Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Fall Fun

My favorite Fall card that I made so far.  But then, I say that with each Fall card I finish~~lol!!  The images are from My Favorite Things' Fall Friends stamp set.  The background was brushed with Distress Inks and the images colored with alcohol markers. And again, my Scan N Cut did all the cutting for me!   Not sure which is cuter~~the little girl or the little squirrels!  Have a great day and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Happy Birthday, John

Sunday was John's birthday.  We celebrated with Matt, Jen, Mark, Sydney and Niklas.  My brother, Larry, is back in town and he was also celebrating with us.  He has his fifth wheel parked at Matt's place and it is like the old days~~living close enough to each other we could get together whenever we wanted!  John enjoyed his celebration.  I am posting the card I made for him.  I used the balloon image from Fun Stampers Journey's Birthday Sketch stamp.  Everything blue is Stampin' Up's new In Color, Blueberry Bushel.

Speaking of blue, I was happy Sunday when I was almost sure I saw about 5 bluebirds at the bird bath.  And then yesterday, I was making dinner and I saw them again.  This isn't a great pic but this was the last one in the water by the time I had my camera in hand.  I am thrilled to see the little bluebirds as all of a sudden one day they were gone from the nesting box.  John suggested they might have gotten eaten by a creature and that saddened me.  But now I know they were just  relocating and I am thrilled.   I hope to get more pictures in the next couple of day.  Have a great day!

Monday, September 17, 2018

MFT Stamps Challenge


My Favorite Things Stamps is having a contest and I decided to join in at the last minute.  My card is for the Clean and Simple category.  The stamp set used is Birdie Brown's Fall Friends.  I colored the images with Spectrum Noir markers and when cut out, the images were adhered to a white cardstock circle  (die cut with a Wonky Stitched Circle die) which was brushed with distress ink.  The edges of white cardstock were sponged with the same blue ink and then embossed using my scoring tool.

There are so many pretty entries.  And there are actually three categories.  Lots of talent out there!

Little Squirrel

The leaves are beginning to change, especially on the Burning Bush.   I continued working on Fall cards over the weekend.  Today's cute Fall card was created with MFT Stamps'  Birdie Brown Fall Friends.   The embossed and colored images were adhered to a white circle which had been brushed with Distress Ink.  That was then layered on a white scallop circle.   The circles were cut with Stampin' Up framelits.  The sentiment, images and twine were all adhered to an embossed Cajun Craze layer.  Too cute!  Have a great day!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Close To Cocoa Fall Arrangement

Today's card was created using Sunny Studio Stamps' Beautiful Autumn and Happy Harvest stamp sets After coloring and cutting with the Scan N Cut, I arranged the images on ovals cut with Stampin' Up's Stitched Shapes framelits.  I embossed a white piece of cardstock and then framed it with retired Close To Cocoa cardstock.  I made the frame using Stitched Rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn.  This just might be someone's Thanksgiving card!  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Birthday Drinks

RG Studio 360 released a new digital stamp this week, Perfect Blend.  They release a new digital set each Monday, but this one called my name!  The set consists of a variety of beverages including fancy coffee drinks and/or hot chocolate.  There is also an iced drink and what I used as a milk shake for today's card.  I colored the images with Prismacolor pencils.  The sentiment is one of five.  When purchasing a digital set from RG Studio 360, you receive different types of images:  SVG, JPEG, outlined PDF images in regular and mini sizes.  I used the outlined mini version so that I could include two drinks.  Otherwise. the space used for the drinks would have only fit one of the drinks.  The outlined images tell the Scan N Cut where to cut.  Not so sure what to do with the others.   One day I will sit down and play with all of them to see how they work.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Balloon Bouquet

I need a few birthday cards in the next couple of weeks so I played with a stamp set I have not used in a while.  Today's card was created using Fun Stampers Journey's Birthday Sketch stamp set.  The Inside Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangles were used to create the Balmy Blue frame and the white insert.  The color combination of Basic Gray and Balmy Blue turned out to be a pretty combination.  I bet Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake would also be a pretty combination.  Once the card was put together there was a little too much white space.  I added the sentiment and some Balmy Blue stars.   Have a great day and find yourself a little stampin' time!