Friday, July 21, 2017

A Little Bit of Christmas!


     So they call it Christmas in July... quite the struggle, since we have had temps ranging from 90 to over 100 degrees.  It is a struggle to get this old body functioning!

     Today I have a card which will fit into a few challenges.  It started with a white base card and then I added a layer of holiday designer paper from The Hot Cocoa collection by American Crafts.  Using my stitched circle dies, I cut two, one in black and the other out of watercolor paper.  I sprinkled on Scarlet Brusho's.  I cut my sentiment stamp from IO from the same piece.  The circle was then stamped with the very classic SU set called Lovely As A Tree, and assembled with a Doodlebug Paper Frill between the circles.  I cut the Memory Box deer family from white card and placed them over my circles, using a red scrap as an anchor.  My embellishments are gold sequins, and aglitter sticker from Martha.

I would like to enter this at the following:

Cardz for Guyz #174:  Christmas in July

Double D Challenges:  B & W w/a Pop of Color.... mine is red!

Little Red Wagon # 403:  Christmas in July

     I hope you enjoy what I have made and I appreciate your visits and comments!


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A New Card for TMS!


     I am trying very hard to be faithful to doing Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This week is #412.  This week, it was a tough one for me, but I think I like the end result.  The added twist to the sketch is to use embellishments.

   
     The background was created using a fun new die and then placing paper behind to shine through all the holes.  I then took strips of all coordinating papers from my paper pad to create some banners. That pad is the American Craft, Spring paper pad. The sentiment was stamped with Tranquil Tide, SU ink and layered on 2 SU punches.  The sentiment is from the Hot Off the Press, Thank You stamp set.  For my embellishment, I scattered little enamel hearts, from Chickaniddy, called
Twirly Girly.

     We have been in the grips of a nasty heat wave here in PA.  It is kind of hard to motivate or stay focused on any one thing.  Hope you are staying cool, wherever you are.  Remember not to take those doggies on car rides in this, and watch their bare tootsies on hot sidewalks.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Thanks!


     Today I have a card created for the Little Red Wagon Challenge #402 , called Thanks Bunches.  I needed a thanks for for a kindness bestowed on our household this weekend, so this was perfect!

     This card was made using Brusho powders to color all of my die cuts.  My sentiment is from Hot Off the Press.  The designer paper is from a holiday pad, but I thought it made the images pop, so I went with it.  As for the dies, the sun and clouds are Lil Inkers, the trees are Lawn Fawn, my bunny is IO, and as for the swallow, he came from Ebay.  Dimensionals were used to create depth.

     That is it for me today.  Happy Monday!  I need to head back to work, although I am not feeling it.  Enjoy!

Friday, July 14, 2017

I Love Plaid!

   
     Sometimes I think that when I get a new pad of paper, I immediately use that one single sheet of plaid that the throw in as a token.  Plaid just seems to make everything right with the world.

     Today I created a card that is a little girly, but still incorporates the use of plaid.   My card will be entered over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Use Plaid.

     I started with an A2 white card base, and then added papers from the American Craft Spring collection. The ivy trail was cut from a scrap of green 2x.  The stamp and sentiment I used are something called small stamps from Hot Off the Presses.  For accents I added Petaloo flowers and a pair of Jolee's sunglasses, to truly look like a European vacation!

     Well last night was interesting with heavy storms and the TV beeping away for tornado warnings.  We only got the heavy rain, thank goodness.  Guess we ill see what we are in for today.  Thanks for visiting, and have a fantastic Friday!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Little Bit of Christmas


     Good morning, my crafty friends!  Today I have a card, created for the Tuesday Morning Sketches, #411.  It is a classic sketch with a twist of adding Christmas.


     My own little twist is that I have no clue who designed this stamp.  I won it from a challenge in the UK and it was permanently attached to a rocker block.  It stamps very well.  I also used some mirrored silver card stock, ribbon with silver edging, and a red Doodlebug Paper Frill.  The image was stamped in Real Red ink by SU!.  Designer paper is from the NOEL collection by American Crafts.

     Hiding from the heat, today.  Hope to do lots of stamping!  Thanks for the visit.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cardz 4 Guyz


     Today I have a card I would like to enter into the challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, # 173, called Beside the Sea.  

     I started with a white card base, and some beautiful blue chevron paper from Heidi Swapp, with no name.  The next grungy layer was printed.  I cut my Sailboat die and shell border dies from scraps.  The seagulls are from Impression Obsession, and I added a few wraps of hemp twine as an accent.

     The sentiment will be added to the inside later, when I see what I will use it for.

     We are heading into a stretch of oppressive heat, so it will be time to run from the AC to the car and back.  Keep cool, and I will check in soon!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Be Happy!


     Happy Saturday.  Last night storms brought a beautiful rainbow, so there is no reason not to try and be happy.  I created this card for someone who needs a little cheering up.  When I got started, I remembered the new sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  You are also to use a die cut to create it.


     This card came together fairly quick.  I used 3 colors of card stock, my new Emoji dies from ebay, and a sentiment stamp from Print Works (2000).  The swirls were created with a stubby from Stamps by Judith, and I added some yellow sequins for interest.

   
      Hope all is happy in you're little part of the world.  Have a blessed Saturday, and I shall see you soon.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Be A Mermaid!


     Happy Friday to all my stamping friends.  It is one rainy day here, so I may do a couple of posts to keep myself sane.

     Today I have a card created with a Sheena Douglass stamp set, called Sea View. It is a gorgeous set, and was free inside Creative Stamping magazine.  All stamps are from the set, and the seagulls are from Impression Obsession.  The background paper is from the Hello Sunshine collection by Bo Bunny.  The coloring is quite the mixture of pencils, markers, and ink pads. I added a little Wink of Stella clear to the mermaids tail and the ocean waves.  (sorry it is hard to see)

     I will be entering this over at Little Red Wagon #401, which is Wet and Wild.  My Mermaid looks a little wild, and the ocean sure is wet.

     We were thinking of taking a ride to the Creating Keepsakes Convention, in Lancaster, today.  This rain shows no signs of cutting us a break.  Actually I should not complain, as it will save me money.  LOL!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Pastel Party

   
     I decided to join in on the Pastel Party over at Double D Challenges.  I have had this card made since I found out I need a 30's celebration card, for this year.  I ended up making 2 and was waiting for the perfect challenge.

     My background paper is from Bo Bunny's Butterfly Kisses collection.  I then water colored a stitched rectangle panel from Lil Inkers.  Added a few watercolor die cuts and numbers, and pastel ribbon from my stash. The sentiment is a pre-printed one from a paper collection. The final embellishment are the enamel dots from SU!

   
     I want to thank my friend for the airplane and clouds she sent me. They were such fun to water color.  Thanks for the visit.  I hope that everyone that celebrated, had a fantastic 4th of July!


Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy 4TH!


     Okay, so I am a day early.  I am sure you are all doing some sort of celebrating, by now!  I went searching through my file of cards to post later and I found this appropriate creation.  Can't even tell you when I created it.

     I know that it uses Clear Dollar stamps, a Memory Box die, some patriotic designer paper, from my stash, and a bit of Stickles and stars!

Going to try a new to me challenge  over at Dragonfly Journeys  #95, which is red, white and blue-tiful!

     Please have a very safe celebration, and remember to keep those pets safe and secure.  They do not understand fireworks!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Pattern Paper.


     This is the first time in all of my stamping years, that I have re-bought a paper pad!  I have been so in love with this designer paper from Bo Bunny, called Butterfly Kisses, that I did exactly that.  I used the large jar from the Mason Jar stamp set by Inkadinkado and water colored it with inks and my water brush.  I added a twine bow, with button, and a paper doily as a back drop.  My polka dot strip is a scrap of designer paper from my stash.

     I would like to enter this over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is to use Patterned Paper.

     I hope everyone's week starts off on the right foot, and life is calm.  Thanks for the visit!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Oh, How I Love Blue!


     Good morning!  Today I would like to share the card I made for my GS's recent birthday.  The little guy went and turned 4, already!  How is that possible?  You can see his recent school photo on my sidebar.

     I started with a base of medium blue card stock, a layer of black and then the panel I created with Distress Inks in the colors Iced Spruce, Broken China, and Faded Jeans.  My stamp set is from My Favorite Things and is called Circus Spectacular, and was designed by Lisa Johnson.  I just love these stamps and their vintage feel.  My large number is from SU!, and the panel was cut out using a Lil Inker stitched rectangle.  I added a few mini punched stars and blue enamel dot, plus some black cording at the corners.


     I would like to enter this in the Double" D" blue and white challenge.  I am using black as a neutral.

     Thanks so much for visiting, and have a great weekend!