Sunday, April 28, 2013

Flower Study – Cherry Lynn Build a Flower #2 Roses

I love Cherry Lynn dies. I really really do but I wish there were more instructions & ideas youtube videos.

This is my attempt to build a rose. It comes out so pretty but I think I went a little too crazy with amount of petals. I finaly used up all my xmas paper :) ...
I have made this card using 2 blog challenges. Cherry Lynn: the main theme is mother’s day and Just Rite: window of opportunity.

Here is my card:

I wanted to stay away from traditional colors and decided to experiment. I think it came out a tad darker then I planned but it’s still pretty J . I have embossed black cardstock with the clear embossing with JustRite background stamp.

I have made it off centre to create a tad more movement to the card. Using gelatos added gold and silver color to the background. Using JustRite die created the window  

I have created all the flowers using Cherry Lynn build a flower die. 

Used JustRite sentiment. Added pearls and the card is done.
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Friday, April 26, 2013

Guest Designing for Scrapbooker Paradise

I am so excited I was invited to guest design for Scrapbooker paradise!!!!

The challenge that they are hosting on their website is all about spring. Please come and play J


Here is my interpretation of the  picture:


I really wanted to re create this beautiful flowers  and colors. I have created cherry blossoms from Cherry Lynn die: Build a Flower #1.

I have embossed the page using JustRite BG stamp and added the sentiment.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Flower Study -- Build a Flower Cherry Lynn

This card was a lil bit tough in terms of figuring out what I want to do.
The challenge on the JustRite blog is to create a flower with a window or window inspiration. I haven't done window cards before. I 've done a lot of other structures but not window.

So this is my first attempt at this type of card

Here is the how the card is made:

BACKGROUND: This is regular tri ford card with 2 panels. I have cut 4 x 2.75 inch panels. Background is embossed  using JustRite damask background stamp. Clear embossing on ivory card stock and then .... ohh yes you guessed it.... gelatos. These are metallic kind so I am hoping you will be able to see all the pretty shimmer it created.

WINDOW: I have glued the panels to the card base ( tri fold). For the window I have use spellbinders. I have put the die inside the card, closed the panel and run it though cuttlebug. Sounds easy right..... well.... it took few run through cuttlebug to cut 3 layers of cardstock. It can be done :)
I have stamped a Just Rite sentiment and then put is on the 3D Glue dots.

FLOWERS: I am into cherry blossom mood... so for the next little bit you will see few cards with those. This is the easiest flower that I made. I have used all the crap paper ... little bits that were laying in my craft scrap bag for .... well eternity....  Using Cherry Lynn Build a flower  #3 die, cut out 5 petals, colored the edges pink with dew drop brilliance. For the center using Cherry Lynn Embellishments #2 cut out the middle part, colored cold with dew drop brilliance. Glue them together.. and pearl and Done! easy right?... By the way can anyone suggest a wet glue that is super strong and dries fast.... glue gun is really not the best options for building flowers... they are too bulky and heavy!.

EMBELLISHMENTS: Just a pink ribbon with a bow and some pearls.

Here is how card looks inside. What do you think?

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Flower Study - Links Only

Ok now that I have done the cards that were taking priority I can come back to my flower study.

I have bought Cherry Lynn die because I loved the way flowers look and versitility of it. I can trully build more then one type flower. BUT ... I still need instructions... I know I know... You would say just use your creavity...I probably would say the same thing to myself.

So I decided to browse YouTube. My trusted sourse of all of the techniques. There are not that many videos with  Cherry Lynn dies... at all....

I've decided to add all the "how to" links for all the that I think are pretty and want to do:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pretty in Purple

I have some great news. I got a new job! It is a step up from what I was doing but it will take a lot of my free time. I won't have as much time for my card making.
It is ok i will still make 1 card a week at least. Instead of making on everyday. :)
So here is my card for today:

It was very easy to do... because..... I got my GELATOS... Yeey ( happy dance). And they are as awesome as everyone says. So I have stamped background Just Rite stamp on the ivory cardstock and embossed with clear powder. I have used the blues and purple gelatos to add color.

I have cut out Cherry Lynn dolly and this is my main focal image. I have put lace boarder around the page and made a ribbon with it too. Added so pears and the front is done.

For the back of the card I have embossed with cuttlebug folder and used the same gelatos to add color. in the inside of the card I have used gelatos as well to match the color and then added pattered paper.

This card is a trifold flip, similar idea to squash card. This card is for a friend who is retiring. Unfortunately i didn't take the pictures of inside of the card because i made it last night and gave it this morning. I was taking pictures before work half awake...

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dreaded Male Card

So here we go again I had to make a male bday card. This card was created with intent for a lot of people to sign. There is tons of room for that.

This is actually pretty easy fold to do.  Here is the youtube video for the one layer fold
Here is how to extend it and make it longer:

You can actually continue on and add more truly making it a mini album but for my purpose this was enough because the back of it can be used as well.  The trick to this card is to start with the square.

Here is how the card is made:
I've started with 12x12 paper, baby blue paper. Folded them and then glue them together. The cut out 2 pieces of chipboard and covered the edges. Glue my structure together and the basics are done.

I really was trying to stay with manly theme so I decided to use clock / time theme. I have cut out 4 blue squares and 4 ivory ones with spellbinder squares. I have embossed blue squares with Tim Holtz embossing folder  and used background clock stamp for the ivory. Glued them to covered chipboard and put a ribbon in the middle.

I am truly loving my dew drop brilliance. If you don't have it yet... get it... You won't regret it. It dries fast so no smudges :) and it's watersoluable. I have stamped my background in gold and added coffee & gold to show off the embossing clocks.

I was planning to add more die cut clocks on top but when I actually put everything together it was already busy enough.

I used JustRite stamps to get my sentiment and spellbinders labels 20 Kindness cling set  & Thank you cling. Cut it out with spellbinders labels 20 and put them on pop dots.  Added pearls decoration

The front is done.

The back was done very similarly just added my signature stamp and cut it out with the spellbinders labes 20.

Here is how the card looks like when it is all opened up. I have added the pattern paper. I have cut it down to 11.5 X11.5 and then created smaller squares of 5.75X5.75. Then cut those in half.  I have stamped clocked in the inside to match the  theme of the card.

The card would open up like a book.

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Flower Study - Carnation by Donna Salazar-- I Won.. Yeey

Here is my second flower. Ok I have to admit I don't really like this Spellbinders die for the carnation. If you just layer the flowers well... they are just OK. Although I bought it long time ago I didn't really use it, because i didn't really know how to.
This time it was different I was determined to play around with it. Oh and I watched this youtube video:

I figured out that I didn't need to curl the flowers but instead fold the petal in the zig zag motion and make them stand up.  ( lol i hope this makes sense). I like how it turned out. I think as I play around more with it I will find different options to put flowers together.

Here is the card:

  BACKGROUND:I have embossed the light blue cardstock with cuttlebug parsley folder. Then I used dew drop brilliance purple and pinks to add color. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that ink. Great pigmented inks and dries relatively fast and it's shimmery with out the mess . Love it.... 
FLOWER: Used Spellbinders Carnation creations and inked up the edges and stacked then up. For the baby breath.... ( sigh) ... they turn out absolutely amazingly cute... just need more patience to put it together :) I used Cheery Lynn die for those.
SENTIMENT & EMBELLISHMENTS: I have used Just Rite stamp ad then fussy cut it out. Just Rite stamps are awesome. I have tried to stay within Just Rite challenge but got a lil carried away from  it but I think it still fits kinda..... I used Cheery Lynn's dies for doilies.  I have cut them in half to create a balanced look on the card. I am absolutely crazy about their dies, it cuts out perfectly. ( just need more  ). And Of course my lace ribbon.

 Here is the close up of the flowers. What do you think?

I still have a lot of cards to make. I have to do another "guy" card :( ..... On my! and I need it for monday. Althought I knew about for about a week. Can you see how eager I am to make it lol?

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Flowers Study - Hydrangea

I got inspired by Shabby Chic to explore my flowers. I always use roses and those are great but I want to try something new :)

So I decided to create a flowers study. For the next few posts I will be experimenting with different flower creation options. There are plenty of videos on YouTube with wonderful ladies who come up with different techniques and kind enough to share. So if i use one of their videos i will post it in my blog.
So here is the hydrangea:

First I made a hydrangea.  FLOWER: It took some time because I used smaller flower punch then in tutorial and then I used distressed ink ( chipped Sapphire) to go around edges and add color.  For the centre I used 3D fabric paints.  It's less expensive then liquid pearls but they do the same thing. Well almost. After the flower was put together. I sprayed it with water and allowed the color from the ink to bleed. It took longer then I anticipated.                 BACKGROUND: I stamped Just Rite hydrangea stamp. I have used the same distressed ink  with clear powder as i did on the flowers. I have colored them again with the distressed ink. I have watered down  color a tad and used perfect pearls to add shine. I have also colored around the flowers using green ink color with perfect pearls and used embossing leaves folder to add texture and movement to the page. 
I have used my Just Rite stamp to create border and Happy Bday :). Did I say I LOVE JR? For the butterflies & leaves I have used cherry lynn dies. ( they are so great, I just wish I had more of those). Oh and of course my 100 yards of lace :)

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Monday, April 8, 2013

JustRite Sketch - Because you are amazing

The sketch is very simple not bells and whistles. I am trying different ways to make it ..well.. my style :).
I decided to experiment with resist puzzle technique. Here is the link:

I went a step further and put everything on dimensionals. The cur out is on stacked dimensionals. I really wanted to pop out instead of going in.

Remember I told you how I accidentally bought 100 yards of lace... well here it is. It will be my ribbon now :)

Here is how I made the card:
I stamped JustRite background stamp, embossed it with clear.
Used a die to cut out a shape.

Used distressed inks to color the background.

Used the same background stamp on the base of the card. Stamped it with distressed ink and used clear embossing powder.

Cut out the sentiment from JustRite collection.

Add a ribbon ( lace) :)
And it's done.
What do you think?

The card is made for:

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Sunday, April 7, 2013


When I saw this scripture I immediately had an idea as to how i want it to look like. When I think of angels, i think of blue skies and feathers, with brightness.

That's exactly what i was trying to get to in my card. I have printed the scipture and cut it on in wing shape. I have embossed inkadinkado floral stamps on the side of the panel. I have used ranger embossing folder on the side to create sunshine. The gold perfect pearls created shimmer and of course Viva perfect peals all over the place.

P.S. See what I mean about having lace everywhere. You will see a lot of it on my cards. :)

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Scripture Inspiration

One of the blogs has a scripture about angels. This inspired me to make an angel card.

Here is the card:

I have used one of the free images. I have colored with inktense pencils and then cut it out. Cuttlebug embossing folder and craft feathers. And the card is done.

Card is entered in the following challenges:
Word Art

Simon Says Stamp

Pretty In Purple

You will so laugh at me.
I buy ribbons and buttons and lace decorations on eBay. It seems the most cost sensible place to go to. So I have ordered lace trim. I was thinking I was ordering 10 yards but either I was searching for so long or it was late at night when I put the order through …. But… I ordered 100 YARDS of lace. Granted it only cost me about $14 w shipping…. I was surprised when I got a box in the mail and when I opened it… there were rolls of it.
So needless to say my cards will have a lot of lace in it now. Otherwise I will never use it up.
So here is the first card with lace.

Second attempt at the guy card

Ok so this is better. At least this is not as girly as the first attempt. I have used grid/ graph paper and stamped medallion on it. I got this idea from one of the JustRite stampers designers.

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Failed Attempt to create a masculine card

I found out early on in my card making learning that I suck at masculine cards. It takes super effort to create a card for a guy.  This card was my attempt to make it. I still ended up making it too “girly” as my DH said.
But it still came out as a pretty bday card.


Trying new techniques

I found forum with all the techniques that I could possibly need to create a card. I am not sure if you would be able to see it just by clicking or you might need to join

If I ever stuck for an idea I go there and just pick a technique that I haven’t done or haven’t done for a while and card kinda creates itself J.


I have another card to share. This card was created while I was trying out my stamping markers and trying to get 2 colors on the stamp. There are 2 JustRite background stamps that I have used and color them differently.  I was also trying out a 3D fabric paints as a way to draw on card. It’s harder to create pearls with it but defiantly workable. I still love of course my Viva pen.



Card is participating in following challenges:

Using a JustRite Sketch

This was my attempt to create a craft not using pastel colors. Didn't quite work out as much. I think I am simply in the pastel mood. :)

Here is how I created card:

I have used the lacy background stamps embossed it and then used Ranger Acrylic dabbers to create the background color. I so want these gelatos. :)
I have used Martha Stewart punch to create the border and of course used dimensional adhesives to create that stand out effect.

It was fun to create the card.

Callenges card entered:

Just Rite Stamps

Simon Says Stamp Anything goes:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Craft Door Challenge

EveryDay Occasion

Word Art Wednesday