Thursday, July 21, 2016

A Second Post for Today.

      I ran across a challenge over at Mark's Finest Paper, (MFP for short), and it looked like fun, so I decided to give it a try.  If you are looking for my first post, please click HERE.

     The challenge is #29 and is to follow a tutorial for a No Template Rocker Card...!  I was right, it was fun.  I used the MFP set called Buried Treasure and went to town with Distress Ink, a card base and scraps.  My embellishment is a button with hemp twine.  My circles were cut with Gina Marie dies.

     I liked the dots but decided to make it look a little more vintage by adding some inking over the designer paper.  I thought the pirate map from the set worked well.

     Thanks for letting me steal another little part of your day.  Smile and keep cool!

Things with Wings

     I do not know about you, but I seem to go through my stash of comfort cards quickly.  I think this has to be one of my favorites I have ever made.  I recently purchased this Heron die from Gina Marie Designs.  I also used this Tall Grass die from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and the with sympathy words from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  It is hard to believe this entire card was made with scraps from my bin.  I even used the negatives from the grass as a stencil on my background with some sponging.  It also uses the negative from a circle die cut to frame my little scene, and an extra punched circle for the sun.  Did I miss anything?

I would like to take this over to the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Things with Wings

Pixie's Snippets Playground #238:  Always use snippets

Use Your Stuff #230:  Die Cuts/ and or Punches

     I hope you do not get sick of seeing me use this die.  Even the negative pieces make excellent silhouettes and places to put patterned
paper.  I give this die a thumbs up!  Tell me what you think.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Clean and Simple Card

     I created this CAS card the other day while daydreaming about this summer being half over.  With all the heat, it has made for lazy days.  Salad has become a major meal and the tots in the neighborhood have moved their playing indoors.  I saw this challenge over at The Paper Players and thought this might fit in.  The official title is PP304 A Clean and Simple Challenge from Jaydee.

     The card base is an aqua stock from my bin.  I created a background panel with Brusho's and cut it with a Lil Inkers stitched rectangle die.  My pinwheel and sentiment are from a stamp set called Pinwheels and Popsicles by Flourishes lc.  I added some sparkle with diamond Stickles and a sticky silver half pearl.

     Make the best of your Hump Day and enjoy!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

A Little Holiday Scene.

This week the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is to create a scene.  They are also featuring Newton's Nook stamps.  This card fits both of those bills and adds to my holiday card stash.

Here is what I used:

Papers: Basill textured card stock in 2 shades, Neenah Solar White.
Stamps: Newton's Nook Holiday Hounds
Dies: Elizabeth 5 Part Pine and Lil' Inkers stitched diagonal
Embossing:  Folder by Darice
Coloring and Inks:  Copic and Distress Inks.  Memento for outlines and sentiment
Embellishment:  assorted gems, pearls and brads.

Hope you like today's offering, and hope my little touch of winter has created a cool breeze!

Friday, July 8, 2016

For a Couple of Challenges

     This first card is using Unity stamps.  I always like Black and White cards, as I find them so striking.

I would like to enter this one for the Crafting by Design Challenge, which is Black and White.

     My next card is a summertime card I created in honor of Shark Week.  LOL!  I used a great set from Newton's Nook, called Shark Bites.  Cloud stamps are from Art Impressions.  I did white embossing and watercolors and the sun was made by using a negative of a die cut as a stencil.  There was sparkle added with a Stardust pen.

This I would like to enter at Little Red Wagon #349..... It's Summertime!

     That is it for now.  I am going to attempt to organize this stamp room a bit, today.  (cough cough)  Have a wonderful beginning to your weekend!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

For the Teachers!

     Today I have a few cards that I made for my DGS to give to his teachers.  It was his week to fly up to regular pre-school.  I made them using the Teacher die and sentiment from Papertrey Ink. The apple with worm is a digi image from A Day for Daisies.  The papers were from my bin, and I added Glossy Accents to the wiggly worm!

I would like to enter this at:

Pixie's Snippets Playground #236-  Always use snippets.
Color Throwdown #400-  Red, Green and White

     Time is flying and this little boy will be in college before you know it!  Thanks for stopping by!