Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Stamped Hello Card

   Today, I am going to share a quick card I created with a card sketch #177 from CAS(E). 

 This is sketch inspired me at first when but a few days later when it was time to create I was scratching my head like what am I going to do with this since there is so much "white" space and my style is all about the layers. To remedy that problem I just added a large focal image to the blank corner.

Here is my take with the added me to it. I also created a matching envelope seal.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Fancy Pants Designs), inks (Close to  my Heart, Umbrella Crafts and Tsukineko Memento) stamps (Studio Calico and Stampabilities), liquid glue (Ranger), stamping tool (MISTI)  

   First, I have to say is I am in love with the MISTI and my mom (who only crafts once a year) actually tried it and loved it. It is so making me want to use my stamps more. Anyways, I loved how this card came out and I actually used quite a large variety of stamps on this. To add a little more flair to this milk bottle I applied glossy accents to the stamped bow. 

Monday, June 20, 2016

A Time to Visit - SBC #487

   Sketch #487 from Scrapbook Challenges is one that is great for that one photo that is special and you want to showcase it. 


   Here is my take on it. I ended up scrapping a Christmas photo from the 71 of my mom and her aunts. Because it didn't look like a very Christmasy looking I decided to treat it as a everyday moment.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio) pattern paper (Crate Paper, Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye), stickers (We R Memory Keepers, My Mind's Eye, American Crafts, Studio Calico and Elle's Studio), rosette (Crate Paper), canvas embellishment (Studio Calico) sequins (SEI), mist (tattered Angels)tag (American Crafts), journaling card (Project Life), pen (Project Life).

   Here are a few close-ups. 

 Don't forget to link up your creations on the Mr. Linky at Scrapbook Challenges to have a chance at winning this month's prize.

Monday, June 13, 2016

1 Week Transformation - SBC #486

   This month over at Scrapbook Challenges we are doing something different. We will be only doing the Monday sketch reveals. This week's sketch was #485. 
Here is my take on it.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (american Crafts, Crate Paper and Simple Stories), stickers American Crafts, Studio Calico and Crate Paper), journaling card (Simple Stories), rubber embellishment (Studio Calico), wood veneer (?), diecut (American Crafts), electronic die cutter, cartridge and software (Cricut), manual diecutter and die (Spellbinders) washi tape (Scotch Brand) and pen (Project Life) 

   Here is a closer look. I didn't have any "E's" in this font so I cut an "8" in half. 

 Don't forget to link up your creations on the Mr. Linky at Scrapbook Challenges to have a chance at winning this month's prize.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Explosion Box Card

   I have been seeing these pop-up box cards all over online for the over a year now. I always wanted to try to make but but I always forgot to get the directions before I wanted to play with my paper items so it took me over a year to actually, remember to find a how to. 

   I ended up making one for my mom's nirthday and found that I loved the outcome even more so I made another one as a giftcard holder birthday card for my shop.
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Last month, I finally ordered a rubber stamp for the back of my cards. I love the font. I ended up getting it from Stampin' Place. I found that their prices were great and their selections.

I ended up using a SRM Sticker bag on the back panel of the card so it could hold a gift card.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Father's Day Cards

  I use to think making cards for guys was super hard but lately i have been enjoying making them. I think I finally found the the right ratio of pattern to embellishment for them. 

Take a look at these new Father's day cards I made this year that are listed on Etsy. 


   This one I kept it super simple because of the bold embossing background.








   This one I made because I wanted to play with two new items I got from Scrapbook Steals and Scrapbook.com last week. The paper was from Scrapbook Steals and I actually bite the bullet on the Misti from Scrapbook.com. I stamped the inside of the card with it. It came out perfect unlike the first tries with the acrylic block method on the previous tries.



Tuesday, June 7, 2016

My May Cards

   This past month I have been super busy juggling my usual housework, including the yard, design team work, holidays and my MJ's Kraze etsy shop. Even though that sounds like a lot it is even more mind blowing when I say I made over 50 just in May. That is right I did over half of my usual card making amount in just one month. 
   Here are some of the cards I made. These were 30 cards I did for a custom order for Clear Choice Custom Lasik Center in Brecsksville, Ohio, that was were I did my two eye surgeries for keratoconus. I am pleased on how these came out and was able to complete them in 3 days. Not bad since it was my first time doing computer printed sentiments and back logos. 




   If you like my work but don't see anything in my shop that fits your needs I can always do custom work.



Monday, June 6, 2016

Oh Yeah! Starting Room 203 - SBC #485

   Can you believe it is already June?  Time is going by fast and I can't wait for all the fun things summer has to hold, even though it means work outside long hours at this storage business. 
Enough of my ramblings. Here is today's Scrapbook Challenges sketch #485 reveal.  


   Here is my take on it. 
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics), pattern paper (American Crafts and Crate Paper), journaling cards (My Mind's Eye and Simple Stories), stickers (Studio Calico, October Afternoon and American Crafts), electronic die cutter and cartridge (Cricut) and transparency (American Crafts). 

   Here are a couple of closer looks. I love that overlay on this photo since there was no real focal point in the photo because it is all clutter. 

   Those "space" chipboard stickers have been in my stash for so long that I have always wanted to toss them when I did some organizing but they always found their way back into the drawer. I think they worked on the page since this page was a about a storage space renovation.
 Don't forget to link up your creations on the Mr. Linky at Scrapbook Challenges to have a chance at winning this month's prize.