Sunday, August 24, 2014

Monster Book Markers

I decided to take a quick break from making cards and tried these bookmarks after a friend sent the link to me.  These were quick and easy.  I even used them in a "Monster" Challenge for a Facebook group I am in.  These bookmarks would make a cute embellishment on cards and would provide an extra gift with the card.  So many people use tablets these days instead of books, but I love both.  Anyone could find a use for a bookmark.

The link that I watched for these bookmarks is  I used stickles and googlie eyes.  I love a little sparkle and shine in everything.  I hope you enjoy marking theses.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment or email me at  Enjoy!!!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Christmas Cards with the Watercolor Technique

Hi!  I made these Christmas cards using the watercolor technique.  I like the way they turned out.  I tried using a smaller block on two of them.  I put alot more splatters on these.  You can use an old toothbrush to make the paint splatters, but I used my fingers. I also used my own handwriting with my Copic marker.  Enjoy!

Here are the supplies I used to make the cards.  The only item I forgot to show is my black Copic marker that I wrote the sentiments with.

Be careful when adding the paint splatters or your fingers might look like this.
Thanks for taking the time to check my blog.  I hope you enjoy making these as much as I do.  Amy questions, please leave a comment here or email me at    subject: watercolor technique.  Have a great day!!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Watercolor Technique using Inks

 I tried a new card technique and I thought I would post how I did it.  This technique gives a watercolor effect using inks and water.  I used a piece of water color paper (4"x6").  I had a long rectangle acrylic block.  I applied ink directly to the block and then spritzed it with water.  I took the watercolor paper and laid it on top of the acrylic block without moving it.  It soaked up all the color.  I re-inked the block each time I did this layering the inks in basically the same pattern.  I let the paper dry for a few hours and then using stamps from Papertreyink "Wet Paint" series, I stamped the images on the watercolor paper.  I don't like lining everything up, so I just placed the stamp where I liked it best.  I adhered the watercolor paper to a piece of decorative paper and then onto a white card base.  I love the way the set of note cards turned out.  Tonight I am going to try to make some Christmas cards using red and green inks.  I will try to write the sentiments since I don't have any stamps I like for Christmas.  Handwriting is all the rage right now and I am lucky I have good handwriting, but it doesn't matter, any handwriting will work.  It makes it extra special that it is your own handwriting.  I will try and post those cards tomorrow. 

I used some petal inks that I had.  I have also done this with Distress Inks.    The possibilities using this technique are limitless.  You could use all difference sizes of acrylic blocks, stencils, paint splats, or lots of other things   Have fun and experiment.  I love that no two cards are the same.  I hope you enjoy this technique. If you have any questions, please leave a comment or email me at with watercolor technique in the subject.  Thanks for checking out my blog.  I love making cards!!!  

update  Jenny from CraftTestDummies was inspired by my cards and wanted to share her version.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Block Cards!

Hi everyone!  Today I thought I would show you a fun block card technique I found on YouTube .   I love it.  I made two cards using this technique and I have another card made just waiting for decorations. I printed small photos to put on the cards-but you can decorate them anyway you want.  Make them your own!  I think it would be a great way to use up some scraps.  The fun thing about this card is that it folds flat and fits inside an envelope. 
Of course I had to make a card with Arthur's picture on it!

My son and some Irish pictures.
The  link for the video I watched is  It is really fun to try and find new techniques and make them your own.  In my next post I will show you a combination of a screen fold card and a building block card I put together myself.  Hope you liked the cards and will give this technique a try.  If you have any questions please leave a comment or email me at  Have a great day!


Friday, August 1, 2014

I thought I would post a couple more of my napkin cards for you to see. I used a couple of different kinds of glitters and embossing powders.
 On the flamingo card I used Martha Stewart embossing glitter.
On this card I used Stampin Up Heat and Stick Powder and extra fine glitter.

On this card I tried plain embossing power and glitter.  It did not get as glittery as the others.

On this piece I used a larger glitter and I love the way it turned out.  I will be making a card out of this very soon.

These are future cards in the making.
I hope you enjoyed looking at these and will give the technique a try.  Have a great crafty day and a fun weekend.