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Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Fall Is Coming!

Hi and welcome to my blog. I keep saying that Fall is coming because we still have summer here. I am ready for Fall and ready to make Fall cards! So here is a Fall card I made using a cat from The Cat's Pajamas, a tree from Stampendous and a saying from Serendipity Stamps.


The background was made by patting Distress inks onto a stencil, spritzing it with water and laying it on watercolor paper. I colored in the leaves and trunk of the tree using Distress inks and a watercolor pen. I found some fun cat eyes in my stash and added them to the cat.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

The Cat's Pajamas:  Tuesday Challenge #350 - Fall
Sunsational:  Fall Fun



Saturday, September 15, 2018

Rainbow Colors

Hi and welcome to my blog. I am here waiting to see what hurricane Florence is going to bring us! So far it is cloudy and windy.

I want to show you a card I made with an Impression Obsession stamp called Cover-a-Card Pine Trees . I thought this would make a good winter card since the sky looks like the aurora borealis ( which I would love to see in person some day )!



I made the sky using Color Burst powders and adding in some Color Burst liquid metallics too. Little clear rhinestones were also added to the sky.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Impression Obesession:  Rainbow Colors

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Daisy Love

Hi and welcome to my blog. I want to show you a card I made using the Penny Black Daisy Love stamp. Isn't it cute? I have three cats, so I love this stamp.


I colored the image using alcohol markers. The image was cut out using the Gina Marie Stitched Circle die. This was framed with the Spellbinders Beaded Circle die. I added white enamel dots to it. I have been playing with all the pretty foils lately and added magenta foil to strips of double sided tape. The saying came from the Penny Black Critter Party stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Anything Goes, option sketch

Monday, September 10, 2018

Shabby Chic #17

Hi and welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing another shabby chic card I made using a watercolored background that I made using a stencil. I patted Distress ink pads right onto the stencil, spritzed the stencil with water, laid the stencil down on watercolor paper and pressed firmly with my hand. I also sponged on some green colors through the stencil. The result was a lovley watercolor look with the imprint of the stencil!


I added an unbranded die birdcage to the background cutting it from glossy gold card stock. I stamped the cute bird by Magenta to the side of the cage and added the birthday saying by Our Daily Bread stamps. The frame is by Ellentina and the decorative edges were cut from the top and bottom of the Botanical Frame die by Memory Box!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a blessed day!





Friday, September 7, 2018

Lighthouse

Hi! I hope you are having a good day. I want to show you a card I made with one of the new lighthouse stamps that will be available soon at Just For Fun Stamps. This one reminds me of the lighthouse at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. We took a trip there last summer. In 1999 the lighthouse had to be moved to safer ground, 2,900 feet inland. The move was a success! Can you imagine having the job to move such a heavy and tall structure? ( 200 feet tall and 5,000 tons! )


I thought this would make a good male birthday card. I found a background in my stash where I had used the shaving cream technique. 
I stamped the lighthouse directly on the background and colored with alcohol markers. I stamped the Tiny Flying Birds at the top. I used white embossing powder and glitter on the clouds.

I hope you will join in this month's "back to school" challenge. We would love to see what you make! You could also win a gift certificate to the store.

Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Stamp It On
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Stamp On It



Saturday, September 1, 2018

Just For Fun September Challenge

Hi and welcome to my blog. I want to share the card I made for the Just For Fun Challenge. The theme for this month is back to school. School has been in session here for about two weeks. It seems that the summer went by in a blink!


I taught first and second grades many moons ago and making this card brought back a lot of memories. I had a lot of fun playing learning games with my classes.

I used several Just For Fun stamps on this card -- Apple SketchComp Book and Script Frame.

I stamped and colored the apple using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, fussy cut it and pop dotted it over the comp book. I used ruler washi tape across the script frame background and added black polymer sticker numbers to the bottom.

I hope you will join our new challenge for this month. We would love to see your wonderful creations. You might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Alcohol Ink Lift

Hi and welcome to my blog! I have been experimenting with the alcohol ink lift technique and I love the look! On this card I used Yupo paper and did the polished stone technique first using alcohol inks. I made my own "lift" ink to lift off the alcohol inks already applied. I found an old Versa Mark ink pad and spritzed it with 91% alcohol and it worked great! I took the butterfly stamp (stamp unknown) and tapped it a few times onto the ink pad and then stamped it on my alcohol background. The ink lifted off the alcohol ink colors and left the butterfly impression. I also used a stencil at the bottom of the piece and sponged the ink over it. This also lifted off the colors to leave the stencil impression.


I added a blue velvet ribbon across the card. I used the Fancy Frame Tag die from Spellbinders, cut it in half and adhered the pieces on either side of the card. Silk flowers and punched leaves were also added. I used a Stampin' Up splatter stamp on the card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

August Essentials Challenge: Alcohol Inks
ModSquad: Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

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