Monday, July 9, 2018

To Have and To Hold

I am so excited to be a Guest Designer for Brutus Monroe during the month of July!
Thank you so very much for this opportunity and I hope I don't disappoint.
I'm using Rose Border Stamp set along with Detail Ink in Raven

After stamping image, I heat set the ink to make sure it was completely dry. Then I watercolored using a bit of water mixed in with the Surface Sprays I had sprayed on my Large Media Mat
and a small paintbrush to watercolor.

After stamping my chosen Sentiment on white cardstock, I trimmed it down to
1/2" wide then 'v' clipped both ends.

I knew I wanted a black cardbase so I created a liner and
chose a sentiment from the Super Sentimental Stamp Set

With all the pieces gathered together, I'm ready to assemble. Using Brutus Monroe Craft Glue I work from the top layer down, Rose Border onto stripped paper onto green cardsock, next the black ribbon is added and the sentiment strip, while that is dry I attach the liner inside the cardbase, and attach the assembled front of the black cardbase. Last I add a few Clear Bubbles and some miscellaneous sequins.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Hello Sunshine Tag

First let me say this is actually the first time blogging from my phone. LOL

I have been using lots of Brutus Monroe products lately and I'm loving this young company. Here's my most recent creation:

I used so many Brutus Monroe products on this one! Surface Sprays in Oz, Jurassic, Phonebook, and Rouge; the gorgeous Jennifer Mandala Die; birdcage & birds from Angel Wings; sentiment from Feb's Unicorn Dreams box. Coloring on birdhouse is surface inks in speckled egg & sage (the only 2 colors I have so far)

The pink bling, twine & jute are from ms. sparkle & co in magenta (a gift from my friend Pam, thanks girlfriend). I also used Tom Holtz Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade & Mermaid Lagoon to color the little birds. Blue bling is really old stuff from Basic Grey.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Friends, Coffee & Crafts

Seriously what more could a person ask for?!
/\ /\ /\ The Inspiration Photo /\ /\ /\

I have this friend, Deb, who I use to be on a design team with.
That group dissolved but not our friendship!
She is absolutely one of the most wonderful people &
I hope that one of these days we get to meet IRL!
And now she & her friend, Celeste, have started this
wonderful thing about well...
Friends, Coffee & Crafts

/\ /\ /\ Isn't this fabulous paper? /\ /\ /\

I am such a coffee simpleton.
I drink it black and strong.
My coffee is so strong in-fact that at work I'm not allowed
to make it as strong as I want it to be or the men all whine!
When I'm splurging I'll make Vanilla coffee, ooo ahhhh

/\ /\ /\ The Card /\ /\ /\

Here's what I came up with using the inspiration photo
Coffee mugs were die cut from Pink Paislee 6x6 pad
called Turn the Page, it's fabulous due to the Gold Foil!
Of course I had to use some Gold on the card.
When I showed it to my 20-year old son, he really
liked the doily and how it looks like a table cloth. Success!
Sentiment stamp is from Unity Stamp Company
but I have no clue which set because I cleaned-up too soon.
This is a problem with me. I like my work space clean ;-)
The lighter background teal paper which is white core,
I dry embossed with a tiny dot folder then
distressed the dots to make them pop!
That big blingy pink & was in some stuff a friend
(Laura Beth) gave me in Minnesota almost two years ago.
A bit of pearl bling & small length of lacish ribbon.

Hope you've enjoyed!
Now go visit my friends, DEB & CELESTE

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Spring At Last

I have fallen in love with Santoro images. They come in different sizes, the minis you can from from around $2. Medium are a little over $7 and is my favorite size. Then there are some high ones, I'm talking 8"tall for the one I purchased which I think was over $12 (I only have one, they're just too big for me).

For today's card (standard A2), I uses Spring At Last which I just received this week in my Blitsy order! It comes with not only this great image, she's about 5" tall, and the little flowers, butterfly & book come in the kit as well. Plus a few images I didn't use like a bee & postage stamp.

I stamped thr image using Memento in Tuxedo Black, colored with Copic markers. The b.s. ground I made with Tim Holtz Oxide & regular Distress inks.

Here's what the package looks like, so you even have a coloring idea

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Unity Blog Hop

awe Unity Stamp Company, you have a piece of my heart!
I have other stamps but I don't reach for them often
I'm always looking thru my Unity Stamps for everything
anyway, back to the BLOG HOP!

I am highlighting Christmas because I am sooooo very far behind on sending out cards!
I am a complete slacker

To create both Christmas cards, I used Kit of the Month
Conspiracy of Love (which is one of my very favorite KOMs every) 

Today, I got the spend hours with a girlfriend!
Just cooking, laughing, chatting, and we each made a card
using {Planner Girl} Stay Cozy

Here is our blog hop order: 

 >>> You Are Here>>> Paula McClane <<< Me Me Me, That's Me<<<
>>>Go Here Next>>> Amanda Garrett &lt;<

Monday, November 6, 2017

GIU Winner Time

Thanks so much for those who came & saw my Growing In Unity creations last week!
My two random winners of 25 stamps from Unity Stamp Company are

Joyce Verdon & Katherine Herbert

Please send me your mailing address within the next two weeks to claim your prizes.
Email me at: ScrapAddictsAttic at gmail dot com

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Fun Fun Fun

I recently discovered stamps by Brutus Monroe,
thanks to a facebook group ;-)
They are clear stamps on a 4x6 sheet. I only purchased two sets my first time out but the quality is very nice. They stamp very clear, even the fine lettered sentiments.

The images to the left are all from Home Sweet Home which I colored in with colored pencils
(rarely use them) and a heart from another collection.

These images are all from Birthday Bear. This set has four cute bears, two birds and a bunny... did I mention cute? They are SO cute! Instead of coloring them in, I used Tim Holtz Distress Paint daubers and just kinda splatted the paint on. Added a touch of sparkly Nuvo to finish off the balloons and I have a great Birthday tag!