Saturday, September 22, 2018

SOS 372- Welcome Home.

     Here is a card I created for my niece, when she moved to Texas, last year.  She met a guy, fell in love and moved back to his roots.  So far they have bought a huge ranch, and last weekend they married.  I get goosebumps just thinking how exciting her life has been!  She is been on my mind, and when I saw the challenge at Shopping Our Stash, this card came to mind.  Welcome home, indeed!

     Talk about stash!  Started with a layer of kraft, added a layer of designer paper with wood and butterflies, I use 2 ancient embossing folders, and some good old Jolee's embellishments.  I covered the rustic, Bluebonnets, a good old belt buckle and the Texas flag.  Now that is how you spell home!

Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend.  The temps are getting super nice, and it makes you feel alive!  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #470

     I had a little time left before work, today, and decided to try my hand at the sketch this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I have not gotten to play for a few weeks, as I am having trouble with my hands. 

     I recently purchased a set of stamps from Sugar Pea, called Indian Summer.  I just love the sentiments and sweet critters!  This starts with a white base and a scrap of Bazzill textured card stock. My spotted designer paper is from We R Memory Keepers, Happy Camper collection.  I loved the fall colors.  I stamped my sentiment and image with Memento inks, and colored with Copic markers.  I cut my circles with a set of nesting jagged edge dies.  For embellishments, I added enamel dots in assorted colors.

  As the south still battles Florence, I pray for all people who are suffering through this great hardship.  Here in PA, we are so lucky to have missed the wrath of this storm.  Hang tough!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

All At Sea

     Here is a card created for this weeks challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.  It is Challenge 203, and is called All At Sea.  Collecting beachy/ocean stamp is like a hobby all it's own.  They totally fascinate me!

     This card started with white and a turquoise card stock from Bazzill.  I stamped an ocean scene background stamp and a sentiment.  My message in a bottle is a stamp from Sheena Douglass.  I slit the wave and tucked it in  All are colored with Copic markers, and I used Glossy Accents and Diamond Stickles, for sparkle.  It still needed something so I cut and add some Impression Obsession sea gulls.

     To all of our friends on the southern east coast, please heed all warnings and insure your family's safety.  Look like we may get lucky here in PA, but we all need  to keep an ear on reports.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Color Fun!

     This is my second post for today!  I saw the Challenge at Shopping Our Stash #370 which is Crazy for Coloring, and had to give it a go.  I had so much fun, that I made a twin!  I not only colored with Copic markers, I brought out my neglected chalks and added them, also.  I used them for my ground and background to get a soft look.

     My stamps were bought years ago, and they have a companion pair which is a wee bit naughty.  They have to do with a Full Moon.... but I avoided using them!  LOL!  I just love the way all the colors popped!  My die cut stitched ovals also have touches of chalk, over the Sizzix embossing.

     Hoping that this week is a little less hectic and I can get more of my Halloween cards finished.  I have to chuckle cause we may be in the path of a hurricane for the end of the week.  I will be lucky if I have power!  Thanks for stopping back!

Vroom, Vroom!

     Here we are at the weekend, again!  Wow it was a crazy, fast week!  Today I am going to do a little bit of catch up and post a couple times.  First on the agenda is a card that I made for an order.  A sweet lady at work, always asks me to make cards for her grands.  This one is for her GS Cooper, who seems to always have a Hot Wheel car in his pocket!

     When I saw the challenge over at Double D Challenges, called "Let's Pop A Wheelie", I knew this card was made for it!  This started with a black card base and a sheet of designer paper from Momenta, which is foiled and is called Accelerate!  How perfect is that?  I cut a MFT oval and sponged with blue.  My little cars are unmounted stamps which came in a collection I purchased and I am clueless to the maker.  Those I colored with Copic markers and added Glossy Accents to the windows. Next came the all important 4th,which I added to my oval.  I had a little banner die cut laying around, and applied die cut letters, evenly across it.  I did not like them in plain white, so I went back and used a ruler to make them 2 toned, evenly.  A few green jelly dots balanced thing out.

     I was pleased, she was please and I am glad I got to share!  Thanks for the visit, and check back later.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Dragonfly Dreams.

     Today I have a card that uses a SU! set called Dragonfly Dreams.  This is a great set with awesome sentiments!  The card was created by using things from my scrap bin, including a negative from a rectangular postage edge die cut that was stamped with Midnight Muse and Baja Breeze inks, and turned into a frame.  My dragonfly was stamped directly to the striped paper and Diamond Stickles were added to the wings.  I used a Judith stubby stamp to make the dots and create motion for my bug.  The only other addition are a few jelly dots to the corner.

I would like to enter this at the following:

Cardz 4 Guyz #202  Bugs:  My dragonfly.

Shopping Our Stash ##369  Quit Bugging Me:  My dragonfly.

     Thank you for the visit!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Hot, Hot, Hot! #368

The theme for the Shopping Our Stash Challenge, this week is as my title says, Hot, Hot, Hot!  Ugh, and it has sure been a summer for that.  It has been downright tropical!  When I came across this slinky little snail hiding under the leaves, it reminded me of me!  Avoid the sun at all cost!  Boy has it also been buggy with lots of creeping, crawling critters!

This is a card which I made last year, and never used.  I started with a scrap of text paper, which I sponged the edges of.  Next, I used Distress inks to create a background for my scene.  I used cloud and sun dies from Lil' Inker and my sentiment, snail and leaf stamps are from Unity.  Coloring was with Copic markers, and I added some Glossy Accents to my snail.  I created my bow with Hemp twine for a more rustic feel.

We have had a bit of a break this week, which was a blessing!  Any time without heat, rain and humidity was truly appreciated.  Sorry to say we are going to be back in it next week, with temps near 100.  I am very much looking forward to Fall.  Thanks for the visit!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

To the Moon and Back!

     Happy Saturday, y'all!  Today I have a card a fun technique and covering one of my favorite challenges.  I made this for The Double "D" Challenge, which this week, is Moon and Stars.

     My card starts with a charcoal base with a black panel that is stenciled with Unicorn White ink from Hero Arts.  I used a stencil with different size circles and applied different pressures with my white ink.  It looks like that Bokhen technique.  Something new for me!  I added my die cut moon, which I decide to leave the bits in.  It made it look like great embossing!  I scattered some acrylic stars from Recollections, to form my sky.  My sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co, and is backed with a silver panel.  I was quite pleased with how this turned out.

     I would also like to enter this at a new to me challenge called Cute Card Thursday.  The theme is Spots and Dots.  I made plenty of them!

     Today is suppose to be the end of this tropical weather in Pa.  I am so excited.  We have not even been able to sit on our deck, this summer.  We have one last stormy afternoon to get through and then refreshing!  Hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Leaf Play

     I saw the challenge for this week at Shopping Our Stash called Leaf It To Me, and just knew I would end up creating.  In my stash is a huge basket of stencils, that I just never think to pull out and use.  The other night I got it out, and decided it was time to play with some.  I used assorted inks, including Distress Ink and SU! colors.  Once I laid on the sun and leaves, I knew it needed to go for this challenge.  Of course I could not let it go, and had to add butterflies and flower blossoms.  Those I fussy cut and popped up.  Ha, my stash has been used!  The sentiment is an unmounted stamp with no clue to the maker.  That was also fussy cut and popped up.  It really made me smile!

     Well, we made it to another Friday!  Time is zooming by.  I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend, and maybe a wee bit of stamping.  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Guyz Get Well

     Here is a card I created recently for my brother-in-law who had to have an emergency appendectomy.  Poor guy didn't have much time to think, before he was in the OR!  When I saw what the challenge was at Cardz 4 Guyz, I knew what card I wanted to use.  They are asking for Get Well Soon, and it is #201, this time around.

     My layers are white, olive, and an embossed Bazzill card stock.  I found a scrap of a masculine paper that reminded me of a city hospital campus.  My stamp set is from Art Impressions and is colored with Copic markers and some sponging done with Crumb Cake ink. The images were cut out with my stitched oval dies. I added some Nuvo Drops for extra dimension.

     It seems the rain has stopped here in PA, and there is a glorious sun shining.  That is such a relief!  I hope things are going well in your little part of the world!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A Fun Happy Birthday!

     Today I am sharing a card that I created for a Co-worker.  I try to check my list and create a wee bit ahead of time, but the employees come and go so quickly that I lose track... LOL!

     I would like to take this card over to 2 Crafty Critter Crazies for their #17 challenge.  They are being sponsored by A Day For Daisies.  Since I happen to have collected quite a few of their images, I printed a few of their critter ones out, and chose one that I loved.  The image is called B is for Birthday.

     I started with a white card base and a pretty floral sheet from the Simple Stories Floral pad.  I colored things up with Copic markers to make my stitched oval cutout pop.  Before I added the oval I decided to add a strip of Bazzill card in a sunflower color.  I finished up with touches of Glossy Accents and some sparkly gummy dots.

     This would also work over at Die Cuttin' Diva's  Challenge #382 Birthday Wishes.  Used Stitched Ovals.

     We have had massive flooding all around our area.  Places that have never flooded have been submerged, from the heavy downpours.  There is not a section of this country that has not been devastated  by some sort of weather trauma.   It is so sad to see all the destruction!  Praying that things calm soon with the onset of fall.  Keep cool and dry, and thanks for the visit.

Friday, August 3, 2018

I'm In Stitches!

     Happy Friday morning!  This day is starting with nothing cooperating.  That includes animals who do not like getting their feet wet.  Good grief!  I put them all to bed and decided to make a card.

     Today, I have a card for second week of the new to me challenge spot called Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.  It is #31 and we are asked to use stitched dies.  I can do this!

     Starting with a colonial blue base, white panel and then scraps of a very old striped paper.  Next up is the star of the show from Lawn Fawn, and their stitched leaves.  My "hello" is from Momenta, with the little splash next to it being from Diamond Press.  Just a tiny scrap of In The Navy card from Gina K. and it was all done except for a touch of sparkle created with sequins. 

     What is everyone up to this weekend?  I have a lunch date with my Son and DIL on Sunday.  That should be fun!  I do not get to see either child often, so when I do, it is a treat!  This is my Mother's Day lunch, and we are doing Mexican! Ole'!  Thanks for the visit!