Tuesday, August 27, 2019


     Today I am sharing one of the many sympathy cards that I create for my DD's health care office.  I send them 3 doz. at a time, and by the time I think to ask how they liked them, they are through half. I understand that these can be so hard for some to create, but I know they are appreciated when the time arises.  

     This was created using scraps of designer paper and card stock from my stash.  The Great Heron die is from Gina Marie Designs. my oval is an inside stitched oval from MFT.   I used my brushes to blend the colors and create a sky and ground for my bird.  Copic's were used to color parts of the bird and Nuvo drops were used as accents.  My sentiment is from a lovely sympathy set called Moments of Grace, by SSS.

I would like to enter this over at Pixie's Snippets Playground for their challenge #359.  All of my papers are scraps.

     The cooler temps here in DE have driven us to the outdoors. Hubby is planting shrubs and trees, and building landings where there are no steps.   I am so looking forward to my first fall in this new area.  Delaware seems to like celebrations, as I could see from the number of peach festivals.  Next I expect apples and pumpkins!  Sorry I have been scarce, but I do appreciate the visit!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Monochromatic Jungle Card

     I saw this challenge over on the Double D challenge blog and just wanted to go play along.  This sweet little zebra is another of the many stamps I own, which came from an unmounted collection bought years ago.  If anyone knows who makes it, please feel free to let me know.  I just hate not showing these stamps love.  I also used lots of dies from my stash too.  I shadowed my Zebra with Copic marker and added black Nuvo drops as accents.  The designer paper is a chevron print that was bought from Tuesday Mornings and has a slight shade of pink distressing.  I also used Crafter's Companion metallic card in matte and shiny silver.

     So as I said I will take this over to the Double D Challenge blog where this week the challenge is "It's a jungle out there".

     I will also enter this as a second entry at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

      How about Paper Players #454 which is Black, White and One Other Color!  My extra color is silver!

     This mission that I've been on, to use all my unloved goodies, continues.  You just never know what you will see here if you visit!  LOL.  Oh, and thanks for that, also!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Negative and Positive!

     This was pure playing but I used everything I had to make these cards.  I also drug an old SU! set out of the closet to join in the playing.  That set is called Fishy Friends.  I just love these comical sea creatures!

     I started with plain white card stock panel, and 3 Distress Oxide inks.  They were Old Paper, Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers.  Each ink was stamped using a bubble background stamp, which  found in my stash.  I cut the one panel with a inside scallop circle die, and the second panel has the inside of the circle as a background for my fish!  There are scraps of paper from Heidi Swapp, that were used as layers.  My seaweed in metallic silver, and starfish are dies from Gina Marie.  The fish in the circle uses the SU! Happy Birthday Frame to ground him.  For embellishment I used Nuvo Drops in Blizzard and Duck Egg Blue.  Nothing was wasted!

      I would like to share these over at Pixie's Snippets Playground #358, which is use snippets all the time.

     Your visit is greatly appreciated.  Hope you have a terrific Tuesday.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Sweet Doxie

     I was recently able to get my hands on this adorable Dachshund die.  This card kind of evolved on it's own.  It started with a play with some watercolor paper, which was then die cute with a semi circle cross stitch die.  My card base is in rust and the designer paper is from K & Co's Sweet Nectar collection.  Next I die cut the Doxie and used fingertip daubers and ink pads to apply color.  I used some SU ribbon for a cute bow, and Golden Sunset Nuvo Drops as my accents.  I added accents to the dog with a Copic.

     Just a quick post for a Saturday.  Hubby is dog sitting, for our son, and I am manning the resident Doxie at home.  August sounds like it will be a jam packed month and getting us closer to hubby's Halloween retirement... Woo Hoo!  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Love Me Some Critters!

     Today's card features a stamp that has been in my collection for what seems like a zillion years.  His name is Henry, and he is made by Rubbernecker Stamps.  I thought he deserved to see some daylight!

     My card starts with a white base, and then I added a panel stamped with the Buffalo Check, background stamp from SU!  I added a few strips of  red bandanna paper from my scraps.  Henry is stamped on a Gina Marie Designs, fishtail tag die and coloring is done with Copic markers.  My sentiment and word bubble were grabbed from other random sets.  I tied a twine bow and added some navy Nuvo drops, plus a little sparkle to my heart.

     I am entering this over at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, for their newest Challenge.

     Most of our friends are in the upper years, so I thought this one would make a great birthday card for the stash.  I hope life is good in your part of the world.  Seems we have yet another week almost kicked in the butt!  Thanks for the visit.