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, May 21, 2018

Shabby Chic #10

Hi! I am back again with another shabby chic card to show you. I found the oval in my stash made using peg stamps. I stamped the bird from Local King Rubber Stamps and added a saying. I backed the oval using an Ellentina die cut from dark pink card stock. The ribbon was dyed and little roses and pearls were added to the card.

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

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Flourish Wreath

Hi! Welcome to my blog. I hope all you mothers had a great Mother's Day. I sure did. My boys pulled all the stops! We had a great day together.

Recently I was playing with the wreath builder template using the Just For Fun  Flourish from the Stamptangle Cube. This is the card I made with it.

You can see how this wreath builder system works by looking up wreath builder on line. There are several different videos that show how to use it. I just love how this stamp works so well with it. The saying is from the Sentiments 3 unmounted sheet.

I used blue and green Oxide inks on my stamp and alternated the colors as I went around.

Remember that Just For Fun has a challenge going on. We would love for you to join in. You can see all the details here.

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

Friday, May 11, 2018

Birthday Fun

Hi and welcome to my blog! I always need birthday cards and I love making them, so I am showing you a birthday card today that I made using Just For Fun stamps. The challenge this month at Just For Fun is to use more than one stamp, so I used the Gift Cube stamp that has four different gifts on it. This gift cube stamp can be used for birthdays and Christmas!

I found the background in my stash where I had patted some Distress ink colors on the back of a stencil, spritzed the colors with water and layed it down on the watercolor paper. When the stencil was lifted the numbers had a nice soft watercolor look - great for a background! I stamped and colored the gifts, using the same Distress inks and water, fussy cut them and pop dotted them to the card. I stamped the birthday saying across the card multiple times. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet. The ribbon was dyed using Distress inks.

I hope you will join us in this month's challenge. Have a wonderfull day!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Shabby Chic #9

Hi! I hope you are having a good day. Well, it is May and on my shabby chic card today I am using a cone flower from Tim Holtz. I just love cone flowers with all their pretty colors! Aren't these gorgeous?

A new variety of echinacea!

Here is the card I made with the stamp.

All of the items on my card were things I already had in my stash. All the dies are Spellbinders dies. The butterfly is from Tim Holtz's Butterfly Frenzy die. The background and flower were colored using Twinkling H2Os. The saying is from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

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

Challenges entered:

Double D Challenge:  May Flowers/Inspiration
Stamping Sensations:  Close To Nature
The Paper Girls:  Friendship

Monday, April 30, 2018

Just For Fun Challenge

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I want to show you a card I made for this month's Just For Fun challenge. The theme is to use more than one stamp. On my card I used the Collaged Row Houses and the 2 Sided Doodle Background/Frame sm. stamps.

First I stamped the Doodle background stamp to use as a moon. I then rubbed a little Micro Glaze over it to use as a resist. Next I patted Distress Oxide ink pads on my craft mat, spritzed them with water and dragged the watercolor paper through the inks. When the ink was dry I spritzed the background with water to show splatters. The Micro Glaze resisted the inks and stayed white. 

I stamped the Houses stamp on various colors of card stock and cut them out to add to the card. The saying is from the Sentiments 3 unmounted sheet.

I hope you will join us in the challenge. We would love to see your creations and you might even win a gift certificate to the store!

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Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Garden Pots

Hi! I am sharing a card I made using the Windowsill Garden Pots stamp from Just For Fun Stamps. I am not much of a gardener, but I love flowers. I have taken to planting my annuals in pots. For me they are easier to plant this way and to keep alive!

For the background on this card I used two different green patterned papers and the top one was also embossed with an embossing folder. I stamped the image on white card stock and cut it out using the Gina Marie Stitched Oval die. I colored the pots with Spectrum Noir alcohol inks. I added Flower Soft to the flowers and used Diamond Glaze on the middle pot. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

You still have time to join this month's challenge. The theme is flowers. You might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Have a great day!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Sabby Chic #8

Hi and welcome to my blog! The saying goes, "April showers bring May flowers." Today I made my shabby chic card with lots of flowers. I really love the month of May. Here in South Carolina, May is our best "summer" month because it is warm and not so humid as later in the summer.

I found the white frame in my stash cut from a Spellbinders die. I tore several different patterned papers and adhered them behind the frame. I used a Tim Holtz die to cut out the left corner of the card and then I added some of the designs back in a few areas. The Tim Holtz bird was also in my stash and I pop dotted it to the card. I added flowers and Heartfelt Creations stamped leaves. The Happy Birthday stamp is from Stampendous.

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

Challenges entered:

Crafty Cardmakers:  Birthdays #210
Crafty Hazelnut:  Patterned Paper
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes/Real Stamp #148
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Flower Power

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