Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Michael's Giftcard WINNER!

Sooooo I am proud to announce the winner of the Michael's Giftcard! I just went to the Rafflecopter and pressed select a winner. This is what came up!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congrats to Amy E from Scrap this, Save That! So happy for ya! I'll be sending you an e-mail so you can let me know what your mailing addy is. According to your comment, you'll be stacking up on some paper with your $25 so have fun!

To everyone else who entered, thank you SO much for supporting my little blog!! I have been trying to go through the list and follow people back. It really means a lot to me how many folks stopped by and left a little love on the blog, so thank you SO much!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012


For today's project, I turned back to my distress inks. I am slowly trying to teach myself how to blend the colors together and I wanted to enter this into Pause Dream Enjoy's #27 challenge entitled: Sunset.

For this card I mixed 6 different colors: The sky was a combination of Antique Linen and Rusty Hinge to create that sunset palate. I placed a circular piece of paper temporarily on the card for the sun as I applied the orangey Rusty Hinge. I tried keeping the indent very faint. I used Inkadinkado flower stamps for the bottom and although I used Victorian Velvet and Vintage Photo for the flowers themselves, I blended Peeled Paint in the background for that greenery feel. For the sentiment and the butterfly, I used  Black Soot to top it off.

I'm actually really proud of this card and I'm looking into getting some lighter shades of inks so I can experiment some more.

So if you have a card with a sunset or just the colors that are associated with a sunset, be sure to visit Janis and the rest of her DT at Pause Dream Enjoy!

And while you're at it, have you entered my give-away? Only two days left!!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sailing Away

Below is a card I made for my Daddy-o, the bestest Navy Veteran I know. My father also likes to paint (I come from creative stock!) and his favorite pictures to make are ocean landscapes. While this is a far cry from the lovely pictures he makes for me, I thought I'd give the nautical theme a crack.

For the background, I turned to my trusty Tim Holtz distress inks. The bottom blue is Broken China and for the sky, I blended yellowish Antique Linen with pinkish Tattered Rose. The waves were cut from my Life is a Beach Cricut cartridge and I used worn looking card stock to give them a rougher look. The sail boat and sentiment were from the dollar stamp rack at Michael's (Oh, how I ADORE that rack!) My Daddy ended up loving it. =)

Have you entered my GIVE-AWAY yet? $25 bucks from Michael's can be yours! That's $25 bucks worth of stamps right there =)

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
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