Saturday, December 15, 2018

Simply Adore You

I was going through past cards I had made for my hubby and realized I had never used this set from Heartfelt creations on a card for him.  I found a great sentiment to put on the inside for him mentioning sunsets and so I went with this card topper that comes in the paper set for my background to the deer tree and bird stamps I added to complete the scene!


I also added some clear sparkle pen to the sunset and the water, I am not very good with my up close pictures, but this gives you an idea :)


Heartfelt creations - Woodsy Wonderland paper, Woodsy Treescape stamps and dies and woodsy critters stamps and dies, colored w/markers
My Favorite things - Essential sentiments
Pebbles - Candy dots
Spectrum noir clear sparkle pen on sunset and water

We have had a lot of rain over the past few days, the weather man said yesterday that if it had been snow we would have had a foot of snow, I am so thankful it was rain and that we didn't have flooding, the water is staying in the ditch out back.

Hope all is well with you and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Connie

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Make a wish

My Great nephew is in his early 20's and is going to school to become a nurse, he is so good with people and very caring, he has picked the perfect field to go into. He has one year to go and he says this last year was the hardest yet, so he needed a nice relaxing card, and what is more relaxing then a bird sitting on a branch :)  This bird sticker already had a little branch on it, but since I wanted to add my own branch from my coloring calendar to it I cut off the branch that was on the sticker.


It is hard to see but that background paper has the word Today over and over on it.

Anna Griffin - Avian collection bird sticker
Coloring for Calm - Branch, colored w/markers
Crate Paper - DIY shop paper
Spellbinders - A2 matting basics A die
Hot off the press - Dazzles - 130 tiny words and phrases

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and say Hi,

Connie

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Sip by Sip

My card today for my daughters birthday measures 5 x 6 1/2 inches. A little bigger than I normally make but I wanted to add a little bit more to it.

I bought this particular stamp set for her, she loves her coffee, unlike me who doesn't drink it at all. I used another from this set a couple years ago for her birthday. She is going through her finals at Yale getting her Doctorate degree and is under a lot of pressure so I liked this sentiment to go with the image, perfect timing.


I liked the roses in this paper set to go with the cups but couldn't find a good match with my marker colors.


Power Poppy - Short Stacks stamp set, image and sentiment, colored w/markers
Our Daily Bread Designs - Shabby Rose Collection paper
Spellbinders - Classic Oval and A2 curved borders one dies
Diamond Dazzlers gems

It is warming up and we have sunshine, oh how that always lifts me up :)
Hope you are enjoying a good week where you are,
Thanks so much for taking out the time to stop by, I know how busy everyone is getting,

Connie

Monday, December 10, 2018

Your day

It was time to make a card for my Nephew that is in his last year of school, turning 18, couldn't think of what to do, but then was seeing his senior pictures with him in his football uniform, and I decided to go with the same thing I did on This Card Here.  The boys go to different high schools but both schools colors are red and white. 



The paper I used for the background had stripes but I added the dirt marks with a stamp set, we know the boys can get pretty dirty playing football. The numbers are from a die set.  I am glad I ended up going with this card, I even got a message from him saying it was his favorite card I have made him yet :) 

My Favorite things - Jersey Die and Distressed Patterns stamp
Taylored Expressions - Whimsy #s die
Crate paper - DIY shop paper
Gina Marie stamps - Birthday words stamp

It sure feels like winter around here. We have been getting into the teens for our lows with a wind chill in single digits, but they are telling us to hold on it will get warmer :)

Hope your week is off to a good start, thanks so much for stopping by,

Connie

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Stitched Blooms

When I saw the challenge over at Sisterhood of Crafters Blog using stitched dies, I decided to use my stitched blooms for my friends card. She also leads our Ladies Bible study and so I wanted to make an extra special card. I tried my hand at making buds using the smallest die in the set.



I started out by spraying the background with Color wash spray. Then cut a frame using two dies. Cut the lattice and layered that behind the frame. She likes red so I went with that for the flowers. For the leaves on the buds I used a flower punch, and added the sprigs, little gems for the flower centers.


 I do enjoy when I am hand delivering a card and I don't have to worry about how thick and how much dimension I have on it.

Poppystamps- Stitched Bloom Trio and Leafy Sprig dies
Spellbinders - A2 matting basics A for frame and Fancy Lattice dies
Adirondack - Color Wash in Lettuce for background
Momenta - card stock for flowers
Me & my big ideas - gems
Ek Success - flower punch under the buds
Whimsy stamps - Simple sentiments stamp set

I hope you are all enjoying a fantastic weekend,
Thanks so much for taking out the time to stop by,

Connie