MFT Camp Create – Day 3 Spectacular Shakers

July 24th, 2019 klwade Posted in MFT Camp Create No Comments »

I struggled making this card. It took 3 tries to finally get a card. I orginally used the A2 shaker pouches but it would not stick to the paper. Maybe if I had enough time to get it dry.

There is nothing more disheartening than having glitter spill all over the place. Ugh.

This picture dcoes not do it justice. The background is a wonderful pine green with a smattering of Tonic Nuvo glitter from the Merry & Bright collection.

MFT Camp Create – Day 2 Remarkable Resist

July 24th, 2019 klwade Posted in MFT Camp Create, Uncategorized No Comments »

For day 2 we were asked to do a remarkable resist card.

I decided that I wanted to use my Shimmer Powder over an embossed background stamped card.

I really like using the Tonic Nuvo shimmer powders. It is such a quick way to make a beautiful card.

My Favorite Things Summer 2019 Camp – Day One Wonderful Watercolors

July 24th, 2019 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, MFT Camp Create No Comments »

When the outdoors gets too hot to hang outside and enjoy the day, you know it is summer. And when it is summer it is time for the MFT Summer camp card challenge.

This year is no different than the prior years. Great themes, great cards and a great challenge.

For Day 1 it is wonderful watercolor. There are so many options here as watercoloring is such a rich medium.

I decide to do some simple watercoloring to create cute coffee drinks.

To make the froth on the top of the drink I used the Brutus Monroe Marshmellow Puff embossing powder to make the whip cream look puffy and yummy.

The inside of the card is a gift card holder for your favorite coffee place. I am thinking Starbucks, cuz there is one on every corner.

I used my Prima Confections watercolors to make the coffee swirls. I made a mocha, a green tea and a pink specialty drink.

On the whip cream I used Brutus Monroe Marshmellow Puff embossing powder.

A few sequins and we have a finished project.

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 446

July 22nd, 2019 klwade Posted in Sketch Challenge No Comments »

Thought I would take on the Wednesday Sketch challenge from My Favorite things.

This week the sketch is this simple design

I had the Martini Time stamp set sitting on my desk for a while but thought I could make a simple but cute card.

Thank you for looking at my card.

Cheers!

Christmas Gifts for Co-workers

January 1st, 2019 klwade Posted in Babbling and Observations, Crafts No Comments »

I tend to get carried away.

As I do every year. Not sure why I do that.

Besides the Jam I made for my co-workers, I also gave them cute socks. I had a hard time figuring out how to package the socks. Then I decided to use the same type of labels that I did for the jam jars.

You can get these labels HERE

I photo shopped these to make them smaller so they would fit over socks.

I also used some candy cellophane bags I had in the drawer to package the socks.

Cute Socks ready to give. Get your own HERE

I got these cute socks at Target. They have the cutest socks out there. I especially like the Xhilaration brand. Cute as can be. I just noticed they have Valentines socks. Oh dear.

What was so cool is when I posted my socks on Instagram, Valerie McKeehan from Lily & Val, who designed the chalkboard labels made a comment about my post. How cool is that?

Of course I received a couple of gifts from co-workers and I felt awkward, so I decided to make some treat holders.

Pot Bellies from Papertrey Ink. Get Yours HERE

These super cute dies make a quick treat goodie, unless you make thirty of them like I did. I did not want to forget anyone for the holidays. So all weekend I was gluing stuff again. Big Sigh!

Reindeer Pot Bellie Die
Penguin Pot Belly
Santa Pot Belly

I am not sure which one I think is cuter! I have to admit I am glad that is all over with. I will try not to do that again.

Christmas Card Making – 2018

January 1st, 2019 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts No Comments »

For the last few years I have made my Christmas Cards instead of buying them. Not sure what prompted that change. Maybe I had more time, maybe I could not find cards I like, maybe I am just plum crazy.

Tell-Tale signs of cards to come.

This year I snagged the card design from Cathy Z using Honey Bee Stamps. I also did my cards last year from Honey Bee Stamps.

Tray after tray of snowman cards!

Although these cards were easy to make I had to glue a million little letters and pieces together.

Of course I was late mailing my cards again. Like every year!

Some of the Snowman Styles

I decided this year to decorate the envelopes as well. I used my new Maltese Return Address Stamp on the card. It looks like Ms. Olive.

For the inside of the card I used a Tim Holtz Christmas Stamp that I had found in my stash. Thought it would work perfectly.

And then on the back I have my Handmade by ShinyTinFoil.com stamp. I just ordered it on Etsy and the dear woman mailed it within one day. It is adorable and I will have to order one with my name versus my brand.

And the final piece is the envelope. The bunnies come from the same Stamp Set.

However the thrill of it all, is that once I posted it on Instagram, Honey Bee Stamps reposted it. I received over 600 likes and got some new followers on Instagram! Yahoo!


Honey Bee Stamps on Instagram – 613 Likes YAHOO!!!

I mailed off the stamps and the some peeps let me know they got theirs. No returns in the mail (as of yet).

Until next year.

I really need to get started sooner. LOL.

Adding to the Simon Says Anything Goes Contest!

Autumn Bucket List – Make a Gingham Pumpkin

November 18th, 2018 klwade Posted in Babbling and Observations, Bucket List, Crafts No Comments »

Sometime ago I saw this gingham pumpkin on Pinterest.

I thought, geez I can make this.

Normally I only like Orange or White pumpkins, but this just called to me.

Originally I wanted to do the pumpkin in gray, but could not find two colors I liked, so I went with blue and navy.

I did not realize how hard it is to paint a straight line on a curvy pumpkin.

Ugh this is not going well.

OK it is looking a little bit more like a gingham pumpkin.

A little messy here and there.

There is she is, on the front porch with the classics.   Thank you gingham pumpkin for not being too much a problem.

However my pumpkin tends to look like the Bath & Body works logo.  Hmmmm wonder why!

Brutus Monroe Embossing Powder and Glitter Glaze October 2018

November 17th, 2018 klwade Posted in Babbling and Observations, Crafts No Comments »

As you know I am a crafter.

When I saw the Brutus Monroe embossing powder online, I thought great I will buy it on my order of Simon Says Stamp.

Well the item never came in

I was perplexed.  What happened.

So it appears that all their embossing powders do not make it to other stores.  So I went to the Brutus Monroe website and realized I could not easily buy from there either.  What the heck.  Finally I discovered that  you need to subscribe to their Embossing Powder and Glitter Glaze monthly collection.

The only way I figure this out was they sent out an email.  And even then it was confusing.

Craft Goodies should not be confusing.

So I told my sister about it.  She loves Autumn and much as I do.   But she said what she always does, “I would need to see what it looked like”  So I went online to see if anyone swatched his items.   Sadly there was none.   OK guys, you need to work harder at this.

So I swatched the items but you simply cannot capture the glitter and gleen of these items

So I created this cheesy little video.

I am patiently waiting for the November items to come.  No clue when they come.  No clue what they are.   No email.  No clues at all.

Life is a mystery I guess.

But I am sure I will love it.

Autumn Bucket List – Gifts for the Co-Workers

November 3rd, 2018 klwade Posted in Babbling and Observations, Bucket List, Crafts 2 Comments »

Every Holiday I usually make something for the co-workers.

I really liked the little bunny box I made from them on Easter, so I thought I would do another box but using the new Bar Add on from Lawn Fawn.

The wings had to be in glitter.   I was not sure what candy would fit into the box but was pleased to see the Lindt Lindor candies fit just fine.

A little Glossy Accents in the eyes make it all the more spooky.

In two colors of grey they each look great.

My co-workers loved the bats.

As you can tell, the co-workers are very happy with the bat boxes

 

 

Thank you for looking at my post!

Added to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – TAKE FLIGHT cuz bats can fly.  At least the candies inside will fly right into my mouth

and the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge for ANYTHING GOES

A thank you card and farewell to a my sweet Beau

September 3rd, 2018 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts 2 Comments »

My sweet cat Beau died in July.   He had been very ill with diabetes.  I had been fighting his illness for a few months and every vet visit the news was a just not want I wanted.  He continued to lose weight, or his levels would rise.  Seems like it was never going to stabalize.  Then he kept stumbling when he was walking like his was on slippery ice.

Finally he got to a point where I knew it was time.  As heartbreaking as it was, I knew it was the right thing.  What was so sad is that I lost his brother about two years before from cancer.    Owning animals will be eventual heartbreak.  But we all know that and do it anyways.

I usually struggle to find a vet for my animals that I completely respect and know in my heart that they are the best at what they do, however I hit the jackpot my my vet at The Cat Doctor.

Dr. Tracy is an awesome vet who does everything to help my animals.   She especially loved Beau as she told me once that he always gave her love and kisses.  She said most cats are so scared that they do not do that but my Beau always knew he had a friend in Dr. Tracy.   When he was in the hospital she would sit with him while eating her lunch!

The day I put Beau down, Dr. Tracy was out of town and the very sweet Dr. Melissa helped me with his passing.

 

However I wanted to make sure Dr. Tracy knew that we loved her and that sweet beau wanted to say thanks.

So I made her this little card to tell her how much I appreciated everything she did.