Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day


Today in the US we celebrate our military who served, continue to serve, and will serve in the future. Without those brave men and women who sacrificed so much, we wouldn't have the freedom we enjoy today.
We remember and honor those who gave their all for their country.

Happy Memorial Day!

Carol

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Birthday Tags


Whenever I make a card, I often make tags from the leftover snippets, because I have a neighbor who loves using tags, so I give most of them to her. I'd punched a lot of 1" squares to make cards, so I thought why not make tags with them too? Here are 2 versions where I used an Art Impressions dog image along with a SU! sentiment. The balloons were done with a MS punch, and the tags were formed with a SU! scalloped top punch. I added some navy & white twine for the finishing touch and added 2 more tags to my stash.

I'm sharing these over at the Shopping our Stash #253 which is "anything but a card."

Have a happy day and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

Friday, May 27, 2016

Washday for the Mice


The House Mouse & Friends challenge #220 is "something old, nothing new." This has to be the oldest House Mouse stamp in my collection. I rarely use it because it's a large image and doesn't have many options for adding a sentiment - but it is cute! The cardstock was in my stash and I believe it was purely pomegranate from SU! if memory serves me correctly. I added a thin strip of not quite navy to the right side just for a little interest and to stretch the image to an A2 sized card.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Gotta Go, Gotta Go.....


I've been having so much fun playing with the Tim Holt Crazy Cats lately, so I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #343 to make these cards. I colored the image with Copics, and die cut it with a stitched circle, then added a SB die-cut scalloped circle for a mat. I added 3 tiny little mice, done with dies from Gina Marie Designs, and created the background from 2 snippets of dsp in my stash. The sentiment was stamped at my friend Mary Anne's house a while ago, but I have no idea who makes it. I cut off the bottom portion of the sentiment to make it fit, but the full sentiment is on this 2nd card....



This version was done with SB square and scalloped square dies along with  lime green cardstock and swiss dots dsp snippets from my stash. Here's the sketch I used:
 


I'm also entering these over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is "anything goes."

Thanks for checking in and I hope you have yourself a fantastic day!


Carol

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Christmas in May


 It's the 25th of the month which means it's time for the May Rudolph Days Christmas card challenge. I've been trying to use up my leftover pieces of dsp, so I made this starburst design with assorted red and green papers. The gold embossed sentiment was done with a Northwoods stamp, and the circles were die cut with Gina Marie stitched circle dies. I used Poppystamps stitched holly leaves and berries dies for the sentiment circle accents.

Here's a different starburst design I came up with that uses retired SU! designer papers as well...


The Lawn Fawn stitched snowflake was done with silver mirror card as well as the Cottage Cutz die-cut sentiment.

 I made a 3rd card using more snippets...


This one is done in shades of blue/teal, using MFT stitched dies to make the background. I used a SB scalloped circle die to mat the sentiment panel and added Lawn Fawn stitched snowflakes with white and silver mini button brads.

I have 3 more added to my Christmas stash, but I still have many many more to make!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy this beautiful day!

Carol


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hi There!


Hi there! How's your day going? Hopefully it's all good :)
Today I have a cute High Hopes image that I've had in my stash for years! This duck just quacks me up :) I colored him with Copics, and sponged in a sky with some Ranger Tumbled Glass ink. The background was embossed with a Darice brick wall pattern embossing folder, while the snippet of green was done with a Stamps by Judith stick stamp. The sentiment is by MFP and the black candy dots are from SU!
I'm entering this into the following challenges...

Tuesday Throwdown #295 - for a child


Thanks for checking in today and I wish you a great day!

Carol



Sunday, May 22, 2016

Fiesta!


I found this funny stamped image in my box of doo-dads recently, so after hoarding it for several years, I decided it was time to make a card with it. I made the background with some 1"x2" snippets and placed them in a bricked pattern. The orange scalloped border was done with 2 SNSS large scalloped border dies placed side by side. The circles were done with Gina Marie stitched circle dies and the sentiment was done with die-cut alphas that were also found in my box of NBUS (never before used schtuff). The chihuahua was colored with Copics; die cut with a Gina Marie square stitched die and placed on an orange mat done with a Spellbinders scalloped square die. I hand-drew some red lines in the whites of his eyes because this little pooch has been partying! The final touch was adding some liquid applique to those tired little eyes!

I'm taking this over to the Snippets Playground #230 where the only requirement is to use your leftover snippets.

Wishing you a beautiful day - and thanks too for stopping by!

Carol

Friday, May 20, 2016

Christmas Horses


Every year I make a few Christmas cards with this Impression Obsession horse image. Maybe it has something to do with my loving horses all my life??? I stamped the image with Memento Black ink, and colored the hats, fence, and horse's manes with Copics. I used a black marker to darken their eyes and noses a little bit, then used a white sharpie to lighten the fur on the Santa hats. The sentiment is a die cut from DieVersions done with red cardstock, and the card base is dark green. I added some piercing around the edges along with one fancy corner.

I'm sharing this over at the Jingle Belles Banish the Holiday Blues challenge - which is to make a Christmas card with no blue color. Check!

Enjoy this day whatever you're doing! We have sunshine and warm temperatures in our forecast, but the rains are returning just in time for the weekend...........again :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Carol

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Anniversary Rose


I wish I could get a better picture of this card, because it doesn't show the pastel colors or the pretty glitter on the rose.  I die cut the SU! rose garden thinlet die in black, and added it to a sticky backed piece of cardstock. I added some diamond dust glitter; pressing it in with my fingers. Next I fussy cut around the edges to trim off the white, and used a q-tip to lightly dab some pink & green chalk on top of the glitter. The sparkle is so subtle and pretty, but it was really difficult to capture it in a photo. Click the photo to enlarge and you may be able to see the details a bit easier. I added some pink and green gemstones randomly along with an anniversary sentiment on a piece of mauve dsp from the DCWV wedding stack.

I'm entering this into the Cuttlebug Mania May Flowers challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Carol

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fabulous Flowers



I made this card for someone who's battling cancer. 

I used a retired SU! fabulous flowers image; stamping it 3 times and coloring with Copics. I fussy cut 3 layers and popped them up with foam tape. The greenery was cut at my friend's house, so I'm not sure who makes the dies. The  background embossing folder is Geometric Rings by Cuttlebug. I added some stickles around the white-embossed SU! sentiment for a little sparkle.

I'm sharing this with the Little Red Wagon challenge #342 which is "blooming fun." 

Thanks for stopping by and make it a fantastic day!

Carol