Monday, May 23, 2016

wine cork key ring


Oh Boy, these are fun.  I am putting together a birthday pressie for friend and throughout the year we have several wine tasting get togethers.  Open a bottle and settle in to fix the woes of the world, lol. This is one of my favorites and we share this wine a lot in the hotter weather.  So took one our corks and created this key ring for her pressie box.  We are in delightful mid 70s and it definitely is a gorgeous spring day here.  Hope yours is lovely also.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Bunny Birthday Tag

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I used some new product and technique for this tag, will have to play more with it, cause I really liked it.  I used one of my Mint Stamps for the tag first on buff card cover first, I then applied a layer of Golden Gel Medium "Matt" and let it dry completely.  Then I wrote in the mo., day., and because with a black gel pen.  When that was all done I began rubbing in color with the Tim Holtz "Distress Crayons".  I love the way the gel medium took the color.  I added the bunny with cotton tail, photo corners and black background and added some black and white baker's twine - done.

This is just for fun, spring has arrived in our back yard with color and vibrancy.  The blooms are huge as a result of our El Nino rain and now that it is warming up, the cat is in heaven.  He literally throws himself to the pavement belly up and purrs with delight.  He is always an entertainer but the last couple of weeks, he is a Clown.  We have a screen on the patio and the wind was blowing it back and forth causing the light to move and wiggle, it caught his attention and he couldn't quit bear to get up and pursue it but batted at it from his position on his back, LOL.  Have a great week.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Summer Fodder and Fun

Have you ever woke in the middle of the night with a dream so real you could remember the details?
This happened to me this week and it was all about these photo huggers, so much fun, so much dimension and an added plus for the inside of the card.  Then I did a new word block and as I was doing a new brown paper bag painting for a background a very serindipitous thing occurred, I was adding gesso to a brown paper bag for color a technique but I loved all these random brown underlying show throughs. so I scanned it in and printed it out, I love this background and kept it. The corner huggers - hug the inside and outside of the card, I did the front and back.


 The huggers give the inside a great opportunity for sharing thoughts as well as giving the inside a co-ordination that is also tickling down the sides.
The back of the card also co-ordinates with the rest of the card.  The asparagus is an original element from last year.  Hope all is well out there, hugs

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

You're Great

 This was a fun and unexpected card.  My roommate has been doing spring cleaning in the backyard the last couple of weeks,  A sprinkler head had to be changed and I was sitting on the patio talking with him as he was working away.  He pulls out a bag with these rods that have threads and spacers and I ask what they are, "they are risers for the sprinkler head" he says, he is working away seeing a working sprinkler and I am seeing a new stamp, rofl.  So I beg the remaining rod when he cuts off the amount he needs.

I took the rod, commandeered one of his carpentry pencils (it fit perfectly) and put through the middle of the rod, then took some ink and liberally applied to the spacer.

I then rolled over a piece of 8 1/2"X11" paper, scanned it in and made a block for my A2 card.  I love the grid it created.  I then created a new stamp with my "Mint" stamp maker for the word block on the right.  Added some elements and a fun unexpected card.  You just never know what will inspire.  Happy Hump Day, hugs

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Three Tier Pagoda Box

I have always been fascinated with Pagodas, maybe in another life I lived in one.  I also adore the season of the Cherry Blossom and decided I wanted to match them up.  I created the 3 tier pagoda box with my Silhouette Design Software, then went to work drawing a coloring (NeoII Crayons) a cherry blossom, then the Silhouette to turn it into an element.  I used one of my favorite dragon flies and bees, a branch and put a knob on the top and some bakers string.  Used one of my gellie pull backgrounds and it is done.  So much fun to collect words or stuff with Hershey kisses.  

Side view

These are the boxes separated.  Oh boy, so much fun.  Over all dimensions are approx. 5"tall, 3 1/2" wide and 2 1/2" deep.  Happy Tuesday, hugs

Saturday, March 26, 2016

low profile velcro-wow

A little pocket envelope (approx. size 4.25"x3.00).  I used one of my background designs, my funny little squirrel and my bow cork stamp to accent the front of the envelope.

I used a low profile velcro my roommate found, oh goodness I love this stuff.  Happy Easter, stay safe, hugs, Sandi

Friday, March 25, 2016

ATG tip that really works

I love this tip I found on pinterest today, it works great, I did not have a cereal box so used 110# coverstock cut twice and my 1/4" tape is no longer slipping.  I am posting the link.

http://www.cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com/2015/01/tip-of-day-stop-that-dreaded-atg-tape.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+Cardmonkey+(CardMonkey)

hope the link works, hugs

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Happy Easter



A simple Easter card, a fun background created from a cut I did with the Silhouette Cameo, I am always watching out for interesting shapes when I do a cut, this one was irresistible.  I used one of my nez creatures and added cotton to the bunny bottom, lol.   Happy Thursday, hugs

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Two File Set with Base

This is the two file set with base.  Filled with A2 card blanks and envelopes.  This is a set design by Lori Whitlock from the Silhouette Library.  The files were cut with the Silhouette Cameo.  I used 110# heavy cardstock in chocolate brown and cream.  I then used one of my background designs for the decorative panels the background has a shimmer applied after I printed the background out.  It lends a rather old, elegant feel to the set.

 Side view
 back view
This shot was taken outside so that you could see the shimmer on the background paper, hope everyone sails smoothly into the rest of the week. hugs

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A2 Card File or Not

I found this file from Lori Whitlock on the Silhouette Library and was intrigued immediately.  These are perfect for A2 cards and envelopes,  The base holds the four files neatly together.   I could not help but think these would also work for other things, like the counter top of the kitchen, coupons, pens, the magnifying glass and note pads.  So I went to work and did one for my roommate.  He is a fisherman, so it had to be a fishing theme.  I found these great elements also in the Silhouette Library.
The bases were cut from heavy card stock (Recollections) from Michaels, 110#.  When adhering them together I used "The Ultimate" by Crafter's Pick, it does not buckle the card stock, because it has less water content, other than that I would suggest a dry adhesive.  The decorative backgrounds are from my design stash.

This is a view from the side, I love love love the old man fishing silhouette.  Happy Tuesday, hugs