Sunday, August 20, 2017


I love these collage stamps, I hope this wasn't too dark of colors to use for a summer birthday.

Hampton Art - Hydrangea Collage stamp, colored w/markers
Spellbinders -- Captivating Squares die
Martha Stewart -- Border punch
Recollection -- Pearls
Wink of stella- clear glitter pen

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Transparency Flower

I have been seeing all kinds of window cards around lately and so I decided it was time to do one myself, I decided to go with a flower with it and then at the last minute I thought I should do a vellum or acetate flower, well since I couldn't find that I went with the transparency, coloring on the transparency is a little rough going, I had to throw away the first but decided to go with my second try, figuring I probably wouldn't get much better :)  I used Stazon ink to stamp both the flower and the leaves and then cut them with my scissor.

Stampendous - Zinnia and Bouquet for you (leaves) stamped on Transparency colored w/markers
Spellbinders-- Labels one and A2 matting basics A dies
Paper Smooches -- Happy Birthday sentiment stamp set
Nuvo Crystal drops -- Pale Gold
Stickles flower center

I added a bit of stickles to the back side of the flower center, I think you can better see it on the card below, once dry I added Glue dots brand pop up clear dots to the back center to attach it to the card, on the leaves I ran them through my Xyron sticker maker and that hides the adhesive on those.

To cut the center window, I first cut my white panel with the die, I then centered it on my card front and then cut that layer with the next smaller size die in the set.

Are you like me and there is a whole list of cards or whatever your craft or hobby may be you want to make or do, and being in two different groups I find myself with not enough time to try all the challenges either, oh my and we are half way through this month.

To answer a few questions from my last post, yes we did finally find the glasses we need to view the eclipse, can't believe how many places were sold out. My hubby did not buy the special lens to take pictures of the sun directly but he does hope to get some landscape type pictures, it depends if we make it to the location he was hoping for, we are hearing that the traffic is going to be just terrible that day with so many people coming to this area to view it.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, I sure do appreciate when you let me know you have stopped by,


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

2 for 2

Recently in my card making group they were discussing getting rid of punches because they just don't use them anymore, OH MY!! I still use my punches and actually really love a few of them still, I had made this card just before they were talking about it and thought I just made a card using two punches and two dies.  Is there something from your old tools or supplies that you just don't use anymore and want to get rid of them.

Tim Holtz-- Vintage shabby paper
K&co. -- Blue Awning paper
Martha Stewart -- Border punches
Spellbinders -- Majestic Labels one
Inkadinkado -- Garden Greetings

We are getting just enough rain so that I don't have to water my peppers, that sure has been nice, but I hope it gets it all out of it's system before the Eclipse, I am hoping for a nice clear day, we are right in it's path so we are going to see total eclipse, so excited!

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Missed Birthday

I have been known to be a little late getting a card out on time, so thank goodness for belated birthday stamp sentiments :)

I used very lightweight handmade papers on these die cuts to give it a softened look, it made gluing down the branch a bit hard but like the softness it gave to it.  Had to add a bit of bling to the flowers.

Spellbinders-- A2matting basics A die
Memory Box--  Magnificent Mum Floral blooms and Botanical Stems dies
Colorbok - Homespun collection paper
handmade papers for diecuts
Gina Marie Stamps- Birthday words sentiment stamp set
Queen & co. -- Iridescent gems

Wishing you all a lovely week ahead!  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Bird Frame

More goodies from the yard sale at the stamp store, I bought a package of embossing folders that were all frames.

I sanded down the cardstock after embossing to bring it out a bit more.  I used the same pattern paper for both the sentiment and the punched flowers that I shaped with my stylus and a foam mat. Stickles to the center of the flowers and some wink of stella clear to the dots and birds eye along the frame.  Added a row of bling and it was done :)

I am linking with the CropStop Blog HERE .

Darcie -- Bird in Border embossing folder
Tim Holtz -- Distress collection core'dinations cardstock
Spellbinders -- Sentiments one die set
Darcie -- Bling on a roll, added w/scor pal tape
Cloud 9 designs - Christy & friends paper, flower and sentiment
EK Success -- Flowers punch
Stickles - worn lipstick, center of flowers
Wink of Stella- added to dots on embossing and bird's eye

Hope your weekend is off to a good start and hope all those affected by the smoke and fires are getting some relief.

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