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

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


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

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
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous
Dies:  Paper Rose & Cottage Cutz

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

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

Friday, July 24, 2020

CIJ Day 7 at CTB Knobby Knees Christmas Sack

Today is the last day, day 7 of the Christmas in July at Catch the Bug and the theme is a Friday Freebie with a Color Challenge. You don't have the Friday Freebie.  For my card, I used a sentiment from TLC, Create.  This is emotional since this is my Design Team post. Due to all the demands with working full time as a nurse it has been difficult to meet the requirements of all that's required for the DTs.  I have met so many wonderful people and have gained such inspiration along the way.
And the inspiration for the design for my card, came from a card that Julie made back last August after she returned from having surgery and she was so excited to return. So it's just the opposite of what I am doing, but it was also a watermelon photo.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Knobby Knees Christmas Sack
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Christmas Things
Pom:  Creativity
Ribbon:  Michael's
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Prisma pencils
Enamel Dots: Paper Studio

Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 448 - 449 Anything Goes
CHNC - Ch. 499 Anything Christmas with optional die cut or punch
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 644 Christmas in July
Crafty Calendar - July Add a ribbon

Thursday, July 23, 2020

CIJ Day 6 at CTB Stella Dear Santa note

Today it's Day 6 of the Catch the Bug Christmas in July celebration and the theme is to use an Old but Goodie image with the photo. For my center step card I used Stella Dear Santa Note.  I also put a banner with bling over the image and a charm in the corner. The patterned paper and two corners have poinsettias.
For Julie's card I chose a card from back in 2015 when she had a similar layout using sassy Gus.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey; Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Stella Dear Santa note (see above for direct link)
Divine twine
Bling:  Michael's
Banner:  Verve
Poinsettia:  Hobby Lobby
Sakura jelly glitter pen

CHNC - Ch. 499 Anything Christmas with optional use die cut or punch
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 448 - 449 Anything Goes
Allsorts - Wk 581 & 582 Flowers all over
ABC Christmas - O for Over the top

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

CIJ Day 5 at CTB Gus Christmas I tried

Today it's Day 5 of the Christmas in July celebration at Catch the Bug and the theme for today is to make us laugh. For my card I used the image, Gus I tried Christmas List.  I feel that is my list too, lol. I added Glossy Accents to his glasses and Sakura Jelly Glitter Pen to the ornaments.  Gus doesn't look too sorry that he downed a few beers, it must be his weekend binge which is like a lot of people who I know around here. Good thing he has those reindeer. I actually did a CAS card even though I just had to put a strip of patterned paper....too much white freaks me out, lol.  Welcome to A. Rose my new follower who I have seen on both my design teams and she has lots of great creations.
I am showing a sample card for Julie's that she has a Santa having a summer drink to relax that she made back in 2014 which is a cutie. And she had a strip of patterned paper on the side.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Gus I tried Christmas List (see above for direct link)
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Glossy Accents

CHNC - Ch. 499 Anything Christmas with optional die cuts or punches
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 448 - 449 Anything Goes
Christmas Card Throwdown - July theme Santa
CRAFT - Ch. 564 Christmas Humor
Sweet Stampin' - CAS
Krafty Chicks - Ch. 516 CAS