Sunday, June 25, 2017

Strawberries and Cream

I have been busy doing some cleaning of my house and trying to go through my kids rooms since they are grown and no longer live at home.  Then as it worked out we had a 3-way cell phone call tonight which was a lot of fun since my daughter is about 2 hours away and my son is in KY on a Army Reserve training and I'm in WI.  It was great to catch up with them, and I will be driving north to see my daughter, parents and brother/nephews tomorrow.  We will be celebrating my Brother's birthday.
For my card, I used the pre-colored image from Imagine That Digistamp from the Parfait Delights and the paper is from the Tooty Fruity Digi Paper Set.  I put Glossy Accent on the glass portion of the image.  This is a great summer dessert that is light and refreshing.





Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:   Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Glossy Accents
Die:  My Favorite Things - Die-Namics Double Stitched Circle

Challenges
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 197 Summer colors
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 164 Anything Goes
As You Like It - Your Favorite Fruit and why?  (Strawberries and Cream)  It is light and refreshing as a dessert
Sweet Stampin' - Lots of layers 

Friday, June 23, 2017

to my Brother

I have one brother, who on Saturday will be turning 46 years old.  He is a great Father to my two nephews and a hard-working man.  Unfortunately, he is going through a difficult time right now by going through a divorce with some complications and I feel so badly for him because he is really a nice guy who doesn't need the drama.  I have gone through a divorce previously and so I do feel his pain, and know that he has the support of the entire family behind him.  He enjoys hunting with my Father so I made this masculine card for him using a stamp from Raisin Boat and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.



Patterned Paper:  Crate
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Raisin Boat - It's a Guy Thing Again
Ink:  Distress - Tim Holtz - Black Soot
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - To my Brother
Hemptique
Bling:  Recollection

Challenges
Atlantic Heart - Sketch 217
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 199 For the Boys
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 244 Father's Day/Masculine
Allsorts - Ch. 420 Birthday Boy
Crafty Sentiments - Add a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 288 - 289 Anything Goes


Deer head - With deepest sympathy on the loss of your Brother

My Mom comes from a large family and has nine sisters so one of my Uncles had his brother pass away and I made a card for him.  It was unexpected which is difficult and he was planning to retire this fall (you hear that all too often).  So the brothers hunted together each fall so I used a Spellbinder die set to put a deer head on the card along with a great sentiment from TLC, Create.  I use this sentiment set WAY TO MUCH!




Patterned Paper:  Crate; Prima
Cardstock:  Paper Studio:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Button:  Stash
Hemptique
Spellbinders:  Small and large circle; Deer head
Bling:  Recollections

Challenges
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 199 For the Boys
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 244 Father's Day/Masculine
CRAFT - Ch. 421 Animals
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 288 - 289 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 164 Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Doggone Cute

I stayed up late today (which I have been trying not to do lately), but I really wanted to make this card using this image from the Paper Shelter and the sentiment is from TLC, Create.  My daughter is moving the 1st of the month so she is getting a new pup on the 3rd, Gus.  She wanted him last year when she graduated, but decided to wait until she got through the first year of teaching.  So....she has put a deposit on the little guy.  She has such allergies so she got a Teddy Bear which is hypoallergenic.





Patterned Paper:  Prima
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Paper Shelter - A Classy Stroll
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Doggone Cute
Spellbinder:  Large Circle
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon:  Hobby Lobby; Michael's
Tim Holtz Distress Tool

Challenges
Paper Shelter - Ch. 298 Tie a Bow
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 127 Vintage
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 198 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 182 BINGO ( Pattern Paper, 3 D Item, Ribbon)


You're the butter to my popcorn!

I have a simple card that is using a fun image and sentiment from the Girls Night In at Imagine That Digistamp.  And who doesn't love movie popcorn???



Patterned Paper:  Core-dination; Recollection
Cardstock: Recollection
Stamp & sentiment:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)

Challenges
Try Stampin' on Tuesday - Ch. 326
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 164
Crafty Catz - Ch. 375 Spots and stripes
Brown Sugar - Ch. 255 Anything Goes


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Odd dog with present

Here is a card that I made using the Lili of the Valley digi stamp called Odd dog Just for You and I used the colors for this weeks Color Throwdown.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.





Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock:  Recollections
Cardbase:  Paper Studio
Stamp:  Lili of the Valley (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles
Pearls:  Recollections
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Pop dots

Challenges
Crafty Catz - Ch. 375 Spots and Stripes
Sparkles Monthly - Ch. 93 Embossing Heat or Dry
Cutie Pie - Ch. 112 All Creatures Great and Small
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 286- 287 Anything Goes

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Cool popsicle

I like this color combination that is part of The Challenge and I really liked the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches so I found a way to combine them.  I got a new stamp/die set from Sunny Studio called Perfect Popsicles which I thought would be perfect with this combination.  This is a CAS card for me.




Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp/Die:  Sunny Studio (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Small and Large Circles
Ink:  Memento - Rose Bud
        Distress - Tim Holtz - Black Soot
        Distress - Tim Holtz - Antique Linen

Challenges
Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch 292
Always Playing with Paper - The Challenge #87
Sweet Stampin' - Creations for Children
Crafty Catz - Ch. 375 Anything Goes with spots and stripes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 163 Anything Goes

We're MERMAID for each other

I just love this stamp set from My Favorite Things called Mermazing.  I made a shaker card using this weeks sketch from MFT.  I put the sentiment on velum and slightly adjusted to make it look like it is in water.  I had fun with this card.





Patterned Paper:  Heidi Swapp
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Velum:  Paper Studio
Stamp:  My Favorite Things - Mermazing (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Distress Tim Holtz - Black Soot
Washi Tape - Target
Score-Tape
Acetate
Die:  Die-Namics:  Double Stitched Circle
Spellbinder:  Banner
Sequins:  Plush Posh

Challenges
My Favorite Things - Sketch MFTWSC337
My Favorite Things - June 14 Camp Create Day 3 Shakers
Crafty Sentiments - Summer Challenge
4CC - Ch. 355 Summer Fun Activities
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 286- 287 Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes Use your imagination
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 333 Anything Goes

Mojo 500 Thank you

I can't believe that the Mojo Monday sketch challenge is coming to an end, I think this is one of the first challenges that I did when I started my blog.  Being that I am a Mother, I can understand that family comes first.  Now my children are grown and out of the house so there are many times that I wish I was home when they were younger, but we can't turn back the clock.  I'm just glad that I have two wonderful children and they are a big part of my life.
For this card, I used a stamp, a real stamp and ink from Hampton Art.  I dry embossed two of the papers.




Patterned Paper:  Heidi Swapp; Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Hampton Art
Ink:  Memento - Rose Bud
        Distress - Black Soot
Embossing Folders:  Cuttlebug
Ribbon:  Michael's
Bling:  Michael's

Challenges
Mojo Monday - Sketch 500
The Card Concept - Ch. 75 (Clean and Layered)
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 163 Anything Goes
Sparkle Monthly - Ch. 93 Embossing Heat or Dry
Alphabet Challenge - G for Give Thanks
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 182 Bingo & Sentiment (Patterned Paper, 3D item, ribbon)

Friday, June 16, 2017

You've been in my thoughts Angel with kitty

I have a friend who had to put her cat down and this is a difficult thing for all of us when our pets leave paw prints on our hearts.  So I made this card for her using a Mo Manning image called Angel with Kitten.  I outlined the wings with Sakura jelly glitter pen, and the purple cardstock is embossed with little flowers.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create and it is distressed with ink.




My friend's cat Ivy

Patterned Paper:  Prima
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manny - Angel with Kitten (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  You've been in my thoughts
Ink:  Memento - Tuexedo Black
        Distress Tim Holtz - Old Paper
Flowers:  Recollections
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Bling:  Recollections
Embossing Folder:  We Are Memory Keepers
Spellbinder:  Pennant

Challenges
Mo Manning - Facebook Challenge
Dream Valley - Ch. 158 Square Cards Only
Paper Shelter - Ch. 298 Tie a Bow
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 355 Vintage
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 198 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 286 - 287 Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly - Ch. 93 Embossing Heat or Dry
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 182 BINGO & Sentiment ( Patterned Paper, Embossing, Die cut)
(Ribbon, Digi, Die Cut) (Patterned Paper, 3D item, ribbon)

Be the reason someone SMILES today

Here is an adorable image from Gerda Steiner that is the stamp on the month called Hello Friend Turtle.  I went with a monochrome green card.  I used a wonderful sentiment from TLC.  I like to have a sense of humor and have used it frequently in my nursing career.  Sometimes things are so uncomfortable, but it is easier to laugh about it when you rather scream or cry.  Sometimes it is also a good distraction when people are anxious or in pain and you have to wait for medications or treatments to work.  Sometimes you just need to listen to people and acknowledge them and give them a reason to smile and keep going.  Well enough philosophy today....here is my card.




backside

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner - Hello Friend Turtle
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Be the reason
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles
My Favorite Things:  Double Stitched Circle

Challenges
Gerda Steiner - June's Challenge
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 286-287 Anything Goes
Allsorts - Wk 419 Use at least 2 dies
Sweet Stampin' - Monochrome
Cutie Pie - Ch. 112 All Creatures Great and Small
Penny's Paper Crafty -  Ch. 333 Anything Goes

Christmas Wishes from the Heart

Here is a Christmas card that I made using an image from Imagine That Digistamp Jenn's Lantern.  I need to catch up on getting some Christmas cards made.  For this one, I used non-traditional colors.  I also put Liquid Applique on the hat and boots.






Patterned Paper:  Fancy Pants
Cardstock:  Recollection; Core-dination
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  Stampadendous
Ink:  Distress - Tim Holtz - Peacock Feather
Punch:  EK Success
Sequins:  Stash
Sakura jelly glitter pen
Liquid applique

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Ch. 467
CHNC - Ch. 337 Christmas optional non-traditional Christmas colors
ABC Christmas - M more than 1 (sequins, snowflakes, squares)
Winter Wonderland - Add snowflakes


Monday, June 12, 2017

Bonus Dad

Here is the card that I made for my Dad for Father's Day using a stamp from Unity called Bonus Dad.  I inked it with Tim Holtz Distress inks and then blotted several inks around the image and smeared some water on the green and blue.
My Dad has been helping me with projects around my home, but he hasn't been around for awhile due to somethings that he has needed to do at his area.  Now, this past week we have had it in the 90s and I went to turn my air conditioning on and it would run, but I didn't have any cold air.  So I finally had someone come out today.  Just to find out that the 220 volt electricity had been turned off which I'm sure happened when the guys were doing some work for me since my Dad put new light fixtures to my garage and office.  So oops after the cats and I have been suffering for days and it cost me a visit today, argh.  I still love DADDY!




Patterned Paper:  Simple Stories:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Unity - Bonus Dad
Ink:  Distress - Tim Holtz - Walnut Stain, Chipped Sapphire, Evergreen Bough
Spellbinder:  Large Circle
My Favorite Things:  Die-Namics - Double stitched circle
Divine Twine
Bling:  Recollection

Challenges
Dream Valley - Ch. 158 Square Cards Only
International Art & Soul - Ch. 10 For Men
QKR - Ch. 247 For the Guys
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 354 Marvelous Men
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 481 Boys/Men
Crafty Calendar - June Boys will be Boys


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Buon compleanno Tesoro

Happy Birthday Sweetheart
This is in Italian which was a request that I had made for Paulette at TLC, Create and she had it in the last send in the monthly club.  I used papers from Sweet Shoppe from the Italy collection..




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Italy
Cardstock:  Core-dinations:  Recollections
Sentiment:  Buon compleanno Tesoro, Happy Birthday Sweetheart
Bling:  Recollection

Challenges
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 162 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 286 - 287 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 332 Anything Goes