection Valentine's Paper Pack - purchased at Michaels Canada - cannot find a link for this product)


October 2017 ATC

Hi Everyone!  I am back again to share with you another ATC.  If you have no idea what ATCs are, you should check out my last post for a run down on what they are, and why they are something Im creating.

I designed these ATCs for October 2017.  Like I said in my last post I am a little behind posting, however I guess better late than never.  I am very excited to be getting back on track, and I promise I will do better.

I have a TON of stamps that I have never used...this is the amazing thing and yet the sad result of late night shopping sprees.  One of the things that I wanted to work on is to dig out some of the stamps that have never had the chance of being the focal point on a card, and give it its moment.  I know that some of the stamps could be discontinued, or not available at this point, but I still think its important to give it its moment. 

Here are the 3 different ATCs that I made for October 2017.




Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the background paper as well as the orange paper that the sentiment is on
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to fussy cut out the images of the pumpkins and animals.
Acrylic Block - used to attach the stamps to, to aid with the stamping of the sentiment and images
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the images (Pumpkins and animals) to the background
Foam Adhesive - used to pop up the sentiments
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the pattern paper to the ATC card base
Amy R Stamps - used for the main sentiment on the ATC (this stamp line is discontinued so wasn't able to link to it)
C. C. Designs - Sweet November - main images used for these ATCs (linked the the digital stamps, even though I used the rubber version of these stamps)
Black MFT Ink - used to stamp the images and sentiment in
Prisma Colour Pencil Crayons - used to colour the images with
Gamsol Blending Solution - used to help smooth the pencil crayons
Blending Stumps - used with the blending solution to blend the coloured pencils together
Wink of Stella (Clear) - used to add shimmer to the pumpkins on each of these ATCs
Water Colour Card Stock - used to stamp the images on.  This paper helps with the blending of the pencil crayons and works well with the blending solution.
White Card Stock - used to attach the pattern paper to for the ATC base
All Season's Paper II - used for the base of the ATC (purchased this product at Hobby Lobby - cannot find a link for this product)

Saturday, March 17, 2018

July ATC 2017

Hi Everyone!  You know how life gets busy sometimes and throws you curve balls.  Well it has seemed like one curveball after another, but I am back and ready to share some new stuff with you.  I will also be posting a couple of things that I had made in the past, but again didn't get a chance to share with you.

For those of you who follow my blog you should know by now that I am part of an ATC group that I trade with.  For those of you who don't, and who don't know what an ATC card is let me quickly explain.

ATCs are 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.  There really aren't any rules to them.  You can paper piece, die cut, stamp, use mixed media techniques, etc.  The only rule is the size....seriously no rules about themes or anything.  In the group the only other rule is that once you receive an ATC you have to send one back to that person.  Even if they send you 2 you only have to send 1. 

This is the ATC that I had made this past July.  


Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the base of the ATC and the sentiment and the mat for the sentiment
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the sentiment to the background of the ATC. 
Candied Apple Distress Ink - used to stamp the maple leafs in
Fired Brick Distress Ink - used to stamp the maple leafs in
Black MFT Ink - used to stamp the sentiment in
Acrylic Block - used to attach the maple leaf to, to help with the stamping.
#proudcanuck stamp - sentiment used on this ATC.  (purchased from Michael's Canada in the $1.50 bins - no link available for this product)
Hero Arts Leaf Stamps - used for the maple leaf on the ATC background.
Shimmer Mist - used to add shimmer to the background  (although this picture doesn't show this very well)
White Card Stock - used for the background for this ATC
Red Card Stock - used to back the sentiment with to pull in the red colours even more

I will be back very soon with another ATC to share with you.  Once I have updated all of my ATCs I will get caught up on sharing my cards!  

I appreciate all of your love and support.  Please comment below and leave me some love!

January ATC 2018

Hey Everyone!  I am so glad to be back with you all to share another ATC.  
When I first started ATCs just a little over a year ago I wanted to try something different.
I have been loving being part of the ATC group that I am in and forcing myself to create something small, and use some of the little stamps that I have and recycling a lot of scrap papers, etc.
I am here to share my January ATC with you.  I was a little delinquent in getting all of mine done for 2017, but the beauty about a new year is new beginnings and new starts.
I am determined to do one for each month this year!  So far I'm not off to a bad start.

If you follow my blog you will know that I struggle to make anything with gold.  I just find it a hard colour to work with, especially if I am using golds of different mediums.  But gold seemed like a great colour for New Years, so I thought that I try again.

Here's the front of the ATC...


...this was incredibly difficult to photograph to show how shiny the whole thing was...

Here's a side view of the ATC...


...the side view shows how beautiful the paper on this ATC is...

Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut down the the paper to size
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to trim the ribbon
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the patten paper and the white tag to the ATC base
Mom Multi Glue -  used to attach the ribbon to the top of the tag
Black Offray Ribbon - ribbon used to tie into a bow for this ATC
Gems (Black and White) - used to help embellish and add some shimmer to the front of this ATC (not the exact product used, but linked to something similar)
Tag Punch - used to punch out white card stock into a tag shape
Black and Gold Numbers - used to add the year 2018 to the ATCs
Tweezers - used to help tie the bow and adhere the bow, place the numbers and position the gems
Vellum - scraps of vellum used and attached numbers to to add some dimension
White Card Stock -  used for the tag
Gold Card Stock - used for the ATC base (cannot find a link for a similar paper - can be recreated with white embossed stars, or embossing paste)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #24

Hi Y'all!  The weather here is beautiful and I am loving the cooler weathers here in Ontario, Canada.  It makes me want to get back into my scrapbook and create some more cards for you all to check out.  I am excited to be back to share another card with you.
I have been battling my Vertigo the last couple weeks so haven't been able to sit here and type much of anything.  I am working hard to move past the dizziness.
Anyways....

I am excited to share with you the card that I created for our fantastic challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges.  I love this weeks challenge.  I love to design in these colours (traditional colours...surprise, surprise.) 

Here's the challenge...


Here's the front of my card...


Here's the side of my card...


Christmas is very quickly approaching, and I feel as though I don't have enough cards made to pass out, so because I love this design so much, and I love how it uses up a ton of scraps, and supplies that I had on hand, I thought I would make multiples.







Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to trim down the card base, and the pattern papers
EK Success Tweezers - used to help tie the bow, and also to position the sprinkles
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach the oval pieces of paper to the card front
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the rectangular pattern papers to the card base
Ranger Matte Medium - used to hold the bow in place
Cuttlebug Machine - used with the dies to cut the ovals and the wording
MFT Stitched Oval Dies - used to cut out the pattern papers into ovals
Clearly Besotted Merry Christmas Die Set - used to cut out the wording for the card front (cannot find a link to this product - it may not be available anymore)
Doodlebug Sprinkles - used to help embellish the front of this card 
Red Ribbon -  used to add a different texture to the card front
Gold Card Stock - used to cut the words out for the card front
White Card Stock - used for the card base
Acorn Paper and Woodgrain Paper - both papers used on this card (Recollections Winter Woodland Paper Pack - purchased at Michaels Canada - cannot find a link online for this)
Red/White/Green Paper Pack - used as the main background on the card base, and the largest oval (The Paper Studio - Holiday Cheer Package - Purchased at Hobby Lobby - cannot find a link for this product).

There are some other red and white OR green and white pattern papers that were pieces from my scrap box so I don't have links to all of this paper.


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