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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

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Lazy River

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I want to show you a card I made with this cute little House Mouse paddling down the Lazy River. With the summer heat this is a good way to cool off!


I found a background in my stash that I had made with Distress Oxide inks. It looks like a waterfall is behind the mouse. I stamped, colored and fussy cut the mouse and pop dotted him to the card. I used an exacto knife to cut around some of the flower petals so that I could pop them up. The frame is a Memory Box die. I added little paper flowers to the tree frame and used pink Liquid Pearls for the centers. The image was colored using alcohol markers.

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

Challenges entered:

House Mouse And Friends:  Anything Goes/ Summer Fun
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Transport It
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Travel/Vacation

Friday, June 14, 2019

The Voice Of The Sea

Hi Everyone! Today I am showing a card I made that follows the Just For Fun Stamps challenge theme for this month of using a stencil. You still have time to join in. We would love to see what you create!



I love playing with stencils. There are so many fun ways to use them. On this card I used blue and purple watercolor crayons and colored directly on the back of the stencil. I spritzed the colors with water and placed the colored side down on a piece of watercolor paper, then gently lifted it off. I stamped the saying at the bottom, then stamped the Stamptangle Seahorse on a piece of orange card stock, fussy cut it and adhered it to the card. Sequins were added for interest.

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

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Vacation
Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes #390 - #391

Monday, June 10, 2019

Patterned Paper #11

Hi Everyone! I am showing another patterend paper card today in my ongoing series. I showed a collage background card in April where I tore pieces of paper for the background. This time I used the paper scraps a little differently.

First I covered a 12 x 12 piece of card stock with my smaller scrap pieces and made a paper collage.


Next I cut this into card fronts. As you can see, I used some blue scraps as well on another 12 x 12 piece of card stock. I made 3 12 x 12 collages and believe me, I did not even make a dent in my scraps! I DO have a lot of card fronts now, though.



Here is one of the card fronts I chose to make the card below.




Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope your day will be enjoyable!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: June 2019
Time Out:  #137 Nature




Monday, June 3, 2019

Just For Fun June Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog. As a design team member for Just For Fun Stamps I am hosting this month's challenge to use a stencil! I love working with stencils because there are so many ways to use them on a project. For example you can sponge through them, use stencil pastes, stamp through them, use them with the gelli plates and so much more! I would love to see what you do with them.





I must say when I use this '57 Chevy stamp I always think of my dad. I remember the long trips we took each summer in his '56 Chevy to go visit my grandparents. We also traveled Route 66 for awhile on the way!

I made a retro background by rotating a stencil. The picture below shows the original look of the stencil.



First I sponged on Wild Honey Distress ink.



Then I turned the stencil a one quarter turn and sponged using Aged Mahogany Distress ink.


This is such a fun way to use a stencil. You never know what look you will get. I then used the Spellbinders Labels 4 die to cut out a shape from this piece.

I stamped the Open Highway background stamp and cut and colored the Route 66 sign and pop dotted it to the card.

 


I also stamped the City Skyline stamp behind the shape.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope that you will join in this challenge and let us see all the creative ways you use a stencil!

Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Addicted To Stamps:  # 175 For A Boy/Man
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Friday, May 31, 2019

Just Flyin' By

Hello! Today I am showing you a card that I made using the Fashion Warbler stamp from Just For Fun Stamps and a flower stencil. This is my favorite bird stamp. Anyone who knows me well, knows that I love birds!


For the background I used a stencil that had several flowers on it and I sponged over the stencil using purple, yellow and orange ink. I then layed other design stencils over the top of each flower and sponged with a darker color of ink to give the flowers more interest.

I stamped the bird, colored it with alcohol markers, fussy cut it and pop dotted it to the card. The saying is from the Sentiments 3 unmounted sheet.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope your day is great!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown:  Stenciling
               Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes # 388 - #389

Monday, May 20, 2019

Patterned Paper #10

Hi! I hope you are enjoying your day! I am showing another way to use up those scrap papers we all have lying around. Today I made a birthday cake using my scraps.



I used a corner rounder to round the edges of the papers. The flames on the candles were diamonds cut from the yellow patterned paper that I used for the top layer of the cake. The cat stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle was stamped, colored with alcohol markers, fussy cut and added to the card. I made a banner from blue card stock and stamped the saying from Penny Black.

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

Challenges entered:

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterened Paper Challenge:  May 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

Birthday Shaker Card

Hi and welcome to my blog. I hope you are enjoying this month of May. May is always a nice month here. After May is gets really hot and humid here in the South! Today I want to share a fun shaker card I made with Just For Fun stamps. I made this shaker card flatter in order for it to go through the mail. The sequins still move around well inside.



For the background I used Color Bursts and spritzed them with water. Next I placed sequins on the background and adhered a piece of acetate over them, just gluing around the edges. I cut the blue frame using the Gina Marie Stitched Regtangle die and adhered that over the acetate. I colored the Stamptangle Seahorse using Zig markers, fussy cut it and adhered it to the front of the card. I made a banner and stamped the saying on it and sponged some black ink around it. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

I hope that you will join in this month's challenge. The theme is -- celebrate the women in your life!

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

Challenges entered:

Love To Scrap:  #121 Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Stitches

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