Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Pleasant Words Journal Page

This journal is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and I'm filling it with art and scriptures.  This is such an important verse and something I really need to work on... pleasant words to everyone (including my teenagers - not always easy).  I've used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints, Wendy Vecchi's honeycomb stencil, PaperArtsy Jofy stamp images (heart and flower from set #22), a Tim Holtz rub on (pointed finger), Posca pens, and the verse is computer generated. 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Thank You My Friend

I'm using two Quietfire Design stamps - thank you from the Thank You set of 4 and My friend from Friends set of 4.  I put both stamps onto an acrylic block and then stamped them with Archival Ink jet black onto printed paper.  I combined this with more printed paper, some wrapping paper (the kraft with hearts), and a variety of embellishments all layered to a folded brown card.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Good friends and Snowflakes

Howdy Hi!!!!  I hope you are doing well today!!!

One of the things I got for Christmas was some Brushos.  I have seen them mentioned many places lately, they looked like a fun product to play with as I love doing backgroundy stuff, so I put them on my "I'd like to have these" list.  A friend came over the day after Christmas and we played.  This background is one of my pieces.  I stamped the Quietfire Design calligraphy image (Good Friends are like Snowflakes) with Archival Ink jet black and embossed it with detail black powder.  The snowflakes are a Quietfire Design cut file (snowflakes - tulipflake, starflake and more) you can find in the Silhouette store.  After cutting them from white cardstock, I sprayed them with Perfect Pearls mist perfect pearl. 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

One More Christmas Project

Hello!!!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Day!!  We had a fabulous day at home celebrating the birth of our Savior.  Our two boys were home and the whole day was a joy!!

I had this Mary Kay bag and almost threw it away but then thought I would alter it and use it for a gift for one of my bestest friends!!  

I painted the bag with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints chocolate pudding (the main bag) and old gold (the handle and also added some on the edges of the bag.  I also went over the handle and the edges with some Treasure Gold.  I cut the Tim Holtz tattered poinsettia twice from cream cardstock and embossed and colored it the same as the poinsettia on the last card I posted HERE.  

Merry Christmas from the Quietfire Design set, Merry Christmas Plain & Simple, is stamped with Archival Ink red geranium on a scrap of cream cardstock, torn out, and glued to the bag. I did also add an Idea-ology gumdrop to the center of the poinsettia but had already taken the picture before I remembered to add it.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Gift Bags and a Winner

Hello!!!  Thank you to everyone that visited for the Quietfire Design Winter Wonderland Blog Hop and for all the wonderful comments!!!!  

I have another project to share using the Merry Christmas Plain & Simple set of stamps.  I love these kind of sets because you have the choice of different fonts and sizes that say the same thing.  For this project I needed a shorter length for the saying to fit than on the card I shared for the hop and, of course, there was one that was perfect.  

These little gift bags use Tim Holtz dies (In the Bag, Prancing Deer, Reindeer Flight), washi tape, twine... and the Merry Christmas is stamped with Archival Ink red geranium.

Now for the winner on my blog of the QF hop.  

Candy said...
Lovely card Wanda!!
Merry Christmas......

Merry Christmas to you, Candy, and congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!  Please email either me or Quietfire with your mailing information.  

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Quietfire Design Winter Wonderland Blog Hop - Day 3

Hello and welcome to Quietfire Design's Winter Wonderland Blog Hop!!!  I'm so happy that you've stopped by!!!  If you haven't been following along with the hop you will definitely want to check out the posts from Monday and Tuesday (schedule below).  We are on day 3 of 5 today with a post here and a post on Teresa's blog.  

I decided to get Krafty with my card as in using Kraft Paper.  I started with an older stamp - the smaller Merry Christmas snowflake stamping it with Adirondack pigment ink snowcap and drying it with a heat tool.  Next I inked around the edge with Distress Ink vintage photo and also over the stamped snowflakes to tone them down.  Merry Christmas (from the new Merry Christmas Plain & Simple Set) is stamped with Archival Ink jet black. This piece is layered to a folded natural (or off-white) card edged with Distress Ink barn door.  Also in the background I've sponged barn door ink through sequin waste but this was done at the end when I decided I needed to do something more with the card.  The poinsettia is cut from the Tim Holtz die tattered poinsettia from natural cardstock.  There are 2 large, 1 medium, and 1 small poinsettia.  All but one of the large pieces is stamped with a text background image using Versamark and embossed with Queen's Gold embossing powder. The edges of the petals are inked with either barn door or peeled paint.  I stacked the flowers, stapled them together, and added an Idea-ology gumdrop that I had inked with Archival Ink chrome yellow to the center. 

There are prizes to be won!!!  One winner will be selected from each blog and your entry is a comment - one on each blog.  We'd love to hear what you think - good, bad, or in-between!!!  All comments must be made by midnight Friday, Dec. 19th.

Also ALL Quietfire Design rubber stamps are on sale during the hop - 25% off the regular price.  Woohoo!!!!!

The schedule....

Monday: Diana
Tuesday: Robyn,  Yvonne
Wednesday: Wanda (that's me),  Teresa
Thursday: Kathy Jo, Suzanne
Friday: Sherry,  Yogi 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Birthday Cards and a Hop

First up I'm sharing a couple of birthday cards.  These were quick cards but they still look very nice.  The "Happy Birthday" used on each card is from the Quietfire Design set Happy Birthday Plain & Simple

For this first card I masked off the center using some tissue tape, sponged it with Distress Ink tumbled glass and a little broken chine, stamped the pine tree (and old PSX stamp) with versamark ink 5 times, and embossed them with evergreen embossing powder.  Next I used some very old liquid applique and heated it to create the look of snow.  The Happy Birthday is stamped with Archival Ink jet black.

For this second card I stamped Happy Birthday with Archival Ink manganese blue plus some cornflower blue.  I embossed the piece using a Tim Holtz snowflake folder and an embossing diffuser.  After it was embossed I laid the small oval from the diffusing plate over the non-embossed area and sprayed the rest of the piece with Distress stain Spray using tumbled glass, brushed pewter and just a bit of picket fence.  I removed the oval , dried the piece and sponged Archival Ink manganese blue over the high spots to bring out the snowflakes and added some around the edges.  The large layered snowflake is the Tim Holtz combination die and embossing folder and it's cut from a frosted sheet.  I brushed just a little Distress Paint picket fence on the back of the snowflake to help it show up a bit and layered it with a large metal snowflake brad (Spare Parts).


And finally, but certainly not least, Quietfire Design is having a Blog Hop this week sharing some Christmas cheer and inspiration as well as their latest rubber stamp creations.

The hop started on Monday and goes through Friday.  Here is the schedule....

Monday: Diana 
Tuesday: Robyn,  Yvonne  
Wednesday: Wanda (that's me),  Teresa  
Thursday: Kathy Jo, Suzanne  
Friday: Sherry,  Yogi 

There are prizes!!!!!  One winner will be chosen from each blog.  For your chance, just leave a comment on each blog by midnight Friday night, Dec. 19th.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

PaperArtsy - Dec. #3

Today's tutorial on the PaperArtsy Blog is a journal page.  I hope you'll head on over to check it out!!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

PaperArtsy - Dec. #2

Hello!!!!!!!!!!  I'm over on the PaperArtsy Blog again.  Today I am using paint and rubbing alcohol for a background technique and making two cards.  I hope you'll pop on over to take a peek at the step-by-step tutorial!!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

PaperArtsy - month 4 already!!!

Today starts my last week as one of the semester 4 guest designers for PaperArtsy.

If you hop on over to the PaperArtsy Blog, I'm sharing step-by-step with pictures and information how I created today's project.