Saturday, January 23, 2016

Wind Beneath My Wings

Hello bloggers,

Thanks for stopping in today On December 29 I posted a card that featured a different type of fold. Click here to view that post. I mentioned that I would be sharing the dimensions and some photos explaining how this card is made. Well today is the day.

Here is a pic of the card totally assembled

Below is a diagram of the size, cuts and scores for the card base
  • For the score lines on the left side -  you will only score between the 2 cut lines.first score line -score from the top cut line to the bottom cut line.The next score line is 1 1/4" from the first score line, again scoring just between the cut lines.
  • For the score lines on the right side of the card - here you will only score between the top (or bottom of card) and the end of cut line. The next cut line score 1 1/4" from the first cut line on the right side, both top and bottom.

I have marked the score lines that should be a valley (V) or a mountain (M) fold. 
(Not included) Next I measured the inside areas and layered coordinating papers and then I added my stamped image and verse. When folded, this will fit in a 5"X 7" envelope.
BTW - this card will stand on its own. 

I hope you try this out. It's easy to make this card base and it is so unique.
It has become one of my fav's.

Here's another view of today's card that I made using this easy cut and fold.

Let me share a couple more views.

This one shows the card laid out flat. I put it on a piece of red CS so the card base wouldn't fade into the background. Not crazy with the red but it is what it is. It's just for the display here anyway. LOL

Below is the first view (same as above) of the card, standing upon its own. 

Well I hope you try this card shape out. It is a fun card.

Stamps:  Stampers Anonymous - Bird Crazy, Stampendous - Angel Wings Quotes, Lawn Fawn - A Birdie Told Me
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Lavender CS , Printed paper I made using Gelli Plate 
Ink: India Ink - Black
Dies Used:Sizzix- Bird Crazy Dies
Accessories: Acrylic paints, Elizabeth Crafts Borders

I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

  • Alphabet Challenge -  (W1 of 2) - X for Xtra Fold (#5)
  • Artbymiran Challenge  No.50 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes (#17)
  • Crafting-With-Friends -  (W2 of 2) Anything Goes (#153)
  • Creative Fingers -  No.101 - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes(#47)
  • Simply Papercraft - No. 21 (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes (#188)
  • The Stamping Boutique -  No.75 -  (W1 of 2) - Use Die Cuts/Punches (#11)
  • Crafty Girls Creations - Always Anything Goes (#137)
  • DL ART Thursday Challenge Monthly Challenge: Always Anything Goes (#218)
  • Hannah & Friends  #240 Die Cuts (W1 of 2) (#38)
  • Southern Girls 2W,1E,C10 Anything Goes (W1 of 2) (#41)

  • Thanks for stopping by on your busy day 

    Friday, January 22, 2016

    Sweet Friend

    Welcome back

    I want to show you the other Art Gone Wild Catherine Scanlon stamp that I used in my class last Saturday.
     This stamp is called Daisies.

    This stamp is approximately 7" X 4" (again another rather large image)
    but it's so lovely!!!

    Let me show you what I came up with for an A2 card using this stamp. 

    Here is the card closed

     Here is the inside of the card.

    I just cut that sprig that was on the left side of the image and added it to the inside.
    What a perfect match to the card front!!

    Stamps: Art Gone Wild -  Catherine Scanlon - Daisies
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Green CS, Yellow CS
    Ink: India Ink - Black
    Accessories: Pan Pastels, Glitter Dots Elizabeth Crafts, Doily

    I am entering this card in the following challenges:

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    Paper Piecing - My Crafty Creations Challenge post

    Hi Everyone and thanks for stopping in.

    The Crafty Creations Challenge #307 has started and the theme is Paper Piecing.

    The sponsor  for this challenge is Beccy's Place 
    and Beccy has some oh so cute images. You re sure to find some great ones for your project
    Click here to check them out

    I decided to use 
    Rag Doll with Love

    I thought her outfit was a perfect fit for Paper Piecing.

    I had some designer papers that were perfect for her dress and hat.I colored her hands, hair, face and  shoes with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I added an outline sticker of balloons that I had in my stash and used microfine glitter to color them.

    Hope you can join this challenge It is a lot of fun
    and we are looking forward to seeing your creative project.

    Stamps: (digi) Beccy's Place - Rag Doll with Love
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Blue CS, DP, White CS
    Dies Used: Spellbinders Scalloped Circle sm   
    AccessoriesRibbon, Spectrum Noir Markers, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, Elizabeth Crafts Outline Stickers & Microfine Glitter
    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:
  • Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes (#107)
  • Craft Your Passion -  Always Anything Goes (#120)
  • Love to Scrap -  Anything Goes (#64)
  • Not Just Cards -  Always Anything Goes (#311)
  • Our Crafty Corner - Always Anything Goes (#126)
  • Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Anything Goes (#21)
  • Where the HeART is - Anything Goes (#120)
  • Crafts Galore Encore -Anything Goes (#209)
  • Doodle Pantry  Anything Goes (#35)

  • Sunday, January 17, 2016

    Elegant Flower Frame

    Hello bloggers
    I  had a class this past Saturday and used 2 large Catherine Scanlon images from Art Gone Wild.
    (I love her images.) This image is about 4"X 6" and needs to be used on a 5"X 7" card. Some of my students are not big fans of 5"X 7" cards so I put on my thinking cap to see how we could still use this gorgeous image. 

    Today I will be sharing with you 2 cards using the same image. 
    I can't wait to show you how I used that large image to work on a 4.25"X 5.5" card. 

    First let me share the stamp image with you,
     it is called Elegant Flower Frame. 
    I just love this stamp.

    Here is the first card we did in class, notice I used the stamp in the usual way
     and as you see it takes up most of the 5"X 7" card front.

    The class was a technique class using Pan Pastels as the coloring medium. So the students were exposed to the  Pan Pastels as a coloring medium.
    They are so rich and so smooth. Easy to blend. And a little goes a long way!!
     The students fell in love with Pan Pastels.

    Let me move on to the  2nd card we made, still using this same stamp, 
    but now the card size is an A2 card (4.25"X 5.5") The students were so excited to use the larger stamp and still  be able to use it on an A-2 size card.

    Here is the A2 card closed.

    And here is the inside of the card

    In looking at the whole stamp image, I saw that label area and decided that was where I was going to be able to cut the image apart, making two areas that compliment each other. By cutting at the label area, I would be keeping most of image intact to use on the card front and the label part would go on the inside of the card.

    Note that on the smaller card, those large flowers still fit perfectly on the front, I used softer colors that really are not showing up very well (sorry).

    For those of you who pass up on larger stamps. look at them with a closer eye and you may find that you can still use the stamp, by just cutting the stamped image apart and using the parts in different areas of the card.

    Stamps:  Art Gone Wild - Catherine Scanlon - Elegant Flower Frame
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Yellow CS, Purple CS
    Ink: India Ink - Black
    AccessoriesBorders - Hot Off The Press, Elizabeth Crafts, Pan Pastels (various colors)

    I am submitting my cards in the following challenges:

  • Artistic Stampers  Anything Goes (#103)
  • Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes (#180)
  • One Crazy Stamper Anything Goes (no digital images allowed) (#44)
  • The Sisters of Craft Anything Goes (#134)
  • Scrappers Delights   Always Anything Goes (#159)
  • Crafting-With-Friends Anything Goes (#66)
  • Creative Fingers -   No.100 - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes (#212)
  • Morgan's Art World -  No.15 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes (#49)
  • Simply Papercraft -  No. 21 - Anything Goes (#77)

  • Please stop back Tuesday for another large Catherine Scanlon stamp and 
    how I used it to fit an A-2 sized card.

    Thanks for stopping in and I will see you soon

    Wednesday, January 6, 2016

    Winter Wishes - New Post at Crafty Creations Challenge

    Hi Everyone!!

    Thanks for stopping in.

    Buddie update -He is eating soft food and drinking water and snoozing a lot. Looks like he is doing better, (yea!!) (Check out my post from yesterday to see what happened to Buddie.)

    Well it's my first post of the year for the Crafty Creations Challenge blog. Their new challenge starts today and the theme for Challenge 306 -
     use the sketch below.

    The sponsor for this challenge is SLS Lines digital stamps.
    Check them out, they have a lot of great images.

    Don't forget - Crafty Creations Challenges last two weeks, so you have plenty of time to get your project done and entered before the challenge ends, and the sketch above looks like it will be a fun sketch to use.

    Here is the card I made using this sketch as my inspiration.

    Stamps:  Digi - SLS Lines - Winter Hipster Girl with Hat, Sentiment - Great Impresions
    Paper/Card Stock
    White CS, Purple CS, DP
    Ink: India Ink Black
    AccessoriesColored pencils, Gamsol Blender,  Elizabeth Crafts - Glitter Dots, Snowflake Brads, Glitter (on the big snowball), Marvy Uchida Snow Marker

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Classy Cards 'n Such - W, E3 - #118 Winter Blues*
  • Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine - Anything Goes  (#21)
  • Glitter n Sparkle - #169 Anything Goes (#121)
  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #25 Anything Goes   (W1 of 2) (#69)
  • A Snowflakes Promise  Must be Christmas/winter themed  #13 - Anything Goes        with a Winter or Christmas Theme (Week 2) (#64)
  • Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Anything Goes (#22)
  • Creative Card Crew  - #103 Anything Goes (week 3) (#269)
  • Everybody-Art-Challenge  - #351 Anything Goes (#10)
  • Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #118 Anything Goes with a twist: It's Cold Out There (#8)
  • Through The Craft Room Door  - Always Anything Goes (#20)
  • Tuesday Throwdown - #275 -  Winter Wonderland (#10)

  • Thanks for stopping by today and have a great rest of the week

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016


    Hi everyone,

    Has everyone got into the swing of back to work or back to your old routine yet. I guess it might take a few days to get back in that groove.

    Today I took my cat Buddie to the vet to have his teeth cleaned and some extractions. Talk about extractions, they removed 12 teeth. Poor guy, he is miserable. (So am I ) I feel so bad for him. Hopefully he will be more like his ole self tomorrow.  I will keep you posted as to his progress.

    Today is the 1st Tuesday of the month and it's my turn to post over at Craft-Dee BowZ. The theme is Love and since my little Buddie is not feeling up to par, I decided to use this cute image of the little girl and her cat.

    I decided to make a 3 loop bow. I was aiming for a bow that would not be too overwhelming I think this looks OK

     I decided on an easel card cause they are so fun to make and send (and get too). I love these cards, no measuring  to speak of, and they look great opened and I think a bow works well with these card styles.

    You know with the Craft-Dee BowZ tool you can make any sized  bow, from 1' to 4 1/2" these sizes are perfect for cards, scrapbook pages and even wrapped gifts.  You can order yours here.

    Don't forget to enter a card or project in the CDB monthly challenge. The January sponsor is Cute As A Button and the prize for the challenge winner is two digi images. Love their images

    Stamps:  Digital - Meljens Designs A girl and her Cat
    Paper/Card Stock
    : Red CS, White CS
    Dies Used: Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Ovals  
    AccessoriesRibbon, glitter, VersaMark, Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Chipboard Word Want 2 Scrap,Rhinestone Heart, Heart Pearls.

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:
    Thanks so much for stopping in today. I will be back tomorrow with another post, so stop in if you have a little time.

    Friday, January 1, 2016

    In the Garden of Life

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!! and welcome to my blog!!

    Being on the Craft-Dee BowZ design team, here is some super news to start the new year off right.
      Craft-Dee BowZ will be having sponsors this year and the sponsor for the January challenge - 
    Cute As A Button

    They have the cutest digital images, click here to check out their selections.

    Vicki, Tracey and Gail, designers over at Craft-Dee BowZ,
    will be showcasing some digital images from Cute As A Button 
    on their individual Tuesday posts during January. 
    So please make sure to check out their Craft-Dee BowZ  projects this month,
     they are all adorable!! 
    You are gonna love them. 

    Today I want to share with you the inspiration card  
    I created for the January Challenge post over at Craft-Dee BowZ.

    Here is a closer view of my bow
    It's a triple loop bow. Easy to make with the Craft-Dee BowZ Tool

    Don't have one yet. Order yours here

    Stamps:  Rubbernecker - Freehand Border Phrase set, Freehand Border Large, Flowers in the Breeze
    Paper/Card Stock
    : White CS, Green CS, DP (2)
    Ink: Memento 
    AccessoriesRibbon,  Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Doodlebug Heart Pearls

    I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Crafty Gals Corner -  #52 Anything Goes (#40)
  • Inspiration Destination - #66 Always Anything Goes (#37)
  • Creative Card Crew  #103 Anything Goes  (#177)
  • Deep Ocean Challenge -  #119 - Anything Goes  (#301)
  • Hand Stamped Sentiments - Inspiration Challenge (#2)
  • Sweet Stamps  December -  Anything Goes (#210)
  • Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes (#57)
  • Tuesday Morning Sketches  #332 - Anything Goes  (#74)
  • Tuesday Throwdown  #274 -  Anything Goes - runs till Jan 4 (#176)

  • Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy New Year!!!