Altenew & Jennifer M. inspiration!

I saw this set of matching stamps, dies and stencil from Altenew, and knew I had to have them! I splurged and placed them together under the Christmas tree. I just had to wait until after Christmas to open and play!  Take a look:

I also purchased the life changing brushes and the Masking Magic sheets to create these. I duplicated Jennifer McGuire exactly to get the hang of the stencils, masking and brushes. I love the look! Thanks Jennifer! You Rock! There are so many other ideas I have for this set! So excited! Thanks for taking a look. See you soon!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Poppy Garden Stamp (Altenew) Sentiment: Trust is (CAS-ual Fridays)  Masking: Poppy Garden stencils (Altenew)  Ink: TH distress inks Paper: Neenah Solar White   Others: Life Changing brushes



Welcome back!
The second half of 2019 flew by in a whirl wind! I am proud to say that I am a Regular Education 6th grade math teacher! I have been so busy switching over, my crafting has taken a back seat. I believe 2020 will bring a nice balance and my posts will be more regular!
Take a look:

 These two panels were done on Photo paper and coated with a clear acrylic sealer spray.

I drew my inspiration from a post by Melissa. I thought I would give her technique a try and I really had fun! Tearing paper is a hit or miss technique, but so I did some cards with, and some without.
Thanks for stopping by! Leave a comment, I would love to hear from you!

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Dandelion Wishes (Picket Fence)  Sentiment: Celebrate (HA Happy Birthday)
Ink: TH Distress inks  Paper: Water Color Paper Generic  Colored Paper: SU!


Thinking about Next year!

Welcome back,
Last year I made the cutest mini-cards to welcome new staff to our middle school. I wanted to get a jump on them this year, because we have SO many new staff coming in! All 15 came out very cute. Take a look:

To create this card, I used a retired Concord and 9th turnabout stamp that I adore. I have a bit of trouble aligning the stamp properly. I went to their website and ordered the turnabout jig and a new template to hopefully help me get it right! On the inside I wrote, well, typed: We are so glad you are here, Welcome to the Ben Hill Family. Then I stamped the back. I even used my cricut to make mini envies for these 4" by 4" cards.
I said mini, right! Hope I inspired you. Thanks for stopping by! See you soon.


Flower Challenge #33

Welcome back!
I have been itching to get back to my card making. I pulled out my wreath builder template and started playing around. Taking after Jennifer McGuire, I started playing with small stamps.Take a look.

These were a small themed set I bought 10 years ago from Hero Arts. I used Distress Oxide inks and the Wreath Builder template to create the background. The sentiment is from a new Picket Fence stamp set I purchased. I stamped it in Black ink and then a second time with Veramark ink and used clear embossing powder for a finished look. I think I have to make a few more of these! Thanks for stopping by!

Summer, Summer Summer!

Welcome back!
Summer school is underway, and I am crafting my little heart out! Would you believe that my grandbaby is a YEAR OLD? We had her first birthday party, it was ELMO themed! I made a cute small banner for the front of her high chair for pictures of her smash cupcake. Take a look:
Here she is smashing her cake:
She LOVED her party!
I also made cookie monster print and cut images for her cookies. I will add the picture as soon as my son comes over. These are on his camera.
My cricut is the best!
Thanks for dropping in!