Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Rainy Day Duck

Today's card is the perfect card for a rainy day.  Isn't this the cutest little duck?  The image is from a stamp set in Simon Says Stamp's new March kit.  The stamp set, Showers & Flowers, also includes a rain boot with flowers, a little bunny and a few sentiments.  I watched a video on their blog to color the  image.  I did not have all of the colors they used, but it turned out pretty cute.  As gloomy as our weather is today, this little duck is a day-brightener.   Have a great day and keep dry!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Chickie Friends

Some  of my earlier non-Stampin' Up stamps were from Denami Designs. She has cute, little chickies for just about every occasion.  We (Regina, Jen and myself) helped Denami set up a booth at a Stamp Show in St. Charles and that is how we became acquainted with her and her products. The stamp used here is her Friends stamp.  The little chickies are easy to color, although if you look closely at today's chickies you will see what a bad coloring job I did!  (I will surely fix that before sending it to someone.)  I used SU's Lemon Lime Twist ribbon and cardstock layered on yellow cardstock from Papertrey Ink.   The sentiment is from a stamp set from Stampendous, Tweet Chirps.  Have a great day!

Friday, February 16, 2018

44 Years

Today is our 44th wedding anniversary and this is the card I made for John.  I found the image online and then added "Happy 44!".  I cut it on the Scan N Cut and colored it with alcohol markers.  The little birds are just too cute!  The pattern papers are from My Favorite Things.  The pink rhinestones are Stampin' Up rhinestones that I colored pink with the alcohol markers.  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

As mentioned in years past, Valentine's Day was a National holiday in my house.  It was my Dad's birthday and he loved his family and his birthday.  He was like a kid when his birthday was coming.  I have many fond memories of Valentine's Day celebrations with my family.  It is still a special day in our house.  There is no birthday cake, but there is always lots of love.

Today's card is from Kathy Z.  She used Stampin' Up's Jar of Love stamp set and coordinating dies.  Kathy puts a lot of time and love into her creations~~and I love it.  Have a great day and share a little love.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Syd & Everly

Today I am posting the Valentine I made for Sydney.  My enabler friend, Paula, saw this stamp and sent me an email as she knew I would need it. Needless to say, I got on line with Penny Black Stamps and ordered the stamp, Tweetie.  Since the stamp did not have a coordinating die, the Scan N Cut was earning its keep!  The image was colored with alcohol markers to match Syd (blonde hair, denim shorts) and Everly (pretty shades of blue).  I used an old Cuttlebug embossing folder to add a little interest to the plain white background.  Syd was delighted when she opened her Valentine.  Everly is her little feathered friend and enjoys sitting on Sydney when not exploring.  They are both sooo cute~~and so loved! Have a great day!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Skating Penguin

After the wintry few days we have had, I thought a little penguin card would be appropriate for today's post..  The little penguin is from Sunny Studio Stamps' Snow Kissed set.  This penguin image is another from my growing collection of images cut on the Scan N Cut.  He was colored with Copic markers and the background was sponged using distress inks.  The little balloons were die cut from scraps of previously sponged cardstock scraps using Lawn Fawn's Party Balloons dies.  The same scraps were used to punch the little stars.  And I used my favorite birthday sentiment from SU's Cottage Greetings.  Have a great day!

Friday, February 9, 2018

A Bella Valentine

I have to share Kathy Z's Valentine for her granddaughter.  She die cut Bella with her balloon and colored both using an aqua painter and ink pads.  After looking at the balloon, she decided that a heart balloon would be adorable.  Bella and the balloon were popped up using dimensionals.  The "love" is from a Lawn Fawn set and the "love is in the air" is from a Clearly Besotted stamp set.  Isn't the card just too cute?  

We have had about 6 inches of snow, maybe even more with more expected later and again on Saturday to Sunday.  It looks pretty!  Have a great weekend.