Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sunshine

A couple of weeks ago, I watched a video from Peggy Jo at Pink Ink Classroom Channel.  She has been releasing videos on using colored pencils and I have been watching them as they are released.  Since I like beach scenes, Peggy Jo's video on creating sunshine behind a scenic image caught my attention.  Out came my Prisma Colored pencils and Pink Ink Stamps and I started my sunshine background.  Well, I started it a few times and the sunshine and sky never looked anything like Peggy Jo's!  So I wanted to show you the closest I came to putting a sunshine in my sky that wasn't a die cut!!   I need a lot more practice to get it right and good so until then I will use die cuts or Clarity brushes!   Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Stylish Stems

Today's card was really quick and easy to make. I used the Stylish Stems framelits to create the flower and stem on this card.  The Calypso Coral looks nice and crisp against the white.  The strip of DSP is from  a retired DSP stack from a few years ago.  I really liked the little polka dot design in those stacks.  I am sorry to see the 12 x 12 DSP color stacks retiring.  But again, there are some new things in the Annual Catalog that I look forward to ordering.   Have a great day!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Paw-some Birthday

Today I have a fun card to share.  I used Taylored Expressions' Paw-some stamp set for both the image and the sentiment.  The image was colored with Spectrum Noir markers after being stamped in Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The white layer was created using one of Avery Elle's Wonky Frames die which was color-brushed prior to die-cutting the white cardstock.  I hope the special boy I made this card for enjoys it as much as I enjoyed creating it!  Have a great day!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Butterflies

Happy Friday!  Today's card was created using some of my most used products since I became a Stampin' Up demonstrator.  You all know I like butterflies.  Well the time has come for the Papillon Potpourri  stamp set to retire.  Not only that, but the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches are retiring, too!  So today's card is made using those items and the banner thinlet that is in the retiring Gift Card Envelope & Trim Thinlets set.  The good thing is that the new catalog has a number of new items that caught my eye!  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

B Day Card

The idea for today's card came from a Lawn Fawn post of a shaker card.  Mine is not a shaker card, but I liked the design of their card.  The paper is Botanical Gardens DSP which retired last year or longer ago.  I adhered that paper to a Soft Sky card base and then started die-cutting letters.  I used the retired Little Letters Thinlets, lining up the letters on white cardstock.  I temporarily taped them down as I rolled the cardstock thru the Big Shot.  After adhering the white cardstock to the DSP, I added the interior pieces of the letters and a Pool Party star-shaped adhesive embellishment.  The "happy" and "to you" are words from the retiring Crazy About You stamp set.  (I am sorry to see this set go!)  After the card was complete, I asked myself, "Why didn't you just die cut the letters from the DSP and adhere them to the white cardstock?"  I didn't have an answer.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Retiring Color

Today I have created a card using one of the retiring 2015-2017 In Colors, Watermelon Wonder.  I paired that color with Pool Party cardstock and the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Paper that is retiring. I purchased the paper a while ago, but never used it until yesterday!  Since I never purchased the Cool Treats stamp set, I needed a "cool" image.  I used a penguin image from the My Favorite Things stamp set, Penguins In Paradise.  I colored him in using alcohol markers and adhered him to the cardstock on a piece of craft foam which I also die cut with the penguin die.  The good thing is that the Cool Treats stamp set carried over, so I still have another year to purchase it!!!   To finish the card, I added a balloon brushed with Wink of Stella clear glitter. The sentiment  is from a  long-retired set and punched with the retired Washi Tape punch.   Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Retiring Too Soon!

Stampin' Up's retired list is out and a number of my favorites are on the list.  So this week I will be posting cards using some of my retiring favorites, beginning with the Botanical Builder Framelits.  I trimmed the white cardstock using the vine of leaves framelit. After die cutting the flower, I sponged it lightly and layered it on a couple of the ferns on Peekaboo Peach cardstock.  This is a set of framelits I will be keeping!   The sentiment is from another discontinued item, the Wetlands stamp set.  I have found myself reaching for the Wetlands stamp set quite often, especially when I was looking for a sentiment in a pretty font.  I created some pretty and serene cards using this stamp set.  Have a great day!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Lawn Fawn's fancy scallop box die

I hope everyone had a blessed and joyful Easter.  We surely did, celebrating Easter with Mark's family and ours.  We truly are blessed that both families enjoy spending holidays together.

After all the enjoyment I got out of making Easter cards and favors, I was trying to figure out what to create now!  So while I ponder that, today I am going to post a pic of the cute Easter favors I made.  I used Lawn Fawn's Fancy Box die for the boxes and Lawn Fawn's Pretty Plaid Rainbow paper.  I tied various ribbons around the boxes which were filled with Easter candy and attached a decorative egg.  (The eggs were made with Lawn Fawn's Happy Hatchling dies.)  I thought the favors looked really cute.  That was until we sat down for dinner and Syd wondered why the chicks didn't have beaks!!!  I couldn't believe I forgot to put the beaks on the chicks!!! Good thing that even without beaks, the little chicks are still cute!  Have a great day!  

Friday, April 14, 2017

My Favorite

This year I enjoyed creating all of the Easter cards that I have posted.  But today's card is my favorite!  Once again, the image is from Wild Rose Studio's Easter Bunny stamp.  I colored with Copic markers after stamping and heat embossing the image.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Springtime Critters, layered using Stampin' Up's oval and scalloped oval punches.  The scalloped decorative corner punch added elegance to this card.  Have a wonderful weekend and a very Happy Easter. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Pretty Plaid

I think the plaid paper on this card is just so pretty!  It is from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid collection,  This particular pattern is called "Lollipop".  I made this card especially for Sydney as she thought this image from Simon Says Springtime Critters was so cute.  I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers.  As for the little eggs being the same color as the pail, I scribbled on white cardstock using the same markers and then stamped the eggs over the scribbles and die cut them. Both the white and the Lavendar Lace cardstock were die cut using Stampin' Up's Layering Squares. Have a great  day!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

From Decor To Card

Another cute Easter card.  This time I used Lawn Fawn's Eggstra Special Easter stamp set for the sentiment and their Happy Hatchlings die set for the chick. I got the inspiration for this card when I was in Joann's.  The inspiration was in the Easter décor department.  The minute I saw it, I thought of how cute a card would be! I took a pic of the décor which is on the left.  On the right is the card I created!  (I should have put in a strip of yellow.)  Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Cute Little Bunny

Wild Rose Studio has some really cute and pretty stamps.  The image on today's card is their Easter Bunny stamp.  After stamping the image in Versafine black ink, it was heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used Spectrum Noir markers to color it.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp's Springtime Critters.  The colored image was adhered to Lavendar Lace cardstock.  The Lawn Fawn Fancy Scallop Rectangul die was used for a white layer that was adhered to a white card base.  Have a great day!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Easter Match Box



Yesterday was Cricut Sunday and pictured were this month's favors.  I used a die I have not used in ages~~the Sizzix Match Box die.  It was one of the first dies I purchased when I joined Stampin' Up!  I used it often and after a while, newer dies took its place. After filling the little box with chocolates, I wrapped it with a ribbon, adding an "egg" tag to the ribbon. The eggs were created using Lawn Fawn's Happy Hatchling dies.  The pattern paper is from Lawn Fawn, too.  I was busy this weekend making Easter Favors and finishing Easter cards.  I think this week's posts will all be Easter related.  Have a great day!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Easter Eggs

Today's card is fun and colorful.  This Easter card was created using the Sale-a-bration set, Hey Chick.  I drew a light pencil line across the white cardstock and lined up the eggs on that line.  Once the eggs were stamped, I erased the pencil line and colored in the eggs with Spectrum Noir markers.  After stamping the sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set, I then wrapped the white cardstock with Bermuda Bay twine.  The white cardstock is layered on a retired Green Galore card base.  Have a great weekend.  Enjoy the Spring weather and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Candy Bar Favors

Favors from last Easter, these are cute candy bar holders that my friend, Cherie, taught me how to make.  The favor started with a Dove Dark Chocolate candy bar. After wrapping the candy bar in  pastel paper, it was time for the wrapper.  The wrapper is 2" wide x 12" long.  Each end of the strip of paper for the wrapper was punched with the Scallop Tag Topper punch.  The candy bar was set in the middle of the paper, the ends brought up and ribbon run thru the little holes.  I added a scallop square tag decorated with a little chick from Lawn Fawn's Chirpy, Chirpy, Chirp stamp set and coordinating die and tied a little bow.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lots of Peeps!

Today's cards are cards I made last Easter.  I basically just followed the samples that came with the Simon Says Stamp Kit I purchased.  I rarely buy kits, but this particular kit had pretty paper and cardstock colors and the very cute stamp set, My Kind of Peeps, with coordinating dies. I recently found this set on Ebay (brand new stamp and coordinating dies) and yesterday the winning bid was $265.00!!!  I knew the set was extremely cute, but had no idea it would sell for that amount of money!  My sister and I always bought Peeps for each other and then for Jenny and Matt.  I don't think we liked the Peeps as much as we liked surprising each other with the first Peeps of the season.  And when Jen and Matt came along, my brother, Danny, showed them how to heat them up in the microwave! Peeps bring back fond memories.  I had the best sister and I have two great brothers.  Have a great day! 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Peep In The Window

As I was making today's Easter card, I realized that last year I made a few Easter cards, but I never posted them.  So this week I will be posting old and new Easter cards/favors.  I so liked Simon Says Stamp's My Kind of Peep from last Easter, that I used it again for today's card!   I know I have a few new stamp sets and dies, but the little Peeps are just so cute! I created the window using one of SU's layering circles and then put two framelits together to create the frame around the circular window. One of my older reliable stamp sets, Teeny Tiny Wishes, once again came in handy.  I have a few Easter stamps, but two of them do not have the "E" in Easter capitalized and I just have a thing that Easter should always have an upper case "E"!  Have a great day!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Weekend With Sydney

Sydney and I got to spend some time together this weekend before her Spring Break ends.  We were mostly down in the scrap room working on a variety of things.  We worked on baby shower favors for Sydney's Aunt Ida.   She die cut 50  airplanes after I stamped them.  She then started to fill in a Swatch Booklet that I purchased to keep track of my Copic marker colors.  She probably filled in about half of my colors. And then, like Grandma Gay, she got side-tracked!!!  She wanted to make a card for her Grandmum as she recovers from surgery.  So I introduced Sydney to creating a background using Distress Inks and Clarity brushes.  She practiced on a small piece of cardstock and then went to work on her card.  The images and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn stamp sets and coordinating dies.  Since she was going to be seeing Grandmum, I made a card for Grandmum, too.  For my card I used a Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackable die from Lawn Fawn and the Nature Birdhouse die from Gina Marie Designs.  By the time we were done, it was time for a snack~~brownie topped with ice cream!  Thanks for the fun weekend and all of your help, Sydney. (And thank you Jenny for bringing her out and picking her up!)  Have a great day everyone!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Thank You Wreath

Happy Friday!  Today's card is one that I actually made!  After the past week of posting great creations by others, I am ending the week with a card of my own.  Both the image and sentiment are from the Circle of Spring stamp set.  After stamping the image in black Versafine ink, I heat embossed it using clear embossing powder.  I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the wreath.  Retired DSP and a few sequins complete the card.  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Nancy's Easter Chicks

Another card from my friend, Nancy, today's card is so darn cute!  She used Stampin' Up's owl punch for the chicks and even the egg!  Nancy stamped the grass and foliage and added the pretty yellow flowers to match the chicks!  So, so cute!  Thanks, Nancy, for sharing!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Little Easter Milk Carton Favors

Today I am sharing Kathy Z's pretty Easter favors. After stamping the bunny image from Stampin' Up's Little Bit of Spring, Kathy used Aqua Pens and ink to color in the images.  Various sizes and coordinating ovals were die cut using the Oval Framelits.  Kathy made 80 of these favors!!!!  Such a nice Mom and Grandma. 

I surely do hang around with very talented ladies and that is to say nothing of their great senses of humor!!!!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Pretty Plaid Favors

I try to make a little favor for the girls each month for Cricut Sunday.  This week's favor was created after I watched a video I saw by Pootles, a Stampin' Up demonstrator. Inside this little package is a Biscoff cookie.  When I saw Pootles make  a favor using individually wrapped Biscoff cookies, I had to try making them.   Of course, I first had to find individually wrapped cookies which I did~~at Walmart.com.  The pretty plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn and the ribbon is mostly from Michael's.   For the butterflies I used watercolored Shimmery White cardstock that I just punched and to which I added a pearl.  Have a great day!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Sympathy Card by Nancy

Hope everyone had a good weekend.  I did and to make it even better, it was Cricut Sunday yesterday.  Only one of the girls worked on her Cricut.  The rest of us worked on other things.  Maybe we should change the name--lol!!!   Nancy was putting together the elements of this sympathy card she created.  It was so pretty I had to take a pic and post it.  After die cutting an oval in the center of  retired Designer Series Paper, Nancy stamped the sentiment on white paper, framing the sentiment in that oval frame.  Nancy had stamped and embossed the white outlined flowers on Vellum and die cut them. You cannot see it on this picture, but the embossed lines were sparkly, too. She also die cut the leaves which she then sponged around the edges.  After adhering the leaves and the Vellum flowers to the card she added little pearls.   This is a very pretty and elegant sympathy card.  Thanks for sharing, Nancy.   Have a great day!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Bunny In A Pail

Starting the day with a cute Easter card.  The images are from Simon Says Stamp's Springtime Critters set.  I colored the images with Copic markers.  The plaid paper perfectly matched Stampin' Up's retired Strawberry Slush cardstock.  I used Avery Elle's Wonky frames for two of the layers.  And then Strawberry Slush butterflies filled in the white space.   Enjoy the warm Spring day  today!  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Pretty Birthday Wishes

Today's card was created using the Avant Garden stamp set, a Sale-a-bration freebie.I used Stampin' Up's Many Marveous markers to color directly on the stamp.  I used Old Olive for the stem and leaves and Elegant Eggplant for the flowers.  After stamping the image, I then used Pear Pizazz  and Wisteria Wonder to fill in the stem, leaves and flowers.  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.  The embossing folder I used is not an SU product, but it is very pretty and I have used it in the past.  The Elegrant Eggplant Baker's twine is a pretty accent.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cute Little Blue Bird

This little bird is from the Stampendous set, Spring Tweets.  I practiced coloring him using Copic markers.  I have brown birds, gray birds and this blue bird.  Since this card was for someone special to all of us, I asked Sydney which bird she would want on Grandmum's card.  She immediately chose the bluebird. The paper that the bird, branch and flowers are adhered to is one of designs in the Antique Library pack of paper from Wild Rose Studio.  Stampin' Up's retired color, Close To Cocoa, was perfect with the paper. (Close To Cocoa was and still is one of my Favorite browns.)  The sentiment is from  the Tweet Chirps set.  On the inside is the die cut word "hug".  Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Scraps

The frame and the butterflies are leftover pieces that I couldn't throw away.  It is so easy to watercolor a piece of watercolor paper or Shimmery White for future use when you have the supplies out.  I have a cellophane bag that I keep the unused pieces in and when I need something, out come the scraps.  The frame on this card originally was a full layer for a card.  But I changed my mind and used only the center.  The little butterflies are more of my extras.  The sentiment is from my very favorite, most used sentiment stamp set, Watercolor Wishes.  Have a great day!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Hello Spring!

A cute little bird card to welcome in the first day of Spring.  I colored this little guy using Prisma colored pencils and Gamsol.  I so like this Stampendous stamp set, Spring Tweets.  The set has three cute, chubby little birds and I have colored them all at least twice.  Some turned out, others did not.  I had the best luck with the colored pencils. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Circle of Spring stamp set.  The little butterfly was punched from a scrap piece of Shimmery white cardstock that had been watercolored with a few pale ink colors.  A Clarity brush and Distress ink helped create the soft edging around the white cardstock.  The card still needed a little something, so a couple of musical notes and twine did the job.  Have a great day!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Today's post is another showing Kathy Z's talent when it comes to making favors!  Kathy used the penguin, hat and bow tie from Stampin' Up's Snow Place stamp set. I am not sure which set the sentiment is in, but the font is so fun for St. Patrick's Day.  Did I ever tell you that when Kathy Z makes favors, she makes about 80 of them?  Her daughter is a school principal and Kathy makes favors for everyone on staff and then for her grandchildren's' teachers, too!  I like favors a lot, but that is an awful lot of favor for each holiday during the school year.  Thanks, Kathy, for the inspiration!  Have a great weekend and if you go out tonight, be careful! 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Syd's Painting

The last couple of days I have been gathering what I need to have for my taxes instead of being in my scrap room.  So today I am sharing a pretty piece of artwork that Sydney made for our anniversary.  After painting the background in various shades of turquoise on canvas, she then painted the bird and the words using black acrylic paints.  She is a talented girl and we are so very proud of her.  Recently, she found out that a piece of her artwork was chosen to represent her junior high school and will be on display at the Elk Grove Library.  Looking at this art helped me to "be happy" while doing taxes!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sympathy Card From A Sketch

The card sketch shown here was the one used to create today's sympathy card.  The various papers are from Wild Rose Studio's paper pad, Antique Library.  It is a pretty assortment of vintage paper.  The pages measure 6" x 6".  The two packs of Wild Rose Studio paper that I have are very pretty.  The paper is more light weight than most.  I have seen prices from about $6 to as high as $15 or more.  I paid $6 for one pack and $7 for another.  So you have to look around to make sure you are getting a good price.   Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Watercolor Butterflies

The nice weather we were having made me think Spring.  So out came Stampin' Ups' Elegant and Bitty butterfly punches.  I saw a very similar card on Pinterest and there was a video showing how it was made.  I wet down a piece of Shimmery White cardstock and then using a paint brush dipped in paints, dotted the colors on the wet Shimmery White cardstock.  I used two shades of pink and an orange from the Simply Art watercolor set I have.  And it is the least expensive set of watercolors I own!  I moved the cardstock a little to help spread the paints and used my heat tool to dry it.  After punching the butterflies,  I played with the arrangement on the Shimmery White Layer.  Before adhering the larger butterflies, I did stamp antennae.  I layered  that  onto a Pink Pirouette layer before adhering to the white card base.  A few pretty pale pink sequins complete the card.  I am not happy with the flower that is part of the sentiment, but it's ok.  Hope you like today's card as much as I do~~especially as I see the snow covered yard! 

Monday, March 13, 2017

It's Your Birdday!

Today's card is a combination of Simon Says and Stampendous stamps.  The images are from Simon Says' Springtime Critters set and the words are from the Stampendous set, Tweet Chirps.  After stamping the images using Versafine black ink, I colored them in using Copic markers.  Once again I used the Molotow masking liquid on the colored images.  After the masking liquid dried, I brushed on green, yellow and blue distress inks using my Clarity brushes.  After stamping the words, I decided to add another little bird, but instead added a little black smudge. So in place of a little bird, the card has a few little sequins!  Have a great day and be careful if you go out and about in the snow.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Peeking In!

I watched a Jennifer McGuire video the other day regarding masking.  She showed a variety of ways to mask in the video.  Jennifer demonstrated using Molotow Masking Liquid.  Since I had purchased that product quite a while ago (and never used it), I decided to try it.  After stamping the cute little kitten from Stampin' Up's Pretty Kitty, I colored it in using Spectrum Noir markers.  When the coloring was done, I applied the liquid mask, covering all of the image.  After letting the mask dry for about 15 minutes, I then sponged distress inks along the lower right corner of the card sponging right over the masked image.  I sponged very lightly so as to not ruin the image.  (Next time I will not be so gentle with the sponging!)  Anyway, after I was finished sponging, I then rubbed the liquid mask off with my fingers.  Now even the white space between the flowers is pale blue.  The colored image didn't change in the least!  I added the sentiment, punched a decorative corner and added colorful sequins. The Molotow Liquid Mask will be used again!  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Baby Pop Up Box Card

Today's card is one that I spent a little time on.  I started with making the box using Lawn Fawn's Scallop Box Card Pop Up dies.  Once assembled I then added all the little animals.  The elephants are from the LF stamp set Elphie Selfie and palm trees are from the LF stamp set Life Is Good.  The giraffes are from WPlus9's Party Animal stamp set and dies.  And the cute blue parrot is from Clearly Besotted's Some Birdie Loves You set.  All of the images were colored in with Spectrum Noir markers.  Having the box card dies made it much easier to create the box card.  I probably should have first created something a little simpler, but it turned out cute anyway.   This is for a special dad and mom-to-be.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Cute Bunnies

Another Wild Rose Studio stamp, the Spring Bunnies stamp is so cute.  I colored in the little bunnies with Prisma colored pencils and Gamsol.  I then used two of four Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped dies, one for the stamped layer and a larger one for the lilac layer.  I am not sure which sentiment I will add to the card~~maybe Happy Easter or Hello Spring or Love You.   Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Pool Party Birthday

I have quite a bit of Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper, both current and retired.  Today's card used a pattern from the Birthday Bouquet DSP which was available in last year's Occasions Mini. I paired it with retired Subtles DSP.   Again, I used a card sketch for the layout of this card.  There are tons of card sketches on the internet.  If you are ever at a loss as to where to start when making a card, just enter "card sketches on Pinterest" in the search line.  Have a great day!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Feel Better Lighthouse

I never seem to have enough masculine cards so over the weekend I used a couple lighthouse stamp sets to fix that!  Today's card was created using Stampin' Up's From Land To Sea.  I used basic gray cardstock and DSP paper.  To add a little texture, my score board came in handy for creating embossed lines.  The sentiment is from a retired stamp set.  The card seemed a little "empty" on the embossed lines side, so I added three white Candy Dots which unfortunately are no longer available.  Have a great day!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Cute Easter Box


You all know that I am into favors.  When Lawn Fawn released their Fancy Box die set, I ordered it and here is the first favor I made using it.  I especially like the scalloped edge for the closure.  This box measures about 3-1/2" x 2-1/4" x 7/8".  I used scraps of pattern paper and an egg die from another Lawn Fawn die set to make the little eggs with which I embellished the top of the favor. I am sure that I will have many versions of the Fancy Box after I play with it more.  But really, I wanted to show how the Ghiradelli Milk Chocolate Carmel bunny fits the oval window perfectly! And there is still room for other little Easter treats!  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little Stampin' time!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Little Brown Bella

The cuteness continues.  SU's Bella & Friends stamp set is darn cute!  Last week I received Brewster (Bella) & Friends dies from Dies By Dave.  Even though they match Stampin' Up's stamp set, Dave cannot use the SU names when selling his dies.  So, Bella became Brewster for the die set!  I colored Bella using Copic markers and adhered her to a die cut piece of foam before adhereing her to the Layering Circles from Staminp' Up.  Polka dot paper and a little scallop edge complete the card.  The sentiment is from an old stamp set.  This card is a nice combination of SU's old and new.  Have a great day! 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Happy Hatchling

I must tell you now that the remainder of this week's posts will all be sooo cute!  Today I am starting off with a card that uses Lawn Fawn's Happy Hatchling die set.  I watched a video on Lawn Fawn's blog from February18th in which this card was made and I knew I had to have the dies.  I die cut everything, put it together and stamped the sentiment.  Unfortunately, I used clear embossing powder instead of white for the sentiment~~oops.  The grass and little flowers are not part of the Happy Hatchling set.   But even without the grass and flowers, this card is just too cute!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Peaceful Feeling

Since John is into his duck hunting. when I see something "duck" that catches my attention, I oftentimes purchase it.  While looking at dies from Gina Marie a few weeks ago, this die was moved to my shopping cart.  I know I mention when a card is easy to create and this one really was easy!  I adhered the die cut on a piece of Wisteria Wonder. I then adhered that to Whisper White cardstock.  On the black layer I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed using White embossing powder.  All was adhered to a white cardstock base and now I have a simple card that feels so peaceful.  Have a great day!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Card Sketches

Since I run out of ideas and I am more and more often going to Pinterest, I decided it was time to try card sketches.  On the left is one of the card sketches that caught my eye.  On the right is the card I created kind of using the sketch.  My card is different as I know for sure I did not place the strips of paper as they were placed on the sketch.  The biggest thing is that I adhered my strips of paper too close to the top of the card.  When I stamped the sentiment, there was way too much room on the bottom of the card.  So, I added another strip of paper to fill in that white space.  I should have stamped the sentiment in a different color ink.  I think that blue or green ink would have been a better choice. There is just too much orange.  But, it is not bad and I will play with the sketch again another time~~maybe using black and white!  Have a great day!