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Mystery Challenge

Mystery Challenge

I didn’t do such a good job of keeping up my end of our 90 day blog everyday challenge…..it’s been 30  days since my last blog post……my life can slow down anytime now!  lol

I created this page over at a friend Karen Burchill’s house and used my art journal prompt cards.  The start of the mystery!!  You never know what you’re going to pick out of the pile and how it will all fit together on one page!  20150601_203131

I also grabbed my pile of deli paper backgrounds Karen and I had made a few weeks ago to use as my background to start laying down the base texture and color theme for the page.  It turned out to be a pretty cool idea.



Color scheme chosen and some background texture.  Now for the napkins and some stenciling.


I just love the little daisy flower stencil by Crafters Workshop.  It was the first one I’d ever purchased and still pull it out from time to time.  This is where I was trying to find a quote that would  match puzzle pieces……Pinterest here I come!!  Apply Gesso to the fronts of the puzzle pieces and let them dry.


I used some of my Lindy’s spray to color the puzzle pieces and wrote out my quote and adhered them to the page.


Some additional Lindy’s ink spatters and drippage, outlining of the puzzle pieces and some of the elements on the napkins and stencils and I called it done!  Here are some close ups.




I’m quite happy with this page and how it turned out.  Thanks for popping in to check it out!  Always appreciated.  ❤

Many huggsss,


I Am Enough


I don’t know about you, but I have this endless list of amazing crafty/artistic people I follow through YouTube.  I’m not even sure how many subscriptions I have to YouTube channels!  I don’t always watch every new video they post and I have some I watch more than others.  Christy Sobolewski is one I will usually watch when she posts a new video.  Yesterday I watched this video and loved the background technique she used!  Although I didn’t nail it exactly, and mine ended up a little darker, I love the end result.  Sooo much texture and depth -layer upon layer of book pages Mod Podged down and then ripped off…..paint applied and then partially wiped off…..  It was hard to capture it in a picture.



I love the layers of color…..very subtle.  I’m not one to draw/paint faces so I didn’t even try to incorporate that part of her video so I chose to just draw and paint a butterfly.  The quote I saw on someone’s FB post yesterday too and it just seemed to grab me.  I can’t say I like how it turned out on the page, but it’s there and I’m going to leave it……all part of the learning as I explore this act of Letting It Go.  The colors of the butterfly are some of the same ones I incorporated into the background layers on the page.



I doodled, I outlined, I had fun with the butterfly.  This is one background I’ll do more of.   Thanks for taking the time to stop by.  As always, I do so appreciate it.




Hello world!!!


Hello  my long lost blogging family!!!  Wow….what the heck happened over that last few days??   I think I’ll have to go on a mission and find the person that has stole my life…..I want it back right now!!!  Okay, done ranting…..lol.  Sooooo, I was able to get together with a wonderful co-worker on Sunday and we created such cute butterfly easel cards!!  We decided to make them Mother’s Day themed.  Wait till you see this little cutie…..

Look at that cute little flower hat pin!  I had these little silver flower beads, so I took some of them and stained them with my alcohol ink in a green tone.  I put a couple of coats on…..very subtle but very nice.  We had a hard time finding just the right flower to match so I finally just took a couple of my flower punches and we just made them out of the same Designer Paper as the card was made from.  I took my Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and sponged over the flower to give it some depth.  We then ‘painted’ on some Close To My Heart Glitz glitter gel in Bronze to the edges of the petals.  We inked the edges of the butterfly wings with the Vintage Photo as well and then painted on the Glitz bronze glitter gel to the edges.  The green lace bow came from a haul I’d come across at our local second hand store where someone had brought in a whole pile of this old stretch lace seam binding….cha ching!!!










This is a picture of the outside and the inside of the card.  I received the template for this card from a super talented friend, Lauren, from over in Aussie land.  If you have some time, you really need to go on over and check out her blog….Laurenscraft.






Here’s a pic of the completed card opened…..


There she is…..all ready to give to some wonderful, incredible Mother!!! 

Thanks for stepping into my world to take a peek…..I do really appreciate it!



Yvonne   😉



Wax Paper Resist


Hello blog friends!!  It’s been a while…..getting caught up once again.  I have a couple of cards to post for some challenges over in the Mix It Up thread over on SCS.  Hubby and I are up at our cabin for the weekend and enjoying the piece and quiet that seems to be up here that you can’t find at home…..why is that I wonder….lol.  So last weeks challenge on our Mix It Up thread was to create a background using only inks.  I chose to try the wax paper resist technique using one of my Tim Holtz Postmarks embossing folder.


I took a piece of wax paper, embossed it and placed it between two pieces of glossy cardstock.  I took my iron and put a piece of paper towel over the cardstock so I wouldn’t get any wax on my iron.  I pressed the embossed wax paper in order to transfer the waxed embossed pattern to the glossy cardstock.  Check out all the deets for this fun technique on the resource page on SCS right here, Wax Paper Resist.  I inked over the cardstock with my Tim Holtz Weathered Wood Distress Ink to bring out the image transfer from the wax paper.  How cool!  The sentiment was stamped in Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink and the edges were inked with the Peeled Paint.   My sentiment is from my Close To My Heart set called A Little Thanks.



My butterfly was a die cut my friend Lynn from SCS sent me quite a while back so I’m not sure which die set it’s from.  I inked it in Broken China and the Peeled Paint inks and adhered it with a glue dot over another die cut border from Lynn. The border die cut was white and I inked over it with my foam blending tool with the Weathered Wood Distress Ink.  I’ve been hoarding them for quite a while now and decided it was time to start using some of my treasures.  I love this border die cut and may have to find out which one it is…..it’s very nice.  I added some bling to the body of the butterfly and some for attena.  I don’t know if you can really see the subtle difference in the pattern on this picture, but because I ironed the embossed wax paper between two pieces of  glossy cardstock, both the positive and negative images transferred onto the sheets.  I cut each sheet into four and used two pieces from each sheet to attach to my card front.  Made for a very subtle design.  I think this shows a bit better on the full card view below!



So, there you have it…..add a bow, some bling and it’s a done deal!  Thanks so much for dropping by for a look see…..onto the next card!!


Yvonne  😉



It’s funny how I know that I dream most nights as I sleep, but I rarely remember what those dreams are about once I wake up.  There’s probably someone out there that could interpret that for me……however…..it’s really not that important to me that I remember what I dream about! 

Miss Lynn (FMcrafter) is hosting this weeks Mix It Up challenge and she challenged us to use glitter.  LOL……I was pretty sure I could handle this challenge as I’m adding the bling and/or glitter to allot of my cards.  For this card however, I was dying to try out a glitter embossing powder I’d received as a hostess gift from an Embossed Cardstock swap I’d hosted last fall.  I just love the look of this stuff against a black cardstock…..check it out!!









Check this out!!  The butterfly stamp is from one of my favorite sets from Close To My Heart called ‘Find Your Style’ and I’ve used this swirly butterfly alot!  That glitter embossing powder is by Stampendous and is called ‘Blue Tinsel’.  I tell you, it’s very stricking in real life.  I just had to add some extra bling…..the matchy matchy bow and the little Dream sentiment which is from my Close To My Heart ‘Live Inspired’ set.  It was stamped with a Versamark and then heat embossed in black.







That’s it for my challenge cards that I did up for this week…..I think I may post one more card and then call it a night.  Thank you so much for checking this out!


Yvonne   😉