Friday, October 22, 2021

Crafty Rewind Series: Fun With Hexagons

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It's Friday, so it's Crafty Rewind Day!

I'm using three older products today on an all die cut card - the honeycomb die, the hexagon dies, and the Greetings die

This background die is super fun, because the little groupings of hexies pop up and you can put images behind them, like little bees.

I love the scattered hexagons - this would make a great card for a handy person! They look like little pieces of hardware.

You could also just add the word "birthday" on a strip over the greetings sentiment and have super simple birthday cards for the year in different colors.

DI846 Hexagon Infinity Dies (H) |...
[ HA ]
DI863 Peek-A-Boo Honeycomb Fancy Die...
[ HA ]
DC279 Greetings From Stamp & Cut |...
[ HA ]
Floral Glass Craft Mat — Glassboard...
[ GLS ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #3...
[ CTC ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #1...
[ CTC ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | SSS | ELH ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Storage Envelopes, Medium 25pk,...
[ ELH ]
CheckOutStore Stamp & Die Clear...
[ CHC ]
Extra Large -50 pk, Avery Elle Stamp...
[ ELH ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]



I'm making my awesome vegan tart with carmelized onions and broccolini AND a pumpkin pie this weekend. It's pie season after all. For next week, I'd like to try a new chicken shawarma recipe - I'm still searching for the flavor profile of the one they serve at Tino's. That recipe *looks* like it might be close - we will see.

My stencil technique workshop is next weekend! You can register here.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Retro Mod Christmas Inspiration

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One of my fave sort of mid-century color combos for Christmas is aqua and pink. I know that freaks some people out to depart from holiday traditions for cards, but it's my comfort zone.

It's also been such a weird weather year, lots of rain and grey days, that I've gravitated towards brighter holiday cards, starting with Halloween, and transitioning to the winter holidays.

I even have already bought a few gifts, which is not like me at ALL - we don't even do holiday gifts, so the holiday spirit may be descending early. Or maybe it's the fact that we keep talking about Krampus on my Facebook lives!

Anyway, my intention with this superhero talk bubble stencil was to make a comic style card, but then I noticed that the large talk bubble in the set looked JUST like modern holly leaves!

So I used Wild Dandelion, Aquamarine and Passionate Pink to ink blend the background, and then I made two darker pink leaves in the foreground and added three silver glitter paper berries I made with a circle punch between them, and used the fine tip of a matching Graphit marker to draw super mod veins on the leaves.

Isn't it fun & mod? The stamp set for the Hey You is this one, and then I added the Christmas sentiment from this set. I'll be back with the comic style card I planned on when this overtook me!



Giant Hey You
[ INK ]
Superhero Bursts
[ INK ]
Mixed Holiday Greetings
[ INK ]
Let's Get Crafty Pens
[ INK ]
Newest Releases – Ink Blot Shop LLC
[ INK ]
Graphit — Marker Universe
[ MRK ]
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jumbo,...
[ BLIC | JGG ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- Wild...
[ GNK | SSS ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad-...
[ GNK | SSS ]
Paper Accents Glitter Cardstock -...
[ BLIC ]
Fiskars Lia Griffith Lever Punch -...
[ BLIC ]
Floral Glass Craft Mat — Glassboard...
[ GLS ]
The Ink Stand White RECTANGLE...
[ SSS ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #3...
[ CTC ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #1...
[ CTC ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #2...
[ CTC ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | SSS | ELH ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Storage Envelopes, Medium 25pk,...
[ ELH ]
CheckOutStore Stamp & Die Clear...
[ CHC ]
Extra Large -50 pk, Avery Elle Stamp...
[ ELH ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]
The Ink Stand White MINI is354 at...
[ SSS ]

And LOOK - her beautiful new crafty pens match my card!!


I hope you have a great Wednesday, and get some out of the box crafty time!

Loveyameanitbye.



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Monday, October 18, 2021

VIDEO: Recycle & Make Shakers!

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I'm shaker impaired. I've admitted that on many occasions, so no need to act surprised! So I was so excited to see this My Favorite Things video by Mindy. She learned this trick from others, but I learned it from that video, so that's where I'm linking you. Technique genealogy is hard LOL.

Anyway - what I'm terrible at is making the foam tape nice and neat, not getting sequins all over the foam, and then getting the back of the shaker part straight. BASICALLY EVERYTHING TO DO WITH A SHAKER. Earlier this year, I found a product I LOVE - these simple shaker sleeves that do the same thing I'm doing today, but what I love about today's card is that it's very painful for me to just put alllllllll those plastic sleeves in the recycle bin when I file my stamps. It hurts my heart. 

So today I put those to good use with this technique!

The video for this card includes the full process of creating the background, and then the simple shaker process. The background was made with Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade and Tumbled Glass ink, this script stamp and my favorite gold splattering ink. The silhouette botanicals are from this set and then I used this fall collection glitter paper and this word die. The two sequin mixes are this fall-ish one and this blue to try to pick up colors in the background. You will need a strong double sided adhesive. 


Here are the other three card panels I made with the background technique all in one session - I was working on the backgrounds for all four at the same time as you will see. I love these botanicals. So classic. Reminds me of a LOT of stamps I had in the late 1900's that I gravitated to over and over. Some things never change, right? I feel like I will always be drawn to the type of imaged I imprinted on like a baby duck. OH - speaking of baby ducks - check out this sweet video


Here's the video!



Floral Glass Craft Mat — Glassboard...
[ GLS ]
Herb Silhouettes Stamp Set
[ WFF ]
CG830 Script Bold Prints - Hero Arts
[ HA ]
Happy Fall Y'all Word Topper Die –...
[ PFS ]
GM100 Gold & Pewter Glimmer Metallic...
[ HA ]
Spiked Cider Sequin Mix – Picket...
[ PFS ]
Sequin Mix - Spiked Ocean Water –...
[ PFS ]
PS779 Glitter Paper Fall - Hero Arts
[ HA ]
Speedball Soft Rubber Brayer - 2''
[ BLIC ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad...
[ SSS | ACH | JGG ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad...
[ SSS | ELH | JGG ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WORN...
[ SSS | ELH | ACH | JGG ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad...
[ SSS | ELH | ACH | JGG ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad...
[ SSS | ACH | JGG ]
Tonic Studios - Shaker Creator -...
[ TNC ]
Understand Blue Slimline Folded...
[ CTC ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #3...
[ CTC ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #1...
[ CTC ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #2...
[ CTC ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | SSS | ELH ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Storage Envelopes, Medium 25pk,...
[ ELH ]
CheckOutStore Stamp & Die Clear...
[ CHC ]
Extra Large -50 pk, Avery Elle Stamp...
[ ELH ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]
The Ink Stand White MINI is354 at...
[ SSS ]
The Ink Stand White RECTANGLE...
[ SSS ]


One more tip on splattering - definitely stamp first. Anything with a little bit of acrylic in it is going to act as a resist for dye inks, so that's the reason I stamped before I splattered. And depending on what you're splattering you'll get both a resist and a bit of dimension so if you stamp on top of that you'll get a little halo, too, potentially. 

Today is my allergy shot day - YAY - for some reason this month everything was blooming hard. I never normally feel a thing because of my shots but when it's crazy high it will break through so I'm always happy to go get a little boost or four. 

Hard to believe Halloween is almost here, but we can definitely feel it in the weather this year, and my squirrels are hiding food like crazy. 

I hope you have a great week ahead! 

Loveyameanitbye.

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