Saturday, November 22, 2014

My Etsy Shop

I have an Etsy shop now and would love for you to stop by and take a look around. One of my favorite items are my unique Vintage Hymn Mixed Media crosses. It takes several steps to make these beauties including mod podging the music taken from an old hymnal, using modeling paste and a stencil to add texture and distressing with ink and paint.

You can find them and other items HERE

Friday, November 14, 2014

Inspired Stamps Waterfall Tutorial

Today I am sharing a tutorial on a waterfall card using Inspired Stamps sweet Nativity set. Because the cutting and folding takes a little time, I kept the stamping very simple. I used to think this had to be  really difficult card to do found it's actually quite simple.

My card is 5x7 so start with a base of 10x7 folded in half.  You will also need 4 squares for your mats cut at 3x3 and 4 plain squares of 2 3/4"x2 3/4". I then used a light touch with a sponge to add color to the white squares and then inked the edges darker.  After they were all inked, I used a dark blue to stamp the images.
 Adhere each of the stamped images onto a mat.

Next cut a plain cardstock strip to 2 3/4" x 12". Then score the strip at 3", 3 3/4", 4 1/2" and 5 1/4". Fold on the score lines-as shown (all mountain folds).  
 Choose your bottom image and adhere it to the 2 3/4' square left from the 1st fold.

Pay close attention for the next image to only put adhesive on the strip, then carefully line up next image square over adhesive and right next to fold-not over or under it. Continue with last 2 squares.

I adhered coordinating cardstock to the bottom inside flap of my strip. Now cut a coordinating strip of cardstock 1"x5" and another 2"x5".  Center and adhere 1" piece to the edge of back of bottom square.
Attach ends of 1" piece over 2" piece with brads-NO adhesive

 Use adhesive on back of 2x5" piece and  adhere only to your card front approx 3/4' from bottom of card front.. The back of your waterfall strip should NOT be attached or glued to anything.  Slide it between your 1" and 2" strips between the brads. it becomes your pull "tab"

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Inspired Stamps November Release

Isn't she sweet? Meet Inspired Stamps new Hymn Girl. Available on the on-line store's NEW location: . With this move, shipping costs will go DOWN!

She is ready to trim the tree and hang the stockings.  An assortment of gift boxes, stockings and ornaments are included in this set to place in her hands.  I wish you could see the sparkle of this card! Be sure to see the other cards and new stamps on the Inspired Stamps Blog.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Scripture Card Using Inspired Stamps

Thanks for stopping by today!  Do you have this $3.99 scripture stamp from Inspired Stamps?  Psalm 27:1 is a great one to add to your collection! You can use it for so many different types of cards-get well, encouragement, sympathy and more. In these turbulent times it is a scripture we can stand on!

The gorgeous papers I used are from Bo Bunny and can be purchased in the Inspired Stamps on-line store.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tootsie Pop Treat

I'm sharing a fun little treat with you today for the "anything but a card" assignment from Inspired Stamps.  I used 2 scripture stamps from my much used Fall Gratitude stamp set to stamp on a pumpkin cut out.  
These are super easy to put together.  Paper is 2.5 x 6" score and fold 2 lines about 3/4" apart in the center.  Hole punch 2 holes at the top of both sides to feed your twine through and to secure the tootsie pop.  I also used a glue dot to hold the tootsie pop more securely.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Happy Birthday-Fall Style

Inspired Stamps Design Team is sharing Fall birthday cards today.  I have used 2 of the sentiment stamps from the great Birthday stamp set and leaves from the charming  Leaves stamps. The wonderful Apple Cider papers are from Bo Bunny and are available in the Inspired Stamps on-line store.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Inspired Stamps Fall Card

Inspired Stamps has beautiful Fall stamps you should certainly add to your collection!  I used my favorite pumpkin from Fall Gratitude,  Hymn Girls: January (just covered the heart with a pumpkin) and a sentiment from More Perfect Sentiments. The yummy Fall papers are from the new Bo Bunny papers in the IS on-line store.

Quick post today.  My crafting has had to go  into high gear this week due to my DIL's baby shower, son needing a last minute Homecoming mum, an order for 3 gifts and more! Definitely the season.