Saturday, March 6, 2021

Neutrals

 I am using a stamp from 2009 today, every once and awhile you have to give those older stamps some play time. 


I colored it with markers using browns, blues and greys.  It felt weird to do the clouds in browns but after I have looked at it for awhile I like the touch it gives.

  • Our Daily Bread Designs - Quiet Waters stamp 2009
  • Hero Arts - Wood Frame Infinity die
  • Whimsy stamps - Simple sentiments stamp


I used the left side going down



We are too have sunshine the whole weekend, that makes this girl very happy :)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie

Friday, March 5, 2021

Celebration

 My Great niece is turning 13 soon and when I saw the challenge over at the Time out challenge blog I decided to make a card for her celebrating the start of her teen years!

I saw the card HERE on Pinterest a few years ago and finally gave it a try :)

I found the paper I used for the cone in my scraps pile, just perfect I thought, I used a triangle die to cut it out, then I used a cloud punch for the ice cream.  I had a few of these little pieces left over from other projects that I used for the sprinkles on top of the ice cream.  I wish I would have thought to stamp the confetti on the background piece before gluing the ice cream cone down but I just felt it was too bare.


  • X-cut - Bunting nesting die for the cone
  • Fiskars - Cloud punch, ice cream
  • Spellbinders - Labels 29 and lacey circles die
  • Echo Park - Fine and dandy background paper
  • Gemini - Torn edge circle die
  • Hero Arts - It's your day sentiment stamp
  • Spellbinders - Special Birthday stamp set, Confetti


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

Connie

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Birthday Bouquet

 I bought this stamp, die and stencil set awhile ago but finally brought it out to give it a try.  I did not use the stencil portion for coloring, instead I colored it with my markers.  The set comes with the extra leaves that I stamped and cut out and added to the background of the bouquet on either side. The butterfly is also from the set.


  • Make Art - A million thanks stamp and die set, colored w/markers
  • Spellbinders - Quilt it Embossing folder
  • Gina Marie Stamps - Birthday words sentiment stamp


Hope you are all having a good week so far, we are enjoying warmer temperatures so it has been feeling very spring like around here :)

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

Connie

Monday, March 1, 2021

Stenciling

 I totally forgot to share the other card we made in our Zoom class with you, I was getting it ready to mail it out and realized I needed to share.  We did a few with this technique but so far this is the only one I made into a card so far.

We embossed our stamped flowers with black embossing powder ahead of time and then together we used our stencils to fill in the background of the flower, I used a few different yellows and oranges but they were so close that it is hard to see, I think this is a fun technique.  The more open your stamp the better and the smaller your stencil pattern is the best.


Sorry I don't have the maker of the flower stamp, if you know please let me know, I was thinking it might be stampendous but couldn't see it on their website, maybe it is retired.

  • Flower stamped w/black embossing powder
  • Carabelle Studio - Cosmics cubes stencil
  • Teresa Collins - Tell your story paper
  • Martha Stewart - Garden Trellis punch
  • Making memories - Rub on doodles
  • Spellbinders - Happy Birthday die


It felt good to get out those rub ons I have had for years and to be able to use them too!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,  Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Connie

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Wildflower Bouquet

 I broke out another of my coloring calendar images for todays card.  I thought this had a different type of arrangement then you normally see.  I went with more nature in tone colors for my background papers so that I could use a little more colors for the arrangement. The big piece that I colored in browns made me think of a slice of wood so that is why I went with browns for that one, fussy cut it out.


  • Coloring for calm 2017 calendar image - colored w/markers
  • Crate Paper - Party day papers
  • Spellbinders - Swirl Lattice Panel
  • Stamps of life - minis4circles sentiment stamp
  • Martha Stewart - tag punch
  • gem


I hope you are enjoying the start to your weekend, we will be having a mix of sun and rain this weekend.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie