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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Where the magic and chaos collide

Good Morning Dreamerz, 

EDITED TO ADD: my blog has been acting up and this was supposed to go live yesterday but instead went into DRAFT Mode.  

This is my DT post for the Cutting Cafe.  We were tasked with showing where we craft.  This is a picture showing my work area.  As you can see I am in the middle of cutting down cardstock to make the cards I like to show you here.  Also within reach is my Copic Markers, Zig watercolor, Prismas, Kuretake Watercolor, Faber Watercolors, adhesive, and so so much more.




I know most of you know I have a small addiction to coffee, do you see my vintage Starbucks Coffee Mug? There is almost always coffee on my crafting desk.  I have spilled many things like glitter, sequins, bottles of adhesive, dirty watercolor water, but I have somehow managed to never spill a drop of coffee, priorities right!!!

I do hope you pop over to The Cutting Cafe blog to see what my crafty sisters have posted up.

Have a Great Day Dreamerz!!!

Tickle you PINK

Good Morning Dreamerz

Today I want to share a really PINK card with you.  Like most of my crafty friends I have lots of product in my craft room that I have never used, who me? yes ME! So I have been on a mission to start using these stamps, dies, inks, supplies.  Today is one of those projects. full card recipe including a review and tips to follow picture.


Card Recipe
Card Base and foiled layer I used Neenah Solar Crest 80lb cut to 8.5 x 8.5, for the foiled layer I first used Distress Ink in Spun Sugar to give it a light blush of color. For the foiling I took the Pineapple stencil from Echo Park and taped it securely on top of the distress colored using painters tape. I then broke out my new jar of DecoFoil Transfer Gel and an old credit card I keep on hand for all sorts of uses in the craft room. I applied a generous layer of Transfer Gel then set about spreading it over the whole stencil going back and forth side to side to make sure I had all the nooks and crannies of the stencil filled in. Once I was happy I untaped the stencil and immediately took it to the kitchen to give it a good wash, the transfer gel cleaned up perfectly in warm water from the stencil and left no residue at all! I set the project aside to wait for it to dry which took a few hours because of the thickness. I fired up my laminator and picked a bright pink foil for the pineapples, ran it thru 2 times because not all areas picked up the foil the first time. Since I knew this was going to be a pretty thick card with layers I decided to instead of placing the solid pink layer on top I used a die and cut out from the foiled layer and then inserted my pink layer in securing it with double sided tape.  Now the pink layer looked plain so I broke out the pineapple stencil again and used the new Distress Oxide inks in Fossilized Amber and Cracked Pistachio using a sponge dauber to color in the pineapples. Now all my card needed was something for the pineapple emblazoned pink layer!! So I dug thru my stamps and dies and came across this set from My Favorite Things called Tickled Pink and the dies are called Flamingos, I had not used this set yet but loved the sentiments. The Flamingo was die cut using paper from my stash in 2 different shades of patterned pink paper and plain black card stock. The Sentiment was stamped on vellum using Stampin Up Blackberry Bliss which I then sandwiched between a sheet of plain copy paper and ran thru my still warm laminator to speed up the drying of the ink.  This is so much easier than using a heat gun which will definitely warp your velum.

Review: DecoFoil Transfer Gel is easy to use, cleans up beautifully with plain water, but takes a while to dry completely and you need to have a laminator to use it. Distress Oxide inks are quickly becoming my new favorite, I only own 5 colors because I could not commit to buying the whole set, but I will be buying the set a few pads/colors at a time.
TIPS: Keep old Credit Cards, Gift Cards on hand, these are perfect for spreading things like ModPodge, Transfer Gel, paint, you can also use them to scrape off cricut cutting mats, craft surfaces that have dried on bits on the surface, and they work great for helping to flick/remove a super tiny die cut that is stuck to your cutting plate.

Well that is my project in a very long nutshell today.  I am hoping to have my GoPro set up soon for video which will be a whole lot easier and much more fun for you all.

Have a Great Day Dreamerz!!!!







Sunday, April 16, 2017

2 months of projects.

Good Morning Dreamers,
Today is Easter morning and as I sit in my craft room I am reflecting on how very blessed I am to be able to craft and create. Then it struck me how while I almost always (there is the famous Easter card incident of 2017) take pictures of all my creations I very rarely lately post anything except my Design Team projects to this blog.
So here you go Dreamers 2 months of most of my creations.. I do hope you enjoy them.





































Well there you have it, just a sprinkling of some of the projects that should have had more attention but did not. 

Have a Blessed day Dreamers..

Friday, March 31, 2017

Thanks a Latte ~ SCLBH 2017 ~ project #9

Good Morning Dreamerz..

I am back today with my Ninth project for the 

This was such an easy card to create.  The papers I chose just came so easily to me, I hope you enjoy it.



Card Recipe:
Coffee Dies from Jaded Blossom
Digi Stamp Bugaboo
Paper DCWV
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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I do hope you will join in on the blog hop by linking up your Spring Coffee, Tea, or Cocoa themed cards and projects.

Until next time, have a great day Dreamerz!!!


Latte Die Cut Cup #2~ SCLBH 2017 ~ project #8

Good Morning Dreamerz..

I am back today with my Eighth project for the 

This was such an easy card to create.  The papers I chose just came so easily to me, I hope you enjoy it.



Card Recipe:
Coffee Dies from Jaded Blossom
Digi Stamp Bugaboo
Paper Graphic 45
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I do hope you will join in on the blog hop by linking up your Spring Coffee, Tea, or Cocoa themed cards and projects.

Until next time, have a great day Dreamerz!!!


Latte DieCut Cup Latte #1~ SCLBH 2017 ~ project #7

Good Morning Dreamerz..

I am back today with my Seventh project for the 

This was such an easy card to create.  The papers I chose just came so easily to me, I hope you enjoy it.



Card Recipe:
Coffee Dies from Jaded Blossom
Digi Stamp Bugaboo
Paper Graphic 45
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I do hope you will join in on the blog hop by linking up your Spring Coffee, Tea, or Cocoa themed cards and projects.

Until next time, have a great day Dreamerz!!!


Spring TeaCup ~ SCLBH 2017 ~ project #6

Good Morning Dreamerz..

I am back today with my Sixth project for the 

This was such an easy card to create.  The papers and copic colors I chose just came so easily to me, I hope you enjoy it.



Card Recipe:
Digital Stamp BugABoo Colored with various Copic's on Strathmore Bristol Velum Smooth Surface. 

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I do hope you will join in on the blog hop by linking up your Spring Coffee, Tea, or Cocoa themed cards and projects.

Until next time, have a great day Dreamerz!!!


 

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