Welcome

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

Monday, July 22, 2019

Patterned Paper #14

Hello and welcome to my blog. Who doesn't like ice cream on a hot summer day? I love it anytime of the year! I have been trying to use up some of my paper scraps, so you can see that I have on this card.


I used a cloud die from Memory Box to make my ice cream scoops! The cone and saying came from the Hero Arts Color Layering Ice Cream set. The pink frame was made by using Martha Stewert's Around The Page punches.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Keep cool and have a nice day!

Challenges entered:

Friday, July 19, 2019

Dragonfly Dreams

Hello again! Today I am showing you a card I made using this beautiful Modern Dragonfly stamp from Just For Fun Stamps.


I stamped the dragonfly onto acetate and colored the back side with regular and pearl alcohol inks. The dragonfly was fussy cut and adhered to the background. The background was made by spritzing an embossing folder with water and placing it on watercolor paper. I lifted off the embossing folder and applied Color Bursts over the wet areas and let it dry. I made a banner for the saying that came from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

Please join us in this month's challenge. The theme is "At The Shoreline." You might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!




Monday, July 8, 2019

Patterened Paper #13

Welcome back to my patterned paper series! There are so many ways to use up those patterned paper scraps. I am showing a card where I made a sunburst with my papers.


I let the papers hang out from the card and then cut them off when I finished filling in all the spaces. This helped the edges be straight and even. I used the saying from a Stampendous words set and cut it out with the Gina Marie stitched circle die. I stamped one of Tim Holtz's Bird Crazy birds, colored it with a Zig marker, fussy cut it and adhered it to the card.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  #28 Critter
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge:  July 2019

Friday, July 5, 2019

Thanks

Hi, I am showing you a thank you card I made using a fun background technique and some Just For Fun stamps!


I covered an acrylic stamping block with clear tape, first taping the bottom of the block horizontally and then vertically. I stamped the block onto a multicolored stamp pad and then stamped the block onto white card stock. I love the distressed plaid look it gave.

Next I stamped the Just For Fun bicycle stamp over the background and added the saying from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet, at the top. Black  enamel dots were added for interest.

We would love to see what you create for the Just For Fun challenge that is going on this month. The theme is "At The Shoreline." You might even win a gift certificate to the store!

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

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Make Your Own Background
Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes #394 - #395


Monday, July 1, 2019

Just For Fun July Challenge

Hi and welcome to my blog! We are having a fun challenge over at Just For Fun Stamps. We hope that you will join in. The theme is "At The Shoreline."



This is the card I made that follows the challenge theme.


I used a background I had made with Distress Oxide inks and placed it behind the Spellbinders small circle cutout. The cattails from Memory Box were added inside the circle. I stamped the Blue Heron stamp beside the circle and lightly colored with alcohol inks. The saying was stamped onto the blue background. The saying is from the Sentiments 3 unmounted sheet. I used Gina Marie's stitched rectangle die for a frame and pop dotted it on white card stock. Sequins were added for sparkle.

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

Challenges entered:

2 crafty Critter Crazies:  #28 Critter
Die Cut Divas:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Make Your Own Background  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Altenew Inspiration Challenge

Hi and welcome to my blog. My card today was inspired by this wonderful picture over at Altenew.


I used the Vintage Flower Altenew stamp set and did a lot of
masking and fussy cutting to make my card. The saying is from the Altenew Build A Rose stamp set.


I used some watercolors to swipe greens and blues across the card. To make the pot I used the Spellbinders Birdcage 1 die! I altered it to make it look like a pot. A dotted swiss cuttlebug embossing folder was used in the upper corner to add interest.

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

Challenges entered:

Altenew June Challenge:  Picture Inspiration
Modsquad Challenge:  Use A Flower
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes







Monday, June 24, 2019

Patterned Paper #12

Hi and welcome to my blog. I am showing another way to use  patterned papers on my card today. I have had such fun finding many ways to use up my scrap papers!



I used three sizes of punches and punched circles for the flowers. I used a distress tool to distress the edges of each circle. Each one was layered and then I used enamel dots for the centers of the flowers. I drew stems and free cut some leaves to add to them. The saying is from Stampendous. The background was an old background where I had used some border embossing folders on it. The edges of the background were sponged using Gathered Twigs Distress ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge:  June 2019


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