Tuesday, January 19, 2016

For My Sweet Boy!

Hi Blog Friends!
Back again with another Valentines for you, & for the
 Artistic Outpost January Challenge!
You can find all the details here:
As you know from my previous post, I ADORE VINTAGE VALENTINES so,
here we go.....
This is another image from the set,
I used the sketch SC570 from SCS:
Of course, taking some liberties to make it mine.....;)
I used a SU- Scalloped Edge Punch for the scalloped matting,
Everyday Echo Park Designer paper & Prisma Color Markers for coloring.
The little circular words are by Red Lead- Story Stamp Valentines Words.
(I do like to mix my stamps to get what I want! ;) )
I stamped them & then used a Zig Embossing Writer & then 
Stamp-N-Stuff- Red Tinsel Embossing Powder.
The doily die is by ODB-Doily. & look at that SPARKLE!
(Even boy cards need it sometimes, especially on Valentines!!!! ;) )
 I used my Mini Minc & this time I used a Toner Pen for the edge of the designer paper.
Just a little review of the Mini Minc:
(I don't really care for how the ink flows from the pen, or doesn't flow from it, I should say.
 I think they dry out quickly!
I think they should come out with a finer point  for these pens also & try to improve on them for those that don't have a Jet Ink Printer like me. They aren't as easy to work with as you might think. I tried to stamp the little hearts with the Toner pen, but it just seemed to blob--it's sticky,  & I couldn't get a good image of a solid heart. So, I went to the Toner Paper & foiled that & die cut it with a 
SU- Mini Treat Bag (Hearts) Die.  You can't see my boo-boo's for them! ;)
 Don't get me wrong,
I DO LOVE my Mini Minc!!!! ;)  PERFECT for Valentines!!!)
Here is the inside:
Just one of the sentiments from the set, Cutie Pie.
 This sentiment is word by word & can be placed on the Misti & then stamped for perfect placement, which is what I did.
So, what do you think?
Are you ready for Valentines yet?
Still working on it?
HOPE this inspires you &
 HOPE to see you over at Artistic Outpost!
Thankful for my Sweet Boy!
P.S. I have more to show you using the Mini Minc!
Supplies not mentioned above:
Spellbinders-Classic Ovals
Distress Ink- Antique Linen & Tea Dye
Heidi swap- Red Reactive Foil.
SU- Marker
Glue Dots
Scotch Perm. Mounting Tape

Saturday, January 16, 2016


Hi Blog Friends!
I thought I'd pop in here & show you what I've been working on...
I feel a little rusty, since I haven't posted for awhile. LOL
You should know of a challenge over at
Artistic Outpost!
It's their January Challenge:
 Show us your AO Art!
(No theme this month- Anything Goes with AO Stamps!)
You can check here for all the details:
 I LOOOOOVE their Vintage Images....
I ADORE the Valentines images & that would be the set,
Here's one of the cards I've made so far....
I colored her in with Prisma Color Markers.
I traced a tag for my image since I don't have a die this size.

I used the sketch from SCS- SC573


Look at all that SPARKLE!
I used 1/8" double sided tape (Score Tape), found on Amazon & Red Reactive Foil,
with my Mini Minc Machine.
(Santa was good to me this year! ;) )
                                             I used the Minc for the stripes & the hearts.
The hearts were foiled on Toner Paper & then die cut,
 using SU- Mini Treat Bag (hearts).

For the inside:
I used one of the sentiments that comes with the set, Cutie Pie.
I also did a strip of foil inside.

My ribbon is from Ellen Hutson.
Satin Ribbon is always nice for Valentines!

So, what do you think?
I DO ADORE Vintage, & Vintage Valentines
are PROBABLY my MOST FAVORITE of ALL cards to make!
I think it's because it just takes you back to a simpler time.....
(Seriously, we NEED more companies to make more of these classic images!)
I DO HOPE you like & find the time to join us over at Artistic Outpost!

Floating on hearts here!

***UPDATE: This card won the AO January Challenge***
****UPDATE: This card was chosen "Favorites" on SCS for the week ending Jan. 24th****

Supplies not mentioned above:
SU- 1/4" & 1/2" Hand Held Punch
Multi-Medium Matte
Scotch Perm. Mounting Tape
Glue Dots
Tim Holtz Distress Inks- Antique Linen & Tea Dye