Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bingo Thank You Card

Good afternoon guys,

I'm back with a quick and I do mean quick card I made for my BFF.  She still works at the Bingo hall where I used to work and gave me these bingo balls for a crafting project I want to do.  (I will be posting this at a later date).  After the balls are used for a month we swap them out for new ones and usually we toss the old ones so I knew this and asked for them.   I wanted to say thank you to her and what better way than with a Bingo Thank You Card!  Right after I started working at the Bingo Hall I came across this Bingo Cuddlebug folder and I HAD to have it.  I used it for a couple of cards for some of my players birthdays and such and now I get to keep using it as a Thank You card.

I am also entering this card over at Simon Says Stamp blog for their Challenge Wednesday.  This week it's all about Pearls.  So, I added some flat back pearls as accent to the work Bingo and as an accent to the "thank you" tag backed with some fake flowers.  I also distressed the "bingo card" itself a bit and highlighted a little with some black ink.  I'm really happy with the 5 minute card.

I hope you like my quicky card.  Not all cards need to take hours to make.

As always, have a great day and God Bless.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fill the Void


Good Morning to you.  I here today to show you what I've been doing over at Amazing Crafting Products.  I hardly ever know what I am going to make until I make it. Oh, I definitely think about future projects, but I hardly ever think them out. I like to just go with it most of the time. Even when I do run it through my head, it hardly ever turns out the way I imagined it; therefore I love to experiment. Sometimes it fails, but most of the time I have success. Remember, there is nothing wrong with experimenting and failure isn't always a bad thing. Sometimes new and fun things come about using my "failures".

So here we go... I wondered how I could create a hole
within a molded piece and came up with this idea.

I rolled out a bit of the Amazing Mold Putty about 1/4" thick and using those metal cookie cutters, I cut out the shapes. You do not have to use the metal kind, but those were the smallest ones I had. I needed them to be small enough to fit into my domino molds I made here and here.

I then just placed my "heart shape" into my domino mold and poured my Amazing Casting Resin into the mold tinted with the Alumilite Black Dye. Do not over pour and cover your "heart shape" though. 

After it cured for about 10 minutes I de-molded it and used my X-acto knife to clean up the edges a bit and now you have a perfect hole in the shape of a heart. 

I wanted to add something to the bottom of the domino piece and thought about darts.

I Love Darts!!

Or a music note... You Make my Heart Sing! 

Or maybe a key... You Hold the Key to my Heart! 

I opted for the latter and added a bit of Rub 'n Buff® – this is the finished piece. 

I hope you've enjoyed my piece today and hope I've inspired you to "void" a mold.
Please head over to Amazing Crafting Products and see what everyone over there creates and get inspired.

What would you use as a "void"

in a molded piece?

As always, have a great day and God Bless

Monday, February 24, 2014

Congratulations, Wedding AND Sympathy Cards

Hi everyone, I'm back!!!  Not that I haven't been crafting at all, just have not been blogging.  I love to create but I'm not that good at time management and to blog you have to make time...LOL.  But, like I said, I have been creating and have had such a wonderful time over at Amazing Crafting Products.  I create twice a month over there and I am so in love with all their products.  It has been a real treat to work with the wonderful designers and our leader Susan Brown.  It's unbelievable what you can make with these products. If you get a chance, head over there and check out all the fun things we've been doing.  We have a contest going on over there as well and it ends in 4 days, so go and enter "For the Love of..."

I have, however, decided I need to get going on some other things also.  For instance, CARDS!!!  I am making it my personal goal to make at least a few cards per week.  My second goal is to use up my STASH!!!  I have so much stuff and hubby is threatening to clean my craft room for me...NOT!!!  I would like to get some scrapbooking done also, but I need to go through my pictures and sort and order and, well you know...that time management thing again.  Alot has happened since I was last here blogging and little by little I will let you know what I have been doing and what's been happening in my world.

Today I want to just show you a few cards I made last night.  I literally took 3 pieces of paper and some embellishments and said, this is what I am going to use and that's that.  I love creating like planning, no searching, just go with it.  Of course not everything is going to be to everyone's liking, but as long as I am happy with it I am okay with that.

I made 6 cards with 3 pieces of patterned paper and here they are:

I made 3 Congrats, could be just a generic Congrats or maybe an informal Wedding one.

1 Sympathy...I never have any of these because they are so hard for me to make, but I really like this one.  I even used a Fleur de Lei that I made with my Amazing Crafting Products.  Another reason I love being on that design team is that the thing I made using those products can be used for TONS of things.  Because they are so lightweight you can use them as embellishments, like on this card for instance.  Jewelry, knick knacks, home decor, altered art...the possibilities are ENDLESS!!!

and 2 Wedding cards.  In fact I am entering them both over at .  They are simple but pretty.

I hope you've enjoyed some of my cards today and I do plan on being here more often.  If you have any questions about any of my cards, please leave a comment and I will get to them as soon as I can.

As always, have a great day and God Bless!