Good Morning! We’ve made it to Wednesday! The weekend is getting closer and I am seriously considering a bit of an overhaul of my craft room this weekend. In truth, I am a little afraid LOL! Hopefully I will get a burst of energy by the end of the week and dive right into this little project, but right now I am on the fence. The thought of it just seems huge, I have SO much in there, I am just at a loss as to how to organize it better. Oh well, I’m sure it will come to me
My last post was a card that Ms. Lauren from Laurenscraft and I made together. I love crafting with Lauren, she always gets my mojo flowing!! Again we had a peek at Pinterest to get some inspirations, there are so many great card sketches out there and it is fun to try new things. We found a card similar to this one and settled in to start creating. Here is the second one we made…
Lauren is such a keener, she gives all the measurements for this card over at her blog so skip on over there if you want to know the deets, and to see her version of our card The stamp I used is from My Minds Eye, Lost and Found 2… I believe this is a discontinued set which is so sad, I love this little set but the good news is, Kim is getting in the new line of Lost and Found 3 stamps any day and I can’t wait to get my hands on them!
The paper I used for this card is also by My Minds Eye, its a 6 x 6 paper pad that Kim has in stock. I love using 6×6 paper pads because it makes it so easy to find matching paper for your creations. These pads are generally double sided and all the paper goes together perfectly!
I am off to work again today, it is a rainy day here but the temperature is steadily going up and I am thankful for that. I am really itching to get outside and enjoying my gardening this spring!
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That’s what I would like to be doing right now…. Sailing away on some cruise ship to somewhere sunny and warm *sigh* It’s going to be a rainy day here in Halifax and it’s quite nippy out so I am going to have to layer up to go to work today. I just refuse to pull out my winter coat again *stomp foot*. Ms. Lauren from Laurenscraft had some time to get crafty together this weekend! I love our skype crafting sessions. This time she had me dive into our much loved Pinterest account to find some inspiration to get inky. I came across an awesome masculine card I wanted to CASE and here is what I came up with….
It was a simple card to put together but holy hannah it was messy! I am still struggling with getting the ink out from under my fingernails. I need some rubber finger guards before I attempt this again! I used white heat embossing for the anchors and boat stamp and then rubbed walnut stain Tim Holtz ink over the images and around the edges. Then I made a paint brush nice and wet and dipped it into the walnut stain (using a drop or two from the re-inker) and splattered the whole card.
Tony’s brother’s birthday is coming up and he needed a birthday card for him so this is what we will be sending across the pond to England for Geoff I am pretty sure Geoff doesn’t have any interest in my crafty blog so I don’t think he will see it The Stamps I used were: Sail Away from Stampin’ Up (the Boat… Thanks Kim for lending me this stamp) I am putting this stamp on my order for the next Stampin’ up order. And the Anchors are by Just Rite – Anchors Away. Pop over and see what Ms. Lauren created for our little challenge!
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Good Morning! It is such a beautiful morning here! The sun is shining and I am again sitting at the hotel in Dartmouth looking out over McNab’s island and killing time writing this blog post while I wait for people to start arriving for another day long meeting. Tomorrow things will get back to normal for me, I will be back in the office to catch up on what I have missed and get ready for the weekend! I have another masculine card to share with you today, it is totally a pinterest inspired card. I saw this layout on pinterest and I just had to make a few of these cards for my stash….
I made these cards last week but I am just getting around to posting now. The stamp is by Stampin’ Up and I borrowed it from Kim at The Cutting Garden. I used one of Kim’s embossing folders with a brick pattern for this as well. The ribbon is my favorite part of this card, it is double sided and I was looking for an excuse to get some it it to use on something masculine. Kim stocks this in the store and if you like it, you should grab yourself some before I use it all! LOL!
I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!
Good Morning! I have had an early start today! I am currently sitting in a hotel in Dartmouth waiting for a meeting to start so I thought I would amuse myself while I am waiting and get some blog posting done! I traveled in with Tony who likes to start work at an ungodly hour! I thought I wouldn’t disrupt his schedule too much and just come in early and fool around on my blog or with Pintrest until people started arriving at 8:30. I was so impressed with myself that I figured out how to connect to the wireless internet here at the hotel all on my own! I am such a computer dunce when it comes to some things Anyway, enough rambling from me, here is the card I would like to share with you this morning…
The little train image is from a discontinued My Mind’s Eye stamp set that I picked up a while back at The Cutting Garden. I simply love everything that My Mind’s Eye puts out, this is from the Lost and Found 2 collection. Kim and I were chatting last week about their new releases and being the wonderful woman that she is, she ordered the new stamps and some paper from the new Lost and Found 3 collection! I am very excited to see these come in as I know I will maximize my use of their new stamps, I tend to make these my go to stamps all the time. The new collection is so fun! I simply can’t wait! So stay tuned for some new creations from me using My Mind’s Eye new line!
So for this card it is pretty easy to see that I used loads of distressing on the edges of my paper and I pulled out my faded jeans Tim Holtz distress ink to ink the edges. I created my own design paper to create the background panel just by simply stamping a cream piece of card stock using my script stamp. The black and blue banners are stamps from the stamp set. I also made a custom envelope for this card and stamped the little train in memento espresso truffle.
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Good Morning! It’s finally Friday! This week went by so fast for me, it feels like it was Monday yesterday! We are bracing ourselves here in Halifax for a big storm today and tomorrow…. the weather forecast is all over the place at the moment… I am not sure how much snow we will be getting but my fingers are crossed that it won’t take me hours to get home from work today. It’s going to be an insanely busy day for me at work today so I better get this post done and then get ready to head out the door.
I have been on a bit of a Masculine card kick these days. Here’s what I have to show you today….
Another simple design using, this time, a Flourishes stamp set. I really need to come up with some masculine cards that don’t involve ships! Oh well, I will manage it eventually I am sure! LOL!!
I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!
Good Morning! I am busy getting ready for work but I thought I would take a minute or two to pop in and post a masculine card that I made this week. I love making masculine cards, I find them such a challenge and when I finish one that I actually like, I really feel like I have accomplished something! Have a look….
The stamp I used for the front is by Impression Obsession, Inc – H13022 Sail Collage and the inside stamp (A seagull sitting on a wooden post, you can just see part of it, sorry I didn’t snap a picture of the inside) is by Inkadinkado # 99205. I used a layout that I found on pintrest and put this card together quickly and easily.
I am off to work again today, we are in for some dirty weather today, rain and freezing rain and then we are getting a dumping so snow tomorrow if the predictions are right. Ugh!
Oh well, we must make the best of it right? I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!
Hello Again! I am really trying to get back to posting daily again… I have been such a lazy blogger these past couple of months. I have loads of projects completed, I just need to get my butt in gear and get back to posting. I have to admit… posting in advance and scheduling my posts a head of time really works for me. Sunday seems to be my best day to get this done. I am usually just hanging around home doing some chores and playing in my craft room so it is my best opportunity to get this done. Here’s a masculine card that I made a couple of weeks ago using one of Carol’s stamps…. Yes Carol… I still have your stamp, although I can’t find it right now because my craft room is such a mess! I really need to clean this up today!!
I love this new chevron punch I picked up a while back at The Cutting Garden, it is perfect to add a bit of interest to masculine cards.
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Good Morning and Happy Monday! I had another great weekend this weekend, lots of crafty time spent in my little craft room creating an whole bunch of Christmas cards for a Stamp A Stack coming up at The Cutting Garden on November 3rd.
Once I got my Christmas cards made I settled down and made this birthday card for a co-worker….
It is a pretty simple card really, colored with my Tim Holtz distressed inks and chalks. I added some stickles to the water to make it shimmer but I am afraid you can’t see it very well in the picture. I managed to get this card done pretty quick! The Stamp is by PSX and it is one of my favorite boat stamps. I really enjoy making masculine cards because it is such a challenge for me!
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Good Morning Blog Friends! I’ve got a cute set of cards to share with you today!
I made these cards before for a class I was teaching at The Cutting Garden and last weekend I was trying to make some masculine cards for my stash so I thought Gus would be perfect!!!! I colored the image by using a paint brush and my distressed inks. Here’s a peek at the inside….
LOL!!!! How fun is that???? I love this stamp!!! Kim has a lovely selection of these sets by Totally Stampalicious! They are so cute!!
Well I hope you have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by!!!
I had to make a masculine card this week for a friend’s birthday and I realized that I have very few masculine cards in my stash so I decided to spend some time this weekend making some. I made a set of four of these cards with a new stamp I got from Stampers Best…..
I really struggle with Masculine cards… They are so hard to embellish!! No flowers! No Bows! Ack!
Hope you are having a great evening and thanks for stopping by!