Thursday, August 25, 2016

Second Birthday

My cardmaking group is celebrating it's 2nd Anniversary and the challenge was to make a card with a cupcake on it.  I didn't think I had a cupcake until I found this stamp set, I am not sure where I got it, but it didn't work with my MISTI very well, it was a little thinner than other stamps I have so I wasn't getting a good impression, so I ended up stamping with a clear block.  I used every stamp in the set, even the sentiment.


I colored in the sprinkles with a fine tip sharpie marker, clear glitter pen on the cherry and stickles on the candle flames. I wanted a mat around the die I used so I just cut a piece a little larger.

Inque Boutique -- Yummy Birthday Lil stamps
Spellbinders -- classic square lg. and Big Scalloped Ovals small dies
Crate Paper -- Party day paper
Bazzill -- brad

It is another steamy one here today, woke up this morning with all the windows steamed up on the outside again.  We were just noticing the other day that by this time of year it is usually dry enough that we don't have to mow as often but this year we can't seem to keep up with the mowing our grass is still nice and green.

Hope your week is going well, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Bird with cage

I am sharing one of the wood pieces I bought from Michaels today.  Their wood pieces seemed to be more finished and bigger, I haven't tried coloring them to know if they would take markers well, but I am sure if you wanted to paint them that would work.


I made the frame by taking two different dies and taping them onto my cardstock at the same time and cutting them at the same time. The bird cage is cut from my Cricut machine.

Recollections --Mixed Media, wood bird
Cricut Bloom cartridge for the bird cage
Spellbinders -- Labels 18 and classic ovals lg dies
Basic Grey -- Picadilly  paper and Brad
Our Daily Bread designs -- Mini tags
Gina Marie -- Birthday Messages stamp sentiment
Cheery Lynn Design's Alison's Ribbons die
Punched Flowers
Stickles -- scattered straw (flower centers)

For my longer time followers you may have remembered me talking about the oldest couple in our church, the gentleman took a very bad fall last year.  He had to move into a healthcare center that could take care of him and his wife had a bad fall too and they ended up getting into the same room after some time.  Well he was told that he wouldn't walk again, and after much hard work our Pastor showed us a video of him walking with the aid of a walker, isn't that amazing.  This card is going to his wife for her birthday with a little note letting them know how much they are missed and how happy we were to see him walking again.  It was very emotional and moving for me so I thought I would share, always good to hear amazing news.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Connie

I have a question for those of you that follow blogs through Bloglovin... are you getting your email updates on those who have posted?  I had realized that I hadn't received and email update in a couple of days and just went on last night and saw some of what I have missed when I signed on, but it was so much easier getting email updates, just wondering if it is just me or if that is happening to everyone, Thanks.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Get well soon

A friend at church had to have surgery and so I broke out this watercolor panel and had this background panel I had done earlier for a challenge with my stamp group so I thought it would be perfect for this. I colored this one with markers instead of watercoloring this time.



HERE is a link  to the tutorial on the background.
I used two different ribbon dies for the borders and I was done.

Taylored Expressions -- Keep in Touch, watercolor panel, colored w/markers
Wink of stella -- clear glitter pen on flowers
Cheery Lynn Designs - Alison's ribbons die

We are enjoying a Beautiful, sunny, cool morning today, brings a big smile to my face.

The Lord bless you
    and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

This is my best verse for closing out a church service, May you all have a blessed week ahead!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Connie

Friday, August 19, 2016

Bird in cage

My hubby and I came across these wood pieces at Hobby Lobby the other day, they come in a bag of a few different style cages, my hubby said they would be a perfect size for a card, I told him I had bought some from Michael's a little while back that I hadn't used yet so I didn't feel like I should buy more but he said oh get it, and who am I to argue :)  I thought I need to use them right away so this is my first try at using them, I will share the ones I bought at Michaels soon.



I thought this paper was so pretty for a sky background, I added a little glitter pen to the bottom of my clouds but it doesn't show up very well.
Here is a close up of the wood cages, as you can see they are very thin, and although this was hand delivered to a friend at church, I think they will go through the mail pretty well too. I only colored the part of the bird that you would see if he was in the cage.  I left the cage the wood color.



Woodpile Fun -- wooden bird cage
Memory Box Woodland branch and Grove leaves
DCWV -- THe primrose stack paper
My sentiments exactly -- Little birdie sentiment stamp set
Wink of Stella -- clear glitter pen
Fiskars -- Cloud punches

Hope you are enjoying a good day today, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Ray of Sunshine

One of the girls in my cardmaking group was using this die and did many cards with it and they were so pretty I thought they would be perfect for a friend who was having surgery and another that was celebrating a birthday.

I cut two pieces of paper and used the opposite for each card.
First off I wanted to send some golden rays of sunshine for my friend who is recovering from surgery.  I chose this picture of the card because it shows how much thicker the gold metallic paper is than the designer paper, I like how that pops.


The die I used in the center reminds me of the sun, so I thought that would be perfect for the center and I heat embossed the sentiment in gold also.

Taylored Expressions -- Ray of Sunshine
Craft Smith -- Chelsea lane paper
DCWV -- Metallic stack paper
spellbinders -- Lg. classic inverted scalloped circles
Mama Elephant -- Blessed sentiment stamp set
Flower punch
Stickles -- champagne (flower centers)


Taylored Expressions -- Ray of Sunshine
Craft Smith -- Chelsea lane paper
DCWV -- Metallic stack paper
Inkadinkado -- Garden Greetings stamp set
Spellbinders -- Classic oval and classic scalloped oval dies
Liquid Pearls -- Lemon Yellow

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in today and letting me know you did,

Connie