Monday, March 27, 2017

For you

To those of you that are new to stopping by my blog, I gave myself a challenge to get a card made this year for all those people that stop by my blog regular and give me such encouragement.

The card today is one I sent to Monika over at M.A.D. Stamper.  I have been following Monika for years and she has been an encouragement to me on my blog also.  She has such a great style to her cardmaking and my favorite thing she does is the ways she uses Vellum, especially with flowers.  I hope you have a chance to check out her blog and her lovely creations.


This was sent in a padded envelope with all this dimension.  I cut the wreath out twice and layered them to give it a little more thickness to it.  The flowers with the dimension are the rolled flowers, I don't use them often because they are so big but when hand delivering a card or home projects they are just wonderful to use.

Sharing a couple close up pictures the first is this cute bird, this is my first time using it and he is too cute, you cut it in 4 sections and put him together, I cut it all out of white card stock and then colored them and put him together, added a dot for his eye :)  love the dimension it gives to him.


And the flowers, I did a little inking on those and the leaves, the punched flowers were shaded with my stylus and foam mat


Memory Box -- Grapevine wreath die, 2 put together
Spellbinders -- Bitty Blossoms and fern dies
Memory Box-- Contempo birds
punched little flowers
My mind's eye-- The sweetest thing paper
Recollections -- Lace on a roll
Hampton Art -- sentiment
Stickles-- broken china

We are having more rain, but they say we still need it so I can't complain, getting a little break tomorrow so I will be looking forward to going out for our walk.  Hope all is well where you are :)

Thanks so much to all of you that take the time to stop by and to let me know you did, I do so appreciate it.

Connie

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sanded Tree

One of the girls in my stamping group sent me many papers that she had embossed some of the embossing folders she had, This one I think she stamped the background first, then embossed the tree and sanded to bring out the tree details, isn't that cool looking, all I had to do was trim down the paper to fit on my card base and I took the silver Hot Off the Press tiny words and phrases Dazzle stickers I had and colored them brown with a marker and added it to the bottom and inked Walnut distress ink around the base of the card and I was done, this was so nice to have on hand because I needed to get this card in the mail before my brother came to visit, I knew I wouldn't get any crafting time in.


I am running late for church so I will see you next time,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today :)

Connie

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,

Connie

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,

Connie

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
sequins

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,

Connie

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