Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Sending Hugs

While recently digging through my stash, I found some snippets of water colored paper that were large enough to be put to good use, so I searched through my drawer of tiny clear stamp sets and found this one by G Studio from 2008. I bought a lot of these stamp sets at Michael's when they were popular, and I decided to make a tag with this snippet. I used a glaze pen to color the circle around the "1" but the rest of the tag was already pre-colored from a former project. I used a set of unbranded stitched tag dies and added a few Taylored Expressions enamel stickers in green and blue colors. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and says "Redeemable at a Moment's Notice." The background was embossed with a Darice Brick Wall folder and I swiped 2 Distress ink pads over it in the colors of tumbled glass and twisted citron to match the tag, then put it all on a pool party card stock base. The twine was saved from a Lawn Fawn order and the blue and green colors match perfectly.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

The Retro Rubber Challenge #113 - anything goes (use stamps older than 1 yr)

the Cuttlebug Mania Challenge Tic-Tac-Toe challenge - must use a manual machine to cut and/or emboss - I used my big Shot and the vertical line 
on the far left

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Wednesday!


Monday, June 17, 2019

Twofer #17 Bees

The month of June has rolled around to the Twofer Card Challenge #17 once again and this time the prompt is "Bees." Here are my two different cards for two different occasions using lots of little bees from the SU! set "A Little Wild."

For this card, I sponged distress inks for a background, then added fussy cut little bee hives, sitting on little stands cut from snippets of wooden dsp from SU!. I stamped all those busy little bees and colored them with a yellow glaze pen, a black marker and a white gel pen. Next I stamped in a little grass beneath each hive as well as the spot where the little fussy-cut bear was going to go. I masked off portions of the sentiment to get a simple little Hello Honey greeting that was backed with circle punched card stock.

 I decided to pull out my SU! hexagon ef and did a panel in white and one in honey gold. I fussy cut the gold hexes and stamped them with bees, coloring them the same as the first card; then glued them randomly around the white embossed panel. Then I found a snippet of black & white dsp with hexagons that looked like a good match and cut both panels down to fit the card base. I was so proud of myself for coming up with a clever idea to alternate the hexes with gold and white, and wrapped a big honkin' piece of ribbon around the joined pieces and adhered it to the card! I stepped back to take a look at my genius plan and noticed that I adhered the top panel upside down! All the bees were flying upside down!! LOL So much for my being so clever! It would have made a perfect April Fools Blooper card for "spot the mistake!" LOL I pulled out the tiny bee stamps and filled in the white hexes with them flying sideways and upright to balance the whole thing out. Some days I just have to wonder where my brain has gone? LOL
The sentiment was printed and it's by Sweet n Sassy, backed on a snippet of daffodil designer paper by SU!.

So this is my entry for the Twofer Card Challenge #17, and I had a few good chuckles (and moments) while putting these cards together!

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Monday as well as a good week ahead!


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Happy Father's Day

For all the dads out there, Happy Father's Day!
I made this card some time ago but never posted it, so I thought it was perfect for this day set aside to honor all the great fathers in the world. My friend brought this die to my house a while ago and I die-cut it with Bermuda Bay, white and navy card stock, adding a tiny sliver or 2 of daffodil delight for the space between the sails. The background was done with a SU! Seaside ef, which I dotted with aqua stickles and a toothpick on the raised portions.

I'm pretty sure this is a Unity sentiment, but not 100% certain, but it just fits the image and it's what's inside of the card.

I'm sharing this with the Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #193 - You're the Man!

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to tell your dad how much he means to you today! I wish my dad was still with us so I could tell him again how much I loved him and how thankful I am for the good life he gave me.


Saturday, June 15, 2019


I saw the Freshly Made Sketch challenge #392 and found some time to play along.

I used a MFT stamp set called Somebunny Special, coloring with Copics, glaze pens & markers, then sponged the sky in with Tumbled Glass distress ink. I cut the panel with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle, then placed it on a piece of tempting turquoise card stock, adding the sentiment masked into 3 sections and cut with a SU! word window punch. The sun was cut with a Lil Inker small sun die.

Wishing you a great weekend and I hope your weather is pleasant as well! Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, June 14, 2019

Birthday Rose

I'm constantly trying to use the paper I've had for eons, so today's card includes a piece from a very old DCWV paper pad called "Once Upon a Time." The rose is by Gina Marie Designs and was cut from white as well as some glittered SU! cardstock. I swapped the negatives for a different look, and added some hand-cut leaves from snippets of green cardstock that I ran through a paper crimper. The pink panel was a snippet done with a Martha Stewart doily punch. The "Happy" was done with a Simon Says Stamp die from the "Oh Happy Day" set, while the word "Birthday" was done with a Gina Marie Designs die. I think I might have to add a tiny butterfly beneath the sentiment as the space beneath it looks like it needs something there :) Since I die-cut the rose in 2 different colors, that gave me a 2nd rose for another card I'll post in the future.

I'm sharing this with the Seize the Birthday challenge #167 - anything goes

Also sharing with the Love to Scrap LTSCB #122 - no rulz 3

as well as Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #345 - Birthday
(they're celebrating their 7th birthday)

Thanks for stopping by - here's to a fabulous Friday for everyone!


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Water Color Anniversary

 I've been adding to my stash of anniversary cards recently and here's one made with an old wooden stamp by Anita's Sugarloaf, Inc that I've had for ages. I stamped it with Versamark and heat-embossed it with white ep, then sponged some Pistachio distress ink all over the image. I had a negative cut from a Mama Elephant Park Avenue Framed Tag die, and used it to frame this image before placing it on some DCWV script designer paper. I found an old snippet of some black velvet ribbon which I added to the top left, along with a SU! heat-embossed sentiment done on a Lil Inker stitched die cut banner. I was going to add some Nuvo drops but I thought I'd leave it alone as I liked it just the way it is.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

(I used the middle horizontal row. Pistachio is a pretty mix of blue & green, right?)

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


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Anniversary Rose

I have quite a few anniversaries coming up soon, so I decided to get started with the cards now before time slips away from me completely. I stamped this Inkadinkado Rose with Versafine Onyx black ink on white card stock, then immediately clear-embossed it. I added some color with 2 Copics and then used a Tim Holtz burlap stencil to sponge Distress Tattered Rose ink on top. I added a black sentiment panel that was die-cut with a Lil Inker stitched die and heat-embossed with white ep, using a SU! teeny tiny wishes stamp. I added some Nuvo pink droplets for the final touch and it's all placed on a powder pink card base.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!


Monday, June 10, 2019

Stenciled Birthday

 Over a year ago I picked up a stencil on sale by TCW called Queen Anne's Lace fragment, and never used it until now. I wasn't quite sure how to use it, but I experimented and made a birthday card. I sponged the colors of citron, lemonade and marmalade Distress inks around the stencil, adding some WOS to the tips of the flowers, and then adding some gold beads and eventually some gold glitter glue. I wish now that I'd just added the gold beads, but live and learn. The sentiment is by SNSS and I added one more tiny gold bead to the black panel.

This isn't one of my favorite cards, but I'll enter it into the following challenges:

Shopping our Stash #397 - Stencil me This

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great week ahead.


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Father's Day Remake

You may recall this father's day card I posted recently for our neighbor.
Sadly, they lost their precious dachshund Maddy last week so I just don't have the heart to give him that card now. Perhaps in the future I'll share it with him, but the feelings are too raw right now to even consider it. We're all heartbroken that she's no longer with us :( 

I made another father's day card to give him instead.

   I went through my "doo-dad" box of snippets and everything used on this card came from that box except for the SU! woodgrain dsp used for the background. The CB Clockworks embossed panel was covered with Versamark, then clear-embossed, and has a shine to it. The fishtail banner was embossed with a SU! basketweave ef and sponged with some brown ink. The cogs were done with SB sprocket dies in foiled gold, black, and red glitter card stock and the father's day sentiment panel was already made with a white heat-embossed SU! sentiment in white. I don't have a die like that with stitching, so someone must have shared that with me and I don't know who makes the die.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Happy Little Stampers - June anything goes with dies

Thanks for taking time from your busy day to stop by, it's always appreciated. Have a great day!


Friday, June 7, 2019

Happy Father's Day

With Father's Day being less than a week away, I knew it was time to get busy and make my husband his father's day card. Every year I've used a horse image because horses were a big part of his life since he was a child, but this year I wanted to do something different, so I went with a rustic wood look instead. I pulled out some leftover strips of wooden dsp by SU! and adhered them randomly to a piece of card stock, then embossed it all with a TH wooden ef. I die cut both the wooden panel along with the GinaK blue raspberry card base with Lil Inker stitched rectangles. The "happy" from SSS "oh happy day" dies was cut twice and stacked for dimension, while the father's day was stamped with Versamark, and heat embossed with white ep. The finishing touches were 3 brads and I think he'll like this one.

I'm sharing with these challenges:

Cardz4Guyz challenge #221 - for father's day

Thanks for stopping by and as always, I wish you a fantastic day!