Saturday, July 23, 2016

Stamped Frame

I was able to get around to another challenge from my stamping group.  This time we were to make a frame using at least two different stamps. So I reached for my Rubber stamp tapestry test and after cutting out the shape with my die, leaving the paper in the die, I went around it stamping the frame.  When done stamping the frame, I stamped my inside image and colored with my markers.  I totally love the way this turned out, and will be doing more in the future :)


The paper already came with some embossing on it, you can see a bit of the shine from it on the right side of the card.

Rubber stamp tapestry -- Butterfly blooms stamps (for framing)
Pink Petticoat -- Pretty Potties stamp colored w/markers
Spellbinders -- Labels one and Decorative labels one dies
Hero Arts -- It's your day sentiment stamp
Stickles -- Vintage Photo (flower centers)
Wink of Stella -- Clear glitter pen on stamped flowers

We had a little break from the excessive heat after a bit of rain and clouds came through yesterday but it is already warming up this morning so we will be back to the HOT temps with heat index's as high as 116 that said, OH MY!  Looks like indoor cleaning today with a bit of afternoon crafting is in the plans :)

Hope you all are staying cool.  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in today, so good to hear from you,

Connie

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Embroidery card

I so enjoy looking at all the beautiful stitchings that Christine does that I just had to give it a try and do some embroidery on a card for her.  I have done cross-stitching many times on cards but had not tried embroidery.  Well I couldn't find a pattern that I was sure of so I drew one myself and went to work stitching it.  I do feel bad that it took me so long to finish this card, I imagine that she thought she was never going to really get one, but it kept changing on me from time to time but this is what I ended up with.

Here it is closed, sorry it was hard to get good pics of it and get close up pictures at the same time.


Here is of just the stitching


As you can see when I taped it down to the cardstock I got a lot of buckling and you can see all my stitches underneath.  I am thinking maybe I should have put some stuffing down first, if I ever do this again I am thinking I may go that way.

Here it is open


Here is the side view


After applying it to the cardstock I cut around it with pinking shears.
The stars are Martha Stewart punch, I scored them to give them some lift.

Pattern drawn by myself
Stars -- Martha Stewart punch around the page
My mind's eye -- Wild Asparagus paper
Handmade paper under the stars
Memory Box -- Woodland branch
Stampendous -- Geo shapes stickers (berries on  the branch)
Cheery Lynn Designs -- Alison's Ribbons

Now I have to figure out who I will be making a card for next :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, I do really appreciate it!

Connie

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Beach Gals

When trying to decide what to do for some upcoming birthdays in my cardmaking group I came across this Graphic 45 paper pack with some fun swim pics, beach clipart and old postcard so I decided to use them for a couple of cards.



Graphics 45 -- On the boardwalk paper pack
Taylored expressions -- Many mini's occasions sentiment stamp (1st card)
Spellbinders -- Square die (1st card)
Hero Arts -- It's your day sentiment stamp (2nd card) and gems

My toe is doing so much better today, what a difference a couple of days can make, I was just getting discouraged because I didn't think I was going to have any problems with it.

Hope your week is off to a good start, Thanks ever so much for stopping by and leaving a comment to let me know you did,

Connie

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Cut away card

I love changing cards up by using different shapes and such and when I came across this card on Pinterest I just had to give it a try.  You can find the card HERE.  She did a whole set just beautiful!!

Here is my version


I cut the base 4 1/4 by 11 inches, then scored the card at 5 1/2 inches, cut half way up the card to the score line and then down the score to my cut line.  I used diecut  flowers that I shaped with my stylus and pad and added the punched leaves.  There was still room on the inside to write a sentiment :)

Here it is laying down so you can see what it looks like closed.



Spellbinders -- Carnation creation dies
Martha Stewart -- leaf punch
Paper smooches -- Happy Birthday stamp sentiment
Bazzill -- Brads on flowers
Gems

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, Hope your enjoying a nice weekend.

Connie

Friday, July 15, 2016

ODBDSLC276

I haven't done an Our Daily Bread challenge in quite some time, but this month's theme is anything grows and I was in need of a Sympathy card for my Brother in law who lost his mother and thought these two stamp sets would be perfect.  You can find out all the details HERE on their blog.


I used Our Daily Bread Designs -- Fragrance and Amazing Grace Hymn Stamp sets, I colored the flowers with Spectrum Aqua markers, added a little stickles to the center of one of them. I hand cut the flower and shaped the flowers a little bit with a stylus and pad and mounted them with foam tape. I also used the Vintage Ephemera collection papers from Our Daily Bread also.  Distress inks Old Paper and Tea Dye were used on the Music sheet stamp.

Cherry Lynn Designs -- Fanciful Flourish die
Craftaroo -- Clear Rhinestones

You have until the end of the month if you would like to join in on the challenge.

I injured my toe nail a little while back and had to have it removed this past Monday, it still hurts a bit to walk on it and I am suppose to wear my shoes with inserts in them all the time because of foot problems I have and I have not been able to do that, so I have been quite the home body this week.  I did get out and pick up some medicine and food that was needed to get by for another week, but that's it.  I had to stay home while my hubby went out and took pictures south of us, but I will have to say, I did get some cardmaking done so that is nice :)

Hope all is well with you, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, and have a terrific weekend!

Connie