Tuesday, June 30, 2020

HB with stars TMS 561

Today I simple card using several Spellbinder dies for a masculine birthday card. I just never seen to have enough of them around. Be prepared next week is a big celebration at Tuesday Morning Sketches and there will be LOTS of prizes!



Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Sentiment:  Computer generated
Spellbinders:  Stars; Pennant

Challenges
The Male Room - Ch. 139 Use Die cuts
Crafting Happiness - Ch. 55 Anything Goes
Inkspirational - Ch. 216 Sketch
Dream Valley - Ch. 228 All Occasions



Sunday, June 28, 2020

Foil Ornament

I had to make another foil Christmas card and I am just having so much fun with this new toy. Especially when I don't have much time to sit and color these days. For this card I pulled out some gold ribbon that I re-cycled which matched perfectly. Also did some die cutting.  I flipped the sketch.



Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections; Core-dinations
Foil:  Spellbinders Starburst
Spellbinders: Renaissance Jubilee
Ribbon:  Michael's
Bling:  Mark Richard's

Challenges
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Ch. 184
CHNC - Ch. 496 Anything Christmas with optional snowflakes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 444 -445 Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Decorations
Christmas Card Throwdown - June Upcycle/Recycle (gold ribbon)
Merry Little Christmas - Ch. 23 Anything Christmas
Dream Valley - Ch. 228 All Occasions
the Holly and the Ivy - Ch. 74 Anything Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday - Ch. 277 All about occasions
Fezziwigs Festive Frolic - Photo Inspiration

Sparkle

I wanted to post a card for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge since my dear friend Kathie makes such wonderful sketches and I just love them. I made two Christmas cards. Both of them using my foil machine. The first with a snowflake design and lots of bling.



Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations: Recollections
Foil:  Spellbinder
Foil Die: Spellbinders; My Favorite Things
Die:  My Favorite Things
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Circles
Punch:  EK Success
Bling:  Michael's

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 496 Anything Christmas with optional snowflakes
12 Months of Christmas Link Up - Ch. 66 Anything Christmas with optional Gingham
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 444-445 Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas - Ch. 23 Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Ch. 228 All Occasions
the Holly and the Ivy - Ch. 74 Anything Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday - Ch. 277 All about occasions
Christmas Card Throwdown - June cluster embellshiments (bling)

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Sad people like the rain...

Today there is a New Release at Catch the Bug called Skelekinz aint no sunshine.  I have a computer generated sentiment. I added some flowers and sequins. I have some family going through some rough times so this will be perfect. I think that we all go through rough times in life and need support of others.  And we have been having a LOT of rain these past few days.




Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Skelekinz Aint no Sunshine
Sentiment:  Computer generated
Die:  Tutti
Sequins:  Stash
Flowers:  Recollections
Flourish:  Sizzix
Ink:  Distress Oxide - Broken China
Stencil:  My Favorite Things

Challenges
Do-Al(1) Kreatives - Ch. 42 Black, white and one other color
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 444 - 445 Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 169 Anything Goes
the Creative Crafters - Ch. 29 Anything Goes

Flat out

Well my work has just been busy and life has gotten crazy. So I have nothing wrong, just not much time to craft or post. The other thing is that I have had a life of not sleeping much during the week so that I could stay up late or early into the morning with only getting a couple hours of sleep. And then trying to catch up on the weekends. My Mother, kids and doctor are after me that this is not healthy! And as a nurse I know that it is true. I just have looked at it as I have always behaved my entire life and now was my time to be "naughty" and do what I wanted. However, my doctor is threatening me that I am setting myself up for a heart attack. So.....I have been trying, and it's difficult to get more sleep. Since my husband passed away, my finance broke up with me, my cat and I have our own schedule. So working nights for years has allowed me to get away with little to no sleep, but I do have to take care of myself so I can enjoy my grandpups and children.
Here is a card using a stamp and sentiment from Judith and Heather. And I actually made a CAS card which is a big accomplishment for me.


Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Stamps by Judith & Heather Flat Chicken  & sentiment
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black

Challenges
AAA - CAS Challenge - Ch. 168 One corner stamping with optional masking
Krafty Chicks - Ch. 512 CAS
little red wagon - Ch. 554 Animal Antics
Crafty Animals - Ch. 39
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 39
Alphabet Challenge - F Flora or Fauna

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Sexy I just love you

This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches 559 I have 3 different samples using the same Show Ponies Hot Glimmer Plates.  For one I used a sentiment Sexy from the Hey Beautiful Glimmer Hot Foil Plate.  And for the other two I heat embossed a sentiment from a PI stamp set from My Favorite Things.  There is washi tape on two of them and just some scraps on the one of designer paper.







Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Spellbinders Show Ponies Hot Glimmer Plates
Spellbinder: Tourquise Foil
Sentiment:  My Favorite Things PI
VersaMark
Embossing Powder:  Hampton Art
Washi Tape:  Recollections
Twine:  Divine Twine
Bling:  Mark Richards


Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Spellbinders Show Ponies Hot Glimmer Plates
Sentiment:  My Favorite Things PI
Spellbinder: Silver Foil
VersaMark
Embossing Powder:  Hampton Art
Washi Tape:  Recollections
Twine:  Pebbles
Bling:  Recollections


Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Gliter Cardstock:  Recollections
Spellbinder: Tourquise Foil
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Spellbinders Show Ponies Hot Glimmer Plates
Sentiment:  My Favorite Things PI
Bling:  Recollections

Challenges
Crafty Animals - Ch. 39
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 253 Anything Goes with a sentiment
Allsorts - Wk 576 Embossing Dry or wet
Creatalicious - Ch. 189 Anything Goes with no designer paper
International Art & Soul - Ch. 85 Under the Sea

Monday, June 15, 2020

Embossed tulips you are in my thoughts

Today I made a card with blending distress oxide inks for the background then I heat embossed Early Tulip Bouquet from Picket Fences Studio in white and the sentiment in a dark purple.  I added some white butterflies and then distressed the edge with ink. I have been playing with my inks and having fun.
Welcome to my new followers. Just and update and thank you for your prayers, Jessica, my cousin is home from the hospital and will be recovering at her parent's home. I believe that prayers help so much more than we can ever know. Hugs.


Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Picket Fences Studio - Early Tulip Bouquet (see above for direct link)
VersaMark
Embossing Powder:  Hampton Arts; Stampendous
Inks: Distress Oxides - Picked Raspberry; Peacock Feathers; Wilted Violet
Punch:  Martha Stewart

Challenges
Allsorts - Wk 576 Embossing wet or dry
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 354 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Ch. 227 Summer Colors
Crafty Friends - Ch. 137 Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Ch. 133 Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - June Flowers
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 442- 443 Anything Goes