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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

More Bird Crazy Cards

Does anyone else make cards but then not send them?  I've been a little bit obsessed with making cards with the Bird Crazy stamps - but I am bad about sending them!  Another item to hoard?  Hopefully not!

I have been using up tons of tags that I made when I was practicing a new technique.  I didn't want to throw them out, but I wasn't sure how to use them on a card or project.  May Flaum ( to the rescue (again).  I took the "Camp Scrap" classes this summer, but didn't get through all of the lessons until now (she provides a lot of content!).  Some of the lessons in the technique section focused on getting those tags used.  So I am feeling good about getting them onto cards.

Having all of the painted tags on hand and ready to go, makes the card background come together really fast.  I tore 6x6 paper pads for the middle layer and picked a coordinating paper for the background (then adhered to a pre-made white card from Michael's).  The birds take a little more time, but are so much fun to make it seems easy.  The birds all have 3 dimensional pieces (wings, eyes, beak, accessories) which really make a huge difference with the final product - hard to see from the pictures I took.  

Hope you can have some fun making something today!


Monday, September 21, 2015

Stencils & Spray Mist

It's been fun pulling out messy products and just playing.  I did not have a plan when I started, so I was happy when this turned into a completed layout!

I used Heidi Swapp stencils and sprayed Dylusions spray mist and crossed my fingers that it wouldn't get everywhere!  It has a little messy (or should I say, "artsy") look to it.  After I added the paper strips and stickers, I intentionally splattered a few drops of the blue ink to tie it all together.

It was a pretty quick and simple layout, but I am pleased with the results.

Hope you can play with some artsy items today!


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Joined the Crazy bird craze

So I resisted those darn Tim Holtz "Crazy Bird" stamps for like a year (Ok, so they probably didn't even hit the shelves until January 2015... but it felt like forever) and then they came out with accessories for the birds and I couldn't resist any longer.  The birds are just so cute and fun to color and stamp and "accessorize!"

I happened to have some hot pink crepe paper strips on my desk and it just screamed to be made into a tutu for the bird.  I was hand cutting the birds, but there was a die set for them and my sweet husband encouraged me to get it - what a difference! (Yay Stamp Asylum for always having just what I "need").  The detailed cuts are awesome.  I can't wait for the die set to come out for the accessories - I'm still cutting those out by hand (balloons, hat, present, flowers, hearts... bunny ears, paint brushes, candy canes etc!).

I need to figure out how to make cards in a more standard fashion so that each card doesn't take me hours to make!  Each piece was pretty fast to  make, but I had a hard time figuring out how to put it all together!  I think I've got it now.

Now I see why everyone was blowing up the internet with "Crazy Bird" images!

Hope you can get crazy today!