Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Dancing Sheep!

     I just adore this cute stamp set, and for the life of me, I can not figure out who makes it.  I have tried Google and everything.  If you happen to know, please pop it in the comments.  Thanks.

     When I saw the new sketch challenge at Paper Players 452, I knew these little guys would fit in the middle of that sketch!

     My card starts with a base of Sweet Corn card from Gina K. Designs, some scraps of mint and pink and very vanilla,  from my stash, and a piece of DP from K & Co's Wild Raspberry Collection.  I fussy cut my sheep and stamped a sentiment from the same set.  The only embellishments are some Diamond Stickles and pink Nuvo drops.  I was a real rebel and moved my sentiment to the opposite side, for better placement.

     Tuesday, already?  How is this possible?  Sounds like it will be another hot one, too.  Oh well, more time to stay in and craft!  Thanks for stopping by.  Keep cool!

Monday, July 29, 2019

A Background Challenge

     I have a friend who has been doing a beautiful job of using all of her older Stampin Up stamps.  She recently challenged me to create a card using a background stamp that we both own.

     The stamp is the Happy Birthday Greetings background stamp.  I was not quite sure how I was going to use it, but I think my card came out okay.  I started by using Versamark and gold embossing powder on a white panel.  I layered it on matte gold and a black card base.  I found this fun party hat die in my stash, and cut a couple for my side border.  For embellishments, I used gold Nuvo Drops, and some sparkly gold ribbon.

     Please visit Wendy's blog  at WeeBeeStampin4Fun here.  This was such a fun way to play with our stash!

     I would like to enter this card at the Double D Challenge, which is a Birthday Challenge.  I love the lower corner of the inspiration panel which is all black, white and gold.

     Thanks for visiting me today, and I hope you start your week off with a smile!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Visiting Vintage

     This card opens a world of emotions to me.  My mom has been gone since 1997 and at that time, she was an avid collector of antique buttons.  She also bought and sold collections all over the world.  Parts of  her collection were photographed for the Big Book of Buttons, which is like the bible for collectors.  When I saw this stamp for sale on a FB group, I just had to have it!

     This card started with a white base and a layer of vintage floral.  I stamped my image in Memento ink and cut it out with a cross stitch rectangle die. This pretty stamp is from Stampington & Company. I colored sections in with a pale Copic marker and added Glossy Accent to my button holes for texture.  My gold foiled sentiment heart is from Crafter's Companion, as are my corner dies, I do believe.  The card is finished with a satin bow and a few pale pearls.

     I would like to enter this card at the Allsorts Challenge # 530/31 which is Buttons and Bows!

For now I have left it as a blank note until I find the right person.  Thanks for the visit, and I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Masculine CAS

     Last month I made an assortment of birthday cards, for a very nice business man I met.  This was one of those cards.  He had mentioned he gave one to each of his employees.
I gifted him with a few to keep him going.

     Most of what was used for the CAS card were scraps from my desktop.  A pieces of designer paper was added to a white base.  My stamped layer is also done on white, with my image in Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  The stamp was purchased on Ebay and arrived with no name.  All I knew is how I struggle with making cards for the men in my life, and knew it would get lots of use.  I used  shades of green and blue ink with my makeup brushes to add touchs of color to my panel. A simple Happy Birthday die cut was added to the top, using a leftover scrap of gold foil card stock.  My inside reads "Fishing You Many Happy Returns".  That stamp is from Rubbernecker.

     I would like to enter this at:  1)  Paper Players #451  Clean and Simple Masculine.

                                                  2)  Pixie's Snippets Playground #357  Always use snippets.

     Sorry I have not been posting, I just get into a slump.  Perhaps the lifting of the heat will get things perking, again.  Our state fair is 10 minutes down the road and with the heat index being 120*, I just could not bare the thought of going, so I sent hubby by himself.  It is however, a good time to sit and do some stamping.  Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Never Too Many Birthday Cards!

     I always like to keep a large assortment of Birthday cards on hand.  I was watching a video about using scrap for backgrounds.  You take pieces that are at least 2 inches wide and cut them diagonally to form long triangles.  I like how this worked out, and i will be making more.

     My Flower Shop stamps and punch, from SU! was also being neglected so I added them to the mix.  The flowers were stamped in Rich Razzleberry and Wisteria Wonder.  My Happy Birthday die was a gift, so I am clueless.The only other thing was adding centers to my flowers with some Nuvo Crystal drops.

     I would like to enter this at Fab & Funky Challenges #448, which is the Colour Purple.

     This would also be great for the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop #356, which is using all of       our Snippets.

     It is so funny to see some of the paper scraps I have hoarded!  It actually ages me!  LOL.....

     Have a wonderful Hump Day, and I hope to see you again soon!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Surf's Up!

      Here is a fun card I created last week.  Had the pleasure of family visiting and it has been laying on my desk since.

The items I used are as follows:
Papers:  Designer paper from Heidi Swapp, A printed beach, and assorted white card scraps for die cuts
Stamps:  The Chillin set from Simon Says Stamp
Dies:  Sea Gulls from IO,  stitched clouds from Lil Inker, starfish from Gina Marie
Ink:  Coloring with Copic markers, images stamped with Hero Arts, intense black ink
Embellishments:  Nuvo Glitter drops, Crystal Lacquer for nose and mouth.

     I would like to enter this at Paper Players #449, which is Water Sports (surfing).

     Also, entering at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge for this month, which is #28.

     Another at Allsorts Challenge which is Summer Fun/ or Sport

     How about Just For Fun July 2019 Challenge which is At the Shore Line.

     This Chillin stamp set has the greatest dog images!  It even has sentiment for retirement!

     I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend.  Around here, it was hard to plan anything with all of the pop up storms, so we did lots of eating out and short trips.  Did some antiquing, mini golf, and a trip to the DuPont Nature Center, which my grandson loved.  He learned all about special turtles and horseshoe crabs, plus got to see how they eat.  Thanks for the visit.