Farm Card Mar. 2018

Hey Crafters!! My wee honey boy (grand baby) turned 3 this month. The birthday party theme was Farm and he loves the large round hay bales. LOL

The stamps on this card are from a cute photopolymer stamp set by SaltBox Studio called, Farm Friends.

My card base is light blue for the sky, it’s an 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch piece of heavy weight card stock from The Paper Studio, scored in half lengthwise to make a wide top folding card. This would fit in a size 10 envelope, but I didn’t use one. I cut layers of landscape to mount to the card base using border dies from Lawn Fawn and Pretty Pink Posh.

The yellow layer is “hay” for hay bails, green is “grass” for cows and brown is “dirt” for pigs. LOL. I love making scenic cards!!

I used some Spellbinder circle dies for hay bales and colored them with Yellow and brown Copics.

Stamped the barn twice and mounted them together with Scotch foam tape.

Two large hay bales were mounted together with foam tape and glued down with Scotch ATG gun. Everything was colored with Copic alcohol markers.

Hay layer was adhered flat with ATG. Grass layer was mounted with foam tape. Dirt layer was mounted with foam tape.

A top view of some of the dimension.

I messed up coloring the legs of this bird, so I cut him away from the cow and glued him to the top of this big hay bale, which worked out perfectly and gave more balance to the scene. Mistakes happen. I’ve invested a lot of time so I make things work. Every detail no matter how small adds character.

Here is another card made with this same stamp set. Ironically, it was for my honey girl (grand daughter) when she turned 3.

Another card made from FARM Friends

July 2016 Name Tag-Card Video

Hey Crafters!!  I’m going with a “Summer” theme for this month’s name tag and turning the same layout into a shaped card.  

I’be been working on my resume’ after years of being at home with my kids and most recently my grand babies.  Applying for jobs online, which is nerve racking when you can not see the people, their facility, etc.  Not to mention, taking timed online clerical assessments, eek!  

Then, the sudden passing of an aunt Friday before last (my dad’s sister and one of my favorite uncle’s wife, this uncle was my dad’s best friend and he was my uncle long before he married my aunt). Our big family on my father’s side is shrinking (we lost 3 last year and 1 this year) and even though I am a Christian, grieving takes its toll on me.  As my favorite people pass or loose their people, it somehow compounds what I’m feeling.  I worry about all of the firsts after their person is gone (birthdays, holidays, anniversaries and especially Christmas, etc.).  


Canson 140 Lb. water color paper (9×12 inch pad from Wal-Mart Super Center).

Misc Blue card stock

Stamps:  Fluffy Passenger by Penny Black, Clear Monogram and Frames Stamps by Martha Stewart and Riley’s ABCs by Lawn Fawn.  

Dies:  Stampin’UP!/Sizzix Labels Collection 125598

Inks:  Ranger Archival Jet black ink (heat set with the Milwaukee heat tool from the lovely Jennifer McGuire).

Stampin’UP!  Water based Dye reinkers in Night of Navy(watered down for the 2 different versions of Gray), Calypso Coral, Pacific Point, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink.  

Pentel Aquash Painter w/small nib with water.

Kathy Rac 30 Day Feb Name Tag/Card~ Video

Hey Crafters!!  I hope you all enjoyed a lovely Valentine’s Day!  I’m a bit late, but still wanted to use some semi-Valentine type stamps for Feb. name tags and card.  Today Kathy Racoosin did some more Amazing copic color for Inspire Me Monday over at Power Poppy blog.  I’ve got to get over there and try some of their challenges as you don’t have to have PP stamps to play AND you could win some.  If you’re viewing this post in an email from me, you may need to pop over to my blog for the video link at the bottom of this post.

I created February’s Name Tag and created a card with a similar layout as the tag using the same stamps as the tag.  

Kathy sent me Lawn Fawn’s Lovin’ Breakfast during Stamptember 2012.  If you’re not familiar with Stamptember, visit Simon Says Stamp blog for all kinds of FUN.  But Stamptember is a Fall event where SSS and many of their Design Team share lots of new product, tutorials, give always, etc.  Sign up for their email so you don’t miss a thing.  Simon is also one of those great companies out there still giving away product for commenting and playing in challenges.  I even got a coupon to get a free stamp set for my birthday in 2015, but never got to place an order.  I wasn’t sure if I needed to place an order or if I could have just recieved the stamp set and paid shipping to get it?  Either way, I was very impressed with their offer of a birthday gift.  

These are the little name badges I purchased at Wal-Mart Super Center a few seasons ago.  This one is vertical, but you can get horizontal too.  The badges are seperate from the clips, but for around $4.00 you can create personalized name tags for your group or friends at card class.  

I also purchased the dies for this set recently from Tara Sell over on YouTube, her blog and YouTube are called Curl E. Cues.  She was very sweet and reliable to buy from during her Destash of stamps and dies.  

You can also layer up your name tags or a smaller die cut for Gift Tags, Gift Bag Tags or Cards as shown here.  I’ve got to stop cleaning my stamps with face wipes, they are better than baby wipes, but you still get some fibers on your stamp pad and that caused some smearing issues and I ended up stamping on the back of this white die cut during the video.  Enjoy!

Supplies for today’s crafts:

Heavy weight white and deep orange card stock by The Paper Studio, Black by Recollections 65 lb.

Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles dies.

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn “Lovin’ Breakfast” (toaster-toast-bow tie) and matching dies (bow tie). , Simon Says Stamp “I See You” (I love you – sentiment and small heart stamp, The Paper Studio “Months of the Year” (Feb – masked off for the abbreviation).

Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black ink (for Copic markers), SSS Pale Blush (for the cheeks of the toaster).

Kathy Rac’s 30 Day Feb 3 2016 Embossed Valentine Heart 

Check out her post here.Hey Crafters!!  Today Kathy colored a darling mouse from Stamping Bella.  My Android tablet has a mind of it’s own, and will  not let me put the link after my sentence.  But we’re having fun coloring today anyway.  Ha Ha Ha… I did a quick video of the stamping and water color. Then assembled the card after. I still can not work out editing on my new tablet either. Maybe I can share the video later.  I’m also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp: Have Heart challenge. 


I chose to work on some Valentines and used this lovely heart stamp given to my by the fabulous I stamped it in versamark ink and gold embossed it with Gold embossing powder by stampcraft (Michael’s brand).  And water color painted it in with some Tim Holtz picked raspberry stain diluted with a little bit of water from the TH fine aqua painter. Heat set till dry, then stamped the sentiment Be Mine by stampcraft ($1.00 Michael’s), in Ranger Archival Jet Black. Pulled out some pre-cut mini hearts from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling card die set. Then I realized the font of the Be Mine was similar to the Vintage Market alpha and cut the letter for VALENTINE and glued those down in a staggered way. My card seem so empty at this point. I decided to use those little glasses from Heidi Swapp and glued a couple more red hearts inside them and filled them with glossy accents. Added glossy accents to some of the random die cut hearts and left 2 flat. This will be fun to give one of my loved ones this Valentine’s Day. It’s just around the corner!!

Somehow I failed to update my post so it would go live, amidst the photo and video clean up process on my ipad2 and inabilit to edit videos on the LG G tablet running android 10.1. I just WANT something as simple and similar to iMovie as I can possibly get. That is not asking much, is it? I just need to trim sections out, and have voice over capability. It seems so simple and yet it’s complicated. LOL

I have a partial video of the Heart part and created the card afterwards.  

Here is a video of a goodie package Judy Hayes sent me during the Season’s Givings Blog Hop end of 2014 (dies, ribbon, stamps, etc.)

Visit Judy Hayes blog here
Products used:
Canson Water Color paper, Recollections Pale Pink card stock, The Paper Studio Cream heavy weight card stock for a card base cut to make an A2 sized card.
Inks: Versamark and Ranger Archival Jet Black.
Adhesive: Glossy Accents
Stampcraft Gold embossing powder and Milwaukee Heat tool (compliments of Jennifer McGuire).
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Card set (mini hearts in various colors, already cut) and Tim Holtz Alterations/ Sizzix alpha strip die says Carnivale, I have always called this die Vintage Market 656623. Not sure about the Carnivale sticker on it?
TH Distress stains in salty ocean and picked raspberry applied with TH Aqua painter fine tip.