Monday, July 24, 2017

Day 99 - Daily Challenge - Another Resist

Here is another card done for work with the the resist paper I painted with Dylusions paint. I recently got the cupcake die as part of a set that makes a container for cupcakes.  The die set is by Tonic Studios. I wish the glitter paper on the cupcakes showed more in the picture.  I am now done with cards for work until Sept.

Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered into a drawing for some free goodies.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

A peek at some of the prizes

Here are some of the prizes for hundredth day.  There will be more to come.  I will be on a business trip for hundredth day so no video. I haven't given up the idea for the future.   So far for prizes, I have 2 Magnolia stamps, a Memory Box die, a Fab stencil, gold marker, beaded bookmark, earrings and a pin I made, and one of my photos.

Day 98 - Daily Challenge - Panel Pop Up

Here is another panel pop up. Be sure to see Dawn's video. It isn't as hard as it looks.  The stamps are from Stampin Up.  I colored the image with colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits.  

Only 2 more days and I will be at day 100!!!!  That's a lot of posts. :)  Make a comment and you will have a chance to win prizes!! 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Day 97 Daily Challenge - More card you can't resist.

This is done with the same resist paper as the one yesterday but this time I used Dylusions paint.  If you look at yesterdays post, you can see the pad of paper I used. I got the paper at Michael's. The balloons are done with a Stampin Up punch on glitter paper.  I am not sure who made the die for the words. 

These are other papers I did with the paint and ink. 

These are the paints I used.  That is also the tool I used to spread the paint. 

Don't for get to comment to be added to the drawing for stamps, a stencil, marker and more. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Day 96 - Daily Challenge - Can't Resist

Or maybe I can!
I got this pad of paper at Michaels. Really pretty resist papers.  I tried a couple things. The first I tried was with this distress inks.

I used these. 

And this is what I got.
It is another big card for the team birthday s at work. . 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Day 95 - Daily Challenge - Purple beads

Had fun doing these earrings. I found some patina paint at my wonderful discount craft store and tried some here. I painted the middle of the metal piece and then sanded it.  Next I added the purple beads below it.

Hope you have a creative day!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Day 94 - Daily Challenge - Twist panel pop up card.

I watched a video by Dawn's Stamping

Made of beautiful paper and die cuts of a rose set from Stampin Up. The colors with browns and yellows is a bit unusual for roses but turned out wonderfully.  Below you can see it in action. My husband acted as the hand model. :)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Day 93 - Daily Challenge - Unity in Purple

Here is a purple version of the Unity stamp card from yesterday. I stamped on a heavy velum. Such a pretty stamp! It simply embossed it with black craft ink and black embossing powder.

Please leave a comment to put you in a drawing for a prize to celebrate my hundredth day!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Day 92 - Daily Challenge - Bleach Technique

I made this card with a new Unity stamp I got. It was done by embossing it and then using bleach to color it. I posted it on the Unity show and tell Facebook page. It was very popular so I thought perhaps a more detailed tutorial would be helpful.

I stamped the image with Black Pigment ink and then embossed it with black embossing powder.  Be careful to have all the extra powder removed as it will make your image look dirty. 

Next I painted the areas I wanted to change with bleach. This time I wanted all the flowers and the headband.  If you are doing this the first time on a paper, you should test it.  Every paper acts differently so it is important to test.  It also takes time for the bleach to effect the so be patient. 

I use just normal bleach. 

Be sure to use a brush you don't really care about.  This is my brush after two cards. 

You can repeat bleaching to lighten areas more. You can see here that at first the big flowers were not lightened very much.  I applied multiple times until I got what I wanted. 

Then I used these colors in the bleached areas. 

This is the finished image. 

I am celebrating a 100 days of posting with a prize package.  I will do a random drawing with an entry for each person who comments on the posts for 90- 105 daily challenges.  Please make a comment if you stop by so you can be in the drawing. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Day 91 - Daily Challenge - Book Christmas tree

ANother things I did last year was create this Christmas tree for my mom to decorate her home for a book club meeting she was having shortly after Thanksgiving.  I think we settled on the book with the snowflake as the topper. The lights were battery operated. 

Only 9 days until my hundredth day. Please come back and see! 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

100th day is coming!

I have some prizes for you for 100th day.  Please make comments on the posts for the 90 to 105th days and I will pull a name to identify a winner of a prize package.  after the 105th day.  I am also experimenting with doing a video. Thanks for coming by and I hope you will celebrate with me.

Day 90 - Daily Challenge - Treat Holder

More projects from last Christmas.  These are little treat holders. I gave some to the other leaders and some friends at church.  You use the envelope punch from Stampin Up to create them.  The stamp is from Stampin Up I believe and so is my envelope punch. 

Here is a similar pattern. I did it so long ago, I don't have the exact one.

Friday, July 14, 2017

100th day Celebration- coming soon

Just a hint at what is coming. I am putting together a prize package with stamps, stencils, paper, and more. I will draw a name from the people who comment on the blog postings between the 90th and the 105th day.  Since only one person comments, this will be a challenge for some of my other visitors.  More to come so keep coming back!!

Day 89 - Daily Challenge - Shaker Cards

Shaker cards are almost as fun as pop up cards.  These were kits I got last year. Really easy and fun cards.  The decorations are mostly stickers that came with the kits. I added some of my own treasures to the shakers.

Have a creative day!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Day 88 - Daily Challenge - Scarf

Last Thanksgiving I was busy. I don't much like to sit around and do nothing.  JoAnn Fabrics had fleece cheap and I saw this project. My mom and I made these.  You just cut circles and a slit then slip them into a chain. Pretty easy and I loved the rainbow colors.

Here is a video with the pattern.

I am still hoping to do something special for my 100th day. Please stop back by.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Day 87 - Daily Challenge - Crafting with my niece

I rarely get to see my niece. She is much younger than my children. I saw her last Thanksgiving. Turns out she loves to craft too. We made all of this in an afternoon and had little to no supplies.  It was so fun...and then if the picture, the wings on the blanket made her look like an angel. And she is one.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Day 86 - Daily Challenge - Santa- tizer

These hand sanitizers were 3 for a dollar at the dollar store. Just a little paper and I had gifts for the 40 people in my department.
So fun!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Day 85 - Daily Challenge - Weath

I had never done a wreath like this. It done with a spool of wide colored mesh and a wire frame. I got the mesh in a bargain bag from Micheals.  Matter a fact, the mesh, ornaments, and bow ribbon were all in the bargain bags.  I used this at work to decorate the office.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Day 84- Daily Challenge - Santa Card

This die by Stampin Up allows you to whip up a quick card if you get it to cut well. I recommend using a sheet of wax paper between your paper and the die. Really makes a difference getting the paper out of the die. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Day 83- Daily Challenge - Merry Moose-mas

More Christmas in July for you. I love this adorable Stampin Up set. I saw one like this on Pinterest but I don't remember who did it. I am still hoping to do something special for my 100th day. Please be sure to visit.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Day 82 - Daily Challenge - Angie Girl from Unity

I love the Angie girls at Unity. Wish I could draw like this. Here is a card I did with a Unity stamp from the Angie Girls collection.  She is colored with Copics.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Day 81 - Daily Challenge - Holiday Cards

Here are three more holiday cards for Christmas in July. The one on the left is a die by Tim Holtz, which is one of my favorites.  The background is a Stampin Up die. The middle one is just beautiful paper and a ribbon.  The one on the right is punch art. I have done the little elf before.  Here is the link with details.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Day 80 - Daily Challenge - Amore

This a bracelet I put together for the same coming up soon. It is pretty simple but I still think it turned out nice.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Day 79 - Daily Challenge - Snowflake cards - Christmas in July

Here is more Christmas in July. These gatefold cards were Paper Pumpkin kits.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Day 78 - Daily Challenge - More Earrings.

Here are a could more earrings. They are simple but I love the clear bead with the rose in it.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Day 77 - Daily Challenge - Christmas in July

This is the beginning of Christmas in July.  I am going to post things I did last Christmas season. In between, I will post other things I am currently doing.

I did over 40 Christmas cards for my department last year.  These are part of the a Paper Pumpkin kit.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Day 76 - Daily Challenge - Beaded Bookmarks

My living room does not have good light for taking these pictures.  I did these beaded bookmarks for thesale I am doing in a couple weeks.