Thursday, December 2, 2021

Merry Critters Tag

The sweet little images in the Kat Scrappiness Merry Critters set are perfect for holiday tags. This one came together quickly.  I blended Distress Oxides for the background - Warm Lipstick, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet with a touch of Black Soot around the edges. I colored the images with my Spectrum Noir Markers and used a white gel pen for the snow. Then I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment using Detail White Embossing Powder from my stash.  Finally, I added a ribbon.  So cute and such fun!

You still have a bit of time to order and receive this adorable set from the store if you hurry.  It's perfect to create a tag for a gift or to add to a card.  

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Merry Critters from Kat Scrappiness

Hello friends!  I'm back with a card using products available at Kat Scrappiness.  I made this wreath using Kat's Merry Critters set, which in addition to these cute critters and sentiment, has two other critters, a sled filled with presents, and four other sentiments. I colored the images with my Spectrum Noir markers and cut them out with my ScanNCut.  I cut the wreath using two circles from the Never Ending Circle Die Set and embossed the background using Sunny Studio's Cable Knit 6x6 Embossing Folder.  


This cute little card was a lot of fun to make.  Check out the Kat Scrappiness website to see this and other adorable must haves.

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Friday, November 19, 2021

Kat Scrappiness Dress Up Quokkas

Hi, there!  I'm delighted to share my very first post as an Influencer for Kat Scrappiness.  The KS shop has lots of delightful images, amazing dies and assorted embellishments among other items.  I used the cute little quokkas on a Christmas card.  These adorable animals live in Australia, but I have taken artistic license by placing them on a snow mound.

The background is created with the Stitched Winter Swirl Backdrop Die.  The sentiment is the Happy Holidays Brush Script Word & Sentiment Die.  I colored the quokkas with my Spectrum Noir markers. I hand cute the snow mound and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Finally I added clear gems. All products are from the Kat Scrappiness store.

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Snowy Greetings at Joy Clair Designs

Hello, Friends!  We are proud to have Joy Clair Designs as our sponsor at Passionate Paper Creations & Friends on Facebook.  I had a lot of fun with this adorable snowman:

I inked blended Distress Oxides on blue card stock to create the night sky.  The spotlight from the star is a technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire in the Holiday Card Workshop 2021.  I colored the snowman with my Spectrum Noir markers and placed him atop a snow bank which I die cut and to which I added clear embossing powder so it sparkled. I added snow using a white gel pen. The snowman and the sentiment are from the digital set Snowy Greetings.

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Monday, November 8, 2021

Lawn Fawn Joy to the Woods

Hey, there friends!  Lawn Fawn is our sponsor over at Passionate Paper Creations & Friends on Facebook.  I love birch trees.  So I am delighted to create this fun scene using the trees and a few critters from the set.  Here's my card:

I created the background using Distress Oxides Inks:  Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Carved Pumpkin.  I sprayed the background using a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water.  I cut the snowy ground from white card stock using a scalloped die.  I then smooshed Versamark Watermark Ink onto the paper and sprinkled on clear embossing powder which I heat set to create a shine.  I colored all the images with my Spectrum Noir markers and then used my ScanNCut2 to cut them out.  The sentiment is from Recollections.

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Whimsy Stamps Christmas Dreaming

Hi, there!  Today I'm sharing a card I created for the Passionate Paper Creations & Friends Facebook Group.  It's using a sweet digi from our sponsor Whimsy Stamps called Christmas Dreaming.

She's colored with my Spectrum Noir Markers, cut out with my ScanNCut, and adhered to a panel embossed with Taylored Expressions Peaceful Poinsettia folder.  I sponged the embossed background with Milled Lavender Distress Oxide. I added sparkle to her wings and her hair using a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, The sentiment is from an old Recollections set which I fussy cut by hand.

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Cards for Assisted Living Facility Residents

Hello, friends!  Today I'm posting some cards I made and presented to my church ministry for distribution to residents at a nearby assisted living facility. I could not visit the facility as some other ministry members did so I volunteered to make the cards.  I was told that they were well received which made me very happy.  I made the cards using a variety of patterned papers, precut card bases and ephemera. They were quick and easy and completely CAS.

 It brings me a lot of joy to make cards for senior citizens living in assisted living facilities or nursing homes. I donate cards regularly.  How about you?  Do you donate cards? If you do, I'd love to find out where you donate. Please let me know.

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