When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me, Lord." I am a believer that God created each one of us with a unique talent, therefore, use it well to serve Him.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Watercoloring using Tim Holtz Distressed Markers

My final and last post for today will be a card I made using watercolor technique.  No challenges or anything, just plain crafting.  How I wish that my newly bought heat tool will get here as I am so eager to do more watercoloring using different color medium.  Here's one that I made. 

 I think it's not that bad for a first try.  But next time, I need to be more careful on how much Stickles I need to put.
PAPER: Stampin' Up! {watercolor paper and cardstock} and Cosmo Cricket {patterned paper}
STAMP: Stampendous {jumbo peony} and Paper Smooches {word salad - sentiments}
INKPAD: Memento {Tuxedo Black} and Tim Holtz Distressed Inkpad {Rusty Hinge}
COLORING MEDIUM: Tim Holtz Distressed Marker {worn lipstick}
TOOLS: Scoth {ATG}, E-6000 {glue}, Fiskar {paper trimmer} and Stickles {glitter glue} and sponge
EMBELLISHMENT: Unknown {satin ribbon}, Making Memories {brad} and Martha Stewart {half pearls}

I'll be posting more once I get my new heat tool...

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Finally, a DCWV Stackaholic Template Challenge

Finally, an entry to DCWV monthly Stackaholic Template Challenge will make it to Erin's email.  I have tried alot of times to make an LO but because we travel so much every weekend, none of them made it to the challenge.  Finally... Woot! Woot!  I hope I can join them every month.
I actually feel guilty that I seldom make any scrapbook layout nowadays.  I started as a scrapbooker and since life becomes really busy especially after we decided to home school the kids, I rarely have the time to sit down and make a layout.  With DCWV's monthly sketch challenge, I at least get to make one scrapbook page and that's better than nothing.

 Oh what fun it is to dig into Ella's pictures.  It was fun too putting up this LO.  I really missed doing scrapbook page.  Maybe I should start looking for more challenges online, to encourage me to make more.
Have you seen DCWV's booth on Winter CHA?  I got this from my subscription to Erin Madsen's DCWV blog.  If you are not a follower, go ahead and look for DCWV fan page in Facebook.  If I'm not mistaken, they will be giving out 13 stacks (yes! 13 stacks that hasn't made yet in any craft stores and that is worth $250) to 4 lucky ladies during CHA.  All you have to do is go to Facebook and you will be ask to subscribe.  Fill up the form and you'll be entered into a daily drawing.  Hurry, you still have 2 more days!

PAPER: Neenah, Stampin' Up! {cardstock} and K & company - Poppyseed and DCWV - The At Home Stack {patterned paper}
INKPAD: Tim Holtz Distressed Inkpad {broken china}
TOOLS: Silhouette Cameo {electronic die-cut machine}, Spellbinder Grand Calibur {die-cut machine}, Spellbinder{assorted dies}, Stampin' Up {doily die}, My Creative Memory {circle stitch die}, Scoth {ATG}, E-6000 {glue}, Fiskar {paper trimmer} and Making Memories {acrylic paint} and sponge
EMBELLISHMENT: Prima {flowers}, Recollection {rose flower}, American Craft {blue jute twine}, MME {washi tape}, Unknown {acrylic alpha}and Silhouette (die-cut)
SILHOUETTE IMAGE: elegant flourish

Until next month....

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Sweet & Sassy - The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #193

Next project I will be posting is a card I made for sketch challenge at Sweet & Sassy - The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge # 193:

Here's my take:
 It's been 5mons now since we left home and everybody was missing it.  So to channel the sad emotion, I cut out a Texas map using my Silhouette Cameo and made a card out of it.  I used a monochromatic theme - brown.  We used to joke that most of the time, you'll see nothing but yellow, brown or dirt in Texas.  That joke turned into a card... 
One thing is sure, there is more color in Texas than where we are right now.
 The inside... just making use of the scrap patterned paper.
We will be sending this card to a friend/co-worker of my hubby together with some fresh spices...
PAPER: Gina K, DCWV, Stampin' Up! and American Craft {cardstock}, Studio Calico by American Craft {patterned paper}
STAMPS: Flourishes - Cottage Home & On The Porch {sentiments}
INKPAD: Memento {Rich Cocoa}
TOOLS: Silhouette Cameo {electronic die-cut machine}, Spellbinder Grand Calibur {die-cut machine}, MFT Die-namics {retro squares die}, Scoth {ATG}, E-6000 {glue}, Fiskar {paper trimmer} and sponge
EMBELLISHMENT: Making Memories {heart brad}, Basic Grey {half pearls}, Walmart {brown hemp}, flower bead and washi tape.

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CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge # 10

No crafting today.  Kids are finally getting better and I'm getting worst.  I stayed in bed most of the morning nurturing my cough and colds.  I finally got up at lunch time.  Called hubby to tell him about my weird dream.  It was a funny dream.  In the dream I was chasing a yellow spider and an orange snake.  The yellow spider was actually spraying  red, aqua blue and aqua green venom.  Hubby said that I must be in a crafting mode lately that in my dreams, I'm even coloring.  I actually like it LOL... 

After feeding my kids their brunch, I decided to clean up my craft table and yet I still forgot to take pictures.  Well, the ones I will be uploading should be okay unless I want to miss posting my first card project. 

Here you go... for a start, here is my take for CAS(E) this Sketch # 10, which is their first challenge for the year 2013.
 I made all the die-cuts using Impression Obsession dies and I got those mini-eggs 3 years ago the from Dollar Tree knowing fully that I could use them for my cards.
 The inside... I also added a wood grain washi tape to compliment the theme.
 There it is!

PAPER: Gina K, DCWV, Stampin' Up! and American Craft {cardstock}
STAMPS: Paper Smooches {sentiments}
INKPAD: Memento {Rich Cocoa}
TOOLS: Spellbinder Grand Calibur {die-cut machine}, Impression Obsession {bare branch and twig wreath dies}, Scoth {ATG}, E-6000 {glue}, Fiskar {paper trimmer}
EMBELLISHMENT: Bazzil Basic {mini brads}, Basic Grey {half pearls}, Dollar Tree {mini eggs}, and washi tape.

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Mother's Day Card

I made this card for the following challenges:
Something New - stamps from Flourishes {Love & Lace} 
and Paper Smooches {Pretty Phrases}


PAPER: Neenah and CTMH {cardstock} MAMBI and Simple Stories {patterned paper}
STAMPS: Flourishes - Love & Lace {image} and Paper Smooches - Pretty Phrases {sentiments}
INKPAD: Stampin' Up {Melon Mambo}
TOOLS: Silhouette Cameo {electronic diecut machine}, Cuttlebug machine {die-cut machine}, Cherry Lyn, MCT and Spellbinders {dies}, Cuttlebug - Geometric Rings {embossing folder},  Scoth {ATG}, E-6000 {glue}, Fiskar {paper trimmer}
EMBELLISHMENT: Prima Say It in Crystals{bling}, Oriental Trading {bling brads}, Dollar Tree {Ribbon}, and assorted washi tapes

I think this card will be one of my fave...

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OBDB Challenge 137 - Something Old and Something New

I made this card for OBDB new Challenge - Something Old and Something New.

 Something Old - Diecut {Mambi} and doily
Something New - both newly bought stamp 
{ODBD - Ask, Seek Knock} and punches {Martha Stewart}

PAPER: Stampin' Up! {cardstock} Fancy Pants - Hopscotch {patterned paper}
STAMPS: Our Daily Bread Designs {Ask, Seek, Knock}
INKPAD: Stampin' Up {Melon Mambo}
TOOLS: Martha Stewart {punches}, ATG, E-6000, Fiskar {paper trimmer}
EMBELLISHMENT: Mambi {chipboard die-cut}, unknown {mini-brads} and Recollection {half-pearls}
OTHERS: doily

Until next challenge...

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A Gift

Here's another project I made. It will be a gift for my DSIL and her daughter Brigit. Ella and I found these gorgeous handmade jewelries during one of our shopping trip to a local store.

Looking at them makes me think of those times when I used to make them and how I used to earn a lot from it.  
 The jewelries came without a packaging but thanks to Silhouette, I was able to make my own jewelry gift boxes as well as a card that would go it with.
PAPER: Stampin' Up! {cardstock} K & Company {patterned paper}
STAMPS: MFT {Clearly Sentimental - Audrey Hepburn}
INKPAD: Memento {Tuxedo Black}
TOOLS: Silhouette Cameo {diecut machine}, ATG, E-6000 and Fiskar {paper trimmer}
EMBELLISHMENT: American Craft {ribbon}, unknown {pins}, Webster Pages {vintage cameo pins}, Prima {flowers}, Martha Stewart {half pearls}, Recollection {mini half pearls} and We R Memory Keeper {washi tape}
OTHERS: Unknown {handmade paper} and Lux Design {die-cut}
SILHOUETTE DIE-CUT IMAGE: cameo, assorted banner set, jewelry gift box

Hope they like it and hope you do too...

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A simple "Hello"

Hello everyone... Happy New Year! Wishing you all happiness, good health and lots of crafting.

Kids are both sick with colds and flu. I think I'm getting sick as well. Finally got our internet up and working 100%, so here I am posting the couple projects I made the last couple days.

 Loved this flower image from Silhouette and I just gotta make a card out of it.
 Hope you all like it!
PAPER: PTI and Bazzill {cardstock} Fancy Pants "The Good Life" {patterned paper}
STAMPS: Paper Smooches {sentiment}
INKPAD: Stampin' Up!{Tempting Turquoise}
TOOLS: Silhouette Cameo {diecut machine}, ATG, E-6000, We R Memomry Keeper {chomper} and Fiskar {paper trimmer}
 EMBELLISHMENT: American Craft {ribbon}, unknown brand {brads}
DIE-CUT IMAGE: Silhouette Online Store {asian flower}

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