Friday, January 19, 2018

All fired up- SumMoreFun Mood Board challenge 20

All Fired Up!!
SumMoreFun
Mood Board 
Challenge #20

Hey crafty friends, Today is the start of a New Challenge over at the SumMoreFun blog.

Here is the Mood Board



Remember you can use anything from the mood board. Something from a picture or a color, even the theme which is obviously Birthday!!

Here's what I came up with using Raisin Boat's stamp set Happy Camper.


Such an adorable set. And I have to say.. I just love that raccoon.
He cracks me up. 
I started with the stamps first.
I knew I was using that cute raccoon and I decided it would be fun to have him jumping over the fire. 
Which helped me choose the sentiment. 
After stamping and coloring my images, I fussy cut around them (Making me think, I sure could use a scan and cut.. One day, maybe) and added black cardstock behind them to make them pop out. 
When I was going thru my paper stash I saw this neat paper that looked like it was smoking. 
Can you say perfect??
Sweet Sabrina from SumMoreFun sent me these Action Wobbles, so I thought it would be fun to use one to make the raccoon spring and move on the card. 
I added another layer of black behind this neat paper. 
I also stamped my sentiment and added black behind it.

I hope I was able to inspire you today
To join in our challenge.
You can WIN...  What???
Yup!! 
So head on over and link up your project.
And if you use Victorine Originals or Raisin Boat Stamps.. Ther prize is even bigger!! 
What??
Oh yeah!! 

Hope to see your projects soon!! 
Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Amy


Products used
Raisin Boat: Happy Camper set
Pink: Live More paper collection
Coloring pencils and ink for coloring

Monday, January 15, 2018

Thanks!!

Thanks!!

Hey crafty friends. Im up on the SumMoreFun blog today to share a thank you card using Raisin Boat's stamp set Curly cute.
This set is so cute and you can do anything with these stamps because they are so versatile.


I wanted to continue to learn about different backgrounds since my last project for our current challenge.
"Try Something New".
You can find it HERE...
And its still going on until Thursday!!
Hint..hint..

Using oxide inks, on water color paper, I spread them around with my distress tool until I was happy with the colors. 
I then added a few drops of water and dabbed it up right away. 
After drying, I stamped a pretty little flower from the Curly cute set in black.
I also stamped the thanks sentiment and swirly design under that on a seperate peice and colored the background just a touch.
Im finding these backgrounds to be super fun.


Isnt this neat?

Now its your turn, try something new and join in our challenge for your chance to win. 


Thank you for stopping by.
Hugs
Amy

Products used:
Raisin Boat: Curly Cute stamp set
Tim Holtz: Distress Oxide inks
Tim Holtz: water color paper



Friday, January 5, 2018

SumMoreFun challenge 19 Try something New

Try Something New

Mood Board Challenge
#19


Hey there crafty friends. Today's Challenge over on the SumMoreFun blog is a little different.
Here is the mood board
Yup.  Thats it!!! We want to see you try something new!!! 
Show us what you got, step outside that box and try something you've been wanting to try. 

Here is mine.. Using the wonderful
Curly cute stamp set by Raisin Boat



A galaxy background is something Ive been wanting to try. And I have gotten the Distress Oxides more recently and havent had the chance to play with them yet. 


I pulled up a couple YouTube videos and watched how it was done.
Im pretty happy with the outcome and Im Definently going to keep practicing.

I made my own moon using this cute stamp set. And heat embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment.
Come on.... Now its your turn!!!
Join in our Challenge which starts today.
You have 2 weeks.
I cant wait to see your creations.
Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Amy


Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Im taking over the SumMoreFun blog 
today to wish you all a very Happy New Year!!

I made a card just for today! 
The first day of 2018.

Our time with 2017 is over and now we have 365 days of 2018.
Here is my card.




I used Victorine Originals Clock Minutes stamp and Wishing you Joy sentiment stamp.

I had the idea of using the clock minutes as a border in a way. 
By cutting them in half.
Like saying time is all around us. 
My card was pretty quick to make
I used a punch to cut out my circles and then stamped my image.
I then cut them in half and arranged them on my card. 
I stamped the sentiment and attached it right to the center to make it pop. 
Im hoping 2018 is easier on us all like my card was to make. 

Did you make any resolutions??
Tell us about them.
Wishing you all creativity, love and time for 2018!! 

Dont forget to join in our challenge that is going on right now too. 
Heres our Mood Board



Join us!! Link up your creations today. 
Challenge ends Thursday
Hugs 
Amy




Friday, December 22, 2017

New Years upcycled Clock SumMoreFun Mood Board Challenge#18

SumMoreFun
Mood Board Challenge#18
New Year's
Upcycled clock

Hey Crafty friends
We are back again with another Challenge for you over on the SumMoreFun blog.

Here is our Mood Board


You can take anything from this Board to inspire you. Something from a picture or even one of the colors. 
The theme is New Years. 

Here is what I came up with to inspire you to join in.


I 've had this clock for months sitting in my craft room waiting for the perfect project.
I used Victorine Originals Clock Minutes.

This is a working clock.
So the first thing I had to do was take it apart.
I only had to take the lens and front cover off and then the hands.
I then painted the inside.
And painted the hands purple.
I punched out a circle using Fiskars Circle
 Punch. The paper is from DCWV.
I stamped my image on the circle and attached it to the center of the clock.
My next step was altering and upcycling the outside of the clock.
I used 2 different kinds of Gesso. After they dried I used whipped spackle to add thickness and texture to my background.
Allowing to dry.


I came back and added more texture with stencils and whipped spackle.
Once that layer dried, I came back and started painting and blending my colors.
I then used my stamped image again and stamped a few times in black ink.


I hope I was able to inspire you to try something new.
Dont forget to join in the Challenge.
You have 2 weeks.
Link up your creations up here.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Amy
Products used:
Victorine Originals: Clock Minutes stamp
DecoArt: White Gesso
Art Basics Finnabair: Heavy Gesso White
Faber Castell: Whipped Spackle
Prima-Finnabair: Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint
-Metallique Crocus Fields-Emerald Green
-Sparks-Dragons eye
Opal magic:
-Green Brocade
-Royal Robes
The Crafters Workshop: mini specimens
Alphabet stencil
DCWV: Far East Matstack
Fiskars: Large Circle punch
Versafine: oxyz black ink pad

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Oriental Trading winter Ornaments

Winter Ornaments

Oriental Trading Co.

Hey there crafty friends.
Today I'm sharing with you some ornaments I made using some supplies sent yo me from Oriental Trading Co.
The theme is winter. And this time of year ornaments are everywhere.
I wanted to make them my own. Something I would enjoy year after year.
Here is what I came up with


Aren't they pretty?

I started out with the plastic tear drop ornaments. You can fill them with whatever you like.
I filled a few with the pretty gems I was sent.
I made a dove for the middle of one and used butterflies on top of a few.
I also decided to do some different.
I wrapped one in tissue paper and Mod podged it to seal it.
Another one I used Gesso to cover it and add texture. Oriental also sent me out some metal gears. So I painted them using DecoArt paints and attatched them to the outside.




They definently have a winter feel. I am going to put them on my white Christmas tree. Next year I may hang them from the mantle.

I love that I was able to create my own ornaments the way I wanted them.
Thats what is so great able Oriental Trading company. They have so many different supplies to DIY.

I hope I was able to inspire you today.
If you want to get your own supplies I included the links below.

Merry Christmas everyone!!
Thank you for stopping by.
Hugs
Amy



Links:






Disclaimer:  Oriental Trading has sent me products to review but all opinions are my own.



Monday, December 18, 2017

Tag Your Gifts Christmas

Tag Your Gifts
Christmas

Hey there crafty friends. Today is Monday so that means its my day to take over the blog over at SumMoreFun. I wanted to share my Christmas tags with you. 
I have two tags to show you. 


I love the way they turned out. 
Dont you? 


I used Victorine Originals Dear old Santa and the Peace sentiment.



For this one I used Victorine Originals Swirl Trees, snowflake stamps (here and here) and the Let it Snow sentiment.

I used Ken Oliver Color Burst for my backgrounds. While waiting for them to dry, I heat embossed the sentiments as well as the trees.  I stamped my Santa on a piece of canvas, then frayed it around the image.
I used Tim Holtz distress Ink on the ends to distress it a bit. 

I added twine behind my santa and the frayed canvas pieces behind the trees.
On the tree tag, I stamped in white using the snowflakes directly on the tag. 
I added a few things from my stash too.

I hope you enjoyed my tags and maybe I was able to inspire you to make your own or join in our challenge thats going on right now. 
Here's the mood board


This challenge ends on Thursday. So get your entries in HERE for your chance to win. 
I cant wait to see your creations. 

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Amy


Products used:

Santa Tag
Victorine Originals: Dear Old Santa, peace sentiment.
Ken Oliver Color Burst Burnt Umber
Creative embellishment: diamond chipboard

Tree Tag
Victorine Originals: swirl tree, snowflakes, Let it Snow sentiment.
Ken Oliver Color Burst Blue
Bo Bunny snowflake




Sunday, December 10, 2017

Oriental Trading plaid cabin Christmas

Oriental Trading Company
Cabin Christmas
Buffalo Plaid
Collection and More!

Hey crafty friends.
Im here today to share with you a fun Cabin Christmas set up I made using some things Oriental Trading Company sent to me.

Neat, isnt it?


I started off making a wreathe.
I wanted it to look like it came from a hunting cabin.
Using a metal wreathe, burlap, pinecones and  these really cool antlers from Oriental Trading I was able to put together a nice wreathe to hang on the wall.
This wreathe could hang all year long if I wanted.


I set up a scene in my living room.
The cute Christmas totes from the plaid collection are great for those throw blankets and pillows to pull out while watching Christmas movies.
The cool Plaid and Deer head pillows are a great addition to any Christmas event.
I love them. Perfect size and so comfortable.
 The wooden candle holders also added to the cabin look and feel.
And I cant forget the adorable
Reindeer!!!
He is just too cute!!❤

You can go shopping at the links below and get so many things to add to this type theme for Christmas.
A very home and cozy feel.


Links:
http://www.orientaltrading.com/holidays/christmas-a1-550904.fltr

http://www.orientaltrading.com/buffalo-plaid-a1-90000+2884-1.fltr

http://www.orientaltrading.com/holidays/christmas/christmas-craft-and-hobby-supplies-a1-550936.fltr

Disclaimer:  Oriental Trading has sent me products to review but all opinions are my own.


I hope you enjoyed this post!!
Maybe I inspired you to make your own wreathe or set up a different scene for your Christmas.
Thank you Oriental Trading Co. For allowing me to preview these products for you. I love them.
Hugs
Amy


Friday, December 8, 2017

All Decked Out SumMoreFun Mood Board Challenge #17

All Decked Out
Mood Board Challenge
#17

Hey there crafty friends. Today is the start of a new challenge.
Get your crafty Mojo going and join in with us at SumMoreFun!!!
Here is the amazing Mood Board


So fun right?
You can get your inspiration from one of the pictures or a color if you choose. You also have the theme to inspire you too.

Everyone is making Christmas crafts right now. Link yours up and join in to win!!!
Use Victorine Originals or Raisin Boat Stamps and you could double that prize!!

So lets get to my inspiration for you.
I made a Christmas canvas!
Using the Large Dear old Santa from Victorine Originals.


I started with a burlap canvas.
I added gesso to the sides to make it look like snow.
I stamped my image on brown cardstock.
Then distressed it using Tim holtz distress ink.
I added my layers of paper and moved them around until I was happy with the way it looked.
I also stamped the scroll image which is also from Victorine Originals.
I wanted it to look like Santa's list.
I added metal snowfalkes and a key. Adding wooden veneer cut outs and christmas peices from my stash.

I hope I was able to inspire you today.
Now head on over to SumMoreFun's blog and link up your projects, canvas art, cards, ornaments, decor. Anything as long as you were inspired by one items from the mood board. Easy, right?

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Amy


Products used:
Victorine Originals: Large Dear Old Santa
Bo Bunny: paper
Tim Holtz: distress ink
Kaiser Craft: wood veneer


Monday, December 4, 2017

Snow Globe Fun Christmas Card

Snow Globe Fun
Christmas Card


Hey Crafty friends.
Im up on the SumMoreFun blog today to share a little fun Snow GlobeCard with you.
I used Victorine Originals Snow Globe Stamp, Let it Snow sentiment and the cute Twins stamp.


These two are so cute.


I stamped my Snow Globe image on white cardstock and cut it out.
I used a punch to cut out the middle, leaving enough to look like snow building up around the inside.
I then punched out the blue vinyl to add to the back.
Stamping my Twin images, I decided to fussy cut them out too and added them to the center.
I added a lil glitter paste to the bottom of them to make it look like the snow settling on the bottom before you shake it.
I added the Let It Snow sentiment because it fit so well.


Dont forget to join in our Mood Board Challenge going on right now. 


Link up your projects by Thursday for your chance to win. And if you use Victorine Originals or Raisin Boat Stamps the prize doubles. 
How awesome is that?

I hope I was able to inspire you today
Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Amy


Products Used:
Victorine Originals: Snow Globe, Twins, Let it snow sentiment.
Faber Castell: Glass bead Glitter Gel
American Crafts: Black chalk Marker
Super Doodle: Gel Pens
Plaid: Paper Mod Podge
Vinyl and color pencils from my stash.