Thursday, February 13, 2020
Here is a Valentine I created while I was playing with some very old stamps. I saw a video where they showed them draw a shape on a card layer, stamp and die cut so that the shape of the die was completely covered. I brought out my Rubber Tapestry peg stamps and gave it a go. The set was called African Daisy Border. I used an assortment of Gina K inks, on a stitched heart layer. It was such fun, however a wee bit busy.
I found a piece of Basic Grey pattern paper for the background, and pulled all of the colors from that. I recently purchased these fun letter dies from HSN, on Craft Day, and I had to give them a try. The letters are made by Diamond Press. I cut them from a scrap piece of paper that was sprayed with Distress Oxide spray inks. (another fun product) Just some gems for my flower centers, and a pretty pink bow finished up my project.
Hope you are all ready for the day of Love! Tomorrow is the big day. I have been sporting a bad cold, this week, so I am hoping to be mended enough for a date with my honey. Whatever you do, have fun!
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Don't you just love days where you can sit and play. I received Oxide spray inks as a Christmas gift, and Set myself up with a little spray area, to check them out. They were so much fun! I used the colors, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, Cracked Pistachio and Vintage Photo. I did several pieces at once and I just loved them all!
The stamps I used are from a Unity Kit of the Month. I stamped my fairy, and embossed her with Ranger, white EP. I love how the white popped off the background! I kept this one simple, and just added a couple of small vellum flowers with gems. If I had any type of negative comment, it would be that the sprays tend to cause some paper warping. Securely adding to your card is a must!
Thank you for taking the time to visit. Have a great Super Bowl Sunday! Go KC!
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
I saw this newly posted challenge at Shopping Our Stash, and I knew I had recently created a card that would work for it. It is Challenge # 412- Winter Blues. I had received this gorgeous, big snowflake made by Colorado Craft Co., a little late for this years Christmas cards, but oh how I love it!
I put it into my Misti and stamped it out with Midnight Muse ink form SU!. After finding this gorgeous loopy edge rectangle die in my stash, I cut it out, off to one side. I layered it onto a white card base that was layered with a very old blue striped designer paper. For sparkle, I added droplets of Nuvo Blizzard drops in the snowflake pattern, and then added the sentiment that was also in the stamp kit.
Well lookie here I made it through a second post on this beastly new machine! I now see why people say they have a love/hate relationship with computers. Ugh. Have a blessed day!
Monday, January 27, 2020
Before my blog shrivels up and blows away, I figured I had better post something. I have been making tons of Valentines, but had to learn a new computer and now that I am up to date with Windows 10, my editing program changed. I am not feeling like a very patient person. Anyway, I will get the hang of it, I guess.
Today's card uses many things, some of which I have had stashed for ages. I started with a heavy weight black base and patterned 12x12 sheet of designer paper from Tuesday Mornings. The small Flourish dies were a gift, but I do know they are from Cheery Lynn. The heart punches, as well as the Large Numbers, are both SU! The Numbers were cut from Luxury card stock by Crafter's Companion. The heart border die is unknown, but it was cut 2x so I could fill some of the hearts in with white.I also have a set of small letter dies which I used for the FEB. All that is left, is the simple red satin bow.
I would like to enter this to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, All Loved Up. I think this shows lots of love!
Hope all has been well in your little part of this crazy universe! Thanks for taking a look. I am sure I will get the hang of this.
Monday, December 16, 2019
Here is a little froggie who is staying warm this Christmas. I was in need of a card for a family member that won't get north this year. When I saw this Santa frog image, I just knew it would make a cute card. I printed him and cut him out with a cross stitch semi-circle die, which I sponged with SU! ink. My sun die is from Lil' Inker. The palm trees and frond are unknown. The designer paper is from Pebbles, Home For Christmas collection. The sentiment is unknown. I added a couple gems, and figured I better quit.
I would like to enter this at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies for their December challenge.
I have been quite busy around here, and once again I have neglected my blog. Hope all of your holiday prep is perking along! Thanks for the visit!
Monday, November 4, 2019
Sunday, I never made it into my craft room. However on Saturday, I made a couple of these cuties. My card base is Midnight Muse card stock from SU. My metallic and glitter card stock is from Crafter's Companion. I cut the silver glitter with Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside dies. My adorable bear and trees are dies I have had for a couple years. I gave the trees some sparkle with Diamond Stickles (they should sell that stuff by the gallon). My snow flakes were created with Nuvo Glitter Drops. My bear was highlighted with Copic markers. The sentiment is mounted on a scrap of blue mirror card, and is from a set called Snow Kissed, from Sunny Studio Stamps.
I would like to take my card to the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Use a critter, and that is my polar bear.
Paper Player's #466: Into the Woods, and That would be the little forest I created.
Pixie's Snippets Playground #364: Always use snippets.
It feels like winter is approaching with speed! Brrr. Guess we have been spoiled with an extended warm season. They even said the "S" word for the end of this week! Are you ready?
Saturday, November 2, 2019
I had a great conversation with a dear relative and friend, who is going through some life changing happenings. It is hard to let go of life as we have know it for so many years. That is why I sat down and created this card for her. Hope it let's her know that we are in her corner.
My stamps used are from a Unity KOM from July of 2015, called Halo Dirty. I colored my girl with Copic markers. The sentiment is from the same kit. I used some SU ink in Highland Heather, to stamp a border on my lavender paper, then used an inside scallop stitched frame die to frame out my image. My sentiment was stamped and cut with a small stitched rectangle die from Gina Marie. I added Nuvo Drops and tiny Prima flowers as embellishment.
Have a great weekend, and thanks for the visit! Don't ask me how I got this to post! Blogger is being wonky, and just does not like to let you add pictures!
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Just stopping by to wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween! It is going to be a wet one, here in Delaware!
It seems that blogger has decided to not allow photos to post now, and I am not the only person with this problem. Guess I will see you when this gets fixed!
Thursday, October 17, 2019
I love autumn, and Halloween is part of that time! I thought I was finished with my cards until I acquired the Big Bold Jack-O-Lantern from Colorado Craft Co. It stamps beautifully and as with their other new stamps, looks perfect stamped off the edge. After stamping it, I colored the pumpkin with Copic markers. Next, I moved to creating my background with Distress Oxide inks. This was spritzed with water, to make the sky look spooky. My moon was created with a 1 1/4" punch and cut. The bats are sparkly sequins I picked from a mix. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I needed a little something for the bottom so I double stamped some corn stalks that are from an older set by Gina K. Designs. I think this is one of my very favorite cards I created this year!
I would like to enter this at:
Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog #378: Pumpkins
It has been a wild week here in DE. My husband retired last Friday, we celebrated our 42nd anniversary, and we both caught a bad cold. Ugh! Instead of arising at 4:30 am, everyone sleeps in! Boy, that can sure mess with a girls routine! Anyway, it is good to have him home, but very different.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to be around as time permits!
Saturday, October 5, 2019
As I am enjoying all the posts and You Tube videos, I thought I better post something on this special day. Hope you get creative in some way today.
Recently a dear friend celebrated her birthday and this was the card I sent to her. I love roosters and the rustic feel of this card. I used assorted assorted dies and scraps of designer papers from my huge tub. I even found a scrap of burlap and pulled threads from the edges to make my tiny bow. I added some rub on gold to my rooster, and Nuvo drops as my embellishments.
I would like to share this at the following:
Pixie's Snippets Playground #362- Always use snippets!
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #31- Used my rooster!
I think fall has finally made it's way to DE. The ac is off and yesterday we were able to leave windows open all day. Today is chilly and the builders are taking advantage of the temps, and since it is now so dry, the air is full of dust. Maybe they will quit soon!
Saturday, September 14, 2019
I can tell if I blink too many times that this weekend will be over. Decided I had better do another post! Today I am sharing a card that I created for my grandson's birthday. I do not get many requests for children's cards since I quit working, so I decided this would be one for him. Now I was not sure which birthday I would use it for, so what I did was create a series of number circles for the center so I could add the appropriate one, with a pop dot, as needed!
This card uses great designer paper that was all sparkly. I cut many of the images to use as my characters. I also used my gear dies, number dies and star dies. My sentiment was from SU! I decorated the large gear with different colors of Nuvo Drops. He just loved it!
I would like to share this at Seize The Birthday challenge # 174, "It's Just A Number".
Thanks for the visit! Have an enjoyable Saturday.
Woo hoo, this card won "Birthday Honors"! Thanks so much!
Friday, September 13, 2019
Every time I tell myself that I am going to slow down with buying stamps, someone comes out with a set that screams to me. When I saw a recent release at Unity, that is exactly what happened! The stamp set I am using for my two fer this month is called is called Snailed it! There are 2 snail friends in the set, plus some great sentiment and doo dads.
I used papers from my hoarded Basic Grey stash and the Olivia paper pad. I stamped with Memento, Rich Cocoa and coloring was done with Copic markers. It was cut out with a MFT inside out stitched oval. My embellishments are some felt grass border, a sparkly heart, some Glossy Accents and some hand doodling.
My second card uses papers from the same collection, my snail colored and fussy cut, and the negative frame from my oval. I added some corrugated kraft to the bottom with a brass star brad. I added teeny tiny beads for the snails eyeballs while the Glossy Accents were still wet. Thought this would make a great encouragement card.
These were created for Darnell's Two-fer Challenge, which is #20 and to use Critters. I would also like to take my first card over to the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #30 for September.
Now, I find this a wee bit crazy, but The day my stamps arrived, this was in my yard, climbing on some garden blocks!
I just found this so funny! I have never seen one in PA with antenna and a shell! Most we ever had were slugs. They were creepy. Anyway, thanks for sticking with my long post. Have a great weekend!