Monday, July 31, 2017

Hellooooo

Hello there,

Another long absence on the blog doesn't mean I haven't been creating. I have done quite a few cards in the last couple of months, but did them in the wee hours and just couldn't find time to post them. This working for a living, sometimes gets in the way of things we want to do. Anyhoo, I did want to share this sweet "Hello" card that I have turned into a thank you card as a way of easing back into things. I absolutely love this adorable owl from Pink and Main "Owl Nerds" stamp set.


I colored him with copic markers and used the MFT chunky herringbone stencil to ink up the background. I used a paper smooches hello die that I layered up 3 times to give it some dimension and to draw the eye in.


I used a little clear shimmer on his beak and feet to add some sparkle with those sweet little gems.


The inside greeting is from a Stamps of Life "Thanks for two years" club stamp set.


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Sunday, February 12, 2017

A Million Thanks!

Hello everyone,

I finally had a chance to order and try out one of the Birch Press layering die sets. Oh Em Gee I totally love these! They cut beautifully and layer so perfectly. I have a feeling I will be making some sets of cards with these and will be trying different color combos. The main supplies are listed below, but I wanted to add that all cardstock is from MFT and adorable cat image was colored with copics on the blush colored cardstock.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS - Pets Challenge

Have a super crafty day,










More Sympathy Cards

Hello everyone,

The last 6 months have been overly crazy and busy in my already too busy world. I made 10 sympathy cards in the fall when I found a design I liked (Thanks Lou Lou!) and went crazy making backgrounds. I decided to turn them all into sympathy or "prayers" cards as I thought that could cover a few occasions. As it turns out I have used every one of those cards. The staff at my school have lost many loved ones this fall and that continues on into January. I am not sure I have ever made this many bereavement cards, but here I am adding to my stash again as two more colleagues have lost loved ones. Perhaps I am getting older and that is just the point I am at in my life as I also lost my Baba this fall. She was the first of this domino effect. Anyhoo, my card design is simple and I am following two of my favourite previous designs that I have not ever posted on my blog. Of course I am using one of my most used stamp set and matching die from Hero Arts (was originally a Stamptember set with Simon Says Stamp) called Prayers. I used distress inks and an MFT background stamp called Garden Flourish and some embellishments from Pretty Pink Posh. The silver cardstock is also from MFT as is the one set of rectangle frame dies. The other set of dies is from Simon Says Stamp and is one of my most utilized dies sets. ** Sorry about the photos . . . winter photography and poor lighting.





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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Speedy Recovery

Hello again,

I am just cleaning up my desk top and saw these photos that I meant to post a couple of weeks ago. This is a get well card for a dear colleague who had surgery. Decided to do a tri-fold card so that the staff had lots of place to sign. Love this little turtle and those adorable bandaids from the Lawn Fawn set On the Mend. I have had this set for awhile and haven't had time to ink it up. This was such a fun card to make and the recipient was thrilled.


Hard to get a good picture with the added shine and sparkle, but I hope you can see it in the above view.

Open one side . . . 

Fully open!
Close up of that cute and sparkly turtle.
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Wheelie Birthday

Hello Blogland,

I am popping in with a super quick post. I can't seem to find time to make many things these days, let alone get them posted. The following is a card for my dad's birthday tomorrow. I got out my copics and colored my heart out. The stamp is one I hadn't inked up yet from AI (Art Impressions). Love the action wobbler . . . if you haven't tried these yet . . . so fun! I added some Lawn Fawn Balloon Die Cuts and some mini silver star confetti to finish the front. (Of course the balloons have Spectrum Noir shimmer, coated with glossy accents)

Of course I had to add a matching envelope!
Inside of card
Close up of that yummy dimension
Check out the wobble in the clip below:


I added some Lawn Fawn balloon dies and a Simon Says Stamp birthday greeting to the inside to finish it off.

I have added this to instagram to participate in Kathy Racoosin's current 30 day coloring challenge. This was for day 12. If you have never been to her blog, click on her name above to visit. She is uber talented.

I have also added this into the Stampin' Royalty Masculine Challenge - SR#353

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Cheers!