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!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

For the Teachers!

     Today I have a few cards that I made for my DGS to give to his teachers.  It was his week to fly up to regular pre-school.  I made them using the Teacher die and sentiment from Papertrey Ink. The apple with worm is a digi image from A Day for Daisies.  The papers were from my bin, and I added Glossy Accents to the wiggly worm!

I would like to enter this at:

Pixie's Snippets Playground #236-  Always use snippets.
Color Throwdown #400-  Red, Green and White

     Time is flying and this little boy will be in college before you know it!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Use a Stencil

     Today I have a card which I created with some fun stencils I found at Tuesday Mornings.  They are from Tattered Angels.  They are called "seaside/under the sea" Glimmer Screens.  I added a digital fish that was from Pinterest, a few glitter gems from Recollections, a sentiment from Rubbernecker Stamps.  My background was made with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die.  A plain pink card is my base.  The fish was colored with a water brush and Distress Inks and the coral background was also done with the same inks.

I would like to enter this at:

Less Is More:  Recipe Challenge #282 which is Use a Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Add Some Shimmer
Pixie's Snippets Playground:  #235  Always use snippets
CAS(E) This Sketch #178

That is a rare CAS card from me, and I love how this came out.  Just keep swimming!

Thursday, June 23, 2016


     Here is my entry for the Little Red Wagon Challenge #347.  This round it is called Kraft-Tastic, and we get to use kraft paper.

My supply list:

Paper:  Neenah ivory card, Recollections kraft, designer paper is Cratepaper Restoration Collection
Embossing: brick wall by Sizzix
Stamps: leaves are SU! from Watercolor Garden II, Sentiment is Hot Off The Press
Punch: small circle, SU!, sentiment base is from EK Success
Dies:  Spellbinders Anemone Flower Topper\
Inks:  Distress Ink
Embellishments:  small enamel dots and satin cocoa ribbon

     We are expecting some much needed rain today, but they have not been getting it right lately.  Hope life is in relaxation mode for you all.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Good Old Summertime!

     Today is the first day of Summer, and the temps are holding true as they zoom into the 90's.  This is a card I made recently for my GS as he prepared to spend a week at the beach. Just had to slip him a little boardwalk cash!  I found this adorable pre-colored image in my stash.  I added clouds and sand with Art Impressions stamps and a stitched sun from Lil Inkers.  I used SU! inks to sponge the background.

     Here is a picture of the real think as he romps the beach with his cousins.  So sweet!

I could not find any challenges to add this to, but I thought it was too cute not to share.  Hope all the father's had a relaxing day, yesterday.  Start your week with a smile and thanks for the visit.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Animal Magic

Here is a sunny card for a rainy day, here in PA.  This week, the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is called Animal Magic.  I just adore animal stamps!  Here is a list of what I used.

Stamps:  Doggie from Inky Antics
Dies:  Stitched sun, clouds, and rectangle are from Lil Inker
Paper:  Yellow card base, water color paper, and a scrap of coordinating designer paper
Punch:  MS fence
Epoxy sentiment and butterfly from Heidi Swapp

Have a great day, my friends!  May the sun be shining wherever you are!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Using My Snippets!

     Happy Tuesday morning, friends.  Today I have a card for you that uses a mess of leftovers from my desk.  It is funny how all of a sudden you realize that you have been working in the same color family for a bit!  LOL!  Here is a card I would like to take over to Pixie's Snippets Playground for Challenge # 233.  

     This card came about as I needed a good luck send off  for a sweet lady at work.  She helps with the student program we are involved with at work.  She is just not sure she will be back next year, so I did not want to miss the op to tell her she is appreciated.

     The background was created with strips of designer papers on an ivory card base.  My fish is a digi image from "color pages for mom", found on Pinterest. It was colored with Copic markers and I added sparkle with a stardust pen.  My sentiment is nameless, but I stamped with Distress Ink on an ivory punched, scalloped oval and popped up after doing some piercing.  There are ivory flowers with SU! centers, which I also inked, and Dew Drops as bubbles coming from my fish.  I added some pretty cotton lace that was given to me ages ago by my friend Carol, to add a little bit of different texture.

     That is it for me!  Off to work early, and home again for more fun!  We have been having a small run of nice, cooler weather, and it is quite enjoyable!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Wedding Theme

     Here is a card which I created for the Cuttlebug Mania Challenge and their theme of Wedding.  At Cuttlebug Mania, the requirement is to use a manual die cut machine.  Since I use my Cuttlebug for everything, this was not a problem.  My dies used are Lawn Fawn's Stitched Scalloped Borders, and Gina Marie's Flourished Swans.  They were a surprise giftie from a dear friend!

     My sentiment stamp is an unknown and my papers are all from my stash.  I used Vintage Photo DI to stamp and sponge my edges.  There is a Want 2 Scrap gem swirl to add a bit of bling.

     You may just see me again today.  It is extremely warm, and although my hubby keeps asking me what I would like to do today, I think I shall stay in and be cool!  Thanks for the visit!