Saturday, August 29, 2020

Butterflies and flowers With Sympathy

Each month I try to keep up with a stash of cards for Christmas and sympathy. For this sympathy I went out of the box and made a slim line design using my new dies from Studio Katia. And I used a sentiment die cut from Creative Expressions.  Then I pulled out some punches from Tonic for the flowers and Martha Stewart for the butterflies.


Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Paper Company; Recollections
Dies:  Studio Katia; Creative Expressions (see above for direct links)
Punches:  Tonic; Martha Stewart
Pearls:  Michael's

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 454 - 455 Anything Goes
Creative Sketchy Girls - Ch. 51 Butterflies
The Sisterhood of Crafters - It's the thought that counts
JUGS - Ch. 551 Wild Card Butterflies
Watercooler Wednesday - ch. 286 All about occasions
Krafty Chicks - Ch. 522 All occasions

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Christmas Chickadees

I like to get several Christmas cards done each month so that I don't have to scramble at the end of the year. I found in my stash that I had printed a free picture quite some time ago of these beautiful Chickadees and had this evergreen scrap of paper I don't know the maker of either of them. I embossed a woodgrain background and die cut a pine cone with glitter and liquid pearl. I didn't add a sentiment since I was trying to keep it simple and peaceful.



Patterned Paper:  Unknown
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Unknown
Dies:  My Favorite Things; Lifestyle Crafts; Sizzix
Button:  My Favorite Things
Divine Twine
Liquid Pearls
Glitter:  Unknown
Embossing Folder:  Darice

Challenges
Get Creative - Ch. 94 Sketch see above
CHNC - Ch. 504 Anything Christmas with optional embossing dry or heat
Christmas Kickstart - Ch. 36 Christmas Birds
Krafty Chicks - Ch. 521 CAS
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 648 Embossing
The Paper Girls - Ch. 206 Emboss like a Boss


Saturday, August 22, 2020

Althea with fish

I bought my own birthday present of these new Lavinia stamps. And when the technician was working on my internet I was making these cards so at least I was productive. I feel my hair has gotten this long since I couldn't get a hair for so long with the Co-vid restrictions. Now for fun, I also added some purple coloring to my hair so I am having to much fun overall with ink, lol. I made one card with sequins and one without.



Cardstock:  Bazzil; Paper Company; Recollections
Stamps:  Lavinia - AltheaFish SetMarine Kelp
Ink:  VersaFine - Black
        VersaFine Clair - Green Oasis, Verdant, Paradise, Blue Belle, Fantasia
Sequins:   Pretty Pink Posh, Darice

Challenges
Lavinia World - Ch. 33
International Art & Soul - Ch. 90 Inspired by a book (Little Mermaid)
The Creative Crafters - Ch. 31 Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Mermaids and/or Sea colors
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Limes bringing smiles or Tequila

I have two cards that I made using a stamp step from Picket Fence Studios and then I used my own sentiments that I printed off on the computer. For both of these card I used my Distress Oxides to make a blended page using Squeezed Lemonade, Pine Needles and Twisted Citron. On the one card I dry embossed a piece of the cardstock. Lately I just have a taste for some zesty limes and I tend to add it to my water....along with some lemon, oranges and strawberries for a fruity flavored water.








Patterned Paper: Paper Studio; Recollection
Cardstock: Bazzil; Core-dination; Recollection
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black
         Distress Oxide - Squeezed Lemonade, Pine Needles, Twisted Citron
Spellbinders: Small and Large Circles
Enamel Dots: Paper Studio
Flowers: Prima
Embossing Folder: Sizzix

Challenges
Creative Sketchy Girls - Ch. 50
Mix it Up - Ch. 40 Anything Goes with optional Embossing
Crafting Happiness - Ch. 61 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 252-253 Anything Goes

Sunday, August 2, 2020

oops

Well I had to get this stamp set because this is exactly how I would look in a bikini and with my grandpup....need I say more. The stamp set is from Whimsy along with the die.


this is my grandpup Colt who is 1 year old

Patterned Paper:  Core-dination; Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Whimsy - Hippo fun in the sun (see above for direct link)
Die Cut:  Whimsy Oops (see above for direct link)
Flowers:  Prima
Ink:  Distress Oxide - Broken China
Stencil:  My Favorite Things
Bling:  Paper Studio
Sakura white jelly pen

Challenges
Crafty Animals - Ch. 41
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 41
the Sisterhood of Crafters - Ocean /Beach
little red wagon - Ch. 560 Give us your background
Crafty Friends Challenge - Ch. 141 Summer Colors
Your Next Stamp - Ch. 144 Summer Fun
Joy of Sets - August (Splash (paper) / Sand / Blue

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Dream higher and deeper

Well here is something totally different that I did. I finally played with my Lavinia Stamps and made a scene with VersaFine ink. I made an two easel cards and on the inside I heat embossed a Lavinia sentiment and then added some die cuts and a button to have it stamp up. I just love seahorses and this Sebastian. He's so intricate.




Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamps:  Lavinia - Sebastian (see above); SeaweedSeaweed2Sea Bubbles
Sentiment:  Lavinia Deeper than the ocean
Ink:  VersaFine - Black
        VersaFine Clair - Green Oasis, Verdant, Paradise, Blue Belle, Fantasia
Button:  Stash
Hemptique
VersaMark
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous
Dies:  Paper Rose & Cottage Cutz

Challenges
Lavinia World - Ch. 32
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 450 - 451 Anything Goes
little red wagon - Ch. 560 Give us your backgrounds
DL Art Thankful Thursday - Ch. 264 Animals
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 172 Oceans
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Ocean / Beachy
If you give a crafter a cookie - Ch. 147

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Plaid Floral Birthday Wishes

Welcome to my new follower Darcy. I am having fun playing with my inks...especially my Distress Oxides.  For these two birthday cards that I made for co-workers for this week I used two pink shades and blended the inks and stamped an old set of Hero Art stamps that I have had in my collection for a LONG time along with a retired Verve sentiment.



Patterned Paper: Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamps:  Hero Arts Fashion Flowers
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
      Distress Oxide - Spun Sugar & Picked Raspberry
Ribbon:  Stash

Challenges
AAA CAS - Ch. 170 Use maxi white space with optional flowers
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 360 Flora or Fauna
Krafty Chicks - Ch. 517 All Occasions
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 171 Birthday