Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Playing with blendabilities!

This Grad card is for my niece, she is a barrel racer and her life is all about horses!
So a horse card for Grad is a must!
I once again used the blendabilities markers;
 I love how they blend and you can't see the transition from one color to the next color!

Monday, May 12, 2014


I love the blendabilities markers!
This is my first attempt with them and I found them very easy to use!
I have been wanting to get markers that I can use with my mixed media, that don't bleed;
I am so glad I waited!!
For the background I put versa mark right on the embossing folder,
 then I used white embossing powder!
I cut the letters with my sizzex alphabet set, then off to my sewing machine for a line of stitches!
The markers are really easy to use but watch a video first before you order them!
Your image needs to be stamped with the memento stamp pad or the outline will bleed.
Plus you can order a marker that will lighten certain areas!
Way too fun, I wonder what I will make today!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there!!
I am not going to lie, Mother's Day can be the hardest day of the year for me.
I have spent many Mother's Day's crying my eyes out.
Sometimes church is the hardest place to be!
You hear about all the Mother's that were and are amazing and know that you are lacking!
It's not true, it is a lie from the pit of hell!
Mom's are amazing, I am amazing!!! (I can't believe I said that)
Who else loves us at our worst and still sees the best (besides Jesus)!
My Mom passed away 3 years ago, May 1!
She was not perfect and we had lots of conflict especially in my teen years
but what I miss most is that unconditional Mother love!
No one loves me like that anymore, hubby is amazing but its not the same!
I get A LOT of things wrong with my kids and they do A LOT of things wrong, lol!
But  I love them like crazy and I can always see the best in them!
I heard once that people won't remember what you say but how they feel when they are with you.
I don't remember all the things my Mom and I said to each other
 but I will never forget how she Loved me!!!
Another grad card!
the layout is again right out of the Stampin Up catty!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Graduation time!

Card #2 of the 6 that I need to make for grad this year!
I love this card, it is so bright and cheery!
This is the first time I have tried to dry emboss stampin Up's metallic cardstock, 
I love how it turned out!!
I got the layout for this card right out of the 2013/14 Stampin Up catty,
I did a few different things to make it my own.
If you are like me, I couldn't figure out how they got the pieces to fit.
I just started piecing it together, as I got to the end I started to cut to size with my scissors.
At the end you just cut all the outside edges.
The center doesn't have to perfectly line up because you can't see it anyways.
I just about forgot to mention the little silver ribbon on the button.
I unraveled some of the bakers twine and used just the silver;
I love how it is crinkly!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

I love adding stiches to a card!

This is the last card from my card making session!
I love having my sewing machine set up in the spare room so I can just slip in sew and leave!
I don't have to drag the machine out of the cupboard and plug it in, etc.
Just yesterday, I had a young man ask if he could live with our family tell the fall.
My first thought, I am not going to lie, was my sewing machine, very selfish I know!
I think we all get used to our space and when you add someone to that space,
 there would be some sacrifice for everyone!
I thought I was a selfless person but nope I am not!!
This card was very simple, I used the Brights DSP collection!
I took the sequins off the ribbon strand.

Monday, May 5, 2014

It's grad time!!

We have 6 people graduating this year and I have one card, it's a start, right?
I have been trying to get better at taking pictures of my cards, 
not something I find very easy!
I have been reading different blogs but it is like a foreign language.
My girls are both photographers but I forget what they tell me by the next time I take pictures, oops!


Friday, May 2, 2014

Homemade buttons!

I was making this card and really wanted a pacific point button but didn't have one.
Then I remembered my clay and button molds and voila! 
Very easy to do, you take some white clay and mix in some reinker,
make sure you wear gloves!
Once you have the desired color and it is all blended in push it into a mold
 and let it set for 20-30 min, then pop it out!
For the balloon strings I just used a black marker.