100 Day Destash-Day 30-Patterned Paper

A long long time ago I spent hours in a store called Archivers sorting through patterned papers that I NEEDED! Fast forward to today and I still have most of these papers.

So today I pulled out one of my favorites and combined it with Concord & 9th All for You dies.

I die cut the word YOU from a piece of white cardstock. I added white foam tape to the back and a piece of the patterned paper after adding sequins to create a shaker element.

I them glued this to an A2 card base. I cute out the word CELEBRATE 3 times and stacked them with glue. I added this to the front and…..card done. So simple. What do you think?

Card Making

Oh Snarky Cat…..

I have to say that the Snarky Cat stamps I purchased last fall have been one of my favorites this past year. So when I was woken at 3:30am by my somewhat cat-like, Shih Tzu it was what I grabbed. Let’s say I was feeling a bit snarky…..

The background of this card was created using Simon Hurley’s Stamping Foam. This product is amazing. You heat it up with your embossing heat tool and press it into anything with texture. Then ink it up and stamp away. The best part….when you reheat it the image goes away and you can reuse it.

I pressed it into a placemat and inked it in rainbow colors. The cat was stamped separately, fussy cut and colored with alcohol markers.

I added a sentiment from Ink Road Stamps and a few Nuvo drops. Then the card stock was popped up on the base with some foam tape. The card was done, the Shih Tzu was snoring and I went back to bed! Hope you all enjoyed your weekend and slept well. Thanks for stopping by.


Easy Alcohol Marker Coloring

Good Morning! If you haven’t seen any videos from Daniel West, @delandarti, or his YouTube it is definitely worth a visit. He truly breaks down coloring in easy steps.

He recently did a guest appearance on the free Card Maker’s Success Summit and it was awesome. He talks about storybook coloring with alcohol markers. If you subscribe to his blog you can also pick up a light source work sheet.

Here are a few cards I created using his techniques.

The first card I used Simon Hurley’s Stamping Foam to make the background This inexpensive card making tool really is a game changer allowing you to creat a stamp out of anything you can press it on. The foam can be found HERE.

The foam was simply heated up for 5-10 seconds with my heat tool and then pressed onto a textured placemat. The foam was inked up with Distress Oxides and stamped on to card stock.

The mouse stamp is from Colorado Craft Company and designed by Anita Jeram. It’s so cute. I colored the image with a little help from Daniel and I think it turned out pretty cute.

Make It An Ice Cream Day!

The second card is also created using the stamp foam…..the SAME stamp foam. You simply wash the foam, heat it up and the old impression disappears. The foam was heated again and I pressed it into a couple circle dies from Gina K Design’s Master Layout 3.

The foam was inked up with a Distress Oxide and stamped on a piece of card stock. I used the Zen Flower Stamps & Dies from GKD. Simply colored them and popped it up on foam squares. The base was attached to black card stock and adheres to a white card base. The HELLO sentiment came from Concord & 9th. I hope you enjoy these card and as always thanks for stopping by.


A Twinchie……?

AAA Cards always have great challenges. But a “twinchie”? What the heck is that. It’s this weeks challenge and it simply means that all design elements fit in a two inch space. Everything else is white. Sound fun? Will join the challenge.

This two inch space has stenciling, a few stamps from Concord & 9th, embossing and a sentiment. Yep, I squeezed all of that in a little tiny space! I hope you enjoy it and I hope you join in the fun!

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your feedback!!!