Thursday, February 23, 2017

Concord & 9th Love Card

This week I am making a card mixing pink and black. I think it is a classic combination!

This card has a black based layered with black-hearted paper from Reverse Confetti.

Then layered with MFTStamps Cotton Candy Cardstock and Cotton Candy Sparkle paper.

The Cotton Candy sparkle paper was die cut using the Love Always Frame set from Concord&9th. I had to weed all those little hearts and couldn't bear throwing them away so I incorporated them into the panel.

Then I stamped the sentiment on the panel using the Concord&9th "Say Hello" stamp set.

I am going to enter this card into my first challenge...If I can figure out how to link this post up to their challenge page.  Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping all my best,

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Valentine's Day Card

Making this card was another chance for me to partake in the #SoSuzyStamps mirror image event:-)

I LOVE coffee! The February 2017 Coffee, Tea and Cocoa card kit from gave me a chance to express that AND make a card for my husband for Valentine's Day. A very non-traditional Valentine's Day card!

The design I set up gave me a chance to practice shading with my Copics... I have seen other crafters use blues to create depth around objects on their projects and this was my first try in doing so around the coffee cups. While other crafting techniques I seemed to pick up easier, coloring with Copics challenges me every time I pick up a marker.  However, without practicing it won't get any better!

I stamped the 2 cups using the mirror image rubber stamp from SoSuzyStamps on Neenah Solar White #80. This card came together much quicker by using the MISTI from My Sweet Petunia to stamp the cups.

I decided the cups should become a highlighted strip across the middle so that I could use some of the printed and solid cardstock included in the SSS kit. (Sorry at this time the kit is out of stock) 

I felt my shading on this card was too bright and tried to make it warmer by using a blender pen and coloring over the first set of colors with warmer tones. Overall, the final product did end up better than it began. My crafting adventure continue...

Keep on crafting,

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Mirror Image Card "Waving Hello"

SoSuzyStamps is having a mirror image event from February 1-28, 2017 with My Sweet Petunia and The Ton stamps. Visit for information about he event. 

Let me tell you that SoSuzyStamps has a great rubber sheet stamp for making this technique happen!

I chose to use LawnFawn stamps because they have a lot of great critters to do this technique .  However, I couldn't resist the Yeti's stamp in the Lovable Legends stamp set.  I know on the card below the Yeti's are apart, I needed to use the mirror image stamp to make the two wave to each other.

I stamped the 2 Yeti's with my MISTI. 

Then colored them in with Copic Markers #E55(face, hands, toes) #E74 &#E79 for body, and nose #E55. I have to use my white Uniball Signo for the tooth (still learning copic coloring and had markers had bled over the tooth).

The background was made a while ago and was waiting for a project to fit it! I know I used distress inks to blend the sky under the snowfall but don't remember the colors-The hills were die cut using a stitched hill die (again made so long ago not sure which company they are from) Sorry!

I know the mirror image is not right next to each other in the scene but without the mirror image stamp from SoSuzyStamps, I couldn't have made this work.

My crafting adventure continues...Keep on Crafting!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

2016 Christmas Card

This was my Christmas card for 2016.  I tend to lean toward simple and clean cards. I used several techniques to make this "simple" card which included heat embossing Hero Arts White Embossing Powder for the snowflakes, blending the background with Distress Inks, a little dimension with the Nuvo Glimmer Paste for snow and Gina K's Christmas Greenery stamp set.

Needless to say, some of the challenges I had were forgetting to use an embossing powered tool on some of the cards before using my Versamark ink. That led to several pieces of card stock being chucked or put aside for stamping off in the future. Also, this round it was my first time using the glimmer paste and ultimately ends up using my fingers to apply. I couldn't get the results I liked when using a palette knife.  

However, as usual, I was happy with my final results so the adventure continues!

Keep on crafting,

Let me introduce myself...

This blog will be a way to express my creativity.  As stated in the title of my blog, for me it is a process that makes me work for my finished project.  I cannot tell how many projects start off in one direction and then takes a sharp turn and becomes something else.  I am the crafter that will stamp on the wrong side of the card stock, will blend two colors that make a color I wasn't expecting, and will place the card base opening backwards (always a fun one when it is the last step of the project). That was just a preview of a few examples of my adventures when crafting.  Possibly I should call myself an adventurous crafter instead of craft challenged since I always make it to a final product but with some bumps along the journey. It makes crafting fun and engaging for me!