Thursday, June 25, 2015

Happy Anniversary Mike!


  Today is our anniversary; 32 years! Wow! Where did the time go?!

 Love these Stampotique stamps, Mela and Oliver, designed by Daniel Torrente! I stamped them on the tag, then I paper pieced them. I was able to add a little Apple logo on the sweater. So Mike! Lol! We are a Apple household!

 Had fun with the background. Used Distress Inks in various blue, green shades, stencils, spritz of water here and there, doodling along the edges. Great fun! This is not what I started out with. I used a rainbow of colours and I just wasn't feeling it. This worked out much better; different shades of one colour.

 That beautiful stamp at the bottom is from the Rangers Dylusions stamp set called "Doodled Circles" Great set!


 This is the back. Paper used is from my stash. Various sentiment stamps and of course my fav lipstick stamp! 

 Vacation week for us. Weather is turning out nice. Hope you are getting some craftiness in!


 Thanks for stopping by! 

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^



Monday, June 22, 2015

More Pocket Letters!

"I don't care a fig about rules" 
- Mary from Downton Abbey

  I am so excited! Received this gorgeous Pocket Letter  from a special crafty friend, Amanda. Love it to pieces! So much detail, and look at the locket! Photos! A miniature book!

 This is the back. Wow! Miniature Clue game, bingo, AND a paper doll! Not to mention chocolate, which I ate already! 

Goes nice with my mug, don't you think!?

  This is the one I gave Amanda:
Front

Back
The envelope

 Pocket Letters are great to create and to receive! Hope you're finding the time to get crafty!

  Thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^






Thursday, June 18, 2015

ATC's

I Robot
  Love making ATC's (Artist Trading Cards)! This is one I made for a Facebook swap, Tim Holtz Addicts - ATC's. He is now living in Arizona with Jess
  Just bought one of Tim's new stamp sets, "Mini Blueprints", which include 4 robot stamps. 

The front of the little tag


The back of the little tag

 This is the ATC I received from Veronica in Las Vegas. Love it! Love the Steampunk card and the yummy goodies too!

  Doesn't he make you smile?! That's his name actually and he is one of my fav stamps from Stampotique. 
  Made this ATC for a talented crafty artist friend, Laurie. RAK means "Random Act of Kindness". She RAK'd me first with some crafty goodies, so I returned the favour! 

  One more day, and then on vacation for a week! Looking forward to rest, relaxation and craftiness!

  Thanks for stopping by! Mutchly apreciated!

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Manly Birthday Card

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE!

 Mike's birthday is actually tomorrow, June 1st, but I thought I'd give him his gift today. 
 I was trying to make a simple card. For those of you that know me, I tend to layer...a lot! 
 Had fun with this and love the way it turned out. The background stamp is a TH Artful Mosaic stamp and I picked this up a couple of months ago at a crop. They had a crafty yard sale too (Thanks Carol!)
 All Tim Holtz stamps: Gentleman is from the Steampunk set, sentiment is from Simple Sayings set, checkerboard stamp from Ultimate Grunge set.




The inside


The back

 The inspiration for this card I got off Pinterest. Here is the link:Distress Inked Mosaic

Entering this card in:
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

 Hope you are having a great Sunday so far. Nice and sunny, but could be rain this afternoon.


 Thanks for stopping by!
i made it myself!
debbie
^..^

Friday, May 29, 2015

Dress Form Pocket Letter

  Another pocket letter I made for a Canadian swap. I used most of my small dress form stamps and paper pieced them. The flowers and butterfly are actually glued on to the outside of the pocket.
  Papers used were G45 Botanical Tea. Great fun!


 This is the back showing the goodies. The middle pocket contained a letter, which I wrote and inserted before I mailed it off. 

  Hope you are going to get crafty this weekend! The beautiful weather has finally arrived here!


  Thanks for stopping by!
i made it myself!
debbie
^..^


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Umbrella Man for Father's Day

The journey is the destination


  I finished Mike's dad's Father's Day card. Tried to keep it one layer and as simple as possible!
  Haven't used Umbrella Man from Tim Holtz in a long time. I also haven't used this technique in awhile either, Distress Inks and spritz of water. 
  The colours I used were Mowed Lawn, Rusty Hinge with a bit of Gathered Twigs, Squeezed Lemonade, and Salty Ocean at the top. 
  Stamped some drops at the top using Deep Red Water Droplets Background stamp. 
  The sentiment along the side is from TH Small Talk Stickers. Love this set! I punched out some hearts from vellum and inked with DI Aged Mahogany, and glued on top of a stream of Mercury Glass Stickles.
  Umbrella Man was stamped on the tag, then I stamped him again on some black/gray paper and fussy cut him and glued him on top of the stamped image on the tag. Cut out the umbrella and popped up it with foam dots to give 3D look. 
  Under the tag is one of my new dies. It's from the TH set called Scribbles and Splat. 
  The seam binding is inked with the DI Squeezed Lemonade with a bit of Mowed Lawn. 

 The inside. You can see the other 2 dies from the set. Love it!

 And the back. This is the Splat die from the set. How cool is this!

  Thanks for stopping by! Hope you get out Umbrella Man and ink him up! Also, try this ink technique. Awesome results!

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sugar and spice and everything nice...

...that's what little girls are made of!

  A baby girl card for a co-worker. Had to get creative on this card, as I do not own any baby stamps, papers or baby type bling! 
  The image is so retro! Love it! Found on Pinterest, of course! The paper is part of a Prima 12x12 paper set I have that is for mixed media. I pulled out all the pinkish pieces! Underneath the photo, buried, is a die cut heart and doily, which you could see until I added the feather!
  In love with feathers lately. Picking them up from my local fabric store and Michael's. 
  Used an extra large manilla tag, folded in half.

The inside. Found this cute little verse on the web.

And the back.

  Sarah, the mom-to-be is due mid June. Very fun card to make!

  One more day and then we are into a long weekend; Victoria day! Looking forward to the extra day, and the weather looks awesome!

  Hope you are getting crafty! Thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^



Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tim Holtz ATC Things With Wings Swap

  Another Tim Holtz ATC swap. I made this for Lynne in Texas.  Another one of my favourite Tim Holtz stamps. I call her butterfly girl. Great fun making this one!



Photo shows the little tag out of the pocket.


This is the other side of the little tag.




As I said in my other post, I'm getting into mail art. This is the front of Lynne's envelope.


And this is the back!


  I made this one for Jessica in Arizona. You can't really tell by the photo, but there is a large acrylic circle on top of the paper clock; for dimension. 



Photo shows the  tag out of the pocket.

This is the front of Jessica's envelope.


And this is the back.


  Having a fabulous time with these swaps; Pocket letters and ATC's! Hope you're getting crafty! The weekend is just around the corner!


Thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^

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