Friday, July 1, 2022

Christmas in July

 Might as well start the month off with Christmas, LOL! I had done it for a challenge in my stamp group for June but forgot to post but it will work for July too, so I am starting it off today.

I used a stencil for the greenery inside the jar, the jar is a stamp that I colored onto vellum and fussy cut, colored the back side with marker, note to self check to make sure you put enough water on the back before applying the adhesive. 


  •  The Greetery - Budding Beauties Winter stamp and Crimped Frame die
  • Stampendous - Bouquet for you (for the mason jar stamp)
  • Vellum
  • Tim Holtz - Vintage Shabby paper 
  • Martha Stewart - Tag
  • Gem

Sharing todays' post with :
Simon Says Challenge which is anything goes

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and hope you have a happy and safe weekend!

Connie

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Blossom Challenge

 Power Poppy has a challenge right now where you use a glass vase or something under glass.  I had bought this digi to help the Ukraine efforts that Marcella drew and have never used it.  Instead of coloring the vase as clear glass I decided to try my hand at the look of mirrored Black glass, not sure if you can tell that but that is what I was going for.


I chose the no line coloring digital stamp, every time I give it a try I think I am getting a little better at it, but still needs work, but it is fun trying :)


  • Power poppy - Peace offering Digital stamp, no line, colored w/markers and Countryside Bouquet Deluxe stamp set for the sentiment
  • Teresa Collins - Tell your story paper
  • Spellbinders - Candlewick Rectangles and Lacey Ovals dies
  • Martha Stewart - Tag punch
  • Brad
We are getting a new roof put on our house tomorrow, so I think it will be a play day around here, only have a few more days to get cards made for my daughter to look through and see what she wants to take home with her :)

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

Connie

Monday, June 27, 2022

More Play

 More playing with my extras I had in my bowl of goodies I haven't used on other projects.


This next one the fence and flowers are ones I cut on my Silhouette machine.


If I remember correctly I tried to do a smoosh technique with my embossing folder and didn't like how it turned out, I just added a little more color to it with a brush and inks and thought it had an ok watercolor feel to it.


Hope you enjoy your week ahead and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and let me know you did.

Connie

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Potted Poinsettia

 More Christmas cards... I usually try to get at least 5 done a month and since I had done 4 of the other one all I needed was 1 more but I decided to do 2 more since I had two pieces cut already to go.


  • Taylored Expressions - Poinsettia stamp, colored with markers
  • Spellbinders - Labels 22 and back to basic tags dies
  • Martha Stewart - Pine needles border punch
  • My Mind's eye - O Christmas tree papers
  • Basic Grey brads

  • Taylored Expressions - Poinsettia stamp, colored w/markers
  • Spellbinders - Circles, Eyelet circles and back to basics tag dies
  • My Mind's eye - O Christmas tree paper
  • BasicGrey - Brad
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Connie

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Just playing

 Normally when you see a card from me I have someone in mind for it, but my daughter is coming to visit in July so I decided I could make up some extra cards and let her pick from them which ones she would like. Now the question where to start? What do I use?  Then I decided to pull out all my scraps and extras that I have in a bowl that never ended up making it on cards that I have worked on in the past and use them.  It was fun playing and trying to match everything up. 

I do not have any supply listings for any of these, but I may mention what I added to them.


This next one I added a strip of washi tape and Brad.


This last one I had stamped the image on one card but when I went to clean off the stamp noticed that there was  quite a bit of ink left on the stamp so I misted it and stamped again on a piece of light cardstock I had near by, well it warped a bit so I just put it into my pile of scraps, but thought it was nice for a simple Thank you card, so I added the sticker sentiment to it.


It feels good to get some use out of the pile of extras I have laying around, I will be doing more I am sure.

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

Connie