Tuesday, June 27, 2017

fun in the HOT HOT SUN

Well we haven't had it hot instead we keep having rain.  Actually they are saying that we are to get 2-4 inches of rain in the next 3 days so there is fear of flooding.  I don't consider it a DIY craft project to make sand bags, but it may come to that.  I usually don't have water problems, but it doesn't matter when it comes to rain like this if the rain spouts can't keep up it need to go somewhere.  The one issue that I am running into is that I have quite a few trees and dark areas, and now I'm running into mosquitoes, so when I went for a quick walk this evening they were out in swarms.
For my card, I used an image from Imagine That Digistamp called Beach Girl Framed and I colored her with copics and cut her out of the frame and put her on my background that I made using a stamp set from Stampendous and inks from Distress-Tim Holtz.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.  I added some water to the ink to give it that look.  Then I added Glossy Accents to the sunglasses.





Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
             Stampendous
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - fun in the hot hot sun
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Glossy Accents
Ink:  Distress - Tim Holtz - Salty Ocean & Frayed Burlap
Water 

Challenges
A Gem of Challenge - Ch. 197 Summer Colors
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 165 Anything Goes
Crazy for Challenges - C4C391 Some form of water on your card
JUGS - Ch. 399 Photo Week
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 93 Summer
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 483 Seaside/Beach
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 288 - 289 Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 90 No patterned paper

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