Monday, April 17, 2017
I love the way this card turned out. The "Tropical Flowers" set is one that I love to stamp many times on watercolor paper. When I have time, I can sit and try different color combinations. I always have them in my crop bag so that if I finish a project early, I still have something to keep my hands busy. Thanks for the great sketch.
This card turned out so cute! I chose the colors to go with the layout and was deciding what to put on the focal piece. I asked my husband for a suggestion-flowers, butterflies? He thought the card colors were too masculine for either of those, so I began pulling out some other stamps and when he saw this sentiment, he immediately chose that. I don't think he was too sure about a cow on a card, but when he saw the finished card he loved it!
Sunday, April 9, 2017
One of our dear neighbors are leaving for the final time and parting will be bittersweet, They have been here a long time, but his health is slipping rapidly and she doesn't feel she can care for him much longer so they have gone north to be near family. I loved all of the layers on this card and chose to keep it neutral. I water colored the butterfly and I think the neutrals really make it stand out.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
I made this card for a special friend's birthday. I love the brushed silver paper. It gives shine but in an elegant way. I live relatively close to "Sparkle n Sprinkle" here in Ruskin, and they make glitter and embossing powder. In fact, I have taken a piece of paper up there and they were able to make some embossing powder to match it. The silver embossing powder on the butterfly is called "Silver Lightening" and it has silver glitter in it. It really sparkles in the light!
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Once again, this flower was on that I had colored sometime ago. I stamped it in silver Delicata ink and colored with Zig markers and a water brush. I carried the silver theme through using the gray chevron background paper along with a silver accent tag and silver embossing on the sentiment.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
I love this sketch. I got to use my new blueprints, paper from the last month's release and do a little search to find just the right sized balloons. These came from the "Happy Pandas" set which I plan to use with some of the items from this month's release. (I had forgotten that I had them).
Sunday, March 12, 2017
I love the sketch for this week. Julee was kind enough to provide some awesome sentiments as digital files for St. Patrick's Day and I thought they fit very well with the sketch. I have lots of friends who get these cards so I always appreciate new ideas. I chose the colors of the Ireland flag for this one!
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
This card took quite awhile to come together. I was blessed to be at a card making retreat last week with some very talented ladies 7 of us taught a class and new techniques were learned. I had stamped these flowers some time ago and never got them colored. I took the opportunity to do so and was able to pull this together. I am loving the way it turned out and the vibrant colors. I stamped with silver Delicata ink and it really gives a nice shine in the light.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
These colors really lend themselves well to the multiple stamped images. I used the sketched blooms stamp set and stamped off the green-eyed monster colored leaves so that the contrast was not so stark. I really like the dark accents. I masked off the bottom for the sentiment and accented it with a scored line. Sentiment is from the lots of hugs set.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
I was so happy to receive my band-aids. I just love using them on get well cards. When I saw this sketch, I just knew I had to use them. I chose happy colors from the tiny dots paper pad along with a sentiment from an older set. I showed it to my card group and I expect a few will be ordering the dies!
I have had this stamp set from Impression Obsession for quite a few years. I have been organizing my craft supplies and came across this set. I have Irish roots and lots of Irish friends, so I love to celebrate the holiday. This layout was just begging for this stamp set, so I was happy to oblige.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
It seems like forever since I have posted here. I couldn't let Valentine's day pass without a special card for my hubby. He loves a little glitz with his cards so I think this should fill the bill. It's hard to surprise him when he is interested in what I'm doing but I think I made it this time!
Sunday, February 5, 2017
I am still not a fan of square cards, although I'm not sure why. I do try to make a card for these sketches, though, to stretch my comfort zone. I never liked tall and skinny either but now I find that I am more comfortable with them. I loved this doily cut out with my silhouette and thought it would make a great Valentine!
Friday, February 3, 2017
I belong to a Card Club which meets weekly at a church. We take turns "teaching" how to make a card. There are some very talented ladies in this group. Whenever I take a class at a convention or other place, I save cards that I especially like and would be willing to share with this group. I was taught this card at "StampawayUSA" some time ago by Taylor from Taylored Expressions. We made the card on the right. I made the card on the left to show another color combination and colored the image with colored pencils. We used Copic Markers in Taylor's class. I hope the ladies enjoy this as much as I did.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017
I loved this sketch. I was able to use MFT Blueprints
for some of the shapes, some new Stampin' Up papers
and a greeting from Verve which I won
a number of years ago. It has lots of words
and phrases which can be combined to make
customized greetings like this one.