Happy Scrappy Day

Well it is International/National Scrapbook Day 2013 and so I have been getting my scrap on.  I have some great news too.  I had previously posted a card I made Regaining My Scrap Groove inspired by of course Tim Holtz and Ranger Industries.  Well I posted it on the Ranger blog for the color palette challenge and I was chosen as one of the three winners.  I am so super excited about it.  Anyway, they sent me a very nice scrappy prize full of fun Ranger stuff, even got some of the Dylusion Ink Spray, still haven't played with that yet.

So, back to some cards I have done recently.  I have really been having fun playing with my new Distress Paints and new colors of Distress Stain.  Who am I kidding, seriously, if it says Distress or Tim Holtz all y'all know I am going to have to get it.  Oh, and to add I am in love with the Distress Markers.  I seriously could sit and just make back grounds all night long, and the scrappy therapy has really been good for me.

Friendship Card
A Cut Above
The card here is made using Distress Paint and Distress Metallic Paint, Fired Brick, Black Soot, Picket Fence, and Brushed Pewter.  Distress Ink and Distress Markers colors are Black Soot and Pumice Stone.  I repurpose material from the library so I do not use the regular tags--they do give a little different effect I think but I am not 100% on that.  Anyway, the inspiration for the card came from the Project section of the Ranger Blog: Brave Card.  I changed it up some, the printed paper is from an old Dictionary, with the words skill and skilled, turned out pretty well since I only have a small section of the dictionary.  Thank you to my BFFA Donna for that. Archival Jet Black Ink, Distress Markers, Crackle Accents, Co'ordinations Paper, and Honeycomb Texture Fade.  I wrote "A Cut Above" and on the inside is the John Lennon quote "I got by with a little help from my friends" from Stampin' Up! Sage Advice Stamp Set.  I made this card for a special friend who I miss very much.

So, there it is, I so love the background, I almost didn't want to stamp over it, so glad that I did, it looks almost tie dyish, with a cool metallic sheen to it.

Home Where Love Resides
Mother's Day #2
I also made another card similar to the one previously mentioned.  I actually used a bunch of the stuff that Ranger sent me, so glad I got some new colors.  For this one, I of course utilized my scraps--why keep them if you are not going to use them.  Anyway, I also used some of the Drywall Tape as the mesh, I inked it all up with Distress Paint.  The background is with Distress Paint as well.  I believe I used the Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean and Tarnished Brass, Archival Ink in Olive and Coffee, and Vintage Photo Distress Paint.  Stamps are again Wendy Vecchi Studio 490, and Stampin' Up!.  I also used some of the Kraft Glassine Paper, this stuff is so fun and absolutely amazing.   Prima flowers and I believe a Making Memory brad and American Crafts Ribbon.  Can I just say using my stash has been so fun, I think I may finally be where I say, "Why did you buy it if you are not going to use it!"  So, I have been listening to myself and well, I am USING it!!!  The effect the Distress Paint gives is so fun, a little spray of water and dry and well, fun!  The pop of blue is one of my favorite things about this card, and the frayed ribbon.  Mother's Day card #2.

Well I have a Birthday card to make, so I best get going!!  I will say again the Scrappy Therapy has been very nice, so I think I will get some more.  But before I forget, I am hoping to get this Scrappy Room done so hopefully it will be nice this week in the evening so I can spray paint and paint.  Just a few things and this room will be done, super stoked.  Anyway, thanks for hopping by and remember to Scrap Happy and hop on my friends hop on.  Peace Out  Bunny