Monday, December 11, 2017

Joy to the World


The challenge theme is Holiday.

I created a card using Miss Kate's Joy to the World Phrase.


This file is perfect for a card front.  And this file made these cards so simple to make.

I used m Silhouette Design Space to print 4 panels per 1 sheet of Neenah Solar White card stock.  I chose to mount them on MFT card stock.  Perfect match!


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Miss Kate DT Post

Happy Thursday!

It's my day to post over at Miss Kate Cuttables' Blog.

I have created a few projects to showcase the great files.

My first project was for my daughter.  She asked for a shirt to match a pair of pants we had given her.  I used Miss Kate's Penguin file and glitter vinyl.  


I used some leftover glasses from gift making to make myself a few things.  Mine aren't perfect by any means...but I love how they turned out.  


My granddaughter needed a Santa cookie plate and I fell in love with a newly released file...match made.    I had so much fun I made 3. 

The first one was made with gold and green vinyl for the letters and Santa, and the flourishes were etched.


The second plate was made using a vinyl stencil and acrylic paint for Santa and etching for the words and flourishes. 


And the last plate was made completely out of vinyl.  


The files I used are: 

https://www.misskatecuttables.com/products/product/freebie-of-the-day-penguin.php

https://www.misskatecuttables.com/products/christmas/freebie-of-the-day-christmas-words-set.phphttps://www.misskatecuttables.com/products/christmas/reindeer-pulling-sleigh-2.php

  https://www.misskatecuttables.com/products/product/freebie-of-the-day-christmas-flourish-set.php


Monday, November 13, 2017

Pumpkins and Watercolor


The challenge theme is Pumpkins.

I created a card using Miss Kate's Ghost with Pumpkin file.


Don't you just love this card??   I do!

I used the pumpkin from the file and cut it out of watercolor card stock.  Then I used my Zig Clear Clean Brush markers to color them.

The panel was created using Ripe Persimmion, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Twisted Citron, and Lucky Clover Distress Inks.  I inked the block up with the Distress Inks and spritz it with water, then 'stamped' the watercolor panel.   The twigs were stamped with Simon Says Stamps Cobblestone ink and Winnie and Walter's Hollies Festive Florals stamp set.  

I attached the panel to a Dove Grey card base.  

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Santa Is Coming!

Happy Thursday!

Today is my day to post over at Miss Kate Cuttables' blog.

It has been a terrible year here at Graham Manor.  The year has just flown by and I have not had any time to enjoy it, the holidays, or even the change of seasons.  As you may know, my husband was diagnosed with Stage IVB Lymphoma.  And since his diagnosis, it has been one thing after another, from chemo to blood transfusions to infections.  

But it is November, which means snow (here in the North) and the upcoming holiday season.  So I want to be sure not miss anything.  I LOVE snow..I love seeing the kids' faces at the first snow fall and the realization that Santa will be coming soon.  

To help me get in the correct mindset, I created a few cards.  


I used Miss Kate's Christmas House Border and Reindeer Pulling Santa.

I cut the files out of black card stock.  

For something to anchor the images, I created a night scene on a white card base with my Copic airbrush system, Copic markers, and a circle mask (for the moon).  



Each card's background varies.  While creating the bases, I experimented with the marker colors and intensity of the amount of color laid down.  




Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Halloween


The challenge theme is Black & Orange.

I created a card using Miss Kate's Halloween Window file.


I created a shaped card to show off the image.  The front panel has a combination of cut sections and written section.  I had a bit of trouble with my Silhouette cutting the smaller pieces without tearing the card stock.  So I used the sketch feature to fix that.  *wink, wink*.

I added some eyes to the bats and Black Diamond Stickles for the spider.  

I hope my granddaughter loves this card as much as I do.  

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Happy Halloween T-Shirt

Happy Thursday!

Can you believe it's October already???   It has been so warm here that it just doesn't seem like it's that late in the year yet.    

So to help get in the mood, I have been creating a few Halloween projects for the family.  

One of my projects have been t-shirts for the kids.  Unfortunately, only one of the three wanted a Halloween theme.  *sigh*

For this shirt I used the Happy Halloween Title file from Miss Kate Cuttables. 


 The shirt is from Joann's.  I used my Cricut Explore to cut the vinyl.  


For my first layered vinyl project ever, I love how this turned out.  And even more important, my daughter LOVES it too.  



Thursday, September 21, 2017

2017 Card Design Superstar Challenge


 Happy Thursday,

Have you participated in any of My Favorite Things challenges?  If not, you should!  They are fun and the products from MFT are just so cute.  

There is a big challenge ending this evening.  Its the MFT  Card Design Superstar Challenge.   The challenge has 3 categories.  

I am submitting my entries by the skin of my teeth.  Unfortunately, my husband is fighting Stage 4 Lymphoma and has to have several blood transfusions this week.  But he's doing better now.  :)

My first card is for the Clean & Simple Genius.    I'm sure my design isn't genius...have you seen any of the other entries.   They are just fabulous.  But we all have different styles and level of talent.  :)

I used the MFT BB Beast Friends stamp set, Merry Christmoose stamp set, Abstract Stencil, Wild Wisteria dye ink, Natural hybrid ink, and Smooth White Cardstock.  







My next card is for the Coloring Virtuoso.  

I used the Merry Christmoose stamp set for all the images.   The background was colored with Copics (all Toner).  I love the way the moose pops against the grey background.  



My last card is for the Innovation Masters.  
I used MFT BB Beast Friends and Toasting Greetings stamp sets along with MFT Pierced Frames and Gift Card Grooves.
I created the background with Distress Oxides.   My first time using them and they are awesome!  So smooth and easy to use.