Friday, March 24, 2017

Cat in window

Hi, I am back, my brother ans sister in law left just a little while ago, I thought I would have some down time while they were here to post but that just didn't happen.  It was a great visit and we did a lot of walking, let's just say I didn't have any trouble getting my steps in each day :)

Today I have a card to share for my niece who has a cat. I watercolored the background with distress inks and added the cut from my Silhouette Cameo machine, and added a few sequins :)

Now I am off to catch up on all your blogs :)
Hope you have a fun and creative weekend!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,


Monday, March 20, 2017

Contractor birthday

My sister in laws significant other is a contractor so when I found this stamped image that one of the girls in my cardmaking group shared with me many years ago, I thought it would be perfect for him. I believe it is an old Stamping bella stamp.

Spellbinders -- Lg. Deckled Rectangles die
Memory Box - Gearworks border die cut from DCWV - metallic paper
Hot off the press -- Ivory papers and tag
Our Daily Bread design -- Mini tag sentiments stamp
Bazzill basics - brad

I hope your week is off to a good start, I am getting excited my brother and sister in law are coming from Michigan for a visit. I may get behind on visiting your blogs but I will catch up sooner or later :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Inking embossing folders

One of the girls in my stamping group challenged us to inking our embossing folders by swiping our inks across the folder and using a few different colors, Here is a video she shared with us.

I used 3 different colors of Distress ink in the cube size across the embossing folder on each of my cards, I wrote all the colors of ink I used on a piece of paper, well I set everything aside because the next day I needed to make some other cards and when I went back to working on these I had lost the paper I wrote all the colors I used, how does this stuff just get up and walk out of the room, I am sure I will come across it someday and wonder what all that meant.

I took a closer picture, wasn't sure if you could see the different colors that were used very well in the over all picture of the card. I cut the branch so that it would fit better on the card.

Crafters companion-- woodland embossing folder
Recolletcions -- owl stamp
Memory Box -- Woodland branch die
Making memories -- woven labels

Here is my second card, I think you can see the colors a little better on this one.  The stamp is one I had just bought at my stamp stores recent garage sale, people were getting rid of spring stamps so you will be seeing a few of them.  I accidently stamped it in blue, then I stamped it again in black and even using my MISTI, I must have moved it a little bit, I tried to find markers that would kind of match the colors of the ink I used for the background.

Holly Berry House stamp
Darcie -- Doily lace Embossing folder
SRM sticker --  thinking of you sentiment set

Awww the day warmed up and the sun is shinning, spring may be on it's way once again :)  Hope it stays this time.
Wishing you all a wonderful remainder of the weekend!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,


Holly Berry House stamp-- Daffodil, coloace Frame embossing folder
SRM sticker -- thinking of you sentiment

Friday, March 17, 2017

Masculine Birthday

This one went to my Hubby's boss, he won't tell them how old he is, it took a few years to find out when his actual birthday really was, so I wrote on the inside Happy 25th birthday....again, cause he just says he is always 25.

Now I have colored this stamp in so many different ways but this time I used chalks to color it. I actually think I may like this way over markers.

Stampscapes -- Old Mill Lg. colored w/chalks
Spellbinders -- A2 matting basics A and labels trio dies
Hero Arts -- It's your day sentiment stamp
Pebbles-- Glitter candy dots

We are getting rain today I guess they say we need rain we are in a moderate drought since we didn't get much in the way of snow this year.

Thanks for the birthday wishes, last night we went out with the kids to celebrate my birthday and my daughter going into a Ph.D. program at Yale this fall.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I appreciate you taking out the time to comment to let me know you did :)


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Strength and Hope

I was in need of a sympathy card for a dear fellow cardmaker who had recently lost her husband.  I just froze and couldn't come up with an idea so I turned to some of the card idea's I had saved for times like these and ended up going with Esther's lovely card HERE.

I stamped a few different background stamps and then diecut a flower instead of stamping a flower.  I thought I cut the die from dark brown paper but it shows up looking black here.

Inkadinkado -- Script 8347 Stamp
Provocraft -- background stamp (no name)
Memory Box -- Verona Bougquet die
Stampendous -- Sincere Sentiments stamp
Nuvo Crystals drops -- Pale Gold
Distress ink -- Antique Lines (shading around the edges)

My birthday was yesterday and my hubby has been so busy that he didn't get time to make me a card so he told me to order some dies that I want instead :)  He just couldn't see buying me a card when we have all this stuff to make one.

We had a very hard frost last night and they are saying it may have ruined our peach crop.
Hope if you are in the east and have been hit with that snow storm that it all melts soon for you and we can get onto spring!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,