Stamps-a-faire 2017: Take Ten Warm-up Challenge

August 27th, 2017 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Stamp-a-Faire No Comments »

Ok, here we go…..

To start we have an awesome challenge to get our minds in the creative mood.

First we are to select an inspiration photo from their site.  I choose this picture

I loved the berries and the cool green and blues.  It is so me.

  • Now it’s your turn!  Create a project using one of the ten photos/color schemes above as your inspiration. Your project must also incorporate at least one Papertrey product.

I ended up making this card for the challenge.  It is a little hard to see the glitter pen marking on the leaves.


Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Leave It Be Stamp Set, Papertrey Ink Tinsel and Tags Spring Stamp Set

Inks:  Papertrey Inks: Dark Indigo, Blueberry Sky, Spring rain, New leaf, Green Parakeet

Die Cuts:  Memory Box-A Lovely Smile Die

Embellishment: Little Things by Lucy – phosphorescence, Pretty Pink Posh – Seattle Spirit Mix

Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock,  Papertrey Ink Dark Indigo Card Stock


Thanks for taking a peek, and even more thanks for leaving a comment.

Stamp – A – Faire 2017 Begins!!!!

August 27th, 2017 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Stamp-a-Faire No Comments »

Well it has been a whole year since the last Stamp-a-Faire event and I look forward to this one.


This one should be a doozy since it is their 10th year Anniversary!   The theme this year is Anniversary!  LOL  Imagine that.   Going with traditional themes on annversaries I should see the following ideas flow from the creative team over at Papertrey Ink!


Here is the list of traditional gifts that we will focus on.  There will be designers for each anniversary, however I will only focus on doing one card for each anniversary.   Makes it much easier for me to actually finish the challenge.

As always, my lovely sister will join me.  I hope she posts her cards for all to see.

Ok, lets go!!!


I like to create goodie bags for events at my house.  This year I went for the black and white theme.

I got the following from Michaels:

Black tray, Note pad with Initial, Flip message Pad

The rest I got from Amazon

My Favorite Things Black and White pattern paper, Black and white bakers twine and a black pen with a big old diamond on top

I also got the following:

A tote bag with my initial on it.  (also Michaels) and now you can see the tray.

Nuvo Drops in black and white

Bath and Body Works hand cream and body lotion

Zippered tote mesh bag

Mini frame with Initial (Michaels)

Salt Pinch with initial (Michaels)

I think the goodies set the tone for a good day!

It’s Been Forever and the Baby Quilt is done!

July 15th, 2017 klwade Posted in Crafts, Quilting No Comments »

It has been a while, sometimes I forget that I have a blog.  Not that I have any followers, but it is nice to know there is place to put all my ramblings and crafts.

So I just finished the baby quilt for my Great Grand niece.

Now that makes me sound old, but really, the all just stated when they were young….really.

So this new member of the family is my sisters oldest daughters, daughters, daughter.

Or my nieces daughter had a baby.  Which ever helps you figure out the connection.

I decided to make a baby quilt.  I have been quilting more and more and really trying to do free motion quilting.  Basically I am really bad at it, but one has to practice to learn to do this.



This is the little gem.  The middle was a little bland so I added a little bird.

It was still bland so I added the embroidery.    I swear the embroidery took longer than putting the quilt top together.

As you can see I did some stippling in the white area around the bird.

I then added some walking foot work.


Speaking of walking foot, the Craftsy class by Jacquie Gering is awesome.    This is one of my favorite classes and has taught me so much.  Especially since I was afraid to free motion, using the walking foot was less scary.

I added in some swirls and other designs.   But please do not look closely at my work.

and finally I made a special tag

I finally mailed it off today, cannot wait for her to get it.


I also mailed a crochet baby blanket my Mother made.  When she died I found a collection of baby blankets that she made.  I decided to keep them and give them out to my families future generations.  It means so much to know my Mom can still give the baby blankets to the new little ones.


Thanks for checking me out!



Last week of Camp Create – I finished!

August 17th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts No Comments »

Well I finished the camp create challenge!  Whoo Hoo!!!


You can see more detail on the cards by clicking on the picture.

Monochromatic Magic

coral mono with symbol

Awesome Ombre

Birthday Wishes Balloon with symbol

Remarkable Resist

Awesome Scary with symbol

Divine Dry Embossing

Bird emboss with symbol


Stunning Shadow Stamping

Shadow Stamping with symbol


Last but not least,

the Camp Farewell Bonfire


Thinking of Ewe with Symbol


Thanks for looking at my creations!   I had an awesome time at camp!




MFT Camp Create – Day Six Stunning Shadow Stamping

August 17th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts No Comments »

I had just did a shadow stamping card for my Tim Holtz class, so I was familiar with the technique.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Flashy Florals stamp set and Thanks & Hello Die-namics #mftstamps

I love Stephanie Klauck’s card, but I wanted more color to mine.  So I decided to use Kraft cardstock and use multiple colors of ink.

For those who do not have the My Favorite Things Hybrid Stamp pads, I highly recommend them.  The colors are so bright and the ink is so juicy.   Sometimes I will get an ink pad and will be so disappointed that I can hardly get any color from them.  These inks ROCK!!!!

Shadow Stamping


To highlight the card, I embossed the secondary images in Liquid Platinum embossing powder.

You can see the embossing better in this highlight.  I used the trick I learned in class about using a glue pen to make small dots and add embossing powder on it.

close up shadow stamping

Thank you so much for looking at my creations.


MFT Camp Farewell Bonfire – Single Layer Savvy

August 17th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts No Comments »

Stephanie Klauck again wowed me her cute card.   I love how she tried to make the card look like a coloring book for children.

Very cute!

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring the You're Rawr-some stamp set and Blueprints 21 Die-namics #mftstamps

I ended up making a scene with the adorable lamb set.  I probably could have used the little hearts coming from the jumping lamb but did not think of this until I was posting the picture.

As a side note.  Do not wear a new blouse when using Copics.  As luck would have it, I pulled out a copic and the lid got stuck in the case, I accidently dropped the capless copic marker on me and smeared dark green ink all over my blouse.  I am sure if I was wearing some old shirt it would have never happened.   Ugh!

Thinking of You


Thank you for looking at my creations.


MFT Camp Create – Day Four Divine Dry Embossing

August 17th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts No Comments »

Well I thought I had seen every trick in the book, but this technique is not something I have ever tried.  Karolyn Loncon made this adorable dragon card and it just warms my heart up!   I love how she embossed the shaded frame wehre the dragon sits.  It is just awesome!

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Birdie Brown Magical Dragons stamp set and Die-namics, Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX, Blueprints 15, Blueprints 18, and Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-namics #mftstamps

I really liked her background so I ended up doing the same thing.  I had not used this bird stamp set as of yet, so I thought he would look great on this background.

I used Copics and remembered reading somewhere that if you shade with gray and then add red over the shading, it makes the red blending look better.  I tried it and it worked.   I always have a hard time blending red.

Bird emboss

Thank you so much for looking at my creations.



MFT Camp Create – Day Three Remarkable Resist

August 17th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts No Comments »

Stephanie Klauck made this awesome card using emboss resist.   I did not buy this stamp set and now I am thinking I should have!    Yikes, that happens to me all the time.

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Birthday Speech Bubbles stamp set #mftstamps

Well I have come to the conclusion that I do not own many solid images.   I really wanted to showcase the wonderful products from My Favorite Things (as it is their challenge, you know) and I was sorely missing solid stamps.  I did find some Halloween sayings that were sort of solid.   It ended up working out ok.    I found some Halloween sequins from Lucy so I was able to add a small pumpkin and spider.   EEK!!!!

Awesome Scary

Thank you for looking at my creations.


MFT Camp Create – Day Two Awesome Ombre

August 17th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts No Comments »

For day two we learned to make an ombre card with an ombre sentiment using the MISTI from Laurie Willison.  Not only that, but she used those awesome Clarity Stamp Brushes.   OMG!  It made it look so easy.  Now I have to buy those brushes.

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring Grateful for You stamp set and Geometric Grid stencil #mftstamps


Update:  I did buy the brushes, but have not received them in the mail yet.

Although I wanted to try to do a word die like Laurie did, I decided to go to a totally different direction.  I ended up do an ombre blue background and ombre balloons.

Birthday Wishes Balloon

Thank you for looking at my creations!




MFT Camp Create Day One – Monochromatic Magic

August 17th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts No Comments »

So it is the last week of camp at My Favorite Things!   And I bet these cards will just be so awesome!!!

So here is the badge guide for this week!   So many fun cards to make!


Stephanie Klauck made this beautiful card using Summer Splash card stock.   I loved how she made the sentiments upside down/rightside up to break up the words visually

Handmade card from Stephanie Klauck featuring Big Birthday Sentiments stamp set and Stitched Fishtail Flag STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

So I decided to use a coral color for my card.  I was a little stumped on what to do and ended up using a few coral based pattern paper to make the flowers.  I stamped the diagonal stamp on the background and then used some Galaxy Gold Brilliance ink to add some highlights.  I even used the gold ink on the Thanks die cut.

mono chromatic coral Thanks card

Thank you so much for looking at my creation.