Saturday, May 23, 2015

Cardz TV Stamps Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cardz TV Stamps
"Anything Goes" 
Blog Hop

I will be giving away 1 set of Cardz TV Stamps
I will use Random.org to pick 1 of my lucky followers
 who leaves a comment on this Blog Hop


"Make A Wish"


"You're The Man"










8. Elaine ~ http://www.expressionsbyelaine.blogspot.com/    You are here




Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

Cardz TV 3D Challenge #8

Welcome to Cardz TV 3D Challenge

Create a 3D Card for Mothers Day

Starts May 1st at Midnight
Ends May 14th at Noon EST.

Winner will be picked by random.org 
and will receive one set of 
from Mary



A2 card 5.5" x 4.25"
Watercolor paper
Flower Stamps and Dies from Paper Trey Ink
Stampin' Up cardstock
Embossing powder, versamark, Jet Black Archival ink
Sentiments from Cardz TV Stamps "Mothers Day" and "Happy Days" sets


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Cardz TV to see
the other DT's wonderful creations!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A fun tag!

Hidey Ho, Neighbor!

I found a new to me blog and entered a card
and I thought I want to make something else
to enter, so I made this tag.
I had a lot of fun making this, I haven't really 
worked on making tags and I have really been 
wanting to make one. So no better
time than the present!




Entered at



I used the Hero Arts "Pocket Watch" Stamp Set 
Gold embossing powder
Tim Holtz Distress ink- Aged Mahogany, Tea Dye, Old Paper
Jet Black Archival ink
Turquoise perfect pearls mists
Washi Tape
Home made stencil
Modeling paste
Metal bee,
Seam binding

Friday, April 17, 2015

Cardz TV 3D Challenge #7

Welcome to Cardz TV 
Challenge #7

Make a 3D Project using "Flowers"

Starts - April 17th Midnight EST
Ends - April 30th at Noon EST

For my project i created a tag



Art philosophy for the flowers
Close to my heart stamps"Bouquet" and "It's You day"


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Gelato Thank you card


Hello again!

Today i have another Thank You card!
I decided to play around with my Gelatos.
I purchased these last year and have finally had 
some time to play around with them.
I had cut a bunch of "Thank Yous" out with
my Cricut Explore using white cardstock.  I figured i could just color them to make them whatever color i wanted.
  I need to build up a stash of
Thank You and Birthday cards, so this is 
where i am starting.

So here is my first attempt at Gelatos
and this was actually my first try with the 
"thank yous" that i had cut as well.




Entered at




I used water color paper added the Gelatos, misted with water,
then smeared it with the paint brush.
For the "thank you" i used zing white embossing powder to make it pop.
Added the super cute sequins that i picked up at Walmart. Check out my Haul video to see the bag full of mixed sequins i purchased, linked on the left sidebar. 
It is mounted on black cardstock.

I just love this card, i wasn't sure about it at first. But after i added the thank you and sequins i fell in love with it!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thank you card

Hello my friends!
Today i have a "Thank You" card!

I received a very nice birthday surprise from
one of my boating friends, so I wanted
to make a thank you card for them.

I used my Explore and design space,
I am starting to really like using it
I didn't like it at first, but after i got
a new iPad and started playing around with it
I have finally gotten the hang of it.

I have really been wanting to cut out words with it,
since I have seen lots of crafty bloggers using dies
and i just didn't want to buy dies when
i have several cutting machines that i should
be able to use to cut the words out.

So here is what i came up with!





Entered at:

I cut the banners and "thank you" using design space.
The anchor was cut with a Momenta cut and emboss die.
I heat embossed the "thank you" with Stampin' Up embossing powder and added some sequins.
 I faux stitched the banners with a white jelly roll pen and blue pigma micron pen.
The designer paper is from Carta Bella "Ahoy There" 6x6 paper pad.