Sunday, May 31, 2015

Imagine That - May Progressive

Where do these months go? I am at the last hour of the last day to get my card in for the progressive challenge over at Imagine that.

I went with a very simple design. I printed out the images twice and fussy cut the flowers and the butterfly to create a 3-D affect.

Colors are so vibrant! Loving this image. Hope everyone had a great weekend and on to June!

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So Suzy Stamps - Sending You a Note

I don't know why, but it seems that I never have masculine cards on hand. Try as I may, I always seem to run out. Well this months release was filled with wonderful images to create some great note cards and I am here to share one with you.

As you can see, it is a very simple layout, but makes a wonderful note card. Note cards are great as "Thank You" cards as well, which is what our theme is for this months challenge.

Here is what I used:

  • Paper:  DCWV - The Rustic Stack
  • Paper:  Momenta How it works Cardstock
  • Paper: Orange cardstock
  • Spellbinders A-2 Matting Basics A
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
  • So Suzy Stamp - Sending a Note
  • Recollections Clear embossing powder
  • Martha Stuart embossing heat tool
  • Scotch Brand Advanced Tape Glider
  • Tim Holtz remnant rubs - Numbers
  • American Crafts mini brads
  • Paper studio - Spare Parts mini gears
Here is what I did:

1.  Use 3 of the Spellbinders stencils to cut out 3 layers of designer paper and orange cardstock
2.  Stamp Band Saw image to Momenta How it works  Paper
3.  Sprinkle clear embossing powder onto image while ink is still wet and dry with heating tool
4.  Adhere designer paper using Scotch Brand ATG
5.  Attached brads to 4 corners of matted image
6.  Adhere remnant rubs to bottom and side of band saw image
7.  Stamp and emboss sentiment "Sending you a note" to DCWV Rustic Stack designer paper
8.  Attached layered cardstock to 4.25" x 5.5" card base

Here is a closer look at this wonderful image.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Not worth the jail time

I love this So Suzy Stamp! Jail Time is one of my favorites, but I do have many.
I new I wanted to do something fun so I thought I would create my own jail sign. Hopefully I will NEVER have a real one, but you never know... LOL!

I created the sign using Pic Monkey. I just love that program. What is fun about this card, is I can use it for so many occasion, I Just need to change my inside sentiment.

Isn't creativity fun!

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

So Suzy Steampunk Featurette - Part IV

Hi everyone!  I am back with my final post for the Steampunk Featurette. I hope that you have enjoyed all the projects and ideas I have shared and I have inspired you to make some Steampunk projects. Did you know that there is a special section just for Steampunk over at So Suzy Stamps? Well, there is, and here is the link to help you find it:   


So for my final post, I thought I would do something just a bit different. Most of us are card makers. But I  have not seen a lot of posts sharing mixed media art. We would love to see some, so I hope that my post today inspires you.

I started off with a blank canvas and wrapped it with some paper I got at a local art store. I liked the print on this paper and it saved me time in having to stamp up my background. I adhered it with Mod Podge which works great!

I used my Distress stains to give the canvas background some color. No rhyme or reason just started adding color. I think that is why I like mixed media,..nothing is wrong!

As I do with my layered cards, I have all my elements out and come up with a basic design layout before I glue anything down. Once it is glued you have to live with it, so take your time to get the look you desire.

Next I added texture using Texture Paste and stencils.The two stencils I used can be found over at So Suzy Stamps and are called Mini Halftone and Mini Harlequin.  I covered the paste using Distressing Paints. I added Washi Tape to the bottom and Glued on some metal gears to the corner of my canvas.  I added another Cog to the top right hand corner to give it some balance. It worked great attached to the Vintage Balloon stamped image.

The two other stamps that I used were the Bi Plane, which I put directly in the center and Vintage Motorcycle which is on the upper left hand corner. When I used the Mini Harlequin stencil, I knew I wanted to use it as a background for the vintage motorcycle. The Black Soot distress ink makes it look like black tar and is a perfect background for this stamp.

Many of the other elements used were from the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology collection. A complete list of products I used is listed below. To make the gears look rusty, I added several different distress paints. I also added paint to the word band "live in the moment."

Well, that is the end of our journey. I sure am glad that you joined me this month for my Steampunk Featurette. If you do not currently follow me, I would love for you to become a follower! I currently have some blog candy up for grabs for my birthday celebration, so it is perfect timing. 

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

FREE - Military Pay Book

Military Pay Book
Dated: 1917

This image is so delicate, I was almost afraid to scan it, but what an awesome find. We found this at a vintage swap meet called "Junk in the Trunk." What was amazing is the entire collection is from one military soldier and it follows him through his service through his letters to his family and loved one. I hope you like this collection.

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This is a scanned image of an original Military Pay Book dated 1917. 

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