Saturday, May 20, 2017

Remember...


     Today I have a card that I made by just messing with some new paints I received in the mail this week.  They are made by Vicki Boutin, and they are yummy acrylics, with some fun names!  The colors I used are Plum Pudding and Daiquiri Ice.  I used a foam applicator to apply, and then distressed the edges with Seedless Preserves, Distress Ink.  I added a floral die, which I purchased on Ebay, and replace the negative parts of the flowers after adding accents with Copic marker.  Then more accents were added to the flowers with Stickles, for sparkle!  My background plaid is from My Favorite Things, and the sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co.  The lacy details were cut from a square paper doily, and gems were to add to the bling.

     I would like to enter this at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the theme is a bit of sparkle.

     This is turning into a super work weekend with lots of outside chores being done.  Planting, watering, and mulch are among them.  Hope you enjoy your weekend, whatever you get into!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Sunshine...



     Today I have a card that I made quite awhile ago.  I try to keep a few in my back pocket for times I am busy, and can't sit to create.  This uses a Penny Black image, which I had colored with Copic markers, on an embossing folder background.  I added stitched clouds and a big old sunshine, from Lil Inkers.  Some shimmer was added to the hearts, as well as a digital sentiment from TLC Creations.

     This time of year always reminds me of playing outside, as a child.  Seems most children can not appreciate that pleasure these days.  I just don't get it.

     Anyway, I would like to enter this in the newest challenge at Little Red Wagon #394, You Are My Sunshine.

     We are in the grips of a heat wave with this being the 3rd day in the 90's.  It is suppose to break by tomorrow, and we will be back to outside fun.  Have a great weekend, and thanks for the visit.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I Love Plaid!



     Today I have a baby card I created with some dies I bought on Ebay.  My favorite part of this are all of the dreamy colors in this MFT paper!  The train and animals were colored with Copic markers, and my little hearts have a touch of diamond Stickles.  The last car of this animal train was cut off, and put to the inside of the card.

     I found a couple of challenges that are new to me, and I would like to enter them.  The first is the House of Cards Challenge, and I chose to do the colors.


     My next challenge can be found at OLLCB #28, which is Something Beginning with B.  I think that is covered with baby boy!

Both challenges seem like great fun!  Thanks for the visit, and I hope to see you again soon.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

To All of the Beautiful Mother's!


     I wish you a day full of great memories, happy times, and plenty of pampering!  I have a card to share with you that was created for an order.  I hope that special mom enjoys it.

     For this I used a Simon Says Stamp, Dahlia die, which I borrowed from my sweet friend, Carol.  I also used a Mother's Day sentiment from Anna Griffin, and a fanciful flourish from Cheery Lynn .  The dahlia was trimmed down to form the smaller flower.  The butterfly is a Martha S. punch.  To get the variegated color shades, I hit everything lightly with watercolors and an aqua brush.  The designer paper is from DCWV, and their Latte Matstack.  The embossing is done with a houndstooth folder. My embellishments are some clear gems and some sparkly centers on the flowers.

     I will be meeting up with my DD for a fun breakfast and a bit of shopping.  That should be fun!  A Very Happy Mother's Day to all!

   

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Ahoy!


     It was creating with some sea life dies the other day, and I came up with a couple of fun cards.  I shared them on FB and was asked why I did not share them here.... good question!  So, here they are!


     My first was made with some background paper I printed off  and a ship die I bought on Ebay.  I added my seagull dies from Impression Obsession and a sentiment from Mark's Finest Paper, which has closed it's doors.


     The second card uses a mermaid and sea creature dies from Ebay.  I colored the mermaid with Copic markers, added some shimmer and details with a white gel pen.  The sentiment is from TLC Creations, and cut with a Gina Marie stitched circle die.  For the background paper, I used another one printed from my file stash.  Added some assorted sequins and called it done.

     It is a very rainy day here in PA..... with the promise of clearer skies for Mother's Day... sure hope so because I need to meet my beautiful daughter for breakfast!  Have a great Saturday!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

It's a Celebration

   
     I have really slacking on posting, but never fear, I am back!  I created this card and found out that it covers a few fun challenges.  I hope you all agree.

     First I would like to say that I adore my recent purchase of the MFT , Sow Much Cuteness stamp set.  This is only my second time inking it up, but it is adorable.  How can you not smile at piggies? My mix and match papers and tag were from a group of papers that I do not ever remember buying. LOL.. It must have come to the surface when we moved the stamp room... LOL.  No clue who makes it or how old it is.  Talk about shopping your stash.  Things are colored in Copic Markers, and I used a little twine for a bow, along with foam tape to pop things up.

     The first Challenge is the SSS Wednesday Challenge, which is "Hint of Pink".  I think that is covered with the pig.

     Second is Shopping Our Stash where we are asked to do Fussy Cutting.  That would be my butterflies.  This challenge is called Back to Basics.

     Third would be Little Red Wagon #392.  They are asking for Time to Celebrate!  This is to celebrate a birthday.

     Thanks ever so much for stopping around.  It has been very gloomy here and just down right chilly.  It is more soup weather than it feels like May!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Color Challenge


     I decided I needed to share this card I made, yesterday.  I found a "new to me" challenge at Your Next Stamp.  I decided on the color challenge #63, which includes some great colors!  They also have a great sketch, if you would like to play along!


     I am loving how this worked out!  All of the right colors!  My blue card stock is an unknown with the designer papers from Bo Bunny, and Molly & Rex.  The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co.  My die cut bike is unknown, with the flowers being Prima minis with added pearl centers.

     We had a violent storm this morning, with the promise of more to come.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, and thanks for spending a few minutes with me.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Fun Sketch


     I don't see myself as being great doing sketches.  I Think I need to improve, so I decided to play along at Tuesday Morning Sketches # 400.  Here is the sketch we are asked to use.

Here is what was used:

Papers:  Solids are Cosmo Cricket, Designer paper is Sweet Nectar from K&Co.
Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co.  kit called Ol' Bag of Fun- Leaves, wine, and sentiment
Punches:  SU! flower, and a Marvy daisy.
Ink: Hero Arts Intense Black, Copic Markers, SU! Cucumber Crush
Embellishments:  Sequins

     I do believe I will post this for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Anything Goes.

     Thanks so much for popping in for a look see.  Have a great end to your week!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Silhouettes

   
     This week we have a challenge, at Double "D" Challenges, that asks us to use silhouettes.  The card I have chosen to share, is made with all leftover scraps on my desk.  The papers are all pieces I had laying and the die cut negative is from the Gina Marie Heron die.  I even had this Thank You stamped and in a pile of leftovers. A scrap of twine and a piece of paper doily finish it off. I hope you enjoy how I used things up!

     I would also like to take this to Pixie's Snippets Playground #277 and #278 .  There you must use snippets, and I think that mission is complete!

     Thanks for stopping by.  I have a busy weekend ahead, as my kids are all coming.  I see lots of cooking, eating and playing with my DGS in my future!  Hope you have a great weekend, also.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

      Just a quick greeting from me to you!  Hope you have a wonderful Easter, and you don't get a tummy ache from too many jelly beans.  It is to be 85 degrees here with a melting chocolate advisory, LOL!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Don't Lose Hope


     Today I have a card, which I made using another of my Older Gina K. Designs stamp sets.  I have been pulling thing out and giving them some inky love!  This set is called Dream Birds, and was Illustrated by Asela Hopkins.  I also took this time to give my Ranger Oxide Inks a good workout.  Everything they say is true.  You can layer colors drying in between, and they do not get muddy!

     The card started with a white base and then a layer of Chocolate Chip card.  I created my background using Faded Jeans, Iced Spruce, and Fossilized Amber Oxides.  The bird and tree were colored with Copic markers.  I used a few SU! mini star punches and a white gel pen to add a little dimension, and finished by coating the punched stars with Diamond Stickles.

     I would like to take this card over to Addicted To Stamps Challenge #145, which is to use a stamped image and stamped sentiment.

     This will also fit in with the Crop Stop April Challenge- Link Party #27.  Suggested by a comment... thanks!

     Your visit is greatly appreciated, and I hope you will stop by again.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring-Easter!

   
     Happy Monday!  After visiting many blogs, there was one challenge that kept popping out at me.  I decided to give it a shot.  It is the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for April.  The theme is Spring-Easter.  Also, I have been trying too use things I have in my stash, and I pulled out a huge collection from My Minds Eye, which was purchased back in my scrapbook days, and used elements from that.

     I love the way the designer papers combined, and the little letters that I was able to spell spring with.  Even the ribbon is from the kit.  My little flowers are from the dollar bin at AC Moore.  My main image was cut with a Gina Marie stitched square die and layered on a sand card stock.  I hit the edges with a bit of tea dye Distress Ink and stamped my adorable hedgie stamp from Penny Black, called Hedgehog Joy.  I colored with Copics and added a background of inked bubble wrap to add texture.

      Here is hoping you enjoy what I have made.  I had real fun making it for you!