Hello to 2018

Well hello there. As we have entered into 2018 & I have neglected my blog whilst getting into the groove of a toddler & working 75% time, I thought I would re-introduce myself.

Hi, I’m Tabbatha, a thirty-something, mother of one, who happens to love coloring, creating cards, planning & general paper things.

I created this blog in 2012 to be a diary of my cards. A place where I could share my creations with others, but also an archive for myself. This blog has grown so much since that time up until two years ago, whenΒ Β I got pregnant with my LO. (Isn’t she just adorable? <3)

Now, as blogging as dwindled around the internet & I’ve gotten busy, there are not many posts, however my intent of being a diary is still true. So, I’ll continue on with anything that takes my fancy & share for all or none, but myself. πŸ™‚

Thanks for love & inspiration & good reads out there in blogland!


Over the Threshold

Hello my friends. I’m back, three weeks later, with a very special card using Lili of the Valley’s Over the Threshold rubber stamp.Β  A family relative asked me to create a card for her nephew who was getting married this October. I wanted to create something special so this is what came out of the craft room. πŸ™‚

Over the Threshold Card

The Details

I’ve had Over the Threshold for a while now. It was a gift for being on the Splitcoaststamp DT (yay!). The image is colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I thought watercolor would go well with the romanticism of the card.

The layout is a fabulous shadow box card from the Silhouette Studio Store (love that place!). It is one in a series of shadow box cards from Lori Whitlock.

I used sentiments also from Lili of the Valley, as well as some Wild Orchid flowers that have been sitting around. πŸ™‚ Seriously, I’ve been pulling out all the stash lately & it is a good thing. I’ve found things I’ve forgotten I’ve even had, not to mention a new found love of my Big Shot.

The family friend loved the card, just hope that her nephew did too!

A Wobbles Fist Pump Tobie

Hello my friends. I have a Fist Pump Tobie who Wobbles for you today! The LO is upstairs sleeping off (hopefully) a fever, so I got to sneak in here and post my latest card.

Fist Pump Tobie

This card took me a whole 10 minutes to make! Ok, that does exclude coloring of Tobie – I did that back in September. πŸ™‚ But seriously, the layout was done using my new supplies, which I got to make it easier/more efficient to create cards. It also, was a silent process, which means no waking of the toddler! Yay!

Two items of note in the above picture (and the one below) is the Tombow Mono Liquid Glue & Hampton Art Mini Action Wobbles. These two things rock! I have long wanted to try the Tombow glue, as I’ve seen it featured in many YT videos. I’m so glad I did, this glue is super strong, tacky & the nozzle is great. The wobbles, however, were a little whimsy of mine, but oh boy they make for a great card. Wobbles are just pieces of plastic that have double-sided tape on both ends of a plastic spring.

And yet they make a rather simple card super super fun! You can check out the action in my video.

Card Supplies

Image: Fist Pump Tobie from Some Odd Girl
Color Medium: Polychromos Pencils
Hampton Art Mini Action Wobbles
“Happy” Brush Script Word Chipboard from Make it Crafty
“Happy” Sentiment stamps from Simon Says stamp
Unbranded circle clear stamps
Tom Bow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

On a personal note

Some may follow me on my personal Facebook & saw a video that I posted there about gun control in the US. My heart breaks for Las Vegas, as it does every time someone is shot & killed. I have LONG been in opposition of guns, so for me taking up the hard discussion every time something bad happens ends up happening. If this is something that offends you, I’m sorry, but I’m not backing down. As long as there are unbridled guns among the general US populous, I will always be in opposition.

Sending Monster Hugs & a DOS attack

Hello, hello. I needed some Monster Hugs this week. I seemed to have fallen into a rabbit hole for a bit, if you noticed. The Zadis Project blog seemed to have undergone a DOS (Denial of Service) attack of sorts, at least that is what the OH thinks it might be considering the blog had thousands & thousands of login attempts. So much so that the server where the blog is hosted could not be reached. πŸ™ We’ve been trying since Monday to figure things out, but only was it yesterday that the OH had the time to sit down & really look into things.

Now, however, things are looking back to normal with the blog & my craft supplies have grown – so more cards are on the way! Today’s card is using the cute little Lawn Fawn Monster Mash, which I colored up during the month for The Daily Marker 30 Day challenge. πŸ™‚

Sending You Monster Hugs Card

Lawn Fawn Monster Hugs Card

After I saw just how brilliantly bright the stamps came out with my Zig Real Brush Markers, I thought pairing it with black & white would really let the little monsters pop. I used some sparkly foam layered to create a Puffy Cloud Borders playground for the monsters.

Monster Hugs card layers

Some thoughts on September

While I may have not finished with The Daily Marker’s 30 Day Challenge, it set my creative juices flowing. I call that a win. πŸ™‚ I’ve been wanting to get back into coloring & more specifically card making again. The coloring challenge seemed to do the trick. The last couple weeks of the challenge I felt it a shame to color up more images when the ones I had colored would look so pretty on cards!

With that thought in mind, I sent off for some card making supplies. Some new dies to make the card bases easier (complete with stitching, because who doesn’t love stitching?). A stamping press (YAY!) to finally get straight lines! As well as some papers to round out the order. I’ll be working in the craft room this weekend, so expect more posts & more love from me!

So very special On Safari baby card

Hello! As promised (a couple weeks back!) I have the finished card using On Safari from Some Odd Girl. This card was for a family friend’s grandchild’s baptismal. The kind of thing that you want an extra special card for, so I dusted off the Silhouette Cameo & got to work.

Some Odd Girl baby card

On Safari is a great stamp set for baby cards. In fact I was gifted a card from the Odd Girl herself with this very same elephant. πŸ™‚ Of course, cute animal stamps can be used for many other occasions as well. 

Image: On Safari from Some Odd Girl
Copics used: C0, C1, C3, C5, R20

The true magic of this card is when it is fully opened. Up pops four panels to greet the receiver! The Silhouette Studio file had “baby” in the panels, but I wanted to personalize it even more with the LO’s name. 

With a keepsake like this, I think the LO is off to a great start!