Making some Cards

August 4th, 2019 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Thought I would finish up a few cards for the Simon Says Stamp Weekly Challenge.

The challenge this time is Anything Goes! Which of course makes it easy to create!

Lawn Fawn Pop Up Toaster

This cure card is an interactive card where the toast comes out of the toaster

Altenew Sweet Violet Birthday Card

I belong to the Altenew monthly Build a Flower subscription. This was the Sweet Violet set.

Altenew Hyacinth

And finally is another Altenew set called Hyacinth.

MFT Weekly Sketch – 448

August 4th, 2019 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Sketch Challenge, Uncategorized | No Comments »

I have been trying to make cards again and I need something to get me into the mood. Looking at the weekly sketches gives me ideas to take out those stamps, dies and copics.

This week the sketch is a simple one.

I decided to go thru my MFT stash and see what image would work great with this layout.

I selected this very cute set called Polynesian Paradise.

To compliment the set I used the Echo Park “Best Summer Ever” paperpack.

Posted on MFT Sketch Challenge and simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge.

Thanks for looking.

MFT 2019 Camp Create – I did it! All 5 cards

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

I did it. I made all 5 cards and posted them on the website.

Here are my cards! Lets keep our fingers crossed I win a nice prize.

Coffee cards with watercolor bases
Resist Watercolor with Glimmer Powder
Shaker card with Christmas Theme
Cute Halloween Slider over a haunted town
Sweet Glitter Hello on an autumn themed card

Thank you so much for looking at my cards.

MFT Camp Create Day 5 – Glitzy Glitter

July 24th, 2019 klwade Posted in Cardmaking | No Comments »

My final card is by far my favorite. I do love glitter.

I used a nice patterned paper and enhance it with a glitter Hello die with some jewels.

MFT Camp Create – Day 4 Sensational Sliders

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

I decided to make a Halloween themed card. I had just gotten this fun paper from Carta Bella and I wanted to make my bat girl fly.

She slides down over the Halloween Town.

Nothing like a bat girl flying over the town to scream Halloween.

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.


Tackling the Kitchen

June 2nd, 2019 klwade Posted in Declutter Project | No Comments »

On my last post I stated that I plan on decluttering my home and stop having so much stuff.

I decided my kitchen really needed to be first.

I had already finished my corner under cabinet area and the lazy susan upper cabinet so there are no pictures of the before so the after was kinda useless. But it pretty much looked like my spice cabinet below.

Before picture of spice cabinet

This cabinet had spices and condiments that were as old as 2005. Some were more recent but looked unpleasant. I understand spices only last 1-4 years. So unless something was dated 2018 or later, it was tossed.

Before spice cabinet

I think I had that stash tea when I moved in here….pretty much 13 years ago

I am not sure when tea is no longer good, but you know what, I do not care… say goodbye.

Those Kirkland spices were bought when I was a member of Costco. And I have not been a member for YEARS…. say goodbye

Some I did not recognize at all

Spice Cabinet left

I know the Au Jus Gravy is new

Sprinkles….sprinkles…sprinkles….. I decided that I would hesitate to use any of them on cookies so I thanked them for their beauty in the world and tossed them. Say Goodbye

I know honey does not expire but I think those honey sticks looked kinda gross…. say goodbye

There was some canning wax….why who knows…. wait I think I got them to make the Martha Washington Candy which I probably wont make for a long time….say goodbye.

After I was brutal…. and I mean brutal….. here is my cupboard now.

I can see space.

I have some teas, some salts and one or two big containers of pepper. The Au Jus is now in one of my lock and lock containers that I love.

But pretty much I cleared everything out.

cleaned out spice cabinet

I even found my Longaberger tea caddy. Cute basket.

Spice Cabinet After

Anything left would be stuff I would use. Cupcake liners, coffee filters, vanilla (which does not go bad) and a few cooking utensils like a pastry cutter and cocoa sprinkler (which I never used but is cute so it can stay)

Thank you A Slob Comes Clean for the inspiration.