Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Instant card art

I don't know how many of you that purchased from Paperwishes.com or use to watch their weekly video's but it is so sad to see them going away, they are having sales weekly and right now you can get everything in their store that is regular price half off.  I am sharing this with you because today I am using one of their products that I love for making up quick cards, you just add the paper and any embellishments you may want.  This card is bigger than an A2 but not all of them have to be.

HERE is the link to the one I used


I added a few brads to the Happy tag, some inking to the Birthday tag, some punched flowers and sequins for the center and my paper.  I was going to be late getting a card out and these are just perfect for those times.

Hot off the press - Instant Card art - Pretty colors
Papercraft magazine - Paper
Bazzill Brads
EK Success - Flower punch
White Sequins

I saw this butterfly, when I was out doing yard work and he actually stayed put while I went in the house and got my camera, that never happens to me, usually when my hubby and I are out for our walks I can always spot them really good but they never stand still enough for me to get a picture, so I was pretty excited this one was staying still for me.  We have seen more butterflies this year, I don't know if it is because of the rain we were getting or what but it has been nice to see more.


Another warm one today, getting excited about the temperatures that will be coming next week, I see fall in our future :)

Have a wonderful day,

Connie

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Fern w/dragonfly

The other day when hubby and I were out on a walk to one of the parks that has a small lake we saw quite a few dragonflies and it reminded me of this stamp and punch set I have and so that is what I decided to do for my nephews birthday this year.

I first stamped a background with a large fern stamp I have, then I took some sparkle pen applied it to my craft mat and then added a touch of water and applied some splatters to the background with my paint brush. 


Stamped the dragonfly by adding Forest Walk Spectrum noir sparkle pen to the stamp and then stamped onto my cardstock, let it dry and then colored it Olive Jade sparkle pen, I didn't manage to pick up the sparkle in any of my pictures :(

I really liked this paper to go with my image but didn't have quite a large enough piece so I added some washi tape to the end.  Using a scrap that was left over after cutting out my background I used that piece to stamp my sentiment.

Rubber Stampede - Fern leaf stamp
Purple Daisy Design - Dragonfly stamp
EK Success - Dragonfly punch
Spellbinders - A2 Distressed edges and A2 matting basics B die sets
Tim Holtz - Symphony tissue tape
Cosmo Cricket - Fleuriste paper
stamps of life - Standup4 sentimensts stamp
Spectrum noir sparkle pens - Forest walk for Background and Olive Jade for dragonfly

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

Connie

Monday, September 17, 2018

Playing in the Rain

I am sharing my last guest design post with the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog.  This week it is Sports/Activity challenge.  I went with Activity, playing in the rain :)  Even as adults we need to just go out and play in the rain every now and then.  I want to thank Christine and all the other designers for welcoming me and allowing me to be a part of the challenges these past months, it has been fun.


I really love how these two are enjoying a bit of fun in the rain, I think I am going to send this to a friend that is going through some hard times right now and say on the inside that even though we go through some rainy times we will see a rainbow soon.  I think we need to hear that every now and then.


I hope that if you are going through a hard time right now, that you can trust that there is light at the end of the tunnel, I am thankful to have Jesus in my life to get through these hard times.

Stampabilities - Puddle fun stamp, colored w/markers
Colorbok - Homespun paper
Sizzix - Tags, rounded die
Spellbinders - Decorative Labels 8 die
Fiskars - Cloud punch
DCWV - Metallic paper
Spectrum noir sparkle pen clear on raindrops and puddle
Pawsitively pawsome design - Sparkle confetti

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead and thanks so much for stopping by today,

Connie

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Little Birdie

When I was at the book store last month and they had this cute stamp set in the Make Special cards magazine I just had to pick it up, I just thought it was too cute.


I liked the cut patterns on the bird and love that big eye, she is sending lot's of Love :)
The set also comes with precolored images you can use for a quick card, I love having those sort of things on hand for quick card making, but I do like to use the stamps when I have the time.  I am trying not to get so stressed out about getting cards to people on time, so when I have things on hand that make card making quicker but I can still let them know I care and was thinking about them, makes it all more enjoyable :)


Make Special cards July 2018 - stamp set colored w/spectrum noir markers
Crate Paper - Party day paper
Spellbinders - Classic ovals and scalloped oval dies
Wink of stella- clear glitter pen on balloon
Gems

Praying for all of those effected by Hurricane Florence, I hope that everyone can get back to their homes soon.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, Have a terrific weekend,

Connie

Friday, September 14, 2018

Polka dots

I was going through my pictures and realized I forgot to share the Christmas challenge I did last month for my stamping group, although I didn't use any stamping I did use a snowman die cut one of the girls in the group sent me, isn't he adorable, I do love my snowmen :)  I have such a big collection that I wait until after Christmas is over and all the decorations are put away and I get out my snowman collection and have that up until February.

The challenge was to use polka dots and I went with a polka dot embossed background.


I tried to add Glitter embossing powder to each of those dots but it didn't show up very well, I cut a snow drift out of the bottom and popped it up, adding a tree and bird to finish off the scene.  I also added a bit of Stickles to his hat and the snow under the snowman.

Cuttlebug - Swiss dot embossing folder
Snowman die cut, colored with markers
Poppystamps - Stitched landscape die
Frantic Stamper - Oregon tree die, colored with distress inks
Poppystamps - Cheery cardinal die
Stickles - Frosted lace on hat and snow

I am getting there on my Christmas cards but it is slow going, hoping to get to more before this month is over.

Thanks so much again for stopping by and saying Hi, always good to hear from you,

Connie