Saturday, September 9, 2017

Grate friends

The friends I have are so sweet.  So many are supporting me these last two years through some very difficult days our family is going through.  This cute little guy will find his way to a near-by friend that often sends me little incouraging face book posts and drops by with little gifts.  I feel so humbled by the friendship of so many.  I think this might be a Penny Black retired stamps. So fun though.  I used my crysal effects on the lemon.

Simon Says Wednesday Stamp It Challenge

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Fall’s not here

Everyone in blogland is posting Autumn this, pumpkin spice that and I’m over here in WI still trying to hang onto the summer that wasn’t.  Our hydrangea is just now starting to bloom.  My morning glories have buds but no flowers yet.  I know it’s almost mid—september, but come on….i was still hoping for a couple of sunhine days to get those flowers blooming.  Today we had sun but it was cold.  I went out for a walk and had to come home and put a sweatshirt on. 

Hydrangea it is, then for Simon’s Wednesday Stamp It Challenge.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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Working with the sketch challenge from MFT I pulled out elements from my blueprints #5 and #6.  I also dug around and found this little tag from who knows when I purchased it.  It went well with this scrap of paper i was using up.  The Viva pearl drops are gold but they look kind of green in the photo.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (sentiment stamp) Use a stamp

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water color….happy sigh

Tomorrow I am taking a free on line water color class.  Not for cards, just for scenes.  I’ve always loved the softness of  the water color look.  In anticipation of the class I had to stamp and watercolor this beautiful flower from Altenew.  That’s what I like about Altenew.  You can “faux” water color by using all the layers or you can just take one layer and do your own version of water coloring with it. 

Simon Says Monday Challenge “Stamp IT” no digis allowed.

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

it’s an addiction, sure ‘nuff

Saw a fun meme the other day that said,  I’m convinced that buying stamping/crafting supplies is a hobby all it’s own as opposed to actually USING them.   Bwhhhaaaaa!!

Yep, that’s me.  I cannot resist running into our Michaels and Hobby Lobby just to see what’s on clearance.  I find so many good bargains.  Then there’s the actual “using” them.

Here’s one I purchased the other day and came home and inked that baby up right away.  I rather like it, especially for the clearance price.   I included the little banner die which i don’t think i have used before but got it long ago from MFT.  And isn’t that stitched tag, the bomb?  Bargain there too, i went shopping when MFT had their 50% off sale. Well, I think they still have it but there’s not much left, really.

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Weddings Showers Spring and Fall 3

IMG_9144 (800x600)For this one I incorporated a bit of masking technique to add the umbrella in .  The Bridal Shower words are from the first free stamp set I got from MFT with purchase.  It was one of those invitation stamp sets and i figured i’d never use it but i have used elements from it several times, so that’s cool.   Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Weddings Showers Spring and Fall 2

Spring and fall seem to bring showers, weddings and babies.  Making cards to cover these occasions. 

Entering into Simon’s Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge  I rarely play with my Stamps by Judith but they are too cute to give away.  I created a little gifting tree with the All Seasons Tree. Spellbinders sentiment tag. MFT sentiment

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Weddings, Showers, Spring and Fall

Spring and fall seem to bring showers, weddings and babies.  Making cards to cover these occasions. 

Entering into Simon’s Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge

I used a very old Fiskars texture plate.  Yep, I still have them.  The image is something a freind mailed to me with a stack of others.  So fun.

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BluePrint 6

The blue prints from MFT can be so useful.  When I am stuck in a mode where i want to stamp but don’t have an idea what to create I go to my Blue Prints sketches.  They are always fun, they always turn out better than I thought they would and i like the change up from the same old tired design i am currently in the mode of. 

The Color challenge from MFT is always great for inspiration too.  This is the one I used.

Her wee little socks pulled in the corn flower blue.  Isn’t she so sweet?

Simon’s Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes

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