Crazy Cat Lady Card with Photoplay Paper Whiskers Collection

Photoplay Paper does it again with this super fun & whimsical Whisker paper collection!! I have a girlfriend who loves cats just as much as I do, so I knew I had to make her this card for her!!

I created a few super basic layers, then matted the trimmed sentiment panel with Tattered Lace torn edge rectangles dies.  This card took literally less than 15 minutes, but it sure made her day when it arrived in the post.  🙂

 

 

 

PhotoPlay Paper Man Card Paper Collection Masculine Card

Wow does time fly!! It’s been a while since I posted, but I have been keeping up on Facebook and Instagram!

A super quick and easy masculine card, this Photoplay “Man Card” paper collection was perfect! I used gold foil to mat my layers on top of a woodgrain stamped cardstock base.  Gold metal dots finished off the card nicely and tied all the layers together.

I used the scraps to make the coordinating envelope – having a custom made coordinating envelope really adds that extra touch of personalization  🙂

 

PhotoPlay Paper Man card masculine card Stamp Right Up

PhotoPlay Paper Man card masculine card

PhotoPlay Paper Man card masculine card Stamp Right Up

PhotoPlay Paper Man card masculine card Stamp Right Up

 

Thanks for stopping by!! As always, your comments are welcome and appreciated.

LawnFawnatics Inaugural  Challenge: Happy Birthday

Everyone who knows me, knows my absolute favorite stamp company is, and has been for many many years: Lawn Fawn.  When I saw that Lawn Fawn had created a new challenge blog, called Lawn Fawnatics, I knew I had to play along! Their first challenge theme is: Birthday.  Since it coincided with their 7 year birthday it was a perfect match.

Here is my card I made – all supplies I used can be found at the end of post.

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Happy Birthday Stamp Right Up Wendie Bee Into The Woods Party Animals

LawnFawnatics Challenge #1: Happy Birthday by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Happy Birthday Stamp Right Up Wendie Bee Into The Woods Party Animals Close Up

Thanks for stopping by! As always, your comments are welcome & appreciated!

Did this project inspire you? I would love to see what you made too! Comment with your project – I love to share & see other crafty projects ❤

 

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Karma Cards: Extended Hands Food Bank Valentine’s Edition

When I first started Karma Cards, I wanted to try and make every effort to try and do as much as I could.  The last year I wasn’t able to to as much charitable work as I hoped to, so this year I made it a resolution to schedule more charity card workshops.

I had done a Karma Cards class over the Christmas holidays, and it was a great success! My group donated almost 20 pounds of food for the Extended Hands food bank, and I wanted to make sure that I kept that initiative going after the holidays. I hosted another Karma Cards card making charity workshop this past weekend, and was able to collect both food and monetary donation for the Extended Hands Food Bank; a non-profit food bank in my area.  For my workshops, I donate all the materials and time to prepare, and I ask that attendee’s bring, in lieu of a class fee, either 6 non-perishable food items (like high protein items, baby formula or diapers) or a cash donation, 100% of which goes to the food bank, of $12 per person.  We all made 3 cards each, and I was able to collect a sizable box of food for donation to the food bank.

Karma Cards Charity Workshop hosted by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up for Extended Hands Food Bank

Karma Cards Charity Workshop hosted by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up for Extended Hands Food Bank

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP OUT TOO, BUT WERE UNABLE TO MAKE IT TO THE WORKSHOP, YOU CAN DONATE SAFELY & SECURELY THROUGH PAYPAL DIRECTLY TO THE FOOD BANK.  ALL OF YOUR DONATIONS MATTER, REGARDLESS OF THE SIZE, AND ARE VERY APPRECIATED! CLICK ON THE BUTTON TO DONATE NOW

Karma Cards PayPal Donation

 

 

 

Bird Crazy with Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Pens

When I first saw Tim Holtz Crazy Birds, I knew they would be pretty much perfect for anything watercolor. So, when I first got my Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush pens I thought I would have a go at coloring those awesome crazy birds.
My first attempt stunk. Like really not good. So I put them aside a little frustrated at having investing in them and stinking at it, until recently when I visited my local craft store I was shown how much of a difference it makes to use proper watercolor paper (Thanks Natalie)!  This is the Strathmore cold press watercolor paper and it really makes a huge difference in the performance of the pens when watercoloring! If you ever find that you are not getting great results from your pens, try investing in some good quality watercolor paper, Strathmore cold press can be inexpensive with a coupon from Michaels, Hobby Lobby or Joann’s, but the Tim Holtz watercolor paper is by far the best choice for card makers: it has the best smooth finish and is the lightest weight (thin) but still gives great watercolor performance.

 

 

Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Talk Kuratake Clean Color Real Brush Pen Watercolor Easy Card Stamp Right Up

Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Talk Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Pen Watercolor Easy Card Stamp Right Up

Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Talk Kuratake Clean Color Real Brush Pen Watercolor Easy Card Stamp Right Up

 

 

Want to make this card at home too? Here are the supplies I used to make this project:

 

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Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Hello Ewe Design Team Card

Hello Stampers,

Just wanted to share with you my latest design team post for Scrapbooks By Design.  I love that a lot of the holiday stamp sets from Lawn Fawn can be used throughout the year, and Baaah Humbug is just one example.

You can check out the project, and see all the supplies I used for this card over on the SBD blog – here is the card I made:

Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Hello Ewe design team post for Scrapbooks By Design created by Wendie Bee

Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Hello Ewe design team post for Scrapbooks By Design created by Wendie Bee

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Lawn Fawn Sweet Wishes Deer Party Animal Note Card

I have finally moved, unpacked and organized (sort of) my craft area.  YAY!  So I set about to use one of my new Lawn Fawn stamps ~ Party Animals!

Using the Butternut 4bar note card, I used the stitched rectangle dies, along with the puffy clouds, and stitched hillsides to make the scene for my little deer (moose?) critter.  He looked a little lonely, so I thought a tiny mushroom from the Gleeful Gardens stamp set would work great, along with a leaf from Critters From The Past. The sentiment was from Milk & Cookies; I thought it was perfect for this layout.

 

Here is my card:

Lawn Fawn Party Animals Wendie Bee Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn Party Animals Butternut Notecard by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

The Spectrum Noir alcohol marker colors I used in the project are:

  • Deer / Moose:
    • Body – EB2, GB8, GB 10
    • Antlers – EB1
    • Tummy – FS1 & Blender pen
  • Ice Cream:
    • Scoop – PP1, PP@, CE2
    • Cone EB1, EB2
  • Mushroom:  LV1, HB2
  • Leaf:  LG1, LG2, CG4

Quick tip: I stamped the sentiment from Milk & Cookies in Stayzon black ink onto the vellum as the Memento will smear

 

Other items used not listed below:  Lawn Fawn Lemon Cord, Lawn Fawn Butternut Notecard

 

A Special Thank You with a Give Away!

Stamp Right Up with Wendie Bee Facebook Fan GiveawayI am so happy to announce that my Facebook page has reached 500 likes! AND, my video for the Sheltering Tree stamp set has reached over SIX THOUSAND views in just over a month!

There is no way to thank each and every one of my subscribers and readers, so I thought I would host a giveaway to show my appreciation for all of you!

Here is the stamp set that I have chosen for the give away:

Stampin Up Four Feathers giveaway from Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Stampin Up Four Feathers giveaway from Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

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THE GIVEAWAY CONTEST DETAILS:

This is open to all Canadian residents, and all you need to do to enter is comment below and tell me what stamp set from Stampin Up you would like to see me feature in my next video!

Contest closes February 18th at midnight PST, the lucky winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on my facebook page February 19th 2015/

Stampin Up Blendabilities: Blended Bloom with Calypso Coral

Once I got started coloring with my new markers I had to try every color I had!  This card is made I made with the Blended Bloom image I colored using the Blendabilities markers in the Calypso Coral.  I have said it before, but I love how these markers come in sets of 3, taking the guess work out of finding the right colors to make a proper gradient blend.  One of hte other really cool benefits of these alcohol markers is that you can color on jsut about anything and the color does not come off!  For this project, I used regular clear rhinestones and colored them with the lightest pumpkin pie blendability marker giving them that nice gold tint.

The top background is stamped in Gold metallic ink using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set – this is one of my go to stamp sets because it is so flexible and makes great backgrounds.

Stampin Up Blended Bloom Calypso Coral Blendabilities by Stamp Right Up

Stampin Up Blended Bloom Calypso Coral Blendabilities by Stamp Right Up

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Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities & Blended Bloom

Of all the alcohol markers that Stampin Up has, Cherry Cobbler is my favorite color.  It is such a rich yet vibrant color, almost regal like velvet 😉

I am hosting an Introduction to Alcohol Marker Coloring class this week, and here is the card the group will be making in the workshop.  Each class participant will get a FREE pack of the Cherry Cobbler marker trio as part of their class fee too!

Here is the card:

 

Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities Blended Bloom by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up Canadian Stampin Up Demonstrator

Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities Blended Bloom by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up Canadian Stampin Up Demonstrator