Friday, February 5, 2016

Spring Can't Come Soon Enough

Hi everyone the weather can't decide whether to be Spring or winter.  It snowed earlier this week but luckily not too much Wednesday night as I had a sofa delivered yesterday. I'm already busy Spring cleaning and de-cluttering. But then I've been doing that since December.  I'm always amazed at how much stuff I've accumulated. Today I was sorting through books and reorgainzing the entertainment center and bookcases. Only thing is I got distracted reading some journals I kept from years past. I was going to toss the journals but have decided the good and bad written in them are the legacy I'm leaving. Enough jabbering and on to the card I created this week.

I'm not totally happy the way my focal image turned out. There must be a trick to get a smooth surface with molding paste. I tried sanding  after it was dry so it does look a little better. I spread molding paste which I had mixed acrylic paint in on a scrap of acrylic medium paper and placed the Just For Fun daffodil stamp in it. When dry I pulled the stamp out. I then painted the image with gelatos used as paints. My mat is cut from a scrap using my Cameo.

Wishing you thoughts of Spring and Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Love Is In The Air

Hi everyone today I have two cards to share using the Adoring Couple stamp by Just For Fun. One I used the stamp for a Valentine and the other for an anniversary card.

This card the background is embossed plastic which the back side was painted with glitter paint and a food divider paper placed over the wet paint. The front embossed part was colored with Sharpies.

The focal image is stamped on the food divider paper and colored on the back side with color pencils. Then cut in a heart shape. The sentiment is stamped on the left over scrap of the food divider paper.  Adhesive trim was placed to cover the seam of the embossed and sentiment piece.

The background for this card is a napkin. The focal piece is stamped on a scrap piece of card stock. Colored once again with pencils. Then the heart is trimmed with adhesive trim. The sentiment is stamped on food divider and the words cut apart to fit on the speech bubble.

Both stamped sentiments are from the Just For Fun unmounted sentiment stamp number 1 stamp. This stamp has all kinds of sentiments.

There you have it one stamp and two different cards. Love is  in the air. Do you make Valentine or Anniversary cards?

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Live Love Laugh

Hi everyone over this weekend I was busy adhering napkins to card stock for cards for the Design Team. Since I already had plastic wrap, an iron and ironing board out I decided to go and use a portion of a napkin on a card. I also was working on some other cards which will have to wait to be shared until later.

A few years ago I bought this package of napkins at a Dollar Tree but I never could figure out how best to use the napkin. I decided to cut out only this portion of the napkin.  After the cut out napkin was adhered to the card stock I used strips of card stock left over from creating the card base for my frame.

The Live, Love, Laugh is from the Just For Fun unmounted sentiment number one stamp. There are all kinds of wonderful sentiments included.  I stamped it with Stazon ink on Crown waxfibre. My new go to paper since my friend gave me a box with a thousand sheets of it.

Do you ever buy napkins to use in crafting? Sometimes without a clue of how you are going to use them.

Off to work on an anniversary card which will be posted Saturday as well as a St. Patrick Day card which will be posted later. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!