Hi there! We are finally in the new

Hi there! We are finally in the new place! Which is why I haven’t posted anything for a few days. Still not completely moved in (I have a few big pieces left to bring over, my book cases and china cabinet, and some boxes full of random little odds and ends) but at least we are here and I’ve been very busy unpacking. I still haven’t gotten my crafts set up but luckily I have quite a few cards that I did a while back and haven’t shared yet.

I don’t have the supplies on hand so I can’t write out a full description but I’ll share some photos anyhow.

With Father’s Day coming up I thought I’d share these cards first, I can’t wait to get all of my supplies over to the new place and have a work space again!

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Massive Mother’s Day Post

Hey there! It’s been a few days…I’ve been busy packing up my apartment and staying at my boyfriend’s house, which soon I will be doing for an entire month before we move into the new place.

I made a few Mother’s Day cards earlier this week but haven’t had the time to post them yet. So I figured I would share them with you now. You’ll have to forgive me, I may not be able to list all of the supplies since I’m not home & in my craft room at the moment, but I will do my best from memory (and thank goodness for google!)

 

 

So, a lady my boyfriend works with saw a few photos of some cards I made for my Mom and Grammy for Mother’s Day and she told him to let me know that she wanted to buy a few cards from me for Mother’s day. I’ve met her a few times and I know she has two sons so I thought this would be a really cute card for them to give to their Grandmother. I did some very simple coloring with copic markers using the Lawn Fawn Love ‘n Breakfast stamp set and the patterned paper is from Basic Grey Paper Cottage 6×6 paper pad. I also used the SSS Small Folded Banners die. On the inside of the card it reads ‘Happy Mother’s Day’

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She also purchased two other cards from me, one to give to her mother and one to give to her boyfriend’s mother. This card, I used a background stamp that I believe is from Hero Arts and clear heat embossed it on some white card stock. I then used distress inks to blend the background with (I think) Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn. When I was happy with the way it looked I I set it aside and used some scrap white card stock I had lying around to once again blend using the same colors and cut out some hearts using the SSS Mini Hearts Set die. I cut a strip of vellum and white heat embossed the sentiment ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ from (I think) a Hero Art’s stamp set. (I can’t remember) I then used some clear dimensional adhesive for the little hearts & some glossy accents

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The 3rd card she purchased was this sweet little daisy card. I just hand blended the background with some distress ink (I’m pretty sure the colors I used were spun sugar, picked raspberry & spiced marmalade) I used a sticker I’ve had in my stash for AGES, and white heat embossed the same Happy Mother’s Day sentiment as all of the other cards.

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Now this card my own Mother bought (I swear I told her I’d just give it to her lol) for my Grammy. I just love this card. The colors are so beautiful and match so well together. All the paper is from the same 6×6 paper pad but I don’t know the name of it at the moment. I love how the ‘o’ in mom is made up of flowers that also match the paper (coincidentally) I used the ‘You’ die and stamp set from SSS (I don’t know the true name, sorry!)

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This card, I made for my Grammy…& I can’t wait for her to get it in the mail. I know she’ll love it. I used distress inks to blend the background and used a sticker from a sheet I’ve had for a while now. I can’t get enough of that beautiful cherry blossom branch! I white heat embossed the same Mother’s Day Sentiment and scattered a few pearls along the card to tie in the pearls that are on some of the flowers.

 

 

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This is the card I made for my own Mom. It reminds me of a polaroid. I clear heat embossed the background (again I’m not sure what the background stamp is but I believe it is from Hero Arts) and blended with distress inks (I think the colors I used were picked raspberry and peacock feathers) I used the same Happy Mother’s day sentiment as the other cards, but this time I used Hero Arts Tide Pool or it may have been Soft Pool shadow ink, definitely one of those two! 😛

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So, I have those posted but I think I’ll take a break for now and leave it at that. I have some more cards to share but I’ll be back later to update again. Hope everyone had a nice weekend! ❤

 

 

CASology

So as promised I am back with yet another challenge. This card is for CASology & the cue word is Travel.

My original plan was to water color the main panel, but fate stepped in and my mailman rang my door bell with a package of ink blending tools that I just bought, so I decided to go ahead and give that a shot! This was my first time using distress inks with a blending tool and I loved it.

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And here is some detail…

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I stamped the tiny little image of the paper airplane directly onto the background and stamped it again on some plain white card stock. Did a little fussy cutting around the paper airplane and stuck it on with some Kooltac clear adhesive directly over the original stamped image. I then added the sentiment ‘Just a Note’ from Hero Arts Everyday sayings stamp set.

And of course I couldn’t leave it alone there so I added the tiny little scalloped edge with some light blue scrap card stock I had sitting on my work surface and rounded the top two corners. I have to say, I really like this card & it was fun to make! :]

 

10 Minute Craft Dash

So yesterday I decided to attempt my first ever 10 Minute Craft Dash (what the heck was I thinking!?) The colors were just too beautiful to pass up though, and I figured I might as well give it a shot…

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I think this is a great challenge, especially because sometimes you’ll need to whip up a card for someone in about 10 minutes, you don’t always have time to putz around.

Anyways, here is my card…

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The colors just look like a baby card to me. I have to be honest, I’m not too proud of this card but I just keep reminding myself it was my first attempt at a 10 minute craft dash and to not be too hard on myself. I kept it (obviously) very simple. The card stock is all just scraps I had laying around (oddly enough they were right by each other..what a coincidence!) It is probably hard to tell from the photo but the center panel is navy, it’s a fairly dark navy but navy none the less. I heat embossed the sentiment ‘hey diddle diddle someone new someone little.’ on the light blue card stock from an adorable stamp set that I bought at my local Michael’s (I can’t seem to find the packaging at the moment) and did the same with the cute little onesie on the pink card stock (the onesie is from a different stamp set and I’m afraid I can’t find the packaging to give you a name for that either…talk about disorganization!) Finished it off with some pink and blue twine (I’m pretty sure it is Doodlebug Twine) and that is that! It took me 8:22.6 minutes to put this card together. I think in the future I’ll just try and slow down and take my time a bit more, I might have better results.

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I wanted to post this last night but I finally got my act together and talked myself into being somewhat productive. So I went down to my car to go grocery shopping (shepherd’s pie for dinner last night) and my car wouldn’t start. (Doofus me left the light on and killed the battery >.<) Luckily my boyfriend was almost home and he came to the rescue. But, by the time we got my car going and got home from the store and I cooked dinner it was pretty much bedtime.

But anyways, hope you all enjoyed my pitiful attempt at the 10 minute craft dash challenge (I’m sure it made you chuckle) and I’ll be back later today with some more challenges. I’ve found so many great blogs! 😀

A little about me

Hi there! I am really excited to start my first blog. I figured, since I craft and sell my handmade items (mostly cards) online it would be fun to start up a blog to sort of go along with that.

You can find my creations here at my Storenvy, or here on my Facebook Page. You can also find me on Tumblr (where I post my crafts as well as other random interests I have.) My Twitter account is (for the most part) the same as my Tumblr but I included the link in case anyone was interested. & feel free to follow me on Instagram

 

So, now that I have all of that out of the way…perhaps you’d like to get to know a little more about me?

I am 24 years old and live in Maine with my two cats Milkshake & Pumpkin. I am currently in the process of moving to a new place with my boyfriend and one of his best friends. I’ll be giving up having a full craft room for this but I’m sure we’ll be able to figure out a space for me to work in the townhouse. I read…a lot. I have an addiction to books and have a strange sort of OCD thing about owning every book I read. But my biggest passion is paper crafting, I LOVE crafting! Mostly, I make cards but I adore crafting in all forms. Most recently I have learned how to knit. This is all very new to me and I just can’t seem to get enough! I haven’t made very many things (I can’t wait to learn how to knit in the round) but here are a few photos of some of my projects.

Here is the first scarf I made

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And here, is the first dishcloth I made (this was also my first time ever reading a pattern.) To anyone who is just starting out knitting and would like to practice reading patterns I highly recommend making dishcloths! The yarn (I used Sugar ‘N Cream yarn) is inexpensive and there are SOOO many free patterns out there. In my opinion, it is the best way for anyone to learn how to read a pattern. Another bonus, is that these make great gifts! Everybody I know LOVES these hand-knit dishcloths, and they are by far the best to use since they don’t scratch glassware. I gave this one to my boyfriend’s Mom & she uses it all the time.

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And, I thought I’d include a cute little headband I made out of that same yarn that I used for my dishcloth.

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I have also just started to learn tatting. I don’t have any photos for this but if you’re curious google it and you will see just how beautiful it is. I picked this up from my boyfriend’s suggestion. His Grammy used to tat and I’ve seen some of the amazing things she has made. I couldn’t wait to get started. It is not the easiest trade to pick up but with practice and patience I’m sure anyone could do it.

 

Now, what kind of first post would this be if I didn’t include a few photos of some of my (personal favorite) cards that I’ve created?

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Again, these are just a few of my personal favorites, but if you like what you see here you can visit my Storenvy or Facebook page to see more!

 

 

Thanks! :]

-Rose