Friday, March 29, 2013

Muse Challenge #10: another card

*This is my second post today*

Hey again! I've got my 2nd entry for this week's Muse challenge. Here is the Muse card:

I again was inspired the the whole circles theme. So I took that and ran with it. 

I stamped a border on the card base with all the circles. I stamped  some on the cardstock panel too, along with a sentiment. I also stamped some punched circles with  more circles...if that makes any sense! ha! 

I adhered some of the circles to the card with foam tape, others just right flat on the card. 

I was very happy with the outcome of the whole thing. :)

Jesus saves!


Cardstock: (watercolor paper)
Clear Stamps: (all circles from Gently Seasoned set) Paper Smooches (sentiment from Birthday Basics set) Papertrey Ink
Dye Ink: (Grape Jelly, Bahama Blue, Dandelion, Rose Bud, Tangelo) Tsukineko 

Muse Challenge #10

Helloooo! A lot happened this week. I got my learners permit for driving, a got a job at an ice cream shop in town (but I don't start until May), and a friend of mine has asked me to make her wedding invitations! :D
And, my blog-friend Ardyth is this week's Muse over at the Muse card club. I've really been wanting to play along with this challenge for awhile, I even made a card for it once, but missed the deadline, and this seemed like a great time to get a couple entries in. So here was the wonderful Muse card:

I just loved the circles and layout of the card, but I took my inspiration just from the whole
"circles" idea. 

I punched out a bunch of circles and layed them all over a panel of white cardstock. Then I splattered some watercolors ontop of it all,  misted the cardstock with some yellow mist (which I made with food coloring and water), added more splatters, and then threw on some glitter. 

Then I took off the circles, very carefully, so I wouldn't smear anything, (but I did leave a small smear anyway), and then stamped the sentiment. Then I set it aside to let it dry. :)

After it was all dry I adhered it to a red card base with some foam adhesive. 

Jesus saves!


Cardstock: (white, Pure Poppy) Papertrey Ink
Clear Stamps: (sentiment from a Hero Arts/Studio Calico set)
Paint/Mist: (watercolors, homemade yellow mist)
Tool: (circle punch) EK Success
Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Accent: (glitter) Martha Stewart 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays: No Stamps

Hey! It's me, Bethany, here again, with a card for the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge. The theme this week was NO stamps, and if you know me, my cards are mostly made of anything and everything stamped. So this was quite a hard challenge for me. 

I had some birthday stickers that I had never used, so I thought I'd try them. First I took some yellow watercolor and splattered part of the card.

Then I added the stickers, including the "happy birthday" banner, with would act in place of stamped sentiment. Then I threw in some purple gems to balance everything out. 

It was pretty easy, but I think I actually like using stamps because you actually put more work into a card. 
There's not as much work in just popping some stickers on a card, but that's just what I think! :)

Jesus saves!

Bethany :) 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

I've got a card for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop...and the theme is sequins! I don't think I've used sequins on a card before, but there's a first for everything, right? 

I used a color combo of black + kraft, and then some gold sequins since I've been wanting to try out the gold trend on a card. 

I stamped the doily images on the card base, then cut out a frame, which I adhered to the card with foam tape. 

I added some lovely gold sequins and then added a sentiment.

Check out the rest of the blog hop over at Nicole's blog.
There are some pretty amazing entries. I've pinned quite a few of them. Such wonderful inspiration.

Jesus saves!

-Bethany :) 

Cardstock: (kraft) Papertrey Ink
Clear Stamps: (doilies from Delightful Doilies set, sentiment from Irresistibly Ikat set) Papertrey Ink 
Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Accents: (gold sequins) 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

My Core’dinations Creative Frenzy

Hello, and good morning! For those of you who may not know what this post is...I'm applying for the Core'dinations design team, and this is the way you do it! I've made 3 cards for this post today. Two of the cards I've done have some step-by-step photos with, and I did a video for the last card. :) Let's get started!

 So first up I've got a card using some Core'dinations cardstock from the Black Magic collection. The colors were Protect (the pink) and Wizard (the green). I just love the Black Magic papers. They are just beautiful!

I started by cutting some strips of cardstock, 3 of each color. Then I sanded each of the pieces.
After that I wove them together in the pattern shown above, making sure I adhered each strip together.

After that I flipped the woven strips over and put foam tape all over the back. 

Then I adhered the strips to the card base, trimmed off any excess that was hanging over the sides, and then stamped a sentiment. And it was done! :) 
Below is the finished card:

I just love the gorgeous textured look of the sanded paper, and the color combo of the pink, green and black. 

And now for the 2nd card: (boy, was I ever excited when I was making this card, because I was just loving the way it was working out). 

So I started out by sanding part of a sheet of cardstock. (The color I used was Poseidon)Then I punched a row of circles, trying to make sure they were all spaced and lined up evenly. (that was no easy task..ha! I even had to restart at least once!)

Then I cut some rectangles out of some beautiful Core'dinations glittery cardstock, (the colors I used are Fashionista and Classy) and made sure they were not as wide as the strip with the circles in it, so nothing would stick out the sides. 
Then I flipped over the circle strip and put foam tape all over the back. 

Then I adhered all those rectangles I cut to the back of the circle strip. (above photo)

Then I took a stamp and stamped inside of each circle. 

 I also added some gems inside of each stamped image.

Then I cut some larger cardstock rectangles bigger than the circle strip, and adhered them as shown in the above photo.  And I used the opposite color of what color was under the punched-out circle. For example...
if the color under the punched out circle was Fashionista, then the color of the larger cardstock rectangle I would use would be Classy. I hope that makes sense! :) 

I also added just a scrap strip of cardstock to the back to help everything hold together. 

I then adhered the circle strip to the card base, trimmed off anything hanging over the edges, and stamped a sentiment. 

Here is the finished card:

And last, but not least, my final card, with a video! 

Here's the video:
And if you want a better quality is the direct link to it on Youtube:


And here is the finished card:

Thanks for letting me show you my projects!

I love Core'dinations because of the beautiful cardstock (with the amazing colored cores!) 
and how you can use one sheet of cardstock so many various ways! 
I think I would be a good fit for the Core'dinations Design Team because I enjoy creating with their cardstock and because I also love coming up with new techniques and I also enjoy making papercrafting videos to share with people, and I love teaching people about papercrafting.

Jesus saves!

Bethany :) 


Birthday Pink and Green Card (1st card)
Cardstock: : (Wizard, Protect from Black Magic Collection) (Core'dinations White Cardstock) Core'dinations
Clear Stamp: (sentiment from Birthday Basics set) Papertrey Ink
Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko

Birthday Circles Card (2nd card)
Cardstock: (white) (GLITTER CARDSTOCK: Classy, Fashionista) (COLOR CORE CARDSTOCK: Poseidon) Core'dinations
Clear Stamps: (sentiment from Masculine Motifs set, dot spot shape from Dot Spot set) Papertrey Ink
Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Accents: (gems) Michaels

My Dear Friend Card
Cardstock: (white) (COLOR CORE CARDSTOCK: Love Potion, Purple) (Protect from Black Magic Collection) Core'dinations
Clear Stamp: (sentiment form Irresistibly Ikat set) Papertrey Ink
Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Accents: (pink gems) Michaels/Recollections

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A note...(updated)

Hello. I just want to let my followers know that I might not be doing any posts for awhile. My Grandpa passed away this afternoon, so I'm not going to be posting for awhile.

UPDATE: I think I will actually be doing one post. It's for a DT call. But that's about it for this week at least.


Monday, March 18, 2013

Thanks Leaves Card

Hello! I submitted all my submissions for the current Papercrafts magazine call for submissions today, and it took almost all afternoon. I do have a card to share today, that I made for a challenge but I missed the deadline. 

I did an emboss resist technique for the leaves...and then fussy cut them all out. Awhile later and a sore neck from bending over while I cut them out (haha) later I adhered them to the card base.

I also crumpled up the cardstock to add some texture. 

I adhered some of them to the card base with foam tape to give it a bit of dimension. I also added a sentiment. 

Well, that's all for me for now. We got 2 new laptops this past weekend. 1 for me to use, and 1 for my sister to use. They have Windows 8 on them...and I actually really like it! So now all (or most) of my blog posts should be coming from the new laptop. 

I've been working on lots of cards for some current DT and GD calls. Maybe I'll get picked! I'm hopeful. :) 

Jesus saves!

Bethany :)

Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
Clear Stamps: (leaves form Harvest Season set, sentiment from Blissful Botanicals set) Lawn Fawn
Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black, various greens) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder: (white) Recollections/Michaels
Watermark Ink: Versamark 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Emphasize the Negative Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

Helloooo! I've got a card here to share that I made for the Emphasize the Negative Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. 

I am just so happy with the way this turned out. :D I punched the butterfly out from a panel of cardstock. 

On a small piece of cardstock, I painted watercolros in blues and greens, let it dry, (mostly...I'm not too patient when it comes to letting things dry!) and then adhered it behind the butterfly with foam tape. 

The whole panel with the butterfly is adhered to the card base with foam tape.

The sentiment strip was done by painting a larger strip with the same colors as I used for the butterfly, and then adhering the sentiment strip on top of it. 

Hope you have a great day and weekend! I hope to get in some crafty time tonight, and it is also Papertrey Ink release day! woo hoo! 

Me and my sister baked some cookies, and I got caught up on blog commenting. I also joined Bloglovin so you can follow my blog that way if you want after Google Reader goes away. 

Jesus saves!

Bethany :)

Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
Clear Stamp: (sentiment from Masculine Motifs set) Papertrey Ink
Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko 
Paint: (watercolors) Winsor & Newton
Tool: (butterfly punch) Martha Stewart Crafts

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Happy Day!

Hey everyone! I've got a card here today for the Studio Calico weekly challenge. The theme this week was to mist with a mask.

So I actually found that amazing mask at a Hobby Lobby. I didn't know SC stuff was sold at retail stores...and of course I had to grab the mask! I used some homemade mists that I made by mixing 1 drop of food coloring in a small mist bottle with water. I have made a blue and green one, and I used them both here. The darker you want the color, the more food coloring you would add. I added a sentiment from a Studio Calico & Hero Arts set. 

And I am out of PTI white cardstock. :O I guess I better order more!!!! And soon. 

I crafted quite a bit yesterday, and even did some video filming. I have started 2 weekly series. One is a weekly card series, and the other is called "Tag Thursday." I'll make a tag each week too! I uploaded them to my Youtube Channel.   There's also a video there of my family picking a giant pumpkin last fall. It weighed over 400 pounds, if I remember right. :) And Boo is my sister's nickname, if you can hear us calling her that in the video. We all call her Boo. Her actual name is Hannah. 

Jesus saves!

Bethany :) 

Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink, (light blue) Recollections/Michaels
Clear Stamps: (sentiment from a set from Studio Calico & Hero Arts) 
Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Mask: (Studio Calico)
Mist: (homemade mist) 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Birthday Blocks of Color

Hello, and good afternoon fellow papercrafter and blog readers! I've got a card for the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge, which is to use blocks of color on your project. 

I picked out four different cardstock colors which I thought went well together. Then I cut strips from them, all the same size, and trimmed them all down to the same size squares. Or something close to squares. I'm not quite sure they are exact squares. :) Then I adhered them all to a panel of cardstock.  I embossed the butterflies in some clear embossing powder, and added 2 more squares popped up with foam tape and stamped with a butterfly and sentiment. I also added a border to the panel, and then adhered it to the card with some foam tape. 

Hope you have a great day! There was actually some snow on the ground here this morning! And it's still cold...we have a fire going in the woodstove today. So the house is REALLY warm. I'm wearing a t-shirt! 

Jesus saves!

Bethany :)

Cardstock: (all colors from Michaels/Recollections) 
Clear Stamps: (butterfly, sentiment from Butterfly Dreams set) Papertrey Ink
Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder: (clear) Inkadinkado 
Watermark Ink:: VersaMark 

Friday, March 8, 2013

A Party Ensemble

Good morning! I just thought I'd pop in quick and share a whole party ensemble I made to submit to Papercrafts, but it was rejected....but I LOVED it anyway, so I thought I'd share it here! 

The ensemble included 2 cupcake picks, 2 place cards and a place mat. I went with a really simple, CAS theme. 

I made the place cards with the names of two of my fav papercrafters....Cristina Kowalczyk and Maile Belles.
They are seriously some of the best papercrafters out there. 

So what do you think? Sorry for the dark can be hard to photograph a whole ensemble easily! 

To make it, I did lots of stamping, and mostly just stamping. A bit of adhering too. I adhered the sentiments to the cupcake picks with foam tape to give them an extra touch. 
The sentiments and names were printed from the computer. 

Hope you have a great weekend! I might be back sometime before Monday, but I'm not sure. 
Today is Friday, so we are off to our friends house for our Biblical Worldview class, and I bought some REALLY spicy hot cheese to bring along to snack on. Myself, and two of my friends that do the class with us, William and Jacob, love really spicy stuff, so I bought it for us to eat today! And then tonight I'm going to do some crafting, I think, while we watch some stuff on Netflix in the living room. 

Jesus saves!

Bethany :)

Cardstock: (white) Recollections/Michaels
Clear Stamps: (leaves, branches from Turning a New Leaf set) Papertrey Ink
Dye Ink: (unknown shades of green) Tsukineko 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays: Wallpaper

Hello! Sorry I've been gone for awhile...I was sick for the past couple days, and before that we were kinda busy. Last Thursday we had our weekly Biblical Worldview class with another home schooling family, and after that we went bowling with them and another one of our friends who also does the class with us. I even won one of the games! But anyway, back to the card! I've got an entry for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge, and this is the only one this week. Yes, only one card from me this week! ha! :)

So this week's theme was to create your own stamped backround. I knew I wanted to do something with this flourish stamp, but I didn't know what exactly. So I started by stamping the flourish for a backround in a light blue color. Then I stamped the flourish in black, and added a sentiment in black too. And I was SUPER happy with the way it came out! :D

I should be back sometime again this week! 

Jesus saves!

Bethany :) 

Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
Clear Stamps: (flourish, sentiment from Embellishments stamp set) Papertrey Ink
Dye Ink: (Spring Rain) Papertrey Ink, (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko