Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Here's hoping you all have a wonderfully wicked Halloween! Here's a couple of cards to share…all made using the My Mind's Eye Frightful collection.





I adore those pumpkins above card! So cute!

Hope you all have a boo-tiful evening!

Tonya

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Blog Post brought to you by the letter 'N'

Hi all! It's been a while since I have shared some of my My Mind's Eye projects with you so I thought I'd give you all a peek at what  have been up to.

This project was super easy to make. We're getting ready to do a make over in my daughter's room. While perusing the aisles at one of our local craft stores I came across a 12x12" frame on clearance.
I simply cut the large 'N' out with my Silhouette and then backed the open space with a bunch of different pieces of patterned paper that had been die cut into hexagon shapes.


I stitched around the letter and then embellished with some die cut pieces, chipboard pieces, gold metallic rub ons, and some enamel dots. 


I also wanted to add a little more visual interest to hexagon shapes so I randomly hand stitched two stitches here and there.


Now I just need to find some time in our schedule to get the walls painted and maybe this room make over will actually happen!

All supplies are from the My Mind's Eye Jubilee Collection (I used pieces from all four lines- Mint Julep, Tangerine, Wild Berry, and Sherbet)

Tonya





Monday, October 6, 2014

Fusion

Hey peeps. I wanted to make a card for one of my son's friends for her birthday. So I opted to participate in the Fusion challenge this week. Here's the photo and the sketch that were the inspiration pieces…


and here is the card that I made…



I used a leaf die from Papertrey Ink to make the petals for the sunflower, hand cut the leaves. The panel behind the flower was white piece of card stock inked up with Distress Inks and then a coat of Mr. Huey's shine over the top.

Supplies:
Papertrey Ink: Stamps (Tiny Tags I and II) Dies (Tiny Tags, Mat Stack 4, Leaf Prints)
Cardstock (Enchanted Evening)
Distress Inks: Faded Jeans, Broken China

Thanks for taking a peek.

Tonya




Thursday, October 2, 2014

With Sympathy

Hey all…just a quick pop in to share a card with you. We had a team mate who lost her daughter after a long bout with cancer. This one touched a little close to home for me. I used to work with her daughter back when I was nursing. Now her mom and I are on the same tennis team. So sad, this lady has been through A LOT.

Anyway, here's the card I made from the team…


I heat embossed the large butterfly image and the watercolor painted around it using Distress Inks.


Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Life is Beautiful, Think Big Favorites #3)
Watercolor Paper: Winsor & Newton
Distress Inks: Fresh Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade, Shaded Lilac, Mustard Seed)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tonya



Monday, September 29, 2014

You & me

Happy Monday everyone! Hope your week is off to a good start! Today I have this card to share with you…


The following sketch was the inspiration for this. 


One of the perks of designing for My Mind's Eye is that I have plenty of enamel dots in my crafty arsenal. I chose to put those little guys to use for the stripes.



Supplies:
Paper: My Mind's Eye " Just Sayin' "
Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye: The Sweetest Thing
Glitter Alpha: My Mind's Eye " Just Sayin' "

Thanks for stopping by today to take a peek!

Tonya



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

It's that time of month again for the Papertrey Ink blog hop…


The inspiration photo for this month is this one, which I am digging as these colors are definitely within my go to list of color schemes.


I opted to go with Autumn Rose, Simply Chartreuse, Smoky Shadow, and a hint of Enchanted Evening  for my color scheme. I used the Twist Die cover plate to tie in the design of the bucket.



Supplies:

Papertrey Ink 

Stamps: Note Niblets
Dies: Note Niblets, Twist cover plate, Celebration Frame
Papers: Enchanted Evening, Simply Chartreuse, Sweet Blush
Inks: Autumn Rose, Simply Chartreuse, Smoky Shadow

Thanks for taking a peek!

Tonya




Sunday, September 14, 2014

Muse

Today I have a card to share with you that was made for the latest Muse challenge (#84). This first card is the card that is the inspiration piece for this challenge…

(card by Therese Calvird)

I opted to stick with the butterfly image and the mosaic.


I started with a white piece of watercolor watercolor paper then added the wash and the paint blotches. Next  I stamped and heat embossed the butterflies, then painted in the wings.





Supplies:
Stamps- Papertrey Ink (Life is Beautiful)
Dies- Papertrey Ink (Quatrafoile Cover Plate)

Thanks for taking a peek today!

Tonya