Thursday, August 16, 2018


Hi everyone it is me again! My neighbor's mom brought me over a bunch of plants so I decided to create a card for her.

I air brushed glossy photo paper and then placed a stencil on it, On top the stencil I placed a coffee filter. Sprinkled Brusho on top and then misted the coffee filter. I got a little heavy handed with the turquoise powder. On the whole though I like how my print turned out.

In Studio I welded the word Thanks together. I filled it with a pattern. Then I drew a oval. After my machine cut it out I outlined the letters with a gel glitter pen.

I had left over printed flowers I colored these two with chalk.. 

I used my sewing machine to poke holes.. Then I did the back stitch with crotchet thread.

That's all for now. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Hi everyone today I have my Joy card to share with you. I was thinking of what things bring me joy and I was thinking of swinging with my feet trying to touch the sky and tree branches.

Last week I was playing with creating photo prints and had an happy accident. I had placed my coffee filter on parchment paper and when I misted it to dissolve the color powder the paper wrinkled creating this pattern.  I thought  the resulting print looked like trees and thought this silhouette image would be perfect!

Oh you want to see the card. Silly me! Ta Da

My circle image is from a Dover sampler. I printed it out with my laser printer and did a packing tape transfer since I wanted the background to be clear.  Once I removed the paper backing the tape was still sticky so I adhered it to my photo print and cut out the circle. I didn't like how it looked on a plain background so went ahead and used the rest of the print blending as best I could my image. Next time I'll cut out the image before removing the paper.

Although a few people have done packing tape transfer with inkjet prints I have not had any luck. So I'm limited to black and white prints. I do want to experiment and see if markers would transfer to the tape.

I don't remember what font I used for "Joy" All I know my cutting machine is happy to be set up and used once again.

I'm off to do more playing, unpacking and organizing. Perhaps eventually I'll find my gelli plate and other crafting goodies. I did find the extra tape for my tape gun.😀

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting Till We Meet Again!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Scrap Challenge Time

Hi everyone it has been a long time since I've entered any challenges. I thought it would be fun to enter a Hiding In My Craft Room scrap challenge. I will be entering this card in the Super Scraps Saturday challenge. Details can be found here:Super Scraps Saturday

I will confess I'm a negative die cut hoarder. I often think I bet I can find a way to use the negative.  Yesterday when I remembered that Saturday was the beginning of the Super Scraps challenge I decided to use the negative from the card I just created.

When I saw that the challenge is sponsored by Oddball Art! I remembered that I had an extra copy of an image from when I was on the design team. I colored the image with chalk then dry brushed the wings with glitter paint. Unfortunately the photo does not do the glitter justice.

I used leftover cardstock for my card base.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!