Friday, February 17, 2017

Z Box Fold card and a tip

Good Morning!

Earlier this week I received an e-mail from SCS (SplitCoastStampers) about a new tutorial on making a Z Box Fold card, also called a Double Z Fold, Z Fold and Box Fold.  For whatever reason, I could not get mine to turn out and went in search of different directions.  (Nothing was wrong with the directions themselves, I just was having "brain issues" with them.)   I found a youtube video done by Wow Nola Creations (awesome card!) and used those directions to make my base.  For a first try, I thought mine turned out ok.  Not as awesome as the samples on SCS and the you tube video, but that's ok.  lol

The card front, closed...
Opened and laying flat...
Two different views of it opened the correct way...


Now for my tip.  While killing time on Pinterest the other day, I read about a tip (and lost where I found it!  I'll post it when I find it) about dirty gross acrylic stamp pads and how to clean them!  I've tried all sorts of crazy things that are said to work, and don't!  Which is partly why after reading, I didn't save it.  Anyways, the tip was to put Purell hand sanitizer on the block and wipe off with paper towels or a cloth and buff it.  It really does clean it and make it look new again!!  I was so impressed that they looked brand new.  My newest block is 3 years old.  I don't do a lot of stamping, but I do a fair amount of embossing.  They were getting to the point I couldn't see through them anymore.  It was well worth the $2.99 to "save" all my blocks!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mojo Monday #484

Good Morning!

I played along with Mojo Monday this week.  They had a fun sketch and I had wanted to use up some of my supplies before Scrapbook Expo in April. ( I have so much paper as it is, I'm having a hard time justifying buying more... but let's be honest, we all know I'm going to!  lol)  I had a piece of patterned paper that I really liked for this sketch.  As I was cutting out my squares, I realized I had enough to make 2 cards.

The sketch....
My 2 takes on it...



and then the bottom half of the squares...

I hope you all have an awesome week!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Mojo Monday #483 part 2

Good Afternoon!

Like I said in this mornings post, it's contest week over at Mojo Monday's!

This week's sketch...
My take on it...
Like this morning's card, I added a pop dot to the inside pocket to make opening the card easier.  (Sorry for the fuzzy picture!)

Mojo Monday #483, part 1

Good Morning!

It's contest week over at Mojo Monday.
The only thing better than an awesome sketch (like the one this one), is when the minute you see it 2 or more card ideas pop into your head.  :)  As soon as I seen this sketch, I knew of 2 different elements I was going to use for the circle and what paper I was going to use it with.  I have a few other ideas, but I'm not so sure I can find the time.  :)

So, onto the sketch...
My take on this was using the items I bought from Paper Wishes, Picket Fence Foil Tole and the Picket Fence paper.

On the inside, I added my pocket like usual.  However, because the card front is a bit heavy and will be harder for some to open, I added some of the bling to the pocket.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Mojo Monday #482 part 2

Good Afternoon!

This morning while writing up my post for TMS, I was talking to my Mom on the phone.  I was telling her about finding all sorts of things while cleaning out my craft room a few weeks ago and the card I had made.  Because we had combined shipping for Paper Wishes when I had bought the brads used on this mornings post, she knew what I was talking about.  While talking, I remembered another set of brads I had bought and thought they would've worked perfect with Mojo Monday's sketch this week.  Of course then I had to made another card this afternoon.  It sure beats cleaning the master bath, which is what I should've been doing instead of playing in my craft room.  :)

The sketch, again...
My new take on it...


Have a great day!

TMS #388

Good Morning!

I played along with Tuesday Morning Sketches yesterday.  I had to wait until this morning for the stickles to dry, before I could take a picture of it.  :)

The sketch...
My take on it...



The paper is from Paper Wishes and the butterflies may be from there also, but I've had them for so long I don't remember anymore.  Another positive from deep cleaning my craftroom a few weeks ago.  :)


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Mojo Monday #482 plus others

Good Morning!

I played along with Mojo Monday yesterday.  The sketch is for a square card, which I rarely ever make, only because they cost more to mail and it would require a trip to the post office I don't want to make.  :)

The sketch...
My take on it....

I have also been working on 2 other cards lately.  Both were made with Paper Wishes paper.  The Welcome to the World stamp is a Verve Stamp...




For those that follow my blog, I still haven't finished the gate fold peekaboo card yet, hopefully this week.