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!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Celebrating a Happy Couple!


     I found out that a sweet couple, who lives up the street, finally tied the knot.  It is a melded family with kids of assorted ages, and as the bride said, "Life got in the way".

     How many of us can relate to that?  So, Jim and I decided to send up a little prezzie this weekend, to help extend their honeymoon.

     I made this tag using some specialty paper, with lots of sparkle and shine, from DCWV.  Two of my base dies are from Spellbinders, and the silver die cut, I altered, by cutting off some of the outside edges.   The bride and groom die and the mr. and mrs. words are dies I bought from Ebay.  I used a Gina Marie stitched circle die set to create the opening for the bottle neck.  A little bit of extra sparkle was added to the heart on the words.  It needed a little something on the left side, so I added a few tiny flower punches with gem centers.

      The will be entered over at the Mod Squad Challenge, which is Spark It Up!

     It does not seem possible that we are at another weekend, but here we are!  Hope you have a great one!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Dragging Out Some Stash!


     Wow... where ever did I find this paper collection?  It is an old K & Co pad called Madeline, by Brenda Walton!  It is gorgeous paper, but I had no clue I still had pieces of it.  I combined all of the pieces of double sided papers to create my front panel, including the double circles, cut with Gina Marie stitched circles.

     I stamped some flowers, using the Flower Shop SU! set and matching punch.  the ink was Melon Mambo, with Distress ink lightly applied.  My leaves were die cut with more dp from the pad, and tucked around the edges.  Found a piece of this plum stitched ribbon laying on my desk.... It came from a gift I recently received.  As for the sentiment, it was also included in the pad.  I punched centers for my flowers and topped them with glossy accents.


     This will be entered in the newest challenge over at Your Next Stamp.  It is #65 to be exact.  You have a choice of sketch, colors, or both.  I chose the sketch!

     Well, here we are at Tuesday, already!  It just does not seem possible.  We had some peek of sun, over the weekend.  That made us all feel a wee bit less mildewed.  Seems we are back into the gloomies today!  Thanks for the visit.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Oh, How I Love the Sea!


     I found this card I created last April, in my cards to post later file.  I remember making it and not adding a sentiment, so I could use it for come what may.

     The card base is kraft with a layer of distressed polka dot designer paper.  My image is from Our Daily Bread, and I believe it is called "The Mighty Sea".  I added a strip of loosely woven burlap.

      My image is stamped on 110 lb. card stock and colored with Distress Inks, with accents of white gel pen.  The image was set on fire, to get a burnt edge.  That was fun!  I recommend you do that part out doors!  I cut and embossed 2 little dies from Momenta, and added a pearl accent.

     Thanks so much for the visit, and as we approach the beginning of another weekend, may you have lots of fun waiting!

Monday, May 29, 2017

A Hootin and a Hollerin!


     I received a couple of new dies this week, and I wanted to share what I made.  My first card is created with my 5 owls on a branch die.  I cut it down to 3 on the front, and tucked another cutie on the inside.  My Owls were colored with Distress inks and an applicator.  I also used the same inks to do a bit of stenciling through the die.  I think it helped with details.  There is Glossy Accents on the eyes, and I added a little bit of Washi tape over my designer paper. The sentiment is from Jillibean Soup and popped up.  Everything is mounted on a kraft card base.


     My second card is a delicate owl die, which reminds me of magical times, and mystical wishes.  I thought he was perfect for a birthday!  This is another of the dies I found on Ebay, along with the stitched triangles I used to cut out my designer paper.  I embossed the front of the card base with a Cuttlebug clock ef, and then added sequins and stars for shimmer.

   
   
     So may fun ideas running through my head and I just had to let a few out.  Ever get that way?  So far, this weekend, we have celebrated my DGS 4th birthday, planted a row of new hedges, cooked tons of food, and made steak in my air fryer for the first time.  It was amazing!  Grilling would have been nice but the constant rain makes for a problem.  I am starting to feel like we live in the Pacific North!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Remember...


     Today I have a card that I made by just messing with some new paints I received in the mail this week.  They are made by Vicki Boutin, and they are yummy acrylics, with some fun names!  The colors I used are Plum Pudding and Daiquiri Ice.  I used a foam applicator to apply, and then distressed the edges with Seedless Preserves, Distress Ink.  I added a floral die, which I purchased on Ebay, and replace the negative parts of the flowers after adding accents with Copic marker.  Then more accents were added to the flowers with Stickles, for sparkle!  My background plaid is from My Favorite Things, and the sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co.  The lacy details were cut from a square paper doily, and gems were to add to the bling.

     I would like to enter this at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the theme is a bit of sparkle.

     This is turning into a super work weekend with lots of outside chores being done.  Planting, watering, and mulch are among them.  Hope you enjoy your weekend, whatever you get into!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Sunshine...



     Today I have a card that I made quite awhile ago.  I try to keep a few in my back pocket for times I am busy, and can't sit to create.  This uses a Penny Black image, which I had colored with Copic markers, on an embossing folder background.  I added stitched clouds and a big old sunshine, from Lil Inkers.  Some shimmer was added to the hearts, as well as a digital sentiment from TLC Creations.

     This time of year always reminds me of playing outside, as a child.  Seems most children can not appreciate that pleasure these days.  I just don't get it.

     Anyway, I would like to enter this in the newest challenge at Little Red Wagon #394, You Are My Sunshine.

     I would also like to take this over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge -May- Which is Wedding, Anniversary, and all things Love inspired!

     We are in the grips of a heat wave with this being the 3rd day in the 90's.  It is suppose to break by tomorrow, and we will be back to outside fun.  Have a great weekend, and thanks for the visit.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I Love Plaid!



     Today I have a baby card I created with some dies I bought on Ebay.  My favorite part of this are all of the dreamy colors in this MFT paper!  The train and animals were colored with Copic markers, and my little hearts have a touch of diamond Stickles.  The last car of this animal train was cut off, and put to the inside of the card.

     I found a couple of challenges that are new to me, and I would like to enter them.  The first is the House of Cards Challenge, and I chose to do the colors.


     My next challenge can be found at OLLCB #28, which is Something Beginning with B.  I think that is covered with baby boy!

Both challenges seem like great fun!  Thanks for the visit, and I hope to see you again soon.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

To All of the Beautiful Mother's!


     I wish you a day full of great memories, happy times, and plenty of pampering!  I have a card to share with you that was created for an order.  I hope that special mom enjoys it.

     For this I used a Simon Says Stamp, Dahlia die, which I borrowed from my sweet friend, Carol.  I also used a Mother's Day sentiment from Anna Griffin, and a fanciful flourish from Cheery Lynn .  The dahlia was trimmed down to form the smaller flower.  The butterfly is a Martha S. punch.  To get the variegated color shades, I hit everything lightly with watercolors and an aqua brush.  The designer paper is from DCWV, and their Latte Matstack.  The embossing is done with a houndstooth folder. My embellishments are some clear gems and some sparkly centers on the flowers.

     I will be meeting up with my DD for a fun breakfast and a bit of shopping.  That should be fun!  A Very Happy Mother's Day to all!

   

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Ahoy!


     It was creating with some sea life dies the other day, and I came up with a couple of fun cards.  I shared them on FB and was asked why I did not share them here.... good question!  So, here they are!


     My first was made with some background paper I printed off  and a ship die I bought on Ebay.  I added my seagull dies from Impression Obsession and a sentiment from Mark's Finest Paper, which has closed it's doors.


     The second card uses a mermaid and sea creature dies from Ebay.  I colored the mermaid with Copic markers, added some shimmer and details with a white gel pen.  The sentiment is from TLC Creations, and cut with a Gina Marie stitched circle die.  For the background paper, I used another one printed from my file stash.  Added some assorted sequins and called it done.

     It is a very rainy day here in PA..... with the promise of clearer skies for Mother's Day... sure hope so because I need to meet my beautiful daughter for breakfast!  Have a great Saturday!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

It's a Celebration

   
     I have really slacking on posting, but never fear, I am back!  I created this card and found out that it covers a few fun challenges.  I hope you all agree.

     First I would like to say that I adore my recent purchase of the MFT , Sow Much Cuteness stamp set.  This is only my second time inking it up, but it is adorable.  How can you not smile at piggies? My mix and match papers and tag were from a group of papers that I do not ever remember buying. LOL.. It must have come to the surface when we moved the stamp room... LOL.  No clue who makes it or how old it is.  Talk about shopping your stash.  Things are colored in Copic Markers, and I used a little twine for a bow, along with foam tape to pop things up.

     The first Challenge is the SSS Wednesday Challenge, which is "Hint of Pink".  I think that is covered with the pig.

     Second is Shopping Our Stash where we are asked to do Fussy Cutting.  That would be my butterflies.  This challenge is called Back to Basics.

     Third would be Little Red Wagon #392.  They are asking for Time to Celebrate!  This is to celebrate a birthday.

     Thanks ever so much for stopping around.  It has been very gloomy here and just down right chilly.  It is more soup weather than it feels like May!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Color Challenge


     I decided I needed to share this card I made, yesterday.  I found a "new to me" challenge at Your Next Stamp.  I decided on the color challenge #63, which includes some great colors!  They also have a great sketch, if you would like to play along!


     I am loving how this worked out!  All of the right colors!  My blue card stock is an unknown with the designer papers from Bo Bunny, and Molly & Rex.  The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co.  My die cut bike is unknown, with the flowers being Prima minis with added pearl centers.

     We had a violent storm this morning, with the promise of more to come.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, and thanks for spending a few minutes with me.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Fun Sketch


     I don't see myself as being great doing sketches.  I Think I need to improve, so I decided to play along at Tuesday Morning Sketches # 400.  Here is the sketch we are asked to use.

Here is what was used:

Papers:  Solids are Cosmo Cricket, Designer paper is Sweet Nectar from K&Co.
Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co.  kit called Ol' Bag of Fun- Leaves, wine, and sentiment
Punches:  SU! flower, and a Marvy daisy.
Ink: Hero Arts Intense Black, Copic Markers, SU! Cucumber Crush
Embellishments:  Sequins

     I do believe I will post this for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Anything Goes.

     Thanks so much for popping in for a look see.  Have a great end to your week!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Silhouettes

   
     This week we have a challenge, at Double "D" Challenges, that asks us to use silhouettes.  The card I have chosen to share, is made with all leftover scraps on my desk.  The papers are all pieces I had laying and the die cut negative is from the Gina Marie Heron die.  I even had this Thank You stamped and in a pile of leftovers. A scrap of twine and a piece of paper doily finish it off. I hope you enjoy how I used things up!

     I would also like to take this to Pixie's Snippets Playground #277 and #278 .  There you must use snippets, and I think that mission is complete!

     Thanks for stopping by.  I have a busy weekend ahead, as my kids are all coming.  I see lots of cooking, eating and playing with my DGS in my future!  Hope you have a great weekend, also.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

      Just a quick greeting from me to you!  Hope you have a wonderful Easter, and you don't get a tummy ache from too many jelly beans.  It is to be 85 degrees here with a melting chocolate advisory, LOL!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Don't Lose Hope


     Today I have a card, which I made using another of my Older Gina K. Designs stamp sets.  I have been pulling thing out and giving them some inky love!  This set is called Dream Birds, and was Illustrated by Asela Hopkins.  I also took this time to give my Ranger Oxide Inks a good workout.  Everything they say is true.  You can layer colors drying in between, and they do not get muddy!

     The card started with a white base and then a layer of Chocolate Chip card.  I created my background using Faded Jeans, Iced Spruce, and Fossilized Amber Oxides.  The bird and tree were colored with Copic markers.  I used a few SU! mini star punches and a white gel pen to add a little dimension, and finished by coating the punched stars with Diamond Stickles.

     I would like to take this card over to Addicted To Stamps Challenge #145, which is to use a stamped image and stamped sentiment.

     This will also fit in with the Crop Stop April Challenge- Link Party #27.  Suggested by a comment... thanks!

     Your visit is greatly appreciated, and I hope you will stop by again.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring-Easter!

   
     Happy Monday!  After visiting many blogs, there was one challenge that kept popping out at me.  I decided to give it a shot.  It is the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for April.  The theme is Spring-Easter.  Also, I have been trying too use things I have in my stash, and I pulled out a huge collection from My Minds Eye, which was purchased back in my scrapbook days, and used elements from that.

     I love the way the designer papers combined, and the little letters that I was able to spell spring with.  Even the ribbon is from the kit.  My little flowers are from the dollar bin at AC Moore.  My main image was cut with a Gina Marie stitched square die and layered on a sand card stock.  I hit the edges with a bit of tea dye Distress Ink and stamped my adorable hedgie stamp from Penny Black, called Hedgehog Joy.  I colored with Copics and added a background of inked bubble wrap to add texture.

      Here is hoping you enjoy what I have made.  I had real fun making it for you!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Egg-Cellent!


     I have a group of cards which I created for Easter sending,  My peeps and eggs, and daffodil are from an older Gina K. Designs set which was illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger.  It is called Basket Blessings.  My designer papers are from Echo Park's Celebrate Easter pad.  The coloring was done with Copic markers with a splatter of sequins added as embellishments.  I have made more of these, and some have twine bows added at a diagonal.

     I would like to enter these for the Little Red Wagon Challenge #388, which is called Egg-cellent.

     It is a really pretty Palm Sunday, with an expected high of 70 degrees!  Hubby is doing a little fishing with our son, and I am doing a few hours of work, and lots of crafting.  Hope you have a blessed day.



Saturday, April 8, 2017

Oh, My Eyes!


     This go-round, the challenge at Double D is Neons/Brights.  I think of how much I love these colors, but am always afraid to use them.  Guess I don't want to scare the few of you that come around, away!  LOL!

   
     Anyway, here is my offering, which includes this pretty piece of digital paper I found in my file, and a deckle edge layer, placed on an orange base.  A stitched circle was cut from water color paper with a die from Gina Marie.  I stamped my fuzzy headed chicken and sentiment from the SU! set called Hey Chick.  I found this gorgeous orange satin ribbon in a box, along with the bright purple twine for my bow.  I added a few iridescent sequins and there you have my my bright, happy chicken card!

     I do believe I will also enter this card at Shopping Our Stash # 297, which is Tie One On, using ribbon and twine, plus cord, seam binding etc..  I have ribbon and twine.

     So much to do this morning, but I hope to get back to do a bit of crafting, later in the day.  Whatever you do on the Saturday, have fun!

Friday, April 7, 2017

What Was I Thinking?


     It's been one of those mornings, but first I will show you my completed card, which is pretty okay.  I used a stamp set oldie but goodie from Gina K. Designs.  It is called Funny Farm, and is from 2010.  My coloring was done with Copic Markers, and the sun was stenciled on using a negative cut from a Lil Inker sun die.  I paper pieced my hills with American Craft pattern paper, then popped up my sheep.  The middle layer of card stock is Neenah ivory.  Oops, I forgot.... two of the hills were cut using a MFT stitched valley die.

     I will be entering this at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Happy Birthday.  Also, I would like to take this over to Creative Corners Challenges which is Farm Friends.

 

     Now on to Darnell's NBUS #11 and April Fools Boo Boo Card!  What was I thinking, indeed?  As much as I love this cute card, what made me think I could get a "RED" Copic in between those tiny barn doors, and  make it work?  I had to be a nutzoid!  Then I think I am going to be the hero, and save the day with a white gel pen... Oh my.....or perhaps it was the micron pen that I tried to straighten the black lines with..... Hence in the top photo we had a nice new paper pieced, blue barn.  The end!..... stop laughing, cause I know you have all done it!

     If you click on the RED barn, you will see what an utter mess I made!

     Have a fantastic Friday!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Using my Snippets!


     I have been trying to think in a different way and when I cut a die, I think about where I place it so I do not waste the negative piece.  Here is an example of what I mean.  When I went to cut the octopus, I made sure I could cut a card front with it in the corner.  I used a digital sentiment on the first card and on the second I used the negative..... (shhhh, it's my son's BD card).


     I have this great pewter metallic card stock and some embossed dot scraps, and lime green scraps, I found in my bin. The little fish are snippets punched with a fantastic punch my dear friend Carol owns.  I sure wish I could find one of those.  What a great way to use up bits!  My first card has a cut out from a Gina Marie stitched square die.

     There is the fun octopus die and fish dies on the son card ... just a wee bit different than the punches.  They are from Memory box, and I think they make great masculine cards, when you need that little extra something to add.  I also found a roll of this cool Washi tape on a recent trip to Tuesday Mornings.  Been trying to use that more, also.  I decided to use the coral stamp out of the SU! set called By the Tide stamped with Unicorn White ink by Hero Arts.


     Well I sure hope you like these.  I will be taking them over to Pixie's Snippets Playground # 275 and 276, where you must use snippets on your creation.  Also to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Anything Goes, this week.

     Thanks for the visit.  My Grandson is visiting this weekend, so I had to sneak in here to do a quick post.  He is such a love!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hippity Hoppity


     Yes, that is the name of the challenge # 387 at Little Red Wagon.  With all the Easter prep and creating, it was not hard to come up with something with a bunny.  Yes you are allowed to use other things, also!  I was just so in love with this card, that I had to use it for a special challenge.  Call me crazy!

     I started with a base of Ocean Mist from Gina K. Designs, topped with a layer of Doodlebug Designs designer paper from the Easter Express collection.  it is double sided, so I used the reverse with bunnies as a contrast strip.  My sentiment, and circle behind the flower center are a scrap of card with glitter accents.The large flower was created by die cutting multiple blooms from the SU! Thinlets set called Sunshine Wishes.  Easter was double cut and offset for a shadow.  That die is Anna Griffin.  My bunny is from Impression Obsession.  There are aqua pearls as embellishments.

     I would also like to take this over to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Anything Goes, this week!

We are just back from hubby having some medical procedures, so now for a nice lunch, a little cleaning, and a whole lot of crafting..... Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Springtime!


     I am anxiously awaiting the smell of Lily of the Valley and Lilacs.  Winter, however, took it's time coming and now it just does not know when to leave.  I was happy to see a few Spring type challenges, to get me in the spirit of the season.

     First may I just say that I had so much fun water coloring this, it made me silly!  I started with a white panel, embossed it on my Cuttlebug with a Darice folder of half a tree. Having not used my Art Impression stamps in quite some time, I decided to get them out and have a play.  They are the bridge, clouds, pond/w rocks, and grass.  The bunny and bird are from IO, with the mom being an Anna Griffin die.  I tried to do mostly no line water coloring on my scene. There is Wink of Stella added to the sentiment and the water.

     These will be entered for the Spring is in the Air Challenge at Use Your Stuff #257.  I will also enter this in the Cuttlebug Mania Challenge with the theme "Mother.

     Thanks for taking a look!  Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

WARNING! Adult Content


     Okay this is not my norm.  I really do not think this is super nasty, but I just wanted to give a heads up.  My friend, Colleen stamped me a bunch of these, and they seem to be very fitting for most days, around here.  The stamp and sentiment are from Seaside Stampin Ink.  I masked off the image and hit it in places with Distress inks.  The masking formed a nice white edge.  I found a scrap of charcoal designer paper for my background, and thought it needed something so I ran some Washi on the diagonal.  Oh yeah, the image was cut out with a stitched rectangle die from Lil Inker.

     Here is the sentiment for the inside....LOL.  Yep,  that about sums things up!  Hope you are giggling.

   
     Apparently, this is a real place and the stamp is an exact copy of the store.  Just Google it!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Using a Transparency for a Shaker


     This is a card created for a baby shower we had at work, last week.  Shaker cards can be such fun!  I decided to give it a whirl, since I had everything I needed right at hand.

     I have a big box of Transparency sheets from Staples, and I just cut one up when I do this kind of card.  You must create some type of frame and I use foam tape to give it some depth. The window was cut with MFT stitched oval dies.  Adding a fun background always looks awesome.  You drop in your shaker bits and there you have it.  Just decorate as needed.  In this case I used the new SU! set called Moon Baby.  Coloring is with Copic markers and I added a bit of Stickles for sparkle.My designer papers are from a pad of paper from Pebbles, called Special Delivery.

     This card will be entered at Little Red Wagon Challenge 386, called It's Clear to Me!.  Another brisk day, but I might get out and about a bit today.  Hope you are up to something fun!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge


     I have been reorganizing my dies and stamps, the last few weeks.  I have been placing multiple orders for storage envelopes.  Every time I place one I seem to slip in a few extra goodies, that I have had my eye on.  This last time I ordered a couple of new stamp sets.  I seem to grab everything I can find with a Dachshund in it.  I decided to create something for the most recent challenge at MFT.

      I used the Top Dog stamps set, MFT Cut Grass die, and three of my new MFT paper pads, to make my card following their sketch.  The paper pads are Homespun Gingham,Tiny Check, and Graphic Grid.  The sun is Lil Inkers.  I watercolored my dog and sentiment with ZIG Clean Color markers and a water brush.

     The challenge is MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #325,and I used their products.


     This will also be added to the Color Throwdown #435, to use rust blue and yellow.

     Thanks for stopping by today, and have yourself a good one!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Trees


     Today I have a card I created a bit ago and never posted.  I was on a roll for awhile replenishing my stash of retirement cards, and this was a favorite.

     I embossed on water color paper using the birch tree embossing folder from Sizzix.  I then used a water brush to watercolor and get my colors where I wanted.  Then hitting the tops of the trees with a Versamark pad I sprinkled on a little bit of clear embossing powder, to create highlights.  My sentiment is also stamped with Versamark and embossed in gold on a strip of vellum.  A Martha Stewart punch was used to create the leaf.  My designer paper that is peeking out is a scrap from my stash.

     I would like to enter this at Cardz 4 Guyz #162, which is trees.

     Hope you enjoy what I made, and that you have some mid-week happiness!  I did a late night post last evening, and if you would like to check it out you can find it here.

     My trees card was chosen in the Top 3 this week.  Thanks so very much!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Couple of Creations


      I feel like I am playing constant catch-up, these last couple of weeks, so I have been doubling up on some challenge posts.  My first card is for the challenge at Use Your Stuff #256, which is Doilies.  I saw a design similar to this, over on Pinterest and it looked like fun to create with.

      My designer paper is from American Crafts and is called Cool Pool.  Yes I know I reversed the pattern on my half circles.  I looked more pleasing to my eye. I started with a white base of Neenah, added a layer of designer paper, then a doily cut in half.  The circles were created with a stitched circle die from Gina Marie.  My center piece is a stitched oval from MFT, a tall grass die cut from Sweet n' Sassy stamps, and a stitched bunny and bow from Lil Inkers.  I added Prima mini flowers and pearls as embellishments.

     I would also like to enter this card at Addicted to Stamps #144, which is Easter.  Also the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is to use more than one punch or die.  I used plenty of dies!


      My second card is for Cards in Envy, where the challenge is Black & White.  I just love b&w cards!  I decided to create a wedding card, since the season is close upon us.

     The designer paper is from a very old pad from Making Memories, called Black Tie.  I added a floral diecut from SU!, to my right edge.  The die is from a set called So Detailed Thinlets.  I again used a MFT stitched oval as my focal piece.  Before sticking it, I decided to add a ribbon of 1/8 inch fine dots.  My stamps and sentiments are from Inkadinkado called Wedding/Marriage.Next came the leaves and flower spray at the top.  The leaves are a very old die from SU!, and I do believe it is the first die I ever owned. They are cut from a charcoal grey metallic card stock. The flowers are from SU! mini punches, with added pearl centers.

     We had a couple of really nice days here in Eastern PA, but it sounds like winters chill will be back tonight.  Stay warm and cozy!  I am sorry for the long post and hope you made it through it!

     I just realized that my card has no stamping at all, (how did I manage that?)  so it will not be eligible at Addicted to Stamps, sorry!


Sunday, March 19, 2017

For The Dogs!


     Today I have a card for a challenge that is new to me.  It is at Creative Corner Challenges, and it is called "For the Dogs".

     My card starts out with a base of dark green Bazzill textured card stock.  The stamps are from a set by Darcie's Heart and Home.  It does not have a name but a #  JCS231.  I borrowed this from a friend and stamped plenty. The squares are from Gina Marie, while the clouds and sun are from Lil Inkers. The grass and pebbles are stamps from Art Impressions, with my designer paper being an unknown.

     I hope you enjoy what I have made.  It is a quit Sunday around here, so I may be able to get a bit more crafting done.  Have a great day!

Friday, March 17, 2017

I told you.....


......I am trying to catch up on my favorite challenges!  Here goes with a second post for today!  This card starts with a base of Bazzill 2 tone, embossed card stock.  The inside of the card is a deeper shade.  Next came a layer of white that is embossed with an Anna Griffin folder.  It has different patterns so I did it sideways so it looks like the added strip in the sketch.  Next are my circles cut with my Cuttlebug, using dies from Gina Marie.  The large floral is from SU! Avant Garden colored with Copic markers, and the small sentiment is also SU!, and is from a set called Teeny Tiny Wishes.  As for the bunny, he was cut with a Lil' Inker die.  I added a fiber bow (maybe a little overkill) and an enamel dot for the bunny's eye.  The sponging is Costal Cabana ink, which matched the card stock pretty well.

   
     This is the sketch I used, and I just moved the circles to the other side.  I would like to enter this over at Cuttlebug Mania's Sketch Challenge.

     I think that will do it for today.  If you would like to see my earlier post from this morning, you can find it here.  Thanks for paying me a visit!

Top O' the Morning!


     Thought I would start out this freezing cold St. Patty's Day with a bit of green.  This is a card I made last year and never got to post.  My SIL is a big Notre Dame fan, and this little fellow reminded me of the Fighting Irish Leprechaun.  He is a digital image that has no details as to who made him.  I used a few Irish themed papers from my stash, cutting the big shamrock out and placing the striped piece behind.  The die is from a stamp and die set by Sizzix,  My sentiment is from SU! and the set is from Greatest Greetings.  A few square gems finished things off.

     I would like to enter this card at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Bit O' Green.
Also at Shopping Our Stash, Luck O' the Irish/Green.  And then there is the Challenge at Paper Players #335 which is Green and White.

     Hope if you are doing the green beer thing or doing a pub crawl you use an Uber and be safe!  Wishing you all a wee bit of magic.  I may be back after work with another post.

     This card made top 4, this week.  I sure enjoy adding these little notes!  Thanks!