Saturday, September 24, 2016

Happy Haunting!

Today I'm sharing more spooky Halloween crafting....ya know I LOVE it!  Hope you do too and can get some inspiration to use these amazing Just Imagine Kreaxions Punches!

This gift bag was created using Square FR Lilly punch #924 and the gorgeous Julie Nutting Bootiful collection by Photoplay Paper.  The borders were created by using a combo of punching with and without the "A" guide.  Such a detailed punch, I added a layer of green patterned paper underneath to make it pop, and I added some enamel dots to the center of the diamond shapes for even more pizzazz....

Keep your eye out for the matching card coming soon to the blog!  You can find the blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!  

Supplies Used:
Tools:  Just Imagine Kreaxions punch Square FR Lilly #924
Paper:  Photoplay Bootiful Halloween; AC purple cardstock
Embellishments:  Queen & Co enamel dots; AC ribbon; Photoplay Bootiful stickers 
Other:  gift bag

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September Hop with Practical Scrappers!

Time to hop along with some great designers with some amazing projects!  If you came here from Wendi's blog, then you are doing this right!  If not, make sure to go to Wendy's (that's indeed Wendy without the "i") blog and start from the beginning to get all the inspiration!  I've got a fun fall project for you of course....

Aren't these so cute?  I used the new Halloween collection from Carta love the designs on this one!

I used a wooden craft box made to alter, painted it up with black acrylic paint, then decorated it with the papers to create a book look.  They will be a fun part of my Halloween decor this year!

Here is a peek at the inside of both "books":

I used the sticker sheet to create a lot of the details....the Haunted collection has a great 12x12 sheet!

Here is the back view:

And finally the "spine" of the books:

Make sure to continue the hop and enjoy all of the inspiration along the way! Thanks for hopping with us today, and you are on to the next stop.....Christine's blog.  You'll find some amazing creativity on her blog so make sure to stop by!

And just in's the complete list! 


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

I "HEART" Autumn!

Autumn is my absolute favorite time of year, and any crafting time I can get playing with autumn collections or projects only adds to the wonderful!!  I've created this card for Just Imagine Crafts using their punch Kreaxions #304 and their amazing circle cutter!

I've created the top border using:  Punch #304 with the straight edge "A" insert

The bottom border was created using:  Punch #304 with no insert

The center circle was created by using the Kreaxions circle cutter (best circle cutter I've ever used!) and the same punch using the "C" insert and just punching at even intervals around the circle.

Here's a closer look at the different punched sections before I completed the also shows the pretty Kreaxions glitter paper I used to make the punched areas pop for the borders:

If you haven't checked out these punches should give them a try....they are so fun to play with!  And better yet they are on SALE!!  Check out THIS POST to see more inspiration and which punches are on special (HINT: My fave is one of them!!).

Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Supplies Used:
Paper:  AC kraft and brown cardstock; Simple Stories-Pumpkin Spice 6x6; Kreaxions Glitter Paper
Tools:  Just Imagine Kreaxions punch #304, circle cutter
Embellishments/Ink: DIY enamel dots; Distress Ink-Gathered Twigs

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Batty Punch Fun

Ok, I'm completely obsessed with this Kreations #304 punch!  It's true!  Today I'm getting my fall craft on with this punch from Just Imagine Crafts, and when you add some Halloween goes from a pretty and frilly border punch to a spooktacular batty look:

I punched one row of the #304 punch on a 4" strip of black cardstock without any guards/guides and then trimmed the strip in half to get the bat look for the top of my easel card, and the spooky almost spider like border across the bottom.  Then I fussy cut around one of the "bats" I punched on a separate piece of paper, backed it in orange, and it became the little bat held on by the clothespin: 

Can I say again how much I love this punch and all the different looks you can get from it?!! 

Well thanks for stoppin' by today, and make sure you stop over to the Just Imagine blog to say hi, and check out this punch in the store HERE.

Supplies Used:
Paper: AC black & orange cardstock, Graphic 45 Eerie Tale 6x6
Tools:  Kreaxions #304 punch, Tim Holtz thinlets Halloween
Embellishments: Trendy Twine, Doodlebug mini clothespin, Echo Park Enamel dots

Friday, July 29, 2016

Blooming in Color

One of the beautiful things about a background stamp, is you can create your own background paper in any color you choose.  I've used soft purple colors to create this sympathy card:

The background is a new JustRite release for June called Blooming Vines Background.  I stamped it in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink, then colored it in with Copic Markers.  I stamp again and cut out some of the flowers to add around the sentiment.  I brushed the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink, brushed them with some Rock Candy Distress Stickles, and after they were dry, added a center of beads from Queen & Co.

The fancy oval and sentiment were stamped and embossed, and foam taped in layers on top of the pretty die cut....another new June release, the Damask Flourish One....this one is so versatile and has instantly become one of my favorite things!!  The bow and pearl are finishing touches.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  If you'd like to see more inspiration with these awesome stamps and dies, make sure to stop by the JustRite blog HERE.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: CL-05089 Blooming Vines Background, CR-05055 Large Oval Sympathy
Dies: DIE-05069  Damask Flourish One, DIE-05047 A2 Card Front Basics
Paper: AC white, black, purple cardstock
Ink:  Versamark, Memento Black Tuxedo, Copic Markers
Other:  Embossing powder--Ranger Fine Detail/Black, Organza ribbon, Trendy Twine, Tim Holtz-pearl drop, Queen & Co yellow Bitty Beads

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A Vintage Thanks

I've been invited to be a part of the Just Imagine Kreaxions team....these punches were new to me--and I can't believe how that my inner craft geek has come out playing with these punches!  They are amazing with one punch doing so many different looks!  My first card is a vintage thank you card:

I used their Kreaxions Punch 304 which is really versatile and can be used for anything!  I started by playing with border punching on this card.  Here I took a 1" strip of cardstock and punched using the "A" straight guard piece that comes with the punch on each side to create this border strip:

Then to created the little strip you see on the right side of the black and white striped paper, I punched a 1" strip also, but without the guard piece:

These things are awesome....if you've never heard of a few videos....crazy cool!

Exact measurements for card:
Card Base: 5&1/5 by 4&1/4" black cardstock
First Layer: 5&1/4" by 4" frame print patterned paper (Bella Vie from Photo Play), distressed and inked.
Border Strip: 1" by 5&1/4" black cardstock punched, then layered onto Kreaxions Glitter Paper 1&1/4" by 5&1/4"
Black and White stripe (Bella Vie) piece 2&1/2" by 4" with punched edge tucked around it and layered onto a 2" by 4&3/4" piece of pink damask patterned paper (Bella Vie)
Center Panel: 2&1/4" by 2&1/2" piece of black cardstock as base, layer on frame print paper (same size, I distressed it up a bit with a distress tool and Black Soot Distress Ink).  Layer on 2" by 2&1/4" piece of pink damask, then the sentiment (from JustRite HERE) and glitter paper (1" by 2&1/4").
Finish with enamel dots.

Thanks for stoppin' by today.....make sure to check out the Just Imagine website to see all of their awesome punches and products!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Stamp a Landscape and More!

Well, I will be the first to tell you....I love my layers, but not necessarily layering stamps.  Especially landscape type stamps.  Until now!  I have been playing with one of the June release sets from JustRite called Multi-Step Landscape Elements.  It's been a blast!  Here are a couple of examples of cards I've created using this set:

The background on this card was created using another June release stamp Text Background Stamp I stamped it lightly (by stamping off the first time) using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.  The sentiment is stamped in the same ink, and is from the Large Oval Sympathy set.

To create the blue frame, I used a piece of blank cardstock to mask off the center area, and then used Weathered Wood to ink up a border:

A border of black cardstock was cut out using the A2 Card Front Basics Dies.  The tree and rocks were stamped from the landscape set to create this soft and pretty card.

The next card is more landscape layers:

Using different colors of distress ink, I created this little landscaped scene.  I started with the rocks as a base in Pumice Stone with Hickory Smoke for the accent layer (these come with multi layered stamps to make shading easy!)  I added in the sweet little grass using Peeled Paint Ink....some times stamping off to create a softer color.  Then layered in grasses, bushes and flowers using Worn Lipstick, Gathered Twigs and Fossilized Amber inks.  The tree is done as it was in the card above, using Gathered Twigs (stamped off) and Peeled Paint (stamped off, but I went back and lightly dabbed with more ink to create the variation in color).  The sentiment is from the Small Oval Wishes set, and the sky is a chalked background.

There are more samples on the JustRite blog, you can check out THIS POST and watch for others too!  Love this versatile set!

Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Supplies Used:
Card One:
CL-05088 Text Background stamp
CR-05085 Multi-Step Landscape Elements stamps
CR-05055 Large Oval Sympathy
DIE-05047 A2 Card Front Basics
DIE-05069  Damask Flourish One
Ink: Distress Ink-Hickory Smoke, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky, Pumice Stone
Paper:  Basic White and Black cardstock

Card Two:
JustRite: CR-05085 Multi-Step Landscape Elements,CR-05053 Small Oval Wishes
Ink: Hickory Smoke, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Pumice Stone
Paper:  Basic White and Black cardstock
Other:  Pebbles chalk