Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Dragonfly Dreams.

     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

Hot, Hot, Hot! #368

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

To the Moon and Back!

     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!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Leaf Play

     I saw the challenge for this week at Shopping Our Stash called Leaf It To Me, and just knew I would end up creating.  In my stash is a huge basket of stencils, that I just never think to pull out and use.  The other night I got it out, and decided it was time to play with some.  I used assorted inks, including Distress Ink and SU! colors.  Once I laid on the sun and leaves, I knew it needed to go for this challenge.  Of course I could not let it go, and had to add butterflies and flower blossoms.  Those I fussy cut and popped up.  Ha, my stash has been used!  The sentiment is an unmounted stamp with no clue to the maker.  That was also fussy cut and popped up.  It really made me smile!

     Well, we made it to another Friday!  Time is zooming by.  I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend, and maybe a wee bit of stamping.  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Guyz Get Well

     Here is a card I created recently for my brother-in-law who had to have an emergency appendectomy.  Poor guy didn't have much time to think, before he was in the OR!  When I saw what the challenge was at Cardz 4 Guyz, I knew what card I wanted to use.  They are asking for Get Well Soon, and it is #201, this time around.

     My layers are white, olive, and an embossed Bazzill card stock.  I found a scrap of a masculine paper that reminded me of a city hospital campus.  My stamp set is from Art Impressions and is colored with Copic markers and some sponging done with Crumb Cake ink. The images were cut out with my stitched oval dies. I added some Nuvo Drops for extra dimension.

     It seems the rain has stopped here in PA, and there is a glorious sun shining.  That is such a relief!  I hope things are going well in your little part of the world!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A Fun Happy Birthday!

     Today I am sharing a card that I created for a Co-worker.  I try to check my list and create a wee bit ahead of time, but the employees come and go so quickly that I lose track... LOL!

     I would like to take this card over to 2 Crafty Critter Crazies for their #17 challenge.  They are being sponsored by A Day For Daisies.  Since I happen to have collected quite a few of their images, I printed a few of their critter ones out, and chose one that I loved.  The image is called B is for Birthday.

     I started with a white card base and a pretty floral sheet from the Simple Stories Floral pad.  I colored things up with Copic markers to make my stitched oval cutout pop.  Before I added the oval I decided to add a strip of Bazzill card in a sunflower color.  I finished up with touches of Glossy Accents and some sparkly gummy dots.

     This would also work over at Die Cuttin' Diva's  Challenge #382 Birthday Wishes.  Used Stitched Ovals.

     We have had massive flooding all around our area.  Places that have never flooded have been submerged, from the heavy downpours.  There is not a section of this country that has not been devastated  by some sort of weather trauma.   It is so sad to see all the destruction!  Praying that things calm soon with the onset of fall.  Keep cool and dry, and thanks for the visit.

Friday, August 3, 2018

I'm In Stitches!

     Happy Friday morning!  This day is starting with nothing cooperating.  That includes animals who do not like getting their feet wet.  Good grief!  I put them all to bed and decided to make a card.

     Today, I have a card for second week of the new to me challenge spot called Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.  It is #31 and we are asked to use stitched dies.  I can do this!

     Starting with a colonial blue base, white panel and then scraps of a very old striped paper.  Next up is the star of the show from Lawn Fawn, and their stitched leaves.  My "hello" is from Momenta, with the little splash next to it being from Diamond Press.  Just a tiny scrap of In The Navy card from Gina K. and it was all done except for a touch of sparkle created with sequins. 

     What is everyone up to this weekend?  I have a lunch date with my Son and DIL on Sunday.  That should be fun!  I do not get to see either child often, so when I do, it is a treat!  This is my Mother's Day lunch, and we are doing Mexican! Ole'!  Thanks for the visit!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Here is My Take.

     When I saw the sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches for this week, my heart kind of sank.  I am so bad at this 3 circle thing.  I love how it looks and I have attempted over and over to make one I really like.  I even went so far as to buy a 3 circle stamp, at a show to make things easier.  It didn't.

     So without further delay, let me tell you what I used.  Things started with a base of yellow Bazzill card stock.  I added designer paper from Echo Park and their Summer Days collection.  It is double sided and that is how I did my orange strip at the top. I did some sponging and stamping with the Cool Treats stamp set from SU.  My colors used were pineapple punch, lemon lime twist, crumb cake and bermuda bay.  The sentiment is from TLC Creations, my ice cream has Glossy Accents and Stickles, with the candy dots in assorted colors being Nuvo Drops.

     I am really looking forward to the next few days off.  We are back in the muggy rut and it seems to cause low energy.  Too much to do for that to be happening.  Keep smiling and thanks for the visit.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Feeling a Little Buggy!

     In this hot, sticky time of year, there is nothing better to post about then bugs!  Bee's, beetles, worms, and the almighty caterpillar.  They are munching and crunching and hell bent  on destruction.  I always try to remember that without the caterpillar, we would have no butterflies!

     Anyway, I had a play with a set that is fairly new to me.  It is called Color Layering Caterpillar, from Hero Arts.  I used shades of inks to create a fairly mellow card.  Kiwi Kiss, Crushed Curry and Soft Sky were the top ones.  I had a scrap of this Basic Grey, PB&J paper, which I layered on a white card base.  My next layer is a negative from cutting out an oval, which I ran through my Big Shot in a chevron embossing folder.  The floral/sky layer was attached behind, with my munchy crunchy caterpillar popped in the corner.  For embellishments, There is a twine bow and scattered expoxy dots.

     I will be taking this over to the Double D Challenge, this week, which is called "Don't Bug Me".

     Have a wonderful second half to your week, and thanks for the visit.

     How lovely!  This card made top 3!  Woo Hoo!