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 day....to 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 
                       Ebrush
                       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. 

 Inside


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.

C

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!!!

 Inside
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.

 See?
 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!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tropical Theme Gift Box Card Holder/Invite/Banner/Place Cards decorations

I made this card holder for my husband's birthday party. This little beauty took me about a week to complete as I had no plan for it.  I just started and went with whatever popped into my head. The party's theme was "A Tropical paradise in the Fall". All the decorations were Tropical/Luau/Hawaiian in nature, even the invite. The story behind this theme is that I have always wanted to have a Luau for one of our birthdays but my hubby's is in October and mine is in December, so it really isn't practical to do so. My mother-in-law and cousin both loved the idea of a Tropical party so it took off from there. The party was so much fun and I am thankful for all that attended.

I cut the leaves with my Cameo, hand embossed the veins and colored them with a Momento marker to bring them out a little. I hand cut the slot for the cards and used a decorative trim around the top part of the box.

I cut up a child's size raffia hula skirt. It would only fit across the front of the box so I had to make the rest of it by cutting and tying each an every strand!! Yes it was a pain!!


 I love this little hut! I just took some cardboard, folded it and started cutting and adding stuff. I used modge podge on the outside.  That is real sand you see.  I used glossy accents to keep it in place.
different view.

 These Adirondack chairs are so easy to make! I made several in different colors for table decorations. I used real rocks and modge podge to hold them in place.
 I designed and colored this banner with the Silhouette software and mounted it on popsicle sticks. I used stickers for the "celebrate" and Martini Glass brads.
 Tee hee, I used my Ebosser and Teresa Collins woodgrain folder to make this Tiki pole. The Tiki men are print and cut with my Cameo.
The monkey in the tree is a sticker. I colored the back side so it would look like the back of a monkey.

 Side view:
 Aerial view (boxed and ready for transport):

Here is the front and back of the invite I designed with my Cameo.
I also made "Reserved" Place Cards for the tables


I forgot to take pictures of the banner so please forgive the messy background on this one
Here it is hung up. It was huge! Sorry for the bad pic.




Friday, October 10, 2014

Football Slider Card

I want to wish my husband, Keith, a Happy 55th Birthday today!! This is the slider card I made for him. I used the the template from Ken's Kreations and modified it to suit my needs. The football does not spin, it slides, like he's throwing it. (see the video at the bottom)

Front:
 Inside:
Card in action:
video
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Birthday Slider Card and Birthday Cupcake Card

My first slider card! It was so much fun! I used the template from kreativeken.blogspot. com and altered it a little.  This is for my daughter's boyfriend, Ron, from her. (be sure to check out the video at the bottom)

This is the front:
Inside:
 This is for Ron from my husband and I:
 Inside:
Here's the card in action:
video

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Disney Birthday Card

I made this card for my baby cousin Teigan! This card was made with my Explore (Minnie Mouse and font), my Cameo (print and cut, inside) and my cuttlebug and Disney die (envelope). I love all my machines and I think they work very well together. The Explore cuts very well and allows me to use my 300+ carts with ease. I love the ease of the Cameo's print and cut feature. Best of both worlds!

Front:
Inside:
Envelope:

And here is the little princess!!