Monday, May 7, 2012

I'm back with two cards and some tags too.

                                      Hello Everybody, hope you are all doing well and have been having some crafting  fun. Today I want to show you some Tags I did for a card swap in early  April.  I will try  entering these tags in some of the challenges going around. As most of my followers know I take classes with Laura from Following the paper trail,  she hosted this tag swap and received about 2,700 tags which she now needs to put into groups and mail to all who participated. the tags were  to be made on 4X6 card stock and the 3 groups were Grungy, Shabby chic and French country. I chose two groups  Shabby and Grungy (had to do 8 of each) I  am posting the one's I did and I will post the one's I receive when they get here.

 I am also posting some Pics of two cards I did on National scrapbook day. I will be entering these two cards in some challenges. for the first card I used a Kenny K digi stamp, They are just awesome and I have purchased quite a few. I made it for my beautiful niece (Adri) when she came to visit, her birthday had just past (so glad she liked it). I used the piano paper from the Performance stack from DCWV  and the rose and chip board banner was from the imortal line from the same company, it was plain so I stamped  the sentiment on it and the image was fussy cut and colored with Copic markers. 

                                        For the second card I made I used a wonderful digital image from one of my favorite artist Robert Jackson (he has some of the most fun images) and this image called (tha bump) brought me back to the 70's where disco was all the rage and then there was a show called Soul train and they did this type of dancing (It was  a early morning dancing show on T.V.). For this card I used a lot of solid color cardstock and DCWV pattern paper and  a bunch of Martha  Stewart punches in pretty borders and the Fisker's paper edgers in my favorite pattern (Imperial edge). I also used chipboard, felt flowers and ribbon and rubber stamps and  all images were fussy cut and colored up with Copic markers. Well my friends, this is all for now. Thanks so much for viewing and have a wonderful week. Hugs and God bless!

Here are two of the tags I kept for myself  from the Grungy and Shabby   group . I made a total of 18 tags   and I mailed out 16 and kept these last two. This was my first tag swap and also the first time I ever made tags from scratch (Yay).

I took some cream vintage paper and stamped the saying all over the page then I cut the saying with paper edgers and used vintage photo distressed ink on the edges. I also used colorbox  chalk ink pad in white on the tag itself with a pretty clear back ground stamp from Anna Griffin.( love all her scraping stuff). 

The flowers are from studio 18 and had to be assembled. They are 4 layers and I added the button brads.

These are my interpretation of shabby chic, I tried to make these exactly the same.

I like using the corner chompers in  stub and angle to cut the edges of the tags.

Here I was assembling after I punched out he chain in the metallic paper and  the keys were cut out using the Cricut cartridge Vintage romance. 

Here are the  eight tags I sent out in the grungy group . they did not have to be exact but in similar  papers and tones.
                                               And here are the pics of the 2 cards I  made, hopefully I will be able to enter them in some challenges. They are really so different from each other, one brings back memories the other is pretty and sassy. Hope you all like them.

The image is from Kenny K and  the piano paper is from DCWV .

This is the inside of the card  the red with the glitter stripes is a DCWV paper that I punched out with a gaint circle punch I have from Marvy. And I colored the little  butterfly with my markers after I stamped the design.

And here is the finished card I fussy cut the image and left a little edge around it , if you feel it looks bad please let me know and I will try to cut closer to the edge. I am knew and all your comments help me to get better. I liked this chip board banner and stamped  the oh happy day on it with Staz on ink pad.

Here I am getting ready for the second card.

Here I also used the same little stamp from the first card but I used different paper and  colored the butterfly  with my markers. and I pinked the edge all around using the Fiskers imperial edger. 

I had so much fun doing this card I just love Robert Jackson's  designs. His art is so nostalgic takes me back in time to fun days and happier times (Well enough daydreaming for me). I'm happy crafting and I hope you all like this one too. I used a bunch punches from the Martha Stewart line and  all the paper is solid or textured card stock. and the image was fussy cut and colored with Copic markers.



  1. Oh my you have been busy. I like your tags and your cards specially the one with the piano. I like the red and black combo, I think is sexy : ) Elisa

  2. You really rocked these images from Kenny K and Robert Jackson. I love the vibrant colors and the embellishments. Thanks for joining our challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  3.'ve been busy!! I love you tags and cards!! I especially love the girl on the piano:) So fun and great colors:) GREAT job!!

    Sherrie K

  4. Wow, you have been a busy bee!! These are absolutely fabulous!! The tags are so pretty...I love all of the elements you used!! And the cards are beautiful!! You colored the images perfectly!! I especially love the sassy piano girl :)

    I hope you had a wonderful weekend my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Love the tags and the cards. You did a fantastic job on them!! I am in the shabby group (hope I get one of yours, it's awesome!!).


  6. My goodness, I got tired just reading about all the projects you completed! Your tags were wonderful and we are so glad that you shared them with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.


  7. WOW!! you have been pretty busy:) LOVE your beautiful tags! Loved the cards too and the images were colored perfectly and with great colors choices:)

  8. Wow you weren't kidding when you said you had your hand full, but With all the stuff you made each one came out very very nice. I love them all. Great job you did and they were all different. Keep it going and thank you for sharing your wonderful work.
    lOT OF HUGS.

  9. Oh Wanda, I forgot to mention what's the name of the edge punch chain. I want to order it. I love it

  10. What an incredible variety of projects! All of them are so beautifully crafted. :o) Thank you so much for that lovely comment... I am happy to be your newest follower, too! Can't wait to see more from you! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  11. Well what a busy girl you were this weekend !!Love the tags...and the couple dancing just cracked me up ! Of course loove the Kenny K girl...she's one I don't think I have..hmmm I have no idea why ?? lol..Thanks for sharing looking forward to more. Hugs

  12. Your tags are fabulous! Your cards are very nice too, but wow, your tags are awesome! I recently purchased the Cricut Vintage romance cartridge but haven't used it yet. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  13. Girl you have working your litle hands off, like that. Loving your tags, sounds like a nice swap. Your cards are so cute!

  14. Love your tags. They are both really pretty. Love the card with the girl sitting. She looks kind of gothic. Love that look. TFS. Ana

  15. Came back to visit and look closer at you tags wow those are beautiful. I have to get the courage and make some myself : ) I left you an award in my blog come and check it out.

  16. Love the pink tags you made and the disco dancers card you made. I used to do that dance at the school disco!!!
    Take Care
    Caroline x

  17. You have been crazy-busy, haven't you? :^) Hey, the tags are really cute--nice job on both! And both cards turned out great! I especially love the Kenny K one--the paper is perfect with your image! And you don't need to cut your images any closer if you don't want to! :^)

  18. Oh wow how beautiful are these tags???? You did an outstanding job on them and the cards!!! LOVE Them all!!!!