Monday, May 25, 2015

Birthday Flip-It

Hello everybody! How's your Memorial Day Weekend? I hope it was fun and eventful. For me it was quiet but I was very happy to spend some time at the pool, relaxing by the water.

Today's card is another Flip-It design. I belong to the Stamps of Life Card Club, and the paper and elements used for this card were included in one of the kits. I love the dots and stars in the bright colors! The arrows were stickers I used to point to the sentiment. The birthday sentiments were from a Happy Birthday stamp set by Sizzix, also sold at Stamps of Life. After several tries, these were the ones that fit the best in the flip-it part of the card.

The Happy Birthday on the front was actually in a word bubble, but I wiped that part off and just inked the words. That was the only way I could get it to fit, and it worked!

I hope you'all had a wonderful long weekend. Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~


Monday, May 18, 2015

Panda!

Hello! How's everybody doing? I hope you're having a wonderful day and am able to enjoy some nice sunshine.

I recently discovered The Ton Couture Clear Stamps, and wow are they awesome! After looking through all their fun stamps, I just HAD to purchase a few. Take a look at the link--I promise you'll find something you like!

This card uses one of those stamp sets, called Panda Can't Even. I LOVE those Pandas! Aren't they cute?

I have a friend who is recovering from a total knee replacement and thought she could use some cheering up. While not exactly a Get Well card, it should at least bring a smile to her face. In case you can't read the sentiment, it says "sending you hugs & happy thoughts." Hope she likes it!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Gelatos

Hello everybody! How's your day coming along?

I've been taking an Spring Gelatos Workshop with Jeri Parks and have been so excited to show you this card. Although we only created this one card for the entire class, the short study was worth it. I've not worked with Gelatos before, although I had a set waiting to be explored. Fortunately, it was the same set that Ms. Parks used for our card!

I stamped the Dictionary image from SU! onto white cardstock. Using my fingers, I spread yellow and red Gelatos throughout the page to color. Then, with a MS punch, I stamped two rows of delicate edging that I placed onto the Dictionary page with a row of lace ribbon down the center. The label was cut using Spellbinders Label Twenty after stamping in blue with a Just Rite Stamp called Kindness that matched the die. Again, I used Gelatos in red and yellow to color. After cutting a Spellbinders Layered Flowers piece, I layered it in the center of the label, then placed a ribbon and sentiment on top of that.

If this sounds like a lot, it was, but it was worth it in my opinion. I would've never thought to do all this for one card, so I'm glad I learned how to do it in class. This is one of those cards that keeps coming back to me as one of my favorites, and I hope to continue to play with all the new supplies it took to get it together. I hope you like it, too.

Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Regarding Dahlias

Hello everybody! How's your day coming along? Things have finally settled down at my house and I've been able to get back to crafting again. WooHoo! What fun!

Today's card uses the stamp set Regarding Dahlias from Stampin Up! They have just posted their Retired List, and this was on it. Since it's one of the sets I'd earmarked for future purchase, I figured the time was NOW to get it before they no longer offered it.

The card base is Stampin Up's Strawberry Slush, and so is the ink and twine. I like the way everything matches. I didn't have to color the flower, so this was a very easy card to make.

Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Flowers and Bees

Hello everyone! How are you today? I'm sorry it's been so long since my last post. Life has been busy! A dear friend of mine who has been staying with me had a sudden illness and I spent some time helping him. He is doing fine now, which is good news. Sometimes when my heart goes toward something or someone in a situation like that, I lose my mojo for creativity for a while. In time, however, it always comes back, thank goodness!

I saw a card similar to today's posting on the Paper Blossoms site and fell in love with it. So, combining two of my stamp sets, I gave my best attempt at CASing the card. Using a set by Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life and a Stamp TV Kit by Gina K Designs, I die cut the flowers & leaves (STV) and then stamped the bees and their hives (SOL). Finally, I die cut and layered the "hello" (also from SOL) and added it.

That's it! Once I got everything lined up that I was going to use, the card only took about 5-10 minutes to compile and finish.

Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate your visits and comments very much, and I hope to see you again real soon!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Stenciled Thanks

Hello everybody! How's your week coming along? I've been playing around with stencils and inks, and I thought I'd post this card for you.

Using a Mix-ables Stencil by My Favorite Things called Funky Florals, I taped it over the white cardstock and gently tapped the images with SU Strawberry Slush, Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed inks. Taking off the stencil was like Christmas! Voila! Suddenly I had a pretty image with lots of flowers! I added a piece of old red ribbon from my stash for the final step after adding the sentiment from Reverse Confetti.

Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thinking of You

Hello everyone! How are you today? I'm back with another card including a stamped image by Phyllis Harris at Unity Stamp Company. This one is called Present In My Heart. I just love her designs. They're so sweet, and the sentiments get right to the heart of the message.

For this card, I stamped a background using a huge stamp block by Heidi Swapp. On a separate piece of cardstock, I stamped and colored the main image using Copic markers, and then I die cut it into a circle using Spellbinders Circle Dies. The butterflies were created with a punch by Martha Stewart. All of this was layered onto blue cardstock and placed onto a white cardbase. The sentiment is from Theresa Momber's Elegant Florals 2 at Gina K Designs and says "Thought of you today...and smiled." What a lovely sentiment! This card could go to anybody, but I'm thinking of family again.

I hope you enjoyed this card today. Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~





Saturday, April 11, 2015

Sending Blessings Your Way

Hello everybody! How's your weekend? It's been a nice, relaxing day for me -- a good time to get creative!

The image for this card is one of my favorites and is created by Phyllis Harris at Unity Stamp Company. Since most of my family is far away, this stamp will come in handy for several cards. I almost tear up every time I see one of her stamp sets because they are so sweet and I miss my family so much. They really get to the heart of the message. (I purchased a couple other stamp sets of hers that you will see in future posts. All are very sweet.)

OK, enough of the that! I'm about to tear up just thinking about it.

After stamping on white cardstock, I colored the image with Copic markers and then layered it onto patterned paper by Stampin Up! Finally, I added a few die cut flowers from Impression Obsession.

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your visits and comments very much, and I hope to see you again real soon!