Thursday, October 25, 2018
I made a set of cards using this candy corn die I found at the end of last Halloween. Can't seem to find it anywhere, this year. It is a great way to use up scraps of paper and come up with a cute card to send. Don't you just love that it is stitched? My bats are a punch from EKSuccess. The sentiment die is another unknown, but will be great for all those candy, cake, fruit type cards. My twinkling star embellishment is from Recollections.
It is hard to believe that it is almost Friday, again. I must not waste this day and get some chores run this morning. Sounds like we have a miserable Nor-Easter headed this way for the weekend! Thanks for the visit!
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Hi all! As I slowly continue with my sympathy card project, I thought I better check in and do a little post. I was playing with my Distress Inks and stencils the other day, and came up with different versions of these to add to the pile. I used Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed and Tea Dye. My unknown sentiment was stamped in soft suede and cut with MFT inside out stitched ovals. I used some Nuvo Drops in yellow as my brad heads. I have added inside panels to the top and bottom of the inside, as they do not want a sentiment and will be signed by nurses and staff.
I haven't been posting as I did not figure most people would be thrilled with a rash of sympathy cards. Hope all is well in your little part of the world, and I appreciate the visit.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Sorry I have been missing. We are de-stashing our house for a move next year, and I have had family buzzing around and lots of household chores. It leaves a person a little tired, but so worth the effort.
Today I have a card for the Shopping Our Stash Challenge #375 Giving Thanks. I tried to get a jump on my Halloween and Thanksgiving cards, this year. This card is one of my favorites.
It uses the stamp set called Thanksgiving Millie from Inky Antics. I love the way she goes together and you can place different things in her arms. She is also fun to color. I also used some long neglected holiday washi tape, and metallic gold Nuvo Drops.
I would also like to enter this over at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #19.
Thanks for stopping by and may your week be perking along beautifully!
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Oh, sweet fall! I have been waiting for you so patiently. The temps are looking to be in the 70's for the next week, hubby will be on vacation, and my energy should be at it's peak!
Today I have a card to share that will be added to my Thanksgiving stash. Wanted to get them finished because before long, it will be full blown Christmas mode!
I made a tri-fold from SU! textured card stock and my stamping was done with Really Rust SU ink. The stamps are from Unity Stamp Co. and their Kit of the Month from September 2014. I love their pretty leaf border. I die cut Lawn Fawn stitched leaves and added some rub on metallic gold paste. Dark copper sequins are my embellishments. I positioned my top Maple leaf so it is used to hook my center medallion and keep the card closed during shipping.
I would like to enter this card for:
Cardz4Guyz #204 - Autumn/Fall Leaves
Little Red Wagon #465 - Falling Leaves
Simon Say Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Thanks for the visit and enjoy the upcoming weekend!
This card made top 3. Woo Hoo!
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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.
This came in in the Top 3! Thanks!
Sunday, September 16, 2018
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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!