Friday, March 28, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

From a Tutorial to a Finished PL Card

I really love Jennifer McGuire's video tutorials and the one I saw recently was no exception.
I created this card after seeing it using Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade and Technique Tuesday: This One stamp set.

I absolutely loved how this card turned out.
I stamped the arrow in the distress inks and then flicked water off my paintbrush onto my card.
I then stamped the sentiments in black across my card and added 2 melted DIY perler bead dots to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by!
~Amy

Friday, March 21, 2014

Another PLCS Card Swap Card: Confucius Says

Good morning!

Just dropping by with another of my Project Life swap cards.

This swap was called Confucius Says.


I had some fun with some Lawn Fawn Stamps and Dies with this one.
I used the Lawn Fawn Good Fortune stamp set and matching dies.

It was definitely a fun swap to participate in.
I colored the fortune cookie with my CTMH alcohol inks in Creme Brulee and used Tim Holtz Distress Stains in Vintage Photo and Burnished Brass for the chopsticks.
I also used some retired CTMH embossing powder for the box and the chopsticks.

If you are a Project Life scrapbooker and would like to join in on some fun swaps, be sure to check us out at www.projectlifecardswap.com.

Hope you enjoyed this little peek at another swap card.
Thanks for stopping by!

~Amy

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenge: Anything goes using using Green, Blue, Red, Yellow and Teal



I had fun with this challenge.
I used vellum and my Studio Calico inks to color the vellum: Sunny Days, Deja Blue, Well Red, Emerald City and Something Blue.
I then added them to my card base and spritzed the card base with several Lindy's Stamp Gang mists: Tiffany Blue, Golden Sleigh Bells and Scintillating Silver.
I added the sentiment from a Citrus Twist stamp set and the 2 melted perler beads for dots.

Thanks to Cuttin' and Stampin' for a great challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!
~Amy

Anything Goes Challenge and PLCS Twinchie Swap

Good morning!

I thought I would share with you today a simple and adorable little twinchie I made for the Twinchies swap at PLCS.  Twinchies are PL cards that are 2x2 in size.
Since I used a Paper Smooches stamp set, I am also entering it in the Paper Smooches challenge: Anything Goes.


The theme for this swap was 2Cute.  I think this Chubby Chums stamp set was perfect for this swap and loved creating this cute little twinchie to use in my PL album.

Be sure to check out this challenge and more at the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog.

Thanks for stopping by!
~Amy

Friday, March 14, 2014

Pure Joy of Washi Tape



I absolutely love using washi tape!  Enjoy this video!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Playing Around with Distress Stains and Embossing Too!

I made this card for the Project Life Card Swap blog and our March sponsor: The Crafty Pickle, but I thought I'd share it here too.

I had a lot of fun getting messy while making this card.

I used my Tim Holtz Distress Stains to watercolor the background of this card, similar to the process that Jennifer McGuire uses here, but using the stains instead of the inks.
The colors I used: Faded Jeans, Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo.

Once my background was dry (with some help from my heat gun), I embossed it with Amy Tan's Plus One embossing folder.  
I then added the hemp around the card and attached with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
I matted it onto a 3x4 piece of the Timberline paper.
My final step was to add the flair from The Crafty Pickle in the center.

I absolutely love how this card turned out.
Perfect for a card or PL card.

Thanks for stopping by and hoping you have a crafty day!
~Amy


Monday, March 3, 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Studio Savings



What a fabulous deal for the month of March!  

A Card Sketch Project and a Giveaway

 I created this card for the March card sketch at Project Life Card Swap.
(see sketch below)

It was fun to put together, once I pulled out some of my new papers and stamps.
I used the following products:
Ivy Lane Paper Pack
Blush Cardstock
Dreamer Stamp set
Hollyhock ink
Cocoa pigment ink
Cocoa embossing powder - retired
Versamark ink
Pink Glitter Gems


I am the sponsor of the Card Sketch over at Project Life Card Swap.
The prize for one member of Project Life Card Swap is a $15 gift certificate from me for CTMH product.  So if you love CTMH and Project Life, you need to check out this giveaway!
This blog has a ton of tips and tutorials for you to check out too...so be sure to do that while you are over there.

Hope you enjoyed this card made from Ivy Lane papers and the Dreamer stamp set 
(which I can tell will be a favorite of mine).

Have a crafty day and thanks for stopping by!
~Amy