Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day

I have a father's day card today for those who enjoy fishing! I found this digi image in my files with no name attached, so I don't know who created it unfortunately, but it depicts a man who enjoys being on the water lazing away the day fishing. I colored it with Copics and added some punched fish placed randomly. The panel behind the image was done with a Kaisercraft background fishing net stamp - embossed with white ep on a snippet of neutral cardstock that was sponged with Antique Linen distress ink and torn around the edges. The arrow was a die by Momenta where I heat-embossed the SU! sentiment with white ep. I placed this all on a Pacific Point cardstock base.
The guy in the boat is having the time of his life by the looks of it LOL

Happy Father's day to all the dads out there today!! I hope you all have a relaxing and fun day spending it doing something you like, and thanks for being there for your children!

I'm entering this over at the Cardz 4 Guys #196 Challenge - Father's Day

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Trendy Trees

I'm glad the Twofer challenges give us plenty of time to enter our cards, because this challenge always stumps me completely! This month the Twofer Challenge #6 is "trees." I'm learning from all of the talented players in these challenges how to push myself to use stamps for out-of-the-box thinking, so today I'm using the SU! retired set of "Trendy Trees" stamps for my cards.

First up I made a thank-you card using SU! Berry Burst and Wild Wasabi cardstocks. I used the SU! Trendy trees to make the flowers! I also used a SU! Beautiful Bouquet stamp set to make the stems and sentiment on the little tag. I added some mini punched flowers and tiny black gemstones, along with some black enamel dots and a little bow made with pink twine.

For the 2nd card of my Twofer I used the Trendy Trees stamp set to make some trees! There's a novel idea! LOL I added 2 snippets of green designer paper and cut them into rolling hills, adding a couple silhouette doggies along with the missing you sentiment. They look as if they're waiting for someone to come play with them, which is why I made this a "thinking of you" card.

Card 1
Stamps - SU! Trendy Trees (r) and Beautiful Bouquet (stems and sentiment)
Papers/Cardstock - SU! Berry Burst, Wild Wasabi, White. Black
Inks - SU! Berry Burst, Wild Wasabi, Versamark
Dies/Punches -MFT stitched tiny tags, Lil Inker stitched rectangle dies, SU! mini flower punch (R)
Embellishments - black gems from Pizzazz Aplenty, black enamel dots from Taylored Expressions, pink twine, SU! white ep

Card 2
Stamps - SU! Trendy Trees, Teeny Tiny Wishes (sentiment)
Papers/Cardstock - random snippets
Dies/Punches - Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside dies, Mama Elephant Framed Tags-Park Avenue,  Impression Obsession dogs, SU! large and small oval punches
Inks - Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful weekend!


Friday, June 15, 2018

Framed Anniversary Card

I have an anniversary card today that I made for my stash. I die-cut a bouquet of flowers and placed it on an embossed panel, then added a die-cut frame to go around it. I'm entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is to "Frame it."

Thanks for stopping by and here's wishing you a great Friday!

Mama Elephant scalloped die - Framed Tags- Park Avenue
CB Geometric tiles EF
SU! Beautiful Bouquet stamp set
SU! Bouquet Bunch framelits
white embossing powder
SU! large oval punch
Razzleberry, mauve, powder pink, green cardstock
Pizzazz Aplenty clear gemstones

EDIT: If you need specifics for any products I use, you need to leave a way for me to contact you! A comment with an unknown identity leaves me no way to provide or link the information you request!


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Father's Day Card

 I usually make a father's day card for my husband with a horse on it, since he loves horses, but this year I thought I'd switch things up a bit. I found this digi image by the digishack called "remote Dad" in my digi folder and decided it was time for a few good laughs this father's day, so I just went with it. My husband is not a remote person by any means, but he sits in his recliner every night for a little tv watching and keeps one of those big jugs of peanut-butter filled pretzel nibs from Costco by his chair! LOL It's too heavy to carry back and forth to the kitchen, so he keeps it tightly closed right by his chair for a nightly snack. LOL I assume the image here is popcorn, but I colored it like pretzels with salt sprinkled all over! LOL  I may look for a photo of that pretzel jug and print it out and place it beside the chair before I give this to him for father's day! Hah!

(Here's the edited photo with the jug of pretzels sitting next to his chair)

I colored the image with Copics and used Razzleberry and Smoky Slate cardstock, adding 2 Quickutz die-cut corners with some patterned paper snippets that seem to match this card pretty well. Basic and simple - just the way my husband rolls :)

Since I used a couple snippets, I'll enter this into Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge week #328

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Wednesday!


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

TMS #457

Hello and welcome to another Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge. This week we're working on sketch #457 which was designed by our own Melissa.
This week there's a prize of a grab bag of embellishments you're really going to love!
I chose a piece of glittered dsp for my background, adding blue, green, and yellow embellishments to coordinate with the color scheme. The MB butterfly was cut 3 times and layered on stitched circle dies by MFT and a scalloped die-cut panel by Spellbinders. The flourishes are by Cheery Lynn and I added some small flowers done with SU! mini punches, adding black gemstones to the centers. The sentiment is by Taylored Expressions.

Now it's your turn to join us and play along, but before you do, check out my DT members' fabulous creations right here:

After Mrs. A left a comment letting me know my card can be linked to her Butterfly Challenge #101 to spin the wheel with the letter M, I'm entering it there as well! You spin the wheel and choose some or all of the elements to make your card.

Have fun and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see what you create too!
Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Best Day Ever

I've had this SSS "Best" die for ages and think I only ever used it one time, so I decided to have a play with it again. I die-cut it with red, and matted it with a MFT stitched circle die, as well as a Spellbinders scalloped circle die in Island Indigo. The word "Day" is from a SSS "Oh Happy Day" set of dies, and I wrapped the tail of the letter "y" around the "ever" sentiment just for a fun twist. The "ever" was done with a set of $1 stick stamps I've had for eons. For the final touch I added a few red enamel dots from Taylored Expressions.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Thanks for checking in today - I hope your day is a good one!


Saturday, June 9, 2018

Christmas in June

 I treated myself to an embossing folder (Hobby Solution - "Holly") that I found at my local craft store recently which put me in the mood to make Christmas cards. I embossed the vanilla panel and liked how it looked all by itself, but I decided to add more - it's just how I roll I suppose. I love CAS designs, but have this impulse to add more and more until the CAS disappears LOL Anyway, I pulled out a very old Zig marker in a pretty green shade and colored in all those holly leaves that were embossed. I did the swirlies with a gold pen and added red Xmas stickles for the berries. I colored the inside of the leaves with a darker green Copic marker. The Merry Christmas sentiment is by Kaisercraft and I cut it twice, layering one on top of the other and after stamping it all over with Versamark ink, I heat-embossed it with gold ep and called  this card done. I like the overall look - but I wish the gold pen was a better match to the gold used on the sentiment. The photo makes it look more "off" than it is IRL, but at least I added another card  to my Christmas stash.

I'm going to share this with Craftyhazelnut's CHNC #389 Christmas challenge - anything goes as long as it's Christmas with an option of winter fun.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend whatever you do!


Friday, June 8, 2018

Wedding Card

Today I have a wedding card that was made with white cardstock and some pre-embossed silvery-grey cardstock I've had for a while. I first cut the Bloomin' Heart with a die from SU! from the white cardstock panel, then matted it with the embossed dsp, leaving a little bit showing around the outside edges for contrast, and then placed the die-cut heart back into the opening. I die-cut several of the flowers from the embossed dsp, adding them to the front along with some liquid pearls. The sentiment was heat-embossed with silver ep and I found a snippet of narrow silver-edged satin ribbon I used to create a border and a tiny bow.

I'm sharing this with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is to make an Anniversary or Wedding card.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Friday is a great one!


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Father's Day

I think there are some dads out there who like trains so I decided to make a father's day card with a train image. I pulled out a SU! set of stamps called "Happiness is a Journey" (now retired) and heat-embossed the train image with white ep on a piece of turquoise cardstock. I die-cut it with a rectangular postage stamp stitched die, and matted it with a piece of black cardstock that was die-cut with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die. The background panel was a piece of silver mirror cardstock that I embossed with my Big Shot and a Cuttlebug diamond plate ef and splattered with some black ink for a rustic look. I used a piece of retired SU! ribbon along with 3 honkin' big silver brads and added a computer generated sentiment to finish this card.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

the Tuesday Throwdown #395 - "what a guy"

Cardz 4 Guyz challenge #196 - "father's day"

Shopping our Stash #357 - "my favorite things" 
(my stitched rectangle dies are a favorite)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Wednesday is fabulous! Enjoy!


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

TMS #456

It's Tuesday and time for another Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge.
This week we're working on sketch #456 designed by our own Melissa.

My card is a masculine belated birthday card and makes use of some of my favorite (retired) SU! papers that always reminded me of men's pajamas for some reason. I embossed the background with a CB Clockworks ef, and used random snippets of dsp to complete the card. The clock image and sentiment are by MFP (sadly now closed). I added a die-cut corner done with my Quikutz and some random golden "dots" that were negatives from a previous die-cutting. The sentiment was heat-embossed with white ep and the clock was colored with Copics.

And now it's over to you to give this sketch a try. Be sure to check out my DT members blogs for a little inspiration too - you'll be glad you did!

The prize this week is a bottle of duck egg blue Nuvo Drops.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Tuesday!