Saturday, June 25, 2022

Potted Poinsettia

 More Christmas cards... I usually try to get at least 5 done a month and since I had done 4 of the other one all I needed was 1 more but I decided to do 2 more since I had two pieces cut already to go.

  • Taylored Expressions - Poinsettia stamp, colored with markers
  • Spellbinders - Labels 22 and back to basic tags dies
  • Martha Stewart - Pine needles border punch
  • My Mind's eye - O Christmas tree papers
  • Basic Grey brads

  • Taylored Expressions - Poinsettia stamp, colored w/markers
  • Spellbinders - Circles, Eyelet circles and back to basics tag dies
  • My Mind's eye - O Christmas tree paper
  • BasicGrey - Brad
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, June 23, 2022

Just playing

 Normally when you see a card from me I have someone in mind for it, but my daughter is coming to visit in July so I decided I could make up some extra cards and let her pick from them which ones she would like. Now the question where to start? What do I use?  Then I decided to pull out all my scraps and extras that I have in a bowl that never ended up making it on cards that I have worked on in the past and use them.  It was fun playing and trying to match everything up. 

I do not have any supply listings for any of these, but I may mention what I added to them.

This next one I added a strip of washi tape and Brad.

This last one I had stamped the image on one card but when I went to clean off the stamp noticed that there was  quite a bit of ink left on the stamp so I misted it and stamped again on a piece of light cardstock I had near by, well it warped a bit so I just put it into my pile of scraps, but thought it was nice for a simple Thank you card, so I added the sticker sentiment to it.

It feels good to get some use out of the pile of extras I have laying around, I will be doing more I am sure.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Christmas Wreaths

 Finally getting around to getting my Christmas cards for this month done.  I thought it would be a good idea to just stamp out 4 after cutting my cardstock into 4 pieces, wow is this wreath a lot of coloring, but I guess that is why I do them early now so I am not under a time crunch :)

I did get a little bored with the red so I changed up the coloring of the ribbon on the last two.

After coloring them I decided to add the sentiment to the centers, and it was just a little too plain to me so I used some of my sparkle pens to add the splatters onto the background, still needed something so I went around the edges with my ink pad.

  • Stampcraft - Ribbon Wreath stamp, colored w/markers
  • Our Daily Bread designs - Mini tag sentiment stamp
  • Spectrum Sparkle pen for splattering - Red berry
  • Distress ink - Fired Brick for sponging
  • Nuvo - Crystal Glaze on berries

  • Stampcraft - Ribbon Wreath stamp, colored w/markers
    • Our Daily Bread designs - Mini tag sentiment stamp
    • Spectrum Sparkle pen for splattering - Moonlight
    • Distress ink - Fossilized Amber
    • Nuvo Crystal Glaze on berries
    You can see the crystal glaze better that I used on the berries in this close up.

    Hope you enjoyed your weekend, we had some less humid days so it was nice getting outdoors and actually being able to breathe but it is back today.
    Hope you have a good week ahead!

    Thanks for stopping by,


    Sunday, June 19, 2022

    Father's Day

     When I saw Leslie's card for her hubby I thought my hubby could use one too, I have only done this once before for the dog we use to have because my hubby was never really into cats but these two we have now get spoiled rotten from their Dad, he loves cats now :)

    • Taylored Expressions - Max & Muffin stamp and die set, color w/markers
    • Tim Holtz - Sentiment words, Thin dies
    • Memory Box - Stitched Circle Layers

    Here are the boys laying in the sun enjoying the fresh morning breeze.

    Thanks so much for stopping by today,


    Thursday, June 16, 2022

    Summer Bouquet

     I know on the calendar it isn't summer yet but with our feels like temperatures in the 100's for this past week I would say we can call it summer now.

    I recently purchased this set of flower dies and really didn't have anyone in mind for it so I didn't put a sentiment on it yet but thought I would share, the packaging had a similar layout for the flowers, so I went with that on this first card, and I really love these dies.

    I added a few gems and spatters to the card before layout out my design.  I laid out all the flowers how I wanted them on the card, then I took Press n seal that we use in our kitchen (tip from Jennifer McGuire) and laid it over the design I had, picked up all the pieces, turned it over and then put glue on all the pieces and flipped it back onto my card base and glued it on, I only had a couple of pieces that I had to move around that kind of moved.

    • Spellbinders - Be Bold Blooms dies
    • Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen - Sage (splattered onto background)
    • Me & my big ideas - Gems

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