Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Tree Cards

These are the "mass produced" cards that I was stressing over. I made 35! That's a lot for me.  There are 6 different cards and colors.  All made from my stash.

Please scroll down to see the rest and Merry Christmas to you and your family!                   


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Ornaments, bags, tags, boxes and more!!!

I had so much fun making these gifts for my employees and my doctor. They are a great crew and I have much love for them. The years we have been together with our doctor range from 7 to 23+ years (me, 21yrs) That says a lot about our work environment.

Ornament with our office name on it. 
 My doctor is Jewish so I wanted to make her something special and in line with her beliefs.

 These are the boxes I made to hold the ornaments. I finally got to use all my G45 Christmas paper!
Just wanted to show you guys the inside of the ornament box.  They are very well put together and have inserts to hold the ornaments in place.
Close up of the box.

These are bags I got from Dollar Tree and dressed up.
Another bag from Dollar Tree but with Happy Hanukkah for my doctor.

Now I have never made a tag in my life so go easy on me! I tried! lol
I made each tag with their name on the back.


Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

A variety of Christmas Cards.

Merry Christmas, Season's Greetings & Happy Holidays everyone!

Today I'm sharing a few of the Christmas cards that I have made this year.  These are not the mass produced ones that I stressed about making (I'll share those later) . Most of these were actually made at a crop I went to back in July.

This is one of my favorites.  I used the Memory Box Clairmont Ornaments die and Teresa Collins Checking it Twice Christmas paper pad.


 I made this with images from the Silhouette Store. I used the Glitzy Glitter paper pad from DCVW.

Stampin Up Ornament Keepsakes stamp set, dies and ink.
Here's the inside of this one. The tree is from Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree stamp set
The tree from the Silhouette store, Paper stack is Recollections Starry Night paper pad.
Memory Box Merry Christmas to All die and the plaided paper is by American Crafts.
This card was made using my Craftwell Ebrush on the background. The angel is from the Cricut Christmas cartridge, cut in foam from Dollar Tree on my Cricut Explore. (Yes, I have both machines)
Okay, I know this is the ugly "Christmas Card" but I was trying to duplicate a card I saw on Pinterest.
It didn't turn out too well. lol  Oh well, this may go to a distant relative. Bahahaha!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving Card

Same card, two different looks. 
The card is from the Silhouette store. I used my eBrush to color the pumpkins and my Silhouette Cameo to cut the leaves.

 This is the first one I did.  It has the "Thanks" cut out in the front of the card. I used Stickles to put the lining under the pumpkins. I like this one because it has a softer touch to it.
 Here's the inside:
 I put a dark colored card stock behind the "Thanks" on this one to give it a more masculine touch. No glitter. The lining under the pumpkins is card stock. This one is actually for my brother.
Here's the inside of this one. I used the color gradient tool to create the background. This was my first time using the advanced features in my Cameo software. I love how it turned out.

Thanks for looking and enjoy your holiday!!  Remember the real reason for the give Thanks!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thanksgiving Card

Let us remember, Thanksgiving, is to give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness!! Let the world know what he has brought you through! Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

I made this card using my Craftwell eBrush for the background in the oval. You can learn more about this product here on their website.I'm still very new to using the eBrush, but I am having so much fun practicing! I can't wait to try different techniques with the eBrush!

 Here's a close up few of the background. I used 4 different Copic markers to create this effect.
Here is a picture of the the card stock I colored with the eBrush . I started coloring at the top with the lighter marker and then gradually added the other colors until the entire paper was covered.  I made sure to place the die so that I could get all 4 colors on the oval shape. I recommend that you go ahead and color a large area of card stock so you can use the leftover piece for another project later.

Products used: Copic Markers 
                       Spellbinders Large Oval die
                       Anna Griffin Foundry Embossing folder
                       Colorbok Pearlescent Paper
                       Stampin Up Trust God Stamp
                       CTMH Treasures Stamp

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veterans Day!!!

In remembrance of my brother, Leonard Calvin Hines,Jr. and for my friend Dana LeAnn Sheffied and for all of you whom served this great country, I would like to take this opportunity to personally say "Thank You" for your service.

One day is not enough to show how much you are appreciated. 


Monday, November 3, 2014

Sympathy Card using my Craftwell eBrush

A few weeks ago, I colored this peacock with my Craftwell Ebrush . I am just now figuring out what to do with the image. It has so many colors that I decided to keep it simple and put it on a card.

All I need now is for my Mojo to come back home so I can play some more with my new toy. My creative juices are all dried up. (insert sad face here) Oh well, maybe everything will return to normal when I get over whatever this is going around.

I colored the peacock using Copic Markers and I embossed the background paper with the Teresa Collins Woodgrain folder for the eBosser, also by Craftwell.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Happy Halloween with the Craftwell Ebrush

Hello peeps!!!  I got a new toy!!

I recently purchased the Craftwell Ebrush from HSN.  I had been wanting it forever, but the price was rather high and the reviews were horrible. I decided to take a chance and purchase it because,
1.It was on sale and,
2. I had a coupon!!!
Aren't  those the only reasons we crafters need?

The Craftwell Ebrush is a cute little airbrush system that you can use with various markers. The one I purchased came with a 3lb. air compressor and 6 marker adapters.

I watched a few videos by Debi Tullier prior to my Ebrush arriving. I tell ya, this lady is a whiz with this ebrush. I was up an running within an hour of receiving it.

So far, I have found the bad reviews not to be the case for me. I'm finding this tool to be very easy to use, I'm having so much fun with it and I can't wait to try more projects!

This is my Halloween card and the instructions on how I did it. Really fun!!!

First I cut my card base 4.25x5.5 (that's the Ebrush in the background)
 Using my Silhouette Cameo Design Studio, I cut out my images to mask the areas on the card base that I did not want covered with ink. I also cut out the lettering for the "Happy Halloween".
 Next I used painters tape to hold down the base and to help with splatter control.
 Here are my images
 I lifted them with lift-off tape for vinyl.
 Here are the images on the card, you may not be able to see them because they are white. I used my Copic Marker to spray.
 This is how it looks after I take the images off
 Next I took a smaller piece of card stock 4 x5.25 and tore the edges of to give it jagged look. I used this as my guide for the outer edge of the card that I sprayed in black.

 Don't have the right color embellishments? Not to worry!!!  Ebrush and Copics to the rescue!!!
I did the inside of the card with  Stampin Up Sweet Centers and a few stickers. I popped up the embellishments to give some dimension and that was it!  Quick and easy cards for friends.

Thanks for looking!!