Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentines Day

My hubby looks at my blog so I can't post his card ahead of time :)  I used one of the Shaving cream backgrounds I made Here.  This is one of his stencils, so since he bought it I knew he would like it :)

I used another of the calendar coloring page images.



Shaving cream background technique with stencil
Coloring for Calm coloring calendar image, colored w/markers
Spellbinders - A2 matting basics B die
Memory Box - Stitched Rectangle layers die
JoAnn Scrap essentials - emotions- Quotes and sentiments (vellum)

It is cloudy but we are to get into the high 50's today, then starting tomorrow the next 7 days will be in the 30's with snow Friday, Saturday and possibly next Tuesday.  So I am going to enjoy getting out today :)  Hope you have a good day!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Christmas in February

Well I only manage two cards so far but the month isn't over yet, I had caught up on all my birthdays and Valentines so I went with the challenge in my stamp group using something that starts with B, well I didn't go Christmas theme really with my letter, I chose bears and bunnies :)

I manage to color this little stamp with my bad eye, which is still blurry today but I go in for my check up to see what the doctor has to say today, I also have an appointment with an eye doctor next week.


I used some washi tape that I think I picked up at Target last year, the trees are glitter.


This is a cute set that came from another stamp magazine, I used my sparkle pens on the ice but it doesn't show up well in the picture.

Cardmaking and papercraft magazine- Christmas stamp 2011
Spellbinders - Lacey ovals and Lacey circles dies
Washi tape - Trees

The second is decoupage sheets from Quick cards magazine, I didn't have to cut these out, you can just punch them out, I have another sheet and think maybe next time I will cut them out because I am not sure I like the white around the images when they are stacked,



I am wishing now that I would have cut the circle down more so you could see my scalloped die behind it, that is what I get for going to quickly and not thinking things through before putting it together.




Quick cards - Decoupage 3 layers image, tag and papers
Stampin up Washi tape and Brad
Spellbinders - Big Scalloped circles die

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Connie


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Deer in the woods

Here today with a masculine card for my brother in law.  I first started out with the background, once again using that grass stamp I picked up at my stamp store, I just love the look of stamping the grass and going over it immediately with my sponge applicator it kind of smears the stamping and blends it nicely. I also used my homemade cloud stencil I made by using my big scalloped scissors and sponged on the ink.




For the tree die I added chalk around the marks in the trees and added shading on the deer and sign. The wing on the bird is separate, so you can added it anyway you want and gives the bird dimension.

Taylored Expressions - Birch Tree Plate and Birch Tree Accents dies
Distress inks for background - Mowed Lawn and Tumbled glass
Distress inks for Deer and sign - Gathered Twigs and Frayed Burlap
Home made cloud stencil

Thank you for your kind thoughts about my eye, I think my vision may be getting better although I have to apply this ointment 4 times a day and it keeps my eye pretty blurry using that, so won't know for sure until I can quit using it all together.

We had freezing rain this morning, closing the interstates all around us, it is a sheet of ice out there so everything has been canceled and they are asking people not to get out in it, this is the second time this year we have had to close church due to ice.

Hope you have a blessed Sunday,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Connie

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Chalkboard

I always liked these stamps but never got the impression on them like I wanted before the MISTI stamping tool, so now that I have it I thought I need to give these stamps another try and I just love the results I got from them now, so I decided to make cards out of both stamps.


Our Daily Bread designs- Chalkboard Birthday/Thank you stamp set
Spellbinders - A2 Devine Eloquence die
Lilybee designs - Head over Heels Paper
Martha Stewart - Flower punch
Candi minis for flower center


Our Daily Bread designs- Chalkboard Birthday/Thank you stamp set
Spellbinders - A2 Devine Eloquence die
Sassafras - Mix and Mend Paper
Martha Stewart - Flower punch
Candi minis for flower center

I don't know how I managed it but I got an eye infection at least that is what the doctor thinks, my eye is swollen and my vision is blurry.  I tried to make an appointment with the eye doctor on base but they won't see retired military anymore so I have to find an off base eye doctor, so I went to my family doctor. He gave me some oral antibiotics and ointment for my eye, no change yet.  It makes doing anything a bummer, especially trying to color anything, it is just like when I had my cataract in that eye.  Praying that my vision comes back after the infection or whatever is going on heals.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and have a wonderful weekend!

Connie

Thursday, February 7, 2019

New Baby

Our Church Music Director and His wife are having a baby boy very soon and we had a baby shower for them. This old stamp set I have had for years is usually my go to but I have never used this one out of the set before.  After coloring it I was trying to figure out what embellishments I could use with it and remembered I had a cattail die that would go with the ones in the stamp, after coloring them up I just wasn't sure about it but I was at the last minute making this so I just went with it.


Cornish Heritage Farms - Baby Dear stamp set, image and sentiment, colored w/ markers
Spellbinders - A2 matting basics A & B dies
Impression Obsession - Cat tails die, colored w/markers

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie