Sunday, May 28, 2023

Father's Day Card

 With Father's day approaching very soon, I decided to start working on those cards and here's the first one I came up with. I used snippets of grey and white cardstock to make the panels along with some die-cut blue water and a notched border. Since I don't have many options for Father's Day sentiments, I printed this digital ticket sentiment and colored it in with matching markers. The lower embossed panel was a snippet of grey, done with a Spellbinders M-bossabilities folder that I've had for a long time. I sponged on some Pumice Stone ink to darken the shoe prints a wee bit. The upper panel was a snippet of white cardstock that I covered with a piece of aluminum foil and embossed with a Cuttlebug diamond plate ef. The blue notched border was done with a MFT die, while the watery waves were done with a SNSS die. The person this is intended for loves the water and still works, so I thought all the elements would work.

I'll share this with the following challenges:

Can You Handle the Pressure? - A/G with embossing *optional twist - birds

the Allsorts Challenge #730 - Use a stencil or alternative A/G

On May 29th we celebrate Memorial day not only as summer begins, but mainly to remember our fallen heroes who gave their lives for our freedom. We should never forget that all gave some; while some gave all. Freedom comes with a cost. Heartfelt thanks to those who served and to those who continue to serve. May God bless you all.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!


Thursday, May 25, 2023

Christmas Card

 I pulled out an older Tim Holtz stamp and die set to create this Christmas card, adding a SU! embossed background along with some die-cut Lawn Fawn stitched hills. The deer and tree elements were stamped after coloring them with SU markers. The sentiment and snowflake were heat-embossed with gold ep. I placed the image on a piece of green mirror card for a festive look. I've always fondly referred to this as my "three-legged deer set." 😉

There's one more card added to the Christmas stash and it felt good to use this older set once again.

I'll enter this into the following challenges:

May Rudolph Days - A/G Christmas

The Allsorts Challenge Blog week #729 - absolutely anything goes
(they're celebrating their 14th birthday, yay!)

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a wonderful day! 

Yesterday was a picture perfect day weather-wise and a friend stopped over for lunch and we sat on the porch for a few hours just chatting and enjoying the day. It's the best day I've had in a long time!

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

The Antique Store

 I found this old stamp from Rubber Cottage (2005) hiding in the cobwebs and thought I'd have a play with it again. I colored it with Copics, colored pencils, and markers. I stenciled a little bit of blue skies with some Tumbled Glass ink and placed it on a chocolate cardstock background. I was stumped for adding a sentiment so I left it blank for the time being until I get ready to mail it. I used to have one of those old milk cans like the one sitting by the door and I loved it, but someone helped themselves to it unfortunately. Now they seem to be difficult to find in this day and age.

I'll share this with the FarmQuest General Store Challenge #4 which is A/G farm/country related.

Also adding to the We Love Stamping May Challenge - A/G stamped with the option of "in the garden."

adding also to the Retro Rubber Challenge #202 - A/G must use stamps older than 1 year.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day! Happy stamping!


Friday, May 19, 2023

Blue Glitter Thank-you Card

 I made this thank-you card with some blue glitter paper and some MFT stitched horizontal dies. I also used assorted heart dies and a KaiserCraft thank-you die with some pre-embossed cardstock. This was quick and easy to make and the glitter paper did all the fancy work for me!

Quick and Easy today, but thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you all a wonderful spring weekend!


Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Floating Cow Birthday Card

 I found this stamped cow image in a box that I must have had for a decade or more. I'm pretty sure it's a Penny Black image but I was unable to verify that because it's probably been long retired. Either way it's a cute one and it's long overdue for being used! I made the background with some Sunny Studio papers and stenciled the clouds in with some Tumbled Glass ink. I colored the image with Copics and a black marker, adding color to the balloons with glaze pens. I was stumped for adding a sentiment, so I leaned on a good friend for suggestions and she gave me this one which was perfect! It was computer generated and snipped apart to fit on the image.

I'll share this with the following challenges:

(I went across the top line with birthday, stencil and pattern paper)

The Critter Crazy Challenge #74 - A/G featuring a critter
(Calling a cow a critter may be a stretch, but I'll enter anyway 😉)

the May Stencil Fun Challenge - A/G using a stencil  *optional flowers

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


Sunday, May 14, 2023

Happy Mother's Day!


I made this little basket for a neighbor/friend of mine for Mother's day. I filled it with lemon shortbread cookies as she loves anything lemon flavored.
I found the tutorial to make the basket HERE.

I used strips of SU! designer papers with pretty flowers to make the basket and found snippets of matching colors and punched a few flowers, adding Nuvo pink drops to the centers. The sentiment was heat-embossed with white ep on a snippet of black and cut with a SU! word window punch. I added a piece of pink sheer ribbon to tie it all up for a cute little gift for Mother's day.

I'll share this with the Snippets Playground Challenge #454 which is always to use your snippets.

Also sharing with the Allsorts Challenge #728 - A/G - embellish it

Wishing all the Moms, grandmoms and great grandmoms out there a very happy Mother's day today! I hope you all do something to make your day special!


Friday, May 12, 2023

Happy Mother's Day

 Here's a mother's day card made with some older products. I stenciled a piece of white card with some Spun Sugar distress ink  and a Tim Holtz burlap stencil. Next I matted it with grey card, using an old retired SU! corner punch. All of the flowers were done with a SSS Bella Bloom die set, and I added a tiny black button brad to the center with some tiny dots of black Nuvo drops to the centers of the smaller flowers. The greenery was done with Shasta Twig dies and the sentiment is By Verve. I dotted the big flower with a white marker after putting it together.

I'll share this card with the following challenges:

The May Triple B Challenge - Birds, Blooms, and/or Butterflies

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I know I'm a couple days early but I'd like to wish everyone a very happy and special mother's day!


Monday, May 8, 2023

Happy Mother's Day

 I was looking through my Sunny Studios paper pad the other day and decided to make a patchwork card with some left-over pieces I had from other projects. I placed the pieces on a pretty lavender card base and added a die-cut sprig of flowers done with a Darice die, cutting the flowers and centers from more snippets found in this paper pad. I just love the pretty spring-like colors and patterns for a Mother's day card. I added a heat-embossed white sentiment panel on black done with a SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp and finished this with a pink twine bow.

I'll share this with the Cardz 4 Galz challenge #198 which is Mother's day -
or flowers for a friend

Also sharing with the Allsorts Challenge # 727 - April showers bring May flowers - or  A/G

Wishing you a happy start to the new week and thanks so much for stopping by as always.


Saturday, May 6, 2023

A Polka Dot Birthday Card

 I found a few snippets from my Sunny Studios paper pack and decided to make a birthday card with them. I had previously made the birthday sentiment panel with a SNSS sentiment and a long-retired SU! corner punch that I still like using. I die-cut the 3 little mice with a Gina Marie Designs die set and used a retired SU! punch to make the black cat. I added a pre-cut Lawn Fawn border die cut along the bottom that just happened to be lying on my table. The background paper is from an old paper pad bought at Tuesday Mornings years ago that no longer has the cover, so I don't know who makes it. The little banners were done with a set of Sizzix thinlet dies, and I added a green and blue tiny gemstone over top of each set of banners just for a little sparkle.
I have a friend who is quite fond of cats, so I'll save this for her birthday coming up in August.

I'll share this with the following challenges:

The Critter Crazy Challenge #74 - A/G featuring a critter

We have some bright sunshine today and blue skies and soon those temperatures are going to feel more like spring! YAY!
Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!


Thursday, May 4, 2023

Another Sympathy Card

 Unfortunately, I had to make another sympathy card for a friend who lost her oldest son. I used the Altenew Dahlia layering stencils to create this, using Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber Distress inks. The sentiment is from SU!'s Kindness and Compassion and it was heat-embossed with white ep on black. I added 3 tiny black gemstones to finish this and quickly got it in the mail this afternoon.

I'll share this with the May Stencil Fun challenge which is to use a stencil and this month's option is flowers.

Thanks for stopping by as always and I wish you a wonderful day.

*Has anyone else been getting lots of comments dumped in their spam folder on blogger? I've been keeping that folder empty for several months now since I first learned that it existed, but last week there were 45 more in there overnight, and then a dozen more a couple days later. Again just yesterday there were 78 comments in there! This morning I checked again and there were 9 in there and I just now checked again and there were 5 more. They range in date from 2009 - 2019 so I'm completely baffled as to why this is going on. I always return comments for those who visit and comment, so I apologize if it appears that I've ignored you at some point. I just have no clue where these comments have been stored all these years and much less why they didn't come to my blog to be published! If anyone knows, I'd appreciate your input!