Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #120 - Gail's Christmas Challenge


Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #120 - Gail's Christmas Challenge

Hi All and welcome to Watercooler Wednesday! This week we have Gail's Christmas Challenge! So without further ado, here is a card I made for this challenge!



Make sure you head to the Watercooler Wednesday Blog and check out all the amazing samples the Design Team has for you and do play along with us! For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking here.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, May 29th at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time to link your project.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/05/wwc120-gails-christmas-challenge.html


I can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs,

Judy

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wacky Watercooler May Blog Hop – Celebrating the Carry-Overs



Hi All and Welcome to the Wacky Watercooler May Blog Hop! I am honored to be a Member of The Watercooler Wednesday Team! However I am not a Stampin Up demonstrator so with that said, the set I am sharing with you today is called Birthday Bloomsand is in the new catalogue! Any questions about this, please contact your Stampin Up Demonstrator and I am sure they can help you further.

I love this set because it is so versatile! I am going to share with you today three different projects all using this set! In all three cases I have used watercolors to color in the flower. By just changing up the colors, changing the sentiment, adding a piece of trim, a doily, an embossing folder, basic shape cutting dies, we can take a card from a quick simple card to something a bit more elaborate!
Project 1

Project 2
Project 3
 

Thank You for visiting with me today and I would love it if you leave me a comment and let me know which is your favorite project! From here you will visit an amazinglytalented artist, Heidi Weaver. To get there, just click on Next. To go back one, click on previous, and if you are not quite sure if you have gotten to everyone, click on Home!

http://heidistampinalong.blogspot.com

http://coffeepotstampingcafe.com

http://wackywatercoolerstamping.blogspot.com

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #119 - Judy's Masculine Anything Goes Challenge


Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #119 - Judy's Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Hi All and welcome to Watercooler Wednesday! This week it is my turn to be your hostess for this week's challenge! We have my Masculine Anything Goes Challenge! So without further ado, here is a card I made for this challenge!

Make sure you head to the Watercooler Wednesday Blog and check out all the amazing samples the Design Team has for you and do play along with us! For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking here.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, May 22nd at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time to link your project.



I can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs,

Judy

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Craft Fantastic Time For Some Cardmaking!

Hi All!  I love using my Craft Fantastic supplies for different types of projects, so today we will look at some cards featuring Craft Fantastic's amazing new image sheets: Tea Time and Watercolor Inspiration!

First up this card features images from the Watercolor Inspirations image sheet, Fantastic Glaze & Glue and our Long Glass Rectangles. While this is a really simple card it is really elegant, fun and on trend.
 This next card is again simple although it may not look it! This card is simply a 5x7 decorated card base, a black fancy die cut, our Southwest Tray with a  Large Glass Round, an image from our Tea Time Image Sheet, Fantastic Glaze & Glue and a cute little ribbon bow to finish off this card.
Finally this third card, while also a pretty basic design, also features images from the Tea Time Image Sheet. The look and feel of this card is much different from the one above. This one is more casual, and uses both the Mini Glass Squares, the Xtra Large Glass Squares, and  Fantastic Glaze & Glue.
So what do you think? Leave a comment below and let me know how you like these!
 
Hugs,
 
Judy

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WWC118 - Penny's "Mom" Theme Challenge.



Hi All and welcome to Watercooler Wednesday! This week we have Penny's "Mom Theme Challenge! So without further ado, here is a card I made for this challenge!

Check out all the amazing samples the Design Team has for you and do play along with us!

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking here.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, May 15th at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time to link your project.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/05/wwc118-pennys-mom-theme-challenge.html

I can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs,

Judy

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

WWC117 - Heidi's Feminine Anything Goes Challenge.


Welcome to the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

I am so excited to be here! So let's get right down to the fun!

This week Heidi is hosting the Feminine Anything Goes Challenge  Here is my take on this week's challenge.

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking Here.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, May 8th at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time to link your project.
http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/05/wwc117-heidis-feminine-anything-goes.html

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Craft Fantastic Bling It On Teachers Gift

Hi All! Today I am bringing you something a little different. I think we as crafters like to be able to use our supplies in many different ways. Today I am using two sizes of jewelers glass (Tiny Glass Rounds and Mini Glass Rounds) , our fabulous new Tiny Glass Bling and our Fantastic Glaze and Glue.

So here is our project. I started out with just a plain unfinished basic wood frame from one of the big box stores.

 I used basic craft acrylic paint in white first as a base coat. Then I took several other assorted colors (light pink, light blue, lavender, yellow and quite literally put a few drops on the end of a paper towel and dabbed it on the frame. This gave me a pretty base. I then let that dry.

Next I took two different sizes of the glass rounds and used a few coats of glitter nail polish on the flat side of the glass and I let that dry.

Next I had some paper flowers and some color sprays. I placed these inside a showbox. If you have never worked with color sprays, they can get away from you rather easily. (I know this because the first time I used them I accidentally got some on one of our dogs. Lets just say our gray and white schnauzer was rather colorful for a bit.)

Spray the flowers inside the box. I then used a heat gun to help along the drying process.

Now you are ready to assemble. I used the Glaze and Glue to attach the flowers to the frame, then used the Glaze and Glue to attach both assorted pieces of bling as well as the jewelers glass on to the flowers.

And there you have it!




Please let me know what you think about this project! Did you like it?

Hugs,
Judy

Friday, April 28, 2017

WWC116 - Kath's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hi All! Here is my entry for Watercooler Wednesdays masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge! Hope you like it!

Come play along with us! You can find the challenge here on the Watercooler Wednesday blog at http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/04/wwc116-kaths-masculine-anything-goes.html

Hugs,

Judy

Monday, April 24, 2017

WWC115 - Gail's Clean & Simple "Spring Theme" Challenge

Happy Monday Everyone! Here is my entry in the Watercooler Wednesday Clean and Simple Spring Theme Challenge.



One thing that always says Spring to me is hearing birds singing, and this little bird was singing to me to use for this challenge! Then just add some watercolor!

If you would like to play along, please check out this wonderful challenge blog here! http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/04/wwc115-gails-clean-simple-spring-theme.html
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mother's Day Gift Idea With Craft Fantastic

Hi All! Today I am bringing you a Mother's Day Gift Idea. I have made many wonderful pieces for my mom over the years with Craft Fantastic and this year will be no exception. For this project I am using ALPHABET#1 Image Sheet, Tiny Glass Rounds, Tiny Round Link Trays, Small Jump Rings, Lobster Clasp, Multipurpose Jewelry Pliers, Fantastic Sticky Dots, Fantastic Glaze & Glue, and a scissor and qtips.



To begin I trimmed out the letters from the image sheet to spell out GRANDMA.

Next I put one dot in the center of the flat side of the glass with Glaze & Glue and carefully placed over each letter. While the glue was still wet I made sure that the letters were centered within the glass before that moment when the glue really grabs on to the glass.

Next I trimmed around the letters.

The next step was to place the Sticky Dots into the Tiny Round Link Trays. Now I did cut down the Sticky Dots because they are the same size or even slightly bigger than the surface of the Tiny Trays. Then I attached the glass to the trays.

Add small jump rings to connect the trays as well as using a small jump ring to attach the Lobster Clasp and a small jump ring to use as the other end of the bracelet for the clasp.
Now a few sizing notes. My Mom has tiny wrists and this size is perfect for her. If you need to make the bracelet longer you can do several things. First, I used seven trays. You could use more trays which will add length. Second, I used one small jump ring to connect the trays. You could also use more, but use either one, three, or five between links so that the bracelet will lay correctly. I also used a small jump ring for the Loop to be used with the Lobster Clasp. The large jump ring could certainly be used as well. This is personal preference. And finally you could add a series of jump rings by the ends to connect the Lobster Clasp and the Large Jump Ring at the other end. This would also give you a way of adding a little lengt based on how much more length you need.

I do hope you have enjoyed this Mother's Day Project and will see you all again soon!

Hugs,

Judy

Sunday, April 16, 2017

WWC114 - Penny's Colour Challenge

So today I am playing along with Watercooler Wednesdays Colour Challenge 114. This time it is a colour challenge featuring Stampin Up colors Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and Island Indigo. One thing I always love about color challenges is that I wouldn't necessarily choose a combination and this stretches my creativity. Here is my take on this weeks' challenge. What do you think?
You can check it out and play along here! http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/04/wwc114-pennys-colour-challenge.html

Hugs,
Judy

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Kraftin Kimmie Guest Design Team Application

Hi All! I am throwing my hat into the arena to try for a Guest Design Team spot for Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! I love the images and the stamps are always amazing! Anyway, here is my first project!

And here is my second project
Wish me luck! And please let me know what you think in the comments below! I really appreciate feedback!
Hugs,
Judy

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Growing In Unity Blog Hop

Hi All! Today I am sharing with you a favorite stamp set of mine from Unity, although I really adore them all! This set is called Selfie Girls and actually it is on the sale this weekend for $10.00!!!!!

I have used a no line technique with Copic markers, and I hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by and keep on hopping with us!

Hugs,
Judy

 
Here is our random hop order:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Saturday, April 8, 2017

WWC113 - Libby's Sketch Challenge

UPDATE!  YAY!!!!!!


Hi All! Here is my entry for the Watercooler Wednesday Libby's Sketch Challenge!

I just love this mommy and baby owl image and it works great with the sketch for this challenge!

What do you think?

If you would like to play along you can find the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge here: http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2017/04/wwc113-libbys-sketch-challenge.html

Hugs,

Judy

Monday, April 3, 2017

Craft Fantastic Cards Anyone?

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine, TX. I got to meet our very amazing team members at our Craft Fantastic Booth, and let me tell you, these ladies are nothing short of amazing! If our travel schedule brings us to your area, please come and see us!
So after a very busy papercrafting weekend I thought I would bring to you all some ideas of how to use your Craft Fantastic on a card . I will be working with an A2 size card and some various papers so you can see some different ideas.
First I am using our small glass rounds and our Fantastic Glaze and Glue. A note to all you paper crafters, this glue is really amazing even on your other projects. It really has a fabulous hold and I will show you more on this in upcoming blog posts. Now I wanted to see how different papers would look under our glass. So just as you do if you are making a jewelry piece, put your glaze and glue on the flat side of your jewelers glass and adhere to your paper. When the glass can't be wiggled any more it is dry and you can go ahead and trim around the excess. Always trim around your glass at a 45 degree angle. This will let you get a closer cut along the edge of the glass.


Now I tried several different things. The pink is shimmer paper, the pink with a pattern is pattern paper, the two images that have words on them are from our Inspiration Image Sheet and the turquoise one is Glitsy paper.

A note, it took a lot longer for the glue to set on the Glitsy paper then it did on all the other papers. Once these were all dry and trimmed I used them on the front of a card that I was working on. As a paper crafter for many years, I have a supply of paper flowers. I decided to use my glass circles as centers for the flowers. You can see the different pieces on the card. Also, I decided to use our wonderful bling for a flower center too! So which is your favorite? What do you think?

Hugs!
Judy