Thursday, September 20, 2018

Using up DP

Friend Angie does  fabulous work with angled pieces on her cards.  I’m wanting to use up lots incorporate  designer papers into my creations and always find myself grabbing them and then shying away.  I wondered if angled layers would be helpful for me and I decided to jump in with that idea.  I’m loving the result.  This creation has some tiny little bling added to the DP and on the butterfly and I am entering it into Simon’s Wednesday Challenge.  It IS a sympathy card, after all, and I couldn’t do too much bling with that.

IMG_9581 (604x800)I am adding the other two cards I made with similar thoughts about using up DP.  These don’t have bling. IMG_9585 (718x800)IMG_9586 (681x800)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

made my own plaid

IMG_9568 (689x800)Uncle Joe has a pretty serious infection in his knee.  Cousin Lydia sent out prayer requests and their address to send cards to cheer him up.  I thought this would be fitting for him.

Never say NEVER.   I thought making your own plaids looked so difficult. 

I used a  Tim Holtz distressed lines stencil and a plain line stencil to create this and i was smugly pleased with myself.  I used the "Life Changing" Blender Brush set to create the plaid and i love the softness of the colors with those brushes and no harsh lines.

hmmm…i also made my own faux stitching and my own candies.  I’m just being little miss thrifty today.  Open-mouthed smile 

If you click on the link for the brushes, my friend Angie gets a little bit of compensation with no extra cost to you, and they are SO amazing.  Simon Says Monday Challenge use more than one stencil

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Stamp it on

IMG_9565 (611x800)Simon Says Stamp it on…no digi’s allowed this week.  I put a quick card together for a 1 year old whose party theme is all about airplanes.  His mom works for the airlines.  I found these CTMH stamps at a rummage three years ago for $2.00.  For that price I couldn’t leave them there.  I’m so glad I had them and that I came across them recently to remember I had them for this occasion. 

Stamp it on: Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Stamp it!!

IMG_9564 (626x800)i love my little coffee bean stamp from  Stamps by Judith.  I embossed these with gold embossing ink and ginger embossing powder.  they made the coolest coffee bean color. 

I embossed my die cut with a Ranger folder as my DIL loves Paris and coffee and this is for her upcoming birthday.  It was such a fun challenge to create the cappuccino inspired back ground.  I had seen a coffee mug on a video on FB and wanted to recreate it for a card background. I was very pleased with how it came together.  I had to think about it overnight though.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

bright and beautiful

IMG_9537 (800x661)not at all what i had in mind but oh, i am so pleased with this.  MFT back ground stamp parrtially inked and wiggled just a teeny bit for a more distressed looking line, Tombow markers on Fancy Flowers. 

MFT Sketch Challenge 400

MFT Color Challenge 100

IMG_9536 (662x800)100 color challenges given at MFT.  Of course I had to play.  the retired set of sentiments called Clearly Sentimental about Coffee was perfect to use on this cool fall day.  I left all the sentiments on the plastic sheet they arrive on.  I added a swipe of ATG adhesive to the outside sheet and adhered it to my MISTI.  Put in my cardstock, inked up the sentiments all still on the sheet and pressed.  Worked really well.  You can’t tell from here, maybe, a little on the bottom, the sentiment panel is a very light blue to match the color challenge.


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

drink up

IMG_9535 (694x800)Food or drink is on the table for Simon’s Wednesday challenge.  Using the coffee and tea card kit from last year i put this sweet card together.   The COFFEE sentiment is taken from a full sentiment i used on the inside.  I just inked up the word COFFEE for the front. 


IMG_9533 (636x774)sob, sob, Crying face it’s turning into autumn.  i miss summer already and it’s not even gone.  but it’s been quite cool here in northern wisconsin in the mornings and it’s been raining a lot which keeps it cool.  leaves are turning and some are falling and i’m never ready for it.

Simon’s Monday challenge to create an Autumn card reinforces the reality.  I used Gina K Designs stamps with Altenew inks.  I made my pumpkin into a wobbly squash to give a little interaction for my 90 year old mom.  She loves the simple interactive cards.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

and R is for Rabbit or Robins

IMG_9529 (624x799)Thankfully at ABC Christmas Challenge blog they gave us a choice.  I dunno, but i never heard of a Christmas rabbit.  Well, i never heard of a Christmas Robin either but i went ahead and made them.  I now have 37 Christmas cards made ahead.  I decided this year to double up every time i made a card.  I forgot a couple of times but for the most part that has served me pretty well this year.

Q is for Quote

IMG_9528 (753x590)Q is for quote in the 2nd part of the ABC Christmas challenge.  I love this retired candle set from Sweet N Sassy and lucky me, it has a die to go with it.  The quote is direct from the scripture.  Figured i could only go right with that one.  Thanks for the challenge.

Background is an embossed die from Spellbinders.  Ran it through my cuttlebug with an embossing mat.  copic colored

P is for Plain

IMG_9527 (713x800)Playing catch up with ABC Christmas challenge.  This is the current challenge and i need to go back and pick up the N and O.  I haven’t entered very many this year but I have played along.  Mostly because I am playing along after the challenges close. 

Simple white embossing on teal cardstock and popped a ribbon on. 

Thanks for stopping by, as always.  Here’s to more stamping time for all of us. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Monday is back to school

IMG_9520 (800x599)The best thing about going back to school for our children was always the friends they made and seeing the ones they had missed during the summer. 

For this challenge from SSS creation  i used the Best Blender Brushes in the world from PIcket Fence studios.  The color was so easy to apply even to the tiniest areas because the brushes come in so many sizes. 

I’ve been noticing shadow dies popping up as an on trend focus.  I made my own with this large FRIEND die from MFT.  I embossed the die onto some dark brown card stock and then cut it out.  I then die cut it the regular way in my big shot and laid it on top and wow, perfect fit.  I was so happy with my experiment.  Thanks for stopping by.