Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Wherever The Wind Takes Us

The May-June 2015 edition of Through the Craft Room Door magazine is now available in the Subscribers Only area for your viewing pleasure.
New this time is the addition of 3 awesome videos which include an fantastic product focus for the MISTI (r) stamping system!
We have three (3) awesome images from our featured digi artist Olga of Little Blue Button for you to download and play witWe have quite a few amazing tutorials that include a lovely kids craft (just in time for Mothers Day!) and one up-cycling an old pallet into a fantastic flag to name a few.
We also have several articles and more product reviews we hope you fine interesting as well as numerous inspiration for cards in general, country recognition ... and don't forget all those graduations right around the corner.
The new challenge is a Sketch Challenge that I hope gets everyone up at their craft tables so they can join us!
So grab your favorite beverage, kick back and relax!
If you do not currently subscribe to the magazine you will need to go to the top of the page on the website and click on the Subscription/Renewals tab.
I look forward to seeing you there!

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It's a new week, and there's a new challenge up at Through the Craftroom Door.  This week we are sponsored by Little Claire - who created the "Boat" digi I used in my card today.

All of the details of what products I used on my card will be available in an upcoming issue of Through the Craftroom Door Magazine.  Until then, come check out our Anything Goes Challenge this week!


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Birthday Fairy

My granddaughter celebrated her 9th birthday this past weekend.  So, of course I had to make a card for her!  Unfortunately, I was a bit "last minute" at putting it together.   So it was a speedy card!  

Products Used:
Silhouette Print and Cut File #44430
Echo Park Birthday Wishes Papers and Stickers


Tuesday, May 19, 2015


I have a super simple card to share today.   And outside of the background paper, it was mostly done on my computer.  Marvin is a Silhouette Print and Cut, the earth image was a google image, and I made the sentiment on my computer.

I forgot to get a photo of the inside, but it is just a white journal spot with the words "There's supposed to be an Earth shattering kaboom!"

Sometimes you just have to have a simple and silly card on hand!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mixed Media Wall Hanging

There's another challenge at 613 Avenue Create this week!  This week, our optional twist is to create a Teacher/Educator gift or card. 

The sponsor that I am working with today is All Dressed Up Stamps.

We were given this adorable "Little Bookworm" stamp to work with today.  I decided to try a lot of FIRSTS with this project.  This is my first stamp that I've done on a laser printer (LOVE btw!).  This is also the first stamp I've done on a different paper.  Normally I just use a white cardstock, but I have watched an artist on Youtube, for some time now, who loves to use ivory cardstock on "people" images.  So, I had to try that.  And while it's a very subtle tone variation, I LOVED the way it made the skin tones so much easier and smoother.  I will definitely be keeping that in my bag of tricks!

I'm also trying out a few techniques I've picked up - from watching tons of mixed media Youtube videos - for the first time on this project.

And speaking of videos, this is the first video I've made for a 613 Avenue Create project!  It is a bit long (10 minutes), but if you're interested in how this project went from a piece of chipboard to the finished wall hanging, it is all in the video!

Be sure to stop on by 613 Avenue Create, and join in the challenge this week!

Products Used: 
Medium Weight Chipboard
ProArt Gesso
Liquitex Medium Matte Gel
Bella Blvd. Star Student Papers: "Daily Details" and "Chemistry"
Webster's Dictionary
Stencil (from Walmart - unknown brand)
Golden Modeling Paste
Crafter's Workshop Dots and Circles Stencil
Shimmerz Dazzlerz "Foiled Again"
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Buttons from my stash
Iamroses flowers
Plaster Butterflies made from Mod Melts molds
Homemade mists in Coral Pink, Deep Aqua, and Peach
Shimmerz Vibez color sprays in "Jeni B Bleu" and "Hot Fudge"
Recollections Spray in Silver
Pearls from my stash
All Dressed Up Stamps "Little Bookworm"
Ribbon and Lace from my stash


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Have a "Super" day!

Products Used:
Silhouette Print and Cut #32644
MME Lime Twist "Fly a Kite: paper pack
Sentiment created on my computer
Doodlebug Star Sprinkles
Distress Ink in Faded Jeans