Saturday, October 29, 2016


Here I am enjoying simply gorgeous and unseasonably warm Fall days. I just love being in my craft room filled with natural sunlight. It makes creating cards a bit easier as I feel so happy. This card is for my brother-in-law's birthday

I stamped the leaves and fussy cut them, adding a bit of color randomly with colored pencils. I think the card has a nice masculine look.

Cardstock:  Recollections (white and kraft)
Inks:  Memento, Close to my Heart
Stamps:  Close to my Heart (retired)

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Well, I need to do some housecleaning so I'm off to do just that. I hope your weekend goes well!

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

CAS Flower Card

This card is for a line dance friend who is recovering from a serious illness. I sponged Spun Sugar Distress ink onto water color paper and sprayed it with water to create the background.  The flower is a retired Close to My Heart stamp. I created the paper for the flower by smooshing 3 distress inks separately on a craft sheet. I sprayed each area with water, and using a paint brush, splashed each onto some water color paper to create a random pattern. After stamping the flower, I fussy cut it and glued it on the pink panel. I added a sentiment and some sequins. Voila!

  I like the flower from my hand made designer paper. I stamped and fussy cut two other (different) flowers and saved them to use another time. I'm really liking distress inks. I recently added some mini ones to my collection and intend to use them soon. I want to work on my blending.

Card stock:  Recollections 110 lb; Canson Water Color Paper
Inks:  Distress - Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar; Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps:  Paper Smooches Spiritual Sampler; Close to My Heart
Accessories:  Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Emboss Resist Card

This card is for the husband of a friend of mine. He suffered a stroke, but is progressing well, thank God. I wanted to try something new so I gave the emboss resist technique a try.  After embossing some Martha Stewart leaf stamps in white, I sponged on distress inks. The Paper Smooches sentiment is also embossed, but on vellum. I am quite pleased with how it turned out.  Take a look:

Distress Inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade
Ink:  Versamark,
Embossing Powder:  Wow Clear, Wow White
Card stock:  My Stash
Stamps:  Martha Stewart (leaves); Paper Smooches Spiritual Sampler
Accessories:  Vellum (my stash), Theresa Collins enamel dots

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Happy Birthday Flowers

Today is a beautiful Fall day where I live. I know some people are dealing with extreme weather issues, and I pray for their safety.

I used my MISTI (boy, do I love it!) and made this birthday card for a friend:

Stamps:  Altenew Painted Flowers, Close to My Heart sentiment
Card stock:  Recollections
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous White
Inks:  Close to My Heart
Sequins:  My stash

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

613 Avenue Create #190-Anything Goes-Option Use Green & Gold

It's monthly challenge time again at 613 Avenue Create.  Our Anything Goes theme has the option to green and gold, to continue our Fall celebration. I used a Bugaboo to create another card for our grandson - no surprise there, LOL!  He made the freshman basketball team so this image is perfect for him:

The uniform is black and gold to match the school colors. Our grandson wears red basketball shoes so this little guy had to have red basketball shoes, too!

I made my own background paper using a $1 basketball stamp I got from Michael's years ago and chalked the background surrounding the basketball player. I just love Bugaboo's stick figure sport images - they are so cute and such fun.

Cardstock:  My stash
Inks:  Close to My Heart
Stamps:  Waffle Flower Congratsl Michael's
Markers:  Copics E35 & E57; Spectrum Noir BG5, 8 & 10; CT4; DR5; GB1 & 4; OR1 & 2; TN3 & 4
Washi:  My Stash
Dies:  Fawn Lawn Stitched Rectangles

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