Saturday, June 15, 2019


We had a couple graduations to kids that we have known since we moved here. So neat to see how the kids grow and what they plan on doing with their lives. They both were graduating from the same high school, but both feminine and masculine.

I did the cards in their school colors.

Spellbinders - Lattice Rectangle, sentiments one and back to basics tag dies
Prima flowers
Craftaroo - Clear rhinestones
Button brads
Brads colored w/yellow marker for flower centers

Spellbinders - Sentiments one and A2 Distressed Edges dies
Taylored Expressions - Whimsy #, Balloons and confetti dies
Pebbles - Candy dots

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Friday, June 14, 2019


I am really not sure what these flowers are but we are going to say they are tulips :) Well some of them anyway.
Using another one of my coloring calendar images today. I colored w/pencils again.

The poor little bird was cut off a little bit at the top, I am thinking these maybe little parts of bigger pictures that she has drawn that they use for the calendar art.

Cheerful Journey calendar- colored w/pencils
Papertrey Ink - Hodge podge paper
Fiskars - Essential sayings
White pen
Wink of stella - clear pen

Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend,
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Sky's the limit

It feels like it has been awhile since I have had to make a card for my great nephews.  I used the paper and stamp set from My mind's eye. I stamped the rocket with london fog ink and the stars with gold ink. A little inking on the torn strip with blue ink.

My mind's eye - Boy Crazy stamp, sentiment and papers
Spellbinders - Lg. Deckled Rectangles dies
Wink of Stella - Clear glitter pen

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Difficult time

What I love about card making is we can send our well wishes, share happiness and let those know who are going through rough times that we are thinking of them and praying for them.
This was for one of the challenges in my group but I did not do it correctly, I guess, so I won't try to explain it, but I thought I would share my finished results anyway :)

I first used the stencil on the background, then stamped the flowers, colored them with markers and fussy cut them out, popping it up with foam tape, stamped the borders, I used some sparkle pen on the sun.

Cardmaking and Papercraft - Pretty florals stamp, colored with markers
Joggles - Sunshine stencil using Mustard seed ink
Wink of stella clear glitter pen on sun
Crafters companion - pretty borders stamp
Stampendous - Sincere sentiments stamp

VBS is this week at church, usually I am so exhausted after and this time I am helping with the snacks thinking that wouldn't be as tiring, well let's just say I slept very well last night :)  It is so good to see all the kids so happy and having fun, so it is worth it.

Hope your week is off to a good start and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Kissing Stamp Technique

The next challenge was to do some stamp kissing and I believe I have tried this before but it is fun to do something you haven't done in a long time. HERE is a link to Wendy's video where she shows how to do the technique.

I first started out with my flower stamp which is mostly solid, I inked the stamp with blue ink, then I applied it to my background stamp to pick up the canvas detail.  I didn't get much of the canvas imprint on it but I did like how it turned out.

Hero Arts - Silhouette Flower stamp
Stampin up - Canvas Background stamp
Whimsy stamps - simple sentiments
Stickles - Diamond

After I finished doing that stamping I went to clean my background stamp and saw the impression stamping into it did so I took another plain piece of cardstock and placed it over the inked part and rubbed the back to pick up the ink, that is when I got the impression for my second card.

In the video she also shows how you can ink the background stamp, then stamp your solid stamp into it and then stamp off onto paper to get a whole other look, so that is what I tried for my next card.  I used the same canvas stamp for the flowers but I used a vine background stamp for the leaves.

I like how you can get many different patterns from your solid stamps using this technique.

Hampton Art - Flower Amaze stamp (flowersand leaves and sentiment)
Stampin up - canvas background stamp for flowers
$ Store- Vine background stamp for leaves

I have one more challenge to share, it has been a fun week of challenges.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, hope you have had some time to be crafty this weekend.