Friday, February 26, 2016

Paper Pumpkin February 2016

February's Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin Up! included all the materials needed to make 9 greeting cards. I also got step by step instructions with pictures. The first picture shows the supplies in the kit. The first, second, and third cards follow the directions pretty closely. For the second and third I sponged around the edges of the cards with Marina Mist ink.

I like to see what I can create with the kit other than what the directions give. For the fourth and fifth cards I jazzed things up a bit. 

For this card I created a water color background using Blackberry Bliss [ink that's in the kit], and some Marina Mist ink. I matted the background on Blackberry Bliss and Tangelo Twist card stock. The floral center piece is one of the card fronts that I cut up and matted on the same card stock as the background. I added some ink splatters and water splatters just for visual interest.

For the last card I used one of the card fronts that came with the kit and another piece of the floral card front for the banner. I used the same colors of card stock as the last card for the matting.

Thank you for stopping by... hope you enjoyed your visit!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

It's Been A Long Time

Hi Peeps!

I know, it's been over a year since I posted anything. No, I didn't get abducted by aliens, or lost in Neverland... just busy putting my house up for sale, packing, putting belongings in storage, and moving out of state. So busy in fact... that something had to be put on hold, and unfortunately that was my crafting.

Now that I'm somewhat settled, and some boxes are unpacked [especially crafts] I can get back in the swing of things.