Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Found a Little Time to Craft

I've definitely been doing a lot of this with the addition of three more! It's not all been riding though. Lots of ground work too. Just lots of work...but it's worth it to me!

I worked at the store last Saturday. We had several customers and it was a crop weekend. It was also World Card-Making Day. To celebrate we made cards for Operation Write Home for our heroes to have cards to send to family. I managed to make 10 cards that day. I was thrilled!

I used scraps of designer paper and cardstock so I can't tell you whose paper this is! The stamp is from Hero Arts. I just LOVE this big sentiment stamp! I made two of this one.

This stamp from the same set. I made two of these.

This stamp is an Itty Bitty from Unity Stamp Co.

This was also an Itty Bitty by Unity Stamp Co.

I made some children's cards for Mommy's & Daddy's serving our country to write home to their sons and daughters. I cut out the dinosaur. Since he was a dark color I embossed the "I love you" sentiment with white powder. I popped the dinosaur with an action wobble. I made two of these.

Similar but different. I did the same on this dinosaur I did the other.

I just love this little acrylic stamp set by Technique Tuesday. Not sure the name of it but there are several zoo animals and sentiments.

Although the verdict is still out whether or not I will dive into "mixed media", I have dabbled in it some. This is my creation. I started this 2 weeks ago and just got the chance to finish it up tonight.

Using water color paper and Tim Holtz Distress Inks "Wild Honey" & Salty Ocean I applied ink from the pad directly to my nonstick craft mat, spritzed with water and painted the background. I randomly applied the color mixing it in places producing the "green hue" you see.

I really like the little girl image. It is a stamp from Unity Stamp Co. designed by Phyllis Harris. I stamped the image on paper designed for Copic Markers and colored the image with the markers. I then cut it out and glued to the paper. I took a pencil and began to draw my letters then went back and colored in using Faber Castell markers, big brush markers and twinkling H2O's. I was actually rather pleased with my result! This is what I plan to put inside the Art Journal I made at the Jen Star class I took at Cat's Creations.

I am entering these projects in Cat's Creations WOW Wednesday. Leave me a comment for a chance to win a prize. A random commenter will be chosen and you just might be it! Check out the other entries! You will be inspired I promise!

Until next time...happy trails!


  1. Oh Valerie, I love all of those so much! How bright, vibrant, and filled with love each of those cards are! Wow!

  2. Love the horsing around sign. LOL and your cards are fabulous! Plus the mixed media project is awesome! You did great with it!!

    1. Thanks Sandy! The kids gave this sign to me for Christmas a few years ago!

  3. Love all of your cards. Each one is so special. Love your mixed media project - AMAZING! I hope you will keep "dabbling" in it. I love how you worked so many different mediums in your project. That is what it is all about, using the products you have in a new way--anyway that is MY opinion of it.

    1. You are so kind Marilyn! Thank you for your comment! I think I will keep dabbling! I like your opinion!