Thursday, April 30, 2015

Paper Fundamentals Card

So I saw this card on Wizard's Hangout and just had to stamp lift it. But maybe I should say I paper lifted it because it's more about the paper than anything else.

The Paper Fundamentals are 20 double-sided 12" × 12" sheets (2 each of 10 designs); same design on both sides, one side with glossy pattern. There are 4 color palettes to choice from. A packet is $19.95


Enjoy your Day!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Christmas 2014

Another Express Collection with Studio J show our stop before church at the Combs' house. Everyone was thankful for another day & the blessings we have been given.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Love Ya Silly

Can you say Stinkin' cute? 

This card was one I found at  This is the blog that Close To My Heart has and it is full of fun ideas, tips and treasurers.

We made this card using the Love Ya Silly stamp set (B1470  $9.95)

This set of 8 stamps can be used for guys & gals and don't we just love that!!

The image behind the monster is a unique set called Brushstrokes (C1608  $13.95)

Can't you just imagine all the fun things you can do with this set?? Me too & I'll share them with you in the future.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Rainy Day Card

Rainy Day stamp (C1597  $13.95) is a set of 9 that will work year round.

All of the images are fun and will work for cards & layouts.

I have stamped the image with black pigment ink & embossed with clear powder. I colored the images with the Shin-Han markers which don't leave streaks and you can build your color to shade or highlight.

Brushed paper packet (X7190B  $9.95) is the beautiful base that I built off of.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Christmas Studio J Express Layout

So I LOVE Studio J!! I think by now you probably know this but you may wonder why. When I have a store unto myself in my craft room, why would I not use all those "goodies" to create my scrapbook layouts.

You all know that when you scrapbook it isn't a quick process like making a card. You have to get out all your stuff, decide what your layout is going to be about and what pictures you are going to use. Now you have to print said pictures in the appropriate sizes, order & receive the pictures. NOW you are ready to create your layout....REALLY!!

In all the time it took you just to order your pictures I have created multiple layouts in Studio J!! This layout uses the Express Collection that is offered. All you have to do is drag & drop!! I added a few text boxes with my journaling & titles.

This is Dalton playing hide & seek with Daisy Mae.

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Monday, April 13, 2015


  1. In photography, bokeh (Originally /ˈboʊkɛ/, /ˈboʊkeɪ/ BOH-kay — also sometimes pronounced as /ˈboʊkə/ BOH-kə, Japanese: [boke]) is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light".
So here is my attempt at Bokeh...without using water color paper.

Using a standard white base card I layered:
 Pixie CS 5 1/2" x 1/2"
 Daisy white 5 1/2" x 4"
 Shimmer Trim cut in half so it is narrow

Using a sponge dauber with Pixie & Canary CTMH ink I rubbed the color onto Daisy white cardstock. Blending them as I went
Then using a stencil I made with different sizes of circles, I rubbed Daisy White pigment ink over top of the Pixie/Canary colors to blur it. Heat set as I didn't add embossing powder.
Stamped with Cranberry the image on top.
Stamped the butterfly in Canary, daubed with Pixie in the midddle of the body and rolled image into Cranberry. Cut out with scissors. Mount with mounting tape.

Enjoy your Day!!