Saturday, February 29, 2020

Happy Leap Day!

     For all of those who only get to celebrate the occasional birthday, This one is for you!  I thought it was only fitting to have a frog on today's card, however this dude is using an alternate form of transportation.  Ribbit!

     I bought this set last year and this is the first I have inked it up.  The set is "So Hoppy Together", from SU.  I embossed my card base with the Sizzix tree ef.  Coloring was done with Copic markers and Gina K. ink cubes.  The little tulip stamp I colored and cut out 2x is an unknown red rubber from my stash.  My ovals are from MFT Inside-Out Stitched Ovals with the designer paper being from KI Metro Garden.  A little ribbon flag to the side and some nice yellow Nuvo drops, complete the card!

     Looking forward to the promise of some warmer temps this following week.  Although we have had no snow this year, the up and down weather has been playing games on our bodies.  Hope things start to settle into a good pattern soon!  Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

A Little Busy.

     Here is a Valentine I created while I was playing with some very old stamps.  I saw a video where they showed them draw a shape on a card layer, stamp and die cut so that the shape of the die was completely covered.  I brought out my Rubber Tapestry peg stamps and gave it a go.  The set was called African Daisy Border.  I used an assortment of Gina K inks, on a stitched heart layer.  It was such fun, however a wee bit busy.

     I found a piece of Basic Grey pattern paper for the background,  and pulled all of the colors from that.  I recently purchased these fun letter dies from HSN, on Craft Day, and I had to give them a try.  The letters are made by Diamond Press.  I cut them from a scrap piece of paper that was sprayed with Distress Oxide spray inks.  (another fun product)  Just some gems for my flower centers, and a pretty pink bow finished up my project.

     Hope you are all ready for the day of Love!  Tomorrow is the big day.  I have been sporting a bad cold, this week, so I am hoping to be mended enough for a date with my honey.  Whatever you do, have fun!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Magical Day!

     Don't you just love days where you can sit and play.  I received Oxide spray inks as a Christmas gift, and Set myself up with a little spray area,  to check them out.  They were so much fun!  I used the colors, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, Cracked Pistachio and Vintage Photo.  I did several pieces at once and I just loved them all!

     The stamps I used are from a Unity Kit of the Month.  I stamped my fairy, and embossed her with Ranger, white EP.  I love how the white popped off the background!  I kept this one simple, and just added a couple of small vellum flowers with gems.  If I had any type of negative comment, it would be that the sprays tend to cause some paper warping.  Securely adding to your card is a must!

     Thank you for taking the time to visit.  Have a great Super Bowl Sunday!  Go KC!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Winter Blues

     I saw this newly posted challenge at Shopping Our Stash, and I knew I had recently created a card that would work for it.  It is Challenge # 412- Winter Blues.  I had received this gorgeous, big snowflake made by Colorado Craft Co., a little late for this years Christmas cards, but oh how I love it!

     I put it into my Misti and stamped it out with Midnight Muse ink form SU!.  After finding this gorgeous loopy edge rectangle die in my stash, I cut it out, off to one side.  I layered it onto a white card base that was layered with a very old blue striped designer paper.  For sparkle, I added droplets of Nuvo Blizzard drops in the snowflake pattern, and then added the sentiment that was also in the stamp kit. 

     Well lookie here I made it through a second post on this beastly new machine!  I now see why people say they have a love/hate relationship with computers.  Ugh.  Have a blessed day!

Monday, January 27, 2020

A little Valentine

     Before my blog shrivels up and blows away, I figured I had better post something.  I have been making tons of Valentines, but had to learn a new computer and now that I am up to date with Windows 10, my editing program changed.  I am not feeling like a very patient person.  Anyway, I will get the hang of it, I guess.

     Today's card uses many things, some of which I have had stashed for ages.  I started with a heavy weight black base and patterned 12x12 sheet of designer paper from Tuesday Mornings.  The small Flourish dies were a gift, but I do know they are from Cheery Lynn.  The heart punches, as well as the Large Numbers, are both SU!  The Numbers were cut from Luxury card stock by Crafter's Companion.  The heart border die is unknown, but it was cut 2x so I could fill some of the hearts in with white.I also have a set of small letter dies which I used for the FEB.  All that is left, is the simple red satin bow.

I would like to enter this to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, All Loved Up.  I think this shows lots of love!

     Hope all has been well in your little part of this crazy universe! Thanks for taking a look.  I am sure I will get the hang of this.