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 stamp 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:

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: July 2019
Lavinia World Challenges:  Anything Goes
Love To Scrap:  Anything Goes

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


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

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