Friday, September 23, 2016

Blog Hop....2016 Fall Coffee Lovers

     I made the gift tag for the Unity Show and Tell closed group. and was encouraged to enter it in the 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, since Unity is a sponsor.  How wonderful to have found this!
     The stamps used are from the June 2014 KOM from Unity.  I used white embossing and water colors on my image, and the designer paper is from my stash.  Just a wee bit if sequins and bright blue ribbon finish it off..  Thought this would look great on a pound of special brew!

      Hope everyone is having a blessed day!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Let's Catch Up!

     Hi everyone!  It been a bit since I have posted.  I assume you are expecting a card, so here goes.  This was made from mostly items I found during my recent craft room purge.  Scraps, bits, digi's, and stamped images.  I made a retirement card for my stash.  Had to get my feet wet some how.  I find it hard to get back into stamping once I take a break, how about you?

     The dies I used are my new seaweed die from Gina Marie and my stitched rectangles from MFT.  I used a new sequins assortment from Little Things from Lucy's Cards.  I was inspired by the glitz you see when the sand is dry on the beach.

     The reason I was absent is due to a makeover in my craft room.  It was a rough few weeks of trying to decide what stays and what goes.  Only thing that made it easier is that I donated to an adult daycare so they can be creative.  I am pleased and my DD and DH deserve all the credit in the world for pushing me along.

      I also want to update on my Jessie Girl and her surgery, since everyone was very kind and asking about her.  She is still wearing a blow up tube around her neck, since she is is being stubborn and insists she is going to lick if we remove it.  Just a tiny spot yet and a good bath will be wonderful for all concerned... LOL....phew!  She is as sick of this as we are.

     Thanks for stopping by and I promise to be a little more regular with posts!  Also, happy first day of fall!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Whole Bunch of "Who Knows"!

     As I have said a zillion times before, I have so many unmounted stamps that I have no clue of the maker.  This was a huge ebay buy from years ago.  I like to give credit, but I am at a loss when I use these stamps.  The unmounted's include the bowl with scene, the sea horse, and the school of fish in the background.  The sentiment is digital and cut out by hand.  The embellishment are burlap and clear Dew Drops, Mounting foam and designer paper from my scrap bin, finish this project.  I just thought it was too pretty not to share.

     I will take this card over to Pixie's Snippets Playground #243, where it is snippets all the time!

     On not such a happy note, can I please ask for prayers for our 8 1/2 yr. old Black Lab, Jessie Girl.  She had a cancer diagnosis yesterday and will be facing surgery very soon.  She is such a sweet girl and was an absolute angel while they poked and prodded.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

True Friend

     Today I have a card that was created with a Penny Black kitty image given to me by a friend.  I decided it would best be used to create a friendship card.  I have been working hard and using things I have been hoarding in my craft space.  This card also includes a background I created using up some scraps of glossy paper.  It uses the baby wipe and re-inker technique.  I made them in all different colors while I was t it.  I have a heart doily, some enamel dots as embellishment.  I honestly do not remember where the sentiment is from.  There is also some sponging and coloring was done with Copic Markers.

     I would like to take this over to Pixie's Snippets Playground #242, where it is snippets all the time.

     Well I am off into the steam bath to complete another day of work.  It is sure a lot of work stocking a new store!  since it is 3 to 4 x the size of our last one, I almost feel like a need a Segway or scooter to get around!  Have a great day!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

SSS Wednesday Challenge

     This week the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp is called Let's Go Wild.  I decided to use a My Favorite Things paper pad and Pure Innocence stamp set called Wild About You.  My stitched oval dies are also from MFT.  She is colored in Copic Marker and sponged with light ink.  Two tiny enamel dots were used as embellishment.

     We are in the midst of what feels like a tropical heat wave, so I will slither out to work and back very quickly.  I recommend the least amount of movement possible!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Going to the Dogs!

     Here is a quick post of a treat sack I made to give to a lady at work.  She really appreciates the things I make for her, since she is a fellow Doxie mom.  sometimes the simplest things put a smile on a persons face.

     It was created with the Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs, Distress Inks, and some of the oldest bits from my stash.  Scraps of ribbon, sticky back buttons, shipping tag, but the best is how I did the name.  I found these rub on tiny letters that you could use on brads.  Hence they are called Bradware...  who knows where they came from.

     Glad it is hump day, and hope everyone is perking along.  Thanks for the visit!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

I Have Been a Slacker!

     I guess that just because my job has moved to a new location, I have been working extra hours,  and it has been hotter than the hinges of hell, I have no excuse for neglect.  Sorry.

     Today I have a card which I made quite some time ago, and never posted.  I really thought these stamps were adorable.  They are from Rubber Cafe and called Labrador Love.  I embossed the background with white powder.  The floral background is from Stamp Camp and was purchased at a show.  I added some squares turned on point for my background, and they are created with papers from Tim Holtz Shabby Chic collection.I found a piece of flocked ribbon, some twine, and a matching button as embellishments.  There is also stardust pen on the wings.

     My DGS was helping our Lab, Jessie cool off!  She was having no parts of Brian having that cooling pool to himself!

     I would like to take this card over to Pixie's Snippets Playground #240.  Since I gathered from every stash in the craft room, I think this might work!

     I will also take this over to MFP Stamp Challenge #31, which is anything goes.

     Have a great rest of the week, and thanks for stopping around.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A Second Post for Today.

      I ran across a challenge over at Mark's Finest Paper, (MFP for short), and it looked like fun, so I decided to give it a try.  If you are looking for my first post, please click HERE.

     The challenge is #29 and is to follow a tutorial for a No Template Rocker Card...!  I was right, it was fun.  I used the MFP set called Buried Treasure and went to town with Distress Ink, a card base and scraps.  My embellishment is a button with hemp twine.  My circles were cut with Gina Marie dies.

     I liked the dots but decided to make it look a little more vintage by adding some inking over the designer paper.  I thought the pirate map from the set worked well.

     Thanks for letting me steal another little part of your day.  Smile and keep cool!

Things with Wings

     I do not know about you, but I seem to go through my stash of comfort cards quickly.  I think this has to be one of my favorites I have ever made.  I recently purchased this Heron die from Gina Marie Designs.  I also used this Tall Grass die from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and the with sympathy words from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  It is hard to believe this entire card was made with scraps from my bin.  I even used the negatives from the grass as a stencil on my background with some sponging.  It also uses the negative from a circle die cut to frame my little scene, and an extra punched circle for the sun.  Did I miss anything?

I would like to take this over to the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Things with Wings

Pixie's Snippets Playground #238:  Always use snippets

Use Your Stuff #230:  Die Cuts/ and or Punches

     I hope you do not get sick of seeing me use this die.  Even the negative pieces make excellent silhouettes and places to put patterned
paper.  I give this die a thumbs up!  Tell me what you think.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Clean and Simple Card

     I created this CAS card the other day while daydreaming about this summer being half over.  With all the heat, it has made for lazy days.  Salad has become a major meal and the tots in the neighborhood have moved their playing indoors.  I saw this challenge over at The Paper Players and thought this might fit in.  The official title is PP304 A Clean and Simple Challenge from Jaydee.

     The card base is an aqua stock from my bin.  I created a background panel with Brusho's and cut it with a Lil Inkers stitched rectangle die.  My pinwheel and sentiment are from a stamp set called Pinwheels and Popsicles by Flourishes lc.  I added some sparkle with diamond Stickles and a sticky silver half pearl.

     Make the best of your Hump Day and enjoy!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

A Little Holiday Scene.

This week the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is to create a scene.  They are also featuring Newton's Nook stamps.  This card fits both of those bills and adds to my holiday card stash.

Here is what I used:

Papers: Basill textured card stock in 2 shades, Neenah Solar White.
Stamps: Newton's Nook Holiday Hounds
Dies: Elizabeth 5 Part Pine and Lil' Inkers stitched diagonal
Embossing:  Folder by Darice
Coloring and Inks:  Copic and Distress Inks.  Memento for outlines and sentiment
Embellishment:  assorted gems, pearls and brads.

Hope you like today's offering, and hope my little touch of winter has created a cool breeze!

Friday, July 8, 2016

For a Couple of Challenges

     This first card is using Unity stamps.  I always like Black and White cards, as I find them so striking.

I would like to enter this one for the Crafting by Design Challenge, which is Black and White.

     My next card is a summertime card I created in honor of Shark Week.  LOL!  I used a great set from Newton's Nook, called Shark Bites.  Cloud stamps are from Art Impressions.  I did white embossing and watercolors and the sun was made by using a negative of a die cut as a stencil.  There was sparkle added with a Stardust pen.

This I would like to enter at Little Red Wagon #349..... It's Summertime!

     That is it for now.  I am going to attempt to organize this stamp room a bit, today.  (cough cough)  Have a wonderful beginning to your weekend!