Sunday, November 29, 2020

Freshly Made Sketch #463

 I made another card during nap time with the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit using Freshly Made Sketch #463. It was another quick card and focused on the pattern paper from this kit. I went to link the kit and jut noticed that it sold out. I am glad that I ordered one! The papers are from Simple Stories Simple Vintage North Pole and will be featured on more of my cards. 




Other Supplies Used:

Close To My Heart white card base and assorted jewels

Card in 25 Minutes

 I wanted to make a card for the last Mojo Monday sketch of the year, but I new my time would be limited. I used the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit and set my timer. I was a fun challenge to put together a card quickly and start using this great kit. The style of this kit is a little different than some of my current supplies, and I don't often use ephemera on cards. Yesterday, Carolyn helped me emboss some card stock with the snowflake embossing folder. I have a little craft buddy now! 



Other Supplies Used

Close To My Heart: White card base and card stock 

Stampin' Up!: Stitched circle die, Stampin' dimentionals, Winter Snow embossing folder


First Pie from Scratch

 Until this Thanksgiving, I never made a pie from scratch. I bought pies or at least the premade crust. Alex started to learn to make pie with his grandma earlier in the fall, so he and I made out pumpkin pie from Thanksgiving. 

We used recipes from Crazy for Crusts for the crust and filling. We learned a few lessons along the way. I need to still flour our non-stick mat. We also have to be careful not to overfill the crust. The result was tasty, and I will try more pies in there future. 



Friday, November 13, 2020

Rainbow Cards

 I keep experimenting with my watercolor sets, and this round resulted in two cards for family members. The rainbow ribbon came on a birthday goodie bag that CJ brought home from preschool, and it looked fun to use on a card. I started with watercolor backgrounds using the Sakura 24 color set and added gold specs and frames with a metallic watercolor set. I wrote the sentiments with a gold gel pen. I also added some rainbow jewels for more details. I even managed to get these cards mailed after buying larger envelopes for 5x7 cards. Now back to making Christmas cards. 




Thursday, November 12, 2020

Card for Mojo Monday

 For this card, I tried my watercolors with stamps and papers from my last Stampin' Up order. I will list out the supplies at the end of the card because they are mostly current for once! This is a great sketch for Mojo Monday

I wonder if other crafters occasionally lose their clear stamps because I do! Luckily, I always find them. The sentiment on this card was stuck to my self-healing mat for a couple of weeks. I was happy to find it yesterday because I worried that my vacuum might have gotten it. 



Supplies Used

from Stampin' Up!

Coming Home Stamp Set

Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper

Night of Navy Cardstock

White Embossing Powder

Versamark Ink

Archival Black Ink

Banners Pick a Punch

Winter Snow Embossing Foler

Stitched Dies (retired)

from Close To My Heart

White Notecards

from Amazon

Watercolor Paints

White Gel Pen 

Watercolor Brushes