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

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

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:

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)

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 


 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:

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



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!

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

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