Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Felt Emoticon Card (SSS Monday/Wednesday Challenge- Felt That/Fun with Felt)

It has been a LONG time since I've been on here.  I'm really hoping to change that.  I have some goals to get card making and scrapbooking more on the top of my to do list.  Dishes, laundry, and then crafting.  It's all about priorities.  One of the ways I'm going to get more crafty things done is to do the Simon Says Stamp weekly challenges.  They have new challenges each Monday and Wednesday.  This week the Monday challenge is Felt That and the Wednesday challenge is Fun with Felt.  You are challenged to use felt on your projects.  I will admit that I had no idea what to do with felt but I went with it.  I guess that is the point of it being a challenge.  Here is what I came up with.

I started with a white piece of felt.  I tried cutting it with a die but for whatever reason it wouldn't work so I just used the indention left by the die as a guide and cut it with my scissors. I decided to use my Distress Inks to color my white piece of felt.  I smeared the two colors on my craft mat, spritzed them with water, and then swirled the felt around in it.  I let them dry overnight and I love the way they turned out.  If you want a unique background this will be different every time. 

Emoticons are so fun and I couldn't resist using them on this card!  I stamped them on some white cardstock and then colored them in with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I only have a few of these markers and am still learning how to use them for coloring and shading so I did some really simple coloring with CT1, CT2, and CT3 just to give a little dimension.  You could just stamp them on yellow paper if you don't have markers to color them in with.  I then used my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush and Glossy Accents to make them really pop.  Once I hand cut them out (I didn't have a circle punch or die that matched exactly) I used a black marker to ink the edges.  The sentiment is embossed with white embossing powder on some scraps of black cardstock.  Against the white card and colored felt this really pops.  I centered the emoticons over the sentiment for a nice clean look.  I used my Tiny Attacher to add this strip to the felt and glued the whole felt piece to my card. 

I hope you will try using felt on one of your cards.  It was a fun thing to try and I just might do it again sometime.  Thanks for stopping!

  • cardstock- misc scraps
  • felt- misc scraps
  • ink- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry, Faded Jeans), Simon Says Stamp (Intense Black), VersaMark
  • stamps- BoBunny (Emoji Stamp), Hero Arts (CL342)
  • markers- Spectrum Noir (CT1, CT2, CT3), Zig (Wink of Stella- Clear Glitter Brush)
  • misc- Ranger Embossing Powder (Superfine Detail White), Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Ranger Glossy Accents

Friday, November 13, 2015

Photo Friday- The Daugherty Family

What a week of weather we had here in Nebraska!  Today it is bright and sunny with temps in the 50's and a couple of days ago it was pouring rain and hail with 60 mph winds!  I think winter will be here soon whether I like it or not.  Luckily the weather was perfect last weekend when I had this photo session with some good friends of our family.  We were able to get some great shots on this beautiful day.  I had so much fun working with them and capturing their family at this time in their lives.  Thanks for stopping! 


Friday, November 6, 2015

Photo Friday- Hotel Transylvania 2 Halloween

I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween.  We sure did!  There is just something about Halloween that I just love.  I'm not sure if it's the candy, the costumes, or the spooky atmosphere but I look forward to Halloween every year.  If you've been following my blog you know that since 2008 we have done some kind of themed costume for our family or our boys.  If you are new to my blog you can see those costumes here.  It gets a little harder each year to come up with something new.  The boys are getting older and want to be scarier and it's hard to find group costumes for 5 males and 1 female (if you have any ideas I'd love to hear them!).  So when the boys went and saw Hotel Transylvania 2 for a birthday party and they were all super excited about the movie and the characters we went with it.  I will admit that I still haven't seen the movie!  I did see the first one though the night before Halloween so I at least knew a little bit about my character.  So here is our version of Hotel Transylvania 2.  Sorry for all of the pictures.  I just had too many good ones to share!  There are also a couple of special guests that joined us for Halloween.  I think you'll like their costumes as well.  Enjoy and thanks for stopping!

The whole family as Hotel Transylvania 2. 
Jenny as Mavis
Alex as Wayne
Tanner as Jonathan
Geoff as Dennis
Bill as Vlad
Zach as Count Dracula

I needed one picture of me without those teeth!

Brigham aka Batdog came along for a nice walk.
Some fun decorations we saw while trick-or-treating.

Nightmare on Redick Street
This guy creeps me out every year.  I finally was brave enough to take a picture.  They go all out at this house both with decorating the house and with the costumes.  This guy is one of at least 6 scary characters they have every year.  
Uncle Josh aka Thor and Batdog


Friday, October 30, 2015

Photo Friday- Awaiting a Blessing

When my dear friend Katie asked if I would take some maternity photos for her I was so excited!  She is such a wonderful woman and is going to make an amazing mother.  I felt so honored that she wanted me to capture this moment in time for her.  I was so glad that I was able to make the trip to Kansas City (I guess that means this was my first traveling shoot!?) and that the weather was so perfect.  We took these pictures in her backyard and it was so pretty!  It was the perfect place to take these photos that she will look back on when she is cuddling that little one of hers soon.  There really is nothing more beautiful than an expectant mother waiting for her new arrival.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate and I'll get to make the trip down to practice some newborn photography once he arrives.  I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.  Thanks for stopping!