My name is Mary and I love to play with paper and all the goodies. I think I have an addiction!! I just enjoy it so much.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Play Time

Hello Everyone!
Today is play day :) I just got some of these "shimmer sheetz" you can find them here http://www.ecraftdesigns.com/ I saw them on facebook and I thought they looked really cool! So I used an embossing folder and stazon ink on mine then I sanded it a bit and added it to this card. I want to try to do other things with it, I just love the shimmer of the paper. I went a bit shabby on my card also using some of Tim Holtz products too. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kick Start ~ another challenge card

Hi Everyone,
I have another challenge this time I made a tag. Shari Carroll did a great video using dylusions by Dyan Reaveley. I just started getting into using dylusions the sprays are wonderful love them and her stamp sets are awesome. For my tag I used watercolor paper and sprayed it with some water and just went for it with my dylusion sprays. Then for an added effect I sprayed them with perfect pearls..........ahhhhhh love that. Next I did some masking and spraying and stamping. The colors are just perfect!!

Have a wonderful day!

Kick Start ~ Give yourself a challenge

Hi there,
For today's class it was give yourself a challenge. For instance trying to make a card in say 10 or 15 minutes or limit your supplies and try to make a card with only a few items. My card is made with limited supplies. I used a 6x6 paper pad from basic grey called "Curio" I used strips of paper from the pad and glued them to a piece of white cardstock. Now the embelishments I used had already been cut and sitting in a plastic tub that I use to hold all the items that never make it onto a card so I always have them to use. They do come in handy so I never throw any of them away. For this card I used some branches and a bird from a martha stewart punch that I had already cut out. However I did take the bird and emboss it with gold powder and utee on top and added a glitter butterfly and some twine. I figure I used 5 items on my card today.

Thanks for stopping by today! BTW this has been a really wonderful class it helps to inspire. Love that!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Kick Start ~ Smart Shopping

Hi Everyone,
Today I made my card with items that I recently purchased but have not used yet. The stamp set is from technique Tuesday I hadn't had a chance to use it yet. I colored it with distress inks on water color paper with a water pen. Not sure what made me use grey and orange but I do like the look. I love the black and white polka dot washi tape and the Tim Holtz plate both items I purchased this weekend .

Thanks for stopping by!! :)

Kick Start class organization!

Hi Everyone!
In the kick start class they are giving us ideas on how to organize our space. I have taken some of the ideas this weekend and cleaned up my craft room. I love how neat my area is now and how organized it looks. One idea that I loved was putting my punches in an over the door shoe holder so I got mine at Walmart and it worked out wonderful. I was able to move them from the shelf over my desk and it gave me more room!! Love that. So here are some pictures.
My desk .......... it won't stay this clean for long!

I moved my cricut out of my closet!

This is my closet it has no door and my hubby made the shelves so I have room for all my goodies.

Ahhh here are my punches. I like it that it has opened up new space on the shelf over my desk! Awesome....

This is the shelf over my desk see how nice and clean it is now!!! Love that. 

Thanks for stopping by today. Now I need to make some cards :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Kick Start!

Yay! The new card class has started and I have learned so much already and it just started. The inspiration for my card today came from a bit of everything the instructors shared :) I used some washi tape on the banner and on the inside portion of the cut out heart and I added the dash lines last minute. I hope you like my creation and maybe it will inspire you to create!

Thanks for stopping by!!