Friday, February 20, 2015

Sometimes Simple Cards are the Best.....

Most of my cards are ridiculously detailed. I love adding unexpected touches.  But sometimes, just sometimes less is more. I love my Peerless Watercolors and have had a blast creating pretty backgrounds and such.  And I definitely have a thing for orange/yellow, and pink.
I created a watercolor wash for the background.  I added a strip of glitter tape and a sentiment from Spellbinders.      It was generously coated with glossy accents and glitter. A bit of twine and a few sequins finished off the card. 
As minimal as this chick gets! HA! 
It is another frosty, frigid morning here.
Hoping my van starts so I can get this booty to school.
Wish me luck!
Have a great day!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Good morning! It is a chilly -9 degrees here in Chicago! Brrrrr!
The upside is that the kids and I have the day off!
That gives me a bit of time to spend with them, get caught up on laundry and cleaning, and maybe, if I am lucky, do a bit of crafting. 
Of course the reality is that I will be going to school until the middle of June. 
Guess I will worry about that in......June. ;)
I have a sweet little Crafty Secrets card to share today using a new digital set called, Bedtime Kids. 
I colored the image using my Peerless watercolors. Once dry I added a bit more depth with my Copic markers. I cut out the image using an oval Spellbinder's die and backing it with a scalloped oval. The paper behind were scraps that I adhered to card stock on an angle.  I didn't have the heart to throw them away, so they made their way onto my card.  ;)
I added some ribbon and a few clusters of flowers.....or bally thingys....or whatever you call them!
Stay warm my friends!
(Unless you live somewhere which case I am totally jealous!) ;)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Some days ya just gotta play.
No design team commitments. No deadlines. 
I had a bit of time yesterday, on my day off, to play around with supplies that I recently rediscovered while cleaning my craft room.  I have a huge stash of felt flowers and never seem to use them anymore. I had this idea that they would look cute tucked under something.
I cut my designer paper (Doodlebug circa old!) on an angle and popped it up with dimensional foam tape from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  I then tucked and glued my flowers in place.  I used another Dear Lizzy die cut.  I gave it a coating of glossy accents and glitter.  I adhered it in place.  I added a few sequins as a finishing touch.  
Have a great day my friends!