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Happy Dad’s Day!

Hello Everyone,

Today I’m sharing the card I made for my Dad for Father’s Day. It’s a simple card, I added a full square of white card stock over the black base and then cut the dp to place around the sentiment. I added a lot of distressing & inking with the thread and trinkets as embellishments.

 

 

For the inside of the card I cut the dp panels a little smaller to make more room for my message.

 

 

I like to decorate my home made envelopes as well.

Products Used:

* 7gypsies “Paddington” 6″x6″ Paper Pad

* Stampin Up! “Dad’s Day” & “Sense of Time” Stamp Sets

* Tim Holtz Distress Inks “Forest Moss”, “Crushed Olive” & “Walnut Stain”

* Black & White Card Stock

* Prima – Vintage Trinkets

* Crochet Thread

* EK Success Rounded Corner Punch

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and that it’s inspired you to create something of your own.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative and safe day :O)

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Eyelet Outlet Thursday! “It’s Always Tea Time!”

Hello Everyone!

I’m back today with a card inspired by one of my favorite stories – Alice in Wonderland! I love the crazy bold colors and writing of the story – not to mention all the weirdness! This card is actually more of a fun invitation style card for those get together’s with our girlfriends for munchies, tea/coffee and lot’s of laughter. I’ve always loved having my girlfriends over for a bunch of laughs and good food & drink. I had my neighbor tell his wife, my husband & I once that the hardest time he’s ever laughed was an evening he could hear one of my many get togethers when getting home from work, so much so, that he lit a fire in his fire pit, grabbed a couple of beers and sat outside laughing until he cried. He said he learned 2 things that night 1) He hadn’t realized how women really talked and 2) I had great taste in music lol!!! My husband confessed at that moment that he hadn’t actually left with his buddy as I had thought, they remained in our driveway for nearly an hour looking at his friends new car and dying to know what was so funny that entire time lol!! What can I say – ladies know how to have fun ;O)

 I used Eyelet Outlets awesome Tea Pot & Cup Brads for this card and matched my Gelatos to the colors of the brads. I knew my Tim Holtz Pocket Watches Embossing Folder was a perfect match with these brads.  And of course Wonderland is a crazy place so it actually make sense that tea pots & cups hang upside down as well ;O)

 

 

 

 

These brads are just too cute not to use inside as well and I wanted the tea & brads matching to keep the bright colors flowing throughout the card. So I used my Distress Inks for the tea :O)

 

 

 

Products Used:

http://www.eyeletoutlet.com
* Tea Pot & Tea Cup Brads

* Tim Holtz – “Pocket Watches” Embossing Folder – Tea Dye, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves Ink Pads

* Faber-Castell Gelatos – Bubble Gum, Guava, Grape, Lavender, Blueberry, Cotton Candy

Other Supplies – Black & White Card Stock, White Gelly Roll Pen, Pigma Micron 03 Archival Ink Pen, Pop-Up Squares, Double Sided Tape

Well I hope you enjoyed todays project and that it’s inspired you to create something of your own.  Thanks for stopping by and have a safe & creative day Everyone :O)

 

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Eyelet Outlet Thursday – Going Out In Style!

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m sharing a card for that sassy lady in your life that regardless of age loves to be fashionable! This card was inspired by my 87 year old Grandma who loves to dress up!

 

 

Products used:

Eyelet Outlet
* Green Matte Enamel Dots
* Red/Green Square Jewel Bling
* Purple Swirl Jewel Bling
* Purple Strips Jewel Bling
* Cream Swirl Jewel Bling
* Purple/Blue 12mm Jewel Bling

Stampin Up!
* Basic Black, Concord Grape & Green Galore Card Stock
* Green Galore & Basic Black Markers
* Going Out In Style Stamp Set

Other Supplies:
* Faber Castell – Red Cherry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Lavender, Green Tea, & Lime Gelatos
* Fiskers – Lace Punch
* EK Success – Round Punch
* Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
* Wink of Stella – Clear Bruch Pen
* Laurentien Coloring Pencils
* Pop-Up Squares & Tombow Liquid Glue

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed todays project and that it’s inspired you to create something of your own.

Have a safe and creative day Everyone :O)

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Eyelet Outlet Thursday – “Thanks For Steering Me in the Right Direction” Father’s Day Card

Hello Everyone!

I’m back today with another Father’s Day card as promised! If you remember, last week was all about those Dad’s who love fishing and the great outdoors. Today’s card is another for those Father’s who love the great outdoors when it’s on the water ;O)

I started off with the card being blue and white but soon realized I wanted another color so I added the green paper and found a marker that matched. I traced the green marker along the edges of the tape to give some added dimension and brushed the same green along the edge of the circles. I wanted to add some green enamel dots but didn’t have them in the exact color, but guess what? It didn’t matter because it turns out these matte enamel dots are perfect to color on, so I did, with my marker lol!

 

 

 

Products Used:

  Eyelet Outlet

* Anchor Washi Tape
* 1/16 Mini Round Brads – Blue Mix
* Matte Finish Enamel Dots – Green
* Enamel Dots / Stars – Blue

Stampin Up!
* The Open Sea & Dad’s Day Stamp Sets
* Green Galore Ink Pad & Marker
* Pacific Point Ink Pad
* Whisper White Card Stock
* Photo Corners Punch

Other Supplies:
* Core Color by Coredinations Card Stock – Asparagus & Antiqua
* Tim Hotz Distress Tool
* Douple Sided Tape & Pop Up Squares

* Spellbinders Large Circle Die Set

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed todays project and that it’s inspired you to create something of your own.

Thanks for stopping by :O)

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Eyelet Outlet Thursday! “The Great Outdoors” A Father’s Day Card

Hello Everyone,

Can you believe how fast time time is passing these days!?! Mother’s Day was here and gone so quickly and now it’s already time to prepare for Father’s Day, so, I thought I would take a couple of posts this month and dedicate them to Father’s Day cards. This week I chose to create a card that involved 2 of my Dad’s great loves – fishing & the great outdoors!

I sketched the mountains & trees with some “water” pieces and added some Blue Enamel Dots – Stars  to accomplish the great outdoors part of the card and then added these awesome Trout & Bass Brads for the fishing part. I added some highlights to the mountains with my Cotton Gelato. After highlighting the water with my white gel pen I wanted to tone it down a little so I used my Blueberry Gelato for that.

 

 

I added a small enamel dot on the Dad stamp from the Blue Enamel Dots – Stars set and 4 medium Multi Size Green Enamel Dots to give some extra bling.

 

 

The trout & bass brads are so awesome that I wanted to keep using them so I added some to the inside of the card.

 

I hope you enjoyed todays project and that it inspired you to create something of your own.

Thanks for stopping by & have a safe and creative day Everyone :O)

Other products used:

* Stampin Up! Always Artichoke, Night of Navy, Whisper White Ink & CardStock, Basic Black CardStock & Dad’s Day Stamp Set

* studio[g] Alphabet Stamp Set

* Gelato’s – Blueberry & Coconut

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Eyelet Outlet Thursday!!!

Hey Everyone and welcome back to another Eyelet Outlet Thursday!!

Today I’m sharing a very beautiful yet quick and easy project for those occasions when you need many cards and are short on time. I chose to make the sentiment Thank you but you could use this style for any occasion or holiday!

The base of these cards is 4″ x 8″ and the panel is 3 1/2″ by 3 1/2″. I chose 2 stamp sets for these and kept them basic black and white. I wanted 12 different looking cards but with little effort so using each stamp I made a white on black and then a black on white card and picked my favorite embellishment for that pair and voila! I had 12 Thank You cards in no time!

 

For this set I used the: Purple Swirl Bling Jewels

 

 

For this set I used the: Green Pearl Bling Strips (these are my absolute favorite!)

 

 

For this set I used the: Light Pink Enamel Dots

 

 

For this set I used the: Green Enamel Dots

 

 

For this set I used the: Blue Skinny Glitter Washi Tape (These come in packs of 3 with a roll of Blue, Purple & Green)

 

 

For this set I used the: Green Skinny Washi Tape

 

 

Here is the link to the tutorial: YouTube Tutorial

 

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed todays project and that it’s inspired you to create something of your own ;O)

Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and creative day everyone!

Other Products Used:

* Stampin Up! – Basic Black CardStock & Ink – Whisper White CardStock & Ink
– Vintage Vogue Stamp Set

* Inkadinkado ~ Flower Flourishes Stamp Set

*  Double Sided Tape

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Mixed Media Mother’s Day Card

Hello Everyone,

Today I’m sharing a Mixed Media Mother’s Day card with you that was inspired by a card I watched Marta Lapkowska create on her youtube channel “Maremi SmallArt”.  I attempted several backgrounds for this card before I was happy with it ( I did save the others for future projects). I loved the colors but they were too dominant for me so I dry brushed them with some gesso. Once it had dried I sponged on some more gesso and then sponged a third time. Once I was happy with it I began playing around with embellishments. These flowers by Prima are gorgeous but I wasn’t completely sold on them for the card until I dry brushed them with some gesso which blended them in with the background nicely. Once the card was in the mail and I sat looking at the photos I decided I should have gessoed the bg one more time, but as they say – live and learn ;O)

 

 

For the inside I decided to ink the stencil to keep the card flowing:

 

 

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and that it’s inspired you to create something of your own.

Thanks for stopping by, have a safe and creative day everyone :O)

 

 

Products Used:

* Strathmore Mixed Media Paper

* Prima – Donna Downey Stencil~Damask Mask

             – Color Bloom Spray Mist~Pressed Petal & Emerald

             – Resin Piece – Shabby Chic Treasures Collection~Baroque Frame

             – Flowers – Tatiana Collection

* Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Starburst Color Shot~Tibetan Poppy Teal

* Dusty Attic – Chipboard~Decorative Scroll #1

* Stampin Up! Short & Sweet & All Holidays Stamp Sets, Elegant Eggplant, Taken With Teal & Glorious Green Ink Pads & Modern Label Punch

* Kaisercraft – Pearls~Snow & Sparklets~Princess

* Mill Hill – White Antique Glass Beads

* Cheesecloth

* White Crochet Thread

* Tim Holtz Idea-olgy Facets

* Bob Ross White Gesso

* Liquitex Light Modeling Paste

 

Here is a link to Marta’s video that inspired this card: Mixed Media Vintage Style Card Tutorial

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I Love You in Bright Colors!

Hello Everyone,

I made this card for Tricia’s “May Flower” CAS challenge this week over at Splitoaststampers. I’ve had these chipboard pieces for a loooong time and when I seen the challenge I immediately thought of them and this BoBunny DP.  I traced out the flowers onto the DP and then glued them onto the gessoed chipboard and mixed and matched the centers.

 

 

I used my white gel pen to make a few highlights here and there.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed todays project and that it inspired you to create something of your own. Have a safe and creative day.

Thanks for looking :O)

 

Products Used:

* SU! Basic Black CardStock

* Gina K. Designs 120lb “Pure Luxury” White CardStock

* BoBunny “Lemonade Stand” CardStock

* Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn

* Chipboard Flowers, Celebrate It “Holiday” Ribbon, White Gesso & White Gel Pen

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“A Starry Night” – My first Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone!

So today’s project is very different for me, I’ve never created an art journal page before, but I’ve watched many, many tutorials on youtube about them and decided to buy my first journal. Well after about 5 weeks of letting it sit there and collect dust I came across Marta’s (of Maremi Smallart) ‘Breaking the Blank Page” series on her youtube channel and watched all of them over a few days and suddenly couldn’t help myself. I was so inspired and had so many ideas floating around in my head that I decided to go for it! And here is the result:

 

 

I had a lot of fun creating this despite my nervousness at trying something new. The moon is my hubby’s favorite part:

 

 

And as much as I love the moon & stars, my fav are the trees and mushrooms. Partly because I absolutely love everything about trees and mushrooms but mostly because of how the gorgeous BoBunny DP looks on them :O)

 

 

 

Here is Part 1 of the video tutorial:

“A Starry Night” Art Journal Page – Part 1

Here is Part 2:

“A Starry Night” Art Journal Page Part 2

 

For any of you out there hesitating on beginning an art journal I hope after looking at my page & watching my videos you feel inspired & encouraged to go for it. But if you need an extra dose of inspiration & encouragement, here is a link to the first video in Marta’s wonderful “Breaking the Blank Page” series: Art Journaling For Beginners Part 1

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative and safe day Everyone :O)

Products Used:
* Ranger Ink – Dylusions Creative Journal & Multi Medium Matte
* BoBunny – Weekend Market Collection 6″ x 6″ Pad
* Maya Road – Fresh Chipboard Trees
* Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Fired Brick, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain & Evergreen Bough Distress Stain
* Silks Acrylic Glaze – Azurite, Teal Zircon, Persimmon, Chestnut Brown, Olive Vine, Iridescent Copper
* Faber Castell – Black Licorice & Coconut Gelatos
* Stampin Up! Handsome Hunter & Night of Navy ink, “By Ones & By Twos”, “French Script” Stamps Sets
* Prima – “Time Travellers Memories” & Finnabair “Triangles” Stamps
* The Scrapbook Diaries – Gabrielle Pollacco Clear Stamps
* Magnolia-licious – “Death Cap Mushrooms” Stamp
* studio[g] – Alphabet Stamp Sets
* Staz-On – Jet Black Ink
* Liquitex – Heavy Body Titanium White Ink