Monday, September 1, 2014

Hussena's Inspiration

I have had a bit of a busy morning, so I am a little late getting this posted. I have just recently started following Hussena's blog, she does such pretty work and this card HERE I just loved how she used  embossing powder on the die frame, her background is amazing too but I wasn't that ambitious :)

Here is my version:



Spellbinders -- Decorative Labels 28, A2 scalloped Borders 2 and Asters & poppies colored w/inks and markers
My mind's eye -- Sweetest thing paper
Corner stickers that I colored with dark grey marker
David Tutera-- Celebrate sticker
Distress ink-- antique linen on sentiment

Hope you get a chance to check out her blog and some beautiful creations.

My hubby has to work today so no big plans, sure hope to get some more cardmaking done :)  Hope your all enjoying your long weekend.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment, I appreciate that!

Connie

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Box Card

I decided to try another card using 100 movable parts cd . After I had it all finished and sat back to take a look at it I thought oh no not again, another birthday card that looks like a Christmas card.  Hopefully my sister will like it anyway, I was going for a vintage feel, the flowers were all glitter stickers that I backed with designer paper so you can see color through them.



Hot off the press -- 100 Movable parts cd (link above)
Colorbok -- Rosewood papers (front and inside)
Spellbinders -- A2 matting basics A, Decorative Labels 8 and Foliage Flourish dies
Paper studio -- Glitter flower burst, Glitter flower pots and glittered butterflies stickers
Stampendous -- Orchid greetings(front) and Birthday assortment (inside sentiment)
Craftaroo -- Rhinestone (flower centers)
Martha Stewart -- Border punch (inside)

Here is a picture of it opened to see the box effect you get when opening the card, it closes flat for mailing.



Here is a picture looking down on the card while open:



  I changed the inside a little bit, they give you measurements to cut the inside window, I used a spellbinders die instead that was almost the same measurements and instead of centering it on the inside I cut it closer to the top to have the bottom for signing but I ended up putting more stickers there and added my signature to the inside on the other side.

I went for my first walk since my procedure on Monday and my foot did well, it took me about 5 minutes longer to walk the same distance so I did walk it a little slower but not bad.  It is very bruised in the area but the pain is very tolerable.  The toe that is very bruised seems to be good, one of them doesn't look any different at all, so that is disappointing, hopefully it will get better over time, I have a few more weeks before seeing him again so I have a while to see what he thinks about it.

Thanks for all your prayers and good thoughts my way.

Thanks for stopping by also,
Connie

Monday, August 25, 2014

Play Ball

My great nephew is turning 9 and he is in quite a bit of sports, including running, he ran his first 5k this past summer, I went to my stickers to find a sports theme and settled on these stickers, I applied them to cardstock and cut them out so I could add some foam adhesives to give a bit of dimension.



Dimple street gang-- sports boy stickers
My mind's eye -- Boy crazy paper
Spellbinders -- Standard circle lg, inverted scalloped circles and A2 curverd borders one dies
Taylored Expressions -- Whimsy #s die (9)

I am keeping this short I had surgery today on the tendons in three of my toes on my right foot, hoping it takes care of my hammer toe situation instead of having to have pins put in my toes, sure hope this works don't want to have the other surgery, you have to be out for a long time and I really want to be able to keep up my walking.

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

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The simple things

Sorry I am so late in posting, it has been quite a week. Yesterday was a very humid day, hard to breathe when we went for our walk, after a mile and a half I was feeling very bad, don't know if it was from the heat or something else. I appreciate you coming by even with such big breaks between my posting.



I used a combo of distress markers and inks to watercolor this image.

Art Impression-- Lake house window stamp
DCWV-- Old World Stack
Spellbinders -- Classic Square lg and Labels 22
Forever in time -- buttons
DMC-- Green thread

I have some very hard news to share with you, our friend, Dorcas who had surgery on her heart and then had problems breathing, has died.  Her husband tells us that she was so full of hope and looking so forward to feeling better after her surgery.  I thank all of those who have prayed for her, it means so much to me and if you would like to pray for her Husband Dave who is facing such a great loss I would appreciate it.

Thank you,
Connie

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pinterest inspiration card

My daughter and son in law left today and are heading to my SIL's parents house to visit for another week before their classes start up again.  I had started a card the other day but after they left today I realized it was the 15th and I needed an inspiration card for today.  I had nothing in mind from the blogs I follow so I decided to do a card that I have in my cards folder on pinterest.  Of course when I clicked on the image I had pinned it didn't lead me to the blog, but thank goodness the girl had a watermark of her blog so I will share that, I tried looking for the card for a little while but  couldn't find it, wanted to get this posted so I will look later and try to find the link for you.

I will have to say her card had big white sunflowers embossed on it, and she colored it all in yellow, I decided to use a few different inks and I also added sentiment to it.

Here is the link to her blog .



Hero Arts-- sunflower stamp embossed with white embossing powder
Distress inks :
Vintage photo
Wild Honey
Mustard seed
Bundled sage

Ribbon
Fiskar sentiment stamp
Spellbinder -- Lacey ovals die
DCWV  -- Card base

I wasn't going to share my first card but I decided to anyway, I am going to take off the sentiment tag and add another with brown ink, the orange ink I had didn't  go well with the ribbon and it isn't dark enough for me. Also the first card I used clear embossing powder by mistake and I really liked it better in white embossing powder.



Hope you all have a great start to your weekend.
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Connie