Monday, July 6, 2015

You're the best

I forgot to share the card I made for my hubby for Father's day!  He likes Owls and Ravens so I liked the idea of using an Owl for his card.  The owl was done on the Cricut machine, his branch had to come from a tree trunk right?  Hope that is what that looks like, it was so funny I didn't put the card in an envelope I just handed him the card after we got home from church that day and he said oh now that's cool, and I said well glad you like it and he said Oh is this one for me :)


Cricut -- Give a hoot cartridge, ink shading and Liquid Pearls in Chestnut for the eyes
Tim Holtz -- Woodgrain embossing folder, inking on the raised parts and sides
WeRmemory Keepers -- Anthologie papers
Hot off the press -- Dazzles- tiny words and phrases stickers, colored with markers

I need to get my cricut out and make up a few more things, I like having them done already so when I want to put a card together they are ready to add to my card.

I am sharing my card over at Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration link up, why don't you stop by and check out what the others are posting this week.

I want to thank all of you for praying for our friend Randy he is doing much better now, he is out of ICU, they had to drain his lungs of blood and that was quite painful but he is feeling better afterwards.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We actually went a couple of days without any rain so that has been nice.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and say Hello,

Connie

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Birthday Daisy

When I had done the last card, I had two pieces that I had embossed, the first one I had a little problem with the vellum cracking even though I ran it through the embossing folder with a piece of light weight paper which helps with that happening, when I had to go make a card for my nephews wife I decided to just cut off that chunk and still use it.  I am apart of two cardmaking groups on line and this groups challenge was to make a card with green and yellow so that is what determined my colors here.


The daisy's have been colored with a yellow distress marker on the back side of the vellum and the brads were originally white so I colored them with a yellow spectrum noir pen.  The little gems and butterfly are also yellow.

Darcie -- Large Daisy Embossing folder
Vellum
BasicGrey -- Lilykate paper
Bazzill Brads -- colored yellow
Martha Stewart-- butterfly punch
Me & my big ideas -- gems

Hope you all enjoy a Fun and safe Independence day!! My hubby has to work, so we will be missing out on the fun this year.

I thought I would share a cross-stitching I did a few years back and I made it into a wall hanging.


Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and saying Hi,

Connie

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sending Hugs

A friend lost her sister at the age of 82.

I used vellum in the embossing folder and then colored the back side with a white distress marker.



Darcie -- Large Daisy embossing folder
Vellum
Distress marker -- picket fence
We R memory keepers -- Anthologie paper
David Tutera -- Celebrate sentiment pack

I thought I would also share a little visitor my husband came across a couple days after our flooding.  He was mowing and felt a bit of a jerk when he looked this turtle was there.  He didn't harm it thank goodness and he brought it up to the porch for me to have a look.  So I ran and got the camera, he never did pop his head out, and it is too dark in the picture for you to see his head tucked in there.  We have a pond at the top of our road so we were going to take it up there after my hubby finished mowing but we couldn't find the little guy.




He was about the size of a football I would say.
We have more flooding in the ditch today but it is a foot or so from our fence.  I wish so much we could share some of this rain with those of you that need it so bad.

A guy from our church in his 50's was in a bad motorcycle accident yesterday, I guess a car didn't see him, but he is in ICU, his wife is in my craft group at church, if you could take a few moments to pray for him I would really appreciate that, his name is Randy.

I also took a fall while carrying a box of kindling from our garage out back to our wood pile, I bruised the side of my eye where my glasses were pushed onto my face, my arm is quite sore, hard to hold anything to heavy, my knee isn't as bad and I also had a splinter of wood in my head, my husband was trying not to laugh while trying to get it out for me the next day, just imagining how I must have fell to get a splinter in the top of my head, he said that will be the last time I am walking while carrying stuff in that grass.  He thinks it was a combination of the ground being so soft from all that flooding and the moles making mounds too.  I am just thankful I didn't break anything.

Hope you all are doing well and having a blessed week!
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and say Hello,

Connie

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pop up Box Card

I try to do something special for my sisters card every year, something other than my normal A2 cards, and when I saw this style card I thought that would be great.  Of course I went with flowers because who doesn't like flowers for their birthday :)  God truly blessed me when he gave her to be my big Sis!!

I stamped out the flowers (they are one and two layered flowers, colored them with markers and then cut them out with the matching dies for them.  I used transparency sheets to glue the flowers to so they stood up and kind of flutter when you open and close the card.  I also tried making rose buds out of the same paper I used on the flaps.

Here is the card open:


Here is a close up of the flowers:


And here is the card when it is closed and the person receives it:


You can find the directions on how to make this type card Here .

The way I took the picture of it opened you can't see the paper I used on the bottom half of the card.  As you can see I had a bit of bulk there so the card didn't lay totally closed , but my sister called me to let me know she received it and she said it was all in tack even going through the mail quite bulky, I was so happy to hear that.  This card does take a bit of time but if you were to use more simple things on the inside which I will probably do if I make another one it would go a bit faster.  The only thing I didn't like about the card and didn't even think of or realize until I was completely done is there is really no good place to sign it and you can't have much of a sentiment either.  I ended up signing it on the inside bottom when it was all done.

K&co. -- Classic K Baily paper
Heartfelt Creations -- Open Vintage Floret stamp, colored w/markers and Vintage floret die
Technique Tuesday -- Happy Birthday sentiment stamp set
Spellbinders -- Foliage and Labels Trio dies
EK success -- small flower punch for the base of the rose buds
Martha Stewart -- butterfly & leaf punches
Stickles -- Yellow (flower centers)
Queen & co. yellow gems
Liquid pearls -- on butterflies

I am sharing my post today over at Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration Link up .  If you get a chance do stop by and check it out.

I can't believe it but we had another really hard rain fall last night and our sump pump is working over time again, it has been nice not having to water the garden though, that is a big plus, so happy we decided to plant our garden up by the back of the house where the flood waters, so far hasn't reached.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time out to comment when you do, love hearing that you stopped by,

Hope your week is off to a wonderful start,

Connie

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Kissing Technique

Kissing stamps that is, the challenge in our group was to kiss at least two stamps to another stamp, It is best if you use a bold rubber stamp for the base (the flower stamp) I inked that stamp with green ink and then I used a text and music note stamps that I had inked up with brown ink and stamped them right onto the rubber stamp, then I breathed on the stamp to make sure it was moistened well and then stamped that onto my paper.  I hope that makes sense.  You can probably google it or might even be some you tube video's out there on it.

The reason I picked the text and music notes for the background is this will be going to my girl friend that is in my crafting group that gets together every week, although she is a very good crocheter she also loves to read and loves music, her favorite band is Mumford and Sons and she attends every concert that they are in that is within a days driving distance from us :)


Hero Arts -- Silhoutte Flower stamp
Glitz designs -- Distressing Backgrounds stamp set
Spellbinders -- Classic Square, Classic Scallop Square and A2 matting basics A dies
Our Daily Bread designs -- Mini tags dies
Taylored Expressions -- Many Mini's Occasions sentiment stamp set
BasicGrey -- Brad
Ribbon
Stickles -- Shabby shutters (flower centers)

We had rain again but thankfully the ditch out back filled up but didn't reach our fence.  We have more chances of rain this weekend and coming week but they say it shouldn't be that much.  We are working on reorganizing our garage this weekend just incase we get more of that kind of flooding, we are not ready for it.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I sure hope you enjoy a relaxing and hopefully creative weekend :)

Connie