Easter Blessings Everyone! Usually at this time of year I am getting ready to head to Church and host an Easter Brunch in my home. With the Uncertainty of the COVID-19 Virus that has changed.
I have been busy creating in my studio and I sent out over a dozen Cards for Easter and upcoming Birthday’s.
This is how I am keeping my sanity. I am organizing and cleaning in my studio. It’s been making me so much more productive. I even did my 1st facebook live! If all goes well I will continue to do them and eventually start posting to YouTube.
Today I am sharing some of my Easter Creations with you!
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Do you ever feel like you are living amongst a sea of fish? Lol
With the whole Country being Shelter -in -Place, I have been spending more time in my Creative Studio. I almost had forgotten how much I LOVE it!
A girlfriend invited me to participate in a happy mail card swap with La La Land Crafts, I happily said yes and got right to work.
I chose to use the Sassy Mermaid Molli Stamp. I love Mermaids! I had purchased this in August during a class in Lodi with Irina Blount on Copic coloring.
I really enjoy coloring with my copic markers. I need to brush up on my techniques but I am happy with the end result.I created a 5.5 x 5.5 Card with layers of 5.25x 5.25 and 5 x 5 stenciled white paper. Using La La Land Crafts waves stencil and Distress ink I created the background. The Image was stamped in Memento ink and colored with the following copic colors. E00,E000,E13, R00,R20,Y23E41E21,E04,R21,R85, YG63G40G43,YG11.
Fishing Net die and Star circle La La Land Dies. Circle die, Coral Kelp & Rocks Elizabeth Crafts. Sand Dollar is Jaded Blossom Die. I added dots of copic on her fin as well as Stickles and glossy accents on the shells.
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Welcome my friends and new viewers! I am going to make every attempt to get something on here at least once a week. I am going to get real personal with you here.
I had taken a year hiatus because life got a little hectic for me. My daughter had a baby boy in June, only to have him got to be with the lord three days later. He had a rare genetic disorder called OTC. You can read more about it here on my daughters Instagram.
Shortly after that there was a shooting at that resulted in a family member’s best friend being killed. To say we were all shook up is an understatement. I took time off to help my daughter and be an emotional support for the family.
With all of the tragedy that struck our family, we needed something positive to focus on. So planning a wedding was just the thing! In three months my daughter and I put together the most beautiful wedding in Big Sur. With the help of Mason’s godly presence (my grandson) everything came together.
October 5th, 2019
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Welcome to my blog. I apologize for being away so long. I have been busy helping my daughter plan my granddaughter’s 4th Birthday.
When my daughter calls and asks me to make something for her I jump right to it! She planned a Rainbows and unicorn Party with a monochromatic color scheme. Finding the colors was the hardest part.
For the cake, we bought one made to save time and my daughter added the fresh flowers to go with her theme. It was so delicious! I definitely recommend it.
Matching Vans shoes tied in to the theme.
I handmade the favor bag unicorns with the help of Alyssa cranking out all those little leaves. The banner was one of a kind custom that my daughter requested. It now hangs proudly on my granddaughter’s bed. I might consider custom orders for these, as they are time consuming.
What a fun day celebrating the birthday of my precious granddaughter Riley. I can hardly believe she is four! All grown up and carrying on full-blown conversations with attitude! Her little boyfriend from her class, Liam was so cute too.
I think we did a great job coordinating the decor and outfits for the day. My daughter Sarah has a creative vision like I do and always pulls together the best events. Visit her blog at http://www.gypsychildofthewild.com
I am in party planning mode with my daughter, for my granddaughter’s birthday and her upcoming baby shower. So naturally, I went to items for parties!
I love the cupcake liner die! I have found two ways to use it so far. The first is the traditional way to hold cupcakes, this really dresses up the cupcakes. The second way is to make little treat cups or favor cups. Jelly beans for easter, nail polish, clippers file for a mini mani kit, coffee pods or tea bags.
I used Solid FSJ Cardstock and the Create and Bloom printed papers to create my liners. Cut multiple colors to add layers as I did for the St. Pat’s Day cupcake. For the Easter Bunny liner, I turned it into a basket using a strip of the same patterned paper with the reverse print. The Easter Greetings and the Eggs were stamped with clear pigment ink and embossed with white powder. Happy Easter stamped in Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink and the bunny is stamped twice, first in Pumpkin Bread True COlor Fusion Ink and then in Hazelnut Fusion Ink. Die Cut using coordinating dies.
I create a circle bottom for the cupcake wrappers using the FSJ Circle dies (a basic die set everyone should own) This also is true when making the wrappers into treat or gift holders.
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I started by cutting out two of the gable box pieces in chipboard for stability. Then I began to choose my paper colors and cut them using the die as well as the Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer. The rectangle piece is cut to 3 5/16 x 1.5, the square piece is 3 5/16 x 3 1/2. Cut your doors, windows, grass, clouds, heart, and kitty using FSJ Cardstock and Create and Bloom Prints. I inked around the edges with Tin Pail Fusion Ink to soften the design.
When cutting the window through the chipboard and pattern paper and the same time you will need to make about threes passes through your Platinum 6 die Machine. Then place a piece of plastic sheet adhered behind the window. I loved the idea of popping up the flower box, I added cut pieces of grass and a foam square mounted kitty. These little details are what make these boxes so fun to make.
I finally got a day off from work, so I am trying to cram in all the things I NEED to do into one day! Sometimes I really wish I could create all day and take and full-fill custom orders.
I am currently working on a few of those which you will see posted once complete.
This first card was made for a card group that I am in for the owners son who is in the Army. I love to create masculine cards, especially when I can tailor them to the recipient. The image was printed and colored with Copic Markers. Papers and burlap netting I had on hand
Helped my Son’s girlfriend custom design this card for a Bridal Shower. So fun to teach! I forgot how much I love it.
The perfect I miss you Quarantine Card. Lot’s of fun to make. Im now working Semi-Full TIme but I am still creating Custom Orders. I will be posting pictures of the Macrame Rainbow Banner I just shipped off soon!
Welcome to the FSJ/Spellbinders Creative Team Blog Hop!
Our theme this month is Follow Your Heart/ Love, so be prepared to have lots of LOVE inspiration coming your way.
I am the last stop on the hop line up. You should have arrived here from the fabulous Kazan Clark. If you’d like to start at the beginning head to the FSJ Blog.
Today I have created not one but two love cards for you. I used 3 stamp sets from Fun Stampers Journey.
I used The following stamp sets from fun stampers journey. AT-0303 Love Arrow, SS-0655 Sending My Love and SS-0660 All the Feels.Follow Your Heart Bundle
For this card, I used The heart from Love arrow stamped in Candy Apple Red and the love you stamped in Black licorice from Sending my love. The patterned papers are Follow Your Heart Prints from Fun Stampers Journey. Black Licorice Cardstock, Candy Apple Red and Whip Cream. Candy Apple Red and Black Licorice Silks splattered on the white landing page.
Finishing touches of lace trim and bling.
For my second card, I repeated the same color scheme. Red, White, and Black. I created my own background using the stamps fro the All The Feels stamp set. Randomly stamping in black licorice and candy apple red. The rectangle piece then is stamped with clear pigment in and embossed with white embossing powder and a heat tool. A die cut a stitched circle from the die set DI-0466 Circle Around Die Set serves as a landing spot popped up for the Love Arrow Heart in Candy Apple Red. The heart is cut out and mounted with foam squares.
Finishing touches red gingham ribbon and journey glaze sprinkled with sparkle cuts, let dry overnight.
I threw in a third project. I snagged a mailbox from Target dollar spot and embellished it with FSJ stamps.
I made 5 mini Valentine’s that fit inside. This would be cute as home decor or for a child at school. I used the same three stamp sets to create this set.
Valentine’s are so fun to make.
Creative Team Hop Blog Lineup
Carrie RhoadesChristine ChanJill HilliardMarty McGeeAlissa HallKazan ClarkLezlye Lauterbach
I hope you enjoyed my cards. Be sure to leave a comment and let me know!