Thursday, February 29, 2024

Here's another birthday card

 Greetings friends, and welcome!
I'm still working on replenishing my
stash of birthday cards. Here's one
I just created:


I went a little more dramatic and used black cardstock with this
cool faux holographic paper. I had this image already colored,
just waiting to be used. Today was the day!


Here's the finished inside, using another
sentiment from the set:


These gnomes are just so cute!
Thanks for visiting, and happy Leap Day!



I'd like to enter this at My Favorite Things WSC #687



Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Happy Birthday to my Favorite Gnomie (and dies)
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Honey Bee Stamps freebie paper
CS: Spectrum Noir; Cardstock Warehouse; scraps
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MFT - Stitched Oval Frames dies, banner from Blueprints 27, Open Simply Scallops Trio border die; Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots EF; MISTI
Adhesives: SA - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM




Sunday, February 25, 2024

I moose wish you a Happy Birthday!

 Hello crafty friends and welcome!
I'm back with a cute card that features
this adorable moose:


Squeeee! Just look at how cute he is!!!


He's colored with Spectrum Noir markers, and I used cardstock and some
green/blue papers from an older paper collection to die cut the
grass and one of the trees.
A simple sentiment on the inside finishes my card.


Thank you for stopping by and visiting! I hope you have
a great rest of your day.


I'd like to enter this at Freshly Made Sketches #624



Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches/Queen & Co. - Forest Family; Paper Smooches - Digits
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
DP: American Crafts - Color Crush
CS: Spectrum Noir; Thunderbolt; Bazzill
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Paper Smooches - Forest Family & Forest dies; Lawn Fawn - Grass Border die; MISTI
Adhesives: SA - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares





Friday, February 9, 2024

Flowery heart birthday card

 Hello and happy Friday to you!
I have a card to share today.
I caved and created something with
a heart on it.
I do not do Valentine's Day, so
this is a birthday card.


When I cut the heart out at first, it didn't cut all the
way through the cardstock, so I cut it again using a shim.
I used a few Distress Oxides to color the heart, then
glued it to the first heart. (I didn't want to waste it!)
Some paper scraps, rhinestones and a die cut sentiment
finish the front.


I really need to use this heart die more. It's fun to blend
colors on it, and I can see so many color combos to try. 😊
That's it for now. Thanks for visiting, and I hope 
that you have a great day!



I'd like to enter this at:





Supplies:
Stamps: Honey Bee Stamps - Inside Birthday Sentiments
Ink: Ranger DOX - Seedless Preserves, Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry; Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Lawn Fawn - Perfectly Plaid; Core-Dinations - Light pink large dot
CS: Taylored Expressions; Neenah
Accessories: Simon Says Stamp - Heart of Roses die; Colorbok & Momenta rhinestones; MISTI
Adhesives: SA - tape runner, 3d foam squares; Ranger - MMM




Sunday, February 4, 2024

It's time to shell-ebrate!

 Hi there! I'm back with another post today. 😊
There's been some really great card sketches
in blogland recently, and I wanted to 
play along with some of them.
Here's a tropical inspired card:


I adore this seashell image and had to color it up again. I used kraft ink
to blend over the nautilus stencil on the back panel, and a blue tone on 
tone wave stencil on the smaller panel. 
All it needed were a few pearls to complete.


Here's the finished inside:


Well, the fur baby is letting me know he wants a walk, so I shall be off.
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!



I'd like to enter this at:
Seize the Birthday - ATG (since I have a few other colors on my image, just ATG this time)






Supplies:
Stamps: Pink & Main - Floral Shells; Sunny Studio - Inside Greetings: Birthday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Teal Zeal; Gina K. - Kraft
CS: Spectrum Noir; Neenah; Taylored Expressions
Accessories: Spectrum Noir Markers; Pink & Main - Floral Shells dies, Nautilus stencil; Simon Says Stamp - Waves stencil; Kaisercraft - pearls
Adhesives: SA - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM 




Peace

 Good morning and welcome!
My goal is to make more Christmas cards throughout 
the year, so I've created this pretty one:


Very white on white, sparkly goodness.
(Although the white glittery cardstock used on the three panels
looks more gray than white. Who knew that there were sooo
many different shades of white cardstock?)


You'd think stamping the one-word sentiment would have been
a piece of cake, but no. I found out that my silver ink pad was
dried up. I stamped it in platinum ink, but it had more of a golden
tint than silver. So I stamped over it in gray ink. Much better.
Then, I was afraid it would smudge, so I stamped over it again
in versamark and clear heat embossed it.
(over thinking much?)
Another sentiment finishes the inside:


That's one more holiday card in the books. Yay!
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a relaxing day!



I'd like to enter this at:





Supplies:
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Joyful Greetings
Ink: Brilliance - Platinum Planet; Memento - Gray Flannel; Versamark
DP: Michael's & American Crafts glitter papers
CS: Neenah
Accessories: Paper Smooches - Snowflake dies; Altenew - Angled Mosaic 3D EF; WOW! - clear EP; heat gun;  Recollections - rhinestones; MISTI
Adhesives: SA - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM; Scor-tape










Saturday, February 3, 2024

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #247 W is for Winter

 

Hello and welcome back, snarky friends!
It's time for the new challenge at the
WINTER is the theme this month. However you
interpret that, let's see it!
Here's what I came up with:


I made a mini slim card this time around. I haven't used these doggies in
a while, so it was time. I did some mirror stamping with the husky to have
him facing the other way, then colored them up with 
a mix of Spectrum Noir and Copic markers.
The sentiments are computer generated.


I hope that you'll find some time this month to play along in
our Winter challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!
For more ideas do check out what my sisters have created for
your viewing pleasure!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a wonderful day!



Supplies:
Stamps: Katzelkraft - Les Chiens; Paper Smooches - Dude Block
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Spectrum Noir; Taylored Expressions; Neenah; Bazzill
Accessories: Spectrum Noir & Copic markers; Newton's Nook - Petite Snow stencil; DecoArt Media - Modeling Paste; palette knife; Taylored Expressions - Mini Slim Stacklets, Build A Scene Rolling Hills dies; computer & printer; MISTI
Adhesives: SA - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM




Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Mixed media birthday card

 Hi there crafty friends and welcome!
Today I'd like to share a very colorful card that
uses papers I created with dye inks.


The inspiration for this was this card that Amber Rain Davis created.
(Thank you, Amber!) While she used watercolors on her version, I
created a bunch of panels using Magenta Nuance powder dyes and water.
All the flower and leaf parts were die cut from these once dry.
I splattered black acrylic paint onto the card base, and once it was dry,
adhered the flowers and leaves. I heat embossed the sentiment
and used the coordinating die to cut it out.


Another sentiment finishes the inside:


I absolutely love how this turned out! So bright and colorful! 😊
That's all for today. I appreciate you visiting.
I hope that you have a wonderful day!






Supplies:
Stamps: Honey Bee Stamps - Inside Birthday Sentiments
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versamark
CS: Strathmore mixed media paper; Taylored Expressions Neenah
Accessories: Magenta Nuance powder dyes; Altenew - Jumbo Garden Picks Layering dies; WOW! - white EP; Heat gun; MISTI; DecoArt Americana - black acrylic paint
Adhesives: Ranger - MMM; SA - 3D & thin 3D foam squares, tape runner






Monday, January 29, 2024

Happy Cake Day

 Hello and welcome!
I created this cute shaker card using
the just about to end Freshly Made Sketch #620,
but I was experiencing problems with downloading pictures
from my camera to my computer. By the time my husband
was able to figure out what was wrong, (he's my IT Guy), the 
challenge ended. Grrrr! Oh well.
Anyway, here it is:




These wee gnomes are just the cutest! This little guy
is colored with Spectrum Noir markers. I haven't made a
shaker card in ages. This was a lot of fun to put together. 😊

I need to get into the habit of creating cards when the challenge
opens, and not at the last minute, like I usually do. LOL!
Anyway, thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great day!




I'd like to enter this at:
Freshly Made Sketches #620 - Opps, missed it!




Supplies:
Stamps: My Favorite Things - Happy Birthday to my Favorite Gnomie
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Pink Paislee - Birthday Bash
CS: Spectrum Noir; Taylored Expressions; Neenah
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; Sunny Studio - stitched circle dies; MFT - stitched circle frame die; STAMPlorations - Color Confetti ShakerBlends; MISTI; Grafix acetate
Adhesives: Scotch foam tape; SA - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM






Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Grab your party hat!

 Hi there. I'm back with another post
today to share this fun card:


I've had this party hat die for years, and I can't remember if I've
ever used it before. (Oh the shame!)
I cut it from that rainbow striped paper and a couple more
from white card stock, then stacked and glued them together.
I found a bit of multicolored polka dot paper from another company
that matched the colors rather well, so that was die cut
with the scalloped oval die. A simple sentiment finishes the front,
and another sentiment was added on the inside:


I'm slowly adding to my depleted birthday card stash. 😊
That's it for this post. Thanks for popping by!
Have a great day!



I'd like to enter this at AAA Birthday #57



Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Birdie Brown Greetings Galore; Honey Bee Stamps - Inside Birthday Sentiments
Ink: Taylored Expressions - Cherry Pop
DP: PhotoPlay - Tulla's Birthday Party; Doodlebug Design - Lot's O' Luck
CS: Neenah; Bazzill
Accessories: MFT - Jumbo Party Hat dies; Sunny Studio - Scalloped Oval Mat 1; MISTI
Adhesives: SA - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Ranger -MMM




Joy to you

 Hello and welcome crafty friends!
It's a foggy, rainy day here so I thought
it was a good day to craft away the day. LOL!
Here's a card I'd like to share:


This is a mix of old and new items. My 'new stuff' is the
Joy stamp and die set. I filled it in with Prismacolor pencils.
Pretty much everything else I've used is at least 5 years or more old.
That paper and the holly sticker are both from 2010!


Here's the inside:


Yay, another Christmas card in the books!
(only a gazillion more to go!)

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have better weather than I do!
Have a great day!



I'd like to enter this at:




Supplies:
Stamps: Honey Bee Stamps - Peace Love Joy, Home for the Holidays
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: Webster's Pages - Waiting for Santa
CS: Thunderbolt; Recollections
Accessories: Sunny Studio - Stitched Circle dies; Anna Griffin - Calisto Christmas stickers; Prismacolor Pencils; MISTI
Adhesives: SA - tape runner; Ranger - MMM









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